The Library recognizes that the arts are a distinguishing characteristic of our community's identity. To support our community's creative talents, we offer spaces that showcase local artists in a setting that invites connection and reflection.
Our Art Gallery is a canvas for established and emerging artists who work in an exciting range of styles and media.
Come experience this month's exhibit and discover a new artist, perspective and source of pleasure. Works are on display both on the Main Floor and Lower Level.
In addition to our monthly exhibitions, over the years the Library has acquired a collection of fine art. Selected pieces are on display in the Library. Permanent collection
A Lasting Impact
The Effect of Residential Schools on the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations
March 29 – April 30
This exhibition provides insight into how the residential school experience has affected BC First Nation communities. The residential school system, in operation from 1876 to 1996 across Canada, saw Indigenous children removed from their families and placed in government-sponsored religious schools established to assimilate students into Euro-Canadian culture. Residential schools disrupted Indigenous peoples’ lives, communities and cultures; the human rights abuses inflicted upon Indigenous peoples in the residential school system have lasting impacts into the present day. We invite you to join us in the reconciliation process by learning about our shared history.
Presented by the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.
Image 9008 4838 courtesy of the North Vancouver Museum & Archives