Historic homes and Jane Christmas

Liz Zylstra
Inside the Library

Do you have a historic home in Prince Edward County? Join Liz Driver of the Prince Edward County Heritage Advisory Committee, Braydon Scully (homeowner) and Archivist Molly McGowan as they discuss how and why you may want to obtain a historic designation for your home, followed by a Q&A session. This online talk will take place on Saturday, June 6 at 2p.m. Register at peclibrary.org and we will send you the link.

Author Jane Christmas
Most people are hard pressed to write one memoir. Author Jane Christmas has written five. From hiking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, to leaving city life for Pelee Island, to considering whether to join a convent or marry her longterm boyfriend, to bringing her mother (with walker in tow) to Italy, her life stories are varied and surprising, and all are told with humour throughout. Her latest title, Open House: A Life in Thirty Two Moves was born when, as she says, “my mind began churning over all my past homes; the ones I grew up in and the ones I owned, and it got me thinking about where this addiction to homes and to moving began. This memoir isn’t so much about renovating a house as it is about what happens when we run from our past and try to renovate it; how events that occur during the course of our lives can make us uncomfortable settlers, forever craving to restore something we lost long ago.”

Jane Christmas now lives in England, and we are delighted that she has agreed to join us for a conversation. Join us on June 24 at 11 a.m. – bring your questions. Register online at peclibrary.org.  More author events are in the works, and if there is a particular author you would like us to consider hosting, please let us know.

If you need help using Zoom for either one of these talks, our tech help team is available to help you. Aaron, David and Michele are happy to walk you through the service. You can call (613) 476-5962 or email techhelp@peclibrary.org to be connected with their expertise.

Did you catch artist and calligrapher Tommy Ferris live on Instagram @litteraeditor on June 4? He is an artist and calligrapher who now lives in Wellington, and he taught us some beginner Gothic Calligraph. The worksheets are available at https://www.peclibrary.org/events/calligraphy-lessons/

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