Children and Teen Programming

Children’s programs are opportunities for your child to interact and develop communication and literacy skills in a fun learning environment.

TD Summer Reading Club

TD Summer Reading Club is an inclusive program that strives to engage all children in the joy of reading during the summer months while championing Canadian writers and illustrators. Children who register for the TD Summer Reading Club at their local library receive free program materials and are encouraged to earn twelve collectible stickers by reading books over the summer. They are also invited to participate in programs organized at their local library and share their love of reading with children across the country through the TD Summer Reading Club website.

Ask a staff member at one of our branches for more information.

Read, Move & Groove  

Children 0 – 4 will learn through activities designed to promote school readiness through stories, movement, early literacy, and numeracy.

Weather permitting. some programs may be outdoors.

After School Steam Adventures 

This hour-long program in our Sunderland Branch introduces children to STEAM-based and early literacy concepts while working together in a fun and engaging environment.

This school-year program is best suited to children aged 4 - 12.

STEAM Saturdays

Children 6+ will enjoy activities involving Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering, and Mathematics. Our student assistants will help children create, learn and problem- solve in a fun and educational setting.

For more information on programming and/or outreach, please contact: Vicki Bruce

 Adult Programming

Adult Book Clubs

Sunderland
This is a library-run book club out of the Sunderland Branch. They meet the last Saturday of the month (excluding August & December) at 10:00 a.m. For more information or to join the email list, please contact the Sunderland Branch.

Beaverton
There is one closed book club in the Beaverton area. If you are interested in starting a club, please contact the Beaverton Branch to see how we can help.

Community Shakespeare Reading Group

The Community Shakespeare Reading Group meets the first Saturday of each month from 11:30 am to 1:50 pm at the Timothy Findley Memorial branch in Cannington. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to receive your reading copy. Everyone is welcome. Come along to read or just listen.

History and Genealogy

Monthly Genealogy Research Workshop

Network to get your family tree growing…access Ancestry.ca free from within the Library and benefit from the assistance of our friendly and knowledgable staff.

Working drop-in groups are facilitated by Library staff and meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Timothy Findley Memorial Branch in Cannington and the first Thursday of the month at the Beaverton Branch

Beaverton Branch Archival Inventory

The Beaverton Branch holds some archival newspapers and books. A listing is included in the links below.

Beaverton Public Library Newspaper Archival Inventory
Beaverton Public Library Non-Newspaper Archival Inventory

Also note the Beaverton, Thorah and Eldon Historical Society has a range of newspapers on microfilm as well as a list of indexed names from the papers. The library recommends you contact them if you are performing a general search for information on a particular person.


Local Area Historical Societies

To find out what is happening at each of the societies, please visit their websites:

Beaverton Thorah Eldon Historical Society

Cannington and Area Historical Society

Sunderland and District Historical Society

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