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    Book Club in a Bag

    Summer. Read. Week 1

    by Jasna Tosic - 1 Comment(s)

    Welcome to Summer. Read. our annual reading program for adults!

    The Calgary Public Library and the Readers’ Nook are taking you on a 9-week adventure. Together, we are going to explore, play, imagine, create, live, laugh, learn, grow and… be.

    We’ll present a wide variety of collections and introduce you to new, exciting ways of using your library.

    This is a two-way street - we want to hear from you, so please tell us about your great summer reads.

    Go to your favorite branch - or to one you’ve never been before – and check out the weekly Summer. Read. displays with books, DVDs and CDs. In each displayed item you’ll find a ballot. Enter the contest by returning the ballot to the library or comment online here for a chance to win.

    You can also check out and comment on the Calgary Public Library Facebook page here for more chances to win!

    And then the prizes, of course…

    The weekly prize at every location is a Summer. Read. book bag.

    The grand prizes – 10 Kobo readers! The grand prize draws will take a place at the end of the contest, so the more times you enter, the more chances you have to win the grand prizes!

    Starting today, every Thursday we are going to take you to a different destination on our imaginative voyage.

    Now fasten your seatbelts and let the journey begin! The first place to visit en route is…

    …EXPLORE!

    ... and what better time for that than summer! Are you visiting someplace new or simply discovering new corners of Calgary? Will you learn a new skill or try your hand at cooking cuisine from around the world? Are you interested in the stories, sights and sounds of people in other countries? No matter what your arena of exploration, find something to start off with at the library. Check our E-Library for electronic books and today's newspapers from around the world (Newspaper Direct Press Daily); borrow a CD from our rich music collection; find your favorite author in MP3 and book-on-CD format... Explore and enjoy!

    Here are some suggestions...

    Chef in Your Backpack: Gourmet Cooking in the Great Outdoors

    Nicole Bassett [Adobe PDF book]

    100 Ways to Bring Out Your Best

    Roger Fritz [MP3]

    Turkish Groove [Music CD]

    Lonely Planet magazine

    The Elephant’s Journey

    Jose Saramago

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    by Anonymous
    Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli is a great summer "escape" read. This is Napoli's first book - it chronicles the 40 year old National Public Radio employee's volunteer stint at a radio station in Bhutan. As her love for Bhutan and the people there grows, so does her understanding of herself.

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