MHPL BiblioFiles: Blog

Feb. 21, '24

Freedom to Read Week, Feb. 18-24

Freedom to Read Week is celebrated each February, a week dedicated to encouraging Canadians to reflect on and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom. Freedom to Read Week, from Feb. 18-24 this year, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2024. It is a nationwide…

Feb. 15, '24

Plot Twist: Book Club Brews Donation to MHPL

Almost 10 years ago a group of friends was searching for a way to reconnect with each other amid growing awareness about men’s mental health. A new book club resulted in stronger friendships, a rekindled love of reading for more than a dozen locals and now a donation to the Medicine Hat Public Library.“I…

Feb. 13, '24

Medicine Hat Public Library launching Meeting Mondays for room rentals

Medicine Hat Public Library is expanding its room rental availability next month in an effort to meet a growing demand among community groups for spaces to hold their meetings.Beginning on March 4, the Honor Currie Room, Legion Room (pictured above) and Library Theatre will be available to rent Monday evenings…

Feb. 7, '24

Medicine Hat Public Library Roars Into Chinese New Year

Wow! That was the collective reaction of patrons and staff at Medicine Hat Public Library following the lion dance performance during our Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 4.A crowd of more than 200 people piled into the library theatre until it was standing room only and then began to line the hallway to…

Jan. 24, '24

A Library Card Can Bring the World to You

It’s a tiny, 5-centimetre-by-8-centimetre piece of plastic that connects you to everything. What is it? A library card of course, and we think everybody should have one.A library card, FREE right now thanks to generous community sponsors, connects you to everything…

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New Library Card Sponsor: Elizabeth McNally Real Estate Collective

Buying or selling a home can be stressful for everyone involved in the process. Selling one of the city’s premier real estate agencies on sponsoring library cards was the complete opposite.“As one of the initial sponsors, we were drawn to the program's commitment to literacy—a cause we wholeheartedly support,” says Elizabeth McNally, team lead of Real Estate Collective (REC). “Literacy, to us, is not merely a pursuit but a cornerstone of empowerment. We are enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute to such… more
Apr. 9, '24