All Calgary Public Library locations, including book drops, are temporarily closed until further notice as of March 16 at 12:01 am to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Library events

Events for all ages and interests

During the Library's closure to help limit the spread of COVID-19, come join us online for some virtual programming! Free programs will be offered online for a variety of audiences in the upcoming weeks. Registration is required for some programs, and is being done through Eventbrite, after which you will receive a link to attend the program online. Check back often for new programs being added.

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Yoga at Home

Sunday, May 31
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Yoga classes you can do at home to calm both the body and mind so you can become more at ease. Join Yoga Shala Calgary for free yoga classes from the comfort of your home. All ages and abilities welcome. Our team of skilled teachers offer traditional and therapeutic yoga, focused on calming both the mind and body so that you can become more at ease.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Mondays, June 1, 8, and 15, 11:00 am – noon 
Wednesdays, June 3, 10 and 17, 11:00 am – noon

Welcome your baby to the Library for our new virtual program for parents, caregivers, and their babies. This is a three-week program with songs, rhymes, and stories that will make your baby smile.

Register for Mondays, June 1 – 15, 11:00 am – noon 
Register for Wednesdays, June 3 – 17, 11:00 am – noon 
 
Looking for more Baby Rhyme Time? Check out these on-demand videos with Library staff and librarians for more songs and rhymes.

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Small Business Tuesdays: Managing Your Cash Flow in Times of Crisis 

Tuesday, June 2 
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Explore some practical actions you can take to help your cash flow situation during this pandemic. Led by Mark Shields in partnership with Business Link.

Register for this program

Calgary Welcomes the Car

Wednesday, June 3
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Join us for this fascinating talk about the early days of motoring in Calgary!

Calgarians with money and a sense of adventure embraced the newfangled automobile with open arms. Grab your duster and goggles and join our excursion into the novelty, freedom, challenges and misadventures of early motoring in Calgary. You don't even need a license — there weren't any! Presented in partnership with the Chinook Country Historical Society.

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DNA and Cancer: From Discovery to Precision Treatment 

Wednesday, June 10, 6:00 – 7:00 pm 

Join experts from the University of Calgary’s Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute and Cumming School of Medicine, and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in this online panel discussion. They’ll share the latest research on how changes in DNA can lead to cancer and how they are using this information to improve cancer treatment. 

Register for this online event

PodChats

Saturdays, May 23 – June 13
10:30 – 11:30 am

A book club for podcasts. Each week participants will listen to an assigned podcast and come together to discuss their thoughts. Led by podcasting professor and producer Meg Wilcox, these sessions are aimed at all podcast levels, so bring your coffee and join in! The first week will be a discussion about an episode of This American Life. 

Register for this program

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