SLW EVENTS

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SLW Project 2018 are as diverse as they are interesting. From North to South and East to West, Saskatchewan Libraries have something for everyone.

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NORTH

During Saskatchewan Library Week, the Alex Robertson Public Library will host a series of information sessions on various topics of interest to the community using local expertise. October 15-19, 2018

Goodsoil Branch Library will be hosting one or two local authors and story time for kids. Door prizes and gifts for the teachers. Oct. 17-18, 2018.

The Pahkisimon Nuyeʔáh Library System (PNLS) will be hosting library readings and workshops with Zoey Roy in three northern schools and libraries: Buffalo Narrows, Ile à la Crosse and Beauval. October 15-18

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CENTRAL

Birch Hills Public Library An author will be reading at a local public school. Date TBA

Blaine Lake Public Library will partner with the local school to have a cultural day. There will be a mini “Folkfest” with pavilions manned by library volunteers and students alike. Dance, food, displays and music. Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Grenfell Public Library Branch will establish a “Caregivers Corner” of resources for people in their community who are providing chronic, long term or end-of –life support to loved ones. To this end the staff at our local health authority is gathering a list of websites, handouts and books that the library will use to offer hope and healing to men, women and children. Specifically they will offer Music Care CD resources to their patrons from Room 217.ca. This is a Canadian foundation that offers music in a variety of genres to facilitate and support relationships during caregiving. They also offer training to caregivers via webinars and conferences to support professionals and the layperson. During SLW they are offering a Caregivers grief support afternoon to watch a DVD provided by Room 217. Oct. 15, 2018 at 1pm.

Melfort Public Library is planning a Great Library Escape program. Lots of fun with puzzles, an escape room, locks, electronic devices, black lights, etc. Oct. 15-17, 2018.

Regina General Hospital is faced with new challenges in promoting services to a wider audience of health professionals. Their SLW campaign will be a simple campaign to promote the library and raise awareness of what services it provides. October 15-19, 2018

The Saskatoon Public Library will be hosting another round of Stories in the Bar. This is an outreach event that involves both library staff and members of the community. Activities planned include storytelling, musical/dance performances, comedy, trivia, and other audience participation. #librariestransform on social media will be their slogan of the night. Wednesday, October 17th, from 7-9pm.

Saskatoon City Hospital is faced with new challenges in promoting services to a wider audience of health professionals. Their SLW campaign will be a simple campaign to promote the library and raise awareness of what services it provides. October 15-19, 2018

Shellbrook Public Library is having a book tasting event. They are inviting the community to come to the library on Thursday, Oct. 18 in the evening.

The White City Regional Library Board has challenged themselves to an entire week of activities at the library. The activities will focus on the importance of libraries and their ability to transform individuals and communities. Oct. 14-20, 2018.

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SOUTH

Chinook Regional Library – Hazlet Branch will have a celebration of the grand opening of the new Hazlet Library during library week. Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, 4-8pm.

Chinook Regional Library – Maple Creek Branch will have Beryl Young launch her new book, “Miles to go”, for SLW. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.

Chinook Regional Library – Nekaneet Reserve will have an AIDS awareness program for Aboriginal youth. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. 2-4pm.

Chinook Regional Library – McCord Corner Library will have a writing workshop for people in McCord who wants to learn to write little stories. Guest author is Thelma Poirier. Oct. 16-18, 2018.

Chinook Regional Library – Swift Current Branch is holding a writing workshop on the theme of “Transformation” with writer Madonna Hamel. Date T.B.A.

Ogema Southeast Regional will be hosting an author reading event. They are also planning an appreciation/promotion event focusing on the town and R.M. Council members. They will be sharing a PowerPoint on the resources and programs offered to the community and how they can be utilized to “transform” life in our community. This will be a wine and cheese event. Author Reading, Oct. 16, 2018. Appreciation Event, Oct. 18, 2018.

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See more at: www.saskla.ca