Are you staying in Calgary with the family for Spring Break? There are many opportunities in the city for fun family activities, starting with Calgary Public Library.
Our libraries are always great places to spend a few hours, browsing for books, CDs, and DVDs. As well, many of our branches are offering special programs during the week, starting on March 23rd.
PD Day Movie at Central in the John Dutton Theatre.
Come watch a feature film on your day off! Call branch for movie title.
Kids - with a parent/caregiver, 1:30 - 3:30 on Friday, March 23rd. No registration required.
Chess in the Library at Forest Lawn Library
Join members of the Calgary Chess Club and Calgary Junior Chess Club for the opportunity to play chess, supported by coaching. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Kids & Teens - Ages 6 to 20, Sunday March 25th, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Registration Not Required
Spring Break Movies at Signal Hill Library
Join us on your school break for a selection of short, funny films from the Library's collection.
Ages 5 to 12, Tuesday, Mar 27, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. No registration required
ESL Teen Talk at Fish Creek, Nose Hill & Saddletown Library
ESL teens and tweens can practice English language skills and enjoy a variety of fun activities at the Library.
Ages 10 to 14, Monday, Mar 26, Tuesday, Mar 27, Wednesday, Mar 28, Thursday, Mar 29, Friday, Mar 30, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Gaming For all ages at Nose Hill Library
Bring your friends and enjoy video games with the Nintendo Wii, such as Beatles Rock Band, Wii Sports, and selected Mario games. Wednesday March 28th, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Kids & Teens - Ages 7 and up Registration not required
LEGO Club at Fish Creek & Shawnessy Library
Join us to build, create, and explore! Legos provided.
Kids & Teens, Registration not required
Create Fantastic Creatures! at Alexander Calhoun
Create creatures a la Parrototter or Rhinostrich inspired by "Mixed Beasts" by Wallace Edwards, learn pencil crayon shading, and read, write, and share rhymes. Presented by Pinkmittens2.
Kids - Ages 9 to 12, Saturday, Mar 31, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Heritage Park's Gasoline Alley Museum is offering Spring Rally in the Alley from March 23 - April 1, 9:30am-4:00pm.
The Calgary Zoo offers daily programs and special programs and has to be a great place to be with all this great spring weather. What a great chance to see the new penguin exhibit. (Of course, it is snowing as I write this! Spring in Calgary!?!)
Spring is an excellent time of year to visit the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. My bird-watching friends tell me that you have a better opportunity to see the birds before the leaves are on the trees.
Star Night - And speaking of viewing, why not take advantage of a great opportunity to view the stars. Clear or cloudy skies, The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and Fish Creek Provincial Park are offering viewing of the night sky with telescopes, astronomy presentations, interactive games and displays. Everyone welcome, no charge!
Telus Spark, the new science centre, is offering special programs for spring break.
Fort Calgary is open every day through the spring break, offering a chance to see where Calgary first started at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers.
Mom, Tot and Kids' Show website describes itself as a fun and interactive tradeshow for Alberta Families. More than 100 exhibitors will be present showcasing the latest in technology, apparel, furniture, products and toys. they invite you to come and play with your kids, be entertained, explore and just have fun!