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May 31, 2011 - 3:00pm — lauralee
Public Voting for the Comic Strip Contest is Now Open!
Thank you to all the participants who submitted their comic strips to the contest! Four independent judges selected the top five entries, after considerable deliberation. Now, we're asking central Albertans to choose the winner and runner-up of the comic strip contest. Place your vote by using the like button on the comic you like best. One vote per person please!
First prize: Wacom Intuos Tablet
Second prize: Set of 24 Copic Markers
Voting closes Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11 pm.
Board Basics Workshop Coming to Coronation October 24
This workshop is open to all library trustees, library managers and library system staff. It is designed to help participants support effective public library service in their communities and regions. Come prepared to ask lots of questions, become informed, meet colleagues from across the province and have FUN! Lunch is provided.
Date: October 24, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Coronation Memorial Library
Registration Deadline: October 16, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Why the library?
As our culture is shifting to a more active role in the creation of culture and information, today’s libraries are finding new and innovative ways to extend their collections and services, providing access to a wide variety of tools, both high-tech and low-tech, to empower their communities.
Today’s public libraries are thriving technology hubs that millions rely on as their first or only choice for Internet access and digital content. Public libraries offer free classes and one-on-one instruction on technology, Internet and resource use. They help people start businesses, create resumes, search for jobs and apply for jobs online. Libraries help people connect with government and their communities, complete online forms and use online services.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month
This September, public libraries across the region are promoting the value of a library card and library services. From finding a job, starting a new business, to getting homework help and becoming more engaged in your community, a library card offers limitless opportunities to transform lives through education and lifelong learning.
This year Parkland Regional libraries join the American Library Association - and thousands of libraries across North America – to celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month in September, which coincides with the beginning of the school year. We join together to remind parents, caregivers and students – during the month when back-to-school activities are at full throttle – that a library card is the most important school supply of all.
Hoopla adds DC Comics
There are some familiar faces in Hoopla lately - DC and Vertigo comics have been added to the collection! You can check out titles such as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Watchmen, Superman: Earth One, Sandman, Daytripper and more. Go to Hoopla now to see the entire offering.
Oct 5-9 - Comic Strip Contest Facebook voting
Oct 5-30 - 32nd Annual Taleblazers Festival a literary arts festival for children
Mid-October - Man Booker Prize winner announced
Oct 13-18 - Wordfest, Calgary
Oct 15-25 - LitFest, Edmonton International Literary Festival
Oct 20 - Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference
Oct 24 - Board Basics workshop in Coronation (9:30-3:30)
Oct 26 - Libraries Advisory Group Meeting at PRL (10-3)
Early Nov - Writers' Trust of Canada awards announced
Nov 5 - PRL Board Meeting (1-3pm)
Nov 10 - Giller Prize winner announced
Nov 13 - Deadline for submissions to Winter Quatrefoil
Mid November - Governor General's Literary Awards announced
Nov 21 - International Games Day