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Reader/Artist-in-Residence Profile

In addition to being our new Reader-in-Residence, Karen Scarlett is an interdisciplinary artist. She works in pencil, water colour, acrylic, mixed media, bas-relief and sculpture. Karen often works with barn wood found at 100 year old homesteads [...]

Earth Day

EARTH DAY BOOKLIST Staff Picks Todd Parr’s The Earth Book and Love the World. They playfully teach children about simple ways they can take care of our only place, the earth, and of one another! (Laura) Bill Bryson’s A Short [...]

Steacy’s Snippets: April is Poetry Month

I’m a poet and I bet you didn’t know it! I’ve always loved poetry. As a child, during tough times, I found comfort in poems... they were like quiet friends I could turn to for solace. Poetry’s themes and words spoke to me. I trusted [...]

Choosing Hope

Picture this… (isn’t it simply amazing that I could type “picture this” and, if I provided you with enough detail, you could do exactly that? Oh, for the gift of literacy and imagination!) Let’s try this again… picture this; I am [...]

Steacy’s Snippets / A moment in time

A moment in time   You, like me, are probably receiving daily COVID-19 updates from organizations you follow and businesses you support. We, too, have a similar informative message on our Calgary Reads’ website. Sadly, during this [...]