MHPL BiblioFiles: Blog

Mar. 1, '24

Supporting Literacy at Home

Medicine Hat Public Library is all about any chance there is to improve literacy and learning in the community, and so we jumped at the chance to host an expert in the field.Next week at the library, Marnie Heintz, an instructional coach at Medicine Hat Public School Division, will lead an informational session…

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…

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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… more
Jun. 18, '24