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22 April 2008: This week's book reviews, by Carol Livingstone, as submitted for publication in the Tofield Mercury. THE BOOK OF LISTS: The Original Compendium of Curious Information, by David Wallechinsky, Amy Wallace, Ira Basen & Jane Farrow [Canadian Edition] Turning points for figure skaters; roadside attractions; formative fictional characters; famous people who were expelled from school; and much more. Warning: This Book is Addictive! GHOST STORIES OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, by Bar... More...

Monday April 21, 2008 11:33PM - 0 Comment(s)



15 April 2008: This week's book reviews, by Carol Livingstone, as submitted for publication in the Tofield Mercury. ABIDE WITH ME: A Novel, by Elizabeth Strout A small town minister struggles to regain his calling, his family, and his happiness in the wake of profound loss. At the same time, the community he served must come to terms with its own strengths and failings ­ when a dark secret is revealed. CAPITOL THREAT: A Novel of Suspense, by William Bernhardt [Paperback Edition] Ben... More...

Monday April 14, 2008 11:35PM - 0 Comment(s)



As promised here is the getting started cheatsheet for Auralog in Office 2003 format (getting-started-with-auralog). While I did make this cheatsheet an Office 2003 document, remember to open Office 2007 documents in Office 2003 download and install the compatibility patch from Microsoft. Courtesy of The Alberta Library we now have access to the Auralog language training software. You can gain access to it through the database page on the NLLS website. The software works best with speake... More...

Tuesday April 08, 2008 01:27PM - 0 Comment(s)



8 April 2008: This week's book reviews, by Carol Livingstone, as submitted for publication in the Tofield Mercury. LOST HISTORIES: Exploring the World’s Most Famous Mysteries, by Joel Levy Investigates some of the greatest mysteries of our past, among them the Holy Grail; El Dorado; the lost works of Aristotle and Shakespeare; and the final resting places of Genghis Khan and Amelia Earhart, and shows us whether or not we ever have a chance of putting these mysteries to rest. THE TH... More...

Monday April 07, 2008 11:47PM - 0 Comment(s)



1 April 2008: This week's book reviews, by Carol Livingstone, as submitted for publication in the Tofield Mercury. BORN IN DEATH, by Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb Childbirth and baby showers are the same in 2060 New York as now, until a mom-to-be goes missing. Then, although she’s already dealing with a brutal double homicide, Eve Dallas tries to find her. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS: A Novel, by Sara Gruen I don’t talk much about those days. Never did…I was afraid I&rsqu... More...

Monday March 31, 2008 11:49PM - 0 Comment(s)



Combine language arts, science and social studies in a lesson about our First Nations people. Join us between Tuesday, May 27th to Tuesday, June 10th to learn about colour in an aboriginal talking circle! Using the “Aboriginal Ways of Knowing: Colour Talking Circle” crate from Science Alberta, children will be encouraged to share their experiences on the significance of colour in our world. They will get a chance to design their own Métis sash and make a rainbow! Target aud... More...

Friday March 28, 2008 01:51PM - 0 Comment(s)



We’ve just added two new magazine subscriptions to our juvenile/young adult collection. Sports Illustrated Kids is for kids who love sports. The magazine includes action photos, easy-to-read stories about star athletes, helpful instructional tips from the pros, and humor, comics, and activities. It has received high honours from the Association of Educational Publishers and the Parents’ Choice Awards. GamePro magazine features reviews, previews, strategies and tips for all of the ... More...

Friday March 28, 2008 12:00PM - 0 Comment(s)



25 March 2008: This week's book reviews, by Carol Livingstone, as submitted for publication in the Tofield Mercury. LATE NIGHTS ON AIR: A Novel, by Elizabeth Hay Canadian Author. In Yellowknife, 1975, four diverse characters, all transplants from elsewhere, set off on a canoe trip into the Arctic wilderness, where they find the balance of love shifting, and learn about the frailties of the human heart. DAKOTA: A Novel, by Martha Grimes Sequel to Biting the Moon. As amnesiac Andi Oliver ... More...

Monday March 24, 2008 11:52PM - 0 Comment(s)



18 March 2008: This week's book reviews, by Carol Livingstone, as submitted for publication in the Tofield Mercury. PLUM LUCKY, by Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum is back between-the-numbers and she’s looking to get lucky in an Atlantic City hotel room, in a Winnebago, and with a brown-eyed stud who has stolen her heart. THE APPEAL: A Novel, by John Grisham [Large Print Edition] A chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town’s water supply awaits a Suprem... More...

Monday March 17, 2008 11:55PM - 0 Comment(s)



Greetings Members, The Pigeon Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce their new website, we are interested in your feedback or any suggestions on how to make this year more successful. Please post your comments below. Darlene Kobeluck More...

Tuesday March 11, 2008 02:43PM - 1 Comment(s)



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