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Library Update

While we are closed for browsing right now, we are still able to offer you many services.  Need a library card? No problem! Sign up here . Want to access electronic resources? Start here . (Don't forget, you will need your library barcode number and your PIN - the last 4 digits of your phone number.) Need book recommendations? Check out Bookmatch for your next favourite read. Link .  We will still be staffing the phones and are available for curbside pickup, so feel free to call and talk to us. Call 780-672-4214.  
Recent posts

Subject Matters - January DANCE

  This month we're movin' and a groovin' into the world of dance. Learning some new moves, watching a few of the best dance movies, and crafting a new dance accessory so you can really shake your tailfeather!  Come by the Library and grab craft kits, articles, books, movies, and your monthly Subject Matters guide! 

Subject Matters: Cosy

  If you need something to fill your time... 5 hobbies that bring a sense of calm. Link . Cozy Christmas playlist. Link . Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad series are a lovely, cosy read. We were thrilled to see the sweet patterns that Kristina McGowan has created. Link . It's always fun to peek into other people's houses. How about taking a look at some cosy corners - full of comfy couches,  tea and lots of candles. Link . Finally, some warm drinks to warm your soul. Link .  Illustration: Julia Chapman

Friday Favourites

We miss you Camrose! It's been sad to close our doors again, but we are glad we can keep getting you the materials you want. If you have questions or need curbside pickup, just call 789-672-4214. We are mourning the passing of John Le Carré, who died December 12 at age 89. Publishers Weekly has a visual layout of his works. Link .  In an unprecedented move, Oxford has not released a Word of the Year for 2020. They have instead released a series of words on different themes. Covid-19 and all its related vocabulary, political and economic volatility, social activism, the environment, and the rapid uptake of new technologies and behaviours to support remote working and living are all included. Link .   Have you watched The Queen's Gambit on Netflix? Need some book recommendations to keep the spirit of chess alive? We have some suggestions from Book Riot.  Link . Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris.   Link . The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers   Link . Birth of the Chess Queen by

Subject Matters - Cosy

Now that the weather has turned colder, how are you keeping cosy?  One of our favourite blogs we follow is Cup of Jo. Here's some suggestions for winter warmth. Link .  We have some cosy podcast recommendations too! Cozy Minimalism: The Podcast. Link .  The Lazy Genius Collective. Link . The library has cosy book bundles if you would like to grab a handful of comfort reads and watches. Call 780-672-4214 for curbside pickup and request a cosy bundle!  

Friday Favourites - The Travel from Home Edition

December can be a magical time to travel. Decorations and lights and holiday spirit make wonderful memories. Take a virtual look around the world! European Christmas Markets! Link . Quebec City shows, tours and behind the scenes looks at places usually closed to the public, like Monastère des Ursulines. Link . New York Window Displays: Tour the amazing window displays of 18 different Manhattan stores. Link .  Light Up Santa Fe: Virtually tour the lights of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Link . And the lighting of the Plaza lights. Link . 

Subject Matters: Cosy....Mysteries

  Do you know about cosy mysteries? "Cozies" are gentle mysteries where all the murder and violence happen off stage. The detective is usually an amateur sleuth who lives in a small town.  Here are some suggestions for you!  Magical Bakery series by Bailey Cates.  Link .  Scottish Bookshop Mystery series by Paige Shelton. Link . Hannah Swenson Mystery series by Joanne Fluke. Link . Lane Winslow mystery by Iona Whishaw. Link .  Cofffeehouse mysteries by Cleo Coyle. Link .  Royal Spyness series by Rhys Bowen. Link .