Indigenous Language Revitalization camps a new part of Library programming

Three beginner camps in Blackfoot, Cree, and Michif, the language of the Métis people, are being offered this fall in partnership with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary. Language is a crucial part of a culture, and these sessions are intended to help revitalize language within city limits. Teneya Gwin, Indigenous Service Design Lead at…
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Meet the Library’s Artist in Residence and Historian in Residence

When the new Central Library opens November 1, Library members will have an opportunity to meet and learn from a local artist and a local historian, thanks to exciting new residency programs. Calgary Public Library is expanding its successful Author in Residence program and introducing an Artist in Residence and a Historian in Residence at…
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Indigenous Placemaking at the New Central Library

When you head inside the new Central Library, you’ll be welcomed with a colourful and vast wall mural, a tremendous collaboration by Indigenous artists Keegan Starlight, Kalum Teke Dan, and Roland Rollinmud. Inside the civic concourse, you’ll find a thought-provoking life-size buffalo sculpture by Lionel Peyachew, made up of metal letters that spell various words…
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5 New Central Library Features You Can See In Your Local Library

Calgary Public Library is piloting new programs and services at libraries across the city, in anticipation of launching them at New Central Library. This testing helps ensure all our libraries are imaginative and innovative spaces, while simultaneously giving us an opportunity to prepare for our newest building. Here’s a glimpse at some features: Furniture New…
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Call for Indigenous Artist/Artist Team

Submissions Due: June 19, 2018 Calgary Public Library invites Artists from the TsuuT’ina Nation, the Blackfoot Nations (Piikani, Kainai and Siksika), Stoney Nations (Chiniki, Wesley and Bearspaw), and Métis Nation Region (MNA) 3 who reside within Treaty 7 territory (this includes the Calgary area) to work on and design artwork/installations that will activate Indigenous Place…
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Seeking Candidates for Artist Selection Committee

Deadline to Apply: June 8, 2018 Calgary Public Library is looking to form an Artist Selection Committee to support the Indigenous Service Design Lead and Artist Consultant, in commissioning Indigenous artists from TsuuT’ina Nation, the Blackfoot Nations (Piikani, Kainai, Siksika), Stoney Nations (Chiniki, Wesley and Bearspaw), and Métis Nation Region 3 for artwork that will…
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