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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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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