As part of Canadian Library Month, First Nations Public Library Week (FNPLW) is encouraging all Ontario libraries to raise awareness of First Nation resources, services, programs and activities, and peoples and cultures past and present. The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is celebrating with the first in-person session of Liv Rondeau’s Testsi’nehtará:ron/Bead It!
First Nations Public Library Week runs from Oct. 3 to 7, and has a tradition of collaboration, celebration and gathering, according to a release from KFPL.
Rondeau, of Flint and Maple Beadwork, has hosted several popular online beading workshops with KFPL. On Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, Testsi’nehtará:ron comes to the Isabel Turner Branch from 1 to 4 p.m. KFPL shared that attendees will be beading a bookmark with all supplies provided.
“First Nations Public Library Week is another opportunity to explore Indigenous-run libraries on traditional lands or diverse Indigenous collections and programs at your local municipal library,” said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming. “Liv is a talented local creator and entrepreneur, and having her with us to bead a bookmark is so fitting for this special week.”
Space is limited, and the library encourages those who wish to attend to register at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/7197820.
The library thanks the Friends of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library for generously supporting this program.