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Law Connect 2012

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Wednesday, October 17
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Central Library
616 Macleod Trail SE

Join us from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Central Library on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 for Law Connect 2012.

  • LEGAL RESOURCES FAIR (11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
    Learn what’s available in the community, connect and ask questions of over 25 community legal service organizations.
  • CAREER CONVERSATIONS (11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) NEW for 2012!
    Meet one-on-one with a variety of legal professionals to learn more about their careers.
  • EDUCATIONAL FILMS (12:00 to 1:00 p.m.)
    Learn about “what to do in court” for civil claims, foreclosure matters and landlord and tenant disputes.
  • LEGAL GROUNDS ADVICE CLINIC (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
    Receive free legal advice from volunteers lawyers in a private setting. By appointment only. Registration deadline Oct 12.

Law Connect 2012 is a partnership between the Calgary Public Library and Pro Bono Law Alberta, Calgary Legal Guidance, Norton Rose (which provides the team of lawyers) and the Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch.

Live near Country Hills?

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Volunteers are needed at our Country Hills Library for our ESL Conversation Club and TD Read With Me programs.

Help adult English learners practice their speaking skills and gain confidence through games, conversation starters, and group activities with the ESL Conversation Club


Help children improve their reading skills with our TD Read with Me Program.

Volunteers must be over 18, fluent in English, and able to make a one year commitment. To apply, please click here.

Meet a Library Mascot Volunteer

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Before... ...And After, with Mayor Nenshi!

Ever wonder who is hiding underneath our Mascot, Curious the Chameleon?

Since Curious’ arrival, we’ve had a team of volunteers bring our mascot to Library and Community events all across the city. So it hasn’t just been one person, it’s been many wonderful volunteers willing to don the sometimes heavy and warm costume.

Chief among our volunteer team for Curious is Sherina. Sherina has been working with Curious since the very beginning, in fact she was the first volunteer to dress up as Curious at it’s debut during Saddletowne Library’s opening day in January 2012!

Staff and customers are always commenting about how much energy, fun, and enthusiasm she has for the character. She makes Curious come alive for Calgary's children and has made many a storytime and public event more lively through her charcterization.

“She was flexible, went with the flow, kept up high energy the whole time – playing with kids, getting the crowd excited, etc. She had a smile on her face the whole time and she really pulled the group together!”

Thank you, Sherina, for all that you put into your volunteer work!

If you are interested in volunteering as the Library’s Mascot or Mascot "Handler", click here for more information. Our Mascot Handlers support our Mascot, assisting them to meet and greet the public, looking after physical and safety needs and escorting them at all times.