Explore Books About Kites

With the Kids and Kites Festival around the corner, there's never been a better time to explore the science and history of kite making.  Did you know that kites were invented in ancient China? Discover the history of these beautiful flying contraptions in Kites, which includes instructions for making your very own kite! Join overlooked and underappreciated Princess…
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Now Sowing: Kale/Collards (Sept. ~ Feb.)

Common Name:  Kale & Collards (Brassica oleracea) Seed Saving Level:  “Advanced” May cross with other B. Oleracea members, including cabbage, broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, cauliflower, and kohlrabi. Produces seeds during its second growing season. Planting:  Kale and collards are hardy insect-pollinated biennials that can withstand freezing temps. They also resist heat, though collards are a  better choice for hot weather. Kale…
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Volunteer at codeTeen

Overview Help teens aged 13 to 17 learn coding skills as they work through tutorials (as beginners) or their own projects (intermediate/advanced) in this drop-in program. Volunteers coach and support participants individually or in teams, as they develop coding skills to create web pages, apps, and games in an open, free learning environment. Peer-to peer…
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“There’s Just Something Volunteering Does to You”: Nellie Befus’ Story

Nellie Befus has volunteered with Calgary Public Library for 44 consecutive years. At age 90, she holds the distinction of being the Library’s oldest volunteer, and one of the Library’s longest-serving volunteers. Her dedication to the Library was sparked on a warm fall day in 1974, when Nellie bumped into her brother-in-law on a downtown…
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Read Like a Dinosaur

There was a time, way in the past, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. They filled the land and the air, spending their days roaring loudly at each other and devouring food with their pointy teeth. It would be amazing to go back to that time and see live dinosaurs, but since no one has invented…
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