Did you know… even in Canada today, books including Harry Potter, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Shine, the Hunger Games, and sooooo many other young adult novels are being challenged because of their content! There are individuals and groups who believe we shouldn’t be choosing what we read! Last week (February 24-March 2, 2013) was Freedom to Read Week, and [...]
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Would you want to go on a blind date with a book? The Calgary Public Library seems to think so. This poster says it all: “Who will your ‘book soul mate’ be? A thriller, a biography, perhaps a romance? Don’t worry if it doesn’t work out, simply return your date with no strings attached and no hard feelings” For February [...]
Just a little more than a month ago, I had the most amazing opportunity of collaborating with the staff at Youth Central through my school club, Creativity In Action, in creating a mural for Calgary. Here is the excerpt from our club illustrating our inspiration behind the mural. The Creativity In Action team has partnered with Youth Central since October 2012 and painted a [...]
Do you love reading and everything about the literary world? Do you want to spread the love of reading to young children? Want to earn volunteer hours and leadership skills along the way?
Pondering about what to do during the summer? Volunteer! It’s been quite a while since Youth Week now (no, I have not been procrastinating on any blog posts…) but I thought it’ll be nice to share some organizations that were at the Youth Volunteer Fair and are currently offering volunteer opportunities in Calgary. Check out their linked websites for more opportunities. I’m [...]
Volunteer to be the Library mascot! The Calgary Public Library is looking for people who want to step inside the wonderful Curious the Chameleon mascot costume and transform into a friendly, furry mascot! If you love to pump up the crowd, this is the job for you. The Mascot’s duties include greeting the public at Library events and being cute. In addition, you [...]
This weekend, I attended the slam poetry event hosted by the Calgary Public Library and This Is My City at the John Dutton Theatre in the Central Library. The program was essentially the Kickoff Event for this year’s 9th Annual Calgary Spoken Word Festival. It is also a part of Youth Week Calgary 2012. If you haven’t heard of slam [...]
One of the very first events of Youth Week 2012 is Youth Slam! at the Calgary Spoken Word Festival this Saturday, April 14, and it sure won’t be an event to miss. Presented with the Calgary Public Library, This Is My City and Youth Central, Youth Slam! aims to encourage youth to embrace SLAM and spoken word poetry. This [...]
Have you ever wondered what life might be like without books, magazines, the Internet, or any other information resources? It might be a crisis for us to finish our homework without Wikipedia (oh, the horror of SOPA!), but in many parts of the world, there is immense censorship, from books to the internet. Even here in Canada, censorship takes place [...]
Our friends at the Calgary Public Library need volunteers for their awesome Reading Buddies program at the Shaganappi Library!
Go see a FREE OUTDOOR FILM screening on the rooftop of the Alexander Calhoun Library! Raging human atrocities and massacres ravaged the African country of Liberia. This savage civil war knew no boundaries- villages were pillaged by child soldiers, innocent civilians were targeted by the rebels and government alike and terror trapped many fearful persons in their own homes. It’s [...]
Now that the school year is coming to an end for youth volunteers all around the city, it’s time to start planning how to spend these next two lazy months. Many students are booked up with vacations and summer jobs, but the nicer weather doesn’t mean that volunteer opportunities are slowing down. Those who volunteer frequently throughout the school year [...]
Not many plans for summer? Why not give a shot at novels and litrature through Teen Summer Reading Club by Calgary Public Library? With their online Summer Reading Program, you are expected to read for three hours a week or complete three reading challenges. For every week you successfully complete your challenge or reading, you are entered for weekly draws [...]
Join Teens all over Calgary at the Village Square Library as teens take the stage! It’s not what you’d expect at a library. There will be many games and events for you to enjoy! Who: Teens ages 13-17 What: Teen Takeover where teens take the centre stage and participate in events and games for free! Where: The Village Square Public [...]
Pre-loved Prom dresses are finding new romance this season at the Calgary Public Library, where you can pick up a donated Grad dress and turn it into your own unique garment. The Village Square library branch is hosting a Prom Dress Extravaganza where youth ages 15-18 can get fashion advice, try on dresses and take one home for free on [...]