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

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates

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 …

Recent Changes to City Services and Facilities

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Based on the new provincewide public health measures & restrictions announced on December 8, some services offered by the City of Calgary are being temporarily impacted. Public Transit Bus services and C-Train are open but running with a reduced number of trips and frequency. Get the latest updates on changes to Calgary Transit service. Watch our Smart Tips video and …

Changes to Calgary Public Library Services

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

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 …

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

Michelle Mak Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

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 …

Online Workshop – Employment Law for Newcomers

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Employment

The Calgary Public Library is hosting an online program in partnership with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society to learn about the significant Employment Standards code, inter alias, changes to averaging arrangements, rest periods, holiday pay, payments upon termination, deductions from earnings, and temporary layoff. This event is happening today, Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. To register for a …

Media Literacy Week October 26 – 30

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Media Literacy Week is an annual national campaign hosted by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers Federation to promote digital and media literacy. During the week, activities and events are hosted by libraries, museums, schools, and community groups nationwide.  What is digital literacy? The ability to find, evaluate, and compose clear information on various digital platforms For example, are you able to type efficiently, upload …

New Wellness Desk at Central Calgary Public Library

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

The Calgary Public Library has always provided more than just short term book rentals. The resources and information available for the public’s use is beyond that. A new feature of their free mental health and addictions support is the wellness desk. The library’s new wellness desk will provide free, drop-in mental health care. The desk is located at Central Library …

Build a Book Bag Expanded to More Age Groups

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Calgary Public Library has been offering a program called “Build a Book Bag”. Recently the Library has decided to expand this free Library service. Along with ordering custom book recommendations for adults, you can now choose book bags for babies, toddlers, school-age kids, and teens! Learn about how to join the program here: https://settlementcalgary.com/2020/08/24/build-a-book-bag-calgary-public-library/ Now the newly-added function to …