MAY 03

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Complete list of Week Long CONTESTS AND CHALLENGES  — CLICK HERE —
EVENT LISTINGS: APRIL 30 / MAY 01 / MAY 02 / MAY 03 / MAY 04 / MAY 05 / MAY 06 / MAY 07



Event Title: Reading Town PEI Tiny Lending Library Launch!

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: The Guild

Admission: Free

Description: Reading Town PEI’s Tiny Lending Library legacy project promotes literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges, little houses for books, that are then adopted into communities across PEI. This year 17 more tiny lending libraries will be adopted into communities from one tip of the Island to the other, each will celebrate reading and promote curbside literacy through community book sharing.

These little community magnets foster a reading culture in whatever neighbourhood they are adopted into. The libraries encourage the development of sharing networks and support universal access to a diversity of literature.

Partners: Kent Building Supplies / Canada Reads / TradeHERizons (Women’s Network PEI) / Holland College Heritage Retrofit Program / TD Bank / City of Summerside / City of Charlottetown

New Tiny Lending Library Adoptions being announced:

  1. TD Bank (Charlottetown Branch)
  2. Summerside Library Grandparent Support Group
  3. Upstreet Brewery
  4. The Town of Souris / Souris Public Library / Souris Girl Guides
  5. Montague Boys and Girls Club / Montague Rotary Library
  6. Micro Library Mobile (Logan and Pheonix)
  7. Fox Club Society
  8. Ellerslie 4H Club
  9. (French Daycare) Rustcio – Les Petits rayons de soleil
  10. (French Daycare) Rustcio – Les Petits rayons de soleil
  11. (French Daycare) Évangéline – Pomme et Rinette
  12. (French Daycare) Charlottetown – l’Île Enchantée
  13. (French Daycare) Charlottetown – l’Île Enchantée
  14. (French Daycare) Souris
  15. City of Charlottetown
  16. The Delta
  17. TBC

MAY 03

adaptationposterEvent Title: Adaption: Translating stories and expanding audiences

Time: 7pm    

Location: The Confederation Centre Public Library

Admission: Free

Featured Artists:  Rhonda Mullins (QUE), Adam Brazier (PE), Mark Sandiford (PE)

Description: Join Reading Town PEI in a discussion with Governor General Award winning literary translator Rhonda Mullins, Adam Brazier the Artistic Director at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (TBC) and Mark Sandiford from Beachwalker Films about the impact of adapting stories across artistic disciplines, languages and for varied audiences.

Partners: The PEI Writers’ Guild / Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown Festival

MAY 03

Title: Read Aloud PEI

Time: Noon   

Location: All Kindergarten classes across PEI

Description: A choir of voices will be heard reading Cary Fagan’s beloved children’s book Mr. Zinger’s Hat as Reading Town PEI teams up with Reading Town Sudbury to attempt to set the record for most people reading the same story aloud at the same time.

At noon on May 3rd, every Kindergarten class on PEI is being asked to read the story aloud and take a picture or video of the read aloud. This will correspond with the efforts in Sudbury. The photos from the project will be shared on the Reading Town PEI’s website and social media profiles.

“Thousands of students and teachers will be reading ‘Mr. Zinger’s Hat’ at the same time across PEI and in Sudbury Ontario! A fun and border breaking initiative that will hopefully inspire many of the participating students to create and express their own stories.” Says Reading Town PEI director Becka Viau

Reading Town PEI in Partnership with the National Reading Campaign, the TD Bank and the PEI Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture are excited to give every Kindergarten student in PEI (English and French) a new copy of the award winning children’s book Mr. Zinger’s Hat by Cary Fagan as part of this event.

May 3 – 7

indexEvent Title: I Saw The Light

Location: City Cinema

Showtimes: CLICK HERE

14A, language may offend, substance abuse
Dir: Marc Abraham, US, 124 min.
Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones

“Among doomed crooners, Hank Williams ranks near the top of the hit parade of angst, oppression, and addiction. One of the most influential pop musicians of the 20th century, he died in 1953 at just 29 years old, succumbing to a heart worn out by booze, drugs, love, and, as his ex-wife Audrey stated in the papers for their second divorce, ‘a life of wild extravagance.’… Tom Hiddleston puts in a performance as Williams that ranks with that of Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash in I Walk the Line. And Hiddleston gets to do it in a better movie. Director Abraham relates the checkered life of Williams in compressed, often eloquent shorthand – brief scenes, images, and edits that relate years or months of misery and triumph. Much of the dialogue has the homespun, epigrammatic edge of some of Williams’s lyrics… Abraham makes it easy for his cast’s career-making performances.” – Peter Keough, The Boston Globe.

As part of Reading Town Week there will be a giveaway of the book the film is based on at each screening!

MAY 03

Event Title: Storytime in French

Location: Bibliothèque J.-Henri-Blanchard (Summerside) 

Time:  10:30 – 11 am

Description: A fun half-hour French program for children ages 3 – 5 and their families including stories and other literacy activities. The event is free of cost.

MAY 03

Event Name: Stories with Seniors!

Location: Whisperwood Villa

Time: 2:30

Description: Sharon McKay and Barb Kissick  deliver Storytelling, Cake, and Book Draws!

MAY 03

Event Name: Read-Around-Town: Montague, PE

Location: Montague Early Learning Centres

Time: All Day

Description: As the local librarian I will be traveling around to our local Early learning Center (Montessori) and 2 local daycare’s (Appleseed Daycare and Brilliant Me Academy) to share with them a specially prepared Reading Town PEI Story Time with songs, rhymes and fun, interactive books.