You can register for programs online, by calling 403.260.2620, or in person at your community library. You’ll need a valid Library card number and PIN for each person attending the program. Download the Mar. - Apr. 2017 or May - June 2017 issue of Library Connect.

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From: 27/May/2017 - To: 30/Jun/2017

1-2-3: Count With Me!

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

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

3 Things for Canada Party!

What can you do for Canada? Join us for games and food for the whole family while you learn about ways to make a difference in your community.

Audience: Adults & Kids

50+ Lecture Series

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

Audience: Adults

75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses

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

Audience: Adults

A-B-C: You and Me!

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

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

All About Animals

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 10

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

Better Choices, Better Health ®

Discover and practise the life skills needed to take control of your health including, goal setting, problem solving, and communication. In partnership with Alberta Health Services. Register at 403.943.2584.

Audience: Adults

Bill's Book Cafe with Jay Ingram

Science broadcaster and writer Jay Ingram sits down with Library CEO Bill Ptacek to discuss the sci-fi classic, The Black Cloud by renowned astronomer Fred Hoyle.

Audience: Adults

Book Discussion Group: Adult

Join other book lovers and discover new or classic titles in facilitated discussions. Contact the Library or go to worldofideas.ca for monthly book titles or topics.

Audience: Adults

Book Discussion Group: Talking Books

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

Audience: Adults

Brixology: Machines

Use gears, levers, and pulleys to create and test a motorized LEGO drawing machine. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Grades 1 to 6

Building Blocks for Social Change: Lean Startup Principles for Social Impact

Explore how to test, validate, and adapt your innovation to achieve impact. In partnership with Calgary+Acumen.

Audience: Adults

Career Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

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

Circle of Security

Learn strategies that support secure attachment, decipher children's behaviour, and make parenting less stressful. In partnership with Jan McInnis, RSW, Registered COS Parent Educator.

Audience: Adults

Citizenship and Civic Participation Class

Learn about Canada with the purpose of preparing yourself for the Citizenship Exam. In partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Citizenship and Civic Participation Workshop

Learn about Canada with the purpose of preparing yourself for the Citizenship Exam in this in-depth workshop. Attendance is required for both sessions. In partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Code Club

Learn to code by creating your own game, designing a website, and more.

Audience: Kids - Ages 10 to 12

Coding Buddies

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Colossal Calgary Playdate!

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

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

Computer Technology Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

ConocoPhillips Reading Buddies

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

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 5 to 8

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

D-Day: The Canadians at Normandy

Join military historian Stéphane Guevremont as he presents a fascinating multimedia interpretation of this famous battle, highlighting Canada's critical contribution.

Audience: Adults

Download and Enjoy: Music, Magazines, and Film

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

Audience: Adults

Driving in Alberta

Newcomers will learn about available resources, obtaining licenses, safety regulations, insurance policies, and purchasing a vehicle. 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

Dual-Language Storytime: Spanish

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

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

eBooks and Library Apps Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

Electricity

Excite some electrons, construct some serious circuits, and test the conductivity of different materials. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

ELL School Success

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

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

ESL Coffee and Conversation

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

Audience: Adults

ESL Conversation Club (Intermediate)

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

Audience: Adults

ESL Writing Club

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

Audience: Adults

Family History Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

Family Law

Newcomers will learn about Canadian family law, and your legal rights and obligations. In partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration 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 Magic Show

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

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 4 and up

Family Sponsorship: Spouse, Common Law & Conjugal Partner

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

Audience: Adults

Farm Friends

Visit some of your favourite farm friends through stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays.

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

Financial Planning Near Retirement

Learn the tools, tips, and resources needed to help you plan for your retirement no matter how close it may be. In partnership with Money Mentors.

Audience: Adults

Fire Truck Storytime

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

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

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

Idea Coaching - Unleash Your Creativity

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

Audience: Adults

In This Together

To launch Aboriginal History month, two dynamic speakers --Miranda Jimmy, co-founder of RISE (Reconciliation in Solidarity in Edmonton) and Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail, editor of In This Together: 15 Stories of Truth and Reconciliation--discuss their reconciliation journeys and future aspirations for the community. Following the conversation there will be an optional reconciliation-themed activity.

Audience: Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

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

Audience: Adults

Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint

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

Audience: Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Word

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

Audience: Adults

Interview Skills Workshop

Improve your employability in this interactive session that includes mock interviews. Personal information including social insurance number is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Business Research

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Word

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

Audience: Adults

It's Your Money: Earning Income

Explore how skills, abilities, and passion for what we do are related to earning income and doing our best work. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Law at Your Library: Separation and Divorce

Learn about the legal issues and processes of separation and divorce in Alberta. 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

Learning Lab: eLibrary and Online Courses

Explore the many online resources available through the Library.

Audience: Adults

Learning Lab: Employer and Industry Research

Research industries and employers to better prepare for job interviews, network more effectively and identify new opportunities.

Audience: Adults

Learning Lab: 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

LEGO Club

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

Audience: Kids & Teens

Let's Go Exploring

Join us for adventurous summertime stories, songs, and finger plays that the whole family can enjoy!

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

Level Up! Gaming Club

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

LIBIN 101: Engaging Community on Heart Health, Research & Innovation

Join a researcher from the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta (U of C, AHS) for a discussion on the human heart and current research.

Audience: Adults

LinkedIn: Get Your Profile Up and Running

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

Audience: Adults

Mastering Workplace Culture

Discover strategies and unspoken rules of the workplace that will help you get a job and keep it for the long run. Led by Matt Adolphe.

Audience: Adults

Math Quest

Embark on a math quest! Explore the library while you complete fun numeracy challenges that support what you learn in school. Caregivers are invited to stay and play. All levels of math skill are welcome!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

New Friends & Neighbourhood Groups for Women

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

Audience: Adults

Our History Through Images: Louis Riel Then and Now

Explore the history and representations of Louis Riel, the most controversial figure in Canadian history. Led by Dr. Kirk Niergarth, Mount Royal University.

Audience: Adults

Our History Through Images: Residential Schools

Through many different images explore the origins and effects of residential schools in Canada from the 1600s to the present. Led by Dr. Jennifer Pettit, Mount Royal University.

Audience: Adults

Papa Time

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

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

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

Puppet Pop-Up Studio

Join us for a hands-on puppet making workshop for the whole family. In partnership with W.P. Puppet Theatre.

Audience: Adults & Kids - with a parent/caregiver

Read With Engine 23 Supported by Pembina

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

Audience: All Ages

Reality is Optional Writing Club

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

School's Out

Unwind and give your brain a break! Take part in fun activities or just hang out and talk. In partnership with Calgary Afterschool. All teens are welcome!

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

School's Out All Day

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Settlement Services

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

Audience: Adults

Sign Language for Babies

Communicate and bond with your child before he or she can speak, by learning basic ASL signs together. For Moms, and babies age 6-12 months. Led by Carolina Spriggs-Zastre.

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

Small Business Tuesdays: Become a Master Networker

Practise to become a Master Networker in this interactive session. Polish your skills to develop great business referrals. In partnership with National Best Financial Network.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Drop-In Business Research Help

Get small business research support at the Library. Drop by for one-on-one assistance from knowledgeable Calgary Public Library staff.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Preparing for the Bank

Learn tools and tips when considering the right financing and banking options for your business. In partnership with ATB Entrepreneur Centre.

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

Smart Tips for Newcomers to Canada

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

Audience: Adults

Spur Festival: Quarry with Catherine Graham

Award-winning author Catherine Graham's debut novel weaves a mysterious, hypnotic tale of loss, deception, and the courage to swim the depths of life alone. To register, and for more information, please visit spurfestival.ca/calgary-2017.

Audience: Adults

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

Support Your Teen with Career Exploration

Help your teen with career exploration in this interactive workshop. Learn about post-secondary educational options and career planning resources. In partnership with CBE and SAIT.

Audience: Adults

Survive & Thrive After Job Loss

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

Audience: Adults

TEDxCalgary Meetup

Watch a thought-provoking TED Talk video, share your thoughts with other passionate and curious explorers, and hear ideas on topics such as education, citizenship, and more. Visit www.MeetUp.com/TEDxCalgary-Community/ for topics.

Audience: Adults

Think Big: A Night Out With Your Brain

Join Jay Ingram and experts from the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute, as they look at inspiring and innovative solutions for neurological and mental health disorders.

Audience: Adults

Time to Choose: Career Resources for Teens

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

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 13 and up

Using the Internet for Career Planning

Research, plan and develop your career. Personal information including social insurance number is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Using the Internet for Career Planning: Bring Your Own Device

Bring your own tablet or laptop, and research, and develop your career. Personal information including social insurance number is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Walk 150: Central Library, SE-NE (City Hall LRT)

Explore East Village, Bow River Pathway Riverwalk, Tom Campbell's Hill Park & the neighbourhood of Bridgeland. Language of guides: English, French & Mandarin, All walks are designed and led by author Lori Beattie. Multilingual Walk 150 Guides provided by The Centre for Newcomers. This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada's 150th, a collaboration between Calgary Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

Audience: All Ages

Walk 150: Louise Riley Library, NW (Lions Park LRT)

Explore the neighbourhoods of Hounsfield Heights, Hillhurst, the Bow River Pathway & Briar Hill. Language of guides: English, French & Spanish. All walks are designed and led by author Lori Beattie. Multilingual Walk 150 Guides provided by The Centre for Newcomers. This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada's 150th, a collaboration between Calgary Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

Audience: All Ages

Walk 150: Memorial Park Library, SW

Walk from the Beltline through Elbow River Pathway, Erlton, Roxboro Natural Park escarpment, Parkhill, Stanley Park, East Elbow & Mission. Language of guides: English, French &Tigrinya. All walks are designed and led by author Lori Beattie. Multilingual Walk 150 Guides provided by The Centre for Newcomers. This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada's 150th, a collaboration between Calgary Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

Audience: All Ages

Walk 150: Nicholls Family Library, SW (Westbrook LRT)

Explore the community of Wildwood, Edworthy Park & the Douglas Fir Trail, Mother Nature's Stairmaster. Language of guides: English, French & Amharic. All walks are designed and led by author Lori Beattie. Multilingual Walk 150 Guides provided by The Centre for Newcomers. This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada's 150th, a collaboration between Calgary Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

Audience: All Ages

Walk 150: Nose Hill Park, NW

We'll climb to Calgary's highest point and enjoy spectacular views followed by dips into aspen filled coulees. This is a wilderness park walk with a mix of paved and gravel pathways. Language of guides: English, French & Urdu. All walks are designed and led by author Lori Beattie. Multilingual Walk 150 Guides provided by The Centre for Newcomers. This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada's 150th, a collaboration between Calgary Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast. Meet at: the official parking lot at Berkley Gate & 14 Street, NW.

Audience: All Ages

Welcome to Canada: Parenting Your Child in a Dual Culture (Spanish)

Learn some tools for raising children in a dual culture. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation. Register by calling 403.988.0355 (Spanish) or 403.777.6074 (English).

Audience: Adults

Welcome to Canada: Summer Camps & Recreation (Hindi/English)

Learn about summer camps and outdoor activities for the whole family. In partnership with the Bridge Foundation. Register by calling 403.970.5051.

Audience: Adults

Words and Wiggles

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

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

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