Banff Public Library's 70th Birthday Celebrations!

Help us celebrate our 70th Birthday with the following festivities:

Amelie Patterson & Steven Ross Smith - Banff Poet Laureates in Song & Word

Saturday, October 26, 7:00pm-8:30 pm

Celebrate community in spoken word and song with Banff's own Poet Laureates, Amelie Patterson and Steven Ross Smith, who will be introduced by Ted Christensen, the mastermind behind the Banff Poet Laureate selection committee. 

This event is the kick-off celebration of Banff Public Library's 70th Birthday and is free to the public. Ticket reservations are highly recommended. Seating is limited, so don't wait! Please register through Eventbrite.

Everyone who attends this event will receive one ballot for our 70th Birthday Party prize draw!

Libraries: Chic Scott's Places for Exploration and Creation

Saturday, November 9, 7:00pm-9:00 pm 

Over the last dozen years, local writer and mountaineer Chic Scott has written six books, including Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies, Summits and Icefields (Volumes 1 and 2), Deep Powder and Steep Rock, and Mountain Romantics: The Whyte’s of Banff, all of which have been created in the fabulous atmosphere of Banff's local libraries: the Banff Public Library, the Whyte Museum Library and Archives, and the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives.

In this talk, Chic will discuss how important libraries have been to him over the years and why he chooses to write in the local library. The presentation will finish with a sneak peak at Chic's latest book on the history of Mount Assiniboine. 

This event takes place at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Please register through their website.

Everyone who attends this event will receive one ballot for our 70th Birthday Party prize draw!

Banff Public Library's 70th Birthday Party!

Saturday, November 23, 1:00pm-3:00 pm

Stop by the Library for some cake, refreshments, speeches, and your chance to win a prize!

How to win a ballot for the prize draw:

  • Refer a friend! Bring or send in a friend to create a new membership and receive one ballot. 
  • Post a photo to social media with the hashtag #70YearsBanffLibrary or #HappyBirthdayBanffLibrary and receive one ballot. (Limit of five ballots per person. Post must be related to Banff Public Library).
  • Donate five non-perishable food items to our Little Free Pantry and receive one ballot.
  • Patrons with the highest balance in the "You Saved" section of their checkout receipts in each of the following categories will also receive one ballot: Child, Adult, and Senior.

All events are sponsored by the Banff Public Library Board of Trustees.

We wish to thank all of our other sponsors and donors as well: