Changes to Calgary Public Library Services

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After the Government of Alberta released the new mandatory health measures, Calgary Public Library has made a few changes to their services. Cancellation of all in-person programs and events will continue until Monday, January 11, 2021. Social gatherings are not allowed in locations. All group seating will be limited to no more than three persons. Exceptions can be made to …

How to Correctly Recycle Electronic Items

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! It’s always nice to have the latest technology in your hand. How often do you change your smartphone? With the holiday season approaching fast, many people choose to buy new cellphones during the Black Friday and Boxing Day sales. What to do with old cellphone and other discarded electronics? You …

Secret Santa for Newcomer Children

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Christmas is around the corner and Santa is getting ready to visit us! Santa helpers are helping Santa prepare presents for kids. You can receive a present, if you are 6 to 13 years old have lived in Canada for less than 16 months currently resides in Calgary How to receive a present? All you need to do is sending …

Calgary Public Library – Learn about your child’s reading levels

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The Calgary Public Library in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library is hosting a webinar today from 7:30 – 8:30 PM to talk about books that are appropriate for your child’s reading level. This session will be hosted by Calgary Board of Education’s Literacy Specialist – Sasha Gardiner-Hadford as well as Edmonton Public Library Youth Services Manager, Elaine Jones. They …

Snow Clearing Bylaws

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With Winter slowly creeping up on us, it is important to understand some some snow bylaws that the City of Calgary enforces. These are bylaws that everyone should follow when Calgary does start seeing snow. While the City of Calgary does their part in clearing the roads, designated pathways, public sidewalks and other high use public areas, Calgary property owners …

Support Calgary Local Businesses This Holiday Shopping Season

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Local businesses make up the fabric of our communities; the heartbeat of our neighbourhoods and the spine of our local economy. A lot of local small businesses are experiencing the impact since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help local businesses survive the hard times by spending your money here in the City. As we enter the holiday …

Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov 20

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Today November 20, 2020 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). TDOR is an annual observance where we honour lives of transgender and nonbinary people who were murdered over the last year as a result of transphobia and transphobic violence. In the past 12 months, 350 trans and gender-diverse people were reported killed globally. From January 2008 to September 2020, …

Black Cart, Blue Cart & Green Cart

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Welcome to Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! These are a series of articles to help you learn the right way to recycle, dispose or donate your unwanted items. Blue Cart Use your Blue Cart or access a community recycling depot to help keep valuable recyclable materials out of City landfills. Items that should go to your Blue Cart …

Lougheed House 2020 Christmas Free Admission

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Lougheed House is a national and provincial historic site located in the Beltline district of Calgary. It was originally built in 1891 and served many different roles over its long history. Nowadays, it is a museum. Winter is here, and as we are approaching the end-of-year holiday season, expert designers have decorated the Lougheed House in festive style! To celebrate …