Democracy, Literature and Fun

Updated 2015/07/20

Libraries are versatile. This week you can see our diversity and versatility in three areas. We are supporting local democracy by acting as a venue for the Ganges Wastewater Referendum. Our literature events survey the classics and focus on latest releases. Finally on Friday, if you’re young and energetic you can spend the entire day having fun at the library.

Ganges Wastewater Referendum

There is another Advanced Voting Opportunity at the library from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 22nd.

General Voting Day voting will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday, July 25th at the Salt Spring Library Program Room.

Further information about the referendum is at:

A Complete Survey of EngLish Literature | Mon 7:30pm

This one-hour presentation by Gulf Islands Secondary School English teacher Ray Colleran will give a rapid survey of some of the literary icons throughout the ages, including Beowulf, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Michelangelo, Milton, Pepys, Defoe, Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, Dickens and F. Scott Fitzgerald. We will look at the development of storytelling and how each of these authors both reflect and are a product of their era. And what we will take away is that you can actually learn more about any historical period from its fiction than its nonfiction.
This is a free event, co-sponsored by the Salt Spring Public Library.

Katherine Fawcett Book Launch | Thu 5pm

Award-winning author Katherine Fawcett’s new short story collection The Little Washer of Sorrows features dark satire, gritty realism, magic, mythology and mermaids. Twisted and thought-provoking, NPR said “(Fawcett) has a flair for quiet drama and unfussy detail, and her dialogue positively fizzes. Little Washer startles, however, thanks to its commitment to the fantastic.” Fawcett’s work has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Event, subTerrain, Other Voices, FreeFall, and more. She is a devoted Salt Spring Island Fiddle Camp participant.

Friday at the Library

On Friday a conjunction of three youth programs means that if you have the energy you could spend all day at the Library.

  • 10:30 – 12:00 Summer Reading Club
  • 15:30 – 17:00 Conjuring Club
  • 18:00 – 21:00 Games Night