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Indigenous Languages Day

Join us for Indigenous Languages Day at Central Library on December 14!

In recognition of 2019 as the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, Calgary Public Library would like to invite you to a special celebration to honour Treaty 7 Languages.

10:00 – 11:00 am Indigenous Language Resource Centre Open House (Level 4)
Discover a learning and gathering place where Indigenous culture and languages are shared and celebrated.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Treaty 7 Book Launch (Level 1 - Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall)

Join us as we acknowledge and celebrate the authors, illustrators, and translators of 12 children’s books written in their respective Indigenous language. The launch will be followed by a meet and greet with the authors and illustrators, and an opportunity to enjoy traditional foods.


Winter holidays

Visit any one of 20 locations (not including Rocky Ridge) on December 24 for a cozy surprise, including holiday treats and free activities.

Locations will have modified hours or closures December 24 – 26 and 31, and January 1.

More information and activities

NYE Family Party

Celebrate the arrival of 2020 early with family-friendly performances, activities, games, and a dance party at Central Library, from noon to 4:00 pm.

See you on December 31

Podcast Live!

Join the discussion with Falen Johnson and Leah-Simone Bowen (The Secret Life of Canada) at Central Library to discuss their podcast.

See you on January 10