A New Kind of Library for Calgary

You're invited to the Grand Opening of the new community library at Westbrook Station on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Join us for the Community Walk of Celebration from Shaganappi Library to the new Library in Westbrook Station. 10:30 am - Meet at Shaganappi Library* 11:10 am - Community Walk to the Westbrook CTrain Station with…
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Coming Soon: A New Early Learning Centre at Fish Creek Library

A new vibrant, interactive and playful Early Learning Centre at Fish Creek Library is coming soon! In preparation, the Early Learning Centre at  Fish Creek Library will be closed February 29 and will reopen Spring Break. Play spaces at Calgary Public Library are designed to give parents and caregivers colourful, fun, and interactive spaces for helping babies, toddlers and…
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Celebrate Freedom to Read Week

Today Calgary Public Library CEO Bill Ptacek presented Mayor Nenshi with a deluxe edition of Saga, written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Calgarian Fiona Staples, to launch Freedom to Read Week, 2016. Saga is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series. It has received critical acclaim for its story of Alana and Marko, from long-warring…
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Homework Help in Forest Lawn

Do you have a child in Grade 1 to 6? Do you want to learn new ways to help your kids with their homework? Do you live in the Forest Lawn community? If so, join us for Homework Help – a FREE 8-week pilot program for families in Forest Lawn. Parents will learn new skills…
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Help When You Need it Most

These are challenging times. Calgary Public Library is here for you during this downturn in the economy — as well as in the good times. becauselibrary.ca is an incredible resource designed just for you with FREE programs and services for job seekers, small business owners or entrepreneurs, newcomers to Canada, and families. Thank you to…
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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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