CK Reads is a community-wide book club where everyone in Chatham-Kent is invited to read the same book. Through discussions and programs, CK Reads hopes to bring the community closer together through a shared love of reading. CKPL invites everyone to read “City of the Lost” by Kelley Armstrong.
One of the major themes that runs through this action-packed crime novel is mental health. Chatham-Kent Public Library is excited to host local author and mental health advocate Brian Knowler:
Thursday, February 14 11:00 am Thamesville Branch, CKPL
Thursday, February 19 6:30 pm Ridgetown Branch, CKPL
Knowler will share his journey through trauma, starting with a fateful collision in 2004, peaking with an emotional and physical crash in 2012, and leading to post-traumatic growth that includes professional speaking and authoring two books on trauma, mental health, and first responders. Brian also briefly discusses the aspects of leadership that helped him recover and that keep motivating him now. Brian’s written work includes “On the Other Side of Broken: One Cops Battle with the Demons of PTSD.” (2016) and “Career Suicide is Overrated and other Lessons for Leaders about Honouring Mental Health Where You Work, Live and Play.” (2018).
To find out more about CK Reads programs and events at Chatham-Kent Public Library, visit www.ckreads.ca.