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Watercolour Portholes Workshop

Wtercolour from The Sea House, Deb Turney Zagwyn

Hey Kids! April 11, 10:30 – noon, create Watercolour Portholes  with illustrator, Deb Turney Zagwyn, at the United Church, 6932 Crofton St. All paints, brushes, paper and wooden porthole frames will be supplied by the Library. Wear an old shirt so you can make like a pirate with colour. You will leave with your very own circular window – aargh! – the view is up to you.

Professional Photography

Taking Professional Photos with Jen Kennedy. Learn secrets of the art of photography from local expert Jen Kennedy. Thursday, March 26, 7-8 pm at the Library. To register contact Mark 604-485-8664.

Board Games By Night

Do you like exploration and trade, world-saving, code-cracking, Tetris pile-ups or collaborative castle defense games? So do we! The Powell River Public Library is building an award-winning collection of board games...for you to play!

Brain Health

"Use it or lose it!" is the best advice when it comes to brain health, according to scientific research. A recent Canadian study, which reviewed global research from as far back as the 1960s, suggests medication and vitamin supplements aren't helping seniors maintain their brain function...Click here to read more of this and other Senior Slant blog posts. 

Preschool Storytime

On Wednesdays at 10:30 am, join Deb Zagwyn for stories, action rhymes, fingerplays, singalong songs and puppetry at the Library, 4411 Michigan Ave in the lower level of City Hall.

Staff Picks - March 2015

Check out what the Library staff are reading on our Staff Picks page.

Learning how to...

Wish you knew how to do more things by yourself? Learn How to... read more on our blog Straight from the Stacks.

Position Available - Library Assistant I Casual-Temporary

Do you enjoy working with people?  Do you thrive in a fast-paced, busy environment?  Do you love libraries, books and all the rest?  Then consider applying for this temporary casual position.  Most of the time you’ll be working at our busy Service Desk that some say is the best job in the library.   Applications close on Friday April 10th.

Eden Robinson Reading

The Library is excited to present a reading by award-winning Haisla/Heiltsuk author Eden Robinson on Friday, April 24 at 7pm at the United Church, 6932 Crofton St.

Photo Competition

This spring, the Library is holding The Nature of Powell River Photo Competition. Every Powell River and Powell River Regional District resident is eligible to participate.

A Taste of Art

Join the Rotary Club for the gala of the year, A Taste of Art, April 18th from 7-10 pm at Brooks Great Hall! The Rotary Club of Powell River is generously fundraising for an art installation to go in the new library.

Youth Video Wins Best Documentary

Wow! Congratulations to the Library's Flip Video Workshop participant Oliver Murphy who won Best Documentary at the Powell River Film Festival's 5-Minute Film Contest for their film Girl/Boy this February, 2015!

Mango Language Learning


Say “здравствуйте” to Mango, the Library’s new language learning program. Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. Try it today.

A Road Oft Travelled

April 10th, 7 pm at Evergreen TheatreInternational Celtic storyteller Mary Gavan will perform her one-woman show, A Road Oft Travelled: The Route to my Roots. A tale inspired by her ancestors—it's both powerful and entertaining!

Digital Magazines with Zinio

Zinio gives you free access to more than 100 magazines. Read the latest issue on your computer or mobile device today! All you need is your library card number and a valid email address to get started.

Roads to your Roots

Interested in genealogy? Want to search your family history using free online and print resources? Time to write down your family stories? Want to be inspired by a professional storyteller and her ancestors? You have four chances—four roads—to connect with your roots through the Library's Roads to your Roots event series. Choose one, some or all of these free opportunities:

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