Fall Programs

Registration begins for our Session 1 Fall Programs begin September 5th.

View our Session 1 Program Guide

Fall Programs Begin September 11th!

Sponsors and Donors of Fall 2023 Programs

  • Qualico Communities
  • Rocky View County
  • Alberta Government 
  • Dominos Pizza Chestermere
  • Alberta Culture Days
  • Moncalligraphy
  • Starbucks Chestermere
  • City of Chestermere
  • Family and Community Support Services


Each program date and participant requires separate registration.

If two consecutive registered programs are no–show without notice, participants will be removed from future program dates in the session.

Children under 8 must have a parent or guardian stay in the library during programs.



1. Go to www.chestermerepubliclibrary.com

2. Press Programs and Events at the top

3. Select program to register for on the calendar.

4. Fill in the form for each participant joining the program and each selected date.

5. You will receive an email confirming your registration in our programming



To cancel your registration, please follow the link in the email confirming your attendance.


*Please note: Missing two consecutive registered dates without warning will result in being removed from the program.
Parents / guardians must stay in the library if registered child is under 8 years old. 

Drop In Storytime Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:15AM. All Ages.

No need to register for this Storytime designed with the whole family in mind.

PJ Storytime Tuesdays at 6:15PM. All Ages.
Get ready for bed with the Chestermere Public Library and enjoy a bedtime story at the library. Wear your PJs, bring your blankets, and stuffies, and tuck in for reading and fun.  No registration Required.

School Readiness Wednesdays at 1:00PM. Ages 4-5.
Build children’s confidence and independence before they go to school. Registration required.

Busy Bees Wednesdays at 1:45PM. Age 3.
Your child will grow and develop with a variety of activities. Registration is required.

Family Yoga Thursdays at 10:15AM. Ages 2-6.
Join Luna P.L.A.Y Kids for play-based yoga, great for the whole family!  Get some family-bonding time in as we participate in partner yoga, interactive games, music/dance, and fun poses. Together, you and your family can learn how to relieve stress, regulate emotions and have fun! No registration required.

Movin’ & Groovin’ Thursdays at 10:45AM in September. Ages 0-6.
Time to get your little ones movin’ and groovin’ with Trellis! Let your body move you, shake, wiggle, stomp, jump, hop, and play in this fun gross motor program.  Register for Movin’ & Groovin’ by emailing Trellis at

 Drop in Baby Storytime Fridays at 10:15AM. Age 0-18 Months.
Baby Storytime is for parents, caregivers, and babies 0-18 months. There’s books, songs, and playing. Stay after for our Bibs, Burps, and Breaks!

STEAM Mondays at 4:15PM. Ages 6-12.

           Try some quick and easy S.T.E.A.M. projects at the library! FUN-filled activities with scientific explanation.  Each week features new activity about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

Registration is required for STEAM.


Reading Buddies Tuesdays and Wednesday at 4:15PM. Grades 1-3.

Join us for Reading Buddies to help facilitate reading and literacy. Teen volunteers are matched with early elementary students learning to read. We will provide an activity then the student is asked to pick a book to read with their buddy. 
Registration is required for Reading Buddies.



Dino-Mite Thursdays at 4:15PM. Ages 6-12.

Dino-Mite is our newest program joining the afterschool program suite! Get ready for a roarsome program learning all about dinosaurs.
Registration is required.


Afterschool @ CPL is generously sponsored by FCSS Chestermere


Join us on Fridays at 3:15PM for a program with the whole family in mind for different activities each week.
Registration is required for each person in the family joining us.

Mad Science Mineral Mania September 15th.

Join Mad Science for Mineral Mania. Have fun looking at all sorts of rocks & minerals, learn how they are formed, learn how a volcano is made, pan for gems and take home your treasure. Registration required.


Fire Department Visit September 22nd.

The Chestermere Fire Department is coming to visit!  No registration required.


Twirl Dance September 29th.

Twirl Dance offers recreation dance classes for dancers 2 years to teens in Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Musical Theatre. Join in on this
musical Fun Family Friday. No registration required.


Snap Circuits October 13th.

Get ready for an electrifying Fun Family Friday! Learn the basics of circuitry, engineering, and build electronic products! Registration Required.


Candy Sushi October 20th.

Play with your food in this craft made of gummy candies, marshmallows, and Rice Puff Treats to make sushi look-alikes. Please note: There will be a variety of candies and snacks, please let us know if there are any food allergies. Registration Required.





Graphic Novel and Manga Club On Discord.
Every month, our program facilitator will choose a theme for books to discuss, any book that fits in the theme is welcome to be discussed throughout the month on our Discord. Join our Discord on our website.

Septembers Theme is “Found Families”

Octobers Theme is “Witches, Wizards, and Warlocks”


Tween Board Games Sunday at 12:30PM– 1:30PM. Ages 11-14.
Bring all of your friends for board games at the library! We have a variety of games to play, and will have a different giant board game each week to enjoy.  No registration required.


Tween Club Sunday at 2:00PM—3:30PM. Ages 11-14.
Join us for a variety of different activities at the library each Sunday.  No registration required.


Reading Buddies  Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 4:15PM Grades 7-12.
This program is a volunteer partnership to help facilitate reading and literacy in younger children. Become a buddy by contacting us at info@chestermerepubliclibrary.com.
In order to volunteer for the reading buddies program the following qualifications must be met:
strong communication skills, ability to motivate and mentor children, strong literacy skills, reliable and a positive attitude, and committed to program dates.


Teen Volunteer Experience  Ages 13-17.
Looking to do some volunteering at the library? We are on the hunt for students to help us with our programs. Fill out our form on the website to sign up.


Graphic Novel and Manga Club On Discord.
         Every month, our program facilitator will choose a theme for books to discuss, any book that fits in the theme is welcome to be discussed throughout the month on our Discord.
Join our Discord on our website.

Septembers Theme is “Found Families”

Octobers Theme is “Witches, Wizards, and Warlocks”


Library Board Meeting Third Monday of the month or next Monday for Stat Holidays at 7:00PM.

Get involved in the library and join our Library Board for their meeting. These meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. The library board has 9 meetings
throughout the year and take a break during the summer. Please contact the library for more


Baby Talk Mondays from 1:30PM - 3:00PM. Parents / Caregivers with babies 0-12 months old.

Join the Library, City of Chestermere, Healthy Families, Alberta Health Services, and
Chestermere Parent and Caregiver Support Services for free drop in programs for caregivers with babies 0-12 months. Connect with fellow parents /caregivers and service provides in your community. Each week features a different topic for discussion.
Find the full calendar on the library’s website.
No Registration required.


English Language Learning Tuesdays at 10:15AM. Begins September 26th.

Join the South Central Adult Learning Society (formerly Rocky View Adult Learning) for this 12 week program.  Come practice your English in a group with other learners. Discussions and
activities will be aimed at beginner speakers, but will adapt to the level of the group.
No Registration required.



Basic Computers Wednesdays at 10:15AM. Starting October 11th.

Join the South Central Adult Learning Society (formerly Rocky View Adult Learning) for this 8 week program.  Bring your laptop and your questions and join us for computer basics.
Many beginner topics will be covered such as computer lingo, using email, internet searching and more. If are you new to computer use or a beginner learner, this class is for you.
Register for basic computers either on our website, in the library, or by phone.



Yoga Thursdays at 12:00PM.

Join our mindful yoga series where we will explore yogic breath techniques, gentle movement, and guided relaxation. This class supports increased connection between breath, mind, and body. It is a great low intensity midday reset for your nervous system.
This 45 Minute class is suitable for adults and older adults of any experience level.
Registration is required for Yoga.

*Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.



Bibs, Burps, and Breaks Fridays at 10:45AM.

Join us after Baby Storytime for some time to chat with other new parents and caregivers in the community. Children are welcome to play as parents and caregivers chat. We will have refreshments and snacks available.
No registration is required.

Join us for adult crafts on specific dates at 5:30PM! There will be two crafts each month at the library with snacks and drinks provided! Registration is required.


Air Dry Sculpted Roses September 13th.

Do you like roses? What about a rose you can keep forever? Join us for a workshop in making your own sculpted roses from air dry clay in a variety of colours. These are great as a gift or just something to beautify your decor. All materials provided. 


 Magnet Terrariums September 27th.

Create your own unique mini garden to admire all through the winter. This magnet terrarium will look great on your fridge or magnet board.


Abstract Art Using Unconventional Tools October 11th.

Join us for a workshop in creating abstract paintings using a variety of unconventional materials. You'd be surprised at the amount of things you may have around your own home that you can use to create a beautiful, one of a kind painting. All materials provided.


Faux Taxidermy: Gilded Creatures October 25th.

Are you always looking for ways to collect and preserve the creepy crawlies in your life so that you can enjoy them for longer?
Try your hand at faux taxidermy just in time for the Halloween

Mad Science Dinosaurs Workshop September 13th at 4:15PM. Ages 6-12.

Examine fossil casts and explore the differences in the teeth of herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs in this program presented by Mad Science Calgary. Registration Required.


Fall Energizer Night September 13th 6:30 - 8:30PM at the Rec Centre.

Energizer Night is an opportunity for local clubs and organizations to share information for upcoming programs and in Chestermere. We will be at energizer night. Thanks to Macaroni Kid Chestermere for hosting!


We are Alberta: Alberta Culture Days Saturday September 23rd from 10:00AM - 3:00PM. Ages 3-8.

Discover, experience, and celebrate arts and culture through events and activities at the library! We will have a variety of FREE drop-in performing and fine arts activities; including dancing, painting, musical instruments, puppets, and more for a hands-on arts experience at the library.
The Chestermere Historical Foundation will be joining us to tour our Walk Down Memory Lane.
No registration Required.


Pumpkin Palooza October 22nd 12:15PM - 3:30PM Ages 3-10.

Pumpkin Palooza is back for the second year! Join us for our not so scary Halloween celebration.  Wear your best costume, take pictures,  and do activities and crafts at this sort of spooky event.  No Registration required for all of Pumpkin Palooza.


Spooky Magic Show October 22nd 2:00PM. Ages 3-10.

Get ready for a spellbinding Halloween extravaganza that's more tricks than treats! Join us at the Chestermere Library for a spooktacular magic show that's designed especially for kids and families. Introducing the one and only Christopher Cool - Calgary’s Funniest & Most Kid Friendly Magician!


Monster Mash Dance Party October 22nd at 3:00PM. Ages 3-10.

After the enchanting magic show, the energy ramps up as Christopher Cool transforms into the ultimate Halloween party host. Get your dancing shoes on for the monstrous Monster Mash dance party! Groove to your favorite Halloween tunes, show off your best monster moves, and enjoy a spine-tinglingly fantastic time.


Breath Of Fresh Air Challenge September 13th to November 29th. All ages.

Chestermere Public Library is your health and wellness hub.

Nurture your mind and body with these simple challenges. Great for all ages and stages. Do them individually, as a family, or as a community.

Check the library’s social media or in-branch every Wednesday for 12 weeks starting Wednesday September 13th for your weekly wellness challenge. Do the challenge, visit the library, and submit a ballot to win weekly prizes and for the grand prize of a Fitbit, to be drawn November 29th!
Tag us on your challenge posts on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, or Twitter.


September 13: Nurture your Mental Health

September 20: Read for Relaxation

September 27: Test Drive a Hobby

October 4: Walk for Wellness

October 11: Be Mindful

October 18: Healthy Cooking

October 25th: Enjoy Nature

November 1: Be Grateful

November 8: Kindness

November 15: Prioritize Sleep

November 22: Drink Water

November 29: Celebrate you


Winter Reading Challenge December 1st to January 8th. All Ages.

Seeking all winter readers! Check back in November for a special type of reading summons. For all ages and every type of reader. All participants are eligible to win prizes.

Don’t flurry, we hope this summons helps you chill out with books during December.