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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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Look Beyond the Label and Experience the Living Library!

Look Beyond the Label and Experience the Living Library!

Living Library

In the Living Library you borrow Living Books, real people with whom you can have a conversation. Living Books share stories of their lives in a welcoming environment, and you learn about diversity in your community.

Wednesday, October 29

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Bow Valley College

North Campus, 2nd Floor (Student Space)

332 6 Ave SE

No registration required

For more information: email livinglibrary@calgarypubliclibrary.com, or call 403-260-2702.

Living Books Available for Checkout:

1. Body Language: The Indian Head Wobble

This Living book tells a story of cultural heritage behind the Indian head wobble, which looks like a cross between a nod and shake. What does it actually mean? Is it a nod of approval or disapproval? This book almost did not get her job because during the interview she was – unconsciously – wobbling her head. This, her boss clarified later, had caused him quite a lot of distress!

2. Minority of the Minorities: Celebrating Uniqueness

This Living book has once read an article that there are three demographic groups that are discriminated against the most: immigrants, lefties and the gay. She is all three of them; she's got a trifecta, as they say. How does one with "trifecta" survive in a new country and even enjoy life?

3. Modern Female Nomad

This Living book will help you accept self, others, and the world the way it is, by becoming a "lover of what is." She contends that the key to a successful, fulfilled and happy life is you, and your own nature. Learn how to deal with stressful situations using a tool-based method.

4. Arts & Culture Adventurer

This Living book is an artist who shares his story of building community through theatre. Born and raised in Calgary, he loves learning about the city that frustrates and inspires him. Let's talk!

5. A Journey to Citizenship: Passing the Frozen Landscape

This Living book was welcomed to her new promised land of Canada by a frozen river on a freezing February day. A fear of this icy, harsh environment discouraged the initiation in her long anticipated new life; however, she persisted in following her plan, and now she shares her story of discovering the warmth in the Calgary arts and culture scene that enabled her to acquire different perspective to life and see past the frozen landscape.

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, Oct. 25

Central Library, 5th Floor

12 - 1 p.m. Dynamic Dialogue Workshop with Calgary NaNoWriMo

Learn how to make your characters sound less like robots and more like real people and write conversations that you'd actually want to listen to.

2 - 3 p.m. Striking Settings Workshop with Calgary NaNoWriMo

Feel like your story takes place in front of a blank wall? Learn how to bring background details alive and make your setting sparkle.

3 - 3:30 p.m. Q and A with Calgary NaNoWriMo

No clue how you'll manage 50,000 words in one month?

Bring all your questions and come find out what you are capable of.


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.

Fall Crafts and Family Storytime at Nose Hill Community Library

Fall Crafts and Family Storytime at Nose Hill Community Library

Hallowe’en is just around the corner.

Drop in and join us for Fall Crafts and a Family Storytime

Try out your costume before the big day and take part in a parade in the Library after storytime!

Nose Hill Community Library

Saturday, October 25

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Storytime at 2:30 p.m.

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.

 

Fish Creek Library

Sunday, October 26

Video Screening: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Discussion: 4 - 5 p.m.

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

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.

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.

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