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Book Club: Moon of the Crusted Snow

Come join our discussion of Indigenous Canadian author Wabgeshig Rice’s new novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow. An Ashinaabe village struggles with an influx of refugees from an apocalypse. Out of catastrophe comes resilience. As one society collapses, another is reborn.
Rice will appear at this summer’s Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts.
Free but space is limited. Register online or call the Library: 604-886-2130.

Book Club: The Phoenix Crown

Come join our discussion of Janie Chang and Kate Quinn’s exciting new historical novel about four women in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, The Phoenix Crown. We are delighted that Janie will join us for a short virtual visit.

Opportunity: Neighbourhood Small Grants

Deadline April 18th. Ideas that Connect Neighbours. The Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program helps residents of any age, experience, or background take part in building community. We offer a small grant of up to $500 for you to bring your community project to life. With a Neighbourhood Small Grant, you join our network of thousands of project leaders who have taken steps to better their neighbourhoods—just like you.
Why are we doing this? Because magic happens when neighbours connect. It forms friendships, makes our communities safer and more vibrant. We have helped make communities in British Columbia stronger, safer, and more welcoming since 1999. Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) provides grants of up to $500 for projects that connect people socially or involve sharing skills or talents with each other.

Lit Brunch with Writer’s Radio

The Child I was: WOULD SHE KNOW ME NOW? Lit Brunch with Writer’s Radio is a live literary conversation exploring a theme in the company of writers, creatives & readers. The May 4th event discusses the above theme around a light brunch at the Writers Radio Studios in Halfmoon Bay. Readings and animated discussion with audience participation will be recorded for live broadcast. The event features two writers with 3 different books: Liz Long, author of NAVIGATING SHITSTORMS: How to find your true path when life gets rough (memoir/self help) and Caitlin Hicks author of 2 coming-of-age historical fiction titles: A THEORY OF EXPANDED LOVE and KENNEDY GIRL. Readings & discussion moderated by Gord Halloran; piano by Gary Sill. Brunch hosted by Carole Harmon & Ingrid Rose

Neighbourhood Small Grants information Session

Learn about the Neighbourhood Small Grants program and how to apply for this grant that provides up to $500 to individuals for projects that connect people socially or involve sharing skills or talents with each other.
Anyone on the Sunshine Coast can apply for a Neighbourhood Small Grant. Find out what kinds of projects you can receive a grant for.

Book Club – Prophet Song

On a dark night in Dublin, Eilish Stack answers her door to find the secret police, who want to speak with her trade unionist husband. Caught in the nightmare logic of a collapsing society, and assailed by unpredictable forces beyond her control, she must do whatever it takes to keep her family together. Winner of the 2023 Booker Prize, Prophet Song is a breathtakingly original parable of the present, future, and past. Come join our discussion. Ask at the Library Checkout Desk for a special Book Club copy. Free but space is limited; register online or call the Library at 604-886-2130.

Book Club: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

In 1960s California, sexism derails Elizabeth Zott’s career from chemist to TV cooking show host. But her scientific approach creates a smash hit, as she encourages women to subvert the status quo.

Laugh-out-loud funny and shrewdly observant, Lessons in Chemistry is now the basis of a popular new TV series. Come join our discussion.

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