Upcoming Events

Canada Day

Honour our shared history and celebrate our future

On July 1,  join us at Central Library from 11 am – 5 pm to enjoy free Canada Day activities, including refreshments, games, film screenings, and crafts. There's something for everyone to enjoy!

After your visit, don't forget to check out other Canada Day celebrations around the city, including the Fort Calgary Indigenous Showcase, performances on St. Patrick's Island, and music and fireworks at Olympic Plaza.

All other Library locations, besides Rocky Ridge, are closed on July 1.

See what's on

Join us for the Big Book Borrow

Not sure what to read next? Fill up your summer reading list with recommendations from Library experts.

Inspired by school book fairs, the Big Book Borrow can help you find the right book to match your interests and reading level.

Activities from 12 – 4 pm

Opening Ceremonies

Join us in the Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery at noon for opening remarks by Library Board representatives and Elder Adrian, followed by storytime with Mayor Jyoti Gondek.

Level 1

Spin the wheel and win a prize from our friends at the Library Store. Create a zine with Nicole Gruszecki, visit our selfie station, and consider what the land you live on means to you with activities from Sage and Cedar Art Therapy.

Level 2

Play Giant Jenga, build papercrafts, watch an animated film about Indigenous ways of knowing, and play traditional Treaty 7 games. Historian in Residence Shelley McElroy will also be sharing cool artefacts for junior museum curators to explore.

Level 3

Learn traditional Indigenous beadwork and game with friends on the Nintendo Switch.

Getting Around

Road closures will take place throughout the East Village on July 1 to facilitate festive activities, and 3 Street (in front of the Library) will also close from 5:30 – 11 pm for fireworks.

CanadaDay Website