Serving Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Victoria County since 1950

Important Notices

All Library Branches will be closed September 30th

Eagle feathers on orange background National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30 2021
 
 

On Thursday, September 30th, all branches of the CBRL will be closed in observance of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

This day creates an opportunity to take part in meaningful discussions about the effects of residential schools, conversations meant to build bridges towards truth and reconciliation.

Learn More

The library has a number of resources in our collection to begin or continue your learning journey. Check out our Indigenous Reads Pinboard.

You can also find many great Indigenous Reads in our Read Atlantic eBook collection. This collection is available via Libby with no wait-lists for a limited time!

Related Events

(Online events hosted by other organizations)
  • National Truth and Reconciliation Week – Monday, September 27 to Friday, October 1. Presented by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, this full week of online programming will feature short videos created by Indigenous storytellers, followed by conversations with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Survivors and the children of residential school survivors. Register for the events on Eventbrite.
  • Remember Me: National Day of Remembrance – Thursday, September 30, 10 am to 5 pm. A national gathering to remember Indigenous children and families impacted by residential schools, presented by the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada. The day begins with opening ceremonies at Parliament Hill, followed by a Spirit Walk to Confederation Park, concluding with music, art, presentations and installations. Visit the Remember Me website for more information.

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