Stanley A. Milner Library revitalization project gets funding boost

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB,  May 18, 2018 – The governments of Canada and Alberta have joined the City of Edmonton in recognizing the importance of investing in infrastructure that encourages learning, promotes inclusivity and improves community connections. Today, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Shaye Anderson, Alberta Minister…
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EPL has a new branch in town

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB,  March 1, 2018 – The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) is now a bigger and better neighbour in the Calder community The new 10,000 square foot standalone Calder Branch – almost double the size of the previous location – opened on January 31, 2018 at 127 Street and 131 Avenue. EPL…
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EPL announces 2018 Forward Thinking Speaker Series lineup

For immediate release: 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…
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Libraries name 2018 Writers in Residence

For immediate release: 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…
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Susanna Pfisterer wins $10,000 EPL Alberta Readers’ Choice Award for ‘Fifty Percent of Mountaineering is Uphill’

For immediate release: 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…
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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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