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Library book sale offering bargains for readers

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Shelves and tables in the library lobby are loaded with paperbacks, hard covers and magazines, once enjoyed titles all waiting to be read again. The Morinville Community Library officially kicked off its annual book sale Monday morning, one part of its celebration of Library Month… […]

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Arts & Culture

Library in full swing ahead of grand reopening

By Robert Jump

Morinville – Seven-foot tall blue curtains separate library patrons from the expanded floor space that is to be the Morinville Community Library, a temporary barrier erected while library staff, board members and volunteers put the finishing touches on a facility those involved believe will truly make the community proud… […]

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Arts & Culture

Street Performers Festival to mark Farmers’ Market anniversary

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Music, magic and dance will surround the Morinville Farmers’ Market July 27, all part of a special day in recognition of the popular product and produce market’s 10th anniversary in Morinville. The festival will combine the talents of amateur and professional performers from region in a one-day entertainment showcase that has organizers eager to open the gates on the event… […]

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Summer Reading Program promises to be all you can imagine

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – A summer of reading fun is just around the corner for local children aged 3 to 12. The Morinville Community Library’s Summer Reading Program is set to run July 16 to Aug. 24, offering several weeks of reading, crafts and entertainment. As in past years, the goal of the program… […]

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New service expands availability of digital books

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Combine the words free and reading and you end up with Freading, a new electronic book service available at the Morinville Community Library. The new website, offered through the library and sponsored this year by the provincial government, offers downloadable books like the library’s existing Overdrive electronic book service… […]

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The day in photos

The last waltz
The Morinville Community High School Band held their final concert of the school year Wednesday night with a performance at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre… […]

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Town and County keep seniors reading

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Seniors Week (June 4 – 10) will come with a gift from Morinville Town Council and Sturgeon County Councils again this year. Both councils voted unanimously in their respective meetings May 22 to once again provide seniors aged 65 and older with free library cards… […]

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Pennies still have value for the library

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Those little chunks of copper that sit in coffee cans and sock drawers throughout the community may soon be discontinued, but the Morinville Community Library is looking for as many pennies as people are willing to give.

The library has been fundraising with local businesses and its adult patrons for the past several months, raising funds for much-needed materials and furniture for the soon-to-be-opened expanded facility… […]

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Library Board elects new executive

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Morinville – The Morinville Public Library Board elected a new chair, vice chair and treasurer Apr. 12. During that election the board elected Stephen Dafoe as chair, Keith Norris as vice chair, and Joseph Trapani as treasurer… […]

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Library fundraiser stacking up

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Stacks of books are rising in the Morinville Public Library with some familiar names on the spine. For every $100 a person or company donates to the library’s renovation initiative, they can get a book cover with their or someone else’s name on it… […]

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Freedom to Read Week offers a chance to read for free

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Although the Morinville Public Library is more than just books these days, the printed word is still its stock and trade. Next week the library will be joining with libraries throughout the nation in defending intellectual freedom and the right to curl up with a good book, no matter what ideas and concepts those books may contain… […]

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Library continuing to serve while waiting for new location

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Morinville – Six months after moving to the basement of the Parish Hall, the Morinville Public Library is still going strong in its mission to serve patrons while renovations are being made to Civic Plaza on 100 Avenue. Although end of year statistics show some lower numbers over 2010 in some areas of library services, there are a number… […]

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Sturgeon County approves 2012 library funding

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – County Council unanimously approved $144,695 in library grant funding for the County’s five libraries Tuesday morning. The approval allocates $22,671 to Bon Accord, $27,984 to Edmonton Garrison, $24,836 to Gibbons, $46,294 to Morinville and $22,910 to Redwater for the 2012 year… […]

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Arts & Culture

Bestselling mystery author coming to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – You may not know the names Randy Craig or Janice MacDonald, but as of Nov. 27 the latter’s book about the former was ranked seventh on the Edmonton Journal’s top ten list of bestsellers. There wedged between Christopher Paolini’s fourth book in the Inheritance series and Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending is Janice MacDonald’s Hang Down Your Head, the latest in her Edmonton-based mystery series… […]