Wapiti Newsletter - December 2017

Dec. 13, 2017


Wapiti Regional Library

Serving Central Saskatchewan



In This Issue

What's Happening At Wapiti Branch Libraries

Model Ship and Aircraft Exhibit Honors Remembrance Day

Trivia Night Fundraiser a Huge Success

SK Author Langford Gives First Reading




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SK Library Week Celebrated in Spiritwood   

The recent SK Library Week was celebrated at Spiritwood Public Library with a series of popular events. Author Carla Braidek read from her two books of poetry, a concert entertained the kids, and the library joined with the Links to Learning Spiritwood Literacy Partnership for an afternoon of challenging craft activities.

Unique Quilt Raffled at Shellbrook Public Library



Shellbrook Public Library recently sold raffle tickets for a handmade "Bookshelf" lap quilt, created to look like books resting in a bookshelf. In late October, the draw was made revealing G. Kostyniuk as the lucky winner. All funds will go towards library programs for patrons. Congratulations to community members for supporting your local library. 

Extended Community Supports Library Halloween Fundraiser 

The second annual Leoville Public Library Halloween Fundraiser Costume Dance was wholeheartedly supported by the community as the event of the season. Seventy children and their families participated, dancing and enjoying hot dogs and perogies served by library staff and local board members.  


Leoville and Chitek Lake residents had previously donated prizes for which the library sold raffle tickets. Draws were then made at the Dance to close a very successful evening.   


Thanks to all who planned and participated in the event, demonstrating the value of the Leoville Public Library within the community.


Blaine Lake Public Library Does Halloween



Halloween was a blast at the Blaine Lake Public Library where Branch Librarian Patricia Argent decorated, dressed up, and handed out treats to the community's library users.   



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See What's Happening at All Wapiti Branch Libraries

Innovative programming happens daily in our Wapiti libraries. For a good look at the great job our Branch Librarians and local boards are doing when it comes to planning informative, engaging, and fun programs for the communities they serve, go to our website (www.wapitilibrary.ca), scroll down to the four informational boxes, then click on Upcoming Events in the far right box. Once you've browsed, choose which programs you will attend at a library near you.




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Model Ship and Aircraft Exhibit Helps Commemorate Remembrance Day at Library

In the spirit of remembrance, model builder Wayne Welker displayed his extensive collection of aircraft and ships at the Cudworth Public Library.

Most of the model ships represent those used during World War II to present time. Aircraft models represent originals ranging from 1939 to those used today in countries including Canada.
Both library staff and patrons enjoyed the exhibit, appreciating what the models represent and the many long hours it took to create them in such meticulous detail.  


Of particular interest to young and old alike was a diorama depicting a harbour as it existed during World War II.



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Trivia Night Fundraiser a Huge Success

In early November, the Hudson Bay Public Library held its 4th Annual Trivia Night fundraiser. Fourteen teams participated in the spirited contest, resulting in a decisive win by Alana's Aces, who have now won for the third time.


Over 100 people attended the event to witness what has become a community tradition.  


The library staff and board thanks everyone who participated, donated, or worked at the event with a special thanks to Scotiabank for matching the proceeds and to its employees who helped at the fundraiser.  


The event raised $2300 for the library, which, when combined with the Scotiabank matching grant, will make a grand total of $4600. All proceeds will be used for programs and materials.  



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SK Author Robin Langford Gives First Reading of New Book at Canwood Public Library

Saskatchewan author Robin Langford recently published his new book, The Cowboy in Me. It's a fascinating account of his life as an independent wrangler, trapper, guide, and rancher throughout Western Canada, beginning with his birth in 1947.


Canwood Public Library was fortunate to book Langford for the first public reading of his work. The people attending found him "excellent, with laughter and tears."  

Langford's book is available through your local Wapiti library. Or go to our website at www.wapitilibrary.ca to perform a search, then place a request.



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