Press Release from the Perth and District Union Public Library
The Perth & District Union Public Library will be celebrating Ontario Public Library Week with two engaging events during the week of October 20- 26th.
The first event is a free screening of the film "The Public" written and directed by Emilio Estevez. In "The Public" an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, some homeless patrons turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in. This David versus Goliath story tackles challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness, and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library. The screening will take place Sunday October 20th at 12:30 pm. A facilitated discussion will follow with community member Dennis Riggs.
The second event is a TED Talk discussion group October 26th at 1 pm. Participants will view a TedTalk and use it as a launching point for discussion! Topics will include freedom of speech, fake news, and trustworthiness of information.
"October is Canadian Library Month, and we also celebrate Ontario Public Library Week from October 20-26,” said Erika Heesen, CEO/Chief Librarian. “We’re excited to be hosting two fun events this year that showcase the valuable role that libraries play in Canadians’ lives”.
To learn more about the services and programs offered by the library, visit the library at 30 Herriott St, Perth, or www.perthunionlibrary.ca.
For more details contact Erika Heesen, 613-267-1224 or firstname.lastname@example.org