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 [...]
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(Or rather, To Read Before Summer-Ends-And-My-Free-Time-Dies-of-IB) Now that you’ve made a Summer Bucket List, it’s time to ̶w̶i̶n̶ ̶s̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶m̶o̶n̶e̶y̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶c̶h̶e̶c̶k̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶m̶ ̶o̶f̶f̶!̶ make a summer reading list! Although, really, those are the same thing. Doesn’t matter if you’re not an avid reader – flipped through a magazine? Studying for the SAT? Reading this blog post? It all counts! [...]
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 [...]
On April 27, I attended a teen-only event at the Calgary Public Library (thanks for hosting it CPL). I honestly had no idea what to expect and I was sure in for a surprise.
You may or may not be right, but (cliche as it sounds -) you’ll never know if you don’t try. (And just because you don’t look good in a dainty little tutu doesn’t mean you can’t become an incredible break dancer. Those are two totally different worlds.) I’ve always admired b-boys/b-girls who can break into dance to any music on [...]
For all you Netflix lovers out there, I have it as well. So I’m not some uninformed basher about this streaming service! For $8 per month, Netflix allows you to stream movies and TV shows ranging from romantic comedies to independent movies to anime! And if you’re one of those people who like to try things before you buy, Netflix [...]
Is the pen your weapon of choice? Would you like your world of literary creations… rewritten? Have a flair for the extrodinaire? In other words (no pun intended), if you are a youth who is passionate about writing, the Write Now conference is for you. On March 24, the Calgary Public Library will be hosting a fun writing and literary experience. Head [...]
Personally, I found Graduation to be a little expensive (which is why my friends and I had a delicious dinner at Bolero instead of a $70 banquet), especially for girls. I know dressing up is super important, paying for make-up, the dress and flowers/decorations. So to help you save some money, your local library has decided to host a great [...]
If you, like me, have a love for good stories being read aloud to you in the form of an audiobook, the worst thing is not knowing where you left off and having to physically look through the hours of and hours of tracks the next day. Fortunately, this problem can be easily solved by converting your .mp3 files into [...]
Earlier this week, City Council approved a plan to develop an arts hub in the East Village district of Calgary. The $225-250 million proposal includes the building of a new Central library to replace the Castell Central Library, close to 1st Street Station. Along with the library, it is being reported by the Calgary Herald that there will be a push [...]
Have you ever wanted to listen to the awesomeness that is the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, but wasn’t able to see them due to some odd reason? Perhaps you didn’t have extra cash on you at the time of ticket sales, or the performance times were too inconvenient and the location was too far from your house… well, never fear, the [...]
How often do you sit down to ponder what you love about culture in Calgary? Well most people never dwell on the subject at all, but on Oct. 3 and 4, 2010, 100 Calgarians gathered to do just that. The group of panelists itself was very diverse, ranging from authors, poets, singers, playwrights, filmmakers and artists to businessmen, lawyers, art/heritage [...]
The Central 2nd Saturday SLAM! Come down to the Central Library to enjoy a Spoken Word Extravaganza for the youth of Calgary! Poets storm the stage to share their words and beats to packed-out, cheering crowds. Judges from the audience score their performances in three intense rounds of poetic excellence, until a winner is crowned. For those who do not [...]