Enriched Programs and Events at Medicine Hat Public Library
July - August 2014
BABIES AND TODDLERS SUMMER STORYTIME Monday mornings at 10:30 am July 7, 14, 21, & 28 August 11, 18, & 25
For babies and toddlers from 4 months through 2 years of age and a parent or caregiver. Enjoy rhymes, songs, tickles and bounces. THIS PROGRAM IS FREE; PLEASE DROP-IN
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME Friday mornings at 10:30 am July 4,11, 18 & 25 August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their 3 - 6 year olds to drop-in sessions of stories and songs. THIS PROGRAM IS FREE; PLEASE DROP-IN
August 3 to September 1 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm Police Point Park Families and friends of all ages are encouraged to join us at the Nature Centre on Sunday, August 3 for the opening ceremony. The story trail will open at 2:00 pm with crafts and activities in the Nature Centre until 4:30 pm. Throughout the day participants can earn tokens that can be redeemed at the Library for a prize! The last day to claim prize tickets will be September 30, 2014. The StoryWalk® Program is co-sponsored by the MH Interpretive Program and Medicine Hat Public Library For more information phone the Natureline: 403-529-6225. *If the weather is good the program will run for 2 more weeks. *Age limits for our programs are based on developmental and social targets appropriate to the age group. In order to participate a child must be within the posted age limit by the day of the program. We do not grant exceptions to our age limits as this could be seen as discriminatory to those who have not been admitted into a program. Thank you for your cooperation.
TD SUMMER READING CLUB The Library is once again participating in the TD Summer Reading Club. This year's theme is EUREKA! More information about the national TD Summer Reading Program at: http://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca
Wednesday, July 2 through Thursday, August 21
Players can participate once per day at the following times:
Mondays: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm THIS IS A DROP-IN PROGRAM Prizes provided by the Friends of the Library (No morning session on July 24 due to Stampede Parade) (Library is closed on August 4 due to Heritage Day Holiday)
July & August: Volunteers Wanted: We need volunteers to help sign kids up for Monoporead.
AFTERNOON DROP-IN PROGRAMS (ages 12 and under) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, June 30 - Movie “Brave” Wednesday, July 2 - Board and Wii Games Thursday, July 3 - Outdoor games Friday, July 4 - Travel to outer space
An adult must accompany children under the age of 7
For ages 4 - 6 with parent or caregiver. This program includes stories, games and activities. A parent must attend with their child.
Week 1: July 21 - 25 (Mystery Madness) 10:00 am - 11:30 am Week 2: August 18 - 22 (Adventures in Science) 10:00 am - 11:30 am REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Early registration begins on June 21, in person only. Phone registration will be accepted beginning on July 2. For more information about Children’s programs or to register, come in to the Library or call the Children’s Information Desk at 403-502-8526.
BOOK BUDDIES (For those who have completed Grades 1- 6) Week 1: July 7 - 11 (Destination Jungle) Week 2: July 14 - 18 (Travel Far) Week 3: July 28 - August 1 (Back in Time) Morning Book Buddies:
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Afternoon Book Buddies:
Monday to Friday: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Early registration begins on June 21, in person only. Phone registration will be accepted beginning on July 2.
Volunteers Wanted: We need older book buddy volunteers to mentor the younger readers.
LITTLE CRAFTERS (Ages 5 - 6)
Week 1: July 21 - 25 (Mystery Madness) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Early registration begins on June 21, in person only. Phone registration will be accepted beginning on July 2.
CRAFTERS (Ages 7 - 9)
Week 1: August 5 - 8 (Mythical Creatures) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Week 2: August 11 - 15 (Under the Sea) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Early registration begins on June 21, in person only. Phone registration will be accepted beginning on July 2.
CREATIVE KIDS (Ages 6 - 9)
Week 1: August 5 - 8 (Fantastic Fairytales) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Week 2: August 11 - 15 (Magical Mayhem) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Early registration begins on June 21, in person only. Phone registration will For more information call Michelle B. at 403-502-8537 be accepted beginning on July 2.
WRAP UP WEEK (Ages 6 - 12)
The final week: August 18 - 22 (Adventures in Science)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This is the final week of the summer programs and we welcome anyone who enjoyed the camps to come out for one last fun filled week. We will have games, activities, and of course, reading! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Early registration begins on June 21, in person only. Phone registration will be accepted beginning on July 2.
An adult must accompany children under the age of 7
SUMMER TWEEN NIGHTS (Ages 10 - 12) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday, July 7 Tween Gaming Night Monday, July 14 Rainbow Loom Night Monday, July 21 Intro to Dutch Blitz Night Monday, July 28 Dutch Blitz Tournament Monday, August 11 Recycled Crafts Monday, August 18 Detective Night Monday, August 25 Mystery Night Drinks and Munchies Provided NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
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JULY FILM LINEUP THURSDAY AFTERNOON CLASSICS @ 2:00 pm
July 3 THE WIZARD OF OZ
(1939) July 17 (1957) GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. With Judy Garland, Frank Morgan and Ray Bolger.Followed by afternoon tea courtesy of Meadowlands. 102 min..
Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. With Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and Rhonda Fleming. 122 min.
THURSDAY NIGHT FLICKS @ 7:00 pm
July 10 ALL IS LOST
(PG) July 24 (PG) THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. Starring Robert Redford. 106 min.
Ben Stiller directs and stars in this classic story of a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a fantasy world filled with heroism, romance and adventure. 114 min.
SATURDAY MATINEES @ 2:00 pm
July 5 (G) THE EMPERORâ€™S NEW GROOVE
July 12 THE NUT JOB
July 19 (1985)(PG) FLASHBACK SATURDAY BACK TO THE FUTURE PART I
July 26 (1989)(PG) FLASHBACK SATURDAY BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II
When the young and spoiled Emperor Kuzco is transformed into a llama by his sinister adviser Yzma, it takes a thoughtful peasant to restore the kingdom and show Kuzco just how much fun it is to be true to yourself. 79 min.
A teenager is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence. With Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson. 116 min.
Follow the mischievous antics of Surly and his rat friend Buddy, two street-wise rodents, as they upset the tranquility of their city park home. With Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, and Liam Neeson. 86 min.
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985... without interfering with his first trip. With Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson. 108 min.
AUGUST FILM LINEUP THURSDAY AFTERNOON CLASSICS @ 2:00 pm
August 7 (1936) August 21 THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE PAL JOEY Deep in the backwoods of the Blue Ridge Mounatins, two men are cought in the midst of an ancient and bitter feud between two families and fighting for the attention of a woman. Followed by afternoon tea courtesy of Meadowlands. 102 min.
Joey Evans,a charming nightclub singer has a comfortable relationship with Vera, a former dancer who is now a rich widow. But when Linda enters his life, Joey suddenly has to choose between convenience and real love. With Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak. 111 min.
THURSDAY NIGHT FLICKS @ 7:00 pm
(14A) August 28 LABOR DAY
August 14 POMPEII
A thirteen-year-old struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother, all the while confronting the pangs of adolescence. He and his mother encounter an intimidating man clearly in need of help. He convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. 111 min.
A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt RomanSenator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved, as Pompeii crumbles around him. 105 min.
SATURDAY MATINEES @ 2:00 pm
(G) August 2 (1990)(PG) August 9 FREE BIRDS FLASHBACK SATURDAY Two turkeys travel back in time to try to keep their BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III species off the Thanksgiving menu. Featuring the Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend. With Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Mary Steenburgen. 118 min.
August 16 FLASHBACK SATURDAY THE MUPPET MOVIE
voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, and Amy Poehler. 91 min.
(1979)(G) August 23 WALKING WITH DINOSAURS
Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog share the limelight in Kermit’s search for fame and fortune in Hollywood. Experience this 1979 classic film fully restored and remastered for picture and sound. (Original Classic) 95 min.
Meet dinosaurs more real than anyone has ever seen and take off on a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages. 87 min.
August 30 SAVING MR. BANKS (PG)
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in the untold true story behind the making of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time, Mary Poppins. 126 min.
through Summer 2014
SUMMER READING CONTEST All Teens - 13 to 18 years old can participate in RIP
Read a book, complete the entry form, and your name is entered for one of two weekly draws of a $20.00 gift card.
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TEENS: Come to the Medicine Hat Public Library for an Awesome Summer Program
Spaceship Bridge Simulat or
Artemis is a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game that simulates a spaceship bridge. Learn to be a Captain or a Bridge Officer for Helm, Communications, Engineering and Weapon Control.
Every Wednesday Evening in July and August (except July 23) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Medicine Hat Public Library
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THE ROLE OF LIVESTOCK IN PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY A presentation by Hyland Armstrong Thursday, July 10 7:00 pm Honor Currie Room
Join us to hear Hyland Armstrong discuss his experiences as a rancher in the Cypress Hills and his involvement in studying how livestock grazing can be used as a tool to maintain biodiversity. Free program. Refreshments will be served. For more information call: 403-502-8525
GREEN PADDLER ON THE RED DEER RIVER A presentation by Paula Johanson Thursday, August 7 7:00 pm Honor Currie Room
Kayaker Paula Johanson, writer for the popular blog Kayak Yak, will talk about her recent trip on the Red Deer River. See the folding inflatable kayak and gear sheâ€™s used in the Gulf Islands, Toronto area, and Red Deer River. Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint by getting out on the water. Free program.
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930) (Not Rated) Sunday, August 10 2:00 pm Library Theatre
One of the most powerful anti-war films ever made, based on the best-selling 1929 novel by Erich Maria Remarque. This gut-wrenching story concerns a group of friends who join the Army during World War I and are assigned to the Western Front. Experience this 1930 classic film fully restored and remastered for picutre and sound.
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Pecha Kucha Vol. 4. Wednesday, July 16 8:20 pm Medalta
Hear 10 speakers in this interesting presentation format - the Twitter of TED Talks. Free. Cash Bar. For more information call 403-502-8531,Twitter/Facebook: #pknmh or email: email@example.com
THE PAPERBACK EXCHANGE IS BACK FOR THE 27th YEAR June, July and August 2014
Who: Adults and Young Adults. What: Fiction Paperbacks in good condition to be exchanged one-for-one. Where: Medicine Hat Public Library. Racks located by the self-checks on the main level. Share good books without any due dates. Bring your fiction paperbacks into the library and leave them in the pink basket by the Paperback Exchange racks. Then select the same number of books from the racks and enjoy. Repeat as often as you like!
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library would like to thank all who helped make it a very successful Book Sale. We raised $3,700! For more information about the Friends and their Programs, go to “Friends of the Library” under “Support us”on the Library website: www.mhpl.info
THANK YOU !
MONDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES WILL RETURN IN THE FALL Monarch Theatre (609 2nd St. SE)
If you would like information about sponsorship, volunteering or our program, please visit www.mhfilm.ca
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Fiction Services: 403-502-8525 Children’s Services: 403-502-8526 Non-Fiction Services: 403-502-8538 Administration: 403-502-8527 Room Booking: 403-502-8530 www.mhpl.info or mhpl.shortgrass.ca
The Library will be closed:
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The Library will open after the Stampede Parade
Our web site mhpl.shortgrass.ca links library members to a wealth of resources including: • eBooks & eAudiobooks • Online newspapers and magazines • You can go directly to the Library catalogue at mhpl.bibliocommons.com
Look for MHPL at the Farmers’ Market this Summer! Renew, borrow and return items at the Farmer’s Market every Saturday!
Find us on This edition of ‘Enriched’ was published June 2014 Medicine Hat Public Library is a member of the Shortgrass Library System
414 First Street SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0A8 www.mhpl.info
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