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E-mail at the library

In response to many requests from our users, the library will now allow free e-mail access on all the computers. There will be four computers available for advance booking for e-mail or Internet browsing/searching/research. Users may book 30 minutes at one time and up to 1 hour per day. We will still have an "express" computer for e-mail. It is available on a first-come first-served basis for the next available 15-minute time slot. Word processing is still available on four computers for a charge of $2.50 per 30 minutes. All pages printed cost .25 each.

Users can check out our Web site at for good links as well as access to our online databases. The databases include Ebscohost, which provides the full text of almost 3,000 magazines and journals; Canadian Newsdisc which provides the full-text of 15 major Canadian newspapers and transcripts of various CBC and CTV Broadcast programs; Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) which provide full-text access to Canadian periodicals, newsletters, daily newspapers, and citations to an additional 400 titles. You can search the databases by keywords or subjects to find articles on almost any topic. In order to access the databases, you must enter the number of your current Whistler Public Library card.

Do you know a famous person?

If so, we’re asking for your help…

The Whistler Library/Museum & Archives/Arts Council Capital Campaign is hosting Imagination 2003 on April 12 th , 2003. It is a black tie dinner and memorabilia auction to be held at The Westin Resort & Spa in Whistler. We’re collecting mementos/personal items with a story from famous people around the world, including for example, former President Bill Clinton, Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York, Tiger Woods, J. K. Rowling et al. If you or someone you know can help put us in touch with or obtain a memento from someone famous, please call our Capital Campaign office at 604-932-2222 or e-mail our campaign manager at . We’ll tell you more about the fundraiser and about the process for gathering such mementos from famous people.

Congratulations to the winners of the Whistler Public Library’s Young Adult Writing Contest!

Ages 12-14 Short Story:

1 st Holocaust by Sarah Brackstone

2 nd The Locket by Lisa Laird

Honourable Mention:

Meaty Madness by Riva Fisher

Ages 15-18 Short Story:

1 st The Wild Ride by Jessica Ellis

2 nd Snowy Reality by Mike Daugulis

3 rd Genuine Hero by Rhett Vernon-Jarvis

Ages 12-14 Poetry

1 st Broken Glass by Sarah Brackstone

Ages 15-18 Poetry

1 st Rejoicing Remembrance by Mike Daugulis

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