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Buying Your First Home

by Katherine - 2 Comment(s)

Amortization? Fixed versus variable? Open versus Closed?

When I recently purchased my first home, I had the help of an experienced banker, who happens to be a relative. If I didn’t have her to walk me through the process, I’m sure I would have been lost.

Don’t make the mistake of signing something you don’t entirely understand! A mortgage is one of the most important contracts you’ll ever enter into.

Join us at the Central Library on Wednesday, May 19th, for a presentation from Royal Bank and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Find out more about mortgages, and have your questions answered!

For more information, and a full list of CPL programs, please click here.

Free Legal Resources Workshop

by Katherine - 0 Comment(s)

Learn how to locate legal information, case law, and free community legal resources, by attending a free program on Monday May 3. Staff from the Alberta Law Libraries and the Law Information Centre will be on hand to guide you through a brief overview, and to answer your questions.

For more information about this and other CPL programs, please click here.

Six Feet Under at CPL!

by Katherine - 0 Comment(s)

When the series Six Feet Under was on TV, I watched each week. I loved the drama, and was fascinated by the corpses. What’s not to love about a series that takes place in a funeral home? In fact, Six Feet Under deserves a lot of credit for bringing death and the funeral industry into a prominent position within mainstream entertainment, and for making this taboo subject a little less so. The series is full of brilliant performances from an amazing ensemble cast, and the storylines (refreshingly!) don’t pander to the audience. Get out your Kleenex for one of the most memorable series finales on record.

If you’ve never watched Six Feet Under, then stop whatever it is you’re doing and run to your local library branch!

It’s not just TV. It’s HBO!

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Volunteer Recognition Event April 23, 2010

by Christine Pinkney - 0 Comment(s)

Congratulations to our Volunteer Award Winners for 2010:

25 Years of Service- Robert High

Career Coaching- Janeen Scott

Computer Buddies- Julia Schade

Computer Technology- Liela Chan and Peggy Jubien

ESL Conversation Club- Barry Simpkins

Homebound Readers- Carol Sinclair

Homework Help- Kim Koch

Libraries in Residence- Nellie Wojtaszek

TD Read With Me- Joan Buhr

Reading Advantage-Fiona Pinnel

Reading Buddies- Charanpreet Gill

Spanish Conversation Club-William Jiménez

Family Award- Carlos Vidal Wu and Susana Lui Colan

John Dutton Volunteer of the Year:

Gloria Rasmussen

Gerry Meek, CEO of Calgary Public Library, with Gloria Rasmussen and Jamie Niessen, Chair of the Calgary Public Library Board.

The History of War

by Katherine - 0 Comment(s)

The history of humankind is violent, to be sure. War - no matter its scale - has impacted nearly every society, at every time period. What is its function, and why (even though we decry its horrors) do we keep engaging in it?

Come to the library for an informative series of programs about war.

History of War on Wednesday May 5

Origins of World War II on Wednesday May 12

The Battle of Normandy on Friday June 4

The format of these programs varies from lecture to simulation board game, to multimedia presentation. To find out more, please visit our website.

Happy Earth Day!

by Katherine - 1 Comment(s)

Your Calgary Public Library wishes you a very happy Earth Day! Use your library to find out more about your planet of origin!

  • Explore collections on astronomy, animals, geography and everything in between.
  • Borrow BBC’s Planet Earth, on DVD.
  • Investigate environmental issues and read magazines from home, using Greener, a new database on our e-library.
  • Attend free programs on gardening, camping, hiking, and composting.
  • Take home a kill-o-watt meter, and determine how your family can reduce its energy use.
  • Read our Eco-Action blog, dedicated to exploring green initiatives and library resources.

Calgary Public Library is proud of its history as “the original recycler”. Come and explore your local branch! Happy Earth Day, Calgary!

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