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 May - June 2018 or July - August 2018 issue of Library Connect.

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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

75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses

Gather and share tips on how to save on various household expenses including utilities, transportation, groceries, and personal items. In partnership with the Credit Counselling Society.

Audience: Adults

A-B-C: You and Me

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

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

Advanced LinkedIn Profile Writing

Use your existing digital résumé to create a LinkedIn profile & explore networking online. Personal information, including social insurance number, is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Baby Bookworms

Have fun sharing books, rhymes, and songs with your little one.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 13 to 23 months with a parent/caregiver

Baby Rhyme Time

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

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

Baby's Big Playdate

Let's play! Join us for a fun and social hour of discovery and exploration.

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

Beach Ball Babies

Bees buzzing, flowers blooming, sand squishing through toes. Celebrate the hot days of summer with stories, rhymes, and songs.

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

Beautiful Bees

Explore what it’s like to be a bee; sipping nectar and collecting pollen. How many jobs do bees have? What exactly is that buzzing sound and why do bees dance? In partnership with Outdoors In.

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

Book Discussion Group: Adult

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

Audience: Adults

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

Bugs

Learn about pollination, anatomy, defence systems, and how bugs adapt. Discover an insect's point of view with Mad Science's Insect-A-Vision.

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

Building Wealth in Canada

Join us if you have been in Canada for more than two years and want to understand cash flow and how to create a financial plan. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Interview Skills

Improve your skills by learning about different types of questions and how to answer them. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Resume Development

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

Audience: Adults

Career 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

Check Stop Van

Explore the CPS’ Check Stop Van and learn how officers use it to help keep Calgary safe. In partnership with the Calgary Police Service.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 9

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

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

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

Clowning Around With Mr. Chris

Be entertained and delighted by the antics of Mr. Chris as he wanders his way through the library.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 5

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

Code Mobile

Join Code Mobile for fun, beginner-friendly, hands-on workshops that teach a combination of kinesthetic ‘unplugged’ activities as well as ‘plugged’ activities using visual coding tools through programs like Scratch and programmable robotics.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 7

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

Computer Skills for Job Seekers

Build basic computer skills as you explore useful online resources that can help you find your next career.

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

Cowboy Sing-Along

Join Matt Masters as he leads us in a foot-stompin’, highfalutin’ sing-along.

Audience: All Ages

Crack the Code

Bring the whole family for a fun introduction to computer programming.

Audience: All Ages

Create! Tiny Bookmaking

Create your own tiny book from recycled paper and tissue boxes and add drawings, stamps, or cut out words. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. In partnership with Wendy Lees, Community Art Facilitator.

Audience: Kids - Ages 4 to 12

Create, Share, Store: Using Cloud Technology

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

Audience: Adults

Dance Me a Story

Help Alberta Ballet bring your favourite stories to life by reading, exploration of music and movement. kids will learn basic ballet and creative movement while exploring point shoes and costumes worn by Alberta Ballet dancers.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Dig Those Dinosaurs

What do you call a dinosaur that eats plants? Or meat? Learn all about dinosaurs with Mad Science.

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

Discover Archaeology

Explore Alberta's Indigenous past with real life archaeologists. In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Alberta – Calgary Centre.

Audience: Kids - Ages 3 to 10

Discover the Glenbow

Come by the Library and discover traditional artifacts and photographs with educators from the Glenbow Museum. Uncover our history and culture in a hands-on and interactive way, just bring yourself and your inner investigator, and see what you discover! In partnership with the Glenbow Museum.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

Discovering Dinosaurs

Explore the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s world-famous Dinosaur Hall. Through this virtual tour, discover the different dinosaurs that lived in ancient Alberta, learn about carnivores and herbivores, predators and prey. In partnership with the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

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

Downtown Library Walking Tours

Enjoy walking tours of the East Village and Beltline communities surrounding Central and Memorial Park Libraries, and discover their unique literary and cultural histories.

Audience: Adults

Drop In Family Storytime with Special Guest Chantal Chagnon

Drop in for this special storytime with Chantal Chagnon from Cree8 as she shares stories from her culture.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 5 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

Drop-In My First Music Lessons

Drop in for an introductory music lesson with a music coach. Lessons will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Instrument provided, including piano.

Audience: All Ages - Ages 3 and up

Dry Ice

It looks hot, but it's really cold. Explore the three states of matter, turn water into ice in 30 seconds, and find out if ice can burn. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

eBooks and Library Apps Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

eBooks: A Library On the Go

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

Audience: Adults

ELL School Success

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

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

ESL Coffee and Conversation

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

Audience: Adults

ESL Conversation Club (Intermediate)

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

Audience: Adults

ESL Writing Club

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

Audience: Adults

Fire Truck and Crew Visit

Drop in to visit with firefighters and a have a close-up look at a fire truck. In partnership with the Calgary Fire Department.

Audience: All Ages - Ages up to 5 with a parent/caregiver

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

Folk Appreciation 101

Learn about the genres of folk with CKUA's Tom Coxworth, host of Folk Routes. This series will feature a one-hour talk followed by performances and demonstrations by local singer-songwriters.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Forensic Crime Scene Van

Climb aboard the Forensic Crime Scene Van and learn how the Forensic Crime Scene Unit uses state-of-the-art technology to help solve crimes.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 9

Fundamental Forces

What makes the world go around? Explore mass, balance, centers of gravity, vortex, and centripetal force. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

Get Started with Technology

Join a beginner class which focuses on basic concepts and skills you need to use any technology successfully.

Audience: Adults

Gliders

Learn about the different components of an airplane and how they fly. Once gliders have taken flight, controls can be altered to perform turns, barrel rolls, and much more. In partnership with The Hangar Flight Museum.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 9 to 17

GlobalFest Human Rights Forum 2018: Back to Basics - Healing Racism and Discrimination Through Community Living

GlobalFest and Calgary Public Library present a lecture series featuring speakers from local, provincial, national, and international arenas. Schedule is subject to change. All programs take place in the John Dutton Theatre in Central Library. For a complete listing of GlobalFest activities, visit globalfest.ca.

Audience: Adults

Growing Vegetables for Kids

Discover what plant parts we eat as vegetables and learn how to sow seeds/plant seedlings in a container. Take them home, watch them grow, and then eat them. In partnership with Calgary’s Cottage Gardener.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

Guitar Circle

Join other guitar players of all levels and have fun learning and sharing new tunes.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 12 and up

Guitar Class

Learn basic cords and simple tunes in this beginner class.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 12 and up

Hip Hop

Join DJD instructors who demonstrate their passion for hip hop culture through the exploration of foundation hip hop styles. Please have children wear comfortable, nonrestrictive active wear and jazz shoes or flexible indoor running shoes. In partnership with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Historic Calgary Week: Ancestor Hunter

Do your genealogy like a seasoned researcher with the help of this hands-on workshop, suitable for beginners. Participants should bring the name of one ancestor, and laptop if you have one. Chromebooks will be provided for those who require one.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: Are You a New Calgarian?

History comes to life in the stories of the people who lived it. In the Footsteps of Giants, a book by Chinook Country Historical Society written for young readers celebrates the people who made our city great. Join some of our authors to hear the tales of the amazing characters of Calgary’s past. Families welcome.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: Bob Oldrich and Calgary’s Public Art

In the 1960s, Bob Oldrich created some amazing public art in Calgary and area, a majority with architect Philippe Delesalle. Join art historian Nancy Townshend and architect Philippe Delesalle as they explore this remarkable collaboration and legacy.

Audience: Adults

HIstoric Calgary Week: Downton Abbey’s Calgary Connections

How many connections could there possibly be between the Downton Abbey TV series and the colonial outpost of Calgary? Learn about shared names, places, events, and characters — even Calgary’s own titled and landed Earl. Led by Doug Coats.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: Family Heritage Festival 2018

Join many of Calgary’s best-known heritage organizations for a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on activities for everyone celebrating the heritage of Calgary and Alberta. In partnership with Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge.

Audience: All Ages

Historic Calgary Week: 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: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: Morris (Two-Gun) Cohen and the Chinese Community

Dr. Don Smith, in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta, will separate truth from legend in the fascinating story of Morris Cohen, his Western Canadian Chinese connections and his role in 20th century Chinese history.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: Read with Engine 23 Supported by Pembina

Join the Calgary Fire Department’s Fire Chief as he shares stories and we learn about fire safety and our heritage.

Audience: All Ages

Historic Calgary Week: The Evolution of the Library Through Buildings

Join a walking tour from Alberta’s first public library, to the New Central Library in East Village and learn about historic community buildings along the way. Led by Calgary Public Library’s Sarah Meilleur, Director of Service Delivery for City Centre Libraries and New Central Library, and former Calgary Heritage Authority Vice-Chair.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: The Fight for Books - The Calgary Women’s Literary Club

Learn about the history of the Calgary Women’s Literary Club and its role in establishing Calgary’s first public Library. Presented by Sue Carscallen and Mary Carwardine of the Calgary Women’s Literary Club.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: Your Story Matters

Learn what you will need to know when it comes to documenting your life story or the story of your family. In partnership with Capturing Legacies Inc.

Audience: Adults

Hour of Code for Teens

Get a taste of coding through fun interactive tutorials. Fix robot brains, make geometric art, or learn a new programming language - it's up to you.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Hour of Code: Go Wild

Get creative with all kinds of critters. Learn basic coding skills through fun animal-themed tutorials.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Hour of Code: Princess Power

Learn basic coding skills with your favourite princesses as they explore, create art, and make fun games.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

How to Hire a Contractor

Learn the 10 steps to help ensure a surprise-free renovation. In partnership with the Better Business Bureau.

Audience: Adults

Indigenous Beading Workshop for Beginners

Start your first pair of earrings or a pin, with featured artist Jessica Liening-Wolfe.

Audience: All Ages

Indigenous Drumming Circle

Join Cree8 as they lead us in a drumming circle featuring traditional Indigenous songs and drumming.

Audience: All Ages

Interactive Biofact Table

Explore a biofact table, games, activities, and trivia questions about wildlife in Calgary. In partnership with the City of Calgary.

Audience: Kids - Ages 4 to 12

Intermediate Microsoft Excel Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft Word Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Google Drive

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Excel Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Microsoft Word Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Taekwondo

Discover street self-defense and Olympic Taekwondo in this 20-minute interactive demonstration introducing kids to basic moves. In partnership with Studio Group Martial Arts.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 13

Jello Brains and Eggs-Periments

Feel a jello brain and do an eggs-periment as you discover how to keep your amazing brain happy and healthy. In partnership with the Wellness Empowerment Program.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

Keep in Touch

Find out how sensitive your fingertips are by touching objects when your other senses are tuned out. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 3 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 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

Learn to Draw

Come draw a fun lesson with Young Rembrandts as they teach drawing, the basis of all visual arts.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Learn to Row

Learn about this fun sport, while discovering rowing skills in the library. In partnership with Calgary Rowing Club.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 17

Learning Lab: Computer Skills for Job Seekers

Build basic computer skills as you explore useful online resources that can help you find your next career.

Audience: Adults

Learning Lab: Social Media for Small Business Professionals

Be where your customers are! Learn how to use social media to promote your small business to your client community.

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

LGBTQ+ Resources for Newcomers

Learn more about diversity in Canada including LGBTQ+ resources and becoming an ally. In partnership with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Library Instrument Petting Zoo

Explore the musical instruments from the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library, including violins, guitars, ukuleles, drums, and more! Music volunteers on hand to provide guidance.

Audience: All Ages

Live Art with Ian and Samuel

A live art demonstration with Samuel and Ian. Ian will be demonstrating an "acrylic pour" technique in collaboration with Indigenous art technique. Samuel is a Cree artist from Pukatawagan First Nation, Manitoba.

Audience: All Ages

Magic Bean Garden

Join us for enchanted folktales and then prepare to get dirty while planting your very own magic garden.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 8

Magical Mystery Class

Learn some easy magic tricks using common objects to amaze your friends. In partnership with Richard Rondeau.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 9 to 17

Make it Messy Art: Ages 6 to 8

Get ready for fun, hands-on arts activities for kids.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Make it Messy Art: Ages 9 to 12

Get ready for fun, hands-on arts activities for kids.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Make it Messy Science: Ages 6 to 8

Get ready for fun, hands-on science and engineering activities for kids.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Make it Messy Science: Ages 9 to12

Get ready for fun, hands-on science and engineering activities for kids.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Math Moves

Come to the Library to experience math in an outside the box, full body dancing exploration. No pencils required! In partnership with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

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

Meet a Police Officer

Meet a Calgary police officer and learn about their job and the tools they use every day. In partnership with Calgary Police Service.

Audience: All Ages - Ages up to 17

Mini Me Yoga

Come out and play with Mini Me Yoga. You and your child will practice some breathing, participate in a yoga game, and some mandala colouring for relaxation. Please bring a nut-free healthy snack and water bottle. In partnership with Mini Me Yoga Calgary.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 5

Mobile Command Unit

Come and check out Calgary’s police station on wheels, and learn how CPS uses it to respond to emergencies. In partnership with the Calgary Police Service.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 9

Moonhack

Create a project that commemorates the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and join the effort to break a world record to get the most kids coding at the same time. No coding experience required. If you can’t join us at the Library, submit your own project through moonhack.com. Powered by Kids Code Club Jeunesse.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Mountie CSI

Meet a real Mountie, try on a uniform and learn some forensic investigation techniques. In partnership with Fort Calgary.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

Music with Mandy

Join us and our partner Mandy as she presents an interactive performance of jazz for kids, with kids!

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up 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. Lessons will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants may register for one session every two months. See calgarylibrary.ca/music for more details.

Audience: All Ages

My First Music Lesson: Piano

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

Audience: All Ages - Ages 5 and up

My First Music Lesson: Violin

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

Audience: All Ages

Old School Animation

Explore animation using old school animation techniques. In partnership with Nakoda AV Club.

Audience: Kids - Ages 10 to 12

One Big JAM – From the Heart of the City

Come together with some of Calgary's finest musicians, dancers, and music lovers to weave a mixture of styles into a one-of-a kind experience in this special outdoor edition of One Big JAM. Join in with the band or just come for the show. In partnership with One Big JAM, Victoria Park BIA, and the City of Calgary.

Audience: All Ages

Open Lab: Photography

Improve your photography and photo editing skills with help from experienced volunteers. Bring your camera (smartphone, tablet, or DSLR), and all your photography questions.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Opening Your Own Business

Learn more about starting your own business including business plans, registration, GST number, and more. In partnership with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Outer Space Jr. Explorers

Learn how astronauts work together as a team to adapt to the harsh conditions when living, working, and breathing in space. In partnership with Mad Science.

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

Paint Night: Summer Blooms, Lakes, and Sunsets

Join artist Liz Sullivan for an acrylic paint night exploring Canadian summer landscapes. Various techniques will be demonstrated. All supplies provided and beginners welcome. Feel free to bring along a photo for inspiration.

Audience: Adults

Parent & Tot Jazz

Explore rhythmic play and creative movement with your child in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. In partnership with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.

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

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

Police Cruiser and Simon the Safety Bear

Join us for a meet and greet with CPS’ mascot, Simon the Safety Bear. Then check out a real police car! In partnership with the Calgary Police Service.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 5

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

Puppy Room

Join us for an interactive hour of pet therapy. In partnership with Pet Access League Society (PALS).

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 17

Rabbit Hopping Show

Join us for a demonstration of rabbit agility. In partnership with the Canadian Rabbit Hopping Club.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 17

Radical Robots

Explore some robots we use daily and the different sources that power them. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Read With Engine 23 Supported by Pembina

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

Audience: All Ages

Reading With Royalty

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

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

Rocket Building

Learn how to design, build, and launch a model rocket. In partnership with SpacePort.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

Sand Art

Create beautiful and colourful pictures using coloured sand and sticky papers. In partnership with Amaze Arts.

Audience: Kids - Ages 3 to 14

Savvy Seniors: Seniors & Scams

Learn about four types of scams targeting seniors, including investment, windfall, heartstring, and house scams.

Audience: Adults

Science of Sound

Investigate the science of sound by hearing, seeing, and feeling sound. In partnership with Mad Science.

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

Science of Toys

Toys are more than just fun - they're science. Learn about motors, energy, and the centre of gravity through toy-based activities. In partnership with Mad Science.

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

Settlement Services

Meet one-on-one with a settlement worker. Ask questions about language learning, immigration, employment, housing, and much more.

Audience: Adults

Shadow Workshop

Explore storytelling through light and shadow play. Create stories using shadow puppets, props, and coloured lighting gel, working with artist Jesse Northan. In partnership with the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

Audience: Kids - Ages 10 to 17

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

Slippery Science for Preschoolers

Learn about atoms, molecules and polymers. In partnership with Mad Science.

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

Small Business Tuesdays: Introduction to Business Websites

Learn what you need to create a successful business website. Topics will include domains, webhosting, design, content, and SEO. In partnership with OSO Creative.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Selling is a Science, Not Magic

Great sales people are made, not born. Transform yourself and learn how to be systematic, process oriented, and service focused. In partnership with E2 Coaching.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Start Up 101

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

Audience: Adults

Smart Tips for Newcomers

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

Audience: Adults

Smudging & Medicine Wheel Teachings

Learn about Smudging, a sacred way to cleanse, balance, pray, and connect to Mother Earth, and the medicines used to honour the teachings of the Four Directions of the Medicine Wheel. The Medicine Wheel and Smudging are an integral part of many First Nations and Indigenous cultures.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Species at Risk

Discover what you can do to protect the plants and animals that are disappearing in Canada. In partnership with Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

St. Patrick's Island Storytime

Join us in the park amphitheatre for stories, songs, and rhymes (weather permitting).

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 5

Storytime with Lukes

Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, rhymes, songs ,and Lukes Drugmart coffee. In partnership with Lukes Drugmart.

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

Straw Gliders and Paper Helicopters

Discover the basic forces of flight while building these two flying devices. In partnership with The Hangar Flight Museum.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 17

Talking Books Group

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

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

Teens Create

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Ten Healthy Habits of Financial Management

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

Audience: Adults

The ODD-essy

Join Mr. Chris as he gets his spaceship to Mars. There’s only one problem – he’s the janitor!

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 5

The Royal Tyrrell Museum Virtual Visit

Take a tour of the museum without leaving the library! View their world-renowned galleries and exhibits. Marvel at creatures from ancient seas, explore Dinosaur Hall, and discover how life carried on after the asteroid impact that marked the end of the Age of Dinosaurs. In partnership with the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

The Smallest Little Big Top

Join Mr. Chris as he puts on ‘The Greatest Show On Earth’ all by himself … well maybe the boys and girls might be able to help!

Audience: Kids - Ages up to 5

The Wheels On the Bus

Use music to get your preschooler up and moving! Play instruments, sing, dance, and create music together. In partnership with MasterWorX Music Therapy.

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

The World of Owls

Discover the awesome world of owls including species found in Alberta, their ecological importance, and threats in the wild. In partnership with Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Theatre Games

Explore games that help you think fast on your feet! Learn acting and improv skills that build self-confidence, trust, and develop creativity! In partnership with the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 17

Ultimate Summer Challenge 2018

Are you up for the challenge? Join us for over 500 FREE programs and awesome prizes for kids, families and teens this summer! Don't forget to pick up your Challenge Map at any Calgary Public Library location. Find out more at calgarylibrary.ca/summer.

Audience: Kids - Ages up to 14

Volunteer in Your Community

Find out important information about volunteering and available opportunities. Participate in a volunteer project by making a craft which will be donated to an agency and distributed next winter. In partnership with Youth Central.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

When Words Collide

Join us for readings by international bestselling authors Peter V. Brett, Harold Johnson, Erin Lindsey, Deanna Raybourn and Arthur Slade. A question period and autograph session will follow.

Audience: Adults

Wonderful Wildlife Touch Table

Learn how AIWC rescues and rehabilitates injured and orphaned wild animals, touch biofacts such as fur, feathers, talons, and skulls, and get answers to all your wildlife questions from those who work right at the animal hospital. In partnership with the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

Words and Wiggles

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

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

Zine Making

Work with an artist to create your own mini-zine. In partnership with the Calgary School of Informal Education.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

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