Books and Beyond has arrived! Download the Winter 2018 guide to programs, services, resources and more at Caledon Public Library.
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.
Every Tuesday (February 6, 13, 20, 27)
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Thursday (February 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 2)
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Every Saturday (February 3, 10, 17, 24)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 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.
*New Albion Bolton Afternoon Book Club
Join CPL’s newest afternoon book club! Held at the Albion Bolton Branch on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1 pm.
*New Southfields Pop-Up Book Club
There's a new club coming to town! This adult book club will provide book lovers the opportunity to meet, socialize and discuss books and authors. More information about an upcoming open house will be available soon. Check back here for the latest details.
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.
Mondays: January 15, March 15, May 28 | Caledon East Community Complex | 1 pm
Register here for January 15.
Register here for March 15.
Register here for May 28.
Artful Caledon Salon
As you may know, Caledon Public Library introduced Artful Caledon in the fall of 2017 as a natural expansion of our Read Local Caledon initiative. We wanted to foster the development of the Caledon art community, just as we had celebrated our local authors and writers with the Read Local Caledon initiative.
Our vision for Artful Caledon is to offer innovative programming, creative spaces for display and to design a platform for local artists of all ages to promote their works both in person and virtually.
Many artists in the community have already expressed interest in being part of Artful Caledon. Perhaps they took part in the art show at the historic Alton Public School back in the fall or their biographies are featured on our Artful Caledon virtual platform.
But we want to do more. Many artists have expressed an interest in having a place to gather and share, so CPL is proud to introduce our own Artful Caledon Salon, where artists and arts professionals will come together to network, share ideas, support one another and discuss future plans. What are Artful Caledon’s next steps? Have some ideas? Let’s talk.
We hope you will join us at the inaugural salon. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
Date: Friday, January 19
Time: 10 am – 12 noon
Location: Albion Bolton Branch, 150 Queen Street South, Bolton
Writing Workshop with Brian Henry and Kelley Armstrong - How to Write a Bestseller
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 10 am - 4:00 pm | Albion Bolton Branch 150 Queen Street South, Bolton
This workshop will give you the inside scoop on what gives a novel best-selling potential. You’ll learn how to get readers emotionally involved in your story, how to raise tension, control your pacing and keep your readers turning the pages. But you won't just hear about some of the best secrets of the trade; you'll learn how to apply them to give your own writing a sharp new edge.
Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing teacher 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, Ontario, to Saint John, New Brunswick. He has helped many of his students get published, including guest speaker Kelley Armstrong...
Kelley Armstrong lives in Aylmer, south of London, Ontario, with her husband and three children. She used to program computers and attend Brian Henry workshops. Now she writes international bestsellers. Kelley has hit the New York Times bestseller list with both her supernatural thrillers for adults and her urban fantasy for teens.?Kelley's principal publishers are Random House in Canada, St. Martins and HarperCollins in the U.S. and Doubleday and Little Brown in Britain. To date, she's published more than 32 books, most recently Rituals,a gothic novel for adults and Missing, a fantasy novel for teens; and coming in February, This Fallen Prey,a thriller for adults. Bitten,a TV series based on Kelley’s first 13 novels, has been broadcasting since January 2014.
Fee: 43.36 + 13% hst =49 + $6 for pizza lunch = $55 paid in advance | 46.90 + 13% hst = 53 + $6 for pizza lunch = $59 at the door
To pay in advance, make your cheque or money order out to Caledon Public Library and mail it to: Attention: Laura Nolloth, Caledon Public Library, Albion Bolton Branch, 150 Queen Street South, Bolton, ON, L7E 1E3 o you can pay in advance in person at any Caledon Library branch. To reserve a spot now, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Barrie, Bracebridge, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, St. John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.
Armchair Travel Speaker Series
A speaker series featuring guest presenters recounting their travel adventures with amusing stories and stunning photography.
Michele Fisher shares her experiences trekking the famous Camino de Santiago.
January 30 | AB Branch | 7 pm
Morgan Renkema will take you on a journey to the Inca Trail in the high mountains of Peru.
February 27 | AB Branch | 7 pm
Nancy Early shares her uphill experience trekking along the dramatic Causeway coastline.
March 27 | AB Branch | 7 pm
Learn the basics of genealogy and trace your family roots with genealogist Melissa J. Ellis. Sundays: January 28; February 18; March 18 | AB Branch | 1 pm | Register here
PREPARING FOR LATER LIFE CAREER
Join a movie screening of Dr. Suzanne Cook's documentary, Redirection: Movers, Shakers and Shifters, followed by a discussion on later life work and healthy aging.
January 18 | AB Branch | 7 pm | Register here
SNAPCHAT: What's It All About?
Learn how to have fun connecting with family and friends on Snapchat through telling your story online.
January 23 | AB Branch | 6:30 pm | Register here.
3D PRINTING: What's It All About?
Learn about 3D printer technology and how to create a simple 3D model using basic interface. February 27 | CE Branch | 6:30 pm