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Colouring Contest

December 7 2021

This winter, we're teaming up with Aspen House to bring you a colouring contest! All ages are welcome to enter - there are prizes for each age group. For more details or the colouring page printout if you would prefer to print your own at home, check out our events page…

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24 Days of Christmas Registration is Open!

November 22 2021

Register to receive a bag with one activity - stories, crafts, or recipes - for every day of December until Christmas! Activities are designed for ages 3-8. We will be contacting participants to pick up their bags beginning Wednesday, November 24. Register quickly, as spots…

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Our Book Sale is Back!

November 5 2021

From November 15 through December 5, we will be laying out our used books and other items in the lobby for sale at $5 a bag. Come look through and stock up on reading material for the holidays! For more details, check out our event page.

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Thankful

October 4 2021

It is October already and Thanksgiving is upon us! We, at the library, are thankful for many things and most of all, we are thankful for our patrons and each other. We look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend and we hope you have a wonderful long weekend. We…

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October is Library Month!

October 1 2021

October is Library Month, so we're celebrating all month long! We'll have contests, prizes, and activities all month - check our Library Month events page to see what all we have in store for you. Events Page

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Status Update

September 17 2021

As of September 20, the following restrictions will be in place: 15-person capacity limit Mandatory masking for those without medical exemptions Mandatory social distancing In-person programs suspended For more details, please visit our Covid-19 Changes page. Details

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Happy Birthday, Agatha Christie!

September 10 2021

To celebrate one of the most beloved authors of the 20th century, born September 15, 1890, we're having a month full of mystery and murder! Check out our Agatha Christie display and see how many of her books you can see us referencing - if you can identify all 10, you'll…

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Reopening at 1:30 on Monday

June 10 2021

In accordance with the Government of Alberta's Open for Summer Plan, Morinville Community Library will reopen with limited in-person services starting on Monday, June 14 at 1:30 pm. Until then, we can only offer curbside, email, and phone-based services. Services available…

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FREE Library Cards for 55+

June 7 2021

To celebrate Seniors' Week, the Town of Morinville FCSS and Sturgeon County Family & Community Support are providing FREE library cards to all residents over 55. To get or renew your card for free, you can: Call 780-939-3292 Apply @ my-mcl.info/getacard Here's the details:…

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May the Fourth Be With You!

May 4 2021

Come check out our astronomically cool Star Wars displays - we may not be able to open our doors yet, but we wanted to spread some joy just the same! We'll have our displays up until the end of May along with a scavenger hunt contest to find (and maybe win!) all the crocheted…

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New Creativity Kit: English Paper Piece Quilting

April 12 2021

Our newest creativity kits are up and running! This month, you'll get everything you need to create an English Paper Pieced coaster. Book a curbside appointment to request your FREE kit today, then take it home and watch our how-to video to get started learning your new…

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Virtual Games Week

March 26 2021

We'll be hosting some free events for Games Week this Spring Break, but this time it'll be virtual! Join us for Minecraft Creative Day (kids) or Zoom Games (older kids and adults) - registration required.   Details & Registration

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Easter Book Bundle Draw

March 19 2021

We're holding a book bundle draw for the next two weeks to celebrate spring and being open again! Starting Friday, March 19, you can enter once per day until we close for Easter on April 1. Come into the library and ask our front desk staff for a ballot. You can enter for…

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We're Reopening!

March 2 2021

We've been included in Stage 2 of the Government of Alberta's Path Forward reopening plan. Starting Thursday, March 4, we will be taking appointments for computer use only. Starting Monday, March 8, we will be allowing 15 patrons at a time into the library to browse and…

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Introducing: Discovery Series

March 1 2021

Introducing our new Discovery Kits, where we'll provide you a new international spice, tea, or ingredient along with the instructions to get you started discovering it! We'll be starting with arborio rice, as this month's instructions were generously provided to us by the…

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Snowman Festival February 14-28, 2021

Snowman Festival Events

February 11 2021

The Town of Morinville is hosting a two-week-long Snowman Festival this year, and the Friends of the Morinville Library are helping us be part of it! Snowman Storytime: Sunday, February 14 at 10:30 am Snowman Storytime Snowman Craft: Kits become available for pickup Tuesday,…

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Closed for Family Day Long Weekend

February 9 2021

We will be closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (February 13 through 15) for Family Day long weekend. Curbside appointments can be pre-booked for Tuesday.   Book Appointment

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bath bomb and mold surrounded by hearts and glitter on a red background

Introducing: Kids' Creativity Club

February 1 2021

We're starting a Creativity Club for kids as well! Every other month, we will provide you with the supplies and how-to for a project that mixes creativity with scientific discovery. This month's kit is DIY bath bombs for Valentine's Day! Request your Kids' Creativity Kit…

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title Banned Book club, hardcover of Snow Falling on Cedars in front of spruce tree and highway background

Introducing: Banned Book Club

January 25 2021

To celebrate Banned Books Week (February 21-27), we will be doing a one-off, online-only Banned Book Club during the month of February. The selection is David Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars.  We'll be connecting as we read on Facebook (and on Discord if there is interest),…

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Supplies for caterpillar craft

NEW YouTube channel

January 14 2021

Subscribe to us on YouTube for an easy way to track and watch our virtual program videos! We'll have how-tos on everything from clothespin caterpillars for Cozy Corner Craft time to watercolour painting for our Adult Creativity Club. Check it out! 

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