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Meet the Library's New Mascot!

We are excited to introduce Curious, our new mascot!

Facts about Curious:

  • What am I?: Our mascot, is a colourful chameleon, celebrating the 100th year of the Calgary Public Library in 2012.
  • Why a chameleon?: Chameleons are adaptable, live all over the world, and can see both backward and forward, in the same way Calgary Public Library is always adapting, open to everyone, and celebrates our past as we look toward our future. Calgary Public Library helps Calgarians learn, grow, and discover new passions so that everyone can succeed in our rapidly changing world.
  • Why Curious? In early 2012, a contest was held to name our Mascot and Curious was the winning entry from a library customer, who wrote “The Chameleon knows that the CPL is the PERFECT place to get more info on something you're curious about, as well as a great place to stumble upon new treasures you didn't even know you were looking for!”
  • Can you meet Me?: Of course! Our mascot will be in your neighbourhood in 2012!

 

Did You Know?

  • Chameleons' eyes can move independently of each other — Imagine being able to see ahead and behind yourself at the same time!
  • Chameleons live in the wild in Madagascar and Sub-Saharan Africa, India and Sri Lanka, and from the Middle East to Spain and are found in homes across the globe as pets
  • "Chameleon" comes from the Ancient Greek words “khamai” and “leon” which means “on the ground lion”.
  • For more chameleon facts, log-in and check out our e-library resources like World Book or Grzimek’s Student Animal Life or or visit any of our locations look under the call number J 597.95.

Learn More About Chameleons

  • Chameleons : [species], [volume 1]
    Chameleons : [species], [volume 1]
    Chameleons : [species], [volume 1]
    Schmidt, W. (Wolfgang)
    Pub.Year: 1994
    ISBN: 9780793802647
    Call #: J 639. 395 SCH v.01
    Chameleons : [species], [volume 1]
  • Chameleon chameleon
    Chameleon chameleon
    Chameleon chameleon
    Cowley, Joy.
    Pub.Year: 2005
    ISBN: 9780439666534
    Call #: J 597. 95 COW
    Chameleon chameleon
  • Chameleons are cool
    Chameleons are cool
    Chameleons are cool
    Jenkins, Martin, 1959-
    Pub.Year: 1998
    ISBN: 9780763601447
    Call #: J 597. 95 JEN
    Chameleons are cool
  • Chameleons : everything about purchase, care, nutrition, and breeding
    Chameleons : everything about purchase, care, nutrition, and breeding
    Chameleons : everything about purchase, care, nutrition, and breeding
    Bartlett, Richard D., 1938-
    Pub.Year: 2005
    ISBN: 9780764128639
    Call #: 639. 3956 BAR 2005
    Chameleons : everything about purchase, care, nutrition, and breeding