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May
5
Regina Public Library to host Mental Health Tradeshow Regina Public Library (RPL) is offering the public an opportunity to connect with mental health services and resources this Saturday, May 6, at its first Mental Health Tradeshow. “It’s a chance for us to raise awareness, engage in conversation, and help connect people with opportunities to learn about the many services available in our community,” Nancy MacKenzie, RPL’s Manager, Community Engagement and Programming, said.  The event...
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May
2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 2, 2017 Wafaa Bilal: 168:01 May 5 to June 25, 2017 Dunlop Central Gallery, 2311- 12th  Avenue Reception: Friday, May 5, 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: Monday, June 5, 7:00 pm, RPL Film Theatre, 2311- 12th  Avenue Curated by Srimoyee Mitra, Organized and Circulated by the Art Gallery of Windsor In 168:01, Iraqi-born, New York-based artist Wafaa Bilal takes the Bayt al-Hikma, or House of Wisdom, as a starting point for a sculptural installation of a library,...
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May
2
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May
1
Provincial library system up and running The online, province-wide library catalogue has been turned back on, and people from across the province once again have access to thousands of books, e-books, DVDs and more. “As of this morning, the borders between libraries in the province were reopened, and the entire online catalogue is available to Saskatchewan residents,” Jeff Barber, Regina Public Library Director and CEO, said. “We are pleased we can once again provide province-wide access...
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Apr
25
                                               AGM Update. Advocacy Article #5, and Public Library Update     April 25, 2017 The Board of Directors of SLA Reminder of the Annual General Meeting of the Saskatchewan Library Association   Thursday May 4, 2017 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Wapiti Room, Elk...
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Apr
10
                   3rd in a Series of Articles Introducing Advocacy for the 2017 Conference April 7, 2017 Advocacy and the 2017 SLA Conference    Now is the summer of our discontent, made terrible winter by an unfortunate economic climate. Though now we must enter a new phase in our struggle to advance the cause of...
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Apr
7
                        Update for for SLA Members and Stakeholder RE:  Save Public Libraries Initiatives  April 6, 2017 SLA Board Commited to "Save Public Libraries"   SLA  believes that the cuts to public library budgets is an...
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Apr
7
Regina Public Library not requesting mill rate increase The Regina Public Library (RPL) Board of Directors will not approach Regina City Council to request a mill rate increase to supplement its 2017 budget. The decision was made Wednesday night. “We have significant budget challenges but our Board has decided that we will not be pursuing a mill rate change request,” Quinlan said. “Our customers are also feeling the effects of the recent budget and we don’t want to place any additional...
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Apr
7
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2017 Christopher Campbell Gardiner: Riddance To June 14, 2017 Dunlop Sherwood Gallery, 6121 Rochdale Boulevard Artist in Attendance: Monday to Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm Reception: Saturday, June 3, 1:00 pm Curated by Wendy Peart, Curator of Education and Community Outreach Riddance represents a shift in local artist Christopher Campbell Gardiner’s remarkably consistent, process-based, and deeply personal work. For nearly twenty-five years, Gardiner...
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Apr
4
MEDIA ADVISORY For immediate release: Thursday March 30, 2017 Library cuts astounding REGINA, SK — Members of the Friends of the Regina Public Library were astounded by the Saskatchewan government’s recent announcement of budget cuts to city and regional libraries. The cut to Regina Public Library was significant – about 3% of the budget. The cuts to the regional library systems will have a devastating impact on those libraries. What is most dismaying is the attitude of the...
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