You can register for programs online, by calling 403.260.2620, or in person at your community library. You’ll need a valid Library card number and PIN for each person attending the program. Download the Nov. – Dec. 2016 or Jan. - Feb. 2017 issue of Library Connect.

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From: 18-Jan-2017 - To: 27-Jun-2017

1-2-3: Count With Me!

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

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

50+ Lecture Series

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

Audience: Seniors

A-B-C: You and Me!

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

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

Adult Learning Series: The Mystery of Consciousness

Explore a puzzle of philosophy - how conscious experience arises from the physical activity of the brain. Presented by award winning author, Dr. Gülberk Koc Maclean of Mount Royal University.

Audience: Adults

All About Animals with Mad Science

Explore the habitats and behaviour of animals and learn what their teeth tell us about them. Participants take home an Animal Tracker. Supported by TD Friends of the Environment.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 10

Angry Birds

Learn about physics by catapulting Angry Bird stuffies! In partnership with Let's Talk Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

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

Baconfest Urban Planning Film Festival

Join The City of Calgary's General Manager of Urban Strategy, Rollin Stanley, as he explores critical urban planning issues. In partnership with The Alberta Professional Planners Institute,Calgary Foundation,Calgary Underground Film Festival, and DIRTT Environmental Solutions. For more information visit www.calgary.ca/baconfest. February 1:The Nature of Cities (2010) Dir. Charles Davis. (40 min); Elevated Thinking - The High Line in New York City (2014); Great Museums TV (56 min) February 8: Everything Will Be (2013) Dir. Julia Kwan. (85 Min) February 15: A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil (2006) Dir. Giovanni Vaz Del Bello. (52m); February 22: Globe Cinema (617 8th Avenue SW) Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2016) Dir. Matt Tyrnauer. (92m);

Audience: Adults

Bill's Book Cafe with Evan Woolley

Join Library CEO, Bill Ptacek, and Ward 8 City Councillor, Evan Woolley, for a lively discussion of The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt.

Audience: Adults

Book Discussion Group: Adult

Join other book lovers and discover new or classic titles. Contact the Library for monthly book titles or topics.

Audience: Adults

Book Discussion Group: Talking Books

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

Audience: Adults

Book Discussion Group: Teen

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Book Discussion Group: Tween

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 10 to 12

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

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: Mid-Life Career Change

Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities that come with looking for work mid-life, including résumé strategies. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

Audience: Adults

Career Cafe

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

Audience: Adults

Career Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

Celebrate Family Day at the Library!

Family time is library time! Enjoy storytimes, children's activities, and reading together on Family Day.

Audience: All Ages

Chess in the Library

Play chess supported by coaching from the Calgary Chess/Junior Chess Clubs. Children under 12 must be with a parent or caregiver. Tournament dates, information, and registration at calgarychessclub.com.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Citizenship and Civic Participation 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

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

codeTEEN: Intro to Web Design

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

Coding Buddies

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

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

Colossal Calgary Playdate!

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

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

Computer Technology Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

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

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

Download and Enjoy: Music, Magazines, and Film

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

Audience: Adults

Drop-in Baby Rhyme Time

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

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

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

Dual-Language Storytime: Spanish

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

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

eBooks and Library Apps Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

ELL School Success

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

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

Entrepreneurs in Action

Bring business ideas to life with proper planning, marketing & sales. Participants must attend all three sessions. Personal information including social insurance number is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

ESL Coffee and Conversation

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

Audience: Adults

ESL Conversation Club (Intermediate)

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

Audience: Adults

ESL Teen Talk

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

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 14

ESL Writing Club

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

Audience: Adults

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

Family Literacy Day: Read, Sing, and Play!

"Grow a Reader" and celebrate Family Literacy Day with interactive stories, songs, and rhymes that are fun for all.

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

Family Magic Show

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

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 4 and up

Family Sponsorship: Spouse, Common Law & Conjugal Partner

Join us to learn about Family Sponsorship Applications and how you can sponsor a partner. In partnership with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Financial Benefits at Retirement

Learn more about your future financial security, including retirement planning. Discover financial programs provided by the Canadian Government.In partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults

Financial Planning for Your New Arrival

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

Audience: Adults

Fire Truck Storytime

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

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

Great Reads for ESL Learners

Learn how to find good books, including graphic novels, book CDs, MP3s, and electronic formats and discover the benefits of reading for pleasure.

Audience: Adults

Homework Club for New Canadians

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

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 17

Homework Help

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Idea Coaching - Unleash Your Creativity

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

Audience: Adults

Idea Igniters: Sparking Conversations to Energize & Inspire You

Join the University of Calgary to explore topics we all read about, care deeply about, and encounter in our daily lives. Spark a conversation about the things that matter most to you.

Audience: Adults

Ideation Calgary!

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

Audience: Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

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

Audience: Adults

Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint

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

Audience: Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Word

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Business Research

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Word

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to the Library's Free Online Courses

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

Audience: Adults

It's Your Money: Credit Cards and Debt

Learn the difference between good and bad debt, and how to keep yourself out of the bad kind. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Law at Your Library: Immigration Law - Overseas Family Sponsorships

Learn about family sponsorship legislation including who can be sponsored, minimum income requirements and how long it takes to process. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

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

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

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: 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: 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

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: Pipeline Intelligence and Your Circulation

Pipeline leaks in our circulatory system can be catastrophic. Hear world leading researchers discuss discoveries being made in vascular science at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta.

Audience: Adults

LinkedIn: Get Your Profile Up and Running

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

Audience: Adults

Love You Forever

Celebrate Valentine's Day with stories, songs, and rhymes about families.

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

Lunar New Year Storytime

Join us for stories and songs to celebrate Chinese New Year.

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

Maker Mash-Up

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 7

Marvellous Math for Preschoolers

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

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

Math Playground

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

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

Mmmm ... Taste

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

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

Nearly Normal with Cea Sunrise Person

Join the bestselling author of North of Normal, in this compelling story which builds on her unconventional childhood, and reveals the challenges of adult life.

Audience: Adults

New Friends & Neighbours Groups for Women

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

Audience: Adults

Number Ninjas

Get excited about math by playing games and solving challenges.

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

Papa Time

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

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

R & R in Retirement

Let your money work for you! Learn how to calculate how much you need and what you can do for a richer and more relaxing retirement. Presented by Money Mentors.

Audience: Adults

Read With Engine 23

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

Audience: All Ages

Reading & Spelling Improvement

Experience through the eyes of your child what it is like when reading and spelling are a challenge. In partnership with Melane Culham, Tessera Teaching. For parents of children ages 4 +.

Audience: Adults

Reading Buddies

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

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 5 to 8

Reality is Optional Writing Club

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Resume Writing Workshop

Develop a high-impact résumé formatted for an internet job search showcasing your personal brand. Personal information including social insurance number is required and protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

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

Small Business Tuesdays: Corporations

Learn about corporations - including what they are, how they function, and how to set them up appropriately. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Six Steps to Grow Your Business

Turn your business from a job to an asset. Learn how to make more, work less, and plan better. In partnership with Business Edge Coaching.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Start Up 101

Learn the basic steps and support required to open a new business. Topics will include planning, financing, business structures, and licensing. In partnership with Business Link.

Audience: Adults

Start Up Smart

Meet fellow entrepreneurs and share your experiences, successes, and challenges with starting and running a small business. Brainstorm as a community to start up smart!

Audience: Adults

Story PALS

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Strategic Networking

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

Audience: Adults

Survive & Thrive After Job Loss

Learn how to move forward after job loss or changes in your career. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

TEDxCalgary Meetup

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

Audience: Adults

Teen Takeover!

Teens take over the Library! We'll turn the space over to you and have plenty of games, snacks, and activities for you to enjoy. Drop in, hang out, and make the Library yours.

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 Path to Math

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

Audience: Adults

The Wheels On the Bus

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

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

Time to Choose: Career Resources for Teens

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

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 13 and up

Toastmasters International-Youth Leadership Program

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

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

Welcome to Canada: Schools Systems in Calgary (Arabic)

Learn about the school system in Calgary including resources for children from Kindergarten to Grade 12. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation, In School Settlement Program. Register by calling 403.990.5450 or 403.777.6074.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Words and Wiggles

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

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

Yoga at the Library

Celebrate National Yoga Month with a Gentle Yoga class that is great for beginners. In partnership with the Village Square Leisure Centre.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 13 and up

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