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Lacombe Memorial Centre


Sep 24, 2018  |  8:30 am - 4:00 pm - Registration closes on September 14


Register to attend Parkland Regional Library's fall conference on September 24, 2018 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.

Registration is open to library staff, board members, municipal councillors and staff, library volunteers, and Friends of member libraries throughout the region.

Register now on Eventbrite

Registration closes on September 14

Conference schedule in brief:

9:00-9:30: Welcoming Ceremony with Ron Sheppard, Roy and Judy Louis

9:30-10:45: Opening Keynote: Historic Trauma, Healing and Reconciliation with Dr. Patti LaBoucane-Benson

11:15-12:15: Morning sessions:

  • 1, 2, 3 Read (and Play!) with me, with Rachelle McComb and Anna Wolkowski

  • Working with Indigenous Communities, with Colette Poitras and Diana Davidson

  • Everything you wanted to know about your library Manager, but were afraid to ask, with Tanya Pollard

  • Meet the Authors: Write in our own back yard, with Kimmy Beach, Joan Galat, Georgia Graham, and Fran Kimmel

1:30 - 2:45: Afternoon Sessions (Block 1)

  • Take Time for Story Time, with Rachel Verhaeghe and Maia Foster

  • Crisis Development and Introduction to Tactical Communication, with Kathie Brooks

  • ReFreshing your Library Board, Part 1, with Ken Allan

  • Mindfulness Meditation for Professionals, with Tracey Delfs

  3:00- 4:00: Afternoon Sessions (Block 2)

  • Having a bash! Planning large-sized events in a small-sized space, with Andrea Johnston

  • Yes! Just Say Yes!, with Caroline Vandriel, Jean Keetch, Deb Cryderman and Allison Stewart

  • ReFreshing your Library Board, Part 2, with Ken Allan

  • Let it Grow: Kindness at your Library, with Corrie Brown

There is no charge for member communities to attend.

Find additional information about each presentation and speaker in our conference program