Thursday, July 31, 2014

Heritage Day Hours Update

We are closed on Monday, August 4 for Heritage Day!

Have a nice safe long weekend break!
Regular summer hours will resume on Tuesday, August 5.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer Barbequing!

The weather is getting hotter and the days are longer, it is a great time to fire up your barbeque and start grilling! Take advantage of summer by enjoying some outdoor entertaining with your friends or family.

Try out some great recipes from these books at your next summer barbeque bash!

Summer Cooking and Entertaining:
From table settings, music, and lighting to every side dish you can imagine, these books provide you with everything you will need to know to throw the best barbeque dinner party!

Everything you need to know about Barbequing:
From the right temperatures, to marinades, to how to barbeque everything, even dessert, these books explain all you need to know to make a variety of delicious barbequed food. 

Come check out our tantalizing display at the library which has even more books about cooking, grilling and summertime recipes!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Did you know...

That students in the 1940's used actual dance cards at their social events?

While today we might casually think of telling someone that "our dance card is full", or asking them to "save a spot on their dance card" for us, in the 1940's this would have been a much more literal statement than the phrases and sayings we use today.   During this time, at school dances and other social events, students at SAIT (then known as PITA) were given an actual paper dance card like the one seen here, with a listing of the upcoming dances and a space beside each for students to fill in their dance partner.  In some cases, the name of the song or even the band might be included as well.

As with the many tradditions from this period in time, today this custom has long since ceased it's use.  Yet even so, a sense of it still remains in our culture today.

Interested in learning more about the history of Sait or student life during the early years at the institute? Visit our digital archives or contact the Sait Archives directly to request more information.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Technical Issues with Online Databases Have Been Resolved!

The technical difficulties with our online databases have been resolved.

Please let us know if you encounter any other issues.

Thank you for your patience.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Technical Difficulties with Library Databases

We are experiencing some temporary technical difficulties with our databases including Sears List of Subject Headings. All of our databases are currently inaccessible from off campus. We are actively working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your patience.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Calgary Communities, In Portraits - Exhibition in the Library

Continuing our collaboration with ICT’s Photojournalism Program, the Library is pleased to have student works on display at the Reg Erhardt Library on a regular basis.

Running now to August 15, the Community Portrait Exhibition features photographs of people in Calgary communities.  Each student was assigned to one of 16 communities.  They visited their communities at least once a week for 9 weeks and took portraits of residents or people who worked full time in the community.  Throughout this process, subjects were asked questions about themselves and their communities.  The objective is to document, in portraits, small parts of our city.  This is an ongoing project.  The ultimate goal is, over many years, to create an archive of the residents of Calgary.

What a wonderful way to celebrate our City through visuals and for years to come!

Check out what makes Calgary a great place!  On display until mid-August.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

ELF Conversation Club Wednesdays from 4-5 pm!

Please join us at the library (MC008) for a series of conversation clubs!

Wednesday, July 16 from 4-5
Wednesday, July 23 from 4-5
Wednesday, July 30 from 4-5
Wednesday, August 6 from 4-5
Wednesday, August 13 from 4-5
Wednesday, August 20 from 4-5

Please e-mail if you are interested in the conversation club or stop into the library at the times listed above. People at the Information Desk can help you find the room!

CSA Online Update

Our technical difficulties with CSA Online have been resolved. This database is up and running again.

Thank you for your patience during this service interruption.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Technical Difficulties with CSA Online

We are experiencing some temporary technical difficulties with CSA Online and are actively working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible. 

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your patience.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Time for the Calgary Stampede!

Once again, it is time for the one and only Calgary Stampede! YAHOO! There are always so many highlights at the “greatest outdoor show on Earth" but one of them has to be the midway foods at the Stampede!

Our staff picked their favorites:
  • Mini Donuts: Danica, Luke, Karly, Alison and Chris
  • Elephant Ears: Kathleen
  • Deep Fried Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: Dave
  • Cotton Candy Floss: Janis
  • Dippin’ Dots: Jennifer
  • Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough on a Stick: Megan and Samuel
  • Scorpion Pizza: Kristian
  • Tequila Fries: Audrey

Stampede Fever is alive and kickin' here at the Library!
Take a look at our fabulous Stampede Selfies!


We hope that you have a really great time indulging in all of the deep
 fried wonders and other midway cuisine at the Stampede this year.
And remember to take lots of sensational selfies too!
Happy Stampeding!