MHPL BiblioFiles: Blog

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…



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…



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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