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    Learn at the Library

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    “The more that you read, the more things you will know.

    The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ~Dr. Seuss

    Have you ever wanted to learn something new, but you weren’t sure where to begin? Instead of a random Google search, I highly recommend the Calgary Public Library as a great place to start your learning adventures!

    The Library offers so many ways to learn...You can read a book or read an e-book; listen to audio and e-audiobooks; watch a documentary DVD; take an online course, and more! Here are some digital suggestions to get you started. (Have your library card handy to log in to these tools!)

    Mango Languages has online language learning courses for 61 languages, as well as English language courses for learners new to Canada. You can even learn how to speak Pirate!

    Newspaper Direct Display offers full text digital newspaper articles from around the world.

    Zinio Online Magazines provides popular and current digital magazine publications that you can read on your computer or download to your mobile device. Always available: no checkout periods, no limit on downloads.

    Gale Courses has a great collection of instructor-led interactive courses that are all done online so you can learn from the comfort of your own home. Learn how to write and publish a book, how to have a happy and healthy pregnancy, how to use Microsoft Office products, web technology, and photo editing, and so much more!

    So many possibilities…check them out anytime, anywhere!

    iPad MiniSummer. Read.

    Catch up on your reading this summer and enter to win a 16GB iPad Mini in our summer reading contest for adults! Just tell us about the books, DVDs or CDs that you’ve been enjoying (by filling in a ballot) and enter to win fantastic prizes. Visit us here in our Readers’ Nook blog or head to our Facebook page every Wednesday for the new theme. Come join the summer fun!

    Laugh Your Way Through These...

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    “Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.” – George Carlin

    Most people would agree that laughter is the best form of medicine and if you were to ask them what makes them laugh, you’d get all kinds of different answers. At CPL, we recognize the need for variety, not only in content but in format too. We’ve got books and CDs and books on CD…and whether you like George Carlin, Monty Python, Family Guy or Bill Cosby we’ve got what you want!

    Your Calgary Public Library card also gives you access to HOOPLA, for streaming movies, television shows, music and audiobooks using your browser, smartphone or tablet, or downloading them to your device to enjoy offline…and it has a great comedy section!

    Some titles to tickle your funny bone:

     

    iPad MiniSummer. Read.

    Catch up on your reading this summer and enter to win a 16GB iPad Mini in our summer reading contest for adults! Just tell us about the books, DVDs or CDs that you’ve been enjoying (by filling in a ballot) and enter to win fantastic prizes. Visit us here in our Readers’ Nook blog or head to our Facebook page every Wednesday for the new theme. Come join the summer fun!

    Live Life to the Fullest!

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    “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."

    ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Some people choose to play it safe when it comes to life. Others like to live “on the edge.” I always tell myself that life is way too short to worry about being cool, so be who you are! Some have long bucket lists full of things they want to experience like skydiving, traveling to exotic places, or seeing Comicon in San Diego! (That last one is on MY list.) Others prefer to take life one day at a time.

    However you choose to live your life, there are many inspirational reads for you at the library!

    iPad MiniSummer. Read.

    Catch up on your reading this summer and enter to win a 16GB iPad Mini in our summer reading contest for adults! Just tell us about the books, DVDs or CDs that you’ve been enjoying (by filling in a ballot) and enter to win fantastic prizes. Visit us here in our Readers’ Nook blog or head to our Facebook page every Wednesday for the new theme. Come join the summer fun!

    What Are You Reading?

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    According to Wiktionary, the word create means "to put into existence." What are you going to put into existence this summer? What sparks your creativity? Is it art? Photography? Writing? Reading? Cooking? Singing? Dancing? Join us this week for some great reads that will inspire your creativity!

    Hang out in our 700 section to find a wide selection of drawing, painting, and photography books...


    If writing is more your thing, our 808 section has a great variety of books on writing. Want to write a cookbook, romance novel, poetry, or screenplays? This is the spot for you!

    Don't forget to read biographies of your favourite creative people. This too will help ignite your creative juices.

    iPad MiniSummer. Read.

    Catch up on your reading this summer and enter to win a 16GB iPad Mini in our summer reading contest for adults! Just tell us about the books, DVDs or CDs that you’ve been enjoying (by filling in a ballot) and enter to win fantastic prizes. Visit us here in our Readers’ Nook blog or head to our Facebook page every Wednesday for the new theme. Come join the summer fun!

    Imagine Winning an iPad Mini...

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    Sometimes we think that imagination is just for children. But we all imagine how things could be different, whether we're eight or eighty.

    What do you imagine? That you're in Paris rather than mowing the lawn? That you're taller? Shorter? That you've won the lottery? That you're having Italian for lunch rather than a tuna sandwich? That you've landed your dream job? Or that you're as witty as the main character from your favourite novel?

    This week, celebrate the theme 'Imagine' by checking out something that stirs your imagination...whatever that may be!

     

    Paris in Love book jacket

     

    iPad MiniSummer. Read.

    Catch up on your reading this summer and enter to win a 16GB iPad Mini in our summer reading contest for adults! Just tell us about the books, DVDs or CDs that you’ve been enjoying (by filling in a ballot) and enter to win fantastic prizes. Visit us here in our Readers’ Nook blog or head to our Facebook page every Wednesday for the new theme. Come join the summer fun!