‘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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Join the Ultimate Summer Challenge for Indigenous Programs and Installations

The Library is the place to be this summer! Ultimate Summer Challenge — our summer learning program for kids, families, and teens — involves hundreds of free programs and six unique installations, including Indigenous programming for everybody. Remember to register for Ultimate Summer Challenge for a chance at awesome prizes. Tipi at Fish Creek Library…
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10 Free Ultimate Summer Challenge Programs You Won’t Want to Miss

Kids, families, and teens are invited to the Library this summer for more than 500 free programs — plus a chance at awesome prizes! Calgary Public Library has partnered with 40 local organizations for workshops, performances, demonstrations, and large-scale installations, including All About Animals, Cowboy Sing-Along, Hip Hop, Indigenous Drumming Circle, Radical Robots, and Zine…
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