Spring break is here and our program of events for younger patrons is underway with story telling, drama, natural history and movie making sessions. And speaking of films, on Wednesday we have a Family Movie Night in which we’ll be showing a selection of shorts from the National Film Board of Canada.
Snow Cat is the story of a grandmother, a lonely girl, and a magical cat.
When the Dust Settles is about two gopher neighbours and their feud with each other.
Waseteg is the story of a young Mi’gmaq girl and her relationship with her family following the death of her mother.
From Far Away is about a refugee girl’s struggle to adjust to life in Canada.
Runaway is a humorous film about a runaway train.
Bring your coziest blanket and cuddliest stuffed animal!
Book Club – The Master by Colm Tóibín
For our more mature patrons, on Thursday we have a Book Club meeting at which we’ll be discussing The Master by Colm Tóibín, a fictionalized account of four year in the life of Henry James.
Like Michael Cunningham in The Hours, Colm Tóibín captures the extraordinary mind and heart of a great writer. Beautiful and profoundly moving, The Master tells the story of a man born into one of America’s first intellectual families who leaves his country in the late nineteenth century to live in Paris, Rome, Venice, and London among privileged artists and writers.
In stunningly resonant prose, Tóibín captures the loneliness and the hope of a master of psychological subtlety whose forays into intimacy inevitably failed those he tried to love. The emotional intensity of this portrait is riveting.
Join us to explore a beautifully written insight into the life and mind that created The Portrait of a Lady and The Turn of the Screw.
Annual General Meeting
Also on Thursday is our Annual General Meeting. Please come along, we appreciate your support.
A resolution to amend the bylaws of the Association will be presented for approval by the members of the Association present at the annual general meeting. The full text of the proposed resolution is contained in this PDF document.
For further information about these and other upcoming events see our online events calendar.