Welcome to The Weekly 3! Each week, we’ll be recommending three items for you to check out here on epl.ca.
Are you looking for tips to improve your garden? Community Librarian Jennifer is here for this new edition of The Weekly 3 to share some resources you can access at EPL to help you get the most out of your garden this summer. This week's picks include:
1. Home Compost Basics
Are you curious about composting at home? Want to learn how to turn household food scraps into a valuable resource for your garden, grass and potted plants? Join compost experts from the City of Edmonton in this video to learn all about how bacteria and fungi break down food and yard waste material with the help of greens, browns, water and air!
2. The Prairie Gardener's Go-to for Vegetables by Janet Melrose
All the most common questions about growing vegetables in the prairies are answered in this first installation of the new gardening series, Guides for the Prairie Gardener.The Prairie Gardener's Go-to for Vegetables is also available as an eBook.
3. Gale Courses: Start Your Own Edible Garden
Grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard! In this course, you'll learn how to give your garden a healthy start and keep it growing strong all season.
We'll see you next week for a new edition of The Weekly 3.
Pride at EPL
Welcome to another edition of The Weekly 3! Library Assistant Zoe is here to share some of their favourite titles and an EPL resource to help you celebrate Pride Month. This week's picks include:
1. The works of Vivek Shraya
From Edmonton and based in Calgary, Vivek Shraya is a crossdisciplinarity creative, a living trans artist of colour who brings music, literature, visual art, theatre, and film into the world at an amazing speed. You can access her multi-genre writing, from novels to children’s books, memoirs, to plays, poetry to graphic novels in the library collection.
2. A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni
3. Pride Month with EPL
June is Pride Month! In celebration and recognition of the LGBTQ2 community, EPL has some great events and resources available to help you celebrate all the colours of the rainbow including information about an upcoming drag queen storytime and a list of of contemporary titles by queer authors or with LGBTQ2 representation for you to enjoy.
We’re back with another edition of The Weekly 3! June is National Indigenous History Month so Library Assistant Caitlin is here to recommend graphic novels from Indigenous artists. This week's picks include:
1. MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection Vol. 1
Moonshot brings together dozens of creators from North America to contribute comic book stories showcasing the rich heritage and identity of indigenous storytelling. From traditional stories to exciting new visions of the future, this collection presents some of the finest comic book and graphic novel work on the continent.
2. This Place: 150 Years Retold by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
Explore the last 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through magic realism, serial killings, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact. This Place is also available as an eBook.
3. Gale Courses: Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
If you've always been interested in drawing but don't really know how to get started, then this is the course for you. Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics of drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be!
Community Librarian Emily is here to share some picks on a topic that affects us all, the environment. Learn more about some books from Canadian authors and a documentary that tackle the climate crisis. This week's picks include:
1.On Fire by Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein pairs a decade of her powerful writing on our acute environmental decline with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of what we choose to do next; and inspiringly offers here a politically viable, just, sustainable path forward. On Fire is also available on eBook, audiobook, and downloadable audiobook.
2.The Island President (DVD)
President Mohammed Nasheed of the Maldives is confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced - the survival of his country and everyone in it. Nasheed, who brought democracy to the Maldives after decades of despotic rule, now faces an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives and make them uninhabitable. The Island President is also available on hoopla.
3.The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier
One of Canada's most passionate environmental and human rights activists addresses the global threat of climate change from the intimate perspective of her own Arctic childhood. The Right to Be Cold is also available as an eBook.
Health & Wellness
Is the glare from your laptop screen hurting your eyes? Do your shoulders hurt from hunching over your phone? Maybe a digital detox is for you! This week, Community Librarian Jennifer shares some picks to help you detoxify your life. This week's picks include:
Join community librarian Meg as she gives you the lowdown about how to temporarily banish technology from your life.
2. Detox Your Thoughts by Andrea Bonior
In Detox Your Thoughts, popular psychologist Andrea Bonior, PhD, identifies the 12 most prevalent thought patterns that make people feel anxious, insecure, and generally just bad. Detox your Thoughts is also available as a Downloadable Audiobook.