Indigenous Pop-up Library Opens

 

Browse a diverse range of titles while chatting with your neighbours at the new Indigenous Pop-up Library. Recently opened in the Seniors Centre Lobby, the installation (shown here with past board and past Seniors Council member Anne Monahan) aims to support community engagement focused on the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action through literacy and storytelling.

Born out of discussions between the centre’s Community Engagement Committee (CEC), the Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society (VACS) and former Musqueam chief and guiding elder Gail Sparrow, the library will connect neighbours, patrons and friends while empowering them to thrive as a community.

Operating on an honour system, the library is part of the Kerrisdale-Musqueam Story Circle set to launch June 26 during National Indigenous History Month. Participants at this free, public event in the Seniors Centre Multipurpose Room will be invited to engage in cross-cultural dialogue in the presence of Sparrow and learn from one another about place, identity and traditional knowledge. They will also co-create a collage with Musqueam artist Grace Ulu on the theme of Indigenous knowledge and native science as a collaborative concept. The collage will be showcased as public art in the pop-up library.

Space is limited – register today to save your spot, either online or by calling 604-257-8100.

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