Free Access to The World’s Largest Online Classical Music Library

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Did you know, that your Calgary Public Library membership provides you with free access to the world's largest online classical music library?   Naxos Music Library boasts a collection of over 111,000 complete albums (that's over 1 million tracks), with over 800 new albums added to the library every month.  And, as a Calgary Public […]

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Youth Read 2015

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Sign up now for a shot at over $2,500 in prizes! Youth Read is our online summer reading program for teens ages 13 to 17 — but it's so much more than just books! Each week we’ll post a number of challenges. One will always involve reading; the others will let you show off your creative […]

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rihannaboi95: a viral play by Jordan Tannahill

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Imagine this scene: you're alone, in a dark bedroom, trying to explain to 100,000 strangers how your life has gone wrong.  Sunny started making videos just because he loved Rihanna's music - but now he's dealing with bullies, his own sexual identity, and the consequences of the choices made by him and the people around him. […]

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Discover Gale Courses

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Gale Courses are interactive, instructor-led, online courses on a wide variety of topics offered free to Library patrons through the E-Library. Library card holders can take two Gale Courses per subscription year (April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016). Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Courses in which the patron was […]

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Level Up! Teen Gaming Club

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If you love video games or tabletop gaming, this club is for you.  We have a brand-new PS4 and a great selection of classic and new tabletop games: Monopoly, Clue, Ticket to Ride, King of Tokyo, and plenty more.  Play just for fun, or enter a competition to win some great prizes! Drop in after school to […]

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New Updates on Zinio

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If you're a fan of our Zinio for Libraries product in the E-Library you'll be happy to know that Zinio has made some changes to make your experience better. If you haven't been using Zinio for Libraries, now is the perfect time to get started as it's never been easier!   Zinio for Libraries is […]

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Teen Art Contest – Youth Read Remixed!

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Remix the Youth Read mascot and you could win some great prizes! It's exactly 100 days until we launch Youth Read, our epic summer reading program for teens (yes, we're already counting down)! If you took part last year, you probably remember George the Unicorn: Last year we asked you to give George a makeover, and […]

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Congratulations to our Dear Censor Contest Winners!

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Every year, we ask you to defend the freedom to read in our writing contest, and you always amaze us with your thoughtful, passionate response.  This year was no different - your letters to censors were funny, heartfelt, and thoroughly convincing (to us at least).  This contest always makes us feel like the future is in […]

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Dear Parents, by Sophie Z. (Dear Censor contest winner)

Dear parents, Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko remarked that “When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.” Every time a book is banned, the microcosm it contains, filled with ideas and observations, forever closes to the countless individuals it could have inspired.  Instead, what remain are silent voids in the minds of readers […]

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Dear Mrs. Schwann, by Jacquelyn T. (Dear Censor contest winner)

I am writing to a mother (fictional character: Mrs. Schwann) who has challenged this Medical Anatomy book I was planning to read. This parent has disagreed with the sexual content of this book and is prohibiting it from sitting upon the library shelves. This is the letter I would send to her in response to […]

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