Get a Free $500 RESP for Your Child

The Province of Alberta is cancelling its education savings incentive—the Alberta Centennial Education Savings (ACES) grant — as of July 31, 2015. The grant provides all Alberta children under the age of 6 with a $500 kick-start to a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) with no family contribution required. Less than half of Alberta kids…
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Fair Entry Service at Village Square

Today The City of Calgary opened two new customer service locations for its Fair Entry subsidized services application process. This new application process means that Calgarians applying for City-subsidized programs apply only once to have their income qualified for all five programs. Prior to the introduction of Fair Entry, Calgarians who wanted to access any…
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Join the Celebration on Sunday!

On Sunday, April 26, 2015 the cake and balloons will be out as we unveil the completely renovated Thorn-Hill Library AND show patrons and special guests what happens when a community-minded Calgarian becomes a best friend of the Calgary Public Library. Mayor Naheed Nenshi will be on hand for the official ribbon cutting along with…
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The Witness Blanket Exhibit

The Calgary Public Library is honoured to host The Witness Blanket  at Central Library from April 13 – May 9, 2015. Inspired by a woven blanket, The Witness Blanket is a large scale art installation, made up of more than 800 items reclaimed from Residential Schools, churches, government buildings, and traditional and cultural structures including Friendship…
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Library Month at Your Daycare

During the month of March, Calgary Public Library will deliver special library cards and early literacy information packages to Calgary’s daycares. We want every Calgarian to have a library card — and that includes Calgary’s youngest citizens. Whether your child is four days old, or four years old, it’s not too early or too late…
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Celebrate Freedom to Read Week

Today Calgary Public Library CEO Bill Ptacek presented Mayor Nenshi with a copy of A Jest of God, by Margaret Laurence, to launch Freedom to Read Week in Calgary. Freedom to Read Week affirms our right as Canadians to decide for ourselves what we choose to read. Earlier this month we conducted a poll on…
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