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Sing, Sign, Laugh and Learn
Whitemud
1 Aug  10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Join us for singing, rhyming and signing. Parents will learn strategies to engage their childre…
SRC 2014 - Valley Zoo
Strathcona
1 Aug  10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
It's a zoo in here! This is your chance to meet, touch, learn about and get closer to some of t…
Baby Laptime
Castle Downs
1 Aug  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Enjoy delightful stories, songs, books, rhymes, finger plays and more, especially for babies. C…
Family Storytime
Idylwylde
1 Aug  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Share stories, songs and games for the whole family. …
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EPL Staff Picks

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China Mi\u00e9ville introduces us to his brand of fantasy with a summer blockbuster full of psychic vampires, machine intelligences and beetle-headed women, all spiced with his trademark sense of adventure."},{"list_item_type":"title","title":{"id":"704220005908","title":"The Piano Teacher","sub_title":"","format":{"id":"BK","name":"Book"},"details_url":"http://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/704220005908","publication_date":"2009","authors":[{"name":"Lee, Janice Y. K."}],"isbns":["9780670020485","9780143116530"],"primary_language":{"name":"English"},"original_script":{"sub_title":""}},"annotation":"Escapism could also come in the form of solid historical melodrama, which is what you\u2019ll find in the pages of Y.K. Lee\u2019s The Piano Teacher: a great backdrop in mid-century Hong Kong, a believable (and heart-breaking) love story and a secret conspiracy all combine entertainingly without ever taking itself too seriously."},{"list_item_type":"title","title":{"id":"447358005908","title":"Preacher","sub_title":"[Volume 1], Gone to Texas","format":{"id":"BK","name":"Book"},"details_url":"http://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/447358005908","publication_date":"1996","authors":[{"name":"Ennis, Garth"}],"isbns":["9781563892615","1563892618"],"primary_language":{"name":"English"},"original_script":{"sub_title":""}},"annotation":"You\u2019ll want to getting into the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon comic series anyways, as it\u2019s about to get the Walking Dead treatment and develop into an ongoing television series. If you\u2019d like a better reason, it\u2019s the comic version of John Wayne meeting Quentin Tarantino in a grind house picture, focusing on love, friendship, gross-out humour, and violence; this may or may not be what your summer is like, and it\u2019s a series worth checking out. "},{"list_item_type":"title","title":{"id":"408876005908","title":"Reveal","sub_title":"","format":{"id":"MUSIC_CD","name":"Music CD"},"details_url":"http://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/408876005908","publication_date":"2001","authors":[{"name":"R.E.M. (Musical group)"}],"primary_language":{"name":"English"},"original_script":{"sub_title":""}},"annotation":"This is not the early college rock R.E.M., or the late R.E.M. that lost its way. Some fans have written this album off; some fans are wrong. This is R.E.M. at its summery best, with intriguing lyrics, infectious energy, and a genuine sense of warmth\u2014even a single like \u201cImitation of Life\u201d can bring you to memories of summertimes past. Give it another listen if it\u2019s been a while. "},{"list_item_type":"title","title":{"id":"883946005908","title":"Suavemente","sub_title":"","format":{"id":"MUSIC_CD","name":"Music CD"},"details_url":"http://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/883946005908","publication_date":"1998","authors":[{"name":"Crespo, Elvis"}],"upcs":["037628263425"],"primary_language":{"name":"Spanish"},"original_script":{"sub_title":""}},"annotation":"If you\u2019re after a more pure Latin sound, however, proceed directly to Elvis\r\nCrespo. The energy! The rhythm! Crespo pumps himself into the proceedings the\r\nway that James Brown poured himself into Soul. I\u2019m not  kidding; you need\r\nto hear this.\r\n"},{"list_item_type":"title","title":{"id":"953319005908","title":"Escort","sub_title":"","format":{"id":"MUSIC_CD","name":"Music CD"},"details_url":"http://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/953319005908","publication_date":"2012","authors":[{"name":"Escort (Musical group)"}],"upcs":["884501581134","627843202516"],"primary_language":{"name":"English"},"original_script":{"sub_title":""}},"annotation":"Why is this worth a listen? Because it\u2019s a 17-piece disco orchestra, that\u2019s why. "},{"list_item_type":"title","title":{"id":"880235005908","title":"M:i-2","sub_title":"","format":{"id":"DVD","name":"DVD"},"details_url":"http://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/880235005908","publication_date":"2010","authors":[],"isbns":["1415755922"],"upcs":["097360828849","097360828849"],"primary_language":{"name":"English"},"original_script":{"sub_title":""}},"annotation":"There are exactly two good Mission Impossible movies, and Ghost Protocol doesn\u2019t  belong on a summer list as much as this one does. John Woo directs this exactly the way you want him to, Tom Cruise does his best impression of a motorcycle riding knight, and the entire movie blasts a bright, sun dappled summer heat throughout. It\u2019s just GORGEOUS. You don\u2019t need Bond or Bourne this summer, just the adventurous Ethan Hunt."},{"list_item_type":"title","title":{"id":"519044005908","title":"Pirates of the Caribbean","sub_title":"The Curse of the Black Pearl","format":{"id":"DVD","name":"DVD"},"details_url":"http://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/519044005908","publication_date":"2011","authors":[],"primary_language":{"name":"English"},"original_script":{"sub_title":""}},"annotation":"While the franchise might feel long in the tooth for some, the first Pirates film entertained us far more than we thought we\u2019d be entertained. It feels like a great, frivolous party, firing out streams of wit and derring-do, and gives the world some of the choicest scenery chewing without involving Nic Cage. It owned summer once, and can easily do so again."},{"list_item_type":"title","title":{"id":"1185005005908","title":"Up","sub_title":"","format":{"id":"BLURAY","name":"Blu-ray Disc"},"details_url":"http://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1185005005908","publication_date":"2013","authors":[],"isbns":["0788896377"],"upcs":["786936791068","786936791068"],"primary_language":{"name":"English"},"original_script":{"sub_title":""}},"annotation":"It was a tough choice between this film and The Incredibles\u2014which is entirely worthy of this list\u2014but I\u2019ve decided in favour of this specific Pixar film. It\u2019s a great boys\u2019 adventure with genuine heart and simply gorgeous scenery, a good dollop of humour and an inventive spirit. "},{"list_item_type":"title","title":{"id":"1236686005908","title":"Mariokart 8","sub_title":"","format":{"id":"VIDEO_GAME","name":"Video Game"},"details_url":"http://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1236686005908","publication_date":"2014","authors":[],"upcs":["045496903367"],"primary_language":{"name":"English"},"original_script":{"sub_title":""}},"annotation":"Why this game in particular? It\u2019s easy to explain: summer is our time to play together. This is something the entire family\u2019s going to want to play, and will. This is easily venturing into Game of the Year territory since its release, and besides, can you think of a single person you know that doesn\u2019t want to race you on a Mario track? Convince them it\u2019s not too hard to do... summer\u2019s here. You\u2019ve got plenty of time to teach them. \r\n\r\n"}]}}
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Curse of the Black Pearl
DVD - 2011
Mariokart 8
Video Game - 2014
Suavemente
Crespo, Elvis
Music CD - 1998