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Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups

On Thursday, October 30 explore the weird, wild and downright frightening world of fairy tales, with award-winning author Robert Paul Weston. Weston offers a humorous, informative (and at times stomach-churning) tour

Writer in Residence

RPW Poster

This year Powell River Public Library was chosen to host a Writer in Residence from October 27-31!  We are thrilled to announce that our visiting author will be Robert Paul Weston.  Weston is the author of several books for teens and

hoopla - Try it today!

Try our latest digital resource: hoopla! With hoopla you get instant access to films, audiobooks and CDs

Texada Memoir Writers!

Congratulations to the eight successful participants of the Library's latest Memoir Writing for Seniors course--TEXADA

Preschool Storytime is Back!

Deb Zagwyn  Hobo Bird Storytime

On WEDNESDAYS AT 10:30 a.m., starting September 10, join Deb Zagwyn for a new season of stories, action rhymes, fingerplays, singalong songs and puppetry. Storytime is returning to its usual place

August Staff Picks

Which books do your Library staff love? Find out in our latest Staff Picks.

Job Vacancies

Our Chief Librarian is retiring and the Board is seeking to hire a replacement.  Click here for details.

Shape Monsters for Kids

Shape Monsters poster Deb Zagwyn

Kids of all ages come create SHAPE MONSTERS! on Saturday, October 25th at Cranberry Hall, 10:30a.m. - Noon. This will be a pre-Halloween Igor-Frankie create-a-creature

Want to Write a Children's Book?


On Wednesday, October 29, you can find out how! Award-winning children's author Robert Paul Weston will take you through the process of planning, writing and publishing a novel for children or young adults.

Digital Technology for Seniors

Growth rates of Internet use in Canada have been highest among seniors over the last decade (Stats Canada), which is pretty good, considering. Considering what? Well...Click here to read more of this and other Senior Slant blog posts. 

Poetry SLAM!

Calling all poets, performers and spoken word aficionados! Join us for Powell River's one and only poetry SLAM! coming up Saturday, October 25, at 7pm sharp, at the Cranberry Community Hall (formerly

Not Just Teen Reads

With hits like The Hunger Games and The Fault in our Stars, the teen genre is booming... read more on our blog Straight from the Stacks.


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