Bundled Up for Winter

Updated 2014/12/01

It’s cold. There’s snow on the ground and we’re all dressed for the season. Especially our Program Room, which this month features a knitting exhibition.

Bundle Knitting Exhibition

From December 1st to December 31st the Salt Spring Island Public Library is featuring Textiles in both the program room and display case. Created by longtime passionate knitters Nell Bushby, Howard McDonald, Kay Avison and Judy Fry,

The work featured includes traditional Fair-isle patterns to contemporary abstract pieces, intricately patterned children’s sweaters, whimsical socks and award winning one of a kind creations with mind boggling detail. Join us from 2–4 pm on Wednesday December 3 rd for a community social “knit-in” event in the program room followed by a talk on both Fair-isle and Intarsia knitting given by Nell Bushby a noted salt spring knitter. We are fortunate to have Nell available during the knit in for inspiration and encouragement!

Poetry Open Mic

In this month’s Poetry Open Mic we have two featured poets:

  • Lottie Devindisch writes poems inspired by her life as a dancer and spiritual seeker. Her first collection of poetry, A Whisper in the Palm of my Hand, poems in search of the sacred, was published in 2011. Lottie will be reading from her book and some of her recent poems.
  • JayaLynda Cole has worked as a psycho-spiritual counselling therapist and teacher. She began writing poetry when she moved to Salt Spring Island four years ago; her mentor being Lorraine Gane. She has a chapbook entitled Coemergence

Signup is at 6:45pm on Thursday the 4th of December. The Open Mic starts at 7pm with the featured poets reading from 7:30pm.

Kids Creative Writing Workshop

On Saturday we have an event for younger writers aged 9 to 12. The Kids Creative Writing Workshop is led by Nicole McCarvill, a UBC graduate student of writing and librarianship.

This is a two-part workshop.

  • Week one (Dec 6): learn about writing, do some great writing exercises, and come away inspired with a project.
  • Week two (Dec 13): share what you’ve written and get valuable feedback.

For details of these, and other upcoming events. visit our online calendar.