Longview Library News: Online Resources


Solaro-logoThe newest eResource from Marigold is SOLARO. It is an on-line study help and exam preparation for Grades 3-12. It is based on the Alberta curriculum and will be helpful for all students, particularly for those who are home schooled. A workshop to explain the program and its use will be held shortly.

TRAC logoOn Tuesday, February 17th at 10am there will be a TRAC Workshop in the library. You will learn how to access items from the 4 TRAC Library Systems. You will be surprised at how much you will learn. TRAC PAC has a wide variety of e-Resources, and once you have acquired a library card, you can order books, re-new them and put holds on them from the comfort of your home. You can order movies, subscribe to your favourite magazines and take advantage of a good selection of video games. TRAC stands for The Regional Atomation Consortium.

On Tuesday, February 24th at 10am there will be a TAL Workshop, where you will learn how to access items outside TRAC, including Public Libraries, Academic and Special Libraries. TAL stands for The Alberta Library and is a multiple consortium.

To get the whole story of the power of your Library Card, see www.marigold.ab.ca. Its amazing!

Don’t forget the video-conference on Alberta Land of Dinosaurs and other Paleontological Wonders on Tuesday, February 24th at 7pm.

New non-fiction books in the library are The Lonely War by Nazila Fathi, Restorative Yoga for Life by Gail Boorstein Grossman, and How to Fly a Horse by Kevin Aston.

We have new hours on Wednesdays. They are 11-6 p.m. Our phone number is 403-558-3927 and should you have any questions, Joan, our librarian, would be happy to answer them for you.

A pleasant read is Ember Island by Kimberley Freeman, an Australian writer. The story is told by two women, one living in 1891 and one in 2012. Freeman weaves the two time periods together with ease. It takes place on an island off the coast of Australia where prisoners were held in the 1800’s. I couldn’t put it down.

Happy Reading!