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September 22, 2017
Halton Hills Public Library. A world within our doors
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One Book, One Halton Hills Title: Motorcycles and Sweetgrass

Drew Hayden Taylor

Halton Hills Public Library has announced this year’s One Book, One Halton Hills title: Motorcycles and Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor.

Created as a way to foster literacy in our community, One Book, One Halton Hills encourages everyone to read and discuss the same book. Now in its seventh year, the program continues to be a source of great summer entertainment and a catalyst for lively conversation. The title itself was chosen to synchronize with Canada’s 150th celebrations; its rich storyline opens the door to greater understanding of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.

The book is set in Otter Lake: a sleepy Anishnawbe community. Little happens there until the day a handsome stranger pulls up astride a 1953 Indian Chief motorcycle - and turns Otter Lake completely upside down.

An Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario, Drew Hayden Taylor has worn many hats in his literary career, from performing stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., to being Artistic Director of Canada’s premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts.

He is an award-winning playwright (with over 70 productions of his work), a journalist/columnist (appearing regularly in several Canadian newspapers and magazines), short-story writer, novelist, television scriptwriter, and has worked on over 17 documentaries exploring the Native experience.

“We are particularly thrilled to announce this title during Canada’s 150th year,” said Beverley King, Adult Services Librarian. “We chose this work not only for its Indigenous themes but for its sheer readability and cultural significance. Thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Halton Hills Public Library and the Communication Foundation of Halton North, we are proud to welcome Drew Hayden Taylor to the John Elliott Theatre – he is a superb storyteller who uses humor to delight audiences everywhere he goes.”

Patrons are encouraged to visit the library in person or online to reserve their copy of Motorcycles and Sweetgrass.

An Evening With Drew Hayden Taylor Presented by the Friends of the Halton Hills Public Library

Wednesday, September 20 7:00 pm, John Elliott Theatre

Tickets $10 at the box office