EPL Squared - Your Library Inside Out!
After a most successful event last summer, the Edmonton Public Library is taking over Churchill Square once again for our second annual EPL Squared outdoor library festival. There will be loads of activities and programs targeted to kids, families and adults all day including storytimes, live music, games, prizes, food and more. And, of course, we'll have our ever-popular Books2Buy book sale where you can pick up some great books, CDs and DVDs all for a buck or two!
Come for the book sale, stay for the fun...it's a great day for all ages!
Whether you're 5 or 55, a boy or a girl, EPL Squared will have something for everyone...we're the library after all!
We have a fun-filled day planned for EPL's largest outdoor festival; here's a look at what's in store for you.
|10:00am - 6:00pm||Storytimes||Join us at the top and bottom of every hour for puppets, songs, stories, readers' theatre and more! All storytimes will be themed base on EPL's award-winning 100 Great Books to Read Together.|
|10:00am - 6:00pm||iPad Fun||Would you like to create a fun digital picture or video? How about your own comic strip? Do this and more, including exploring music and game apps on the iPad.|
|10:00am - 6:00pm||Table Games||We all love LEGO! Let your imagination run wild with everyone's favourite building blocks. We'll also have games to play and coloring fun.|
|10:00am - 6:00pm||Tech @ EPL||Check out the latest technology at EPL. Which eReader or tablet is right for you? Did you know you can borrow an eReader and get free eBooks from the library? Get hands-on tips and advice from the experts. We'll have the Sony Wi-Fi Reader, Kobo Touch, iPad, ASUS Slider, Kobo Vox and Blackberry Playbook for you to try.|
|10:00am - 6:00pm||Beat the Librarian||You know you want to! Come challenge the librarian in our video game showdown. Everyone can play beat the librarian...and if you do you'll be entered for a chance to win fabulous prizes!|
|10:30am - 11:30am||The Parfleche Bag||Special guest Melissa Jo (MJ) Belcourt Moses teaches the importance of the parfleche bag, its connection to the land and how Aboriginal people harvested this natural resource without waste. This is a hands-on activity and you'll get to decorate and take home your very own parfleche bag to use as a purse, pencil case, bag, wallet, whatever!|
|11:00am - 5:00pm||Storytime Station||Record your very own rhyme or song, just like our Storytime Station performers!|
|12:00pm - 1:30pm||Make Your Own Book||EPL Writer in Residence, Jocelyn Brown, and other experienced bookmakers will guide you through making a book in 15 minutes! No skill or previous bookmaking experience is required.|
|2:00pm - 6:00pm||Life Drawing Demo||Learn how to draw a horse! Happy Harbor Comics Artist in Residence, Daniel Schneider, will be bringing a horse - yes, a real, live horse - for a live animal life drawing session. Neigh!!!|
* Activities and times are subject to change
And if that's not enough...we've got great live musical performances too!
Rebecca Lappa - 10:30am to 11:00am
Mandy Reider Trio - 11:30am to 12:00pm & 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Brothers Grim - 1:30pm to 2:00pm & 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Rooster Davis - 3:30pm to 4:00pm & 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Let us entertain you!
We've got some terrific musical guests all day to get your toes tapping and hands clapping.
CFMA Young Performer of the Year nominee, Rebecca Lappa is a prolific songwriter, who has penned over eighty songs with more waiting to be born. She writes songs inspired by observations of life, historical events, and literary references that slide between the realms of pop and folk. More >>
|11:30am and 12:30pm|
This local trio will perform variety of repertoire with a focus on folk, country, blues and pop selections. More >>
|1:30pm and 2:30pm|
4 years in the game with over 100 performances, 3 full length CD's half a dozen music videos, real life brothers Komrade and Pat Grim have accomplished quite a bit in their young life. More >>
|3:30pm and 4:30pm|
David Aide, aka Rooster Davis, specializes in the New Orleans piano traditions of players such as Dr. John, James Booker, Professor Longhair, and Alan Toussaint, and has created his own style that combines their influences with aspects of jazz, country and rock. More >>
Beat the Librarian!
Okay, maybe not exactly what you were thinking or hoping for...it's actually our video game showdown. Come to EPL Squared and challenge our staff to fun and exciting video games. Everyone who plays will be entered into our draw for some terrific prizes.
Play Beat the Librarian for your chance to win...
|Nintendo Wii NEW Super Mario Bros. Bundle|
|Microsoft XBOX 360 Summer Bundle|
|PlayStation 3 Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Bundle|
* Prizes may not be exactly as shown and are subject to change without notice.
We share. Take our stuff home with you... and keep it!
EPL is constantly adding new stuff to our collection. We put aside our excess materials for our very popular book sale. Four to five times a year we give you the chance to get some great deals on books, CDs and DVDs.
|Hardcover books and DVDs||$2.00|
|Paperbacks, kids' books and CDs||$1.00|
All proceeds from the September 15 Books2Buy outdoor book sale will go towards building a new library in Calder.
Don't miss your chance to get some great deals!
Our Books2Buy book sale is only possible with the help and support of the Friends of the Edmonton Public Library and our dedicated volunteers. Interested in helping out? Volunteer today.
What would a festival be like without food?
Here are a few of the city's fabulous food vendors who will be at EPL Squared to tantalize your taste buds.
|As the name suggests, Bo Thai dishes out authentic Thai cuisine...their green curry and tender chicken stir fry definitely hit the spot!|
|Drift is a mobile eatery located in downtown Edmonton that serves up globally inspired sandwiches and hand cut fries. More >>|
|Fat Franks is Edmonton’s only professional Toronto-style Hot Dog StreetKart vendors and suppliers of private label Smokies and Hot Dogs! More >>|
Calling all food vendors!
If you are a licensed food vendor and would like to set up shop at EPL Squared, please contact Richard Thornley at email@example.com.
What can you expect at EPL Squared?
FUN! Plain and simple. People had such a great time last year...just check out some of the sights and sounds from the 2011 outdoor library festival.
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|Story time fun!||eReaders, bubbles and more!|