YYC Literary Sidewalks

Calgary Public Library and Wordfest have teamed up to bring to life the wonderful words of several Calgary writers. It’s a gift of pop-up wordy goodness for the citizens of Calgary! Starting Friday, September 30, sidewalks throughout the City will come alive with literary quotes…whenever it rains (or, heaven forbid) snows. The literary quotations—from the…
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The Gift of Winter

Winter is coming... and the Nov-Dec issue of Library Connect is here! download a copy or pick one up at your local community library. Register for programs online or call 403.260.2620. Ben Aaronovitch, author of Broken Homes, writes about curling up with a good book when winter arrives and “dreaming away the cold.” What better source of fantastic reads for…
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Celebrate Alberta Culture Days

Celebrate Alberta Culture Days with 10 great programs and events at your Library! 1. YYC Literary Sidewalks Friday, September 30, 11 – 2 pm Calgary's wet and cloudy weather will help transform our streets with literary quotes through the YYC Literary Sidewalks project. YYC Literary Sidewalks uses biodegradable water-repellent spray to stencil literary quotes on sidewalks throughout…
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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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