Innisfil Library Recognizes Indigenous History, Pride This Month

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INNISFIL IDEALAB AND LIBRARY
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You won’t miss things do in June at the IdeaLAB and the Innisfil Library! During the month, a number of exciting events will occur that will stimulate your inner passions and put some pep in your step! There are amazing experiences for all ages and interests – there’s something for everyone!

Grow Innisfil
We are transforming our gardens at the Lakeshore branch and we need your help! Come help us plant a new educational pollinator garden filled with native plants that will attract bees, butterflies and birds. Get yourself a DIY kit, enjoy a cool treat and win great gardening prizes. This transformation of the garden is made possible thanks to the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

Saturday June 11e 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. · Lakeshore Branch

National Indigenous History Month Guest Speaker: Mark Douglas
Innisfil ideaLAB & Library features Mark Douglas, Elder and Knowledge Keeper of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, who shares the story of Mnjikaning, the Fish fence in the strait between Couchiching and Simcoe lakes, a 5,000-year-old story that has been nearly lost. All ages are welcome, registration required.

Saturday June 11e 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. · Lakeshore Branch

Virtual Spring Author Series Summary
Join us as we welcome our last of three Canadian authors to our Spring Speaker Series. Meet Victoria Butler, Barrie’s Poet Laureate, virtually, from the comfort of your own home. Don’t miss this opportunity and discover your next favorite read. Registration required.

tuesday june 14e 6:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. · Via Zoom

Celebrate Pride

In partnership with five other Simcoe County Libraries (Midland, Ramara, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood and New Tecumseth), we are presenting two amazing events to celebrate Pride and support the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

Simcoe County Drag Queen Trivia Night

Test your skills as we virtually welcome E’Claire Devereaux and Carmen Del Rae from the Devereaux House in a fun evening of questions and answers!

16 and over Registration required.

Wednesday June 15e 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. · Via Zoom

Drag Queen Storytime

Innisfil is thrilled to have Athena Vegas join us for an inclusive Storytime Drag Queen! Join us for songs and stories celebrating diversity and inclusivity, and share lots of fun for everyone.

All ages. Registration required.

Saturday July 9e 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. · Cooktown Branch

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a guided meditation at the Tree of Life Maze

Celebrate the summer solstice and the opening of the Tree of Life Maze, living art created by local artist Denis Bolohan. A guided meditation at Cookstown Labyrinth led by Rosa Crispo will energize your mind, leaving you light, refreshed and ready to soak up the healing energy of the summer sun!

All ages. Registration required.

Tuesday, June 21, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. · Cooktown Branch in the land adjacent to the library.

Visit us on line for more information or to register. For more information and for library updates direct to your inbox, subscribe to our eNewsletter today.

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