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Indigenous Voices brings the best of Canadian Indigenous writers to the Regina community

Regina residents are invited to discover the best of Canadian Indigenous writing at Indigenous Voices, an author discussion offered by Regina Public Library in partnership with the Saskatchewan Writers Guild.

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Published on: 2019-04-01

For Every Sunset We Haven’t Seen Opens at Dunlop Art Gallery

For Every Sunset We Haven’t Seen, a new exhibition opening at Dunlop Art Gallery, creates a space in which to experience emotions as time stops, walls fade away, and the environment stills us for a moment.

The exhibition by Nicole Kelly Westman, a Calgary-based artist of Métis and Icelandic descent, was curated by Jennifer Matotek, Dunlop Art Gallery Director/Curator. It will run from March 9 to April 24, at the Dunlop Art Gallery’s Sherwood Village Branch gallery.

For Every Sunset We Haven’t Seen uses lights, shadows, silks, and colours to transport us away from the frantic pace of modern life. Viewers step into a meditative space that mimics the outside and makes you forget where you are. The artist creates this illusion by hanging silk throughout the room, softening lights, and using a light filter to create shadows that suggest the presence of unseen objects like tree branches.

Viewers are invited to sit on artist-designed furniture and take in Westman’s poetic film about memory and absence, love and loss.

“Through Westman’s beautiful installation, visitors are asked to think about memory, and consider how we might capture memories and moments in different ways without taking photographs,” says Matotek. “It prompts us to think about other ways we might capture and remember moments in time.”

Westman will be available for interviews from March 7 to March 9.

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Published on: 2019-03-08

Regina Public Library celebrates Family Literacy Day with city-wide community storytime

Regina Public Library is taking storytime to the next level, with a city-wide party to celebrate the joy of reading as a family.

On January 26 at 1:30 pm, every RPL branch will welcome families to the library for an afternoon of activities focused on sharing literacy tools that families can try at home. The highlight of this year’s event will be a special storytime presented by community partners at each location.

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Published on: 2019-01-24

Are You My Mother? Opens at Dunlop Art Gallery

Are you my mother? tells a universal story. Loss, grief, the span of generations, oceans of distance, and personal differences are only some of the barriers separating the artists from their mothers. Through sculptures, interviews, performances, and visual art, the exhibition articulates the longing and love between mother and child in a series of works that describe the search for mother with moving emotional intensity.

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Published on: 2019-01-14

Carry Forward opens at Regina Public Library’s Dunlop Art Gallery

Carry Forward, a new exhibition at Dunlop Art Gallery, shines a light on how much is biased, hidden, and forgotten in a variety of documents and items from the past. The aim is to highlight how artifacts themselves tell only part of a story, often presented through the authoritative perspectives of dominant ideologies.

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Published on: 2018-11-05

Regina Public Library strives to increase financial literacy in the community

From paying for college to planning for retirement, personal finance dramatically impacts our lives. At a time when Canadians are struggling with increasingly high levels of household debt, and many fear what the future may bring in financial terms, learning how to master our money is of crucial importance.

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Published on: 2018-10-31

Regina Public Library offers programs for entrepreneurs and start-ups during Small Business Week.

Small business is big business in the Regina community, contributing significantly to our economy and offering numerous job opportunities. But the road to entrepreneurial success can be paved with challenges.

From October 15 to October 18 Regina Public Library will celebrate Small Business Week by offering a week-long series of workshops and information sessions tackling common issues faced by small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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Published on: 2018-10-12

Regina Public Library and University of Regina team up to discuss connection between literacy and lifelong learning

The development of literacy skills and support of lifelong learning can help give Regina residents the freedom and skills they need to thrive. This will be the topic of conversation in the mezzanine at Central Library on Thursday, September 6 at 7:00 pm.

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Published on: 2018-09-05

Dunlop Art Gallery public art project Roadside Attractions opens across the province.

From July 1 to August 31, Saskatchewanians will experience original contemporary art works by some of the most interesting Canadian artists of the day, while driving through the serene prairie landscape.

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Published on: 2018-06-25

Regina Public Library selects 2018-19 Writer in Residence

Regina Public Library (RPL) is pleased to announce the selection of Judith Silverthorne as its 2018-2019 Writer in Residence. Silverthorne will begin as Writer in Residence on September 24, 2018.

“We are excited to welcome Judith as our Writer in Residence,” said Jeff Barber, Library Director and CEO. “She brings a wealth of experience working and coaching other writers, and she has extensive knowledge of the Regina writing community, both as a published author and as a former Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild Executive Director. We can’t wait to work with her on her exciting ideas for the Writer in Residence program.”

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Published on: 2018-06-20

Ground-breaking virtual reality exhibition URL:IRL opens at Dunlop Art Gallery.

URL:IRL is unlike any Dunlop Art Gallery exhibition. The first professional art exhibition in Regina to feature virtual reality, it brings together the work of more than a dozen Canadian and international artists in over ten different media, and spills over gallery walls to include offsite performances, social media components, and digital experiences.

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Published on: 2018-05-28

Sun Life Financial brings the gift of music to the Prairies

Innovative Musical Instrument Lending Library program expands to Regina Public Library

REGINA, SK - (May 18, 2018) – Nothing but the sound of music for folks in the Prairies as residents of Regina will now be able to borrow musical instruments from Regina Public Library (RPL) for free, courtesy of the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library program.

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Published on: 2018-05-18

Regina Public Library delves into Margaret Atwood’s classic, The Handmaid’s Tale, in city-wide book club.

Since its publication in 1985, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has sparked debate on misogyny, patriarchy, religion, tolerance, totalitarianism, and the future of western society.

As political extremism is normalized, religions risk radicalization, and protest movements –  such as the Women’s March, #timesup and #metoo –  swell with growing support, reflection on these topics is particularly important.

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Published on: 2018-04-11

RPL hosts expert panel to discuss legalization of cannabis.

At the end of the summer, Regina will see a bigger change than yellowing leaves and shortening days. After a lengthy process, cannabis will be legalized, and Saskatchewan plans to issue 60 permits to private suppliers throughout the province.

How will this change affect the province? Regina Public Library dives into the debate with a provoking Hot Topics, taking place at 7:00 pm on April 10 at the RPL Film Theatre.

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Published on: 2018-04-09

Surface Handling Opens at Dunlop Art Gallery

Surface Handling, opening at the Dunlop Art Gallery on April 6, brings together the ancient and revered with the modern, youthful and irreverent, but for once past and present do not clash, but rather coexist in beautiful harmony.

Artists Diyan Achajadi and Brendan Lee Satish Tang are of mixed cultural heritage. The many strands that comprise their cultural identity influence the materials, techniques, and topics represented in their work. With a strong appreciation for traditional media – Tang is a ceramicist and Achjadi is a printmaker – both artists commit to the labour and processes necessary to their respective crafts. Their works conjure the past, while providing relevant reflections on cultural, technological, and environmental issues of the present.

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Published on: 2018-03-29

Museum of Future Histories Opens at Sherwood Gallery

Imagine a future in which the only way to experience a walk in the forest will be by going to a museum.

Laura St. Pierre’s latest exhibition, Museum of Future History/Musée de l’histoire à venir, opening at RPL’s Sherwood Branch Gallery on March 24, fast-forwards to that scenario.

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Published on: 2018-03-19

RPL Launches One-of-a-Kind Digital Media Studio

Regina Public Library has taken another leap towards becoming the library of the future with the opening of a one-of-a-kind Digital Media Studio, offering the Regina community unprecedented access to cutting-edge tech.

The Digital Media Studio is an interactive space with specialized hardware, equipment, and software that gives library customers the opportunity to explore, collaborate, and learn about digital media, and create professional quality audio and video productions.

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Published on: 2018-03-13

Four board members appointed to RPL Board of Directors

The Regina Public Library Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of four board members in 2018.

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Published on: 2018-01-24

RPL celebrates Family Literacy Day with city-wide initiative

RPL is supersizing storytime to celebrate the importance of reading together as a family. With help from many exciting partners, from cowboys to cats, RPL will throw a city-wide party to share in the wonder of reading.

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Published on: 2018-01-19

Director presents award-winning portrait of life on the streets

Regina Public Library is pleased to welcome acclaimed director Hugh Gibson, who will present his award-winning film, The Stairs, at a series of RPL Film Theatre screenings from January 25 to 28.

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Published on: 2018-01-18

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