Phone Number: 403-854-3865
Address: 202 1st Street West
The Hanna Municipal Library is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The library has extended hours on Thursday evenings (till 8:00 pm) and are open on Saturdays from 11:00 am- 2:00 pm. There is a drop box outside the entrance for your convenience in returning books.
As a member of the Marigold Library System the Hanna Municipal Library is a member of TRAC (The Regional Automation Consortium) and TAL (The Alberta Library). Membership in Marigold allows cardholders to use most libraries across the province.
Marigold is a collaborative of 42 municipalities in south-central Alberta providing progressive library services for 259,705 residents. Headquarters is located in Strathmore, Alberta, Canada.
Marigold has 36 member libraries and also maintains 14 paperback deposits located in small communities. Residents do not require a library card to borrow from a deposit collection, which includes best sellers. Gently used books may be donated by community members. The deposits work on an honour system.
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Hanna Municipal Library Presents:
Freedom to Read Week (35 Years)
February 24th - March 2nd
Freedom to Read Week encourages Canadians to be aware of challenges to books, magazines and other media and to maintain the open, creative environment in which everyone thrives, including authors and publishers. The freedom to read and write is crucial to the health of the literacy arts in Canada, and every year FTRW draws attention to how that freedom can be, and often is, stifled. www.freedomtoread.ca
Travelling Art Exhibit
"On the Grid"
February 28th - April 2
In the visual arts, the grid is most often associated with mid-20th century Minimalism, Op Art and Color Field painting. Artists associated with these movements were interested in the flatness of the picture plane, which led the American art critic Clement Greenberg to proclaim in 1954 that “pictorial space [in painting] has lost its ‘inside’ and become all ‘outside.’” He declared that painting was headed in a progressive trajectory toward greater abstraction, flatness and purity of form—a direction embraced by a number of leading artists throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. These artists were not concerned with painting for the purpose of representing the natural world. They wanted to create art for art’s sake. Art that alludes to itself. Art that was about pure form. Art devoid of an explicit narrative. The grid became the perfect emblem for this pursuit.
Like its presence in our day-to-day lives, the grid manifests literally and covertly in the artwork selected for this exhibition. In some instances, it is a visible, blatant motif, and in other instances, its presence is implied through the measured, and sometimes, modular construction of the compositions. This collection of work is intended to remind us of the grid’s tremendous influence on 20th-century art and architectural discourse, but also to lead us to contemplate its enduring presence. On the Grid is comprised of 17 works of art from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts by 7 artists: Helen Archer, Charles Boyce, Ihor Dmytruk, Christian Grandjean, Harry Kiyooka, Bill McCarroll and Frank Stella.”
Curated by Shannon Bingeman, developed by the Alberta Society of Artists
February Book Club reading
"The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas
Discussion Mar. 12 at 2:00 pm
Duct Tape Snap Bracelets and Wallets (Ages 7-17)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sensory Games (Ages 7-17)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sheila Taylor and Karen Frobb would like you to come and enjoy some pie and a history talk!
Mar. 12th Book Club reading
"The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway
Discussion Apr. 9th at 2:00 pm
Board Games (Ages 7-17)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Apr. 9th Book Club reading
"A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman
Discussion May 14th at 2:00 pm
May 14th Book Club reading
"Precious Cargo" by Craig Davidson
Discussion Jun. 11th at 2:00 pm
Jun. 11th Book Club reading
"Robin" by Dave Itzkoff
Discussion Jul. 9th at 2:00 pm
Jul. 9th Book Club reading
"Educated" by Tara Westover
Discussion Aug. 13th at 2:00 pm
Aug. 13th Book Club reading
"Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi
Discussion Sept. 10th at 2:00 pm
Sept. 10th Book Club reading
"The Cripples Game" by Jonathan Birdsall
Discussion Oct. 8th at 2:00 pm
Oct. 8th Book Club reading
"Cold Mountain" by Charles Frazier
Discussion Nov. 12th at 2:00 pm
Nov. 12th Book Club reading
"A Simple Favor" by Darcey Bell
Discussion Dec. 10th at 2:00 pm
Dec. 10th Book Club reading
"Home Front" by Kristin Hannah
Discussion Jan. 14th at 2:00 pm