Quoth #1 | 14th September 2015

News and Events from Saltspring Island Public Library.


  1. This week we are replacing out usual blog post with this "Storify" post. This means we can share more information with you more easily. We hope you like the change in format.
  2. John Mills Book Launch | 17th Sep. @ 7pm

  3. Local author John Mills launches his 7th Book, Still No Word from Nancy.
  4. This book of personal essays in the manner of Mills' well-received Thank Your Mother for the Rabbits, also includes an essay on walking the pilgrim's route to Santiago de Compostela.
  5. He is presently at work on a book concerning dreams called The Terrors of the Night.
  6. John Mills is a sophisticated satirist of considerable forcefulness, and his novels are also assured parodies of literary conventions. His later interesting and poised autobiographical essays...appeared in “Thank your Mother for the Rabbits”...Both Mills’ fiction and criticism display a tone of articulate mockery that suggests uncompromising standard and complete individuality.
    — Louis K MacKendrick, The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature
  7. Social Change: New Economy | 22nd September @ 7pm

  8. Social justice educator Ellie Langford Parks M.Ed will present an overview of alternative economic models that communities can utilize to address local needs. Different approaches will be covered with an emphasis on the sharing economy.
  9. The sharing economy includes micro-financing, social enterprise, crowd funding, recycling/ up cycling, swapping, renting rather than own, collective purchasing, collaborative consumption, subscription based models, pay as you can, co-operatives, micro-entrepreneurship, credit unions, patient capital. New business models have emerged, its not just hippies with cash registers. Ellie is a University of Victoria sessional instructor in the Masters of Arts of Community Development program and is a violence prevention trainer for the Canadian Red Cross. This event is free but registration encouraged (maximum 30 seats). Please register and/or questions: eparks@telus.net
  10. Book Club | 419 by Will Ferguson 24th September @ 1pm

  11. This month's book club features the Giller Prize winning novel 419 by Will Ferguson.
  12. "Step into the world's most insidious Internet scam that begins with a single email: "Dear Sir, I am the son of an exiled Nigerian diplomat, and I need your help...". When Laura's father gets caught up in one such swindle and pays with his life, she is forced to leave the comfort of North America to make a journey deep into the dangerous back streets and alleyways of the Lagos underworld to confront her father's killer. A story of love in a time of darkness, of one woman's search for redemption, and of a young boy who will triumph above it all."
  13. Messages and Mentions