Just Getting Started

Just Getting Started

Edmonton Public Library's First 100 Years, 1913-2013

eBook - 2013
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Relates the history of the Edmonton Public Library in celebration of its one hundredth year, drawing from historical documents and photos to chronicle the institution's birth and expansion within a growing city and province.

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"The contribution made by the Edmonton libraries to the sanity and support of the citizens cannot be estimated. No Annual Report can gauge things of this sort." -Annual Report of the Edmonton Public Library, 1931

The Edmonton Public Library turns 100 in 2013! Novelist, journalist, and Edmontonian Todd Babiak tells the story of EPL's birth and coming of age within the bustling narrative of the growth of city and province. Rich with anecdotes and historical photos, records of personal conversations, and tales of expeditions to branch libraries, Just Getting Started! immerses readers in a personal journey to the heart of culture in one of Canada's biggest cities. Babiak's history is one-of-a-kind; it reads like a novel, mirroring the institution it commemorates. Edmontonians, librarians, politicians, and historians may glimpse themselves within these pages; all will see how vital a successful public library is to reflecting the needs and aims of a diverse population.


Novelist Todd Babiak commemorates Edmonton Public Library's centenary with a bustling narrative and rich history.

Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta :, The University of Alberta Press :, Edmonton Public Library,, 2013
Edition: First edition, 2013
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780888648150
9780888647283
9780888647290
Characteristics: 1 PDF (xiv, 359 pages) : illustrations, portraits

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