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Neil Gaiman: Let children read the books they love

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Here is an interesting article. Author Neil Gaiman “physical books are here to stay during keynote speech on what he sees as future of books, reading and libraries.”

Click the link below to read the full article.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/14/neil-gaiman-children-books-reading-lecture

Calgary Public Library CLOSED on Monday

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All Calgary Public Library Branches will be CLOSED on Monday, October 14 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Anonymous Librarians Confess to Breaking Their Own Rules

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Here is a link to a funny article about anonymous librarians around the world confessing to breaknig their own rules. The pictures from the article are from the Tumblr site called Library Shaming where library workers reveal embarassing secrets and guilty pleasures.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2447492/Anonymous-librarians-confess-breaking-rules.html

Hunger Games Read-a-likes

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Hi there!

Do you love The Hunger Games book series? If you do then check out the link below. The link is to an article on Buzzfeed that shows 15 other book series that you might enjoy of you liked The Hunger Games.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ariellecalderon/book-series-to-read-if-you-enjoyed-the-hunger-games

AudioBookCloud

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AudioBookCloud is a website that provides online streaming Audiobooks to people. You do not need an audibook device to listen to the Audiobooks provided by AudiBookCloud! All you need is a computer.

Click the link below to try AudioBookCloud:

http://www.audiobookcloud.com/ViewByCover.aspx?categoryID=35&subcategoryID=19

Language learning for children with Muzzy Online

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Does your child want to learn a new language or need practice? Muzzy Online is a free and fun way for children to learn a new language! Languages include: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese.

Click the link below to try Muzzy today!

http://libraries.muzzyonline.com.elibrary.calgarypubliclibrary.com/portal/default.aspx

Ancestry Library Edition

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Did you know that with your library card you have access to Ancestry Library Edition? You do! If you are interested in researching your family history and genealogy then try it today.

Ancestry Library Edition is available to use in the library only, so stop by your local branch today to discover your family legacy.

Library Humour Meme

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Well played librarian.... Well played!!

Image found at http://weknowmemes.com/page/4/

Top 10 challenged titles

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Hi everyone!

According to the American Libraries Association (ALA), US librarians received 464 requests to take books off shelves in 2012. Here is a link to an interesting article about the top ten challnged titles of last year and the reasons behind those challenges.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2013/sep/24/banned-books-week-top-10-challenged-titles-pictures?commentpage=1#/?picture=417231425&index=0

Thailand

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Here is a program that might be of interest to some.

Thailand
Join us for island-hopping in Thailand! Discover its magnificent beaches and renowned nightlife. Presented by Marlin Travel.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
7 - 8:30 p.m.

Register In Person, By Phone, Or Online.

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