Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Family Law

Getting married? Getting divorced? Getting confused?

Medicine Hat lawyer Cameron Kemp will be in the library on
Wednesday, April 2nd from 12:05pm - 1:05pm
to talk about Family Law.

Bring your questions about Family Law issues such as common-law status, marriage, adoption, and divorce, and come into the library with your lunch to listen to this informative talk!

Admission to this talk is FREE and drop-ins are welcome.

Childcare is available for this talk at the SPEC Offices, but you MUST pre-register by calling Laurie or Sadaf at SPEC: 501-5556.

This special lunchbox talk is cohosted by the SPEC Association for Children and Families and the Brooks Public Library.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

I've just learned that they are making a movie of Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's excellent teen novel, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. The movie stars Michael Cera (from Juno) as Nick and Kat Dennings as Norah. It's coming in Fall 2008 and looks to be a pretty great flick.

For those that don't know, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist was a Brooks Public Library Online Book Club pick for teen readers last year. You can check out our current Online Book Club picks over at the Book Club Blog.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Please be advised that the Brooks Public Library will be CLOSED:

Friday, March 21st for the Good Friday statutory holiday

Sunday, March 23rd for the Easter holiday

Thank you and enjoy the long weekend!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


The Brooks Public Library's new computer system is up and running! It's a brand new look for our digital services: check out the new online catalogue HERE. The library is once again running all services, but there may be some minor delays as our library staff learn the ropes of the new system.

Programs are also running again at the library! Toddler Time and Story Time both start up again next week on Tuesday, March 25th. There are still some spaces left, so sign up before the sessions fill! English as a Second Language programs also start next week. Both ESL Family Story Time and the ESL Book Club begin on Sunday, March 30th.

We also have some 'Living in Canada' series talks coming up immediately:

Today, Tuesday, March 18th at 4:30pm: 'Post Education and You'
Wednesday, April 2nd at 12;05pm: 'Family Law'

The 'Living in Canada' series talks are free of charge and no registration is necessary. If you are new to Canada, work with new Canadians, or just want to learn more about these topics, be sure to stop in and listen!

Monday, March 10, 2008


The Brooks Public Library, as part of the Shortgrass Library System, is migrating to a new computer system, SirsiDynix Unicorn. The new system will arrive in our library on
MARCH 13, 2008.

From March 10 to March 12, our online catalogue will not be available and there may be some delays in service within the library as the new system is installed.

We apologize for any inconvenience to our patrons and thank you for your understanding!

For more information on these changes, please visit the Shortgrass Library System website at: