It’s Your Freedom to Read

Who decides what you can read? Even in Canada, books and other materials are challenged in classrooms, and in libraries, and are prevented from crossing the border. Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed under the Charter of…

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Library Connect: March!

Download a copy of the March - April 2017 issue of Library Connect or pick one up at your local community library. Register for programs online or call 403.260.2620. March! The word has taken on a different meaning of late as we’ve seen millions around the world march for equality, freedom, and kindness. Dig into the rich history behind…

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Libin 101: Pipeline Intelligence and Your Circulation

Our circulatory system, 100,000 km of vessels per person, comprises the heart along with our arteries and veins, and delivers nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body. Not unlike pipeline networks within the energy industry, a blockage or leak in our circulatory system could be catastrophic. Hear from leading clinicians and researchers as they discuss the innovative discoveries being made…

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Read for 15 Recap

On January 27, 2017, libraries across Alberta reached out to encourage citizens to read for 15 minutes on Family Literacy Day. Calgary Public Library joined the Read for 15 challenge to promote the importance of literacy and encourage families to read together and model the reading habit. Last year, 4,901 Calgarians participated in Read for 15.…

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“Mayor Nenshi Reads” at the Library

Getting children interested in reading as early as possible is vital to their future success in school, work, and life. Youngsters learn best when they see the adults in their lives modelling the reading habit. Mayor Nenshi visited Central Library on Family Literacy Day to film the inaugural Mayor Nenshi Reads at Calgary Public Library.…

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It’s Your New Nose Hill Library

The renovation is complete! We can't wait to share with you your fresh, new community library. Your NEW Nose Hill Community Library offers these great features: Accessible, lit shelving to make it easier to find a great read More seating for reading, studying & collaborating New breakout rooms for small groups Revitalized children's area Reoriented layout…

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Engine 23 Holiday Storytime with Mayor Nenshi

On Sunday December 18, Mayor Naheed Nenshi read to 320 kids and their families at our very first Engine 23 Holiday Storytime. Carol Henke from the Calgary Fire Department shared holiday fire safety tips, and Santa also stopped by to wish everyone happy holidays. Happy Holidays from Calgary Public Library! In the News Mayor…

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Engine 23 Holiday Storytime

Your family is invited to join us for FREE activities, crafts, caroling, a visit from Santa, and a Holiday Storytime with a very special guest: Mayor Naheed Nenshi! Sunday, December 18 1:00 – 3:00 pm Central Library No need to register, just bring a tin & come on in! (in support of CBC’s Foodbank Drive)…

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New Year, New Library Connect

Download a copy of the January - February 2017 issue of Library Connect or pick one up at your local community library. Register for programs online or call 403.260.2620. As we look forward to celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial, take a moment to ask yourself what it means to be Canadian. For Library lovers in Calgary, it means free access to millions…

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Free Online Courses with Lynda.com

Your Calgary Public Library membership now gives you free access to Lynda.com online courses. Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Lynda.com offers 4,000+ top quality, short format video courses featuring industry experts, and provides quick skill updating in…

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