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Zinio for Libraries

by Lindsay B - 0 Comment(s)

Hi everyone!

Zinio has been added to the e-library of the Calgary Public Library website! For those who do not know, Zinio is a database that provides enhanced online delivery of popular magazines. With Zinio you can access such titles as Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stones, and Popular Science. Magazines are always available: no check out periods and no limits on downloads.

Zinio can be found under the e-library section of the Calgary Public Library website.

http://calgarypubliclibrary.com/books-more/e-library

Here is also a handy link about using Zinio

http://calgarypubliclibrary.com/books-more/ebooks/zinio

Dinosaur Stomp!

by Lindsay B - 0 Comment(s)

There are still spots available for the Dinosaur Stomp Storytime for anyone who are interested in registering for it!

Join us for stories and rhymes about dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes.
Ages 2 to 5 with a parent/caregiver
Monday, Nov. 25
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Register In Person, By Phone, Or Online.

Calgary Public Library CLOSED on Monday

by Lindsay B - 0 Comment(s)

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

Ancestry Library Edition

by Lindsay B - 0 Comment(s)

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.

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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We are back!!

by Lindsay B - 0 Comment(s)

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

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Valley+College+back+next+week+Central+library+reopen+August/8613814/story.html

Alberta Libraries News feed covers Calgary Public Library:

http://www.albertalibraries.ca/news/category/5-public-libraries

Global TV East Village site damages:

http://globalnews.ca/news/691310/calgarys-east-village-surveys-flood-damage/

Summer Read

by Lindsay B - 0 Comment(s)

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.

TD Summer Reading Club

by Lindsay B - 0 Comment(s)

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!

Youth Read 2013

by Lindsay B - 0 Comment(s)

Hi teens out there!

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

http://calgarypubliclibrary.com/teens/youth-read

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.

Prizes:

  • 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!

ed2Go

by Lindsay B - 0 Comment(s)

Hi there,

The Calgary Public Library has a very useful online program that is available to all who have a library card. It is called ed2Go!

Ed2Go offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of the courses are free, and led by expert instructors. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. So if you looking to enter the publishing world, write a book, needing to know about business or finance take a look at ed2Go today!

Ed2Go can be found at the link below or can be accessed through the E-Library on the Calgary Public Library website.

http://www.ed2go.com/l-calg12689/

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