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Get Help Finding Volunteer Opportunities

We have partnered with Volunteer Halton to help our customers find volunteer opportunities in their communities.

Whether it is for high school students looking to fill their 40 hours, seniors looking to make connections in the community, or anyone else looking to volunteer their time to local organizations, volunteering is a great way to participate in your community, help local organizations, and gain a rewarding experience while gaining useful and marketable skills.

Drop into our Glen Abbey Branch every second Monday, starting September 19th from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm, and receive one-on-one personalized help finding the right volunteer experience for you, with a representative of Volunteer Halton.

Intended for: All Ages
When: Some Mondays, 3-6 pm: Jan 23, Feb 13, Mar 13 & 27, Apr 10 & 24, May 8 & 22, Jun 12 & 26
Where: Glen Abbey Branch
Cost: Free

No registration required. This is a drop in program, first come first served.

Teaching Cursive Handwriting 101: with Edda Manley

Learn how to teach children and youth cursive handwriting skills. This workshop is aimed at parents and educators but all are welcome. Topics covered will include: a history of cursive handwriting, physiology of handwriting, development of handwriting in children, how handwriting impacts brain development,effective methods of teaching cursive handwriting, and how to keep children interested in continuing to write cursive.

Presented by: Edda Manley, a Certified Graphoanalyst (CGA) who has been certified through The International Graphoanalysis Society (IGAS) and the American Association of Handwriting Analysts (AAHA)

Age: 18Y and up

Cost: Free

Date: Sat/May 13 9:30am-4:30pm

Location: Central Branch Auditorium

Registration: through iris with Course Code: 225682

Finance 101 for Seniors

Learn everything you need to know about managing your finances and budgeting. This series is aimed at seniors but everyone interested is welcome.

Please note you can register for all topics or just those that interest you. All sessions are free but must be registered.

Retirement Planning covers how to determine your retirement goals, understanding various sources of government and non-government retirement income, maximizing your retirement paycheck, income strategies, tax tips, and understanding how different investment products work.

Central Branch Auditorium

Register through iris with Course Code: 225717

Sun/Jun 11 2:00pm-4:00pm

Estate Planning covers common issues, strategies and considerations when estate planning.

Central Branch Auditorium

Register through iris with Course Code: 225718

Sun/Jun 18 2:00pm-4:00pm

Charitable Giving & Wealth Transfer covers strategies to limit how much money goes to the government vs. your beneficiaries, financial lessons/strategies for your children and grandkids and more.

Central Branch Auditorium

Register through iris with Course Code: 225719

Sun/Jul 09 2:00pm-4:00pm

Financial Aspects of Care-giving when the call comes, be ready! Covers the cost of a retirement home vs. aging in place, how long-term care insurance works, and more.

Central Branch Auditorium

Register through iris with Course Code: 225720

Sun/Jul 16 2:00pm-4:00pm

Adult Board Games Meetup @ the library

This is a meetup for people who enjoy playing board games and tabletop games! The group is informal and inclusive and we play games that are easy to learn and fun to play. Best of all, it’s FREE. Drop in, socialize and choose from a variety of games that we’ll continue to expand.

Age: 16Y and up

Central Branch  120 Navy Street  5:30 – 8:30 pm

In 2017 the meetups will happen on two Thursdays per month. Mostly, we’re in the Auditorium, but if you don’t find us there, we’ll be in Program Room 2! Upcoming dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, January 12
  • Thursday, January 26
  • Thursday, February 9
  • Thursday, February 23
  • Thursday, March 9
  • Thursday, March 23


Books and Beer: Oh Canadiana!

Celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial at the library’s annual Books and Beer event. Staff will give brief talks on favourite books written by Canadian authors both classic and contemporary. Beer from a local brewery and light appetizers are included in your ticket price and one lucky audience member will win a copy of the books presented.

Age: 19Y and up

Cost: $15/ticket

Central Branch

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 7:00-9:00pm

Tickets available at all branches starting Wed Jan 25, 2017.


Digital Discovery with the Teen Tech Team

Drop by the Training Lab at Central Branch Library from 4-6pm and receive tech coaching from members of our Teen Tech Team.

Age: All Ages

WINTER Session Dates:
Tuesday, February 14th, 21st, 28th
Tuesday, March 14th

Central Branch


Adult Book Clubs

Would you like to discuss interesting books with interesting people? Join one of our in-house book clubs and enjoy an enhanced club experience with friendly and casual discussions led by our team of knowledgeable librarians. We’ll be reading a variety of fiction from different genres, plus a little bit of non-fiction, too. We like to get everyone thinking and talking! Sessions run once per month from October to May, excluding December. Included in your registration fee is a ticket to An Evening for Book Lovers (held September 19, 2016), at which you will have the chance to vote on many of the books that you’ll read during the 2016/17 season. Books are provided for borrowing. Refreshments are also provided at each meeting.

Age: 18Y and up
Cost: $70/7 Classes

Register through IRIS using the following course codes:

220237 Glen Abbey  FULL
220238 Woodside   FULL
220239 Central   FULL

Glen Abbey club runs on the 2nd Tues evening (7-8:30pm) of the month, Woodside on the 3rd Tues afternoon (1-2:30pm) of the month, and Central on the 3rd Wed evening (7-8:30pm) of the month

Love Between the Covers

“Love stories are universal. Love stories are powerful. And so are the women who write them.”

The documentary film Love Between The Covers provides an inside look at the world of writing romance, seen through the eyes of various authors who write in the genre. Join us for a special screening of the film, an official selection at Hot Docs. Local romance authors, Rosanna Leo and Kate James will do exclusive readings from their work after the film.

18 years and up

Thursday Feb 9, 2017/ 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Central Branch Auditorium

Tickets $15.00

Tickets go on sale in all branches starting January 16, 2017

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