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 July - August issue of Library Connect or the Summer Kids Guide.

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From: 21/Jun/2019 - To: 06/Sep/2019 - Subject: Kids

Acrylic Painting Techniques

Learn various acrylic painting techniques such as painting with a sponge, palette knife, fingers and more! Led by artist Nada Khatib.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 6 to 13

African Craft Making

Explore African cultures in this hands-on craft making workshop. In partnership with Woezo Africa.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 12

African Dance & Song

Explore African cultures through music, song, and dance in this interactive workshop. In partnership with Woezo Africa.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 12

Alligator Pie, Alligator Pie

Watch as Illustrator Sandy Nichols brings this beloved poem to life in this interactive presentation.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 7

Artist Trading Cards

Create and trade your own miniature works of art in this hands-on workshop. In partnership with Create! Community Art Programming.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 17

Beyond Little Green Men

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Brazilian Drumming & Dance Workshop

Learn the basics of Brazilian percussion and dances in this hands-on workshop. In partnership with Capoeira YYC.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 9 to 16

Bubble Painting

Discover this fun and exciting creative process as you blow bubbles to create beautiful paintings. In partnership with D’Touch Ltd.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 16

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

Code Mobile

Join Code Mobile for fun, beginner-friendly, hands-on workshops that teach a combination of activities using visual coding tools through programs like Scratch and programmable robotics.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 14

Coding Buddies

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 9

Creative Writing Workshops

Fun, interactive activities to explore story ideas, character development, making a plot interesting, and adding exciting details. In partnership with the Ripple Foundation.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 14

Drawing for Kids

Learn to draw realistically using a step-by-step method. In partnership with Amaze Arts Studio.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 13

Dry Ice

It looks hot, but it's really cold. Explore the three states of matter, turn water into ice in 30 seconds, and find out if ice can burn. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

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

FIRST LEGO League Jr. Aqua Adventure

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

FIRST 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 12

Guided Drawing

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

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 16

Hour of Code: Go Wild

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Hour of Code: Princess Power

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 7 to 12

Introduction to Kickboxing

Learn the basics of kickboxing in this interactive workshop. In partnership with Reno Fitness.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 16

Introduction to Taekwondo

Discover street self-defense and Taekwondo for three 20-minute interactive demonstrations introducing kids to basic moves. In partnership with Studio Group Martial Arts.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Kitchen Chemistry

Explore everyday chemistry in the kitchen by investigating chemical properties, and reactions that occur between fats, sugars, and starches.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Knot Tying

Learn how to tie knots including a reef knot, sheet bend, and figure-eight. In partnership with Glenmore Sailing Club.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Learn to Draw

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

LEGO Club

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

Audience: Kids & Teens

LEGO Contest

Create something fun or spectacular with LEGO at home (no kits, please). Bring it to the Library and you could win a prize!

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 12

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

Magnificent Magnets

Explore the invisible forces of magnets and their effects on different objects in this interactive workshop with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Make It Messy Art Camp: Ages 6 to 8

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Make it Messy Art: Ages 6 to 8

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Make it Messy Art: Ages 9 to 12

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

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: Ages 9 to 12

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

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

Medicine Wheel Teachings

Learn about connecting to Mother Earth, and the medicines used to honour the teachings of the Four Directions of the Medicine Wheel. The Medicine Wheel is an integral part of many First Nations and Indigenous cultures.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Mini Museum

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

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 12

Night Time at the Circus

Help tell the circus animals a goodnight story during this interactive show combining storytelling and a clown! Led by Mr. Chris.

Audience: Kids - Ages 5 to 12

Photography for Kids

Join artist-in-residence Samuel Obadero, to learn how to take great pictures playing with light and shade. Bring your smartphones. In Partnership with CADA.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 11

Pointillism Painting

Discover this creative style of painting as you blend dots of colour into luminous images. In partnership with D’Touch Ltd.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 16

Puppy Room

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

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 17

Radical Robots

Explore some robots we use daily and the different sources that power them. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

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

Real Live Bug Table

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

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 17

Shadow Exploration

Explore storytelling through light and shadow play. Create stories using shadow puppets, props, and coloured lighting gel, working with Artist Jesse Northan. In partnership with the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Squeaky Clean

Experiment with some earth-friendly cleaners to see if they make things squeaky clean! In partnership with Green Calgary.

Audience: Kids - Ages 9 to 12

Summer Clubs - Be in a Play

Join us as popular books and movies come to life. Discover the fun of improv, acting, and storytelling during this week-long club. Showcase your talents on the final day, in an original “revue-style’ performance.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Summer Clubs - Junior 3D Art Club

Jump off the 2-D page and explore the world of 3-D sculpture, 3-D illusions, and 3D creations. Be amazed how art can inspire and build self-esteem in your child. In partnership with Idea Lab Kids.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Summer Clubs - Minds in Motion Science Blast Summer Club

Get creative! Have fun exploring science, art, engineering, mathematics, and technology through hands-on, interactive projects and activities. In partnership with Minds in Motion.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

Summer Clubs - Ukulele and Pop Songs Club

Sing and perform the songs you love! Learn popular chords, explore strumming techniques on the ukulele, and focus on singing and stage presence. Students will feel like Pop Stars by the end of the week! In partnership with Chinook School of Music.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 8

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

Theatre Games

Explore games that help you think fast on your feet! Learn acting and improv skills that build self-confidence, trust, and develop creativity. In partnership with the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 8 to 16

Ultimate Summer Challenge 2019

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

Audience: Kids - Ages up to 12

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

Walloping Weather

Learn about the seasons and weather measurement, including thunder and lightning. Discover more about water cycles and effects of the sun. In partnership with Mad Science.

Audience: Kids - Ages 6 to 12

Water for Life

Explore how water supports life on our planet through cooperatively building a community with props, then watch water at work. In partnership with Green Calgary.

Audience: Kids - Ages 8 to 10

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