Caledon Public Library


Download the fall 2018 guide to programs, services, resources and more at Caledon Public Library.

Adult Summer Reading 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the grand prize reading baskets!

Caledon Village - Nina Stubbs             

Inglewood - Rosemary McCallum 

Alton - Cynthia Hunter 


Digital Library Workshops

Join us to learn more about the online databases and digital resources that you can access for free with your library card.  Focusing on how to register for, access, and use the library's ebooks lending platform.  Laptops will be available or you may bring your own.

  • OverDrive | September 24 | 10:30 - 11:30 am | Albion Bolton Branch
  • Zinio and Flipster | October 29 | 10:30 - 11:30 am | Albion Bolton Branch
  • Hoopla and Kanopy | November 26 | 10:30 - 11:30 am | Albion Bolton Branch

Cooking with Christine

Back by popular demand to help celebrate One Book One Caledon, Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill,  Christine Cooper will be cooking pupusas a traditional Guatemalan dish, chatting about history and culture in South America and sharing her cooking tips. 

Tuesday, September 25 | 7 - 8:30 pm | Albion Bolton Branch  Register

 The How of Happiness

Join Caledon resident Andrea Seydel in this 6-part wellness workshop series.  Learn the science of success, wellbeing and happiness.  Conquer negative thinking, reduce stress and anxiety and improve relationship and life satisfaction.

  • Week 1: Mind-shift & positive psychology-The Science and art of happiness
  • Week 2: Positivity & mindset-Create happiness on demand 
  • Week 3: Focus & choice: Leveraging postiivity- growth mindset and gratitude  
  • Week 4: Strength & character-Success management and self-efficacy  
  • Week 5: Social & emotional intelligence-Build better connections   
  • Week 6: Self regulation & mindfulness-Be your own CEO with energy management   

Pay $99 for all six weeks, or sign up a la carte for $20/session

Lunch & Learns 

  • Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs | September 27 | 1 - 3 pm | Albion Bolton Branch

Lawyer Suzanne Deliscar will present legal information for Ontario entrepreneurs followed by a question and answer period.  A light lunch of sandwiches will be provided.  Registration is limited so sign up today for the opportunity to ask a lawyer your burning questions about legal issues and entrepreneurship.

  • Wills and Estate Planning | November 27 | 1 - 2 pm | Albion Bolton Branch

Drop in for an informative event with lawyer Suzanne Deliscar.  Suzanne will discuss wills and estate planning, followed by some time for qustions. Feel free to bring your bagged lunch and we will provide the drinks and dessert.

Essential Oils

In our busy modern world it is easy to overlook the value of our health.  The knowledgeable team from Essential Oil Village will be teaching a workshop that reminds us of the importance of setting and reaching health goals. This is a DIY “make and take”  workshop.  Take home a handmade  craft, as well as learn about the many ways that essential oils can be used for self-care and how to do this safely.  This is a free two-part series.  Register for one or both!  

Genealogy Workshop

Back by popular demand, genealogist Melissa J. Ellis will lead four new informative and interactive ancestry workshops.  These free workshops are targeted at beginner and intermediate genealogists, and provide tools to help you trace your family's roots. Learn genealogy basics using our Ancestry Library Edition database plus other online resources.

October 13, 27 and November 10, 24 | 1 - 3 pm | Albion Bolton Branch

Armchair Travel

  • Mt. Kilimanjaro | October 16 | 7 - 8:30 pm | Albion Bolton Branch

Palgrave resident Gail Grant and her daughter Jen reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest land mass on the African continent, on October 10th,  2011 at 4:13 p.m. local time. It took them seven days to climb 19,341 feet, (5895 meters) to Uhuru Peak, and two days to come back down.  At that time, Gail was 67 years old and Jen was 35.  Join Gail at the Library to hear the rest of the story and to see her awe-inspiring photos.

  •  Galapagos Islands | October 23 | 7 - 8:30 pm | Albion Bolton Branch

The Galapagos Islands are a stunning example of biodiversity and are the home of some of the worlds most interesting marine and mammal life.  Joan Faehrmann shares her experiences of visiting this archipelago and offers some tips and advice about the tour guides and  island access as well as shares her stunning pictures of the landscape and  wildlife.

  • Amazonian Immersion | October 30 | 7 - 8:30 pm | Albion Bolton Branch

Join us for an evening of adventure into the Ecuadorian rainforest and the Amazon headwaters.  Janice Partington will be sharing her recent immersion experience with the Achuar and Sapara tribes using stories,  photos and indigenous wisdom to  to share her journey from the Andes highlands to the headwaters of the Amazon.  Janice became immersed in two extraordinary and complementary cultures: the legendary Achuar and the deeply spiritual Sapara. Learn about the Pachamama Alliance, a partnership with Amazonian tribes designed to help protect their lands and preserve their culture, and also a little about Ecuador in general, which is fast becoming home to many  who love the eternal spring and beach/mountain/rainforest geography

Black & White Mask-querade Ball - Seniors Luncheon

Join us for an afternoon of tastey treats, fun and mystery.  Bring a friend, choose a mask and wear it well, so your true identity, no one can tell.  It's a black & white masquerade ball! 

Tuesday, October 16 | Albion Bolton Community Centre, 150 Queen St S. Bolton |  12 - 2:30 pm

$12 per person (cash payment at door day of event) Register online

How to Boost Sales for Accelerated Growth

Seminar facilitated by Colleen Cronin will offer how to develop and support a sales execution strategy and building a repeatable sales process. 

Offered as part of the RIC Centre "Beyond Business Basics" speaker series, in partnership with the Town of Caledon. 

October 17 | 6 pm | Albion Bolton Branch | $10 per person  Register online

Seniors Artful Library Fall Workshop

Palgrave Art Studio is back with another amazing workshop.  Step-by-step professional instruction will have you painintg a beautiful winter scene just in  time for the holliday season. Caledon artists Andrea Gregory and Philippa Hagenow of Palgrave Art Studio will guide and encourage all participants as they create a winter scene on barnboard. This fun workshop is for the both the novice and experienced painter. All materials will be provided. Bring a smock if you wish. Cost is $20 per participant, payable by cash at the door.

November 5 | 1 - 4 pm | Albion Bolton Community Centre, Room C  Register online

Holocaust Education Week 2018

Special Event commemorating the events of the Holocaust

November 8 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | Albion Bolton 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

Appy Hour
One-on-one friendly assistance for your device, whatever it may be. Drop by the Community Corner on the main floor at the Albion Bolton branch.

Mondays | 2:30 - 4 pm

Wednesdays | 10:30 am - 12 noon

Library Living

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 Mystery Book Club
Do you enjoy a good mystery?  Join us for our newest mystery book club. Held at the Albion Bolton Branch on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1 pm.

September 18 | October 16 | November 20 | December 18

*New Book Chat at Southfields Pop-Up Library

There's a new club coming to town and its not your oridinary book club. Drop in to Southfields pop-up library to share your love of reading, meet your neighbours, and chat about what you have been reading and get some recommendations for other fantastic titles. 

3rd Tuesday of the month | 7 - 8 pm

September 18 | October 16 | November 20 | December 18

Writers' Ink

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.

Albion Bolton Wednesdays 6:00 pm
Alton Wednesdays 7:00 pm
Caledon Village Thursdays 6:00 pm
M.D. Valleywood Fridays 1:00 pm


Artful Caledon

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.  

Alton Group

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