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20,000 Books Under the Bow

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As everyone knows the past month has been absolutely crazy in Calgary. As many of you know the Central Branch of Calgary Public library was damaged and is still closed down from the flooding. If you are interested in seeing some of the damage that was done and the rebuilding efforts check out the Calgary Public Library Facebook page.

It is estimated that 20, 000 books were damaged due to the flood. Now the Calgary Public Library is asking for your help. If you can the library is asking for gentley used donations of books, CDs, and DVDs to be brought to any library branch (except for Central) on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Any donation is a greatly appreciated. For more information on 20,000 Books Under the Bow please check out the library foundation page.

Thank you for your help!

Late Library Books

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Here is an interesting article about a person who return a library book 41 years late!! When it was return it included the outstanding late fees. The person who borrowed the book claimed to be a "slow" reader. Have you ever returned a library book late? Check out the article link below.

Awesome Library Card

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Did you know that you can do more than borrow library books with your card? You can! You can register for programs, search academic databases, take free instructor-led adult online instruction courses, and much much more!

To learn more what is available to you talk to library staff today!

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Abandoned Book

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Hi there!

Here is an interesting post on Goodreads that talks about Goodreads Top Five Most Abandoned Book and other titles that people people did not finish. Are some of these titles a suprise? Take a look at the link below and find out!

We are back!!

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Hi everyone out in the virtual universe!

We are back! After the devistating floods that ravaged parts of the city most of the Calgary Public Library services are up and running. The main website is fully operational. Customers can use the computers at their local library branch and most programs are will be run on schedule. The Central library is still closed.

For recent media coverage on related to flood to the Central Branch please consult the links below.

Calgary Herald: Bow Valley College and Central Library closures

Alberta Libraries News feed covers Calgary Public Library:

Global TV East Village site damages:

Summer Read

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Hello avid adult readers out there! Do you read over the summer? Do you like to win prizes? Well, the Calgary Public Library has a program for you! It is called Summer read.

How to Enter

Go to your local Calgary Public Library branch and check the Summer. Read. display with books, DVDs and CDs that connect to the weekly theme. In each displayed item you’ll find a ballot. Fill in the ballot by sharing a review of an item you borrowed in that fits with the weekly theme, and return the ballot to the library for your chance to win.

To participate online visit our Readers’ Nook Blog to see the weekly themes, and book suggestions. Read something in the selected theme and leave a comment on our blog post about the book CD or DVD you've been enjoying. Your name will be entered to win weekly prizes and the grand prize draw!

Did we say prizes?!

The weekly prize at every location is a Calgary Public Library bag for all the books, CDs and DVDs you borrow, as well as a journal that you can use to keep track of all the great material you borrow from the Library!

The grand prizes are 5 Google NEXUS 7 (32 GB) Tablets! The grand prize draws will take place on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013. The last day to drop off your ballots for the grand prize draw is Wednesday, August 28.

Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

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Are you an avid hiker? Or do you love the Canadian Rockies? Well this program might be for you!!

Join John McFaul of Alpenglow Nature Hikes for this slide show and discussion about the best hiking trails in Waterton Park, Lake Louise, Banff and Kananaskis.

Tuesday, June 25
7 - 8:30 p.m.

Register, in person, by phone, or online.

TD Summer Reading Club

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TD Summer Reading Club has started!! Lanch party for the Saddletowne TD Summer Reading Club in on Saturday, June 15.

Drop in for a scavenger hunt and other fun activities. Collect your passport from your local Library branch and read all summer to win great prizes!

Ebooks: A Library on the Go

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Are you curious about ebooks? Library staff demonstrate how to download an ebook using OverDrive.

Saturday, June 22
2:00 - 3:30 p.m

Register in person, by phone, or online.

Youth Read 2013

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Hi teens out there!

Youth Read 2013 is about to start! Following the link below to register.

How it works:

Every week beginning June 12th we’ll post a series of challenges — all you have to do is complete one each week to be eligible for the grand prize draw. One will always be a reading challenge; the others will let you show off your creative side. Register today and we’ll send you an email when the contest begins.


  • Grand prize: $250, $150, and $75 gift cards to Cadillac Fairview malls (Chinook & Market Mall)
  • Weekly prizes: Free books and $25 gift cards – 12 winners every week!
  • Special prize: Tell a friend and you could each win a $50 gift card!

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