Hello from PJ Library Calgary! This is Sydney, PJ Library and Family Engagement Coordinator with your January update!

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends. May this new year be a beautiful chapter in your family's story, filled with love, laughter and cherished moments together.

PJOW families please remember to go into your accounts and choose your books by the 10th of the month. Parents of children who are 8 1/2 and older, can now activate their children's accounts at pjourway.org.

Please remember to email us if your family has moved and note that it takes around six weeks for an address change to be processed.

As always, we want to know if there is a new family who we should welcome to PJ Library, or if you have added a baby to yours.

Take care and stay in touch!

Sydney Truax
PJ Library and Family Engagement Coordinator
Wednesday, January 10 & 24
Shalom Baby
Paperny Family JCC
12:30 pm

Join us for a relaxing cup of coffee and a snack while sharing the joys and oys of parenting.
shalom baby 2013
Registration is not required for this FREE program!
Friday, January 19
Tot Shabbat
Paperny Family JCC
10:00 am

Join us for our free, interactive half-hour of Shabbat fun! We celebrate the joy of Shabbat with stories, songs, and brachot (blessings) with infants to preschoolers, their parents, and grandparents.
Registration is not required for this FREE program!
Sunday, January 21
PJ Our Way Terrarium Making
Paperny Family JCC
1:00pm - 3:00pm

If you're in grade 4, 5 or 6, join PJ Our Way and Kesher to make beautiful Terrariums to celebrate Tu B'Shevat!

All supplies (and snacks) will be provided.
Sunday, January 28
PJ Library and HOJMI Present: A Birthday Party for the Trees!
House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us to celebrate Tu B'Shevat with a birthday party for the trees! We'll enjoy games, crafts and of course, birthday treats!
  • PJ Our Way kids have until the 10th of the month to log in and choose their next middle-grade book or graphic novel.

  • January 25 marks Tu B’Shevat, sometimes known as “the birthday of the trees.” Visit PJ Library’s Tu B’Shevat Hub for family nature projects, tree story suggestions, and instructions for holding a tasty traditional Tu B’Shevat seder.

  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is a great reminder of the fundamental Jewish value known as tikkun olam, or “repairing the world.” See PJ Library’s blog for acts of tikkun olam you can do, and helping to repair your own community together.
Calgary Jewish Federation UJA, The Harold Grinspoon Foundation,
 Cathy and Marty Cole, Jackie Halpern and Glenn Solomon,
Ila and Barry Hardin, Marilyn Libin, Beth and Lorne Price,
Lenny and Faigel Shapiro, Ida and Sam Switzer,
Fanny Wedro z"l, Darlene and Bill Foster,
Sam Ousher Switzer Charitable Foundation
Got questions? New to the community or looking to make connections with other families? I can help!

Sydney Truax, PJ Library and Family Engagement Coordinator
(403) 537.8592 or struax@jewishcalgary.org