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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.

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    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.

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 5:15pm
    30 minutes

    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.  

  • Tuesday Jun 25, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    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. 

  • Books

    Thursdays, Jun 27, 2024 - Sep 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

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

  • Saturday Jun 29, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Ages 4+. Launch yourself into Summer Reading! Join the club and track your reading all summer long with us. Discover a galaxy of library summer programs and on this day, help us open the children's garden for the summer (weathering permitting). We will have games, garden planting and garden crafts. 

    Drop-in anytime between 1 pm to 3 pm. 

  • Vernon Book Club

    Wednesdays, Jul 03, 2024 - Sep 04, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Wouldn't it be great to have a book club where you could just enjoy books—without any homework? At Silent Book Club, there's no assigned reading, just reading in companionable silence!

    Each Silent Book Club will start with a short intro, where everyone gets to share what they are reading. Then there's silent reading hour!  No pressure, no homework questions, just quiet social time with other people who love to read.

    Drop-in program.

  • Thursdays, Jul 04, 2024 - Dec 05, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome! Drop-in program.

    This group meets the first Thursday of the month  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    July 4  "A World Elsewhere" by Wayne Johnston

    August 1  "The Lincoln Highway" by Amor Towles

    September 5 "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery

    October 3 "Peacekeeper's Daughter" by Tanya Bellehumeur-Allat

    November 7 "Fire Weather: the Making of the Beast" by John Vaillant

    December 5 "Fleishman is in Trouble" by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

  • Books

    Thursdays, Jul 04, 2024 - Jan 02, 2025
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Everyone is welcome to join Vernon’s book club!
    Visit with your friends and neighbours to discuss great books.

    First Thursday of the month
    6:30pm-7:30pm

    July 4 – Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
    August 1– Fight Night by Miriam Toews
    September 5 – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
    October 3 – Jennie’s Boy by Wayne Johnston
    November 7 – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
    December 5 – Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
    January 2 (2025) – Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

    Books will be available at the Vernon branch service hub.

  • Saturdays, Jul 06, 2024 - Aug 17, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Join us for Storytime with stories, songs and rhymes and a fun outdoor activity (weather permitting). Start time is 10:30 am. All ages. 

  • Books

    Monday Jul 08, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us as we discuss "The Forest of Vanishing Stars" by Kristin Hamel.

    Copies of the book are available at the Osgoode Service Hub.  Drop in.