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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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Read and Win!

Read and Win!

For Kids

Read all summer and you could win
a Mad Science Party for 10, weekly book prizes and more!

For Teens

Do you accept the challenge?
Read, create and enter win gift cards
(so you can get exactly what you want), a John Green box set and more!

For Adults

Explore our collection of books, movies and music, share your favourite picks and enter to win one of three iPad Minis!

Celebrate International Literacy Day!

Celebrate International Literacy Day!

Stories from the field

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

Writer in Residence 2014: Welcome and Program Launch

Writer in Residence 2014: Welcome and Program Launch

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2014 Writer in Residence Welcome and Program Launch

Join us as we welcome Rosemary Nixon to her new position as Writer in Residence at historic Memorial Park Library.

She will read from a selection of her works and outline plans for her residency.

A reception will follow.

Memorial Park Library

Thursday, September 18

7 – 8:30 p.m.

No registration required

Check out the Writer In Residence page to see a list of all programs.

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

Small Business Tuesdays at Central Library

Small Business Tuesdays at Central Library

Join us every week for Small Business Tuesdays, featuring expert guest speakers, business research presentations

and individual business research support.

Central

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Lower Level Meeting Room 2 (unless otherwise noted)

September 2: Drop-In Business Research Help

Get small business research support from the experts. Drop by for one-on-one assistance from knowledgeable Calgary Public Library staff. (This class will be held in the 3rd Floor Learning Lab.)

September 9: LinkedIn for Small Business Professionals

Create a strong LinkedIn presence for networking and promoting your small business.

September 16: Exploring Entrepreneurship

Is self-employment right for you? Discover the realities of starting and maintaining your own small business. Presented by business experts from Momentum, a Community Economic Development Organization.

September 23: How to Register your Business in Alberta

Learn about the different ways to register your business in Alberta and discover the choices available to protect your business name. Presented by Linda Griffioen, Corporate Legals.

September 30: Business Licenses

Learn about the importance of business licensing. Presented by the City of Calgary.

October 7: Drop-In Business Research Help

Get small business research support from the experts. Drop by for one-on-one assistance from knowledgeable Calgary Public Library staff. (This class will be held in the 3rd Floor Learning Lab.)

October 14: The Key to Successful Sales

Learn how to build a successful sales strategy and develop lasting customer relationships. Presented by Alexandra Gomez, TD Canada Trust.

October 21: Library Services and Resources for Entrepreneurs

Learn about the many free programs, services and information resources available to entrepreneurs through the Calgary Public Library.

October 28: Clockwork Social Media

Simplify your business' social media through automation and planning. Learn how to create an effective social media plan that will save you time and money. Presented by Darlene Hull, HotSpot Social Media.

November 4: Crowdfunding, Calgary Style

Do you need to raise money for your business? Learn about crowdfunding in Calgary and the use of such platforms as AlbertaBoostR. Presented by Chett Matchett, ATB Financial.

November 18: Understanding Financial Statements

Learn about the importance of understanding financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, cash-flow statements and more. Presented by Jorge Gonzalez, J.G. Consulting.

November 25: Turning Customer Service into Revenue and Profit

Explore how to move from merely delivering good customer service to being a customer experience leader. Turn great customer service into revenue and profit. Presented by Donnovan Simon, Strategic Acceleration Services.

December 2: Drop-In Business Research Help

Get small business research support from the experts. Drop by for one-on-one assistance from knowledgeable Calgary Public Library staff. (This class will be held in the 3rd Floor Learning Lab.)

December 9: Researching Your Industry

Looking for great business information about your industry? Learn how to use the Library's many free resources to get a competitive edge.

December 16: Researching Your Customers and Competitors

Know your marketplace! Explore the Library's free resources to research customers, competitors, products and suppliers.

Registration required for all programs except Drop-In Business Research Help.