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Film Screening of Indian's Like Us

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Film Screening of Indian's Like Us

Coding For Kids Program

Learn the basics in part one of this program. Download the file here!

 

 

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 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.

Book Discussion about The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour

Have you read this year's One Book, One Community-Athabasca Book choice, The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont? If you have read it, are part way through or even are just curious about the story, please join us for what is sure to be an engaging discussion about this hilarious book! This is a FREE event, we hope to see you there!

Coding for Kids Part 2

Learn about binary and coding languages in part 2. Download the file here!

 

 

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

Join us for this free event!

Film Screening of Indian's Like Us

Book Discussion about The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont

Have you read this year's One Book, One Community-Athabasca Book choice, The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont? If you have read it, are part way through or even are just curious about the story, please join us for what is sure to be an engaging discussion about this hilarious book! This is a FREE event, we hope to see you there!

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

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

Join us for this free event!

Film Screening of Indian's Like Us

Book Discussion about The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont

Have you read this year's One Book, One Community-Athabasca Book choice, The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont? If you have read it, are part way through or even are just curious about the story, please join us for what is sure to be an engaging discussion about this hilarious book! This is a FREE event, we hope to see you there!

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.

What is One Book, One Community?

One Book, One Community (OBOC) is a new event in Athabasca designed to encourage people to all read the same book and then come together to discuss it, meet the author and participate in a program of related events. One Book One Community supports reading, celebrates books and writing, promotes Canadian authors, and builds a sense of community through the shared experience of reading. OBOC is run by the One Book, One Community Committee which consists of local book club members, library staff, and members of community betterment groups.

About Watershed--One Book, One Community 2021 Pick

In Watershed, water is now the most precious resource in Alberta. With the glaciers gone, the province's oil and gas pipelines are being converted to water pipelines. Tensions are high as "water terrorists" threaten to violently cut off the water supply. Against this precarious backdrop, Willa desperately tries to keep her family's failing goat farm afloat. But when her son, Daniel, goes to work for the water corporation whose high-priced commodity is putting the farm out of business, Willa is stunned. A string of betrayals fractures the family, potentially beyond repair. Willa feels herself losing everything that she values most ⁠— her farm, her son, her past, even her very grip on reality. Is there any way to put the pieces back together?

(From: www.cbc.ca)

 

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River of Hope Presentation by Lisa Stocking

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