“WHEN AN OLD PERSON DIES IT”S LIKE A LIBRARY BURNING TO THE GROUND”
The Grandmothers from Kentville and area have been meeting for over four years now. We come together once a week on Friday afternoons from 1-4 P.M., at the Career Resource Centre in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Our goal is to preserve our experiences / stories for our families and future generations and to have a great deal of fun while doing so. Over the last several years we had the opportunity to put three books together.
Our books are now in the National Archives and Library in Ottawa Ontario. We are thrilled about this.
Our books sell for $10.00 each with ALL proceeds going to support Adult Learning/Literacy in Annapolis Valley Nova Scotia., which is under the direction of Peter Gillis, Executive Director of Valley Community Learning Association here in Kentville N.S.
In the Spring of 2006, our circle of Grandmothers Storytellers made contact with a group of Grandparents from Loon Lake / CherryBrook, N.S. We invited their group to come up to Kentville to meet with us. We became instant friends. Their group under the direction of Alma Johnston has put their own book together and had it published. It is titled, ‘Living Libraries, Hushed No More’. It is now in the Provincial Legislature in Halifax N.S. as a Historical Document.
Shown below is a picture of the two groups together taken at the Career Resource Centre in Kentville N.S.
PICTURE OF BOTH GROUPS TOGETHER