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Kitchen by Banana Yoshimotobookshelf with people reading. text includes 2slgbtqia+ virtual book club

We have a new program! The Virtual Book Club is a program that operates under Out on the Shelf to connect reading enthusiasts members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Guelph and its surrounding areas to see friendly faces, meet fellow readers, discuss poetry, novels, and to discover new pieces of literature.

For each book readings we do in the program, there will be a free copy of the book that folks attending can borrow for the time being to read and chat about in the club, no purchase necessary. Accessibility needs requests (large print books, audiobook, etc) will also be provided for members by request.

For the month of July, we will be reading Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto. Register for our event here or email to get your copy of book for our next program date on July 15th at 7pm.

Members and participants must adhere to the group's shared values. These values include:

  • Respecting ourselves and others
  • Practicing confidentality
  • Being inclusive, friendly, and non-judgemental
  • Being aware of the space and the time that we take up;
  • And always keeping in mind that we can disagree but get along. 

Participants should expect casual and light conversations about literature and see friendly faces, understanding, respect, with no pressure in a laid-back environment. 

Facilitators: Gilles, Melanie, and Griffin

(Last updated: June 13th 2021)

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Out On The Shelf is an inclusive LGBTQ2IA+ library and resource centre. We strive to provide a safe space for all members of the queer and trans communities and their allies.

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