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. 

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From: 27/Jan/2020 - To: 29/Dec/2020

1-2-3: Count With Me

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

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

5 Pillars of Sustainable Career Mastery

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

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Creative Wellness, Not Just for Artists!

Join artist Paula Timm from @cSPACE King Edward Studio as she shares her personal health journey and its intrinsic relationship between her creativity and wellness. Be inspired by creative exercises to help you explore your own creative wellness.

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Discover Your Options for A Fulfilling Future

Discover how to make the transition to a robust, all-encompassing, and fulfilling roadmap for your later years with Nell Smith, author of Retire to the Life You Love: Practical Tools for Designing Your Meaningful Future. Come and explore the possibilities and opportunities that are right for you!

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Dynamics of Healthy Aging

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

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Energy Savings

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

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Get Growing!

Join experts from the Calgary Horticultural Society as they share how to get the most from our growing season. This workshop will focus on one of four topics: water wise approaches to designing your yard, climate change and gardening, growing food in Calgary (regardless of space), or composting.

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Get the Jump on Tax Season

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

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Handwriting Analysis

Join us for an interactive introduction to the principles and practical uses of handwriting analysis, including its origin in interpretation of drawings and symbols. Learn how experts interpret personality, employment, compatibility, and criminality in handwriting, and what the ethical issues and limitations are in this field of study. Discuss the place of handwriting in the digital age. Led by members of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation (AHAF) including an AHAF Certified Graphologist with over 25 year of experience.

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Investment Scams

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

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Ireland, Scotland, and England

Visit Ireland, Scotland, and England on a visual tour celebrating choral singing in churches, the hectic fun of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and locales from Liverpool to London. Anecdotes of travel are highlighted with bright photos of unusual and traditional sites. Led by Judith Umbach.

Audience: Adults

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

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

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: More than a Number

Join us for a play that explores whether ageism really exists and if so, what does it look like? Are seniors really marginalized or is this just another gimmick in the politically correct times we live in? You'll meet some lifelong, card playing friends as they wrestle with the humorous and sometimes tragic side of getting older. Following the performance, we'll discuss ageism and what we can do personally to change our own biases and others as we age. In partnership with the Seniors Acting Lab.

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Social Media and Digital Communication After 50

Join Cath Burrell, University of Calgary Digital Communication Educator for a fun and informative tour of social media and the digital space. Bring a device of your choice or ask if your Library can provide a Chromebook to use.

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series: Somatic Movement

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

Audience: Adults

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

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

Audience: Adults

75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses

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

Audience: Adults

A-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

Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action

Are you concerned about climate change? Would you like to learn how to address and respond to this challenge? If so, this course is for you. Participants in this class will be completing the University of Michigan's online course, "Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action" together in a study group. Personal laptop and headphones should be brought to the program, or Chromebooks can be provided.

Audience: Adults

All About the Woodland Caribou

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

Audience: Adults

Angry Birds

Learn about physics by catapulting Angry Bird stuffies! In partnership with Let's Talk Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Archeological Society of Alberta: Stonehenge, New Discoveries

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

Audience: Adults

Baby Rhyme Time

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

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

Baby's Big Playdate

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

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

Baby, It's Cold Outside

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

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

Birds of Prey

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Black History Month 2020: Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture

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

Audience: All Ages

Black History Month Activation

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

Audience: All Ages

Black History Month: DJ Connect at the Central Library

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

Audience: All Ages

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

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

Audience: Adults

Book Discussion Group: Adult

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

Audience: Adults

Bounce & Roll

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

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

Busy Bookworms

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

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

Canadian Immigration Process

Learn about Canada's immigration policies concerning citizenship, sponsoring family members, applying for Super Visas, and more. In partnership with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Career Basics: Interview Skills

Improve your skills by learning about different types of questions and how to answer them. Led by Bow Valley College. Supported by the Government of Alberta.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: LinkedIn

Join us for an introduction to LinkedIn for beginners. Led by Bow Valley College. Supported by the Government of Alberta.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Mid-Life Career Change

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

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Resume Development

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

Audience: Adults

Career Cafe

Join us for a noon-hour talk on career and labour market information for job seekers, and career professionals. In partnership with the Career Development Association of Alberta and the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre.

Audience: Adults

Career Cafe: Careers in Agribusiness

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

Audience: Adults

Career Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

Career Conversations

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

Audience: Adults

Career Planning Workshop

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

Audience: Adults

Central Library Tour

Discover the unique and innovative elements of Central Library’s spaces, services, art and iconic architecture in a free public tour led by a volunteer guide.

Audience: Adults

Chess in the Library

Play chess supported by coaching from the Calgary Chess/Junior Chess Clubs. Children under 12 must be with a parent or caregiver.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Citizenship and Civic Participation Class

Learn about Canada and prepare for the Citizenship Exam in this intensive one-day session. In partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Citizenship and Civic Participation Workshop

Learn about Canada and prepare for the Citizenship Exam in this thorough two-day workshop. In partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Code Club

Learn to code by creating your own game, designing a website, and more. Designed for beginner coders.

Audience: Kids - Ages 10 to 12

codeTEEN: Intro to Game Design

Find out what makes a good game and develop basic coding skills as you create the games YOU want to play!

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

codeTEEN: Intro to Web Design

Curious about web design? Learn HTML & CSS, which lets you create websites and customize sites like Tumblr, WordPress, and DeviantArt.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

Coding Buddies

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Colossal Calgary Playdate

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

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

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Drop in for free, one-on-one help to prepare and eFile your 2019 or prior year's tax returns. Eligibility for the program is based on modest income. For a 1 person family $45,000, for 2 people, $45,000, for 3 people, $47,500 and for more than 3 people $45,700 plus $2,500 for each additional person. Your tax situation must be simple. A simple return includes no income, or income from sources that provide tax slips. Examples: employment, pension, benefits such as Canada Pension Plan, disability, employment insurance, social assistance, registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs), support payments, scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, grants and interest (under $1,000). Service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, email taxes@makingfaithmatter.ca In partnership with First Lutheran Church.

Audience: Adults

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program at the Library

This is not a public program. To make an appointment email taxes@makingfaithmatter.ca In partnership with First Lutheran Church.

Audience: Adults

Computer Skills for Job Seekers

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

Audience: Adults

Crack the Code

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

Audience: All Ages

Create, Share, Store: Using Cloud Technology

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

Audience: Adults

Creative Stretch

Practice wholistic techniques for living a creative life with an expert facilitator. Incorporates gentle yoga. In partnership with Downstage Theatre. Attendees are encouraged to bring along a yoga mat.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 16 and up

Creative Writing Club

Drop in to play literacy games, work on your creative writing, and get help on your school writing assignments. In partnership with the UCalgary, Department of English.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 14

Credit Rating IQ: Understanding Your Credit Report

Learn how the credit reporting system works, how it impacts you, and learn how to maintain or improve your rating. In partnership with Money Mentors.

Audience: Adults

Crime Lab

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Cuddles and Kisses

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

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

Dig Those Dinosaurs

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

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

Don't Get Scammed

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

Audience: Adults

Download and Enjoy: Music, Magazines, and Film

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

Audience: Adults

Driving in Alberta

Learn about Alberta driver's licences, insurance policies, safety regulations, purchasing a vehicle, and more. In partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults

Drop-in Family Storytime

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

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

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: "Straight/Curve"

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

Audience: Adults

eBooks: A Library On the Go

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

Audience: Adults

Effective Tax Strategies

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

Audience: Adults

ELL School Success

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

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

Engineering for Kids

Uncover the fun in STEM learning through hands-on engineering activities. In partnership with Engineering For Kids.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12 independent of a parent/caregiver

Engineering for Preschoolers

Uncover the fun in STEM learning through hands-on engineering activities. In partnership with Engineering For Kids.

Audience: Kids - Ages 4 to 5 independent of a parent/caregiver

ESL Coffee and Conversation

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

Audience: Adults

ESL Conversation Club (Intermediate)

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

Audience: Adults

ESL Writing Club

Meet new people and practice your English language writing skills in a fun and relaxed setting. Intermediate level. Participants must be able to read and write at least one paragraph in English.

Audience: Adults

European Union Film Series: Saint George

Join us for a Portuguese drama directed by Marco Martins that tells a story about Jorge, an unemployed boxer, who accepts a job with a debt-collection agency to provide for his family. This drags him into a world of violence and crime. In partnership with the European Cultural Society of Calgary and the Delegation of the European Union.

Audience: Adults

Everything's Coming Up Springtime

Skip or splash your way to springtime stories and rhymes for the whole family.

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

Facts About Tax

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

Audience: Adults

Family Day Pajama Party!

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

Audience: All Ages

Family Day Yoga!

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

Audience: All Ages

Family History Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

Family Law Workshop: Child Custody and Parenting

Come and learn about what rights and responsibilities you may have with child custody and parenting, and the law associated with it. Learn the terminology, and procedures, such as orders or different custody arrangements. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

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

Family Literacy Day: Read, Sing, and Play!

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

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

Feast for the Senses

The search for food is on! Learn through sensory-based activities how animals use their senses to locate food. In partnership with Let's Talk Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 8

Film Screening: Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver (2018)

Based on Michael Ende’s bestselling novel this adventure follows orphan Jim Button, his best friend Luke, and a magical steam engine called EMMA as they travel across the world battling pirates, dragons and more in search of where Jim came from. In partnership with the Association for German Education in Calgary. German with English subtitles.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Firefighter Storytime

Drop in and join Library staff and a Calgary Fire Department firefighter for a special family storytime. Firefighter subject to availability.

Audience: Adults & Kids

FIRST LEGO League Jr. Aqua Adventure

Practice engineering skills in this new STEM program where you build a water station with LEGO. Navigate the uncharted waters of this important natural resource while completing team challenges.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 10

Flipbook Animation

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Fraud Detection and Prevention

Explore some common types of fraud affecting Canadians, how to spot them, and what you can do to protect yourself. In partnership with Money Mentors.

Audience: Adults

Fun With Code: Adults Only

Develop your HTML/CSS/JavaScript skills and build cool stuff in the browser. Play with colour, blend modes, images, movement, and layout! Bring your own laptop or we can provide a Chromebook. In partnership with InceptionU.

Audience: Adults

Get Started with Technology

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

Audience: Adults

Getting Started with LinkedIn

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Good Clean Fun!

Fun with soap and water? You’ll be amazed when you make fireworks in a cup, explore surface tension, and make your own soapy work of art. Explore millions of bubbles and make your own bath bomb to take home! In partnership with Scientists in School.

Audience: Kids - Ages 4 to 12

Group Violin Lessons

Learn basic techniques and simple tunes in this beginner class. Limited violins available upon request. Free lessons provided by Crescendo School of Music.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 13 and up

Hiking Peru, Colombia and Chile

Explore stunning multi-day hikes in South America. Led by Leigh McAdam, travel writer and founder of HikeBikeTravel.com.

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

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

Hoppy Baby Bunnies

Join us for an extra dose of springtime songs, stories, and finger plays - for you and your baby bunny.

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

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

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

Audience: Adults & Teens

Igniting the Fire: Storying the Urban Warrior

A program designed to focus on Indigenous teachings and storytelling through Indigenous literature and arts. This program is open to self-identified, low income, adult Indigenous learners who want to explore and give a voice to their story through the arts. To apply, please call Henri Giroux at 403-774-2545 or email her at henri.giroux@calgarylibrary.ca.

Audience: Adults

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

Interview Skills Workshop

Improve your employability in this interactive session that includes mock interviews. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Engineering for Girls!

Learn about engineering while working on different challenges with the Robogals. This program is designed especially for girls.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Introduction to Google Drive

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Excel Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Online

Learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint Online including design templates, transitions, and animations. An Outlook/Hotmail email account is required.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Microsoft Word Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

It Takes Two Nations to Make a Treaty: Reconciliation and Treaty 7, 1877

Author Sheldon Krasowski explores the history of the numbered treaties, including the controversial surrender clause. His extensive research reveals that the treaties are more than what is written on paper. In light of reconciliation, how can Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples share the lands and resources of Treaty 7 territory?

Audience: Adults

It's Your Money: CRA Digital Services

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

Audience: Adults

Job Desk

Meet with a trained career coach who can help with job searching, resume and cover letter development, interview skills, and more. In partnership with Career Connection. Supported by the Government of Alberta and Career and Employment Information Services (CEIS).

Audience: Adults & Teens

Keep in Touch

Find out how sensitive your fingertips are by touching objects when your other senses are tuned out. In partnership with Mad Science.

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

Keeping the Home Language Alive

Learn from Calgary Board of Education staff about the importance of maintaining your home language, and how to support your children in learning a new language.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Kitchen Chemistry

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Know Your Money

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

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Business Law

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

Audience: Adults

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

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

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: 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

Law at Your Library: Legal Information - Beyond the Basics

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

Audience: Adults

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

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

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Living Common Law

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

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: 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. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Separation and Divorce

Do you know the difference or the processes involved with separation and/or divorce? Calgary Legal Guidance will guide you and inform you about the various stages, differences, and what your rights are.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Wills and Estates

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

Audience: Adults

Learn English Storytime: French

Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories in English and French.

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

Learn English Storytime: German

Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories in English and German.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 5

Learn English Storytime: Korean

Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories in English and Korean.

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

Learn English Storytime: Russian

Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories in English and Russian.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 5

Learn English Storytime: Spanish

Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories in English and Spanish.

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

Learn Online with the Library

Learn anything you want with great online tools like Lynda.com and Gale Courses. We'll show you how!

Audience: Adults

Learn to Draw

Come join a fun lesson with Young Rembrandts as they teach drawing, the basis of all visual arts.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

LEGO Club

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

Audience: Kids & Teens

Level Up! Gaming Club

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Life Without the Sun?

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

LINC Classes By The Immigrant Education Society

Join The Immigrant Education Society and attend the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes. To register, please call LINC Supervisor Irina Copil at 587-393-3420 or The Immigrant Education Society at 403-235-3666.

Audience: Adults

LinkedIn for Work Search

Use your existing LinkedIn account to understand and maximize your personal brand online. If you do not have a LinkedIn account, please attend the Getting Started with LinkedIn program before attending this workshop. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Little Baby Chickies

Bring your little chickie and celebrate spring with songs, rhymes, and stories.

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

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

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

Audience: Adults

Love You Forever

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

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

Magic Bean Garden

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 8

Make it Messy Art Camp: Ages 6 to 8

Get ready for fun, hands-on art activities for kids in this week-long camp.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Make it Messy Science Camp: Ages 6 to 8

Get ready for fun, hands-on science and engineering activities for kids in this week-long camp.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Make Your Own Art

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Math Quest

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

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

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

Audience: Adults

Myths and Misconceptions in Astronomy Part 2

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

Audience: Adults

New Friends & Neighbourhood Groups for Women

Practice your English language skills and learn about community resources. Free childcare provided. In partnership with Calgary Immigrant Women's Association.

Audience: Adults

Nikola Tesla: Tamer of Electricity

Learn why Tesla's inventions are so important and experience demos of a plasma globe, levitating light bulb, and theremin. Develop your interest in science while exploring the work of eminent scientists. In partnership with the Calgary Tesla Society.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 15 independent of a parent/caregiver

Open Lab

What's your geek? From art to robots, and photography to coding, follow your passion or find a new one!

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Palaces for the People with Eric Klinenberg

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

Audience: Adults

Planning for Retirement

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

Audience: Adults

Reading Buddies

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

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 8

Reading With Royalty

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

Audience: All Ages - Ages up to 5

Reflexology, A Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness

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

Audience: Adults

Resume Writing Workshop

Develop a high-impact resumé formatted for an internet job search. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Rethinking Your Thinking: Introduction to Design Thinking

Learn how to apply methods such as empathy, ideation and prototyping to turn problems into opportunities with human-centered solutions. In partnership with InceptionU.

Audience: Adults

Rethinking Your Thinking: Introduction to Human Communications

Strong communication requires a deep understanding of your audience. This class will teach you how to best reach them with your message. In partnership with InceptionU.

Audience: Adults

Rethinking Your Thinking: Introduction to Visual Thinking

This class will teach you how to use visual design to think differently and use visuals to convey your ideas. In partnership with InceptionU.

Audience: Adults

Robotics with Robogals

Learn to code using LEGO Mindstorms robots.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Robotics with Robogals for Girls!

Learn to code using LEGO Mindstorms robots. This program is designed especially for girls.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Rozsa Arts at the Library: International Jazz Day with Aimee-Jo Benoit

Celebrate International Jazz Day with a live performance featuring chanteuse, Aimee-Jo Benoit and her band members, Robin Tufts, Steve Fletcher and Simon Fisk. Light refreshments served. Supported by Mary Rozsa de Coquet.

Audience: All Ages

Rozsa Arts at the Library: Vaudeville Magic with James Jordan

Join us for a vaudeville variety show with magic, comedy, music and juggling. Something for all ages! Supported by Mary Rozsa de Coquet.

Audience: All Ages

School Support: Math

Bring your math assignments for help from trained volunteers. Explore digital resources to support school success.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 14

School's Out

Unwind and give your brain a break. Take part in fun activities or just hang out and talk. In partnership with Calgary Afterschool.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

School's Out All Day

Drop in to the Library anytime on your PD Day for games, crafts, and other fun activities.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

School's Out for Tweens

Join us for fun activities, crafts, and games.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 14

Seniors Technology Group

Learn how to use your mobile devices, such as iPads and Android tablets, and explore online community resources. This program is offered in Cantonese in partnership with the Calgary Chinese Community Service Association. To register, please call: 403.265.8446.

Audience: Adults - Ages 50 and up

Seniors Technology Group - Cantonese

Learn how to use your mobile devices, such as iPads and Android tablets, and explore online community resources. This program is offered in Cantonese in partnership with the Calgary Chinese Community Service Association. To register, please call: 403.265.8446.

Audience: Adults - Ages 50 and up

Settlement Services

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

Audience: Adults

Shamrocks and Shillelaghs

Join us for stories, songs, finger plays and videos about St. Patrick's Day.

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

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: Business Law

Learn how to effectively run a business, from learning how to begin, what procedures you must follow, your rights and responsibilities as a business owner, and how to comply with employment standards and laws. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Discover Self-Employment

Learn the benefits and challenges of self-employment. Topics include: idea generation, entrepreneurial strengths, business plans, community resources, referrals, and financing. In partnership with Momentum.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Introduction to Market Research

Have you ever struggled with market research? Learn the basics of market research in this introductory workshop. Market research can help you gain insight into your industry, competition, and target market, and help you create effective strategies for starting your business. In partnership with Business Link.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Introduction to Social Enterprise

Business can be used as a tool to do well for ourselves and our communities. Join us to explore the exciting world of social enterprise. In this workshop, we’ll lay the foundations for an understanding of social entrepreneurship and how it can be leveraged to create innovative social change. In partnership with Business Link.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Introduction to the Business Financing Landscape

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

Audience: Adults

Somatic Movement

Discover how to move with more ease and grace in your daily life through an active learning process which helps relax tight muscles, ease pain, and improve posture. Bring a yoga mat and/or a thick blanket for floor work and wear comfortable clothing for ease of movement. In partnership with Yoga Evolution.

Audience: Adults

Story PALS

Trained Pet Access League Society (PALS) volunteers and their highly socialized dogs provide a calm, accepting presence for struggling readers to practise reading aloud.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Stretching in Savings

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

Audience: Adults

Survive and Thrive After Job Loss

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

Audience: Adults

Swingin' Sundays

Learn to swing dance with our beginner-friendly introductory lessons starting at 1 pm and social dancing from 2-4 pm. No partner or experience required. In Partnership with Top Cat Swing.

Audience: Adults

Talking Books Group

A monthly review of new titles from the Library's special collections for blind or visually impaired members.

Audience: Adults

Tech Mentors

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

Audience: Adults

TEDxCalgary Meetup

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

Audience: Adults

Teens Create

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

The Ancient World: Ancient Comedy

This session will introduce ancient comedy and its links with modern comedy. Led by Dr. Keith Sidwell, Department of Classics and Religion, Ucalgary.

Audience: Adults

The Ancient World: Medicine in Greece and Rome

Learn how the human body was understood in Greece and Rome and how this effected the treatment of a range of medical concerns from mental illness, to critical and everyday ailments. Led by Dr. Amber Porter, Department of Classics and Religion, UCalgary.

Audience: Adults

The Ancient World: Melancholy and Depression in Art

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

Audience: Adults

The Ancient World: Money in the Ancient World

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

Audience: Adults

The Ancient World: Reception of the Classical World

How do we think about the ancient world in the modern one? Find out on April 8! Led by Dr. Craig Maynes and Dr. Noreen Humble, Department of Classics and Religion, UCalgary.

Audience: Adults

The Ancient World: Religions in the Roman Empire

Should religion play a role in politics? Ancient Romans wrestled with this question, and their answers might surprise us. This talk will explore what Roman religions can contribute to contemporary debates about faith, persecution, and the state. Led by Dr. Lindsay Driediger-Murphy, Department of Classics and Religion, Ucalgary.

Audience: Adults

The Ancient World: Technology and Innovation in the Ancient World

From metallurgy, agriculture, and textiles to transportation, writing, and construction, enjoy a look at the ingenuity and creativity behind the technological achievements of the cultures of Greece and Rome. Led by Dr. Lesley Bolton, Department of Classics and Religion, UCalgary.

Audience: Adults

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

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

Audience: Adults

The Imperilled Ocean with Laura Trethewey

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

Audience: Adults

The Journey Out of Debt

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

Audience: Adults

The Sandwich Generation: Helping Manage Your Money

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

Audience: Adults

The Super Youth Leadership Program Contest

Be entertained, inspired, and impressed while supporting our CPL youth competing in this contest. Participants have pre-qualified from current Youth Leadership Programs at Calgary Public Library. In partnership with Toastmasters International.

Audience: All Ages

Toastmasters International - Youth Leadership Program

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Toastmasters International for Kids

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12 independent of a parent/caregiver

Two Wheel View

Learn leadership skills, environmental responsibility, and cultural awareness through this bicycle mechanics course. Participants will earn a free bike at the end of the session.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 12 to 14

Upgrading and Financing your Education

Learn about financial resources such as student loans, scholarships, grants, and more. In partnership with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Audience: Adults

VR Explorers

Imagine climbing Mount Everest or scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands! Join an immersive virtual reality journey with Google Expeditions.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

What You Need To Know About Taxes in Canada

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

Audience: Adults

What's In Your Backyard for Preschoolers?

With fun facts and games, discover 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

Words and Wiggles

Learn new ideas for play by exploring all five senses through movement, play, story, and song.

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

Work Search Workshop

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

Audience: Adults

Yoga at Central Library!

Join us for a fun, gentle yoga class in the Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery. Students of all levels and experience are welcome, including beginners. In partnership with Yoga Shala Calgary.

Audience: Adults & Teens

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