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From: 08/Aug/2019 - To: 31/Oct/2019 - Subject: Events - Author Readings, Events - Arts & Culture, 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

2019 Author in Residence Launch

Please join us as we welcome Jaspreet Singh as our 2019 Author in Residence. Jaspreet will read from his memoir-in-progress, and outline plans for his residency. Includes a book signing.

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

Alumni Weekend at UCalgary (September 5 to 8)

Join us on September 5 as we kick-off Alumni Weekend at the Central Library for the Arch Awards, celebrating UCalgary’s most aspiring alumni. Learn more at alumni.ucalgary.ca/aw19.

Audience: Adults

Beakerhead + EMMEDIA: Mapping Virtual Illusions Workshop?

Drop by to learn about the tools and methods of projection mapping - the astonishing art of creating illusions through the wrapping of virtual content around a real world object or surface – in this introductory session. In partnership with EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society and Beakerhead.

Audience: All Ages

Beakerhead + EMMEDIA: Spectral Illuminations IV

Stroll around the beautiful, historic and – for one night only – magically lit up Memorial Park Library for some mesmerizing projection art. Inspired by the building, artists explore the library through light with the support of EMMEDIA, a media art centre in Calgary. In partnership with EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society and Beakerhead.?

Audience: All Ages

Book Discussion Group: Adult

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

Audience: Adults

Break the Cycle: Spend Less and Save More

Learn the top five goals needed in every financial plan, and discover ten habits to help you save money and reduce expenses. In partnership with Money Mentors.

Audience: Adults

Calgary European Film Festival: Mug

A Polish film by Malgorzata Szumowska from 2018 about the first person in Poland to receive a face transplant.

Audience: Adults

Calgary European Film Festival: Stranger in Paradise

A Dutch film by Guido Hendrikx from 2016 about new immigrants learning about Europe in a classroom.

Audience: Adults

Calgary, the Ring Road, and the Tsuut'ina Nation

Through the history of the Southwest Ring Road, explore the long and at times troubling history of the relationship between Calgary and the Tsuut'ina Nation. Led by Jesse Salus.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Interview Skills

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

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: LinkedIn

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

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Resume Development

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

Audience: Adults

Career Cafe: Retail Management Careers

Explore what it takes to pursue or advance a career in the retail environment. 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 letters. Sign up on the day on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Chinese Movie Day

Join us for a special film screening to learn more about the mystery and charisma of Chinese culture. Presented with the Chinese Consulate General in Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Christmas Without Credit

Plan your holiday expenses to avoid debt in January. In partnership with Credit Counselling Society.

Audience: Adults

CIFF: Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Directed by Ang Lee. USA. 134 minutes. Set against the sweeping vistas of the Rocky Mountains, two young men - a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy meet in the summer of 1963 and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. 14A.

Audience: Adults

CIFF: Inception (2010)

Directed by Christopher Nolan. USA. 148 minutes. A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O. PG.

Audience: Adults

CIFF: Passchendaele (2008)

Directed by Paul Gross. Canada. 114 minutes. Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for a single battle. 14A.

Audience: Adults

CIFF: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Directed by Andrew Dominik. USA. 160 minutes. Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader. 14A.

Audience: Adults

CIFF: The Revenant (2015)

Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. USA. 156 minutes. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. 14A.

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

Dementia Friendly & Elder Friendly Communities

Join The Brenda Strafford Foundation to learn about how development plans for ‘Clifton Village’ will support an Elder Friendly Community in Forest Lawn and other innovative developments.

Audience: Adults

Downtown Library Walking Tours

Enjoy walking tours of the East Village and Beltline communities surrounding Central and Memorial Park Libraries, and discover their unique literary and cultural histories.

Audience: Adults

Drop-In My First Music Lessons: Piano

Drop-In for a music lesson with a volunteer piano coach. Short lessons will be taught on a first come, first served basis. Piano is provided. This is part of the Honens Open Air Event.

Audience: All Ages

Drop-In Piano Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano? Drop by for free music lessons with experienced piano teachers care of the Honens International Piano Competition & Festival and Morin Music Studio.

Audience: All Ages

Dyslexia

Learn the signs of the most common classroom disability, how to help, and enjoy a screening of The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. Led by Dr. Gabrielle Wilcox, UCalgary, and a panel of experts.

Audience: Adults

Explore Energy Data Through Visualization: Data, Facts, and Graphs, Oh My!

Join energy and data visualization experts from the University of Calgary and the National Energy Board to explore and discuss Canada’s energy sector through interactive data visualizations. Learn how data transforms into stories and trends by: • Travelling through time to explore how Canada’s energy future may unfold; • Tracking movements of Canada’s oil and electricity imports and exports to discover the flow of energy products; • Tracing the origin of pipeline incidents, and more.

Audience: Adults

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

Film Expo: Interested in the Filmmaking Industry?

Join Calgary Film to explore opportunities and learn about various jobs and skills involved in the filmmaking industry – including shooting film, television and other screen-based content.

Audience: Adults

Film Screening: Robbery of the Heart

Robbery of the Heart follows Holocaust survivors, and their families, as they return to their home town of Wetter, Germany on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, and the reopening of the synagogue. The American filmmaker, Micah Brandt, will be present to meet the audience and talk about the many elements of this moving film. Please visit http://www.robberyoftheheart.com/ for more information.

Audience: Adults

Fresh Frames

Join the Quickdraw Animation Society for our yearly screening of incredible, wild and wacky animations produced by local youth, paired with a spirited selection of animated shorts from the National Film Board of Canada archive.

Audience: All Ages

Frontenac House Presents Quartet 2019

Join us for the launch of four bold new poetry books: Against Forgetting by Keith Garebian, Baddie One Shoe by Natalie Meisner, common brown house moths by Laura Zacharin, and Waterline Immersion by Conrad Scott.

Audience: Adults

Fun With Code: Adults Only

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

Audience: Adults

Game Changing Books: The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Equiano’s autobiography, incorporating moral argument, gave voice to the horrors of slavery, and was a critical text in the abolishment of the slave trade. Led by Dr. David Clemis, Mount Royal University.

Audience: Adults

Game Changing Books: The Strange Career of Jim Crow

C. Vann Woodward’s history of racial segregation in the United States challenged the idea that segregation was a natural condition of the American South. Led by Dr. Joe Anderson, Mount Royal University.

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

Getting Started with LinkedIn

Learn to connect, find employment, and build professional relationships using this social networking website. Personal information/SIN is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

GlobalFest Human Rights Forum

Join us for a full day of discussions and exploration on how to break the cycle of hate within our community. Presented by UNAC-C. Visit globalfest.ca/human-rights-forum/ for more information.

Audience: Adults

Guitar Class

Learn basic cords and simple tunes in this beginner class.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 12 and up

Hercules as Cinematic and Night Sky Star

Learn about the constellation Hercules in our September skies by joining us for starry-filled tales in literature and film. In partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society.

Audience: Adults

Historic Walking Tour: Memorial Park Library and Central Memorial Park

Join us for a walking tour of the history and architectural features of Memorial Park Library and Central Memorial Park. Archival photographs will provide perspective.

Audience: All Ages

History Matters: Signals intelligence and You

Signals intelligence – what Bletchley Park did against the Nazi Enigma machine –shapes power politics, and our daily lives as both actors and targets. Explore surveillance capitalism and surveillance society with Dr. John Ferris, UCalgary.

Audience: Adults

Holiday Spending Treadmill

Join us for strategies on how to have a debt-free holiday and avoid going from Noël to nightmare when the bills arrive. In partnership with Money Mentors.

Audience: Adults

Home Improvement Information Session

Drop in for free session to ask questions and get advice from trade inspectors and bylaw experts about home renovations. In partnership with the City of Calgary.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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’m With the Band: Sounds of the 70's

Join us and other musicians in the band. Bring any instrument to play your favorite folk tunes. Music chords and structure provided.

Audience: Adults - Ages 16 and up

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

Investment Scams

Protect yourself and your hard-earned money from the leading cause of fraud in Alberta, risky investments, including real estate and property scams. In partnership with the Alberta Securities Commission.

Audience: Adults

It’s a Science Takeover: A Little Taste of Quantum Mysteries, Applications and Beyond

Join Parisa Zarkeshian, as she explains quantum mechanics, the iconic “Schrödinger’s Cat” thought experiment and spooky action between two far distant particles. She will also discuss new quantum technologies and where they will go into the future. Parisa Zarkeshian, is a PhD candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Institute for Quantum Science and Technology.

Audience: Adults

It’s a Science Takeover: Kilauea

Explore the world of volcanoes with a fascinating look at the 2018 eruption of Kilauea in Hawaii. Led by geologist Dr. Rajeev Nair, Department of Geoscience, UCalgary.

Audience: Adults

It’s a Science Takeover: Oceans in the Anthropocene: Impacts and Routes to Mitigation

How do human activities and global changes affect our oceans? Jagos Radovic will address that question and talk about research being done at the University of Calgary to better understand the effects of human activities and what innovative solutions are being developed to mitigate their negative impacts. Jagos Radovic, PhD, is a research associate in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary.

Audience: Adults

It’s a Science Takeover: Parasites and the Immune System: the Battle Explained

Parasites and the immune system have been at war for millions of years. Come and see Dr. James Wasmuth (team parasite) and Dr. Constance Finney (team immune system) battle it out to convince you which is the most AMAZING! Constance Finney is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and James Wasmuth is an associate professor in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, at the University of Calgary. Both are Host-Parasite Interactions Network (HPI) Faculty members.

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: Immigration Law - Applying for a Temporary Resident Visa

Learn about Temporary Resident Visa applications, including letters of invitation and in-Canada requests for extensions. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Landlord and Tenant

Learn your rights, responsibilities, and legal procedures as a tenant and a landlord. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

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: Personal Directives and Power of Attorney

Learn how to plan for possible loss of independence and appoint substitute decision-makers for your personal, medical, and financial matters. 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

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

Library Instrument Petting Zoo

Explore the musical instruments from the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library, including violins, guitars, ukuleles, drums, and more! Music volunteers on hand to provide guidance.

Audience: All Ages

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

LinkedIn for Work Search

Use your existing LinkedIn account to understand and maximize your personal brand online. Personal information/SIN is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Living Fully: Defying Depression

Learn the signs and symptoms of depression and what you can do if you feel like you or someone you love are struggling. In partnership with the Calgary Counselling Centre.

Audience: Adults

Living on a Reduced Income

Learn strategies to cope financially when you experience a loss or reduction in your earnings. In partnership with the Credit Counselling Society.

Audience: Adults

Making Healthy Choices: Food Finance

Discover how to create healthy and financially sustainable meal plans for you and your family. In partnership with Credit Counselling Society.

Audience: Adults

Mandy Stobo: Passion Portraits

Join Calgary-based artist Mandy Stobo for this hands-on workshop exploring collage and augmented reality.

Audience: Adults

Memorial Pride

Kick off Pride Week by enjoying a series of free performances, artistry, activations, and education at this inclusive two-day event in Central Memorial Park. In partnership with Calgary Pride.

Audience: All Ages

Migration Stories: A creative writing workshop

Novelist Jaspreet Singh will conduct a creative writing workshop, with a special focus on migration, and the balance between fact and fiction, invention and truth, what happened and what could have happened. How does one bring life to characters and their objects and places? This workshop is for beginners. All ages welcome.

Audience: All Ages

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

Mysteries of Chinese Opera Revealed!

Discover the intricacies of Chinese Opera’s most intriguing form. A fascinating look behind the scenes of Peking Opera.

Audience: Adults

NaNoWriMo: Dynamic Dialogue Workshop

Learn how to make your characters sound less like robots and more like real people, and write conversations that you'd actually want to listen to.

Audience: Adults

NaNoWriMo: Q and A with Calgary NaNoWriMo

Panicked about 50,000 words in one month? Bring all your questions and come find out why we know you can do it.

Audience: Adults

NaNoWriMo: Striking Settings Workshop

Feel like your story takes place in front of a blank wall? Learn how to bring background details alive and make your setting sparkle.

Audience: Adults

Newcomer Artist in Residence Samuel Obadero: Studio Sneak Peak

Join Samuel Obadero during his open studio hours as he works you through his process for a photoshoot from start to finish with a hands-on approach. In partnership with CADA.

Audience: All Ages

Pixar in a Box: The Art of Storytelling

What makes a story great? What makes someone a good storyteller? Explore the storytelling process at Pixar and gain insight on how to write stronger stories in this course. Participants in this class will be completing Khan Academy's online course, "The art of storytelling" together in a study group. Personal laptop and headphones should be brought to the program, or Chromebooks can be provided.

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

Podcast Live! with Stop Podcasting Yourself

Stop Podcasting Yourself is a 3-time Canadian Comedy Award winning podcast based out of Vancouver, BC. The weekly free form comedy podcast, which features a different guest each week, has fans around the world and is the only Canadian podcast featured on the Maximum Fun network.

Audience: Adults

PodCasting for Fun — Introduction to Audio Documentary

Join us for this hands-on workshop to discover how to take the interviews and turn them into a short-narrated documentary.

Audience: Adults

PodCasting for Fun — Planning Your Podcast

Join us for this hands-on workshop to learn more about the Central Library’s audio recording and post-production studios, acquire new tools and technical skills, and start transforming your great idea into a podcast.

Audience: Adults

PodCasting for Fun — The Interview

Join us to discover tools and strategies to structure and conduct your interviews so they feel as natural as conversation.

Audience: Adults

Polyglot: Multilingual Readings by Calgary Writers

Jaspreet Singh, who speaks almost five languages, will host local writers who engage with two or more languages in their work, including Helen Hajnoczky (Hungarian), paulo da costa (Portuguese), Sharanpal Ruprai (Punjabi) and Trent Fox (Stoney Nakoda).

Audience: Adults

PrintedWord: The Salon Series with Heather Huston and Doug Neilson

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 12 Alberta printmakers and 12 writers. Print(ed) Word is a collection of 12 handmade artist books now on permanent display at 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

PrintedWord: The Salon Series with Wendy Tokaryk and Caitlynn Cummings

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 12 Alberta printmakers and 12 writers. Print(ed) Word is a collection of 12 handmade artist books now on permanent display at 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

Reducing Conflict at Work and Home

Learn strategies to help you resolve disputes in any environment using a curriculum developed for Conflict Resolution Day. In partnership with the Community Mediation Calgary 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

Rozsa Arts at the Library: Kate Ryan

Join internationally renowned circus artist Kate Ryan as she shares her energetic, family-friendly hoola-hoop performance. Presented by Mary Rozsa de Coquet. No registration required.

Audience: All Ages

Second Chances with Kerry Gladue

Kerry Gladue, a second generation residential school survivor as well as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, shares his profound story of moving from a place of trauma and addiction to a life of hope and healing.

Audience: Adults

Shakespeare for Everyone: Shakespeare and Film

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 Macbeth as his text, Dr. Michael Ullyot explores Shakespeare and Film.

Audience: Adults

Shakespeare for Everyone: Shakespeare and Freud

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 Hamlet as his text, Dr. David Sigler looks at Shakespeare and Freud.

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

Shakespeare for Everyone: Shakespeare and Women

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 As you Like it as her text, Dr. Kirsten Inglis discusses Shakespeare and Women.

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

Small Business Tuesdays: Myth Busting — Government Procurement

The Government of Canada has more than 100 departments and agencies buying goods and services, directly. Learn how to find opportunities to do business with the Government of Canada. In partnership with the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, Western Region – Public Services and Procurement Canada – Government of Canada.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Myth Busting — The Government as my Client

Do you think you your business is too small to supply goods or services to the Government of Canada? You might be wrong. Learn how you can do business with this national client. In partnership with the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, Western Region – Public Services and Procurement Canada – Government of Canada.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: The Top 5 Common Mistakes Startups Make

Learn why cash is king, why you can't do everything, and how to thrive while operating at a loss. For entrepreneurs within the first three years of operation. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Understanding Financial Statements

Learn the basic terms and concepts of financial statements to understand why you need a balance sheet, and why your cash is not equal to your profit. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Stories from Southern Alberta Ranchlands

Explore stories of the pioneers that made the ranchlands their home, creating a vibrant ranching industry, and conserving the land for future generations. In partnership with the Chinook Country Historical Society.

Audience: Adults

Swingin' Sundays

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

Audience: Adults

Talking Books Group

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

Audience: Adults

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 90 Day Plan

Hit the ground running when you start a new position by building strong relationships and creating a brand that will carry you to success. In partnership with Richard Bucher.

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

The Trudeau Formula: Seduction and Betrayal in an Age of Discontent with Martin Lukacs

As an investigative journalist who has covered Canadian politics for more than a decade, Martin Lukacs questions whether centrism and the current Trudeau government has the answers to the crises of inequality, racism, and climate breakdown—or the rise of an angry right. Includes a book signing.

Audience: Adults

Think Big: Your Brain on Cannabis

A year after cannabis legalization in Canada, and with edibles and other weed products on the way, what do we know for sure about cannabis and the brain? With host Jay Ingram and experts from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education. Doors open 6:00 pm and program start 6:30 pm.

Audience: Adults

Truth, touch and time with T J Jablonski

Renowned physician, Dr. Ted Jablonski, transforms his personal and medical experiences into poems, articles, and short stories in this beautifully crafted collection.

Audience: Adults

UKE JAM!

Join the Calgary Ukulele Festival for weekly ukulele jams in August. Limited experience required. On lovely summer days, the group may jam in Central Memorial Park. In partnership with the Calgary Association of Life Long Learners.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 13 and up

Understanding Your Health: The Heart with Dr. Paul Fedak

Learn about various heart conditions that can affect young and old, and keep your heart beating 10,000 times a day! In partnership with the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases. To register go to https://snyder.ucalgary.ca/communitylectures-library.

Audience: Adults

Understanding Your Health: The Liver with Dr. Sam Lee

The liver helps your body by providing energy, fighting off infections and toxins, clotting the blood, and regulating hormones. Learn how to safeguard the health of this vital organ. In partnership with the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases. To register go to https://snyder.ucalgary.ca/communitylectures-library.

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

Wall(s) with Cam Christiansen and Marcello Di Cintio

A screening of the highly acclaimed animated documentary Wall, followed by a discussion between the film director Christiansen and Walls author Di Cintio regarding the reality of the wall separating Israel and Palestine.

Audience: Adults

Who You Know Can Help You Grow

Leverage current relationships, learn how to increase professional contacts, and expand your tool box of modern networking tools. In partnership with Manpower Alberta.

Audience: Adults

Yoga at Central Library!

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

Audience: Adults & Teens

You and the Blue: Domestic Conflict Unit

Join Calgary Police Service officers from the Domestic Conflict Unit as they discuss the work of the Domestic Conflict Response team, the problem of elder abuse, and how habitual offenders are managed. In partnership with the Calgary Police Service. This program is intended for a mature audience, ages 16+.

Audience: Adults

You and the Blue: Strategic Enforcement Unit

Join Calgary Police Service officers from the Strategic Enforcement Unit as they discuss the work of the Drug, Gang Enforcement, and Gang Suppression Teams. In partnership with the Calgary Police Service. This program is intended for a mature audience, ages 16+.

Audience: Adults

Zero to Hero

Experience a program that empowers women who have survived domestic abuse by learning about psychological coping skills, financial literacy, and self-defense. Men also welcome. In partnership with Gems to Gems.

Audience: Adults

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