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You can register for programs online, by calling 403-260-2600, 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: 03/Aug/2021 - To: 30/Oct/2021

A-B-C: You and Me

Read, sing, talk, and play together in this interactive circle time.

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

Acting for Cartoons - Part 2

Come up with a story using drama games, sketch a character and bring it to life with character voices. Note, it is fine to come to only one class!

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

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

Ask a Scientist about Animals and the Environment!

Did you know people, animals, and the environment all need each other to stay healthy? Join us to ask a veterinarian and the manager of One Health at UCalgary your questions about animals and the environment!

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Ask a Scientist about your Brain!

Did you know that having a healthy brain is important? Meet a brain doctor and researcher from the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and ask your questions about kids’ brains!

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Astronomy with RASC: Meteor Showers!

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Astronomy with RASC: The Milky Way

Our home galaxy, The Milky Way, can be seen streaking across the summer sky! Learn about our galaxy and how to view it.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Astronomy with RASC: The Planets

Learn how to see the planets from your own backyard using your own unaided eye. Also, we will explore them in more detail with binoculars and a telescope.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Astronomy with RASC: The Seasons and Orbits

Learn why there are seasons on the Earth and how it is related to the tilt and orbit of our own planet. We will also explore why we see different stars in the sky at different times of the year!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Babies Go Boo!

Dress up your baby and celebrate Halloween with stories, rhymes, and songs.

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

Baby Rhyme Time

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

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

Badgers in your Grassy Backyard

Get to know your wild neighbours! Gain insights into the critical role badgers play in conserving and restoring healthy grassland ecosystems. These unique carnivores have long been misunderstood, but local wildlife ecologist Nicole will dispel some common myths and encourage you to open your hearts to this fierce and furry grassland predator.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 13 and up

Bedtime Storytime

Join us online for evening, cozy bedtime stories, songs, and finger plays for the whole family to settle and get ready for bed. Takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

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

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

Birds of Prey (Ages 9 to 12)

Our Birds of Prey program acquaints participants with the different birds of prey found in Alberta, including hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls. As well as exploring the life histories of these birds, the program also features bio-facts such as wings and talons.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

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: Lost Immunity

Enjoy an evening with international bestselling author Dr. Daniel Kalla, Head of ER at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital, as he talks about his explosive new thriller Lost Immunity. This eerily prescient book, begun before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic is an exciting story and an informative look at topics and issues of concern to all of us.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Busy Bookworms

Play, explore, and share stories and songs in this active program for older babies.

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

Calgary Youth Sketchbook Collection

Showcase your art and explore your own capabilities as an artist. In this mini camp, you will be provided with a sketchbook and art supplies, and a visual artist from Antyx Community Arts will guide you through prompts and exercises to help you create a unique work of art to be added to a local sketchbook library.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 20

Career Basics - Job Strategies: Mental Wellness and Job Search

Job search can be exhausting. Sometimes you may feel like your job search is endless. In the workshop, we will discuss practical mental wellness strategies that will build your resilience and help you keep going in the face of application rejections.

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: 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

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.

Audience: Adults

Caring for Carnivores (Ages 6 to 8)

Alberta’s carnivores need your help! Join us as we discover the many different species of the carnivore family living in Alberta, and how you can help make a difference in the lives of these misunderstood animals.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Caring for Carnivores (Ages 9 to 12)

Alberta’s carnivores need your help! Join us as we discover the many different species of the carnivore family living in Alberta, and how you can help make a difference in the lives of these misunderstood animals.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

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

Clear Skies Ahead: Meteorological Techniques to Maximize Your Astronomy Experience

Clear skies are paramount to a great night of start gazing, and predicting those conditions isn’t as complicated as you might think. Jordan Witzel shares meteorological resources and techniques that will put you under the clear skies when that that big event is happening.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Coding Buddies

Learn the basics of coding and create your own game with one-on-one help from teen volunteers and Library staff. Designed for beginner coders.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Cybersecurity for Seniors

The Better Business Bureau is an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other. Join us in this webinar to learn how you can protect yourself from data breaches, ransomware, and other cybercrimes.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Discover Africa

In this session, kids will learn amazing facts about Africa, including its countries, climate, wildlife, clothes, food, and music. To end the session, children’s book author and storyteller, Yewande Daniel-Ayoade will tell a story about the wily tortoise, a common character in West African folktales.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 8

Discovering Nature in the Summer: Art is Wild!

Kathryn will lead you through a fun craft project using items you can either find outside or that you already have in your home. While you create your project, Kathryn will share some fun facts about the wildlife you may see in the area!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

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

Drama for Teens: Acting for Film and TV

Learn about types of shots, what it's like to work on set, and how to use the camera (screen on your devise) to bring out your best read of a script.

Audience: Teens - Ages 11 to 17

Drama for Teens: Drama Smorgasbord

This session has a little bit of everything for the drama enthusiast or just plain curious: improv, character, voice, games, scenes, and more!

Audience: Teens - Ages 11 to 17

Drama for Teens: Voice Acting

Learn how to bring characters on a screen to life – using just your voice. A fun, interactive session packed with lots of different characters.

Audience: Teens - Ages 11 to 17

Drawing for Teens: Capture Likeness in a Portrait

Drawing faces is one of the hardest challenges in art, and one of the most satisfying achievements. In this class, Jordan Wieben will show you how to draw recognizable portraits.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 16

Drawing for Teens: Characterizing Critters

What makes one camel different from another camel? Not a joke! Join artist Jordan Wieben to learn how to exaggerate the features of wild animals to create funny character drawings.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 16

Drawing with YR: Can a Moose play Lacrosse? (Ages 6 to 8)

Today we will draw a lacrosse moose. We will personify a moose, giving it human-like qualities and transforming it into a fully realized cartoon character. Lacrosse is a popular team sport that is played with a lacrosse stick. We gave our moose the appropriate sporting equipment.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Drawing with YR: Can a Moose play Lacrosse? (Ages 9 to 12)

Today we will draw a lacrosse moose. We will personify a moose, giving it human-like qualities and transforming it into a fully realized cartoon character. Lacrosse is a popular team sport that is played with a lacrosse stick. We gave our moose the appropriate sporting equipment.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Drawing with YR: Do Coyotes howl at the Moon? (Ages 9 to 12)

Today we will draw a coyote graphic. The coyote is a species of canine. We will draw our coyote as it howls at the moon. Our coyote was stylized with a simple, yet dynamic shape.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Drop-In Creative Writing Café!

Writers 11-18, there’s a seat at the table for you! Join us for a weekly co-writing time throughout the summer. As a community of writers, we’ll use techniques like writing prompts and sprints as well as dedicated time for you to write in the company of others. Come for one, some, or all – everybody’s welcome at the Creative Writing Café!

Audience: Teens - Ages 11 to 18

eBooks: A Library On the Go

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

Audience: Adults

ELA Ninjas: Basic paragraph writing

Ninjas require a sharp mind and skills built up over time- so do ELA skills! Review what you have learned in school and continue to build your knowledge to level up. You'll start next school year with more confidence after having refreshed your ELA concepts!

Audience: Kids - Grades 5 to 6

ELA Ninjas: Introduction to creative writing

Ninjas require a sharp mind and skills built up over time- so do ELA skills! Review what you have learned in school and continue to build your knowledge to level up. You'll start next school year with more confidence after having refreshed your ELA concepts!

Audience: Kids - Grades 7 to 9

ELA Ninjas: Paragraph writing part 2

Ninjas require a sharp mind and skills built up over time- so do ELA skills! Review what you have learned in school and continue to build your knowledge to level up. You'll start next school year with more confidence after having refreshed your ELA concepts!

Audience: Kids - Grades 5 to 8

ELA Ninjas: Sentence building

Ninjas require a sharp mind and skills built up over time- so do ELA skills! Review what you have learned in school and continue to build your knowledge to level up. You'll start next school year with more confidence after having refreshed your ELA concepts!

Audience: Kids - Grades 2 to 5

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

English Conversation Group (Intermediate)

Meet new people and practice your English language listening, speaking, and comprehension skills in a fun and relaxed setting. Intermediate level.

Audience: Adults

Family Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, and finger plays the whole family can enjoy.

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

Hot Topics: Portfolio Careers

The career field is undergoing transformation toward short-term assignments and multiple streams of income. Gail Kastning, Owner of DIY Career School and a Calgary based expert on portfolio careers and independent work will help you get ahead of the curve on independent work.

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

Introduction to Google Drive

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

Audience: Adults

Job Desk

Meet with a trained career coach who can help with job searching, resume and cover letter development, interview skills, and more. Drop in on the day on a first-come, first-served basis. Meetings are typically 15 minutes.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Learn to Draw a 3D Drawing

Learn about Lines, curves, and perspective drawing… Oh My! Join Bri Strong as they guide you through creating your own 3D masterpiece. Please have the following materials for the program: Pencil, Paper, Ruler, Eraser, Pencil Crayons/Felts/Crayons Black sharpie or felt.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Learn to Draw a Guided Owl Drawing

A hoot to be had! Explore lines, shapes and patterns to create your own mystical owl with visual artist, Jaye Benoit! Please have the following materials for the program: Water Colour or mixed media paper, water colour paints, brush, water dish, waterproof Black Sharpie, coloured waterproof Sharpie felts, Crayons or pencil crayons can be used.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Level Up! Gaming Club: Get Started with Dungeons and Dragons

Curious about D&D, but don’t know where to start? Learn the basic rules, create a character and leap into your first epic adventure in this online program.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Math Mania: linear systems and polynomials

Summer is a time for fun and sun- and it is also a time for fun and math! This review of math topics will help you refresh what you learned, teach you some new games and maybe even some new math tricks. You'll start next school year with more confidence after having reviewed these skills!

Audience: Kids

Math Mania: radicals, quadratic

Summer is a time for fun and sun- and it is also a time for fun and math! This review of math topics will help you refresh what you learned, teach you some new games and maybe even some new math tricks. You'll start next school year with more confidence after having reviewed these skills!

Audience: Kids

Math Mania: volume and surface area

Summer is a time for fun and sun- and it is also a time for fun and math! This review of math topics will help you refresh what you learned, teach you some new games and maybe even some new math tricks. You'll start next school year with more confidence after having reviewed these skills!

Audience: Kids

Mini Me Yoga (Ages 5 to 7)

Yoga is great for the ​mind, body AND ​soul! Feel the benefits of yoga as you stretch and play. Practice yoga breathing, enjoy yoga games, and learn simple relaxation techniques. These sessions are great for children between 5-7 years of age.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 7

Mini Me Yoga (Ages 8 to 12)

Yoga is great for the ​mind, body AND ​soul! Feel the benefits of yoga as you stretch and play. Practice yoga breathing, enjoy yoga games, and learn simple relaxation techniques. These sessions are great for children between 8-12 years of age.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Misadventures of Lan-E: Recycling Virtual Escape Room

Lan-E, a metal mining robot, goes haywire! Now you must work with him against the evil Peach Corp. to recycle as much electronic waste as you can. In this escape room, you will learn about the growing problem of electronic waste, how poorly rare earth elements in it are recycled, and how we can use synthetic biology to make it better.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Movie in the Park

Bring a blanket, some snacks and join us at Memorial Park Library for an outdoor film screening.

Audience: All Ages

Newcomer Artist in Residence: Final Concert

Join us for a beautiful afternoon of music as our Newcomer Artist in Residence; saxophonist and songwriter Perpie, shares her music including new compositions and takes you on a memorable musical journey.

Audience: Adults

Newcomer Artist in Residence: Sing and Shake

Introduce your toddler to music appreciation through movement and sound, make a shaker and learn new songs.

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

Open Minded Chats: Building Strong Families through Connection

This conversation will explore how the term “family” can be understood and how working together with the whole family and their natural supports can build strong families. The importance for family connection and small, easy strategies will be shared.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Open Minded Chats: Mental Health Support in the Early Days of Refugee Settlement

Learn about the mental health supports provided through the Centre for Refugee resilience program at Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. We feature a refugee resilience educator, therapist, and a community volunteer who will speak to the strength in working from a holistic approach to supporting newly arrived refugees' mental health.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Open Minded Chats: Using Indigenous Ceremonies to Build Bridges

Hollow Bone Healing Lodge provides access for all to learn more about Indigenous culture through historical, cultural, and traditional teachings. By way of Ceremonies, including Smudge, Pipe Circles, Sweat Lodges, among others, they strive to offer equal opportunity to engage in connection and reconnection with Creator, self, family, and community.

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

Outdoor - Africa is Not a Country, It’s a Continent - Song & Dance

Join us outside and get moving! This fun filled song & dance workshop will connect you with your African roots and expose you to new cultures. Music, song, and dance are universal languages, bringing people together to engage with the wealth of nations and cultures from the African continent.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 9 to 17

Outdoor - Flipbook Animation

Make your own cartoons! Learn some animation basics by creating and animating your own flipbook!

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Outdoor - Frisbee: Beyond Throw & Catch (Ages 6 to 10)

Did you know that there are 150 ways to throw a frisbee? Join Frisbee Rob, a 6-time Guinness World Records holder, as he teaches you what is possible with frisbee including Freestyle, Battle Royale, and Disc Golf.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 10

Outdoor - Playing with Polymers

Learn about the most fascinating and beneficial molecule known to mankind...Polymers. Learn how polymers are held together, how their bonds can be broken, and mix up some Mad Science Slime to take home.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Outdoor - Rozsa Arts at the Library - Performance by Zenon, and duo Laura Reid & Jiajia Lee

Join us for a summer evening double header live performance of diverse musical exploration. Featuring the genre inclusive style of Calgary songwriter and singer Zenon Epp, and the innovative and artful violin & flute duo of Laura Reid & Jiajia Li.

Audience: All Ages

Outdoor - Shakespeare on the Go!

Grab your blanket to sit on and join us outside for an enjoyable 45-minute performance of reimagined scenes from The Comedy of Errors. A cast of three Shakespeare by the Bow emerging artists will excite audiences of all ages with fun and uplifting “everything-out-of-the-bag” creative storytelling, presented in a safe and entertaining way.

Audience: All Ages

Outdoor - Sign Language for Babies

Communicate and bond with your child by learning basic ASL signs together.

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

Outdoor - Who You Gonna Call?

Bring your proton pack, trap a ghost, share spooky stories, try on a uniform and take photos with characters from the Calgary Ghostbusters.

Audience: All Ages

Outdoor Baby Rhyme Time

Welcome your baby to the library. Enjoy rhymes, and stories that will make your baby smile. Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, or something cozy for your family to sit on as we'll be enjoying stories in an outdoor space. Programs are weather dependant.

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

Outdoor Book Discussion Group

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Outdoor Family Storytime

Come join us for stories, rhymes, and finger plays the whole family can enjoy. Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, or something cozy for your family to sit on as we'll be enjoying stories in an outdoor space. Programs are weather dependant.

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

Outdoor Reading With Royalty

Celebrate inclusion and diversity with our glamorous family-friendly storytime program, led by local drag queen, king and monarch performers. Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, or something cozy for your family to sit on as we'll be enjoying stories in an outdoor space. Programs are weather dependant.

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

Outdoor Words and Wiggles: Artmakers

Let’s get messy outside! You’ll explore the colours of nature in a picture book, then make your own unique and colorful artwork with different tools and materials. How does your outdoor environment inspire you? Programs are weather dependant.

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

Outdoor Words and Wiggles: Nature Investigators

Let’s be outdoor scientists! We’ll read about a young nature detective and then use magnifying glasses and measuring tools to explore the Library’s outdoor space and a special collection of natural elements. What will you discover? Programs are weather dependant.

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

Outdoor Words and Wiggles: Rhythm Ruckus

Let’s shake our sillies out! Using an assortment of musical instruments, we’ll explore rhythm, tempo, and movement with songs, games, and a Freeze Dance Animal Party. Programs are weather dependant.

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

Outdoor Words and Wiggles: Sensory Explorers

Let’s explore the land! We’ll use our five senses to discover the land and our connection to it. What can we learn from Indigenous ways of knowing about the land? We’ll read CPL’s Treaty 7 picture books, explore nature with our five senses, and play a traditional Indigenous game. Programs are weather dependant.

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

Outdoor Words and Wiggles: Story Creators

Let’s make a story! Moving through a series of picture stations in the Library’s outdoor space, you’ll choose your own adventures and make up your own actions to tell your very own tale. Programs are weather dependant.

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

Outdoor Words and Wiggles: Weather Investigators

Let’s play with the breeze! We’ll read a story about the wind, build a wind craft, and have fun with parachutes. Programs are weather dependant.

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

Personal Finance: Tackle Debt

Find out how to manage your current credit and build borrowing power for the future by dealing with your debts today.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Reading Buddies

Teen volunteers and Library staff provide one-on-one reading support and fun literacy activities for young readers.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Reintroducing Fort Calgary: Decolonizing the Stories

Fort Calgary has a complicated history because it ushered colonialism into what we call Calgary today. This session will explore insights about decolonization by pondering ways to reckon with Fort Calgary’s past, and how we can collectively step into new stories.

Audience: Adults

Reptiles of Africa (Ages 6 to 8)

The continent of Africa features a wide variety of biodiversity, including it’s cold blooded animals. Join us to meet some of the lizards, snakes, and frogs that call Africa home!

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Reptiles of Africa (Ages 9 to 12)

The continent of Africa features a wide variety of biodiversity, including it’s cold blooded animals. Join us to meet some of the lizards, snakes, and frogs that call Africa home!

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

Sécurité Incendie pour les Enfants, Fire Safety for Kids (6-8 ans, ages 6-8)

Avez-vous un plan d'évacuation en cas d'incendie ? Vous apprendrez des sujets de sécurité tels que la sécurité autour des allumettes et des briquets, ce qu'il faut faire si vos vêtements prennent feu ou s'il y a un incendie dans votre maison. Comment appeler le 911. Regardez un pompier enfiler son équipement.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Sécurité Incendie pour les Enfants, Fire Safety for Kids (9-12 ans, ages 9-12)

Avez-vous un plan d'évacuation en cas d'incendie? Apprenez comment être en sécurité dans la cuisine. Vous apprendrez également quels sont les risques d'incendie situés dans votre chambre et comment faire de votre chambre la pièce la plus sécuritaire de la maison.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Small Business Tuesdays: Inspiring business - Value, Values & Shared Value

VALUES stand at the very core of human decision‐making. VALUE is created through knowledge and creativity that meets customer needs. Companies create SHARED VALUE (value that benefits both the company and society) by connecting business success with efforts to solve social problems. This session will include practical exercises and tips.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Small Business Tuesdays: Inspiring business - What is Capital & How Do You Get It?

These days many operate with a superficial understanding of the nature of capital. It’s not just money! Each of the 9 types of capital attract each other, and can work together to exceed the sum of their parts to produce the most impact. Join us for an intimate and interactive discussion about how capital is defined, created, valued, and exchanged.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Small Business Tuesdays: Inspiring business- Where Do Ideas Come From?

Innovation isn’t simple. Coming up with new ideas can feel daunting. Ideation is the creative process of generating, developing and communicating new ideas - ideas for starting a new business, a new product, new content... anything. Come with the problem(s) you are trying to solve, and learn the process to build your idea, test it, and story tell.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Small Business Tuesdays: Inspiring Business -Your Why

WHY is the biggest, most important question in your life AND your business. The answer isn’t always “why not!” Set yourself up for success with practical exercises that will a) allow yourself to articulate what drives you, b) determine the core foundations for your business, and c) align your business why with yourself and others.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Snug as a Bug in a Rug — Insect Homes (Ages 6 to 8)

Using live animals and real examples, let's 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

Snug as a Bug in a Rug — Insect Homes (Ages 9 to 12)

Using live animals and real examples, let's 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 9 to 12

Spot Cons & Scams for Seniors

The Better Business Bureau is an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other. In this webinar learn how you and your loved ones can avoid losing money to fraudsters. We will cover types of scams and characteristics of scammers. BBB will also discuss investment fraud, red flags, how to prevent fraud, and what to do if it happens.

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

Story Writing for Little Fingers

From story idea to first draft. In this session, children’s book author, Yewande Daniel-Ayoade will teach kids about the different elements that make up a story. Then, kids will learn how to structure their story idea into a beginning, middle, and end. Attendees should be able to write independently or have an adult available to help them.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 10

Talking Trash with Waste & Recycling

Wonder what happens to the material in your carts? Join us for a virtual tour of Calgary’s composting facility and have all your recycling questions answered! Our community is moving towards zero waste through our innovative recycling, composting, and diversion programs. Reducing our waste helps nature and environment thrive - we can show you how.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Talking Trash: Let's Talk About Food Waste!

Did you know 94% of Canadians are motivated to reduce their household’s avoidable food waste? Don’t give up on that droopy celery just yet! Join us during Waste Reduction Week to learn how simple actions can add up to a big reduction of food waste while saving you time, effort and money.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 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 Iwaasa Lecture on Urban Theology: An Afternoon with Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne

Rev. Dr Lansdowne explores why empathy and courage are important to urban theology and our hope for a liberative future. Urban centres are where the marginalized end up, and their problems are a microcosm of ours. Without empathy and courage, we will continue to enforce the systems that stratify human existence at the expense of our planet.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

The Kitchen Table Classroom: The Alberta COVID-19 Student Well Being Study and Back to School

In a 2021-22 partnership with Edmonton and Calgary schools, 2000+ teens were surveyed. Dr Kelly Schwartz, Werklund School of Education and Cheryl Shinkaruk, Edmonton Catholic Schools will discuss the results within the contexts of learning, mental health, and resiliency. Learn tips to support your child to return to school after a disrupted year.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Wellness Through Mindfulness Meditation: Attention and Awareness - Inseparable Twins at the Heart of Mindful Practice

How to improve your “being” while you do your “doing.” Led by Dr. Allan Donsky.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Wellness Through Mindfulness Meditation: How the Fear of Death Can Teach Us to Live a Fuller Life

What is behind our fear of death? Why do we cling to things that don't last? How can we sit with fear? Can we embrace it as part of our human condition? Can we draw value from our intentions and actions rather than from illusions of self and permanence? Led by Mary Wallis.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Wellness Through Mindfulness Meditation: My Anxious Mind - Can we be Friends?

Mindfulness helps us uncover who we are but what if we start to notice our constant worries, fears, and anxiety. Through care and kind attention, we bring more patience and compassion to ourselves as we make our own selfcare a priority. Christine Franceour will offer a talk and guided meditation.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Winds of Change

When hearing the word “baroque,” what kind of music do you imagine? Did you know that the musical styles and instruments at the beginning of the period are actually quite different from those at the end? Join a group of early music specialists for an interactive concert that explores this development, from the early 1600s to the “high baroque”!

Audience: All Ages

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