MHPL BiblioFiles: Blog

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…



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…



Featured Article:

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