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In-person programs this month at Ladner Pioneer Library

DocuFilm Club and Ukulele Jam on tap this month
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There are lots of in-person programs available at the Ladner Pioneer Library this month.

Are you ready for some face-to-face conversation again?

Watching a documentary is a perfect opportunity to spark a discussion.

Join the DocuFilm Club on Sunday, June 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library to watch the documentary film Tracing Roots then stay to talk about it afterwards. 

Tracing Roots (2014, 35 min) is a film about an artist and a mystery. The film follows master weaver and Haida elder Delores Churchill on a journey to understand the origins of a spruce root hat found with Kwäday Dän Ts’ìnchi, the Long Ago Person Found, a 300-year-old traveller discovered in Northern Canada in a retreating glacier.

This in-library program is limited to 15 people. To register, visit the events page at

Don’t want to talk? Then uke yourself up and jam at the Ladner Pioneer Library on Thursday, June 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Whether you are a ukulele newbie or a seasoned strummer, join the Library Ukulele Jam, a fun and relaxed evening with fellow uke enthusiasts. Bring your ukulele and your singing voice and join us for a great time. Registration required.

Looking for something a little more unconventional to talk about?

Free yourself from the taboo of discussing death and join us for Death Café on Tuesday, June 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library.

At a Death Café people - often strangers - gather to eat sweets, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.”

A Death Café is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes, held in an accessible, respectful and confidential space. There will be no intention of leading people to any conclusions, product or course of action. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. For more information about Death Café, visit Death Café is based on the work of Bernard Crettaz.