Hello Everyone,

There are still a few spots available for our workshop "Weaving Love & Joy Into the Journey of Reconciliation" taking place next week - Monday, May 17 / 12:30 - 2:30pm.

The workshop is being presented by our special guest from BC, Monique Gray Smith, who you may know is the author of “Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation
There are only about a dozen spots left for the workshop, FREE to NSLA members. NSLA memberships are only $25. If you aren’t already, please do consider becoming a member and supporting the work we do. 

Please see email below for more information.

To register for the workshop, please contact me.  

Thank you,

Ray Fernandes
Professional Development Convenor
Nova Scotia Library Association


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May 17 / 12:30 – 2:30 PM

(Zoom webinar) 


The Nova Scotia Library Association (NSLA) and the Annapolis Valley Regional Library are excited to offer this free educational opportunity to NSLA members.


Please note, there are only 25 spots available in this Workshop, it is live and will not be recorded. To register, please email NSLA PD Convenor, Ray Fernandes: [log in to unmask]   


[log in to unmask]" align="left" hspace="12">This FREE PD Workshop is presented by the Nova Scotia Library Association (NSLA). Please consider joining NSLA and supporting library PD initiatives such as this, our advocacy work, annual conference and other activities that support our Library Community. Student memberships are FREE, personal memberships are just $25 - https://www.nsla.ns.ca/join-nsla




Workshop Description:

In this dynamic and inspiring keynote, Monique will share her personal journey of truth and reconciliation and how that journey has transformed her and her family. She will share stories and offer readings from her various books. We will delve into both the truth and reconciliation. Through our time together, we will explore the importance of story and the integral role love and joy have in the education of the hearts and minds of our citizens.  

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Bio: Monique Gray Smith


Monique Gray Smith is a proud Mom of teenage twins and an award-winning, best-selling author. Her first published novel, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience won the 2014 Canadian Burt Award for First Nation, Métis and Inuit Literature. Since then, Monique has had 6 books come out that cover a broad spectrum of ages, topics and emotions. Woven into all of Monique’s writing, speaking engagements and online courses is the teaching that Love is Medicine. Monique’s novel, Tilly and the Crazy Eights was longlisted for Canada Reads 2021.


Monique is well known for her contributions to the journey of Truth and Reconciliation, including being honoured with the 2019 City of Victoria Leadership Award for Reconciliation. She is an appointed member of the Board of Directors of Royal Roads University and the Minister’s Advisory Council for Indigenous Women for the Government of BC. Monique is Cree, Lakota and Scottish and has been sober and involved in her healing journey for over 30 years. She is well known for her storytelling, spirit of generosity and focus on resilience.



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This project is funded [in part] by the Government of Canada.

Ce projet est finance [en partie] par le gouvernement du Canada.

Ki'j ka na sulieway wejia'q koplnu'ltuk.



Ray Fernandes

Professional Development Convener

Nova Scotia Library Association


If you haven’t already, please consider joining NSLA & supporting the work we do, a personal membership is just $25 - https://www.nsla.ns.ca/join-nsla




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