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Thursday, May 25 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Connecting Teens with Seniors

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Minerva Gamble-Hardy and Gillian Mahen are Library Assistants at the Confederation Centre Public Library. Minerva is in charge of teen programming and Gillian is in charge of programming for seniors. Together, they will talk about various intergenerational programs being run at the Confederation Centre Public Library. • Computer Skills for Seniors, which is a six-week course run in the fall and spring. This program is based on the highly successful Cyber-Seniors Program. Teens are matched with seniors to learn basic to intermediate computer skills. • Computer Help for Seniors: a one hour, one day course where seniors can either use the public computers or bring in their devices to ask for teens help. • Valentines and Christmas Cards for Seniors at Whisperwood Villa. Teens make valentines and Christmas cards which Gillian passes out to seniors during her storytime. The main focus will be on the Computer Skills for Seniors course. Preparations are underway for the sixth session, and the course has been running since the fall of 2014. It provides a wonderful learning opportunity for both teens and seniors, and bridges the gap between generations. Discussion will include lessons learned and will try to incorporate some of the feedback received from teen and senior participants.

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Julia Stewart

Director, Fredericton Public Library
Julia Stewart holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Acadia University and a Master's degree in Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie. She worked for a number of years with Halifax Public Libraries in a variety of positions before moving to New Brunswick in 2015 to take... Read More →

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Minerva Gamble-Hardy

Library Assistant, Confederation Centre Public Library
Minerva Gamble-Hardy has been working with the PEI Public Library Service for the past 14 years. She presently works at Confederation Centre Public Library as a Library Assistant. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mount Allison University.
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Gillian Mahen

Library Technician, Confederation Centre Public Library
Gillian Mahen has been working in public libraries as a library assistant in PEI since 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King's College (Honours) and is a recent graduate of the Library Information and Technology program from NSCC. She is also pleased... Read More →



Thursday May 25, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Kent Room Rodd Charlottetown

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