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

As we get closer to Spring, I hope that the weather starts to warm up and we can spend more time outside. This month we have a lot of fun Purim events so I hope to see you all there!

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, Mar. 6 & 20
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.

*Wear your costumes on March 20!
shalom baby 2013
Registration is not required for this FREE program!
Sunday, Mar. 10
The Amazing Purim Race!
Halpern Akiva Academy
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Put on your racing shoes, turn on your puzzle solving skills, and get ready to race around Akiva Academy.

Each family, as a team, will have to solve clues, complete tasks, and work together to make it to the finish line!

Prizes for Best Family Costume!

*Puzzles will range in difficulty to accommodate all ages!
Sunday, Mar. 10
EmpowHER: International Women's Day
Paperny Family JCC
10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for an inspiring morning of empowerment, resilience, and inclusion. Featuring Lori and Aliya Bean, this event is designed to uplift and inspire women from every stage of their journey.

Create a vision board and focus on your goals and values.

Light brunch will be served.


Ages 12+
Sunday, Mar. 17
PJOW - Hitmen Hockey!
Calgary Saddledome
4:00pm Game Time

Join PJ Our Way at the Calgary Hitmen Game!

Tickets are $15.00 each

Monday, Mar. 18
Family Hamantaschen Bake
Beth Tzedec Synagogue
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join PJ Library and Beth Tzedec for Purim Hamantashen Baking led by Sara Brodsky!

Families will make and bake their own batch of delicious hamantaschen to take home and enjoy!
Friday, Mar. 22
Tot Shabbat - Purim
with Special Guest Entertainer: Paulo!
Paperny Family JCC
10:30 am <-- Note Special Time!

Put on your favourite costume and join us for our free, interactive half-hour of Shabbat and Purim fun! We celebrate the joy of Purim and Shabbat with stories, songs, and brachot (blessings) with infants to preschoolers, their parents, and grandparents.
Registration is not required for this FREE program!
  • PJ Our Way kids have until the 10th of the month to log in and choose their next middle-grade book or graphic novel.

  • PJ Library is switching to a new email service that will improve subscriber communications. In March, you will receive a few messages about it so that your email provider becomes familiar with the new source. Clicking on the links in these upcoming messages will help make sure PJ Library’s great content doesn’t start going to your spam/junk folder.

  • Purim begins at sundown on March 23. PJ Library’s Purim Hub is filled (like a Hamentaschen) with costume ideas, festive treats, holiday crafts, and a lot more.

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 [email protected]