Skip to Search Skip to Content

You can register for programs online, by calling 403.260.2620, or in person at your community library. You’ll need a valid Library card number and PIN for each person attending the program. Download the  Jan. - Feb. 2017 or Mar. - Apr. 2017 issue of Library Connect.

Current Filter

From: 28/Mar/2017 - To: 27/Jun/2017

1-2-3: Count With Me!

Your toddler will love this introduction to numeracy and have fun with numbers using rhymes, songs, books, and active play.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 3 with a parent/caregiver

50+ Lecture Series

Join us for presentations on a variety of topics along with discussion and time to visit.

Audience: Adults

A-B-C: You and Me!

Read, sing, talk, and play together in this interactive circle time.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 3 with a parent/caregiver

Advanced Resume Writing

Update your existing digital résumé, professional cover letter, and references to target specific occupations and employers. Personal information including social insurance number is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

As Long As The Sun Shines

Join Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists from Quest Theatre who tell the story of the shared history of this land through a magical light and shadow play emphasizing healing and friendship.

Audience: All Ages

Baby Bookworms

Have fun sharing books, rhymes, and songs with your little one.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 13 to 23 months with a parent/caregiver

Baby Rhyme Time

Welcome your baby to the Library! Enjoy songs, rhymes, and stories that will make your baby smile.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 12 months with a parent/caregiver

Baby's Big Playdate

Let's play! Join us for a fun and social hour of discovery and exploration.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 12 months with a parent/caregiver

Better Choices, Better Health ®

Discover and practise the life skills needed to take control of your health including, goal setting, problem solving, and communication. In partnership with Alberta Health Services. Register at 403.943.2584.

Audience: Adults

Bill's Book Cafe with Mike Morrison

Join Library CEO Bill Ptacek and Mike's Bloggity Blog creator Mike Morrison for a discussion of Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk by Danielle Krysa.

Audience: Adults

Book Discussion Group: Adult

Join other book lovers and discover new or classic titles in facilitated discussions. Contact the Library or go to worldofideas.ca for monthly book titles or topics.

Audience: Adults

Book Discussion Group: Talking Books

A monthly review of new titles from the Library's special collections for blind or visually impaired patrons.

Audience: Adults

Book Discussion Group: Teen

Explore great young adult novels and meet for a lively discussion of the book and author. Contact the Library for book titles and information.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Book Discussion Group: Tween

Explore great tween novels and meet for a lively discussion of the book and author. Contact the Library for book titles and information.

Audience: Teens - Ages 10 to 12

Break the Cycle: Spend Less and Save More

Learn the top five goals needed in every financial plan, and discover ten habits to help you save money and reduce expenses. In partnership with Money Mentors.

Audience: Adults

Brixology: Aerospace

Learn about designing for space by creating and connecting LEGO space station modules. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Grades 1 to 6

Building Blocks for Social Change: Human-Centered Design

Learn how design thinking can transform your business or non-profit. In partnership with Calgary+Acumen.

Audience: Adults

Buying Your First Home In Canada

Learn the steps that must be taken to achieve the dream of owning a home in Canada. In partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Interview Skills

Improve your skills by learning about different types of questions and how to answer them. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

Audience: Adults

Career Cafe

Join us for a noon-hour talk on career and labour market information for job seekers, and career professionals. In partnership with the Career Development Association of Alberta and the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre.

Audience: Adults

Career Coaching

Drop in for one-on-one help with job searching skills, take part in practice interviews, revamp your résumé or craft that all-important cover letter. Sign up on the day on a first-come, first-served basis.

Audience: Adults

Chess in the Library

Play chess supported by coaching from the Calgary Chess/Junior Chess Clubs. Children under 12 must be with a parent or caregiver.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Citizenship and Civic Participation Class

Learn about Canada with the purpose of preparing yourself for the Citizenship Exam. In partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Citizenship and Civic Participation Workshop

Learn about Canada with the purpose of preparing yourself for the Citizenship Exam in this in-depth workshop. Attendance is required for both sessions. In partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Code Club

Learn to code by creating your own game, designing a website, and more.

Audience: Kids - Ages 10 to 12

codeTEEN: Intro to Web Design

Curious about web design? Learn HTML & CSS, which lets you create websites and customize sites like Tumblr, WordPress, and DeviantArt.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

Coding Buddies

Learn the basics of coding and create your own game! Designed for beginning coders.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9 independent of a parent/caregiver

Colossal Calgary Playdate!

Play builds the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Come prepared to play with your baby or toddler at the biggest and best playdate ever!

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 3 with a parent/caregiver

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Drop in for free, one-on-one help with your tax return. First-come, first-served. In partnership with the Financial Empowerment Collaborative and First Lutheran Church. There is an eligibility requirement based on income.

Audience: Adults

Computer Technology Coaching

Drop in for one-on-one volunteer help for all your basic computer questions.

Audience: Adults

ConocoPhillips Reading Buddies

Teen volunteers and Library staff provide one-on-one reading support and fun literacy activities for young readers.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 5 to 8

Crack the Code

Bring the whole family for a fun introduction to computer programming!

Audience: All Ages

Create, Share, Store: Using Cloud Technology

Join us for an overview of popular, free online cloud-based storage and applications.

Audience: Adults

Download and Enjoy: Music, Magazines, and Film

Learn how to download or stream free music, magazines, and films from the library to your device using Zinio, Hoopla, Flipster, and Freegal.

Audience: Adults

Drawing for Kids

Learn to draw realistically using a step-by-step method. In partnership with Amaze Arts Studio.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 7

Drop-in Family Storytime

Drop in for stories, songs, and finger plays the whole family can enjoy.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 5 with a parent/caregiver

Dry Ice

It looks hot, but it's really cold! Explore the three states of matter, turn water into ice in 30 seconds, and find out if ice can burn. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

Dual-Language Storytime: Spanish

Join this storytime for newcomer parents and children who speak Spanish.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 5 with a parent/caregiver

eBooks and Library Apps Coaching

Drop in for help with eBooks and Library apps. Devices must be set up and ready to use before the program. Please be familiar with your device and passwords.

Audience: Adults

ELL School Success

English Language Learners are paired with teen volunteers to learn new words. Presentations provided for parents on how to support their child's language learning.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 6 to 8 with a parent/caregiver

Entrepreneurial Exploration

Assess your entrepreneurial skills in this two-day workshop for beginners. Personal information including social insurance number is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works. Participants must attend both sessions.

Audience: Adults

ESL Coffee and Conversation

Practise your English speaking and listening skills in an informal drop-in setting. Coffee is provided.

Audience: Adults

ESL Conversation Club (Intermediate)

Practise your English listening and speaking skills in this six-week program.

Audience: Adults

ESL Teen Talk

ESL teens and tweens can practise English language skills and enjoy a variety of fun activities at the Library.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 14

ESL Teen Writing Club

Teens practise writing in English with fun activities in this six-week program. Intermediate English language skills required.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

ESL Writing Club

Practise your English writing skills in this six-week program. Intermediate English language skills are required. Register at 403.774.2544.

Audience: Adults

Everything's Coming Up Springtime

Skip or splash your way to springtime stories and rhymes for the whole family.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 5 with a parent/caregiver

Family History Coaching

Drop in for help with genealogy research. In partnership with the Alberta Family Histories Society.

Audience: Adults

Family Law Workshop: Child Custody and Parenting

Learn about the legal arrangements for children when their parents separate in Alberta. Topics include custody, guardianship and parenting agreements, courts, and travelling or moving with children. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Family Law Workshop: Child, Partner, and Spousal Support

Learn about the law and terms of financial support when a marriage or common-law relationship ends. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Family Magic Show

Join us for an entertaining show of magic, balloons, and comedy. Led by TheMagicStudio.ca.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 4 and up

Family Sponsorship: Parents, Grandparents & Dependent Children

Do you want to know how you can sponsor a family member? Join us to learn about Family Sponsorship Applications. In partnership with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Fire Truck Storytime

Join us for a special family storytime with Engine 23, our exciting new fire truck exhibit.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 5 with a parent/caregiver

Great Debates: Calgary's Health

Learn about the city's role in ensuring our health as councillors and panelists discuss mental health, Fentanyl abuse, and other health issues.

Audience: Adults

Great Debates: CalgaryNEXT

Hear from City councillors, academics and industry workers as they debate the economic, social and cultural impacts of the planned NEXT sports arena.

Audience: Adults

History Matters: Petronizing Our Past

Join Dr. Petra Dolata, Canada Research Chair in the History of Energy at the University of Calgary as she explores how the oil industry has influenced the story of Alberta's history.

Audience: Adults

Homework Club for New Canadians

Get help with your homework, practise your English, and improve your grades. Participants must bring homework. In partnership with The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 17

Homework Help

Students meet in small groups with trained volunteers for homework help and fun literacy activities. Bring your homework!

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Idea Coaching - Unleash Your Creativity

Need some help coming up with great ideas? Our talented community experts will guide you or your small team through some great brainstorming activities and provide an introduction to design thinking.

Audience: Adults

Ideation Calgary!

Join us to meet business owners, community activists, and innovators as we tackle the challenges of our city. Take part in the monthly design challenge and enjoy creativity-enhancing activities.

Audience: Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

Go beyond the basics as we explore formatting cells, using functions and formulas, managing data, and creating graphs. Basic Excel knowledge required.

Audience: Adults

Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint

Learn more advanced PowerPoint techniques, along with a short review of basic PowerPoint functions.

Audience: Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Word

Join us for this intermediate level course on Microsoft Word 2010. Basic Word skills are required.

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Business Research

Learn how to conduct simple business research using resources found in the Calgary Public Library and beyond.

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Learn how to create a spreadsheet, format data, and save and print your Excel document. Basic computer skills required.

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

Learn how to create a simple PowerPoint presentation and slideshow. Basic computer skills are required.

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Learn how to type, format, save, and print a Word document. Basic computer skills are required.

Audience: Adults

Introduction to the Library's Free Online Courses

Learn how to access 300 free, online courses for professional and personal educational development.

Audience: Adults

It's Your Money: Earning Income

Explore how skills, abilities, and passion for what we do are related to earning income and doing our best work. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Keep in Touch

Find out how sensitive your fingertips are by touching objects when your other senses are tuned out. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 3 to 5 with a parent/caregiver

Law at Your Library: Immigration Law - Work and Study Permit Applications

Learn the details in qualifying for a work or study permit from within Canada. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Personal Directives and Power of Attorney

Learn how to plan for possible loss of independence and appoint substitute decision-makers for your personal, medical, and financial matters. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Self-Representation and Navigating the Court System

Are you going to court without a lawyer? Learn about the rights, responsibilities, and procedures of self-representation in navigating the court system. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Learning Lab: Introduction to Web-based Email

Learn how to send and receive email messages using Gmail. Basic computer skills required. A valid cell phone number is required to register for this service.

Audience: Adults

LEGO Club

Join us to build, create, and explore! LEGO provided.

Audience: Kids & Teens

LEGO Contest

Create something fun or spectacular with LEGO at home (no kits, please!). Bring it to the library and you could win a prize!

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 12

Level Up! Gaming Club

If you love video games or tabletop gaming, this club is for you. Drop in to relax, snack, and play games of all kinds.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

LIBIN 101: Engaging Community on Heart Health, Research & Innovation

Join a researcher from the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta (U of C, AHS) for a discussion on the human heart and current research.

Audience: Adults

LinkedIn: Get Your Profile Up and Running

Create a LinkedIn profile. Bring an electronic copy of your résumé and register with LinkedIn prior to the session. Intermediate computer and English skills are required. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

Audience: Adults

Little Baby Chickies

Bring your little chickie and celebrate spring with songs, rhymes, and stories.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 6 to 23 months with a parent/caregiver

Little Wildheart with Micheline Maylor

Join Calgary's Poet Laureate for the launch of her startling and earthy collection of poems.

Audience: Adults

Make it Messy: Science!

Get ready for fun, hands-on science and engineering activities for kids.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Maker Mash-Up

Build a life-size animal from newspaper or design a car that goes; then bring your creations to life using Little Bits circuits. In partnership with STEM Learning Lab.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 7

Marvellous Math for Preschoolers

Get your child thinking with numbers in this fun, early numeracy program. In partnership with EducationWise Inc.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 3 to 5 with a parent/caregiver

Math Quest

Embark on a math quest! Explore the library while you complete fun numeracy challenges that support what you learn in school. Caregivers are invited to stay and play. All levels of math skill are welcome!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12 independent of a parent/caregiver

Natural Pain Relief Options in Childbirth

Explore ways to achieve a faster, easier birth experience without medication. Led by Sharon Loose, Calgary Birth Essentials.

Audience: Adults

New Friends & Neighbours Groups for Women

Join other women as you improve your English and learn about community resources. Free childcare is provided. In partnership with the CIWA.

Audience: Adults

Our History Through Images: Sir John A. MacDonald

From transportation to Indigenous relations, explore our first prime minister's complex legacy through the political cartoons of the day. Led by Dr. Carmen Nielson, Mount Royal University.

Audience: Adults

Papa Time

Here's a chance for fathers and their babies to share books, learn new skills, and enjoy fun language activities together.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 6 to 23 months with a parent/caregiver

Planning for Retirement

Plan for the retirement you desire using a comprehensive checklist, guides, and online calculators. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Read With Engine 23 Supported by Pembina

Join a firefighter from the Calgary Fire Department as we share stories and learn about fire safety!

Audience: All Ages

Reality is Optional Writing Club

Play with your words in this creative writing club for teens. Led by local young adult author Kim Firmston, Director of the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society's Reality Is Optional kids' writing club.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

School's Out

Unwind and give your brain a break! Take part in fun activities or just hang out and talk. In partnership with Calgary Afterschool. All teens are welcome!

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

School's Out All Day

Drop in to the Library anytime on your PD Day for games, crafts, and other fun activities.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Settlement Services

Meet one-on-one with a settlement worker. Ask questions about language learning, immigration, employment, housing, and much more!

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Business Licenses

Learn about the importance of business licensing. In partnership with the City of Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Don't Blend In, Stand Out!

Learn how to avoid the five toxic ingredients that can prevent you from maximizing your brand recognition and profit. In partnership with Win Your Brand.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Drop-In Business Research Help

Get small business research support at the Library. Drop by for one-on-one assistance from knowledgeable Calgary Public Library staff.

Audience: Adults

Story PALS

Trained Pet Access League Society volunteers and their highly socialized dogs provide a calm, accepting presence for struggling readers to practise reading aloud in fifteen minute one-on-one sessions during this one-hour program.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Talk Sex Today

Join Saleema Noon, author of Talk Sex Today, for an engaging, insightful and entertaining discussion of what kids need to know about sexual health and how adults can teach them. Bring your questions!

Audience: Adults

TEDxCalgary Meetup

Watch a thought-provoking TED Talk video, share your thoughts with other passionate and curious explorers, and hear ideas on topics such as education, citizenship, and more. Visit tedxcalgary.ca for topics.

Audience: Adults

The Battle of Vimy Ridge

Join historian Stéphane Guevremont as he speaks about the role of the Canadian Corps and the Alberta battalions in this famous battle. In partnership with the Chinook Country Historical Society.

Audience: Adults

The Path to Math

Learn successful tips and tricks to start your preschoolers down the road to enjoying math. In partnership with EducationWise Inc.

Audience: Adults

The Three Sisters Bar and Hotel with Katherine Govier

Award-winning novelist Katherine Govier returns to her home territory of the Alberta Rockies in this lyrical tale of the early west.

Audience: Adults

The Wheels On the Bus

Use music to get your preschooler ready for school! Play instruments, sing, dance, and create music together. Led by Hilary MacAulay, MasterWorX Music Therapy.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 3 to 5 with a parent/caregiver

This Is My City: An Artful Community - Pop-Up Activity

Join TMC artist-mentor Bill as you add your designs to a colourful wooden mosaic in the making.

Audience: Adults

This Is My City: Making Courage - Screening of Documentaries

Participants of WP Puppet Theatre's workshop series View from the Inside share their stories on the challenges and celebrations of being human. Writings from TMC's programs are brought to life with dramatic readings from the book Voices in the Wind. Meet the artists at the reception following.

Audience: Adults

This Is My City: Self-Portrait - Drop-in Workshop With WP Puppet Theatre

Drop by and make a self-portrait puppet using a wooden spoon and other creative bits and pieces.

Audience: All Ages

This Is My City: Song Circle - Singing Social Justice

Join TMC artist-mentor Sally and friends, in singing all-together, classics such as Blowing in the Wind, Bread and Roses, This Little Light, and more. All are welcome to join.

Audience: Adults

Time to Choose: Career Resources for Teens

Learn about online resources to help teens investigate careers and explore post-secondary education programs across Canada. Parents welcome.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 13 and up

Toastmasters International-Youth Leadership Program

Develop speaking and presentation skills, self-confidence, and strong leadership abilities.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Towards a Prairie Atonement with Trevor Herriot

Award-winning author and naturalist Trevor Herriot chronicles the social history of the prairies and Indigenous displacement, and makes a plea for reconciliation and preservation of the land.

Audience: Adults

Two Wheel View

Teens will learn leadership skills, environmental responsibility, and cultural awareness through this 8-week bicycle mechanics course. Participants will earn a free bike at the end of the session.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 11 to 16

Understanding Aging: Be a Legend in your Own Life

Change your habits and learn to live life to the fullest by exploring ways to support your highest spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical needs. Led by Alnoor Damji. Alnoor Damji Coaching and Consulting.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Aging: Caregiver Stress

Learn strategies to care for yourself when caregiving for an elderly parent. Led by Fred Franchuk, Home Instead Senior Care.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Teens: Connecting With your Teen

Learn how to have difficult conversations with your teen. Led by Alison Penney, MA., Youth Addiction Services, Alberta Heath Services..

Audience: Adults

Understanding Teens: Delinquency Prevention & the Effects of Trauma

Learn to identify the risk factors for juvenile delinquency. Discover resources to help your child deal with trauma and its effects. Led by Nadia Pirbhai, BSc. MC. R. Psych., Correctional Service Canada and Supporting Wellness & Growth.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Teens: Eating Disorders & Body Image

Learn positive strategies to help youth develop a healthy body image, without focusing on weight. Led by Dr. Angela Grace, R. Psych.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Teens: Helping Teens Diagnosed with ADD/ADHD Part 2

Learn additional intervention strategies and skills for parents and teens with ADD / ADHD. Led by John Laing, R.Psych. (Prov), Rockyview Schools.

Audience: Adults

Welcome to Canada: Employment & Communication (Mandarin)

Learn about job search strategies, networking, and communicating effectively. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth. Register at 403.999.9724 or 403.777.6074.

Audience: Adults

Welcome to Canada: Employment & Communication (Mandarin) - Mandarin

Learn about job search strategies, networking, and communicating effectively. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth. Register at 403.999.9724 or 403.777.6074.

Audience: Adults

Welcome to Canada: Social Benefits (Tagalog)

Learn about a variety of social benefits available to newcomers. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation, In School Settlement Program. Register at 403.990.2931 or 403.777.6074.

Audience: Adults

Winter Celebrations Around the World

Join for us for stories, songs, and rhymes that reflect multicultural winter celebrations around the world.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 5

Wordfest Presents Emma Donoghue

Join Wordfest and the Calgary Public Library for this award-winning author's launch of The Lotterys Plus One, the first in a series of children's books. To register go to Wordfest.com.

Audience: Adults

Wordfest Presents George Saunders

Join Wordfest, Penguin Random House and the Calgary Public Library for the much-anticipated Calgary appearance of George Saunders, who presents his new novel, Lincoln in the Bardo. To register go to Wordfest.com.

Audience: Adults

Words and Wiggles

You and your preschooler will love hearing stories, singing songs, and engaging in active play in this fun-filled program.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 4 to 5 with a parent/caregiver

126 programs found
Back to Top