MHPL BiblioFiles: Blog

Jun. 10, '20

4 Steps to Becoming an Ally

“I raise up my voice - not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard.” - Malala YousafzaiJune is both Pride Month and National…



Jun. 8, '20

Library Reopening Plan: First Phase

Libraries are in Stage 2 of the Alberta Government Relaunch Strategy. As of this writing, the launch date of Stage 2 is still TBD. The government website lists libraries as being able to open "with restrictions" but we don't know what…



Jun. 1, '20

Your Anti-Racist Reading Lists for the Black Lives Matter Movement

Today marks the seventh day of protests that were sparked by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer when he kneeled on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes. Protests and riots have broken out across the United States, currently occurring in



May. 29, '20

Stories Connect Us: A Community Building Initiative

Stories Connect Us I’ve always strongly believed that stories connect people. That they can bring together a community even while everyone is apart. How many of you have read an excellent book and then recommended it to a friend? Or better yet, have you ever discussed a book with a friend?…



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…



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Your Connection To Everything: Get A Library Card

We think everyone in Medicine Hat should have a library card. It just makes good sense! Whether you want to expand your intellectual capacity and become as wise as Councillor Samraj (pictured), or you just want to keep abreast of the daily news coming from around the world - a library card is your connection to everything; for only $5/year! Cards for children (ages 0 - 18) are always free, so getting a card for your child is really a no-brainer (in our humble opinion). If you're not sure what exactly your library card gives you access to, take a look at our quick guide below.  What…...read more
Sep. 16, '20