Monday, April 7, 2008

Library Update - April 7th 2008

Grande Prairie: Fifty Years in the Making
A speaker series celebrating the City’s finest moments.
Join us for refreshments as you discover and celebrate with us why Grande Prairie is “the greatest place to be!” Longtime members of the community will speak on sports, theatre, business and politics:

Thursday, April 10 - Sports is something that Grande Prairie is well known for. Reminisce with Perky McCullough as she explores some of the memorable events we’ve hosted and discover how Grande Prairie became a sporting community. 7:00 pm in the Spencer Room.

Thursday, April 24 - Sukumar Nayar has been a large part of the theatre community for many years. Join us as he shares his stories of the arts in Grande Prairie and the road to the vibrant theatre community we enjoy today. 7:00 pm in the Spencer Room.

The Children’s Department is offering a new program ‘Rhymes and Books for Babies’ for parents and babies 0-12 months to share books and develop early literacy experiences. (Tuesdays, April 8 to April 29, 11:00-11:30 a.m.)

The Children’s Library, in partnership with the Prairie Art Gallery offered two cartooning workshops during spring break. The programs were so successful we will consider daily programming for elementary school children during spring break next year.

April is Environment month. The Children’s Library has a display of books on environmental subjects. We are running an environmentally friendly contest ‘One Little Thing’ for the week of April 19 to April 27. Visit the Children's Library with your suggestion of one thing that each of us can do to have a positive effect on the environment.

To celebrate National Wildlife Week, on April 10th beekeeper Dave Benoit will be visiting the library. This has been arranged by Blaine Burke, the Public Information Education Outreach Officer for the Ministry of Sustainable Resource Development. This is a new partnership which has great potential in attracting more patrons to the library.

The Clem and Muriel Collins Writing Contest closed on March 31. 131 children and adults entered the contest. Once again The Rabbit Hole has donated time to design the anthology.

Scotiabank will be donating the proceeds of their annual Spring Fling fundraiser to the Montrose Cultural Centre. It will be held May 2 at Rock City from 6:30 to 10:30. It will be a casual evening with door prizes, raffles, silent auction, refreshments and entertainment. Tickets are $40 and are available at the library and art gallery.

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