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.

See what's on

Celebrate Black History Month with the Library

Learn about, reflect on, and celebrate Black history in Alberta with free programs and performances, and meet Black History Month Historian Bashir Mohamed.

Learn more

Family Day at the Library 

Join us at Central, Crowfoot, Saddletowne, Signal Hill, and Shawnessy libraries for a pajama party with fun family activities, including a special Storytime, performances, cartoon marathons, and refreshments. 

All Library locations are open February 20 from 12 – 5 pm.

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

Read 110 hours and win amazing prizes!

There's still time to read... and win!

Register for the Read 110 Challenge online through Beanstack, and use your reading map to track 110 hours of reading. Sign up until February 28 for your chance to win. 

Register in Beanstack

Get your scratch map

Reading maps are available once you’ve registered for the challenge on the Beanstack app. Talk to a Library staff member to get registered and receive your map, or you can self-register in the Beanstack app and show your registration for the challenge to get your map, too. 

Only 5,000 maps are available, so get yours while supplies last!

Register for your chance to win!

When you register for the Read 110 Challenge in Beanstack, you're automatically entered to win our weekly prize draw. Each week, one reader will win their choice of book from a local bookstore, purchased for you and delivered to your home by the Library.

Make sure you have your scratch-map handy — it's your ticket to winning one of our grand prize draws at the end of the challenge. You could take home a pair of Beats headphones, a Kobo eReader, or gifts from the Library Store.

How to Register