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 September - October or the November - December 2017 issue of Library Connect.

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From: 13/Sep/2017 - To: 29/May/2018

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-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

Advanced Resume Writing

Update your existing digital resumé, cover letter, and references to target specific employers. Personal information including SIN is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

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

Author in Residence Workshops: Words Alive

Learn how to use your body, voice, and presentation space to express yourself, and engage an audience with the written and spoken word.

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

Better Choices, Better Health ®

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

Audience: Adults

Bill's Book Cafe with Eric Volmers

As the entertainment writer for the Calgary Herald, Eric has written profiles of some of the best authors in the business. Join Eric as he engages in a lively discussion with Library CEO, Bill Ptacek, about John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany.

Audience: Adults

Book Discussion Group: Adult

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

Audience: Adults

Books Centre Stage: A Christmas Carol

Join Theatre Calgary's Learning and Engagement team (and special guests as available) for a lively conversation comparing Charles Dickens' book A Christmas Carol to the on-stage adaptation. Discover how works of great imagination are brought to life through theatrical magic!

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

Building Blocks for Social Change: Social Entrepreneurship 101

Discover your passion and path to change the world. Join us to learn more about how you can improve the world while making a profit. In partnership with Calgary+Acumen.

Audience: Adults

Building Blocks for Social Change: Storytelling for Change

You're out there changing the world but how do you communicate it? Join us to develop your skills as a storyteller. In partnership with Calgary+Acumen.

Audience: Adults

Buying Your First Home In Canada

Learn the steps that must be taken to achieve the dream of owning a home in Canada. In partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults

Calligraphy: Writing with Style for Teens

Learn the basics of this unique form of hand lettering from a member of the Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild. All supplies are included.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

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 Cafe: Education

Join us for a noon hour talk on career opportunities that support teachers and the education community. 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

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

Audience: Adults

Citizenship and Civic Participation Workshop

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

Audience: Adults

Code Club

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 10 to 12

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 beginning coders.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Colossal Calgary Playdate!

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

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

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program at the Library

Receive free help with your tax return. In partnership with the Financial Empowerment Collaborative & First Lutheran Church. For eligibility requirements and to register email taxes@makingfaithmatter.ca.

Audience: Adults

Computer Technology Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

ConocoPhillips Reading Buddies

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

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 8

Cows, Contracts, and Characters

Enjoy the story of Hank Pallister who knew the life, hardship, and humour inherent to our ranching history, as told by his wife Joyce Pallister. In partnership with Chinook Country Historical Society.

Audience: Adults

Crack the Code

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

Audience: All Ages

Create A Greeting Card

Learn a fun lettering style from a member of the Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild to make your very own special 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 and Curious Thinkers' Book Discussion Group

Come together to talk about game-changing ideas and best innovative reads in a facilitated discussion.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Crime Lab

With a list of suspects and clues from a crime, use forensic science techniques such as chromatography and fingerprinting to solve the mystery! In partnership with Let's Talk Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Dazzle Patterns with Alison Watt

Join Alison Watt for the launch of her remarkable debut novel set against the backdrop of the 1917 Halifax Explosion. The event includes a reading and book signing.

Audience: Adults

Dealing with Feelings

Explore playful, practical, and effective tools in a fresh approach to dealing with anger and anxiety between parents and children. Led by local author Deborah Miller.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 6 to 9 with a parent/caregiver

Download and Enjoy: Music, Magazines, and Film

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

Audience: Adults

Driving in Alberta

Newcomers will learn about available resources, obtaining licenses, safety regulations, insurance policies, and purchasing a vehicle. In partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults

Drop-in Family Storytime

Drop in for stories, songs, and finger plays the whole family can enjoy.

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

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

Entrepreneurs in Action

Bring business ideas to life with proper planning, marketing & sales. Participants must attend all three sessions. Personal information including social insurance number is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

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: Property Division

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

Audience: Adults

Family Sponsorship: Parents, Grandparents & Dependent Children

Do you want to know how you can sponsor a family member? Join us to learn about Family Sponsorship Applications. In partnership with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Fire Truck Storytime

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

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

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

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: Simon and Garfunkel

Tired of looking at your dusty instrument and hearing nothing but the "sound of silence"? Dust it off and come join us for a new music workshop.This facilitated jam offers amateur musicians a chance to play with others. You'll learn S&G songs and get experience playing as a large ensemble and in small ensembles. Opportunities to solo are also available. Please bring your own instrument.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 16 and up

Idea Coaching - Unleash Your Creativity

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

Audience: Adults

Indigenous Drumming Circle

Join Cree8 as they lead us in a drumming circle featuring traditional Indigenous songs and drumming.

Audience: All Ages

Intermediate Microsoft Excel Online

Learn to sort and filter data, apply formulas, and create charts and graphs in your online spreadsheets.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint Online

Enhance your online slideshows with SmartArt graphics, videos, tables, and more.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft Word Online

Create online professional looking documents including tables, bullets, and pictures.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Google Drive

Learn how to use Google Drive to share, save, and manage documents and information.

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.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Online

Learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint Online including design templates, transitions, and animations,

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Microsoft Word Online

Learn the basics of how to use Microsoft Word Online, including creating, formatting, saving, and printing online documents.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

It's Your Money: Credit Cards and Debt

Learn the difference between good and bad debt, and how to keep yourself out of the bad kind. 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

Law at Your Library: Immigration Law - Work and Study Permit Applications

Learn the details in qualifying for a work or study permit from within Canada. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

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: Personal Directives and Power of Attorney

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

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Wills and Estates

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

Audience: Adults

Learn English Storytime: Korean - 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: Spanish - Spanish

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

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

Learning Lab: Employer and Industry Research

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

Audience: Adults

Learning Lab: Finding Jobs Online and the Hidden Job Market

Overview of online job boards and tools for understanding and navigating the hidden job market.

Audience: Adults

Learning Lab: Introduction to Business Research

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

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

LinkedIn: Get Your Profile Up and Running

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

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 and play. All math skill levels welcome!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

My First Music Lesson: Guitar

Picking up an instrument for the first time? Register for an introductory lesson with a music coach. Lessons will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants may register for one session every two months. 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. Lessons will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis.  Participants may register for one session every two months.  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. Lessons will be taught on a first-come Participants must bring their own violin. Participants may register for one session every two months. 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

Oil's Deep State with Kevin Taft

Kevin Taft, a former leader of the official opposition in Alberta, brings a fresh perspective to the politics of global warming through the insight he gained as an elected politician with an insider's view of the role of the oil industry. With a PhD in Business, Taft's not-to-be-missed discussion will cover the concept of "deep state" and reveal how global warming and democracy are related.

Audience: Adults

Our History through Images: Confrontation at Oka

Explore the histories of Indigenous resistance, focusing on the 1990 Oka, Quebec crisis. Led by Dr. Sean Carleton from Mount Royal University.

Audience: Adults

Papa Time

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

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

Pop 'n Tot Time

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

Read With Engine 23 Supported by Pembina

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

Audience: All Ages

Reality is Optional Writing Club

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Robotics with Robogals

Calling all future engineers! Learn to code with LEGO Mindstorms robots.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

School Support: Language Arts

Drop in with your English Language Arts assignments to get help from trained volunteers, and connect with digital resources that support school success.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 14

School Support: Math

Drop in with your Math assignments to get help from trained volunteers, and connect with digital resources that 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

Science of Toys

Toys are more than just fun - they're science! Learn about motors, energy, and the centre of gravity through toy-based activities. Then, take home your own Mad Science spring-thing.

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

Settlement Services

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

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Ethical Business Practices

Learn how the Better Business Bureau's eight standards of trust , work to create a framework for running an ethical business. In partnership with the Better Business Bureau.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Getting Money - What Lenders and Investors Want

Find out what information is used to evaluate a loan request and the steps to prepare for a presentation. In partnership with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Presentation Skills for Entrepreneurs

Learn how to present your ideas and concepts effectively for maximum impact. In partnership with Learn Square Inc.

Audience: Adults

Social Media for Small Business Professionals

Be where your customers are! Learn how to use social media to promote your small business to your client community.

Audience: Adults

Story PALS

Trained Pet Access League Society volunteers and their highly socialized dogs provide a calm, accepting presence for struggling readers to practise reading aloud in 15 minute one-on-one sessions..

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Support Your Teen with Career Exploration

Help your teen with career exploration. Parents will learn about post-secondary educational options and career planning resources. In partnership with CBE and SAIT.

Audience: Adults

Survive & Thrive After Job Loss

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

Audience: Adults

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

TEDxCalgary Meetup

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

Audience: Adults

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 World of Owls

Discover the awesome world of owls including species found in Alberta, their ecological importance and threats in the wild. In partnership with Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Think Big: Approaches to Pain

The paradox of pain: How does our body tell us something is painful? Why do certain people go on to develop chronic pain where others do not? And why is pain so difficult to treat? Join Think Big host Jay Ingram and experts from the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Calgary Chronic Pain Centre as they explore these questions and discuss the latest findings in pain research and treatment.

Audience: Adults

Time to Choose: Career Resources for Teens

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

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 13 and up

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

Walk 150: Alexander Calhoun Library, SW - Christmas Lights Walk

Christmas Lights Walk: We'll walk through the neighbourhoods of Elbow Park and Mount Royal to soak up the festive light displays. Post-walk hot chocolate and goodies will be served to celebrate the season and the Walk 150 initiative. Thanks to Analog Cafe and Corbeaux Bakery for the generous donation of post-walk drinks and tasty treats!

Audience: All Ages

Walk 150: Central Library SE

Walking north, we'll climb to Crescent Heights and views of the Bow River, downtown, and the Rockies. Explore the nature trails on McHugh Bluffs before dropping into quirky Sunnyside to look for gargolyes and the Art Car. We'll cross the Peace Bridge and travel the Bow River Pathway on return.

Audience: All Ages

Welcome to Canada: Employment and Workplace Communication

Learn about job search strategies, networking, and communicating effectively. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth. Register at 403.909.1923.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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

Wordfest presents Alan Doyle

Following the fantastic success of his bestselling memoir, Where I Belong, musician, actor, and Great Big Sea frontman Alan Doyle returns with a hilarious, heartwarming account of leaving Newfoundland and discovering Canada for the first time. Tickets: $20 + GST from wordfest.com

Audience: Adults

Words and Wiggles

Check out our updated program! Learn new ideas for play with your preschooler in this active program that explores all five senses through movement, play, story, and song.

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

WP Puppet Theatre Celebrates Canada 150

Join us for a screening of our gray jay video created by over 150 participants. Puppet making and reception to follow.

Audience: All Ages

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