MHPL BiblioFiles: Blog

May. 20, '20

Five Tips to Help You Read More

We're not going to waste your time because we know you have a really good book to get back to, so here are five tips for making reading a part of your daily life.  1) Get a Library Card! Library cards help you save money by allowing you to borrow as many books as you want…



May. 14, '20

Create Your Own Cat Castle

Do you have a cat (or a dog, or another kind of pet)? Do you have cardboard boxes lying around? Do you have some extra time on your hands?There’s a fun way to spend your time while also providing a new playhouse or home for your furry friend: build a cardboard castle, dog house… you get the idea.This…



May. 13, '20

Review to Win: MHPL Virtual Reading Contest

Have you found yourself reading more now that you're practicing social distancing and isolation? Then, this contest is for you! In our Virtual Reading Contest you can win a local prize package which includes a copy of Glennon Doyle’s Untamed plus $20 gift cards to each of these local businesses: Swirls,…



May. 8, '20

Kinsmen Donates $159,000 to the Library

During a socially distant cheque presentation at the Medicine Hat Public Library (MHPL) on Thursday evening, the Medicine Hat Kinsmen Club’s Local Services Director, Evan Laturnas presented the Library with a cheque for $80,000. The remaining $79,000 donation will come in a second phase in 2021. 



May. 1, '20

Get Started: Online Learning With Gale Courses

Lifelong learning is easy with Gale Courses and your Medicine Hat Public Library card. Early bird or night owl? Gale Courses are online and are flexible to fit your weekly schedule. Each course is taught by a college professor and is highly interactive, including quizzes and assignments. One course is six weeks…



Apr. 24, '20

A Beginner's Guide to Cross Stitch

What is Cross Stitch? Cross stitch is a type of counted stitch embroidery made of X-shaped stitches on Aida cloth (pictured below) or linen. Cross stitch projects can be bought as kits or you can buy the individual supplies to create your own design or to follow a design found in a book or…



Apr. 17, '20

Learn Bullet Journaling: Part 5 - Collections

Sometimes you’ll have tasks, or things you want to keep track of, that are related by a common theme or purpose. Collection pages are a great way of organizing these specific things!These are category pages in your journal that cover a certain topic or problem. They can take the form of a tracker, log, or simply…



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PSA: Reading Not Cancelled

The Library is currently closed to the public in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. This makes us incredibly sad because we LOVE what we do! We LOVE our patrons. We LOVE interacting with you all on a daily basis. And we know that you LOVE reading and are probably really upset that you can’t get your materials right now. Here’s what you can still do with your library card from the comfort of your self-quarantine.  ...read more
Mar. 18, '20