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 March - April 2018  or May - June 2018 issue of Library Connect.

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From: 14/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

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

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

Bat Basics

Discover the world of bats, and bust some bat-phobic myths. In partnership with the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Better Choices, Better Health ®: Chronic Pain

Learn techniques to control pain and how to make everyday tasks easier. Learn and practice skills such as pacing and planning, problem solving, goal setting, needed to manage your symptoms, especially your day-to-day challenges. Gain confidence and skills to better manage your health and feel better. Register at 403.943.2584

Audience: Adults

Bill's Book Café with Kris Demeanor

Kris Demeanor, maverick musician, writer, and actor, explores The Accusation: Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea, a heart-breaking portrayal of life in this most secretive of countries.

Audience: Adults

Book Discussion Group: Adult

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

Audience: Adults

Bouncing Babies

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and lots of bouncing.

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

Building Blocks for Social Change: Business Models for Social Enterprise

Explore how to develop a sustainable business model to support the success and scale of your social innovation. In partnership with Calgary+Acumen.

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 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

Choosing Quality Child Care

Learn about different options in child care, how those choices impact your child, access to subsidies, and questions to ask providers. In partnership with Children's Services.

Audience: Adults

Citizenship and Civic Participation Class

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

Audience: Adults

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 beginner coders.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

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

Crack the Code

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

Audience: All Ages

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

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

Drop-in Family Storytime

Drop in for stories, songs, and finger plays the whole family can enjoy. *Please note: Drop-in Storytime will run weekly throughout May and June at all locations except Central. Rocky Ridge storytimes at 10:30 am starting Sat May 5 will also run weekly. *

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

ELL School Success

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

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

ESL Coffee and Conversation

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

Audience: Adults

ESL Conversation Club (Intermediate)

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

Audience: Adults

ESL Writing Club

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

Audience: Adults

Family History Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

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

Homes: A Refugee Story by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah with Winnie Yeung

This remarkable true story provides an intimate view of the war in Syria and the refugee experience through the eyes of a young boy. A hopeful and heartbreaking book, Homes is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the experience of living in a war zone and how love can bind a family together. Hosted by Anila Lee Yuen.

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: The Blues

Feeling bluesy? Been hanging around near the crossroads lately? Join other musicians in exploring the range of the blues genre. Bring any instrument.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 16 and up

Idea Coaching - Unleash Your Creativity

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

Audience: Adults

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 Word Online

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

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

Learn English Storytime: Arabic

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

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: 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

Learning Lab: Introduction to Business Research

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

Audience: Adults

Learning Lab: Introduction to Web-based Email

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

Audience: Adults

LEGO Club

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

Audience: Kids & Teens

Level Up! Gaming Club

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

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

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

Audience: Adults

Live Art with Ian and Samuel

A live art demonstration with Samuel and Ian. Ian will be demonstrating an "acrylic pour" technique in collaboration with Indigenous art technique. Samuel is a Cree artist from Pukatawagan First Nation, Manitoba.

Audience: All Ages

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

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, first-served basis. 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

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

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

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 for Tweens

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

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 14

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: Introduction to Business Research

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

Audience: Adults

Survive & Thrive After Job Loss

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

Audience: Adults

TEDxCalgary Meetup

Watch a 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

Ukulele Circle

Join other ukulele players of all levels and have fun learning and sharing new tunes.

Audience: Adults

Ukulele Class

Learn basic cords and simple tunes in this beginner class.

Audience: Adults

Ultimate Summer Challenge 2018

Are you up for the challenge? Join us for over 500 FREE programs and awesome prizes for kids, families and teens this summer! Don't forget to pick up your Challenge Map at any Calgary Public Library location. Find out more at calgarylibrary.ca/summer.

Audience: Kids - Ages up to 12

Welcome to Canada: Safety at Home (Tagalog)

Learn about home safety precautions and important tips to keep your family safe. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation. Register by calling 403.990.2931 or 403.777.6074.

Audience: Adults

What's In Your Backyard for Preschoolers?

Discover with fun facts and games how Alberta's animals are anything but average. In partnership with Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation.

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

Wordfest Presents: Dick Lit’s Trivia Night

The most fun you'll have in Calgary for five bucks! Prove you're the smartest person in the Library. Win big-league bragging rights and tasty beverages. Join Wordfest for Calgary's most Guilt-Free Trivia Competition, hosted by Richard Kemick. Trivia questions are loosely inspired by each month's featured author. Tickets $5 at wordfest.com.

Audience: Adults

Wordfest Presents: The Power of Kindness with Dr. Brian Goldman

Dr. Brian Goldman from the award-winning CBC Radio Show White Coat, Black Art leaves the comfortable, familiar surroundings of the hospital in search of the most empathic people alive, to hear their stories and learn their secrets. In doing so he takes us far from the theatre of medicine to investigate what kindness truly looks like. Tickets $15 at wordfest.com.

Audience: Adults

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.

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

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