Books and Beyond has arrived! Download the Fall 2017 guide to programs, services, resources and more at Caledon Public Library.
Love Your Library Celebration
Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 10 am - 4 pm | Historic Alton Public School
This October, Caledon Public Library will be celebrating our 20th annual Love Your Library month and we invite the community to a full day of celebrations. Activities include:
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 & Dance Party
and so much more
Click here to view the full day's agenda.
Writing Workshop with Brian Henry - Secrets of Writing a Page-turner
Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 10 am - 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 professionals use - on every page and in every kind of story - to create drama and tension. Register online.
$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. Register online.
Monday, October 16 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm | Albion Bolton Branch
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. Register online.
October 15, 29; November 12 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm| Albion Bolton Branch
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. Register online.
Preserving the Memories
Thursday, November 2 | 10 - 11:30 am | Caledon East Branch
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. Register online.
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. Drop by the Albion Bolton Branch Computer Lab.
Mondays: 2:30 - 4:00 pm | Wednesdays: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tech Savvy Teens
Who better than teens to assist with tech needs? Stop by during any of our scheduled Tech Teen times at the Albion Bolton Branch, 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.
Green Screen Yourself
Tuesday, September 19th | 6:30 - 8:00 pm | Alton
Travel to Paris without leaving Caledon! Extend your knowledge of how green screen technology works and put it into practice. Create amazing effects and try interesting photo taking techniques. Register online.
3D Printing- What's It All About?
Tuesday, October 17th | 6:30 - 8:00 pm | Caledon Village
Exciting hands-on demonstration and workshop to learn about 3-dimensional printer technology. Register online.
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.
New Seniors Book Club
Join CPL’s newest seniors book club! Held at the Albion Bolton Branch on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Upcoming books include:
September 19th - The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
October 17th - Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowdi
November 21st - Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
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.
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)
October 16; November 20