June is Indigenous History Month & Pride Month!
Commemorate Indigenous History Month at the Squamish Library with storytelling, an author talk, and reading lists

The Squamish Library will co-host Indigenous archaeologist Dr. Paulette Steeves on Thursday, June 16, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, for a talk titled “Reclaiming Indigenous History.” Dr. Steeves’s new book, The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere, is the first book on Paleolithic archaeology of the Americas written from an Indigenous perspective. Please register here.

On Wednesday, June 22, from 10:30 to 11:30 am, join Ta Síiy̓uxwa tl’a Sḵwx̱wú7meshulh (The Elders of the Squamish People) Kwa-Kwain-Kwulth-enexw Linda Williams and Khapquolanogh Henry Williams for a morning of storytelling at the Squamish Library. Please register by emailing library@squamish.ca.

You can also borrow Indigenous literature from the Squamish Library. Not sure where to start? Try some new fiction or nonfiction from the First Nation Communities Read Awards 2022 longlist! Or come down to the library and browse our Indigenous History month displays - there are books for all ages!
Find your next read or listen
🏳️‍🌈 Celebrate Pride 🏳️‍🌈

Information about and stories by LGBTQ2SAI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, 2-spirit, intersex and asexual) folks. This list includes non-fiction and fiction books, as well as online resources!
Upcoming Events & Programs
In-person Event
Outdoor Safety with Squamish Search & Rescue
Wednesday // June 15 // 7 - 8:30 pm // Library Community Meeting Room

Join Squamish Search and Rescue to learn about the work they do and how you can be safe on all of your wilderness adventures this summer!

Registration:
To register, email library@squamish.ca
Virtual Author Event
Reclaiming Indigenous History with Dr. Paulette Steeves
Thursday // June 16 // 6:30 - 8 pm // online on zoom

Join us for a virtual talk about new understandings showing Indigenous people arrived in the Americas before 12,000 years ago, as well as Dr. Paulette Steeves book The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere.

External Event
Drag Queen Story Hour with Squamish’s Favourite Diva
Saturday // June 18 // 1 - 2 pm //
Library Community Meeting Room

Drag Queen Story Hour celebrates diversity and encourages children to look beyond gender stereotypes and to embrace exploration of self. This fun event encourages acceptance of differences and helps to prevent bullying, while providing an enjoyable literary experience.
Organized and hosted by Sea to Sky Allies. This is an all ages event.

Registration:
To register, email S2SAllies@gmail.com
In-person Event
Indigenous Storytelling by Ta Síiy̓uxwa tl’a Sḵwx̱wú7meshulh (The Elders of the Squamish People)
Wednesday // June 22 // 10:30 - 11:30 am Library Community Meeting Room

Join a Ta Síiy̓uxwa tl’a Sḵwx̱wú7meshulh (The Elders of the Squamish People) for a morning of storytelling followed by a group discussion.

Registration:
To register, email library@squamish.ca
In-person Volunteer Meeting
Friends of the Library
Thursday // June 16 // 12:30 - 1:30 pm // Library Community Meeting Room

The primary purpose of the “Friends” is to contribute to the pleasant, welcoming atmosphere at the library and to encourage more people to enjoy what the library offers, thus making our Library a real “community” place.
In-person Storytime at the Library
Family & Baby Storytime
Please note: Registration is required for all storytimes!

📚 Family Storytime:
Tuesdays// Fridays // Saturdays: 10:30 am - 11 am

🧸 Baby Storytime:
Tuesdays // Fridays: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Teddybear Storytime and Craft with Julie
Every second Wednesday of the month //
5 pm - 5: 30 pm
Next: Wednesday, July 13
Coming Soon: BC Summer Reading Club 2022
Joining the BC Summer Reading Club at the Squamish Library is easy!
Come down to the library any time after June 29, 2022, to pick up your reading record and start reading!

Summer Reading Club staff will be in the children’s area all day Tuesday to Saturday in July and August to update reading records and to help kids find lots of great books to read. We also have a lot of fun activities planned – crafts, competitions, info sessions, and special guests from our community. More info coming soon!
Now on at the FOYER Gallery
May 2 - July 7, 2022

[Within the Frame]
An Aperture on Nature

Mother & Daughter

Lesley Maddox - Ceramics & Printmaking

Rebecca Santry - Cyanotype & Mixed Media

Visit the current Foyer Gallery show at the library during library hours, or view the virtual gallery, including Q&A with the artists, on the Foyer Gallery website.