Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ben Hughes - April User of the Month

To me, the library is like a fresh, steamy, cheesy pot of macaroni. It’s hard to go to the library and not feel full of happiness. And the library staff, like Lana and Gloria, are like the milk and butter that make the library experience that much better! They are so willing to help with a smile and I’m convinced there is nothing they can’t do!

And the comfortable study areas, whether with groups or on your own make the library that much more tastier, just like macaroni! I want to thank the library and its staff for being such a huge part of my success at the college this year. I love the library!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Access Books Anywhere & Anytime with eBooks from MHC Library Services

Need to do research for that big project but don’t have time to hit the library and make it to class?  No problem!  Start your research at home with electronic books from MHC Library Services.

Simply visit our eBook search page and enter your topic.  Thousands of titles are available to read online right now and you can even search for keywords within the text! 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Student Appreciation Week Winners - March 2012

Congratulations to our Student Appreciation Week winners! The winners of the prize draws were:
  • Aly Ledene (Amazon Gift Certificate) 
  • Ashley Glas (Easter Gift Basket) 
  • Jaspreet Gill (Mug & Flash Drive) 
  • Nancy Sharma (Coupon Book) 
You can look forward to more prize draws from Library Services when we participate in the Fall 2012 edition of Student Appreciation Week.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Multiples Project: Student Sculptures at the Vera Bracken Library

The Vera Bracken Library is now hosting "The Multiples Project" in its Reference Collection.

This show displays the sculptures created by the students in the ARFN 233 class at Medicine Hat College. Their task was to "use multiples of a small object to create a sculpture that makes a statement." You will see that the results were very impressive.

If you cannot see the display in person, then browse the slideshow [enlarge the slideshow to discover more about the each piece and the artists]:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Vera Bracken Library Open Regular Hours March 20

The Vera Bracken Library will be open regular hours- 7:30 am - 10 pm on Tuesday, March 20.  Please drive safely!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Inclement Weather Closure

Due to the inclement weather, all classes scheduled to begin at 4:30 or later are cancelled for this evening, Monday, March 19. 

The Vera Bracken Library will be closing at 4:30 today. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Student Appreciation Week - March 19 to 23

Medicine Hat College will be celebrating Student Appreciation Week from March 19th to the 23rd. You can expect prize draws and free stuff from Library Services over the course of the week.

Some of the things you can expect include:
  • Monday & Wednesday evening - Free coffee
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - Free photocopying
  • Friday - Draws for fantastic prizes
All this and more to show you how much we appreciate the students at Medicine Hat College.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Audiobooks at the Vera Bracken Library

For today’s College student, keeping up with school, work, and social commitments often leaves little time to relax with a good book.  Thanks to the Vera Bracken Library’s audiobook collection, however, your leisure reading need not suffer any longer! 

An audiobook is a CD recording of a book read aloud by a narrator.   Consequently, audiobooks liberate readers from the physical act of reading and are an ideal distraction while travelling, cleaning, or working out. 
The library currently owns more than 90 audiobooks including titles such as The Jungle Book, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and The Kite Runner. 

To find these and other titles, simply visit our catalogue and search for “audiobooks”.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Get Twitterpated About Our March Contest!

Hot on the heels of our successful "Like Us on Facebook" contest, Library Services is holding another contest during the month of March.  Follow these steps for a chance to win a prize:
  • Locate @mhclibrary on Twitter and find our tweet about the new materials list
  • Choose a title that is of interest to you from the February 2012 list
  • Mention that title to a library staff member at the information desk, or tweet the title to @mhclibrary
Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Corey Janzen wins "Where is the Love" Contest

Congratulations to Corey Janzen, winner of the "Where is the Love" contest held at the Brooks Campus Library.  Corey's book title submission won him a gift card for Chapter's!

Friday, March 02, 2012

Transformed! exhibit on display at Vera Bracken Library

MHC visual communications students reimagined Medicine Hat store windows in the innovative Transformed! exhibit, currently on display in the reference area at the Vera Bracken Library.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

New Materials Lists Updated - February 2012

Library Services has posted its new materials lists for the month of February 2012. The lists can be found at:

373 new audiovisual and print resources were added this month!