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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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Greater Calgary - Ours to Enjoy!

Summer might be fading, but all the glorious colours of fall will be here for us to enjoy.

As the days get shorter and the nights cooler, join us at the Library to explore our city.

Celebrate the things that make Calgary a great place to live, work and play!

“aLand Beyond the River”

Journey to a seldom-travelled jewel in our own backyard. Experience the rugged beauty of Milk River country through the lens of Calgary photographer and videographer, Mark Vitaris.

Louise Riley

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7 - 8:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Signal Hill

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

A Virtual Airborne Field Trip Through the Canadian Rockies

Join geologist and pilot Peter Jones for a virtual field trip from Calgary to the Southern Canadian Rockies, and discover amazing sights that you cannot see from the highway.


Thursday, Sept. 25, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

2nd Floor John Dutton Theatre

Awesome is as Awesome Does

Join us as the top four October 2014, Thousand Dollar Thursday finalists make their 90-second pitches to the Awesome Team. Discover the amazing and inspiring work that past grant fellows and applicants have been doing since 2011 with the help of $1000 micro grants. In partnership with Awesome Foundation - Calgary.


Thursday, Oct. 23, 6 - 8 p.m.

2nd Floor John Dutton Theatre

Back Country Hiking

Discover a variety of hikes in Kananaskis Country and Banff National Park. Presented by Heike and Eric Urban of Pika-Adventures Inc.

Fish Creek

Thursday, Sept. 18, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Back Country Safety Awareness

Be safe, be prepared and be outdoors! Learn how to plan and prepare for common safety risks in the back country. Presented by Heike and Eric Urban of Pika-Adventures Inc.

Fish Creek

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Cowtown to Chowtown

Discover how Calgary's great local produce and maverick chefs are transforming Cowtown into Canada's very own Chowtown! Presented by food columnist and Calgary Food Tours Inc. owner, Karen Anderson.

Forest Lawn

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Signal Hill

Monday, Oct. 6, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Village Square

Friday, Oct. 10, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Healthy Eating in YYC

Learn more about healthy eating options and discover great local restaurants, markets and natural food products that can support your health goals without leaving you feeling deprived. Presented by Amber Romaniuk, Holistic Nutritionist, Author of Amber Approved: Gluten, Sugar & Dairy-Free Recipes to Nourish This Life.


Saturday, Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lower Level Meeting Room 1

Forest Lawn

Thursday, Oct. 30, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Louise Riley

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Signal Hill

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2 - 4 p.m.

Icefield Skiing with Ben Gadd

Join Ben Gadd, Rocky Mountains naturalist, author and mountaineer, as he takes you on a skiing tour of the Wapta Icefield.

Fish Creek

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Mischief, Mayhem and Murders of Calgary

Join us for some historical spine-tingling entertainment with Johanna Lane of Calgary Ghost Tours.

Central (50+ Coffee and Conversation)

Friday, Nov. 7, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

5th Floor

Alexander Calhoun

Thursday, Oct. 2, 7 - 8:30 p.m.


Monday, Oct. 20, 7 - 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, Oct. 23, 7 - 8:30 p.m.


Monday, Oct. 27, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Shawnessy (50+ Coffee and Conversation)

Friday, Sept. 19, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Picture Calgary

Create a mixed media silhouette project celebrating our beautiful city with Mandala Art Centre! This 90-minute project will involve paint, paper, collage and the Calgary skyline and is suitable for all levels.

Alexander Calhoun

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7 - 8:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Country Hills

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Nose Hill

Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 - 8:30 p.m.


Monday, Sept. 22 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Signal Hill

Saturday, Sept. 27, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Prairie Landscapes

Explore the beauty of the Alberta prairies with photographer, Robert Scott who shares his favourite images depicting the beauty of old abandoned places and stunning prairie spaces.

Country Hills (50+ Coffee and Conversation)

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Nose Hill

Monday, Nov. 10, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Crowfoot (50+ Coffee and Conversation)

Friday, Oct. 17, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Signal Hill

Friday, Oct. 24, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Southern Alberta Gardens

Looking for some inspiring local day or weekend destinations? Join Calgary's Cottage Gardener, Janet Melrose who shares some incredible garden gems found throughout Southern Alberta.

Louise Riley

Monday, Nov. 17, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Village Square

Friday, Oct. 24, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Swing City: Big Band Music in Calgary

How has Swing music affected today's jazz scene in Calgary? Why was Big Band music so popular and controversial? Discover the reasons Big Band Swing sparked a dance craze between 1930 and 1950. Presented by Dennis Slater.


Thursday, Nov. 20, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

2nd Floor John Dutton Theatre

Nose Hill

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7 - 8:30 p.m.