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From: 09-Dec-2016 - To: 31-Dec-2016

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: Seniors

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

Adult Book Club

Join us for this once-a-month exploration of a great book. Call for details on specific books.

Audience: Adults

Adult Book Club: Modern Classics

Join us for this once-a-month exploration of a great book. Call for details on specific books.

Audience: Adults

Adult Book Club: Mystery

Join us for this once-a-month exploration of a great book. Call for details on specific books.

Audience: Adults

Adult Book Club: Talking Books

Join us as we discuss new books and old favourites from the Library's special collections for blind or visually impaired customers.

Audience: Adults

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

Be a Great Dad

Led by a male facilitator, this certificate program for dads provides strategies for communication, positive discipline, and role-modeling. In partnership with Families Matter.

Audience: Adults

Building Blocks for Social Change: Storytelling for Change

You're out there changing the world but how do you communicate it? Join us to develop your skills as a storyteller. In partnership with Calgary+Acumen.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Resume Development

Learn how to create a professional résumé to put your best foot forward. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

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. Tournament dates, information, and registration at calgarychessclub.com.

Audience: Adults & Kids

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

Interested in video games, web design or building your own app? Our mentors will help you learn to code and work on projects YOU care about.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

codeTEEN: Intro to Web Design

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

Computer Technology Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

Create, Share, Store: Using Cloud Technology

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

Audience: Adults

Credit Rating IQ: Understanding Your Credit Report

Learn how the credit reporting system works, how it impacts you, and learn how to maintain or improve your rating. In partnership with Money Mentors.

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

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

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 will be 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

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 Writing Club

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

Audience: Adults

Families and the 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

Feast for the Senses

The search for food is on! Learn through sensory-based activities how animals use their senses to locate food. In partnership with Let's Talk Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 8

Fire Truck Storytime

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

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

Flipbook Animation

Make your own cartoons by learning simple animation through creating flipbooks. In partnership with the Quickdraw Animation Society.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Holly, Jolly, Merry & Bright

Join us for whimsical and interactive stories and sing-along songs to get everyone into the holiday spirit! In partnership with Quest Theatre.

Audience: Adults & Kids

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 a crash course in creative thinking.

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 Microsoft Excel

Learn how to create a spreadsheet, format data, 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

Jingle Bell Babies

Celebrate the festive season with stories, songs and finger plays especially for babies.

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

Law at Your Library: Immigration Law - Spousal Sponsorship in Canada

Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of applying from within Canada and putting together a successful application. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Learning Lab: eBooks: A Library On the Go

Curious about ebooks? Library staff demonstrate how to download an ebook using OverDrive.

Audience: Adults

Learning Lab: Introduction to Google Drive

Learn how to use Google Drive to share, save, and manage documents and information.

Audience: Adults

Learning Lab: Introduction to Social Media

What is social media and why is it so popular? Learn about social media basics and the growing popularity of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

Audience: Adults

LEGO Club

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

Audience: Kids & Teens

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

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 Minds

Struggling math students can gain confidence in math with fun numeracy activities, based on JUMP Math and other Library resources, and the support of adult and youth volunteers.

Audience: Kids - Grades 1 to 6

Math Playground

Have fun with math by playing games, solving challenges, and listening to stories.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8 independent of a parent/caregiver

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

Number Ninjas

Get excited about math by playing games and solving challenges.

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

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

Read With Engine 23

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

Audience: All Ages

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

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 for Tweens

Join us for fun activities, crafts, and games in this relaxing program for tweens.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 14

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: Securing Funding

Understand how banks and investors evaluate a business and learn how to put your financial statements and business plans in order to make a successful presentation.

Audience: Adults

Strategic Networking

Looking for work? Learn how to create new opportunities and exchange ideas and leads.

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

Teen Book Club

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

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

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

Tween Book Club

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

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 14

Waiting for Santa

Join us as we get ready for Christmas with stories, rhymes, and songs.

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

Walloping Weather

Join Mad Science to learn about the seasons and weather measurement, including thunder and lightning. Discover more about water cycles and effects of the sun.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Welcome to Canada: Employment and Workplace Communication (Hindi/Urdu)

Learn about job search strategies, networking, and communicating effectively. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth. Register by calling 403.990.2685 or 403.850.3441.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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

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