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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/Jul/2020 - To: 11/Aug/2020

Books & Ideas: Our Vanishing Glaciers

There is no more precious resource on the planet than water. Join Robert Sandford, author of 30+ books and the foremost authority on water issues, and Doreen Vanderstoop, author of the acclaimed dystopian novel Watershed as they read from their books and discuss the finite lifespan of our Rocky Mountain glaciers. Includes Q and A.

Audience: Adults

Collaborating and Co-Writing: A Writing Session in Real Time with Brandi Sidoryk

Have you ever wished you could be a fly on the wall while a song was being written? Now you can! Join Songwriter in Residence Brandi Sidoryk and two fellow songwriters as they participate in a condensed collaborative songwriting session before the audience. Following the performance there will be a discussion of successful co-writing and a Q and A.

Audience: Adults

Gathering Medicine Together Circle: Part 1

During this time of social upheaval and isolation, stories have the power to strengthen our spirits. Join Richard Van Camp for this two-part program where you will be encouraged to share your own miracle story: a story from your family or personal life that has taught you a powerful lesson, moved, or surprised you.

Audience: Adults

Gathering Medicine Together Circle: Part 2

During this time of social upheaval and isolation, stories have the power to strengthen our spirits. Join Richard Van Camp for this two-part program where you will be encouraged to share your own miracle story: a story from your family or personal life that has taught you a powerful lesson, moved, or surprised you.

Audience: Adults

Precious Legacies: Family Stories and Community Traditions

This workshop is designed to inspire and support you in collecting family stories, community tales, or wisdom as key sources of history, culture, and tradition. Join Richard Van Camp as he draws on his rich experience documenting the stories of Elders and community members in presenting this workshop.

Audience: All Ages

Scribblers & Scrabblers: The Writers of 1920s Calgary

Gumption, ego, and a dash of scandal: these are the stories of the small, ambitious literary community of 1920s Calgary. Shaun Hunter, Historian-in-Residence at the Calgary Public Library, explores this little-known chapter of the city’s past and its cast of true-life characters.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Doing Business with the Government of Canada

Learn how the Government of Canada buys goods and services. Get tips on navigating the federal procurement process. Led by Kris Ruiter in partnership with the Government of Canada.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Get Selling Online

Ensure your business has everything it needs to sell to your customers through online channels. Led by Mark Shields in partnership with Business Link.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Ready, Brand, Go!

Get your customers excited about your brand. Create a clear, concise, and compelling message that your customers will remember. Led by Rosalind Davis in partnership with Momentum.

Audience: Adults

Visual Storytelling with Richard Van Camp

The art of sharing stories through images is as old as cave paintings. With the introduction of new tools and technologies visual storytelling has exploded as a communication form. Richard Van Camp brings his extensive experience in film and graphic novels to this workshop and discusses how best to bring your story to life through images.

Audience: All Ages

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