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Book Launch – Mayne Island Library
Mayne Island author, Pam Withers, launches her 18th young adult novel, STOWAWAY, at the Mayne Island Library on Sunday, August 19 from 2-3:30 pm. Come for homemade cookies, readings, and autographed books.
Inspired by Horton Bay, Mayne Island (which the novel identifies as Horton Island), Stowaway puts and adventurous twist on the topic of people smuggling.
Owen is a bored West Coast Canadian teen who decides to stow away on a visiting yacht just for fun. Imagine his shock to find it holds six Guatemalan teens whose parents have paid the captain and his first mate – a captive former street kid – to leave violent Guatemala and usher them illegally into Canada.
To survive, the characters of Stowaway must redefine trust, friendship, and family.
Free event, all welcome.
Exploring the Library Website — with Carmen Oleskevich, Library Manager, Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries
Wednesday, August 22, 10:30-11:30 am
There’s all sorts of neat things on the Library website — join Carmen at the Piers Island Library/Fire Hall for a presentation touring the Library website, including the library’s eBook and e-Audiobook collection, and online resources such as Language Lessons, Art & Music Lessons, World Foods, and Educational Materials for youth. Questions during and after the presentation are welcome. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what is available for Piers Library patrons, young and old.