Monday, April 14, 2014

Good Friday Closure: April 18

The Vera Bracken and Brooks Campus libraries will be closed on Friday, April 18th for the Good Friday holiday. The Brooks Campus Library will also be closed on Saturday, April 19th and Sunday, April 20th.

For more information about our hours of operation, click here.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Student Artwork on Display

Two student art exhibits are currently on display in the Vera Bracken Library.

The "Multiples" project, part of the ARFN 233 3D Fundamentals course, tasks students with building a sculpture that is covered with multiples of a particular small object in order to make a social or political statement.

The second project is part of the ARFA 407 3D Design 11 course. Here, the students are asked to go and talk to a downtown retail merchant and measure their store window. They then build a model in 1" = 1'-0" scale and create a new window display, storefront and signage for their chosen establishment.
More photos of the exhibited artwork are available here.

New Puzzle in the Southwest Lounge

A new puzzle is waiting to be assembled in the Southwest Lounge. The last one was completed in a record 5 days - can this one be done faster?

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Extended Hours: April 4th - 20th

The Vera Bracken Library will be extending its hours of operation from Friday, April 4th to Sunday, April 20th. The extended hours will be on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

The hours for those days will be as follows:
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (+2 hours)
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (+2 hours)
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (+2 hours

The library will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Monday to Thursday as normal. For more information about the libraries' hours (including the Brooks Campus Library), click here.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Lori Galloway: April User of the Month

Lori Galloway
Student, Associate of Arts Diploma

It is an honor to be recognized as Library User of the Month. The Medicine Hat College Library is a great place to go to study, or just to unwind with a coffee and check out some of the latest magazines. I can’t say enough about how great the Library staff are; they are all very kind, patient, resourceful, and willing to help you! This makes it a welcoming place to be. As a mature student with a family, I find it a great place to study because it’s free from the distractions that may arise at home. I make use of the many resources available at the library such as the computer lab and the variety of study and reading areas. When I have free time, I like to go to the Library and pick out a movie for the weekend, or a good chick lit book. Over the years I've brought my daughter to the library with me now and then, and she has enjoyed the children’s section. She is 11 and when I told her about being Library User of the Month, she smiled and said “cool”. I think that it is pretty special she is also a library lover.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Puzzle in the Southwest Lounge

Need a mental break from studying or an indoor reprieve from the snowy springtime weather?  Head to the Vera Bracken Library's Southwest Lounge and spend some time assembling our newest 1000 piece puzzle of best selling book covers!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Crafts at the Brooks Campus Library: Mar 26 & 27

Visit the Brooks Campus Library during the afternoon of Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27 to help celebrate National Craft Month! 

Library staff will be helping participants make T-shirt scarves on Wednesday and flower pins on Thursday.  There is a cost of $3 for each craft.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Jaspreet Pandher: Good Food Box Draw Winner

Congratulations to Jaspreet Pandher - winner of Library Services' Good Food Box draw!

Did you know that staff members at the Vera Bracken Library coordinate distribution of produce for the Medicine Hat Good Food Club?

Medicine Hat College students, staff, and faculty are eligible to join the Good Food Club program which allows members to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at low prices through the power of bulk buying.

For more information about the Good Food Club program, click here.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Author Reading: Barbara D. Janusz - March 18

MHC Library Services, in partnership with the Division of Arts, is hosting an author reading on Tuesday March 18, 2014 at 6:30 p.m in the Southwest Lounge. This event is open to everyone and refreshments will be provided.

The author, Barbara D. Janusz, will be presenting her work, talking about the writing and publishing process, and answering questions.  Mirrored in the Caves is her first novel, published by York University.

About the author:
Barbara D. Janusz is a mother, an environmentalist, a lawyer, poet and an educator. Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, she has also lived on the west coast of British Columbia, in Calgary, in Paris, France, and in La Paz, BCS, Mexico. A contributing writer forEnviroLine: The Business Publication for the Environmental Industry, she has published poetry, short stories, editorials, and essays in various other magazines, literary journals, newspapers and anthologies across Canada. Barbara Janusz lives in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, with her partner, Garry, and son, Olek. Mirrored in the Caves is her debut novel.

Friday, March 07, 2014

The Happy Movie: March 20 @ 11am

In recognition of the International Day of Happiness, the MHC Human Rights Public Awareness committee will be holding a free screening of The Happy Movie. 

This film will shown on March 20, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the B-wing hallway across from the washrooms.  A draw for a free copy of the film will also be held.