One Book One Province

Feb. 9, 2017
Join SLA and the province in a Shared Reading Experience
One Book One Province Project Launches in March 2017
The Saskatchewan Library Association is marking its 75th anniversary by launching a new project in March 2017 entitled One Book One Province, which invites residents of the province to read, discuss, and engage in a single selected book. The title of this year's selected book is The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir, by Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter, and published by the University of Regina Press.
The One Book One Province team has developed partnerships and resources, and are ready to share these wonderful opportunities to engage your library community, no matter what type of library, in interesting programs. Sharing The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir will provide an opening for libraries to involve patrons in conversations that will address the issue of residential schools and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.
Project activities will be held during the month of March, and you can find several resources on the SLA website  to help your library plan and implement a program locally.
Resources include:
  • an author tour with David Carpenter at 9 library locations across the province
  • celebration events in Saskatoon, Regina, and Prince Albert
  • a book club resource page including reader's guide questions, a YouTube video of David Carpenter discussing self-editing focusing on the Augie Merasty experience, a contextual PowerPoint presentation, and more
  • distribution of posters throughout the province to all libraries and stakeholders
One Book, One Province supports local planning by facilitating partnership opportunities with organizations including the Yorkton Film Festival (YFF) and the Office of the Treaty Commissioner. (OTC). Contact them to find out more about OTC speakers or YFF film programs. Other community organizations are offering programs to enhance the experience - watch for announcements in our publications and on the website.
Continue to watch SLAte and the website for program updates and information about purchasing more copies of the book.
SLA will help promote your event or program through the website, social media, and the association newsletter.
Please register your local project here.
For more information about ordering the book, please see the order sheet.
Please feel free to contact us (information below) with further questions.

  Saskatchewan Library Association

15-2010 7th Ave.

Regina, SK S4R 1C2

Phone: 306-780-9413 or 306-780-9409

Fax: 306-780-9447 


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The Saskatchewan Library Association gratefully acknowledges 

the support of our funding agencies.



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