QCPL Receives Award for 2018 Outstanding Public Library with Special Programs & Outreach Services on “Malasakit” to the Different Sectors in the Community
By Mariza G. Chico
Last November 28, 2018, the Quezon City Public Library re-ceived the award for 1st Place in the Search for 2018 Outstanding Public Library with Special Pro-grams and Outreach Ser-vices on “Malasakit” to the Different Sectors in the Community, awarded by the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) in cooperation with the National Commission for
Culture and the Arts— National Committee on Li-brary and Information Ser-vices (NCCA_NCLIS). The award was given during the occasion of the Closing Ceremonies of the 28th Li-brary and Information Ser-vices Month with the theme “Ang Kulturang May Mala-sakit, Sa Silid-Aklatan ay Makakamit” held at the City Garden Suites Hotel, Manila.
“Storytelling at the Park with a Celebrity Councilor”
By: Mary Ann L. Bernal
The Quezon City Public Library (QCPL) in partnership with the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) partici-pated in the Celebration of “Library In-formation Services” Month thru Story-telling at the Park with a Celebrity Councilor with the theme “Ang Kul-turang may Malasakit sa Silid-Aklatan ay Makakamit” held at Children’s Play-ground, Quezon City Memorial Circle on November 26, 2018.
Our invited guest storyteller was Honorable Councilor Roderick Pau-late. His chosen story is entitled “Ang mga Buwaya at si Pilandok” written by
Virgilio S. Alamario and published by Adarna, to the delight of the audi-ence. Hon. Paulate starred in more than 150 films local and foreign films. He had won 31 major awards as an actor and television host.
At present Kuya Dick is the Mayor in FPJ “Ang Probinsyano”. . As a Councilor he has passed 33 Resolutions and 16 Ordinances. Tru-ly, he deserved to be called a Celeb-rity Councilor.
In-charge of the event was the Readers Services Division headed by: Ms. Mary Ann L. Bernal . Ms. Rowena G.
Remiendo (Head, Periodical Section), Ms. Julie Domingono (Head, Reference Section) Ms. Irene Camua (Head, Law & Re-search Section), Mr. Alistair Troy Lacsamana (Head, Chil-dren and Puppeteer Section) and Mr. Paulo Dominik P. Daulat (Head, Filipiniana and Local History Section).
2018 PLAI Congress: Connected Actions, Collective Vision:
Libraries Transforming Society
By: Maria Cecilia R. Magnate
CONNECTED ACTIONS, COLLECTIVE VISION: LIBRARIES TRANSFORMING SOCIETY. This was the theme of the 2018 PLAI Congress held last November 20-23, 2018 in Cubao at Novotel Manila, Araneta Center, Quezon City. This activity of PLAI is co-sponsored by the Quezon City Government headed by the Hon. City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista.
On its first day while many are already at the venue for registra-tion validation, check-in and City tours, some of the QCPL partici-pants were still at the QCPL. This was to assist the delegates for tour in the main library building. Three
(3) buses loaded of participants came in three batches. They saw the actual new building and praised its aesthetic and state of the art de-sign.
It was in the afternoon that QCPL staff were able to go to the venue. Nevertheless, registration runs smoothly since participants registered on-line in advance and was sent thru an email a registration number in barcode form which was scanned for entry at the congress venue. Eight hundred sixty-seven (867) participants registered.
The second day started with the opening ceremony by the pro-cessional parade of colors by Re-gion. Followed by the opening re-marks of the PLAI President Mr. Michael Pinto who as well declared the event open. Messages from the NCCA Head Prudenciana C. Cruz and from Chairman of the PRC Board for Librarians Yolanda C. Granda were also delivered.
A Documentary Film Showing of
“The Making of Quezon City”
(In celebration of the 79th qc foundation daY)
By: Maria Cecilia R. Magnate
It was an exciting day for the QCPL’s Publication Division. All its staff were eager to present the CD film project it produced entitled: The Making of Quezon City. This is a 38 minute film about the history of this City, and more than one (1) year in the mak-ing
The production of which gone to filtering not once but many times to ensure its accuracy and the presentation be able to inspire the viewers, and give them the glimpse of the beginnings of Quezon City.
On its launching day, the Publication Division intentionally coincided the activity in Celebra-tion of the 79th Founding Anni-versary of Quezon City. Fit right for the occasion.
More than 78 QCPL staff from Main and branches were in-vited as well as the script writer Mr. Boy Villasanta who was be-hind its beautiful production, well known in the movie industry. Jowee Morell, the Director, did not able to come but sent his best wishes for its launching.
The program started with the opening remarks by Ms. Lu-cila R. Raquiño who untirelessly coordinated with Mr. Villasanta and Mr. Jowell Morell reviewing the film and modifying needed parts to adjust. Followed by an inspirational message by the woman behind its success, Ms. Emelita L. Villanueva. Also, present was Ms. Eden Vil-lanueva, Consultant who contributed her val-uable suggestions and comments for its re-finements together with Ms. Mariza G. Chico, OIC Asst. City Librarian and Ms. Mary Ann Bernal, Readers Services Head.