By Tamsin Shute, Youth Services Librarian One of the easiest places to visit when you have a brand-new baby is the library. You can take your time, find comfortable seating, feed and change your baby, use the washroom and even chat with other parents. When I first set out into the world alone with my […]Read More from The Library – A Breastfeeding-Friendly Place
Written by Shelby Quinlan, Library Assistant As a teacher turned library assistant myself, I know first-hand about the summer slide. Not the fun summer slide where you spend all summer at the waterpark, but the tricky summer slide where students’ brains become a little doughier after bingeing on Netflix and Minecraft all summer. Studies show […]Read More from The Slippery Summer Slide
Canada Day is here and this time we are celebrating a major milestone – our country's sesquicentennial! As you get together with your family and friends for a BBQ, fireworks, camping or what-have-you, take some time to explore the massive collection of Canadian-related items available at EPL. From Canadian-made inventions, to TV shows, music and literature, […]Read More from Happy 150th Birthday Canada!
Written by Sean Chinery, EPL Library Services Coordinator Father’s Day is a special time of the year. It is when young children bring home crafts from school - a hastenly scrawled on card featuring a cartoon of a guy sacked out on the couch, or mowing the lawn, but Father’s Day is more than that. […]Read More from Top Must-See Films on Father’s Day
By Caitlin Miller, EPL Library Assistant. June is National Aboriginal History month, a time when Indigenous Canadians come together and share in their diverse cultures and rich historical narratives with pride and solidarity. This is also a time when all Canadians can commit to learning more about the Indigenous People who live in what we now […]Read More from Celebrating National Aboriginal History Month
Written by Hilary Kirkpatrick, EPL Outreach Worker As a social worker for the Edmonton Public Library, I know the importance of community building and making connections for those who are feeling lonely. Having a supportive network of people and meaningful connections can give us the boost we need to feel better about ourselves and have […]Read More from Top 5 Ways to Cheer Up the Lonely Days
Written by Rachel Dueck, Library Assistant Do you ever find yourself humming while changing a diaper? Or making up a silly song about airplanes as you are circling your toddler’s mouth with a spoonful of smashed peas? And why, you ask? It’s the power of singing! As a mother to four beautiful daughters and an […]Read More from Kids Sing And Dance Their Way to Reading and Writing
Written by Susan Chau, Community Librarian Being a mom is one of the hardest roles there is. It’s wonderful that once a year in May moms get to feel extra special and appreciated with flowers, phone calls and breakfast in bed. As Mother’s Day approaches, I’m hearing heartwarming stories from customers who shared their first […]Read More from The Gift My Mom Gave Me
Written by Caroline Land Weather forecasters are predicting a hot summer in Edmonton. Looking for ways to beat the heat? Check out EPL's collection of cookbooks for desserts that can help keep you cool all summer long. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! These are perennial favourites and go down easy on hot summer […]Read More from The Coolest Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat
Written by Caroline Land Now that the Edmonton Oilers have made it to Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the whole city feels like a giant wave of blue and orange. With golden goals, solid skating and terrific teamwork, the excitement has spread way beyond Rogers Place! If the playoffs have captured your family’s […]Read More from Have You Felt the Orange Crush?