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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…



Apr. 17, '20

Learn Bullet Journaling: Part 2 - Supplies

Now that we’ve had a chance to learn about how the bullet journaling system works, you may be wondering… what supplies do I use? What book? What pens?The possibilities can seem endless!I’ll break it down for you in the following sections. Don’t worry if you don’t have any of these things on hand -…



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#RECReads And We Want You To Read Too!

When the concept of Real Estate Collective started, deeply rooted within its conception was the need and desire to connect and give back to the community. As a group, we wanted to align ourselves with an organization that shared similar value systems and help them achieve some of their initiatives. A partnership with the Medicine Hat Public Library made perfect sense. The Library is a hub within our community…...read more
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