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Regina Public Library to host SaskEnergy Willow Awards Gala

Regina Public Library (RPL) will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the SaskEnergy Willow Awards with a virtual gala on Wednesday, June 1, from 11:00am to 12:00pm, via Zoom.

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Published on: 2022-05-25


Finding the path to reconciliation with Tanya Talaga

Regina Public Library (RPL) will welcome author Tanya Talaga to Regina for an empowering talk on finding the path forward for truth and reconciliation at 7:30 pm on Thursday, May 26 at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 2445 Albert Street.

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Published on: 2022-05-16


Spring 2022 exhibitions at Dunlop Art Gallery question relationships with our body and our environment

Dunlop Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibitions. At Central Gallery, the group exhibition In My Skin presents powerful assertions about bodily self-pride and ownership.  Sherwood Gallery hosts Bill Burns: The Salt, the Milk, the Donkey, the Honey, the Folk Singers, about trade economy, food production, and advanced industrialism.

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Published on: 2022-03-29


Regina Public Library celebrates International Women’s Day

Regina Public Library (RPL) celebrates International Women’s Day by hosting online and in-person programs that give voice to women’s achievements and struggles in the fight for gender equality, especially those that have been historically left out of the conversation.

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Published on: 2022-03-01


Regina Public Library offers Black History Month resources

In honour of Black History Month, Regina Public Library offers books, programs, films, and more that celebrate the Black experience and spotlight Black achievement, with an emphasis on the unique voices of Black people living in the Canadian prairies.

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Published on: 2022-02-04


Indigenous Storytelling at Regina Public Library

Regina Public Library (RPL) celebrates Aboriginal Storytelling Month throughout February, with a variety of offerings that give voice to Indigenous and Métis experiences.

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Published on: 2022-02-02


New exhibition Shelley Niro: A Good, Long Look honours family, the land, and Indigenous histories

Dunlop Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the new exhibition A Good, Long Look, which spans the robust artistic career of award-winning artist and filmmaker Shelley Niro. Through this collection of photography, painting, and mixed media, Niro challenges dominant colonial narratives and stereotypes of Indigenous people, often using humour and a flair for storytelling. Casting her family members in her work, Niro deepens her family lore and explores the intricacies of her Indigenous identity that is richly connected to land and place.

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Published on: 2022-01-24


Bridgerton series tops lists of most-read eBooks in 2021

The lords and ladies of the Bridgerton series proved popular with Regina readers: Julie Quinn's The Bridgerton Collection, Vol. 1 topped both the most-borrowed fiction and the most-borrowed romance eBooks at Regina Public Library.

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Published on: 2022-01-04


Fall program series shines a spotlight on Métis culture and traditions

Regina Public Library (RPL) will host a series of online and in-person programs highlighting Métis culture and traditions this fall, from October 22 to November 14.

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Published on: 2021-10-18


Truth and Reconciliation is the focus of Regina Public Library’s Small Business Week

Regina Public Library will host a series of free online presentations to celebrate Small Business Week October 17-23. In response to Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action 92, this year’s events focus on raising awareness about opportunities for Indigenous-led business practices.

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Published on: 2021-10-14


New exhibition guides us toward a restorative relationship with nature

Dunlop Art Gallery is proud to announce the opening of the new exhibition Processes of Remediation by celebrated artist Alana Bartol. This exhibition draws on Bartol’s work with dowsing, as well as its history in mining and resource extraction. In her artwork, Bartol uses dowsing to ask audiences to reconsider consumption-driven relationships to the earth and to what are known as 'natural resources.’ This exhibition was developed by Bartol at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery in response to the recent controversy over open pit mining in southern Alberta.
 

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Published on: 2021-10-12


Regina Public Library recognizes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with talk by author Bevann Fox

Regina Public Library will host an in-person event to recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at 12:00 pm on Thursday, September 30, at Central Library, 2311 12th Avenue. The event will also be streamed live via YouTube.

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Published on: 2021-09-28


Dunlop Art Gallery exhibition curated by Queer City Cinema Artistic Director

Dunlop Art Gallery is proud to announce the new exhibition Projections, which addresses perceptions of queerness, sexuality, race, and gender while considering the future of Indigenous, Black and Queer cultural expression.

Projections brings together the work of Léuli Eshrāghi and Jessica Karuhanga in an immersive walk-through video installation. Léuli Eshrāghi is a Sāmoan/Persian/Cantonese interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator and researcher. Jessica Karuhanga is a first-generation Canadian artist of British-Ugandan heritage, whose work explores cultural politics of identity and Black diasporic concerns through lens-based technologies, writing, drawing and performances. 
 

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Published on: 2021-09-24


National Sixties Scoop exhibit in Regina Public Library

A travelling exhibit that tells the history of the Sixties Scoop, and its survivors will be on display at Regina Public Library’s Central Library (2311 12th Avenue) on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021, from 11:00am to 7:00pm.

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Published on: 2021-09-09


Dunlop Art Gallery celebrates experimental music with artist Josh Thorpe and local partners

This fall, Regina Public Library’s Dunlop Art Gallery has teamed up with Canadian partners to present a series of performances and experimental music events with the launch of Josh Thorpe’s album Love & Weather and his Unusual Music Exchange project.

Dunlop Art Gallery and YYZ Artist Outlet in Toronto came together to produce Josh Thorpe’s vinyl album through a shared desire to support and showcase experimental sound works. Local establishments CJTR Regina Community Radio and T+A Vintage will partner throughout September to host live events in person, on air, and online that reach across Canada and Europe.

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Published on: 2021-08-30


Regina Public Library selects 2021-2022 Writer in Residence

Regina Public Library (RPL) is pleased to announce the selection of Neil Aitken as its 2021-2022 Writer in Residence. 

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Published on: 2021-08-04


New exhibition – Luther Konadu: Particularly Tentative opens at Regina Public Library’s Dunlop Art Gallery

Dunlop Art Gallery is proud to announce the opening of the new exhibition Particularly Tentative, which explores Luther Konadu’s interest in portrait photography as it relates to personal and collective beliefs of identity. The exhibition runs July 17 - September 25, 2021 at Dunlop Art Gallery (Sherwood Village Branch).

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Published on: 2021-07-16


Multi-faith youth exhibition at Dunlop Art Gallery celebrates respect across Saskatchewan

Dunlop Art Gallery and Regina Public Library are proud to announce the opening of Multi-Faith Saskatchewan’s The Saskatchewan Visual Art Project exhibition, which is on display at Central Library’s 2nd Story gallery wall from July 7 to September 1, 2021.

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Published on: 2021-07-08


New exhibition 'Daphne Boyer: Otipemisiwak' celebrates three generations of Métis women

Dunlop Art Gallery is proud to announce the opening of the new exhibition Otipemisiwak, a Michif term meaning “people who live by their own rules.” The exhibition celebrates the lives and material cultures of three women: the artist’s great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother.

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Published on: 2021-06-29


John Peet : My Grandfather’s Pictures opens at Regina Public Library’s Dunlop Art Gallery

John Peet: My Grandfather's Pictures, a new exhibition at Dunlop Art Gallery, features work by Regina-based artist and ceramicist John Peet. The exhibition includes images of his grandfather’s time at Mount Cashel Orphanage in the early 1900s.

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Published on: 2021-06-10


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