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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. 

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From: 02/Dec/2020 - To: 29/Mar/2021

Aging in Place – My Community

Will you use the same types of transportation you use now when you are older? What safety concerns do you have as you age? What supports and services may you need to live independently? Explore these and related questions around supports, services, transportation and safety.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Aging in Place – My Finances

Think about the state of your finances and your sources of income now. What will they be like when you are 70, 80,or 90? Explore the options available to you when it comes to the financial decision making process, especially if or when you are not able to manage your finances.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Aging in Place – My Health

What is your state of health like now? How will it change in 10,15, or 20 years? Explore what can you do now to help ensure a healthy future, and who will make decisions about your health care when you cannot.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Aging in Place – My Home

Think about the home you live in now. Do you plan to live there when you are 80 or 90? Explore the long term issues around continuing ownership, such as major repairs, as well as future options if you are currently renting.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Along the Western Front with Leah Hennel

Join author, photographer, and Albertan Leah Hennel as she shares insights from her new book Along the Western Front. Explore this stunning debut collection of photography which represents a fresh perspective on contemporary cowboy culture and the modern ranching lifestyle throughout central and southern Alberta.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Am I at Risk? My Kidney Health

Anyone can develop kidney disease, but some are at higher risk. As well, most people don’t know they have kidney disease because 80% of your kidney function can be lost without any symptoms. Learn how to recognize early warning signs, what kidneys do, the major causes and risk factors, and what you can do to keep your kidneys healthy.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

An Evening with Federico Fellini and his Masterpiece, '8 1/2'

No director has won more Oscars than Federico Fellini, so it brings the Calgary Public Library great pleasure to present you with the screening of his finest film, 8 1/2. Please join George Ferzoco, Department of Classics and Religion, University of Calgary, in introducing the film and leading the discussion afterwards.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Animal Adaptations

Join us as we discuss the fascinating physical and behavioural characteristics of local wildlife that help them to survive in their environments!

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Art + Entomology = Artomology? (Ages 8 to 12)

Art meets science in this unique drawing activity brought to you by real live tarantulas, beetles, millipedes, and more. By observing these leggy little models we will learn the basics of insect anatomy and then draw our own very own creative critters at home.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Arthritis: An Introduction to Osteoarthritis

Learn about the symptoms and treatment options for Osteoarthritis. Register at https://app.bookking.ca/ahlpcalgarypub/courses/index.asp or phone 403.943.2584.

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 23 months with a parent/caregiver

Bat Basics (Ages 6 to 12)

Discover the world of bats, and bust some bat-phobic myths.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Better Choices, Better Health®

This six-week workshop will teach you how to reduce fatigue, improve your sleep, manage stress, and eat healthier, all while practising goal setting and decision making. Register at https://app.bookking.ca/ahlpcalgarypub/courses/index.asp or phone 403.943.2584.

Audience: Adults

Better Choices, Better Health®: Chronic Disease

This six-week workshop will explore different techniques to manage your health while living with a chronic health condition. Learn and practice ways to manage symptoms, reduce fatigue and feel better.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Better Choices, Better Health®: Chronic Pain

This six-week workshop will help you discover techniques to control your chronic pain, and to manage your overall health while making everyday tasks easier.

Audience: Adults

Big Brain Music

Join Composer in Residence Daniel Pelton and Juno Award-winning composer Allan Gordon Bell whose music evokes our Canadian surroundings, to remind us of the beauty we so often neglect. This discussion will focus on how one might manifest an ethereal concept into tangible musical expression.

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.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Black Holes

We know them from fiction but what are they in reality? They are not the cosmic vacuum cleaner you may think.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Blackfoot Language and Culture Class

Learn online all about the Blackfoot language and culture in this six-week virtual series. This program is offered online via Zoom. If you do not have access to a computer and wish to participate, please call the Library Hotline at 403.260.2600.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Book Discussion Group: Bucket List Books

We all have them. The books we’ve been meaning to read; the ones we neglected in school; the ones that languish on our shelves. Good news! The time has come to read these timeless classics. Join like-minded readers the second Wednesday of every month for a lively online discussion.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Book Discussion Group: Food for Thought

Join fellow foodies online and explore different cookbook authors, cuisines, food memories, techniques and more, as we share what we’re eating and reading. Each month has a different theme and is jam packed with kitchen tips, tricks, and resources.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Books & Ideas: Poets Respond to the Pandemic

In challenging times people turn to poetry for healing or to articulate shared emotion. The anthology, We are One, features more than 75 poets across Canada giving voice to our fear, grief, and hope. Editor George Melnyk joins the publisher and select poets to discuss this moving collection.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Canadian Immigration Process: Immigration Applications

Join this online program to learn about common mistakes and problems when filling in your immigration applications.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Candy Chemistry

Discover the science hiding in Skittles. Explore buoyancy, reactivity, and the odds of finding your favourite colour. How sweet it is! Each participant will be provided with a science kit containing the materials needed for a hands-on science adventure. The kits will be available for pick-up from the library before the start of the program.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Career Basics: Career Transitions

Thinking of moving to a new career? Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities that come with looking for work mid-life and how to smoothly transition to a new career through networking and resumé strategies during this online program.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Career Basics: Interview Skills

Win over your job competition by improving your interview skills. Learn about different types of questions and how to answer them effectively during this online program.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Career Basics: Networking

How can you find a job during the pandemic? Learn how to network with people effectively over LinkedIn and using other methods without leaving your home so you can find a job during this online program.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Career Basics: Resume Development

Are you looking for a job? Learn how to create a professional resumé to put your best foot forward during this online program.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Celebrate the Season with Chef David Rocco

Join international celebrity chef, David Rocco, from his home kitchen as he celebrates the season! David will share holiday recipes and stories from his life as a global traveler in the world of food and how his travels have shaped his view that a love of food and cooking is something that unites us all!

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Classifying Creepy Crawlies

Using live animals, explore how all bugs are related and where they fit in the family tree. Taxonomy can be fun!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Coding Kids 2030: Save Our Oceans

Learn how to reduce plastic usage by making a fun game in Scratch!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

COPD – Breathing Matters

Learn what Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is and the lung medications and inhalers to address symptoms. Discover helpful breathing tips. In partnership with Alberta Health Services Healthy Living Program.

Audience: Adults

Creatures and Climate (Ages 6 to 12)

Did you know that climate change is already having an impact on wildlife in Alberta? Join us to learn more about how wildlife responds to climate change, and what we humans can do to help.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Draw a Candy Landscape (Ages 9 to 12)

We will take familiar candies and transform them to create a colourful detailed landscape. See you soon!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Draw a Really Tall Snowman

Come draw snowmen with us. Our snowmen will be decorated with hats, scarves, mittens, and buttons. How do you decorate your snowmen?

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Drawing Class: Christmas Cookies

What are your favourites? Join us as we draw holiday cookies including a gingerbread man and a tall class of milk. Yum!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Drawing Class: New Year's Party Animals (Ages 6 to 8)

A snake and an elephant at a party? Join us as we draw these cartoon animals participating in New Year's Festivities.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Drawing Class: New Year's Party Animals (Ages 9 to 12)

A snake and an elephant at a party? Join us as we draw these cartoon animals participating in New Year's Festivities.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Drawing Class: What’s in your Stocking?

We are drawing a stocking just for you. Do you like teddy bears? Candy canes? And maybe a present – what will it be?

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

ELL Conversation Circle (Intermediate)

Join this free, online conversation group to practice speaking English, meet new virtual friends, and learn about local community and culture. The program is open to all adults (ages 18+) with limited spaces available. Please register for all three classes in this session.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Evolution of Stars

How are stars formed and how do they die? Explore the lifecycle of nature’s light giving objects.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Executors and Funerals- Being an Executor Is A Hard Job

Join us for a candid conversation about being an Executor, learn about the role and responsibilities of an Executor when arranging the funeral, if the Executor can change your plans, how is an Executor compensated, and much more.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Exoplanets

Explore planets beyond our Solar System! How do astronomers find them, and could they hold life?

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Exploring the Art of the Canadian Rockies: Twenty-Five Years of Research and Wandering

Join author, art historian, and hiking guide Lisa Christensen in a presentation exploring iconic works of Canadian art, and the mountains that inspired them. Lisa has published four books that link the place and the painting. From views painted alongside the railway to vistas deep in the backcountry, put your virtual boots on and go hiking.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Family Law Fundamentals for Newcomers

Join this online program to learn about some of the consequences of marriage and its breakdown (division of property, child support, special expenses, and parenting) and tips on how to resolve some of these issues through ADRs and the courts. We will quickly review some of the major changes in the Divorce Act and the Family Property Act.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Family Storytime

Join us online for stories, songs, and finger plays the whole family can enjoy. Takes place twice daily at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.

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

Find Your Own Comedy Style

Practice five laugh-tested writing and performance tips with a professional comedian.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 11 to 17

Funeral Planning During Challenging and Stressful Times

Join us for a candid conversation about planning a funeral ahead of time so your family will know what to do. We will discuss why it is important to record your wishes, how to discuss with your family, what to consider when choosing a funeral provider, and what resources are available to help.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Galaxies

What are galaxies? We leave our own Milky Way Galaxy and travel around the universe to explore these immense regions of billions of stars.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Handwriting Analysis – Personality Portraits, Psychology, and More

Join an interactive introduction to handwriting analysis, including its basis in the interpretation of drawings and symbols. Learn how experts interpret personality, compatibility, criminality, and more. As well, explore the ethical issues and limitations of this field, and the place of handwriting in the digital age.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Arthritis - An Introduction to Osteoarthritis

Join us to learn what Osteoarthritis is, how to manage the symptoms, and the various treatment options available.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Celiac Disease - Going Gluten-free

Join us to learn about celiac disease, eating nutritiously on a gluten-free diet, and strategies to avoid and limit cross-contamination at home and when eating out.

Audience: Adults

Healthy Living: Conserving Your Energy

Learn how to identify the different types of fatigue and what makes it worse. Gain strategies for managing your fatigue.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Dietitian Question & Answer - Weight Management

Join us as we talk about weight management, and how it is a part of managing chronic conditions. This class is for adults who are interested in learning more about weight management to manage their chronic conditions, such as prediabetes, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Dietitian Question and Answer: Heart Health

Join us as we give you nutrition tips that take the confusion out of eating healthy for your heart, and answer your nutrition questions about lowering your cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure. This class is for adults who are diagnosed with high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia or other heart conditions.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Eating Well and Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Join us to learn about the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, and how food and lifestyle choices can help you manage the symptoms.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Eating Well for Good Health

Discover how eating well can lead to good health and how fat, fibre, and sodium are a part of healthy eating.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Eating Well with Fatty Liver Disease

Join us to learn what non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is, and get food-related recommendations to manage it.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Fibromyalgia - Facts and Function

Join us to learn about fibromyalgia and the treatment options available. Discover how you can maintain and improve function through exercise.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Heart Healthy Eating

Join us to learn more about heart healthy foods that also improve cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides, Mediterranean-style eating, and nutrition hot topics related to heart health.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Living Well with Stress

Join us to learn about the sources and signs of stress, healthy ways to cope with and manage stress, and develop a personal plan to address the stress in your life.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Nutrition - Eating Away from Home and During Special Occasions

Learn strategies to reduce overeating while on vacation, attending parties or on special occasions.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Nutrition - I Know I Should Eat Healthy, But How?

Join us to know more about the 4 P's: Plan, Purchase, Prepare and Pack, and get tips on how to put nutrition knowledge into practice.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Nutrition - The Top 5 Tips to Reduce Calories

Join us as we give you strategies to help prevent eating too many calories

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Nutrition - The Truth About What Works in Weight Management

Join us to learn how to evaluate what you are eating, and how meal patterns, food choices and portion sizes affect how much you eat.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Pacing for People with Chronic Pain

Explore the important relationship between energy levels and chronic pain. Learn why pacing is an important tool and three ways to apply pacing to your daily activities.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Planning for the Future – Health Decisions Matter

If you were unwell, and unable to speak for yourself, do the people close to you know your wishes for health care and personal decisions? Join us to learn more about Advance Care planning and the importance & role of Personal Directives. Information on resources and where to find them will be included along with time for questions.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Steady on Your Feet

Learn about the risks of falling and discover ways to decrease the chances of falling and avoid potential injuries.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Tips for Eating: Prediabetes & Diabetes

Join us as we give you tips to eat healthy while managing prediabetes and diabetes, and learn about how different foods can affect your blood sugars. This class is for adults who are diagnosed with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, and for those who are interested in preventing diabetes.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Try a Little Self-Kindness

Learn how you can improve your ability to positively cope with chronic health conditions through self-compassion instead of self-criticism. Gain strategies for daily life.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Understanding the Experience of Grief

Join us as we provide information and support for people that are grieving a loss, and for those that support them. You will learn what grief and loss look like, how they impact daily life, how to best help someone that is grieving a loss, how to take care of yourself while grieving, and how to cope on special days, anniversaries and holiday.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Waking Up to Healthy Sleep

Join us to discover what interferes with sleep and practical ways to improve your sleep.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Your Kidney Health

Learn more about chronic kidney disease, treatment options, and how you can preserve your kidney health.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Hour of Code: Avatar

With Scratch, make an avatar to introduce yourself in creative and fun ways. Learn how to design characters, make them move, code background changes, and much more!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

How Bagpipes Work

Learn about the history of bagpipes, how they produce sound, and hear some popular melodies.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

How to Build a Good Credit History in Canada

Join this online program for an overview of general banking in Canada and credit bureaus including how it works, the benefit of it, and what can improve or affect your credit score.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Improving Your Credit Score

Learn how to improve and keep a good credit score. Topics include: how to recover from a bankruptcy or insolvency; what to do if offered a credit limit increase; effective ways to protect your credit; why each spouse needs credit cards in their own name, and why “make no payments till 2023” hurts your credit score.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intro to Acting: Rehearse & Perform a Monologue

Discover how to build an exciting performance filled with tension and conflict.

Audience: Teens - Ages 11 to 17

Introduction to Chess Strategy

You know how to play a simple game. Now it's time to learn basic tactics!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 10

Let's Talk About Food Waste!

Did you know 94% of Canadians are motivated to reduce their household’s avoidable food waste? Don’t give up on that droopy celery just yet! Join us online to learn how simple actions can add up to a big reduction of food waste while saving you time, effort, and money. Reducing our waste helps nature and our environment thrive - we can show you how.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Level Up! Gaming Club: Get Started with Dungeons and Dragons

Curious about D&D, but don’t know where to start? Learn the basic rules, create a character and leap into your first epic adventure in this online program.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Living fully: Stress-Free Holidays – Thriving Through the Chaos

Although a time for celebration the holidays can be quite stressful. From the financial pressures of gifts and parties to navigating family relationships, this time of year can be a lot to handle. Learn tips and strategies for having a stress-free holiday season.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Managing Emotional Eating

Learn what influences your food choices and build skills and tools to manage your emotional eating. In partnership with Alberta Health Services Healthy Living Program.

Audience: Adults

Meet Sketch, Our Cartoon Mouse

Come draw with us. Sketch is ready for winter, are you? He’s dressed for the cold and ready to shovel the snow. Can’t wait to see you!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Meteor Showers!

It’s the Geminid Meteor Shower this week! Learn how to watch the sky for meteors during annual meteor showers.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Mindfulness: Introduction to Mindfulness - Part 1

You are not lost in thought, distracted, or forgetful. This is the foundation of a mindfulness practice. You will become better at building attention and awareness to the moments of your life. This will have a direct influence on how you wisely move through the world and ultimately who you are becoming.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Mindfulness: Introduction to Mindfulness - Part 2

You are not lost in thought, distracted, or forgetful. This is the foundation of a mindfulness practice. You will become better at building attention and awareness to the moments of your life. This will have a direct influence on how you wisely move through the world and ultimately who you are becoming.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Mindfulness: Meditation Part 1 - What is it and How to Do it

Did you ever want to meditate? This is your opportunity to learn how to do it!

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Mini-Medical School: Vaping Associated Lung Disease

Research is now indicating that vaping and e-cigarette use is linked to severe and life-threatening lung disease. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Paul Kubes, PhD and Dr. Patrick Michelle, MD, to learn more about what happens during chronic inflammation, and the potential long term affects vaping can have on your lungs and overall health.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Mortgage Facts for Savvy Seniors

Protect what you have earned as you consider whether you should stay in your home or move to a different dwelling. Explore some tools which help you decide to stay in your home if that is your wish or move to something more manageable. Know all your options so you can feel that you have made the best possible choice.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Mysteries of Mortgages

Do I qualify for a mortgage? How can I save money on my mortgage? Am I just stuck with what I have now? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this fast-moving discussion on what might be your largest ever investment. Explore the options to ensure you make the best choices to protect what you have worked hard for!

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Nebulae

Gas and dust permeate interstellar space and can form beautiful patterns of nebulae, but what are they?

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Nikola Tesla: Tamer of Electricity (Ages 9 to 15, Online)

Learn why Tesla's inventions are so important and experience demos of a plasma globe, levitating light bulb, and theremin. Develop your interest in science while exploring the work of eminent scientists.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 9 to 15

Nobody Knows my Name: Alberta, Black History, and the Legacy of "Bickersteth"

A century ago, an Englishman named John Burgon Bickersteth made a startling discovery in Alberta. A hundred years earlier his great grandfather, Edward Bickersteth, made a very similar discovery in Africa. Between both men is Bertrand Bickersteth. Join him as he pulls these pieces of Albertan, African and personal history together.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Not Your Average Dragon - Teen Fantasy Writing Workshop

Swords, dragons, quests...create and explore new worlds where magic is real and adventures are shaped by it. Join fantasy writer Heather Clitheroe for a workshop to create and publish an anthology of fantastic fiction as we learn about the genre, write together, and explore the possibilities.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

Philosophy Now: Philosophy in a Perfect Storm - From Plato to Us

Four years ago, a substantial number of political observers had to confront the idea that we had entered a disturbing new age of fake news and post-truth, and half a year ago everyone had to confront the reality of COVID-19. This talk explores some of the complex philosophical interrelations between these two unexpected phenomena.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Play an Easy Game of Chess

You understand how the pieces move. Now it is time to practice playing.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 10

Reptiles as Pets (Ages 11 to 17)

Join us and meet some commonly kept pet reptiles and learn about their care.

Audience: Teens - Ages 11 to 17

Reptiles In Our Backyard

Reptiles are everywhere! Join us and meet some North American Species and learn how they adapt.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Rocks, Ridges and Rivers ­– Why Are Canada’s Mountain Parks So Spectacular?

Join Dale Leckie, Ph.D., P Geol., as he guides us through the Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks, and the geology and geomorphology that have created the amazing scenery in Banff, Yoho, and Jasper National Parks.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Royal Visits to Calgary

Join Josh Traptow, Monarchist & Executive Director of Heritage Calgary as he talks about past Royal Visits to Calgary. From the first visit in 1901 by The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V & Queen Mary) to the latest visit in 2011 by the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Scary Creatures: Facts and Fiction (Ages 6 to 12)

Spiders and snakes are the most misunderstood animals on earth. As we approach Halloween, learn some of the facts and fiction about these creepy, crawling, and slithering animals.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Self-Care and the Winter Blues

We can all find ourselves feeling down in the winter months. Join us for a candid look at seasonal depression from expert (and sufferer) Dr. Ted Jablonski. As well, explore the stigma surrounding mental illness, the spectrum of treatment options available, and finally learn some pragmatic keys to resilience, mental well-being, and happiness.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Small Business Tuesdays: Networking Tips for Growing Your Business

Would you be happy if you never had to cold call again in your life? Are you looking to grow your business without feeling sleazy about your approach? During this session we will discuss networking to grow your business, educational marketing, building relationships and word of mouth referrals, and more. BNI is one model that will be looked at.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Snug as a Bug in a Rug — Insect Homes (Ages 6 to 8)

Using live animals and real examples, let's explore the fascinating world of insect homes. A hill, a burrow, a nest and a gall, those clever bugs have thought of it all!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Snug as a Bug in a Rug — Insect Homes (Ages 8 to 12)

Using live animals and real examples, let's explore the fascinating world of insect homes. A hill, a burrow, a nest and a gall, those clever bugs have thought of it all!

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Spectra: Fingerprints of Space

What are stars made of? How about nebulae? Learn how astronomers interpret spectra to answer these questions.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Tackle Debt

Find out how to manage your current credit and build borrowing power for the future by dealing with your debts today.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Talking Trash with Waste & Recycling

Wonder what happens to the material in your carts? Join us for a virtual tour of Calgary’s composting facility and have all your recycling questions answered! Our community is moving towards zero waste through our innovative recycling, composting, and diversion programs. Reducing our waste helps nature and environment thrive - we can show you how.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Tech Mentors

Technology can be challenging, but we’re here to help! Volunteers with strong computer skills will work with you one-on-one to answer your tech questions. Learn how to use platforms like Zoom; get help or practice your skills with new software, websites, or devices; or connect with useful Library resources like ebooks, movies, and online learning.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Christmas Star - An Astronomer’s Perspective

Ever wonder about the Bible’s story of the Christmas Star? So have astronomers throughout the ages. Roland Dechesne of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will guide you through the various potential astronomical interpretations of the holiday story of the Magi and their star. Which interpretation will you favour? Or is it a Christmas miracle?

Audience: Adults & Teens

The Latest Research on Mindfulness for Coping with Stress and Uncertainty

In these difficult times of COVID-19 explore how mindfulness and meditation can be applied to help create decreased levels of anxiety, depression, stress, and fatigue, along with enhanced feelings of connection, meaning and purpose, together with less fear of the future, less worry, and a better ability to control emotional states.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The New Era of Well-Being: How COVID-19 is Changing Perspectives

Drawing on real-life stories and examples that come from his class ‘The Science of Happiness’ at New York University, psychologist Dan Lerner explores, with his high-energy brand of storytelling, how we can address the unique challenges of the coronavirus during this holiday season while also making room for new opportunities to thrive!

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Planet Mercury

We travel close to the Sun and learn about our Solar System’s smallest planet. Is it hot, is it cold, have we sent missions there?

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

The Planet Venus

We explore our closest planetary neighbour to help us understand the Inner Solar System and extreme cases of the Greenhouse Effect.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

The Sandwich Generation

Learn about budgeting strategies for the generation who is taking care of their aging parents while also supporting their children.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Sun

Our home star. What powers such a great object that provides warmth and light to our entire solar system?

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

The Winter Sky

Learn about the constellations and great objects you can see in the night sky during the dark of Winter.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Virtual Reading with Royalty

Celebrate inclusion and diversity with our new glamorous family-friendly online storytime program, led by local drag queen and king performers.

Audience: All Ages - Ages up to 5

Weirdly Wonderful Insect Life Cycles (Ages 6 to 8)

What’s better than a juggler on a unicycle? A bug with a life cycle! Baby dragonflies are underwater hunters with extendable jaws. baby ladybugs are like black and orange alligator. it’s like the most amazing circus show ever! Learn all about it with live animals and real specimens.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

What is Mysticism?: An Afternoon with Dr. Bernard McGinn

Join distinguished historian Dr. Bernard McGinn as he delivers the Chair of Christian Thought Swanson Lecture on Christian Spirituality. McGinn considers the meaning of “mysticism”, a word that for many indicates something bizarre, uncanny, peculiar. He argues that mysticism means an ever deepening awareness of God’s presence in everyday life.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Who's in Your Backyard?

Join us as we explore some of the common wildlife species living right in our own backyards, and learn about the clues wildlife leave behind to help us know they were there!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Why the Rabbit’s Nose Wiggles

Make a paper puppet and tell a story together!

Audience: Kids - Ages 4 to 9

World of Owls (Ages 6 to 8)

Did you know that Alberta is home to 11 species of owls? Join us to learn how to identify local species by sight and sound, and discover how you can help your local owls!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

YYC Young Citizen Scientists: Birds

Join CPAWS and Green Calgary as you become a bird scientist with this fun-filled and interactive citizen science program. Discover local bird species, explore why we need them, and hone your bird identification skills. Then, go out and take action to help our threatened flying friends. In the end, you too will be a certified citizen scientist!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

YYC Young Citizen Scientists: Pollinators

Join CPAWS and Green Calgary as you become a bug scientist with this fun-filled and interactive citizen science program. Discover what pollinators are, explore why we need them, and hone your bug identification skills. Then, go out and take action to help our threatened flying friends. In the end, you too will be a certified citizen scientist!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

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