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From: 19/Apr/2021 - To: 30/Jun/2021

“Beyond the Creative” Info Sessions with Matt Blais - Your Song is Written: Now It’s Business Time

Focused discussion of music issues that go beyond the creative process. This session will introduce and provide industry insight to a topic necessary for success in songwriting, including recording, release, distribution, copyright, royalties. Participants are encouraged to take notes and ask questions.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Aging in Place – My Health

What is your state of health like now? How will it change in 10,15, or 20 years? Explore what can you do now to help ensure a healthy future, and who will make decisions about your health care when you cannot.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Aging in Place – My Home

Think about the home you live in now. Do you plan to live there when you are 80 or 90? Explore the long term issues around continuing ownership, such as major repairs, as well as future options if you are currently renting.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Aging in Place: Cognitive decline and decision making

How to assess cognitive decline and how to use that information to decide when someone is no longer capable of making sound decisions. Learn the legal steps to make this decision and how to protect your loved older adult.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Aging in Place: Supporting your older adult

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Aging in Place: When it's time to move out

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Am I at Risk? My Kidney Health

Anyone can develop kidney disease, but some are at higher risk. As well, most people don’t know they have kidney disease because 80% of your kidney function can be lost without any symptoms. Learn how to recognize early warning signs, what kidneys do, the major causes and risk factors, and what you can do to keep your kidneys healthy.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Arthritis: An Introduction to Osteoarthritis

Learn about the symptoms and treatment options for Osteoarthritis. Register at https://app.bookking.ca/ahlpcalgarypub/courses/index.asp or phone 403.943.2584.

Audience: Adults

Astronomy with RASC: Astronomy of the Summer Sky (Ages 10+)

Learn about the constellations and great objects you can see in the night sky this Summer!

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 10 and up

Astronomy with RASC: Astronomy of the Summer Sky (Ages 6 to 9)

Learn about the constellations and great objects you can see in the night sky this Summer!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Astronomy with RASC: Comets (Ages 10+)

What is a comet and where did it come from? Did you know spacecraft from Earth have visited one? Learn all about these beautiful icy objects!

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 10 and up

Astronomy with RASC: Comets (Ages 6 to 9)

What is a comet and where did it come from? Did you know spacecraft from Earth have visited one? Learn all about these beautiful icy objects!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Astronomy with RASC: Nebulae (Ages 10+)

Gas and dust permeate interstellar space and can form beautiful patterns of nebulae but what are they? How can you view them from your own backyard?

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 10 and up

Astronomy with RASC: Nebulae (Ages 6 to 9)

Gas and dust permeate interstellar space and can form beautiful patterns of nebulae but what are they? How can you view them from your own backyard?

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Astronomy with RASC: The Planet Saturn

We will take a trip to the great ringed planet and learn the secrets that lurk at the Solar System’s second largest planet.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Astronomy with RASC: The Planet Uranus (Ages 10+)

We take a trip to our Solar System’s 7th planet and explore this ice giant in detail. Spacecraft from Earth have only visited once. Will we go back?

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 10 and up

Astronomy with RASC: The Planet Uranus (Ages 6 to 9)

We take a trip to our Solar System’s 7th planet and explore this ice giant in detail. Spacecraft from Earth have only visited once. Will we go back?

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

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 23 months with a parent/caregiver

Basic Bookbinding Workshop for Teens

Create your own bound mini-journal with our Indigenous Artist in Residence, Alberta Rose Williams / Ingniq, using ‘repurposed’ paper or card stock from your home and a basic bookbinding kit provided from the Library.

Audience: Teens - Ages 11 to 17

Bat Basics (Ages 6 to 8)

Discover the world of bats, and bust some bat-phobic myths.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Bat Basics (Ages 9 to 12)

Discover the world of bats, and bust some bat-phobic myths.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Better Choices, Better Health®

This 6-week workshop is for adults living with chronic health conditions (such as diabetes or arthritis) and/or their caregivers. Topics covered include nutrition, physical activity, action planning, better breathing, sleep hygiene and more. As each session builds on the previous one, participants should plan to attend all 6 sessions.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Better Choices, Better Health®: Chronic Pain

This 6-week workshop is for adults living with chronic pain and/or their caregivers. Topics covered include understanding and managing pain, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, action planning and more. As each session builds on the previous one, participants should plan to attend all 6 sessions.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Book Discussion Group: Bucket List Books

We all have them. The books we’ve been meaning to read; the ones we neglected in school; the ones that languish on our shelves. Good news! The time has come to read these timeless classics. Join like-minded readers the second Wednesday of every month for a lively online discussion.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Book Discussion Group: Food for Thought

Join fellow foodies online and explore different cookbook authors, cuisines, food memories, techniques and more, as we share what we’re eating and reading. Each month has a different theme and is jam packed with kitchen tips, tricks, and resources.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Books & Ideas: An Evening with C. L. Polk & The Midnight Bargain

Come join us for an evening with World Fantasy Award-winning author and Canada Reads 2021 finalist, C. L. Polk, as they discuss their novel, The Midnight Bargain. In this historical-inspired fantasy romance, Beatrice faces an impossible decision: a life of magic or the man she loves?

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Building a Startup: Customer Discovery

Are you a new or aspiring business owner looking to understand who your customers are? This workshop, presented by Platform Calgary, will help you better understand your customers by developing a strong customer discovery process and learning how to define your company's value proposition.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Building a Startup: Getting Started

Do you have a business idea, but not sure where to start? This workshop is for you! You’ll hear from experienced local startups and learn alongside other new and aspiring entrepreneurs. You’ll acquire a better understanding of how to use technology to grow your business, and helpful tools and resources to establish and grow your startup in Calgary.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Calgary's Grand Old Man - The Story of the Calgary's First Land Surveyor

Explore the life of Allan Poyntz Patrick who not only had a surveying career that spanned at least 65 years but was also: a rifleman and military gunner during the Fenian Raids, an early 1880s rancher on the Ghost River, a 2nd Riel Rebellion fighter, a farmer, a Calgary alderman, and the owner of the first drilled well in Western Canada.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Career Basics: Career Transitions

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Career Basics: Interview Skills

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Career Basics: Networking

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Career Basics: Resume Development

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Cartoon Face Sketching Workshop

Sketch your own cartoon faces with the guidance of our Indigenous Artist in Residence, Alberta Rose Williams / Ingniq. Please supply your own pencils, erasers, and ‘repurposed’ paper.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

CFD Fire Sisters Youth Camp - Online Edition: Application Process

In this session, participants will learn about the CFD recruitment process including the requirements to become a firefighter and ways to stand out in the process. The session will also involve a wrap-up of the last three sessions. Open to young women ages 12-17, this is the fourth of four sessions held for the Fire Sisters Youth Camp.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

CFD Fire Sisters Youth Camp - Online Edition: Fire Apparatus

In this session, participants will learn about the variety of fire apparatus and equipment being used on the scene of an emergency incident. This will include engines, aerials, rescues, and other specialty vehicles. Open to young women ages 12-17, this is the third of four sessions held for the Fire Sisters Youth Camp.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

CFD Fire Sisters Youth Camp - Online Edition: Introduction to Calgary Fire

In this session, participants will learn about being a firefighter! Learn about incidents we attend, different career paths, specialties (hazmat, aquatics, high-angle rescue). Hear personal stories from real firefighters! Open to young women ages 12-17, this is the first of four sessions held for the Fire Sisters Youth Camp.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

CFD Fire Sisters Youth Camp - Online Edition: Wellness

In this session, participants will learn about wellness and the physical aspects of firefighting, including an introduction to the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). Participants will come away with a CFD home workout. Open to young women ages 12-17, this is the second of four sessions held for the Fire Sisters Youth Camp.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

Classifying Creepy Crawlies (Ages 6 to 8)

Using live animals, explore how all bugs are related and where they fit in the family tree. Taxonomy can be fun!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Classifying Creepy Crawlies (Ages 9 to 12)

Using live animals, explore how all bugs are related and where they fit in the family tree. Taxonomy can be fun!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Climate Action: Design your Yard

Learn how to create a well-thought-out, environmentally responsible and functional yard by using water wise trees and shrubs in your design. Join this YardSmart program that will leave your yard beautiful, your water bills smaller, and your environment happy.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Climate Action: Energy Savings

Curious about how much energy you use in your home? Or how to understand exactly what you’re paying for on your energy bills? This program will teach you energy conservation tips, how to read your energy bills and what you should consider when choosing an energy provider as well as learn how to make your home safer and more comfortable.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Climate Action: The Fashion Industry

Who made my clothes? Fashion Revolution is bringing this question to the table. The fashion industry has an immense impact on our environment. Learn the 7 R's of Fashion: reduce, reuse, repurpose, repair, resale, rent, and recycle. Then, make your own reusable grocery bag! You only need an old t-shirt and a pair of scissors.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 9 and up

Collaborative Performance & Interview with Matt Blais

Two experienced songwriters tackle issues artistic and beyond. With music as the vehicle, Matt and his guest discuss lived-experiences, challenges and triumphs in life and music. Sessions are interactive, allowing viewers to ask questions and gain insight from this broadened perspective.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Free one-on-one help to eFile your 2020/2019 tax returns. Total household income-based eligibility; 1 person, less than $45,000, Family, less than $52,500 (see external link below for full requirements). Your tax situation must be simple: no income or income from sources that provide tax slips. One appt. per individual/per partnership.

Audience: Adults

COPD – Breathing Matters

Learn what Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is and the lung medications and inhalers to address symptoms. Discover helpful breathing tips. In partnership with Alberta Health Services Healthy Living Program.

Audience: Adults

Creative Songwriting for Adults with Matt Blais

A deep dive into what songwriting truly is, from inspiration, terminology, process, to finished product. Participants will be guided in music exploration, interacting with instruments and each other in activities designed to expand creativity musically and lyrically, creating something from nothing, learning and having fun along the way.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Creative Songwriting for Teens with Matt Blais

A deep dive into what songwriting truly is, from inspiration, terminology, process, to finished product. Participants will be guided in music exploration, interacting with instruments and each other in activities designed to expand creativity musically and lyrically, creating something from nothing, learning and having fun along the way.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

Creatures and Climate (Ages 6 to 8)

Did you know that climate change is already having an impact on wildlife in Alberta? Join us to learn more about how wildlife responds to climate change, and what we humans can do to help.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Creatures and Climate (Ages 9 to 12)

Did you know that climate change is already having an impact on wildlife in Alberta? Join us to learn more about how wildlife responds to climate change, and what we humans can do to help.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Cree Language and Culture Class

Register for this on-line beginner Cree language course with Elder Ernest Poundmaker, who will teach the Y Cree dialect and provide insights into the culture of the largest Indigenous population in Canada.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Drama for Teens: Acting for Film and TV

Virtual meetings are great places to learn about, and practice film and tv acting techniques! Learn what it's like to work on set, and how to use the camera(screen) to bring out your best.

Audience: Teens - Ages 11 to 17

Drama for Teens: Theatre Games for Developing Stand Up

Have you ever wanted to try out stand up comedy, but don't know where to start? A few theatre games will get you started and thinking about how to create and perform a short piece. Bring a question (large or small) that you can speak about at some length. Be prepared to have some fun!

Audience: Teens - Ages 11 to 17

Drawing Class: Ice Cream Sundae (Ages 6 to 8)

Today we will draw a delicious-looking ice cream sundae. This wonderful still life drawing features three big scoops of ice cream in a large bowl. We top our dessert with whipped cream, cherries, and candies. Bright colors added a festive mood to our tasty treat.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Drawing Class: Ice Cream Sundae (Ages 9 to 12)

Today we will draw a delicious-looking ice cream sundae. This wonderful still life drawing features three big scoops of ice cream in a large bowl. We top our dessert with whipped cream, cherries, and candies. Bright colors added a festive mood to our tasty treat.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Drawing with YR: A couple of Fun Cartoon Pterodactyls

Draw funny pterodactyls. We will personify our dinosaurs, giving them human-like qualities, and transforming them into fully realized cartoon characters.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Drawing with YR: A Father’s Day Theme – Me and My Dad – A couple of Fun Cartoon Pterodactyls

Draw funny pterodactyls. We will personify our dinosaurs, giving them human-like qualities, and transforming them into fully realized cartoon characters.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Drawing with YR: A Father’s Day Theme – Organizing Dad’s Tool Bench

Does dad have a toolbox or a spot in the garage for all his tools? Come draw a tool still life with us. We will be arranging all our tools to create a balanced composition. This will be a great lesson to learn about proportion and shape management. Dad’s going to love it!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Drawing with YR: A Mother’s Day Themed Drawing – Flowers in the Window

Draw a still life composition featuring a vase of flowers sitting in the window. Can’t wait to share this drawing with mom!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Drawing with YR: Comic Book Themed Art (Ages 6 to 8)

Let’s draw an example of comic book art inspired by classic science fiction stories. Can’t wait to see your rocket ship flying across the cosmos. ZOOM – here we go!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Drawing with YR: Comic Book Themed Art (Ages 9 to 12)

Let’s draw an example of comic book art inspired by classic science fiction stories. Can’t wait to see your rocket ship flying across the cosmos. ZOOM – here we go!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

ELL Conversation Circle (Intermediate)

Join this free, online conversation group to practice speaking English, meet new virtual friends, and learn about local community and culture. The program is open to all adults (ages 18+) with limited spaces available. Please register for all three classes in this session.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Exploring Deep Sea Technology with Ocean Networks Canada - ROV, CTD, WQM oh my!

Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) go where humans can’t! Learn about how Ocean Networks Canada uses these incredible machines for ocean exploration. Participants will leave with a DIY challenge to make their own grabbing arm at home, using anything you can find.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 9 and up

Exploring Religion: Muslims, Newspapers, & Urban Life in Colonial India

Explore the development of Urdu journalism in colonial India by a close look at the newspaper Madinah, and how it connected an anti-colonial voice both explicitly and implicitly with Muslim identity and delineated the boundaries of a Muslim public conversation in a way that emphasized rootedness to local politics and small urban spaces.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Family Storytime

Join us online for stories, songs, and finger plays the whole family can enjoy. Takes place twice daily at 10:30 AM and 1:15 PM, Monday through Saturday.

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

Get Started with Technology

Technology can be overwhelming, but we're here to help. This beginner class focuses on basic concepts and skills you need to use any technology successfully.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living - Nutrition: Eating Well for Weight and Health (Part 1)

This class reviews strategies to help prevent eating too many calories. You do not have to attend part 1 before attending part 2.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living - Stop Dieting Forever: An Introduction to Intuitive Eating

Would you like to get off the diet treadmill and learn a new way to manage your eating and health? Join an AHS Registered Dietitian and Registered Social Worker for this supportive three class series to learn how to improve your relationship with food, and end the guilt, frustration, and confusion!

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Celiac Disease - Going Gluten-free

Join us to learn about celiac disease, eating nutritiously on a gluten-free diet, and strategies to avoid and limit cross-contamination at home and when eating out.

Audience: Adults

Healthy Living: Conserving Your Energy

Learn how to identify the different types of fatigue and what makes it worse. Gain strategies for managing your fatigue.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Dietitian Question & Answer - Weight Management

Join us as we talk about weight management, and how it is a part of managing chronic conditions. This class is for adults who are interested in learning more about weight management to manage their chronic conditions, such as prediabetes, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Eating Well and Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Join us to learn about the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, and how food and lifestyle choices can help you manage the symptoms.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Eating Well for Good Health

Discover how eating well can lead to good health and how fat, fibre, and sodium are a part of healthy eating.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Eating Well with Fatty Liver Disease

Join us to learn what non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is, and get food-related recommendations to manage it.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Fibromyalgia - Facts and Function

Join us to learn about fibromyalgia and the treatment options available. Discover how you can maintain and improve function through exercise.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Food Label Reading

Food labels give you information to help you compare foods and make healthier choices but they can also be really complicated! Come to this class with a registered dietitian to help better understand what’s in the food that you eat and what to look for to improve your health.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Heart Healthy Eating

Join us to learn more about heart healthy foods that also improve cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides, Mediterranean-style eating, and nutrition hot topics related to heart health.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Living Well with Stress

Join us to learn about the sources and signs of stress, healthy ways to cope with and manage stress, and develop a personal plan to address the stress in your life.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Mediterranean Style Eating for Health

Learn how to eat Mediterranean! The Mediterranean may be far away, but the delicious and healthful foods of this style of eating are close at hand. Improve your nutrition with Mediterranean meal ideas for neurological health, cardiovascular health or general well-being. Come discover the great flavors and many health benefits!

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Nutrition - Eating Away from Home and During Special Occasions

Learn strategies to reduce overeating while on vacation, attending parties or on special occasions.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Nutrition: Eating Well for Weight and Health (Part 2)

Join us to learn how to evaluate what you are eating, and how meal patterns, food choices and portion sizes affect how much you eat.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Pacing for People with Chronic Pain

Explore the important relationship between energy levels and chronic pain. Learn why pacing is an important tool and three ways to apply pacing to your daily activities.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Parkinson's 101

Join us to learn about Parkinson's disease, how its symptoms are controlled, the different treatment options, and what resources are available in the community. This class is for adults diagnosed with Parkinson's, their families and support people.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Planning for the Future – Health Decisions Matter

If you were unwell, and unable to speak for yourself, do the people close to you know your wishes for health care and personal decisions? Join us to learn more about Advance Care planning and the importance & role of Personal Directives. Information on resources and where to find them will be included along with time for questions.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Planning for the Future with Movement Disorders

Join us to learn how personal finances can be affected by living with a movement disorder, how to create a supportive housing environment, and know more about advanced care planning related to personal, health care and financial decisions. This class is for adults diagnosed with Parkinson's, their families, and support people.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Steady on Your Feet

Learn about the risks of falling and discover ways to decrease the chances of falling and avoid potential injuries.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: The 4 P's of Eating Healthy - Cooking Demo Edition

Join us as we review the tips on how to put nutrition knowledge into practice, and the 4 P’s: Plan, Purchase, Prepare and Pack. This class includes a cooking demonstration.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Tips for Eating: Prediabetes & Diabetes

Join us as we give you tips to eat healthy while managing prediabetes and diabetes, and learn about how different foods can affect your blood sugars. This class is for adults who are diagnosed with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, and for those who are interested in preventing diabetes.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Try a Little Self-Kindness

Learn how you can improve your ability to positively cope with chronic health conditions through self-compassion instead of self-criticism. Gain strategies for daily life.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Waking Up to Healthy Sleep

Join us to discover what interferes with sleep and practical ways to improve your sleep.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Healthy Living: Your Kidney Health

Learn more about chronic kidney disease, treatment options, and how you can preserve your kidney health.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Hobbies for All Ages: 21st Century Naturalists

Learn about the natural world around you while contributing to research with Citizen Science! Become a 21st century naturalist by using iNaturalist to share observations of flora and fauna. Then help Calgary compete in the City Nature Challenge against 325 cities worldwide in documenting biodiversity in your neighborhood April 30-May 3.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 13 and up

Hobbies for All Ages: Birdwatching

Birdwatching – a hobby with no barriers! From your kitchen window to forests and wetlands, this interactive talk will show preferred habitats, foods, key markings, and behaviours that will help you spot and identify birds. This fun, fast-paced talk will leave you wanting to head outside to find these birds for yourself.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 12 and up

Hobbies for all Ages: The Art of Letter Writing

Receiving a letter in the mail is among the best feelings in the world! Now more than ever, it is important to connect with your loved ones. Not sure who to write, or what you might say? Fear not! Discover the lost art of letter writing in this program that will help you from a blank page to a letter dropped in the mailbox. Don’t forget your pen!

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 14 and up

Holocaust Series for Teens: How was it Humanly Possible?

Human choice and human made circumstances led to the murder of 6 million Jews and millions of others. This virtual interactive program looks at both the history and moral concern regarding the perpetrators and bystanders of the Holocaust. Suitable for ages 15-18.

Audience: Teens - Ages 15 to 18

Holocaust Series for Teens: Last Letters

A Virtual, interactive program which will review some of the final letters sent from Holocaust victims to their loved ones, prior to their deaths. Each archival letter and postcard reveals the inner world and fate of Jews in the Holocaust. Suitable for teens ages 15-18.

Audience: Teens - Ages 15 to 18

Holocaust Series for Teens: Tour of Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre, is the ultimate source for Holocaust education. Explore the history of the Holocaust with one of Yad Vashem's expert guides on a one-of-a-kind virtual tour of the Holocaust History Museum. Suitable for teens ages 15-18.

Audience: Teens - Ages 15 to 18

Hot Topic: Finding and Doing Independent Work

Join us as Ed Britton, career coach and entrepreneur, gives us advice on how to find and make money doing independent work which can lead to building long term stability. Ed is a certified professional coach with Bow Valley College and an ecommerce entrepreneur, with his 2 ventures, Strapsaway and NOT Retirement.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Indigenous Book Discussion Group

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Chess Strategy

You're pretty confident in your chess abilities, and now you want to learn some more advanced tactics and strategies to win against your opponent. For players who already know the rules and have some playing experience.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Introduction to Chess

Are you new to chess? Interested in learning about the timeless strategy game, but don't know where to start? Learn how the pieces move so you're ready to play your first game! For complete beginners only.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Introduction to Chess Strategy

You know how the pieces move, but you're still struggling to beat your dad at chess... Learn some basic tactics and strategy so you're ready to win some games! For players who already know the rules.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Law at Your Library: Employment Law

Learn the basic principles and leading cases in the areas of labour, employment, and workplace accommodations. This overview will look at key areas and the questions around them, and highlight resources available to learn more!

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Law at Your Library: Introduction to Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Explore what causes financial difficulty, what the requirements are to make a filing under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, options for dealing with debt, what a Licensed Insolvency Trustee is, and more.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Law at Your Library: What We Need to Know When Appointed Representative/Executor/Agent for Estate Law

Join Calgary Legal Guidance to learn about what your duties are as an appointed executor. Learn about what the next steps may be, and how to effectively manage the estate.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Learn to Code for Teens: Algorithm in the Arts

Come learn the basics of algorithmic art! Through simple coding exercises, students will modify code use their voice as an innovative way and interact with a generative art piece. You’ll also learn about p5.js, and ml5.js. Not sure what these are? We will teach you so you can continue creating after the session.

Audience: Teens - Ages 11 to 15

Learn to Code for Teens: kids 2030-Data Visualization

Students will learn the basics of JavaScript in the p5.js environment and explore how they can use code to tell a story with data. This workshop is appropriate for both students with or without text-based coding experience.

Audience: Teens - Ages 11 to 15

Learn to Code: Earth Day

In this workshop, students will create their own plastics-themed Scratch coding activity while addressing world issues and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Learn to Code: Let’s Draw (Art)

Unleash your inner artist and create a digital masterpiece using the drag-and-drop block coding platform Scratch. Learn to use the pen tool, steps, and turns to transform your computer into a spirograph-making machine!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Learn to Code: Let’s Play Sports

Tag - you’re it! Join us as we build a simple tag game including scoring, costume changes and sound. Participants will build the project using the drag-and-drop block coding platform Scratch, and have the opportunity to set the stage, add characters, and make the game their own!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Living Fully: Embracing Mental Health

Gain a deeper understanding of the importance of mental health, coping strategies during a pandemic, and how to help a friend or family member who is struggling.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Make it Science: Good Clean Fun

Investigate surface tension; explore the chemistry behind bath bombs; and make your own to use at home. It’ll be an explosion of chemical fun! Participants will be provided with a science kit containing the materials needed for this hands-on adventure. Kits will be available for pick-up from the library before the start of the program.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Make it Science: Sticky science

Discover the science of sticky. Make your own glue from food products and test them to see how they hold. Participants will be provided with a science kit containing the materials needed for this hands-on adventure. Kits will be available for pick-up from the library before the start of the program. Allergens: Kits contains wheat and jello powder.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Managing Emotional Eating

Learn what influences your food choices and build skills and tools to manage your emotional eating. In partnership with Alberta Health Services Healthy Living Program.

Audience: Adults

Meet Calgary's French and French-Canadian Founders and Pioneers

Rouleauville, Calgary’s historic French Quarter and now known as the Mission District, was incorporated as a village in 1899. It was named in honour of Judge Charles-Borromée Rouleau and his brother Doctor Édouard-Hector Rouleau, influential French-Canadian settlers. Explore the little known history of this fascinating part of Calgary’s history.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Mindfulness for Parenting

It can often feel impossible to be a parent and a calm, rational human being at the same time! This talk will focus on mindful self-care for parents and guardians with real-world tools. We will explore self-regulation strategies and some basic neuroscience that can help us find more balance amid the chaos we call parenting. Led by Nicole Libin.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Mindfulness: Wait as The Path of Mindfulness

When you are faced with a challenging moment remind yourself to wait. Ask: what am I thinking?, what am I touching?, Why am I thinking this?, and what am I trying to do? Led by dr. phil blustein.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Mini-Medical School - Cellular Therapy: Can Your Own Cells Play a Role in Treating Your Chronic Condition

Cellular therapy is the transplantation of human cells to replace or repair damaged tissue and/or cells during therapy for various diseases and conditions such as cancer, autoimmune, and infectious diseases. Join Drs. Derek McKay, PhD, and Doug Mahoney, PhD to learn more about this new medical advancement and the science behind our cells.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Moms' Mental Health: Pregnancy, Pandemic, and Beyond

Pregnancy, a time of joyful anticipation can also present unique challenges for pregnant women and their partners. The COVID-19 pandemic is helping us to understand how stress and mental health affect pregnant people, how other factors (e.g., social support) might mitigate stress, and how this may influence pregnancy and birth outcomes.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Multigenerational Living: Laneway Housing Logistics

Do you love the idea of Laneway Housing? Learn more about the features, functions, bylaws, and more to help bring a laneway house to your backyard.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Musical Family Storytime with the Calgary Philharmonic

Join us and a special guest from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for an online storytime with stories, songs, and finger plays the whole family can enjoy.

Audience: All Ages

My Kidney Health for Seniors

Anyone can develop kidney disease, but some are at higher risk. As well, most people don’t know they have kidney disease because 80% of your kidney function can be lost without any symptoms. Learn how to recognize early warning signs, what kidneys do, the major causes and risk factors, and what you can do to keep your kidneys healthy.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

New Song Student Performances with Matt Blais

Have a new song that is ready for an audience? Looking for performance experience? Team up with Artist in Residency Matt Blais for a short virtual performance exposing you to a new audience. Participants will be selected from the “Song Feedback Circles”, and encouraged to participate in office hours for mentorship to best set you up for success.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Obsidian in Alberta: Building 10,000 Years of Pre-contact Human Relationships

Archaeologists can connect obsidian artifacts back to their volcanic origin and reconstruct how ancient people moved materials. We compiled laboratory results of roughly 1000 sourced obsidian artifacts in Alberta to discover who first colonized the province. Presented by Todd Kristensen, Archaeological Survey of Alberta

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Open Minded Chats: Courage of the Community - Celebrating Collaborative Leadership

Shifting operations online is complex for any organization. Even more so with at-risk client bases and the potential of critical service interruptions to 24/7 operations. Five panelists will share their experiences and lessons that brought about CommunityConnectYYC, an innovative digital mental health solution designed for Calgarians.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Open Minded Chats: Dodging Burnout & Building Mental Health -Tools & Strategies to Avoid Burnout at Work

It’s been a hard year. Stress levels and burnout are higher than ever. Share tips and tools that you can use to support you and your work team, with a focus on: workload management and prioritizing tasks when time is limited, balancing work & your life - even when it seems impossible to do, and navigating changes at work during uncertain times.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Organ Donation – with a focus on kidney donation

Right now, hundreds of Albertans are waiting for a transplant with their health declining as they wait. Of those waiting, 78% are waiting for a kidney. Learn more about the different types of organ and tissue donation, who can donate, how to become a donor, and more. Will cover general topics with a focus on kidney donation.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Parenting in Stressful Times: Part 1 - Teenagers

Gain awareness of the skills needed to support your teenagers during these unusual and stressful times. Learn some of the tools to regulate, relate, and reason while developing strategies of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, emotional regulation, the middle path, and mindfulness.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Parenting in Stressful Times: Part 2 - Young Children

Gain awareness of the skills needed to support your young children as they experience anxiety and stress. Learn some of the tools to regulate, relate and reason while developing strategies of emotional regulation, the middle path, and mindfulness.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Parenting Skills: Baby Sleep 4 mo-early toddler

Do your eyes hurt as you read this description? You might need the help of Sara Davis, Pediatrician RN and Cheerful Mornings Sleep Consulting Founder. Sara will give you tips and tricks to help your baby master the art of independent sleep. Designed for parents with babies 4 months to early toddler.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Parenting Skills: Baby Sleep newborn-4mo

Do your eyes hurt as you read this description? You might need the help of Sara Davis, Pediatrician RN and Cheerful Mornings Sleep Consulting Founder. Sara will teach you what to expect from your newborn’s sleep schedule and lay down foundations for healthy sleep. Designed for parents with babies newborn-4 mo.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Parenting Skills: Big Emotions

Even the smallest of children can have the biggest emotions. Understand emotional development in infants to age 8 children and how to support their journey. Learn why and how to support big emotions, and even teaching them through play. Then, learn how to support your emotions and well-being as a caregiver!

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Parenting Skills: Positive Discipline

Gather tools in your parenting tool belt! Avoid power struggles, learn kind yet firm techniques, teaching natural consequences, encouragement vs. praise and more. Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, My Smart Hands instructor, and Therapeutic Counsellor Melody Hazelton will show you how. For parents with kids of all ages.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Parenting Skills: Redefine Screen Time

In a world with a growing divide between screen time and quality time, how might we bridge that gap? Join Dr. Edward Tse as he explains the types of screen time connections: sedate, relate and create. Dive into how you can help your child move towards create and build the relationship with your child while doing so. For parents of kids 0-5.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Personal Finance for New Canadians - Part 1: Tips and Secrets Smart Canadians Know

Learn how to choose the right bank, and how to use effective money management skills to build your credit history. Also, learn the advantages and the dangers of using debit cards, credit cards, and ATMs, and how to understand your pay statement. As well learn how to file your annual income tax return, and where to go for support.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Personal Finance for New Canadians - Part 2: Building Wealth in Canada

Learn to create a realistic budget, define your own financial plan, and effectively manage your money. Also, learn about Cash Flow, the difference between “good debt” and “bad debt”, the difference between your “wants” and “needs , and the key features of RRSPs, RESPs and TFSAs, and how they can help you put your financial plan into action.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Personal Finance: Balancing Unstable Income

Month to month changes in income is a growing reality for many Albertans, and these changes affect Albertans of all income levels. Learn budgeting guidelines for individuals who face fluctuating income, tips on how to deal with a financial emergency, save for the future, and manage debt.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Personal Finance: Estate Planning

Learn about the various resources and tools for estate planning and how to create a plan to distribute assets.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Personal Finance: Online Shopping with Confidence

Learn to shop online safely. Discover how to review seller ratings, use online tools to shop, and minimize fraudulent activity.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Personal Finance: Parenting - Are You A Good Financial Role Model?

Learn how to assess where you stand as a financial role model, and the Ten Healthy Habits of Financial Management. Also learn about available resources to help kids get their financial house in order. Lastly, learn about S.M.A.R.T. goals and effective goal setting.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Personal Finance: Parenting - How to Teach Your Kids About Money

Learn to understand the challenges of raising money-smart kids, along with tips (on giving allowance, budgeting, credit cards, cell phones, and virtual spending) to help you raise kids who are financially responsible. Also learn how to address age appropriate money matters for young children, pre-teens, teenagers, and emerging adults.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Personal Finance: Planning Your Retirement

From retirement saving strategies to sources of retirement income, learn how to become proactive and effectively plan for the retirement you desire.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Personal Finance: Saving Strategies — Easy Concept, Difficult Reality

Saving and a reduction in spending often go together to achieve success. Learn how to save more to pay down debt. Use the power of compounding to make your savings grow. Start to invest in the future to realize goals and dreams and prepare for a comfortable retirement.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Personal Finance: 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."

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Personal Finance: Ten Healthy Habits of Financial Management

Self-assess your financial fitness, learn healthy habits, and get the resources needed to manage your money.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Philosophy Now: Meditation and Insight

What is meditation? Is it the same thing as mindfulness? What different kinds of meditation are there? What kinds of insights do people get from meditating? Explore some philosophical and personal reflections on these questions with presenter Dr. Noa Latham.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Polyglot: Act and Learn French

A polyglot is someone who knows or uses more than one language. Learning through play is a powerful tool! Help us dramatize the 3 little pigs while learning and practicing French in this 30-minute play session online. Beginners to advanced French speakers welcomed. Get out your costumes, get creative, and let’s blow the house down!

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 10

Polyglot: Dance and Learn French

A polyglot is someone who knows or uses more than one language. Learning through play is a powerful tool! Learn a new dance while learning and practicing French in this 30-minute play session. Beginners to advanced French speakers welcomed. Get ready, get moving, and clear the dance floor!

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 10

Polyglot: Make Art and Learn Spanish

A polyglot is someone who knows or uses more than one language. Learning through play is a powerful tool! Draw a picture while learning and practicing Spanish in this 30-minute play session online. Beginners to advanced Spanish speakers welcomed. Get out your art supplies, get creative, and hablamos español!

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 10

Recognizing and Avoiding Investment Scams

Investing comes with inherent risks, but don’t let fraud be one of them. Join us as we uncover the prominent forms of investment fraud, how to recognize them, and ultimately protect yourself and others.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Reptiles in Our Backyard (Ages 6 to 8)

Reptiles are everywhere! Join us and meet some North American Species and learn how they adapt.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Reptiles in Our Backyard (Ages 9 to 12)

Reptiles are everywhere! Join us and meet some North American Species and learn how they adapt.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Robogals: STEM Escape Room!

With a focus on STEM and the female experience enjoy interactive, inspiring and empowering workshops that incorporate teamwork and learning in a fun and challenging way. Robogals UCalgary is a nonprofit organization run by university students aiming to reduce the gender gap within STEM.

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

Secrets of Silk (Ages 9 to 12)

Caterpillars, spiders, and weaver ants all have something in common. Silk! Let's explore the hows and whys of silk and the bugs that make it.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Seed Survivor

Learn how to grow healthy plants, where your food comes from, and the importance of agriculture in our daily lives. Participants will be provided a kit to plant and grow a sunflower seed at home! Kits will be available for pick-up from the library before the start of the program.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 11

Small Business Tuesdays: Building Resilience - Become Self-Employed as an Independent Contractor

Has your work situation changed because of COVID-19? We’ll help you consider whether to start your own independent contracting business. Learn about the difference between employment and business, how to find customers, and contract opportunities. If you’re ready to take the leap on your own, we’re here to guide you.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Small Business Tuesdays: Building Resilience - Market Research for Success

Market research can help you gain insight into changes in your industry, competition, and target market since COVID-19, and help you create effective strategies for pivoting your business. Learn the basics of market research and how to go about it in this introductory workshop.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Small Business Tuesdays: Financial Ratios and Why They Matter to Your Business

This is a basic session explaining the calculation and interpretation of financial ratios which help answer questions such as “Am I getting a return on my investment”? Learn how to calculate key financial ratios for your business, to understand the meaning of those calculations, and how to interpret the results to better manage your business.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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

This session explains the financial and non-financial information a bank or investor uses to evaluate a loan/investment request, and explains the steps are necessary to prepare a business for presentation to a lender and/or investors.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Small Business Tuesdays: Growth & Expansion - How Best to Grow Your Business

Explore the financial implications of growth of a business, tools and techniques to analyze and plan for growth, and the best times and best reasons to grow a business. Learn to determine when business expansion makes sense, how to project growth and expansion, and how to react when unexpected growth occurs.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Small Business Tuesdays: The Money Side of Business

This is an advanced session explaining the basic techniques of financial management for a business owner, including budget creation and monitoring, cash management, product/division/customer analysis, planning/forecasting, and trend analysis. Learn how to use financial management tools to evaluate your business and make informed decisions.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Solace in Chaos for Seniors: Stay, Organize, Downsize or Move

Deciding to age in place or downsize is a big decision. Join Tasleem Jessani, Principle Designer at Mango Tango Interiors, to learn how to evaluate your physical environment and determine if it is conducive to challenges associated with aging. Learn to make informed decisions of what you need to consider for your future wherever you are in life.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Song Feedback Circle with Matt Blais

An opportunity to perform a new song and receive constructive feedback. The group will thoughtfully discuss each work, note the positive, ask questions, and offer suggestions. Learning from each other, you will address challenges, find confidence, acquire helpful communication tools, and strengthen your artistic critical-analysis skills.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Speaking of Bones

Osteoporosis aka the “silent thief,” can cause bones to deteriorate over a number of years without any signs or symptoms, until a bone breaks. Unfortunately, by the time this happens, the disease is already fairly advanced. Learn the basics of bone health, knowing your risk for osteoporosis, and ways to maintain healthy bones.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Squirmy Wormy Bug Science (Ages 6 to 8)

You dig in the dirt and find a long, skinny creature squirming along. It’s a worm, right? Maybe not! Dig a little deeper into bug science and learn the difference between earthworms, millipedes, beetle larvae, and more.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Squirmy Wormy Bug Science (Ages 9 to 12)

You dig in the dirt and find a long, skinny creature squirming along. It’s a worm, right? Maybe not! Dig a little deeper into bug science and learn the difference between earthworms, millipedes, beetle larvae, and more.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Starting Out in Visual Astronomy – Introduction

Whether you have binoculars, a telescope, or are using your unaided eyes, there will be something to see in the night sky. We will teach you how to find celestial objects that you can show to friends and family. See our own Moon, the planet Saturn and its rings, the planet Jupiter and its moons, nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Starting Your Investment Journey

Investing can be part of a healthy financial future, providing you with greater personal freedom, a sense of security, and the ability to afford the things you want in life. Join us as we explore the benefits of starting your investment journey and how to avoid common investing mistakes and fraud.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Story Pals Online

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

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

Supremely Skunks (Ages 9 to 12)

Learn all about one of Alberta’s most misunderstood creatures. During this program, skunk life histories and behaviour are discussed, and participants may discover that skunks actually make good neighbours!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Tails of the Misunderstood (Ages 6 to 8)

Spiders and snakes are the most misunderstood animals on earth. We will learn some of the facts and dispel myths about these creepy, crawling, and slithering animals.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Tails of the Misunderstood (Ages 9 to 12)

Spiders and snakes are the most misunderstood animals on earth. We will learn some of the facts and dispel myths about these creepy, crawling, and slithering animals.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Take a Stand Against Family Violence

Do you want to support someone impacted by family violence and abuse, but aren't sure how? Learn how to identify forms of abuse, ways to respond positively to victims, and how to connect them to resources. Join us and take a stand. Your response to a victim can make a life-changing difference.

Audience: Adults

Talking Trash: To recycle or not to recycle?

That is the question we'll answer! If you have ever pondered over what you can recycle and why, this workshop is for you! Bring your difficult questions to a recycling talk designed to reduce your recycling anxiety and help move our community towards zero waste. Reducing our waste helps nature and our environment thrive-we can show you how.

Audience: Adults - Ages 12 and up

Tech Mentors

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The 30 Below Show

On a holiday gameshow, a clown wins a trip to… Calgary. At the airport, a cheery volunteer encourages them to find the heart of the city. Follow the clown’s journey of discovery through songs, wrong turns, and the people they meet along the way. The 30 Below Show is for all ages, and for anyone who has found a place they are proud to call home.

Audience: All Ages

The Ancient World: Medicine in Greece and Rome - Part 1

Learn how the human body was understood in Greece and Rome and the treatment of a range of medical concerns from mental illness to plagues to everyday ailments.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Ancient World: Medicine in Greece and Rome - Part 2

Learn how the human body was understood in Greece and Rome and the treatment of a range of medical concerns from mental illness to plagues to everyday ailments.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Great Outdoors: Camping with Kids

Do you want to go camping with your kids but not sure where to start? Overcome your hesitation with the ins and outs of taking your littles out into nature. Get the most from your outdoor adventure by learning what and how to pack, plan your time in the wilderness, plus real tips and tricks from moms with over 25 years of family camping experience!

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Great Outdoors: Managing Bears

Join John Paczkowski, Park Ecologist with Alberta Environment and Parks, as he discusses grizzly bears in Kananaskis and beyond. You will understand the process of grizzly bear population census and their latest counts. Then learn the local aversive conditioning program, the process to reduce bear-human incidents.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Great Outdoors: Playing where the wild things are

As humans, we are drawn to nature! Calgary is fortunate to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful wildlife mother-nature has to offer. As we explore, it’s important to learn how to co-exist with nature so we can ensure its beauty for generations to come! Learn more about using parks, how to respect and preserve wildlife-flora and fauna alike.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 12 and up

The Holocaust: Hear from Holocaust Survivor- Ann Dancyger

We are the last generation to hear testimony from Holocaust Survivors first hand. Listen as living survivor, Ann recounts the horrors of her Holocaust experience from her early days in Ratno, Ukraine, spent in hiding with her mother to her two-year walking trek to West Germany.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Kitchen Table Classroom: Slide into Summer Learning

Libraries are committed to keeping kids reading and learning all summer! Join us to learn about summer slide. Get a sneak-peek into your Library's summer plans, including great prizes and online programs for ages 0-17. The Kitchen Table Classroom is a series for parents and caregivers designed to support learning at home.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Latest Research on Effective Healthcare Communication in Multilingual Settings

English has become the default language of medical communication globally and is often used for healthcare messaging. In this talk, learn about what happens when this involves speakers whose first language is not English. Does the message get through?

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Latest Research on Parental Coping during COVID-19

Join us to learn about recent findings on the mental health of pregnant women and parents of young children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discover mindfulness interventions and a new digital health program under development.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Latest Research on Reducing the Negative Impacts of COVID-19 News with Mindfulness

Learn how building a daily mindfulness practice can be used to decrease the negative effects around COVID-19 news and boost emotional well-being during the coronavirus pandemic.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Latest Research on Robots Coming to the Rescue

Robotic systems are highly capable. However, current robots fail to operate in environments like inside collapsed buildings to perform critical and risky missions such as urban search and rescue operations after natural disasters. Join us for this talk about revolutionary humanoid and drone systems capable of operating inside confined spaces.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Latest Research on the Dark Side of Romance

Join us for a closer look at the darker side of romance. How can forgiveness, unforgiveness, and revenge factor into building healthy relationships?

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Latest Research on the Misrepresentation of Refugee Health

Approximately 1% of the world's human population has been forcibly displaced. Anti-refugee rhetoric, media coverage and policy have increased in many high-income countries like Canada. Refugees are characterized as healthcare “burdens”, or as “health risks’’, but is this true? Our research can inform these debates and correct false claims.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Latest Research on Transgender Singing Voice Transition

Learn about the current state of research on transgender singing voice transition and the research-creation project Key of T. This talk will also explore how performance plays a crucial role in community engagement.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Travels in Our Mind: Angkor Wa to Hanoi – Cambodia and Vietnam Part 1

In Part 1 of our journey, we will stand in awe of the historic Cambodian temples and sculptures at Angkor Wa. Crossing to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, we will explore the tunnels that sheltered soldiers and villagers during the civil war. Travelling north, we see how Hindu, Islamic, and Chinese cultures have been layered on ancient civilizations.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Travels in Our Mind: Angkor Wa to Hanoi – Cambodia and Vietnam Part 2

In Part 2 of our travels in Vietnam, we see both ancient and modern history through monuments, buildings, and revered sites. School children and farmers bring us to present times, as does the moving portrayal of life in valued artworks. We find relaxation on a lazy sail in Ha Long Bay, surrounded by beautiful scenes of islands and islets.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Travels in Our Mind: Discovering Newfoundland and Labrador

Never far from the sea, Discovering Newfoundland and Labrador leads us from Cornerbrook to step onto the mainland in Red Bay, Labrador. Gros Morne National Park reveals the interior of the earth. Our imaginations join Vikings in a fishing village. The Beothuk Institute teaches us our Canadian history, not far from St John’s and whale watching.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Underwater Reptiles (Ages 9 to 12)

From Sea Turtles to Anacondas to crocodiles, many reptiles and amphibians call the water home. Featuring a mix of video and photo footage as well as live animals this show takes a deep dive into the world of aquatic animals.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Using Our Immune System to Understand, Control, And Defeat COVID-19

Join the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases and the Calgary Public Library on April 29, World Immunology Day, to meet our immunologists – experts who are scientists, clinicians, community members, and parents – to hear their perspectives and ask your questions about the response to the pandemic and our path forward.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Virtual Family History Coaching

Was one of your pandemic projects creating a family history? Volunteers from Alberta Family Histories Society and Calgary Public Library staff will be available to provide one-on-one consultation via Zoom on any aspect of family history from getting started to busting those brick walls.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Virtual Reading with Royalty

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

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 8

Waking Up to Healthy Sleep

Discover what interferes with sleep and practical ways to improve your sleep. In partnership with Alberta Health Services Healthy Living Program.

Audience: Adults

Waste in our World

We care about our city and its future! That’s why it is important to learn about waste, recycling, and composting in Calgary. This interactive program will explore ways to divert waste and make our landfills safer for the environment. Saving the world starts today!

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Weaselhead Wetlands

Calgary's wetlands have a rich biodiversity right under our noses! Learn all about the Weaselhead wetlands, it's creatures, how to help protect them, and how you can explore the wetlands right here in the city.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Why Grasslands? (Ages 8 to 11)

Every day the grasslands of our province provide gifts of vast biodiversity, rich cultural heritage, and essential ecosystem services. Get ready to meet your prairie home again for the first time, and discover the relationships that lie at the heart of ‘why grasslands’ matter…now and forever...

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 11

Why Grasslands? (Ages 12 to 14)

Every day the grasslands of our province provide gifts of vast biodiversity, rich cultural heritage, and essential ecosystem services. Get ready to meet your prairie home again for the first time, and discover the relationships that lie at the heart of ‘why grasslands’ matter…now and forever...

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 14

Wild Wellness (Ages 6 to 8)

Take a mindful walk in the virtual woods and participate in a simple meditation. Participants will gather four small nature items from outside that appeal to you before the program.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Wild Wellness (Ages 9 to 12)

Take a mindful walk in the virtual woods and participate in a simple meditation. Participants will gather four small nature items from outside that appeal to you before the program.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Wildlife Rescue (Ages 6 to 8)

Join us for a close look into the inner workings of a local wildlife rehabilitation centre! During this presentation, we will explore the many reasons why animals are admitted to the hospital, how we care for wildlife patients and what to do if you find an injured wild animal.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8 independent of a parent/caregiver

Wildlife Rescue (Ages 9 to 12)

Join us for a close look into the inner workings of a local wildlife rehabilitation centre! During this presentation, we will explore the many reasons why animals are admitted to the hospital, how we care for wildlife patients and what to do if you find an injured wild animal.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Yoga at Home

Join Yoga Shala Calgary for free yoga classes from the comfort of your home, to calm both the body and mind so you can become more at ease. All ages and abilities welcome.

Audience: All Ages

Young Stars amid External Radiation and Colliding Clusters

Stars are born in a cluster of a hundreds or thousands of stars. Do stars affect nearby stars? Do clusters affect nearby clusters? Stars can irradiate nearby young stars and prevent them from forming planets. Clusters can collide with each other, such that stars pass through the edges of each other's solar systems and kick up comets and asteroids.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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