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Apr 23 @ 7pm: Tima Kurdi (hosted by Amanda Lindhout)— $15 + GST & Fees

Tima Kurdi presents an intimate and poignant memoir about the family of Alan Kurdi — the young Syrian boy who became the global emblem for the desperate plight of millions of Syrian refugees — and of the many extraordinary journeys the Kurdis have taken, spanning countries and continents. Read more…

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Apr 24 @ 7pm: We’ve Read This Book Club — $5 Registration

Come prepared to delve into Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s novel Hysteria, described by Zoe Whittall as “a creepy, at times terrifying, thrill ride—taut and smart, and totally unpredictable.” Read more…

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April 26 @ 6:30pm: Dick Lit’s Trivia Night # 10 with Larissa Lai — $5 Registration

Prove you’re the smartest person in the library. Win big-league bragging rights and tasty beverages. Join the Calgary Public Library and Wordfest for the 9th Edition of Calgary’s most Guilt-Free Trivia Competition, hosted by Richard Kemick. Trivia questions are loosely inspired by the work of the month’s featured author, Larissa LaiRead more…

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May 2 @ 7pm: Timeless Tour: Genevieve Graham & Susanna Kearsley — $15 + GST & Fees

This is your chance to get up close and personal with two internationally bestselling authors who will have you travelling back in time to a world where history and hearts entwine. Susanna Kearsley and Genevieve Graham each present new novels about love, war, and intrigue. Read more…

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May 28 @ 7pm: Brian Goldman — $15 + GST & Fees

A veteran emergency room physician and host of the award-winning CBC Radio show White Coat, Black Art, Dr. Brian Goldman searches out some of the most empathic people alive, to hear their stories and learn their secrets. Read more…

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