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Your Library card gives you free access to great programs

From Baby Storytimes to 50+ Coffee Times, we have programs for everything you're into. Improve your computer skills, practice your English, or just have some fun.

Pick up a printed copy of the current Program Guide at a local branch, or download a PDF version:

Call 403-260-2620 to register, or register online.

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Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

Join Zarqa Nawaz (Little Mosque on the Prairie) for an entertaining evening of storytelling and humour,

as she shares her new book Laughing All the Way to the Mosque.

Central Library

John Dutton Theatre,

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

7 – 8 p.m. with book signing to follow

Zarqa Nawaz Book Cover Laughing all the way to the mosque

Register in person, by calling 403-260-2620 or online.

WWI Remembered

WWI Remembered

All programs take place at the Central Library.

World War I:The Global Picture

What Caused World War I

Join Military Historian Stéphane Guevremont as he explores contemporary interpretations of the many factors which contributed to the start of the First World War in 1914.

Thursday, October 30
7 - 9 p.m.

2nd Floor John Dutton Theatre

The Eastern Front 1914

Learn how the Great War evolved on the Eastern Front and how this helps explain events in the Ukraine today. Presented by Military Historian Stéphane Guevremont.

Friday, November 7
7 - 9 p.m.

2nd Floor John Dutton Theatre

Christmas on the Western Front

Relive the first five months on the Western Front during 1914, culminating in the incredible Christmas truce event. Presented by Military Historian Stéphane Guevremont.

Friday, November 28
7 - 9 p.m.

2nd Floor John Dutton Theatre

World War I: War on the Home Front

Heritage Triangle Walking Tour

Join this exclusive walking tour by staff from Glenbow Library, the City's archives and the Community Heritage and Family History collection and learn about the WW1 gems in these collections.

Friday, November 7
1 - 2:30 p.m.

4th Floor Local History Room

Heritage Matters – Filming WWI History in Calgary

What's needed to create 100 year old history authentically? Stir Films' producer, Brent Kawchuk, speaks about the making of Heritage Minutes' First World War vignettes.

Friday, November 7
5:30 - 7 p.m.

Main Floor West Window

No registration required

Calgary's Grand Theatre in the Great War

Enjoy a look at the war-time entertainment in the Grand Theatre and at the issues that impacted the theatre such as women's suffrage, nativism and the war service of individuals associated with the theatre. Presented by Donald Smith, Emeritus Professor, University of Calgary.

Sunday, November 9
1 - 1:45 p.m.

2nd Floor John Dutton Theatre

The Media and World War I

Explore the role played by newspapers and propaganda at the outbreak of World War I. Presented by Jeff Keshen, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Mount Royal University.

Sunday, November 9
2 - 2:45 p.m.

2nd Floor John Dutton Theatre

A Genius for Organization

Learn the many ways women in Alberta contributed to the war effort. Presented by multiple award winning researcher and writer, Dr. Adriana Davies, creator of the Alberta Online Encyclopedia.

Sunday, November 9
3 - 3:45 p.m.

2nd Floor John Dutton Theatre

Eating Your Way Through World War I

Hungry for something different? Satisfy your craving for history and learn how Calgarians ate during the Great War years.

Sunday, November 16
1:30 - 3 p.m.

Main Floor West Window

Register in person, by calling 403-260-2620 or online.

Pen, Paper... Published?

Pen, Paper... Published?

Pen, Paper... Published?

Join us in preparation for and celebration of National Novel Writing Month this November.

In partnership with the Calgary chapter of NaNoWriMo.

Saturday, Nov. 8

Central Library, Lower Level Meeting Room 2

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 - 4 p.m. Write-In Workshops with Calgary NaNoWriMo

Lacking motivation?

Put your skills into practice and join other Calgary NaNoWriMo participants to write your novel, eat candy and connect with other novelists.

Register in person, by calling 403-260-2620 or online.

Making Treaty 7 Screening and Discussion

Making Treaty 7 Screening and Discussion

Join us for film screenings and discussions of this ground-breaking theatrical presentation

that breathes life into the history and legacy of the founding event of modern southern Alberta.

We Are All Treaty PeoplePhoto by Arnell Tailfeathers

Making Treaty 7 explores the historical significance of the events at Blackfoot Crossing in 1877,

while investigating the consequences and implications of Treaty 7, 137 years later.

Saddletowne Library

Saturday, November 1

Video Screening: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Discussion: 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Forest Lawn Library

Saturday, November 8

Video Screening: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Discussion: 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Central Library, John Dutton Theatre

Saturday, November 15

Video Screening: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Discussion: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

No registration required

Be It Resolved! Public Forum Debate: Freedom of Speech

Be It Resolved! Public Forum Debate: Freedom of Speech

Be it resolved!

Register in person, by calling 403-260-2620 or online.

Halloween Hijinks and Steam Jamming

Halloween Hijinks and Steam Jamming

Get Creative at Southwood Community Library!

Halloween Hijinks

Join us for a family friendly evening of Halloween fun including ghost stories, spooky crafts and many other activities.

Jack o lanterns

Thursday, October 30

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Ages 4 - 10

No registration required

Steam Jamming

Get your 'make on' and participate in activities that will get your creative juices flowing and maybe find your 'eureka' moment. Explore how the universe works through building, inventing and exploring.

Monday, November 10

2 - 5 p.m.

Ages 6 - 10


Register in person, by calling 403-260-2620 or online.

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