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Picks of the Litter(ati), August 8

by Katherine - 0 Comment(s)

I love, love, love new books! If my fingertips could, they would salivate like Pavlov’s dog! Here are the titles calling out to me this week:

What, by Mark Kurlansky

The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance, by Jim Al-Khalili

The Servile Mind: How Democracy Erodes the Moral Life, by Kenneth Minogue

Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the New World without Becoming a Bore, by Peter L. Berger

A New Page

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The Calgary Public Library employs teens up to 17 years of age, to work as pages. Pages are the oft-unsung employees who have the enormously important task of shelving our books. You know the expression a needle in a haystack? Well, that’s what our books become, when they’re not shelved in the right order. We rely on pages to work quickly and accurately, and with attention to the little details. Does that description remind you of a teen you know, who might like a part time job? If so, encourage her or him to apply for work as a page. We’re always hiring diligent book lovers!

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Exploring the e-library

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Whenever I participate in community outreach on behalf of the Calgary Public Library, the one comment I am bound to hear more often than any other is: “I didn’t know you guys had that!”

I wish that more Calgarians knew about the tremendous resources at their fingertips. So, I’m encouraging you to take a tour of our newly designed website. Check out some of these resources:

  • daily newspapers from Calgary and around the world
  • hundreds of digitized magazines and magazine articles
  • business directories
  • encyclopedias
  • language learning software
  • free e-books
  • academic and peer reviewed articles
  • reliable information about health and wellness

What I’ve listed here is just a small sample of all that’s available to you! If you’re not sure how to get started, then strike up a conversation with us, using our online chat feature. Happy browsing!

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