Are you or someone you know new to Canada? Calgary Public Library can help you get settled in with free programs specifically suited to the needs of newcomers. Plus, at Central Library, there is free Child Minding available for kids up to age 12 (registration is required). Learn about life in Canada and make meaningful connections in your community with these and other winter programs:
- Citizenship and Civic Participation Class
Learn about Canada and prepare for the Citizenship Exam in this intensive one-day session. In partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary. Registration is required.
- Driving in Alberta
Winter driving in Alberta can be tough for new Canadians. Learn everything you need to know about Alberta driver's licenses, insurance policies, safety regulations, and purchasing a vehicle. In partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. Registration is required.
- Energize with Grizzlies for Newcomers
Learn about how climate change and habitat loss affect grizzly bears, then explore solutions to protecting wildlife and the positive impacts we can all have on our landscapes. In partnership with The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. Registration is required.
- ESL Writing Club
Meet new people and practice your English language writing skills in a fun and relaxed setting. Participants must be able to read and write at least one paragraph in English. Registration is required.
- Settlement Services
Meet with a trained settlement agent who can provide information on immigration, citizenship, housing, employment, and more. Registration is not required.
Program details are subject to change; please visit our program page for the most up-to-date information. Explore all November-December programs and register starting October 15.