Events

Book Launch

Saturday, April 23, 2022

4:00 P.M.

Long time library volunteer Krista Cooke co-authored Material Traces of War: Stories of Canadian Women and Conflict 1914-1945. Historical vignettes, images and documents.

This presentation was originally scheduled for December 2021. We are so pleased that Krista and co-author Molly McCullough will share their fascinating book on Saturday April 23 at 4:00 pm. Free. Masks required.

H2O Wakefield

Your Well and Your Drinking Water

H2O Wakefield, in collaboration with the Biblio Wakefield Library, held a public event in April to provid the results of a local project to assess well water quality in the Wakefield sector. The event featured:
• The importance of water in our world and in our lives
• Groundwater, water quality, and the importance of testing well water regularly
• The results of the H2O Wakefield project “Drinking water in Wakefield : awareness and protection of wells and groundwater”

https://www.amnesty.org

Recognize World Human Rights Day

Join Amnesty’s Write for Rights Campaign

Write a letter; Change a Life.

Thanks to all who dropped by the Biblio Wakefield Library on Saturday, Dec. 11th to write with us during the Amnesty Write for Rights event.  By the end of the afternoon, nearly 100 letters had been written, with more to come from people who stopped by and took away case sheets. It’s not too late to participate! If you’d still like to write a letter, the case sheets can be found at Writeathon.

Ilse Turnsen has kindly offered to deliver our letters to the Amnesty office in Ottawa, which has agreed to send them on to their destinations.  Drop your addressed letters (protected in a plastic bag) by Friday, Dec. 17th, through the book return chute to the left of the front doors of the Wakefield Community Centre. 

On behalf of those at risk from human rights violations, heartfelt thanks to all participants.

Every year Amnesty highlights 10 people and communities at risk of human rights abuses worldwide. Cases are picked where global activism make a huge difference. Last year over 4,496,875 actions took place.
For more information contact: Ilse Turnsen – turnsen@gmail.com