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Please join us for an evening with Saskatchewan Poet Laureate, Don Kerr
Doors open at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at The Artesian 2627 13th Avenue, Regina. Everyone is welcome to this public meeting sponsored by Friends of the Regina Public Library. Donations gratefully accepted.
Don Kerr is a strong advocate of public libraries and heritage conservation. He is the author of A Book in Every Hand, which celebrates the history of public libraries and chronicles the struggles and triumphs of this world-class, made-in-Saskatchewan achievement. Don taught English at the University of Saskatchewan for forty years. He has written short stories, non-fiction, poetry and produced five plays. Don Kerr has worked for architectural preservation and has served on many organizations dedicated to culture and the arts.
The evening will include an update on the Library Board’s proposed redevelopment of Central Library and a public discussion of this plan.
For more information call 535-9570
Plans are moving ahead on this project. FRPL is holding a meeting to discuss recent developments about Central Branch and determine next steps.
Thursday May 3, 2012, 7 pm.
Fellowship Hall, lower level, Westminster United Church, 3025 13th Avenue. Wheelchair access via elevator at northeast corner of the building.
FRPL made a presentation to the Regina Public Library Board on April 24, asking for information about plans for Central Branch. Covering letter FRPL to RPL Board – April 18, 2012 – letter – final Presentation FRPL to RPL Board – April 18, 2012 – presentation – final wih addition
A letter from the Library Director dated April 17, 2012 arrived after FRPL had met the formal deadline for making a submission to the April 24 meeting. Jeff_Barber_Letter_-_April_17,_2012
FRPL commented that the information in the letter did not provide enough detail and that the information should have been provided before the Library Board proceeded with its current actions about Central Branch.
The Board did not ask any questions or make any comments on the FRPL presentation.
The following is a LeaderPost article about the presentation. “Friends of the Regina Public Library cries foul” http://www.leaderpost.com/entertainment/Friends+Regina+Public+Library+cries+foul/6513882/story.html
We will be back at RPL Board on April 24 at 4:30 pm to try again for answers to our concerns about the planning process around Central Branch upgrades.
Please attend and show your interest in this important issue.
The meeting starts promptly at 4:30, so please try to arrive a bit earlier for seating.