"Do you know, in Sanskrit the root of the verb to be is the same as to grow or to make grow?"
This quote comes from the action-packed, blockbuster movie My Dinner with Andre. The point that the character Andre is making is that in some cultures the act of growing is an essential part of life. Or, as a milk commercial from a few years ago put it: “Always grow. Grow all ways.” The lesson we can take away is that to be as fully alive as possible we must grow.
The Calgary Public Library has an almost limitless selection of materials that can assist you in growing in a number of different ways. Whether you are interested in growing a garden, financial security or your muscles, the library has material that can help you out, like the following:
And once you have your personal growth taken care of, then you can think about helping your kids grow too with books like: Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow and Don’t Lick the Minivan: and Other Things I Never Thought I’d Say to My Kids. So grab a book, pour yourself a big glass of milk, and grow.
About Summer. Read.
Discover new books that will keep you reading all summer in our Summer. Read. contest for adults!
1. Check the weekly theme every Wednesday, either at your local branch or right here online
2. Borrow a new (to you!) book, DVD or CD from the Library that fits that theme.
3. Fill in the online ballot to tell us what you're reading (or watching, or listening to) and enter to win one of five 32 GB Google Nexus 7 Tablets, and weekly prizes of leather-bound journals and Calgary Public Library tote bags. You can also enter by filling out a paper ballot at your local branch. Good luck!