The library will be open Sundays before and after the 11 am service.
Many of us are worried about how climate change is affecting God’s beautiful creation, and think it should be addressed during Canada’s Covid-19 economic recovery. But what can we do? One simple but effective action we can take is having conversations with climate deniers and the unconcerned. Even short conversations about droughts, storms, famines, species loss, rising sea levels and climate refugees may move them to support needed political action.
How can we have effective conversations? See here for more.
The Mountford library offers a broad range of religious and spiritual books and audiovisual materials. Books may be borrowed for up to three weeks and renewed if not requested by another reader. To become more informed about our Indigenous neighbours, check out some of our great Indigenous books.
Gay and transgender books for teens have been added to the youth section now housed in the Nursery. They can be borrowed without signing cards and with no due dates. More teen books are also available in the Library.
Financial donations and bequests for new books are gratefully accepted. The Library does not accept book donations at this time.
A book display related to your church programs can be provided for special events. Send your requests to the church office and they will be forwarded to the library committee.
Highly Recommended New Book in the First Met Library
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.
By Robin Wall Kimmerer. 2013. Call no.: 305.597
Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.
New Library book on aging well:
Palmer, Parker J. On the Brink of Everything:
Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old. (2018)
Call no.: 155.6719 P175
From bestselling author Parker J. Palmer comes a brave and beautiful book for all who want to age reflectively, seeking new insights and life-giving ways to engage in the world. “Age itself,” he
says, “is no excuse to wade in the shallows. It's a reason to dive deep and take creative risks ...The laws of nature that dictate sundown dictate our demise. But how we travel the arc toward the sunset of our lives is ours to choose: will it be denial, defiance, or collaboration?” With compassion and chutzpah, gravitas and levity, Palmer writes about cultivating a vital inner and outer life, finding meaning in suffering and joy, and forming friendships across the generations that bring new life to young and old alike.
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