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Library Scuttlebutt

Summer Reading Club winding down

Anyone who couldn't make it to the SRC medal ceremony Aug. 21, or hasn't quite finished the 50 days of reading - never fear! Club members have until mid September to finish and can stop by the library anytime before September 15 to pick up their medals. Congratulations to all of our reading club members.

Sunday hours return September 7

The days may be getting shorter, but library hours are getting longer. As of September 7 we will again be open on Sundays from 12  to 4 pm.

Roof Replacement

Our much needed new roof is coming along very nicely. Thank you for your patience and caution around the building during construction. We expect to have the roof completed by early September - and certainly hope it's done before the rain returns.

Friends of the Library Book Donations

After a well deserved summer rest, our hard working Friends of the Library are getting ready to sort and pack donated books once again. The Friends will accept good condition book donations starting September 16, 2014 and continuing until early spring 2015. Bring your donations to the library anytime we are open.

Upcoming Events


Knick Knack Nook -  Auction Items Sought

Save the Date! October 18
Bowen's highly successful re-use it store, the Knick Knack Nook (KKN), is holding a fundraising auction on October 18th at the Legion. The Library is thrilled to be the chosen recipient for the funds raised from the KKN auction! Funds will go towards construction of our planned Annie Laurie Wood Annex. If you have any items that you would like to donate to the auction, please contact the library by email or the Knick Knack Nook by phone at 604-947-6665

Reflections on Aging

New this fall, Bowen Library and the Caring Circle are partnering to present a guided discussion group called Reflections on Aging. This free program explores the older adult experience using literary excerpts as a starting point for discussion and reflection. We will meet at Collins Hall at 1:30 pm on alternate Thursdays starting October 2... more

Literary Saloon

The Literary Saloon returns on September 17th at 7:30 pm in the library. The first title in this free public book club is All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews. For more information click here.


Storytime begins again Friday September 12th at 10:30 am. This free program features song, rhymes, and stories for children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers. Read more...

Fresh on the shelves!

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry  by Gabrielle Zevin
This tale takes place on Alice Island off the coast of Massachusetts - an island very like our Bowen.  Yes, it is a book about one man’s storied life, but it is also about other complicated lives and love and about selling books and reading books. Gabrielle Zevin’s own love of books is gently woven into her tale as she demonstrates how we readers sometimes carry treasured novels around with us for years, not just in our knapsacks, but in our hearts. I didn’t want this book to end. I relished each morsel and wanted to make it last like a good dessert.
Reviewed by Ainslie Manson
Picture of Bowen Island Library in autumn
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*Closed Sundays June, July & August

August 2014 - Issue # 25
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