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Indigenous Authors Library 

 

 

We are planning on starting an Indigenous Peoples library at Tansley so everyone has the chance to borrow a book and learn more!  Any donations of both adult and children’s books would be appreciated!  This will be available by the fall of 2017.

 

The NBC united hosts a book club focusing on works by Indigenous authors, look here for information regarding this group in the fall.

 

One Book One Burlington 2017

This week on June 21st, the Burlington Public Library announced this year’s choice for One Book One Burlington. It is Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese (1955–2017), an Ojibway from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario.  He was recognized as one of Canada's foremost First Nations authors and storytellers.  He died in March of this year.  The Tansley book club read his book Ragged Company earlier this year and the FN book club read Medicine Walk in May.  Both books were wonderful reads and come highly recommended.  

 

The idea behind One Book One Burlington is a simple one: over the summer, Burlington residents read a work of Canadian fiction chosen by a panel of local book lovers, and then come together for a variety of activities and special events planned around the themes of the book in the fall.

 

More suggestions for books you might like to read

Motorcycles & Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor - Pam Damoff who is the MP for Oakville North-Burlington has on Wednesday July 12th with Drew Hayden Taylor to discuss this book.  You need to register for this event.

 

Every day in June during Indigenous Book Club Month, CBC Books is publishing a recommendation from an Indigenous writer to read a book by another Indigenous writer. Check out the recommendations in the link below.  

 

http://www.cbc.ca/books/2017/06/books-to-read-during-indigenous-book-club-month.html