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Congratulations!  You’ve landed at just the right spot to learn all about our free services and programs.


Poetry SLAM!

Come out on Saturday, March 21, at 7 pm for some poetic action at the Cranberry Community Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Admission is by donation (suggested $5). If this is your first SLAM, or if you’d like to compete, read on...

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!

New Resource: Points to the Past

With the Gale Digital Collections historical databases you can do free searches for primary resource materials, such as maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, periodicals, portraits, correspondence, sermons, poems, and more. The nearly 200 million pages of digital historical content contain materials from

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.

Tech Savvy – Smart Phones

Struggling to get the most out of your smart phone? Discover the many handy tools in these tiny devices. Thursday, March 19, 7 to 8 pm at the Library.

Harbour Publishing Visits

Howard White, publisher of Harbour Publishing and editor of the BC bestselling memoir That Went By Fast by Frank White, will do a reading followed by a Q&A about memoir writing and the BC publishing industry, Monday, March 16 from 2 to 3:30 pm at Cranberry Hall.

Campfire Sessions

Campfire Sessions - For the Love of Nature. Ten local experts, with different passions, share insights into their love of nature. Saturday, March 14, 7 to 8:30 pm at Cranberry Community Hall 6826 Cranberry Street.

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.

OneClickdigital eAudiobooks


The Library is launching a new digital service: OneClickdigital. OneClickdigital brings recorded books eAudio together with a classics-focused eBook service. OneClickdigital’s strength is eAudio, if you’re a fan of audiobooks, then this service is for you! Have a look at our Guide to OneClickdigital to get started today.

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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