Category: RPL's Events & Services
Stock up on your summer reading!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
10 am - 4 pm
George Bothwell Branch
Spoken Word $1
No taxes, GST exempt.
Save even more when you fill up a RPL bag for $10.
For more details, visit www.reginalibrary.ca or call 777-6000.
Payment by cash or cheque only.
Important Announcement Regarding Friday, October 22, 2010
Please note that all of Regina Public Library branches will be closed this Friday, October, 22 for a staff conference. We apologize for the inconvenience and will resume normal business hours starting on Saturday, October 23.
2010 Summer Escape Reading Contest
There's nothing like reading a great book in the lazy days of summer, especially when you have a chance to win some great prizes...
Starting June 14, tell us the title of a book you've read and be entered to win $50 Book & Brier gift certificates. Regular draws will take place at all RPL locations throughout the months of July and August. The Grand Prize - an evening at Beer Bros Bakery & Cuisine along with tickets to the Globe Theatre - will be drawn on September 10.
So don't forget to pick up your entry forms from any RPL branch or if you prefer, bookmark this link to enter online.
This contest runs from June 14 to August 31 and is only open to Regina and area residents.
Stock up for Summer!
Friday, May 28, 9:30 am-6:00 pm
Saturday, May 29, 9:30 am-5:00 pm
George Bothwell Library
Are you looking for some beach reading? Stock up on summer reading at George Bothwell Library’s Summer Booksale! A wide selection will be available. For more information, call 777-6000.
Hardcover Books, Movies, Spoken Word and Cds – $1.00
Paperbacks – 50¢
Buy a Book Bag and fill it – $10.00
Cash or cheques accepted
Tags in the New Catalogue
I've been playing with the tag feature in the new catalogue. Tags basically allow anyone to add a subject heading to a book, making it easier to find similar books. Recently I added the tag "love story with magic." So now, when you type that into the search bar, all of the books with that tag, or those words in the record pop up. Check it out here.
Want to add your own tags? Just log in to your account, search for a particular book, and scroll to the bottom of its record. You'll find a link that says "Add a Tag."
Our new catalogue ... please be patient
As you may be aware, RPL has moved to a new province wide consortium (One Province One Library Card), which also means a new catalogue.
This new system provides access to MANY more books - everything from the new to the hard to find, as well as to out of print editions, are now only a simple click of the Request button away.
Links for older blog posts will have broken, but we will try to restore as many of them as we can (although our first priority is to ensure that new posts are properly linked to the new catalogue).
Something else you may notice - there is not just one, but two versions of the catalogue:
1) Encore (with a Google-like search bar and interface and Amazon-like layout, including the option to "tag") and
2) the Classic (the more traditional looking catalogue where you can access your account, re-new items, check on your holds list, etc.)
If you have any questions or concerns about these changes, please do not hesitate to fill out the following online Comments form:
Evening with Saskatchewan Romance Writers
Romancing the Word: An Evening with Saskatchewan Romance Writers
Tuesday, February 23, 7:00-8:30 pm
RPL Film Theatre, Lower Level
The local contingent from Saskatchewan Romance Writers will read from works in progress or published pieces and speak, as a panel, about writing.
The following authors will be in attendance:
*Annette Bower: She explores women in families, women in communities and women at the beginning and end of love and their quest for love. Her stories are published in magazines and anthologies in Canada, the United States and the UK.
*Anita Mae Draper: She has written several novel length romances with the prairies as the backdrop. She is currently working on an inspirational historical set in 1879 Wyoming Territory.
*Susan Easton: She enjoys writing peoples’ stories – both fiction and non-fiction. Her articles and stories have been published in both local and national magazines in Canada and the United States.
*Karyn Good: She writes in the contemporary and paranormal sub-genres of romance. An unpublished writer who has just entered her first contest, she is currently working on a project she hopes to send out into the world this spring.
Free Viewing of A Prairie Romance
You are cordially invited to attend the "From the Vault: Archives on the Big Screen" at the Regina Public Library Film Theatre (2311 12th Avenue) on Wednesday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Join Master of Ceremonies, Fred Clipsham, and other special guests for an evening of education and entertainment featuring short films from archives in Saskatchewan.
Feature presentation will be a screening of the romantic film A Prairie Romance. Partially filmed at the Motherwell Homestead, this film tells the love story between a beautiful and intelligent young woman and an ambitious young man wanting to leave Saskatchewan to seek his fame and fortune. Will she convince her beau to stick around in Saskatchewan or will they be parted forever? Find out next Wednesday night at 7 pm...
RPL's Writer in Residence
Are you the next Kleypas, Dodd or Roberts? Have you started writing your romance novel but need some professional guidance to get you over your writer's block? Then you might want to consider making an appointment to talk with Regina Public Library's 23rd Writer in Residence, Terry Jordan. Until the end of June 2010, Terry will provide aspiring writers of all genres with the opportunity to receive guidance and advice from an established Canadian author.
Terry Jordan is an award-winning fiction writer, essayist and dramatist whose stage plays have been produced across the country. His book of stories, It’s a Hard Cow, won a Saskatchewan Book Award and was nominated for the Commonwealth Book Prize. His first novel, Beneath That Starry Place, was published internationally and was nominated for two Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award. The Globe & Mail called it “an achingly beautiful book.”
The Writer-in-Residence will be available every Tuesday from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm and 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
To discuss a manuscript, call 777-6069 to set up an appointment. Your manuscript should:
* Be typed and double-spaced on white 8-1/2 x 11” paper.
* Include your name, address and telephone number on the cover sheet.
* Include a short paragraph on your experience as a writer, and any training or publications to your credit.
* Include your last name and page number on each page. (e.g. Smith - Page 3).
* Maximum length: 15 pages, or one chapter of a novel, or up to 6 poems.
* Limit of one manuscript per person.
Note: Please send only a copy and retain your original manuscript.
The Writer-in-Residence office is located at Central Library, 2311- 12th Avenue, second floor, in the southwest corner beside the Learning Centre.
Weekend Booksale at RPL!!!
Stock up for Summer!
Friday, June 26, 9:30 am-6:00 pm
Saturday, June 27, 9:30 am-5:00 pm
George Bothwell Library, Southland Mall
Are you looking for some beach reading? Stock up on summer reading at George Bothwell Library’s Summer Booksale! A wide selection will be available. For more information, call 777-6021.
Hardcover Books – $1.00
CDs, Videos, Spoken Word – $1.00
Buy a Book Bag and fill it – $10.00
Paperbacks – 50¢
Magazines – 10¢
Cash, cheques, VISA, debit cards accepted.
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