It has been quite the year for the building, being featured in best-of lists by The New York Times and the BBC since opening in 2018
To celebrate the occasion, and to thank members, supporters, and the community, the Calgary Public Library will be hosting a celebration Friday and Saturday!
On Saturday, celebrations kick off at 9am, and the first 500 people through the doors will receive a gift.
Calgary Central Library will also be hosting a Round Dance on Saturday, as part of its 1 year birthday celebrations from 12:00-12:30pm. They are hosting a friendly competition to beat an unoffical Canadian record of 401 people. Everyone welcome to participate!
Free coffee or hot chocolate from LUKES at the entrance
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
All-Day Birthday Party Fun!
Library Store pop-up shopping
Balloon art installation
Family craft stations
Light Up the World art installation
Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery
9:15 – 10:15 am: Aerialist Lollipop Lyra
10:15 am: Opening remarks and singing Happy Birthday
10:40 – 11:00 am: Storytime with Mayor Naheed Nenshi
11:00 am – noon: Kate Ryan, hula hoop artist
Noon – 12:30: Friendship Round Dance, led by Hal Eagletail
12:30 – 1:30: Gustavo the Impossiblist
2:15 – 3:00: James Jordan, Vaudeville Magician
3:15 – 3:45 pm: Teddy the Clown