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Run for Office!

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Calgary – like any large urban centre – has its share of challenges. Public transit, budget cuts, suburban expansion, community concerns; the list goes on and on. Think you could do a better job of resolving these issues, than our current elected officials do? It’s so much easier to criticize than to offer solutions; easier to find fault than to engineer a remedy. Hindsight is 20/20, too. Still, if you’re fed up with decisions that are (or aren’t!) being made at City Hall, then the obvious question is: Why don’t you run for office?

Join us on Wednesday May 26, for a free information session about running for elected office. Learn about the democratic process by hearing local stories from politicians, campaign managers, and the Chief Electoral Officer for Alberta.

For more information, see this link.

Anatomy of a Career Tour

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The Business, Science & Social Sciences department of the Calgary Public Library is pleased to offer Career Tours to groups and individuals. We’ve been hosting them for years, and consistently receive positive feedback about how valuable this program is. What is a Career Tour, and why should you participate?

A Career Tour is a 75 – 90 minute presentation about the key resources and services that the Calgary Public Library provides to those who are seeking employment, or refining their workplace skills.

In a tour, participants will learn about print sources (books, newspapers, magazines, etc), electronic databases, recommended websites, online directories, CPL's e-library and much more! Experienced facilitators will highlight our favourite resources, and gladly answer your questions. We will tailor the presentation to suit the backgrounds and interests of the participants. Teens, small business owners, newcomers and ESL students, engineers with foreign credentials; no matter what the group profile, we’ll customize a tour!

Go beyond Google, to make your job search thorough, efficient and effective.

The Calgary Public Library has Calgary’s largest collection of career related materials, and we offer free programs ranging from workplace skills to computer literacy.

If you’re interested in a Career Tour, contact the Business, Science & Social Sciences department at (403) 260-2782.

Buying Your First Home

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Amortization? Fixed versus variable? Open versus Closed?

When I recently purchased my first home, I had the help of an experienced banker, who happens to be a relative. If I didn’t have her to walk me through the process, I’m sure I would have been lost.

Don’t make the mistake of signing something you don’t entirely understand! A mortgage is one of the most important contracts you’ll ever enter into.

Join us at the Central Library on Wednesday, May 19th, for a presentation from Royal Bank and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Find out more about mortgages, and have your questions answered!

For more information, and a full list of CPL programs, please click here.

Free Legal Resources Workshop

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Learn how to locate legal information, case law, and free community legal resources, by attending a free program on Monday May 3. Staff from the Alberta Law Libraries and the Law Information Centre will be on hand to guide you through a brief overview, and to answer your questions.

For more information about this and other CPL programs, please click here.

The History of War

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The history of humankind is violent, to be sure. War - no matter its scale - has impacted nearly every society, at every time period. What is its function, and why (even though we decry its horrors) do we keep engaging in it?

Come to the library for an informative series of programs about war.

History of War on Wednesday May 5

Origins of World War II on Wednesday May 12

The Battle of Normandy on Friday June 4

The format of these programs varies from lecture to simulation board game, to multimedia presentation. To find out more, please visit our website.

Happy Earth Day!

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Your Calgary Public Library wishes you a very happy Earth Day! Use your library to find out more about your planet of origin!

  • Explore collections on astronomy, animals, geography and everything in between.
  • Borrow BBC’s Planet Earth, on DVD.
  • Investigate environmental issues and read magazines from home, using Greener, a new database on our e-library.
  • Attend free programs on gardening, camping, hiking, and composting.
  • Take home a kill-o-watt meter, and determine how your family can reduce its energy use.
  • Read our Eco-Action blog, dedicated to exploring green initiatives and library resources.

Calgary Public Library is proud of its history as “the original recycler”. Come and explore your local branch! Happy Earth Day, Calgary!

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