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September to December 2012

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Edmonton Public Library Guide » sEPtEmbEr to dEcEmbEr 2012 1

» Fantastic child, teen and Adult Programs Inside


welcome to the september to december 2012 library guide

the Library Guide provides a comprehensive look at the programs, services and events

offered by the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) and highlights new and important information

for the upcoming season.

EPL’s programs and services span a wide variety of interests and appeal to all ages.

take a moment to go through the Library Guide and discover the many learning possibilities

available, all for free.

Getting Your EPL Card

your EPL card lets you borrow materials available at any

branch or access any of our licensed databases. check out

your favourite books, cds and dVds, or download them right

to your home computer. you can also read about the latest

news in our online database of world newspapers. If you do not

have your library card yet, sign up for one at any branch.

AnnuAL rEGistrAtion FEEs

• children under 18: Free

(with a parent’s or legal guardian’s signature)

• Adult: $12.00

BorrowinG BAsiCs

• 3 weeks – books, magazines and cds

• 3 weeks – interlibrary loans*

• 1 week – dVds, video games, Hits to Go**

*Interlibrary loans allow members to borrow materials from a neighbouring

library system other than EPL’s.

**Hits to Go are latest-release or high-demand books, cds and dVds.

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We share with our city, our community, our customers

and ourselves. We share stories, ideas and experiences.

We share our space! We are Edmonton’s largest lender of all

kinds of information and entertainment. our greatest passion

is creating connections that help, grow, inspire and change.

since it first opened in 1913, EPL has been an integral part of

the city and its communities. We provide an essential service

and enrich the lives of Edmontonians through our 17 branches

and the programs and services they offer. our professionally

trained staff take you beyond Google with the knowledge,

discernment and desire to help you navigate a universe of

information and find what you are looking for. We deliver our

incredible content to you everywhere—in the library, at home

or on your handheld device. Unmatched access and unrivalled

value—that’s today’s EPL. spread the words. www.epl.ca.

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online services

for your convenience

Email notifications

take a moment to include your email information at

www.epl.ca/email to receive library notices electronically.

sign up online

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Now you can renew your library card annually from the

comfort of your own home, from your favourite café or

right from your phone—www.epl.ca/renew.

renew your borrowed items

simply log in to your “my EPL” account and renew your

borrowed items online. you can also renew your borrowed

items at any branch or by phone at 780-496-7047.

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Visit www.epl.ca/renew, log in and check your account

settings to see if you have any fines. It’s that simple.

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contents

children

6 Programs at a Glance

7 Preschool Early Literacy Programs

10 Aboriginal

10 computers

10 Film

11 Games and Activities

11 Puppet shows

12 storytime

13 Writers and readers

teens

16 computers

16 English Language Learners

16 Games and Activities

17 Writers and readers

adults

19 Programs at a Glance

21 careers, money and Law

23 community and society

23 computers

25 English Language Learners

26 Film

26 Health and Wellness

27 Hobbies

27 music

28 Writers and readers

all

31 Art and Artists

31 community and society

31 computers

32 Games and Activities

32 tours

35 Gallery at milner

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www.epl.ca/programs

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Program registration

be it baby Laptime, teen Lounge or the Investigating murder and mayhem book club, there is always something

for everyone at the library. below is some information to help you with our registration process.

How to register

EPL’s wide variety of programming is a mix of drop-in

and registered programs. registration details are included

in each of the program descriptions and differ by program.

All programs offered by EPL are free unless otherwise

specified.you do not need a library card to participate

in any of our programs.

when registration opens

registration for programs opens at 10 a.m., two weeks

before the session start date, so that people registering

online, by telephone and in person have equal opportunity.

wait Lists

couldn’t get into your registered program? be sure to sign up

for the wait list. If a spot opens, wait list registrants will be

contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Children’s Programs

While the content in EPL’s children’s programs is best suited

for the ages listed, kids of all ages are welcome to attend,

including siblings.

Feedback

take a moment to tell us what you thought about our program

by filling out a program evaluation when available. your feedback

is appreciated and will help us with future programs.

Photography and Media Consent

We sometimes invite media, photographers or videographers

to attend our programs or events. In such cases, if you do not

wish to have your image recorded, tell an EPL staff person and

you will be provided with a sticker to wear that lets us know you

don’t want to be included in photos or videos. Every effort will

be made to ensure that your image is not recorded.

If you participate in EPL programs or events and you do not

wear the sticker, you are consenting to having your image used

for news or promotional purposes.

registration information

EPL now offers online registration.

simply look up your desired program

at www.epl.ca/programs and follow

the instructions to register online.

refer to the program description for

details on how to register by phone.

registration is handled at the branch

level or by the external party presenting

the program.

register in person at your local branch.

All programs

listed in the

Library Guide are

subject to change

without notice.


cHILdrEN

what do you want to be today?

we offer a wide breadth of programs and services for young

audiences. Join us for activities that are current, relevant

and fun for young minds, from newborns to preschoolers

to grade-schoolers. this fall, stop in for storytime, take in a

puppet show or do some lego at the library.

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children

programs at a glance

Milner A. stanley

ProGrAM

preschool early literacy programs

Pg #

baby Laptime • • • • • • • • • • • 7

Family storytime • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 8

sing, sign, Laugh and Learn

aboriginal

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 9

Aboriginal Family storytime

computers

• 10

iPad Fun for Kids – Everyone’s a superhero!

Film

• • • • 10

Flicks for Kids

games and activities

• 10

Lego at the Library • • • • • • • 11

tween Games!

puppet shows

• 11

Puppet show

storytime

• • • • • 11

books for babies • 12

daddy and baby time • • • 12

Langue de mon coeur • 12

Library storytime Visit • 12

rhymes that bind • • • 12

story stop • • • • • • 12

story stop – Arabic • 12

storytime for child care / daycare Groups

tours

• 12

Welcome to the Library!

writers and readers

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 32

book Punks book club • • • • 13

reading buddies • • • • • • • 14

reading circle • • • 14

young reader’s choice Award 2013 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 14

young reader’s choice Award for Home Education students • 14

Abbottsfield –

Penny McKee

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Calder

Capilano

Castle Downs

Highlands

idylwylde

Lois Hole

Londonderry

Mill woods

riverbend

sprucewood

strathcona

whitemud Crossing

woodcroft


preschool early literacy programs

baby laptime

Enjoy delightful stories, songs,

books, rhymes, finger plays

and more, especially for babies.

cuddle with your baby and

connect with other caregivers.

this program is best suited for

babies up to 12 months.

Legend

DAtEs

m – monday

t – tuesday

W – Wednesday

th – thursday

F – Friday

s – saturday

su – sunday

baby laptime (up to 12 months)

branch date time registration/drop-in information

stanley A. milner

780-496-7000

Abbottsfield –

Penny mcKee

780-496-7839

castle downs

780-496-1804

Idylwylde

780-496-1808

Lois Hole

780-442-0888

Londonderry

780-496-1814

mill Woods

780-496-1818

riverbend

780-944-5311

strathcona

780-496-1828

Whitemud crossing

780-496-1822

Woodcroft

780-496-1830

m » sep 10–dec 10 1:30 p.m. drop in. (no program oct 8, Nov 12)

W » sep 19–dec 19 10:30 a.m. drop in.

F » sep 7–dec 14 10:30 a.m. drop in.

t » sep 4–dec 18 10:30 a.m.

2 p.m.

drop in.

t » sep 4–dec 18 10:30 a.m. drop in.

m » sep 10–dec 10 1:30 p.m. drop in. (no program oct 8, Nov 12)

m » sep 10–dec 17 1:30 p.m. drop in. (no program oct 8, Nov 12)

children

t » sep 11–dec 18 10:15 a.m. drop in. tickets available 15 minutes before the program begins.

t » sep 4–dec 11 10:30 a.m. drop in.

Program will run in the kids’ area on the main floor on Nov 13.

th » sep 6–dec 27

m » sep 10–dec 31

t » sep 11–dec 18

W » sep 12–dec 19

10:30 a.m.

2 p.m.

6:15 p.m.

10:15 a.m.

A LA! GOODNIGHT MOON PEEK-A-ZOO

NGERS AND TEN LITTLES TOES BLACK

OU? I KISSED THE BABY! MY VERY FIRST

A

100

SONG OF MOTHER GOOSE WELCOME

Y PIGGLES TEN, NIGHT, EIGHT MACHINES

WMAN DEAR ZOO T HE VERY HUNGRY Find your child’s next favourite

DEPAOLA’S FAVORITE NURSERY TALES

story with the 100 great books

, BIG GREEN MONSTER MAMA CAT HAS

to read together. With books

CATS BIRDS WHERE’S SPOT? ROSIE’S

suitable for babies, toddlers and

ELATIONSHIPS IN THE ANIMAL WORLD

preschoolers, this free booklet from

HE SNOWY DAY FLORA MCDONNELL’S

the library can help you develop

AT DO YOU SEE? CHICKA CHICKA BOOM

AVID! great RED IS BEST OUT books

ON THE PRAIRIE:

your child’s early literacy skills and

E PAINT KNUFFLE BUNNY THE LITTLE take you both on some wonderful

AND TO THE READ BIG HUNGRY TOGETHER

BEAR HOW DO reading adventures. Pick up a free

PEACH PEAR PLUM WATCH OUT! BIG booklet from any EPL location.

HABETTER A VISIT FOR BEAR MADELINE

Y BROTHER MR. GUMPY’S OUTING MIKE

THE HOCKEY SWEATER THE PRINCESS

U MY MOTHER? OLIVIA BARK, GEORGE

UROY STELLA, QUEEN OF THE SNOW

HING DRUMHELLER DINOSAUR DANCE

babies toddlers preschoolers

PLE PLASTIC PURSE BREAD AND JAM

MAMA, DO YOU LOVE ME? THE CARROT

ROG AND TOAD ARE FRIENDS FROGGY

PAPER BAG PRINCESS IF YOU GIVE A

SMALL HAND, HAND, FINGERS, THUMB

UCKLE AND GLORIA CURIOUS GEORGE

LE PIGS WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

drop in. (no program oct 8, Nov 12, dec 24)

drop in.

Enjoy songs and rhymes

performed by library staff at

www.epl.ca/storytimestation.

these short videos feature popular

stories that help to develop early

literacy skills with your child.

three to five year olds especially

love them.

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children

preschool early literacy programs

Family storytime

share stories, songs and games

for the whole family.

many drop-in

programs available.

For registered programs,

registration opens at 10 a.m.,

two weeks before the

session start date.

For more registration

details, refer to

page 4.

Family storytime (all ages)

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branch date time registration/drop-in information

stanley A. milner

780-496-7000

Abbottsfield –

Penny mcKee

780-496-7839

calder

780-496-7090

capilano

780-496-1802

castle downs

780-496-1804

Idylwylde

780-496-1808

Lois Hole

780-442-0888

Londonderry

780-496-1814

mill Woods

780-496-1818

riverbend

780-944-5311

sprucewood

780-496-7099

strathcona

780-496-1828

Whitemud crossing

780-496-1822

Woodcroft

780-496-1830

t » sep 4–dec 18 10:30 a.m. drop in.

su » sep 2–dec 30 2 p.m. drop in. (no program Nov 11)

Join us for Halloween Howls on oct 28 and christmas crackers

on dec 23.

th » sep 6–dec 13 10:30 a.m. drop in.

th » sep 6–dec 13 10:30 a.m. drop in.

th » sep 6–dec 20 10:30 a.m. drop in.

F » sep 7–dec 28 10:30 a.m. drop in.

t » sep 4–dec 18

th » sep 6–dec 20

10:30 a.m. drop in.

F » sep 7–dec 21 10:30 a.m. drop in.

th » sep 6–dec 27 10:15 a.m. drop in.

su » sep 2–dec 16

W » sep 5–dec 19

th » sep 6–dec 20

2:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m.

7:15 p.m.

s » sep 1–dec 29 2:30 p.m. drop in.

s » sep 1–dec 15

su » sep 2–dec 9

W » sep 5–dec 12

su » sep 2–dec 30

t » sep 4–dec 18

s » sep 1–dec 29

su » sep 2–dec 30

m » sep 10–dec 17

W » sep 12–dec 19

10:30 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m.

2 p.m.

10:15 a.m.

7 p.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

10:15 a.m.

6:15 p.m.

drop in. (no program Nov 11)

drop in. (no program Nov 11)

Program will be held in the program room on Wednesdays.

drop in. (no program Nov 11)

drop in. (no program oct 8, Nov 11, Nov 12)

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preschool early literacy programs

sing, sign, laugh

and learn

Join us for singing, rhyming

and signing. Parents will learn

strategies to engage their

children and enhance their

communication and development

through repetition, visuals and

movement. For children up

to age three (including those

with developmental delays),

accompanied by a grown-up.

siblings are welcome. offered in

collaboration with the Edmonton

Early Intervention Program. Note

that this is not a signing course.

remember to

arrive early to meet

and socialize with

other parents.

Legend

DAtEs

m – monday

t – tuesday

W – Wednesday

th – thursday

F – Friday

s – saturday

su – sunday

sing, sign, laugh and learn (up to 3 years)

branch date time registration/drop-in information

stanley A. milner

780-496-7000

Abbottsfield –

Penny mcKee

780-496-7839

calder

780-496-7090

capilano

780-496-1802

castle downs

780-496-1804

Highlands

780-496-1806

Idylwylde

780-496-1808

Lois Hole

780-442-0888

Londonderry

780-496-1814

mill Woods

780-496-1818

riverbend

780-944-5311

sprucewood

780-496-7099

strathcona

780-496-1828

Whitemud crossing

780-496-1822

Woodcroft

780-496-1830

W »

s »

sep 5–dec 19

sep 8–dec 22

t » sep 4–dec 18

sep 18–dec 18

W » sep 5–dec 19

th » sep 6–dec 20

t »

F »

sep 4–dec 11

sep 7–dec 14

s » sep 1–dec 15

t » sep 4–dec 11

W » sep 5–dec 12

s » sep 1–dec 15

su » sep 2–dec 16

W » sep 5–dec 19

10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

2 p.m.

10:30 a.m.

6:15 p.m.

6:15 p.m.

10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

children

drop in. (no 2 p.m. program on sep 29, oct 27, Nov 24)

drop in.

drop in.

10:30 a.m. drop in.

10:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

drop in. (no program Nov 11)

W » sep 5–dec 12 11 a.m. drop in. our good friends at the Highlands community League

are hosting EPL and our programs during our renovations.

Visit the lounge on the main floor of the Highlands community

League at 6112 - 113 Avenue.

W » sep 5–dec 19 2 p.m.

7 p.m.

W » sep 5–dec 19

F » sep 7–oct 5

m » sep 10–dec 17

W » sep 5–dec 19

th » sep 6–dec 20

s »

t »

sep 1–dec 22

sep 4–dec 18

th » sep 6–Nov 8

th » sep 6–dec 20

F » sep 7–dec 21

10:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m.

2 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

11 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m.

6:15 p.m.

drop in.

drop in. (no program oct 8, Nov 12)

drop in.

drop in.

t » sep 4–dec 18 10:30 a.m. drop in.

th » sep 6–dec 13

m » sep 10–dec 10

s » sep 1–dec 29

W » sep 5–dec 19

F » sep 7–dec 28

m » sep 10–dec 17

s »

m »

t »

sep 8–dec 22

sep 10–dec 17

sep 11–dec 18

10:15 a.m. drop in. tickets available 15 minutes before the program begins.

2:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

10:15 a.m.

6:30 p.m.

10:15 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

6:15 p.m.

10:15 a.m.

drop in. (no program oct 8, Nov 12)

Program will run in the kids’ area on the main floor on sep 20.

drop in. (no program oct 8, Nov 12)

drop in. (no program oct 8, Nov 12)

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children

aboriginal

computers

ipad Fun for Kids –

everyone’s

a superhero!

celebrate an everyday superhero

in your life by immortalizing his or

her heroic deed in a comic! We all

do things every day that prove

we’re superheroes—even you!

did you try your hardest during

a tough math test? did your dad

make you a peanut butter and

jam sandwich just the way you

like it? did your friend lend you

a favourite book to read? Use an

iPad and a comic book creator

app to tell the story of your

everyday superhero.

aboriginal

Family storytime

Hey, moms and dads!

bring your little ones

and join us for an hour

of Aboriginal songs

and stories presented

by the Aboriginal Parent

Link centre.

sprucewood

Fridays: sept 28, oct 26,

Nov 30, dec 28 » 1 p.m.

drop in.

Abbottsfield – Penny McKee

thursday: Nov 15 » 4 p.m.

Ages: 7–12

Participation Limit: 15

drop in.

Mill woods

sunday: Nov 4 » 2:30 p.m.

Ages: 7-12

drop in.

whitemud Crossing

saturdays: oct 27, Nov 24,

dec 29 » 1:30 p.m.

Ages: 7–12

Participation Limit: 15

drop in.

woodcroft

saturday: sep 15 » 3 p.m.

Ages: 7–12

Participation Limit: 15

drop in.

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film

Flicks for Kids

Watch movies especially for kids!

this family film series brings you

the best in animated film from the

National Film board of canada.

sprucewood

saturdays:

sep 29, oct 27 » 3:30 p.m.

Participation Limit: 40

drop in.


games and activities

lego at the library

calling all Lego lovers: come to

the library to design and build

a Lego creation. share your

building tips and tricks with others!

stanley A. Milner

thursdays: sep 6–dec 20 » 3 p.m.

Ages: 8–12

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

Abbottsfield – Penny McKee

saturdays: sep 1–dec 29 » 2 p.m.

Ages: 6–12

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

idylwylde

saturdays: sep 1, oct 6, Nov 3,

dec 1 » 1 p.m.

Ages: 6–12

Participation Limit: 30

drop in.

Lois Hole

saturdays: sep 1, oct 6, Nov 3,

dec 1 » 2 p.m.

Ages: 8–12

Participation Limit: 12

drop in.

Mill woods

thursday: dec 27 » 2 p.m.

Ages: 7–12

Participation Limit: 16

drop in.

whitemud Crossing

saturdays: sep 8, sep 22,

oct 6, oct 20, Nov 3, Nov 17,

dec 1, dec 15 » 2 p.m.

Ages: 8–12

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

woodcroft

saturdays: sep 15, oct 20,

Nov 17, dec 15 » 1 p.m.

Ages: 8–12

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

call 780-496-1830 for

more information.

tween games!

drop by with your friends to find

out which new video games have

made it to the library. don’t forget

to try out our board games, too.

Lois Hole

thursdays: sep 6–oct 4,

oct 18–dec 20 » 3 p.m.

Ages: 8–11

Participation Limit: 12

drop in.

puppet shows

puppets

puppet show

our library puppeteers bring the

puppets to life on stage with

plenty of action and lively antics.

stanley A. Milner

saturdays:

sep 29, oct 27, Nov 24 » 2:15 p.m.

sundays:

sep 30, oct 28, Nov 25 » 2:15 p.m.

Ages: 3–7

Participation Limit: 50

drop in.

travel with our puppet guides

into the magical world of once

Upon a time. discover some

new fairy tales or listen to an

old favourite.

Castle Downs

saturdays: sep 1, oct 6,

Nov 3, dec 1 » 2:15 p.m.

Participation Limit: 40

drop in.

tickets available 15 minutes

before the program begins.

children

did you know puppet shows help to develop early literacy

skills? Attending one of our great puppet shows is a fun

way for children to build positive associations with books

and reading. many of our puppet shows are based on

books, which helps to make books and stories more fun

and interesting.

Londonderry

saturdays: sep 29, oct 27,

Nov 24 » 2 p.m.

Ages: 3–12

Participation Limit: 65

drop in.

tickets available 15 minutes

before the program begins.

Mill woods

Friday: dec 28 » 2 p.m.

saturday:

dec 29 » 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m.

Participation Limit: 50

drop in.

tickets available 15 minutes

before the program begins.

strathcona

saturdays:

oct 27, dec 8 » 2:30 p.m.

drop in.

• oct 27: Halloween

puppet show

• dec 8: Winter Wonderland

puppet show

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children

storytime

books for babies

Join us as we share books,

rhymes and songs. Learn about

the types of books available

for the 12-month-and-younger

crowd. this program is offered

as a partnership between

EPL and the centre for Family

Literacy. We look at how to use

books to foster language

development and emergent

literacy skills.

woodcroft

thursdays: Nov 1–22 » 1:30 p.m.

Ages: Up to 12 months

Participation Limit: 15

register online, in person or

by calling 780-496-1830.

daddy and baby time

Enjoy a special bonding time

for babies and their male

caregivers. In this relaxed

environment, you’ll learn songs

and rhymes that help support

your baby’s development.

Calder

tuesdays:

sep 4–dec 11 » 6:30 p.m.

Ages: Up to 18 months

Participation Limit: 25

drop in.

Castle Downs

tuesdays:

sep 11–dec 18 » 6:30 p.m.

Ages: Up to 18 months

Participation Limit: 15

drop in.

whitemud Crossing

Wednesdays:

sep 12–dec 19 » 6:30 p.m.

Ages: Up to 18 months

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

langue de mon coeur

chansons, comptines et histoires!

Une heure du conte amusante

pour toute la famille.

* songs, rhymes and stories

in French!

idylwylde

saturdays:

sep 1–dec 29 » 11 a.m.

drop in.

library storytime Visit

book a library staff member

to visit your location and share

stories, songs and fun!

Highlands

sep 5–dec 12

Ages: 3–5

Participation Limit: 25

call teri at 780-496-1807 to book

your visit.

rhymes that bind

Join other parents with young

children in a caring setting.

support your child’s language

development through positive

interactions using songs and

rhymes. this program is offered

in partnership with the centre

for Family Literacy.

Calder

Wednesdays:

sep 19–Nov 21 » 10:30 a.m.

Ages: Up to 3

Participation Limit: 30

drop in.

idylwylde

thursdays:

sep 20–Nov 22 » 10:30 a.m.

Ages: Up to 3

drop in.

woodcroft

Fridays:

sep 21–Nov 23 » 10:30 a.m.

Ages: Up to 3

Participation Limit: 50

drop in.

call 780-496-1830 for

more information.

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story stop

stop for a story! this quick

15-minute storytime features

stories, rhymes and songs—

fast and fun for the whole family.

stanley A. Milner

thursdays: sep 6–dec 20 » 3 p.m.

Ages: 8–12

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

Calder

saturdays: sep 1–dec 15 » 2 p.m.

sundays: sep 2–dec 16 » 2 p.m.

(no program Nov 11)

Ages: Up to 5

Participation Limit: 25

drop in.

Capilano

saturdays:

sep 1–dec 15 » 2:30 p.m.

mondays:

sep 10–dec 10 » 6:30 p.m.

(no program sep 3, Nov 12)

drop in.

idylwylde

saturdays: sep 1–dec 29 » 2 p.m.

sundays: sep 2–dec 30 » 2 p.m.

(no program Nov 11)

drop in.

Lois Hole

saturdays: sep 1–dec 29 » 2 p.m.

Ages: Up to 5

Participation Limit: 50

drop in.

strathcona

saturdays:

sep 1–dec 15 » 2:30 p.m.

thursdays:

sep 6–Nov 15 » 6:30 p.m.

(no program oct 27, dec 8)

drop in.

story stop – arabic

you’re invited to enjoy stories

and songs in Arabic at the library.

Londonderry

saturdays: sep 8, sep 22, oct 6,

oct 20, Nov 3, Nov 17, dec 1, dec

15 » 2 p.m.

drop in.

storytime for

child care groups

bring your group to the library for

stories, songs and fun. Program

available to child care groups only.

stanley A. Milner

thursdays:

sep 6–dec 20 » 10:30 a.m.

Ages: 3–5

Participation Limit: 45

drop in.


writers and readers

book punks

book club

do you love to read and talk

about books? come to a book

club that breaks all the rules!

typical book clubs have their

members read the same books.

our members can each read

something different! typical book

clubs talk about plot, characters

and so on. We talk about anything

and everything we want! typical

book clubs eat dainty cakes and

drink fancy coffee during their

meetings. We eat gummy worms

and drink fizzy pop!

Capilano

thursdays: sep 13, oct 11,

Nov 8, dec 13 » 3:30 p.m.

Ages: 8–12

Participation Limit: 12

drop in.

Find out more at

www.epl.ca/yrca

idylwylde

saturdays: sep 29, oct 27,

Nov 24, dec 29 » 3:30 p.m.

Ages: 8–12

drop in.

call 780-496-1808 for more

information.

whitemud Crossing

saturdays: sep 15, oct 13,

Nov 10, dec 8 » 2 p.m.

Ages: 8–12

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

woodcroft

saturdays: oct 6, Nov 3,

dec 1 » 1 p.m.

Ages: 8–12

Participation Limit: 15

drop in.

students in Grades 4–12 are

invited to make their voices

heard this fall in YrCA 2013.

this year’s titles include a

terrific mixture of courage,

optimism, sweating the bad

stuff, intrigue, hope and

humour. Be sure to check out

all the books on this year’s list!

YRCA 2013 titles

Junior Division (Grades 4–6)

• 13 Treasures by michelle Harrison

• Big Nate: In a Class by Himself

by Lincoln Peirce

• Fatty Legs

by christy Jordan-Fenton

• Lone Wolf by Kathryn Lasky

• The Lost Hero by rick riordan

• The Mysterious Howling

by maryrose Wood

• The Strange Case of the Origami

Yoda by tom Angleberger

• Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

by John Grisham

children

young reader’s choice award

24 Books. 20,000 Votes. Who Will Win?

You Decide.

intermediate Division

(Grades 7–9)

• As Easy as Falling Off the Face

of the Earth by Lynne rae Perkins

• The Cardturner by Louis sachar

• Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

• Heist Society by Ally carter

• The Red Pyramid

by rick riordan

• The Second Trial

by rosemarie boll

• Smile by raina telgemeier

• Sorta Like a Rock Star

by matthew Quick

senior Division (Grades 9–12)

• Before I Fall by Lauren oliver

• Bruiser by Neal shusterman

• Crazy by Han Nolan

• Matched by Ally condie

• Replacement

by brenna yovanoff

• Ship Breaker

by Paolo bacigalupi

• Will Grayson, Will Grayson

by david Levithan & John Green

• Winter Shadows

by margaret buffie

How Can You Participate?

simply read two or more titles

from any division before march

2013. then vote for your favourite.

Participate in more than one

division if you like. It’s all up to you!

discover the next blockbuster

story before your friends.

Previous yrcA winners include:

• The Hunger Games

by suzanne collins

• Maze Runner by James dashner

• Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg

Heffley’s Journal by Jeff Kinney

• New Moon by stephenie meyer

• The Lightning Thief

by rick riordan

Parents!

Looking for a way to get your kids

excited about reading? yrcA is

one of the most popular reading

programs in the city among kids

and teachers alike. Encourage your

kids to read all of the books now so

they can vote in march.

teachers!

yrcA is an excellent way to introduce

students to wonderful books and

authors. EPL staff will come to your

school and present the nominated

titles with lively book talks. call your

nearest EPL branch to book a visit.

multiple copies of the titles will be

available at all EPL locations.

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children

writers and readers

reading buddies

do you love to read? do you want

to have fun, make new friends

and practise your reading skills?

Reading Buddies is a program that

matches teen buddies with kids

in Grades 1-4. through interactive

games and activities, buddies

share their enthusiasm for reading.

If you’re interested in pairing up

with a teen buddy, contact your

local branch for more information.

If you’re a teen who would like

to volunteer, visit www.epl.ca/

volunteer for more information.

Castle Downs

tuesdays: oct 9–dec 4 » 4 p.m.

Ages: 6–10

Participation Limit: 15

Email Nicole at nauriat@epl.ca

for more information.

Lois Hole

saturdays:

oct 6–Nov 3 » 10:30 a.m.

Ages: 6–10

Participation Limit: 10

register online, in person or

by calling 780-442-0888.

Londonderry

tuesdays: sep 25–oct 30 » 6 p.m.

Ages: 6–10

Participation Limit: 12

register online, in person or

by calling 780-496-1814.

Mill woods

saturdays: sep 22–oct 20,

Nov 17–dec 15 » 2 p.m.

Ages: 6–10

Participation Limit: 12

register online, in person or

by calling 780-496-1818.

strathcona

saturdays:

oct 13–Nov 10 » 2:30 p.m.

Ages: 6–10

Participation Limit: 10

call megan or Jill at 780-496-1828

for more information.

whitemud Crossing

thursdays: oct 4–Nov 1,

Nov 22–dec 20 » 4 p.m.

Ages: 6–10

Participation Limit: 12

register online, in person or

by calling 780-496-1822.

woodcroft

saturdays: oct 20–Nov 24 » 3 p.m.

Ages: 6–10

Participation Limit: 10

call Lindy or Jen at 780-496-1830

for more information.

reading circle

A reading circle is a place where

children and volunteers read

together for enjoyment. one

volunteer and one child form a

team to read, write, play games

and tell stories that help build

literacy skills. this weekly

program is geared for children

ages 6-12. call 780-487-4787 or

email edmonton@frontiercollege.

ca for more information on

volunteering

or to register your child.

stanley A. Milner

saturdays:

oct 13–dec 1 » 12:30 p.m.

Ages: 6–11

Participation Limit: 20

Lois Hole

Wednesdays:

oct 10–Nov 28 » 6:30 p.m.

Ages: 6–12

Participation Limit: 20

woodcroft

mondays: oct 15–dec 3 » 6:30

p.m.

(no program Nov 12)

Ages: 6–12

Participation Limit: 15

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young reader’s

choice award 2013

If you teach Grades 4–12, then the

young reader’s choice Award 2013

is an excellent way to introduce

your students to a variety of novels.

they will be encouraged to read

for enjoyment and vote for their

favourite titles in march. the students

determine which authors will win

an award. you can book EPL staff

to come to your school to introduce

the nominated titles to your students

with lively book talks. this year’s

titles are listed below on this

page of this guide. Call your

local EPL branch today to book

a YrCA presentation!

Abbottsfield – Penny McKee

call 780-496-7839 to book

your visit.

Capilano

call Linda at 780-496-1802 or

email her at lbombak@epl.ca

to book your visit.

Castle Downs

call tam-Lynn at 780-496-2738

or email her at tcoxworth@epl.ca

to book your visit.

Highlands

call 780-496-1807 to book

your visit.

woodcroft

call margo at 780-496-6891 or

email her at mdemoor@epl.ca

to book your visit.

For all other locations, please use

their general contact information to

book a school presentation.

young reader’s choice

award for home

education students

calling all home education students

and parents. the young reader’s

choice Award 2013 is an excellent

way to introduce children in Grades

4–12 to wonderful books and

authors. our staff will introduce the

nominated titles with lively book

talks. best of all, the kids get to

vote for their favourite book in

the spring!

sprucewood

sep 4–dec 31

Ages: 6–11

Participation Limit: 10

register online or by calling

780-496-7099.


tEENs

use at the first sign of boredom.

we’re proud of our large teen audience, and we’re

always looking to keep our teen programs fun and fresh.

whether you want to play games with friends, get help

with your homework, mentor a young reader or even create

a superhero comic, you’ve come to the right place.

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teens

computers

ipad Fun for teens –

everyone’s

a superhero!

celebrate an everyday superhero

in your life by immortalizing his or

her heroic deed in a comic! We all

do things every day that prove

we’re superheroes—even you!

did you try your hardest during

a tough math test? did your dad

make you a peanut butter and

jam sandwich just the way you

like it? did your friend lend you a

favourite book to read? Now you

can use an iPad and a comic

book creator app to tell the story

of your everyday superhero.

english language learners

youth corner

homework help club

Are you looking for some help

with your homework? Join our

after-school club for EsL students,

and we’ll give you homework

support, an opportunity for you

to practise your English and

a chance to meet friends.

this program is organized

by catholic social services.

call bunkola at 780-391-3339

or Elise at 780-391-3211 to

register or for more information.

Abbottsfield – Penny McKee

thursday: oct 18 » 4 p.m.

Ages: 12–17

Participation Limit: 15

drop in.

Mill woods

saturday: Nov 3 » 2:30 p.m.

Ages: 12-17

drop in.

whitemud Crossing

saturdays:

oct 27, Nov 24, dec 29 » 3 p.m.

Ages: 12–17

Participation Limit: 15

drop in.

Londonderry

mondays: oct 1–dec 10 » 4 p.m.

(no program oct 8, Nov 12)

Ages: 9-17

Participation Limit: 20

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games and activities

teen lounge

Join other teens in the program

room to play video games, make

a dIy project, meet friends or just

hang out.

Castle Downs

thursdays: sep 6–dec 20 » 3 p.m.

Ages: 10–17

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

idylwylde

Fridays: sep 7, oct 5, Nov 2,

dec 7 » 5:45 p.m.

Ages: 10–17

Participation Limit: 40

drop in.

We’re keeping the library open

just for teens.

whitemud Crossing

Fridays: sep 7–dec 28 » 4 p.m.

Ages: 13–17

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

youth drop in

Join us in the teen area for games,

crafts, snacks and more! this

program is funded by the building

safe communities through

Inclusive Learning Project.

stanley A. Milner

mondays:

sep 10–dec 17 » 3:30 p.m.

(no program oct 8, Nov 12)

Ages: 15–25

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.


writers and readers

become a reading

buddy Volunteer

Are you between the ages of 13

and 17? Are you looking to make

a difference, gain volunteer

experience and have fun? share

your love of reading and meet

new friends: apply to become a

volunteer mentor for the Reading

Buddies program. Get more

information or a Reading Buddies

volunteer application form online

at www.epl.ca/readingbuddies.

As a volunteer, you’ll need to

attend an orientation session

as well as the weekly sessions.

Castle Downs

tuesdays: oct 9–dec 4 » 4 p.m.

Ages: 13–17

Participation Limit: 15

Application deadline: sep 25

mandatory orientation:

oct 2 » 4 p.m.

Email Nicole at nauriat@epl.ca

for more information.

Lois Hole

saturdays:

oct 6–Nov 3 » 10:30 a.m.

Ages: 13–17

Participation Limit: 10

Application deadline: sep 22

mandatory orientation:

sep 29 » 10:30 a.m.

Fill out an application at

epl.ca/readingbuddies and

return it to the Lois Hole Library.

Londonderry

tuesdays: sep 25–oct 30 » 6 p.m.

Ages: 13–17

Participation Limit: 12

Application deadline: sep 11

mandatory orientation:

sep 18 » 6 p.m.

Fill out an application at

epl.ca/readingbuddies and return

it to the Londonderry branch,

attention christine/Jenn, before

sep 18. selected volunteers will

be contacted. call 780-496-6708

for more information.

Mill woods

saturdays: sep 22–oct 20

(first session), Nov 17–dec 15

(second session) » 2 p.m.

Ages: 13–17

Participation Limit: 12

Application deadline:

sep 8 (first session),

Nov 3 (second session)

mandatory orientation:

sep 15 » 2 p.m. (first session),

Nov 10 » 2 p.m. (second session)

Fill out an application at

epl.ca/readingbuddies and

return it to the mill Woods

branch. call 780-496-1818

for more information.

strathcona

saturdays:

oct 13–Nov 10 » 2:30 p.m.

Ages: 13–17

Participation Limit: 10

Application deadline: oct 1

mandatory orientation:

oct 6 » 2:30 p.m.

call megan or Jill at 780-496-1828

for more information.

whitemud Crossing

thursdays: oct 4–Nov 1

(first session), Nov 22–dec 20

(second session) » 4 p.m.

Ages: 13–17

Participation Limit: 12

Application deadline:

sep 20 (first session),

Nov 8 (second session)

mandatory orientation:

sep 27 » 4 p.m. (first session),

Nov 15 » 4 p.m. (second session)

Fill out an application at

epl.ca/readingbuddies and return

it to the Whitemud crossing

branch. call mary trush at

780-496-8339 or email her

at mtrush@epl.ca for more

information.

woodcroft

saturday: oct 20–Nov 24 » 3 p.m.

Ages: 13–17

Participation Limit: 10

Application deadline: oct 6

mandatory orientation:

oct 13 » 3 p.m.

call Lindy or Jen at 780-496-1830

for more information.

reading Buddies

teens

this school year, help a child develop a love of reading.

children in Grades 1–4 are paired up with a teen reading

buddy, to help get a different perspective on reading.

teens get valuable volunteer experience that can be used

toward school credit and on resumés, as well as providing

a valuable service and helping out their younger peers.

For more information, visit www.epl.ca/readingbuddies

or check the listings on this page.

teen book club

Get together with other book

lovers to discuss your favourite

reads. We’ll pick a new book

each month!

idylwylde

Wednesdays: sep 19, oct 17,

Nov 21, dec 19 » 4 p.m.

Ages: 12–17

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

woodcroft

Wednesdays: sep 19, oct 17,

Nov 21, dec 19 » 4 p.m.

Ages: 12–17

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

call 780-496-1830 for

more information.

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AdULts

we make geek chic.

we value the diversity of our customers. they come from

all walks of life, with different tastes, nationalities, capabilities

and needs. but they all share one thing: the desire to learn!

with that in mind, we strive to create programming and

services that are enriching, useful and thought provoking—

as well as interesting and fun.

this fall, join us for fascinating film events, lessons in the

finer points of genealogy, and practical sessions on careers,

money and law.

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programs at a glance

adults

Milner A. stanley

ProGrAM

careers, money and law

Pg #

careers and Employment series • • • • • • • • • 21

Family Law series • 22

Financial Literacy: Level 1 – the basics • • • • • • 22

Labour market trends • 22

Legal Workshops

community and society

• • • • • 22

Friends at milner • 23

Ideas Worth spreading: tEdtalks discussion series

computers

• 23

computer basics – Absolute beginners • 23

computer basics – databases at the Edmonton Public Library

computers – one-on-one series

• 23

computer basics – beginners one-on-one • • • • • • • • • • • 24

computer basics – ebook one-on-one • • • • • • • • • 24

computer basics – Email one-on-one • • • • 24

computer basics – Facebook one-on-one • • 24

computer basics – Internet one-on-one • • • • 24

computer basics – Library catalogue one-on-one • • 24

computer basics – twitter one-on-one

english language learners

• • 24

English conversation circle (LAcE Program) • • • • • • • • 25

Practise English @ your Library

Film

• • • • 25

cinema at the centre • 26

From books to Film • 26

NFb Film club • 26

Up for discussion: A Film series

health and wellness

• 26

Arthritis 101 • • 26

bereavement support series • 26

Abbottsfield –

Penny McKee

Calder

Capilano

Castle Downs

Highlands

idylwylde

Lois Hole

Londonderry

Mill woods

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riverbend

sprucewood

strathcona

whitemud Crossing

woodcroft


adults

programs at a glance

Abbottsfield –

Penny McKee

Milner A. stanley

ProGrAM

hobbies

Pg #

beyond the service File • 27

cobblestone Genealogist: Venturing off the Paper trail • 27

Finding the Ancestry trail: Immigration and migration

music

• 27

Listen Up! A Listener’s Guide

writers and readers

• 27

Artist takeover: celebrate creativity • 28

book clubs • • • • • • • • • • • • • 28

ebooks and ereaders • • • • • • 28

storytime for Grown-ups • 29

Writers’ corner series • 29

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Calder

Capilano

Castle Downs

Highlands

idylwylde

Lois Hole

Join King Arthur and his knights in their search for the Holy Grail!

Londonderry

celebrate Halloween early with an interactive audience participation movie experience. show your

love of monty Python by acting along with King Arthur, sir Galahad the Pure, sir Lancelot the brave,

sir bedevere the Wise and sir robin the Not-Quite-so-brave-as-sir Lancelot. sing along with the

Knights of camelot, hiss at the French soldier and more. come dressed as your favourite character

and bring along props to participate with other fans of this classic film.

stanley A. Milner Library theatre (lower level) — saturday, october 27 at 7 p.m.

Note: movie rated PG – parental guidance advised as some material may not be suitable for all children

stay tuned to www.epl.ca for a special christmas interactive movie too!

Mill woods

riverbend

sprucewood

strathcona

whitemud Crossing

woodcroft


careers, money and law

careers and

employment series

For more information on

programs in this series,

visit www.bgsenterprises.com

and click the our Programs

tab. register online at

www.bgsenterprises.com

or by calling 780-425-6655.

Challenge to Change

this program will help you

understand the nature of change

and how it affects you, with the

goal of developing improved

self-awareness and more

supportive relationships.

you’ll discover how accepting

change can enhance productivity

and satisfaction in many areas

of your life.

Lois Hole

saturday: sep 15 » 10 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

internet Job search

this program focuses on using

the Internet as a tool to carry

out your career/education

planning and job search activities.

We’ll cover:

• How to use a mouse,

a keyboard, a computer,

the Internet and email

• How to use websites for

job search activities like

researching jobs, companies

and industries; finding job

postings and advice;

networking; and applying online

• How to apply and submit

resumes online

Mill woods

Friday: dec 7 » 1 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

interview techniques

this workshop will help you be

confident and competent in

interviews. We’ll cover preparation

and research, interview formats

and processes, question styles

and intents, and appropriate

responses.

stanley A. Milner

6th floor, room 5

saturday: oct 20 » 9:30 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

Calder

saturday: oct 27 » 10 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

idylwylde

Friday: Nov 23 » 10 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

strathcona

saturday: Nov 10 » 10:30 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

resumés and Cover Letters

this program will introduce you

to the components of a cover

letter and resumé and take you

through the process of creating

them. you will be provided with

electronic and hard copies of

your cover letter and resumé

within two business days

following the program.

stanley A. Milner

6th floor, room 5

saturday: sep 29 » 9:30 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

Calder

saturday: sep 29 » 10 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

idylwylde

Friday: sep 21 » 10 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

Mill woods

Friday: sep 14 » 10 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

sprucewood

saturday & sunday:

sep 15–16 » 1:30 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

We’ll cover the first half of the

workshop on saturday and

the second half on sunday.

strathcona

saturday: sep 8 » 10:30 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

whitemud Crossing

monday: Nov 19 » 10:30 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

woodcroft

saturday: dec 8 » 11 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

transferable skills

this interactive program will help

you to identify your transferable

skills and occupations that fit

your skill set. We’ll also talk about

what employers are looking for.

stanley A. Milner

6th floor, room 5

saturday: sep 22 » 2 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

Lois Hole

saturday: Nov 10 » 10 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

understanding and

Managing Conflict

All human relationships have

some element of conflict.

this program will help you

understand your style of conflict

resolution. by identifying the

strengths and weaknesses of

your approach, you can develop

more effective methods to deal

with conflict on the job.

idylwylde

Friday: dec 7 » 10 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

whitemud Crossing

monday: sep 17 » 10:30 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

Mark your calendars

• september 15: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

outdoors in churchill square

• November 16–18: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

stanley A. milner Library (lower level)

adults

work search

this program will introduce you

to a variety of work search tools

and techniques, including

resumés, cover letters, references,

application forms, thank-you

letters, networking and information

interviewing. We’ll discuss the

traditional versus the hidden job

market, ways to contact potential

employers, personal support

systems and other resources that

can help in your search.

stanley A. Milner

3rd floor training room

saturday: oct 6 » 2 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

idylwylde

Friday: oct 19 » 10 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

Mill woods

Friday: oct 12 » 10 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

strathcona

saturday: oct 13 » 10:30 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

whitemud Crossing

monday: oct 22 » 10:30 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

woodcroft

Friday: sep 14 » 9 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

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adults

careers, money and law

Family law series

the Edmonton community Legal

centre will present a family law

information session on a different

topic each week. After each

presentation, there will be time

for questions and answers, with

an opportunity to speak directly

with representatives from family

law service providers, including

Legal Aid, student Legal services

and Family Justice services.

For the topic of the week, call the

Edmonton community Legal

centre at 780-702-1725 or visit

www.eclc.ca.

stanley A. Milner

centennial room

thursdays:

sep 20–Nov 29 » 6:30 p.m.

(no program Nov 15)

Participation Limit: 100

drop in.

Financial literacy:

level 1 – the basics

ready to take charge of your

finances? In this interactive

workshop, you’ll learn to budget,

track spending, change negative

spending habits and develop

assets in five essential areas.

stanley A. Milner

3rd floor, training room

saturday: oct 6 » 2 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

Abbottsfield – Penny McKee

Friday: oct 19 » 10 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

Calder

saturday: Nov 24 » 10 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

Lois Hole

saturday: sep 8 » 10 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

Mill woods

Friday: Nov 16 » 10 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

strathcona

saturday: Nov 17 » 10:30 a.m.

Participation Limit: 15

labour market trends

this presentation by Alberta

Human services will bring you up

to date on trends in business and

industry—what employers are

looking for, which occupations

are in demand right now and job

prospects over the next few years.

Londonderry

thursday: sep 27 » 6:30 p.m.

Participation Limit: 40

drop in.

legal workshops

Debt and Bankruptcy

In this seminar, we’ll discuss what

to do if a collection agency is

harassing you and explore methods

for collecting money. We’ll also

define bankruptcy, outline how

claiming bankruptcy affects the

claimant in the future and discuss

alternatives to bankruptcy.

stanley A. Milner

6th floor, room 5

tuesday: sep 18 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

immigration

Learn about the different classes

of immigrant status in canada

(permanent resident, temporary

resident, temporary foreign worker,

refugee), and the rights that go

along with each. We’ll outline

how to apply for a friend or family

member to come to canada as

a visitor or permanently. We’ll

also discuss how to apply for

permanent resident status in the

refugee class while in canada on

another type of permit or visa.

stanley A. Milner

6th floor, room 5

tuesday: oct 16 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

woodcroft

Wednesday: Nov 14 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

register online or by calling

780-496-1830.

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Legal resources – Basics

Presented by Alberta Law Libraries

and the Law Information centre,

this workshop will give you a

better understanding of the court

system and the legal research

process. We’ll introduce you to

text and online materials and

teach you basic search skills that

will allow you to conduct legal

research on your own.

stanley A. Milner

3rd floor, training room

Wednesday: oct 17 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

register online, in person

or by calling 780-496-7000.

Legal resources – Advanced

Part II of this workshop focuses

on more advanced legal research.

We recommend that participants

first attend Legal resources – basic.

stanley A. Milner

3rd floor training room

Wednesday: Nov 14 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

register online, in person or

by calling 780-496-7000.

wills & Estates

this workshop covers various types

of wills and estates instruments,

including will, living will, power

of attorney, guardianship and

trusteeship. We’ll also look at

the circumstances under which

each instrument should be used.

you’ll leave with a checklist of

important things to consider

before speaking to a lawyer

or having a will written.

stanley A. Milner

6th floor, room 5

saturday: Nov 10 » 2 p.m.

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

Calder

saturday: Nov 3 » 1 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

drop in.

Capilano

monday: sep 17 » 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Nov 21 » 1 p.m.

Participation Limit: 20

register online, in person or

by calling 780-496-1830.

Your rights as a tenant

What should you consider when

moving into, living in and moving

out of a rental unit? We’ll discuss

the acts that govern you and your

landlord when you are renting,

such as the residential tenancy

Act and the mobile Homes Act.

We will also cover the things a

tenant must always do no matter

what the circumstances, landlord

rights to enter the premises, and

knowing when your landlord is

acting in violation of your rights

as a tenant.

Calder

saturday: oct 13 » 1 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

drop in.

sprucewood

Wednesday: oct 17 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 25

drop in.

tenants’ rights

and responsibilities

do you rent a home or

apartment? Knowing your rights

could save you a ton of trouble,

time and legal fees in the future.

In this session presented by the

centre for Public Legal Education

Alberta, you’ll learn about

Alberta’s residential tenancies

Act, different kinds of leases,

how security deposits work, rent

increases, and rules that landlords

and tenants must follow.

stanley A. Milner

1st floor, audiovisual room

tuesday: Nov 27 » 6:30 p.m.

drop in.


community and society

Friends at milner

Join us in the downtown library

to connect with inner-city library

users and community supports

like Alberta Health services.

We’ll have coffee and cookies too!

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2nd floor

thursdays: sep 6–dec 27 » 2 p.m.

drop in.

call 780-496-1827 for more

information.

Job, jobs, jobs

ideas worth

spreading: tedtalks

discussion series

this discussion group is based

on the popular Internet website

ted.com. tEd (technology,

Entertainment and design) is

an eclectic lecture series with

something for everyone and is

devoted to ideas worth spreading.

Watch a tEdtalk and then

participate in a discussion that

might have you changing your

attitude, your life and even the

world. tEdtalk dicussions are

approximately 45 minutes long.

stanley A. Milner

thursdays: sep 13, oct 11,

Nov 8, dec 13 » 12:15 p.m.

Participation Limit: 25

drop in.

Whether you’re just starting a job search or planning to

make a big career change, EPL has partnered with bGs

Enterprises to offer a series of informative career programs

to assist you. Learn how to conduct a search, craft your

resume, hit the high notes in an interview and much more.

the careers and Employment series includes:

• challenge to change

• Internet Job search

• Interview techniques

• resumés and cover Letters

• transferrable skills

• Understanding and managing conflict

• Work search

Visit www.epl.ca to get more information and to register

for upcoming sessions.

computers

EPL offers a

number of computer

programs from

basics for beginners

or a one-on-one

program on twitter

to more detailed

programs on

specific topics

such as databases.

registration opens

at 10 a.m., two weeks

before the session

start date. For more

registration details,

refer to page 4.

adults

computer basics –

absolute beginners

New to computers? In this fun

and relaxed hands-on workshop,

you’ll learn the basics of clicking,

scrolling, and handling a mouse.

take a tour of the keyboard

and learn the names of the

physical parts of the computers.

strathcona

tuesdays: sep 4, oct 2, Nov 6,

dec 4 » 7:35 p.m.

drop in.

computer basics –

databases

at the edmonton

public library

your library card gives you access

to more than books. you can

also access databases on the

library website. Learn about our

audiobooks, encyclopedias,

consumer information, world

newspapers, health information

and much more.

woodcroft

call 780-496-6891 to book

a session.

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computers – one-on-one series

computer basics –

beginners one-on-one

Learn at your own pace, and

choose which basics you’d like

to cover. topics can include how

to use a mouse, how to set up

an email account, how to use

the library catalogue or how to

search the Internet.

stanley A. Milner

book a session online, in person

or by calling 780-496-7000.

Abbottsfield – Penny McKee

Weekdays

book a session in person or

by calling 780-496-7839.

Calder

call 780-496-7090 to book

a session.

Capilano

call 780-496-1802 to book

a session.

Castle Downs

call tam-Lynn at 780-496-2738

at least one week in advance to

book a session.

idylwylde

call 780-496-1808 to book

a session.

Lois Hole

call 780-442-0888 to book

a session.

Mill woods

book a session online, in person

or by calling 780-496-1818.

sprucewood

call 780-496-7099 to book

a session.

whitemud Crossing

call 780-496-1822 to book

a session.

woodcroft

call 780-496-6891 to book

a session.

computer basics –

ebook one-on-one

Would you like to learn more

about downloading ebooks

from the library? Get friendly tips

and step-by-step help on finding

and checking out EPL ebooks.

your gadgets (personal ereaders,

tablets, smartphones and

laptops) are welcome! you’ll need

to bring a personal laptop if you

are downloading to an ereader

that cannot access EPL ebooks

via Wi-Fi.

Abbottsfield – Penny McKee

Weekdays

book a session in person or

by calling 780-496-7839.

Calder

call 780-496-7093 to book a

session. sessions are usually one

hour and can be booked for any

time during the day, beginning

at 10 a.m., as staffing permits.

Capilano

call 780-496-1802 to book

a session.

Castle Downs

call tam-Lynn at 780-496-2738

at least one week in advance to

book a session.

idylwylde

call 780-496-1808 to book

a session.

Lois Hole

daily (except for sundays):

sep 1–dec 29 » 11 a.m.

call 780-442-0888 to book

a session.

Mill woods

book a session in person or

by calling 780-496-1818.

whitemud Crossing

call 780-496-1822 to book

a session.

woodcroft

book a session in person or

by calling 780-496-6891.

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computer basics –

email one-on-one

Learn how to create your own

email account. We’ll also teach

you how to open, create and

reply to emails, as well as some

other basic email skills.

Castle Downs

call tam-Lynn at 780-496-2738

at least one week in advance to

book a session.

Lois Hole

call 780-442-0888 to book

a session.

sprucewood

call 780-496-7099 to book

a session.

woodcroft

book a session in person or

by calling 780-496-6891.

computer basics –

Facebook one-on-one

Want to move beyond email into

social networking? register for

this one-on-one session to set up

your own Facebook account and

learn the basics. you must have

an active email account to register.

Lois Hole

call 780-442-0888 to book

a session.

woodcroft

call 780-496-6891 to book

a session.

computer basics –

internet one-on-one

Learn how to search the Internet.

We’ll show you how to get to

specific websites and use

search engines to find facts

quickly and easily.

Castle Downs

call tam-Lynn at 780-496-2738

at least one week in advance to

book a session.

Lois Hole

call 780-442-0888 to book

a session.

sprucewood

call 780-496-7099 to book

a session.

woodcroft

book a session in person or

by calling 780-496-6891.

computer basics –

library catalogue

one-on-one

Learn all the features of our new

catalogue. We’ll show you how

to look up books, cds and dVds,

place holds, view your account

information, renew items and edit

holds, and much more.

Lois Hole

call 780-442-0888 to book

a session.

woodcroft

book a session in person or

by calling 780-496-6891.

computer basics –

twitter one-on-one

Want to move beyond email and

Facebook? Join us to explore the

twitter social network! you’ll set

up your own twitter account and

learn the basics.

Lois Hole

call 780-442-0888 to book

a session.

woodcroft

call 780-496-6891 to book

a session.


english language learners

english conversation

circle (lace program)

drop in and join others who also

want to practise their English.

English Conversation Circle

is part of catholic social

services’ Learning and

community Enrichment (LAcE)

program. call catholic social

services at 780-424-3545 for

more information.

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main floor

tuesdays:

sep 11–dec 11 » 10 a.m.

thursdays:

sep 13–dec 13 » 10 a.m.

drop in.

Abbottsfield – Penny McKee

thursdays:

sep 13–dec 13 » 1 p.m.

Participation Limit: 25

drop in.

Lois Hole

mondays:

sep 10–dec 10 » 10 a.m., 6 p.m.

thursdays:

sep 13–dec 13 » 1 p.m.

(no program oct 8, Nov 12)

drop in.

Mill woods

tuesdays:

sep 11–dec 11 » 1 p.m.

saturdays:

sep 15–dec 15 » 11:30 a.m.

(no program Nov 10)

Participation Limit: 25

drop in.

sprucewood

mondays: sep 10, sep 24, oct 22,

Nov 5, Nov 19, dec 3 » 7 p.m.

drop in.

dates are subject to change.

strathcona

thursdays:

sep 6–dec 13 » 6 p.m.

Participation Limit: 30

drop in.

whitemud Crossing

Wednesdays:

sep 12–dec 12 » 1 p.m.

drop in.

woodcroft

mondays:

sep 10–dec 10 » 3 p.m.

(no program oct 8, Nov 12)

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

practise english @

your library

Are you learning English?

Practise your English language

skills, meet new friends and

have some fun. We’ll have

conversations about many

different topics, using materials

from the library. A library staff

member will lead the group,

and English speakers at all levels

are welcome!

Londonderry

mondays: sep 10, sep 24,

oct 15, oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 26,

dec 3, dec 10 » 6 p.m.

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

Mill woods

Wednesdays:

sep 5–dec 19 » 7 p.m.

drop in.

call bronwyn at 780-442-4534

for more information.

sprucewood

mondays: sep 17, oct 15,

oct 29, Nov 26, dec 10 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 25

drop in.

whitemud Crossing

thursdays:

sep 6–dec 20 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

call Ariel at 780-496-1822 for

more information.

adults

Have you heard? Cinema at the Centre

is now playing every wednesday.

that’s right, our popular Cinema at the Centre series is now

screening a wide array of documentary, independent, foreign

and classic films every Wednesday night.

so join us in our ultra-fabulous theatre this season for some fun,

entertaining and free flicks!

Every wednesday

stanley A. Milner Library theatre (lower level)

6:30 p.m.

coming up:

• sep 5 – Café De Flore

• sep 12 – My Dear Sweet Maye, My Own Darling Sam

• sep 19 – A Separation

• sep 26 – Rango

Get details about all upcoming films at www.epl.ca.

And don’t forget about EPL’s From Books to Film series

every Friday afternoon, featuring films adapted from books.

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film

cinema at the centre

too many great independent

films never reach the theatre.

millions of film fans never see

them. since 2004, Cinema at the

Centre has showcased a wide

array of independent, foreign and

classic films every month. After

showing the films, we add them

to our collection so anyone can

borrow them.

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theatre

Wednesdays:

sep 5–dec19 » 6:30 p.m.

Participation Limit: 247

drop in.

call 780-496-7000 for more

information or check www.epl.ca

for film titles.

From books to Film

Join us for screenings of films

adapted from books. Watch

trailers on our Film series page:

www.epl.ca/interests/adults/

filmseries.

stanley A. Milner

Audio visual room

Fridays: sep 7–dec 28 » 2 p.m.

Participation Limit: 100

drop in.

call Norm Frizzell at 780-944-5383

or email him at nfrizzell@epl.ca

for more information.

nFb Film club

this monthly film series brings

you the best in animated and

documentary film from the

National Film board of canada.

Featuring stories from at home

and around the world, the NFB

Film Club is your window on

issues shaping our world. From

geopolitics to animated frolics,

there’s something for everyone.

Calder

Wednesdays:

sep 5, oct 3, Nov 7 » 6:30 p.m.

Participation Limit: 40

drop in.

• sep 5: Boxing Girls of Kabul

(52 min.)

• oct 3: Pink Ribbon Inc.

(98 min.)

• Nov 7: Surviving Progress

(87 min.)

up for discussion:

a Film series

movies often let us look at

society and the realities of life

in a new way. Join us for a film

screening and a lively exploration

of current topics of concern.

this program is funded by the

building safe communities

through Inclusive Learning Project.

stanley A. Milner

theatre

thursdays: sep 13, oct 11,

Nov 8, dec 13 » 6:30 p.m.

Participation Limit: 200

drop in.

• sep 13: double Feature:

Through a Blue Lens

(1999, 52 min.) and

Flipping the World: Drugs

Through a Blue Lens

(2000, 30 min.)

• oct 11: Transamerica

(2005, 103 minutes)

• Nov 8: Brooks: The City

of 100 Hellos

(2011, 47 minutes)

• dec 13: Mary and Max

(2009, 92 minutes)

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health and wellness

arthritis 101

Presented by the Arthritis

society, this two-hour interactive

workshop is designed for people

newly diagnosed with arthritis or

for anyone looking for more

information about the disease.

Learn the Abcs of arthritis:

• Arthritis information –

an overview of the disease

and FAQs

• being a self-manager –

what it means to manage

a disease yourself

• community connections –

ways to identify and tap

into various community

support programs

Capilano

Wednesday: dec 5 » 6 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

register online, in person or

by calling 780-496-1802.

Londonderry

thursday: dec 13 » 1 p.m.

Participation Limit: 30

register online, in person or

by calling 780-496-1814.

bereavement

support series

this support series is offered by

the Edmonton bereavement

centre. the series includes two

sessions – Living with Loss:

An Introductory Session and

Walking With Grief (seven-week

series). call Linda Aris, a registered

social worker, at 780-454-1231,

ext. 224, to register.

Living with Loss:

An introductory session

come for a two-hour presentation

on bereavement, grief and

mourning. this session will be

followed by the seven-week

support series called Walking

With Grief for those who wish

to continue with the program.

idylwylde

tuesday: oct 30 » 6:30 p.m.

Participation Limit: 30

walking with Grief

this seven-week support series

is a structured support group

that includes sharing, reviewing

the grief process, understanding

emotions and self-esteem needs,

discussing transformation

and answering the question

“Where do I go from here?”

Participants are asked to commit

to the entire series and to be

willing to discuss their own loss

within the group setting.

idylwylde

tuesdays:

Nov 6–dec 18 » 6:30 p.m.

Participation Limit: 12


hobbies

beyond

the service File

Finding your ancestor’s military

service file is only the first step

in exploring military artifacts.

Professional genealogist

Lyn meehan will share her

experiences identifying and

locating resources to broaden the

story of two servicemen—a feisty,

elusive Polish-canadian World

War I soldier and an American

World War II sailor who perished

in one of the Pacific theatre’s

most infamous events. We’ll

discuss medals, troopship cards,

second burials and much more.

riverbend

tuesday: Nov 6 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 40

drop in.

cobblestone

genealogist:

Venturing off

the paper trail

Finding your ancestors in

census and vital records lays

the cornerstones for building

your family history. but what

if the trail stops there? you find

no baptisms, no deeds, no

probate records—none of the

conventional records researchers

hope to find. Where do you go?

Professional genealogist

Lyn meehan will trace the

craven family of daisy Hill,

demonstrating that the process

of discovery may not always

be linear and found on paper

or online. sometimes family

historians must seek landmarks

and artifacts as documentation

in tracing an elusive family. In this

workshop, we will step off the

paper trail and onto the street,

looking for signposts we won’t

find in books or files.

riverbend

tuesday: Nov 13 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 40

drop in.

Finding the

ancestry trail:

immigration

and migration

Puzzled about where to

begin in tracing ancestors

who moved from one place

to another? strip away your

fears. Narrow down the

possibilities by exploring

“out of the ordinary lists,”

local histories, biographies

and bizarre record sets.

Professional genealogist

Lyn meehan will show you

how to tap into foreign

databases, maps, and

interlibrary loan print

and microfilm material.

she’ll provide a short

bibliography of suggested

reading material and ideas

to further your research.

riverbend

tuesday: oct 30 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 40

drop in.

music

listen up!

a listener’s guide

Enjoy old favourites and discover

new performers while exploring a

variety of musical genres, styles

and artists. Join us for a lively

discussion and eclectic sampling

of music from our expansive

collection.

adults

stanley A. Milner

thursdays: sep 6, oct 4, Nov 1,

dec 6 » 12:15 p.m.

Participation Limit: 35

drop in.

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writers and readers

artist takeover:

celebrate creativity

Join host Natasha deen as she

takes over the library with her

writer and visual artist friends.

Learn about the story behind

writing a novel and what

motivates and inspires artists.

be the first to hear about

soon-to-be-published works by

local authors. It’s an afternoon

of literary, visual and gastronomic

delights—come for the words

and pictures; stay for the food

and prizes!

whitemud Crossing

saturday: sep 29 » 1 p.m.

Participation Limit: 120

drop in.

book clubs

Fiction and non-Fiction

Love reading? Love to talk about

books you’ve read? come join us

for a lively discussion on all types

of fiction and non-fiction. Hear

about what books other people are

reading and discuss books we’ll

read as a group. We’ll feature a

different title or author each month.

share your impressions, thoughts

and interpretations of a book that

we have all read. New members

are always welcome.

stanley A. Milner

Fridays:

sep 28, oct 26, Nov 30 » noon

register online, in person or

by calling 780-496-7000.

Abbottsfield – Penny McKee

thursdays: sep 20, oct 18,

Nov 15 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

drop in.

Calder

thursdays:

sep 27, oct 25, Nov 29 » 7 p.m.

Ages: 17 and up

Participation Limit: 25

drop in.

Capilano

this program is currently full.

call 780-496-1802 to be added

to the waiting list.

Castle Downs

thursdays: sep 20, oct 18,

Nov 15, dec 20 » 7 p.m.

mondays:

sep 24, oct 29, Nov 26 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 10

register online, in person or

by calling 780-496-1804.

idylwylde

Wednesdays:

sep 26, oct 31, Nov 28 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

register online, in person or

by calling 780-496-1808.

drop in.

Lois Hole

Wednesdays: sep 12, oct 10,

Nov 14, dec 12 » 2 p.m.

thursdays:

sep 27, oct 25, Nov 22 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 12

call 780-442-0888 for

more information.

Londonderry

mondays: sep 17, oct 22,

Nov 19, dec 17 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 12

this program is currently full.

call colleen at 780-442-7365

for more information.

Mill woods

Wednesdays: sep 5, oct 3,

Nov 7, dec 5 » 1:30 p.m.

drop in.

riverbend

Participation Limit: 12

this program is currently full.

call 780-944-5311 to be added

to the waiting list.

If you have read this month’s

book, feel free to drop in! We also

have book club movie nights:

• sep 6: The Memory Keeper’s

Daughter by Kim Edwards

• sep 27: Sarah’s Key

by tatiana de rosnay

• oct 18: From Away

by michelle Ferguson

• Nov 15: Extremely Loud

and Incredibly Close

by Jonathan safran Foer

• Nov 29: A Painted House

by John Grisham

• dec 13: Still Alice

by Lisa Genova

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strathcona

Fridays:

sep 28, oct 26, Nov 30 » noon

Participation Limit: 30

drop in.

whitemud Crossing

Fridays: sep 21, oct 19, Nov 16,

dec 21 » 2 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

drop in.

call carol at 780-496-1822 for

more information.

woodcroft

tuesdays:

sep 25, oct 23, Nov 27 » 7 p.m.

register online, in person or

by calling 780-496-1830.

thursdays: sep 20, oct 18,

Nov 15 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

drop in.

call 780-496-1830 for more

information.

meet and talk with a group

of readers who enjoy notable

non-fiction books.

Book talks

Expand your reading horizons

while discovering some of the

great books available at the

library. our staff will talk about

books in different genres and

formats (mysteries, sci-fi/fantasy,

romance, graphic novels etc.)

both fiction and non-fiction.

Find out about the “must reads”

for every season and get

suggestions for your book clubs,

christmas wish lists and of

course your own next great read.

stanley A. Milner

main floor

thursdays: sep 20, oct 18,

Nov 22, dec 20 » 12:15 p.m.

Ages: 15 and up

Participation Limit: 50

drop in.

Club de lecture

Aimez-vous lire en français?

Partager vos plaisirs de lecture

et faire de belles découvertes?

Participez aux rencontres du club

de lecture.

idylwylde

mondays:

sep 24, oct 29, Nov 26 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

En français.

investigating Murder

and Mayhem

Join a group of people who love

to read mysteries as much as

you do. discover new gems and

discuss old favourites!

whitemud Crossing

thursdays: sep 20, oct 18,

Nov 15, dec 20 » 2 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

drop in.

call Karen at 780-496-1822 for

more information.

ebooks and ereaders

How can you borrow ebooks

or an ereader from the library?

Join us for friendly tips and

step-by-step help on how you

can get the whole ebook package.

We will have the sony Wi-Fi

reader, Kobo and Apple iPad

available to try. your gadgets

(personal ereaders, tablets,

smartphones and laptops) are

welcome! you’ll need to bring

your laptop if you are downloading

to an ereader that cannot access

EPL ebooks using Wi-Fi.

Calder

Wednesdays: sep 19, oct 17,

Nov 21, dec 19 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

• dec 19: Presentation on all

ereader devices.

Castle Downs

mondays:

sep 17, oct 15, Nov 19 » 7 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

drop in.

Lois Hole

saturdays:

Nov 17, Nov 24 » 10:30 a.m.

Participation Limit: 25

drop in.

Mill woods

thursday: dec 6 » 6:30 p.m.

Participation Limit: 15

drop in.

strathcona

tuesdays: sep 4, oct 2, Nov 6,

dec 4 » 7 p.m.

drop in.

woodcroft

saturday: sep 22 » 2 p.m.

sunday: oct 14 » 2 p.m.

Wednesdays: Nov 7, dec 5 » 6 p.m.

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.


writers and readers

storytime

for grown-ups

Join library staff for a selection

of short stories geared toward

adults. sit back, relax and escape

from the everyday as we bring

you engaging stories, expertly

read. bring ears, an imagination

and a bit of your time.

stanley A. Milner

main floor, audiovisual room

thursdays: sep 27, oct 25,

Nov 29 » 12:15 p.m.

Ages: 15 and up

Participation Limit: 30

drop in.

bring your lunch!

writers’ corner series

Are you working on a story, poem,

novel or memoir? do you need

some encouragement and the

fine company of other writers?

drop by Writers’ Corner! the EPL

writer in residence hosts a friendly

and supportive gathering with a

different guest author each month.

the guest author will give an

author talk and reading, then

answer your questions and

offer advice. come talk about

your writing in a friendly and

supportive atmosphere and listen

to the suggestions of professional

writers in our community. All writers

and readers are welcome.

No experience is necessary.

stanley A. Milner

main floor, centre core

sundays:

sep 30, oct 28 » 1:30 p.m.

Participation Limit: 50

drop in.

call 780-496-7000 for

more information.

adults

EPL squared – it’s hip to be square!

EPL’s big outdoor book sale and library festival, EPL squared,

is back! For one day only, we’re taking the library outside

to sir Winston churchill square. this family-friendly event has

activities and programs for all ages, including:

• storytimes every half hour, based on EPL’s 100 Great books

to read together

• storytime station—record your very own rhyme or song

• iPad Fun—explore music and games, or create a comic strip

or video

• ereader and technology station—check out the latest

readers and tablets

• Life drawing demonstration with Happy Harbor Comics

artist in residence Daniel schneider and an animal guest

• Fast and furious 15-minutes bookmaking with EPL writer

in residence Jocelyn Brown

• the painted parfleche bag—learn about this important

Aboriginal item and make your own

• Colouring and LEGo activities

• Food, games, fun and contests for everyone!

We’ll also be featuring musical performances by:

Brothers Grim | the Mandy reider trio | the rooster Davis trio

And did we mention there’s a giant book sale too?

yup, books, cds and dVds for a buck or two!

saturday, september 15

sir winston Churchill square

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more details on EPL squared, visit www.epl.ca/squared.

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spread the words.

at epl, there’s always something for everyone. our programs

welcome people of all ages. this fall, bring the whole family

for a remembrance day event, a “wii” bit of fun or a chance to

clear up all your questions about waste, recycling and reusing.

Visit your library today.

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art and artists computers

share a story with

artist trading cards

create a miniature masterpiece

at the Kaleido Family Arts Festival

and we’ll exhibit them in the

library! showcase your stories

on 2.5" by 3.5" artist trading

cards, then bring them in to

our week-long trading session.

you can take someone else’s

visual story and leave your own.

No story is too small to share!

For more info on the Kaleido

Family Arts Festival, visit

www.artsontheave.org.

celebrate calder

calder is celebrating 20 years

in the Kensington mall. A lot has

happened in 20 years! We’re

more than just books—discover

what the library can offer you as

we commemorate this occasion.

celebrate the diversity of people

you’ll find here, share stories

and meet other members of

your community. Enjoy birthday

cake, balloons, giveaways

and a chance to win a free

EPL membership!

Calder

saturday: sep 8 » 2 p.m.

Participation Limit: 50

drop in.

sprucewood

daily: sep 8–15

drop in.

this exhibition can be viewed

during regular branch hours.

make your trading cards at

Kaleido on sep 8th and 9th from

noon to 6 p.m. and then bring

them to sprucewood to trade.

Jocelyn brown, EPL’s Writer

in residence, will be there on

sunday to help spark stories.

community and society

new to canada?

things you need

to Know

Whether you’re new to canada

or you’ve been here awhile, you

probably have lots of questions

about settling into your new

home. We’ve got answers!

EPL’s settlement services offers

a series of presentations on

important topics like employment

standards (knowing your rights

and responsibilities), landlord

and tenant information, and

immigration issues. Guest

speakers will discuss a different

topic each session, and we’ll

guide you through the many

library resources available.

sessions are open to everyone.

Castle Downs

Wednesday: oct 17 » 6:30 p.m.

Participation Limit: 40

drop in.

digital Fun! point.

shoot. create. share.

Would you like to create a fun

digital picture here at the library?

Let us show you how to share

your creation with family and

friends. Note: to store your

creation, you can either use a

web service (e.g., email) or you

can bring your own Usb stick

or purchase one from the library.

Abbottsfield – Penny McKee

thursday: dec 6 » 6:30 p.m.

Participation Limit: 30

drop in.

strathcona

tuesdays:

oct 9, dec 11 » 6:30 p.m.

drop in.

woodcroft

saturday: dec 1 » 3 p.m.

Participation Limit: 20

drop in.

waste management

What is garbage? What can be

recycled? Get the answers to

all your waste-related questions,

and find out what to do with

household items you’re not using

any more—for example, taking

them to an ecostation or re-use

centre. We’ll also talk about

employment opportunities with

the city of Edmonton related

to waste management.

stanley A. Milner

tuesday: Nov 27 » 6:30 p.m.

Participation Limit: 60

drop in.

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If you’re a student at the U of A,

you can register for a free EPL

membership and get access to

everything the library has to offer:

books

• music

• movies

• Videogames

• Graphic novels

• Audiobooks

• ebooks

• Almost 100 databases

From world newspapers to

streaming music, we carry

everything you care about!

Visit www.library.ualberta.ca/epl

to learn more.

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games and activities

remembrance day

Family event

celebrate our local heroes. the

library invites military families and

other members of the community

to join us for an afternoon of fun,

games and activities. Play board

games, listen to stories and make

a craft to take home.

Calder

saturday: Nov 10 » 2 p.m.

Participation Limit: 50

drop in.

wii for all

Wondering what Wii games

are all about? Want to try out

a new game? Using a tV and

a handheld control unit, you can

play sports like bowling, golf or

tennis and many different games.

bring your friends or come with

your family. All ages from kids

to seniors are welcome!

tours

welcome

to the library!

do you have a group of children,

teens or adults who would like

to visit the library? Learn what

programs, services and materials

are available to you. this guided

tour is open to everyone who

wants to learn, or learn more,

about what EPL offers. We are

happy to tailor the tour to the

needs of your group.

stanley A. Milner

book a tour online, in person

or by calling 780-496-7000.

Abbottsfield – Penny McKee

call 780-496-7839 to book a tour.

Calder

Weekdays: sep 4–dec 28 » 9 a.m.

(no program oct 8, Nov 12,

dec 24, dec 25, dec 26)

Participation Limit: 40

call 780-496-7090 to book a tour.

Capilano

call 780-496-1802 to book a tour.

Londonderry

sundays:

sep 9–dec 16 » 2:30 p.m.

(no program Nov 11)

Ages: 5 and up

drop in.

Castle Downs

Participation Limit: 40

call tam-Lynn at 780-496-2738

to book a tour.

idylwylde

call 780-496-1808 to book a tour.

des visites guidées sont également

disponibles en français à la

succursale Idylwylde.

Mill woods

call 780-496-1818 to book a tour.

sprucewood

Participation Limit: 25

call 780-496-7099 to book a tour.

whitemud Crossing

call 780-496-1822 to book a tour.

woodcroft

call margo at 780-496-6891

to book a tour.

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sEttLEMEnt sErviCEs

new to Canada?

we can help.

Find answers and referrals for common questions

about moving to canada and settling into your new

home. We can help you with your questions about:

• housing search

• job search

• education and training

• language classes

• immigration

• legal system

• interpretation

and translation

• health insurance

• child care

• social insurance card

• social assistance

• banking

• transportation system

this program is funded by citizenship and

Immigration canada and is provided in partnership

with the Edmonton Immigrant services Association.

services are free for eligible clients and available

at five EPL locations: stanley A. milner (downtown),

castle downs, Londonderry, mill Woods and

Whitemud crossing. to find out more, visit any of

these libraries, go to our website at www.epl.ca/

newcomers or email our settlement workers:

• Grazyna Pakos at gpakos@shawbiz.ca

• Kristina de Guzman at kdeguzman@shawbiz.ca

• margarita cameron at mcameron@shawbiz.ca

• Jianmin chang at jchang@shawbiz.ca

• ruth Gitaka at gitakar@shawbiz.ca


EPL Databases...

You’ve got questions? we’ve got answers!

there’s so much great stuff available at EPL… and we’re not just

talking about what’s on our shelves.

• Need to fix the brakes on your 1964 Mustang?

• Writing a report on nonrenewable fossil fuels?

• Looking for the latest news in the Prague Post?

• Just want to check out a new eBook or download your

favourite song?

take a look at some of our most popular databases:

• Academic search Elite – Full text from more than 2,100 scholarly

journals covering virtually every area of academic study

• BookFlix for Kids – online literacy resource that pairs classic

fictional video storybooks with nonfiction ebooks

• Chinese magazines – Full text of hundreds of chinese

language magazines

• Freading – over 20,000 ebook titles that are always available

—no more waiting!

• Freegal Music – Hundreds of thousands of songs (mP3) from sony

music canada’s music catalogue—download them legally for free!

• HeritageQuest Genealogy – one of the most valuable services

available today for anyone researching ancestry in North America

• Mango Languages – Learn over 40 foreign languages: spanish,

French, Japanese, brazilian Portuguese, German, mandarin

chinese, Greek, Italian, russian and more

• MasterFiLE Premier – Full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals,

covering general reference, business, health, education, general

science, multicultural issues and much more

• naxos Music Library – the world’s largest online classical music

library, streaming more than 71,000 cds—that’s over 1 million tracks!

• overDrive – more than 800,000 ebook and audiobook titles

available to download for your Pc or mac, iPhone or iPad,

Android or Windows phone and most ereaders

• Press Display – Newspapers from around the world! same-day

coverage of more than 800 newspapers from 80 countries in

38 languages

• sesame street – more than 150 ebooks based on sesame

street’s early childhood curriculum

• tumblebooks for Kids – A collection of online, animated,

talking picture books children are sure to love

visit www.epl.ca to access these and many other informative

and entertaining databases.

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100 years...

and we’re just getting started!

Can you believe it? in 2013, your favourite

place celebrates 100 years of serving our

great city.

We have special programs, events and parties

planned for the whole year, and you’re invited

to celebrate with us! We are also kick-starting our

centennial Fundraising campaign focused on giving

Edmontonians greater access to essential library

services throughout our growing city.

don’t miss out on the fun! details are coming soon.

check out www.epl.ca or sign up for our monthly

eNewsletter at www.epl.ca/publications and get

the details delivered right to your inbox.

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Jasper place branch... opening this Fall!

We’re so excited! And we just can’t hide it. We’re about to lose control...

oK, our apologies to the Pointer sisters, but we really are so excited about the new Jasper Place

branch! After months and months of construction, the 15,000-square-foot library is expected to open

this fall.

the iconic new building (designed by dUb Architects and Hughes condon marler Architects) is being

rebuilt in its existing location at 9010 -156 street and, when complete, will feature a publicly accessible

outdoor terrace and an undulating concrete roof structure. designed as a flexible, open and inclusive

community space, the library features a mezzanine level overlooking the central space with stairs—

some of which double as reading spaces or an amphitheatre—located at each end of the mezzanine

to form a continuous loop for customers.

other great features include reading areas for children, teens and adults, public computer stations,

a community program room and a freshwater aquarium.

For more information and updates, visit www.epl.ca/building-projects.

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marina apartsin

samantha williams-chapelskin

september 1–30

Favourite Places

Paintings by marina Apartsin

The Story House

clay sculptures by

samantha Williams-chapelskin

october 3–31

Renaissance Madonnas

Paintings by Kristine mcGuinty

Whimsy, Wonder and Women

collaged artworks

by rona Anderson

november 1–30

Building the Ring Road

Photography exhibit

by sarah boileau

december 1–31

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gallery at milner stANLEy A. mILNEr LIbrAry visual arts exhibitions

Gallery submissions

rona anderson

kristine mcguinty

EPL provides free space for artists to display their works in the Gallery at milner, located on the main

floor of the stanley A. milner Library. Any Alberta artist may apply, with preference given to artists

from the Edmonton area. Individuals or groups of artists are welcome.

For information about current and past exhibits, the submission process and the gallery space,

visit www.epl.ca/art-gallery.

sarah boileau

cheryl anhel

Stars

Linocut prints by cheryl Anhel

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library locations

WE’rE IN yoUr NEIGHboUrHood

stanley A. Milner (Downtown)

7 sir Winston churchill square

tel: 780-496-7000

Hours of service

mon–Fri » 9 a.m–9 p.m.

sat » 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

sun » 1–5 p.m.

Abbottsfield – Penny McKee

3410 - 118 Avenue

tel: 780-496-7839

Hours of service

mon–thu » 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Fri, sat » 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

sun » 1–5 p.m.

Calder

12522 - 132 Avenue

tel: 780-496-7090

Hours of service

mon–thu » 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Fri, sat » 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

sun » 1–5 p.m.

Capilano

201 capilano mall

5004 - 98 Avenue

tel: 780-496-1802

Hours of service

mon–thu » 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Fri » 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

sat » 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

sun » 1–5 p.m.

Castle Downs

106 Lakeside Landing

15379 castle downs road

tel: 780-496-1804

Hours of service

mon–thu » 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Fri, sat » 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

sun » 1–5 p.m.

eplGo

1-40 cameron Library, U of A

tel: 780-248-1662

Hours of service

mon–Fri » 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

EPL Lending Machine

century Park Lrt station

25 Avenue/111 street

Hours of service

mon–sat » 5:30 a.m.–1:30 a.m.

sun, Holidays »

5:30 a.m.–12:30 a.m.

Highlands (temp. Location)

6516 - 118 Avenue

tel: 780-496-1806

Hours of service

mon, Fri, sat » 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

tue–thu » 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

idylwylde

8310 - 88 Avenue

tel: 780-496-1808

Hours of service

mon–thu » 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Fri, sat » 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

sun » 1–5 p.m.

Jasper Place (temp. Location)

#306, 9509 - 156 street

tel: 780-496-1810

Hours of service

mon, Fri » 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

tue–thu » 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

sat » 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Lois Hole (Callingwood)

17650 - 69 Avenue

tel: 780-442-0888

Hours of service

mon–thu » 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Fri, sat » 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

sun » 1–5 p.m.

Londonderry

110 Londonderry mall

137 Avenue & 66 street

tel: 780-496-1814

Hours of service

mon–thu » 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Fri » 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

sat » 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

sun » 1–5 p.m.

Mill woods

601 mill Woods town centre

2331 - 66 street

tel: 780-496-1818

Hours of service

mon–thu » 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Fri, sat » 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.

sun » 1–5 p.m.

riverbend

460 riverbend square

rabbit Hill road

& terwillegar drive

tel: 780-944-5311

Hours of service

mon–thu » 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Fri, sat » 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

sun » 1–5 p.m.

sprucewood

11555 - 95 street

tel: 780-496-7099

Hours of service

mon–thu » 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Fri, sat » 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

sun » 1–5 p.m.

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Abbottsfield –

All locations will be closed on these holidays:

• sep 3 (Labour day)

• oct 8 (thanksgiving day)

• Nov 11 (remembrance day)

• Nov 12 (in lieu of remembrance day)

strathcona

8331 - 104 street

tel: 780-496-1828

Hours of service

mon–thu » 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Fri, sat » 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

sun » 1–5 p.m.

whitemud Crossing

145 Whitemud crossing

shopping centre

4211 - 106 street

tel: 780-496-1822

Hours of service

mon–thu » 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Fri, sat » 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

sun » 1–5 p.m.

woodcroft

13420 - 114 Avenue

tel: 780-496-1830

Hours of service

mon–thu » 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Fri, sat » 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

sun » 1–5 p.m.

• dec 24 (christmas Eve, closed 2 p.m.)

• dec 25 (christmas day)

• dec 26 (boxing day)

• dec 31 (New year’s Eve, closed 5 p.m.)

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