EPL announces 2018 Forward Thinking Speaker Series lineup

EDMONTON, AB,  December 7, 2017 – Five powerhouse women will visit Edmonton in 2018 to speak as part of the Edmonton Public Library’s (EPL) Forward Thinking Speaker Series, presented in partnership with Edmonton Community Foundation. Media critic and Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian, criminal defence lawyer Marie Henein, Canadian rugby star Jen Kish, Dragons’ Den…
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Libraries name 2018 Writers in Residence

EDMONTON, AB,  November 15, 2017 – Aspiring and established writers alike can look forward to a year of learning, connecting and creating with playwright Darrin Hagen and author Michael Hingston, who have been named the 2018 Metro Federation Writers in Residence. The Metro Federation is a consortium of four libraries: Edmonton Public Library, Fort Saskatchewan…
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NorQuest and EPL study weighs importance of social capital

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB,  November 8, 2017 – Concentrating on how a lack of social capital affects loneliness, NorQuest College researchers publicly released data on Year 2 of the Building a Better Life/Social Capital Study today. Social capital refers to the bridging and bonding relationships that people use to function in society, thus enabling…
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Susanna Pfisterer wins $10,000 EPL Alberta Readers’ Choice Award for ‘Fifty Percent of Mountaineering is Uphill’

EDMONTON, AB,  September 16, 2017 – An enthralling true story about a legend in the field of mountaineering and safety in the Rocky Mountains is the winner of the $10,000 2017 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award. Fifty Percent of Mountaineering is Uphill is the first novel from Jasper native Susanna Pfisterer, and was published by NeWest…
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EPL’s fleet is complete

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB,  June 21, 2017 – Think food truck, but with early literacy and the latest in digital technology on the menu. The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) celebrated a full fleet of four epl2go Literacy Vans with 1,300 students and their families at a Free Footie tournament on Wednesday. “EPL’s literacy vans…
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Kenna Houncaren and Aaida Peerani named to EPL Board of Trustees

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB,  May 11, 2017 – Two new members have been appointed to the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) Board of Trustees. Kenna Houncaren, Vice-President of Acquisitions at Stantec, and Aaida Peerani, a staff lawyer at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta, commenced their roles on May 1, 2017. With a Bachelor…
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EPL introduces LitLove

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB, April 1, 2017 – Single Edmontonians with a passion for reading can now find love based on proximity and their literary interests. Similar to Tinder or Bumble, this new app from the Edmonton Public Library is called LitLove. If a Jane Eyre zealot comes across a Fifty Shades of Grey…
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