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Our collection is open for browsing, with new, limited hours. Monday - Friday 10 - 6, Saturday 11-5, closed on Sunday.Up to 30 patrons at a time are allowed.Book drop is open 24/7.One person per aisle at a timeplease.Curbside pick up available during library hours.Clean your hands before entering - sanitizer will be available.10:00 am - 11:00 am is reserved for patrons who need to take extra precautions.We can't wait to see you!
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Friday Favourites

Happy Friday Camrose! Are you getting into the swing of back to school yet?  Are you helping with an online learner? How to tell if distance learning is working for your child. Link.The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin is a classic many of us have read. HBO Max is working on a series adaption (will it stay true to the ending?!) Link. For the first time, a graphic novel has been nominated for a Giller Prize. Clyde Fans by Seth is the very first in this category.  Shortlist is announced October 5 and the winner is announced November 9.  Link.Some more opera from our Subject Matters program! Listen to an interview with Ann Patchett on the true meaning of beauty and her prize-winning novel, Bel Canto. Link.One more thought before we leave:“We now have a chance to turn this fall’s back-to-school (in the Northern Hemisphere) into self-directed, project-based learning instead of a rush toward compliance and butts in chairs and pencils on tests. Shipping the project, proving it works and then doi…

Subject Matters - OPERA

Have you been following our Subject Matters facebook page? Here's a recap of some of what we have been sharing. Making opera accessible to all - shadow interpreters bring opera to deaf audiences. Link.  Catherine the Great... Librettist?! Did you know that Catherine the Great loved opera and wrote many operas during her reign? Learn more in this episode of the Stuff You Missed in History Class (one of our favourite podcasts!) Link. Are you a trivia fan? How about some opera trivia?! 53 interesting opera facts.  Link.  Opera has a history rich with art. Not only music and drama, but costumes and set designs have been influenced by architecture and painting. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a great article that touches on the history of opera and connections with all kinds of art. Link. Hansel and Gretel is a great first opera for children. Watch the opera, read the story and pick up a shadow puppet kit from the library to act it out at home. The kits are on the display tables at the l…

Friday Favourites

Enjoy the sunshine today Camrose, the weekend is going to be chilly!Here is what we found this week for you:If classic books were pitched by supermarket magazines. These are spot on! Link. From the same website, a post on famous poems read by famous people, including “If You Forget Me,” by Pablo Neruda, read by Madonna and “Children,” by Khalil Gibran, read by James Earl Jones. And... if you don't want to sleep tonight... “The Raven,” by Edgar Allan Poe and read by Vincent Price. 😨 Link. We just discovered the BBC News World Service Book Club and we love it. The current episode and the archives are all available. (This year they are focusing on women authors.) Author interviews, book reviews and lists of recommendations.  Link. Are you following along with the library's Subject Matters program? September's theme is OPERA! We have compiled a mix of videos on a YouTube playlist. We have everything from TED Talks to cartoons to full recordings of performances. Lots of introd…

Friday Favourites

Watch the TED Talk, read the book! We have a group of amazing TED Talks here, matched up with the books they have written. Links will send you to the Parkland catalogue so you can request the book right away.Watch Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Ted Talk: The Danger of a Single Story.
Read Purple Hibiscus or Americanah or Adichie’s other books. Watch Lori Gottlieb’s Ted Talk: How Changing Your Story Can Change Your Life.
Read Maybe You Should Talk To Someone.
Watch Jacqueline Woodson’s Ted Talk:What Reading Slowly Taught Me About Writing.
Read  Red at The Bone or Another Brooklyn.

Watch Elizabeth Gilbert’s Ted Talk: Your Elusive Creative Genius. Read or listen to Big Magic or Elizabeth Gilbert’s other books.

Watch Temple Grandin’s Ted Talk: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds.
Read The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across The Spectrum or Temple Grandin’s other books.

September Newsletter

Have you signed up for our newsletter yet? Our September issue is out today! Check it out here.
Find it and our back issues on our website. Link.Newsletter sign up here. Link.

Subject Matters: September 2020 OPERA

A YEAR OF WEIRD AND WONDERFUL LEARNING FOR EVERYONECome along as we delve into a year of weird and wonderful learning! One topic, every month. You choose what and how you want to learn about it... we will provide the resources.Every month you can pick up a guide full of interesting facts and great resources. Movies, TED Talks, podcasts, websites - we will point you in the right direction. The guide will be printed off at the library or you can download it from here. There will be articles available to pick up and a craft to work on as well!Come to the library and check out the displays!Download the brochure! Link.Follow our Camrose Public Library Subject Matters Facebook Page for updates, challenges and lots of fun! Link.

Fall Program Guide

Our Fall 2020 Program Guide is here! Pick one up at the library (we have them at the front desk). Or download your own at home. Link.