Browse a diverse range of titles while chatting with your neighbours at the new Indigenous Pop-up Library. Opened this spring 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 launched June 26 during National Indigenous History Month. The centre is committed to seeking relevant cultural sources to inform and guide our approach to reconciliation, and the Story Circle is a new way of interpreting local places and opening our hearts – ways that include Indigenous perspectives and values.O