Programs for Adults

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Adult Book Club
Last Tuesday of each month
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on the Mezzanine
NEW THIS YEAR 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the Boardroom on the Lower Level

To read or not to read? If this is never the question for you, drop in to the Adult Book Club on the last Tuesday* of the month for librarian-led discussions about great books. Starting August 28, copies of the September book will be available at the Mezzanine Information Desk while supplies last.  At the end of each meeting, we will hand out the book for the next month.

September 25:  The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
October 30:  Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
November 27:  Educated: a Memoir by Tara Westover
January 29:  The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
February 26:  Title TBA
March 26:  Title TBA
April 30:  Title TBA
May 28:  Title TBA

*Adult Book Club runs September through May except for December.


NaNoWriMo Guided Write-Ins

Saturday, November 3 and Saturday, November 17
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room
No registration required; free refreshments provided

We invite all local “Wrimos” to join other authors striving towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days.  We welcome you to Come Write In to share ideas, give and get advice, and play some writing games to get your creative juices flowing.  Enjoy a warm, uncluttered atmosphere with a different view than your writing table at home.

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Kniterary Club
Last Saturday of each month
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room
Drop-In Program for Adults

Join fellow needlecrafters on the last Saturday* of the month for lively discussion, idea-sharing and occasional presentations. We’ll put on the coffee and tea - you bring your current projects. 

*Kniterary Club runs September through May except for December. 


Paint Party This program is now FULL

Wednesday, October 17
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. in the FOL Community Room

Back by popular demand, Spirits* & Splatters will help you discover your inner artist. Come by yourself or bring a friend, and leave with some handy new painting skills, lasting memories and a masterpiece of your own.  No experience required!

*The only spirits at this event will be creativity and enthusiasm!

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DIG it! Drop-in Genealogy

Thursdays in October (except October 18)
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Peterborough Collection area 

Drop in and dig into your family history with members from the Kawartha Branch Ontario Genealogical Society (KBOGS). Experienced researchers can guide you to information in our newly combined local history and genealogy collection as well as to online tools and resources.


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Tech Time Drop-In
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room 

Looking for help with technology?  Each week we’ll briefly explore general computer tools and device apps, followed by a general drop-in session.

Sept. 27: Intro to iOS devices
Oct. 4: Intro to Android devices
Oct. 11: Email Basics
Oct. 25: Organizing your files with Windows 10
Nov 1: Facebook Basics
Nov 8: Twitter 101
Nov 15: eBooks with apps
Nov 22: eBooks with Kobo
Nov 29: Internet 101
Dec 6: ‘Appy Holidays! Apps to help you enjoy the holidays


Storm Chasing in Ontario
Tuesday, October 16
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the FOL Community Room
No registration required

Experience the entire life cycle of thunderstorms with this exciting and educational presentation.  See how they form and develop into powerful lightning and wind storms. Featuring local Peterborough area footage, Storm Chasing is a powerful presentation explaining the effects storms have in Ontario.


Making a Will
Tuesday, November 13
2-3:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room
Wednesday, November 14
7-8:30 pm in the FOL Community Room
No registration required

November is Make a Will Month, so why not attend one of our two legal information sessions? Topics will include wills, powers of attorney, and more, with lots of time for questions.


Healthy Families Seminars
Information workshops on various parenting and children's mental health themes are presented by the Healthy Families Centre Community Partners. 

Please see the Healthy Families website for more information.

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