Monday, April 23 is an important date. Unless you’ve just returned from an extended stay on a desert island lacking any mechanisms for communicating apart from a large, sandy beach and a stick, you’ll have heard it’s the date of the Alberta provincial election. And I strongly encourage all of you to exercise your democratic right and responsibility, and VOTE.
But that’s only one reason why Monday, April 23 is a noteworthy day. It’s also the first day you can register for the incredible line-up of library programs being offered between May and August. If you hear the words “library program” and immediately envision a small circle of stodgy looking individuals extolling the virtues of their favourite tome of classical literature which they hold clasped to their breast, you’re on the wrong track.
Calgary Public Library offers many free programs, covering an extensive range of topics, and appealing to people of all ages. Quite literally, we have something for everyone, about everything you’re into!
At Memorial Park, we’re offering several tours of the beautifully restored Central Memorial Park, numerous author readings, a summer reading club for kids, a musical performance by members of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, our 100th Birthday Block Party, Spanish and ESL conversation clubs, and a program about seniors’ sexual health.
Pick up a copy of the new program guide at any library location, or go to the program page on our website to download a PDF version and to register. You may also register by phone at 403-260-2620. Remember that a valid library card in your name is required to register for library programs.