Friday, November 5, 2010

One Book One Calgary at Calgary Public Library!

For the inaugural One Book, One Calgary Calgary Public Library has chosen Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta as the book that all Calgarians should read in the month of November 2010. 

Working with civic partners, leadership organizations, artists and entertainers, One Book One Calgary represents the most ambitious program initiative ever undertaken at Calgary Public Library. Libraries will host made in Calgary talent and Maverick Celebrations across the city. Our opening event in the John Dutton Theatre will be the place to be on Thursday November 4 with Mavericks Live from 7:00 – 8:00PM and Mavericks Unplugged from 8:00 – 9:30PM, two shows with great performers such as the Heebee-jeebees, Sheri-D Wilson, Kris Demeanor and Matt Masters. Aritha van Herk and Will Ferguson will add the literary touch.

Kick start a month of One Book One Calgary events with author Aritha van Herk, and community friends during our Heritage Weekend. Capture the life and times of our maverick city and people who helped to shape it with two days of activities that are designed to uncover the forces that shaped our city’s distinct identity.

Our Heart of the City series looks at the importance of Calgary’s volunteer and charitable sectors. The generous spirit of Calgarians, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and our reputation as a city that cares will be up for discussion.

Be inspired with Maverick Leadership and Cowtown Creativity when community leaders discuss our city’s creative potential, innovative character and economic prosperity.

Join important community discussions through Exploring our Past, Examining our Present, and Imagining our Future, online or in person with One Book One Calgary author Aritha van Herk who will lead, provoke and question our city’s values. And check out the website at for information on the many programs, panel discussion, and dramatic readings at your local branch, and even the first chapter of Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta. 

These programs will spark your thoughts and challenge us all to define the city we hope to create for future generations. 

Ignite your passion, opinions, and civic pride at Calgary Public Library this November for One Book One Calgary.

“The idea is that the city that opens the same book closes it in greater harmony.” 
- Mary McGrory, The Washington Post

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