Adult Programs & Services

Canada Reads Fan Club

CANADA READS 2019!  Five books, five champions, one winner: CBC’s annual Battle of the Books

Join the CANADA READS hype!

Gather  with your friends to discover this year’s winner, streamed on the big screen–in the Jane Gray Multi-purpose Room at the Library.

Panel Debates – March 25 to 28,   2:00 pm daily. (Join us whatever dates you can.)

The Library has copies of the 5 short-listed books for you to borrow.  (You may have to read fast and share!)

Fan Club hosted by Mary Burkholder and Judy Wigmore.

Click here for the long list of books.

Click here for the 5 finalists and their defenders.

Armchair Travels

Haven’t had the opportunity to visit that place you’ve always dreamed of seeing?  Why not travel vicariously here at the Library, as local adventurers share their experiences—via travel photos and dialogue.

Drop in at the Library from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on the day of your choice, for some very interesting presentations by local travellers.  Open to the public of all ages.

  • March 21 – Sheila Woolnough (Malta, Mediterranean Sea)
  • April 18 – Paul & Ann Collard (South Africa)

“Book Appetit”

This is our tasty new “Cookbook Club”.

Each month the group choose a cookbook, and you pick a recipe to prepare in your own kitchen.

You are also welcome to use a favourite recipe of your own.

Bring your creation to the club to share at a potluck dinner.

We will also share cooking tips and tricks.


We will meet from 12 noon to 1:30 pm for our potluck on the following dates:
March 28, April 25, May 23.

We will provide the plates & cutlery.

This month’s cookbook is available at the Library for you to check out.

“CANADA’S Favourite Recipes” by Rose Murray & Elizabeth Baird.



Brown Bag Book Club


Book clubs offer an excellent opportunity to grow as a reader. Participants bring different insights and life experiences to their interpretation of a book, which makes for great debate and lots of fun.”

Do You Enjoy Reading, Talking about books? Meeting people? Then the  Library book club is for you!

We meet the 3rd Thursday of each month, September through May,
from noon to 1:30 pm.

You may join at any time during the season; simply call or stop by the library!

The Library will provide copies of the books being read.

You are free to bring your lunch.

Stitches Club

needlework-instrumentsWednesdays from Fall through Spring, Noon to 3:00 pm

You are welcome to bring your lunch.

Bring your craft or stitching project and join with others who are working on theirs!


Free Online Courses

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laptop2Computer Tutoring

Personalized individual tutoring is available, on your laptop or ours.

Contact Sheila at the Library to make an appointment.  Phone 250-567-4060 or email

Want to practice your typing or test your speed? Use the tools provided by Sense-lang.

Use the self-assessment tools provided by NorthStar to test your digital literacy skills, and help decide what assistance you need.

View our calendar to find out about other events.