Arts & Culture

Province removes barriers to library access for Indigenous families

People living on First Nations and Metis Settlements in Alberta will no longer have to pay non-resident fees to access public library services.

The Government of Alberta has allocated more than $670,000 to six regional library systems and three of the large urban libraries to cover non-resident fees for individuals living in Indigenous communities. […]

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Arts & Culture

They’re mad about Lego

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The program room of the Morinville Community Library was filled with the sounds of children being creative Wednesday night. Approximately 22 boys and girls came out to the library’s first Lego Club session, a new program that will be held on the first Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The idea to start the club came from nine-year-old Lego enthusiast and library volunteer Diego Oyarzun who has been working with the plastic connecting blocks since he was four. For Oyarzun, stacking Lego lovers in a room together made as much sense as stacking the blocks together to make something unique. .. […]