You can register for programs online, by calling 403.260.2620, or in person at your community library. You’ll need a valid Library card number and PIN for each person attending the program. Both parents/caregivers and children must have valid library memberships to register for all parented children’s programs. Library cards are free; register online or at your community library. 

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From: 08/Aug/2019 - To: 31/Oct/2019 - Subject: Careers & Small Business, Learning & Enrichment, Reading & Writing

125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta

Explore natural Alberta with Leigh McAdam, Travel Writer and Founder of HikeBikeTravel.com.

Audience: Adults

5 Pillars of Sustainable Career Mastery

Get promoted and learn how to advance into leadership opportunities in this unique series covering personal branding, developing relationships, and other hot topics for aspiring executives. In partnership with Richard Bucher.

Audience: Adults

50+ Lecture Series

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

Audience: Adults

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

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

Audience: Adults

Artist in Residence: Open Studio Inktober Evenings

Join Children's Artist in Residence Lyndsay Wasko in the studio and get one ink drawing closer to achieving your #Inktober2019 goals.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Baycrest and Canada’s National Ballet School – Sharing Dance Seniors Free Class

Are you looking for an opportunity to move, socialize, and have fun? Join us for an exciting and engaging dance session. No experience required! Free refreshments will be provided.

Audience: Adults

Book Discussion Group: Adult

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

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Resume Development

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

Audience: Adults

Career Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

Cent$ible Celebrations

Learn ways to plan a celebration while staying sane and on budget. In partnership with Credit Counselling Society.

Audience: Adults

Central Library Tour

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

Audience: Adults

Community Development Meet Ups

Connect with passionate Calgarians building better communities. Leave with new energy and ideas for your own community! In partnership with the Community Development Learning Initiative.

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

Family History Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

Get Your Career Trajectory On Track for Success

Stop working harder, and start working smarter! Discover the strategies you need to get promoted in a competitive marketplace. In partnership with Richard Bucher.

Audience: Adults

Interview Skills Workshop

Improve your employability in this interactive session that includes mock interviews. Your Social Insurance Number (SIN) and some personal information will be required on a “Register a Person” form protected by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). This information is entered into a Provincial Client tracking system to show workshop attendance. Data is collected so that Alberta Works can also identify who is benefitting from what programs and in which location. The Library does not have access to the information collected. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Job Desk

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

Audience: Adults & Teens

Law at Your Library: Owning a Condominium

Taking the next step on owing your own condominium? Come and gain an understanding of how to own your own condominium in Calgary. Calgary Legal Guidance is happy to educate you about your rights and responsibilities, common property, bylaws and regulations.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Wills and Estates

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

Audience: Adults

Law Connect 2019: Free Legal Clinic

Need legal help? Register to book a free 30-minute appointment with a lawyer. In partnership with Pro Bono Law Alberta, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, and Calgary Legal Guidance. To register, call 403.541.4804 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm from Oct 8 to Oct 18. Space is limited.

Audience: Adults

Law Connect 2019: Legal Resources Fair

Ask questions and connect with a wide range of community public legal service organizations at this four-hour fair. No registration required.

Audience: Adults

Law Connect 2019: Non-Governmental Statutory Declaration Clinic

If you are without ID, drop by the Calgary Legal Guidance booth to get your free, non-government photo identification. No appointment or registration required.

Audience: Adults

Law Connect 2019: Wills and Estates

Learn how to plan your will in this one-hour adaptation of our popular wills and estates program. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

LGBTQ2+ Basics

Explore the language, context, and history of the queer community along with tools to help develop new relationships both personally and professionally. In partnership with the Calgary Queer Arts Society.

Audience: Adults

Resume Writing Workshop

Develop a high-impact resumé formatted for an internet job search. Personal information/social insurance number required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Rethinking Your Thinking: Introduction to Design Thinking

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

Audience: Adults

Rethinking Your Thinking: Introduction to Human Communications

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

Audience: Adults

Shakespeare for Everyone: Shakespeare and London

Join members of the Department of English at the University of Calgary as they delve into their favourite Shakespeare plays. Do their choices match yours? Enjoy lively discussions and thought-provoking themes and then decide which one comes out on top! Selecting Henry V as his text, Dr.Ben Blyth looks at the relationship between Shakespeare and London.

Audience: Adults

Shakespeare for Everyone: Shakespeare and Performance

Join members of the Department of English at the University of Calgary as they delve into their favourite Shakespeare plays. Do their choices match yours? Enjoy lively discussions and thought-provoking themes and then decide which one comes out on top! Choosing Othello as her text, Dr. Susan Bennett explores Shakespeare and Performance.

Audience: Adults

Shining a Light on Dyslexia

Join us for expert presentations and informative discussions, focusing on the neurobiological learning disability known as dyslexia. Dyslexia affects 20 percent of the population and represents 80-90 percent of all those with learning disabilities. Presenters Dr. Gabrielle Wilcox PsyD, NCSP, R.Psych, Sara Peden R.Psych, Dr. Elka Walsh and Vance Beblow will open the floor to Q&A and discussion following the screening of the documentary The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia explores the complex and often challenging world faced by those who have dyslexia. James Redford, the son of Hollywood actor Robert Redford, directed the film which emphasizes specific areas where dyslexic people excel and suggests thoughtful strategies for their success. In conjunction with Dyslexia Awareness Month, with the support of the Calgary Public Library, Dyslexia Canada and Decoding Dyslexia Alberta this workshop provides opportunities to connect with parents, educators and others interested in learning and engaging in discussions about Dyslexia.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Employment Law for Small Business Owners

Learn about employment standards, employer liabilities, human rights, and privacy issues. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Swingin' Sundays

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

Audience: Adults

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

The Alberta University of the Arts

Enjoy this illustrated talk that explores the lesser known aspects of more than a century of institutional history beginning in 1916. In partnership with the Chinook Country Historical Society.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Your Health: Your Microbiome with Dr. Kathy McCoy

Your gut microbiome is home to millions of unique bacteria that can help to keep you well. Learn how to maintain a healthy microbiome. In partnership with the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases. To register go to https://snyder.ucalgary.ca/communitylectures-library.

Audience: Adults

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