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. Download the  January - February 2019 or March - April 2019 issue of Library Connect.

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From: 12/Jan/2019 - To: 29/May/2019

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

50+ Lecture Series

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

Audience: Adults

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

Advanced LinkedIn Profile Writing

Use your existing digital résumé to create a LinkedIn profile & explore networking online. Personal information/SIN is required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

An Auroral Mystery

Explore a mysterious, celestial auroral ribbon of vibrant purple and white hues. In Partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society.

Audience: Adults

Ancestors Calling

Join Iyha as she chronicles the reintegration of fractured pieces of her life by exploring her immediate and ancestral past through mixed media. Iyha hears the voices of her ancestors summoning her to rise from the dead and share her story as she faces the brave journey of rebuilding her life after the impacts of domestic violence.

Audience: Adults

Angry Birds

Learn about physics by catapulting Angry Bird stuffies! In partnership with Let's Talk Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Are You Ready to Job Search?

Drop in and plan your summer job search one-on-one with an employment counsellor. Bring your resumé for review, get tips on interviewing, and prepare for job fairs beginning in March. For young adults ages 15 to 24. In partnership with the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 15 to 24

Artificial Intelligence and the Complexity Frontier with Dr. Roger Melko

In this dynamic presentation, Dr. Roger Melko, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and University of Waterloo Professor, explores how computers help us solve increasingly complex puzzles, and asks which challenges, if any, only a human brain will be equipped to tackle.

Audience: Adults

Astro Adventure

Step inside the AstroDome Planetarium for a movie and interactive presentation about stars, planets, and moons.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 10

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

Beginner Blackfoot

Learn the basics of the Blackfoot language and cultural teachings. In partnership with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary. Lunch is included.

Audience: All Ages

Beginner Cree

Learn the basics of the Cree language and cultural teachings. In partnership with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary. Lunch is included.

Audience: All Ages

Beginner Michif

Learn the basics of the Michif language and cultural teachings of the Metis people. In partnership with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary. Lunch is included.

Audience: All Ages

Bill’s Book Café with Linda Shaikh

Artist, educator, and Philanthropist, Linda Shaikh, uses John Dewey's classic work, Experience and education, to discuss education today, and how it can best shape and foster creative learners.

Audience: Adults

Book Discussion Group: Adult

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

Audience: Adults

Bounce & Roll

See what happens when you bounce and roll different types of balls in this energetic discovery of physics. In partnership with Let's Talk Science.

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

Brass Techniques with trumpeter Johnny Summers

For trumpet and brass players. Join trumpeter and Calgary Jazz Orchestra Director Johnny Summers in a conversation about strategies and techniques that will lead to more effortless playing. Learn how to release the “tension” approach that we all learn through necessity. Improve tone, articulations and yes even range. We will also discus various practice routines that allow you to hone technique while learning the building blocks for improvisation in multiple styles. In partnership with JazzYYC.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Brixology: Aerospace

Learn about designing for space by creating and connecting LEGO space station modules. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Canadian Immigration Process

Learn about Canada's immigration policies including citizenship, sponsoring family members, and applying for a Super Visa. In partnership with CCIS.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Career Basics: Interview Skills

Improve your skills by learning about different types of questions and how to answer them. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: LinkedIn

Join us for an introduction to LinkedIn for beginners. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Mid-Life Career Change

Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities that come with looking for work mid-life, including resumé strategies. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Resume Development

Learn how to create a professional resumé to put your best foot forward. In partnership with Bow Valley College.

Audience: Adults

Career Cafe: Manufacturing

Join us for a talk about careers in manufacturing. In partnership with the Career Development Association of Alberta and the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre.

Audience: Adults

Career Coaching

Drop in for one-on-one help with job searching skills, interviews, resumés, and cover letters. Sign up on the day on a first-come, first-served basis.

Audience: Adults

Caring for Seniors: Mind, Body, and Soul

Learn how to identify the warning signs of failing health, some common fears related to aging, and discover ways to ward off frailty and care for the mind, body, and soul. Led by Home Instead Senior Care®.

Audience: Adults

Central Library Architectural Tour

This volunteer-guided tour highlights the creative construction process and iconic architecture of the Central Library, designed by the international firm Snøhetta and local firm DIALOG.

Audience: Adults

Central Library Tour

Discover the unique and innovative elements of Central Library’s spaces, services, and art 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. In partnership with the YWCA.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 12

Choosing Quality Child Care

Learn about different options in child care, access to subsidies, and questions to ask providers. In partnership with Children's Services.

Audience: Adults

Circle of Security

Learn strategies that support secure attachment, decipher children's behaviour, and make parenting less stressful. In partnership with Jan McInnis, RSW, Registered COS Parent Educator.

Audience: Adults

Citizenship and Civic Participation Class

Learn about Canada with the purpose of preparing yourself for the Citizenship Exam. In partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary.

Audience: Adults

Citizenship and Civic Participation Workshop

Learn about Canada while preparing yourself for the Citizenship Exam in this in-depth workshop. Must attend both sessions. 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

codeTEEN: Augmented Reality

Build your first AR game for iPhone or Android. Coding experience recommended; a laptop with Unity installed is required. Powered by Circuit Stream.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

codeTEEN: Intro to Game Design

Find out what makes a good game and develop basic coding skills as you create the games YOU want to play!

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

codeTEEN: Intro to Web Design

Curious about web design? Learn HTML & CSS, which lets you create websites and customize sites like Tumblr, WordPress, and DeviantArt.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

Coding Buddies

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Cohousing: A Choice for Some Seniors

Learn what cohousing is and why it is the perfect housing option for some older adults. Led by John Mungham, Mosaic Village Cohousing Community.

Audience: Adults

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

Community Helpers

Learn how to assist your peers in coping with stress, and discover local resources to support mental health. In partnership with Calgary Chinese Community Service Association.

Audience: Teens - Ages 15 to 18

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Drop in for free, one-on-one help with your tax return. There is an eligibility requirement based on income. In partnership with the Financial Empowerment Collaborative and First Lutheran Church.

Audience: Adults

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program at the Library

Receive free help with your tax return. In partnership with the Financial Empowerment Collaborative & First Lutheran Church. For eligibility requirements and to register email taxes@makingfaithmatter.ca.

Audience: Adults

CPP/OAS Pensions and Benefits

Join us for an information session on Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security. Led by Service Canada.

Audience: Adults

Crack the Code

Bring the whole family for a fun introduction to computer programming.

Audience: All Ages

Create, Share, Store: Using Cloud Technology

Join us for an overview of popular, free online cloud-based storage and applications.

Audience: Adults

Creative Stretch

Practice wholistic techniques for living a creative life with an expert facilitator. Incorporates gentle yoga. In partnership with Downstage Theatre. Attendees are encouraged to bring along a yoga mat.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 16 and up

Creative Writing Club

Drop in to play literacy games, work on your creative writing, and get help on your school writing assignments. In partnership with the UCalgary, Department of English.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 14

Credit Rating IQ: Understanding Your Credit Report

Learn how the credit reporting system works, how it impacts you, and learn how to maintain or improve your rating. In partnership with Money Mentors.

Audience: Adults

Crime Lab

Learn how forensic scientists use chromatography, fingerprinting, and chemical analysis to help solve crimes. In partnership with Let's Talk Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Critical Thinking Skills for Success

Help your child develop critical thinking skills to solve problems and make intelligent and creative decisions. Bring examples. In partnership with EducationWise Inc.

Audience: Adults

Cross-Cultural Parenting

Learn about Canadian culture and community resources, and develop and share parenting skills with others. In partnership with Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association.

Audience: Adults

Cybercrime

Learn to shape your and your child’s internet experiences with a focus on safety and security. In partnership with Calgary Police Service and Holden Insurance Ltd.

Audience: Adults & Kids

Dementia Awareness

Join The Brenda Strafford Foundation during Seniors Week for a talk on dementia. Learn about Calgary Westhills Dementia Friendly Communities and resources in the community.

Audience: Adults

Dementia Awareness and Volunteer Information Session

Learn practical interpersonal tips, risk reduction, and available community resources, followed by volunteer opportunity information session. In partnership with the Brenda Strafford Foundation

Audience: Adults

Design Matters: Design with Sir David Adjaye

Join Sir David Adjaye, one of the most influential architects of this generation, as he discusses his work, inspiration, and the impact of architecture as a source for social change.

Audience: Adults

Digital Safety for Parents

Learn about parenting in a digital society, including the internet, smartphones, and social media safety. In partnership with TELUS Wise.

Audience: Adults

Discovering What Death Can Teach About Living Fully with Frank Ostaseski

In this interactive program, Ostaseski who is a pioneer in compassionate end of life care, will draw on material from his acclaimed book The Five Invitations to explore our personal relationship with death, and the life wisdom it has to offer.

Audience: Adults

Download and Enjoy: Music, Magazines, and Film

Learn how to download or stream free music, magazines, and films from the E-Library to your device using RBdigital Magazines, Flipster, and Freegal.

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

Early Alberta Ranching Life

Join UCalgary Press authors Warren Elofson and Clay Chattaway, authors of Rocking P Ranch and the Second cattle Frotier in Western Canada, and Rachel Herbert author of Ranching Women in Southern Alberta, to discover the fascinating history of early Alberta ranching as seen through local eyes.

Audience: Adults

eBooks: A Library On the Go

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

Audience: Adults

ELL School Success

Children develop their English language literacy skills while parents learn how to support their children’s language learning.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 6 to 8 with a parent/caregiver

Engineering for Preschoolers

Uncover the fun in STEM learning through hands-on engineering activities. In partnership with Engineering For Kids.

Audience: Kids - Ages 4 to 5 independent of a parent/caregiver

English Literature 101: Reading Other People's Mail

The term “archival manuscripts” is used not only in relation to long-deceased foreigners. Explore archival documents of contemporary Canadian writers including Alice Munro and Robert Kroetsch. Led by Dr. Jason Wiens.

Audience: Adults

English Literature 101: The Architecture of Bad Dreams

Learn about the history of the haunted house in European and American fiction, and how Canadian writers use this centuries-old form in their stories of ghosts and creeping buildings. Led by Dr. Suzette Mayr.

Audience: Adults

English Literature 101: Why We Like Harry Potter: A Muggle’s Guide

From the Fantastic Beasts films to the Cursed Child play, J.K. Rowling’s wildly popular franchise continues to grow. Explore why it is that after more than two decades, we still care about Harry Potter. Led by Dr. Derritt Mason.

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 English language skills are required.

Audience: Adults

Explore Trades Training

Learn about free pre-apprentice programs. Intended for Indigenous people or those born outside Canada. In partnership with Momentum.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Families Celebrate Earth Day

Kids and their families are invited to celebrate Earth Day with stories, songs and finger plays.

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

Family History Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

Family Law Workshop: Child Custody and Parenting

Learn about the legal arrangements for children when their parents separate in Alberta.Topics include custody, guardianship and parenting agreements, courts, and travelling or moving with children. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Family Law Workshop: Child, Partner, and Spousal Support

Learn about the law and terms of financial support when a marriage or common-law relationship ends. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Family Law Workshop: Property Division

Discover how the law addresses property division when a marriage or common-law relationship ends. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Financial Freedom with Grant Sabatier

Sabatier, a millennial entrepreneur and best-selling author provides a step-by-step path to make more money in less time, so that you can live the life you want.

Audience: Adults

Finding Jobs Online and the Hidden Job Market

Get an overview of online job boards and tools for understanding and navigating the hidden job market.

Audience: Adults

Finding the Right Financial Advisor

Cut through the confusion surrounding Canada's complex financial industry with Shamez Kassam, Author of Your Money's Worth: The Essential Guide to Financial Advice for Canadians.

Audience: Adults

Finding your niche in the Music Industry

With over 20 years in the music business doing everything from performing, recording, publishing and all forms of education, Corey Christiansen will be talking about the musician career development and how each artist can find their niche and place in this ever-changing, but exciting business. Corey currently teaches at Utah State & Indiana Universities. His music is available on Origin Records and he is the former Senior Editor for Mel Bay Publications. In partnership with JazzYYC.

Audience: Adults & Teens

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

Fraud: Targeting Seniors

Learn about some of the most common scams that criminals are using to steal from you, and how to protect yourself and your family from being a target. Led by Brian Holmes, Counterfeit & Fraud Prevention Coordinator, Calgary Police Service.

Audience: Adults

French-Canada at War, 1914 – 1945

Learn the unique history behind French-Canadian participation to the British Empire in two world wars. Led by Dr. Stéphane Guevremont.

Audience: Adults

Game Changing Books: And Tango Makes Three

A frequently challenged book, this discussion shows the importance of LGBTIQA+ children's literature. Led by Author Natalie Meisner, Mount Royal University.

Audience: Adults

Get Started with Technology

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

Audience: Adults

Guitar Class

Learn basic cords and simple tunes in this beginner class.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 12 and up

Heritage Matters: The How-To’s of Heritage Conservation

Join us on April 4th for Heritage Matters: The How-To’s of Heritage Conservation. Hear about heritage-friendly remodeling, renovation, and rehabilitation projects from architects, conservation specialists, and homeowners. From developing the concept to executing the details, learn DIY tips and tricks to help you preserve the character of your heritage home. Presentation will be followed with an opportunity for questions and answers. Refreshments provided. In partnership with the Calgary Heritage Authority. Register on Heritagematters.eventbrite.ca.

Audience: Adults

Homework Club for New Canadians

Get help with your homework, practise your English, and improve your grades. Participants must bring homework. In partnership with The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 17

Hoppy Baby Bunnies

Join us for an extra dose of springtime songs, stories, and finger plays - for you and your baby bunny.

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

How to Hire a Contractor

Learn the 10 steps to help ensure a surprise-free renovation. In partnership with the Better Business Bureau.

Audience: Adults

How to Tell Your Story

Do you have a lifetime of stories to pass on to the next generation? Learn how to easily capture your story for the future. Presented by Capturing Legacies Inc.

Audience: Adults

I'm with the Band: Rock and Roll

Bring any instrument and play your favorite rock and roll songs with other musicians. Music chords and class structure will be provided.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 16 and up

Idea Igniters: Bots, Trolls, and Votes

Join University of Calgary experts as they explore democracy in the digital age. Register at go.ucalgary.ca/Apr30.

Audience: Adults

Inspiring business: Values & Shared Value

Join us to learn how to make decisions in doing business. In partnership with INTONOVUS Canada.

Audience: Adults

Inspiring business: Your Why

Join us to consider the biggest, most important question in your business. Set yourself up for success. In partnership with INTONOVUS Canada.

Audience: Adults

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

International Jazz Day Performance

Join us as we celebrate International Jazz Day with JazzYYC and special guests.

Audience: All Ages

Interview Skills Workshop

Improve your employability in this interactive session that includes mock interviews. Personal information/SIN required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

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 PowerPoint Online

Learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint Online including design templates, transitions, and animations. 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

Introduction to Resume Templates and Tools

Learn where to find reliable resume templates, samples, and tools — and how to use them.

Audience: Adults

Introduction to Web-Based Email

Learn how to send and receive email messages using Gmail. Basic computer skills required. A valid cell phone number is required to register for this service.

Audience: Adults

It's Magic

Join Richard Rondeau for an amazing and astounding magic show.

Audience: All Ages - Ages 5 and up

It's Your Money: Family Benefits

Discover family benefits and credit payments, how to get payments faster, and free help with your taxes. In partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.

Audience: Adults

It's Your Money: Earning Income

Explore how skills, abilities, and passion for what we do are related to earning income. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Jazz Appreciation 101 with John Reid

Join professional Musician and University of Calgary Professor John Reid in an exploration of the nature and history of jazz. Features live demonstrations. In partnership with JazzYYC.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Jazz Piano with Mark Limacher

Learn about the intersection of jazz piano and improvisation with Composer-Pianist Mark Limacher. Features live demonstrations and the opportunity to practice on keyboards. In partnership with JazzYYC.

Audience: Adults & Teens

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.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Keep in Touch

Find out how sensitive your fingertips are by touching objects when your other senses are tuned out. In partnership with Mad Science.

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

Keeping the Home Language Alive

Learn from Calgary Board of Education staff about the importance of maintaining your home language, and how to support your children in learning a new language.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Law at Your Library: Owning a Condominium

Learn about condominium boards, bylaws, common property, and your responsibilities as a condominium owner. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Wills and Estates

Learn how to plan your will, including appointing your executor, appointing a guardian for minor children, your legal obligations, and what happens if you die without a will. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Learn English Storytime: Korean

Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories in English and Korean.

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

Learn English Storytime: Punjabi

Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories in English and Punjabi.

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

Learn English Storytime: Spanish

Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories in English and Spanish.

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

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

LEGO Club

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

Audience: Kids & Teens

LEGO League Jr. Mission Moon

Practice engineering skills by building a moon base using LEGO. Explore questions and solve challenges associated with life on the moon.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 10

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

Little Baby Chickies

Bring your little chickie and celebrate spring with songs, rhymes, and stories.

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

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 6 to 8

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Make It Messy: Science Camp

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

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

Math Quest Marathon

Test your numeracy endurance. Join the Library for a marathon of Math Quest challenges. Caregivers are invited to stay & play.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Mealtime, Food and Senior Nutrition

Discover what prevents a senior from eating right, and the warning signs of poor nutrition. Find out how to shop for groceries and prepare nutritious meals for 1 – 2 people. Led by Home Instead Senior Care®.

Audience: Adults

Meet Visual Artist Sophie Labelle!

Sophie Labelle is an internationally renowned visual artist and author from Montreal. She is the transgender cartoonist behind Assigned Male, a webcomic about a group of queer and trans teenagers that has been running since 2014 and already touched millions of readers. Light refreshments available. Families welcome! In partnership with the Calgary Queer Church, Skipping Stone, Affirming Connections, and the Calgary Queer Arts Society. Registration on Eventbrite.

Audience: All Ages

Misfit with Andreas Souvaliotis

This bestselling memoir, depicts a man who realized there was strength in his strangeness, and that it could be used as a force for good. Andreas is now recognized globally as leading social entrepreneur.

Audience: Adults

Mommies and Babies

Share as new parents with interactive learning about sleep, development, safety, and play. In collaboration with AHS Perinatal Education.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 2 to 9 months with a parent/caregiver

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

Join other immigrant women to practise English, make friends, and learn about resources. Free childcare provided. In partnership with CIWA.

Audience: Adults

Online Safety

Learn to stay safe when you are online, including gaming, texting, and social media. Caregivers are encouraged to attend. In partnership with Calgary Police Service and Holden Insurance Ltd.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 9 to 12

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

Planets & Moons

Explore the farthest reaches of our Solar System and create a lunar eclipse in this "mad" planetary tour! Presented by Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Planning Financially for Your New Arrival

Plan ahead for maternity and parental leave and be prepared for the expenses that come with a new arrival. In partnership with the Credit Counselling Society.

Audience: Adults

Planning for Retirement

Plan for the retirement you desire using a comprehensive checklist, guides, and online calculators. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Playing with Polymers

Learn about the most fascinating and beneficial molecule known to humankind … polymers! Mix up some Mad Science Slime to take home.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

Podcast Live! Uncovering the Truth with David Ridgen

Award-winning filmmaker and writer, David Ridgen, hosts the true crime podcast, "Someone Knows Something". Trained as a documentary storyteller, and using his investigative skills as a journalist, Ridgen has created Canada's most popular and well-crafted podcast. He is now expanding into areas of long form and serial TV drama, which continues the narrative of exploring cold cases.

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

Pop-Up Book Making Workshop for Families

Join Calgary Public Library Artists in Residence, Cîpayak ᒌᐸᕀ for a workshop that invites family to make their own pop-up books about a dream from their sleep, a dream they have for the future, or a daydream. Best suited for ages 6 and up with a caregiver. Please collect and bring thin cardboard for cutting, such as cereal, tissue and cracker boxes.

Audience: All Ages

Printed Word: The Salon Series with Carolyn Qualle and Rona Altrows

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships. The result was a collaboration between a selection of twelve Alberta printmakers and twelve writers. Print(ed) Word is a collection of 12 handmade artist books now on permanent display at new Central Library. Join the authors and artists for a series of presentations on their writing, art and the process of collaborating to make their book. Presented with the generous support of the J K L MacLachlan Family Fund.

Audience: Adults

Raising Financially Fit Kids

Learn more about how to teach kids about savings, giving, and spending. In partnership with the Credit Counselling Society.

Audience: Adults & Kids

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

Reality is Optional Writing Club

Play with your words in this creative writing club for teens. Led by Kim Firmston, Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Rings of Time

Join Author Renée Veillet as she reads from her time-travel novel and explore through the eyes of a teen what it was like to live in Calgary in 1913.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 17

Savvy Seniors: Seniors & Scams

Learn about four types of scams targeting seniors, including investment, windfall, heartstring, and house scams.

Audience: Adults

School Support: Math

Bring your math assignments for help from trained volunteers. Explore digital resources to support school success.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 14

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

School's Out All Day

Drop in to the Library anytime on your PD Day for games, crafts, and other fun activities.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

School's Out for Tweens

Join us for fun activities, crafts, and games.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 14

Science of Flight

Explore the fundamentals of flight, drag, gravity, lift, and thrust. Build your own Mad Science Skyhawk plane to take home.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 10

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

Settlement Services

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

Audience: Adults

Sign Language for Babies

Communicate and bond with your child before he or she can speak by learning basic ASL signs together.

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

Slippery Science

Learn about atoms, molecules, and polymers, and then make and take your own polymer. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

Small Business Tuesdays: Considering Becoming an Independent Contractor?

Learn the difference between being an employee and a contractor, how to find work, contract opportunities, and the proposal writing process. In partnership with Business Link.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Turning it Around

Learn how to handle customer complaints and negative reviews from an ethical and service-oriented perspective. In partnership with the Better Business Bureau.

Audience: Adults

Stormwater in the City

Build a model rainwater harvesting system, and learn how such systems can impact our aquatic systems. In partnership with Green Calgary.

Audience: Teens - Ages 12 to 15

Story PALS

Trained Pet Access League Society (PALS) volunteers and their highly socialized dogs provide a calm, accepting presence for struggling readers to practise reading aloud.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Supremely Skunks

Learn how skunks are misunderstood and are a great wild neighbour. In partnership with Alberta Institute of Wildlife Conservation.

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Survive & Thrive After Job Loss

Learn how to move forward after job loss or changes in your career. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

Swingin' Sundays

Learn to swing dance with our beginner-friendly introductory lessons and social dancing. No partner or experience required. In Partnership with Top Cat Swing.

Audience: Adults

Talking Books Group

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

Audience: Adults

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

TEDxCalgary Meetup

Watch a TED Talk video, share your thoughts with other curious explorers, and hear ideas on related topics. Visit www.MeetUp.com/TEDxCalgary-Community/ for topics.

Audience: Adults

Teens Create

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

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

The Big Beat: An Introduction to Jazz Drumming with Dr. Jon McCaslin

Join one of Calgary's busiest timekeepers and rhythmatists for a live demonstration and discussion on the evolution of jazz drumming. Learn about the expression of rhythm, and the evolution of the drum set. Drums available to play directly following. In partnership with JazzYYC.

Audience: Adults & Teens

Toastmasters International - Youth Leadership Program

Develop speaking and presentation skills, self-confidence, and strong leadership abilities.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Transfer Your Skills to a Different Industry

Explore new job markets and learn how to persuade potential employers to give you a chance. Led by Joy Cohen, Author and Career Counsellor.

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

Welcome to Canada: Parenting Your Child in a Dual Culture (Spanish)

Learn some tools for raising children in a dual culture. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation. Register by calling 403.988.0355 (Spanish) or 403.777.6074 (English).

Audience: Adults

Welcome to Canada: Parenting Your Child in a Dual Culture (Tagalog)

Learn some tools for raising children in a dual culture. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation. Register by calling 403.999.3880 (Tagalog) or 403.777.6074 (English).

Audience: Adults

What Does Reconciliation Mean? A Panel Discussion

Join the Beltline Reconciliation Committee for a panel discussion on the nature of reconciliation. Panelists will include: Ernie Poundmaker, Cree Elder; Liza Lorenzetti, University of Calgary Social Work Professor and Activist; Tapisa Kilabuk, Manager of Indigenous Relations from Inn From The Cold; Selby Quinn, Social Work Student; and Moderator Sidney Gill, S.T.E.A.M. Child minding and refreshments provided. Register for this free event on Eventbrite.

Audience: Adults & Teens

When Teens Disengage From School

Join Leslie Gavel as she explains how not to freak out if your adolescent is struggling at school. Based on her memoir, Dropout: How School Is Failing Our Kids (and What We Can Do About It).

Audience: Adults

Wordfest Presents: We’ve Read This Book Club

Looking for the chance to chat about what you’ve read (or haven’t read yet) with an equally engaged group of book lovers? Sign up for Calgary’s most entertaining and friendly book club, hosted by Anne Logan. Visit wordfest.com for details on what we’re reading this January and February.

Audience: Adults

Words and Wiggles

Learn new ideas for play by exploring all five senses through movement, play, story, and song. Supported by TD Friends of the Environment.

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

YYC's Young Citizen Scientists: Bumblebees

Learn about Alberta's wild bumblebees and how you can protect them by doing a Citizen Science project in your backyard. In partnership with Green Calgary.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

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