Book Talk Series: Indigenous History Month


June marks the celebration of National Indigenous History Month, an opportunity to recognize the strength of Indigenous communities and honour the heritage, history and diversity of all Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Douglas College Library is excited to announce plans for our second book talk focusing on Indigenous authors and voices on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm via Zoom. This event will be an opportunity for all attendees to learn about and recommend great reads by Indigenous authors in our Douglas College Library collection.

We are seeking 6-8 Douglas College community members to kick off this event by doing a lightning book talk (about three minutes long) on a book that they have read and loved that is written by an Indigenous author and is in our Library collection. What is a book talk? For more information, check out our PDF iconTips for a Great Book Talk.pdf.

If you are interested in being a book talker, please use the link below to complete our application form. The deadline for applications is May 1st, 2021. This event is open to everyone including Douglas College students, employees, and alumni. You can view a PDF iconlist of suggested books here or you can search our catalogue. If the book you want to recommend is not currently part of our collection, email us and we will do our best to obtain a copy!

Similar to our last event, after the lightning book talks, we’ll have a discussion with all the attendees, allowing any and all to share a book they’re reading/have read with others.

Please email Alex at if you have any questions. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Apply here!