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August at Forest Lawn Library!

August at Forest Lawn Library!

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August Newsletter

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

Prom Dress Extravaganza!

Prom Dress Extravaganza!

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prom Dress

Unique Cultural Experience

Unique Cultural Experience

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It seems like October is the month to party it up!

In a week or so, we will host our 6th annual "A Taste of Cultures" part of the Refugee Experience Series.

This is one of my favorite events of the year. The library will be transformed to a place full of cultural displays, ethnic refreshments, art and traditional performances. You will start wondering once you step foot through our doors.. "Is this even a library?"

So mark the date on your calendars, you don't want to miss it!

Saturday, October 26

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Forest Lawn Library

TAS: October 14th to October 18th

TAS: October 14th to October 18th

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Monday October 14th – Thanksgiving: Library Closed



Hope you guys will be enjoying some at home. I myself intend to be in a turkey coma for much of the weekend. The library will be closed Monday though so don’t bother showing up!

Sleeping in haystack

Tuesday Oct. 15th – Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament and Photo Scavenger Hunt

Yu-Gi-Oh TournamentSorry if we threw you guys off by having it on Monday last week. The Yu-Gi-Oh tournament is back to it’s rightful Tuesday time slot. If you have a Yu-Gi-Oh deck come by and give it a shot. If you don’t have a deck, come by and use one of our loaners. If you don’t even know how to play Yu-Gi-Oh, come by for some free coaching. Tournament winners will get prizes including booster packs.

*Be there at 4:00 sharp if you want to enter*

Photo Scavenger Hunt If you’ve done this one in the past, you know how cool it is. Grab a digital camera, grab a sheet of “clues” that you have to photograph, and go hunting. Maybe you’re taking a picture of specific sign, maybe you’re taking a picture of a “book face” that matches up with yours. Maybe you’re even taking pictures of yourself “Hadoukening” or “Vadering”. You’ll just have to show up to find out. Prizes for the team with the most interesting and creative photos.


Wednesday Oct. 16th – Two Wheel View Bike Club

This is the 6th week of our bike club. You know who you are if you’re registered. If not, sadly it’s too late for this time around.


If you haven’t even heard of the program, it’s a bike mechanics course where you will actually earn a bike. Yes, that’s right, a FREE BIKE! With pedals and handle bars and stuff!

If you didn’t make it in this time around, we are currently filling up the waiting list for the session starting in November. Let either Trevor or Liz know if you’re interested.

Thursday Oct. 17th – Haunted House!!!!

haunted house

Alright, so Thursday is a pretty big deal. We will be making a haunted house in the basement. Some of you were involved last year and know what to expect. We’re going bigger and badder this time though so if you think you have the chops to make something scary, come by to lend a hand. Everything will be left up for a few days so you’ll have ample opportunity to get your scare on.


TAS: What's happening this week Oct7-10

TAS: What's happening this week Oct7-10

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Howdy everyone,

Here’s what’s going on for the week of October 7th to October 10th. Stop by any day from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., grab a snack, and hang out.

Study space is available as well on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Monday Oct. 7th – Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament and Gaming

***Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament***

Take special note, the Yu-gi-oh tournament will be on Monday this week! We have a special event on the Tuesday so we’re doing it earlier. If you know of anyone who normally shows for these, make sure you pass the word along.

Yu Gi Oh Cards


Gaming again this Monday. Make sure you brush up on your Halo skills, you never know when a gaming tournament might pop up. There are board games and computers as well for anyone who doesn’t dig video gaming.


Tuesday Oct. 8th – Time to Choose Career Workshop

Who do you want to be? Where do you want to go with your life? It’s never too early to start thinking about your future. Let’s talk about your options.

Learn about online resources to help teens investigate careers and explore post-secondary education programs across Canada.


***FREE PIZZA will be provided for those who attend this workshop***


Wednesday Oct. 9th – Two Wheel View Bike Club

This is the 5th week of our bike mechanics course. If you are not registered for this class already, you unfortunately can’t participate. If you haven’t heard of the program, it’s a bike mechanics course where you will actually earn a free bike. Yes, that’s right, a FREE BIKE! You could pedal everywhere, no more boring walking! We’re taking registration for the next sessions so if you’re interested, let either Trevor or Liz know. Last I heard, there was still one spot available…


If you’re not registered for the bike club, don’t worry. Ask at the front desk and you can sign out a board game and get a snack.

Thursday Oct. 10th – Food Challenge at Bob Bahan Pool

That’s right, the program is being held at the pool today! There were a ton of people last week and I heard the waffles were delicious. And seriously, what’s better than free food? Head over there for 4:00 or meet at the library at 3:45 to head over with us. Just make sure you wait a half hour before swimming or you could probably die or something. I wonder if that’s actually true or just a myth?

Mystery Dish

Prom Dress Extravaganza!

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Most girls look forward to their special prom night. Aside from all the final exams they will need to face, graduation is just around the corner along with prom.

If you need idea for your dress, this is the perfect opportunity for you to come out to see the variety of prom dresses we've collected! You will get tips from a designer so that you can alter the dress to make it your very own.

Mark the date on your calendars!

Saturday, March 9th

1:00- 3:30pm

Registration required

On a side note: If anyone have any gently used dresses that they would like to donate for this program, please drop them off at the Forest Lawn Library before March 7th.

5th Annual Taste of Cultures

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Over 400 people gathered at the Forest Lawn Library to enjoy our 5th annual Taste of Cultures on October 20th. Displays from the 15 ethnic groups were supplemented this year by displays from CPL’s Diversity Services and the Calgary Police Service’s Diversity Unit.

The participants were once again treated to a variety of ethnic food, and more performers than in previous years. For the first time, we offered some light opera (courtesy of the International Avenue Arts & Culture Centre, a new partner on the planning team) and a thunderous performance by a Japanese drumming troupe.

Display Performer
Dancer Drummer

The Conversation Continues....

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The ESL Conversation Club at Forest Lawn Library was a resounding success. We had many people from all over the world taking part throughout its eight week run. The group’s enthusiasm was wonderful and infectious and everyone had a great time enhancing their English speaking skills with their fellow students.

ESL Coversation Club Picture

This wonderful enthusiastic group wrapped up the program with a flourishing feast for everyone – with the participants bringing in sensational foods to share on the last evening. Some notables were the wonderful melty cheesy garlicky Darth Vader Potatoe Casserole and the beautiful Vietnamese salad rolls filled with vegetables and bright red Chinese sausage and eggs. We had lovely lasagna with a gently sweet tomatoe sauce. There were dainty little homemade sweet dumplings with a slightly sweet bean paste filling. We had fabulous breads with wonderful fruit fillings and one of our volunteers managed to entice her husband into baking some tasty frosted little cupcakes. As well there was a beautifully spiced noodle dish from Ceylon and a luscious spicy asian casserole dish with tofu and spicy peppers. There were too many foods to describe but they were all delectable! Everyone had a great last meeting to remember!


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