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  January - February 2019 or March - April 2019 issue of Library Connect.

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1-2-3: Count With Me

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

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

50+ Lecture Series

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

Audience: Adults

A Future Worth Working For

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

Audience: Adults

A Short History of Canada's Armed Forces

Discover Canada's military heritage of over 350 years of soldiering from New France to Afghanistan. Led by Military Historian Dr. Stéphane Guevremont.

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 LinkedIn Profile Writing

Use your existing digital résumé to create a LinkedIn profile & explore networking online. Personal information/SIN is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Alien Puppet Pop-Up Workshop

Join WP Puppet Theatre for this exciting pop-up event featuring puppet aliens. Make your own flexible alien from sponge foam and bric-a-brac, and put on a show. We will help with fabrication, but you bring your imagination!

Audience: All Ages

An Auroral Mystery

Explore a mysterious, celestial auroral ribbon of vibrant purple and white hues. In Partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society.

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

Are You Ready to Job Search?

Drop in and plan your summer job search one-on-one with an employment counsellor. Bring your resumé for review, get tips on interviewing, and prepare for job fairs beginning in March. For young adults ages 15 to 24. In partnership with the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 15 to 24

Artificial Intelligence and the Complexity Frontier with Dr. Roger Melko

In this dynamic presentation, Dr. Roger Melko, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and University of Waterloo Professor, explores how computers help us solve increasingly complex puzzles, and asks which challenges, if any, only a human brain will be equipped to tackle.

Audience: Adults

Artist Talk with Cîpayak ???, Sarah Houle and Shane Ghostkeeper

Join Calgary Public Library Artists in Residence, Cîpayak ??? for a presentation about their multi-disciplinary art practice. Cîpayak ??? delves into the many layers of contemporary Indigenous storytelling through interactive concepts. During their three-month residency at new Central Library, they are researching Indigenous connections to dreams and the teachings around them.

Audience: All Ages

Astro Adventure

Step inside the AstroDome Planetarium for a movie and interactive presentation about stars, planets, and moons.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 10

Baby Bookworms

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

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

Baby Rhyme Time

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

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

Baby's Big Playdate

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

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

Baby, It's Cold Outside

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

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

Beginner Blackfoot

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

Audience: All Ages

Beginner Cree

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

Audience: All Ages

Beginner Michif

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

Audience: All Ages

Bill’s Book Café with Kodi Hutchinson

Join Jazz YYC’s Artistic Producer Kodi Hutchinson as he helps to demystify jazz and its different genres. Kodi and Bill will be discussing Ted Gioia’s fascinating book, How to Listen to Jazz, and playing some tunes to help illuminate jazz language.

Audience: Adults

Bill’s Book Café with Linda Shaikh

Artist, educator, and Philanthropist, Linda Shaikh, uses John Dewey's classic work, Experience and education, to discuss education today, and how it can best shape and foster creative learners.

Audience: Adults

Birds of Prey

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Black History Month Screening Series: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO documentary screening + facilitated discussion

An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. In partnership with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF).

Audience: Adults - Ages 15 and up

Black History Month Screening Series: Shorts Programme + facilitated discussion

This Shorts Programme, curated through Kanopy by CSIF, includes a range of work by filmmakers including Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), historical documentaries, and early silent cinema. In partnership with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF).

Audience: Adults - Ages 15 and up

Black History Month Screening Series: THE WATERMELON WOMAN film screening + facilitated discussion

Cheryl Dunye plays a version of herself in this witty, nimble landmark of New Queer Cinema. Winner of Best Feature Film at the Berlin International Film Festival. In partnership with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) and Calgary Queer Arts Society.

Audience: Adults - Ages 15 and up

Blues Guitar Workshop

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

Audience: All Ages - Ages 2 and up

Book Discussion Group: Adult

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

Audience: Adults

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

Bringing Truth and Reconciliation into Your Classroom

Join best-selling author and storyteller Richard Van Camp (Tlicho Nation) for an engaging session designed for educators. Consider how to expand and enhance the inclusion of Indigenous ways of knowing and perspectives into your classroom, on our collective journey towards reconciliation. Stay afterward for an opportunity to meet the author. Books will be available for purchase or bring your own to be signed. Free, but registration is limited.

Audience: Adults

Brixology: Aerospace

Learn about designing for space by creating and connecting LEGO space station modules. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Brixology: Creatures

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Canadian Immigration Process

Learn about Canada's immigration policies including citizenship, sponsoring family members, and applying for a Super Visa. In partnership with CCIS.

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. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: LinkedIn

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

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Mid-Life Career Change

Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities that come with looking for work mid-life, including resumé strategies. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Resume Development

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

Audience: Adults

Career Cafe: Green Economy

Explore careers in green energy and other areas of the green economy. In partnership with the Career Development Association of Alberta and the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre.

Audience: Adults

Career Cafe: Manufacturing

Join us for a talk about careers in manufacturing. 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, interviews, resumés, and cover letter. Sign up on the day on a first-come, first-served basis.

Audience: Adults

Caring for Seniors: Mind, Body, and Soul

Learn how to identify the warning signs of failing health, some common fears related to aging, and discover ways to ward off frailty and care for the mind, body, and soul. Led by Home Instead Senior Care®.

Audience: Adults

Central American Migrant Caravans

Examine the recent high visibility migrant caravans and the politics of protection, protest, and pilgrimage. In partnership with the Latin American Research Centre, UCalgary.

Audience: Adults

Central Library Architectural Tour

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

Audience: Adults

Central Library Tour

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

Audience: Adults

Chess in the Library

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

Audience: Adults & Kids

Child Minding

Caregivers can participate in Library programs and services while their children are cared for. In partnership with the YWCA.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 12

Choosing Quality Child Care

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

Audience: Adults

Circle of Security

Learn strategies that support secure attachment, decipher children's behaviour, and make parenting less stressful. In partnership with Jan McInnis, RSW, Registered COS Parent Educator.

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

Citizenship and Civic Participation Workshop

Learn about Canada while preparing yourself for the Citizenship Exam in this in-depth workshop. Must attend both sessions. In partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Code Club

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 10 to 12

codeTEEN: Augmented Reality

Build your first AR game for iPhone or Android. Coding experience recommended; a laptop with Unity installed is required. Powered by Circuit Stream.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

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

Cohousing: A Choice for Some Seniors

Learn what cohousing is and why it is the perfect housing option for some older adults. Led by John Mungham, Mosaic Village Cohousing Community.

Audience: Adults

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 Helpers

Learn how to assist your peers in coping with stress, and discover local resources to support mental health. In partnership with Calgary Chinese Community Service Association.

Audience: Teens - Ages 15 to 18

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Drop in for free, one-on-one help with your tax return. There is an eligibility requirement based on income. In partnership with the Financial Empowerment Collaborative and First Lutheran Church.

Audience: Adults

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 Skills for Job Seekers

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

Audience: Adults

CPP/OAS Pensions and Benefits

Join us for an information session on Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security. Led by Service Canada.

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

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

Cross-Cultural Parenting

Learn about Canadian culture and community resources, and develop and share parenting skills with others. In partnership with Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association.

Audience: Adults

Cuddles and Kisses

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

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

Cybercrime

Learn to shape your and your child’s internet experiences with a focus on safety and security. In partnership with Calgary Police Service and Holden Insurance Ltd.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Dementia Awareness

Join The Brenda Strafford Foundation during Seniors Week for a talk on dementia. Learn about Calgary Westhills Dementia Friendly Communities and resources in the community.

Audience: Adults

Design Matters: Counterfactual Materiality with Julie Larsen

Learn about how new technologies can shape the future of architecture. Led by Julie Larsen, Co-Principal of APTUM and Assistant Professor at Syracuse University.

Audience: Adults

Design Matters: Design with Sir David Adjaye

Join Sir David Adjaye, one of the most influential architects of this generation, as he discusses his work, inspiration, and the impact of architecture as a source for social change.

Audience: Adults

Design Matters: Open Spaces with Florian Idenburg

Consider how we can create open buildings for a divisive society. Led by Florian Idenburg, Architect and Principal of SO – IL.

Audience: Adults

Design Matters: Sweat Equity with Dora Epstein Jones

Join Dora Epstein Jones, Professor at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design for her lecture, titled “Discipline and Reward, the Birth of Practice.” Learn the value of sweat equity when starting your own practice in any discipline.

Audience: Adults

Developing for Augmented Reality

Circuit Stream provides an inside look at the current and future impacts of AR, and what companies and creators need to know to start developing AR apps for the Magic Leap.

Audience: All Ages

Digital Safety for Parents

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

Audience: Adults

Discovering What Death Can Teach About Living Fully with Frank Ostaseski

In this interactive program, Ostaseski who is a pioneer in compassionate end of life care, will draw on material from his acclaimed book The Five Invitations to explore our personal relationship with death, and the life wisdom it has to offer.

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

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

Early Alberta Ranching Life

Join UCalgary Press authors Warren Elofson and Clay Chattaway, authors of Rocking P Ranch and the Second cattle Frotier in Western Canada, and Rachel Herbert author of Ranching Women in Southern Alberta, to discover the fascinating history of early Alberta ranching as seen through local eyes.

Audience: Adults

eBooks: A Library On the Go

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

Audience: Adults

ELL School Success

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

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

Empowering Women Through Self-Defense

Gain basic self-defense skills, and learn about emergency information and services in the city. Offered in partnership with the Centre for Newcomers, Calgary Police Services, Discovery House, and Western Canada Martial Arts Academy. Funded by Status of Women Alberta.

Audience: Adults

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

English Literature 101: Brave New World: Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century

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

Audience: Adults

English Literature 101: How to Read Poetry: The Sonnet

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

Audience: Adults

English Literature 101: Jane Austen’s Truths about Love, Finally Acknowledged

What does Jane Austen, heralded author of six beloved romantic novels, teach us about love? Led by Dr. David Singler.

Audience: Adults

English Literature 101: Neural Netfics: Science Fiction Stories for You and Your Robot Family

Examine what it means when artificial intelligence becomes an increasingly pervasive, yet intimate part of our lives. Beyond the cliché of the killer robot, explore a future when AI joins the family. Let by Dr. Anthony Camara.

Audience: Adults

English Literature 101: Reading Other People's Mail

The term “archival manuscripts” is used not only in relation to long-deceased foreigners. Explore archival documents of contemporary Canadian writers including Alice Munro and Robert Kroetsch. Led by Dr. Jason Wiens.

Audience: Adults

English Literature 101: Recycling Victorian Literature and Culture

Explore how Victorian literature, art and technologies have been reborn as steampunk fiction and retro-futurist film, art, and DIY activities. Recycle the past and reimagine the future. Led by Dr. Stefania Forlini.

Audience: Adults

English Literature 101: The Architecture of Bad Dreams

Learn about the history of the haunted house in European and American fiction, and how Canadian writers use this centuries-old form in their stories of ghosts and creeping buildings. Led by Dr. Suzette Mayr.

Audience: Adults

English Literature 101: Why We Like Harry Potter: A Muggle’s Guide

From the Fantastic Beasts films to the Cursed Child play, J.K. Rowling’s wildly popular franchise continues to grow. Explore why it is that after more than two decades, we still care about Harry Potter. Led by Dr. Derritt Mason.

Audience: Adults

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 English language skills are required.

Audience: Adults

Explore Trades Training

Learn about free pre-apprentice programs. Intended for Indigenous people or those born outside Canada. In partnership with Momentum.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Families Celebrate Earth Day

Kids and their families are invited to celebrate Earth Day with stories, songs and finger plays.

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

Family History Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

Family Law Workshop: Child Custody and Parenting

Learn about the legal arrangements for children when their parents separate in Alberta.Topics include custody, guardianship and parenting agreements, courts, and travelling or moving with children. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Family Law Workshop: Child, Partner, and Spousal Support

Learn about the law and terms of financial support when a marriage or common-law relationship ends. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Family Law Workshop: Property Division

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

Audience: Adults

Femme For All

Kick off International Women's Day with an evening of femme celebration through art, music, film, and literature. This FREE event features: WELCOME by Chantal Chagnon, Indigenous Artist and Activist // VISUAL ART: Haley Eyre, Selina Martineau, and Yuii Savage (Performing Artist) // FILM: Calgary Queer Arts Society - Youth Queer Media Program shorts film package // PANEL DISCUSSION: Women in Music Panel with Alberta Music // MUSIC: Performances by Indigo Rose and Carolina Slim and a CJSW DJ. For more event details, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/300226604178646. In partnership with Femme Wave and Wordfest.

Audience: Adults - Ages 16 and up

Financial Freedom with Grant Sabatier

Sabatier, a millennial entrepreneur and best-selling author provides a step-by-step path to make more money in less time, so that you can live the life you want.

Audience: Adults

Finding Jobs Online and the Hidden Job Market

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

Audience: Adults

Finding the Right Financial Advisor

Cut through the confusion surrounding Canada's complex financial industry with Shamez Kassam, Author of Your Money's Worth: The Essential Guide to Financial Advice for Canadians.

Audience: Adults

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 10

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

Fraud: Targeting Seniors

Learn about some of the most common scams that criminals are using to steal from you, and how to protect yourself and your family from being a target. Led by Brian Holmes, Counterfeit & Fraud Prevention Coordinator, Calgary Police Service.

Audience: Adults

French-Canada at War, 1914 – 1945

Learn the unique history behind French-Canadian participation to the British Empire in two world wars. Led by Dr. Stéphane Guevremont.

Audience: Adults

Game Changing Books: And Tango Makes Three

A frequently challenged book, this discussion shows the importance of LGBTIQA+ children's literature. Led by Author Natalie Meisner, Mount Royal University.

Audience: Adults

Game Changing Books: Emilia

Emilia Bassano inspired Shakespeare's sonnets. Explore her remarkable life through Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's new work. Led by Kimberly A. Williams, Mount Royal University.

Audience: Adults

Get Started with Technology

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

Audience: Adults

Get Your Resume Past the Gatekeepers

Boost your chances of getting your resumé noticed with tips from Joy Cohen, Author and Career Counsellor.

Audience: Adults

Guitar Class

Learn basic cords and simple tunes in this beginner class.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 12 and up

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

History Matters: Hitler's Fake News

Learn how political debate can be undermined by examining Nazi propaganda and allied psychological warfare. Led by Dr. Annette Timm, UCalgary.

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

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

How to Hire a Contractor

Learn the 10 steps to help ensure a surprise-free renovation. In partnership with the Better Business Bureau.

Audience: Adults

How to Tell Your Story

Do you have a lifetime of stories to pass on to the next generation? Learn how to easily capture your story for the future. Presented by Capturing Legacies Inc.

Audience: Adults

I Love Water

Explore how water supports our lives through hands-on activities and learn how to protect this precious resource. In partnership with Green Calgary.

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

I'm with the Band: Rock and Roll

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

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 16 and up

Idea Coaching

Join our Idea Coaches to learn about design thinking and how to better understand your audience, define your opportunity, and generate new ideas.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Idea Igniters: Bots, Trolls, and Votes

Join University of Calgary experts as they explore democracy in the digital age. Register at go.ucalgary.ca/Apr30.

Audience: Adults

Idea Igniters: Gender and Equity

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

Audience: Adults

Innovations in Seniors’ Health: AI

Learn how artificial intelligence can enhance quality in long-term care. Discover community resources for seniors’ health. In partnership with The Brenda Strafford Foundation.

Audience: Adults

Inspiring business: Values & Shared Value

Join us to learn how to make decisions in doing business. In partnership with INTONOVUS Canada.

Audience: Adults

Inspiring business: Your Why

Join us to consider the biggest, most important question in your business. Set yourself up for success. In partnership with INTONOVUS Canada.

Audience: Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Excel Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft Word Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

International Jazz Day Performance

Join us as we celebrate International Jazz Day with Jazz YYC and special guests.

Audience: All Ages

Interview Skills Workshop

Improve your employability in this interactive session that includes mock interviews. Personal information/SIN required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Google Drive

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Excel Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Microsoft Word Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Resume Templates and Tools

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Social Media

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

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Web-Based Email

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

Audience: Adults

It's Magic

Join Richard Rondeau for an amazing and astounding magic show.

Audience: All Ages - Ages 5 and up

It's Your Money: Family Benefits

Discover family benefits and credit payments, how to get payments faster, and free help with your taxes. In partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.

Audience: Adults

It's Your Money: Earning Income

Explore how skills, abilities, and passion for what we do are related to earning income. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Jazz Appreciation 101 with John Reid

Join professional Musician and University of Calgary Professor John Reid in an exploration of the nature and history of jazz. Features live demonstrations. In partnership with JazzYYC.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Jazz Piano with Mark Limacher

Learn about the intersection of jazz piano and improvisation with Composer-Pianist Mark Limacher. Features live demonstrations and the opportunity to practice on keyboards. In partnership with JazzYYC.

Audience: Adults & Teens

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.

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

Kids Code Club

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Law at Your Library: Copyright

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

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Fraud Prevention

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

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Immigration Law - Overseas Family Sponsorships

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

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: 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: Owning a Condominium

Learn about condominium boards, bylaws, common property, and your responsibilities as a condominium owner. 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: Cantonese

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

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

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: Punjabi

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

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

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

LEGO Club

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

Audience: Kids & Teens

LEGO League Jr. Mission Moon

Practice engineering skills by building a moon base using LEGO. Explore questions and solve challenges associated with life on the moon.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 10

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 for Job Search

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

Audience: Adults

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

Make it Messy Art: Ages 6 to 8

Get ready for fun, hands-on arts activities for kids.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Make it Messy Science: Ages 6 to 8

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Make it Messy Science: Ages 9 to 12

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Make It Messy: Science Camp

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Mastering Workplace Culture

Discover strategies and unspoken rules of the workplace that will help you get a job and keep it for the long run. Led by Matt Adolphe.

Audience: Adults

Math Quest

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Math Quest Marathon

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Mealtime, Food and Senior Nutrition

Discover what prevents a senior from eating right, and the warning signs of poor nutrition. Find out how to shop for groceries and prepare nutritious meals for 1 – 2 people. Led by Home Instead Senior Care®.

Audience: Adults

Mommies and Babies

Share as new parents with interactive learning about sleep, development, safety, and play. In collaboration with AHS Perinatal Education.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 9 months with a parent/caregiver

My First Music Lesson: Guitar

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

Audience: All Ages

My First Music Lesson: Piano

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

Audience: All Ages - Ages 5 and up

My First Music Lesson: Violin

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

Audience: All Ages

New Friends & Neighbourhood Groups for Women

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

Audience: Adults

Online Safety

Learn to stay safe when you are online, including gaming, texting, and social media. Caregivers are encouraged to attend. In partnership with Calgary Police Service and Holden Insurance Ltd.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 9 to 12

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

Planets & Moons

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Planning Financially for Your New Arrival

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

Audience: Adults

Planning for Retirement

Plan for the retirement you desire using a comprehensive checklist, guides, and online calculators. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Playing with Polymers

Learn about the most fascinating and beneficial molecule known to humankind … polymers! Mix up some Mad Science Slime to take home.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

Podcast Live! Race and Identity with Kat Chow

Kat Chow is a founding member of NPR's Code Switch, an award-winning team that covers the complicated stories of race, ethnicity, and culture. Her work has led listeners and readers on explorations of gender and racial double standards. Her talk will explore the role of podcasting in finding new ways to build communities and tell stories.

Audience: Adults

Podcast Live! Uncovering the Truth with David Ridgen

Award-winning filmmaker and writer, David Ridgen, hosts the true crime podcast, "Someone Knows Something". Trained as a documentary storyteller, and using his investigative skills as a journalist, Ridgen has created Canada's most popular and well-crafted podcast. He is now expanding into areas of long form and serial TV drama, which continues the narrative of exploring cold cases.

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

Pop-Up Book Making Workshop for Adults

Join Calgary Public Library Artists in Residence, Cîpayak ??? for a workshop that invites adults to make their own pop-up books about their dreams. What language do you dream in? Please collect and bring thin cardboard for cutting, such as cereal, tissue and cracker boxes.

Audience: Adults

Pop-Up Book Making Workshop for Families

Join Calgary Public Library Artists in Residence, Cîpayak ??? for a workshop that invites family to make their own pop-up books about a dream from their sleep, a dream they have for the future, or a daydream. Best suited for ages 6 and up with a caregiver. Please collect and bring thin cardboard for cutting, such as cereal, tissue and cracker boxes.

Audience: All Ages

Printed Word: The Salon Series with Carolyn Qualle and Rona Altrows

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships. The result was a collaboration between a selection of twelve Alberta printmakers and twelve writers. Print(ed) Word is a collection of 12 handmade artist books now on permanent display at new Central Library. Join the authors and artists for a series of presentations on their writing, art and the process of collaborating to make their book. Presented with the generous support of the J K L MacLachlan Family Fund.

Audience: Adults

Printed Word: The Salon Series with Heather Urness and Elena Schacherl

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships. The result was a collaboration between a selection of twelve Alberta printmakers and twelve writers. Print(ed) Word is a collection of 12 handmade artist books now on permanent display at new Central Library. Join the authors and artists for a series of presentations on their writing, art and the process of collaborating to make their book. Presented with the generous support of the J K L MacLachlan Family Fund.

Audience: Adults

Raising Financially Fit Kids

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

Audience: Adults & Kids

Reading 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

Reality is Optional Writing Club

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Rings of Time

Join Author Renée Veillet as she reads from her time-travel novel and explore through the eyes of a teen what it was like to live in Calgary in 1913.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

Rocket Building

Learn how to design, build, and launch a model rocket. In partnership with SpacePort.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 10

Savings and Bank Accounts

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Savvy Seniors: Seniors & Scams

Learn about four types of scams targeting seniors, including investment, windfall, heartstring, and house scams.

Audience: Adults

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

Science of Flight

Explore the fundamentals of flight, drag, gravity, lift, and thrust. Build your own Mad Science Skyhawk plane to take home.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 10

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

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

Singing the Blues Vocal Camp – Part 1

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 19 and up

Slippery Science

Learn about atoms, molecules, and polymers, and then make and take your own polymer. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

Small Business Tuesdays: Considering Becoming an Independent Contractor?

Learn the difference between being an employee and a contractor, how to find work, contract opportunities, and the proposal writing process. In partnership with Business Link.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Show me the Money

Learn about the various financing options available, whether you are planning a startup, or if your business is up and running. In partnership with Business Link.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: The Five Gestures of Trust

Learn how to evaluate the relationships you have with your customers and how to create a foundation for a positive customer-business relationship. In partnership with the Better Business Bureau.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Turning it Around

Learn how to handle customer complaints and negative reviews from an ethical and service-oriented perspective. In partnership with the Better Business Bureau.

Audience: Adults

Smart Tips for Newcomers

Visit with a knowledgeable immigration worker for advice about life in Calgary. In partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Stormwater in the City

Build a model rainwater harvesting system, and learn how such systems can impact our aquatic systems. In partnership with Green Calgary.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 15

Story PALS

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Support Your Teen with Career Exploration

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

Audience: Adults

Supremely Skunks

Learn how skunks are misunderstood and are a great wild neighbour. In partnership with Alberta Institute of Wildlife Conservation.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

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

Swingin' Sundays

Learn to swing dance with our beginner-friendly introductory lessons and social dancing. No partner or experience required. In Partnership with Swing Dance Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Talking Books Group

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

Audience: Adults

Taxes in Canada

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

Audience: Adults

Teachers Learning Code

Build skills and confidence to teach coding fundamentals to youth. For home-schooling parents, community group leaders, and educators. In partnership with Canada Learning Code.

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 Big Beat: An Introduction to Jazz Drumming with Dr. Jon McCaslin

Join one of Calgary's busiest timekeepers and rhythmatists for a live demonstration and discussion on the evolution of jazz drumming. Learn about the expression of rhythm, and the evolution of the drum set. Drums available to play directly following. In partnership with JazzYYC.

Audience: Adults & Teens

The Path to Math

Learn successful tips and tricks to start your little ones down the road to enjoying math. In partnership with EducationWise Inc.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 3 to 5

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

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

Audience: Adults

Three Feathers with Richard Van Camp

In celebration of Freedom to Read Week, join us for the Calgary premiere of Three Feathers, the feature length film adaptation of Richard Van Camp's novel by the same name. Presented in partnership with Wordfest and the Calgary Public Library, this event includes an 85 minute film screening, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing with Richard Van Camp. Cash bar available.

Audience: Adults

Toastmasters International - Youth Leadership Program

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Transfer Your Skills to a Different Industry

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

Audience: Adults

Tween Time

Join us for fun activities, crafts, and games.

Audience: Teens - Ages 9 to 12

Two Wheel View

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

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 12 to 14

Understanding Your Health: Kidney Health

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

Audience: Adults

Understanding Your Health: Lung Health

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

Audience: Adults

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

We Are Canadian

Join us for a captivating selection of new and classic National Film Board films that use puppetry, stop-motion, and other methods to entertain all ages while celebrating the art of animating objects on screen. Learn what woolly mammoths, dancing colourful beads, and polar bears all have in common. Curated by Festival Founder Xstine Cook.

Audience: Adults

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 403-230-7745 ext 201.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Welcome to Canada: Financial Literacy

Learn about credit history and scores, budgeting and saving. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth. Register by calling 403.909.2178.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Welcome to Canada: Financial Literacy (Arabic)

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Welcome to Canada: Parenting Your Child in a Dual Culture (Spanish)

Learn some tools for raising children in a dual culture. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation. Register by calling 403.988.0355 (Spanish) or 403.777.6074 (English).

Audience: Adults

Welcome to Canada: Parenting Your Child in a Dual Culture (Tagalog)

Learn some tools for raising children in a dual culture. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation. Register by calling 403.999.3880 (Tagalog) or 403.777.6074 (English).

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

When Teens Disengage From School

Join Leslie Gavel as she explains how not to freak out if your adolescent is struggling at school. Based on her memoir, Dropout: How School Is Failing Our Kids (and What We Can Do About It).

Audience: Adults

Wordfest Presents: The TV Binge-Watchers Club

Finally, a “book” club for people who don’t only read books – and are obsessed with episodic television. We know you’re dying to talk about your favourite on-demand series, so we’ve created a monthly opportunity to geek out with your fellow small-screen aficionados. First up on Tuesday, Mar. 12: The Handmaid’s Tale (a month ahead of the release of the third season). Then, on Tuesday, April 16: Game of Thrones. Upcoming in 2019 Daredevil, Mindhunter, Peaky Blinders and, of course, The Crown.

Audience: Adults

Wordfest Presents: We’ve Read This Book Club

Looking for the chance to chat about what you’ve read (or haven’t read yet) with an equally engaged group of book lovers? Sign up for Calgary’s most entertaining and friendly book club, hosted by Anne Logan. Visit wordfest.com for details on what we’re reading this January and February.

Audience: Adults

Words and Wiggles

Learn new ideas for play by exploring all five senses through movement, play, story, and song. Supported by TD Friends of the Environment.

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

YYC's Young Citizen Scientists: Bumblebees

Learn about Alberta's wild bumblebees and how you can protect them by doing a Citizen Science project in your backyard. In partnership with Green Calgary.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

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