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 July - August issue of Library Connect or the Summer Kids Guide.

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From: 16/Jun/2019 - To: 06/Sep/2019

#Wildlife Rules

Mountain World Heritage Interpretive Theatre brings you a celebration of the animals that make Banff National Park such a special place. In partnership with Parks Canada.

Audience: Adults & Kids

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 Beary, Berry Good Day

Discover #WildlifeRules in Banff National Park through fun activities with Author Laurie Schwartz. In collaboration with Parks Canada.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 4 to 8

A Graphic History of the Strike in Canada

Join the Graphic History Collective as they explore the history of the strike in Canada through “Direct Action Gets the Goods”, their new comic book. Meet the creators. Come early to enjoy an exhibit that will allow you to explore Canada’s history from the perspective of protest. Exhibit: Remember, Resist, Redraw: A Radical History Poster Project, July 2nd – 14th.

Audience: Adults & Teens

A Whale of a Tale

Join us as we weave a tale of Alberta and Calgary in a story that will unfold in your mind and come to life with a finger puppet that you will be able to take home. Presented by A Whale of a Tale.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 3 to 6

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

Acrylic Painting Techniques

Learn various acrylic painting techniques such as painting with a sponge, palette knife, fingers and more! Led by artist Nada Khatib.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 6 to 13

African Craft Making

Explore African cultures in this hands-on craft making workshop. In partnership with Woezo Africa.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 12

African Dance & Song

Explore African cultures through music, song, and dance in this interactive workshop. In partnership with Woezo Africa.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 12

African Tales & Storytelling

Learn to tell your own stories in the African tradition in this interactive workshop. In partnership with Woezo Africa.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Alligator Pie, Alligator Pie

Watch as Illustrator Sandy Nichols brings this beloved poem to life in this interactive presentation.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 7

Among Friends: The history of LGBTQ2+ Recreation and Sport in Calgary

Join local historian Kevin Allen in a discussion about the history of queer recreation and sport in Calgary. In partnership with the Calgary Gay History Project. A part of the Historic Calgary Week event series.

Audience: All Ages

An Eclectic History of Readers and Reading at Calgary Public Library

From Pulitzer-Prize winners to bodice rippers, Calgary has always been a city of readers. Join librarian and author Rosemary Griebel as she explores Calgary’s history of reading tastes and asks the provocative question: Are we what we read? Presented by the Calgary Public Library. A part of the Historic Calgary Week event series.

Audience: All Ages

Artist in Residence Talk: Samuel Obadero

Join skilled lifestyle Photographer Samuel Obadero as he shares his current project, The Forgotten Ones, which gives voices to Calgary’s marginalized groups through powerful imagery. In partnership with CADA.

Audience: Adults

Artist Trading Cards

Create and trade your own miniature works of art in this hands-on workshop. In partnership with Create! Community Art Programming.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 17

Astronomical Sights of Summer

Check out telescopes and solar scopes and learn to look at the sky like a real astronomer. In partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Calgary Centre.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 17

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

Beyond Little Green Men

Draw your very own Martian and habitat with guidance from Illustrator Sandy Nichols.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Bill’s Book Cafe with Anne Logan

Local Book Columnist and Wordfest Book Club Host Anne Logan tackles the wildly popular and addictive novel Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Audience: Adults

Bill’s Book Cafe with Eric Hendry

Chef Eric Hendry of the popular café LUKES, explores the ancient wisdom and neuroscience behind yoga through One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life by Eddie Stern.

Audience: Adults

Bill’s Book Cafe with Patti Pon

Join Calgary Arts Development’s President and CEO, Patti Pon, as she discusses W.O. Mitchell’s Who Has Seen the Wind, and her family’s personal connection to the book.

Audience: Adults

Bison Corral

Check out The Bison Discovery Corral for imaginative play, touchable bison props, and to make your very own miniature bison buddy. In partnership with Parks Canada.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Blackfoot Storytime

Learn about the Blackfoot language through rhymes, songs, and stories led by a Blackfoot language speaker and Elder.

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

Blues Guitar Workshop

Learn to play the blues on guitar with one of Calgary’s top professional Blues guitarists: Tim Williams! Open to all ages and skill levels. Register for this free event at Calgarybluesfest.com.

Audience: All Ages - Ages 5 and up

Book Discussion Group: Adult

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

Audience: Adults

Bouncing Babies

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and lots of bouncing.

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

Brazilian Cultural Showcase

Experience the sights, sounds, and bold colours of Brazil during this interactive performance featuring drumming, dance, and more. In partnership with Brazilian Heat.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Brazilian Drumming & Dance Workshop

Learn the basics of Brazilian percussion and dances in this hands-on workshop. In partnership with Capoeira YYC.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 9 to 16

Brixology: Bridges

Use LEGO bricks to build and test different bridge designs, then create the strongest bridge possible. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Bubble Painting

Discover this fun and exciting creative process as you blow bubbles to create beautiful paintings. In partnership with D’Touch Ltd.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 16

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

Buying Your First Home In Canada

Learn how to purchase a home in Canada. In partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults

Calgary Goes Skiing

Calgary is a skiing city today, but it wasn't always that way. Join historian David Mittelstadt for the story of the city's ski pioneers, from ski jumpers on the banks of the Elbow River to the weekend ski trains to Banff. A part of the Historic Calgary Week event series.

Audience: All Ages

Canadian Immigration Process

Learn about Canada's immigration policies concerning citizenship, sponsoring family members, applying for Super Visas, and more. In partnership with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Capoeira Workshop

Learn the basics of the Brazilian martial art capoeira. In partnership with Capoeira YYC.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 16

Career Basics: Interview Skills

Improve your skills by learning about different types of questions and how to answer them. Led by Bow Valley College. Supported by the Government of Alberta.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: LinkedIn

Join us for an introduction to LinkedIn for beginners. Led by Bow Valley College. Supported by the Government of Alberta

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Mid-Life Career Change

Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities that come with looking for work mid-life, including resumé strategies. Led by Bow Valley College. Supported by the Government of Alberta.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Resume Development

Learn how to create a professional resumé to put your best foot forward. Led by Bow Valley College. Supported by the Government of Alberta.

Audience: Adults

Career Coaching

Drop in for one-on-one help with job searching skills, interviews, resumés, and cover letters. Sign up on the day on a first-come, first-served basis.

Audience: Adults

Central Library Tour

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

Audience: Adults

Chess in the Library

Play chess supported by coaching from the Calgary Chess/Junior Chess Clubs. Children under 12 must be with a parent or caregiver.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Child Minding

Caregivers can participate in Library programs and services while their children are cared for. Led by the YWCA. Supported by the Government of Alberta, Culture and Tourism, Career and Employment Information Services (CEIS), and the Calgary Public Library Foundation.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 12

Choosing Quality Child Care

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

Audience: Adults

Citizenship and Civic Participation Class

Learn about Canada and prepare for the Citizenship Exam in this intensive one-day session. In partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Citizenship and Civic Participation Workshop

Learn about Canada and prepare for the Citizenship Exam in this thorough two-day workshop. In partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Code Club

Learn to code by creating your own game, designing a website, and more. Designed for beginner coders.

Audience: Kids - Ages 10 to 12

Code Mobile

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 14

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

CPO Discovery Zoo

Join professional musicians as they explain and demonstrate the unique sounds of their musical instruments. In partnership with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Audience: All Ages - Ages 4 and up

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

Creative Stretch

Practice wholistic techniques for living a creative life with an expert facilitator. Incorporates gentle yoga. In partnership with Downstage Theatre. Attendees are encouraged to bring along a yoga mat.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 16 and up

Creative Writing Workshops

Fun, interactive activities to explore story ideas, character development, making a plot interesting, and adding exciting details. In partnership with the Ripple Foundation.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 14

Dino Safari

Explore the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s world-famous Dinosaur Hall. Through this virtual visit, discover the different types of dinosaurs that lived in Alberta and see some dinosaur fossils. In partnership with the Royal Tyrrell Museum.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 3 to 5

Discover ROULEAUVILLE

Discover Rouleauville, Calgary’s French-Canadian village (1899-1907) and “meet” the Significant Seven trailblazing pioneers who founded the Cradle of Calgary. Presented by Suzanne de Courville Nicol, president of the Bureau de Visibilité de Calgary (BVC) and the Society for the Francophone Heritage of Calgary.

Audience: All Ages

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.

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 E-Library to your device using RBdigital Magazines, 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

Drawing for Kids

Learn to draw realistically using a step-by-step method. In partnership with Amaze Arts Studio.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 13

Driving in Alberta

Learn about Alberta driver's licences, insurance policies, safety regulations, purchasing a vehicle, and more. In partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults

Drop-in Family Storytime

Drop in for stories, songs, and finger plays the whole family can enjoy.

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

Drop-In My First Music Lessons (Music in the Park)

Drop in for an introductory music lesson with a music coach. Short lessons will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Instrument provided. In partnership with the City of Calgary.

Audience: All Ages

Drop-In My First Music Lessons: Guitar

Drop in for an introductory music lesson with a volunteer music coach. Short lessons will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Instrument provided. A part of The Music Lover's Weekend & Sled Island Music & Arts Festival.

Audience: All Ages

Drop-In My First Music Lessons: Piano

Drop in for an introductory music lesson with a volunteer music coach. Short lessons will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Instrument provided. A part of The Music Lover's Weekend & Sled Island Music & Arts Festival.

Audience: All Ages

Drop-In My First Music Lessons: Violin

Drop in for an introductory music lesson with a volunteer music coach. Short lessons will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Instrument provided. A part of The Music Lover's Weekend & Sled Island Music & Arts Festival.

Audience: All Ages

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 6 to 12

eBooks: A Library On the Go

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

Audience: Adults

ELL School Success

Children develop their English language literacy skills while parents learn how to support their children’s language learning.

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

Enjoy Live Music in the Park

Food trucks invited. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or lawn chair, sit back, relax and enjoy live music in a beautiful park setting. Brought to you by the City of Calgary. Featuring: Marcus Trummer  Duo and the ability to explore instruments from the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Library.

Audience: All Ages

ESL Coffee and Conversation

Meet new people and practice your English language listening, speaking, and comprehension skills in a fun and relaxed setting. Beginner level.

Audience: Adults

ESL Conversation Club (Intermediate)

Meet new people and practice your English language listening, speaking, and comprehension skills in a fun and relaxed setting. Intermediate level.

Audience: Adults

ESL Writing Club

Meet new people and practice your English language writing skills in a fun and relaxed setting. Intermediate level. Participants must be able to read and write at least one paragraph in English.

Audience: Adults

Explore STEM

Experience hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math activities and learn about famous women in STEM! In partnership with Cybermentors.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 11 to 17

Explore the History of Money

Investigate various forms of money, from shells and stones to credit cards and crypto-currency, and experience some fascinating ways people have approached cash over the last 10,000 years. In partnership with Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 9 to 17

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

Film through the Decades: The 1920’s (Metropolis, 1927)

Explore the history of cinema by enjoying feature films through the decades! Historical introductions and popcorn provided. In partnership with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. Tonight's feature: The 1920’s (Metropolis, 1927).

Audience: All Ages

Film through the Decades: The 1930’s (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, 1937) *Family Matinee*

Explore the history of cinema by enjoying feature films through the decades! Historical introductions and popcorn provided. In partnership with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. This afternoon's family matinee: 1930’s (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, 1937).

Audience: All Ages

Film through the Decades: The 1940’s (His Girl Friday, 1940)

Explore the history of cinema by enjoying feature films through the decades! Historical introductions and popcorn provided. In partnership with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. Tonight's feature: The 1940’s (His Girl Friday, 1940).

Audience: All Ages

Film through the Decades: The 1950’s (Rear Window, 1954)

Explore the history of cinema by enjoying feature films through the decades! Historical introductions and popcorn provided. In partnership with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. Tonight's feature: The 1950’s (Rear Window, 1954).

Audience: All Ages

Film through the Decades: The 1960’s (Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1961)

Explore the history of cinema by enjoying feature films through the decades! Historical introductions and popcorn provided. In partnership with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. Tonight's feature: The 1960’s (Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1961)

Audience: All Ages

Film through the Decades: The 1970’s (Jaws, 1975)

Explore the history of cinema by enjoying feature films through the decades! Historical introductions and popcorn provided. In partnership with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. Tonight's feature: The 1970’s (Jaws, 1975).

Audience: Adults & Teens

Film through the Decades: The 1980’s (Back to the Future, 1985) *OUTDOOR SCREENING*

Explore the history of cinema by enjoying feature films through the decades! Historical introduction provided. This event will be a special outdoor screening in Central Memorial Park. In the event of rain, the film will be screened inside the Memorial Park Library. In partnership with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. Tonight's feature: The 1980’s (Back to the Future, 1985).

Audience: All Ages

Film through the Decades: The 1990’s (Jurassic Park, 1993) *OUTDOOR SCREENING*

Explore the history of cinema by enjoying feature films through the decades! Historical introduction provided. This event will be a special outdoor screening in Central Memorial Park. In the event of rain, the film will be screened inside the Memorial Park Library. In partnership with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. Tonight's feature: The 1990’s (Jurassic Park, 1993).

Audience: All Ages

Film through the Decades: The 2000’s (Wall-E, 2008) *Family Matinee*

Explore the history of cinema by enjoying feature films through the decades! Historical introductions and popcorn provided. In partnership with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. This afternoon's Family matinee: The 2000’s (Wall-E, 2008)

Audience: All Ages

Film through the Decades: The Early Days of Cinema (A Trip to the Moon, 1902 and Charlie Chaplin, 1910s)

Explore the history of cinema by enjoying feature films through the decades! Historical introductions and popcorn provided. In partnership with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. Tonight's Feature: A Trip to the Moon (1902) and an early Charlie Chaplin film (1910s).

Audience: All Ages

Finding Jobs Online and the Hidden Job Market

Get an overview of online job boards and tools for understanding and navigating the hidden job market.

Audience: Adults

Firefighter Storytime

Drop in and join Library staff and a Calgary Fire Department firefighter for a special family storytime. Firefighter subject to availability.

Audience: Adults & Kids

First LEGO League Jr. Aqua Adventure

Practice engineering skills in this new STEM program where you build a water station with LEGO. Navigate the uncharted waters of this important natural resource while completing team challenges.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 10

First LEGO League Jr. Mission Moon

Practice engineering skills by building a moon base using LEGO. Explore questions and solve challenges associated with life on the moon.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 10

Flipbook Animation

Make your own cartoons by learning simple animation through creating flipbooks. In partnership with the Quickdraw Animation Society.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Fun with Code

Develop your HTML/CSS/JavaScript skills and build cool stuff in the browser. Play with colour, blend modes, images, animation, and layout! Bring your own laptop or we can provide a Chromebook. In partnership with InceptionU.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Get Started with Technology

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

Audience: Adults

Get Your Resume Past the Gatekeepers

Boost your chances of getting your resumé noticed with tips from Joy Cohen, Author and Career Counsellor.

Audience: Adults

Great Blues North

Calgary has a great history and passion for the Blues. Kick back and listen to 20th Century Blues music from the Great Blues North. Featuring international award-winning bluesman Tim Williams. In partnership with the Calgary Blues Music Association. A Calgary Blues Fest event in honor of Historic Calgary Week. Register for this free event at Calgarybluesfest.com.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Guided Drawing

Join Visual Artist Jaye Benoit for a guided drawing workshop. Explore lines, shapes, patterns, and colours using sharpie markers and water. Walk away with your own masterpiece. In partnership with the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 16

Hip Hop

Join DJD instructors who demonstrate their passion for hip hop culture through the exploration of foundation 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 Family Storytime

Join us for a special storytime that celebrates the land and relationships on which our city was built.

Audience: All Ages

Historic Calgary Week: Are You a New Calgarian?

This event is designed especially for newcomers to Canada. 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 the book’s authors for tales of the amazing characters of Calgary's past.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: Echoes of the Past: Parties of a Ghost Town

You are invited to join Shari Peyerl and take a peek at several festivities once held at Glenbow Village. Listen in on the 1910 New Year’s Eve party playlist and find out what it reveals about these early Alberta immigrants.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: Escape from Fire Hall Number 3

Join other budding historians to solve the mysterious haunting of Fire Hall Number 3 at this teen-only event.

Audience: Teens

Historic Calgary Week: Family Heritage Festival 2019

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.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: Let Us Now Praise Ordinary People

Doug Coats' great-grandparents and grandparents left England to start new lives, first in Manitoba and then in Alberta. Join them for the sea voyage, the train trip, and the trials and tribulations of homesteading — four times — before settling in Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: The Calgary General Strike and the Canadian Labour Revolt of 1919

Explore the largest strike in Calgary’s early history when workers walked out in sympathy with the Winnipeg General Strike. Led by Dr. Kirk Niergarth, Mount Royal University, and the Alberta Labour History Institute.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: The History of the Calgary Herald

Enjoy an entertaining look at the history of the Calgary Herald with Deputy Editor, Monica Zurowski and retired Researcher Norma Marr.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: The New Central Library in Photographs

Enjoy a photographic essay chronicling the creation of Calgary’s new Central Library led by award-winning photographer George Webber, followed by a short walking tutorial led by architectural photographer Neil Zeller.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: Where Will All the Family Records Go? Succession-Proofing your Family History

Join Jim Benedict, Director of Alberta Family Histories Society, as he presents methods and resources to help preserve the research and documents that make up your family’s history.

Audience: Adults

Historic Calgary Week: Windows on History

Join Harry Sanders for an historic tour of the neighbourhood as seen from Central Library's windows, including extant buildings like the St. Louis Hotel as well as vanished landmarks.

Audience: Adults

Historic Walking Tour: Memorial Park Library and Central Memorial Park (Historic Calgary Week)

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. Meet inside the Alexander Calhoun Salon of the Memorial Park Library. A part of the Historic Calgary Week event series.

Audience: All Ages

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 Crack Jokes and Influence People

Learn about comedic timing, slapstick comedy, classic gags, and one-liners in this introduction to comedy for teens interested in the art of funny. Led by Mr. Chris.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

I Love My Ukulele!

Join the Calgary Ukulele Festival for a special “I Love My Ukulele!” Day featuring group ukulele lessons and a massive ukulele jam. Limited library ukuleles available. In partnership with the Calgary Association of Life Long Learners. A part of The Music Lover's Weekend & Sled Island Music & Arts Festival.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 8 and up

I Love Water

Explore how water supports our lives through hands-on activities and learn how to protect this precious resource. In partnership with Green Calgary.

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

I'm with the Band: Summer of Love

Bring any instrument and play your favorite 60’s lovin’ songs with other musicians. Music chords and class structure will be provided.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 16 and up

Indigenous Drumming (One Big JAM)

Join Cree8 as they lead us in a drumming circle featuring traditional Indigenous songs and drumming. This workshop will take place directly prior to the One Big JAM: From the Heart of the City interactive concert in Central Memorial Park.

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 Dance Performance

Watch a performance of contemporary fusion dance, and then join in on the dance and movement activity! In partnership with Ember Dance Company.

Audience: All Ages

Intermediate Microsoft Excel Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft Word Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Google Drive

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Kickboxing

Learn the basics of kickboxing in this interactive workshop. In partnership with Reno Fitness.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 16

Introduction to Microsoft Excel Online

Learn how to create an online Excel spreadsheet, including entering and formatting data as well as basic functions. An email address is required.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Microsoft Word Online

Learn the basics of Microsoft Word Online, including creating, formatting, saving, and printing online documents. An email address is required.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Resume Templates and Tools

Learn where to find reliable resume templates, samples, and tools — and how to use them.

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Social Media

What is social media and why is it so popular? Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Taekwondo

Discover street self-defense and Taekwondo for three 20-minute interactive demonstrations introducing kids to basic moves. In partnership with Studio Group Martial Arts.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Introduction to Web-Based Email

Learn how to send and receive email messages using Gmail. Basic computer skills required. A valid cell phone number is required to register for this service.

Audience: Adults

It's Your Money: Disability Benefits

Learn about taxes, government benefits, the Registered Disability Savings Plan, and medical expenses for adults or children with disabilities. In partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.

Audience: Adults

Jell-O Brains

Learn some fun facts, touch a Jell-O brain and leave with your very own amazing brain creation. In partnership with the Wellness Empowerment Program.

Audience: All Ages

Job Desk

Meet with a trained career coach who can help with job searching, resume and cover letter development, interview skills, and more. In partnership with Career Connection. Supported by the Government of Alberta and Career and Employment Information Services (CEIS).

Audience: Adults & Teens

Kainai Blackfoot Family Storytime

Learn about the Kainai Blackfoot language through rhymes, songs, and stories led by a Kainai Blackfoot language speaker and Elder.

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

Kindergarten Confident

Starting Kindergarten in 2019? Through games, play, stories and songs, children will practice what they need to feel confident in the classroom. For children entering Kindergarten and who have not attended preschool. Please bring a backpack or lunch kit with snacks to each session.

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

Kitchen Chemistry

Explore everyday chemistry in the kitchen by investigating chemical properties, and reactions that occur between fats, sugars, and starches.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Knot Tying

Learn how to tie knots including a reef knot, sheet bend, and figure-eight. In partnership with Glenmore Sailing Club.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Learn English Storytime: Korean

Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories in English and 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 join a fun lesson with Young Rembrandts as they teach drawing, the basis of all visual arts.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

LEGO Club

Join us to build, create, and explore! LEGO provided.

Audience: Kids & Teens

LEGO Contest

Create something fun or spectacular with LEGO at home (no kits, please). Bring it to the Library and you could win a prize!

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 12

Level Up! Gaming Club

If you love video games or tabletop gaming, this club is for you. Drop in to relax, snack, and play games of all kinds.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Library Instrument Petting Zoo (Music in the Park)

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. In partnership with the City of Calgary.

Audience: All Ages

Library Instrument Petting Zoo (Sled Island)

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. A part of The Music Lover's Weekend & Sled Island Music & Arts Festival.

Audience: All Ages

LinkedIn for Beginners

Learn to connect, find employment, and build professional relationships using this social networking website. Personal information/SIN is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

LinkedIn for Job Search

Understand how to use LinkedIn to create a professional network, and learn how to search for jobs and research employers.

Audience: Adults

LinkedIn for Work Search

Use your existing LinkedIn account to understand and maximize your personal brand online. Personal information/SIN is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Living on a Reduced Income

Learn strategies to cope financially when you experience a loss or reduction in your earnings. In partnership with the Credit Counselling Society.

Audience: Adults

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

Magnificent Magnets

Explore the invisible forces of magnets and their effects on different objects in this interactive workshop with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Make It Messy Art Camp: Ages 6 to 8

Get ready for fun, hands-on art activities for kids in this week-long camp.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Make It Messy Art Camp: Ages 9 to 12

Get ready for fun, hands-on art activities for kids in this week-long camp.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

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 to 12

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Making Healthy Choices: Food Finance

Discover how to create healthy and financially sustainable meal plans for you and your family. In partnership with Credit Counselling Society.

Audience: Adults

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.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Medicine Wheel Teachings

Learn about connecting to Mother Earth, and the medicines used to honour the teachings of the Four Directions of the Medicine Wheel. The Medicine Wheel is an integral part of many First Nations and Indigenous cultures.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 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

Memorial Pride

Kick off Pride Week by enjoying a series of free performances, artistry, activations, and education at this inclusive two-day event in Central Memorial Park. In partnership with Calgary Pride.

Audience: All Ages

Mini Museum

Join us for this interactive art workshop as we learn about art work from around the world and create our very own prototype. In partnership with Prototype Museum.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Mommies and Babies

Share as new parents with interactive learning about sleep, development, safety, and play. In collaboration with AHS Perinatal Education.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 9 months with a parent/caregiver

Music Comes to Life

Enjoy an interactive family concert experience featuring popular radio hits and original songs performed by Carolina Maria. Learn about rhythm, hear the story behind songs, and more!

Audience: All Ages

Music in the Park

During Historic Calgary Week, the City of Calgary will be hosting a free noon hour concert Series in Central Memorial Park. Enjoy the talents of local musicians in this beautiful venue. Brought to you by the City of Calgary.

Audience: All Ages

Music with Mandy

Join us and local musician Mandy as she presents high energy interactive music games.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 6 to 9 with a parent/caregiver

My First Music Lesson: Guitar

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

Audience: All Ages

My First Music Lesson: Piano

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

Audience: All Ages - Ages 5 and up

My First Music Lesson: Violin

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

Audience: All Ages

New Friends & Neighbourhood Groups for Women

Practice your English language skills and learn about community resources. Free childcare provided. In partnership with Calgary Immigrant Women's Association.

Audience: Adults

Newcomer Artist in Residence Samuel Obadero: Studio Sneak Peak

Join Samuel Obadero during his open studio hours as he works you through his process for a photoshoot from start to finish with a hands-on approach. In partnership with CADA.

Audience: All Ages

Night Time at the Circus

Help tell the circus animals a goodnight story during this interactive show combining storytelling and a clown! Led by Mr. Chris.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 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. No registration required. Absolutely free.

Audience: All Ages

Open Lab

What's your geek? From art to robots, and photography to coding, follow your passion or find a new one!

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Opening Your Own Business

Learn about business plans, business registration, GST numbers, and more. In partnership with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Our Leadership Tree

Explore the traits of leadership, learn about inspirational Indigenous leaders in Treaty 7, and create a collaborative art piece. In partnership with the Native Ambassador Post-Secondary Initiative Program, University of Calgary.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

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

Outliers: Calgary’s Queer History

This documentary explores frontline LGBTQ2+ activism and the social forces which shaped the queer community from 1960 to the present. In partnership with the Calgary Queer Arts Society.

Audience: Adults

Outliers: Calgary’s Queer History Screening (Directors Cut)

Join local historian Take a deep dive into the historical, social, and political forces that shaped the development of the queer community in Calgary from 1960 to the present. Featuring extensive footage and B-roll film from Calgary Pride in the 90’s. In partnership with Calgary Queer Arts Society. A part of the Historic Calgary Week event series.

Audience: Adults & Teens

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 up to 3 with a parent/caregiver

Photography for Kids

Join artist-in-residence Samuel Obadero, to learn how to take great pictures playing with light and shade. Bring your smartphones. In Partnership with CADA.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 11

Piikani Blackfoot Family Storytime

Learn about the Piikani Blackfoot language through rhymes, songs, and stories led by a Piikani Blackfoot language speaker and Elder.

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

Planning for Retirement

Plan for the retirement you desire using a comprehensive checklist, guides, and online calculators. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Pointillism Painting

Discover this creative style of painting as you blend dots of colour into luminous images. In partnership with D’Touch Ltd.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 16

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

Pop-Up Radio

Did you know…? Visit the CJSW pop up radio booth to record a sound bite with your favorite fun fact from a Library book. Presented by CJSW.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 7 to 17

Powering Our World

Join us for a hands-on exploration of how electricity is generated and supplied. In partnership with Green Calgary.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 15

Printed Word: The Salon Series with Sylvia Arthur and Susan Calder

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships. The result was a collaboration between a selection of 12 Alberta printmakers and 12 writers. Print(ed) Word is a collection of 12 handmade artist books now on permanent display at Central Library. Join the authors and artists for a series of presentations on their writing, art, and the process of collaborating to make their book. Presented with the generous support of the J K L MacLachlan Family Fund.

Audience: Adults

Printed Word: The Salon Series with Tim van Wijk and Erin Vance

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships. The result was a collaboration between a selection of 12 Alberta printmakers and 12 writers. Print(ed) Word is a collection of 12 handmade artist books now on permanent display at Central Library. Join the authors and artists for a series of presentations on their writing, art, and the process of collaborating to make their book. Presented with the generous support of the J K L MacLachlan Family Fund.

Audience: Adults

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

Queering Indigeneity

Celebrate the creativity of Two-Spirit peoples through performance, visual arts, and film. Featuring LGBTQ/Two-Spirit artists and filmmakers. In partnership with Calgary Queer Arts Society.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 16 and up

Radical Robots

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

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

Reading With Royalty

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

Audience: All Ages - Ages up to 5

Real Live Bug Table

Meet bugs like tarantulas, millipedes, and vinegaroons at the Real Live Bug Table! You can even touch some of them. In partnership with Lady Buggy.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 17

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

Robotics with Robogals

Learn to code using LEGO Mindstorms robots.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Rozsa Arts at the Library: Chantal Chagnon

Join Chantal Chagnon as she shares traditional Indigenous arts, culture, and history through her singing and drumming. Presented by Mary Rozsa de Coquet. No registration required.

Audience: All Ages

Rozsa Arts at the Library: Kate Ryan

Join internationally renowned circus artist Kate Ryan as she shares her energetic, family-friendly hoola-hoop performance. Presented by Mary Rozsa de Coquet. No registration required.

Audience: All Ages

Sampler Café (Sled Island)

Explore the world of electronic music in this circle of beat machines and samplers. All ages and experience levels welcome. In partnership with Sampler Café. A part of The Music Lover's Weekend & Sled Island Music & Arts Festival.

Audience: All Ages

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.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

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

Season of Fury and Wonder with Sharon Butala

Acclaimed author Sharon Butala pushes the boundaries of her art in this stunning collection of stories about the aging process. The stories pay homage to other literary masters while revealing truths about today’s older women who understand that they have been created by their past.

Audience: Adults

Seniors Technology Group - Cantonese

Learn how to use your mobile devices, such as iPads and Android tablets, and explore online community resources. This program is offered in Cantonese in partnership with the Calgary Chinese Community Service Association. To register, please call: 403.265.8446.

Audience: Adults - Ages 50 and up

Sensory Fun for Babies

Explore sensory play and fun games for baby. In partnership with My Gym South Calgary.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 12 months

Settlement Services

Meet with a trained settlement agent who can provide information on immigration, citizenship, housing, employment, and more.

Audience: Adults

Shadow Exploration

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 6 to 8

Siksika Blackfoot Family Storytime

Learn about the Siksika Blackfoot language through rhymes, songs, and stories led by a Siksika Blackfoot language speaker and Elder.

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

Sled Island Workshop: Booking Tours: From DIY to The Big Leagues

One of the biggest challenges facing musicians today is smart touring at every level of their career. From do-it-yourself tips for sustainable, productive, cost-effective tours, to preparing for the next step in your career. Whether self-booking, signing with a boutique label or working towards joining a larger global booking agency, all levels of booking agent expertise will be on display. Panelists: Todd Cote (Leafy Green), Karl Morse (Paradigm Agency), Cecilia Schlemm (The Shiverettes) and more. Presented by Music Calgary. Sled Island.

Audience: Adults

Sled Island Workshop: Campus Radio Panel

Representatives from community radio stations from across Canada will share best practices and answer questions on how to get your music played and how to build meaningful partnerships with these key actors of local music scenes. This will also be an opportunity for artists to meet with music directors and staff from the various stations. Panelists: CJSW, CKXU, CFCR, CFUV, CJSR, and CJSF. Sled Island.

Audience: Adults

Sled Island Workshop: Community bystander training

Community bystander training offers the practical skills needed to recognize when and how to help when witnessing power-based violence. By creating a culture of consent, we can encourage a more caring community where we look out for each other and demand safer spaces free of sexual violence and harassment. An excellent toolkit for talent buyers, venue managers, festivals, artists, volunteers and attendees alike. Presented by the Centre For Sexuality. Sled Island.

Audience: Adults

Sled Island Workshop: How to develop an audience and tour in Asia

The music industry of East Asia is a rapidly growing economic sector, home to some of the world’s largest music markets. The rise of music streaming and social media have made room for non-mainstream music to find its audience, creating new export potential for Western artists. Come hear from key players of this new ecosystem and gather tips on how to approach this new territory. Panelists: Chris Go, BGBG Records (Seoul, KR), Cecilia Yi, Zandari Festa (Seoul, KR), Matt Swann, musician (Calgary). Presented by Music Calgary. Sled Island.

Audience: Adults

Sled Island Workshop: How To Grow Inclusion And Diversity In The Music Industry?

Diversity and inclusion have become some of the hottest buzzwords of the past year, but the music industry's imbalance remains systematically deep-rooted. This panel aims to move from discussion to action by looking at the following questions: How do we best enable organic growth of diversity among musicians? How can current A&R provide a platform to include diverse creative teams and partners? How can the dominating privileged class help to support marginalized groups? And how can promoters, talents buyers and booking agents grow the market and support inclusivity and diversity simultaneously? Moderator: Kayla Graham. Panelists: Mira Silvers (booking agent & manager), Ouri (artist), Kim Jev (promoter, Afros In Tha City). Sled Island.

Audience: Adults

Sled Island Workshop: Publicity Roadmap & Best Practice

At what point in your career is it worth hiring a publicist? What should they be handling? What realistic outcomes can you expect? Come get the answers to these questions and much more from experienced publicists Katie Nelson, GrandStand Media (New York), Alex Corrides, GrandStand Media (New York), more TBA. Sled Island.

Audience: Adults

Slippery Science

Learn about atoms, molecules, and polymers, and then make and take your own polymer. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

Small Business Tuesdays: Discover Self-Employment

Learn the benefits and challenges of self-employment. Topics include: idea generation, entrepreneurial strengths, business plans, community resources, referrals, and financing. In partnership with Momentum.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Exploring Entrepreneurship … Is It Right for Me?

Learn if entrepreneurship is right for you, how to assess whether your idea is viable, and explore some of the tools and resources which are available to help. In partnership with Business Link.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Making Market Research Work for Your Business Plan

Explore how market research can help you gain insight into your industry, competition, target market, and more. In partnership with Business Link.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: The Entrepreneurial Transition

Explore the transition in mindset from being an employee to being self-employed in the areas of goal setting, problem solving, and decision making. In partnership with Momentum.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: The Money Side of Business

Discover the basic tools and techniques of financial management needed for a business owner to make informed decisions. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Small Space Gardening: Patios and Balcony

Join the Calgary Horticultural Society for an introduction to small space gardening. Part of a series of horticultural talks in Central Memorial Park. In the event of poor weather, the event will take place in Memorial Park Library. The focus of this talk will be patios and balconies. Presented by Kath Smyth, Horticulturalist. In partnership with the Calgary Horticultural Society.

Audience: Adults

Smartphone Photography

Join artist-in-residence Samuel Obadero to learn how to take better photos with your smartphone using the edit apps to create high quality photos. Bring your smartphones. In Partnership with CADA.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

Songwriting

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 16 and up

Squeaky Clean

Experiment with some earth-friendly cleaners to see if they make things squeaky clean! In partnership with Green Calgary.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 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

Stay 'n Play at the Library

Make new friends and stay active in this play-based program that explores movement, games, and literacy activities for both children and caregivers in outdoor spaces. In partnership with the City of Calgary.

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

Stoney Nakoda Family Storytime

Learn about the Stoney Nakoda language through rhymes, songs, and stories led by a Stoney Nakoda language speaker and Elder.

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

Storytime with a YYC Princess

Join one of your favourite princesses for a magical, interactive storytime.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Summer Clubs - Be in a Play

Join us as popular books and movies come to life. Discover the fun of improv, acting, and storytelling during this week-long club. Showcase your talents on the final day, in an original “revue-style’ performance.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Summer Clubs - Junior 3D Art Club

Jump off the 2-D page and explore the world of 3-D sculpture, 3-D illusions, and 3D creations. Be amazed how art can inspire and build self-esteem in your child. In partnership with Idea Lab Kids.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Summer Clubs - Minds in Motion Science Blast Summer Club

Get creative! Have fun exploring science, art, engineering, mathematics, and technology through hands-on, interactive projects and activities. In partnership with Minds in Motion.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Summer Clubs - Ukulele and Pop Songs Club

Sing and perform the songs you love! Learn popular chords, explore strumming techniques on the ukulele, and focus on singing and stage presence. Students will feel like Pop Stars by the end of the week! In partnership with Chinook School of Music.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Talking Books Group

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

Audience: Adults

Tech Mentors

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

Audience: Adults

Teddy Bears' Picnic in the Community Garden

Bring your favourite stuffies for a family picnic in the garden with snacks, stories, and songs.

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

TedX Calgary: ENGAGE: Intentionally

Join TEDxCalgary on June 20th for a special speaker-based community salon. Explore a different way of building community through deep, intentional dialogue. In the process, discover how we can help shape our sense of purpose either individually, or collectively as a city. Our three speakers will spark your imagination with their talks, sharing both perspectives and tools that you can use to engage other participants in a set of deep conversations about what YOU think we need to change about our dialogue on community. Immerse yourself in the interactions with other equally curious Calgarians, and help us generate a new and far-reaching conversation about how we define our purpose. Learn more at http://Engage.TEDxCalgary. Limited free tickets available at Calgarylibrary.ca.

Audience: Adults

TEDxCalgary Meetup

Watch a TED Talk video, share your thoughts with other curious explorers, and hear ideas on related topics. Visit www.MeetUp.com/TEDxCalgary-Community/ for topics.

Audience: Adults

Teens Create

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

The Evolution of the Library Through Buildings

Join a walking tour from Alberta’s first public library to the new Central Library, learning about historic community buildings along the way. Led by Sarah Meilleur, Director of Service Delivery and former Calgary Heritage Authority Vice-Chair. Meet on the front steps of the Memorial Park Library. This event is a part of the Historic Calgary Week event series.

Audience: Adults

The Music Lover's How-To Festival

Want to know how to restring an instrument? Play a guitar chord? This full-day festival will feature quick,15 to 30-minute music workshops to help you pick up new skills and tips. Featuring spotlight workshops with One Big JAM and CJSW. Visit calgarylibrary.ca/music for the schedule of events. A part of The Music Lover's Weekend & Sled Island Music & Arts Festival.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 2 and up

The Nerds of 1900: Science Fiction at the Turn of the Century

What did Calgary’s nerds enjoy at the turn of the 20th century? Join Cory Gross of the blog Voyages Extraordinaires for a look at the history of Science Fiction books, comics, movies, and art around the year 1900.

Audience: All Ages

The Play’s the Thing: 50 Years of great theatre in the Calgary Jewish community, presented by Zelda Dean

Zelda Dean was active in Calgary theatre for over 30 years, directing over 120 productions. In her talk, she will share some memories, including of her years with the Beth Israel Players, which she founded as the first Jewish theatre company in Western Canada. In partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta. A part of the Historic Calgary Week event series.

Audience: All Ages

The Pursuit of Endurance with Jennifer Pharr Davis

National Geographic Adventurer and record-setting hiker Pharr Davis shares stories, slides, and excerpts from her newest book which reveals the secrets to unlocking the grit to achieve personal best in sports, work, and personal life.

Audience: Adults

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: All Ages

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 8 to 16

Transfer Your Skills to a Different Industry

Explore new job markets and learn how to persuade potential employers to give you a chance. Led by Joy Cohen, Author and Career Counsellor.

Audience: Adults

Trout and About

Dive into the science of trout in Banff National Park with demonstrations, games and fishy props at this drop-in activity. In partnership with Parks Canada.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Tsuut'ina Family Storytime

Learn about the Tsuut'ina language through rhymes, songs, and stories led by a Tsuut'ina language speaker and Elder.

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

UKE JAM!

Join the Calgary Ukulele Festival for weekly ukulele jams in August. Limited experience required. On lovely summer days, the group may jam in Central Memorial Park. In partnership with the Calgary Association of Life Long Learners.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 13 and up

Ukulele Class

Learn basic cords and simple tunes in this beginner class.

Audience: Adults

Ultimate Summer Challenge 2019

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 and Summer Kids Guide at any Calgary Public Library location. Find out more at calgarylibrary.ca/summer.

Audience: Kids - Ages up to 12

Upgrading and Financing your Education

Learn about financial resources such as student loans, scholarships, grants, and more. In partnership with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults

VR Explorers

Imagine climbing Mount Everest or scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands! Join an immersive virtual reality journey with Google Expeditions.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Wall(s) with Cam Christiansen and Marcello Di Cintio

A screening of the highly acclaimed animated documentary Wall, followed by a discussion between the film director Christiansen and Walls author Di Cintio regarding the reality of the wall separating Israel and Palestine.

Audience: Adults

Walloping Weather

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Water for Life

Explore how water supports life on our planet through cooperatively building a community with props, then watch water at work. In partnership with Green Calgary.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 10

Welcome to Canada: Employment and Workplace Communication

Learn about job search strategies, networking, and how to communicate effectively. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth. To register, please call: 403.230.7745, ext. 201.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

What's In Your Backyard for Preschoolers?

With fun facts and games, discover how Alberta's animals are anything but average. In partnership with Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation.

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

Wonderful Worms

Discover how wonderful worms are and how they turn salad into soil in this hands-on program by Green Calgary.

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

Wordfest presents: We’ve Read This Book Club

Looking for the chance to chat about what you’ve read (or haven’t read yet) with an equally engaged group of book lovers? Sign up for Calgary’s most entertaining and friendly book club, hosted by Anne Logan. This July we’re reading The Western Alienation Merit Badge by Nancy Jo Cullen, and in August we’re delving into Aria by Nazanine Hozar.

Audience: Adults

Words and Wiggles

Learn new ideas for play by exploring all five senses through movement, play, story, and song.

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

World Drum Circle

Participate in a drum circle that incorporates drums and rhythms from around the world! Featuring indigenous and world drums and stories. Facilitated by Cree8. Limited drums provided. The drum circle will take place in either Central Memorial Park or Memorial Park Library, weather depending.

Audience: All Ages

Yoga at the Central Library!

Join us for a fun, gentle yoga class in the Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery. Beginners and students of all levels and experience are welcome. Presented in partnership with Yoga Shala Calgary.

Audience: Adults & Teens

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