Library Hosts Name Ceremony at Crowfoot Library Following Consultation with Crowfoot Family

On May 2, the Calgary Public Library hosted a private ceremony at Crowfoot Library to formally receive permission from the Crowfoot family for the use of the Crowfoot name. Elder Herman Yellow Old Woman led the ceremony, which was attended by Bert Crowfoot on behalf of the Crowfoot Family, Library staff, and Blackfoot Elders who…
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Indigenous Languages Resource Centre to be created at Central Library

More Indigenous language resources, as well as programming that preserves Indigenous culture and heritage will soon be available at the Calgary Public Library. The Indigenous Languages Resource Centre will help protect, preserve, and promote Indigenous culture, thanks to $1 million in funding from the Government of Alberta. Located at Central Library, this will be the…
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Accessibility at Central Library

At all our 21 libraries across the city, including Central Library, we are committed to creating a welcoming and safe community space for everyone. People using wheelchairs or with mobility challenges are encouraged to enter Central Library through the east side, off 8 Avenue SE. There is a Calgary Parking Authority parking lot behind the…
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Meet the Library’s Newest Story Truck

Calgary Public Library now has five mobile libraries that are rolling into communities around the city! Three vehicles are Book Trucks, bringing books, movies, and other Library services directly to the community. Our Book Trucks stop at regularly scheduled locations, and are also available to visit school or community events. Come aboard the Book Truck…
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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 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 Central Library…
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