October is a busy month! There’s Thanksgiving, Hallowe’en, Canadian Library Month, Ontario Public Library Week, Dyslexia Awareness Month and First Nation Public Library Week which runs from October 2-6! Read on to discover the special events for the week.
SKAÍHWA’T | DGOGAABWI | STANDING TOGETHER
Expressed in the Mohawk, Anishinaabemowin, and English languages, this year’s First Nation Public Library Week theme describes how we can all work together as one group to understand and support each other.
This week the Petawawa Public Library is weaving this theme into our regular and special programming
Truth and Reconciliation Display
Just inside the library, you’ll find, books, information and take-home activities with a focus on First Nations, Truth and Reconciliation.
Take and Make Kit
Starting on Wednesday, pick up a Kindness Rock Activity at the front desk.
Thursday October 5 – Story Time
Thursday’s 10:30 drop in Story time for children will feature a spin-drum craft. The spin drum is an important part of Indigenous culture in North America and around the world.
Thursday October 5 – Movie Night
At 6pm, we will be screening “Indian Horse“. Based on the novel by Richard Wagamese, the film follows the story of a young Indigenous boy who is sent to a residential school where tries to use his talent for hockey as a stepping stone to a better life. However, on this journey, he discovers he still has much healing to do. Looking for more information? Check out the trailer.
We Also Stand Together Throughout the Year
We regularly welcome visits from BIAK Early On (Bonnechere Inòdewiziwin Abinòdjìnjish Kikinàmàgan EarlyOn) who share their traditions through story, song and drumming with children and their parents.
We continue to add Indigenous authors to our collections and are updating our catalogue records to use respectful subject headings.
Interested in Learning More About FNPLW?
Check out the First Nation Public Library Week website for more information about the poster designed by Mya Warner (Six Nations of the Grand River) and for links to virtual programming courtesy of the Ontario Library Service.