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: 09/Jan/2019 - To: 29/May/2019 - Location: Central

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

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

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

Bill’s Book Café with Kodi Hutchinson

Join Jazz YYC’s Artistic Producer Kodi Hutchinson as he helps to demystify jazz and its different genres. Kodi and Bill will be discussing Ted Gioia’s fascinating book, How to Listen to Jazz, and playing some tunes to help illuminate jazz language.

Audience: Adults

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

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: LinkedIn

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

Audience: Adults

Career Cafe: Green Economy

Explore careers in green energy and other areas of the green economy. 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

Central American Migrant Caravans

Examine the recent high visibility migrant caravans and the politics of protection, protest, and pilgrimage. In partnership with the Latin American Research Centre, UCalgary.

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

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

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

Create, Share, Store: Using Cloud Technology

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

Audience: Adults

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

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

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

Developing for Augmented Reality

Circuit Stream provides an inside look at the current and future impacts of AR, and what companies and creators need to know to start developing AR apps for the Magic Leap.

Audience: All Ages

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

English Literature 101: Neural Netfics: Science Fiction Stories for You and Your Robot Family

Examine what it means when artificial intelligence becomes an increasingly pervasive, yet intimate part of our lives. Beyond the cliché of the killer robot, explore a future when AI joins the family. Let by Dr. Anthony Camara.

Audience: Adults

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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: 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

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

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: 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

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 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

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

Podcast Live! Race and Identity with Kat Chow

Kat Chow is a founding member of NPR's Code Switch, an award-winning team that covers the complicated stories of race, ethnicity, and culture. Her work has led listeners and readers on explorations of gender and racial double standards. Her talk will explore the role of podcasting in finding new ways to build communities and tell stories.

Audience: Adults

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

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

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

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

Rocket Building

Learn how to design, build, and launch a model rocket. In partnership with SpacePort.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 10

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

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

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: Show me the Money

Learn about the various financing options available, whether you are planning a startup, or if your business is up and running. 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

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

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

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

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