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Programs, Events, Services and Recommendations
Loving Spoonful's newest Community Harvest Garden will soon be under construction at the Calvin Park Branch! Part of a bigger project to rejuvenate our courtyard and greenspace, the garden will provide free or low-cost food to community members, including through a Community Harvest Market at the branch on Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. starting June 30.
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is May 17, every year, in recognition of the World Health Organization declassifying homosexuality as a mental disorder on May 17, 1990. This year's theme is “Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights”, highlighting the right to live one's sexuality, express gender(s) freely, and be free of violence and discrimination.
Drop in and enjoy this bilingual (English and Algonquin) StoryWalk® of Bear for Breakfast / Makwa kidji kijebà wìsiniyàn by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Jay Odjick! On May 21 from 10 a.m. to noon, follow along the pages at the Lions Civic Gardens, right beside the Isabel Turner Branch (935 Gardiners Road). The StoryWalk® includes QR codes to listen to the Algonquin translation of the book.
The Indigenous Voices Awards (IVAs) were established in 2017 to support and nurture the work of Indigenous writers in lands claimed by Canada. The recipients of the 2022 IVAS will be announced on June 21, 2022. Enjoy this selection from the list of finalists!