Knick Knack Nook Auction PosterKnick Knack Nook Auction - Saturday October 18th

This bi-annual event is sponsored by the Knick Knack Nook to support a local charity or community program. This year the library's annex project was selected by the Nook as the beneficiary of their auction proceeds. The gala event is free (no ticket required) with snacks and drinks available for purchase.

The event includes an online auction of some 40 items available at, as well as hundreds of silent and live auction items at the event on October 18th. Auctioneer, Graham Ritchie, will lead the live bidding on vintage, collectible and reclaimed treasures from the Knick Knack Nook donations.

All items (including the online auction items) will have final bidding in person only at the event. You can find more information about the event at the Knick Knack Nook website.



Library roof replacement - Parking Lot Changes

The library roof is being replaced in August and continuing through at least September. Parking for library patrons has been reassigned to the yellow spots marked below. For public safety most of the back (north) parking lot is closed.

Scooter and bicycle parking along the back side of the library (north side) is NOT be available during construction.

See diagram below for information about the changed parking.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience during the construction on our historic building.

Bowen Library Parking lot map







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Tech Tutoring

Free Tech Tutoring is available 14 hours per week by appointment. Call or email Leo Pedersen for appointments:, or 604 947-9788. Click here for more information

Zinio - free magazines available online

Bowen Library subscribes to Zinio, an online and mobile magazine application. Zinio has spent the last decade creating digital editions of the magazines you love, delivering the exact same material you get in print‚ plus exclusive features like video and audio, on your iPad, iPhone, desktop and laptop.

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You can access these electronic magazines by clicking on the logo above and logging in using your library card. Or click below to learn how to set up an account.

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Oneclickdigital - free audiobooks online

In addition to the audiobooks available at Library to Go, the Bowen Library now subscribes to OneClickDigital's online collection. OneClickDigital is home to a wide array of audiobooks, without the five item check out limit of Library to Go. Click the Logo above to get started!

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Download and read or listen to best selling and classic e-books and e-audio books 24/7 on your PC, Mac, tablet or mobile device. Your library without walls is always open!
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