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. Both parents/caregivers and children must have valid library memberships to register for all parented children’s programs. Library cards are free; register online or at your community library. Download the January - February 2018  or March - April 2018 issue of Library Connect.

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From: 23/Feb/2018 - To: 29/May/2018

"Grump" Said the Grumblie!

Wiggle and giggle your grumblies away in this energetic program led by author Deborah Miller. For children and their parents/caregivers.

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

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 Simple Approach to Improvisation - Part 2: Focus on Harmony

Learn to understand harmony, chords, and chord changes in this building block for our upcoming event - Focus on Melody. Suitable for all ages, instruments, and skill levels.

Audience: Adults

A Simple Approach to Improvisation - Part 3: Focus on Melody

Often the most memorable part of a song, this workshop explores simple, but powerful ways to view, understand, and create melodies. Discover how to put them in context of different styles of music. Suitable for all ages, instruments, and skill levels.

Audience: Adults

A Whale of a Tale

Join Jennifer Martin, CEO of TELUS Spark, as she discusses her challenges as a young biologist in relocating a huge whale skeletal system.

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 resumé, cover letter, and references to target specific employers. Personal information including SIN is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Adventures of the Imaginary Book Club!

Join Calgary Young People's Theatre troupe of performing kids for this brand new adventure, featuring theatrical performances of beloved children's stories.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 11

Ask a Chartered Professional Accountant

Discuss career opportunities with and learn how to earn a CPA business credential. In partnership with CPA Alberta. Register at: www.cpaalberta.ca/Calgary-Public-Library

Audience: Adults

At This Juncture: A Book of Letters with Rona Altrows

Meet Ariadne Jensen - passionate communicator and concerned citizen. In this new novel from acclaimed local author, Rona Altrows, a series of letters tells a bigger story about fierce friendship and setting wrongs right.

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

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

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Join us for winter-themed songs, stories, and finger plays - just for babies!

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

Bill's Book Cafe with Lisa Murphy-Lamb

Lisa Murphy-Lamb, author and director of Loft 112 - East Village's most dynamic and creative arts space - sits down with Library CEO Bill Ptacek to discuss Heather O'Neill's The Girl Who Was Saturday Night.

Audience: Adults

Bill's Book Cafe with Michael Allemeier

Michael Allemeier, Master chef, Food Network Canada star, and instructor with SAIT's culinary program, explores the heart of the profession with The Soul of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman, in a savoury book chat with Bill.

Audience: Adults

Birds of Prey

Learn amazing facts, such as the difference between a raptor and a falcon and which bird of prey is like a stealth bomber. In partnership with the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Book Discussion Group: Adult

Join other book lovers and discover new or classic titles in facilitated discussions.

Audience: Adults

Books Centre Stage: The Secret Garden

One of the most beloved, classic childhood stories is brought to life with a dramatic reading and musical performance by local actor, Eric Wigston.To be followed by a discussion of how Theatre Calgary's musical production truly celebrates the power of imagination.

Audience: Adults

Brixology: Machines

Use gears, levers, and pulleys to create and test a motorized LEGO drawing machine. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Grades 1 to 6

Bubbling Potions for Preschoolers

Join Mad Science for this highly visual and interactive workshop with exciting dry ice demonstrations and more.

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

Calligraphy: Writing with Style for Teens

Learn a fun, interesting hand lettering style with a member of the Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild. All supplies are included to complete a project.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

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 Basics: Resume Development

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

Audience: Adults

Career Cafe: Entrepreneurship

Learn about resources for entrepreneurs and hear what it takes to start your own business. In partnership with the Career Development Association of Alberta and the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre.

Audience: Adults

Career Cafe: Health Services

Explore information about the many careers in health services. In partnership with the Career Development Association of Alberta and the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre.

Audience: Adults

Career Cafe: Hospitality

From tour buses to high end hotels, learn about the variety of careers in the hospitality industry. 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 resumé, or craft that all-important cover letter. Sign up on the day on a first-come, first-served basis.

Audience: Adults

Celebrating Rebel Readers, Writers & Freedom to Read Week

Books can be dangerous objects. Under their influence, people start to wonder, dream and even think! In 2018 books are still being challenged and there are formal attempts to have books removed from schools and libraries. In celebration of national Freedom to Read Week and our right to create works containing controversial subject matter, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, Calgary Public Library andWordfest and are teaming up to present an incendiary and enlightening conversation that will delve into issues of censorship and the controversy surrounding award-winning graphic novel This One Summer by Mariko and JillianTamaki. Anne Logan will host the conversation. Anne Logan is Past President of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta Board of Directors and hosts various literary events around the city, including a monthly community book club discussion at the Wordfest Engagement Lab at Memorial Park Library. Anne worked in the Canadian publishing industry for 7 years and loved every minute of it. She now writes for various publications, and is the books columnist for CBC Calgary’s Homestretch. Find her at ivereadthis.com. Doors will open at 5:00pm with an assortment of “rebel” activities, including readings from banned books and open access to controversial materials. Main event: 7-9pm. Dare to be a little rebellious. Challenge censorship in our city and across the globe by attending this event!

Audience: Adults & Teens

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 Game Design

Find out what makes a good game and develop basic coding skills as you create the games YOU want to play!

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 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, and DeviantArt.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

Coding Buddies

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

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

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program at the Library

Receive free help with your tax return. In partnership with the Financial Empowerment Collaborative & First Lutheran Church. For eligibility requirements and to register email taxes@makingfaithmatter.ca.

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 6 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

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

Crime Lab

Learn how forensic scientists use techniques such as chromatography, fingerprinting, and chemical analysis to help solve crimes. In partnership with Let's Talk Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Cuddles and Kisses

Join us for a cuddly storytime in celebration of Valentine's Day.

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

Dig Those Dinosaurs

What do you call a dinosaur that eats plants? Or meat? Learn all about dinosaurs, then stain your very own fossilized T-Rex tooth. In partnership with Mad Science.

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

Download and Enjoy: Music, Magazines, and Film

Learn how to download or stream free music, magazines, and films from the eLibrary to your device using RBdigital Magazines, 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

Driving in Alberta

Newcomers will learn about available resources, obtaining licenses, safety regulations, insurance policies, and purchasing a vehicle. In partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

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

eBooks: A Library On the Go

Curious about eBooks? Library staff demonstrate how to download an eBook using OverDrive.

Audience: Adults

Effective Business Communication

Develop your skills, write high impact emails, understand change, build resiliency, and manage conflict in the workplace. Led by Matt Adolphe.

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

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 at 403.774.2544.

Audience: Adults

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 Law Workshop: Property Division

Discover how the law addresses property division when a marriage or common-law relationship ends. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Fire Truck Storytime

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

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

Fraud Detection and Prevention

Explore some common types of fraud affecting Canadians, how to spot these frauds, and what you can do to protect yourself. Presented by Money Mentors.

Audience: Adults

Game-Changing Books: Ready Player One

Explore virtual reality stations and hear why this book is required reading for Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Facebook employees and an upcoming movie by Steven Speilberg. Led by Dr. Evelyn Field and Dr. Tony Chaston, Mount Royal University.

Audience: Adults

Game-Changing Books: The Peloponnesian War

Explore Thucydides' timeless classic relevant to today's geopolitical landscape. Led by Dr. Duane Bratt, Mount Royal University.

Audience: Adults

Game-Changing Books: The Republic

Enjoy a look at this fascinating Socratic dialogue by Plato, one of the most influential books in Western history. Led by Dr. Duncan Maclean, Mount Royal University.

Audience: Adults

GenI: This Is My Story

Join us for a narrative focused on current and future generations of young Indigenous and non-Indigenous people looking forward to reconciliation between all Treaty People. In partnership with Generation Indigenous. Light refreshements, bring reusable dishware. Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/geni-this-is-my-story-we-are-all-treaty-people-tickets-43071284371

Audience: All Ages

Get Started with Technology

Technology can be overwhelming, but we're here to help! This beginner class focuses on basic concepts and skills you need to use any technology successfully.

Audience: Adults

Get Your Resume Past the Gatekeepers

Boost your chances of getting your resumé noticed with tips from Joy Cohen, author and career counsellor.

Audience: Adults

Halifax to Berlin: RAF Bomber Command

Enjoy a multimedia presentation on Bomber Command's Canadian squadrons, and the strategic bombing campaign against Nazi Germany in 1943. Led by military historian Dr. Stéphane Guevremont.

Audience: Adults

History Matters: What's in a Monument?

Whose histories are asserted and erased in historical monuments? Explore the debates over commemorative spaces in Canada and the U.S. Led By Dr. Nancy Janovicek and Dr. Jewel Spangler, UCalgary.

Audience: Adults

Homeschooling 101

Learn the important points, beginning steps, and rights and responsibilities of providing home education in Alberta.

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

Hoppy Baby Bunnies

Join us for an extra dose of springtime songs, stories, and finger plays - for you and your baby bunny.

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

I'm With The Band: The Rolling Stones

It's only rock and roll, but we like it! Get some musical satisfaction by joining our Rolling Stones Jam Band. Bring any instrument.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 16 and up

Idea Coaching - Unleash Your Creativity

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

Audience: Adults

Idea Igniters: Studies in Space

What does it take to travel into space? Dr. Robert Thirsk, Chancellor of the University of Calgary and former astronaut, discusses his journey to becoming a member of Canada's first astronaut class. Emma Spanswick, adjunct assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Calgary, will share her research on how phenomena like the aurora and other space weather can impact our technology, our natural system, and our climate.

Audience: Adults

Igniting the Fire: Storying the Urban Warrior

A program designed by St. Mary's University is focused on Indigenous teachings and storytelling through Indigenous literacies and arts. Open to self-identified low income Indigenous adult learners. For more information contact Teneya Gwin at 403.221.2073

Audience: Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Excel Online

Learn to sort and filter data, apply formulas, and create charts and graphs in your online spreadsheets.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint Online

Enhance your online slideshows with SmartArt graphics, videos, tables, and more.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft Word Online

Create online professional looking documents including tables, bullets, and pictures.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

International Women's Day - Femme For All

Kick off International Women's Day with an evening of femme celebration through art, music, film, and literature. This free event features… Musicians: Yolanda Sargeant, Riel, and Kate Stevens. Film Screening: "Ice Blue", a film by Sandi Somers. Art: I'M SO ANGRY I MADE A SIGN by Jane Trash and Sondra Meszaros. Literature: Feminist Zine Fair. Limited free tickets available for Erin Wunker, author of "Notes from a Feminist Killjoy" (go to Wordfest.com and try promo code: Joy). In partnership with Femme Wave, Calgary's only feminist arts festival and Wordfest, Connecting Calgarians with Life-Changing Ideas. For more information go to Femme Wave's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1945890588961678/

Audience: Adults - Ages 16 and up

Interview Skills Workshop

Improve your employability in this interactive session that includes mock interviews. Personal information / social insurance number required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Google Drive

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Excel Online

Learn how to create an online Excel spreadsheet, including entering and formatting data as well as basic functions.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Online

Learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint Online including design templates, transitions, and animations.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Microsoft Word Online

Learn the basics of Microsoft Word Online, including creating, formatting, saving, and printing online documents.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

It's Your Money: Earning Income

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Jazz Appreciation 101

Bebop, cool, fusion. What makes jazz, “jazz”? Learn about genres of jazz with CKUA’s Kodi Hutchison, host of A Time for Jazz. This series will feature a one-hour talk followed by an optionall 30-minute performance workshop. Musicians welcome to bring their instruments.

Audience: Adults - Ages 16 and up

Jazz Improv Workshop

Gmi7? C7-flat9? Jazz improv doesn't need to be scary. Learn the tools and tricks to play with confidence. All instruments welcome. For musicians with 3+ years' experience.

Audience: Adults - Ages 16 and up

LARC Dialogues: Decolonization & Ways of Knowing

Larissa Lai (University of Calgary), Leroy Little Bear (University of Lethbridge), and Walter Mignolo (Duke University) will explore the challenges of decolonization through a discussion of different ways of knowing. In partnership with the Latin American Research Centre.

Audience: Adults

LARC Film Series: IXCANUL (Volcano)

Join the Latin American Research Centre (UCalgary) for the award-winning film Ixcanul (in Kaqchikel and Spanish with English subtitles) by Director Jayro Bustamante. Discussion to follow.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Copyright

Learn about Canadian Copyright law and find out how you can adhere to federal guidelines and also protect your intellectual property. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Immigration Law - Applying for a Temporary Resident Visa

Learn about Temporary Resident Visa applications, including letters of invitation and in-Canada requests for extensions. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Living Common-law or in an Adult Interdependent Partnership

Get information on your rights and obligations, and how to protect your interests. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Owning a Condominium

Learn about condominium boards, bylaws, common property, and your responsibilities as a condominium owner.

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

Law at Your Library: Separation and Divorce

Learn about the legal issues and processes of separation and divorce in Alberta. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Learn English Storytime: Korean

Practise your English with other parents and children who speak Korean.

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

Learn English Storytime: Spanish

Practise your English with other parents and children who speak Spanish.

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

Learn English Storytime: Urdu

Practise your English with other parents and children who speak Urdu.

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

Learn Online with the Library

Learn anything you want with great online tools like Lynda.com and Gale Courses. We'll show you how!

Audience: Adults

Learning Lab: Employer and Industry Research

Research industries and employers to better prepare for job interviews, network more effectively and identify new opportunities.

Audience: Adults

Learning Lab: Finding Jobs Online and the Hidden Job Market

Overview of online job boards and tools for understanding and navigating the hidden job market.

Audience: Adults

Learning Lab: Introduction to Business Research

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

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

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

Library Walks

Join Lori Beattie, author of Calgary's Best Walks for 6 - 7 km varied terrain walks through local neighbourhoods and parks. All ages welcome!

Audience: All Ages

LinkedIn: Get Your Profile Up and Running

Create a LinkedIn profile. Bring an electronic copy of your resumé 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

Make It Messy: Science Camp

Get ready for fun, hands-on science and engineering activities for kids in this week-long camp.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

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

Mastering Workplace Culture

Discover strategies and unspoken rules of the workplace that will help you get a job and keep it for the long run. Led by Matt Adolphe.

Audience: Adults

Math Quest

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Math Quest Marathon

Test your numeracy endurance. Join the library for a marathon of Math Quest challenges. Caregivers are invited to stay & play. All math skill levels welcome.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

My First Music Lesson: Guitar

Picking up an instrument for the first time? Register for an introductory lesson with a music coach. Lessons will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants may register for one session every two months. See calgarylibrary.ca/music for more details.

Audience: All Ages

My First Music Lesson: Piano

Picking up an instrument for the first time? Register for an introductory lesson with a music coach. Lessons will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants may register for one session every two months. See calgarylibrary.ca/music for more details.

Audience: All Ages - Ages 5 and up

My First Music Lesson: Violin

Picking up an instrument for the first time? Register for an introductory lesson with a music coach. Lessons will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must bring their own violin. Participants may register for one session every two months. See calgarylibrary.ca/music for more details.

Audience: All Ages

Nancy Pearl with George & Lizzie

Nancy Pearl has inspired and shaped reading tastes for decades through her Book Lust series and NPR commentary. In this Canadian launch of her charming first novel, George & Lizzie, Nancy introduces readers to an unforgettable cast of characters. Nancy will also discuss her work and why books and libraries matter more than ever in a post-truth society.

Audience: Adults

Nature Labs: Fostering Environmental Literacy

Join Simon Jackson (Spirit Bear Youth Coalition founder) for an insightful conversation with diverse leaders on how we can create balance for people and nature.

Audience: Adults

New Friends & Neighbourhood Groups for Women

Join other immigrant women to practise English, make friends, and learn about resources. Free childcare provided. In partnership with CIWA.

Audience: Adults

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

Pop 'n Tot Time

It's adventure time for male caregivers and their babies! Features fun games, books, rhymes, and activities.

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

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

Reading With Royalty

Spark your imagination and celebrate inclusion and diversity with our new fun and glamourous family-friendly storytime program, led by local drag queens and kings.

Audience: All Ages - Ages up to 5

Reality is Optional Writing Club

Play with your words in this creative writing club for teens. Led by Kim Firmston, Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Rebel Readings

LGBTQ content is regularly challenged or even banned in libraries across North America. Celebrate our freedom of expression with public readings of censored material by local drag royalty. A part of our Celebrating Rebel Readers event. In partnership with Calgary Outlink and Fairy Tales Presentation Society.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 16 and up

Robotics with Robogals for Girls!

Calling all future engineers. Learn to code with LEGO Mindstorms robots.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Saving Your Photographs

Learn about preserving, organizing and using cloud storage to manage your photos. Bring up to ten 4x6 photos and a USB stick. Led by Kendra Brownlee and Mary Anne Ladner.

Audience: Adults

Savings and Bank Accounts

Learn to save money by creating small changes to the choices you make with your money. Presented by Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

School Support: Language Arts

Bring your writing assignments for help from trained volunteers. In partnership with the University of Calgary, Department of English.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 14

School Support: Math

Bring your math assignments fort help from trained volunteers. Explore digital resources to support school success.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 14

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

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

Sign Language for Babies

Communicate and bond with your child before he or she can speak, by learning basic ASL signs together. For babies age 6 - 12 months with a parent.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 6 to 12 months with a parent/caregiver

Sikh Pioneers in Calgary

Enjoy a look at the history and contribution of the Sikh community in Calgary's history. In partnership with the Chinook Country Historical Society.

Audience: Adults

Sleep In 10 Days or Less!

Overcome common sleep challenges with young children and get tips on using a safe and gentle approach. For parents of toddlers. Led by Whitney Miller, Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Specialist.

Audience: Adults

Sleep Well

Learn how to get your little one into a routine and have your sleep questions answered. For parents of babies. Led by Kathy Carter, Sleep Specialist.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Building Trust in the Market Place

Examine the role personal ethics plays in the business environment through the lens of BBB's Eight Standards for Trust and the UncommonSense® Framework for Character Ethics. In partnership with Better Business Bureau.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Building Your Business Plan

Discover the essentials of creating a solid business plan. Led by Catherine Glambeck, Entrepreneur Strategist, ATB Financial, Entrepreneur Centre.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: The Money Side of Business

Discover the basic tools and techniques of financial management needed for a business owner to make informed decisions. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Small Business Tuesdays: What Banks and Lenders Look For

Hear what financial institutions look for when it comes to funding business proposals. Led by Catherine Glambeck, Entrepreneur Strategist, ATB Financial, Entrepreneur Centre.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Why Financial Ratios Matter

Learn the basics of calculating and interpreting financial ratios. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants.

Audience: Adults

Smart Tips for Newcomers

Visit with a knowledgeable immigration worker to get advice about life in Calgary, using public transportation, where to shop, and more! In partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary.

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 15 minute one-on-one sessions..

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Success After High School

Learn facts about credit, student loans, and how to set financial goals. In partnership with the Credit Counselling Society.

Audience: Adults - Ages 13 to 17

Support Your Teen with Career Exploration

Help your teen with career exploration, discover planning tools and resources, and learn about available programs. In partnership with CBE and SAIT.

Audience: Adults

Talking Books Group

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

Audience: Adults

TEDxCalgary Meetup

Watch a TED Talk video, share your thoughts with other curious explorers, and hear ideas on related topics. Visit www.MeetUp.com/TEDxCalgary-Community/ for topics.

Audience: Adults

Teens Create

Let your creative side shine! Make and trade buttons, craft with duct tape, and more.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Ten Healthy Habits of Financial Management

Self-assess your financial fitness, learn healthy habits, and get the resources needed to manage your money. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

The Art of Memory with Denise Chong

Best-selling author and memoirist, Denise Chong, tackles the complex nature of recollection. Chong discusses the slippery charms of memory - a powerful yet flawed writer's tool - and how to best use it when working on personal and intimate life stories, whether one's own or that of others. Co-presented by the Calgary Public Library and the University of Calgary's Office of Diversity, Equity & Protected Disclosure.

Audience: Adults

The Canadian Corps, Part I (1914 - 1916)

Discover the origins, history, and forgotten achievements of Canadian soldiers who fought in Europe during the Great War. Led by military historian Dr. Stéphane Guevremont.

Audience: Adults

The Canadian Corps, Part II (1917 - 1919)

Discover the origins, history, and forgotten achievements of Canadian soldiers who fought in Europe during the Great War. Led by military historian Dr. Stéphane Guevremont.

Audience: Adults

The Comic Historian

Join local comic book creators to discuss how and why comics are a great method to explore our own history. In partnership with Panel One Comics Society. Visit panelone.ca for details. Register on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/panel-one-workshop-panel-series-the-comic-historian-tickets-42357072143.

Audience: Adults

The Historical Sites of Calgary's Sex Industry

Enjoy a walking tour of the historical places and spaces of Calgary's Sex Industry. Led by Dr. Kimberly Williams from Mount Royal University.

Audience: Adults

The Profits and Pitfalls of Comic Expos

Examine comic cons from the perspective of comic creators: what works and what doesn't. In partnership with Panel One Comics Society. Visit panelone.ca for details. Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/panel-one-workshop-panel-series-the-profits-pitfalls-of-comic-expos-tickets-42357198521.

Audience: Adults

Think Big: Concussion

Join Jay Ingram and experts from the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute, as they look at inspiring and innovative solutions for neurological and mental health disorders.

Audience: Adults

Toastmasters International - Youth Leadership Program

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Transfer Your Skills to a Different Industry

Explore new job markets and learn how to persuade potential employers to give you a chance. Led by Joy Cohen, author and career counsellor.

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: Achieve the Dream

Be amazed and inspired as 60-year-old Martin Parnell shares his story of determination and persistence through his desire to achieve a remarkable goal of running 250 marathons in one year and achieving five Guinness World Records.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Aging: Create your Aging Plan

Growing older forces change. Making decisions, identifying choices, and conveying wishes doesn't have to be difficult. Learn how to have these vital conversations. Led by Chelsea Jani, RN, BN, Director of Care, Home Instead Senior Care®.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Aging: Estate Planning

Create a plan to distribute your assets during life or at death, using wills, joint accounts, gifting, life insurance, and trusts. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Aging: Housing Options for Seniors

Explore housing options, including staying at home or moving in with family. Learn how to declutter, and discover resources for single seniors. Led by Marilyn Moldowan.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Aging: 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

Understanding Aging: Travel Clinic for Seniors

Learn why it is important to visit a travel clinic before travelling abroad, plus medications, health tips, and resources for older adult travellers. Led by Calgary Traveller's Health Services, Alberta Health Services.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Aging: Wine Country of Argentina and Chile

Join Judith Umbach as she shares stories and photos of the wine country of Argentina and Chile.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Aging: Year-Round Edible Indoor Gardening

Learn ways to get your hands in the soil and grow edibles year-round even while the snow is on the ground. Led by Calgary's Cottage Gardener.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Teens: Are You a Good Financial Role Model for Your Children?

Self-assess your skills to determine what kind of financial role model you are and how to align your values with your family's goals. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Teens: Bullying and Peer Harassment

Discover the context in which bullying takes place, the effect it has on those being bullied (and the bully), what can be done from a social perspective, and tips for parents to support children and youth. Led by Jonathan Hutton, MA, Dip. Positive Psychology, CCC, Community Resource Team, and Denise Champion, MSc Wood's Homes.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Teens: Curious about Cannabis?

Learn about cannabis, youth, and the pending legalization of this drug. Tools and resources will be shared to support you and your family. Led by Youth Addiction Services, AHS Addiction and Mental Health.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Teens: Gangs & Teens

Join us for an information session about teens and gang prevention. Detective Da Silva-Spence with the Guns and Gangs Unit, Calgary Police Service will lead a discussion on gang prevention, organized crime, current settings and trends in Calgary.

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 School Division.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Teens: Introduction to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Learn to understand sexual orientation, gender identity, related terms, values, and youth issues. Practical information about supporting youth, using inclusive language, and accessing local resources will be discussed. Led by Christine Sturgeon, Educational Coordinator, Alberta Sexual Health Services, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Calgary Zone.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Teens: Navigating Mental Health Services - Who to Call

Finding out about the appropriate services for mental health can be very challenging. Explore the services that are offered in the Calgary area for teens. Led by Wood's Homes.

Audience: Adults

Upgrading and Financing your Education

Learn about financial resources for newcomers to help you reach your educational goals; including student loans, scholarships & grants. In partnership with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults

Using the Internet for Career Planning: Bring Your Own Device

Bring your own tablet or laptop, and research, and develop your career. Personal information including social insurance number is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Vocal Bootcamp: Freeing Your Voice

Learn to sing with Cowtown Opera. Topics in the series will include singing styles, freeing your voice, performance, and expression. This session will focus on freeing your voice through body awareness, breathing, and more. In partnership with Cowtown Opera.

Audience: Adults - Ages 16 and up

Vocal Bootcamp: Introduction

Learn to sing with Cowtown Opera. Topics in the series will include singing styles, freeing your voice, performance, and expression. This session will provide an introduction to singing and various singing styles. In partnership with Cowtown Opera.

Audience: Adults - Ages 16 and up

Vocal Bootcamp: Performance and Expression

Learn to sing with Cowtown Opera. Topics in the series will include singing styles, freeing your voice, performance, and expression. This session will focus on improving your performance and expression. In partnership with Cowtown Opera.

Audience: Adults - Ages 16 and up

Vocal Bootcamp: Preparing a Song

Learn to sing with Cowtown Opera.Topics in the series will include singing styles, freeing your voice, performance, and expression. This session will focus on preparing and performing a song, applying your new skills. In partnership with Cowtown Opera.

Audience: Adults - Ages 16 and up

Wartime Comic Books in Canada

Explore wartime comic book heroes from WWI's Young Canada Boys to WWII's Captain Daring. Led by Dennis Slater. In partnership with the Chinook Country Historical Society.

Audience: Adults

Welcome to Canada: You and the Law

Explore topics such as impaired driving, municipal bylaws, role of police, and crime prevention. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth, and Calgary Police Services. Register by calling 403.777.6074.

Audience: Adults

Wetlands Wildlife

Learn about beaver, muskrat, waterfowl, and other animals that depend on wetlands ecosystems for survival. In partnership with the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Words and Wiggles

Learn new ideas for play with your preschooler in this active program that explores all five senses through movement, play, story, and song.

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

Work Search 2.0

Learn how to get results from your applications, access the hidden job market, and improve networking skills. Personal information including social insurance number is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

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