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August at Forest Lawn Library!

August at Forest Lawn Library!

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August Newsletter

Join Forest Lawn's Teen Advisory Group!

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Youth Read: Challenge Yourself!

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Are you tired of NOT winning prizes and meeting cool new people?

Has summer boredom already set in?!

Does a $250 mall gift card sound good to you?!?

Then you need to sign up for Youth Read 2014!

EVERY FRIDAY join Library staff and other teens to work on Youth Read challenges,
and you could win some amazing prizes!

Ages 13 to 17
Fridays, June 20 to Aug. 22
3 – 4 p.m. @ Forest Lawn Library

(AND at 5 other locations throughout the week!)
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July at the Forest Lawn Library

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July Newsletter

Book 'n Worms Garden Guild Open House

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Garden Open House

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Who Needs Words?

Who Needs Words?

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Wordless picture books not only have beautiful illustrations, they also show kids(and adults) that you don't neccessarily need to know how to read words, to read books! Telling stories purely through illustrations, wordless books can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter what language is spoken or what reading level someone is at! These books can be enjoyed by the whole family and encourage a healthy imagination! Here are some of the wordless picture books you can find at the Calgary Public Library!

'The Lion and Mouse' by Jerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney illustrates a classic tale from Aesop about kindness.

'The Tree House' by Marije Tolman and Ronald Tolman

A tree house becomes a gathering place for an exciting assortment of animals!

'The Snowman' by Raymond Briggs

A little boy has an adventure when the snowman he builds comes to life!

'The Island' by Marije Tolman and Ronald Tolman

A polar bear travels to islands in clouds and sea meeting all sorts of colourful animals.

'Wave' by Suzy Lee

A little girl plays in a wave-and the wave plays back!

'Flotsam' by David Wiesner

A boy finds a camera on the beach that leads to exciting discoveries!

'Chalk' by Bill Thomson

What happens when the chalk drawings you make come to life?!

'Bluebird' by Bob Staake

A lonely boy is befriended by a bluebird in this beautiful story of friendship!

'Fossil' by Bill Thomson

A boy discovers fossils in rocks, but they don't stay fossils for long!

A wordless picture book even made it into the Top 5 picture books of 2013, as awarded by one of Calgary Public Library's Children, Teens and Families Librarians!

Do you have any wordless picture books that you love? Please share! We'd love to hear what books are cherished by your family!

Teen Afterschool Presents: Mortal Instruments — City of Bones!

Teen Afterschool Presents: Mortal Instruments — City of Bones!

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City of Bones

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Book 1)

Author: Cassandra Clare (2007)

What if you could see things that other people can’t see? What if you witnessed a murder, but no one else would believe you because the dead body just disappeared into thin air?


Who can you tell? Who can you trust?

 Clary Fray is a fifteen year old teenager living a normal life, just like any ordinary teen in New York City. However, she did not expect that a night out at the Pandemonium Club would change her life forever. What Clary doesn’t know all these years may have been keeping her safe from the unknown.


Catch the series here at the library!

Book Six: City of Heavenly Fire Comes out May 27, 2014!

Book Five: City of Lost Souls

Book Four: City of Fallen Angels

Book Three: City of Glass

Book Two: City of Ashes (Movie coming out!)

Join us at the Forest Lawn Library during Youth Week for our Mortal Instruments: City of Bones party!!

Get ready to train like a shadowhunter, design and make your own temporary runes, and how can we forget about some trivia!

**Prizes will be available**

Date: April 23, 2014

Time: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Forest Lawn Library

*Don't forget to dress up as your favorite Shadowhunter*

We are looking for teens who are interested in decorating our space to portray the "Pandemonium Club." If you are interested, please send us an email!

Any questions can be sent to us via:

Youth Week: City of Bones

Earn a FREE bike!

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Bike Club

Teens will participate in an 8 week course held once a week at the Forest Lawn Library where they will develop leadership and teamwork skills as well as bike mechanics!

Open to all teens between ages 11-17

Teens will meet on Mondays where they will receive a healthy snack, play games and discuss daily lessons (community, leadership, self-esteem) and bike mechanics (fixing a tire, gear adjustments, chains, brakes, etc)

All the tools and bikes will be provided

Teens that attend all 8 sessions will receive a FREE BIKE, a brand new LOCK and HELMET!

April 28

May 5, 12, 26

June 2, 9, 16 and 23

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Forest Lawn Library

Register at the library or email us your name and number

Get Into Our Beds!

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The birds are chirping and spring is on the horizon! Do you dig it? So, where are you digging? Is it at the Forest Lawn Book 'n Worms Community Garden?

You may not have access to your own yard or garden bed. Let the Forest Lawn Book 'n Worms Community Garden help! Gardening at the library can take on many forms. You may be interested in growing vegetables, flowers or your favorite herb. Your imagination is your only limit!

With 25 plots, join in and meet new people, get your family involved, exchange gardening tips and be in touch with nature.

Plots are currently available! To book your plot, contact Tracy at Follow them on Facebook: Book 'n Worms Garden Guild

Stay tuned here or check the Spring/Summer Program guide to hear about future events happening in the garden!

International Women's Day 2014

International Women's Day 2014

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Beyond Present

The first International Women's Day was held in 1911 (that's 103 years ago in case you were wondering). The 1900s was the time of revolution, women were fed up with their role in society and demanded for a change. A lot of major events have happened since that time, and the women's role were slowly making their presence in history. They pushed for shorter working hours, better pay, and their right to vote. Their political and social achievements in the past have leaded us to the new era where equality exists between men and women. However, there are still some small biases that still remain in today's society. If you look around at some professions, are women represented in equal numbers to men?

Each year the United Nation has a theme for International Women's Day. This year's theme is "Inspiring Change." Women have voiced their opinions in the past to promote a change in history. Using their inspiration from the past, let them inspire you to challenge our society in bringing new ideas for women's equality!

Now that we've packed you with some knowledge and facts, come and celebrate International Women's Day with us at the Forest Lawn Library on March 8th from 11:00-2:00 p.m.

Many events will be happening throughout the library including, photo booth, games and activities for all ages, an egg race and much more for the family to enjoy!

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