Please note:  For those of you interested in purchasing tickets for the
Mar Cocktail Cruise, we've just been informed that the Murphy's on the
Water ticket office will now open  May 15, not May 1st as we indicated

>>> Sara Gillis <[log in to unmask]> 4/30/2009 1:30 PM >>>
Our Local Arrangements and Social Events convenors have planned an
array of social events for APLA 2009. A number of the events are first
come, first served as spots are limited so sign up now to avoid

For more information on all events go to or
Local Arrangements and Social Events Co-convenors Lori McCay-Peet
([log in to unmask]) and Christina Warren ([log in to unmask]).

Wednesday Night:

Past President’s Reception - Come join fellow conference delegates
the Past President’s reception honouring all past presidents of the
Association. This event provides an excellent chance to mingle and
with old colleagues and meet new ones before the conference officially
begins. Registration: No charge for this event and no registration

Halifax Literary Walking Tour - Join Halifax Public Libraries' Local
History and Genealogy Librarian, Joanne McCarthy, who will be leading
APLA delegates on a literary walking tour around downtown Halifax. 
Explore famous authors, learn about local newspaper and publishing
history stretching back to the eighteenth century, and discover
libraries and bookstores both past and present. Registration: No
for this event, but registration is required; email Lori McCay-Peet at
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Thursday Night:

Mar Cocktail Cruise - Join us for an adventure on the high seas!  Come
aboard the Mar, a 75 ft tall ship and enjoy the breathtaking views of
the harbor during this evening cocktail cruise. Registration: Phone
Murphy’s on the Water (902) 423-7942 (box office opens May 1) to
your tickets ($22.99); email Christina Warren at [log in to unmask] with

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Tour and McKelvie’s Restaurant -Start
Thursday evening off with a group tour of the AGNS hailed as the
to the arts for Atlantic Canada.  After the tour the group will be
heading to McKelvie’s restaurant for drinks and some “Delishes
Fishes”. Registration: No charge for the AGNS tour, though delegates
are encouraged to make a donation to the AGNS; no advance charge for
McKelvie’s; email Lori McCay-Peet at [log in to unmask] to register 

Friday Night:

APLA Merit Award Banquet and Dance - Join your colleagues for a
pre-dinner cocktail and then settle in for a sumptuous dining
experience, complete with a spectacular harbour front view.  The
will honour an individual who has made a substantial contribution to
library community in the Atlantic Provinces.  The dance will feature
music by the renowned J.P. Ellis Trio. 
Registration: Register for this event when you register online for the
conference ($45; $20 for dance ticket only)

Saturday Morning:

Saturday Morning Brunch - The Saturday morning brunch will be held at
O’Carroll’s Restaurant and Irish Pub in downtown Halifax. Relax in
the rich pub atmosphere and enjoy a hearty Celtic Breakfast!
Registration: No advance charge; register for this event when you
register online for the conference or contact Lori McCay-Peet at
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Sara Gillis
Promotion/Marketing Chair
APLA Conference 2009 

APLA Conference 2009
Sharing – The Library Experience | Partager - L'expérience en
June 10 - 13, 2009
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel