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 September - October 2018 or November - December 2018 issue of Library Connect.

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From: 17/Oct/2018 - To: 29/May/2019

"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 Skill for School Success

Explore how self-regulation skills are key to academic, emotional, and social success in an interactive session that blends theory, discussion, exercises, and practice. Led by Mary-Catherine Bailey-McKenna M.ED., M.A.

Audience: Adults

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 Night of Crime

Calgarian author Garry Ryan launches the latest book in the Detective Lane series, Sea of Cortez. He is joined by David Sweet, an active-duty homicide detective, and Sarah Graham, a Traditional Knowledge facilitator for Indigenous communities, who will be presenting their new memoir, Skeletons in my Closet.

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

All About Animals

Explore the habitats and behaviour of animals and learn what their teeth tell us about them. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

All Quiet on the Western Front

Learn about the impact of cinema on our shared recollections of history with Calgary Cinematheque's screening and short lecture on this 1930 anti-war film.

Audience: Adults

An Afternoon with Moji Taiwo

Join the Author of I Give Because I'm Blessed – I'm Blessed Because I Give for an inspirational look at the challenge and the gift of being an immigrant, a woman, and a member of a minority group.

Audience: Adults

Babies Go Boo!

Dress up your baby and celebrate Halloween with stories, rhymes, and songs.

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

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 Milk & the Microbiome

Explore the science and reality of modern moms and feeding their infants. Learn why there is simply no better food for an infant than breast milk, and why pre and probiotics are considerations when formula is the only alternative. In partnership with the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases.

Audience: Adults

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

Beginner Blackfoot

Learn the basics of the Blackfoot language in partnership with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary. Held in Village Square Recreation Centre Community Room. Cultural teachings at Buffalo Rock Tipi Camp. Classes continue until December 15. Lunch is included.

Audience: All Ages

Beginner Cree

Learn the basics of the Cree language in partnership with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary. Cultural teachings at Buffalo Rock Tipi Camp. Lunch is included.

Audience: All Ages

Beginner Michif

Learn the basics of the Michif language of the Metis people in partnership with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary. Cultural teaching at Buffalo Rock Tipi Camp. Classes continue until December 15. Lunch is included.

Audience: All Ages

Beyond Shelters: Solutions to Homelessness in Canada from the Front Lines

Shelters have become more professional and sophisticated in addressing homelessness in their communities. They now do much more than provide a bed and a meal for the night — they offer different methods of intervention, different types of services and different forms of connection to the communities they serve. This book offers essays by experienced shelter leaders who address the future of the homeless shelter in Canada. In attendance will be author John Rook, Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives at The Mustard Seed, and editor James Hughes of the McConnell Foundation. Luncheon will be served. In partnership with The Mustard Seed and Calgary Public library.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Bill's Book Café with Jackie Flanagan

Writer and founding editor of Alberta Views, Jackie Flanagan discusses The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, and the profound effects of inequality in society.

Audience: Adults

Bill’s Book Café with Brad Zumwalt

Entrepreneur and Founding Partner of Social Venture Partners, Brad Zumwalt, discusses a world full of unicorns, robots, and wonder (the future!) in Tim O’Reilly’s provocative book WTF; What’s the Future and Why It’s Up To Us.

Audience: Adults

Bird of Prey

A look at how the future of the Philippine Eagle, the world’s largest and rarest, is closely tied to the Philippines' old-growth forest. In partnership with the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival.

Audience: Adults

Book Discussion Group: Adult

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

Audience: Adults

Borrowing 101

Learn about types of credit, leasing versus buying a vehicle, mortgages, and student loans. In partnership with Credit Counselling Society.

Audience: Adults

Bounce & Roll

See what happens when you bounce and roll different types of balls in this energetic discovery of physics. In partnership with Let's Talk Science.

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

Bubbling Potions

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

Building Blocks for Social Change: Lean Startup Principles for Social Impact

Explore how to test, validate, and adapt your innovation to achieve impact. In partnership with Calgary+Acumen.

Audience: Adults

Building Blocks for Social Change: Social Entrepreneurship 101

Discover your passion and path to change the world. Join us to learn more about how you can improve the world while making a profit. In partnership with Calgary+Acumen.

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

Calgary Canzine 2018

Enjoy access to zines, artist books, and interactive workshops at Calgary's free annual Festival of Zines and Underground Culture. In partnership with Broken Pencil Magazine, Filling Station, and Wordfest.

Audience: All Ages

Calgary Innovation Check-Up

Curious what a cross section of Calgary’s innovation scene looks like and how you can get involved? Join Rainforest Alberta’s Summit wrap-up celebration and find out!

Audience: Adults

Calgary through the Eyes of Writers with Shaun Hunter

The book Calgary has been waiting for! Take a literary journey of Calgary from its frontier beginnings to today’s contemporary city. Shaun Hunter tours readers and urban explorers through a place that has captivated writers since 1792.

Audience: Adults

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

Canada on the Home Front in WWII

Learn about the British Commonwealth Air Training Program, the Alaska Highway, U-boats, balloon attacks, and more. Led by Stephane Guevremont.

Audience: Adults

Canadian Immigration Process

Learn about Canada's immigration policies including citizenship, sponsorship of family members, and applying for a Super Visa. In partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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: LinkedIn

Join us for an introduction to LinkedIn for beginners. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Mid-Life Career Change

Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities that come with looking for work mid-life, including resumé strategies. 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: Careers in Recreation

Join us for a noon-hour talk about the diversity of available careers in recreation. In partnership with the Career Development Association of Alberta and the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre.

Audience: Adults

Career Cafe: Careers in Supply Chain

Join us for a noon-hour talk exploring careers in Calgary’s busy supply chain. 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

Central Library Architectural Tour

This volunteer guided tour highlights the creative construction process and iconic architecture of the Central Library designed by the International firm Snøhetta and local firm Dialog.

Audience: Adults

Central Library Tour

Discover the unique and innovative elements of Central Library’s spaces, services and art in a free public tour led by a volunteer guide.

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

Child Minding

The Child-Minding service is a mobile, flexible program which allows caregivers to participate in skill building library programs and services while their children (age 3 months -12 years) are cared for and have opportunities to bolster their own learning as well. The Child-Minding service is supported by the YWCA of Calgary.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 12

Choosing Quality Child Care

Learn about different options in child care, how those choices impact your child, access to subsidies, and questions to ask providers. In partnership with Children's Services.

Audience: Adults

Circle of Security

Learn strategies that support secure attachment, decipher children's behaviour, and make parenting less stressful. In partnership with Jan McInnis, RSW, Registered COS Parent Educator.

Audience: Adults

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. Designed for beginner coders.

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 Helpers

Learn how to assist your peers in coping with stress, identify at-risk youth, and discover local resources to support mental health. In partnership with Calgary Chinese Community Service Association.

Audience: Teens - Ages 15 to 18

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

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 A Holiday Card

Learn a fun lettering style from a member of the Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild to make your very own holiday greeting card. All supplies are included.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Create, Share, Store: Using Cloud Technology

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

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

Decolonization and Diversity in Canadian Literature

Join writers Carmen Aguirre, Larissa Lai, and guests to discuss how diverse perspectives are changing the identity of Canadian literature. In partnership with UCalgary’s Latin American Research Centre.

Audience: Adults

Dementia Awareness Training

Learn about dementia, risk reduction, available resources, and information on volunteer opportunities. In partnership with the Brenda Strafford Foundation.

Audience: Adults

Digital Safety for Parents

Learn about parenting in a digital society, including the internet, smartphones, and social media safety. In partnership with TELUS WISE.

Audience: Adults

Diversity is a Strategy

Listen to Avnish Mehta, Principal of Stand and Command, speak about the importance of diversity in the delivery of the organization’s strategy.

Audience: Adults

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

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: A Library On the Go

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

Audience: Adults

Educators Night Out at New Central Library

Educators are invited to a casual presentation about how the Library supports schools and educators, and how we want to work with you to expand these offerings. We can't wait to gather your ideas through a variety of feedback stations throughout the building. No need to bring anything except your curiosity. Enjoy beverages, appetizers and after-hours access to the incredible new Central Library. Please invite a colleague or friend. FREE but pre-registration is required. Maximum two tickets per registrant. Register today through Eventbrite.com.

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

Enrich Your Kids

Learn how to teach your children about money, budgeting, savings, and more. Introduce the concept of money in this kid-friendly program aimed at adults. In partnership with Money Mentors.

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 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

Explore Trades Training

Discover how a free pre-apprentice program can help you build important skills. Intended for Indigenous people or those born outside of Canada. In partnership with Momentum.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Fall Bulbs for Spring Flowers

Learn about different types of bulbs and how to plant them through interactive games. Led by Janet Melrose, Calgary's Cottage Gardener.

Audience: Kids - Ages 3 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 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

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

Femme Wave

Calgary’s very own feminist arts festival takes over the library for one special day of free feminist workshops, panels, music programs, and more. All ages welcome. For the full line up of events, go to Femmewave.com.

Audience: All Ages

Filmmakers Unite

Independent filmmakers respond to current threats to our democracy, freedom of speech, and civil rights. In partnership with the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival.

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

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

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: 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

Get Started with Technology

Join a beginner class which 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

Group Violin Lessons

Learn basic techniques and simple tunes in this beginner class. Limited violins available upon request. Free lessons provided by Crescendo School of Music.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 13 and up

Historic Walking Tour: Memorial Park Library and Central Memorial Park

Join us for a walking tour of the history and architectural features of Memorial Park Library and Central Memorial Park. Archival photographs will provide perspective.

Audience: All Ages

History Matters: Images of the WWI Soldier

Explore how soldiers went from being Christ-like martyrs in a noble cause, to being victims in a futile war. In partnership with UCalgary’s History Department.

Audience: Adults

Homeowner Basics

Learn the costs of purchasing and maintaining a home, what is required to qualify for a mortgage, and whether it is better to rent or own. In partnership with the Credit Counselling Society.

Audience: Adults

Homeschooling 101

Learn the important points, beginning steps, and rights and responsibilities of providing home education in Alberta. In partnership with Alberta Homeschooling Association.

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

How Technology Impacts Your Job Search

Join us for this Canada Career Month event and learn how technology will impact your job search. In partnership with The Talent Pool, Government of Alberta: Community and Social Services.

Audience: Adults

Hygiene & the Microbiome

Explore the myths around microbes and your children. Learn about hand washing, what to do when a soother falls on the floor, how long to sterilize equipment, and more. In partnership with the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases.

Audience: Adults

I’m With the Band: Canadiana

Bring an instrument and play Canadian hit songs with other musicians. Music chords and class structure will be provided.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 16 and up

Idea Coaching

Join our Idea Coaches to learn about design thinking and how to better understand your audience, define your opportunity, and generate new ideas.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Indigenous Art at the Central Library

Join us for a presentation and panel discussion showcasing the artists selected for Indigenous Placemaking initiative at Calgary’s new Central Library. Reception to follow.

Audience: Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Excel Online

Learn to sort and filter data, apply formulas, and create charts and graphs in your online spreadsheets. An email address is required for this course.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint Online

Enhance your online slideshows with SmartArt graphics, videos, tables, and more. An email address is required for this course.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft Word Online

Create online professional looking documents including tables, bullets, and pictures. An email address is required for this course.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Google Drive

Learn how to use Google Drive to share, save, and manage documents and information. An email address is required for this course.

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. An email address is required for this course.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Online

Learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint Online including design templates, transitions, and animations. An email address is required for this course.

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. An email address is required for this course.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Solid Foods

Learn about your baby's microbiota – how it changes, when to wean, and foods that may induce allergies. In partnership with the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases.

Audience: Adults

It's Magic

Join Richard Rondeau for an amazing and astounding magic show.

Audience: All Ages

It's Your Money: Budgeting & Saving

Budgeting will help you keep your savings and spending in balance. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

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

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

Job Desk

Drop in for employment advice provided by career coaches from Career Connection. First-come, first-served

Audience: Adults & Teens

Keeping the Home Language Alive

Learn from Calgary Board of Education staff about the importance of maintaining your home language and how to support your children in learning a new language.

Audience: Adults

Land Acknowledgement Presentation

Learn the purpose of the land acknowledgment from local Indigenous Elders. Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight. Lunch is included.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Employment Law for Small Business Owners

Learn about employment standards, employer liabilities, human rights, and privacy issues. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Landlord and Tenant

Learn your rights, responsibilities, and legal procedures as a tenant and a landlord. 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: 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: Wills and Estates

Learn how to plan your will, including appointing your executor, appointing a guardian for minor children, your legal obligations, and what happens if you die without a will. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law Connect 2018: Free Legal Clinic

Need legal help? Register to book a free 30-minute appointment with a lawyer. In partnership with Pro Bono Law Alberta, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, and Calgary Legal Guidance. To register, call 403.541.4804 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm from October 24 to November 5. Space is limited.

Audience: Adults

Law Connect 2018: Legal Resources Fair

Ask questions and connect with the wide range of community public legal service organizations available at this four-hour fair.

Audience: Adults

Law Connect 2018: Non-Governmental Statutory Declaration Clinic

If you are without ID, drop by the Calgary Legal Guidance booth to get your free, non-government photo identification. No appointment or registration required.

Audience: Adults

Law Connect 2018: Wills and Estates

Learn how to plan your will in this one-hour adaptation of our popular wills and estates program. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Learn English Storytime: Cantonese

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

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

Learn English Storytime: French

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

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

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: Punjabi

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

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 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

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

Little Moccasins

Join Filmmaker Laurie Sommerville as she presents her short film honouring a long forgotten group of First Nations children buried at what was the Dunbow Indian School near Calgary. In partnership with the Chinook Country Historical Society

Audience: Adults

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 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

Mineral Mania

Explore how rocks and minerals are formed. Make a volcano and take it home! In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

Mmmm ... Taste

Discover the yummy biology behind your taste buds. In partnership with Mad Science.

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

My First Music Lesson: Guitar

Picking up an instrument for the first time? Register for an introductory lesson with a music coach. Short 15 - 20 minute lessons are taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants may register for one session every month. 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. Short 15-20 minute lessons are taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants may register for one session every month. 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. Short 15-20 minute lessons are taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must bring their own violin. Participants may register for one session every month. See calgarylibrary.ca/music for more details.

Audience: All Ages

My So-called Life (So Far): A Creative Nonfiction Youth Workshop with the Author in Residence

The real world is generous with stories and is filled with characters in need of an author. Teen writers (ages 15 to 18) will mine their own real-life experiences for stories, while transforming themselves and the people they know into compelling characters.

Audience: Teens - Ages 15 to 18

National Child Day 2018

TBD

Audience: All Ages - Ages up to 17

Neighborhood Story Map

Drop in to make art with the Library’s Artist in Residence, Nicole Wolf, a visual storyteller and children’s illustrator. Map your own community, in a not very traditional way! Caregivers welcome.

Audience: Kids

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

On Remembrance Day

Commemorate Remembrance Day with a look at Canada’s contributions and sacrifices during the First World War. Hear from Author Janet Wees about her novel, When We Were Shadows.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Open Lab

What's your geek? From art to robots, photography to coding, and everything in between, follow your passion or find a new one with help from experienced volunteers.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Our New Central Library

Join us for a brief presentation to learn about this incredible project and explore what you can see and do there when the doors to Calgary’s new Central Library open on November 1!

Audience: Adults

Pet Shop

Learn how to be a responsible pet owner, be aware of financial responsibilities and unexpected expenses. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 9 to 17

Planning Financially for Your New Arrival

Plan ahead for maternity and parental leave and be prepared for the expenses that come with a new arrival. In partnership with the Credit Counselling Society.

Audience: Adults

Pop 'n Tot

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

Pregnancy & Your Microbiome

Discover why it is so important take care of your diet during pregnancy. Learn why you are not just eating for two but for the trillion of microbes in your gut, and why you should eat to promote the growth of beneficial microbiota. In partnership with the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases.

Audience: Adults

Quartet Launch

Each year Frontenac House launches four stunning poetry books. Quartet 2019 includes Laurie Fuhr’s Night Flying; Jim Nason’s Rooster, Dog, Crow; Tanya Evanson’s Nouveau Griot; and Basma Kavanagh’s Ruba’iyat for the Time of Apricots.

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. Supported by Pembina.

Audience: All Ages

Reading With Royalty

Celebrate inclusion and diversity with our new fun and glamourous family-friendly storytime program, led by local drag queen and king performers. Supported by ATB Financial.

Audience: All Ages - Ages up to 5

Ready to be inspired?

Join three Stonehouse Publishing authors, Lisa Murphy-Lamb, D.K. Stone, and Pam Clark as they share their novels and their inspiration for their work.

Audience: Adults

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

Remembrance Day Open House

Join us after the Remembrance Day Parade in Central Memorial Park for an open house featuring stories from Canadian soldiers. Warm refreshments will be provided.

Audience: All Ages

Remembrance Day Swing Tribute

Join us for a high-energy tribute to the swing era, as well as free dance lessons and demonstrations from members of Calgary’s Top Cat Swing. In partnership with Jazz YYC. For more information, go to Jazzyyc.com.

Audience: Adults

Resume Writing Workshop

Develop a high-impact resumé formatted for an internet job search. Personal information/social insurance number required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Robotics with Robogals for Girls!

Learn to code using LEGO Mindstorms robots. This program is designed especially for girls.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Sampler Café

Explore the world of electronic music in this circle of beat machines and samplers. In partnership with the Alberta Electronic Music Conference.

Audience: All Ages

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 for 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

Seeking Our Senses

Explore all five senses using optical illusions, sounds, and more. Try your hand at reading braille. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 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

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

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 babies. Led by Whitney Miller, Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Specialist.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Financial Statements

Learn the basics and why they are so important to understanding and improving your business. In partnership with JAB Consulting.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Financial Survival for Entrepreneurs

Explore how to manage business growth by identifying key ratios, what numbers to monitor, plus financing and tax strategies. For entrepreneurs beyond their third year of operation. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Getting Money - What Lenders and Investors Want

Find out what information is used to evaluate a loan request and the steps to prepare for a presentation. In partnership with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Introduction to Business Research

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

Audience: Adults

Solid Foods & Your Baby’s Microbiome

Learn why delayed weaning is recommended as a method to promote infant health and to protect babies from infections and to decrease the risk for allergies, asthma, and obesity. In partnership with the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases.

Audience: Adults

Songwriting

Curious about how to write a song? Learn how to convey your message in your songwriting.

Audience: Adults - Ages 16 and up

Story PALS

Trained Pet Access League Society (PALS) 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

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

Taxes in Canada

Join us for an overview of the Canadian tax system and how it works. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Teachers Learning Code

Build skills and confidence to teach coding fundamentals to youth. For home-schooling parents, community group leaders, and educators. In partnership with Canada Learning Code.

Audience: Adults

Tech Mentors

If you find technology challenging, we can help. Get your questions answered or practise your skills with support from experienced volunteers. Any device is welcome.

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

Tell Me Your Story: A Writer in the Library with the Author in Residence

Do you have a personal story you want to share with our Author in Residence? Marcello is listening. Drop by his desk at the local library.

Audience: Adults

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Learn about one of the greatest disasters in human history and its dramatic effects in Canada. Led by Historian Trudy Cowan

Audience: Adults

The Art of ‘Genre’ Nonfiction: A Panel Discussion

Marcello Di Cintio will host a panel of authors who craft artful stories on topics like sports, food, travel, and politics.

Audience: Adults

The Bottle Picker Monologues

Join us for a theatrical evening created by current and past bottle pickers that gives insight into their diverse experiences. In partnership with Downstage and Calgary Can. See http://www.downstage.ca/bpm2018 for details.

Audience: Adults

The Flower – Class Corvette

Discover the fascinating story of a vital warship that saved the Allies during the early part of the Second World War. Led by Stephane Guevremont.

Audience: Adults

The Little Grey Mouse

Enjoy a quilting display and launch of Trudy Cowan's second children's title The Little Grey Mouse, a story about overcoming adversity.

Audience: Adults

Think Big: The Life of Your Brain

Join Jay Ingram and experts from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, as they take you on a journey through the life of your brain, from infancy to later life.

Audience: Adults

This All Happened: A Documentary Literature Workshop with the Author in Residence

Explore how to transform lived experience into literary art. Designed for adult writers.

Audience: Adults

Thrive’s Community Huddle

Want to create sustainable impact in Calgary? Join Thrive’s annual gathering for inspiration and connection to the people and resources to move your idea forward.

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

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

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 12 to 14

Underwater!

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of water with hands-on activities guaranteed to pique your curiosity.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Unschooling to University

Join Author Judy Arnall as she explains what unschooling is and why it works. Based on her new book, Unschooling To University: Relationships matter most in a world crammed with content.

Audience: Adults

Upgrading and Financing your Education

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

Audience: Adults

Vacations on a Budget

Explore ways to save money while planning and during vacation so you can have fun without worrying about money. In partnership with Credit Counselling Society.

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

VR Explorers

Imagine climbing Mount Everest or scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands! We’ll take you on an immersive virtual reality journey with Google Expeditions.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

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

Learn about the seasons and weather measurement, including thunder and lightning. Discover more about water cycles and effects of the sun. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Welcome to Canada: Academic Success in Junior/Senior High

Learn about different levels of ELL/ESL, core and option courses, guidance counsellors, and graduation requirements. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation. Register at 403.875.4662.

Audience: Adults

Welcome to Canada: Employment and Workplace Communication

Learn about job search strategies, networking, and communicating effectively. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth. Register at 403.909.1923.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

When You Find Me with P.J. Vernon

Steeped in southern gothic, When You Find Me is a chilling look at marriage and madness from a talented, local new voice in psychological suspense. Not to be missed!

Audience: Adults

Who You Know Can Help You Grow

Leverage current relationships, learn how to increase professional contacts, and expand your tool box of modern networking tools. In partnership with Opportunities Knock.

Audience: Adults

Wiggle, Giggle, Boo!

Join us for spooky stories, songs, and rhymes. Wear your costume-if you dare!

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

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

A gothic look at the Star Wars universe in The Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge, produced, directed, and performed by students of Calgary Arts Academy.

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

Women in Love (1969) Screening

The provocative Ken Russell directs an audacious screen adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s classic 1920 novel of romantic entanglements in his singular, transgressive style.

Audience: Adults

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. Supported by TD Friends of the Environment.

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

You and the Blue

Learn about policing in our city as you join Calgary Police Service officers for an informal conversation about their work. In partnership with the Calgary Police Service.

Audience: Adults

Youth Employment

Register as a Youth Employment Centre client and receive job search, career or educational advice, and referrals to employers. For ages 15 to 25 years. In partnership with the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 15 to 25

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