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Some in-branch programs require registration with your library card. Please log in with your library account or follow this link to apply for a card online. You can also apply for a card in person at any of our 33 locations.

  • Notepad, camera, and magnifying glass on old map

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    All aboard for the final leg of our tour around the world, with Sweden, Nigeria, and Spain! Join us the third Tuesday of each month where we will discuss a title set in a different country and/or written by a foreign author.

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format. This is the last chance to get your Reader's Passport stamped before the summer!

  • Open book on a white blanket on the grass, with coffee and a pastry

    Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Notre dernière session avant les vacances d'été !

    Nous vous invitons à vous extasier sur vos livres francophones préférés, pour en partager votre amour avec d'autres lecteurs/lectrices passionné.e.s !

    Qu'il s'agissent de coups de cœur de votre jeunesse ou des nouvelles rencontres dans votre parcours de lecture, une liste des titres partagés sera publiée sur le site web de la BPO*, afin d'attirer les nouveaux lecteurs aux titres francophones que lit la communauté de la succursale Cumberland.

    Au plaisir de découvrir vos recommendations!

    * Veuillez noter que la liste publiée sera limitée aux titres actuellement dans la collection de la BPO.

  • Open book on an off-white background, with blooming magnolias resting on the open book

    Thursday Jun 27, 2024 at 7:00pm
    60 minutes

    Our final book club session before the summer break!

    We invite you to come rave about your favourite books, and share your love for them with other passionate readers.

    Whether it be an old favourite from your childhood, or something new and amazing that recently crossed your path, we want to see what you recommend everyone should read and hear why you loved it.

    A list of the recommended titles will appear on the website after the event*, to share with other members of the community what Cumberland-area residents are reading.

    We are excited to see your recommendations!

    *Please note that the published list will be limited to titles currently in the OPL collection.

  • Tuesdays, May 28, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Meet new people and share the enjoyment of good books in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome!

    Drop-in every last Tuesday of the month between 6:30-7:30pm. 

    January 30th, February 27th, March 26th, April 30th, May 28th, and June 25th. 

    Books are available at the Metcalfe branch service hub. 

  • Book Banter

    Thursday May 30, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for discussions on the first Thursday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m.

    January 11 : Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner (Note the date change)

    February 1: Horse by Geraldine Brooks

    March 7: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

    April 4: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

    May 2: Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls

    May 30The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli (Note the date change)

    All meetings are scent-free.

  • Books

    Thursdays, May 30, 2024 - Sep 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Join us for some great book discussions, tea and treats! 

  • Friday May 31, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join in stimulating discussions on selected titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere on the last Friday of the month.

  • Mondays, Jun 03, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    5:15pm
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Do you have children ages 5-8?  Would you like them to read more?  Then join our weekly Reading Buddies program.   Each child will be paired with a teen volunteer for fun and interactive read aloud sessions.  Together they will share the joys of reading in a friendly, encouraging and enthusiastic environment.  Registration required.  

  • Mondays, Jun 03, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    5:15pm
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Avez-vous des enfants âgés de 5 à 8 ans ? Souhaitez-vous qu’ils lisent davantage en français? Si oui, rejoignez-vous à notre programme hebdomadaire Copains de lecture. Chaque enfant sera jumelé à un adolescent bénévole pour des séances de lecture à voix haute amusantes et interactives. Ensemble, ils partageront les joies de la lecture dans un environnement convivial, encourageant et enthousiaste.  Inscription requise.

  • Tuesday Jun 04, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. Ages 0-18 months.

    Drop-in.