Items for Nov 29th Silent Auction Fundraiser!

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Looking for holiday gift ideas? Check out the items available at our upcoming Margaret Williams Trust Silent Auction Fundraiser Saturday, November 29, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The auction will take place at the A.C. Hunter Public Library, Arts and Culture Centre, 125 Allandale Road, St. John’s.

All proceeds go to the Margaret Williams Trust Award which helps recipients pursuing graduate studies in librarianship, archival studies or teacher librarianship, or pursuing professional and research opportunities.

For more information on the event, please contact Amanda Power.

Relaxation Basket

Relaxation Basket

Felt Tea Cozy

Felt Tea Cozy

Aveeno Gift Set

Aveeno Gift Set

Wine Package: Hand painted wine glasses and carafe set from Gingergirl Painting, plus a bottle of local Moose Joose wine

Wine Package: Hand painted wine glasses and carafe set from Gingergirl Painting, plus a bottle of local Moose Joose wine

Hand painted coat hook from Gingergirl Painting

Hand painted coat hook from Gingergirl Painting

Handmade felt mittens from Knittin’ Mitten Momma

Handmade felt mittens from Knittin’ Mitten Momma

Package of 4 Beach Blends Notecards (blank inside) reproduced from original artwork by Joanne Costello

Package of 4 Beach Blends Notecards (blank inside) reproduced from original artwork by Joanne Costello

Original artwork by Joanne Costello "Gooseberry Cove".  Acrylic on paper

Original artwork by Joanne Costello “Gooseberry Cove”. Acrylic on paper

Cozy Winter Basket: 3 pairs of hand knit socks, a hot chocolate gift set, & 3 books

Cozy Winter Basket: 3 pairs of hand knit socks, a hot chocolate gift set, & 3 books

Writer’s package of books

Writer’s package of books

WWI NL package of books

WWI NL package of books

Military history/war package of books

Military history/war package of books

NL book package

NL book package

Leisure reading package

Leisure reading package

Crocheted fingerless gloves

Crocheted fingerless gloves

Crocheted shawl

Crocheted shawl

NL book package

NL book package

NL book package

NL book package

NL book package

NL book package

NL book package

NL book package

"Fluctuat Nec Mergitur" by Jean Claud Roy

“Fluctuat Nec Mergitur” by Jean Claud Roy

1 hour face painting from Pixy Mama. Suitable for a party or event!

1 hour face painting from Pixy Mama. Suitable for a party or event!

12 decadent Chocolate Cupcakes from Wendy Rodgers

12 decadent Chocolate Cupcakes from Wendy Rodgers

Original framed painting by local artist Owen Whelan

Original framed painting by local artist Owen Whelan

NL Memoirs package of books

NL Memoirs package of books

NL Biographies package of books

NL Biographies package of books

NL book package

NL book package

Original Artwork by Susan Kearsey

Original Artwork by Susan Kearsey

Wine Basket

Wine Basket

Blueberry White Chocolate Coffee Cake by Janet Goosney

Blueberry White Chocolate Coffee Cake by Janet Goosney

Limited edition print by local artist John Andrews

Limited edition print by local artist John Andrews

Handmade "polar bear" earrings from Purple Raven Boutique

Handmade “polar bear” earrings from Purple Raven Boutique

Tickets available on Historic Newfoundland Map Reproductions

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As part of our Margaret Williams Trust Silent Auction Fundraiser on November 29, we are selling tickets on two framed prints from the Centre for Newfoundland Studies. Tickets are $2 each OR 3 for $5. Two winners will be chosen, so you have two chances to win one of these beautiful prints!

"A sketch of The River Exploits and The east end of Lieutenant's Lake in Newfoundland" by Royal Navy lieutenant John Cartwright (Reproduction of 1775 hand-drawn original). Shows the area from the Bay of Exploits to Red Indian Lake where Gov. Palliser sent Cartwright to bring about friendly relations with the Beothuk. Size: approx. 30”X26”

“A sketch of The River Exploits and The east end of Lieutenant’s Lake in Newfoundland” by Royal Navy lieutenant John Cartwright (Reproduction of 1775 hand-drawn original). Shows the area from the Bay of Exploits to Red Indian Lake where Gov. Palliser sent Cartwright to bring about friendly relations with the Beothuk. Size: approx. 30”X26”

“Partie orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada” by Jacques Nicolas Bellin (reproduction of 1755 hand-engraved chart published in Paris). Chart shows areas of military and industrial importance to the French - the coastlines of Newfoundland, the ‘Eskimaux’ coast and New France, the course of the St Lawrence River to Lake Ontario, and the fishing grounds to the south of Newfoundland. Size: approx. 30”X26”

“Partie orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada” by Jacques Nicolas Bellin (reproduction of 1755 hand-engraved chart published in Paris). Chart shows areas of military and industrial importance to the French – the coastlines of Newfoundland, the ‘Eskimaux’ coast and New France, the course of the St Lawrence River to Lake Ontario, and the fishing grounds to the south of Newfoundland. Size: approx. 30”X26”

To purchase tickets please contact Amanda Power.

Silent Auction Fundraiser November 29

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shhThe Margaret Williams Trust Fund Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, November 29, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The auction will take place at the A.C. Hunter Public Library, Arts and Culture Centre, 125 Allandale Road, St. John’s. Photos and descriptions of auction items are available on our website and facebook.

For 30 years the Margaret Williams Trust Fund has helped recipients pursuing graduate studies in librarianship, archival studies or teacher librarianship, or to pursue professional and research opportunities. Many NLLA members have been grateful recipients.

The fundraiser will include tea, coffee, snacks and trivia! We will also have items available for purchase like felt gift card holders in more than 30 designs and crocheted wine/liquor gift bags, both from Jewel Cousens.

Felt gift card holders in over 30 designs from Jewel Cousens ($2 each)

Felt gift card holders in over 30 designs from Jewel Cousens ($2 each)

Assorted wine/liquor gift sleeves from Jewel Cousens ($4 each)

Assorted crocheted wine/liquor gift sleeves from Jewel Cousens ($4 each)

Thank-you to all those who generously donated items for the auction.

For more information, please contact Amanda Power.

Canadian Library Month: Libraries Inspire Contest

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cla-LibraryMonth-banner-web-e-v1-300x158October is Canadian Library Month and the theme for 2014 is “Libraries Inspire”! Celebrate Canadian Library Month with us.

The NLLA along with our sponsor, the Library Services Centre (LSC), are holding a contest where you could win $1000 worth of books for a library in Newfoundland & Labrador!

We want to know how libraries inspire; tell us your favourite book and why it inspires you. If your entry is selected, the school or public library of your choice will win $1000 worth of books from LSC (and there’s a prize for you, too!).

There are two ways to enter:

1. Complete our online entry form
OR
2. Download an english or french entry form and mail it to: NLLA, CLM contest, PO Box 23192, Churchill Square, St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J9

The winner will be chosen from all the entries received by November 30, 2014.

You can also download a bilingual promo sheet with contest details. To find out more about how libraries are celebrating Canadian Library Month, and for a free library tool kit to promote CLM in your library, visit: librarymonth.ca.

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Registration for the 2014 LTAIG Annual Conference is now open!

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2014 Annual LTAIG Conference: Winds of Change

2014 Annual LTAIG Conference: Winds of Change

The Library Technicians and Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG) is holding its annual one-day conference on Tuesday, October 14. It will be held at the CMC Library, ED2030, in the G.A. Hickman Building, on the Memorial University of Newfoundland’s St. John’s Campus. Check out the conference web page for more details or download the conference program.

Register online. The Conference is free to all NLLA members!

Margaret Williams Trust Award Silent Auction: Seeking Donated Items

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auction-guyThe Margaret Williams Trust Award is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary! Since 1984, the fund has helped recipients pursuing graduate studies in librarianship, archival studies or teacher librarianship or pursue professional and research opportunities. Many NLLA members have been grateful recipients.

Although it has historically generated enough income to award an annual prize of $1000-2000, this year the fund will dip very close to it’s principal amount. The NLLA Happenings Committee, in conjunction with the Margaret Williams Trust Fund Board of Trustees is holding a silent auction. They hope that this auction will help to ensure that the trust will continue to support and encourage professional growth in the library community in our province.

Donated items are currently being sought for the silent auction. Ideas for items to donate could include: services, gift certificates, artwork, gift baskets, or handmade items, and you are also invited to be creative. The organizers are open to any ideas for donations that you may have. Please contact Amanda Power by the end of September if you would like to make a contribution, indicating what you are planning to donate (a photo of the item would be helpful) as well as the minimum value you would like assigned to the item(s).

The date of the silent auction is to be determined, with mid-November being tentatively considered, and more details about the event will follow.

September NLLA Happening Cancelled

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UPDATE: The September Happening has been cancelled.

A happening to start the fall off with some creative fun!

Please come to the Marjorie Mews Public Library and create a mug of your own, enjoy the company of your library buddies and have some refreshments as well.

Thursday September 18 at 7:00 pm
Cost $20 (Covers cost of mug, paints, firing and technical expertise by Clay Café)

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