Teen and Adult Programs:
I love the stories that have stood the test of time.
They are rich in metaphor and meaning.
They show us what it is to be human, no matter where or when we live.
These are just some of my many favourites:
Hidden in Plain Sight- LGBTQ themes in traditional stories.
The One Handed Girl- a woman's healing journey after family abuse
East of the Sun and West of the Moon- A young woman is torn between loyalty to her family and a promise to her mysterious lover.
The Princess and the Ogres-abandonned by her husband, a woman disguises herself as a man in order to survive.
A Flowering Tree- not everyone rejoices when a woman of low caste marries into a powerful and welathy family.
A look into Ontarios' history
Into the Storm- true historic story of a woman's survival after a steamship sinks on Lake Huron. This tale will make you want to learn so much more about life and industry in 19th centry Ontario.
What Happened to Jeannie?- when a young immigrant finds herself pregnant, she can't turn to her family for help. This true story from 1875 Toronto explores challenging themes including women's rights and the consequences of illegal abortion.
If a Job is Worth Doing- My grandmother didn't seem like an adventurer, but when she lost her teaching position during the Depression, she had no choice but to move to a remote Northern community. Hear the trials and tribulations of teaching in a one room schoolhouse.
watch "The Reindeer Herder and the Moon"