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What's Going on at LLBCL – Jan 16-29th

Winter Reading Club will run through the months of January and February, and all ages can participate. Local activities will include: four onsite scavenger hunts, four family Take and Make kits, and two Tale Trails at the main branch. Visit https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/summer-winter-reading-programs for the most up to date information and for the link to the official Reading Program website where you will submit your online reading log, Read for 15, and Friday 15 entries for multiple chances to win prizes.

2023 Lego Competition will be held on Saturday, February 4th at the Stuart MacPherson Public Library. Bring in your creation using your own plastic LEGO® Bricks between 10:00-3:00pm or drop by the library to create your entry that day using our Lego. Prizes and certificates will be awarded. Onsite activities will run from Noon-3pm and include the creation of a pony bead LEGO design and mini LEGO challenges. For the online registration form visit https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/lego-competition.

Please join us at the Stuart MacPherson Public Library for a new community art exhibit titled, "The Art of Illumination - Chiaroscuro Drawings and Artworks Inspired by the Renaissance", featuring both student and instructor artworks from J.A. Williams High School and Portage College. These artworks will be on display from Jan 3-Feb 17 and will showcase a variety of artworks and art techniques inspired from the Renaissance period including "chiaroscuro", a drawing, printmaking, and painting technique developed by artists such as Titian, Rafael, and Leonardo da Vinci.

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What's Going on at LLBCL – Jan 3-15

Text- Adventure Awaits at the Library and the photo shows a boy reading and images of a castle and a gflying dragon in front of a window with a snow scene outside

Lac La Biche County Libraries presents our 2023 Library Con: Renaissance. Throw on a costume and join us for renaissance themed activities at the Stuart MacPherson Public Library on Saturday, January 7 from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Go on a treasure quest, make cool unique crafts, participate in the costume contest, visit with our special guests, and have your fortune told by Chelsie Chiplin (owner Restore Wellness) as she consults her mystical tarot and oracle cards. Our vendors will be peddling their wares, trinkets, and services. For more information including registration for the poetry contest (due on January 6) visit https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/library-con2

Winter Reading Club will run through the months of January and February, and all ages can participate. Local activities will include: four onsite scavenger hunts, four family Take and Make kits, and two Tale Trails at the main branch. Visit https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/summer-winter-reading-programs for the most up to date information and for the link to the official Reading Program website where you will submit your online reading log, Read for 15, and Friday 15 entries for multiple chances to win prizes.

Please join us at the Stuart MacPherson Public Library for a new community art exhibit titled, "The Art of Illumination - Chiaroscuro Drawings and Artworks Inspired by the Renaissance", featuring both student and instructor artworks from J.A. Williams High School and Portage College. These artworks will be on display from Jan 3-Feb 17 and will showcase a variety of artworks and art techniques inspired from the Renaissance period including "chiaroscuro", a drawing, printmaking, and painting technique developed by artists such as Titian, Rafael, and Leonardo da Vinci.

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What's Going on at LLBCL – Dec 5-Jan 2nd

Library Can 2023 Slide with event information for Jan 7 from 11-3:30pm

Lac La Biche County Libraries presents our 2023 Library Con: Renaissance. Throw on a costume and visit Stuart MacPherson Public Library on Saturday, January 7th from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM and join us for renaissance themed activities. Go on a treasure quest, make cool unique crafts, participate in the costume contest, visit with our special guests, and have your fortune told by Chelsie Chiplin (owner Restore Wellness) as she consults her mystical tarot and oracle cards. Our vendors will be peddling their wares, trinkets and services. For more information including registration for the poetry contest visit https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/library-con2

Winter Reading Club will run through the months of January and February, and all ages can participate. Local activities will include: four onsite scavenger hunts, four family Take and Make kits, and two Tale Trails at the main branch. Visit https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/summer-winter-reading-programs for the most up to date information and for the link to the official Reading Program website where you will submit your online reading log, Read for 15, and Friday 15 entries for a chance to win a prize.

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Holiday Hours: The Plamondon Branch will be closed from Dec 23-Jan 8th. The Main Branch hours: Dec 24-27th closed, Dec 28-30th regular hours, Dec 31-Jan 2nd closed. Happy Holidays!

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What's Going on at LLBCL – Nov. 14-Dec. 4th

NLLS Winter Reading Porgram Logo Dragon tail in front of the bookcase with colourful books

Winter Reading Club is coming soon, and all ages can participate. Local activities will include: four onsite scavenger hunts, four family Take and Make kits, and two Tale Trails at the main branch. Visit https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/summer-winter-reading-programs for the most up to date information and for the link to the official SRP website where you will submit your online reading log, Read for 15, and Friday 15 entries for a chance to win a prize.

Money Matters starts this week, and it is a free introductory financial literacy program for teens and adults. We will host the following sessions in 2022: Spending Plans – November 17th, Banking Basics - November 24th, Borrowing Money – December 1st, Ways to Save - December 8th, and Smart Shopping - December 15th. These sessions will be held in the Wild Rose Room from 6:30-8:30pm.

Lac La Biche County Libraries presents our 2023 Library Con: Renaissance. Throw on a costume and visit Stuart MacPherson Public Library on Saturday, January 7th from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM and join us for renaissance themed activities. Go on a treasure quest, make cool unique crafts, participate in the costume contest, visit with our special guests, and have your fortune told by Chelsie Chiplin (owner Restore Wellness) as she consults her mystical tarot and oracle cards. Our vendors will be peddling their wares, trinkets and services. For more information including registration for the poetry contest visit https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/library-con2

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For more information on any of our programs and services contact us at 780-623-7467.

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What's Going on at LLBCL – Sep. 26th-Nov. 13th

Money Matters is a free introductory financial literacy program for teens and adults. We will host the following sessions in 2022: Spending Plans – November 17th, Banking Basics - November 24th, Borrowing Money – December 1st, Ways to Save - December 8th, and Smart Shopping - December 15th. These sessions will be held in the Wild Rose Room from 6:30-8:30pm.

Lac La Biche County Libraries presents our 2023 Library Con: Renaissance. Throw on a costume and visit Stuart MacPherson Public Library on Saturday, January 7th from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM and join us for renaissance themed activities. Go on a treasure quest, make cool unique crafts, participate in the costume contest, visit with our special guests and have your fortune told by Chelsie Chiplin (owner Restore Wellness) as she consults her mystical tarot and oracle cards. Our vendors will be peddling their wares, trinkets and services. For more information including registration for the poetry contest visit https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/library-con2

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Preschool Partner Programs with FCSS and AHS have resumed. For more information visit www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy Please note that online registration is required for Read and Roll and Chicka Chicka Book Club.

Pop Up Library locations are available at a number of locations and for more information including dates and times visit https://www.llbcl.ca/services/pop-up-library.  

For more information on any of our programs and services contact us at 780-623-7467.

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What's Going on at LLBCL – Sep.12-25th

The Lac Biche County Libraries will host an ABC Internet Matters Workshop to empower Canadians who aren’t comfortable using the internet. Session will be held in the Wild Rose Room on September 15th from 6:30-8:30pm.

Preschool Partner Programs with FCSS and AHS resume this week. For more information visit www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy Please note that online registration is required for Read and Roll and Chicka Chicka Book Club.

Money Matters is a free introductory financial literacy program for teens and adults. We will host the following sessions in 2022: Spending Plans – November 17th, Banking Basics - November 24th, Borrowing Money – December 1st, Ways to Save - December 8th, and Smart Shopping - December 15th. These sessions will be held in the Wild Rose Room from 6:30-8:30pm.

Save the Dates:

For more information on any of our programs and services contact us at 780-623-7467.

Audio version - https://short.llbcl.ca/Sep1222

What's Going on at LLBCL – Aug 29–Sep 11th

Our 6th Escape Room: House of Horrors will be held at the Stuart MacPherson Public Library on Sep. 22nd & 23rd from 4-8pm. We will have various start times that end one hour before the event finishes. Teams of 3-4 people must register in advance and this free event is designed for ages 10 and up. Online registration - https://short.llbcl.ca/EscapeRoom

Preschool Partner Programs with FCSS and AHS resume in the Fall. For more information visit www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy Please note that online registration is required for Read and Roll and Chicka Chicka Book Club.

The Lac Biche County Libraries will host an ABC Internet Matters Workshop to empower Canadians who aren’t comfortable using the internet. Sessions to be held in the Wild Rose Room on September 15th from 6:30-8:30pm.

Money Matters is a free introductory financial literacy program for teens and adults. We will host the following sessions in 2022: Spending Plans – November 17th, Banking Basics - November 24th, Borrowing Money – December 1st, Ways to Save - December 8th, and Smart Shopping - December 15th. These sessions will be held in the Wild Rose Room from 6:30-8:30pm.

For more information on any of our programs and services contact us at 780-623-7467.

Audio version - http://short.llbcl.ca/Aug2922

What's Going on at LLBCL – Aug 15-28th

Our 6th Escape Room: House of Horrors will be held at the Stuart MacPherson Public Library on Sep. 22nd & 23rd from 4-8pm. We will have various start times that end one hour before the event finishes. Teams of 3-4 people must register in advance and this free event is designed for ages 10 and up. Online registration - https://short.llbcl.ca/EscapeRoom

Preschool Partner Programs with FCSS and AHS resume in the Fall. For more information visit www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy Please note that registration is required for Read and Roll and Chicka Chicka Book Club.

Summer Reading Program (https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/summer-winter-reading-programs)

  • Onsite Scavenger Hunts at the main branch providing fun for the whole family.
  • Once Upon a Time: A Fairy Tale Adventure (locations in LLB & surrounding areas). Clues will be shared on Mondays on our social media feeds (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter). You will need to figure out where the activity is for the week and submit a photo to info@llbcl.ca to get an activity code. Then submit this code online for your chance to win a prize.
  • All the free weekly SRP Take and Make Kits are available for pickup at the main branch.
  • The SRP website is where you can submit your online reading logs on a daily, weekly, or at the end of August https://nllsreadingprograms.ca.
  • The SRP Wrap Up party will be held on August 25th from 2-4pm. Come join us for fun, games, snacks, and prizes
  • Upcoming Storywalk date: August 25th - End of Summer Bash in Plamondon 10:30-1:30pm - There's a Unicorn in Your Book by Tom Fletcher. Cancelled due to FCSS event rescheduling.

Lac La Biche County Libraries will be closed on Monday, Sep. 5th to celebrate Labour Day. We will reopen on Tuesday at 9am. We thank you for your understanding.

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What's Going on at LLBCL – Aug 2-14th

Summer Reading Program (https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/summer-winter-reading-programs)

  • Onsite Scavenger Hunts at the main branch providing fun for the whole family.
  • Once Upon a Time: A Fairy Tale Adventure (locations in LLB & surrounding areas). Clues will be shared on Mondays on our social media feeds (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter). You will need to figure out where the activity is for the week and submit a photo to info@llbcl.ca to get an activity code. Then submit this code online for your chance to win a prize.
  • All the free weekly SRP Take and Make Kits are available for pickup at he main branch.
  • The SRP website is where you can submit your online reading logs on a daily, weekly, or at the end of August https://nllsreadingprograms.ca.

Upcoming Storywalk dates:

  • August 9 - Carnival Night 5:00-6:30pm - If I had a Gryphon by Vicki VanSickle
  • August 10 - Adventures with Dad and Me at the Spray Park 5:30-7pm - There's a Unicorn in Your Book by Tom Fletcher
  • August 25 - End of Summer Bash in Plamondon 10:30-1:30pm - There's a Unicorn in Your Book by Tom Fletcher

Preschool Partner Programs with FCSS and AHS resume in the Fall. For more information visit www.llbcl.ca/programs/early-literacy

Lac La Biche County Libraries will be closed on Monday, Sep. 5th to celebrate Labour Day. We will reopen on Tuesday at 9am. We thank you for your understanding.

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What's Going on at LLBCL – July 18-Aug

Lac La Biche County Libraries will be closed on Friday, July 29th from 9-Noon and on Monday, August 1st for Heritage Day. We will reopen on Tuesday at 9am. We thank you for your understanding.

Summer Reading Program (https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/summer-winter-reading-programs)

All program offerings are free.

  • 5 different onsite Scavenger Hunts throughout the Summer at the main branch providing fun for the whole family.
  • Once Upon a Time: A Fairy Tale Adventure (locations in LLB & surrounding areas). Clues will be shared on Mondays on our social media feeds (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter). You will need to figure out where the activity is for the week and submit a photo to info@llbcl.ca to get an activity code. Then submit this code online for your chance to win a prize.
  • Four Storywalk
  • Free weekly Take and Make Kits (while supplies last). You can pick up ALL the July kits without a reservations.
  • Official SRP Website: https://nllsreadingprograms.ca - This site has the Pen Pal program sign up and information, Friday15, Sand Art Contest, additional activities, and the place to submit your online reading logs.
  • Online reading logs can be submitted daily, weekly, or monthly.

Voices of the Land is a digital platform funded by the Public Libraries Services Branch of the Alberta Government and is built specifically to care for Indigenous content online and support communities in preserving and sharing content according to varying protocols. Individuals and Groups can share and/or preserve content on the platform at no cost. https://voicesoftheland.org/

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What's Going on at LLBCL – June 27-July 17th

Summer Reading Program (https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/summer-winter-reading-programs)

All program offerings are free.

  • 5 different onsite Scavenger Hunts throughout the Summer at the main branch providing fun for the whole family.
  • Once Upon a Time: A Fairy Tale Adventure (locations in LLB & surrounding area). Clues will be shared on Mondays on our social media feeds (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter). You will need to figure out where the activity is for the week and submit a photo to info@llbcl.ca to get an activity code. Then submit this code online for your chance to win a prize.
  • Four Storywalk
  • Free weekly Take and Make Kits (while supplies last). You can pick up ALL the July kits starting on Monday, July 4th no are reservations required.
  • Official SRP Website: https://nllsreadingprograms.ca - This site has the Pen Pal program sign up and information, Friday15, Sand Art Contest, additional activities, and the place to submit your online reading logs.
  • Online reading logs open July 1st.

Voices of the Land is a digital platform funded by the Public Libraries Services Branch of the Alberta Government and is built specifically to care for Indigenous content online and support communities in preserving and sharing content according to varying protocols. Individuals and Groups can share and/or preserve content on the platform at no cost. https://voicesoftheland.org/

Plamondon Municipal Library starts its Summer Hours on Wednesday, June 29th and will be open from 9-4pm throughout the month of June and closed in August.

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What's Going on at LLBCL – June 13-26th

Summer Reading Program (https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/summer-winter-reading-programs)

  • 5 different onsite Scavenger Hunts throughout the Summer at the main branch providing fun for the whole family.
  • Once Upon a Time: A Fairy Tale Adventure (locations in LLB & surrounding area). Clues will be shared on Mondays on our social media feeds (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter). You will need to figure out where the activities are for the week and submit a photo to info@llbcl.ca to get an activity code. Then submit this code online for your chance to win a prize.
  • Four Storywalks
  • Free weekly Take and Make Kits (while supplies last)
  • Official SRP Website: https://nllsreadingprograms.ca - This site has the Pen Pal program sign up and information, Friday 15, Sand Art Contest, additional activities, and the place to submit your online reading logs.
  • Pen Pal Registration closes and online reading logs open July 1st.

Voices of the Land is a digital platform funded by the Public Libraries Services Branch of the Alberta Government and is built specifically to care for Indigenous content online and support communities in preserving and sharing content according to varying protocols. Individuals and Groups can share and/or preserve content on the platform at no cost. https://voicesoftheland.org/

The main branch will be closed on Friday, July 1st for Canada Day. Thank you for your understanding and we will reopen on Monday at 9am.

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What's Going on at LLBCL – May 30th-June 12th

The Blue Forest: Carbon Capture is a curated collection by Pierre Oberg featuring art works from students & instructors at Portage College and JAWS. It will be on display at the Stuart MacPherson Public Library from May 4th -June 16th with closing ceremonies on June 9th from 6-8pm.

Voices of the Land is a digital platform funded by the Public Libraries Services Branch of the Alberta Government built specifically to care for Indigenous content online and support communities in preserving and sharing content according to varying protocols. Individuals and Groups can share and/or preserve content on the platform at no cost. https://voicesoftheland.org/

Summer Reading Club is coming soon! Local activities include: onsite scavenger hunts, Once Upon a Time: A Fairytale Adventure, weekly Take and Make kits, special events, and the wrap up party. For the system wide events we have a Pen Pal program (registration is now open), Sand Art Contest, Friday15, and online reading logs. Visit https://www.llbcl.ca/programs/summer-winter-reading-programs for the most up to date information and for the link to the official SRP website.

The main branch will be closed on Friday, June 17th for a professional development day. If you need to renew items, you can call 780-623-7467 and leave a message. Thank you for your understanding and we will reopen on Saturday at 11am.

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What's Going on at LLBCL – May 16-29th

The Blue Forest: Carbon Capture is a curated collection by Pierre Oberg featuring art works from students & instructors at Portage College and JAWS. It will be on display at the Stuart MacPherson Public Library from May 4 - June 16 with closing ceremonies on June 9 from 6-8pm.

Voices of the Land is a digital platform funded by the Public Libraries Services Branch of the Alberta Government built specifically to care for Indigenous content online and support communities in preserving and sharing content according to varying protocols. Individuals and Groups can share and/or preserve content on the platform at no cost. https://voicesoftheland.org/

The LLBCL Summer Literacy Program offers 7-10 free virtual literacy tutoring sessions to children currently in grades K to 5. Sessions will take place during the months of June, July and August. There are a limited number of spots available, but we hope to serve as many students as possible. If you would like your child to be a part of this program, complete the online form before Friday, May 27th.

UP Skills for Work helps learners develop key employability skills through free workshops and downloadable workbooks. The nine topics covered are: Teamwork, Time Management, Adaptability, Stress Management, and Confidence. On select Thursdays in May & June from 6:30-8:00pm in the Wild Rose Room. Drop ins welcome.

Lac La Biche County Libraries will be closed on Monday, May 23rd for Victoria Day. We will reopen on Tuesday at 9am. We thank you for your understanding.

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