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    Book Club in a Bag

    Summer. Read. Week 6

    Summer. Read. Week 6

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    Knock knock! Who’s there? The Calgary Public Library with books, CDs, and DVDs that will leave you in stitches!

    Don’t worry, we won’t tell if you snort while you laugh.

    So join the Calgary Public Library for a 9-week summer reading adventure. Each week we're diving into a new theme: explore, play, imagine, create, live, laugh, learn, grow, and… be. Together we’ll discover new books that will keep you reading all summer. We’ll post information about the weekly theme every Wednesday here on our Readers’ Nook blog and on our Facebook page.

    When you comment on our Summer. Read. Facebook posts, telling us what books or DVDs or CDs you’ve been enjoying, you’ll be entered to win great prizes. There are weekly prizes of leather-bound journals and CPL tote bags, as well as ten grand prize Kobo eReaders! You can also enter by filling out a paper ballot at your local library.

    Summer. Read. Week 5

    Summer. Read. Week 5

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    Do you have a bucket list like Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman’s characters in the 2007 film The Bucket List?

    With so many things to do and see in Calgary and around the world, I am inspired to add new items to my bucket list every time I visit the library.

         

    And there are lots of books, audiobooks, and DVDs on healthy living for me borrow, so that I can accomplish all my goals before I kick the bucket.

     

         

    So join the Calgary Public Library for a 9-week summer reading adventure. Each week we're diving into a new theme: explore, play, imagine, create, live, laugh, learn, grow, and… be. Together we’ll discover new books that will keep you reading all summer. We’ll post information about the weekly theme every Wednesday here on our Readers’ Nook blog and on our Facebook page.

    When you comment on our Summer.Read. Facebook posts, telling us what books or DVDs or CDs you’ve been enjoying, you’ll be entered to win great prizes. There are weekly prizes of leather-bound journals and CPL tote bags, as well as ten grand prize Kobo eReaders! You can also enter by filling out a paper ballot at your local library.

    Summer. Read. Week 4

    Summer. Read. Week 4

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    Summer is here and the time is right for… being creative! The library has books, CDs, and DVDs to help you start all your creative endeavors. In addition, Freading, our newest eBook service, has lots of great cooking, crafts & hobbies, and gardening titles! Why not challenge yourself to take better photos, make delicious preserves, or create music with your iPad this week?

    Or take a moment to appreciate the creativity of authors like David Weber, who dramatically creates the world of Safehold in his series of the same name, or Michael Crichton, who crafted compelling plotlines in which regular people struggled against unfavorable odds.

    So join the Calgary Public Library for a 9-week summer reading adventure. Each week we're diving into a new theme: explore, play, imagine, create, live, laugh, learn, grow, and… be. Together we’ll discover new books that will keep you reading all summer. We’ll post information about the weekly theme every Wednesday here on our Readers’ Nook blog and on our Facebook page. When you comment on our Summer.Read. Facebook event page, telling us what books or DVDs or CDs you’ve been enjoying, you’ll be entered to win great prizes. There are weekly prizes of leather-bound journals and CPL tote bags, as well as ten grand prize Kobo eReaders! You can also enter by filling out a paper ballot at your local library.

    Summer. Read. Week Three!

    Summer. Read. Week Three!

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    Imagine


    Let your imagination run wild at the Calgary Public Library with an abundance of titles to help you kick start your brain during the dog days of summer!

    Imagine distant worlds and alien races with our extensive science fiction collection. Look at alternative histories, historical fiction and virtually any fiction title to have yourself dreaming of complex characters living in faraway places. Whether your heart’s pounding to the dystopian future put forth by Suzanne Collins in The Hunger Games or you’re imagining a boy stuck on a lifeboat with a ferocious tiger in The Life of Pi, using your imagination while you read is great exercise for staying mentally sharp. Why let Peter Jackson tell you what the shire looks like in The Lord of the Rings when you can imagine it all on your own?

    So join the Calgary Public Library for a 9-week summer reading adventure. Each week we're diving into a new theme: explore, play, imagine, create, live, laugh, learn, grow and… be. Together we’ll discover new books that will keep you reading all summer. We’ll post information about the weekly theme every Wednesday here on our Readers’ Nook blog and on our Facebook page. When you comment on our Summer.Read. Facebook posts, and tell us what books or DVDs or CDs (etc!) you’ve been enjoying, you’ll also be entered to win great prizes. (CPL tote bags and Kobo Readers!) You can also enter by picking up a paper ballot at your local library.

    The Hunger Games

    Life of Pi

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    The Yiddish Policemen's Union

    The Hunger Games

    by Suzanne Collins

    Life of Pi

    by Yann Martel

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    by Len Deighton

    The Yiddish Policemen's Union

    by Michael Chabon