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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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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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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