Ultimate Family Activities for Summer
Edmonton Public Library | Edmonton Digital Library Blog
by Alexandria Daum
6d ago
It’s summertime – what we’ve all been waiting for! School’s out, the weather’s great, and you’re ready to explore all the amazing family experiences that Edmonton has to offer. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites, whether it's exploring local gems or venturing to new destinations, all these activities will create family memories for years to come. Edmonton Summer Activities 1.    Summer Starts at EPL! The top thing on our bucket list this summer is a trip to the library! Our Summer Starts at EPL summer reading program keeps kids reading, learning, and creating all summer l ..read more
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A Call to Reconciliation: Dr. Marie Wilson Ignites Hope at EPL’s Forward Thinking Speaker Series event
Edmonton Public Library | Edmonton Digital Library Blog
by enakatsui
1w ago
Dr. Marie Wilson presenting at EPL's second Forward Thinking Speaker Series of 2024 A Call to Reconciliation: Dr. Marie Wilson Ignites Hope at EPL's Forward Thinking Speaker Series event  Our second Forward Thinking Speaker Series event buzzed with the spirit of reconciliation as Dr. Marie Wilson, a former Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner, took center stage. Her discussion with the evening’s moderator, Chief Littlechild, revolved around her new book, "North of Nowhere” and served as a powerful reminder of the ongoing path towards reconciliation in Canada, emphasizing the importance o ..read more
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Enjoy Free Summer Concerts with Sounds from the Valley
Edmonton Public Library | Edmonton Digital Library Blog
by Bryce Crittenden
2w ago
Head down to Edmonton's Snow Valley Ski Club, opens a new window to take in FREE concerts with music and poetry every Tuesday evening this summer from July 2 to Aug. 27 starting at 7:00 p.m. Listen to artists from EPL's Capital City Records and Capital City Press as they share their work at the bottom of the ski hill in the beautiful Rainbow Valley. Free of charge, we'll be collecting non-perishable food items for the Edmonton Food Bank. Don't miss any of these exciting shows: Tuesday, July 2 Music from 0Stella With sell-out shows in Ireland and Canada, and performin ..read more
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Free Digital Music at EPL
Edmonton Public Library | Edmonton Digital Library Blog
by Noelle Der
3w ago
Discover Edmonton Public Library’s digital collection of music resources. We have a variety of genres for your listening pleasure including classical, pop, heavy metal, spoken word, folk and blues. Find local music, online courses, classical music scores, gig posters and music performances! Check out some of our favourite online music resources you can access for free with your library card.   Online Music Resources Capital City Records Stream and download from a growing collection of albums by Edmonton’s local music scene. Our expanded collection features over 85 new artists! Find ..read more
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New Presentation of OverDrive Titles in EPL Catalogue
Edmonton Public Library | Edmonton Digital Library Blog
by Holly A
2M ago
Format Download Buttons Have Changed Avid eReader fans and eAudiobook listeners with MP3 players may have noticed a recent change in EPL's Catalogue - download buttons for OverDrive titles are no longer showing directly in the catalogue. OverDrive made this change on Wednesday, April 3 as one of the final steps to close down their OverDrive app, which has been replaced by Libby. Keep reading and we'll show you where you can download these titles for transfer to your devices. Before April 3  After April 3 Two Ways to Download Once you've checked out your eBook or eAudiobook in ..read more
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Beyond ABCs: What to Look for in a Strong Early Literacy Program
Edmonton Public Library | Edmonton Digital Library Blog
by Nicole Pearson
2M ago
All parents want what's best for their children, especially when it comes to their learning. Early literacy is really important and picking the right library or community program can help your child get ready for reading and school.  With so many choices out there, it might feel confusing. But don't worry, we're here to help you understand what to look for. In this blog post, we'll talk about the important elements of a strong early literacy program that can greatly benefit your child. Build a Strong Early Literacy Program Comprehensive Approach: A strong early literacy program should pr ..read more
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Explore Diverse Canadian Content
Edmonton Public Library | Edmonton Digital Library Blog
by Adnan
3M ago
Unlocking Canadian Treasures at EPL  EPL is your gateway to a vast array of Canadian content. In this blog post, we'll take you on a journey through the diverse collections and resources available at EPL, showcasing the richness of Canadian culture in literature, music, and digital media.  Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection  Discovering Indigenous Literature  EPL proudly hosts the Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection, a curated selection of literature by Indigenous authors from the prairies and beyond. These eBooks explore works by acclaimed authors such as Richard Van Cam ..read more
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Beyond ABCs: Technology and Early Literacy
Edmonton Public Library | Edmonton Digital Library Blog
by Nicole Pearson
3M ago
Digital technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, influencing everything from entertainment and communication to education. When it comes to supporting early literacy skills, navigating how technology and digital content can either enhance or hinder pre-reading skills can be challenging. Parents are bombarded with mixed messages about the appropriate amount of screen time for young children. The encouraging news is that digital content can serve as a valuable tool for fostering early literacy and digital skills, provided it is used strategically. In this blog post, we will ex ..read more
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Level Up Your Writing Game: Helpful Resources Curated by our Writer in Residence
Edmonton Public Library | Edmonton Digital Library Blog
by enakatsui
3M ago
Resources for Your Literary Adventure The writing world can be equal parts exhilarating and intimidating. There's so much to learn, from crafting a compelling story to navigating the often-murky waters of the publishing industry. But fear not, fellow wordsmiths! EPL's Writer in Residence, Premee Mohamed has compiled a treasure trove of resources to equip you on your literary adventure. Avoiding Scams: Write with Confidence This is so important it gets its own category. If you feel uneasy or uncertain about someone who's reached out to you, or if you've been targeted by a writing scam, or if ..read more
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Beyond ABCs: Unlocking Early Literacy Skills Across Languages
Edmonton Public Library | Edmonton Digital Library Blog
by Nicole Pearson
3M ago
In a diverse and multicultural city like Edmonton, the journey to developing early literacy skills begins in many different languages. A significant 20% of Edmonton residents speak languages other than English at home, showing how the city is rich in diverse cultures and languages (source: Edmonton-% Non-official Language Speakers [alberta.ca]). It's important to know that kids are good at learning important reading skills even before they start school, no matter what language they hear at home. We know that parents might worry about how well they speak English or how they say words. This blo ..read more
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