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									                                    Check It Out
  S t. Al b e rt P u bl i c Li b r ary
                                           A Guide What’s On at Your Library
                                         A Guide to to What’s On at Your Library
                                                           July 2010                               Volume 13, Issue 7

       Experiment with Reading this Summer — Play our Reading Games!
   We want you to re-invent your reading this summer, by joining one of our reading games. We offer games
for children, teens and adults, making the Library a “must” when planning summer activities for your family.
 CHILDREN’S GAME                       TEEN GAME                            ADULT GAME
    This year’s theme is Mad Lab.         The Library has two different         The adult
 Participants will have a number of options for summer reading games reading game is                Re-invent
                      challenges to go for teens to play. There is the      the newest                Your
                     through to help   online game, found at the website addition to the             Reading
                    get a wacky        TeenRC, and there is READO, a        Library’s summer
                   laboratory back in version of Bingo played in the        reading
                  shape. The           Library. Both games offer teens      programs.
                    program is         the chance to win weekly prizes          “We’re in our third year now and
                      designed for     and centre on the theme: Get Into the adult game is very popular, “
                     children in       Character!                           said organizer Tabitha Nordby.
                    grades one to six,    There is a kick-off event for the “This year, we encourage you to
             but there is also a       teen game on Monday, July 5 from ‘Re-invent your Reading’ by
 preschool program with storytimes 1 to 3 pm when teens can come by choosing books from different
 and crafts, and a program for         the Library and learn more about it. genres or authors. It’s always fun
 French-speaking children. Please At the kick-off they will also be         to experiment with your reading
 see the back page for a listing of    given their own notebook to keep     list, and by doing so you have a
 available programs.                   track of their summer reads.         chance to win great prizes.”
    “We know it’s important for           “We’ll have craft supplies            “We want to get everyone
 children to keep reading through      available so you can decorate your reading and having fun with it,”
 summer vacation,” said Children’s notebook any way you like, and           said Nordby. “The games and the
 Librarian, Barbara Moreau. “Every then you can use it to keep track of prizes make the Library a cool
 year we come up with a different      what you read or do this summer,     destination for everyone this
 theme to make it fun for them, and or for whatever you wish!” said         summer!”
 this year’s game is one of the best Teen Services Coordinator,
 yet!”                                 Kathleen Troppmann.

                                Career Cruising—New Online Help Available
     Need some guidance with career or education           the Library or you can even do this from your home
options? The Library now offers Career Cruising —          computer (but you will need a valid Library card).
a complete Canadian career guidance and planning               The Library also houses St. Albert’s only Career
system for all ages. It provides assessments and           Resource Centre offering a complete range of
tools to assist in finding the right career, exploring     computer resources free of charge for those looking
education and training options, and building personal      for work. We also host regular seminars* that may
portfolios. In addition, the Integrated Employment         be of help. Dates for July seminars are as follows:
Guide provides assistance with resumé and cover                              Writing Resumés
letter writing, preparation for job interviews and more.            Friday, July 16 from 9 am to 4 pm
                                    To access this
 Hours of Library Service: resource, search                                 Interview Techniques
                                    “Career Cruising” on              Friday, July 23 from 9 am to 4 pm
Mon - Thurs 9 am - 9 pm
Friday           9 am - 6 pm        our website               To register or for more information contact BGS
Saturday         9 am - 5 pm        (             Enterprises Inc. at 780-425-6655 or visit
Sunday           1 pm - 5 pm        You can access this         
                                    useful tool from any   *Offered through a partnership with the Province of Alberta and the
Closed July 1 for Canada Day
                                    of the computers in    Government of Canada.

          St. Albert Public Library 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z9 780-459-1530
                                                Teen Corner
Teen programs are designed for students in grades 7 to 12. They’re FREE and no Library card is
required to participate. Most of our programs are drop-in (unless otherwise noted). If you want
more information please visit the Teens page of our website or contact 780-459-1682.
SUMMER           The Teen              Story Smash!                            Video Book Trailer
READING          Summer Reading        Monday, July 12         1–3 pm          Monday, July 26          1–3 pm
GAME             Game began on         Join other teens in creating a          Are you the next
                 June 28. This         story. You’ll draw characters,          Spielberg? You and
                 year’s theme is       settings and plot devices out of a      your friends can
                 Get Into              hat to get the creative juices          film, star in, and
                 Character and         flowing. We should end up with          produce a short
                 you have two          some wacky tales!                       trailer video to
                 different ways to     Panic at the Prom                       promote a YA book! Stay tuned
                 play. Check out       Monday, July 19         1–3 pm          for a list of books that you can
the story on the front page or our     The prom was fun until someone          immortalize on screen...with your
website for more details or ...        pulled the fire alarm and               permission, we’ll even put your
Give your summer reading a             drenched the party. Suspiciously,       masterpiece on the Teen Corner
Kick Start!                            only eight people remained dry!         Blog!
Monday, July 5          1–3 pm         Who wanted to ruin the prom?            Beaded Bookmarks
If you loved playing the reading       Was it you? Your best Friend?           Tuesday, August 3 1–3 pm
game as a kid, you have to check       Put your detective skills to the test   Never lose your page again!
out the teen version — lots of fun     in this interactive mystery game        We’ll supply everything you need
and cooler prizes! Come and learn      as we try to figure out who dun it.     to create your very own beaded
what the games are all about,          Registration is required for this       bookmark.
decide on your way to play and         program. Call 780-459-1682 to
decorate a notebook to keep track      save a spot!
                                                                               Watch for more great teen
of your summer “must-read” list.                                                  programs in August!

                      Children’s Programs                                            subVERSEive
Besides our fabulous summer reading games, which are open during                Book Discussion Group
regular Library hours, we also have a variety of summer programs             for readers in their 20s & 30s
available for kids. Registration begins on June 28. Programs fill                    NEXT MEETING:
quickly. Please visit or call the Children’s Desk at 780-459-1532 to                 Monday, July 19
save a spot. A valid Library card is required.                                     from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Programs for Grades 1 to 6, Wednesdays from 2-3 pm                             We’re continuing to meet
July 7           To the Stars                                                 throughout the summer and
July 14          Rockin’ Robots
                                                 Calling Young ARTISTS! we welcome new members.
July 21          Les Insectes Incroyables           Share your artwork        Our next selection is “Pride
July 28          Pesky Penguins                 Students from kindergarten    and Prejudice and
August 4         Jungle Journeys                through to grade 12 are       Zombies” by Jane Austen
August 11        Magnificent Mysteries          invited to bring a piece of   and Seth Grahame-Smith.
                                                artwork to the Library this   For more information, please
Story & Craft Times for Preschoolers            month. It will be displayed   call Tabitha at 780-418-6622.
(ages 3 to 6) Thursdays from 11-11:30 am on our bulletin boards
July 29          Wacky Wizards                  throughout the summer to      Thank you to all who
August 5         Rock Out!                      the end of Alberta Arts Days  supported the Library’s book sale
August 12        Back Yard Bugs                 on September 20.              in June. We raised $1000 to help
                                                                              us stock the shelves with the
The 7th Expert          Tuesday, July 13             10 am - noon             latest books and AV materials.
Do you have what it takes to survive in medieval Europe? Sign                    Special thanks to the Friends of
up to play 7th expert: an interactive medieval adventure for kids                the St. Albert Public Library for
in grades 4 to 6. Call or visit the Children’s Desk to register.                 volunteering their time to make
                                                                                 the sale a success!

         St. Albert Public Library 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z9 780-459-1530

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