Kathleen Coleclough will be at the Estevan Public Library on Saturday, February 15 at 2:30 p.m. as part of the library's Aboriginal Storytelling Week activities.
Coleclough will read excerpts from the book Black Bear Pastry & Other Delights. In the story, an old recipe sends a little boy on a quest to do something nice for his grandmother. A hunting trip for the boy and his father ensues, with amusing results.
After the reading, there will be a children's activity in which the youth will cut out, decorate and assemble their own birchbark berry basket. All supplies are included.
“We usually have a good turnout for children’s events, so I hope parents will remember to register early to ensure their child gets a spot," said children's program coordinator Maureen Curtis. "We can accept 20 registrations for the craft. I am really excited to be able to host Kathleen Coleclough, who is affiliated with Kakwa (First Nation) in Riceton.”
This event is geared towards children in Grades 2 to 4, but people of all ages are encouraged to attend to hear Coleclough's story. For children to participate in the craft, they have to pre-register by contacting the library.