Mayne Island Reads 2018-2019
The Mayne Island Reads title for 2018-2019 is In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation.
The 15 essays written by indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians grapple with Canada’s colonial past and present, and explore ways to move forward with reconciliation and healing. Ten copies of the book were handed out at the National Indigenous Peoples’ Day event at the Mayne Is. School on June 21st, and will begin to make their way through the community.
Reading challenge supplemental:
This year’s reading challenge has a second part to it! That second part is: if you have experienced an “aha” moment, you are encouraged to write that moment down to be included in our community’s own collection. But, unlike the book we are reading, it does not need to be an essay. It could be: a poem, a song, a testimonial, a one line statement or if you like, an essay.
Anyone hoping to read a copy can leave their name on the wait-list at the Mayne Island Library. This year the reading challenge will run right through until the National Indigenous Peoples’ Day event next June 21st, 2019.
Mayne Island Library Presents:
Movie Night at Ag Hall – The Great Adventure
Friday Feb. 22, 2019
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
In 2003, the head of the Arctic Mission, Jean Lemire, leads the SEDNA IV on its five-month voyage from Montreal to Vancouver, taking the scientific expedition through the treacherous Northwest Passage. Against the backdrop of breathtaking scenery, the crew face exceptionally cold weather and perilous navigation.
Entry by donation at the door.
Come and enjoy!
Monday March 4, 2019, at the Library
9:30 am – social time
10:00 am: meeting starts
Library Highlights from 2018
Election of officers
Everyone welcome – come hear what your library has been up to during the past year!
Paul Williamson: A Journey To, and Life On, the BC Supreme Court
Sunday March 17, 2019, 2:00 pm at the Library
Retired BC Supreme Court Justice Paul Williamson was born and raised on the West Coast, and has been a part-time resident of Pender Island since 1992. As an undergraduate student at UVic, and after graduation, he worked as a newspaper reporter in Victoria. He then earned an MA from Carleton University and taught at the post secondary level in Quebec City, at Capilano College and at SFU.
After graduating from UBC law school, he practiced law in Vancouver for 20 years before being appointed to the B.C. Supreme Court, from 1994-2013. He will talk of his 36-year zigzag course from high school to the BC Supreme Court, and the unique experience of being a member of that court.
Free program, refreshments by donation.
Come early as seating is limited.
Galiano Is. Community Library presents:
AGM Keynote speaker: Brett Finlay, PhD
The Whole Body Microbiome
In The Whole Body Microbiome, microbiologist Dr. Brett Finlay focuses on the teeming world of microbes everywhere in and around us.
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Free event, everyone welcome!
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