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You can register for programs online, by calling 403-260-2600, 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. 

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From: 21/Sep/2021 - To: 23/Dec/2021

Family Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, and finger plays the whole family can enjoy.

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

#YourVoiceMatters: Calgary’s Next Mayor – All Candidates Event

Are you a new Canadian interested in knowing more about candidates running to be the next mayor of Calgary? If yes, join the #YourVoiceMatters event on where candidates for mayor will answer questions from newcomer and ethnocultural community members. Please register by clicking the link in the blue box below.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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

19toZero: Back to School Town Hall

Are your kids back in school? Join us to talk with Dr. Jia Hu and have your questions answered about COVID-19 and vaccines in children and youth.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

5 Pillars of Sustainable Career Mastery

Grow your career, insulate yourself from unplanned changes, write resumes that get results, and learn interview skills that get job offers. Manage workplace relationships and navigate your career into a place where you are looking forward to Mondays. Unique 4-part series covering personal branding, and other hot topics for aspiring executives.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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

Aging in Place: My Finances

Think about the state of your finances and your sources of income now. What will they be like when you are 70, 80,or 90? Explore the options available to you when it comes to the financial decision making process, especially if or when you are not able to manage your finances.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Aging in Place: Supporting Your Older Adult

Take the time to look at your older adult's activities of daily living, how are they managing independently, and how to meet those daily needs. You'll also learn how to be your adult's advocate at the doctor office, warning signs of mobility issues and hoarding signs and solutions.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Aging in Place: Supports and Services

Will you use the same types of transportation you use now when you are older? What safety concerns do you have as you age? What supports and services may you need to live independently? Explore these and related questions around supports, services, transportation and safety.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Aging in Place: Taking Over Parent's Finances

Learn how to identify when you should take over your parents' finances and how to do so responsibly. This program will cover areas of consideration when the time comes.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Aging in Place: When It's Time to Move Out

It's time to leave your house, but now where do you go? Learn of the many options of next home options, including the differences between "Supportive" and "Assisted" living.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Astronomy with RASC: Explore the Universe

Meet some real astronomers as we take a trip around our very own Galaxy and Beyond! Learn about constellations, nebulae, galaxies, and much more!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Babies Go Boo!

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

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

Baby 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 Rhyme Time - Virtual

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

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

Bedtime Storytime - Virtual

Join us online for evening, cozy bedtime stories, songs, and finger plays for the whole family to settle and get ready for bed. Takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

Book Discussion Group: Adult

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Book Discussion Group: Food for Thought

Not your average cookbook club! Join fellow foodies online as we share what we’re eating and reading. Each month we'll explore titles that discuss our relationship with food - culturally, socially, historically, and emotionally. Formats may range from chef's memoirs, food writing and works of fiction to more traditional recipe collections. Dig in!

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Books & Ideas: How Muslims Shaped the Americas with Omar Mouallem

North America’s Muslim communities are viewed — too often negatively — as new demographic trends instead of essential genes in the New World’s DNA. Join Omar Mouallem, author of Praying to the West, in conversation with journalist Fatima Syed about the lost 500-year history of Islam in the Americas. Includes Q and A.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Bubbling Potions

Join Mad Science for this highly visual and interactive workshop with exciting dry ice demonstrations and more!

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

Busy Bookworms

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

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

Calgary Youth Sketchbook Collection

Showcase your art and explore your own capabilities as an artist. In this mini camp, you will be provided with a sketchbook and art supplies, and a visual artist from Antyx Community Arts will guide you through prompts and exercises to help you create a unique work of art to be added to a local sketchbook library.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 20

Career Basics: Career Transitions

Thinking of moving to a new career? Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities that come with looking for work mid-life and how to smoothly transition to a new career through networking and resumé strategies during this online program.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Career Basics: Interview Skills

Win over your job competition by improving your interview skills. Learn about different types of questions and how to answer them effectively during this online program.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Career Basics: Networking

How can you find a job during the pandemic? Learn how to network with people effectively over LinkedIn and using other methods without leaving your home so you can find a job during this online program.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Career Basics: Resume Development

Are you looking for a job? Learn how to create a professional resumé to put your best foot forward during this online program.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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.

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

Children's Artist in Residence: Artist Talk

Join the 2021 Children’s Artist in Residence, storyboarder and illustrator Isabelle Ackroyd, as she discusses her artistic practice and career while demonstrating the creative process of telling a visual story.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Code Club

Learn to code by creating your own game, designing a website, and more with one-on-one help from teen volunteers and Library staff. Designed for beginner coders.

Audience: Kids - Ages 10 to 12

Coding Buddies

Learn the basics of coding and create your own game with one-on-one help from teen volunteers and Library staff. Designed for beginner coders.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Coding in Scratch

In this introduction to coding in this workshop will put their problem-solving and creativity skills to the test. Working through challenges and develop the skills needed to build their very own online games!

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Composer in Residence: Final Concert

Join famed Calgary composer, saxophonist, and 2020 Calgary Public Library Composer in Residence, Daniel Pelton, for an unforgettable evening of original music with a 17-piece chamber orchestra. Immerse yourself in new compositions created during his residency and hear the stories behind them.

Audience: All Ages

Create, Share, Store: Using Cloud Technology

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

Audience: Adults

Creative Writing Club

Register to play literacy games, work on your creative writing, explore different writing styles, and get help on your school writing assignments--all online!

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 14

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

Drawing with YR: It’s almost Halloween

We will transform a normal home, into a haunted mansion, giving it a more neglected and eerie appearance. Broken windows, crooked doors, and leering eyes reinforce the haunted theme of our composition.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 10

Drawing with YR: Rainbow Giraffe

Join us as we draw a giraffe with an imaginative color scheme. Our giraffe’s head will be decorated with uneven spots. Vibrant, contrasting colors produced eye-catching color combinations.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 10

Duty Free Watch Party

Celebrate National Seniors Day with a screening and talk - in the way that is most comfortable for you. The event starts with a viewing of Duty Free followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with the filmmaker and subject of the film and then a talk by a subject matter expert. Register by clicking the link in the blue box below.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Early Music: Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord Throughout the Ages

What looks like a cello, but has six strings and frets like a guitar? What looks like a piano, but is made of wood and has plucked strings? Join early music specialists Tristan Best and Justin Luchinski for an interactive performance featuring the viola da gamba and harpsichord.

Audience: All Ages

eBooks: A Library On the Go

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

Audience: Adults

ELL School Success

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

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

English Conversation Group (Intermediate)

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

Audience: Adults

English Conversation Group (Intermediate, Virtual)

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Falling Leaves

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

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

Family Law Workshop: Child, Partner, and Spousal Support

Learn about the law and terms of financial support when a marriage or common-law relationship ends.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Family Law Workshop: Property Division

Learn how to effectively divide your matrimonial or common law property with Calgary Legal Guidance. You will be informed on how to divide your assets, debts, obligations and property rights, when your relationship breaks down, and what steps are involved.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Family Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, and finger plays the whole family can enjoy.

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

Family Storytime - Virtual

Join us for stories, songs, and finger plays the whole family can enjoy.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 8

Film Screening and Discussion of Shadows in Time

Join us in person or online for a screening of Shadows in Time, a film that showcases the deep-rooted racism and sexism in Canada and the tribulations that urban Indigenous young women and girls endure in their everyday lives. The screening will be followed by discussion with the girls of the Stardale Women’s group. Register at the link below.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Film Screening of 'Signage'

'Signage' is a short film that takes an in depth look at the topic of isolation, with a focus on the unique experience of seniors. Join us for an intimate screening followed by an engaging discussion facilitated by Seniors' Acting Lab.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Frightfully Fascinating--the Truth About 'Scary' Creatures (Ages 6 to 8)

Halloween is almost upon us! Did you decorate with scary spiders and bats? Complete your spooky holiday with some not-so-scary science about these misunderstood animals. You'll even get a chance to meet a real live tarantula!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Frightfully Fascinating--the Truth About 'Scary' Creatures (Ages 9 to 12)

Halloween is almost upon us! Did you decorate with scary spiders and bats? Complete your spooky holiday with some not-so-scary science about these misunderstood animals. You'll even get a chance to meet a real live tarantula!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Ghoulish Ghost Stories

Join us after dark, for a spooky storytime by candlelight! Local storyteller Calum Lykan will share ghost stories from his native Scotland.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Govern Like a Girl

Join Kate Graham, author and professor, and Rachel Notley, former Premier of Alberta and current Leader of the Opposition, to discuss the inspiration, challenges, and successes of governing like a girl. Register through the link below.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 18

Graduate College October Lunch and Learn

Curious about novel research at the University of Calgary? Join the Graduate College to learn about resilience in post-secondary students, presented by Jhonattan Bello, and exercise for cancer patients, presented by Julia Daun. The event will be moderated by Graduate College Scholar, Heidi J.T. Exner. Register at the link in the blue box below.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Group Banjo Class

Learn some of the basics of playing the banjo in this group class.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 12 and up

Halloween Pet Parade

Bring yourself and your furry friends for a costumed pet parade through Central Memorial Park. There will be prizes for the best costume, so come ready to impress our judges! Registration starts at 2:30 pm and the parade begins at 3:00pm.

Audience: All Ages

Hot Topic: How to Get a Job in Tech

The tech industry is growing in Calgary. How can you be part of the next big industry? Join us as Jason Hamilton from IT|IQ Tech Recruiters talks to us about what you should be doing so you can work in the Calgary Tech industry.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Indigenous Book Discussion Group

This program led by Indigenous facilitator Michelle Robinson, provides an interactive, inclusive space for readers who want to be more knowledgeable about reconciliation and also discover great Indigenous titles and authors. Everyone welcome!

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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 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

Introduction to Mindfulness: Building Resiliency (Adults)

This program will provide an overview of mindfulness & meditation. You will learn what mindfulness is, why we do it and how it builds resiliency. We’ll practice meditation techniques that you can use to relieve stress, feel better & build confidence in your abilities to meet and manage uncertainty.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Mindfulness: Building Resiliency (Ages 12 and up)

This program will provide an overview of mindfulness & meditation. You will learn what mindfulness is, why we do it and how it builds resiliency. We’ll practice meditation techniques that you can use to relieve stress, feel better & build confidence in your abilities to meet and manage uncertainty.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 12 and up

Job Desk

Meet with a trained career coach who can help with job searching, resume and cover letter development, interview skills, and more. Drop in on the day on a first-come, first-served basis. Meetings are typically 15 minutes.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Kitchen Chemistry

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Law at Your Library: Landlord and Tenant

Are you renting, but are unsure of what is required of you? Allow Calgary Legal Guidance to help inform you on your rights and duties as either a landlord or a tenant, in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act. Learn about what to do in the event that you need legal help and what procedures there are.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Law at Your Library: Owning a Condominium

Taking the next step on owing your own condominium? Come and gain an understanding of how to own your own condominium in Calgary. Calgary Legal Guidance is happy to educate you about your rights and responsibilities, common property, bylaws and regulations.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Law at Your Library: Power of Attorney and Personal Directives

Planning for the future in the instance that you may be at a loss of independence, come and learn about how to appoint a representative of your interests in personal, medical, financial or legal matters.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Law at Your Library: Wills and Estates

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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

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

Live Music on the Mile - Justine Vandergrift Performing

Join us on Thursday afternoons for live music featuring local songwriters and musicians from a variety of genres.

Audience: All Ages

Living in a Virtual World and Implications for Mental Health

The world today is ‘virtually virtual’. What are the mental health impacts of screen time – the good and not so good? Join Drs. Madigan and Ai He of the Mathison Centre for a discussion and Q&A on how we can mediate the ills of screen time for social good. The event will be moderated by Dr. Andrew Bulloch.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Mad Machines

Learn how simple machines make our lives easier by exploring levers, wheels, axles and pulleys. Participants make and keep a Mad Science Drag Racer.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 11

Mental Health & Hockey Talks with Kelly Hrudey

Join former NHL goaltender and current Hockey Night in Canada analyst, and Calgary Flames play-by-play and colour commentator, Kelly Hrudey for a conversation and moderated Q and A about mental illness. Hosted by Renu Rae Sahota from SBNation’s Matchsticks & Gasoline. Register at the link below.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 14 and up

Micro:bit Game Creation

While using a drag and drop coding interface and a Micro:bit to bridge the gap between programming and hardware, students will create a handheld game! Working through challenges, they will be introduced to programming ideas and concepts.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 13

Municipal Election 2021: Casting your Ballot

Join UCalgary researcher and instructor Paul Fairie to learn more about the upcoming municipal election, including the role of the Mayor and City Council, school boards, the senate, and more. Get informed in advance of Election Day on October 18th and make your vote count!

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Municipal Election 2021: Understanding the Referenda

Join UCalgary researcher and instructor Paul Fairie and guests to learn more about the election referenda that will be put to voters in the upcoming municipal election, including fluoridation, equalization payments, and daylight savings time. Get informed in advance of Election Day on October 18th and make your vote count!

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

New Friends & Neighbourhood Groups for Women

Join other immigrant women to practice English, make friends, and learn about resources. Children are welcome to join their mothers.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Nikola Tesla: Tamer of Electricity (Ages 13 to 16)

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.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 16 independent of a parent/caregiver

Nikola Tesla: Tamer of Electricity (Ages 8 to 12)

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.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Orange Shirt Day: Indigenous Writers' Panel - Literature on Intergenerational Trauma and Healing

Join UCalgary’s Office of Indigenous Engagement, in partnership with the Calgary Public Library, in welcoming Eden Robinson, Richard Van Camp and Lee Maracle who will share their literature on intergenerational trauma and Indigenous resilience. Register through the link in the blue box.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Orange Shirt Day: Monkey Beach - Film Screening and Discussion

Monkey Beach is a feature film adapting the novel by Eden Robinson. The film explores the healing journey steeped in intergenerational trauma. Followed by a discussion with director Loretta Todd and actors Tina Lameman and Nathaniel Arcand. Hosted by Judy Aldous from CBC's Alberta at Noon. Register through the link in the blue box.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Personal Finance: R & R in Retirement

Let your money work for you! Learn how to calculate how much you need and what you can do for a richer and more relaxing retirement.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Putting Southern Alberta on the Map

Come explore the cartographic history of southern Alberta from the first explorers to the beginnings of the modern era and discover how to access the related maps. Along the way, listen to the narrative describing their creation and learn about the interesting ways that researchers are using the information within them to tell their own stories.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Pyjama Storytime

Snuggle into your jammies and join us for sleepy stories, lullabies and finger plays for the whole family.

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

Reading Buddies

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Reading Contemporary Dance

Are you an avid reader of books but less confident about reading other artforms? Join Director and Choreographer Kunji Ikeda and Professor of English Literature Rod Moody for an afternoon of education and entertainment as we explore Cloudsway Dance Theatre's new adaptation of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Rozsa Arts at the Library & Alberta Culture Days: Africa is Not a Country, It’s a Continent - Arts & Craft

It's Alberta Culture Days! Colouring and mask making activities led by Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre Inc. will connect you with your African roots as you learn about a few of the culturally rich countries from the African continent. Rozsa Arts at the Library programs support artists and helps make the arts accessible to all Calgarians.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Rozsa Arts at the Library & Alberta Culture Days: Francesca Canalizo Flamenco

It's Alberta Culture Days! Join us for a vibrant live performance of Flamenco dance and guitar, led by Salero Caló. Rozsa Arts at the Library programs support artists and helps make the arts accessible to all Calgarians.

Audience: All Ages

Rozsa Arts at the Library & Alberta Culture Days: Gisela Romero Quartet

It's Alberta Culture Days! Join us outside in the park for a beautiful evening of live music fusing contemporary jazz and diverse Latin influences. Rozsa Arts at the Library programs support artists and helps make the arts accessible to all Calgarians.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Rozsa Arts at the Library & Alberta Culture Days: Markus Overland

It's Alberta Culture Days! Join us for a live performance featuring accomplished singer/songwriter Markus Overland. Rozsa Arts at the Library programs support artists and helps make the arts accessible to all Calgarians.

Audience: All Ages

Rozsa Arts at the Library & Alberta Culture Days: Songwriters Matt Blais & Kate Stevens Perform

It's Alberta Culture Days! Join us for a double header live performance featuring our Songwriter in Residence, Matt Blais, and Alberta singer/songwriter Kate Stevens. Rozsa Arts at the Library programs support artists and helps make the arts accessible to all Calgarians.

Audience: All Ages

Rozsa Arts at the Library & Alberta Culture Days: Wendy Walker

It's Alberta Culture Days! Join us for a live performance featuring accomplished singer/songwriter Wendy Walker. Rozsa Arts at the Library programs support artists and helps make the arts accessible to all Calgarians.

Audience: All Ages

Seeking Jane Austen

Jane Austen is one of the most popular novelists of modern times. We will visit some of the places where she lived and draw inspiration from what she saw. Travelling further afield, we will find that she was a woman of the world, even if she did not travel far. The buildings of Bath, scene of two novels, will be the backdrop for our visit.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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: Inspiring business - What is Capital & How Do You Get It?

These days many operate with a superficial understanding of the nature of capital. It’s not just money! Each of the 9 types of capital attract each other, and can work together to exceed the sum of their parts to produce the most impact. Join us for an intimate and interactive discussion about how capital is defined, created, valued, and exchanged.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Song in My Heart Part 1 – Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland

The opportunity to sing overseas on tour with my choir provided unique moments in experiencing these countries. Dublin was worthy of special attention. Throughout, we visited evocative sites, including Blarney in Ireland and the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. Clips from our singing in historic vaulted chambers convey the glory of song.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Song in My Heart Part 2 – Scotland and England

On my own now, the emphasis on arts led to festivals. The largest, Edinburgh Festival, reveled in quantity, quality and quirky. The smallest, Broadstairs Folk Week, displayed quirkiness with living traditions. All cities and towns boasted historic architecture. And central Liverpool boasted of great new buildings in its post-Beatles renewal.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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

Story Pals Online

Pet Access League Society (PALS) volunteers and their highly socialized dogs provide a calm, accepting presence for children to practise reading aloud. During the program, young readers are paired with different dogs for several 10-minute sessions to read aloud. Readers must have their own book pre-chosen and available to read to the dog.

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

Talking Trash with Waste & Recycling

Wonder what happens to the material in your carts? Join us for a virtual tour of Calgary’s composting facility and have all your recycling questions answered! Our community is moving towards zero waste through our innovative recycling, composting, and diversion programs. Reducing our waste helps nature and environment thrive - we can show you how.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Talking Trash: Let's Talk About Food Waste!

Did you know 94% of Canadians are motivated to reduce their household’s avoidable food waste? Don’t give up on that droopy celery just yet! Join us during Waste Reduction Week to learn how simple actions can add up to a big reduction of food waste while saving you time, effort and money.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Tech Mentors

Technology can be challenging, but we’re here to help! Volunteers with strong computer skills will work with you one-on-one to answer your tech questions. Learn how to use platforms like Zoom; get help or practice your skills with new software, websites, or devices; or connect with useful Library resources like ebooks, movies, and online learning.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Tech Mentors - Virtual

Technology can be challenging, but we’re here to help! Volunteers with strong computer skills will work with you one-on-one to answer your tech questions. Learn how to use platforms like Zoom; get help or practice your skills with new software, websites, or devices; or connect with useful Library resources like ebooks, movies, and online learning.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Teens Create

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Thank You for Thanksgiving!

Come celebrate Thanksgiving with stories, rhymes, and songs.

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

The Ancient World: Money, Banking, and the Birth of Modern Art

When it comes to art, few of us would equate the birth of modern art in 15th century Italy with money lending and powerful banking families. The new religious ideas combined with the Medici’s innovation of the financial system resulted in the timeless masterpieces by the Renaissance masters, which continue to influence us to the modern day.

Audience: Adults

The Ancient World: Pompeiian Garden Dining

This talk takes you to the ancient city of Pompeii buried as result of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE. Here we explore garden spaces in select homes. The gardens, filled with mythological and historical artworks, were places not only to grow food, but also to entertain. Join us to learn how Pompeiians wined, dined, and entertained al fresco.

Audience: Adults

The Ancient World: Pre-Islamic Persia - A Hidden History

Who were the Achaemenids, Parthians and Sasanians? Although they are known to western audiences primarily through their encounters with the Greeks and Romans, these Persian empires were actually three distinct empires who ruled between the 6th c. BCE and the 7th c. CE. This talk will introduce the legacies of these three empires.

Audience: Adults

The Kitchen Table Classroom: The Alberta COVID-19 Student Well Being Study and Back to School

In a 2021-22 partnership with Edmonton and Calgary schools, 2000+ kids were surveyed. Dr Kelly Schwartz, Werklund School of Education and Cheryl Shinkaruk, Edmonton Catholic Schools will discuss the results within the contexts of learning, mental health, and resiliency. Learn tips to support your child to return to school after a disrupted year.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Think Big: A Night Out with Your Brain - Let's Get Deep About Sleep

How do our sleeping patterns, behaviours and habits change throughout our lives? What factors impact our quality of sleep? Join host Jay Ingram and experts from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute as they discuss how evidence-based research is impacting our understanding of sleep and how it changes throughout our lives.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Ukulele Jam

Bring your ukulele and join us for a jam session! Enthusiasts of all levels and other instruments are welcome to join. Limited ukuleles are available from the Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 12 and up

Virtual Family History Coaching

Are you interested in building your family tree? Volunteers from Alberta Family Histories Society and Calgary Public Library staff will be available to provide one-on-one consultation via Zoom on any aspect of family history from getting started to busting those brick walls.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Virtual Reading with Royalty

Celebrate inclusion and diversity with our glamorous family-friendly online storytime program, led by local drag queen, king and monarch performers. Join the fun, come dressed in your best outfit, cape or crown!

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 8

We Are All Made of Stardust but Gold, Silver and Platinum Are Neutron Stardust

All elements other than hydrogen and helium are made in stars within different death throes. We’ll see how stars make these elements and expel them into the interstellar medium to pollute the next generation of stars. We’ll also see the different ways of making elements by showing how observed abundances have changed throughout cosmic history.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Wellness Through Mindfulness Meditation: Mindfulness for an Open and Light Heart

The COVID epidemic has limited our capacity to “have fun.” In this talk, we will explore how to utilize mindfulness practice to regain our connection to a light heartedness that is essential to well - being and look at ways to engage playfulness and ease in our daily lives. Led by Dr. Leslie Ellestad.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Wellness Through Mindfulness Meditation: Overcoming Self-Sabotage - The Science and Spirituality of Creating Change

Do you feel stuck in certain patterns of behaviour? Learn about the different levels of the mind and how to target each level in order to create lasting change. Led by Katie Turner.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Who You Gonna Call?

Bring your proton pack, trap a ghost, share spooky stories, try on a uniform and take photos with characters from the Calgary Ghostbusters.

Audience: All Ages

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

Words and Wiggles - Virtual

Discover new ways to play with your preschoolers by exploring your home and neighborhood. Engaging sensory activities, songs and stories will bring families together on Zoom to play and share.

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

World of Owls (Ages 9 to 12)

Did you know that Alberta is home to 11 species of owls? Join us to learn how to identify local species by sight and sound, and discover how you can help your local owls!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

YardSmart: Drought Tolerant Plants for Calgary

Join this YardSmart plant class to discover some of the great plants for Calgary that will thrive even in the face of drought. Tips and tricks for planting your new plants will also be discussed.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

You Look Good For Your Age Book Launch

“You look good for your age” is often seen as a compliment. In reality, it shows how strong ageism is in our society. Calgarian Rona Altrows edited an anthology by 29 women authors, who take on aging and ageism through their writing. Rona brings that experience to a chat with Rosemary Griebel. Includes readings by several contributing writers.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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