Thursday, April 25

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Preconference Session

The Magic of Making Books - Building Literacy Skills One Activity at a Time, One Child at a Time  - Wendy Hodgson-Sadgrove

Language learning and literacy skills begin in infanthood. Learn, through photos, examples, and a hands-on activities, how to use a few simple, inexpensive materials and book formats to enhance your library programs and encourage children/teens/parents to continue creating at home.

Speaker:  Wendy Hodgson-Sadgrove is the Assistant Director of Westlock Libraries.  As an experienced Book Artist with expertise in providing interactive workshops, she has integrated both her knowledge of book structures and the need for practical repair solutions into a library setting.   She is an avid reader and a strong believer in the value of public libraries in communities.

Unfortunately we have had to cancel Engaging the Twitch Generation due to insufficient enrollment. Those who had registered will receive a refund of their fee.


3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Registration Desk open

3:00 p.m.-5 p.m. EPL 100 - Just Getting Started! The Edmonton Public Library Board invites you to help celebrate EPL's 100th Birthday. Tent City. Refreshments and host bar.

6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Dinner

6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Exhibits open in the Mary Schaeffer Ballroom

Social Activities

7:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m. First Timers’ Get Together

9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Opening Reception

Printable Thursday Program

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