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August 2019
Aren't you just loving the warm days of summer?
We're heading outdoors in August for two programs - Sunday August 18th|Paddle and Picnic at South Glenmore Park and Thursday August 29th | Circus Under the Stars at the JCC.
Please remember to let me know if you are moving - address changes take four to six weeks to process. And of course we always want to welcome new babies and new families to join our PJ family.
For those of you with children 9-12 and have not yet done so, please register for PJ OUR WAY . And for our Calgary families who have already joined, remember to choose your books by August 10th.

Kathie Wainer | PJ Library Program Manager
kwainer@jewishcalgary.org or (403) 537-8592
Sunday August 18th
PJ / JAC Paddle and Picnic
11am
South Glenmore Park

Meet at Glenmore Reservoir at 10:45am. Rent canoes from the canoe club ($15/hour for a canoe, life jackets and paddles) and head out on the water. AND /OR come back and bring a picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon in the sun with family and friends!
Please Email Kathie if you are planning to join us and for more information
Thursday August 29th
Circus Night!
5:30 - 7pm
Calgary JCC Field

Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars with Asaf - an amazing performer from Tel Aviv.
There is no charge but donations are encouraged.
Treats for sale.
Email: Kathie for more information
SAVE THE DATE
PJ Celebrates Rosh Hashanah
10:30am
Chinook Honey Farm

Join us for our first PJ program of the year and learn about bees and honey and Rosh Hashanah.
Meet at Chinook Honey Farm.
More information and registration details to follow.
Friday Mornings
9:45am for 10am start | Calgary JCC

Join PJ Library for our popular musical half-hour to forty five minute class focusing on the festive feeling of Shabbat and Holidays through songs and movement, with brachot and challah. 
 
Friday September 13
Friday September 27 Rosh Hashanah 
Friday October 4 
Friday October 18 Sukkot
Friday November 1 and 29 
Friday November 15 Shabbat Project
Friday December 6
Friday December 20 Chanukah 
Friday January 10 and 24
Friday February 7 and 21
Friday March 6 Purim 
Friday March 20
Friday April 3 Pesach 
Friday April 17
Friday May 1 and 15
Friday June 5 and 19

There is no charge for this class and no need to register.
This program is suitable for children who are not yet in preschool.
Please Email Kathie  or phone 403-537-8592 for more information.
Why should kids have all the fun? Grandparents can now sign up for PJ Library and experience the magic for themselves at home, and signing up couldn’t be easier !

Make and then pack these kid-friendly foods for a memorable Shabbat experience outdoors!

In this short video, the main characters do something extraordinary to help a family face their fears while overcoming some challenges of their own.

Each of the books on this list encourage kids to embrace what makes them special and to see the good in their peers as well.

Love is in the August air during the ancient Jewish holiday of Tu B’Av , which this year falls on August 15 th and 16 th . Celebrate with song and dance, a family activity, or just a simple I love you.
This month, a girl researches her family history and discovers some surprises along the way. Two kids move from Russia to New York to search for their father – with the help of a dragon named Snigger. A boy’s experiences during the Six-Day War are both exciting and emotional. Last but not least, a pair of siblings teams up to seek justice against an alleged thief. Whether you’re after fantasy, history, excitement, or adventure, be sure to choose a book by August 10th!


The National Design team share foolproof ideas for a technology-free summer fun.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS
Calgary Jewish Federation's UJA, The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, 
Shoshanna and Zeev Berger, Esther Bernstein, B'nai Brith Lodge 739,
 Cathy and Marty Cole, Jackie Halpern and Glenn Solomon, 
Ila and Barry Hardin,  Marilyn Libin, Beth and Lorne Price, 
 Andria and Greg Rodin, Lenny and Faigel Shapiro,
Evelyn Sheftel-Shapiro, Ida and Sam Switzer,
Amy Wainer and Eric Dantzig,
Kathie and Stephen Wainer, Fanny Wedro