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    Book Club in a Bag

    Summer. Read. Week 3

    by Jasna Tosic - 0 Comment(s)

    Imagine...

    What if? It’s a simple question with endless outcomes. Just imagine…new flavor combinations, life with internet-equipped contact lenses or eco-friendly travel plans. Why not spend this week daydreaming and ask yourself that little question…what if?

    Becoming a life change artist: 7 creative skills to reinvent yourself at any stage of life

    Fed Mandell

    The vertical farm: feeding the world in the 21st century [MP3]

    Dickson D. Despommier

    The flavor bible: the essential guide to culinary creativity,

    based on the wisdom of America's most imaginative chefs

    Karen Page

    Clean breaks: 500 new ways to see the world

    Richard Hammond

    Cloud Atlas [EPUB novel]

    David Mitchell

    Shades of grey: the road to High Saffron [a mystery novel]

    Jasper Fforde

    Physics of the future:

    how science will shape human destiny and our daily lives by the year 2100

    Michio Kaku

    Summer. Read. Week 2

    by Jasna Tosic - 0 Comment(s)

    Play!

    Longer days… warmer nights… must be summer! And we in Calgary know you have to grab the chance to play when the weather’s nice! Now is the time to enjoy hiking, swimming, sports, camping and road trips. And how about a soundtrack while you play? Bring along a book or magazine to enjoy on the beach or a movie to relax after a full day of outdoor pursuits.

    Sea Kayaking: A Manual for Long-Distance Touring

    John Dowd [Adobe PDF book]

    If You Asked Me (and of course you won't)

    Betty White [MP3]

    Day Trips from Calgary

    Bill Corbett

    Vampire Knits: Projects to Keep You Knitting From Twilight to Dawn

    Genevieve Miller [Adobe EPUB]

    Bollywood Boogie Workout

    Hemalayaa [DVD]

    Summer. Read. Week 1

    by Jasna Tosic - 1 Comment(s)

    Welcome to Summer. Read. our annual reading program for adults!

    The Calgary Public Library and the Readers’ Nook are taking you on a 9-week adventure. Together, we are going to explore, play, imagine, create, live, laugh, learn, grow and… be.

    We’ll present a wide variety of collections and introduce you to new, exciting ways of using your library.

    This is a two-way street - we want to hear from you, so please tell us about your great summer reads.

    Go to your favorite branch - or to one you’ve never been before – and check out the weekly Summer. Read. displays with books, DVDs and CDs. In each displayed item you’ll find a ballot. Enter the contest by returning the ballot to the library or comment online here for a chance to win.

    You can also check out and comment on the Calgary Public Library Facebook page here for more chances to win!

    And then the prizes, of course…

    The weekly prize at every location is a Summer. Read. book bag.

    The grand prizes – 10 Kobo readers! The grand prize draws will take a place at the end of the contest, so the more times you enter, the more chances you have to win the grand prizes!

    Starting today, every Thursday we are going to take you to a different destination on our imaginative voyage.

    Now fasten your seatbelts and let the journey begin! The first place to visit en route is…

    …EXPLORE!

    ... and what better time for that than summer! Are you visiting someplace new or simply discovering new corners of Calgary? Will you learn a new skill or try your hand at cooking cuisine from around the world? Are you interested in the stories, sights and sounds of people in other countries? No matter what your arena of exploration, find something to start off with at the library. Check our E-Library for electronic books and today's newspapers from around the world (Newspaper Direct Press Daily); borrow a CD from our rich music collection; find your favorite author in MP3 and book-on-CD format... Explore and enjoy!

    Here are some suggestions...

    Chef in Your Backpack: Gourmet Cooking in the Great Outdoors

    Nicole Bassett [Adobe PDF book]

    100 Ways to Bring Out Your Best

    Roger Fritz [MP3]

    Turkish Groove [Music CD]

    Lonely Planet magazine

    The Elephant’s Journey

    Jose Saramago