Canadian Library Month! Yay!

Updated 2014/10/06

October is Canadian Library Month, a time to reflect, to celebrate and to curl up beside the fire with a good book. As part of the celebration the Canadian Library Association has launched a website where we can share stories about how libraries have affected our lives.

Canada’s libraries make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and in our communities. They help to inspire Canadians to celebrate our culture, to advance universal and equitable access to information, to support lifelong learning and to document and preserve our heritage for generations to come. In October, the inspiration created in and by libraries will be celebrated during Canadian Library Month with the theme “Libraries Inspire!”.

Do you have stories to share?

The nights getting longer and colder, the summer burn bans have been lifted and we're setting more fires inside and outside. Let's be safe about it. As part of National Fire Prevention Week, we're hosting events in conjunction with Salt Spring Island Fire and Rescue.

  • On Tuesday from 10am to 11am we have Remember When, an interactive fall and fire prevention programme for seniors.
  • On Friday from 11:15am to 12pm, striaight after Story Time, "How Safe is Your Child in the Car" covers best practices, legal requirements and local assistance to help parents install and travel safely with the various types of car seats available for children of different ages.

On Saturday at 1pm we have a Book Launch for Choosing Work Before Work Chooses You by Margit Hesthammar. The book helps people understand why they find themselves getting stalled or going in circles. It looks at:

  • unquestioned beliefs about purpose and passion,
  • magical or circular habits of thinking,
  • conflicting notions about what constitutes a 'good' job
  • the many wild forms that resistance can take when people are looking at change

Margit (aka ‘Mog’) Hesthammar is a writer, teacher and motivational speaker who has spent the last fifteen years designing and facilitating career transition programs in Vancouver. She is currently an active member of the Diamond Approach, a school of transpersonal psychology.

Our regular weekly programs are in full swing with sessions including iPad Training, Chess, Scrabble, Toddler Time, Raspberry Pi Computing, The Internet of Things, Fire Prevention, Games Night and our Youth Drawing Workshop. Details of all of these can be found in the calendar section of our website.