Quoth#8 | 23rd November 2015

News and Events from Salt Spring Island Public Library


  1. The Archaeology of Shiya’hwt (Ganges) with Chris Arnett | Tue. 24th November @ 7pm

  2. Chris Arnett is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UBC with a special interest in the archaeology, ethnography and history of the BC Interior and Gulf Islands. He has authored, co-authored and edited four books, numerous articles and worked on archaeological excavations in Ganges Harbour, Ruckle Park, Penelakut Island and Galiano Island.
  3. Chris Arnett’s presentation will draw on oral traditions and archaeological data to consider the long term occupation and use of Ganges Harbour by First Nations up to and after colonization of the island by non-natives beginning in 1859.
  4. Library Book Club | Life After Life by Kate Atkinson - Tuesday 1pm-3pm

  5. This month's book club features Life after Life by Kate Atkinson.
  6. Here Kate is interviewed by John Purcell of Booktopia.
  7. Booktopia TV with John Purcell: Kate Atkinson chats about her new novel Life After Life
  8. Youth Book Club | Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick (Thu Nov. 26th 3:30-5:00pm)

  9. We also have a Youth Book Club on Thursday, discussing Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick.
  10. Slick Water by Andrew Nikiforuk | Presentation and Book Launch, 7pm Thu. 26th Nov 2015

  11. Also on Thursday, award-winning journalist reads from Slick Water, which explores the story of Jessica Ernst, the long-time oil patch consultant who discovered that energy giant Encana had secretly fracked hundreds of gas wells around her home, piercing her community’s drinking water aquifer.
  12. Nikiforuk documents the ongoing lawsuit against Encana, Alberta Environment, and the Energy Resources Conservation Board. He interweaves this with the science of fracking an additional stories of human and environmental repercussions that are left in the practices wake.
  13. Andrew is the author of Tar Sands, winner of the prestigious Rachel Carson Environment Book Award, and Saboteurs, winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction.
  14. 10 Steps to Peace with Laura Dafoe | 28th Nov 2015 @ 11am

  15. On Saturday Laura Dafoe talks about 10 things we can do to contribute to internal, interpersonal, and organizational peace, based on the principles of Nonviolent Communication. Laura is a retired teacher who has been studying Nonviolent Communication for the past ten years. Her studies include emotional intelligence and interpersonal-neurobiology. Laura believes enhancing communication skills is key to resolving conflicts peacefully and moving towards sustainable well being for all.