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 […]

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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 Time is running out to pick up this year’s Christmas gifts! Luckily, EPL has your back! Check out some of our favourite books from 2016. Who doesn’t love finding a great story under the Christmas Tree? Or maybe take a break yourself this holiday season and enjoy some of this year’s best! […]

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2016 Favourite Movies by EPL Staff

By Katie Turzansky Check out some of our favourite movies from 2016. Whether you’re looking for last-minute gifts for the people on your list or are just looking for a couple of hours off from the festivities, EPL is here to help! Everybody Wants Some!! Although this comedy about 1980s college baseball players received critical […]

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The Gadget Gift Guide for ‘Big Kids’

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Written by Holly Arnason, Digital Literacy Librarian Just in time for the holidays - a list for the “big kid” who loves exploring new technology and gadgets. EPL staff have hand-picked the latest tech gadgets that could make someone’s gift under the tree a memorable one and could also easily fit in the EPL Makerspace. Pocket C.H.I.P. ($70 […]

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Top 5 Favourite Gifts for Explorers, Tinkerers and Makers!

Written by Holly Arnason, Digital Literacy Librarian At EPL, we're always looking for opportunities to connect families with resources and programs that support the development of digital literacy skills. And just in time for the holidays, EPL staff have compiled a list of their favourite gadgets. This gift guide features some of the newest technology we’ve spotted to support […]

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Kids Sing And Dance Their Way to Reading and Writing

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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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Children Benefit When Learning Code

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By Nancy Sheng, Youth Services Librarian In the 21st century, coding is a new type of literacy; a language that allows those fluent in it to explore, create and affect change in our increasingly high-tech world. Like any language, the earlier you learn it, the more it sticks. New coding programs are being introduced to […]

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