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It is nearly that time of year again… yep those kids will finally be out of your hair during the day… I mean uh… Its back to school time, academics, scholarship, learning and reading that is why we are excited right…  Certainly, those are the sentiments of our school-housed public libraries… As kids start pouring in with their homework assignments and questions you will naturally be armed with your great reference collection, your excellent non-ficti... More...

Tuesday June 03, 2008 10:46AM - 0 Comment(s)



PRESS RELEASES FOR DATABASES   With the addition of the many fabulous new databases, you may wonder how am I going to promote them?  Press releases are generally the easiest way to get the information out to the community.  What are press releases you may ask?  They are pre-written articles designed for you to customize according to your library’s information.    Before throwing your information into the article and sending it off to your local journal, ... More...

Tuesday June 03, 2008 10:31AM - 0 Comment(s)



Come and browse our new display featuring books, facts, a quiz, and artifacts on our aboriginal people. This ties in with our Science Alberta exhibit which runs from May 27th through June 6th and features “Colour in our World” from an aboriginal perspective. Thanks to the Vermilion Heritage Museum for donating the artifacts and prints. More...

Wednesday May 21, 2008 11:12AM - 0 Comment(s)



The Friends of the Vermilion Public Library would like to congratulate the following people on winning their raffle!: Genny Ahlgren (Crocheted tablecloth, Value $200) Sandra Kathnelson (Child’s pine table and chair set, Value $150) Cameron Walsh (Knitted sweater, hat and bear, Value $100) Merle Thomsen (for Pauline) (Handmade wooden Lazy Susan, value $50) Rebecca Pashulka (Child’s knitted sweater, value $50) Trish Parenteau (Child’s knitted ... More...

Wednesday May 21, 2008 08:11AM - 0 Comment(s)



20 May 2008: This week's book reviews, by Carol Livingstone, as submitted for publication in the Tofield Mercury.   SONGBIRD, by Josephine Cox All alone now, with no audience and no wickedness waiting for her, she danced in the twilight, lost herself in the song, and for a while she was incredibly free. But always in the wings, he was there watching, waiting. THE GIRL IN SASKATOON: A Meditation on Friendship, Memory, and Murder, by Sharon Butala A few months after Johnny Cash sang... More...

Monday May 19, 2008 08:44PM - 0 Comment(s)



ANY PLACE I HANG MY HAT, by Susan Isaacs While checking into the past of a presidential candidate, a political reporter discovers more than she bargains for when she begins a search of her own past as well, and finally comes to understand the stuff she is made of. THE BIBLE OF CLAY: A Novel, by Julia Navarro An electrifying suspense thriller about a biblical discovery in the remote Iraqi desert ­ and a deadly struggle being waged on the eve of war to uncover the truth that’s wait... More...

Monday May 05, 2008 11:22PM - 0 Comment(s)



Northern Lights Library System (NLLS) has a bursary worth $1000 available for one qualified applicant wanting to acquire education and training to enter the profession of librarianship. Contact NLLS for more details. More...

Saturday May 03, 2008 03:19PM - 0 Comment(s)



Using the premise the best-selling books over the past 100 years equal high appeal for children and adults alike, Nancy A. Anderson, in What Should I Read Aloud?, provides a detailed list of picture books for children of all ages. Any guesses as to which author(s), according to Publisher’s Weekly, have sold the most books to date? Stan and Jan Berenstain, of course! Followed by Mercer Meyer (Little Critter) and then good old Dr. Seuss. The three most popular books of all time are&helli... More...

Saturday May 03, 2008 01:14PM - 0 Comment(s)



OLIVE KITTERIDGE, by Elizabeth Strout As the townspeople of Crosby, Maine, grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life ­ sometimes painfully, but always ruthlessly honest. BUCKINGHAM PALACE GARDENS: A Novel, by Anne Perry Thomas Pitt is called in when a body turns up in a palace linen closet following a party hosted by the Prince of Wales. If Pitt fails to find the brutal murderer, his career may be over, and the scanda... More...

Monday April 28, 2008 11:29PM - 0 Comment(s)



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)



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