Adult Summer Reading
Enjoy the lazy, hazy, reading days of summer with CPL's adult summer reading program. Drop by any one of CPL's 6 branches to pick up your ASR reading log book. Jot down titles of 10 books you read over the summer, complete the ballot on the back and enter at any branch (before Sept 9) for an opportunity to win a grand prize* reading basket full of books and other Canada 150 goodies. You can enter as many times as you wish. Happy Reading Caledon.
*Draw for grand prize mid September | winners will be notified by Library Staff
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February - September 2017
PHOTOGRAPHY STILL OPEN!
Using the theme Celebrating Canada 150, submit your short story (contest closed), poetry (contest closed) and/or photography (contest closes Sept 2) and you could win! New this year! Click.Create.Celebrate is having a bit of a makeover. The different components of the contest, that is photography, short story and poetry, will be held at various times throughout the year. We hope this will give more people the opportunity to enter more than one contest. More time = more creativity! Also, entries are now all submitted online. Click Here for more details.
Seed Saving Workshop
Learn the basics of selecting and saving seeds, including cleaning and storage techniques, with expert seed saver Barb Imrie. Plus, learn about CPL's Seed Library coming Spring 2018. Learn more.
Monday, October 16 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm | Albion Bolton Branch
20th Annual Love Your Library Month
Alton Public School | Saturday, September 30, 2017 10 am to 4 pm
Kicking off this important milestone during Ontario culture Days, the day will be filled with interactive activities for all ages. Come meet:
Read Local Caledon authors including internationally acclaimed Ken Weber author of Ken Weber's Historic Hills.
Click Create Celebrate award presentation
Artful Caledon launch with art exhibits and music by local artisans
3D printing, Bumbling Bert's Magic Show and dance party
and so much more
Writing Workshop with Brian Henry - Secrets of Writing a Page-turner
Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 10 am to 3:30 pm | Albion Bolton Branch
Ever stay up all night reading a book? In this workshop you'll learn how to build that kind of tension. And we'll help you put into practice and techniques professinals use - on every page and in every kind of story - to create drama and tension. Register today!
$55 paid in advance by mail* or in person at any branch or $59 payable at door.
(payment includes a light pizza lunch. No price adjustments allowed)
*To pay by mail, please make cheque payable to Caledon Public Library and mail it to Caledon Public Library, 150 Queen Street South, Bolton, ON, L7E 1E3 Attn: Laura Nolloth
Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Saint John. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get published. Learn more.
Join us as we discuss genealogy research and how to use Ancesry.ca. Facilitator Carol Harkies has been researching in Dufferin - Peel for over 25 years and has a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies. Learn more.
October 15, 29; November 12 | Albion Bolton Branch
Preserving the Memories
Holocaust Education Week - Focusing on the post-Holocaust period, this event (in partnership with the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre) will engage in an understanding of the period's pivotal moments. Speaking will be Mr. Andy Reti, a Budapest ghetto survivor who, together with his mother and grandparents, were liberated in January 1945. Learn more.
Thursday, November 2 | 10 - 11:30 am | Caledon East Branch
Device Advice For Adults
We're always happy to answer your tech questions at any of our branches and are pleased to offer two options for more detailed IT support at our Albion Bolton Branch.
One-on-one friendly assistance for your device, whatever it may be.
Albion Bolton Computer Lab (2nd floor)
Mondays: 2:30 - 4:00 pm | Wednesdays: 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Tech Savvy Teens
Who better than teens to assist with tech needs? Stop by during any of our scheduled Tech Teen times, no appt. necessary.
Every Monday (July 3 - August 28)
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Wednesday (July 5 - August 30)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Every Friday (July 7 - August 25)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Every Saturday (July 8 - August 26)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No appointment necessary.
In partnership with Brampton Caledon Community Living, this monthly program is designed specifically for adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities. Learn more.
Adult Book Clubs
Caledon Public Library Book Clubs offer book lovers the opportunity to meet and discuss books and authors with others. Book clubs provide the perfect venue to share perspectives and understanding on a variety of subjects. With 12 adult book clubs and 3 youth book clubs meeting monthly at different branches and locations there is sure to be a club that meets your needs. Membership is FREE and everyone is welcome. Learn more.
If you're an aspiring writer or are a novelist or poet at heart, the writing group, Writers' Ink, is the group for you. If you've always wanted to write but didn't necessarily know how to get started, or even finish, Writers' Ink will help develop the skills and confidence you will need to pursue your writing dreams! Writers' Ink also has a blog where members are encouraged to share their work. Learn more.
Knit & Knatter
This is an adult program dedicated to providing space for fellow needlers to come together to...well, knit and knatter. Drop by for 30 minutes or stay longer. Please be advised that you will have to leave when the library closes at 8:30 pm.....even if you don't want to!
Bolton Flock meets Wednesdays in front of the large windows on the second floor at the Albion Bolton Branch. Everyone welcome! Wednesdays from 6:00 - 8:30 pm.
Alton Flock meets Wednesdays at the Alton Branch. Beginners: bring knitting needles (suggested size 5 or 6) plus yarn for simple beginner projects. Experienced: bring knitting project and join the knitting circle. Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Please note: this flock will break for the summer and reconvene in the fall.
Caledon Village Flock Newcomers of all skill levels are always welcome to join in the fun. Thursdays from 6 - 8:30 pm. Please note: this flock is a bunch of eager beavers (pardon the cross-animal reference) and will knit/crochet throughout the summer.
Margaret Dunn Valleywood Flock meets at the MDV Branch. Friday from 1 - 3 pm. Please note: this flock will take a wee break this summer. The last gathering will take place on June 30 and the flock will reconvene on Friday, September 8.
Art at the library
Caledon Public Library is pleased to showcase art in the library all year round. We display art exhibits free of charge at all seven branches and include artists of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re in school, a professional artist or just someone who likes to dabble, we have a wall or a shelf with your name on it! No exhibit is too big or too small.
The Alton Group welcomes local artists to share ideas, books, resources, various techniques and works in progress.
Alton Branch (Community Room)
1st & 3rd Saturdays of every month | 10 am - 12 pm
Seniors Artful Library
You are never too old to pick up a paintbrush, learn how to blend and put colours to canvas. The inaugural meeting of our monthly Seniors Artful Library will be lead by local artist, Fatima Learn.
Caledon East (Caledon Community Complex)
3rd Monday of the month | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
October 16; November 20