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@ The Alice B. Donahue Library All Programs are FREE

One Book, One Community 2022

This year's One Book, One Community pick is 'The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour' by Dawn Dumont! Loan a copy through the library or if you want a copy to keep, we also have new copies to sell.

About the book:

The hilarious story of an unlikely group of Indigenous dancers who find themselves thrown together on a performance tour of Europe.

The Tour is all prepared. The Prairie Chicken dance troupe is all set for a fifteen-day trek through Europe, performing at festivals and cultural events. But then the performers all come down with the flu. And John Greyeyes, a retired cowboy who hasn’t danced in fifteen years, finds himself abruptly thrust into the position of leading a hastily-assembled group of replacement dancers.



One Book, One Community Trivia Night

Join us for trivia night with questions related to themes from One Book, One Community-Athabasca 2022's book choice, The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont.

KAIROS Blanket Exercise

Join us for this FREE One Book, One Community-Athabasca event.

From the KAIROS website:

The Blanket Exercise is based on using Indigenous methodologies and the goal is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets that represent the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy. https://www.kairoscanada.org/what-we-do/indigenous-rights/blanket-exercise

Story Time

Same fun program for pre-schoolers and their grown-ups with stories, songs and crafts. Moved from Friday mornings to Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. See you there!