May 2014


Guerilla Gardening  

 In a wonderful May Day precursor, the Bowen Island Garden Club weeded, cleaned and restored the flower beds and borders in front of the library on April 30. Whether anticipating May Day as a celebration of spring blooms or as a salute to international workers day, the Garden Club’s toil on the library gardens captures the spirit of May Day. Adding to the spirit of community, Celine Boyer of the Rustique Bistro came over and took orders for coffee and tea – free for the volunteer gardeners.
Many thanks to the Garden Club for volunteering to come and clean up our garden beds and then paying for continued maintenance through the summer. Without your work our weeds would be wild!

BOOKFEST in the BICS gym – May 24 and 25

The Friends of the Library are presenting their annual booksale event (known as BookFest) in the Bowen Island Community School gym on Saturday and Sunday May 24 and 25. Saturday the sale runs from 10 am until 4 pm with the best selection of used books on Bowen under one roof.  The sale continues on Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm with special deals on a “box” of books. Stop by and replenish your reading material for the summer and onwards.
Many thanks to all of the book donors! Proceeds from your donations help to support library projects such as the Tech Tutor program, Summer Reading Club and the Annie Laurie Wood Annex project.
The Friends of the Library will take a much needed break over the summer months, and resume collecting donations in the fall.

    The final Literary Saloon event of this session takes place Wed May 28th at 7:30 pm in the library. Our book this month is Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking. See reviews here
 To see if our copies are in, click the image of the book cover above.
The Literary Saloon is a free public book club. Just call or email to register to attend, as space is limited in our little library. 604-947-9788 or


Thanks to the Heart & Stroke Foundation an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is now installed at the Bowen Library. An AED is a portable, safe, easy to use device to restart the heart. The defibrillator was donated to the municipality, and the library was chosen to receive this AED. Other devices are available at Community Recreation and Municipal Hall, or can be located during a 9-11 call.