Friday, October 1, 2010

FLA Kicks Off Another Year with the Bubbly Brunch

Becky Willson
Mount Royal University Library
FLA Executive Member, Events Line

Cheers! - photo by Francine May
The Foothills Library Association kicked off another year with its annual opening event – the Bubbly Brunch. The event was hosted at the Memorial Park branch of the Calgary Public Library on Sunday, September 26th. Thirty-five library technicians and librarians attended the event at this lovely Carnegie library.

There was very little formal program. The new FLA president, Jerremie Clyde, gave a welcome speech and mentioned some of the upcoming events the FLA will be hosting this fall and winter. The two main activities were the food and the conversation. There was a delicious traditional breakfast spread of eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit and, of course, bubbly. But the event was really to allow people who work in libraries to network and socialize. People from a wide variety of libraries came including public, regional, academic and special libraries. And judging by the level of conversation before, during and after brunch, the event was a success.

As people were finishing up conversations with old schoolmates, former colleagues and new friends, the brunch ended with a tour of Memorial Park Library. It was a delightful way to spend a Sunday morning. Thanks to everyone who came out to the event.

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