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Love Your Library Day is October 15, 2022

Celebrating 110 years of Library love

Our 110th birthday celebrations begin on October 15 with Love Your Library Day, and continue on October 31 with a frightfully fun Halloween Storytime, featuring an extra special guest.

Watch for more exciting news as we continue to celebrate 110 years together.

Love Your Library Day is October 15 

Join us all day long at any Library location to enjoy a special Family Storytime, arts and crafts, live performances and music, snacks, and more. Regular open hours will vary by location.

So much to do, so much to see

Visit any Library location during regular open hours for a day of fun!

10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Free activities and performances from local artists 

  • Face painting – Bowness, Forest Lawn, Giuffre Family, Signal Hill, and Southwood libraries
  • Temporary tattoos – Country Hills and Seton libraries
  • Twistin' Tex, balloon artist – Judith Umbach Library
  • Jason Juggling / Rola Bola show – Fish Creek Library
  • Magic show with James Jordan– Nose Hill Library
  • Dr. Seuss Aerial show – Central Library
  • Henna artist – Central Library
    Activities at Crowfoot, Louise Riley, Memorial Park, Nicholls Family, Quarry Park, Rocky Ridge, Saddletowne, Sage Hill, Shawnessy, and Village Square libraries to be announced shortly.

1:00 pm: A special system-wide Family Storytime at all Library locations

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2:30 pm – 3:15 pm: Live music 

  • Caitlin Goulet performs at Bowness Library
  • Sidney May Welch performs at Central Library
  • Natalia Chai performs at Country Hills Library
  • Matt Blais performs at Crowfoot Library
  • Ollee Owens performs at Fish Creek Library
  • Ruth Purves Smith performs at Forest Lawn Library
  • Two Late to the Party performs at Giuffre Family Library
  • Daniel Hayes Music performs at Judith Umbach Library
  • Boot and the Hoots performs at Louise Riley Library
  • Pluvelle performs at Memorial Park Library
  • Chloe Brode performs at Nicholls Family Library
  • Melody Stang performs at Nose Hill Library
  • Natalia Inga performs at Quarry Park Library
  • Jamie Allanach performs at Rocky Ridge Library
  • Solatido performs at Saddletowne Library
  • Darcy Stamp performs at Sage Hill Library
  • MEEKS performs at Seton Library
  • Jon Chavez performs at Shawnessy Library
  • Nancy Laberge performs at Signal Hill Library
  • Melyssa Lee performs at Southwood Library
  • Elle McAndrews performs at Village Square Library
  • There will be Library Store pop-ups, hosted by the Library Foundation, at Central, Memorial Park, Seton, and Signal Hill libraries. Plus, special birthday treats, craft activities, and giveaways at all locations while supplies last. 

  • Love your Library Day programming at Seton Library is generously sponsored by Hopewell. 

What does your Library mean to you?

Tell our staff how you feel about your special Library location! Find our letter board in your location and leave a Library Love Note to spread some joy on Love Your Library Day. 

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Have a frightfully good time at the Mayor’s Halloween Storytime

Join the Library and special guest, Mayor Jyoti Gondek, for a Halloween storytime on October 31 to get you in the spirit for trick-or-treating. Visit the Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery at Central Library at 1:00 pm to enjoy stories, rhymes, and a meet and greet. It’s sure to be a goo-oo-ood time!