Edmonton writer finds $10,000 book prize victory with wartime novel

Lacombe-born author Laurel Deedrick-Mayne’s first novel has earned her the 2016 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award.

A Wake for the Dreamland, published by FriesenPress, has won Deedrick-Mayne the $10,000 literary prize, the Edmonton Public Library announced Saturday. 156 more words

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Key Things I learned From the First Parenting Book I Read

Sometime in July, I borrowed a stack of books from the library that is quite close to my workplace. Being in downtown, the branch is definitely one of the largest ones – it is the main one actually. 1,087 more words

Somali group's new chair 'a mom who's trying to bring everybody together'

An Edmonton Somali group, hoping to unite the community under one banner, has a new chair.

Marian Enow, a community librarian with Edmonton Public Library, was voted chair of the Council of Somali Canadian People of Alberta at a meeting on Wednesday. 283 more words

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Understanding Video Games

The Edmonton Public Library is partnering with the U of A to offer a 10-part virtual university course on video games and their impact. Interested? 202 more words

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150-day countdown to Canada's Confederation celebration starts now

The 150-day countdown to a yearlong, countrywide celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday has begun.

“Countdown activities will be appearing all over Canada, so get ready for bold stunts, large-scale selfies, temporary and permanent installations, and a whole lot more,” said Randy Boissonnault, the MP for Edmonton Centre and the parliamentary secretary to the minister of Canadian heritage. 361 more words

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Edmonton library to loan out cellphone-sized Wi-Fi hot spot devices

In an anonymous customer survey last year, an Edmonton Public Library cardholder had an idea: Why not loan out free Wi-Fi hot spots?

Now, EPL has made that a reality. 380 more words

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Need Wi-Fi? You can now borrow hot spots from Edmonton Public Library

The Edmonton Public Library has added Wi-Fi to the list of products available to adult members to borrow.

On Wednesday, the EPL began loaning Wi-Fi hot spots with unlimited data to adult library cardholders as part of  301 more words