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 March - April 2019 or May - June 2019 issue of Library Connect.

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From: 11/Feb/2019 - To: 14/Jun/2019

"Grump" Said the Grumblie!

Wiggle and giggle your grumblies away in this energetic program led by author Deborah Miller. For children and their parents/caregivers.

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

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

1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike

Explore the Winnipeg General Strike through the talented lens of the Graphic History Collective on International Workers Day. Meet the creators and celebrate their new book.

Audience: All Ages

50+ Lecture Series

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

Audience: Adults

A Beary, Berry Good Day

Discover #WildlifeRules in Banff National Park through fun activities with Author Laurie Schwartz. In collaboration with Parks Canada.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 4 to 8

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 Evening with Bruce Hunter, Barb Howard, and Lee Kvern

Bruce Hunter launches the 3rd edition of his short story collection, Country Music Country, with a foreword by Literary Historian Shaun Hunter. Hunteris joined by prize-winning short story authors Barb Howard and Lee Kvern.

Audience: Adults

An Evening with Corey Gray

Join Corey Gray (Siksika Nation) as he shares his experience being a part of the team connected to the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics, and how he connects the science of Einstein to Blackfoot culture.

Audience: Adults

An Evening with Dawn Bryan

Enjoy an evening of innovative literature and discover the inky world of eighteenth-century London as D.M. Bryan reads from her new novel, Pugg's Portmanteau. In partnership with UCalgary Press.

Audience: Adults

An Evening with Vivek Shraya and Derritt Mason

A joint book launch for Dr. Derritt Mason's book "Queer as Camp" (Fordham University Press) and Vivek Shraya's comic book "Death Threat" (Arsenal Pulp Press), both of which highlight the social and cultural disciplining of non-normative gender and sexuality.

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? (Presentation)

Register with The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre to learn about job search strategies and targeting resumes, and meet with an employment counsellor for personalized career planning. For ages 15 to 24.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 15 to 24

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

Bill’s Book Cafe With Terry Rock

President and CEO of Calgary Technologies Inc, Terry Rock, explores creative collaboration using the book Bandersnatch by Diana Pavlac Glyer, which looks at how J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and the other members of the Inklings benefitted from the critical exchange of ideas.

Audience: Adults

Bipolar Disorders: Perspectives of a patient and a researcher

Join Mental Health Advocate Kaj Korvela and Psychiatrist Dr. Scott Patten as they share insights and help demystify bipolar disorders on a patient. In partnership with Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Blackfoot Storytime

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

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

Book Discussion Group: Adult

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

Audience: Adults

Bouncing Babies

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and lots of bouncing.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 6 to 23 months 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

Brixology: Bridges

Use LEGO bricks to build and test different bridge designs, then create the strongest bridge possible. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Calligraphy: Writing with Style for Teens

Learn a fun, interesting hand lettering style with a member of the Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild. All supplies are included to complete a project.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

Canadian Immigration Process

Learn about Canada's immigration policies concerning citizenship, sponsoring family members, applying for Super Visas, and more. In partnership with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

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: 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: Government

Join us for a noon hour talk about careers working for government. In partnership with the Career Development Association of Alberta and the City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre.

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

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

Audience: Adults

Citizenship and Civic Participation Workshop

Learn about Canada and prepare for the Citizenship Exam in this thorough two-day workshop. 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: 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 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

Computer Skills for Job Seekers

Build basic computer skills as you explore useful online resources that can help you find your next career.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Driving in Alberta

Learn about Alberta driver's licences, insurance policies, safety regulations, purchasing a vehicle, and more. In partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

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

eBooks: A Library On the Go

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

Audience: Adults

Effective Business Communication

Develop your skills, write high impact emails, understand change, build resiliency, and manage conflict in the workplace. Led by Matt Adolphe.

Audience: Adults

Einstein Was Right

Explore the exciting announcement of the observation of gravitational waves and black holes following controversy about their existence. In partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society.

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 Kids

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12 independent of 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

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 The LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Method

Join us for a participatory workshop using the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY materials and methodology as we explore issues that matter to Calgary with certified facilitators, Ken Cameron and Alexandra Hatcher.

Audience: Adults

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

Family Magic Show

Join us for an entertaining show of magic, balloons, and comedy. Led by TheMagicStudio.ca.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 4 and up

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

Flipbook Animation

Make your own cartoons by learning simple animation through creating flipbooks. In partnership with the Quickdraw Animation Society.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

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

Game Changing Books: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Explore the cultural origins of capitalism and Weber's proposal that the profit motive originated in European Protestantism. Led by Dr. Allan Dwyer, 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

Get Your Resume Past the Gatekeepers

Boost your chances of getting your resumé noticed with tips from Joy Cohen, Author and Career Counsellor.

Audience: Adults

Group Violin Lessons

Learn basic techniques and simple tunes in this beginner class. Limited violins available upon request. Free lessons provided by Crescendo School of Music.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 13 and up

Historic Walking Tour: Memorial Park Library and Central Memorial Park

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

Audience: All Ages

Homeschooling 101

Learn the important points, beginning steps, and rights and responsibilities of providing home education in Alberta. In partnership with Alberta Homeschooling Association.

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

Housing and Home Care

Learn how to better understand the housing and home care issues facing seniors today. Led by Fred Franchuk, Home Instead Senior Care®.

Audience: Adults

I'm With the Band: Folk

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

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 16 and up independent of a parent/caregiver

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

Indigenous Drumming Circle

Join Cree8 as they lead us in a drumming circle featuring traditional Indigenous songs and drumming.

Audience: All Ages

Inspiring business: Values & Shared Value

Join us to learn how to make decisions in doing business. 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

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 HTML & CSS Essentials

Learn to build and design basic web pages using HTML & CSS. Participants must bring their own laptop. In partnership with Lighthouse Labs.

Audience: Adults

Introduction to JavaScript Essentials

Learn to build and style your own web-based chat app using JavaScript. Participants must bring their own laptop. In partnership with Lighthouse Labs.

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 Social Media

What is social media and why is it so popular? Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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: Budgeting & Saving

Budgeting will help you keep your savings and spending in balance. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Teens - Ages 13 to 17

It's Your Money: Disability Benefits

Learn about taxes, government benefits, the Registered Disability Savings Plan, and medical expenses for adults or children with disabilities. In partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.

Audience: Adults

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: For Indigenous People

Learn how to get a Social Insurance Number and a government account to receive benefits and credits. In partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.

Audience: Adults

It's Your Money: Newcomers

Learn about potential benefits and credits as a resident of Canada. In partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.

Audience: Adults

Itsy Bitsy and Friends

Experience a fun-filled performance about Itsy Bitsy, Jack Be Nimble, and Little Miss Muffet. Directed by Charlotte Nixon and performed by Calgary Young People’s Theatre.

Audience: All Ages

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

Law at Your Library: Custody and Access

Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a legal guardian of your children. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Employment Law for Small Business Owners

Learn about employment standards, employer liabilities, human rights, and privacy issues. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Landlord and Tenant

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

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Owning a Condominium

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

Audience: Adults

Law at Your Library: Small Claims Court

Having a dispute with a business, contractor, landlord, or neighbour? Small Claims Court may be right for you. Learn how to make a claim, represent or defend yourself, and collect your judgment. 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: 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

Let's Go Exploring

Join us for adventurous summertime stories, songs, and finger plays that the whole family can enjoy!

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

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

LGBTQ 101

Explore the language, context, and history of the Queer community along with tools to help develop new relationships both personally and professionally. In partnership with the Calgary Queer Arts Society.

Audience: Adults

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

Magic Bean Garden

Join us for enchanted folktales and then prepare to get dirty while planting your very own magic garden.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 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

May The Fourth Family Storytime

May the force be with you for this very special Drop-In Family Storytime! On Saturday, May 4, join Christy and Fraser from 101.5 Today FM for a special event in a galaxy not that far away.

Audience: All Ages

Medieval Women Mystics: Part One, Julian of Norwich

Explore Julian's life, continuing relevance, and how shifts in her language reflect both an evolving theology and deepening sense of her audience. Led by Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins, UCalgary.

Audience: Adults

Medieval Women Mystics: Part Two, Margery Kempe

Learn about Julian’s rebel sister, the spiritual, cultural and historical connection between the two, and their place in history. Led by Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins, UCalgary.

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

Money Personalities & Relationships

Join us as we discuss what to consider when deciding whether to keep accounts joint or separate, healthy money habits for couples, and how to budget effectively as a couple. In partnership with Money Mentors.

Audience: Adults

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

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

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

Podcast Live! Unreserved: Radio Indigenous, reclamation and reconciliation with Rosanna Deerchild

Rosanna Deerchild brings 20 years of storytelling to the CBC Radio One audience. The award-winning poet and journalist, Deerchild takes listeners on a journey to reclaim Indigenous story, history, and cultures to deepen understanding, strengthen Indigenous identity, and forge a new relationship with Canadians.

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

Printed Word: The Salon Series with Carole Bondaroff and Lee Kvern

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships: art from text, artist with writer, art book and reader. 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.

Audience: Adults

Printed Word: The Salon Series with Sally Reesman and Barb Howard

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships: art from text, artist with writer, art book and reader. 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.

Audience: Adults

R & R in Retirement

Let your money work for you! Learn how to calculate how much you need and what you can do for a richer and more relaxing retirement. Presented by Money Mentors.

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

Resume Writing Workshop

Develop a high-impact resumé formatted for an internet job search. Personal information/social insurance number required & protected under FOIP. In partnership with Alberta Works.

Audience: Adults

Robotics with Robogals

Learn to code using LEGO Mindstorms robots.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Robotics with Robogals for Girls!

Learn to code using LEGO Mindstorms robots. This program is designed especially for girls.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Rozsa Arts at the Library: Chantal Chagnon

Join Chantal Chagnon as she shares traditional Indigenous arts, culture, and history through her singing and drumming. Presented by Mary Rozsa de Coquet. No registration required.

Audience: All Ages

Savvy Seniors: Seniors & Scams

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

Audience: Adults

School Maker Faire

School Maker Faire celebrates the creativity, engineering, art, and ingenuity of local students. Join students from kindergarten to Grade 12 as they showcase low and high tech projects for all to see.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 and up

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

Schulich Ignite

Learn the basics of programming with student mentors from the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering. This fun, hands-on workshop is a great introduction to the world of computer science and software engineering. Students must bring their own laptops to this class.

Audience: Teens - Grades 10 to 12

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

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: Introduction to Business Research

Learn how to conduct simple business research using resources found in the Calgary Public Library and beyond.

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

Small Business Tuesdays: What Can Canada Revenue Agency Do to Help Sole Proprietors?

This presentation is to provide an outline of the CRA’s Liaison Officer service offered to small business self-employed individuals, helping them meet their tax obligations.

Audience: Adults

Small Business Tuesdays: Why Financial Ratios Matter

Learn the basics of calculating and interpreting financial ratios. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

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

Super Structures

Explore the world of architecture and engineering while learning about foundations, weight distribution, and the science of arches. In partnership with Mad Science.

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

Surfing Underground

Join Stokley Towles for his new solo performance that weaves together the social landscape and culture of city construction work, extreme weather, and the unpredictable nature of the public. In Partnership with The City of Calgary.

Audience: Adults

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

Survivors in Solidarity

Join a meaningful evening of outreach and understanding through a dialogue between a Holocaust Survivor and a First Nations Residential School Survivor. In partnership with the Calgary Jewish Federation.

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

Teddy Bears' Picnic in the Community Garden

Bring your favourite stuffies for a family picnic in the garden with snacks, stories, and songs.

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

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

The Path to Math

Learn successful tips and tricks to start your little ones down the road to enjoying math. In partnership with EducationWise Inc.

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages 3 to 5

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

Think Big: A Night Out With Your Brain

The Anxious Brain: How do we know when we’ve crossed the line from managing our anxiety to being overwhelmed by it? Join Think Big host Jay Ingram and experts from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education as they explore this question and share the latest research and treatments for anxiety disorders.

Audience: Adults

Tips and Secrets Smart Canadians Know

Join us if you have been in Canada for less than two years and want to learn about banking services, credit, payroll deductions and income tax returns. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Audience: Adults

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

Treasures: The Beulah Home for Unmarried Mothers

Explore the history of child-rearing in Alberta by looking at a home for unwed pregnant women in Edmonton. In partnership with the Chinook Country Historical Society.

Audience: Adults

Tween Time

Join us for fun activities, crafts, and games.

Audience: Teens - Ages 9 to 12

Venezuela: Meeting the Threat Populism Poses to Canada's International Interests

Venezuela was once the richest, most stable country in Latin America with the deepest traditions of democratic rule. Twenty years of populist rule later, its politics are so paralyzed that it cannot address the most basic of its social or economic challenges, leaving its society in free fall toward a future that may be even worse than the current strife and humanitarian catastrophe. The perils of populism are not limited to Latin America, however. The same politics of polarization and paralysis have divided the United Kingdom and are weakening the United States. In partnership with the Canadian International Council and the Latin American Research Centre (LARC) of the University of Calgary.

Audience: Adults & Teens

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: Summer Camps and Family Time Ideas (Mandarin) - Mandarin

Learn about summer camps and outdoor activities for the whole family. Presented in Mandarin in partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation, In School Settlement Program. Register by calling 403.230.7745.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Welcome to Canada: Summer Camps and Family Time Ideas (Russian)

Learn about summer camps and outdoor activities for the family. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation. Register by calling 403.999.6430 (Russian) or 403.777.6074 (English).

Audience: Adults

What's In Your Backyard for Preschoolers?

With fun facts and games, discover how Alberta's animals are anything but average. In partnership with Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation.

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

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

Who You Know Can Help You Grow

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

Audience: Adults

Why Everyone Should Read Science Fiction

If you think you know what science fiction is all about because you’ve seen Star Wars, join Robert J. Sawyer — “the dean of Canadian science fiction”— who will show that Star Wars isn’t science fiction, and introduce you to real SF, a profound mode of storytelling … invented 200 years ago by a woman.

Audience: Adults

Wonderful Worms

Discover how wonderful worms are and how they turn salad into soil in this hands-on program by Green Calgary.

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

Wordfest presents André Alexis

Don't miss this afternoon with the Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author of Fifteen Dogs. André Alexis' latest novel, Days by Moonlight, is a darkly comical exploration of the perpetual question: how do we know the things we know are real and what is real anyway?

Audience: Adults

Wordfest presents Guy Gavriel Kay

Your chance to experience history and fantasy combined like never before with the latest book by the internationally bestselling author, Guy Gavriel Kay. A Brightness Long Ago is a masterful new novel set in a vivid world evoking early Renaissance Italy and offering an extraordinary cast of characters whose lives come together through destiny, love, and ambition.

Audience: Adults

Wordfest presents Kristen Worley

Kristen Worley is an Olympic-calibre cyclist who challenged the highest levels of international sport on science, gender, and human rights … and won. In her new memoir Woman Enough, Worley tells the powerful and inspiring story of her journey to self-realization.

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

World Drum Circle

Participate in a drum circle that incorporates drums and rhythms from around the world! Featuring indigenous and world drums and stories. Facilitated by Cree8. Limited drums provided. The drum circle will take place in either Central Memorial Park or Memorial Park Library, weather depending.

Audience: All Ages

World Play Your Ukulele Day

Celebrate World Play Your Ukulele Day with a massive ukulele jam. All ages and stages welcome. Bring along your ukulele. Limited library ukuleles provided. In partnership with Calgary Association of Life Long Learners. See Calgarylibrary.ca/music for a full schedule of events.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 8 and up

Writing as Medicine

Join local authors Susan Calder, Stacey Bru, and P.D. Workman as they read from their work, discuss how they portray mental illness, and how writing on this topic helps them and their readers.

Audience: Adults

YYC's Young Citizen Scientists: Birds

Learn about Alberta's wild birds and discover how you can be involved in protecting them by doing a Citizen Science project in your backyard. In partnership with Green Calgary.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

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

Zero to Hero

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

Audience: Adults

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