Adults

Earthquake Preparedness: Before, During, and After

You are living in earthquake country. BC has the highest earthquake risk in Canada. Would you know what to do?
 
Mark the 10th anniversary of the Great BC Shakeout by joining North Shore Emergency Management for this online emergency preparedness presentation. Learn about the risks of living on BC’s south coast, and how you can prepare for them. We can’t predict when an earthquake will happen, but we can learn what steps to take to better protect ourselves and our families. 
 
You can also join ShakeOut BC on Thursday, October 21 for the world’s largest earthquake drill by registering at shakeoutbc.ca/register. Participating in ShakeOut is a great way for your family or organization to learn how to prepare for earthquakes – wherever you live, work, or travel.
 
This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet.
 
Register to receive a reminder and the Zoom Link or tune in on October 20 at 7pm and click the link below. 

To join the meeting, click here.

 

Location: 

Zoom 1

Time: 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Audience: 

  • Adults

Registration: 

Indigenous Non-Fiction for Adults

BC History Series: Here on the Coast

Celebrate Library Month with this BC History Series

Join us virtually on Tuesdays this October for presentations by local authors of books about the history of British Columbia. See all events in this series.

 

Here on the Coast: Reflections From the Rainbelt by Howard White
Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00pm

Here on the Coast is a delightful and humorous collection of fifty stories that capture quintessential life on the West Coast, as well as the unique colour and flavour of the Sunshine Coast specifically.  Find a copy.

Bio: Howard White was raised in a series of camps and settlements on the BC coast and never got over it. He is still to be found stuck barnacle-like to the shore at Pender Harbour, BC. He started Raincoast Chronicles and Harbour Publishing in the early 1970s. He has been awarded the Order of BC, the Canadian Historical Association's Career Award for Regional History, the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, the Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award and a Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from the University of Victoria. In 2007, White was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

 

Registration required. Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
 
This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event.
 

Location: 

Zoom 1

Time: 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Audience: 

  • Adults

Registration: 

BC History Series: Go Do Some Great Thing

Celebrate Library Month with this BC History Series

Join us virtually on Tuesdays this October for presentations by local authors of books about the history of British Columbia. See all events in this series.

 

Go Do Some Great Thing: The Black Pioneers of British Columbia by Crawford Kilian
Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00pm

Living in pre-Civil War Philadelphia, young Black activist Mifflin Gibbs was feeling disheartened from fighting the overwhelming tide of White America’s legalized racism when abolitionist Julia Griffith encouraged him to “go do some great thing.” These words helped inspire him to become a successful merchant in San Francisco, and then to seek a more just society in the new colony of Vancouver Island, where he was to become a prominent citizen and elected official. Find a copy.

Bio: Crawford Kilian is the author of twenty-one books. He is a contributing editor at The Tyee and is the former public education columnist for the Vancouver Province. He previously taught at Vancouver City College and Capilano College, and currently teaches creative writing at Simon Fraser University. He lives in North Vancouver, BC.

 

Registration required. Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
 
This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event.
 

Location: 

Zoom 1

Time: 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Audience: 

  • Adults

Registration: 

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