We are happy to announce starting August 18, 2020 we are OPEN FOR BROWSING 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Please be advised you may be required to wait as the library has a patron limit.
We are also OPEN for LIMITED COMPUTER SERVICES. Please call (250) 785-3731 or drop-in.
INTERLIBRARY LOAN SERVICES Suspended: On March 16, 2020 the BC Ministry of Education, in consultation with ABCPLD (Association of BC Public Library Directors), closed the provincial interlibrary loan and BC One Card program until further notice
All HOLD requests will automatically limit to items available in the FSJPL Collection, up to maximum of 10 items.
ALERT: RETURNED ITEMS are not checked-in same day as DROP-OFF. Returns are quarantined for 3 days --and willremain visible on your account -- untilbeing checked-in using a date 3 days earlier to compensate for the quarantine delay. If items dropped-off remain 'checked out' after 3 days, please contact FSJPL Circulation 250-785-3731
On January 6, 1537, Lorenzino de' Medici murdered Alessandro de' Medici, the duke of Florence. This episode is significant in literature and drama, in Florentine history, and in the history of republican thought, because Lorenzino, a classical scholar, fashioned himself after Brutus as a republican tyrant-slayer. Wings for Our Courage offers an epistemological critique of this republican politics, its invisible oppressions, and its power by reorganizing the meaning of Lorenzino's assassination around issues of gender, the body, and political subjectivity. Stephanie H. Jed brings into brilliant conversation figures including the Venetian nun and political theorist Archangela Tarabotti, the French feminist writer Hortense Allart, and others in a study that closely examines the material bases-manuscripts, letters, books, archives, and bodies-of writing as generators of social relations that organize and conserve knowledge in particular political arrangements. In her highly original study Jed reorganizes republicanism in history, providing a new theoretical framework for understanding the work of the scholar and the social structures of archives, libraries, and erudition in which she is inscribed.