Category Archives: Happenings

Avalon Area Winter Happening!

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The NLLA Professional Development and Events Committee is organizing a “Happening” for the St. John’s area. Join us on the evening of April 6, 6:00-8:00 pm at Mochanopoly Board Game Cafe on 204 Water Street. The cost will be $5 plus your food and drink (non-alcoholic beverages available). If you would like to attend, please contact Patti Bryant:

Bean to Bar: A Discovery of Chocolate and Dessert Wine

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April Happening, Bean to Bar: A Discovery of Chocolate and Dessert WineThe NLLA is pleased to present our April Happening, Bean to Bar: A Discovery of Chocolate and Dessert Wine, hosted by Alexis Templeton and Tom Beckett. Learn about the chocolate making process, the technique of chocolate tasting and the art of matching wines.

The event will take place at the Howley Estates Tasting Room on Friday, April 17 at 7:30 pm.

The cost is $29.00 per person. Space is limited (we have 24 spots available) so please RSVP as soon as possible, and by April 9 at the latest.

View full menu, including information on reservation and payment procedures, or contact Amanda Power (NLLA Happenings Committee) for more details.

As always, you do not need to be a member of NLLA to attend!

NLLA March Happening

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Interested in financial literacy? Join the NLLA and learn from Christine Allum, Manager of Education Programs with the Investor Education Fund in Toronto.

Christine will be hosting the Education Institute webinar, Get Smarter About Money, on Tuesday March 31st.

The webinar will be shown at the  A. C. Hunter Children’s Library at 1:30pm.

For more information about the webinar:
Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 25th to
Amanda Power:

NLLA Winter Warmer!

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NLLA Winter warmer










Please RSVP: Amanda Power or Julia Mayo  if you plan to attend.



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)

Chocolate Tasting March 28th

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Please RSVP: Amanda Power or Julia Mayo  if you plan to attend.

NLLA’s Grinch Gift Exchange!

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Where: Bitters Pub Boardroom, 216 Prince Philip Drive

When: Wednesday, December 18th at 4:30pm

How it works:  

Everyone brings one wrapped and anonymous gift.  The maximum price tag is $5.

giftsParticipants draw numbers to determine gift unwrapping order.  The person who selects #1 goes first and chooses a gift to unwrap.  On subsequent turns, each person has the choice of “stealing” any unwrapped item or choosing a wrapped gift from the pile.

When a player’s gift is stolen, they must select a replacement gift from the pile of wrapped presents.  The game is over when the last person has taken their turn.

Some munchies will be provided by the NLLA.

Please RSVP: Amanda Power or Julia Mayo  if you plan to attend.

CANCELLED: December 4th Happening

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Update: The webinar planned for December 4 has been CANCELLED.  

October 31 Happening

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How about a little professional development before heading out to see the little ghouls and goblins this Halloween? The NLLA Happenings Committee will be hosting an Education Institute webinar “Serving English as a Second Language Library Users”.

This webinar is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about serving this specific demographic.

The webinar will take place on October 31st from 3:30-4:30pm, and will be held in Room #5017A, on the 5th floor of the QEII Library, Memorial University.

The session will be given by Cate Carlyle, Librarian and Instructional Resource Assistant for the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Centre Library at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

More information on the session:

We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP if you would like to attend (Amanda Power: OR Julia Mayo:



June Happening

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The NLLA’s June “Happening” will be a Family Fun Paintball Event taking place at Frontline Paintball & Laser Tag‘s outdoor playing field on Sunday, June 30th! Children aged 10 and older are welcome (encouraged even!) to come and, as always, spouses/partners are more than welcome.

The package includes:

– 100 paint balls per person
– equipment rental (includes mask and marker, with coveralls having an additional optional cost of approximately $4/person)
– pizza and drinks from Peter’s Pizza
– there will be approximately one hour of playing time followed by pizza (2 slices/person) and pop, which will be great after working up an appetite by pelting your co-workers/fellow library-lovers with paint balls!

Total cost per person:

$30/person (approx.) including coverall rental
$26/person (approx.) without optional coverall rental

The minimum number of people required for a booking is 8 (eight).

Please RSVP to Amanda Power or Julia Mayo on or before June 16th so that we can book our playing time. Spots fill up quickly, especially during the summer! The quicker we can book, the better chances we have of securing the field. Thanks!