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.
Children 2-5 will get ready to read before they start school with interactive stories, fingerplays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music in this virtual program. It has been created with the Every Child Ready to Read initiative in mind.
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.
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 read 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.
For more information on programming and/or outreach, please contact: Vicki Bruce
Adult Book Clubs
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.
Community Shakespeare Reading Group(on pause during COVID)
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(on pause during COVID)
Network to get your family tree growing…access Ancestry.ca free from within the Library and benefit from the assistance of our friendly and knowledgeable 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.
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: