Upcoming Events

The Library is more than just books!

We've got events and programs for every age and interest taking place all year round. Learn about space or ancient history, drop in for live theatre and musical performances, or find time to gather and discuss the latest books. It's all happening at the Library location nearest you.

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Neighbour Day is June 17

Mark the tenth anniversary of Neighbour Day at select Library locations. Enjoy refreshments, activities, and performances by local artists. Make connections with your neighbours and tell us what you love about your community! 

Family Storytime

  • Forest Lawn, Giuffre Family, Judith Umbach, Nose Hill, and Seton libraries at 11:00 am
  • Bowness Library at 1:30 pm


  • Bowness Library: Terrific Facepainting, 1:00 – 3:00 pm 
  • Forest Lawn Library: James Jordan, 3:00 – 3:25 pm 
  • Giuffre Family Library: James Jordan, 1:00 – 1:25 pm 
  • Judith Umbach Library: Sparkle Tattoo with Ally, 1:00 – 3:00 pm 
  • Nose Hill Library: Twistin’ Tex, 3:00 – 4:00 pm 
  • Seton Library: Twistin’ Tex, 1:00 – 2:00 pm 

There will be an Emergency Preparedness Event hosted by the City of Calgary in the south parking lot of the Genesis Centre (Saddletowne Library) on June 17 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Learn how to prepare your household for emergencies and meet with local emergency services providers.

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.

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Rewatch our most popular programs on-demand.

Tune into talks with local authors, engage with experts on important issues, and explored local history or cultures around the world. If you've missed one of our online programs or want to revisit one you attended, visit our YouTube channel to find our available virtual program recordings. 

Browse recorded programs and more

Stream your favourite programs on YouTube

Not sure what you want to watch? We've curated some of our most popular recorded programs into themed playlists to help you decide. Playlist include on-demand programs on topics such as health and wellness, learning about religions, videos for creatives and more. Check out our recommendations below.