September 26, 27 & 28 will have Culture Days sweeping across BC and the Lower Mainland. There’s really no better way to introduce you to the arts and cultural life of communities in BC. This event is designed for us to participate through hands-on, interactive activities; to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators and designers at work in their community. It cannot be successful if we do not attend. We cannot enhance our community if we choose to not participate.
Information about this event can be found through the Culture Days Website. They have provided the ability to search by community, by organizer and by date. You will find that your BC Public Libraries are also on hand to participate.
A popular activity for libraries is, of course, story-time activities. There is nothing more joyful than sitting in a room with an enthusiastic librarian reading to children. What better way to infuse culture than to introduce children to the love of books and language? Children five years and younger, along with their parents and caregivers, will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and puppets.
In addition to stories, many libraries offer something in addition related to arts and culture. To list a few, I have added the link to workshops taking place at various libraries. Click on each Library’s name for more detailed information from the Culture Days website:
- Game Face – Boardgames for teens
- Papercraft Lab
- Oral Storytelling Circle
- A celebration of Art in Fibre
- Pom Pom making
- Multicultural Tea and Treats
- Culture Cram at the Library
- Writer-in-Residence Launch: Meet Mark Leiren-Young
- Word of Mouth: Local Writers Read
The Surrey Libraries
- Family Lego Club
- Scrabble Club
- Bookslam: Find your next “buzzer beater” read!
- Animate it!
- Kits House Story Sharing Circle
- Painting and Photo Exhibition
- Book Some Time for the Crime
Of course, there’s so much more to offer than what’s listed above. Many other organizations are participating. Have a look. Explore. Attend. Be a part of your community. When you’ve finished participating, be sure to share your experience by leaving a comment below! Have a great weekend!