Saturday Family Fun Weekend Activities

The celebrations start outside the Library at 9:00 am, with musical acts and street performers. When you make your way inside your new Central Library, there's lots to do on every level!

This activity listing is for Saturday, November 3. View the schedules for Thursday, November 1, or Sunday, November 4.

Note that there is some special programming also offered on Friday, November 2 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Whichever day you choose to visit, we can't wait for you to see your new Central Library.

Level 1

Time Activity
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Button making in the Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Library Foundation Pop-Up Store
Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery
10:00 am – 3:00 pm General Tours depart on the hour from the Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery
10:00 am – 11:00 am Indigenous Dance
Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery
11:30 am – 2:30 pm Architecture Tours depart hourly on the half hour from the Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Pop-Up Opera
Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Balloon Artists
Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery
1:15 pm– 1:30 pm Pop-Up Opera
Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Children's Performance
Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Children's Performance
Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery

Level 1M

Time Activity
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Dear Library Letters to the building
Create Space
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Baby Lounge
Dry program room
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Telus Spark Science Demonstrations
Wet program room
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Virtual Reality
Questionarium

Level 2

Time Activity
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Selfie Station at the south end of Level 2
Balloon Installation at the top of the Moms' Stairway
Reading Oracles in the Fiction area
Giant Lite Brite at the north end of Level 2
10:00 am – 11:00 am Pied Piper Storytime with Mr. Rayz
Southwest corner of Level 2
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Pied Piper Storytime with Mr. Rayz
Southwest corner of Level 2

Level 3

Time Activity
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dear Library Letters to the building in the Services for Newcomers area
Gaming in the Teen Centre
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Media Tech Orientation
Audio and Video Recording Studios
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Instrument Zoo
Open seating area, east side of the building
12:00 pm– 3:00 pm YAK Kits - Technology: Digital Cameras
Multipurpose room 310A (Teen Centre)
11:00 am – 7:00 pm Media Tech Orientation
Audio and Video Recording Studios
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Tech Mentors
The Norrep Foundation Tech Connect Studio
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Toastmasters International
Study Hall

Level 4

Time Activity
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Indigenous beading
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Story Recordings
Story Studio
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Poems on Demand
The Prow
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Artist in Residence Open Studio
Print