Library’s 2,957 Volunteers Honoured

Calgary Public Library’s 2,957 volunteers give more than 68,000 hours annually, allowing the Library to offer more programs, in more locations, more often, to so many more Calgarians. Volunteers help the Library enhance services and strengthen connections to the community. They help ensure that there is universal access to resources that lead Calgary Public Library…

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Joseph Boyden at Central Library

Joseph Boyden is a gifted, award-winning Canadian author who rose to fame with his first novel, Three Day Road. His subsequent books—including The Orenda, Through Black Spruce and, most recently, Wenjack—explore the experiences of Indigenous peoples, and the issues of history, culture and reconciliation in a complex world. Join us for a memorable evening with Joseph…

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Together We Read

Together We Read is a Digital Book Club offered by OverDrive from April 13 – 27, 2017. The club connects readers all across Canada with the same ebook, at the same time. Join the club and start reading “Amazing Grace” now! About the book Can you really move forward without putting the past to…

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Library Connect: 3 Things for Canada

Download a copy of the May-June 2017 issue of Library Connect or pick one up at your local community library. Register for programs online or call 403.260.2620. 3 Things for Canada Imagine if every Canadian did 3 things to celebrate Canada’s 150th. Just picture it: 100 Million acts of service for our communities, in our nation, and our world!…

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Vote for The New Adventures of Engine 23

Calgary Public Library has been nominated for a People's Choice Award for The New Adventures of Engine 23. Engine 23—a real Calgary Fire Department fire truck—is an interactive installation that helps kids' imaginations soar! The YOU Libraries Award is chosen by you, online. The winner will be announced at the Alberta Library Conference in Jasper on April…

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Creating a time capsule of steel

As a Calgary Public Library member, you are invited to attend a very special celebration as the last beam of New Central Library is readied for placement. The final steel beam of the building's skeletal structure is about to be placed, and we're commemorating this milestone by adding your stamp to the project. Come prepared…

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Get Help With Your Taxes

It's tax time again, and this year we're pleased to partner with the Financial Empowerment Collaborative and First Lutheran Church to provide free one-on-one income tax help for the community. You may be eligible for help if you meet the income requirements and if you have a simple tax situation (below). Help is provided on a…

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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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