On 22.02.2018, Freedom Fighter Bhagirathi Pattnaik memorial lecture was held in the library with Prof. A.P.Padhi in the chair. The subject of the lecture was Civil Society Activism. Prof. Surya Mishra and Prof. Jugal Mishra were the speakers. Dr. Saheb Sahu from USA was the Chief Guest. Sri R.N. Mishra welcomed the members and presented a brief life history of Freedom Fighter Bhagirathi Pattnaik. Also present in the dias Sri Jayashankar Pattnaik the Grandson of Freedom Fighter. Sri Rajendra Panda offered a vote of thanks.
On 16.01.2018, Swami Satyapragyananda Saraswati gave a discourse on “Samasya Ra Samadhana Re Purusartha”. Prof. A.P. Padhi presided, Sri Hemanta Mahapatra, Journalist also addressed about the programme of Swamiji at Gudeswara Temple. Sri R.N. Mishra welcomed the gathering and Prof. Sudarshan Pujari offered a vote of thanks.
On 05.01.2018 (A.N.) The closing function of “Bahi Mora Sathi” was held in the Auditorium, CSB Zilla School, Sambalpur. Sri Pradipta Kumar Mahapatra, IAS, Secretary, School & Mass Education Department was the Chief Guest and felicitated the participants. Sri D.V. Swami, IAS, RDC (ND), Sri Samarth Verma, IAS, Collector, Sambalpur were the Guest of Honour. Prof. A.P. Padhi presided and Prof. Minaketan Pati coordinated the programme. Sri Pradipta Kumar Mahapatra, IAS, Principal Secretary, School & Mass Education also inaugurated the Children’s Corner in the Sambalpur Public Library in presence of a large number of members.
On 05.01.2018 (F.N), a Round Table Conference was held where Dr.Sambit Mandal from the USA gave a lecture on different health aspects. Dr. Srikanta Mahapatra, Vice-Chancellor, OSOU was felicitated on his appointment as the V.C. Dr. R.B. Mishra was in the chair. Prof. A.P. Padhi introduced Dr.Sambit Mandal and narrated his past association. Sri R.N. Mishra welcomed the members and Sri Rajendra Panda offered a vote of thanks.
On 14.12.2017, Book review. An anthology of poems “Preeti Prasuna” written by Late Satyabadi Ratha of Sonepur was the subject of review of this meeting. Prof. Krushna Chandra Panda was in the chair. Prof. A.P. Padhi was Chief Guest. Sri Hara Prasad Rath son of the Poet, Dr. Renu Mishra and Dr. Sudarsan Pujari and Dr. Dadhibaman Mishra discussed on different aspects of the book. Sri R.N. Mishra welcomed and Sri Umesh Prasad Ratha another son of the poet offered a vote of thanks.
On 02.10.2017, Bahi Mora Sathi campaign was launched at Public Libaray with Chief Patron Sri D.V. Swami, IAS, RDC, Sambalpur as the Chief Guest. Dr. Pramod Kumar Panda, DEO, Sambalpur was the Guest of Honour. Prof A.P. Padhi presided over the meeting. Prof. Minaketan Pathi, Coordinator explained about the different aspect of the programme. Sri Rajendra Panda arranged distribution of books amongst the children present. Sri Bhagabata Nanda participated in the discussion. Sri R.N. Mishra offered a vote of thanks.
On 21.08.2017, a Book “Andhari Chintaru Dharitri Chinta” edited by Prof. Dhubaraj Naik former Vice-Chancellor, Sambalpur University was released in a function where Prof. Shankar Prasad Pati presided. Prof. Deepak Kumar Behera, Dr. Niranjan Behera, Sri Abhaya Padhi jointly released the book. Dr. Pradip Kumar Panda introduced the subject of this book and the guests. Dr. Gouri Das Pradhan offered a vote of thanks.
19.07.2017 to 21.07.2017
From 19.07. 2017 to 21.07.2017, A skill development workshop was organized in the Library for the teachers of Sambalpur Corporation area. The Addl. Chief Secretary-cum-Secretary, Higher Education inaugurated the workshop. Prof. Depak Behera Former Vice-Chancellor, Berhampur University was the coordinator of the programme along with Sri Rajendra Panda. Prof. A.P. Padhi and Prof. S.P. Pati also joined in the deliberations. Teachers from different school participated and suggested different measures. In the concluding session Dr. Raseswari Panigrahi, M.L.A. Sambalpur joined as the Chief Guest and distributed prizes and certificates.
On 25.05.2017, Dr. Janardhan Pujari Memorial Lecture was held with speaker Prof. Minaketan Purohit. Prof. Aditya Prasad Padhi was in the chair. Dr. Rama Ballava Mishra introduced the speaker and the subject which was “Smruti o Anubhuti re Sambalpur ra Doctor Bapa” tributes were paid to Dr. Pujari by
23.04.2017 , Foundation Day
On 23.04.2017, the Foundation Day of the Library along with World Books and Copy Right Day was observed with Prof. Shankar Prasad Pati was in the Chair. Er. Jagadish Panda was the Distinguished Guest with Prof. Bulu Maharana as the Chief Speaker. Sri R.N. Mishra, Member Secretary presented a brief report of the library and Sri Rajendra Panda offered a vote of thanks. Nine students of different schools were awarded prizes and certificates for English / Odia Essay. Er. Abnish Panda was felicitated with a Manapatra and Angabastra. Sri Abhaya Padhi readout the Manapatra and Sri Aurobinda Mahapatra conducted the prize distribution.