April events at the Castlegar Library

April events at the Castlegar Library

The library will host a book launch, author reading and an advanced care planning workshop.

Along with the usual story times and literacy supports that always go on at the Castlegar and District Public Library, the library will also be hosting several additional free events in April.

Book launch

The first special event is on April 7 from 1-3 p.m. The library will be holding a book launch for a local book. The 30th-anniversary edition of Cooking without Mom is a survival cookbook for those attempting to cook on their own. A group of Castlegar women who have been friends for many years originally put the book together years ago and have now updated and reprinted it.

Advanced planning workshop

On Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. the library will be holding the workshop “Intro to Advance Care Planning.” It will provide insight into how to plan ahead to protect your rights and wishes. Participants will also learn about advance care planning documents such as representation agreements, advance directives, power of attorney, hospital and residential care medical orders of intervention, no CPR orders and medical assistance in dying.

The workshop will be presented by Paige Lennox, RN, BSN and Healthcare Navigator/Advocate.

Author reading

Diana Morita Cole will be reading from her book Sideways: Memoir of a Misfit on Thursday, April 26.

Cole was the 2017 recipient of the Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers.

The book recounts the author’s birth in the Minidoka concentration camp in Idaho during The Second World War and her subsequent displacement to Chicago.