Free Printing (Curbside Pickup)

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Your Library card gives you $5 of printing every month. You can print up to 50 black and white pages or 25 colour pages free of charge. Even though in-person services are temporarily closed at the Library, curbside printing is available at every Calgary Library location except Rocky Ridge. To use Curbside Printing, you must have access to Wi-Fi and …

Alberta Easing Restrictions for Outdoor Gatherings

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First, let’s recap what happened earlier this month: on January 7, the Alberta Government announced that the Provincial Public Health Restrictions was extended until January 21, 2021. The most recent adjustment to the restrictions is that starting today January 18, the provincial government is easing restrictions for outdoor social gatherings up to 10 people personal & wellness services by appointment …

Winter Blues

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Do you find yourself feeling down in winter? You are not alone. Many people feel their moods drop with the temperature. It’s called the winter blues! What are the winter blues? The winter blues are a wave of low emotions that come with these cold winter days. Some ways to improve your mood in winter Bathe in sunlight Do more …

Free Dental Hygiene, Kinesiology and Nutrition Services

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The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provides free health services for youth, including: Dental hygiene assessment & fluoride varnish Activity plan with a kinesiologist Growth & nutrition screening with a dietitian Note that this is a first-come, first-served clinic and you may be asked to wait or return in the order of arrival. Check out the calendar for the month of …

Alberta Frontliners Getting Vaccinated

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From January to April 2021, Albertans who are most at risk will receive COVID-19 vaccines first, including front-line health care workers. Front-line health care workers are the bravest. Their strength and commitment deserve our applause, thanks and respect. Let’s hear what they say about getting vaccinated! “It is a privilege to be receiving the COVID vaccine,…” — Brittany Cook, a …

More Outdoor Skating Rinks Now Open

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The City of Calgary has opened up several outdoor skating rinks for those who love ice skating: Barb Scott Park Big Marlborough Park Bowness Park Carburn Park North Glenmore Park Olympic Plaza Prairie Winds Park Thomson Family Park These locations are free to use first-come-first-served may open/close on short notice When skating at these locations, You are allowed to wear …

Library Event: Why Do I Feel Sick with A Virus?

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The Calgary Public Library has partnered up with UCalgary and the Infections, Inflammation & Chronic Diseases Research Strategy and invited Dr. Paul Kubes (PhD), a Professor and founding director of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases for an online event. The World at War with a Virus – the Science Behind the Headlines: Why Do I Feel Sick with a …

New Open Work Permit Opportunity for International Students

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The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), has recently made an announcement: Former international students who hold or held a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) will have a unique opportunity to apply for another open work permit. Those affected by the pandemic with an expired or expiring PGWP will be have the chance to …

Enforcing Calgary’s COVID-19 Face Coverings Bylaw

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The Temporary COVID-19 Face Coverings Bylaw came into effect in August 2020 and was extended through December 2021. Those who fail to comply face penalties from $50 to $100. Following offences within a 12-month period will result in higher penalties. Calgary Community Peace Officers and the Calgary Police Service (CPS) have been working together to ensure enforcement of all bylaws …