Take Online Music Lessons with ArtistWorks

Want to learn to play a new instrument? You can now watch step-by-step video music lessons with experts, thanks to a new eResource called ArtistWorks for Libraries. Learn fundamental and intermediate skills from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. ArtistWorks offers video music lessons on many instruments, including: eight styles of guitar (rock, classical, jazz…
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‘There Are So Many Memories’: Saying Goodbye to Central Library

As Calgary Public Library moves into the new Central Library in East Village, we’re also saying goodbye to Central Library, our beloved downtown home for more than 50 years. In this month’s Library Stories, longtime staff, volunteers, and patrons reflect on their favourite memories and spots at Central Library. What’s your favourite memory of Central…
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‘Inclusive as we can to all people’: Michelle Robinson’s Library Story

Two years ago, Michelle Robinson started an Indigenous-focused book club called Chapters & Chat, inspired by the federal government's #IndigenousReads initiative. The book club continues to meet monthly at Forest Lawn Library, where free meeting space is available, to share coffee, snacks, and great conversation.  "This book club has changed my life," Michelle says. "It…
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11 Resources for Students Heading Back to School

Heading back to school this fall? Check out the schoolwork help available from Calgary Public Library! Our free programs include in-person and online options for young children, teens, and parents, so there’s sure to be something for everyone. Here’s what we offer: Brainfuse This online tutoring resource is aligned with the Alberta curriculum for students…
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‘The Perfect Place to Meet Your Neighbours’: Julia’s Library Story

When Calgary mom Mirna Khaled’s young daughter Julia felt she could not relate to picture books because none of the characters were in a wheelchair like her, Mirna helped write Julia her own book. Julia is an eight-year-old who has cerebral palsy. Her mother Mirna wanted people to "see her, not the wheelchair," so she…
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