MHPL BiblioFiles: Blog

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…



Apr. 17, '20

Learn Bullet Journaling: Part 4 - Weekly Spreads

Last post, you were able to see how I came up with my floral theme for April in my bullet journal. I now want to walk you through how I set up my weekly spreads, including how I decided on a layout, how I illustrate it, and how I use it to help me stay organized. Inspiration Once…



Apr. 17, '20

Learn Bullet Journaling: Part 3 - The Cover Page/Theme

Now it’s time for the fun stuff! Over the past two blogs, we’ve learned what bullet journaling is, how it works, and what supplies you can use to start your own.Making your first set of monthly spreads can be very intimidating. There’s so many possibilities out there! What should you pick? What colors should…



Apr. 17, '20

Learn Bullet Journaling: Part 2 - Supplies

Now that we’ve had a chance to learn about how the bullet journaling system works, you may be wondering… what supplies do I use? What book? What pens?The possibilities can seem endless!I’ll break it down for you in the following sections. Don’t worry if you don’t have any of these things on hand -…



Apr. 16, '20

Learn Bullet Journaling: Part 1 - Introduction

Spring has sprung and we all will be spending more time at home for the next while. At MHPL, we know the future is uncertain and scary. While we can’t predict how the new few weeks are going to go, we’ll try and make the time at home easier by providing you with some blogs and videos of crafts you can do at home to…



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Library Welcoming Two Speakers For Pride Month

To help mark Pride Month, Medicine Hat Public Library is welcoming two speakers from the Prairie Pride Guild of Medicine Hat and District for a pair of presentations that will reflect on the past and look to the future of Pride in our community. First, Jenni Barrientos, an archivist at the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, will discuss the history of Pride in Medicine Hat. Following that, Kim Large will speak about her journey as a parent of a transgender child and steps you…...read more
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