Colour a Bookmark Contest

The Archer Library is the perfect spot to study for your final exams, and to have a creative study break in the Archer Alcove. Visit the Archer Alcove (just past the main floor elevators) to find various library bookmarks which are available to colour.

Once you’ve done that, enter to win one of three library goody bags! Just upload your coloured library bookmark by Tuesday April 9, 2024 (before midnight). Three lucky winners will be notified by email on April 10th, 2024.

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There will also be a “Spring Into Books” display in the area outside the Pasqua room (LY 107.1) to mark the end of the cold weather (which will hopefully happen any day now.)

Archives Honours Student Projects

Our Honours Project students in History had some fun field trips recently. Mariko Sawa (image 1) is seen consulting with a framer for an exhibit of Herbarium specimens that she is working on. Christina MacKinnon (image 2) is with a display she put together for a recent Faculty of Media, Art and Production Studies event. Hurray for experiential learning!

Ramadan 2024

Ramadan, which runs from March 10th to April 9th this year, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection and community. A commemoration of Muhammad’s first revelation, the annual observance of Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam and lasts from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next.

Pictured are some relevant film titles from our online collection to watch during Ramadan. To find these movies, go to our home page and do a Quick Find search for the titles. Follow the links to the streaming content, and be sure to have your university username and password handy.

Library Leisure Guide on Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr:

“Through Blue” Project on CBC’s Morning Edition

The 70-thousand plant specimens collected by the late University of Regina biology professor George F. Ledingham are getting a new lease on life in a student exhibit at the Archer Library that blends art with science. Listen below to a clip from today’s Morning Edition on CBC Radio to hear host Stefani Langenegger in conversation with Dr. Mel Hart (Associate Dean, Faculty of Science), professor Risa Horowitz (Faculty of MAP) and university student Elizabeth Dow.

Note that the photo caption for the image should read: “Photo by Trent Kostelny”

One Book One Province 2024

One Book One Province is a province-wide program that launched in 2017. It aims to increase literacy and create a reading culture by providing opportunities for residents to become more socially engaged in their community through a shared story. One Book One Province encourages Saskatchewan’s social, economic and cultural development while supporting libraries and collaboration.

The 2024 One Book One Province title is Miss G and Me by Jennifer S. Wallace, a French immersion teacher, judo sensei, writer, artist, and author from Saskatoon, Treaty 6 Territory.

Wallace will visit the Archer Library, Monday, April 8th, 2024, from 2 – 4 PM, for a hybrid Meet-the-Author event. Books will be available for sale and signing by the author.

Anti-Oppression Book Club for March 2024

The Archer Library is honored to be part of the 2024 “One Book One Province, Saskatchewan” program organized by the Saskatchewan Library Association. This year’s book selection is Jennifer S. Wallace’s “Miss G and Me,” a daughter’s memoir of her mother in anecdotes, journal entries, poetry, and personal essays.

The Archer Library Anti-Oppression Book Club (AOBC) will meet via Zoom to discuss the book on March 14th and March 28th, 2024. You are welcome to join the conversation, whether you’ve started or finished reading the book.

Thursday, March 14th 2-3pm Register here:

Thursday, March 28th 2-3pm Register here:

Facilitating the conversation will be Alexandra Hodson RN (U of R, Faculty of Nursing) and Mary Chipanshi (Archer Library)

Visit the AOBC Guide ( ) for more information about the author and how to access the print book or eBook.

On Monday April 8 2024 (2 pm – 4 pm) we are excited that Jennifer S. Wallace will visit the Archer Library for a hybrid Meet-the-Author event.

Goodbye, Old Country – Count Esterhazy and Hungarian Immigration

“Goodbye, Old Country – Count Esterhazy and Hungarian Immigration,” Feb. 29th to March 8, 2024. The Corner Gallery, Riddell Centre room 233, University of Regina.

Dive into the enigmatic world of Count Esterhazy, an immigration agent who brought Hungarians to settle in Saskatchewan. This exhibition unveils their early immigration history while revealing the scandals and questions about Esterhazy’s aristocratic origins.

Join us at the Archer Library March 6th, 1:30 – 3 pm, for “New Light on the Mystery of Count Esterhazy,” presented by speaker William Smith. A curatorial talk with MFA Candidate Robyn Jensen will follow at 4 pm at The Corner Gallery, RC 233, at 4 pm.