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

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From: 18/Jun/2019 - To: 06/Sep/2019

#Wildlife Rules

Mountain World Heritage Interpretive Theatre brings you a celebration of the animals that make Banff National Park such a special place. In partnership with Parks Canada.

Audience: Adults & Kids

1-2-3: Count With Me

Your toddler will love this introduction to numeracy and have fun with numbers using rhymes, songs, books, and active play.

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

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

50+ Lecture Series

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

Audience: Adults

A Whale of a Tale

Join us as we weave a tale of Alberta and Calgary in a story that will unfold in your mind and come to life with a finger puppet that you will be able to take home. Presented by A Whale of a Tale.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 3 to 6

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

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

Astronomical Sights of Summer

Check out telescopes and solar scopes and learn to look at the sky like a real astronomer. In partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Calgary Centre.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 17

Baby Bookworms

Have fun sharing books, rhymes, and songs with your little one.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 13 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 12 months with a parent/caregiver

Baby's Big Playdate

Let's play! Join us for a fun and social hour of discovery and exploration.

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

Beach Ball Babies

Bees buzzing, flowers blooming, sand squishing through toes. Celebrate the hot days of summer with stories, rhymes, and songs.

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

Beyond Little Green Men

Draw your very own Martian and habitat with guidance from Illustrator Sandy Nichols.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Book Discussion Group: Adult

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

Audience: Adults

Brazilian Cultural Showcase

Experience the sights, sounds, and bold colours of Brazil during this interactive performance featuring drumming, dance, and more. In partnership with Brazilian Heat.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Busy Bookworms

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

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 13 to 23 months

Buying Your First Home In Canada

Learn how to purchase a home in Canada. In partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

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 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

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

Chess in the Library

Play chess supported by coaching from the Calgary Chess/Junior Chess Clubs. Children under 12 must be with a parent or caregiver.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Child Minding

Caregivers can participate in Library programs and services while their children are cared for. Led by the YWCA. Supported by the Government of Alberta, Culture and Tourism, Career and Employment Information Services (CEIS), and the Calgary Public Library Foundation.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 12

Citizenship and Civic Participation Class

Learn about Canada and prepare for the Citizenship Exam in this intensive one-day session. In partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Code Club

Learn to code by creating your own game, designing a website, and more. Designed for beginner coders.

Audience: Kids - Ages 10 to 12

Coding Buddies

Learn the basics of coding and create your own game. Designed for beginner coders.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Colossal Calgary Playdate

Play builds the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Come prepared to play with your baby or toddler at the biggest and best playdate ever.

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

CPO Discovery Zoo

Join professional musicians as they explain and demonstrate the unique sounds of their musical instruments. In partnership with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Audience: All Ages - Ages 4 and up

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 Family Storytime

Drop in for stories, songs, and finger plays the whole family can enjoy.

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

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

eBooks: A Library On the Go

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

Audience: Adults

ESL Coffee and Conversation

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

Audience: Adults

ESL Conversation Club (Intermediate)

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

Audience: Adults

ESL Writing Club

Meet new people and practice your English language writing skills in a fun and relaxed setting. Intermediate level. Participants must be able to read and write at least one paragraph in English.

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

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

Firefighter Storytime

Drop in and join Library staff and a Calgary Fire Department firefighter for a special family storytime. Firefighter subject to availability.

Audience: Adults & Kids

FIRST LEGO League Jr. Aqua Adventure

Practice engineering skills in this new STEM program where you build a water station with LEGO. Navigate the uncharted waters of this important natural resource while completing team challenges.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 10

Get Started with Technology

Join a beginner class covering basic concepts and skills you need to use any technology successfully.

Audience: Adults

Guided Drawing

Join Visual Artist Jaye Benoit for a guided drawing workshop. Explore lines, shapes, patterns, and colours using sharpie markers and water. Walk away with your own masterpiece. In partnership with the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 16

Guitar Class

Learn basic cords and simple tunes in this beginner class.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 12 and up

Hour of Code: Go Wild

Get creative with all kinds of critters. Learn basic coding skills through fun animal-themed tutorials.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Hour of Code: Princess Power

Learn basic coding skills with your favourite princesses as they explore, create art, and make fun games.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

I Love Water

Explore how water supports our lives through hands-on activities and learn how to protect this precious resource. In partnership with Green Calgary.

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

Intermediate Microsoft Excel Online

Learn to sort and filter data, apply formulas, and create charts and graphs in your online spreadsheets. An email address is required.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint Online

Enhance your online slideshows with SmartArt graphics, videos, tables, and more. An email address is required.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft Word Online

Create online professional looking documents including tables, bullets, and pictures. An email address is required.

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

Introduction to Microsoft Excel Online

Learn how to create an online Excel spreadsheet, including entering and formatting data as well as basic functions. An email address is required.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Microsoft Word Online

Learn the basics of Microsoft Word Online, including creating, formatting, saving, and printing online documents. An email address is required.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

It's Your Money: Setting Goals

Learn how to set goals in relationships, school, fitness, and the future. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Teens - Ages 15 to 17

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

Learn Online with the Library

Learn anything you want with great online tools like Lynda.com and Gale Courses. We'll show you how!

Audience: Adults

Learn to Draw

Come join a fun lesson with Young Rembrandts as they teach drawing, the basis of all visual arts.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

LEGO Club

Join us to build, create, and explore! LEGO provided.

Audience: Kids & Teens

Level Up! Gaming Club

If you love video games or tabletop gaming, this club is for you. Drop in to relax, snack, and play games of all kinds.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

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 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

Make It Messy Art Camp: Ages 6 to 8

Get ready for fun, hands-on art activities for kids in this week-long camp.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Make it Messy Art: Ages 6 to 8

Get ready for fun, hands-on arts activities for kids.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Make it Messy Science: Ages 9 to 12

Get ready for fun, hands-on science and engineering activities for kids.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

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

Marvellous Math

Get your child thinking with numbers in this fun, early numeracy program. In partnership with EducationWise Inc.

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

Math Quest

Embark on a math quest. Explore the Library while completing fun numeracy challenges that support what you learn in school. Caregivers are invited to stay & play.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Meet a Police Officer

Meet a Calgary police officer and learn about their job and the tools they use every day. In partnership with Calgary Police Service.

Audience: All Ages - Ages up to 17

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

Mini Museum

Join us for this interactive art workshop as we learn about art work from around the world and create our very own prototype. In partnership with Prototype Museum.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Music Comes to Life

Enjoy an interactive family concert experience featuring popular radio hits and original songs performed by Carolina Maria. Learn about rhythm, hear the story behind songs, and more!

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

New Friends & Neighbourhood Groups for Women

Practice your English language skills and learn about community resources. Free childcare provided. In partnership with Calgary Immigrant Women's Association.

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

Open Lab

What's your geek? From art to robots, and photography to coding, follow your passion or find a new one!

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Parent & Tot Jazz

Explore rhythmic play and creative movement with your child in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. In partnership with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.

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

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

Pop 'n Tot

It's adventure time for male caregivers and their babies! Features fun games, books, rhymes, and activities.

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

Puppy Room

Join us for an interactive hour of pet therapy. In partnership with Pet Access League Society (PALS).

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 17

Reading Buddies

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

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 8

Reading With Royalty

Celebrate inclusion and diversity with our new glamorous family-friendly storytime program, led by local drag queen and king performers. Supported by ATB Financial.

Audience: All Ages - Ages up to 5

Real Live Bug Table

Meet bugs like tarantulas, millipedes, and vinegaroons at the Real Live Bug Table! You can even touch some of them. In partnership with Lady Buggy.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 17

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

School's Out

Unwind and give your brain a break. Take part in fun activities or just hang out and talk. In partnership with Calgary Afterschool.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Science of Toys

Toys are more than just fun — they're science. Learn about motors, energy, and the centre of gravity through toy-based activities. In partnership with Mad Science.

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

Seniors Technology Group - Cantonese

Learn how to use your mobile devices, such as iPads and Android tablets, and explore online community resources. This program is offered in Cantonese in partnership with the Calgary Chinese Community Service Association. To register, please call: 403.265.8446.

Audience: Adults - Ages 50 and up

Sensory Fun for Babies

Explore sensory play and fun games for baby. In partnership with My Gym South Calgary.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 12 months

Settlement Services

Meet with a trained settlement agent who can provide information on immigration, citizenship, housing, employment, and more.

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

Stay 'n Play at the Library

Make new friends and stay active in this play-based program that explores movement, games, and literacy activities for both children and caregivers in outdoor spaces. In partnership with the City of Calgary.

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

Tech Mentors

If you find technology challenging, we can help. Get answers or practise your skills with experienced volunteers. Any device is welcome.

Audience: Adults

Teens Create

Let your creative side shine! Make and trade buttons, craft with duct tape, and more.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

The Wheels On the Bus

Use music to get your preschooler up and moving. Play instruments, sing, dance, and create music together. In partnership with MasterWorX Music Therapy.

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

The World of Owls

Discover the awesome world of owls including species found in Alberta, their ecological importance, and threats in the wild. In partnership with Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Tsuut'ina Family Storytime

Learn about the Tsuut'ina language through rhymes, songs, and stories led by a Tsuut'ina language speaker and Elder.

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

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

Ultimate Summer Challenge 2019

Are you up for the challenge? Join us for over 500 FREE programs and awesome prizes for kids, families and teens this summer! Don't forget to pick up your Challenge Map and Summer Kids Guide at any Calgary Public Library location. Find out more at calgarylibrary.ca/summer.

Audience: Kids - Ages up to 12

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

VR Explorers

Imagine climbing Mount Everest or scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands! Join an immersive virtual reality journey with Google Expeditions.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

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

Words and Wiggles

Learn new ideas for play by exploring all five senses through movement, play, story, and song.

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

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