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: 26/May/2019 - To: 30/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

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

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

Bill’s Book Cafe with Patti Pon

Join Calgary Arts Development’s President and CEO, Patti Pon, as she discusses W.O. Mitchell’s Who Has Seen the Wind, and her family’s personal connection to the book.

Audience: Adults

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

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

Career Basics: Mid-Life Career Change

Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities that come with looking for work mid-life, including resumé strategies. Led by Bow Valley College. Supported by the Government of Alberta.

Audience: Adults

Career Basics: Resume Development

Learn how to create a professional resumé to put your best foot forward. Led by Bow Valley College. Supported by the Government of Alberta.

Audience: Adults

Career Coaching

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

Audience: Adults

Central Library Tour

Discover the unique and innovative elements of Central Library’s spaces, services, art and iconic architecture in a free public tour led by a volunteer guide.

Audience: Adults

Chess in the Library

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

Audience: Adults & Kids

Child Minding

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

Audience: Adults & Kids - Ages up to 12

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

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

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

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

Dance, Connection, & Empathy

Kinesthetic empathy describes the ability to experience empathy through observing the movements of another human being. In this dance class, participants become co-choreographers and co-researchers to investigate kinesthetic empathy. Led by dance artist Amy Badry in partnership with Humainologie. A part of Empathy Week. Register on Eventbrite

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 16 and up

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

Drop-In My First Music Lessons: Guitar

Drop in for an introductory music lesson with a volunteer music coach. Short lessons will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Instrument provided. A part of The Music Lover's Weekend & Sled Island Music & Arts Festival.

Audience: All Ages

Drop-In My First Music Lessons: Piano

Drop in for an introductory music lesson with a volunteer music coach. Short lessons will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Instrument provided. A part of The Music Lover's Weekend & Sled Island Music & Arts Festival.

Audience: All Ages

Drop-In My First Music Lessons: Violin

Drop in for an introductory music lesson with a volunteer music coach. Short lessons will be taught on a first-come, first-served basis. Instrument provided. A part of The Music Lover's Weekend & Sled Island Music & Arts Festival.

Audience: All Ages

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 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 level. Participants must be able to read and write at least one paragraph in English.

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

I Love My Ukulele!

Join the Calgary Ukulele Festival for a special “I Love My Ukulele!” Day featuring group ukulele lessons and a massive ukulele jam. Limited library ukuleles available. In partnership with the Calgary Association of Life Long Learners. A part of The Music Lover's Weekend & Sled Island Music & Arts Festival.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 8 and up

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

Indigenous Drumming Circle

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

Audience: All Ages

Intermediate Microsoft Excel Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Intermediate Microsoft Word Online

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

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

Introduction to Google Drive

Learn how to use Google Drive to share, save, and manage documents and information. An email address is required.

Audience: Adults

Introduction to 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 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 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 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: 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

Job Desk

Meet with a trained career coach who can help with job searching, resume and cover letter development, interview skills, and more. In partnership with Career Connection. Supported by the Government of Alberta and Career and Employment Information Services (CEIS).

Audience: Adults & Teens

Kairos Blanket Exercise

The Blanket Exercise is a workshop that explores the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is a unique hands on history lesson developed in collaboration with Indigenous elders, knowledge keepers and educators that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation between Indigenous and non- Indigenous people. This workshop will be led by Tapisa Kilabuk, Manager, Indigenous Relations from Inn from the Cold and Sidney Gill, S.T.E.A.M. A bannock reception and talking circle will follow. Brought to you by the Beltline Reconciliation Committee and the Calgary Public Library as a part of Empathy Week. Register on Eventbrite.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 13 and up

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: 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: 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

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

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

Library Instrument Petting Zoo (Sled Island)

Explore the musical instruments from the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library, including violins, guitars, ukuleles, drums, and more! Music volunteers on hand to provide guidance. A part of The Music Lover's Weekend & Sled Island Music & Arts Festival.

Audience: All Ages

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

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

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

Outliers: Calgary’s Queer History

This documentary explores frontline LGBTQ2+ activism and the social forces which shaped the queer community from 1960 to the present. In partnership with the Calgary Queer Arts Society.

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 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

Queering Indigeneity

Celebrate the creativity of Two-Spirit peoples through performance, visual arts, and film. Featuring LGBTQ/Two-Spirit artists and filmmakers. In partnership with Calgary Queer Arts Society.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 16 and up

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

Sampler Café (Sled Island)

Explore the world of electronic music in this circle of beat machines and samplers. All ages and experience levels welcome. In partnership with Sampler Café. A part of The Music Lover's Weekend & Sled Island Music & Arts Festival.

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 for Tweens

Join us for fun activities, crafts, and games.

Audience: Kids & Teens - Ages 10 to 14

Schulich Ignite

Learn the basics of coding 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

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: The Money Side of Business

Discover the basic tools and techniques of financial management needed for a business owner to make informed decisions. In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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

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

Talking Books Group

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

Audience: Adults

Teardown: Rebuilding Democracy from the Ground Up with Dave Meslin

In a society where voters turn towards the angriest candidates or tune out completely, there is growing cynicism about democracy. Dave Meslin believes we can transform a culture of disengagement into a culture of participation where everyone feels they can make a difference. Find out how in this engaging presentation from one of Canada’s most dynamic speakers and persuasive rabble rousers.

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 Music Lover's How-To Festival

Want to know how to restring an instrument? Play a guitar chord? This full-day festival will feature quick,15 to 30-minute music workshops to help you pick up new skills and tips. Featuring spotlight workshops with One Big JAM and CJSW. Visit calgarylibrary.ca/music for the schedule of events. A part of The Music Lover's Weekend & Sled Island Music & Arts Festival.

Audience: Adults & Teens - Ages 2 and up

The Mythical Rise of the Superhero

Join members of the Department of Classics and Religion, University of Calgary for a panel discussion on the classical antecedents of superheroes. Lunch refreshments provided. In partnership with the University of Calgary and CJSW. Panelists: Dr. Tinu Ruparell, Dr. Amber Porter, and Dr. Craig Maynes of the Department of Classics and Religion, University of Calgary, along with independent classics scholar Dr. Ratna Chatterjee. Moderated by Christine Leonard-Cripps, Media Specialist at the University of Calgary and CJSW Radio Host of “The Nocturntable”. Supported by the J K L MacLachlan Family Fund.

Audience: Adults

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

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

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

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

Welcome to Canada: Accessing Your Social Benefits

Learn about a variety of social benefits available to newcomers. In partnership with the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth. To register, please call: 403.230.7745, ext 201.

Audience: Adults - Ages 18 and up

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

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

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

Yoga at the Central Library!

Join us for a fun, gentle yoga class in the Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery. Beginners and students of all levels and experience are welcome. Presented in partnership with Yoga Shala Calgary.

Audience: Adults & Teens

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

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