Programs and Events

 

One Book, One Calgary Launch

Celebrate with Calgarians as we launch One Book, One Calgary 2014. Marcello Di Cintio, author of Walls: Travels along the Barricades, shares his travel experiences in this multimedia presentation.

Hear the moving stories of men, women and children who live in the shadows of barricades that were erected years before. Enjoy an interactive and thought-provoking evening including readings from Calgary's Poet Laureate, Derek Beaulieu and local poet, Bertrand Bickersteth.

Central Library
Saturday, Nov. 1
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Program: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Reception and book signing: 8:30 – 10 p.m.

 

The Art of Walls

Are walls barriers to creativity? Or can they actually provide a kind of frame that frees our individual or collective imaginations? What can happen when we approach walls and barriers as challenges to overcome, rather than obstacles? Presented by Professor Patrick Finn from the University of Calgary.

Central Library
Tuesday, Nov. 4
7 – 8:30 p.m.
2nd Floor John Dutton Theatre


The Berlin Wall

Learn about life on both sides of the Berlin Wall and how this barrier could not keep love apart. Presented by Heike and Eric Urban.

Signal Hill Library
Tuesday, Nov. 4
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Register online at calgarypubliclibrary.com or by calling 403.260.2620 27


A Discussion with Marcello Di Cintio (50+ Coffee and Conversation)

Meet Marcello Di Cintio, author of Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, as he discusses his book and the walls that exist in Calgary.

Crowfoot Library
Friday, Nov. 7
2 – 4 p.m.


The Eastern Front 1914

Learn how the Great War evolved on the Eastern Front and how it explains events in the Ukraine today. Presented by Military Historian, Stéphane Guevremont.

Central Library
Friday, Nov. 14
7 – 9 p.m.
2nd Floor John Dutton Theatre


Musical Rogues and Rebels: Breaking Down Barriers through Popular Music

Join rock historian, James Istvanffy for a fascinating multimedia presentation examining how Bob Dylan, The Beatles and other popular musicians broke down political and social barriers through music.

Louise Riley Library
Monday, Nov. 10
2 – 3:30 p.m.


From the Authors: Marcello Di Cintio and Rosemary Nixon

Join One Book One Calgary author, Marcello Di Cintio and 2014 Writer in Residence, Rosemary Nixon, as they discuss the similarities and differences of writing fiction and non-fiction and how they capture the attention of readers of both genres. Light refreshments will be served.

Memorial Park Library
Saturday, Nov. 15
2 – 3:30 p.m.
28 Registration begins Monday, August 18, unless otherwise noted.


Marda Loop Justice Film Festival: Evaporating Borders

Join us for the Calgary premiere of this visual essay on displacement. Evaporating Borders portrays the lives of political migrants on the island of Cyprus

Central Library
Wednesday, Nov. 19
7 – 9 p.m.
2nd Floor John Dutton Theatre


Closing Event - Personal Stories of Survival

Enjoy a fascinating evening with Marcello Di Cintio as he talks with individuals from around the globe who share their experiences living near some of the walls and barriers so vividly described in Walls: Travels Along the Barricades. Learn about the impacts these instruments of division continue to have in our world today. Light refreshments will be served.

Fish Creek Library
Sunday, Nov. 16
2 – 4 p.m.