“If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.” ~Mark Twain
Whatever or however you go about it, there are many less painful ways to learn through the Library. From the Adirondacks to zebras, medicine to music, languages to life skills, it is easy to learn something new every day.
Even better, there are so many different ways you can learn with the Library. Listen to an audio-book or an e-audio book. Read a book or e-book. Watch a movie (Blu-Ray or DVD). Do a course online. Here are some suggestions to get you started.
With Family Financial Freedom: How to Balance Your Budget and Drive Away Debt by Brian Tracy, learn how to set and achieve million-dollar goals. (Also available in Talking Book MP3 format for persons with special needs and as a Windows Media file on Overdrive.).
From Adirondack chairs, patio bars and picnic tables to Victorian trellises and planters, the experts at American Woodworker provide complete plans and instructions for building great-looking pieces that will beautify your outdoor space in
Combining fresh and pithy life lessons, often with just a sentence or two and deceptively simple diagrams and graphs, How to be Interesting (In 10 Easy steps) by Jessica Hagy is an inspiring guide that shows you how to lead a richer life. Electronic Resource – available through Overdrive. Overdrive items can be accessed through the Library catalogue or through the E-Library link on the Library web site (select the Reading and eBooks category).
Learn valuable lessons about conquering fear in pursuit of your dreams in Chasing Mavericks, starring Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, and Elisabeth Shue.
Learn4Life, one of our newest databases, has an awesome collection of interactive courses that you can do from home. You can learn how to write that novel and then how to publish it. You can also take courses on MS-Office software, various photo editing software, web technology, and much, much more.
About Summer. Read.
Discover new books that will keep you reading all summer in our Summer. Read. contest for adults!
1. Check the weekly theme every Wednesday, either at your local branch or right here online
2. Borrow a new (to you!) book, DVD or CD from the Library that fits that theme.
3. Fill in the online ballot to tell us what you're reading (or watching, or listening to) and enter to win one of five 32 GB Google Nexus 7 Tablets, and weekly prizes of leather-bound journals and Calgary Public Library tote bags. You can also enter by filling out a paper ballot at your local branch. Good luck!