Alberta Culture Days at Your Library

Explore Alberta's arts, heritage and cultural diversity September 29 to October 1

Come celebrate Alberta Culture Days with 15 fun, creative, and interactive events and activities at Calgary Public Library, September 29 to October 1, 2017. From hands-on art activities to music, film and more, there’s something for everyone.

Bridges: 85th Anniversary of the Alberta Society of Artists - Reception and Guided Tour

In this exhibition, bridges evidence mechanical and human strength; link artistic media and creative methods; connect countries and geological phenomena; and unite body and soul, matter and spirit, inner and outer worlds. Exhibition: Friday, September 1 to Wednesday, September 27. Central Library - Main Floor West Window. All Ages. No registration required.

The Artists Choice Exhibit: Lecture and Reception

Join us as we celebrate Alberta Culture Days with "The Artists Choice", an open-themed exhibit running September 29 to October 28, Art Wall, Main Floor, Central Library. The exhibit highlights the variety, depth, and breadth of recent individual pursuits within the juried membership of the Alberta Society of Artists. Lecture/Guided Tour with Guest Speaker Gerald St. Maur ASA SCA on "The Mind of the Artist". Light refreshments. 

Central Library - Main Floor, West Window
Friday, September 29, 7 – 9 pm
Adults. No registration required.

Animate Our Space

Celebrate Alberta Culture Days and animate our space! This event will include a variety of creative and hands-on art activities for the whole family.

Central Library - 2nd Floor Children's Area Stairs
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 am – 4 pm
All Ages. No registration required.

Mixed Media Abstract Collage Demonstration

Observe Kathleen Theriault who demonstrates and composes abstract art using various types of paper and acrylic paint, using the following design elements: line, shape, value, texture, and colour. Visitor input is welcome throughout the demo! In partnership with the Alberta Society of Artists. 

Central Library - Main Floor West Window
Saturday, Sept. 30, 1 – 3 pm
Adults. No registration required.

Instrument Discovery Zoo

Join professional musicians as they explain and demonstrate the unique sounds of their musical instruments. In partnership with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Central Library - Main Floor
Saturday, Sept. 30, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
All Ages. No registration required.

Indigenous Beading Workshop for Beginners

Start your first pair of earrings or a pin, with featured artist Jessica Liening-Wolfe.

Central Library - Main Floor
Sunday, Oct. 1, 1 – 3 pm
All Ages. No registration required.

The Fascinating World of the Printmaker!

Explore the realm of self-expression through the process of mono-printing, using a manual printing press, producing a unique image on paper with vibrant colour and invariably satisfying results. Beginning and experienced artists are welcome. In partnership with the Alberta Society of Artists.

Central Library - Main Floor West Window
Sunday, Oct 1, 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Adults. Register online

History Matters: Martin Luther After 500 years

Join Dr. Mark Konnert as he asks the question: Is the life and legacy of Martin Luther relevant today? In partnership with the University of Calgary.

Central Library - 2nd Floor John Dutton Theatre
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2 – 3:30 pm
Adults. Register online

Memorial Park Library

"Got a Minute?" Film Festival

Enjoy a variety of one-minute silent short films including live action, experimental, documentary and animated shorts that delight the eye and challenge us to see the world in a different light. In partnership with Gotta Minute Film Festival.

Memorial Park Library - Main Floor Salon
Friday, Sept. 29, 1 – 5 pm
All Ages. No registration required.

Indigenous Drumming Circle

Join Cree8 as they lead us in a drumming circle featuring traditional Indigenous songs and drumming.

Memorial Park Library - Main Floor Salon
Saturday, Sept. 30, 12 – 1 pm
All Ages. No registration required.

Canadian Mosaic

Join us for family-friendly creative activities celebrating Indigenous culture and Canada 150. Contribute to a large-scale collaborative mosaic with found objects for design a unique bookmark to take home. In partnership with Wendy Lees, Community Art Facilitator.

Memorial Park Library - Main Floor Open Area
Saturday, Sept 30, 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday, Oct. 1, 12 – 4 pm
All Ages. No registration required.

Instrument Discovery Zoo

Join professional musicians as they explain and demonstrate the unique sounds of their musical instruments. In partnership with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Memorial Park Library - Main Floor Salon
Sunday, Oct. 1, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
All Ages. No registration required.

 

Crowfoot Library

Indigenous Art Display with Nathan Meguinis

Learn about the rich culture and vibrant history of Indigenous peoples through Nathan’s creative
artwork. Live art creation with the artist from 1:00 pm.

Sunday, October 1, Noon – 5:00 pm
All Ages. No registration required.

Drawing Fundamentals

Learn to draw realistically using a step-by-step method. In partnership with Amaze Arts Studio.

Sunday, October 1, 3:30 – 4:15 pm
For kids aged 8 – 12. Register online