Shereen Samuels: Library Proud

Library Board Member Shereen Samuels explains what the library has meant to her, first as a queer teenager, and now as a mom. We are grateful for the passion and dedication Samuels brings to her role as a Library Board member. Thank you, Shereen!     Today, we're proud to say that our LGBTQQ collection…
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Enter to Win!

We're giving away limited edition Canada Day t-shirts to 10 lucky Library members. To enter, simply send us the title of your favourite book by a Canadian author. You can email it to us (include a video, if you want) to marcom@calgarylibrary.ca or tweet it to us at @calgarylibrary by midnight (12 am) June 24 and…
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Thank You Volunteers!

On April 15, we celebrated the 75th National Volunteer Week with our 42nd annual Volunteer Recognition Event. The theme of 2016’s National Volunteer Week is “volunteers are the roots of strong communities,” a sentiment with which Calgary Public Library—and Calgarians—passionately agree. Here at the Library, 2,511 Calgarians give back more than 56,980 hours of volunteer…
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Celebrating Our Volunteers

The Calgary Public Library's volunteers are honoured each April during National Volunteer Week (April 10-16, 2016) at our Volunteer Recognition Event. Our volunteers make an incredible difference in our community every day. Calgary Public Library’s dedicated volunteers—2,500+ strong—contribute 53,000+ volunteer hours annually. These hours allow the Library to do so much more: offer more programs, in more…
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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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