It’s Your New Nose Hill Library

The renovation is complete! We can't wait to share with you your fresh, new community library. Drop in for a tour and join in on tons of fun activities for the entire family. January 21, 2017 2:00 – 4:00 pm Nose Hill Library Light refreshments provided Your NEW Nose Hill Community Library offers these great features:…

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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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Free Book Helps Calgarians Cope With Job Loss

Coping with the loss of your job? You're definitely not alone. The jobless rate in Calgary reached 10.2% in October according to Statistics Canada — the highest it's been since 1993. Now a free new book by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) can help. The practical guide is the result of CPA Canada’s…

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National Child Day

  National Child Day is celebrated every year on November 20 to commemorate our country’s commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The theme this year is "It's Our Right to Belong." When children know that they are valued and respected as part of a family, school, and community it helps them develop a…

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Micheline Maylor’s Top Ten Writing Tips

Know the nine parts of speech. If you don’t know them, what are you waiting for? Go look it up. Grammar is the main tool of your trade. Knowing how and why these parts of speech create effects is part of your craft. Nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives are easy. But what about prepositions, articles,…

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Visit Your Library and #LoveYYC

Saturday November 5 is #LoveYYC day and it's a great chance to explore all the amazing things your city has to offer — including original free programs at your Calgary Public Library! Join us on Saturday for these programs and more. Chess in the Library Play chess supported by coaching from the Calgary Chess, and Calgary…

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The Library is not a place, it’s a concept

What makes a library? According to Library CEO Bill Ptacek, the Library is a concept, not a place ... a verb, not a noun. And that concept is more powerful than any building possibly could be. Watch Library CEO Bill Ptacek's Tedx talk, and explore the concept of "the library" in a new way.

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