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From: 21/Aug/2019 - To: 26/May/2020

#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

125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta

Explore natural Alberta with Leigh McAdam, Travel Writer and Founder of HikeBikeTravel.com.

Audience: Adults

2019 Author in Residence Launch

Please join us as we welcome Jaspreet Singh as our 2019 Author in Residence. Jaspreet will read from his memoir-in-progress, and outline plans for his residency. Includes a book signing.

Audience: Adults

5 Pillars of Sustainable Career Mastery

Get promoted and learn how to advance into leadership opportunities in this unique series covering personal branding, developing relationships, and other hot topics for aspiring executives. In partnership with Richard Bucher.

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series

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

Audience: Adults

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

Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action

Are you concerned about climate change? Would you like to learn how to address and respond to this challenge? If so, this course is for you. Participants in this class will be completing the University of Michigan's online course, "Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action" together in a study group. Personal laptop and headphones should be brought to the program, or Chromebooks can be provided.

Audience: Adults

Alumni Weekend at UCalgary (September 5 to 8)

Join us on September 5 as we kick-off Alumni Weekend at the Central Library for the Arch Awards, celebrating UCalgary’s most aspiring alumni. Learn more at alumni.ucalgary.ca/aw19.

Audience: Adults

Angry Birds

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

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

Babies Go Boo!

Dress up your baby and celebrate Halloween with stories, rhymes, and songs.

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

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

Bat Basics

Discover the world of bats, and bust some bat-phobic myths. In partnership with the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

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

Beakerhead + EMMEDIA: Mapping Virtual Illusions Workshop?

Drop by to learn about the tools and methods of projection mapping - the astonishing art of creating illusions through the wrapping of virtual content around a real world object or surface – in this introductory session. In partnership with EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society and Beakerhead.

Audience: All Ages

Beakerhead + EMMEDIA: Spectral Illuminations IV

Stroll around the beautiful, historic and – for one night only – magically lit up Memorial Park Library for some mesmerizing projection art. Inspired by the building, artists explore the library through light with the support of EMMEDIA, a media art centre in Calgary. In partnership with EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society and Beakerhead.?

Audience: All Ages

Beyond Little Green Men

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Book Discussion Group: Adult

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

Audience: Adults

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

Break the Cycle: Spend Less and Save More

Learn the top five goals needed in every financial plan, and discover ten habits to help you save money and reduce expenses. In partnership with Money Mentors.

Audience: Adults

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

Busy Bookworms

Play, explore, and share stories and songs in this active program for older babies.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 13 to 23 months

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 European Film Festival: Mug

A Polish film by Malgorzata Szumowska from 2018 about the first person in Poland to receive a face transplant.

Audience: Adults

Calgary European Film Festival: Stranger in Paradise

A Dutch film by Guido Hendrikx from 2016 about new immigrants learning about Europe in a classroom.

Audience: Adults

Calgary, the Ring Road, and the Tsuut'ina Nation

Through the history of the Southwest Ring Road, explore the long and at times troubling history of the relationship between Calgary and the Tsuut'ina Nation. Led by Jesse Salus.

Audience: Adults

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

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: 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 Cafe: Retail Management Careers

Explore what it takes to pursue or advance a career in the retail environment. In partnership with the Career Development Association of Alberta and the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre.

Audience: Adults

Career Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

Catch Me If You Can

Do you have what it takes to be Sherlock Holmes? Test your powers of observation and deduction as you use forensic science to solve the mystery of the missing munchies. Fingerprints, footprints, and invisible ink – oh my! Celebrating Science Literacy Week in partnership with Scientists in School.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Cent$ible Celebrations

Learn ways to plan a celebration while staying sane and on budget. In partnership with Credit Counselling Society.

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

Chinese Movie Day

Join us for a special film screening to learn more about the mystery and charisma of Chinese culture. Presented with the Chinese Consulate General in Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Christmas Without Credit

Plan your holiday expenses to avoid debt in January. In partnership with Credit Counselling Society.

Audience: Adults

CIFF: Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Directed by Ang Lee. USA. 134 minutes. Set against the sweeping vistas of the Rocky Mountains, two young men - a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy meet in the summer of 1963 and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. 14A.

Audience: Adults

CIFF: Inception (2010)

Directed by Christopher Nolan. USA. 148 minutes. A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O. PG.

Audience: Adults

CIFF: Passchendaele (2008)

Directed by Paul Gross. Canada. 114 minutes. Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for a single battle. 14A.

Audience: Adults

CIFF: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Directed by Andrew Dominik. USA. 160 minutes. Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader. 14A.

Audience: Adults

CIFF: The Revenant (2015)

Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. USA. 156 minutes. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. 14A.

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

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

Community Development Meet Ups

Connect with passionate Calgarians building better communities. Leave with new energy and ideas for your own community! In partnership with the Community Development Learning Initiative.

Audience: Adults

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 Club

Drop in to play literacy games, work on your creative writing, and get help on your school writing assignments. In partnership with the UCalgary, Department of English.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 14

Dementia Friendly & Elder Friendly Communities

Join The Brenda Strafford Foundation to learn about how development plans for ‘Clifton Village’ will support an Elder Friendly Community in Forest Lawn and other innovative developments.

Audience: Adults

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

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: Piano

Drop-In for a music lesson with a volunteer piano coach. Short lessons will be taught on a first come, first served basis. Piano is provided. This is part of the Honens Open Air Event.

Audience: All Ages

Drop-In Piano Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano? Drop by for free music lessons with experienced piano teachers care of the Honens International Piano Competition & Festival and Morin Music Studio.

Audience: All Ages

Dyslexia

Learn the signs of the most common classroom disability, how to help, and enjoy a screening of The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. Led by Dr. Gabrielle Wilcox, UCalgary, and a panel of experts.

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

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

Engineering for Kids

Uncover the fun in STEM learning through hands-on engineering activities. In partnership with Engineering For Kids.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12 independent of a parent/caregiver

Engineering for Preschoolers

Uncover the fun in STEM learning through hands-on engineering activities. In partnership with Engineering For Kids.

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

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 Earth, Our Oceans and Space

Explore rocks & minerals and Earth’s oceans, make an earthquake, identify and classify trilobite fossils, and investigate space travel. In partnership with Science Literacy Week and Earth Science for Society.

Audience: All Ages

Explore Energy Data Through Visualization: Data, Facts, and Graphs, Oh My!

Join energy and data visualization experts from the University of Calgary and the National Energy Board to explore and discuss Canada’s energy sector through interactive data visualizations. Learn how data transforms into stories and trends by: • Travelling through time to explore how Canada’s energy future may unfold; • Tracking movements of Canada’s oil and electricity imports and exports to discover the flow of energy products; • Tracing the origin of pipeline incidents, and more.

Audience: Adults

Falling Leaves

Red, yellow, orange, and brown. Come and listen to stories and rhymes featuring leaves, colours, and fall.

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

Family History Coaching

Drop in for help with genealogy research. In partnership with the Alberta Family Histories Society.

Audience: Adults

Family Law Workshop: Child Custody and Parenting

Learn about the legal arrangements for children when their parents separate in Alberta.Topics include custody, guardianship and parenting agreements, courts, and travelling or moving with children. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Family Law Workshop: Child, Partner, and Spousal Support

Learn about the law and terms of financial support when a marriage or common-law relationship ends. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Family Law Workshop: Property Division

Discover how the law addresses property division when a marriage or common-law relationship ends. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Family Yoga

Bring your own yoga mats and a sense of play as you join us for a fun, kid-friendly introduction to yoga. In partnership with Learn Through Play Yoga.

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

Film Expo: Interested in the Filmmaking Industry?

Join Calgary Film to explore opportunities and learn about various jobs and skills involved in the filmmaking industry – including shooting film, television and other screen-based content.

Audience: Adults

Film Screening: Robbery of the Heart

Robbery of the Heart follows Holocaust survivors, and their families, as they return to their home town of Wetter, Germany on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, and the reopening of the synagogue. The American filmmaker, Micah Brandt, will be present to meet the audience and talk about the many elements of this moving film. Please visit http://www.robberyoftheheart.com/ for more information.

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

Fresh Frames

Join the Quickdraw Animation Society for our yearly screening of incredible, wild and wacky animations produced by local youth, paired with a spirited selection of animated shorts from the National Film Board of Canada archive.

Audience: All Ages

Frontenac House Presents Quartet 2019

Join us for the launch of four bold new poetry books: Against Forgetting by Keith Garebian, Baddie One Shoe by Natalie Meisner, common brown house moths by Laura Zacharin, and Waterline Immersion by Conrad Scott.

Audience: Adults

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

Fun With Code: Adults Only

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

Audience: Adults

Game Changing Books: The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Equiano’s autobiography, incorporating moral argument, gave voice to the horrors of slavery, and was a critical text in the abolishment of the slave trade. Led by Dr. David Clemis, Mount Royal University.

Audience: Adults

Game Changing Books: The Strange Career of Jim Crow

C. Vann Woodward’s history of racial segregation in the United States challenged the idea that segregation was a natural condition of the American South. Led by Dr. Joe Anderson, Mount Royal University.

Audience: Adults

Get Started with Technology

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

Audience: Adults

Get Your Career Trajectory On Track for Success

Stop working harder, and start working smarter! Discover the strategies you need to get promoted in a competitive marketplace. In partnership with Richard Bucher.

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

Getting Started with LinkedIn

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

GlobalFest Human Rights Forum

Join us for a full day of discussions and exploration on how to break the cycle of hate within our community. Presented by UNAC-C. Visit globalfest.ca/human-rights-forum/ for more information.

Audience: Adults

Good Clean Fun!

Fun with soap and water? You’ll be amazed when you make fireworks in a cup, explore surface tension and make your own soapy work of art. Explore millions of bubbles and make your own bath bomb to take home! Celebrating Science Literacy Week in partnership with Scientists in School.

Audience: Kids - Ages 4 to 12

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

Guitar Class

Learn basic cords and simple tunes in this beginner class.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 12 and up

Happy 40th Birthday, Bowness Library!

Join us for National Library Month as we celebrate Bowness Library's 40th birthday with music, stories, entertainment, and treats for the whole family!

Audience: All Ages

Hercules as Cinematic and Night Sky Star

Learn about the constellation Hercules in our September skies by joining us for starry-filled tales in literature and film. In partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society.

Audience: Adults

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: All Ages

History Matters: Signals intelligence and You

Signals intelligence – what Bletchley Park did against the Nazi Enigma machine –shapes power politics, and our daily lives as both actors and targets. Explore surveillance capitalism and surveillance society with Dr. John Ferris, UCalgary.

Audience: Adults

Holiday Spending Treadmill

Join us for strategies on how to have a debt-free holiday and avoid going from Noël to nightmare when the bills arrive. In partnership with Money Mentors.

Audience: Adults

Home Improvement Information Session

Drop in for free session to ask questions and get advice from trade inspectors and bylaw experts about home renovations. In partnership with the City of Calgary.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Homework Club for New Canadians

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

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 17

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 Tell Your Story

Do you have a lifetime of stories to pass on to the next generation? Learn how to easily capture your story for the future. Presented by Capturing Legacies Inc.

Audience: Adults

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: Sounds of the 70's

Join us and other musicians in the band. Bring any instrument to play your favorite folk tunes. Music chords and structure provided.

Audience: Adults - Ages 16 and up

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

Interview Skills Workshop

Improve your employability in this interactive session that includes mock interviews. Personal information/SIN required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

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 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 Toastmasters International - Youth Leadership Program

Develop speaking and presentation skills, self-confidence, and strong leadership abilities for youth new to Toastmasters.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Introduction to Toastmasters International for Kids

Develop skills in speaking and presentation, and increase your self-confidence, for kids new to Toastmasters.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12 independent of a parent/caregiver

Investment Scams

Protect yourself and your hard-earned money from the leading cause of fraud in Alberta, risky investments, including real estate and property scams. In partnership with the Alberta Securities Commission.

Audience: Adults

It's Your Money: Budgeting & Saving

Budgeting will help you keep your savings and spending in balance. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Teens - Ages 15 to 17

It's Your Money: Setting Goals

Learn how to set goals in relationships, school, fitness, and the future. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Teens - Ages 15 to 17

It’s a Science Takeover!

Come join the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Science and invited guests for a free day filled with hands on activities, live demonstrations, innovation and real science right from our researchers laboratories. We have activities for children, teens, and adults. Our scientists have lined up an exciting array of activities showing the magic of chemistry, the physics of flight and levitation, the wonders of parasites, and the power of explosive volcanic eruptions! Come explore our pop-up planetarium and learn about astronomical research. Discover how citizen scientists are helping with environmental conversation efforts. Find out answers to questions such as, could you untangle yourself using math? How do you build a paper rocket? Could you outrun a dinosaur?

Audience: All Ages

It’s a Science Takeover: A Little Taste of Quantum Mysteries, Applications and Beyond

Join Parisa Zarkeshian, as she explains quantum mechanics, the iconic “Schrödinger’s Cat” thought experiment and spooky action between two far distant particles. She will also discuss new quantum technologies and where they will go into the future. Parisa Zarkeshian, is a PhD candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Institute for Quantum Science and Technology.

Audience: Adults

It’s a Science Takeover: Kilauea

Explore the world of volcanoes with a fascinating look at the 2018 eruption of Kilauea in Hawaii. Led by geologist Dr. Rajeev Nair, Department of Geoscience, UCalgary.

Audience: Adults

It’s a Science Takeover: Oceans in the Anthropocene: Impacts and Routes to Mitigation

How do human activities and global changes affect our oceans? Jagos Radovic will address that question and talk about research being done at the University of Calgary to better understand the effects of human activities and what innovative solutions are being developed to mitigate their negative impacts. Jagos Radovic, PhD, is a research associate in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary.

Audience: Adults

It’s a Science Takeover: Parasites and the Immune System: the Battle Explained

Parasites and the immune system have been at war for millions of years. Come and see Dr. James Wasmuth (team parasite) and Dr. Constance Finney (team immune system) battle it out to convince you which is the most AMAZING! Constance Finney is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and James Wasmuth is an associate professor in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, at the University of Calgary. Both are Host-Parasite Interactions Network (HPI) Faculty members.

Audience: Adults

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

Law at Your Library: Immigration Law - Applying for a Temporary Resident Visa

Learn about Temporary Resident Visa applications, including letters of invitation and in-Canada requests for extensions. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Landlord and Tenant

Learn your rights, responsibilities, and legal procedures as a tenant and a landlord. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Owning a Condominium

Learn about condominium boards, bylaws, common property, and your responsibilities as a condominium owner. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Personal Directives and Power of Attorney

Learn how to plan for possible loss of independence and appoint substitute decision-makers for your personal, medical, and financial matters. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Wills and Estates

Learn how to plan your will, including appointing your executor, appointing a guardian for minor children, your legal obligations, and what happens if you die without a will. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law Connect 2019: Free Legal Clinic

Need legal help? Register to book a free 30-minute appointment with a lawyer. In partnership with Pro Bono Law Alberta, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, and Calgary Legal Guidance. To register, call 403.541.4804 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm from Oct 8 to Oct 18. Space is limited.

Audience: Adults

Law Connect 2019: Legal Resources Fair

Ask questions and connect with a wide range of community public legal service organizations at this four-hour fair. No registration required.

Audience: Adults

Law Connect 2019: Non-Governmental Statutory Declaration Clinic

If you are without ID, drop by the Calgary Legal Guidance booth to get your free, non-government photo identification. No appointment or registration required.

Audience: Adults

Law Connect 2019: Wills and Estates

Learn how to plan your will in this one-hour adaptation of our popular wills and estates program. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Learn English Storytime: French

Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories in English and French.

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

Learn English Storytime: German

Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories in English and German.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 5

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 English Storytime: Korean - Korean

Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories in English and Korean.

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

Learn English Storytime: Russian

Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories in English and Russian.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 5

Learn English Storytime: Spanish

Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories in English and Spanish.

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

Let them Eat Dirt: Baby Milk & Your Microbiome

Explore the science and reality of modern moms and feeding their infants. Learn why there is simply no better food for an infant than breast milk, and why pre and probiotics are considerations when formula is the only alternative. Led by Dr. Marie Claire-Arrieta, in partnership with The Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, University of Calgary. To register go to https://snyder.ucalgary.ca/communitylectures-library.

Audience: Adults

Let them Eat Dirt: Hygiene & your Microbiome

Explore the myths around microbes and your children. Learn about hand washing, what to do when a soother falls on the floor, how long to sterilize equipment, and more. Led by Dr. Marie Claire-Arrieta, in partnership with The Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, University of Calgary. To register go to https://snyder.ucalgary.ca/communitylectures-library.

Audience: Adults

Let them Eat Dirt: Pregnancy & Your Microbiome

Discover why it is so important take care of your diet during pregnancy. Learn why you are not just eating for two but for the trillion of microbes in your gut, and why you should eat to promote the growth of beneficial microbiota. Led by Dr. Marie Claire-Arrieta, in partnership with The Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, University of Calgary. To register go to https://snyder.ucalgary.ca/communitylectures-library.

Audience: Adults

Let them Eat Dirt: Solid Foods & Your Baby’s Microbiome

Learn why delayed weaning is recommended as a method to promote infant health and to protect babies from infections and to decrease the risk for allergies, asthma, and obesity. Led by Dr. Marie Claire-Arrieta, in partnership with The Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, University of Calgary. To register go to https://snyder.ucalgary.ca/communitylectures-library.

Audience: Adults

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

LGBTQ2+ Basics

Explore the language, context, and history of the queer community along with tools to help develop new relationships both personally and professionally. In partnership with the Calgary Queer Arts Society.

Audience: Adults

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

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 Fully: Children, Youth, and Their Mental Well Being

Discover how anxiety impacts kids and teenagers and what parents and caregivers can do to support them. In partnership with the Calgary Counselling Centre.

Audience: Adults

Living Fully: Defying Depression

Learn the signs and symptoms of depression and what you can do if you feel like you or someone you love are struggling. In partnership with the Calgary Counselling Centre.

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

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: Ages 6 to 8

Get ready for fun, hands-on arts 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

Mandy Stobo: Passion Portraits

Join Calgary-based artist Mandy Stobo for this hands-on workshop exploring collage and augmented reality.

Audience: Adults

Marvellous Math

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

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

Math + Science = FUN

Do you speak math? Math is the language of science. Explore the power of math as a food scientist mixing your own edible treat, an engineer building a racing car from cups, and a biologist baffling your friends with science. Speak math? Now you do! Celebrating Science Literacy Week in partnership with Scientists in School.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 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.

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

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

Migration Stories: A creative writing workshop

Novelist Jaspreet Singh will conduct a creative writing workshop, with a special focus on migration, and the balance between fact and fiction, invention and truth, what happened and what could have happened. How does one bring life to characters and their objects and places? This workshop is for beginners. All ages welcome.

Audience: All Ages

Mindful Moments

Parent and child learn how to manage strong emotions and reduce the likelihood of impulsive behavior and mental health concerns. In partnership with YW Calgary. Call 403.750.2500 or email MindfulMoments@ywcalgary.ca to register.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 8 to 12 with a parent/caregiver

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

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

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

Mysteries of Chinese Opera Revealed!

Discover the intricacies of Chinese Opera’s most intriguing form. A fascinating look behind the scenes of Peking Opera.

Audience: Adults

NaNoWriMo: Dynamic Dialogue Workshop

Learn how to make your characters sound less like robots and more like real people, and write conversations that you'd actually want to listen to.

Audience: Adults

NaNoWriMo: Q and A with Calgary NaNoWriMo

Panicked about 50,000 words in one month? Bring all your questions and come find out why we know you can do it.

Audience: Adults

NaNoWriMo: Striking Settings Workshop

Feel like your story takes place in front of a blank wall? Learn how to bring background details alive and make your setting sparkle.

Audience: Adults

Needs and Wants

Create a list of needs and wants to discover how to make smart choices about money. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Kids - Ages 11 to 12

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

Nikola Tesla: Electricity Tamer

Learn why Tesla's inventions are so important and experience demos of a plasma globe, levitating light bulb, and theremin. In partnership with the Calgary Tesla Society.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17 independent of a parent/caregiver

Nikola Tesla: Tamer of Electricity

Learn why Tesla's inventions are so important and experience demos of a plasma globe, levitating light bulb, and theremin. In partnership with the Calgary Tesla Society.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12 independent of a parent/caregiver

Obey Newton: It’s the Law!

Sir Isaac Newton was one smart dude. Explore Newton’s Laws of Motion as you learn how things like to stay put and how your actions always produce a reaction. You will race water droplets, build a car and design and test a rollercoaster. Physics is fun! Celebrating Science Literacy Week in partnership with Scientists in School.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

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

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

Pixar in a Box: The Art of Storytelling

What makes a story great? What makes someone a good storyteller? Explore the storytelling process at Pixar and gain insight on how to write stronger stories in this course. Participants in this class will be completing Khan Academy's online course, "The art of storytelling" together in a study group. Personal laptop and headphones should be brought to the program, or Chromebooks can be provided.

Audience: Adults

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

Podcast Live! with Stop Podcasting Yourself

Stop Podcasting Yourself is a 3-time Canadian Comedy Award winning podcast based out of Vancouver, BC. The weekly free form comedy podcast, which features a different guest each week, has fans around the world and is the only Canadian podcast featured on the Maximum Fun network.

Audience: Adults

PodCasting for Fun — Introduction to Audio Documentary

Join us for this hands-on workshop to discover how to take the interviews and turn them into a short-narrated documentary.

Audience: Adults

PodCasting for Fun — Planning Your Podcast

Join us for this hands-on workshop to learn more about the Central Library’s audio recording and post-production studios, acquire new tools and technical skills, and start transforming your great idea into a podcast.

Audience: Adults

PodCasting for Fun — The Interview

Join us to discover tools and strategies to structure and conduct your interviews so they feel as natural as conversation.

Audience: Adults

Polyglot: Multilingual Readings by Calgary Writers

Jaspreet Singh, who speaks almost five languages, will host local writers who engage with two or more languages in their work, including Helen Hajnoczky (Hungarian), paulo da costa (Portuguese), Sharanpal Ruprai (Punjabi) and Trent Fox (Stoney Nakoda).

Audience: Adults

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

PrintedWord: The Salon Series with Heather Huston and Doug Neilson

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

PrintedWord: The Salon Series with Wendy Tokaryk and Caitlynn Cummings

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

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

Reducing Conflict at Work and Home

Learn strategies to help you resolve disputes in any environment using a curriculum developed for Conflict Resolution Day. In partnership with the Community Mediation Calgary Society.

Audience: Adults

Resume Writing Workshop

Develop a high-impact resumé formatted for an internet job search. Personal information/social insurance number required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Rethinking Your Thinking: Introduction to Design Thinking

Learn how to apply methods such as empathy, ideation and prototyping to turn problems into opportunities with human-centered solutions. In partnership with InceptionU.

Audience: Adults

Rethinking Your Thinking: Introduction to Human Communications

Strong communication requires a deep understanding of your audience. This class will teach you how to best reach them with your message. In partnership with InceptionU.

Audience: Adults

Robotics with Robogals

Learn to code using LEGO Mindstorms robots.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Robotics with Robogals for Girls!

Learn to code using LEGO Mindstorms robots. This program is designed especially for girls.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Rock 'N' Fossil Road Show

Enjoy an awesome collection of rocks and fossils and have your own pet rocks and favourite fossils identified by experts. In partnership with the Geological Survey of Canada.

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

Rozsa Arts at the Library: Long Time, No Time

Clap your hands and tap your feet to the upbeat and eclectic sound of this five-piece horn band. With their unique instrumentation of saxophone, trumpet, bass trombone, electric bass, and drums, Long Time, No Time creates an engaging sound that is fresh and captivating. Supported by Mary Rozsa de Coquet.

Audience: All Ages

Rozsa Arts at the Library: Sonabelles

Enjoy the heavenly tones of this all-female a cappella group as they share family-friendly pop hits, soul standards, jazz ballads, and just a touch of country. Supported by Mary Rozsa de Coquet.

Audience: All Ages

School Support: Math

Bring your math assignments for help from trained volunteers. Explore digital resources to support school success.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 14

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

School's Out All Day

Drop in to the Library anytime on your PD Day for games, crafts, and other fun activities.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

School's Out for Tweens

Join us for fun activities, crafts, and games.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 14

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

Second Chances with Kerry Gladue

Kerry Gladue, a second generation residential school survivor as well as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, shares his profound story of moving from a place of trauma and addiction to a life of hope and healing.

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

Shakespeare for Everyone: Shakespeare and Film

Join members of the Department of English at the University of Calgary as they delve into their favourite Shakespeare plays. Do their choices match yours? Enjoy lively discussions and thought-provoking themes and then decide which one comes out on top! Selecting Macbeth as his text, Dr. Michael Ullyot explores Shakespeare and Film.

Audience: Adults

Shakespeare for Everyone: Shakespeare and Freud

Join members of the Department of English at the University of Calgary as they delve into their favourite Shakespeare plays. Do their choices match yours? Enjoy lively discussions and thought-provoking themes and then decide which one comes out on top! Selecting Hamlet as his text, Dr. David Sigler looks at Shakespeare and Freud.

Audience: Adults

Shakespeare for Everyone: Shakespeare and London

Join members of the Department of English at the University of Calgary as they delve into their favourite Shakespeare plays. Do their choices match yours? Enjoy lively discussions and thought-provoking themes and then decide which one comes out on top! Selecting Henry V as his text, Dr.Ben Blyth looks at the relationship between Shakespeare and London.

Audience: Adults

Shakespeare for Everyone: Shakespeare and Performance

Join members of the Department of English at the University of Calgary as they delve into their favourite Shakespeare plays. Do their choices match yours? Enjoy lively discussions and thought-provoking themes and then decide which one comes out on top! Choosing Othello as her text, Dr. Susan Bennett explores Shakespeare and Performance.

Audience: Adults

Shakespeare for Everyone: Shakespeare and Women

Join members of the Department of English at the University of Calgary as they delve into their favourite Shakespeare plays. Do their choices match yours? Enjoy lively discussions and thought-provoking themes and then decide which one comes out on top! Choosing As you Like it as her text, Dr. Kirsten Inglis discusses Shakespeare and Women.

Audience: Adults

Sign Language for Babies

Communicate and bond with your child before he or she can speak by learning basic ASL signs together.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 6 to 12 months with a parent/caregiver

Small Business Tuesdays: Employment Law for Small Business Owners

Learn about employment standards, employer liabilities, human rights, and privacy issues. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Myth Busting — Government Procurement

The Government of Canada has more than 100 departments and agencies buying goods and services, directly. Learn how to find opportunities to do business with the Government of Canada. In partnership with the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, Western Region – Public Services and Procurement Canada – Government of Canada.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Myth Busting — The Government as my Client

Do you think you your business is too small to supply goods or services to the Government of Canada? You might be wrong. Learn how you can do business with this national client. In partnership with the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, Western Region – Public Services and Procurement Canada – Government of Canada.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: The Top 5 Common Mistakes Startups Make

Learn why cash is king, why you can't do everything, and how to thrive while operating at a loss. For entrepreneurs within the first three years of operation. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Understanding Financial Statements

Learn the basic terms and concepts of financial statements to understand why you need a balance sheet, and why your cash is not equal to your profit. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

So You Want To Write Sci-fi

A 1.5 hour writing workshop for teens on writing science fiction. Tips on generating ideas, worldbuilding, and creating convincing characters. Perspectives from writer and editor (Heather Clitheroe), and a science perspective from Dr. Eric Donovan, a Space Scientist.

Audience: Teens

Social Media and Digital Communication after 50

Join Cath Burrell, University of Calgary Digital Communication Educator for a fun and informative tour of social media and the digital space. Bring a device of your choice or ask if your Library can provide a Chromebook to use.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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

Stories from Southern Alberta Ranchlands

Explore stories of the pioneers that made the ranchlands their home, creating a vibrant ranching industry, and conserving the land for future generations. In partnership with the Chinook Country Historical Society.

Audience: Adults

Story PALS

Trained Pet Access League Society (PALS) volunteers and their highly socialized dogs provide a calm, accepting presence for struggling readers to practise reading aloud.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Swingin' Sundays

Learn to swing dance with our beginner-friendly introductory lessons starting at 1 pm and social dancing from 2-4 pm. No partner or experience required. In Partnership with Top Cat Swing.

Audience: Adults

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

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 90 Day Plan

Hit the ground running when you start a new position by building strong relationships and creating a brand that will carry you to success. In partnership with Richard Bucher.

Audience: Adults

The Alberta University of the Arts

Enjoy this illustrated talk that explores the lesser known aspects of more than a century of institutional history beginning in 1916. In partnership with the Chinook Country Historical Society.

Audience: Adults

The Trudeau Formula: Seduction and Betrayal in an Age of Discontent with Martin Lukacs

As an investigative journalist who has covered Canadian politics for more than a decade, Martin Lukacs questions whether centrism and the current Trudeau government has the answers to the crises of inequality, racism, and climate breakdown—or the rise of an angry right. Includes a book signing.

Audience: Adults

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

Think Big: Your Brain on Cannabis

A year after cannabis legalization in Canada, and with edibles and other weed products on the way, what do we know for sure about cannabis and the brain? With host Jay Ingram and experts from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education. Doors open 6:00 pm and program start 6:30 pm.

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

Truth, touch and time with T J Jablonski

Renowned physician, Dr. Ted Jablonski, transforms his personal and medical experiences into poems, articles, and short stories in this beautifully crafted collection.

Audience: Adults

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

Two Wheel View

Learn leadership skills, environmental responsibility, and cultural awareness through this bicycle mechanics course. Participants will earn a free bike at the end of the session.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 12 to 14

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

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

Understanding Your Health: The Heart with Dr. Paul Fedak

Learn about various heart conditions that can affect young and old, and keep your heart beating 10,000 times a day! In partnership with the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases. To register go to https://snyder.ucalgary.ca/communitylectures-library.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Your Health: The Liver with Dr. Sam Lee

The liver helps your body by providing energy, fighting off infections and toxins, clotting the blood, and regulating hormones. Learn how to safeguard the health of this vital organ. In partnership with the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases. To register go to https://snyder.ucalgary.ca/communitylectures-library.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Your Health: Your Microbiome with Dr. Kathy McCoy

Your gut microbiome is home to millions of unique bacteria that can help to keep you well. Learn how to maintain a healthy microbiome. In partnership with the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases. To register go to https://snyder.ucalgary.ca/communitylectures-library.

Audience: Adults

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

Welcome to Canada: Academic Success in Junior/Senior High

Learn about school systems, fees and rebates, program options, and homework help resources. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth. To register, please call: 403.230.7745, ext 201.

Audience: Adults

Welcome to Canada: Raising Children in a Multicultural Society

Learn about parenting strategies and adjusting to life in Canada. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth. To register, please call: 403.230.7745, ext 201.

Audience: Adults

Welcome to Canada: School Systems in Calgary

Learn about school systems, program choices, school fees and rebates, and homework help resources. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth. Register at 403-230-7745 ext 201.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Who You Gonna Call?

Bring your proton pack, trap a ghost, share spooky stories, and take photos of your favourite characters with the Calgary Ghostbusters. Slime included!

Audience: All Ages

Who You Know Can Help You Grow

Leverage current relationships, learn how to increase professional contacts, and expand your tool box of modern networking tools. In partnership with Manpower Alberta.

Audience: Adults

Wiggle, Giggle, Boo!

Join us for spooky stories, songs, and rhymes. Wear your costume-if you dare!

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 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

Yoga at Central Library!

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

Audience: Adults & Teens

You and the Blue: Domestic Conflict Unit

Join Calgary Police Service officers from the Domestic Conflict Unit as they discuss the work of the Domestic Conflict Response team, the problem of elder abuse, and how habitual offenders are managed. In partnership with the Calgary Police Service. This program is intended for a mature audience, ages 16+.

Audience: Adults

You and the Blue: Strategic Enforcement Unit

Join Calgary Police Service officers from the Strategic Enforcement Unit as they discuss the work of the Drug, Gang Enforcement, and Gang Suppression Teams. In partnership with the Calgary Police Service. This program is intended for a mature audience, ages 16+.

Audience: Adults

Zero to Hero

Experience a program that empowers women who have survived domestic abuse by learning about psychological coping skills, financial literacy, and self-defense. Men also welcome. In partnership with Gems to Gems.

Audience: Adults

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