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Fringe Book Sale, August 15 – 24
Noon to 10 p.m. daily (except Sun 24th, noon to 6 p.m.)
Adult paperbacks / Children’s books!

20th Anniversary Fall Parkade Book Sale
Two weekends: September 13/14 and September 20/21
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sundays noon – 5 p.m.
Large Print – Languages other than English Non-fiction – Audio and Video materials Adult – Paperbacks –
Children’s books – Fiction

Edmonton Public Library Book Sales are made possible through donations of used books. Two upcoming book sales are scheduled; both promise to be a wealth of “finds” for book lovers. With the huge success of the recent Spring sale, our stock of children’s books and adult paperbacks has been seriously depleted, leaving us short of stock for the upcoming Fringe and Fall Parkade book sales. All donations (of any material, but especially paperbacks and children’s books) are gratefully accepted. Donations can be taken to any branch of the public library; simply tell the staff the books are a donation for the book sale. Note: Unfortunately, the Library does not have the means to pick up donations.

Why does the Library discard books and other materials? Library users need the most accurate and up to date information available, and the library constantly replaces old non-fiction or reference titles with new editions and new publications. Fiction books do not date as quickly, but public taste in fiction changes and some authors are no longer as popular as they once were. And of course, new titles are being published all the time. Some books are read so often they simply “wear out” and are sent to the book sale. Edmonton Public Library frequently has to buy many copies of best sellers to keep up with high demand from customers. “Harry Potter” is a perfect example. At a later date, when interest in that title diminishes, some of these copies are no longer needed and are sent to the book sale.

Proceeds from book sales supplements funding for various library programmes and services. Book sales are made possible through the donation of time by our team of volunteers. For more information on book sale events, making a donation of books for the sale, becoming a volunteer or to get your organization on the list to receive leftover material, please call:

Joan Paton at 496-1856 or e-mail jpaton@epl.ca

WWW.WAGE-PEACE.ORG / The Edmonton Coalition Against War & Racism

Wednesday August 06, 2003
Vigil 8:00 a.m. – 12 PM – RALLY 12 – 1 p.m. @ THE CENOTAPH in front of CITY HALL (Churchill Square)

Silence, Speakers, Music, Displays, Discussions on current issues.

Context: On August 6th, 1945, 140,000 people lost their lives in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The Nuclear Age began: 58 years of acute fear, toxic testing, diverted resources, and wasted billions. Since the end of the Cold War in 1991, eight nuclear powers have turned the world into a powder keg. By remembering Hiroshima, we reflect on the past and renew our resolve to work for peace. Unfortunately, the tide of disarmament has turned. The United States is again increasing its nuclear arsenal, making nuclear warheads smaller, more accurate, and more “usable.” Sadly, the Bush administration is militarizing space. It abrogated the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty June, 2002, causing Russia to retain multiple-warhead missiles it would otherwise have retired.

The U.S. is also asking for Canadian approval, and possibly participation, in a National Missile Defense system to “defend” North America. On August 16th, the Liberal Party will enter discussions with the U.S. on Canada’s role in NMD. Canadians must emphatically say “NO” to this program, which will be a disaster for world peace. Working through international organizations, Canada can build justice, equality, and economic opportunity-the essential ingredients to lasting peace. The Hiroshima survivors call to us with a simple demand, “Never Again” Join Us!

For more information about the National Missile Defense plans, we invite you to visit the following links:


Strategies for Urban Sustainability Conference
Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Sept. 9-10, 2003 http://www.sus2003.ca

New thinking, new strategies and new tools are needed to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Canadian cities.

On September 9th and 10th, 2003, the City of Edmonton, City of Calgary, Alberta Municipal Affairs, and Western Economic Diversification Canada will host a national conference in Edmonton — bringing together Canada’s business, civil society and government sectors to explore practical approaches to urban sustainability and the making of a national urban strategy. The conference will be moderated by Allan Gregg — Chair of the Strategic Counsel.

Presenters include:

* Sir Peter Hall, Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, London, England
* Dr. Anne Goldon, President and CEO, The Conference Board of Canada
* James Knight, CEO, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
* Michele Thibodeau Deguire, Centraide of Greater Montreal (United Way)
* Don Drummond, Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group
* Robert Green Hill, President of Bombardier International
* Elyse Allan, CEO, Toronto Board of Trade
* Judy Sgro MP, Chair, Prime Minister’s Caucus Task Force on Urban Issues
* Roger Gibbins, President and CEO, Canada West Foundation
* Federal Government Ministers (to be announced)
* Hon. Stephen Owen, Secretary of State, Western Economic Diversification
* Hon. Guy Boutilier, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Government of Alberta
* Hon. Tina Molinari, Associate Minister of Municipal Affairs, Government of Ontario
* Hon. Ted Nebbeling, Minister of Community Charters, Government of BC
* Mayors of Edmonton, Calgary, Halifax and Victoria
* and many others!

Conference registration is $380.00 for government and business sector delegates. Note: A reduced registration price of $200.00 is available for delegates from arts, culture, social and religious organizations. Please visit our website at http://www.sus2003.ca for more information and register today!

Courtesy of: The Community Networks Group © Tel/Fax: (780) 474-6058 / Cell: (780) 995-6819

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