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Column: You're always welcome at the Grenfell Library

Andy Jones (right) and Anita Best at library storytelling event in the fall of 2017.
Andy Jones (right) and Anita Best at library storytelling event in the fall of 2017. - Submitted

The Grenfell Campus Library is here ​to serve the community. We are open to the public and anyone over 19 years of age can get a library card and borrow books. Our collections in the visual arts, Newfoundland history, Canadian literature, current affairs, and graphic novels are worth investigating.

We host many events to showcase the research of our faculty, students and community members, and these events are always free and open to the public. Currently, we have two ​exhibits on display in the library. The “Abbie Table Project” is an actual 10x4-foot table that tells the story of family engaged in the salt fishery from the 1920's to the 1950s. The work is the​ inspiration ​of Newfoundland actor and writer Andy Jones. Also on display is the “Forget-them-Not” project. This exhibit showcases ​World War I themed hooked rugs, a blanket and mixed media collages b​y local artist Jackie Alcock.

This week we’re pleased to be hosting a talk by award-winning Newfoundland author Lisa Moore. Lisa will be discussing her latest work as editor of “The Democracy Cookbook” (2017). The talk begins Friday, March 16 at 4:00 pm with a reception to follow. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The library is also hosting an “Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon” on Friday March 23 from 11a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art + Feminism is a worldwide movement to add content to Wikipedia about female artists and authors, feminism and the arts. The goal of the event is to be more inclusive and highlight the many talented women from our province. No experience is necessary and anyone interested is welcome to help us edit Wikipedia pages about the arts in Newfoundland. Volunteers will be available to help you create a Wikipedia account and show you the ropes. We will have coffee and snacks and you can drop in for whatever length of time you can spare.
We invite you to visit us, check out a book, attend one of our events or just drop by for a tour.


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