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From: 19/Jan/2020 - To: 29/Dec/2020

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

5 Pillars of Sustainable Career Mastery

Advance into leadership opportunities with advice from Richard Bucher, an executive coach, and career transition and management professional with over 30 years experience helping clients address their concerns and produce results.

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Dynamics of Healthy Aging

Join us for a discussion of normal age-related changes, prevention of chronic diseases, and maintaining a high quality of life for as long as possible. In partnership with Academy of Aging.

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Energy Savings

Understand your energy bills and choices so you can save energy and increase the comfort and safety of your home. Receive a free energy saving kit worth $90 if you bring a copy of your utility bill to the workshop. In partnership with Empower Me®.

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Get the Jump on Tax Season

Learn how to prepare for tax season, about the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, and how you can access benefits even if you have no income. In partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Investment Scams

Have you or someone you know been approached with an exciting new money-making opportunity? Learn how to identify common types of investment frauds and conduct the proper research and background checks, before giving anyone money in hopes of a return. Find out about recent scams, as well as how to protect and safely invest your hard-earned money. In partnership with the Alberta Securities Commission.

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Kidney Disease, Am I at Risk?

Discover if you are at risk for kidney disease as early detection is vital to successful treatment. Recognize early warning signs and learn about the major causes of kidney disease. Learn which population groups are more at risk. Get tips on simple guidelines to keep your kidneys healthy and understand how the risk factors affect your health. In partnership with The Kidney Foundation of Canada Southern Alberta Branch.

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Somatic Movement

Discover how to move with more ease and grace in your daily life through an active learning process which helps relax tight muscles, ease pain, and improve posture. Small gentle movements will be done seated in a chair. Wear comfortable clothing for ease of movement. In partnership with Yoga Evolution.

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Stay, Organize, Downsize or Move

Evaluate your physical environment to determine if it is conducive to challenges associated with aging. Join us as we learn to make informed decisions and leave the workshop with a list of what you need to consider for your future. In partnership with Mango Tango Interiors.

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 Special Firefighter Storytime

Join Calgary Fire and Calgary Public Library for the launch of their new Fire Safety Activity Book, soon to be available across Calgary at all Library locations and fire halls. Enjoy a special firefighter storytime, meet real-life firefighters, learn safety tips, and pick up your copy of Calgary's new Fire Safety Activity Book!

Audience: All Ages

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 the Woodland Caribou

Learn about the evolution, ecology and management of the iconic woodland caribou in Canada – including the future of this threatened species. Presentation by Bob Stewart, a zoologist, research ecologist and environmental assessment specialist with 45 years of experience in the field.

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

Archeological Society of Alberta: Stonehenge, New Discoveries

In the last 15 years there has been a transformation in our knowledge about this iconic and mysterious stone circle. New excavations revealed unexpected discoveries and a battery of scientific methods has been applied to the monument, its landscape, and its artefacts. In partnership with the Archeological Society of Alberta - Calgary Centre.

Audience: Adults

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

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Join us for winter-themed songs, stories, and finger plays — just for babies during the holidays!

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

Birds of Prey

Learn amazing facts, such as the difference between a raptor and a falcon and which bird of prey is like a stealth bomber. In partnership with the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Black History Month 2020: Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture

Join us for a spectacular showcase of Afro-Canadian and Caribbean heritage and culture. Enjoy the music of Canadian R&B sensation Jully Black, learn from the wisdom of Canadian actress Olunike Adeliyi, and hear from Canadian Minister of Municipal Affairs Kaycee Madu, and Chima Nkemdirim, former City of Calgary chief of staff.

Audience: All Ages

Black History Month Activation

Join us for a celebration of Black History month with an afternoon filled with performances, art, displays, and culture from different African and Afro-Caribbean Community groups and individuals. In partnership with the Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation.

Audience: All Ages

Black History Month: DJ Connect at the Central Library

Enjoy the sound and music of different Afro-Canadian and Caribbean genres. Pre-event for the Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture.

Audience: All Ages

Black History Month: Symposium and Talk Show at the Central Library

Community Leaders from Afro Canadian Communities talk about Black History Month with a Q&A segment. Pre-event for the Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture.

Audience: Adults

Book Discussion Group: Adult

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

Audience: Adults

Bounce & Roll

See what happens when you bounce and roll different types of balls in this energetic discovery of physics. In partnership with Let's Talk Science.

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

Brain Hacks for a Better Memory

Are you worried that your memory is letting you down? Discover hacks to keep your brain sharp whatever your age. We will learn daily tweaks from scientific studies from slow-releasing to fast-acting things that make a maximum impact for your brain power. Led by professor, author, and TEDx speaker Dr. Tracy Alloway.

Audience: Adults

Busy Bookworms

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

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

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: Mid-Life Career Change

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

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Resume Development

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

Audience: Adults

Career Cafe: Careers in Agribusiness

From farming to food production, join us for a noon-hour talk about the growing industry of agribusiness. In partnership with the Career Development Association of Alberta and the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre.

Audience: Adults

Career Coaching

Drop in for free advice from a career coach. Meet one-on-one with an expert who can help you with job searching skills, interview techniques, writing resumés and cover letters, and answering your career questions. Sign up on the day on a first-come, first-served basis for a 15 minute session.

Audience: Adults

Career Conversations

Stay and chat with career advisors after Career Café to learn more about career and labour market information for job seekers and career professionals. In partnership with the Career Development Association of Alberta and the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre.

Audience: Adults

Career Planning Workshop

Learn the latest strategies and get in-depth help with career transition and planning. In partnership with Alberta Works.

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

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

Computer Skills for Job Seekers

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

Audience: Adults

Crack the Code

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

Audience: All Ages

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

Crime Lab

Learn how forensic scientists use chromatography, fingerprinting, and chemical analysis to help solve crimes. In partnership with Let's Talk Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Cuddles and Kisses

Join us for a cuddly storytime in celebration of Valentine's Day.

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

Dig Those Dinosaurs

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

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

Don't Get Scammed

Understand fraud and how to protect yourself. Learn what fraud is, the types of fraud, about identity theft, advertising and sales tactics. Find out the signs you may be a victim of fraud, actions to take if you are a victim, and steps to protect yourself from scams. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

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

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

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: "Straight/Curve"

Join the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education and the University of Calgary EDAW Planning Group for the screening of documentary "Straight/Curve". Following the documentary will be a panel discussion with eating disorder professionals and those with lived eating disorder experience.

Audience: Adults

eBooks: A Library On the Go

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

Audience: Adults

Effective Tax Strategies

Minimize the amount of tax you pay, understand basic tax law, be proactive in tax planning and organize your records. Topics covered: how to achieve your tax goals, reducing taxable income, tax deductions versus tax credits, increasing deductions, and using tax credits. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

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

Facts About Tax

Learn who should file a tax return and the many government benefits gained from filing your return. Discover the difference between a tax credit and a deduction, how to file a tax return and what happens after you file. Make a plan for your refund or benefits. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Family Day Pajama Party!

Break out your best pajamas and celebrate Family Day at the Central Library with a cartoon marathon, a special storytime, pop-up performances, crafts, and more.

Audience: All Ages

Family Day Yoga!

Join us for a fun, gentle, family-friendly yoga class in the Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery. Students of all levels and experience are welcome. Bring the whole family and start your Family Day with an invigorating yoga class. In partnership with Yoga Shala Calgary.

Audience: All Ages

Family History Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

Family Literacy Day: Read, Sing, and Play!

"Grow a Reader" and celebrate Family Literacy Day with interactive stories, songs, and rhymes that are fun for all.

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

Film Screening: Madeline's Madeline

Madeline (newcomer Helena Howard) has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop's ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur.

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

Flipbook Animation

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Get Started with Technology

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

Audience: Adults

Getting Started with LinkedIn

Learn to connect, find employment, and build professional relationships using LinkedIn, a social networking website. The next class in this series is LinkedIn for Work Search. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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! In partnership with Scientists in School.

Audience: Kids - Ages 4 to 12

Hip-hop Dance Fitness at the Louise Riley Library

Enjoy a hip-hop dance fitness session and learn how to move your body to the rhythm and the sound of music with Calgary’s own fitness dance instructor, Tiwa Saliu. Pre-event for the Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture

Audience: Adults

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

I'm with the band: Hits of the 90s

Join us and other musicians in the band. Bring any instrument to play your favorite 90's hits. Music chords and structure provided.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Intermediate Microsoft Excel Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint Online

Enhance your online slideshows with SmartArt graphics, videos, tables, and more. An Outlook/Hotmail email account is required.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft Word Online

Create online professional looking documents including tables, bullets, and pictures. An Outlook/Hotmail email account is required.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Google Drive

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Excel Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

It's Your Money: CRA Digital Services

Learn about My Account, Netfile, Express Notice of Assessment, and other online services. In partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.

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

Know Your Money

Be a good money manager and make informed decisions. Learn how to read your paystub and how it connects to your T4 income slip. Develop your knowledge of credit lenders, credit scores and report. Explore bank account or investment options for your money. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Business Law

Learn about how to effectively run a business, by learning for example how to set-up a business, what procedures you must follow, what your rights/ responsibilities and duties are as a business owner, and how to comply with the employment standards and laws. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Immigration Law - Family Sponsorship in and out of Canada

Whether you are living inside or outside of Canada, learn how to sponsor your, with Calgary Legal Guidance. You will learn about whether or not you are eligible, the process, your obligations, and costs.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Legal Information - Beyond the Basics

Are you curious about a particular legal issue? Learn about legal resources and research strategies in this hands-on program. In partnership with Alberta Law Libraries.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Legal Information - We’ll Make It Easier

Are you curious about the law? Learn about freely available, quality legal and community support information in this hands-on program. In partnership with Alberta Law Libraries.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Living Common Law

Join Calgary Legal Guidance and learn about what it means to live in a common law relationship or adult independent partnership. Topics include timing, rights, terminology, and your options.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Wills and Estates

Come and learn to plan for your future with Calgary Legal Guidance’s information session on wills and estates. Learn the terminology, such as what an executor is, and when a guardian is required. Learn about how to plan your will, and what will happen in case you pass away before creating one.

Audience: Adults

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: 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

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

Life Without the Sun?

It makes our summers warm, and a whole lot more. Explore how the sun powers all life on earth. In partnership with the Faculty of Science, UCalgary.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Living Fully - Aging Mindfully: Senior's Emotional Well Being

Depression is a common problem for older adults, and seniors have amongst the highest rates of suicide worldwide. Learn about depression and the steps you can take to make your mental health a priority at any age. In partnership with the Calgary Counselling Centre.

Audience: Adults

Love You Forever

Celebrate Valentine's Day with stories, songs, and rhymes about families.

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

Magic Bean Garden

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 8

Make Your Own Art

Work with artist Jake Joy Mulyk to create a cityscape painting of your own to take home. Learn to transfer a line drawing, then build up layers of colour with watercolours and ink. All supplies included.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Math Quest

Embark on a math quest. Explore the Library while completing fun numeracy challenges that support what you learn in school. Caregivers are invited to stay & play.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

MUSIC TO MY EARS: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about the Orchestra (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Join Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra musicians for a fun and informative session on everything from what to expect when you attend a concert (what to wear? when to clap? what about your mobile phone?), to what it's like to perform music by artists ranging from Beethoven to Billy Joel.

Audience: Adults

Myths and Misconceptions in Astronomy Part 2

People often create explanations for phenomena around them based on their everyday experiences. However, this can lead to incorrect deductions. Join Steve Donaldson and Roland Dechesne as they explain common misconceptions about the Universe and our place within it. In partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Audience: Adults

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

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. Develop your interest in science while exploring the work of eminent scientists. In partnership with the Calgary Tesla Society.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 15 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! 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

Palaces for the People with Eric Klinenberg

Bestselling author and sociologist Eric Klinenberg argues in Palaces for the People that the future of democracy rests not just on shared values, but also on shared spaces, including libraries, parks and civic organizations, where essential, and sometimes life-saving, connections are made. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion.

Audience: Adults

Parks and Nature at the End of Life

Learn about the role parks and nature can play in palliative care, grief and loss, and memorializing. Join us for a screening of a short documentary film by researchers Jennell Rempel and Sonya Jakubec, followed by a discussion of their stories, research discoveries, and possibilities for you to integrate nature into end of life experiences. In partnership with Mount Royal University and Alberta Parks.

Audience: Adults

Planning for Retirement

Use a comprehensive checklist, guides, and online calculators to find out if government payments are enough to fund retirement and how to start planning early. Discover the benefits of government tax deferral/saving opportunities, company pension plans and non-registered investments. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Prairie Debut Presents OKAN

Blending jazz, Afro-Cuban, and world rhythms, OKAN takes inspiration from the roots of Cuban music and contributes to the contemporary evolution of these powerful styles. Co-leaders Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne share lead vocals, and are the core composers and multi-instrumentalists of OKAN.

Audience: All Ages

Print(ed) Word Documentary

Please join us for the premiere of the Print(ed) Word Documentary which highlights the project of the same name that explored book-inspired relationships and the creative partnership between 12 authors and 12 printmakers.

Audience: Adults

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

Reflexology, A Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness

Explore a brief history of reflexology, discuss its health and wellness benefits, and enjoy a demonstration of easy and effective self-care techniques. One lucky volunteer will receive a hands-on demonstration of how reflexology is administered. In partnership with Step Forward To Better Health.

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

Rozsa Arts at the Library: Trinity Winds

Enjoy the elegant blend of flute, clarinet, and bassoon in a performance for all ages. Ranging from classics to contemporary, Trinity Winds provides something for everyone. Supported by Mary Rozsa de Coquet.

Audience: All Ages

Rozsa Arts at the Library: Vaudeville Magic with James Jordan

Join us for a vaudeville variety show with magic, comedy, music and juggling. Something for all ages! 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

Seniors Technology Group

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

Settlement Services

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

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: Introduction to the Business Financing Landscape

Looking for financing for your startup or growing business? In this comprehensive workshop learn about the difference between debt and equity, the truth about grants, what funders look for, alternative financing options, and more. In partnership with Business Link.

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

Stretching in Savings

Save more and spend less using some basic tools and take control of your spending by defining your savings plan and setting goals. Discover how to invest your savings to achieve your goals. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Survive and Thrive After Job Loss

Learn how to move forward after job loss by budgeting, dealing with debt, and finding out your options, including contracting, starting a business, retraining or school. Make positive actions and stabilize your life in this new "normal." In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

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 Ancient World: Melancholy and Depression in Art

Visual art will be the focus of this session. Dr. Peter Toohey, Department of Classics and Religion, UCalgary, will speak about and illustrate some of the representations of melancholia and depression in art from the ancient world until today.

Audience: Adults

The Ancient World: Money in the Ancient World

Coinage has a long history and its study brings a unique perspective to our understanding of the ancient world. Learn about the invention of coinage and the role it played in the ancient Greek and Roman societies. Examples from the University's Nickle Coin Collection will be on display. Led by Marina Fischer, Nickle Galleries, UCalgary.

Audience: Adults

The Ancient World: What Wonder Woman (2017) Can Teach Us About the Amazons

The cinema has been central to the public understanding of the ancient world. From epics to art house films, explore different cinematic genres and key scenes to see how close they have come to historical reality. Led by Dr. Lisa Hughes, Department of Classics and Religion, UCalgary.

Audience: Adults

The Imperilled Ocean with Laura Trethewey

Ocean journalist Trethewey explores the earth's last wild frontier, filled with high-stakes stories and people and places facing an uncertain future. Behind the human dramas she portrays an ocean that is ever more unstable, threatening to upend life on land.

Audience: Adults

The Journey Out of Debt

Understand the difference between good and bad debt, the cost of debt, and how payday loan companies operate. Explore how to take control of debt including assessing the amount you owe, debt repayment options, and dealing with creditors or collection agencies. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

The Sandwich Generation: Helping Manage Your Money

Learn about budgeting strategies for the generation who is taking care of their aging parents while also supporting their children. In partnership with Money Mentors.

Audience: Adults

Toastmasters International - Youth Leadership Program

Learn, practice and improve your communication and leadership skills through practical experience in a safe environment that increases self-confidence. In partnership with Toastmasters International.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Toastmasters International for Kids

Learn, practice and improve your communication and leadership skills through practical experience in a safe environment that encourages self-confidence. If you do not attend the first class, your place may be given to someone on the waiting list. In partnership with Toastmasters International.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12 independent of 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

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

What You Need To Know About Taxes in Canada

Learn how the Canadian tax system works, how taxes are used, what taxes need to be paid, and how to pay them. Find out how to file a tax return and what happens after filing. Review sample documents, such as employment slips. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

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

Work Search Workshop

Learn how to get results from your applications, access the hidden job market, and improve networking skills. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

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

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