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Cold weather calls for good books

posted Feb 11, 2019, 9:54 AM by Kathy Carr
With all the chilly weather and snowstorms there is no better time to be curled up at home with a few good books! Did you know that you do not even need to come to the library to have access to some great reading? Your library card allows you to access ebooks, audiobooks, movies, television, comic books, and magazines all online for free! Your membership gives you access to different apps on your phone or tablet that greatly expand the amount of material available to you.  If you are heading away on vacation and wanting to do some reading, this is a great way to travel light and not worry about due dates. 
If you are wanting to access some of our online resources, but are not sure exactly how to do so, we are hosting a workshop to show you exactly how they work. On February 26, from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. we will be hosting a free workshop at the library that will cover everything you need to know about our online resources. We will go over using the Wes­tern Manitoba Regional App, which allows you to see what you currently have out, renew your books, place requests, and browse the catalogue. We will also be going over using the Overdrive and Hoopla apps, which allow you to access a massive selection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and much more.
Our book sale continues this week and now you can fill a bag of books for $3.00! There are lots of great DVD’s and magazines for sale as well. New stock is constantly being added to the sale so make sure to take another look and you might find a book you love.
If you are looking for something to do over spring break we will be offering a youth drawing class for ages 11 and up. This is a free class that runs for five days, from March 26–30 running in the afternoon from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Registration is open and there are still some spots available. 
Storytime continues to take place on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. Join us in reading some fantastic stories and making a fun and easy craft. For Valentine’s Day we will have a special story time, featuring some Valen­tine’s treats!
If you have any questions or interest about the services and programs we offer at the library, please feel free to contact us at 204-834-3043 or carson@wmrl.ca, we would be happy to help. 

by Carson Rogers
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