Conferences are about more than sessions and exhibits – they’re your chance to mingle and network with your colleagues from all over Atlantic Canada and beyond! New ideas and connections can form in the least likely places: by the bar, over dessert, dancing to Les Païens, or in a great restaurant.

Tuesday, June 3

7:00 to 9:00 pm – Opening Reception
Everyone is welcome to join us in the Ballroom on the second floor of the Delta Beauséjour to re-connect with colleagues and friends in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. A great opportunity for networking while sampling the Delta’s finest hors d’oeuvres and whetting your whistle at the cash bar. The perfect way to kick off the conference!

Sponsored by: Association of Professional Librarians of New Brunswick (APLNB)

Wednesday, June 4

5:00 to 8:00 pm – Dine-around
A great opportunity to meet new faces or connect with old colleagues while exploring some of the best downtown restaurants Moncton has to offer. Sign-up sheets will be available at the registration table on Wednesday morning. Each group will be accompanied by a member of the APLA 2014 Planning Committee.  The meal is at your own cost. All restaurants are within walking distance of the Delta Beauséjour hotel. **Please note that all restaurants have gluten-free and vegetarian options (some fewer than other), and only Osaka, Graffiti and Calactus have vegan options.

Choose one of these restaurants and sign up for the Dine-around at the registration table on Wednesday morning.

  • Tide & Boar Gastropub
    The only one of its kind in Moncton, the Tide & Boar Gastropub) has creative food, amazing drink, and craft beer from all over. 20 people maximum.
  • Calactus
    “A feast of colour and flavour awaits you at Calactus. Our tastefully presented meals are influenced by world cuisine with an emphasis on freshness and natural ingredients. We also offer fair-trade espresso coffees, local beers, organic wines and homemade vegan desserts.” Vegetarian restaurant. 15 people maximum.
  • Graffiti
    Graffiti offers excellent pasta, fish, seafood, pizza, and charcoal-grilled food with a Mediterranean flare in a cosy atmosphere. 25 people maximum.
  • Pump House
    On top of its very own award-winning craft beers (and even winning brewery of the year the first year they competed), the Pump House Brewery is also very well-known for its wood fired brick oven pizza. 15 people maximum.

Thursday, June 5

6:00 to 11:00 pm – Merit Award Banquet
Led by stellar Executive Chef, Stefan Müller, the Delta’s kitchen offers an extraordinary dining experience with an emphasis on local flavours. Join us in the Delta Beauséjour’s Ballroom (2nd floor) to enjoy the chef’s culinary talents, celebrate the Merit Award Winner, and then enjoy a delicious banquet and a drink at the cash bar.

After the food is gone, stick around to enjoy a fantastic local band:


Les Païens arguably put Moncton, NB on the jazz/rock map in Canada and have been able to bring instrumental loop based jazz/rock to audiences throughout eastern Canada and Europe. They don’t compromise, and have been presenting their original style with confidence since 1994. These skilled musicians navigate the fine line between challenging the audience and making their music accessible through strong melodies and infectious grooves.  Les Paiens have recently been recently featured in two French documentaries on Radio-Canada television and Ici Radio-Canada Acadie radio program, and in English on the CBC Information Morning Moncton radio show.  With a brand new album under their wing, their new beats will delight your ears and make your feet want to dance.

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