Art Projects to Do With Your Kids

“I’m not very good at it, but it feels good to have made something.” -Mr. Rogers Whether it’s working with paint, clay, crayons, or even just gluing paper scraps together, the benefits of doing arts and crafts with your children are undeniable. Practicing art improves coordination, encourages self-expression, improves fine motor skills and promotes the […]

Not Your Grandma’s Romance

It’s (almost) Valentine’s Day and that means it’s time for my favourite genre of books to shine. That’s right. True crime. I kid, I kid. While I do enjoy true crime, some might say I have an unhealthy obsession, it nicely balances the copious amounts of romance novels I read. There’s just something about romance […]

Shauna and Wylie Return to Japan! & Shauna’s Best Travel Tip

Dear readers, remember back in December when we shared some tips on planning a vacation using free library resources, and I waxed poetic endlessly about my upcoming trip to Tokyo with our library mascot, Wylie? Well, the trip is upcoming no longer- – for it has already happened! So, let’s take a gander back to […]

Histories & Biographies – The Roadmap of Existence

Did you know that when Cleopatra was dazzling the Romans and seducing Caesar and Marc Antony, the pyramids were already 2500 years old? Don’t care? That’s fine. What if I told you that Elvis Presley was really a blonde, and dyed his hair black? Or that a US Navy ship once accidentally fired a torpedo […]

The Importance of Early Literacy

We know that, fundamentally, the word literacy describes a person’s ability to read and write. We know that, in this context, the word early refers to the education of very young children. But the meaning of the term “early literacy” is more complex than the words themselves might imply. From birth, the brain is a […]

The Library – An Artist’s Paradise

Do you enjoy exploring galleries and works of art? Do you create your own artworks? Whether you’re a celebrated artist or someone who hasn’t picked up a paintbrush since middle school, art is for everyone, and the public library can be an excellent place to immerse yourself in art and artistic expression. Getting lost in […]

Changing Habits for New Year’s

January is here—the month synonymous with change! We’ve come off December with hangovers, full bellies and the need to present a ‘new me’ to the world. Perhaps you’d like to quit smoking, or you’d like to get in shape, or even learn a new language. Whatever your goal is, there is no shortage of advice […]

Furthering Your Education in Fort McMurray

With the launch of our new Exam Proctoring service, I’ve been impressed with how many people are furthering their education.  Fort McMurray has many ambitious and driven people who work, study, and still make time for their families. For many of these students, online learning offers course flexibility, boosts earning potential, have job relevance, and […]

Generosity During the Holidays

It’s the season of giving! No not presents, we mean in the broader way; giving back to your community and fellow man. But where to start? Perhaps you’d like to donate to the food bank, give your time as a volunteer for the Christmas Kettle Campaign, or become one of Fort McMurray’s own Snow Angels […]

In Case You Missed It: Elf Workshop Event Coverage

Dashing through the snow, To my favourite library, Eager to borrowA book or two or three Decorations shineCould it be Christmastime?Oh, how great it is to have a library like mine! OH! Did you know that on Saturday, December 7th, the Wood Buffalo Regional Library held its 6th annual Elf Workshop? A grand and frabjous […]

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