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Join us in the Himalaya!

June 20, 2014 | Cynthia | Comments (0)

Most of us will never visit Nepal, nor climb Mount Everest nor any of the Himalaya mountains.

Fortunately, Chris Beall has been there many times and is willing to share his experiences with us.

Chris is a freelance professional photographer, writer, lecturer and Himalayan mountain guide who spends several months of every year in  that part of the world.   Then he shares the slides (photos) and stories with all of us here.  He will provide us an in-depth look at the various mountain regions, the different ethnic groups and their cultures, traditions, religions and festivals, the wildlife of these areas, and a little bit of the history of climbing in the Himalaya.


So please join us to see what trekking in the Nepal Himalaya is all about.  No Sherpa needed!


Barbara Frum Library

Monday, June 23, 6:15 to 8:15 pm

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National Aboriginal Month at Barbara Frum Library

June 9, 2014 | Loretta | Comments (0)

Since 2009, June has been recognized as Aboriginal History Month in Canada. Join the Toronto Public Library this month in celebrating the heritage and cultures of Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

The Barbara Frum Branch will be hosting Ojibway Storyteller, Aaron Bell, who will be sharing his gift of First Nations storytelling. In his own unique way, Aaron will be sharing stories and drumming for the young and old, in an unforgettable experience.

Ojibway Storyteller, Aaron Bell

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

3rd floor, Auditorium

If you're looking for great reads by Aboriginal authors, here are some recommended reads:

Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing

SkinsSkins is a unique collection of short stories full of passion, warmth and humour. It reveals the rich diversity of styles and themes explored by critically acclaimed contemporary Indigenous writers in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. The voices in Skins are fresh and gritty, expressing a wealth of different cultural experiences and realities.





Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese 


By the celebrated author of Canada Reads Finalist Indian Horse, a stunning new novel that has all the timeless qualities of a classic, as it tells the universal story of a father/son struggle in a fresh, utterly memorable way, set in dramatic landscape of the BC Interior.





Red Wolf by Jennifer Dance

RedwolfLife is changing for Canada's Anishnaabek Nation and for the wolf packs that share their territory. In the late 1800s, both Native people and wolves are being forced from the land. Starving and lonely, an orphaned timber wolf is befriended by a boy named Red Wolf. But Red Wolf is forced to attend a residential school far from the life he knows, and the wolf is alone once more.





Let us know what you thought of these books, or, if you have any other book recommendations!


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