Arts & Culture

Explore accessible art

Calgary Public Library is helping increase access and remove barriers to arts and culture in our community through an exciting new partnership with Contemporary Calgary art gallery. 

The Contemporary Calgary Art Pass is an interactive book that can be checked out at all Library locations, giving Library patrons free access to visit Contemporary Calgary with the opportunity to add their own creations to the book. 

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Call for Applications

Be part of the experience at the Library

Are you an artist, performer, musician, storyteller, or have other knowledge and skills you want to share? Consider applying.

You can borrow more than just books!

Check out a musical instrument from the Musical Instrument Lending Library at Memorial Park Library for free with your Library card.

Find an instrument to borrow

Discover the joys of the Opera

Opera 212 is a series of programs offered in partnership between the Library and Calgary Opera, which brings the opera to all of Calgary’s 212 communities. Appreciate opera in hands-on, family friendly workshops including mindfulness, singing, dancing, and more.

Find a program near you

Catch a performance

Rozsa Arts at the Library brings artists to the Library for free performances and workshops, giving Calgarians access to a variety of arts and culture experiences. Find performances including music, dance, puppetry, drama, and oratory and circus arts at your nearest Library!

Applications for performers open annually. 

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