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Professional Photography Exhibit Coming

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"The Greying Nation" showcases photographic works from Montreal Doctor, Dr. Mark Nowaczynski and Mundare-born photographer Dr. Orest Semchishen. In 1978 Nowaczynski began photographing the "hidden and vulnerable population to raise awareness about the need for home care services for seniors". Along with a non-profit agency, he continues to support and provide community and home care to help seniors live independently in their homes. Semchishen, an important Canadian docum... More...

New Large Print Novels

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Our Large Print Collection has just grown, thanks to Northern Lights Library System! We now have, on temporary loan, a new selection of romance and western novels. See our Home page for a few examples of titles.

Language Learning At Your Fingertips

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Your Vermilion Public Library Card gives you access to several hundred dollars worth of proprietary information through the online databases. New this year (currently a pilot project) is TELL ME MORE Language Learning Software developed by Auralog. By easily signing up for a password, you can customize your own program, which includes speaking, listening, comprehension, reading and writing exercises. You can go from any of the following native (ie. "interface") languages: ... More...

A Hunting We Will Go

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The library is home to a few new and old resources for the gun and hunting enthusiast. For someone fairly unfamiliar with the sport, I found a few interesting tidbits from some of our books. It’s hard to imagine Medicine Hat as a popular home of the majestic grizzly bear, but this was indeed the case at one time, according to author Jack Ondrack in Big Game Hunting in Alberta (1985) . Moose and elk were everywhere, antelope roamed as far north as Vegreville, and hundreds of wolves... More...

Our Aboriginal People

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Come and browse our new display featuring books, facts, a quiz, and artifacts on our aboriginal people. This ties in with our Science Alberta exhibit which runs from May 27th through June 6th and features “Colour in our World” from an aboriginal perspective. Thanks to the Vermilion Heritage Museum for donating the artifacts and prints.