Saskatchewan Library Week – October 15 – 21, 2012
Celebrating Our Past – Imagining Our Future – that’s the theme for SLW 2012. The Saskatchewan Library Association invites the citizens of Saskatchewan to celebrate the important contribution that libraries have made in the past to literacy, education, and quality of life in this province and to imagine a future in which libraries use the best of traditional approaches and innovative technology to contribute now and far in the future. We invite Saskatchewan libraries to develop fun, engaging SLW programs that make Saskatchewan people awareness of richness their library offers.
This year’s theme has been playfully translated into artwork for our province-wide poster and bookmark campaign. The artwork brings forward the photography of this year’s SLW Patron, THELMA PEPPER. Thelma is a Saskatchewan photographer, whose book of images was shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Book Awards 2012. Thelma also opened the first school library in the province. She has a passion for people, libraries and literacy.
Regina’s favourite indie-rock band the LIBRARY VOICES have also come on board to participate in Saskatchewan Library Week. Carl Johnson, Amanda Scandrett and Eoin Hickey-Cameron have been captured by photographer Chris Graham reading their favourite books for our poster.
And to round out the bunch, local artist MADELEINE BLACK, whose work focuses on self-portraiture for the web, has also participated by shooting a series her own My Favourite Book Contest submission.
Photos featured on the poster (counter clockwise from the top):
Eoin Hickey-Cameron of the LIBRARY VOICES. Photo by Chris Graham
Maduma and Son From Somalia by photographer THELMA PEPPER, 2012 Saskathewan Library Week Patron. Part of the “Human Touch” series.
Amanda Scandrette of the LIBRARY VOICES. Photo by Chris Graham
Olesa Guttormson taken by THELMA PEPPER in the late 1980′s in Saskatoon at the Lutheran Sunset Home, part of the “Human Touch” series.
Carl Johnson of the LIBRARY VOICES. Photo by Chris Graham
Madeleine Black – Photo by MADELEINE BLACK, Multimedia Artist
Learn more about Patron Thelma Pepper and the rest of these Saskatchewan artists by visiting myfavouritebook.ca.
Design by Jeannie Straub of ODIDODI DESIGN HOUSE.
The My Favourite Book Contest or Concours Mon livre préféré, sponsored by CBC/Radio-Canada is in full swing! For the first time ever the contest features both mail-in and online submission options. Submit your most creative, expressions of love for your favourite book through poetry, prose, photos or drawings. Visit myfavouritebook.ca to submit online.
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