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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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Helping Newcomer Teens Adapt to Life in Canada

By Mona Bacon, EPL Community Librarian Ammar is a confident and outgoing grade eleven student with a ready smile and a great sense of humour. He is also a newcomer to Canada. He recently arrived in Edmonton from Syria and, like the other 16 teens who have come to the EPL Castle Downs Branch on […]

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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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An inside look at the Milner makeover

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The transformation of the Stanley A. Milner Library is hard to miss. Sitting on the south end of Churchill Square, the Edmonton Public Library’s central branch looks dramatically different a mere four months in to what will be a three-year revitalization. In April, a group of new Women Building Futures students were lucky enough to […]

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