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Canadian Library Month

October 17 2023

October is Canadian Library Month. During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives.  We are proud to be a part of our community and support our patrons every chance we get. …

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Programs and Workshops this Fall!

September 12 2023

School is back in session — and so are our programs! Our autumn season is filled with new workshops, familiar programs, and an exciting new book club! Our Discovery Series, brought to us by our lovely Shelley, is back and this month features a spice - Greek seasoning…

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A Grand Opening for a Grand Adventure!

June 26 2023

Our Grand Adventure is almost here, and we would love for you to come and celebrate the grand opening of our transformed program room for the summer! On Tuesday, July 4 at noon, join MCL staff and Town of Morinville council members in the program room to officially begin…

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Summer Reading Program

June 1 2023

On July 3rd, our 2023 Summer Reading Program officially starts! This year, “A Grand Adventure” is a fantasy-themed program featuring an array of mythical creatures and adventurous characters such as mermaids, dragons, fairies, and pirates! This program is for all ages,…

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Workshops in April

April 9 2023

We noticed that we have so much going on, we needed a workshop listing on our website! Make sure you follow for new fun and creative happenings at the library. Go to for more information and to register! We have some great workshops…

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MCL Seed Library is Coming

February 21 2023

On March 15th, we will be opening our first Seed Library — in the library! This collection will be available to anyone in the community with or without a library card. What is a seed library anyway? Avid gardeners may know, but if you do not, let us explain what it is…

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Introducing Beanstack!

January 9 2023

It is officially one week into January of 2023, and we have a cool new service to share with you! You may have already heard us talking about it since we have combined it with our annual Winter Reading Program (WRP). We are excited to introduce you to Beanstack! Beanstack…

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'Tis a Busy Season!

November 21 2022

Hi, all! We are going to break down all the programs that MCL is offering for the remainder of 2022. There is a lot. Buckle in. If you are looking for things to do for you and your family, look no further! First of all, our Annual Book Sale is back! From November 23 to…

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All Booked Up is Back in November!

October 26 2022

This October, we released our new (and very popular!) teen program called All Booked Up. This new program is a library book subscription box where each patron receives a themed YA book based on their preferences, and a bunch of other goodies such as hot chocolate, mugs,…

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Food for Fines Week

October 10 2022

We get it - life happens, your overdue fines pile up, and all of a sudden you're finding reasons not to go to the library. That's not what we want at all! (In fact, we pile up our own fines, and we work here!) For the week of October 17 - 23, every non-perishable item you…

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Alberta Healthy Living Program

August 17 2022

DID YOU KNOW? Alberta HealthServices offers a healthy living program which includesfree workshops and classes for Albertan adults living with chronic health conditions and/or diseases. Check out their website for more information and to register with them for upcoming sessions.Use…

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Venture Down the Rabbit Hole

July 4 2022

Our Summer Reading Program is here! Join the Morinville Community Library and spend the summer reading, crafting, solving puzzles, and more! We begin this week with an in-library scavenger hunt.  We challenge you to find all the clues - programming staff have hidden them…

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Looking for Summer Volunteers!

June 20 2022

  We are looking for volunteers to join us at the library and help make our Summer Reading Program outstanding! High school students can earn work experience credits! Volunteer today  

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Celebrate National Indigenous History Month

June 3 2022

June is National Indigenous History Month. Celebrate Indigenous voices today and explore our Indigenous History Month reading list. Explore the Indigenous arts, culture and heritage page of the Government of Canada's website and learn about the history, culture and experiences…

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Learn to Spin Class Coming Soon!

May 12 2022

We are excited to host a one-day class in June all about making yarn. Spinning yarn on a drop spindle is a fun, inexpensive and portable way to make yarns you love. These yarns can be used to knit, crochet or weave. This class will cover topics such as types of spindles,…

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Think Outside the Cardboard Box Contest

April 26 2022

We really enjoyed seeing what everyone created for this contest. Check out our gallery of contestants and winning entries! Thank you once again to our sponsor Dr. Brennan Lafleur for sponsoring this super fun contest.  

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Scavenger Hunt in the library

April 6 2022

Help us solve an age-old Easter Bunny riddle! Come to the library and pick up a form at the front desk and begin your search. Enter your answer for a chance to win 1 of 3 Easter baskets! The hunt begins tomorrow. See you at the library!

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Our Parent-Child Mother Goose program is back!

March 31 2022

Parent-Child Mother Goose is a group experience for parents/caregivers and their babies and young children focusing on the pleasure and power of using songs, rhymes and oral stories. This program begins on April 13, 2022 and runs for 8 weeks. This program is a partnership…

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Have you met Odin?

March 3 2022

This face! He's cute, he's speedy and he's ready to meet you! If you can find him, that is. He is very good at hide-and-seek! Our new resident chameleon arrived at his new home on February 9th. If you haven't already, pop by and say hi!     Get to know Odin's Favourites…

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Cozy Corner Crafts!

March 1 2022

Join Margaret as she makes this week's craft. We still have snow and this little guy will make you happier about it! Watch the how-to video on our Youtube channel!

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