Current library events
It's a new year again, but the tricks are old: Imatra library's calendar of events looks full of miracles again. At the main library/Kulttuuritalo in Virra, we are organizing, among other things, a concert by Joose Keskitalo and Mikko Juvonen, the first discussion event of the Minun kuntani democracy project, and author visits by Piia Kaskinen, Leena Lehtolainen, Ville Roppsen and Liisa Lauerma. At least the philosophy cafe Virtapiiri, the chess club and the reading circle will continue to be frequent events. As a novelty, we are experimenting with cartoon evenings for adults, where those who are interested in drawing can meet each other and draw in a group.
As already in my previous blog I wrote, the library preferably works in the organization of events as an entity that provides space, communication and the necessary technology. We would prefer to leave the planning and implementation of the events themselves to other actors: municipalities, organizations, associations, the third sector. We currently have this kind of cooperation with, among others, Kriittinen högålö, the Imatra stamp and collecting club, the Marttos of South Karelia, the genealogists of the Imatra region and the chess club.
Our requirements for organizing the event are that they are in accordance with good manners, open to everyone and free of charge. The city has other spaces to offer for private and paid events. The "principles of a safer space" guidelines published by the Oulu City Library can be used as a guideline for what is good manners: events in the library must promote the equality and equality of people, the events are alcohol-free, harassment, discrimination or other inappropriate treatment is not accepted.
The above is good to keep in mind when doing business in the library. Recently, there have been unpleasant incidents in Imatrank's libraries that go against all our principles, the kind of which we would not like to see. Upon receiving the Library Card, the library user is bound by the library's rules of use, and in the worst case scenario, he may lose the right to use the library. Possible problem or error situations, even those not caused by the customer themselves, can be discussed and negotiated in a good spirit: the library is considered a calm and safe place without irritation and unnecessary nagging.
The previous two years have been tough, this one won't be easy either. With friendship, consideration of others and cooperation, we can get through that too.
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