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Upcoming Events

April 2018

Lee Reid: Growing Home – The Legacy of Kootenay Elders (Cowichan Branch)

April 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cowichan library, Island Savings Centre, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Lee Reid discusses writing, aging, and living in stories and pictures from her book "Growing Home: The Legacy of Kootenay Elders." As West Kootenay elders share their personal stories of creativity and quiet heroism, readers of all ages will glean wisdom and support for their own personal journey with aging. The stories are enhanced with hands-on garden lore, family recipes, and photography of the gorgeous Kootenay landscapes. There will be an opportunity for an informal discussion for those interested in…

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May 2018

Lorna J. Carleton: Dragons of Nibiru (Cowichan Library)

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cowichan library, Island Savings Centre, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Join us as Lorna J. Carleton reads and discusses the first book of her seven-volume series: The Dragons of Nibiru. Suitable for younger readers, but compelling SFF for all ages, Carleton's series blends Sci-Fi and Fantasy into a single, cosmos-spanning epic. To learn more, visit https://www.lornajcarleton.com, or select the link below to watch Lorna's interview on Kamloops' CFJC Today: http://cfjctoday.com/video/592759/cfjc-midday-author-lorna-carleton

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Health & Healing with Cowichan elder Della (Rice) Sylvester

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cowichan library, Island Savings Centre, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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As part of VIRL's efforts to facilitate reconciliation for Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of our communities, the library is working with Indigenous Elders to share stories and skills related to Indigenous culture and experience. Saturday May 12, visit Cowichan Library to hear Hyamiciyè elder Della (Rice) Sylvester share some of her knowledge on traditional health and healing.

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Guest Nina Packebush (Girls Like Me)

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cowichan library, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Join us to hear Nina Packebush read from 'Girls Like Me,' the first young adult novel to explore the life of a queer pregnant teenager. To learn more about Packebush's work, follow the link to the article below: "Young, Queer, and Pregnant: Groundbreaking YA novel centers on pregnant teenager." https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/women-and-happiness/201802/young-queer-and-pregnant

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