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

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Cracking the code: Girls sharpen tech skills at Edmonton Public Library program just for them

Girls, take note: geeky delights await at the library. No boys allowed. Well — maybe brothers and cousins.

Edmonton Public Library is running Girls + Code, a free summer program where women teach teen girls to write code. 459 more words

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Paula Simons: Enterprise mission a bold new frontier for Edmonton Public Library

Rental Space, the (not quite) final frontier.

These are the voyages of the Edmonton Public Library. Its three-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new readers and new borrowers, to go, boldly, where no library has gone before. 761 more words

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