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Book Challenge: The Maze Runner

Book Challenge: The Maze Runner

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Maze Runner

The Maze Runner, By James Dashner

Imagine yourself as Thomas, an average 16 year old teen who wakes up in the lift. As the lift slowly ascends to the top, he can only remember one thing, his name.

As the giant steel door slides open, all he could see are the blank stares of other male teenagers his age staring back at him. Who were these people? Why were they sent there?

The Glade is what the rest of the teens call "home." It's a very bizarre place where no adults have stepped foot. The only way out of the Glade is to enter an ever-changing maze. However, no one has ever made it out alive. They have limited time to solve the puzzles before time runs out.

Will Thomas be able to unlock the mystery behind those stone walls? Time is ticking...

What's inside the maze will soon be set free...

Remember. Survive. Run.

After you read the book, come join us on November 5th for the Ultimate Book Challenge!

Questions? Email us at

Maze Runner

Beyond Settlement Series

Beyond Settlement Series

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The Forest Lawn Library is excited to present a new series for Canadians who are “beyond settlement”. If you've been in Canada for a few years and are looking for information about Calgary schools, the library, the police, and health services, these programs are for you!

Beyond Settlement

Teen Afterschool Launch Party!

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We had a great summer with George and Youth Read, but we're so excited about

starting up again!

Are you ages 11 to 17?

Drop in for an afternoon of video games, button making, music, free pizza, prizes and more!

We want to see you and your friends at our Teen Afterschool Launch Party!

Thursday, Sept 25

4:00- 5:30 pm!

Regular Teen Afterschool programming start September 29th @ 4:00!

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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

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