Family Literacy Day, and author readings at library

The Cowichan Lake library has a number of events coming up

The Cowichan Lake library has a number of events coming up:

Parent-Child Mother Goose on Tuesdays, 11-noon, Jan. 17 to March 7: Join Mother Goose facilitators for songs, rhymes and fun. For children ages 0-2 and their caregivers.

• Family Literacy Day is Friday, Jan. 27: Prepare for Family Literacy Day by entering a January contest to win a book for the whole family. Then spend the day reading and learning with your loved ones.

Family Literacy Day is an annual event that encourages Canadians to spend at least 15 minutes enjoying a learning activity together. Visit http://abclifeliteracy.ca/family-literacy to learn more.

• Ageism in Health Care, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6 p.m.-7 p.m: Learn from retired nurse Sharon Andersen how ageism, stereotyping and discrimination affect elders; recognize examples of institutional and medical ageism; identify information you should seek and have about your health; display your personal style of assertiveness to address ageism socially and in health care; identify resources to confront ageism in health care for you and others.

• Author Reading by Nirmal Gerow and Teresa Schapansky, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m.-3 p.m: Authors Nirmal Gerow (Bollywood Storm) and Teresa Schapansky (Memoirs of a Pakhtun Immigrant) both grew up in Lake Cowichan and have returned for an author reading of their books. Check it out.

Contact the Cowichan Lake Library for further information at 250-749-3431.