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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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Parent-Child Mother Goose

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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Odin, MCL's Chameleon in Residence

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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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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