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

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Our role in Truth and Reconciliation  

On September 29 the Library is partnering with the University of Calgary to offer two National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events:

What We Inherited
A virtual panel discussion with Cadmus Delorme Cadmus Delorme, former chief of Cowessess First Nation, focused on analyzing the role individuals and communities play in Truth and Reconciliation.

A hybrid virtual and in-person film screening at Central Library that explores the 1990 Oka Crisis at Kanesatake through the eyes of Beans, young Haudenosaunee girl whose perspective on life is radically changed by these events. 

Indigenous Placemaking 

On September 30, 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm, explore Indigenous Placemaking installations by artists connected to Treaty 7 at eight Library locations: 

Central, Crowfoot, Forest Lawn, Saddletowne, Seton, Shawnessy, Signal Hill, and Village Square.

Get cozy with the Mystery Month Reading Challenge

Celebrate Mystery Month with the Library and Theatre Calgary with an adult-focused reading challenge focused on true crime, cozy mysteries, thrillers, and more. The challenge runs from September 12 to October 8.

Register now on Beanstack to be entered into weekly draws for pairs of tickets to performances of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap at Theatre Calgary.

Learn more about this reading challenge

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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

Rewatch our most popular programs on-demand.

Tune into talks with local authors, engage with experts on important issues, and explored local history or cultures around the world. If you've missed one of our online programs or want to revisit one you attended, visit our YouTube channel to find our available virtual program recordings. 

Browse recorded programs and more

Stream your favourite programs on YouTube

Not sure what you want to watch? We've curated some of our most popular recorded programs into themed playlists to help you decide. Playlist include on-demand programs on topics such as health and wellness, learning about religions, videos for creatives and more. Check out our recommendations below.