15 Library Card Perks You Need to Know About Now

1. Use your Calgary Public Library card to access free eBooks. It’s easy to download eBooks onto a computer, smartphone, or tablet using our eResources, including Libby, Overdrive, Hoopla, Gale Virtual Library, Read Alberta eBooks, and TumbleBookLibrary (just for kids). Happy reading! 2. Love podcasts? You’re going to love eAudiobooks. Nothing makes your daily commute…
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Poetic Advice From Rosemary Griebel, Local Poet And Longtime Writer

Rosemary Griebel, Design Lead for Readers’ Services at the Calgary Public Library, started writing poetry as soon as she could start forming letters on a page. She started practising poetry more seriously 15 years ago, when she took a course with Richard Harrison, a Calgary poet and professor. Harrison won this year’s Governor General’s Literary…
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Reconciliation at the Library: A Photograph’s Journey Home

For years, a gold framed photograph lay in a drawer in Central Library’s Local History workroom.   The black and white photograph shows Chief and Artist Sitting Wind holding his painting, looking at his work with a proud yet reflective gaze. In the painting, people converge outside four teepees that stand tall beneath a mountain backdrop…
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‘There’s Just Something Volunteering Does to You’: Nellie Befus’ Story

Nellie Befus has volunteered with Calgary Public Library for 44 consecutive years. At age 90, she holds the distinction of being the Library’s oldest volunteer, and one of the Library’s longest-serving volunteers. Her dedication to the Library was sparked on a warm fall day in 1974, when Nellie bumped into her brother-in-law on a downtown…
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