Join us at the One Book, One Calgary Launch
Celebrate with Calgarians as we launch the Centennial edition of One Book, One Calgary! Experience a sampling of the many awesome and inspirational people including Calgary Poet Laureate, Kris Demeanor. Hear from notable panelists as they discuss the many awesome aspects of our vibrant city. Enjoy a dynamic and entertaining evening with a reception to follow.
Friday, November 2nd at the Central Library. Doors open at 6 p.m. Program: 6:30 - 8 p.m. Reception and Launch of Community Art Wall: 8 - 9:30 p.m.
All about One Book, One Calgary
The Calgary Public Library is pleased to host its third annual One Book, One Calgary, a city-wide library initiative designed to ignite community dialogue and enrich community connections through a shared reading experience.
This November, at libraries throughout the city, a series of programs and events will engage Calgarians in exploring new ideas and creating stronger communities, one idea and one action at a time. One Book, One Calgary invites all Calgarians to read together, engage in dialogue and explore the many ideas and potentials presented in our chosen book.
Last year, Steven Galloway’s moving novel, The Cellist of Sarajevo, inspired thousands of Calgarians to consider life in a war-torn country and the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity, while exploring what it means to be a citizen in a global context.
This year’s One Book, One Calgary selection, The Book of Awesome, by Canadian author Neil Pasricha, presents a wonderful opportunity to explore the idea of what is truly “awesome” in our city, and to celebrate the Calgary Public Library’s centennial and the city’s designation as a Cultural Capital of Canada.
Started as a blog (1000awesomethings.com), the book invites readers to explore and capture the things that make their own lives awesome, and showcases how the sharing of these moments can create strong communities.
It stimulates a conversation about the small, everyday things that make life fulfilling, and the truly great ideas, people and initiatives from which we can all gain inspiration. At a time when the Calgary Public Library looks to create a striking new Central Library and launch a second century of engaging service to Calgarians, we invite you to read Neil Pasricha’s The Book of Awesome, and join us for this year’s One Book, One Calgary programs and events.
Read, Discuss, Connect… and join us as we explore everything awesome in our community!
About the Book
The cold side of the pillow, finding money in your pocket, and snow days: these are a few of the things Neil Pasricha thinks are awesome. His blog, 1000awesomethings.com, is an award winning celebration of the little moments we often overlook but which can brighten our days and change our perspective on life. Pasricha’s goal was to post one awesome thing every weekday for 1000 consecutive weekdays over four years. He posted his final Awesome Thing on April 19, 2012. His book, The Book of Awesome is a #1 international bestseller released in 10 countries. It shows how we can enjoy life to its fullest by focusing on the things that fill us with joy, particularly the small moments and simple experiences that make us smile. Pasricha has followed up on that success with another international bestseller, The Book of (Even More) Awesome, and national bestseller The Book of (Holiday) Awesome.
Get the Book!
Place a hold on your copy:
(multiple copies in a tote bag for your own book club)
Or, if you decide to buy the book, pass it along to a friend when you're done!
We think it's an Awesome choice to celebrate our Centennial!