News‘Archives Live’ brings you to library archives weekly during pandemic closure SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Monday, May. 4th, 2020 (Cochrane Public Library)We’re taking a break from stories of Cochrane history this week, to look at how to still explore the public library’s archives, even though the building is closed due to COVID-19.This past Friday, archivist Ardis Proulx-Chedore launched a weekly feature on Facebook Live called “Archives Live”.If you log on, you can choose a cabinet and a file number.“Now there are a lot of files in Archives, a lot of files,” Proulx-Chedore remarks. “And it’s all local history. So if you’re a history buff, local history buff, this is a game and interesting find for you.”Here’s what it’s like when a participant picks a cabinet number and a file.“So one of the first letters I have is J,” reports Proulx-Chedore. “So Cabinet number 5 is what we’re going into, which is a photo collection and we’re going to do J and F so far and A, okay. So give me one second, I’m going to pull out those files.”Proulx-Chedore then shows off what’s in those particular files.The fun for local history buffs begins at 1:30pm every Friday, for at least as long as the archives can’t be physically open to library members.