EPL Squared - Your Library Inside Out!

After a most successful event last September, the Edmonton Public Library is taking over Churchill Square once again for our third 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.

Time         Activity             Details

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Storytimes & Puppet ShowsCome visit the Children's tent  for stories, songs, puppets and more!
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.EPL CreatorsVisit the Children's tent and explore your imaginations with LEGO, chalk art, and murals.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.iPad FunWould you like to create a fun digital photo or drawing? How about your own comic strip? Visit the Tech @ EPL tent and join us for iPad fun!
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Makey MakeyCheck out EPL’s Makey Makey kits in the Tech @ EPL tent – Makey Makey is an invention kit for all ages! Ever wanted to see a piano made with just a computer and some bananas? We knew you did! Come and check out Makey Makey with us! What's Makey Makey?

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Xbox FunDo you love video games? We love video games! Join us in the Tech @ EPL tent and play a fun multiplayer video game for ages 6 and up. Meet new pals and explore wacky worlds with zany characters!
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Books2BuyVisit the book sale tents for some amazing deals on books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs for all ages!
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Aboriginal craft and gameJoin artist, MJ Belcourt Moses, to make a traditional aboriginal game called “ring and pin”. All materials will be provided and MJ will be on hand to help you make this toy to take home with you.
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Face painting and GamesUnleash your inner butterfly or Spiderman! Have your face painted by the talented City of Edmonton community workers and take part in some giant sized games.

1:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

3:10 p.m. - 3:40 p.m

Edmonton Opera WorkshopSoprano? Baritone? Libretto? Join members of the Edmonton Opera in the programming tent for an exciting workshop on opera.

* Activities and times are subject to change

And if that's not enough...we've got great live musical performances too!

Michael Rault - 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Cadence Weapon - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Jr. Gone Wild - 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Plus Joel Zimmerman Borrowed Tunes DJ spinning from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Let us entertain you!

We've got some terrific musical guests all day to get your toes tapping and hands clapping.

ArtistPerformance    Bio

Michael Rault

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Blending the past with the present, as well as the future, Michael Rault perfectly crafted his vintage sound that listeners swooned over and fell in love with while listening to his sensational 2010 record MA-ME-O.

Moving forward in time, Rault continues to draw inspiration from the retro, and returns with "I Want To Love You' from his upcoming release this summer, "Whirlpool".

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Cadence Weapon

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Cadence Weapon continues to firmly establish his legacy as a sonic pioneer while constantly pushing the rap and electronic music envelope. Following his critically acclaimed, Polaris Music Prize nominated albums Breaking Kayfabe and Afterparty Babies and a two year term as Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, he returns with a brand new album, Hope In Dirt City.

Roland Pemberton was born with hip hop in his DNA. His father, Teddy Pemberton, a Brooklyn native and the muse for Cadence Weapon's acclaimed sophomore album, Afterparty Babies, was a pioneering college radio DJ and in 2010 was inducted into the Hall Of Fame during Canada's National DJ Awards, the Stylus Awards. He’s credited for introducing hip-hop to Rollie’s hometown of Edmonton, Alberta through his show, The Black Experience In Sound on CJSR-FM.

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Jr. Gone Wild

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Jr. Gone Wild, an Edmonton-based country-rock band, was formed in the early '80s. Over the course of a dozen years they played hundreds of shows across Canada and the U.S., released several critically acclaimed albums, and influenced many younger bands before breaking up in 1995.

Give thanks to local promoter Frank Klemen, a longtime Jr. fan who felt it was so important that his favourite Edmonton alt-country band get back together that he wouldn’t take no for an answer. 

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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.

Unbelievable Prices! 
Hardcover books and DVDs$2.00
Paperbacks, kids' books, Audiobooks and CDs$1.00

Cash only!

All proceeds from the September 14 Books2Buy outdoor book sale will go towards keeping library cards free in 2014 and beyond

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. 

What can you expect at EPL Squared? Prizes galore!


Scavenger Hunt

Test your knowledge of EPL history. Answer questions about Edmonton Public Library’s 100 years and be entered into a draw for great prizes! Visit our membership tent on site to get started.

What you can win:



Four-pack tickets to Arden Theatre's 2013-2014 Family SeriesWar Horse prize packs including tickets to the show and a copy of the bookMakey Makey Kit



Door Prizes

Visit the membership tent for an entry form to win these great prizes!


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