Research Help
  • Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Time:
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Branch: Courtenay
  • Audience:

Real People.

Real Conversation.

Everybody has a story. Come spend some time listening, talking and learning other peoples story. In partnership with the Community Justice Centre join us for the Living Library Project.

Living Library books are checked out on a first come first service basis. Drop-in on the day of the event or sign-up early in branch or by phone (250) 334-3369.


  • “Ecology Transforms Youth: The Youth & Ecological Restoration Project’s Work” – Wendy Kotilla, founder and Director of Youth &  Ecological Restoration Project
  • “The Worshipful Mayor of Cumberland: Building a better community one by-law at a time” – Leslie Baird, Mayor of Cumberland
  • “Community Leader, MLA, Bookseller: a life of community engagement in three areas” – Evelyn Gillespie, former MLA and owner of Laughing Oyster Bookshop
  • “Up From Black Creek: Becoming a rising gay student activist”- Sheldon Falk, NIC Student Union Director of External Affairs
  • “Sharecropper’s Son: Rising up and combatting racism” – Andrew Stringfellow, Past-President of CJC
  • “A Woman’s Place is in the House” – Rachel Blaney, MP
  • “Living with the Cannibal: My role as a Hamatsa Dancer in preserving indigenous Culture” – Wedlidi Speck, Director of Aboriginal Recruitment & Cultural Safety – Ministry of Children and Family Development and Hereditary Chief of the G’ixsam Clan of the Kwakiutl


Our space is wheelchair accessible, with room for electric chairs. We have one a single stall accessible, family washroom however it does not currently have an automatic button. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Courtenay Branch.

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