One eRead Canada

We're excited to announce the launch of the Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Counseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC)'s inaugural One eRead | Une Livrel Canada campaign.

Read Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont from June 3 to June 30. No holds, no waiting!

From June 3 to 30, EPL will be offering FREE, unlimited access to Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont in eBook and digital audiobook format. It will be available to all EPL card holders with no holds or wait lists!

Borrow it from one of our digital content platforms:

Accessible Formats

Glass Beads is also available to customers who have signed up for CELA or NNELS access in the following formats:

You can sign up for CELA with your Library card. Need help signing up or have questions? Contact any branch.

If you have already signed up, you can contact CELA directly at 1-855-655-2273 or to set up your preferred format.

You can sign up for NNELS at any EPL branch location.

About Glass Beads

Glass Beads is written by Saskatchewan-born Indigenous author, actor and comedian, Dawn Dumont. It's a collection of interconnected short stories that focus on the lives of four First Nations people against a backdrop of two decades of political, social and cultural change.

With this selection, One eRead Canada seeks to foster national conversation around reconciliation, Indigenous experiences and the importance of #ownvoices stories.

"Comparable to the complexity of Richard Van Camp's work, Glass Beads is a compelling representation of urban Indigenous life." — Jade Colbert, The Globe and Mail

"Glass Beads is deeply political but never ideological. Its characters are full and complex. ...[T]his book tells the stories of people vastly underrepresented in CanLit." — J.C. Sutcliffe, Quill & Quire

Join the Book Club

Join the Canada-wide virtual book club on Facebook. Connect with readers and listeners across the nation to discuss Glass Beads.

Join Here

Win Prizes!

Each week in June, we'll share a mission here and on social media. Follow EPL on Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win your own copy of Glass Beads.

Official Contest Rules

Contest is open to legal residents of Edmonton, AB. Prizes must be picked up at an EPL location. Please read the Official One eRead Contest Rules and Regulations for more details.

Mission 1

Have you seen the front cover of Dawn Dumont's book, Glass Beads? Share a photo of your favourite shoes on Facebook and you could win a copy of our first One eRead title! Contest closes Saturday, June 8 at noon.

Mission 2

Tell us about an odd job or industry you didn't expect to find yourself working in. We can't wait to hear your stories! Contest closes Friday, June 14 at noon.

Mission 3

Like Julie, you're unjustly convicted. Who do you contact from jail with your one phone call? Contest closes Thursday, June 20 at noon.

Mission 4

Share a photo of your favourite bead-work or beaded jewelry on Facebook. Contest closes Thursday, June 27 at noon.

Author Events

Facebook Live - Online

On Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m., Dawn Dumont will be in the Gallery at Frances Morrison Central Library in Saskatoon and on Facebook Live for a public discussion of Glass Beads.

Before the event, submit your questions on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #1eReadLivrelCanada and #AuthorQuestion.

Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont

As part of EPL’s Exploring Reconciliation series and Canadian Urban Libraries Council’s One eRead Canada campaign, join us for Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont—a special evening with Indigenous author, actor and comedian, Dawn Dumont.

This event is an opportunity for Edmontonians to learn about Indigenous urban life and the legacy of colonialism that continues to impact Indigenous people and their experiences today.

Dawn will discuss her book Glass Beads, a collection of interconnected short stories that focus on the lives of four First Nations people against a backdrop of two decades of political, social and cultural change.

Participating in conversation with Dawn, as the MC for the evening, is Edmontonian, member of Thunderchild First Nation and co-Founder of Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton (RISE), Miranda Jimmy.

Tuesday, June 25 at 7 p.m.
Whitemud Crossing Branch

There will be a question and answer period following her presentation and a chance to win a copy of her book!

This is a free, drop-in event. Seating is limited. Refreshments will be available.