February is Black History Month
February is Black History Month in Canada

"Every February, people in Canada are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. The 2021 theme for Black History Month is: "The Future is Now"." (canada.ca)

Find your next Read: Celebrate Black History Month
February is Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, we are highlighting books, ebooks, audiobooks, and DVDs that represent the Afrofuturist movement in our collection.

Afrofuturism is a movement in literature, music, and art, featuring futuristic, speculative, or science fiction themes which incorporate elements of Black history, culture, and excellence.
Black History Month:
Junior Fiction and Non-Fiction Books

This list highlights fiction and non-fiction books for junior readers on the topic of Black History:
Upcoming Events & Programs
Quest Lecture Series
From Don Quixote to…Don Trump?
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 7 - 8:30 pm

Join us for our virtual Quest Lecture Series.

Following Donald J. Trump’s loss in the November 3, 2020, presidential election in the United States, Trump and his followers orchestrated numerous attempts to subvert the will of the people–and even to overthrow the election results....
Community Book Club
Women Talking by Miriam Toews
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 7 - 8:30 pm

Our community Book Club is back in a new online format! In February, we will be discussing Women Talking by Miriam Toews.

To sign up, email library@squamish.ca
Get Creative Together
Line Drawings
Thursday, March 18 & 25, 2021, 7 - 8:30 pm

Join the library in a two-part endeavour to learn basic line drawing techniques. We will watch Creativebug tutorials and then play with our pens and paper together. Online on Zoom.

To sign up, email library@squamish.ca
Weekly Live Storytimes
Come join us for weekly stories, songs, rhymes, movements, and puppets in our fun and interactive live Storytimes online on Zoom:

Kids age 3-5
Wednesdays at 4:30 pm

Great for toddlers, but all ages are welcome
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm

Newborn - 18 month old
Fridays at 10 am

Registration is required:
Please email library@squamish.ca to sign up.

Virtual Storytimes for all ages are still being posted every Monday morning at 10 am on our Squamish Library Facebook page.
You can watch all past Storytime videos HERE
Book Club (Kids)
Grade 5-6-7
On now, monthly on Wednesdays at 4 pm

This book club is for middle-grade kids who love to read. We'll discuss our books, play some literacy games, and experiment with creative writing.

We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 4 pm online on Zoom.

Registration is required, email youthservices@whistlerlibrary.ca to sign up.

Kids from Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton are welcome to join!
Book Club (Teens)
Teen Book & Writing Club
On now, monthly on Fridays at 4 pm

If you're a teen who loves to read and write, this group is for you! Join us each month for a lively, in-depth book discussion and a chance to flex your creative writing muscles.

We meet monthly on Fridays at 4 p online on Zoom.

Registration is required, email youthservices@whistlerlibrary.ca to sign up.

Teens from Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton are welcome to join!
Queer Conversations
Two Spirit, Let's Hear It!
Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Join February's Queer conversation about Two-Spirit identity with two Guest Speakers sharing about their reclamation of the Two-Spirit identity.  
Queer folks of all ages and allies that want to show up are welcome!
Free and online via Zoom. Facilitated by Kristin Trotter, Pride Squamish and Sounding Room Squamish.

Registration:
Online Magazines now available on the LibbyApp
Did you hear that you can now access ALL online magazines in one place?

Find them on your browser HERE or on your phone or tablet using the LibbyApp!
Library closed on Monday, February 15, for Family Day
FOYER Gallery:
MAUREEN BROWN
‘Full Bloom
Oil Paintings  

PETER BROWN
‘Look, Stop & Paint’
Watercolour & Acrylic Paintings & Prints


Maureen Brown paints in a rich, naturalistic style exploring the relationships of colour and light. Her art reflects her interest and enthusiasm for the domestic and natural realms. She says, “Painting is not something I could ever willingly stop. It is something I am driven to do and continues to give me joy.”

Maureen’s husband, Peter, is interested in painting the movement of water, the play of light and the effect of shadows on different subjects. He admits, “I am not a professional artist but I do try to paint on a daily basis. [In retirement] I learned to paint using watercolours then branching into acrylics through attending painting classes and workshops, and by studying professional art books. I have been encouraged and supported by my family and fellow artists.”