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.

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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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 Kainai, Tsuut’ina, Piikani, and Stoney Nakoda Powwows — which all make up the Powwow Trail. 

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 

Historic Calgary Week

Central Library | All ages | July 26 – August 5

Enjoy 18 in-person programs hosted in partnership with the Library, Chinook Country Historical Society, and other community organizations. Programs will explore the vast history of our city including the history of Calgary Public Library, Calgary’s first firehalls, and so much more. 

Register to learn about Calgary's history

Photo credit: Walt DeBoni, Pat Turner