Poster for mayor's Q&A Bowen IslandMayoral Candidates Q & A session - Monday Nov 3 from 7 - 9 pm

Join us on Monday November 3rd at Cates Hill Chapel for a Mayoral Candidates Only Question and Answer forum. The Bowen Island Mayoral candidates will respond to questions drawn from submitted public questions. This event focuses on the role of the Mayor, and asks the candidates to talk about their leadership and managerial experience, style and vision.

This event is hosted by Bowen Island Library. Please submit questions for the candidates via email to , post on our Facebook Page or drop off your questions to the library front desk. Deadline for submission of questions is midnight Sunday November 2nd.


Volunteers Wanted!

Our annual call for volunteers is now open. Join the vibrant, friendly library team. Meet people get first dibs on new books and provide a hugely appreciated community service. Click here for more information.

Knick Knack Nook Auction - Thank you!!! More than $11,000 raised

The Knick Knack Nook's second bi-annual auction took place on Saturday October 18th with more than 175 people in attendance, bidding on over 300 items. Along with 3 silent auctions, Graham Ritchie masterfully provided live auctioneering for a dozen or so special items. All in all the event has raised more than $11,000 for the Library's Annie Laurie Wood Annex project.

Many thanks to the amazing Knick Knack Nook team who saved, stored, transported, priced, and displayed the wonderful auction items, and who managed the herculean task of putting this event together.

Not only does the Knick Knack Nook raise funds for the community in their daily work, but they also grant larger sums of money to community groups on a monthly and annual basis. The Knick Knack Nook must be one of the most successful community endeavours of the last 10 years, and the library is extremely grateful for the support of this worthy community organization. Thank you!


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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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