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QUICKSAND: An Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller, by Iris Johansen An anonymous phone caller asks: "Do you still miss your little Bonnie?" And pits Eve Duncan against the one man who can put her darkest horror to rest - or make her relive it over and over again. I STILL HAVE A SUITCASE IN BERLIN: A Novel, by Stephens Gerard Malone  1932 seemed the perfect year to move to Berlin and embrace his German roots, but Michael's new life begins to unravel when he's drawn into the horror,... More...

Monday June 30, 2008 05:49PM - 0 Comment(s)



THE GOOD FOOD BOOK FOR FAMILIES, by Brenda Bradshaw & Cheryl Mutch, M.D. Over 150 recipes to please kids of all ages, inspired by the new Canada’s Food Guide, featuring great ideas for healthy school lunches, snacks and family meals. Includes the latest medical and scientific information on food and nutrition. PEOPLE OF THE WEEPING EYE: A Novel of North America’s Forgotten Past, by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear An epic set against the might and majesty of t... More...

Monday June 30, 2008 05:45PM - 0 Comment(s)



RIVER OF HEAVEN: A Novel, by Lee Martin Past and present collide in this novel of a man, his brother, and the dark secret that both connects and divides them. Weaves a story of love and loss, confession and redemption, and the mystery buried with a boy named Dewey Finn. THE WHITE TIGER, by Aravind Adiga Over the course of seven nights, Balram Halwai tells us the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life ­ having nothing but his own wits to help him a long. B... More...

Monday June 30, 2008 05:40PM - 0 Comment(s)



The excitement is mounting as we customize our new library websites and they are starting to look great!  It is thrilling to see how many libraries have jumped full force into their web design and I commend you all!  One of the great features of the websites is that we can now easily download photographs into our own individual online photo albums.  But before you upload that picture of little Timmy smiling at your library... More...

Tuesday June 24, 2008 03:25PM - 0 Comment(s)



As many of you having begun embracing your new found website development skills, you may start to include various documents on your websites. The standard and easily accessible format for online documents is pdfs because everyone can open them by simply downloading Adobe Reader. Many of you may not have an Adobe converter installed on your computers; however, don’t fret, because you can convert your document to pdfs online.    Try these two websites:   1) PD... More...

Friday June 20, 2008 11:36AM - 3 Comment(s)



It does not matter what size your library is. Customers that come into the library will ask library staff reference questions. They will ask questions to library pages, clerks at the circulation desk and at the reference desk (if your library is large enough to have a seperate reference desk!) Every library staff member should be equipped with the knowledge to point the customer in the right direction, even if it is to another staff member in the library. ... More...

Tuesday June 03, 2008 10:47AM - 0 Comment(s)



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)



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