Sunday, September 06, 2009

A few odds and sods in the Edmonton library community

First off, if those student loans/scholarships are treating you well this September, you have the chance to hobnob with John Wood, founder of Room to Read on October 5th at the Sutton Place Hotel in Edmonton. Details are below:

"- Imagine a world in which every child can read
- Envision a world where every child has access to books
- Picture a world where all children realize their full potential!

Join us....
for lunch to meet John Wood, Founder of Room to Read, a Time Magazine Asian Hero and author of
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: an Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children.

Monday, Oct. 5, 2009
Sutton Place Hotel, 10235 101 St.
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Tickets: $60. per person, $500. for 10 person table.
To register contact: roomtoreadedm@yahoo.ca; 780-481-6308
Space is limited, reserve your seat today!

www.roomtoread.org
World Change Starts With Educated Children"

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Next up, the Greater Edmonton Library Association is having its Fall Social for all members (psst! membership is free for SLIS students!) at one of our favorite places - Martini's Lounge, a haven of free popcorn and sweet 1980s jams. It's located at 9910 109 Street, near the Legislature and a hop, skip, and jump from Grandin LRT station. Show up on Thursday, September 10, 2009 for an opportunity to meet and mingle with some movers and shakers in the Edmonton library community.

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Finally, for those of you waiting with baited breath to join the ranks of FLIF, we'll be at the upcoming Bagel Day in Henderson Hall - that's this Wednesday, September 9th. We'll be talking briefly about our purpose, our initiatives, and various positions you can volunteer for within the group. See you there!

2 comments:

FLIF said...

the fall social starts right after work - 5:00 p.m. Go on - you deserve a nice beer after a hard day's work!

FLIF said...

Us FLIF folk are bad with providing times, it seems. The Bagel Day will be at noon on this upcoming Wednesday.