MHPL BiblioFiles: Blog

Jul. 3, '20

Learn to Urban Sketch: Part 2 - Basic Art Tips

Welcome to the second post in my Learn to Urban Sketch series! Last post, we learned about what urban sketching is, the supplies we use, and saw some beautiful examples of the variety of art styles that are out there.Now…



Jun. 24, '20

Learn to Urban Sketch: Part 1 - What is Urban Sketching?

While we are all isolated during the pandemic, it’s important to stay connected with other people. Starting a new creative hobby, and connecting with others online, is a great way to look after your mental health during this turbulent time. I have been creating Urban Sketches for years and would like to share…



Jun. 23, '20

Accessing eBooks Through Your Library: A How-To Guide

I don't always go digital, but when I do: I prefer to borrow rather than buy. Want to save money by downloading eBooks (and audiobooks) for free using your library card? Get started by reading this quick tutorial. All you need is a library card (start a free trial



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



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New Library Card Sponsor: The Sweetness Bakeshop

The #MHPLforYXH campaign has a new sponsor! Before we introduce Sara and her business, we'd like to take a minute to thank our previous sponsor, Real Estate Collective. Elizabeth McNally and the team at Real Estate Collective, Medicine Hat's newest boutique real estate brokerage, donated $6,500 which translated into 1,300 FREE cards for Hatters! Thank…...read more
Oct. 4, '21