Monday, March 10, 2008

Library Update - March 10th 2008

Laurie Harrison has passed on another update from the public library, just in time for council tonight. If you haven't seen it recently check out the construction at the new library here . With most of the floor poured and about two thirds of the steel up the building is really starting to take shape.

Library Update:
Armchair Travel
Have you had enough of winter? Escape those winter blues without leaving the city - local travelers will share their stories, slides, pictures or memorabilia from where they have traveled.

Tuesday March 18
Betty Grunau - Nepal and Mt. Everest
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Story Room

Tuesday March 25
Katalin Ormay - Hungary
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Spencer Room

Money 101
Need help with budgeting and developing a financial plan? Todd Williams from World Financial Group will be on hand to talk about money and finances for all families. Wednesday, March 12 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in the Spencer Room

Check Out the Writer
Communities across Alberta will now have access to a Writer-in-Residence through their regional library system, thanks to a new program called Check Out the Writer!. A Writer-in-Residence provides public consultations to aspiring and established writers as well as author readings, workshops, and more.

Diane M. Schuller, of Hythe, will be the Writer-in-Residence for the Peace Library System and will be based at the Grande Prairie Public Library. Diane is a freelance writer, columnist and award-winning short fiction writer. Watch for workshops and programs with Diane from March to May. She will be in the Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For more information or to set up an appointment with Diane, please contact Anna Scott at (780) 532-3580 or

Friends of the Library Spring Silent Auction
Join the Friends of the Grande Prairie Public Library for their annual Silent Auction in the Library from Tuesday, February 19th to Saturday, March 15th, 2007.

Exciting items including a miniature figurine from the Trail of Painted Ponies, a hockey stick autographed by the Edmonton Oilers and an original work by local artist Janice Lutsenko will be auctioned to support the purchase of furnishings and equipment for the new Library due to open in 2009.

Place your bid beginning February 19 and check back to see if you are still the winning bid! For more information call 532-3580


Anonymous said...

Bill, this is fantastic that you're posting information about what is going on in the community on your blog. Thank you so much for the coverage as well.

Diane Schuller
Writer in Residence
Check out the Writer! is a joint initiative of the Library Association of Alberta and Writers Guild of Alberta

Anonymous said...

Bill, me again. I thought I'd add one thing about my 3 month term as writer-in-residence. I'm also available to all the libraries and all writers in the entire Peace region. If a library or community group would like me to visit, please contact Anna Scott 532-3580, ext 234 or

Also, if anyone would like to have a personal one-on-one consultation with me they can email me at

I hope to be able to help as many writers and aspiring writers in the region as possible! I really appreciate what you're doing with your blog.

Diane Schuller
Writer in Residence


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