Top 5 Ways to Cheer Up the Lonely Days

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 […]

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Kids Sing And Dance Their Way to Reading and Writing

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 […]

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The Gift My Mom Gave Me

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 […]

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The Coolest Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

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 favourite and go down easy on hot summer days: […]

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Have You Felt the Orange Crush?

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 […]

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Let’s Go Oilers, Let’s Go!

written by Katie Turzansky It has been a long and depressing 11 year dry spell in Oil Country. Our jerseys had fallen to the backs of our closets, crumpled and dusty. We barely even remembered what the colour orange looked like. But it has finally happened. Led by wunderkind Connor McDavid, the Oilers have brought […]

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Richard Van Camp’s Recent Reads

By Richard Van Camp Hi everyone, Now that I'm in training for my new collection, "Moccasin Square Gardens", with Douglas & McIntyre, I'm in what I call the "Eye of the Tiger" stage where I watch a lot of music videos, lean in to listen to conversations I probably shouldn't be listening to […]

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Remembering Richard Wagamese

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By Susan Chau, Community Librarian I will never forget the remarkable story slam of two Richards – Richard Wagamese and Richard Van Camp. Both gifted storytellers, riffing stories like jazz improvisations, which by the way, is one of the things Wagamese listened to as he wrote. Meeting Richard Wagamese was such an honour, yet ironically he […]

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Free Family Day Fun!

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Written by Nancy Sheng Jerry Seinfeld, that questionable observer of human relationships, once said that “There’s no such thing as fun for the whole family.” It seems rather obvious that the esteemed Mr. Seinfeld has never been a part of an Albertan family looking for something to do on Family Day. Because, the happy news […]

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2016 Favourite Books by EPL Staff

By Katie Turzansky Check out some of our favourite books from 2016. Take a break and enjoy some of last year’s best! Five Favourite Fiction Titles of 2016 We're All in This Together by Amy Jones A woman goes over a waterfall, a video goes viral, a family goes into meltdown -- life is about to get […]

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