Monday, September 21, 2015

Sahra Hancock presents library initiatives to Pincher Creek Town Council

Toni Lucas

Pincher Creek and District Municipal Library Community Outreach Coordinator Sahra Hancock updated Town of Pincher Creek councilors of the library's recent activities at the regular meeting of Town council on Monday evening, September 14.  She talked about the upcoming Alberta Culture Days, an upcoming digital workstation, and arts programming.

"What I am actually here for is the invites I dropped off at your desks, earlier."   She explained the itinerary of events that will occur throughout the town of Pincher Creek for Alberta Culture Days September 24 and 25 and encouraged representatives from council to attend the various events that will occur at the Library, Allied Arts, and Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village with a number of these events in partnership with Napi Friendship Association.  "This is a new one for the library,  we haven't put on this event before, and we will see after if we will do it again."  Hancock said if the library will organize it again they would be open to working with other groups and growing the event.

Hancock explained the library plans to implement their first digital workstation, and Hancock indicated this station will be complimentary to RCADE, a project that was also presented to town council the same evening by James Van Leeuwen and Dan Crawford.  The workstation would provide public access to Adobe Creative Suite and other expensive software.

Hancock outlined the prior success of the Art in the Library project, and invited the councilors to attend the a new collection that will be displayed.  The grand opening of this collection will be held in conjunction with Alberta Culture Days on Friday evening September 25 at 6:00 pm.  She said the artists featured are Elaine Steinke, James Palmer, and Diana Calder.  Hancock told the council about an additional aspect to art in library.  "We are hoping to have two permanent displays at the library," featuring works from Stephanie Hardy and Bert Riggall.

Related stories:
RCADE project explained to Pincher Creek's councils
Bert Riggall Foundation honours his life with a photographic display
Alberta Culture Days in Pincher Creek

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