Thursday, 1 October 2015

Celebrating Family Literacy Month

October 2015 Activities

Reading is important! It exercises our mind, it’s one of the building blocks of life, helps us discover new things, improves our concentration, relaxes the body, and calms the mind. So many reasons to bring your family to one of the many October activities celebrating Family Literacy Month in the Wood Buffalo Region.

Family Literacy Month Kickoff
October 1, 2015
McMurray Experience 10am-11:00am
Join us as we kick off the month of literacy. Bring your wee ones for a “theatrical” reading of favorite Imagination Library books. Snacks and drinks are provided.

Jacqueline Guest Reading
Oct 20, 2015
Wood Buffalo Regional Library, 7-8:30pm
Jacqueline Guest is a celebrated Canadian youth and children’s storyteller. Many of her award
winning books have main characters of ethnic
backgrounds including First Nations, Inuit or Metis. If you’ve read her books you’ll agree she brings
magic and immense awe. If you haven’t had a chance to read Jacqueline’s books then take this
opportunity and be prepared to be drawn into her storytelling. Bring your Jaqueline Guest books or
pick up one of her new ones she will be available for signing.

Rural School Author Tour
October 20-22, 2015 Various Locations
Students and staff at elementary schools in the rural schools in Wood Buffalo will be enjoying magical and adventurous storytelling by our local author, Sheila Chartrand, and celebrated Canadian youth and children’s storyteller, Jacqueline Guest. They will travel to schools in Fort McKay, Anzac, Conklin, Janvier, and Fort Chipewyan to share their talents and stories, entertain, and inspire young ones to read and perhaps even begin writing.

Youth Writers Workshop
October 22, 2015 Red Poll Centre 6-9pm
Fee: $15/$20 snacks provided Register at
Charlene Hammond will teach your budding youth author how to bring stories to life. The workshop will help writers learn the process of writing from start to finish. For more info please contact

Authors Success Program
October 24, 2015
Shell Place Diamond Ball Room
Fee: $40/$50 Lunch is provided Register at
Charlene Hammond will help you master the tools to launch or re-launch your book and sell the work, create a global presence, secure media and much more! For more info please contact

Family Book Swap
October 31st
Wood Buffalo Regional Library 12:30-4:30pm
Come in costume and fill your bags and treats.
Exchange and share your favorite adults and
children’s books. Let’s spread the love of reading.

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