Learn to code, develop public speaking skills, join a drawing lesson, get help on your school assignments, and be introduced to budgeting and saving — all for free at your Library this fall! Calgary Public Library offers a variety of free programs for kids and teens, designed to help children explore new interests and expand their skills. You’ll find drop-in and registered programs on topics including physics, forensic science, math, reading, engineering, and art. Find a full program list online, and don’t miss these fall highlights:
- Bat Basics
Ages 7 to 12
Discover the world of bats, and bust some bat-phobic myths. In partnership with the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation. Registration is required.
- Math Quest
Ages 6 to 12
Embark on a math quest. Explore the Library while completing fun numeracy challenges that support what you learn in school. Caregivers are invited to stay & play. Registration is not required.
- ELL School Success
Ages 6 to 8 with a parent/caregiver
Children develop their English language literacy skills while parents learn how to support their children’s language learning. Registration is required. Plus, check out the Homework Club for New Canadians, where students ages six to 17 can get help with homework, practice English, and improve grades.
- Nikola Tesla: Tamer of Electricity
Ages 8 to 12 or ages 13 to 17
Learn why Tesla's inventions are so important and experience demos of a plasma globe, levitating light bulb, and theremin. In partnership with the Calgary Tesla Society. Registration is required.
- codeTeen: Intro to Game Design
Ages 12 to 17
Find out what makes a good game and develop basic coding skills as you create the games you want to play! Registration is required. Plus, check out codeTEEN: Intro to Web Design to learn how to create websites with HTML & CSS.
Program details are subject to change; please visit our programs page for the most up-to-date information. Explore all September-October programs and register starting August 19.