Central Library is closed for the day (June 22) due to a facility issue.

Events

Learn something new, improve a skill, and connect with the community at Library events across the city.

Something is always happening at the Library

Discover a wide range of engaging events for all ages. Learn about space or ancient history, drop in for live theatre and musical performances, learn about different dances performed at a powwow, enjoy a storytime, and so much more.

Canada Day

Central Library | July 1 | 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm 

Join us for free activities and programs to celebrate and recognize Canada’s many stories. Activities include a special storytime, traditional Indigenous dancing demonstrations, musical performances, and a citizenship ceremony for new Canadians. 

Complimentary cookies and coffee for the first 200 visitors to Central Library will be available from 12:00 pm until supplies run out in generous support from Second Cup

National Indigenous History Month

Multiple Library locations | June 1 — 30 

Alongside partners, the Library will celebrate and honour Indigenous peoples in Calgary with events, activities, and resources. From a round dance at The Confluence (formerly Fort Calgary), to performances by Indigenous artists, and Elder Storytimes, National Indigenous History Month is filled with moments to celebrate, reflect, and learn.   

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These cross-cultural learning opportunities and other Indigenous programming at the Library are generously supported by Suncor Energy Foundation.

Artwork credit: Paityn Savoie

Ultimate Summer Challenge

All Library locations | All ages | July 1 - August 31

Are you up for the Ultimate Summer Challenge? Read every day and you’ll be entered to win awesome prizes. Have fun this summer with free programs at the Library and for the most fun way to track your reading! 

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Reading in the Wild

Memorial Park Library | All ages | June 25

Join us for Reading in the Wild, our first annual outdoor read-a-thon, presented by WordFest and Calgary Public Library. Bring a blanket and a book to celebrate the joy of reading.

Register for the event 

Powwow Trail 101

Multiple Library locations | Multiple dates and times
 
Want to learn more about Powwows? Have you ever wondered if there are protocols that you should know about? Throughout the summer, there will be outdoor demonstrations prior to the Siksika, Kainai, Tsuut’ina, Piikani, and Stoney Nakoda Powwows — which all make up the Powwow Trail. 

Siksika Powwow Demonstration
Southwood Library | June 26 | 11:00 am 
Kainai Powwow Demonstration 
Seton Library | July 17 | 11:00 am 
Tsuut’ina Powwow Demonstration 
Giuffre Family Library | July 24 | 11:00 am  
Piikani Powwow Demonstration 
Saddletowne Library | July 31 | 11:00 am
Stoney Nakoda Powwow Demonstration
Crowfoot Library | August 28 | 11:00 am 

Kindergarten Family Event

At select Library locations | All ages | Multiple dates

Do you have a child starting Kindergarten this fall? Join Calgary Public Library in celebrating the exciting journey of starting school. Enjoy games, art, and stories as we embark on a fun-filled adventure with other soon-to-be Kindergartners. 

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