You can register for programs online, by calling 403.260.2620, or in person at your community library. You’ll need a valid Library card number and PIN for each person attending the program. Both parents/caregivers and children must have valid library memberships to register for all parented children’s programs. Library cards are free; register online or at your community library. Download the November - December 2018 or January - February 2019 issue of Library Connect.

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1-2-3: Count With Me

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

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

50+ Lecture Series

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

Audience: Adults

75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses

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

Audience: Adults

A Future Worth Working For

Explore career and learning opportunities in trades, technologies, health, and high-demand occupations. Learn how to support youth in pursuing their career passion. In partnership with Careers: The Next Generation.

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

Alberta Book with George Webber

Join renowned documentary photographer George Webber in the launch of his new book of photography which features iconic images of rural Alberta over the decades. With Fred Stenson and Rosemary Griebel.

Audience: Adults

An Evening with Paul Zits

Join Paul Zits and a selection of Calgary authors for an evening of poetry and fiction, and discover the places where reality is constructed—and blurred. Presented in partnership with UCalgary Press.

Audience: Adults

Baby Bookworms

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

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

Baby Rhyme Time

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

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

Baby's Big Playdate

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

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

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Join us for winter-themed songs, stories, and finger plays - just for babies!

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

Beginner Blackfoot

Learn the basics of the Blackfoot language and cultural teachings. In partnership with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary. Lunch is included.

Audience: All Ages

Beginner Cree

Learn the basics of the Cree language and cultural teachings. In partnership with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary. Lunch is included.

Audience: All Ages

Beginner Michif

Learn the basics of the Michif language and cultural teachings of the Metis people. In partnership with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary. Lunch is included.

Audience: All Ages

Bill’s Book Cafe with Jim Ellis

Director of the Calgary Institute for the Humanities and English Professor Jim Ellis shares his book pick, My Dog Tulip by J.R. Ackerley, which has been described as one of the greatest masterpieces of animal literature.

Audience: Adults

Bill’s Book Cafe with Leah Sarich

Co-host of Breakfast Television and avid reader Leah Sarich discusses Warlight the mesmerizing new novel by Michael Ondaatje which explores family secrets and betrayal.

Audience: Adults

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

Blues Guitar Workshop

Learn to play the blues on guitar with one of Calgary’s top professional Blues guitarists. Open to all ages and skill levels. Register for this free event at Calgarybluesfest.com. Registration goes live on February 1st, 2019.

Audience: All Ages - Ages 2 and up

Book Discussion Group: Adult

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

Audience: Adults

Bottle Picker Monologues

"Check out our one-night-only performance by current and past bottle pickers that offers insight into their diverse experiences, including their take on A Christmas Carol!" Presented by Downstage Theatre.

Audience: Adults

Brave New World: Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century

More than 400 years after Shakespeare’s death, his texts are still taught in schools, staged in theatres, adapted widely (in novels, comics and films), and quoted almost daily by politicians. Why does Shakespeare still speak to us today? Led by Dr. Susan Bennett.

Audience: Adults

Brixology: Creatures

Discover nature's engineering secrets using LEGO bricks by building a walking insect machine with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Bugs

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

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

Career Basics: Interview Skills

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

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: LinkedIn

Join us for an introduction to LinkedIn for beginners. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

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. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Resume Development

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

Audience: Adults

Career Cafe: Careers in Construction

From labourer to CEO, learn how to build your career in the construction industry. In partnership with the Career Development Association of Alberta and the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre.

Audience: Adults

Career Cafe: Careers in Technology

Join us for a noon hour talk about careers in technology. 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, take part in practice interviews, revamp your resumé, or craft that all-important cover letter. Sign up on the day on a first-come, first-served basis.

Audience: Adults

Career Planning Workshop

Learn the latest strategies and get in-depth help with your career transition and planning. Personal information including social insurance number is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Celebrate Families

Join us for stories all about families.

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

Central Library Architectural Tour

This volunteer-guided tour highlights the creative construction process and iconic architecture of the Central Library designed by the international firm Snøhetta and local firm DIALOG.

Audience: Adults

Central Library Tour

Discover the unique and innovative elements of Central Library’s spaces, services and art 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. In partnership with the YWCA.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 12

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. 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

codeTEEN: VR Development

Build your first VR game for Oculus. Coding experience recommended; a laptop with Unity installed is required. Powered by Circuit Stream.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Coding Buddies

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Colossal Calgary Playdate

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

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

Computer Skills for Job Seekers

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

Audience: Adults

ConocoPhillips Reading Buddies

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

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 8

Crack the Code

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

Audience: All Ages

Create A Holiday Card

Learn a fun lettering style from a member of the Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild to make your very own holiday greeting card. All supplies are included.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Create, Share, Store: Using Cloud Technology

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

Audience: Adults

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 University of Calgary, Department of English.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 14

Crime Lab

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Critical Thinking Skills for Success

Help your child develop critical thinking skills to solve problems and make intelligent and creative decisions. Bring examples. In partnership with EducationWise Inc.

Audience: Adults

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

Design Matters with Sierra Bainbridge

Architecture can hurt or heal society. How can we intentionally use architecture as a tool for healing? Led by Sierra Bainbridge of MASS Design Group.

Audience: Adults

Destiny (1997)

Legendary Egyptian director Youssef Chahine’s Destiny is an opulent large-scale musical spectacle revolving around 12th century Arab Andalusian philosopher Averroes.

Audience: Adults

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

Digital Safety for Parents

Learn about parenting in a digital society, including the internet, smartphones, and social media safety. In partnership with TELUS Wise.

Audience: Adults

Dinosaur Stomp!

Join us for stories and rhymes about dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes.

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

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

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

Dry Ice

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

eBooks: A Library On the Go

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

Audience: Adults

ELL School Success

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

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

Enrich Your Kids

Learn how to teach your children about money, budgeting, savings, and more. Introduce the concept of money in this kid-friendly program aimed at adults. In partnership with Money Mentors.

Audience: Adults

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 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

Finding Jobs Online and the Hidden Job Market

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

Audience: Adults

Firefighter Storytime

Drop in and join a Calgary Fire Department firefighter for a special family storytime, for families of all ages.

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. Each week, kids navigate the uncharted waters of this important natural resource while completing team challenges.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 10

Get Started with Technology

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

Audience: Adults

Get the Jump on Tax Filing

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

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

GI Health and Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD)

Learn about your gut, the role it plays in sustaining and protecting the health and wellness of our bodies, and why the gastrointestinal system is so important to our overall wellbeing. Presented by Dr. Remo Panaccione.

Audience: Adults

Heart Berries: A Memoir with Terese Mailhot

The New York Times bestselling memoir Heart Berries is the powerful meditation of a woman’s coming-of-age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. The Library is proud to present this special evening with Terese Mailhot as part of our Indigenous Writers of Turtle Island Conference Series.

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

Homeschooling 101

Learn the important points, beginning steps, and rights and responsibilities of providing home education in Alberta. In partnership with Alberta Homeschooling Association.

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

How the Allies Won the War

Explore the key turning points of the Second World War, and the reasons which enabled the Allies to defeat the Axis powers. Led by Stéphane Guevremont.

Audience: Adults

How to Read Poetry: The Sonnet

Poetry can seem hard to understand, but it doesn’t have to be! Focusing on the sonnet, this lecture will provide tips and techniques for understanding a range of poems from the Middle Ages to the present. Led by Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins.

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: The Tragically Hip

Bring any instrument and play your favorite Tragically Hip songs with other musicians. Music chords and class structure will be provided.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 16 and up

Idea Igniters: Gender and Equity

Hosted by University of Calgary Chancellor, Deborah Yedlin, join UCalgary experts as they explore the evolution of gender in our society. How do the worlds of gender and education intersect? Join Dr. Michael Kehler, research professor in Masculinities’ Studies in Education as he discusses normative masculinity and the power, privilege and positioning of men within and beyond school settings. What are the causes and consequences of gender-based political inequality? Hear from Dr. Melanee Thomas, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, as she questions how gender affects political strategies and the interaction between gender, parental status and politics. What role does subversive activism play in addressing gender discrimination? Engage with Dr. Jessica Shaw, assistant professor with the Faculty of Social Work, as she discusses why some social activists choose to work outside of legal and medical systems in order to advance human rights globally. Register at go.ucalgary.ca/Feb27.

Audience: Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Excel Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft Word Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Google Drive

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Excel Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Microsoft Word Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Resume Templates and Tools

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Social Media

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Web-Based Email

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

Audience: Adults

It's Your Money: Credit Cards and Debt

Learn the difference between good and bad debt. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Jingle Bell Babies

Celebrate the festive season with stories, songs, and finger plays especially for babies.

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

Job Desk

Drop in for employment advice provided by career coaches from Career Connection. First-come, first-served.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Kidney Health

Learn what to do to keep your kidneys functioning properly and why the kidneys have one of the most important jobs in keeping your body healthy. Presented by Dr. Dan Muruve.

Audience: Adults

Kids Code Club

Learn coding concepts using easy to follow step-by-step guides. Powered by Kids Code Jeunesse.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Law at Your Library: Copyright

Learn about Canadian Copyright law and find out how you can adhere to federal guidelines and also protect your intellectual property. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Fraud Prevention

Arm yourself with knowledge about fraud and learn how to protect yourself from scams. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Immigration Law - Overseas Family Sponsorships

Learn about family sponsorship legislation including who can be sponsored, minimum income requirements, and how long it takes to process. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

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

Learn English Storytime: Cantonese

Practise your English with other parents and children who speak Cantonese.

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

Learn English Storytime: Korean

Practise your English with other parents and children who speak Korean.

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

Learn English Storytime: Punjabi

Practise your English with other parents and children who speak Punjabi.

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

Learn English Storytime: Spanish

Practise your English with other parents and children who speak 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

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

Libin 101: Big Data and Global Health

Join researcher Catherine Eastwood as she looks at global trends in cardiovascular disease and how that is impacting research and health care. In partnership with the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, UCalgary.

Audience: Adults

Libin 101: Women’s Heart Health

Enjoy an engaging series of presentations by experts on women’s heart health. In partnership with the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, UCalgary, and AHS.

Audience: Adults

LinkedIn for Job Search

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

Audience: Adults

Loulou (1980)

Isabelle Huppert gives as good as she gets in Loulou, Maurice Pialat’s film of love as battleground.

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

Lunar New Year Storytime

Join us for stories and songs to celebrate Chinese New Year.

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

Lung Health

Learn how to maintain healthy lungs, minimize risks, and keep them working optimally by understanding the many risk factors that contribute to lung related health complications. Presented by Dr. Chris Mody.

Audience: Adults

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 6 to 8

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Make it Messy Science: Ages 9 to 12

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

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

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 completing fun numeracy challenges that support what you learn in school. Caregivers are invited to stay & play. All math skill levels welcome.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Math Quest Marathon

Test your numeracy endurance. Join the Library for a marathon of Math Quest challenges. Caregivers are invited to stay & play. All math skill levels welcome.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Memory and Dementia

Learn about the effects of aging on memory and cognition, with a special puppet performance portraying one woman’s journey living with dementia. In partnership with the Brenda Strafford Foundation.

Audience: Adults

Microbiome Health

Learn about the microbiome, the many things that can affect it, and how to maintain a healthy microbiome. Presented by Dr. Paul Kubes.

Audience: Adults

My First Music Lesson: Guitar

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

Audience: All Ages

My First Music Lesson: Piano

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

Audience: All Ages - Ages 5 and up

My First Music Lesson: Violin

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

Audience: All Ages

New Friends & Neighbourhood Groups for Women

Join other immigrant women to practise English, make friends, and learn about resources. Free childcare provided. In partnership with CIWA.

Audience: Adults

New Year’s Eve Family Party!

Celebrate the new year with a Family Dance Party, crafts, games, collaborative art, and performances by Sheri-D Wilson and the Kinkonauts. In partnership with the City of Calgary. For more details, visit Calgary.ca/NYE.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Open Lab

What's your geek? From art to robots, photography to coding, and everything in between, follow your passion or find a new one with help from experienced volunteers.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Paint Night: Abstract Drip Art

Join Artist Eva Spetova for a paint night exploring abstract art with drip painting. Various techniques will be demonstrated. All supplies provided and beginners welcome.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Planets & Moons

Explore the farthest reaches of our Solar System and create a lunar eclipse in this "mad" planetary tour! Presented by Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Planning Financially for Your New Arrival

Plan ahead for maternity and parental leave and be prepared for the expenses that come with a new arrival. In partnership with the Credit Counselling Society.

Audience: Adults

Podcast Live! Our Cities with Jennifer Keesmaat

In 20 years, Calgary will be a city of over 2 million people. Can the Calgary of the future be beautiful, sustainable, AND livable? Renowned urbanist, Jennifer Keesmaat is passionate about creating places where people flourish, and will tackle this topic. Named one of the “most powerful people in Canada” by Maclean’s, and one of the “most influential” by Toronto Life, she spent five years as Toronto’s Chief City Planner, where she was celebrated for her innovative and collaborative approach to city-building.

Audience: Adults

Podcast Live! Our Stories with Jad Abumrad

A rapidly expanding digital toolbox is changing the way we collect, report and share stories. Join Jad Abumrad, co-host of the Peabody Award-winning “Radiolab” podcast “where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy and human experience.” Abumrad will deconstruct the process of finding and developing stories and creating new, original work. He’ll unearth the hidden ingredients key to the stories that inspire, change and connect us all. Abumrad’s lecture, titled “The Miracle of Indoor Plumbing,” will be what he calls “a hypertextual lecture with original music.”

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

Powering Our World

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 15

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. In partnership with the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases.

Audience: Adults

Printed Word: The Salon Series with Aritha van Herk and Eveline Kolijn

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships: art from text, artist with writer, art book and reader. The result was a collaboration between a selection of twelve Alberta printmakers and twelve writers. Print(ed) Word is a collection of 12 handmade artist books now on permanent display at new 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.

Audience: Adults

Printed Word: The Salon Series with Kate Baillies and Weyman Chan

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships: art from text, artist with writer, art book and reader. The result was a collaboration between a selection of twelve Alberta printmakers and twelve writers. Print(ed) Word is a collection of 12 handmade artist books now on permanent display at new 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.

Audience: Adults

Raising Financially Fit Kids

Learn more about how to teach kids about savings, giving, and spending. In partnership with the Credit Counselling Society.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Reading With Royalty

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

Audience: All Ages - Ages up to 5

Reality is Optional Writing Club

Play with your words in this creative writing club for teens. Led by Kim Firmston, Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

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

Savings and Bank Accounts

Learn to save money by creating small changes to the choices you make with your money. Presented by Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

School Support: Language Arts

Bring your writing assignments for help from trained volunteers. In partnership with the University of Calgary, Department of English.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 14

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. 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

School's Out for Tweens

Join us for fun activities, crafts, and games in this relaxing program for tweens.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 14

Seeking Our Senses

Explore all five senses using optical illusions, sounds, and more. Try your hand at reading braille. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

Seniors Technology Group - Cantonese - Cantonese

Learn how to use an iPad and access community resources. In partnership with Calgary Chinese Community Service Association.

Audience: Adults - Ages 50 and up

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 babies age 6 - 12 months with a parent.

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

Singing the Blues Vocal Camp – Part 1

Take a Blues vocals master class with a professional vocalist and vocal coach. Prepare to sing before a live audience in Part 2. The best part? One of the singers will be selected by a panel of experts to perform at Calgary International Blues Festival’s opening night! Adult singers only. Register for this free event at Calgarybluesfest.com. Registration goes live on February 1st, 2019.

Audience: Adults - Ages 19 and up

Slippery Science

Learn about atoms, molecules, and polymers, and then make your own polymer - a Mad Science Slime! In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

Small Business Tuesdays: Introduction to Business Research

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

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Managing Wealth

Learn how a starting small business owner can maximize wealth through investments, tax, estate, and financial planning. In partnership with Shouldice Wealth.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Maximizing your Business

Learn the key concepts of cash management, working capital and operational efficiency. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Motivating Employees

Learn about the critically important steps required to motivate your first employees. In partnership with Mark Frentz Coaching.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Time Management

Learn the basic business skills required for the essential task of managing time effectively. In partnership with Mark Frentz Coaching.

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

Support Your Teen with Career Exploration

Help your teen with career exploration, discover planning tools and resources, and learn about available programs. Research shows parents are still the #1 influencer of teen career choices. Use our interactive tools to spark discussion. Suitable for parents with teens in Grade 7 or higher. Teens are welcome too. In partnership with CBE and SAIT.

Audience: Adults

Swingin' Sundays

Two left feet? No problem! Learn to swing dance with our beginner friendly intro lessons! No partner or experience required. Presented in Partnership with Swing Dance Calgary. Beginner lesson from 1 – 2 and social dancing from 2 –4.

Audience: Adults

Tackle Debt

Find out how to manage your current credit and build borrowing power for the future by dealing with your debts today. Presented by Money Mentors.

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

Taxes in Canada

Join us for an overview of the Canadian tax system and how it works. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Tea and Conversation with the Historian

Calgary Public Library’s Historian in Residence, Kevin Allen, provides tea and conversation about research, writing, local history, and the Calgary Gay History Project. Everyone welcome.

Audience: Adults

Tech Mentors

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

Audience: Adults

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

Ten Healthy Habits of Financial Management

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

Audience: Adults

The Christmas Star - An Astronomer’s Perspective

Ever wonder about the Bible’s story of the Christmas Star? So have astronomers throughout the ages. Roland Dechesne of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will guide you through the various potential astronomical interpretations of the story of the Magi and their star. Which interpretation will you favour? Or is it simply a Christmas miracle?

Audience: Adults & Teens

The Church in Nazi Germany

Explore how the church in Germany reacted to the Nazi movement. Led by Professor Irving Hexham from UCalgary and Professor Emeritus Dr. Karla Poewe.

Audience: Adults

The Democratic Set

Join us to watch an inclusively experimental and tantalizingly strange short film featuring Calgarians with disabilities, led by artists from Australia’s renowned company Back to Back Theatre.

Audience: Adults

The Life and Art of Nicholas de Grandmaison

Explore the captivating life of artist de Grandmaison, whose portraits of Southern Alberta’s Indigenous people became an important body of Canadian work. Led by Ryan Green, Masters Gallery.

Audience: Adults

The Path to Math

Learn successful tips and tricks to start your toddlers and preschoolers down the road to enjoying math. For parents and children ages 3-5. In partnership with EducationWise Inc.

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

The Secret Marathon with Martin Parnell

Parnell’s newest book highlights the power of sport to change lives while taking the reader on an inspirational journey into Afghanistan, where he participates in a marathon in support of rights for girls and women.

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

Three Contexts for Alberta’s Black History, 1885-1920

Explore the story of early 20th century black people in Alberta and their attempts at public discourse. Led by Bertrand Bickersteth, Olds College.

Audience: Adults

Toastmasters International - Youth Leadership Program

Develop speaking and presentation skills, self-confidence, and strong leadership abilities.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Transfer Your Skills to a Different Industry

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

Audience: Adults

Tween Time

Join us for fun activities, crafts and games.

Audience: Teens - Ages 9 to 12

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

Ukulele Class

Learn basic cords and simple tunes in this beginner class.

Audience: Adults

Underwater!

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of water with hands-on activities guaranteed to pique your curiosity.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Upgrading and Financing your Education

Learn about financial resources for newcomers to help you reach your educational goals, including student loans, scholarships, and grants. In partnership with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults

Vocal Bootcamp: Preparing a Song

Learn to sing with Cowtown Opera.Topics in the series will include singing styles, freeing your voice, performance, and expression. This session will focus on preparing and performing a song, applying your new skills. In partnership with Cowtown Opera.

Audience: Adults - Ages 16 and up

VR Explorers

Imagine climbing Mount Everest or scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands! We’ll take you on an immersive virtual reality journey with Google Expeditions.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Waiting for Santa

Join us as we get ready for Christmas with stories, rhymes, and songs.

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

Walloping Weather

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Waste in Our World

Work cooperatively in this hands-on program to build a model landfill. Explore ways to divert waste and make our landfills safer. In partnership with Green Calgary.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Welcome to Canada: Accessing Your Benefits

Learn about a variety of social benefits available to newcomers. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation, In School Settlement Program. Register by calling 403.230.7745.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Welcome to Canada: Financial Literacy (Arabic)

Join us for an information session about money management and bugeting, including credit history, credit score, and how to save money. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth. Register by calling 403.875.4662.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Why Holocaust Education (Still) Matters

Professor Dr. Scott Murray, Mount Royal University, examines how awareness of the Holocaust continues to shrink, yet no event better teaches the dire consequences of racism, and bystander inaction. Dr. Murray's talk will be followed by a screening of Who Will Write Our History, a powerful new film about the heroic efforts of a handful of people to record the Nazis' persecution of European Jewry during the Second World War. Together, the film and Dr. Murray's remarks affirm the importance of both learning about the Holocaust, and acting on what it teaches us about humanity and inhumanity.

Audience: Adults

Winter Celebrations Around the World

Join for us for stories, songs, and rhymes that reflect multicultural winter celebrations around the world.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 5

Words and Wiggles

Learn new ideas for play with your preschooler in this active program that explores all five senses through movement, play, story, and song. Supported by TD Friends of the Environment.

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

Work Search 2.0

Learn how to get results from your applications, access the hidden job market, and improve networking skills. Personal information/social insurance number required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

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