Monday, April 6, 2009

Library Update - April 6th, 2009

Hmmmm, I've just noticed that my blog has been getting pretty thin lately. In fact one could be forgiven if they mistook this for the Grande Prairie Public Library blog - it seems like most of my posts have been the library updates from Laurie. Well, I'll have to start posting about a wider variety stuff... tomorrow.

For now, here's the latest update from the GPPL!

"21st Annual Clem and Muriel Collins Writing Contest: WINNING AND LOSING
103 entries were received for the writing contest. The awards ceremony will be held June 18 during the week of Iskoteo Arts Festival activities

Spring Break in the Library
The following programs are for school aged children and are unparented (although parents should remain in library). Programs will be held in the Story Room. Registration required. Please phone 532-3580 ext 226.

Spring Crafts
Tuesday, April 14 from 1:30 - 2:30
Ages 7-12
Enjoy some stories and make a fantastic pop-up card for someone special.

Spring into Music
Wednesday, April 15 from 1:30 - 2:30
Ages 5-7
Take part in an hour of musical activities and stories.

Just for Laughs
School is out so come to the library for some fun and funny activities.
Thursday, April 16 from 1:30 - 2:30
Ages 7-12

April is Poetry Month
Visit the Children’s Library to view our extensive poetry collection on display

Earth Day
Earth Day is Wednesday April 22. Reduce Reuse Recycle. Earth friendly books full of great ideas will be on display for you to borrow.

Video Game Tournament
Join us for a Wii tournament. Saturdays, April 11 & 25 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm in the Story Room.
For ages 12-18. Call 780-532-3580 ext 226 for more information.

The Featured Online Research Tool for April is: Canadian Points of View Reference Centre
Canadian Points of View Reference Centre covers 100 topics presenting an overview, a point, a counterpoint, and a Critical Thinking Guide for each topic. It is a tool designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Topics covered include: environment, health, human rights, crime, race, technology, substance abuse, and many more. Canadian Points of View Reference Centre provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

These online research tools and many more are available through the Library’s website at Have your membership card handy!

Laurie Harrison
Library Director
Grande Prairie Public Library"

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