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From: 21/Oct/2020 - To: 28/Dec/2020

A Conversation with “Tina Guyani Collective”

Join our artist talk with 2020 Indigenous Artist in Residence (Seth and Glenna Cardinal) as they virtually sit down with Library CEO Mark Asberg to discuss HEALING THROUGH ART. Their art installation titled: For 210 Chaguzagha-tsi tina (For 210 Weaselhead Road) is currently on display at the Central Library for the month of October.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Adapting to Change: Building Resiliency

Evaluate your ability to adapt to constant change. Discover some tools we can leverage to be as flexible and adaptable as we can. Would it surprise you to know that you have always been good at it? In the end, we cannot always see some changes coming, but we can be more prepared when they do come.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Adapting to Change: Relationship Building

Examine communication strategies for strengthening connections both face to face and virtually. Networking has changed. What are some new strategies for the times we live in? Let’s build strong relationships and open up new and exciting opportunities for our personal and professional growth.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Adapting to Change: Workplace Culture

Explore what has changed in the world of work and what has stayed the same. What are the expectations we all need to be aware of to succeed in our careers and even move ahead? In short, what do our organizations need from us and what do we need from them?

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Adventures in Mapmaking

Join Historian in Residence Shaun Hunter to find out about her project to map Calgary’s literary landmarks. Shaun will share her motivation behind the project, and a few of the treasures she’s found in the city’s storied landscape.

Audience: Adults

Along the Western Front with Leah Hennel

Join author, photographer, and Albertan Leah Hennel as she shares insights from her new book Along the Western Front. Explore this stunning debut collection of photography which represents a fresh perspective on contemporary cowboy culture and the modern ranching lifestyle throughout central and southern Alberta.

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

Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Holy Land in Victorian Popular Culture

As archaeologists explored Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Holy Land in the Nineteenth century, the results of these discoveries were explored in Victorian popular culture. From world’s fairs to design, from mummy stories to opera, from secret societies to scholarly communities, McGeough will explore Victorian readings of the ancient Middle East.

Audience: All Ages

Arachnids All Around (Ages 6 to 8)

Pop quiz: how many legs do spiders and scorpions have? “Easy,” you say. “Eight, because they’re both arachnids.” You’re right, so here’s a tougher one: what do their pedipalps look like? Tune in to see for yourself with real live tarantulas, scorpions, and other awesome arachnids.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Arachnids All Around (Ages 9 to 12)

Pop quiz: how many legs do spiders and scorpions have? “Easy,” you say. “Eight, because they’re both arachnids.” You’re right, so here’s a tougher one: what do their pedipalps look like? Tune in to see for yourself with real live tarantulas, scorpions, and other awesome arachnids.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Astro Pi: Send Your Code into Orbit!

Code a program in Python. Your message will reach the International Space Station! Please use your laptop or desktop computer as the website may not work with a tablet or phone.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Astronomy of the Autumn Sky

The leaves are falling, maybe you’ll catch a falling star too! Learn about what’s up in the Autumn sky.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

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

Bat Basics (Ages 7 to 12)

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Best Frenemies: All About Wasps (Ages 6 to 8)

We love to hate wasps, but these scary bugs are important to the ecosystem. We'll dissect a nest and learn more!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Best Frenemies: All About Wasps (Ages 9 to 12)

We love to hate wasps, but these scary bugs are important to the ecosystem. We'll dissect a nest and learn more!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Better Choices, Better Health®: Chronic Disease

This six-week workshop will explore different techniques to manage your health while living with a chronic health condition. Learn and practice ways to manage symptoms, reduce fatigue and feel better.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Better Choices, Better Health®: Chronic Pain

This six-week workshop will help you discover techniques to control your chronic pain, and to manage your overall health while making everyday tasks easier.

Audience: Adults

Big Brain Music

Join Composer in Residence Daniel Pelton and Juno Award-winning composer Allan Gordon Bell whose music evokes our Canadian surroundings, to remind us of the beauty we so often neglect. This discussion will focus on how one might manifest an ethereal concept into tangible musical expression.

Audience: Adults

Blackfoot Language and Culture Class

Learn online all about the Blackfoot language and culture in this six-week virtual series. This program is offered online via Zoom. If you do not have access to a computer and wish to participate, please call the Library Hotline at 403.260.2600.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Book Discussion Group: Adult

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

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: Field Notes from a Pandemic with Ethan Lou

Join author Ethan Lou in discussion with freelance journalist Cailynn Klingbeil as he discusses the societal effects of COVID-19, and takes us on a mesmerizing journey around a world that will never be the same.

Audience: Adults

Books & Ideas: Saskatchewan Book with George Webber

Bright colours, sun-baked facades, and endless horizons. Experience over 30 years of photographic work by George Webber that will transport you across the boundaries of time. Listen and immerse yourself in memorable photographs from "Saskatchewan Book". Join the presentation in-person or by live-stream with a Q&A hosted by The Camera Store.

Audience: Adults

Books & Ideas: The Writer’s Library with Nancy Pearl

America’s favourite librarian Nancy Pearl interviewed a host of notable authors to discover the books that shaped and inspired them. Pearl joins local librarian Rosemary Griebel to discuss this celebration of writers, readers, libraries, and bookstores. Come prepared to build your “to read” list!

Audience: Adults

Canadian Immigration Process: Family Class Sponsorship & Super Visa

Join this online program to understand those who can sponsor and who can be sponsored under the family class category including the requirements for a super visa.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Cancer Clinical Trials: From Bench to the Clinic for Real World Patients

Cancer treatments are evolving at an incredible pace. What is Calgary doing to advance the development of new medicines through clinical trials? Join experts from the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the University of Calgary’s Department of Oncology as they share the latest on cancer clinical trials and an update on the new Calgary Cancer Centre.

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

Character Design Workshop

Design your very own character with the help of Children's Artist in Residence Jordan Wieben, then use it to create a personalized greeting card. Please supply your own paper, pencils, coloured pencils and/or markers.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 8 to 12 with a parent/caregiver

Classifying Creepy Crawlies

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

Coding Kids 2030: Save Our Oceans

Learn how to reduce plastic usage by making a fun game in Scratch!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Communicating through Music: Indigenous and Western Music

Join musicians Jared Tailfeathers and Darcy Turning Robe in conversation with Composer in Residence Daniel Pelton as they explore the common ground between Western European and Indigenous music, to increase understanding of both. Includes live performances.

Audience: Adults

Constellations of the Night Sky

Learn about the mythological history and how to observe the constellations and patterns of the night sky.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

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

Dinosaurs 101

Learn about dinosaurs, both from Alberta and abroad, from a professional paleontologist.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

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

Employment Law for Newcomers

Join this online program to learn about the significant Employment Standards code, inter alias, changes to averaging arrangements, rest periods, holiday pay, payments upon termination, deductions from earnings, and temporary layoff.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Exoplanets

Explore planets beyond our Solar System! How do astronomers find them, and could they hold life?

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Exploring Religion: A Mysterious Medieval Mural – More than Witches and Eroticism!

Recently a medieval mural was discovered in Tuscany, and many thought it dealt with fertility and eroticism, but it also speaks of politics and gender in a series of historic firsts. This talk will focus on the extent to which religious concepts can inform our culture.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Exploring Religion: Coins of the Bible

Money and religion share a long history. In this talk, explore the coinage of the Holy Land beginning with ancient Persian coins – the only coins referenced in the Old Testament and examine four stunning coins directly linked with Jesus in the New Testament.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Exploring Religion: Early Modern Women Religious Leaders in the Hispanic World

From visionaries, theologians, and Intellectuals, to poets and dissenters; explore the world women religious leaders in Spain and Latin America between 1400 and 1700.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Exploring Religion: Religion and Technology

Explore questions around the complex relationship between technology and religion. How does technology affect our understanding and practice of religion? What does being religious or spiritual mean in the age of pandemics when so many of our interactions are virtual?

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Exploring Religion: Revelation in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Library shelves are full of many types of books but what kind of books are on the shelves of synagogues, churches, and mosques? Explore the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and consider the view of revelation in each faith tradition.

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 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.

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

Girls in STEM: Blood Clot Simulation

Join our presenter for a fun demonstration to learn how to build a lava lamp at home to simulate blood clots formed in the body. You will learn about the chemistry and biology behind the experiment, and who made these incredible discoveries.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Girls in STEM: Popsicle Stick Catapults

Explore the world of physics through building your own simple machine! Join our presenter in this hands-on demonstration building a catapult at home and learn about the physics behind it. Materials required: Popsicle sticks, rubber bands, a plastic spoon.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Halloween Sky

This Halloween we have a Full Moon! Also explore some creepy looking nebulae imaged with the Hubble Space Telescope!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

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: Heart Healthy Eating

Join us to learn more about heart healthy foods that also improve cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides.

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

Hour of Code: Avatar

With Scratch, make an avatar to introduce yourself in creative and fun ways. Learn how to design characters, make them move, code background changes, and much more!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

How Bagpipes Work

Learn about the history of bagpipes, how they produce sound, and hear some popular melodies.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

How Farmers Care for Their Animals (Ages 12 to 17)

Learn about livestock welfare in Alberta with experts from Alberta Farm Animal Care.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

How Farmers Care for Their Animals (Ages 6 to 11)

Learn about livestock welfare in Alberta with experts from Alberta Farm Animal Care.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 11

Intro to Acting: Build a Monologue

Create an exciting monologue for an original character and get ready to rehearse!

Audience: Teens - Ages 11 to 17

Intro to Acting: Create a Character

Use drama activities to create an original character: voice, gesture, backstory, secrets, and more.

Audience: Teens - Ages 11 to 17

Intro to Acting: Drama Games… Virtually!

Who says you can’t play drama games on screen? We’ll show you how! Get creative and have some fun.

Audience: Teens - Ages 11 to 17

Intro to Acting: Rehearse & Perform a Monologue

Discover how to build an exciting performance filled with tension and conflict.

Audience: Teens - Ages 11 to 17

Introduction to Chess

Don't know how to play chess? Learn how to move the pieces and play online. For the absolute beginner only.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 10

Introduction to Chess Strategy

You know how to play a simple game. Now it's time to learn basic tactics!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 10

Introduction to Storytelling for Adults

One of the most powerful acts is sharing experiences through story. Every one of us is a storyteller, but what makes a story come alive? Join one of Canada’s best storytellers, Richard Van Camp, as he discusses the craft and basic elements of a good narrative and how to turn a tiny tale into a compelling whopper.

Audience: Adults

Jesus and John Wayne: An Afternoon with Dr Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Join author Dr Du Mez as she delivers The Iwaasa Lecture on Urban Theology and discusses her new book Jesus and John Wayne which explores the history of white evangelical popular culture, gender, and politics. With Professor Carolyn Muessig, Chair of Christian Thought, Department of Classics and Religion, University of Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Job Desk Online

Online Job Desk lets you chat one-on-one with a career coach so you can get expert advice at home. Whether you need help writing a stand-out resume, building interviewing skills, or getting started with your job search, our career experts can guide you with a 30-minute, one-on-one session. Use the link in the blue box below to register.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Law at Your Library: Child Custody and Parenting

Learn about rights and responsibility regarding children when a relationship ends in Alberta. Find out about custody, guardianship, and parenting plans.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Law at Your Library: Child, Partner, and Spousal Support

Learn about the law and financial support in Alberta. Find out about child support and partner and spousal support.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Law at Your Library: Property Division

Learn the law and property division when a relationship ends in Alberta. Find out how to divide property and manage debts for married and unmarried people.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Law at Your Library: Wills and Estates

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Living Fully: Learning to Love Yourself

The way you think and feel about yourself can impact every aspect of your life, work, and relationships. If our self-esteem is low, it can be difficult to find value in who we are. Learn strategies to build confidence and develop positive thoughts and feelings about yourself.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Mars: The Red Planet

Will we become Martians? Explore what NASA has discovered about the world next door.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Meteor Showers!

It’s the Geminid Meteor Shower this week! Learn how to watch the sky for meteors during annual meteor showers.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Mindfulness: Finding the Ease of Compassion

When our capacity for loving kindness meets challenging times, compassion can arise, and it helps to ease the experience of stress and pain. Explore how to recognize and grow your own capacity for compassion and build practices for its development. In doing this, learn how to thrive through comfort and care for ourselves and others.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Mindfulness: Introduction to Mindfulness - Part 1

You are not lost in thought, distracted, or forgetful. This is the foundation of a mindfulness practice. You will become better at building attention and awareness to the moments of your life. This will have a direct influence on how you wisely move through the world and ultimately who you are becoming.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Mini-Medical School: Mental Health and the Microbiome

Your gut is home to trillions of bacteria, which make up a large ecosystem called the microbiome. These bacteria are key players in your mood & mental health. They can relieve the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, but they might also make them worse. Explore this unique relationship with Drs. Kathy McCoy, PhD and Valerie Taylor, MD.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Mini-Medical School: Vaping Associated Lung Disease

Research is now indicating that vaping and e-cigarette use is linked to severe and life-threatening lung disease. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Paul Kubes, PhD and Dr. Patrick Michelle, MD, to learn more about what happens during chronic inflammation, and the potential long term affects vaping can have on your lungs and overall health.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Moons of the Solar System

Explore the Solar System’s amazing and potentially life containing Moons as we travel from the Sun to beyond Pluto.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Music in the Digital Age

Composer in Residence Daniel Pelton speaks with Rachel Hardy, a young composer who has gained fame from her YouTube and social media presence, and as winner of the prestigious Westworld scoring contest. Their conversation will focus on pursuing music in the digital age and how to grow and monetize an online presence.

Audience: Adults

Navigating the Seas of Publishing with Lori Hahnel

You’ve written, revised, sought feedback, redrafted and polished. Now comes the hard part: getting your work published. This discussion of the realities of publishing in an increasingly uncertain environment, including how to find the right market and dealing with editors and agents, is for writers in any genre.

Audience: Adults

Outdoor Family Storytime at the Library

Come join us for stories, rhymes, and finger plays the whole family can enjoy.

Audience: All Ages

Personal Finance: Effective Tax Strategies

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Personal Finance: Know Your Money

Stretch your dollars! Develop the financial knowledge to be able to make informed decisions about money. Learn about credit scores, income tax, financial services, pay stubs and more. Become a good money manager!

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Personal Finance: Managing Your Finances in Retirement

For Seniors who want to better understand the different stages of retirement, how to better manage their finances, and why it is so important.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Personal Finance: Stretching into Savings

Stretch your dollars! Learn how to set savings goals, make a budget, pay yourself first, invest your savings and more.

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: The Journey Out of Debt

Stretch your dollars! Learn how credit works, how debt accumulates, how to assess the amount of debt you have, how to deal with creditors and what repayment options there are. Take control of your finances!

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Pet Costume Parade

Halloween fun is not cancelled, and the Library has found a way to make it better than ever! Dress up your four footed and winged friends for a pet costume parade through Central Memorial Park. After the parade, visit Park by Sidewalk Citizen for a special pumpkin dog treat.

Audience: All Ages

Philosophy Now: Do We Always Have to Engage with the Other Side?

Open-mindedness is usually presented as an intellectual virtue. We should open-mindedly hear out people we disagree with just in case they’re right, so that we can learn from them and correct our possibly mistaken opinions. In this talk it is suggested that being closed-minded is not automatically a failing, but sometimes intellectually required.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Philosophy Now: Philosophy in a Perfect Storm - From Plato to Us

Four years ago, a substantial number of political observers had to confront the idea that we had entered a disturbing new age of fake news and post-truth, and half a year ago everyone had to confront the reality of COVID-19. This talk explores some of the complex philosophical interrelations between these two unexpected phenomena.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Philosophy Now: The Liminal City

Explore the hostile relations that exist between the city considered as a body of laws organized around private property, and those people who live in the margins. This talk will proceed by looking at structural analogies between the city’s methods of preventing unwanted plants and animals with the methods of preventing unwanted human populations.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Philosophy Now: Why Aristotle Thought Bankers Were Evil

Philosophers are famously poor, so what could a long dead philosopher possibly have to teach us about money? Quite a bit, actually. This talk introduces the larger field of the Philosophy of Money by showing what Aristotle thought about the ethics of amassing wealth and the evils of lending at interest, and how these ideas influence us to this day.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Play an Easy Game of Chess

You understand how the pieces move. Now it is time to practice playing.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 10

PodChats

PodChats is a modern take on the book club: every month, participants get an assigned podcast to listen to on their own, then come together online to discuss characters, stories, structure, and production elements of the episode. Prof. Meg Wilcox is your facilitator and curator, but you will find a mix of different presenters every month.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Polish War Veterans in Alberta

Join Aldona Jaworska as she discusses her book Polish War Veterans in Alberta :The Last Four Stories. These compelling post-WWII stories of resettlement in Alberta is social history brought to life through intimate first-hand accounts of a unique moment in our past.

Audience: Adults

Purchasing Astronomy Equipment for Your Youth

Gain some expert advice on what to look for when purchasing astronomical hardware for young adults.

Audience: All Ages

Reptiles In Our Backyard

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Scary Creatures: Facts and Fiction (Ages 13 to 17)

Spiders and snakes are the most misunderstood animals on earth. As we approach Halloween, learn some of the facts and fiction about these creepy, crawling, and slithering animals.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Scary Creatures: Facts and Fiction (Ages 6 to 12)

Spiders and snakes are the most misunderstood animals on earth. As we approach Halloween, learn some of the facts and fiction about these creepy, crawling, and slithering animals.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Small Business Tuesdays: Doing Business with the Government of Canada - Supplier Registration

Learn how to optimize your business profile for greater visibility, and tips to make the tools work for you in exploring bidding opportunities.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Maximizing your Business

Learn the key concepts of cash management, working capital and operational efficiency.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Why A Healthy Balance Sheet Matters

Discover more about a healthy balance sheet and how to create one that will appeal to investors, buyers, and lenders.

Audience: Adults

Snug as a Bug in a Rug — Insect Homes

Using live animals and real examples, lets explore the fascinating world of insect homes. A hill, a burrow, a nest and a gall, those clever bugs have thought of it all!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Spooky Stories to Scare Your Friends

Learn to use your voice, body language and facial expressions to make characters come to life!

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 13

Stanley James: Cowboy and Newspaperman in Alberta, 1893-7

Join English author Robert Nurden as he explores the life of his grandfather Stanley James who, as a young man in the 1890s, was a cowboy in the Canadian West. Later, back in England, James became a pacifist preacher during WW1 and worked with the philosopher Bertrand Russell, authored nine books and counted G.K. Chesterton among his friends.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Start a Business, Change the World

What is your Big Idea? Solve cultural and environmental issues in this fun social entrepreneurship workshop.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

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

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

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 Elders Storytelling Series

The Elders Storytelling Series delivers authentic perspectives from Treaty 7 territory and the urban Indigenous community in virtual interaction sessions.

Audience: All Ages

The Latest Research on Big Data Science for Arctic Research

Climate change in the Arctic is one of today’s Grand Challenges. To more fully understand this, big data is being used at the core of the research. This research has seen the coupling of climate, water cycle and ocean models at a global scale, requiring global mapping and manipulation of big data to identify trends and project future impacts.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Latest Research on Big Tech and the Cheating Industry

Explore the world of essay-mills, homework completion services, academic-file sharing sites and other contract cheating companies. Ads on social media are often framed as "help", implying and promoting academic misconduct. Learn how the industry works, how they trick students into buying from them, and the consequences that can ensue.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Latest Research on Mindfulness for Coping with Stress and Uncertainty

In these difficult times of COVID-19 explore how mindfulness and meditation can be applied to help create decreased levels of anxiety, depression, stress, and fatigue, along with enhanced feelings of connection, meaning and purpose, together with less fear of the future, less worry, and a better ability to control emotional states.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Latest Research on Private Healthcare

Alberta recently announced its intent to significantly increase the number of surgeries contracted out to private providers. Private delivery raises questions about wait lists, costs, and quality. This session will explore recent developments in private health care and their implications for Canada’s and Alberta’s health care systems.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Latest Research on Talent Mobility from China to the World

Fueled by globalization and a complex global economy there has been an enormous increase in the movement of people, knowledge, and information. Explore migration, international student and professional mobility, and knowledge circulation between China and the rest of the globalized world.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Latest Research on The State of Our City

Explore the findings of the 2020 State of Our City Report with its lead author Noel Keough, and the implications for the future of Calgary. The report, written in collaboration with the Sustainable Calgary Society has been tracking 40 social, ecological and economic indicators of sustainability for 20 years, and is the fifth full report since 1998.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Winter Sky

Learn about the constellations and great objects you can see in the night sky during the dark of Winter.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

This Drawing Just Might Be Batty! (Ages 6-8)

Attention all ghosts and goblins! Use your imagination and draw a fun image just in time for Halloween.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

This Drawing Just Might Be Batty! (Ages 9-12)

Attention all ghosts and goblins! Use your imagination and draw a fun image just in time for Halloween.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Unravelling the Mysterious Fast Radio Burst with CHIME

University of Toronto researcher, Dr. Cherry Ng, discusses how the Canadian CHIME radio telescope is helping to solve the mystery of the contentious origin of bright, short-duration bursts of radio waves known as Fast Radio Bursts.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Virtual Family History Coaching

Was one of your pandemic projects creating a family history? We are taking Family History Coaching virtual! Experienced staff will be available to provide one-on-one consultation via Zoom on any aspect of genealogy or family history from getting started to busting those brick walls.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Wild Wellness

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 12

World of Owls (Ages 7 to 12)

Did you know that Alberta is home to 11 species of owls? Join us to learn how to identify local species by sight and sound, and discover how you can help your local owls!

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Writing From Life with Lori Hahnel

Real life provides writers with a rich supply of material and ideas. Are some ideas better suited to fiction or creative nonfiction? How closely should fiction resemble real life? Can’t decide if your story is a memoir or a novel? Join Lori for this discussion of writing from life and how to decide the best direction for your creative work.

Audience: Adults

Yoga at Home for Beginners

Learn the fundamentals of Hatha yoga from the comfort of your own home. Students will learn breathing techniques, basic postures, and a breakdown of Sun Salutations. Gain the confidence and knowledge to support personal growth on your yoga journey.

Audience: All Ages

YYC Young Citizen Scientists: Birds

Join CPAWS and Green Calgary as you become a bird scientist with this fun-filled and interactive citizen science program. Discover local bird species, explore why we need them, and hone your bird identification skills. Then, go out and take action to help our threatened flying friends. In the end, you too will be a certified citizen scientist!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

YYC Young Citizen Scientists: Pollinators

Join CPAWS and Green Calgary as you become a bug scientist with this fun-filled and interactive citizen science program. Discover what pollinators are, explore why we need them, and hone your bug identification skills. Then, go out and take action to help our threatened flying friends. In the end, you too will be a certified citizen scientist!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

YYC Young Citizen Scientists: Urban Wildlife (Ages 6 to 9)

Join CPAWS and Green Calgary as you become a wildlife scientist with this fun-filled program. Discover which species survive in the urban jungle, explore the struggles they face, and hone your wildlife identification skills. Then, go out and take action to help threatened urban animals. In the end, you too will be a certified citizen scientist!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

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