An eventful evening at the Activity Centre with the local culinary skills and costumes. Mountain Park Lodges has been hosting this event for over twenty years and is it’s always a great event to take in Jasper in January. This year did not disappoint, Explore Jasper even entered the event with the rafting crew from Jasper Rafting Adventures.
The chili was made fresh at the venue and was outvoted by one to the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’ chili from the peoples choice award!
The Jasper Municipal Library occupies a building, which was constructed in 1926 as the Jasper Sub/District Headquarters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The library located to this building in 1975 when the RCMP moved to a new larger and more modern building. The library has done extensive renovation to the interior of the building, but has tried to maintain the charm and quaintness of the original building.
Library membership costs $15 per person. Senior citizens and children up to the age of 18 years whose main residence is Jasper receive free memberships.
Loan Periods and Overdues
The loan period is three weeks, excluding movies and periodicals which are loaned one week. Fines accrue at 10 cents per day to a maximum of $5 for print materials and $1 per day to a maximum of $10 for movies.
Community Access Program
The Jasper Municipal Library is a Community Access Program (CAP) site. The Community Access Program is a government of Canada initiative, administered by Industry Canada that aims to provide Canadians with affordable public access to the Internet and skills they need to use it effectively.
Children’s Story time — runs October through May.
Saturday at 1:30 pm
Please check with the library for information on children’s French story time and Parent Link preschool story time.
Summer Reading Program — July & August
Shut-in Service — For those unable to visit the library.
Internet tutorials — Available by request. Ask staff for details.
Internet Access and Equipment
We have a total of six computers for internet.
Library members receive up to thirty minutes free Internet access, or one hour of Wireless access daily (subject to availability). Non members are charged $2.50 for thirty minutes for internet access with our computers or $2.50 for one hour of wireless use. (price might vary as of writing)
The library also has one dedicated word processor, a B&W laser printer, color laser printer, a scanner, DVD and cd burners.
Other equipment available: a photocopier, fax machine small laminator and a slide projector.
Online Library Catalogue
The Jasper Library belongs to a consortium of four regional library systems with approximately 1.5 million titles in a central database. Patrons use this site to place orders for titles and to check and renew titles they have out. Our staff will be happy to show you how to use this website.
The Jasper Library has access to thousands of magazine articles and
reference databases. Please ask staff for help in accessing these.
The Alberta Library
Members of the Jasper Library may use their library card to borrow books from any of the participating public and academic libraries in Alberta online or in person.
“Ask a question”
The Jasper Library participates in this online reference source, a
collaborative reference site by Alberta’s Librarians to provide patrons answers to any question asked.
In Jasper, we have a local theatre (Chaba) for our movie events, it has two screens. They have prices that is worth the family outing anytime. The Jasper Film Club usually run in the winter times on Thursdays. A locally ran club that brings in independent films.
Do not forget about the High School and their plays. If you are lucky to be in the area at a play/showing, I highly recommend a visit.
Art Jasper now located in the Library, they also have some displays there worth a visit.
It is Saturday and the deep freeze is going to be over according to various weather channels. Still it was about –19C at Marmot Basin this morning, but it did not stop the beautiful sky that happens mostly in December early in the morning.
And it did not stop the Jasper Freeride Club and the Jasper Ski Team from training. Some indoor warm ups was well received by the athletes.
The cat is seen in the daylight as Marmot Basin prepares the terrain park. Not sure when they will be ready for opening, but defintely ready for next weekend.