SLW EVENTS

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Fall is the perfect time for a trip through the province. Why not choose a few locations and visit the local library? While you’re there, make sure you tell the library worker or volunteer how critical their role is in Building the Future.

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NORTH

There is something happening for every age group in Goodsoil from October 22-24. From a seniors sing-a-long at the local seniors complex to Beat the Teacher Trivia to Amazing Race, library style, it’s worth a visit to Goodsoil.

Visit the Alex Robertson Public Library in La Ronge on October 23 for multiple activities including a Building the Future open mic night that includes a Poetry Contest, a Six Word Story contest and an open invitation for performers.

Macklin Public Library will be celebrating with author JL Nelson who will be giving a reading/presentation about her autobiography That is Not Me: A Journey of Perception. Before she arrives they will host a book club with her book. October 26.

Thanks to the TD Summer Reading Club, more families are visiting the Meadow Lake Library. Friends & Family Library Week Celebration is a drop-in day at the library featuring games and treats and an evening social on October 24.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority- Prince Albert (Victoria Hospital) will be running a ‘library champions’ campaign highlighting quotes from library users on how library resources and services impact their work. They will also be running a contest with prizes for Library clients who use a library service during SLW. October 21-25.

Learn to make Salad in a Jar at the Pierceland Library on October 23.

If painting is your interest, Rabbit Lake Library will offer a painting pouring demonstration/workshop on October 23.

On the morning of October 22, Shellbrook Public Library has planned a Family Literacy program: Libraries: Building the Future through Early Literacy that includes story time, and a six-station activity centre that focuses on activities that promote family literacy.

In Turtleford, the library will present an author reading by a local writer on October 23.

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CENTRAL

For anyone interested in making felt, the Biggar Public Library is the place to be on October 26. Learn how to make felt and go home with your own handmade slippers.

The Campion Library, one of four at the University of Regina, will be setting up a pop-up help desk in the main corridor of the College and will be there to help students with any questions they may have. October 22, 23 mornings.

The Dreambuilders High School in Yorkton will have programming to help students learn how to write. From October 21-25, students will be encouraged to write their stories with the help of the Sarah Selecky writing school via web conference.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority- Regina will be running a ‘library champions’ campaign highlighting quotes from library users on how library resources and services impact their work. They will also be running a contest with prizes for Library clients who use a library service during SLW. October 21-25. The Saskatchewan Health Authority- Saskatoon (Saskatoon City Hospital) will offer the same program. October 21-25.

The launch of Saskatchewan Library Week will be held at the Dr. John Archer Library at the University of Regina on October 22. They will be hosting a reading by Joshua Jordan who will be reading from his collection of poems Shopping Cart Boy, Poems of My Life followed by lunch.

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SOUTH

Children’s author Carolyn Willams will be reading from her books at the Bengough Public Library on October 24th.

Join the Eastend Public Library for a reading by Métis Elder Cecile Blanke and a musical performance by a Métis fiddler on October 26.

On Wednesday, October 23, the Lampman Library will host a reading by the authors of Away They Went: A Saskatchewan Adventure followed by a “healthy snack” time for children.

Moose Jaw Public Library has a full week of activities including a “futuristic” themed Halloween Party for all-ages on October 21, a patron appreciation day, and fine forgiveness week. October 20-26.

Storyteller and filmmaker Kristin Catherwood will share her film Ride with patrons and discuss filmmaking as well as the key issues presented in the film. October 22.

Author Gord Hunter will be reading from his book No-Badge Killick on October 22 at the Weyburn Public Library and the library will also offer two painting workshops-one for children and one for adults on October 24.

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See more at: http://www.saskla.ca/programs/slw