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January 2023

Events List

(93 Results Found)
January 1, 2023  to  January 31, 2023
1 Jan
Library Closure - New Year's Day Library Closure

10:00 AM| Main Library – 345 Aylmer St. N.

The Library will be closed on Sunday, January 1 for New Year's Day.

2 Jan
Library Closure - New Year's Day Observance Library Closure

10:00 AM| Main Library – 345 Aylmer St. N.

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year's Day

3 Jan
Curious Kid Cases Takeaway

10:00 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

We’re bringing back our popular Curious Kid Cases to help you get through the last week of winter vacation! These kits are perfect for curious kids ages 5 to 8 years or 9 to 12 years who like to explore ideas, discover fun activities, and learn about new things. Each Case includes library books, media, print activities, games and crafts related to a specific theme.  

You can borrow a Curious Kid Case with your library card from the Children’s Area while supplies last. Kits are available on a first come, first served basis and limited to one per family. We cannot place holds on this item, so stop by early before they are gone! 

3 Jan
Tech Coaching – Digital Collection Help Registration Required

11:00 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. N

Book a session with one of our Tech Coaches for help with technical skills related to eBooks and other Digital Library resources as well as basic questions related to computers and mobile devices.  

 

Please note: Tech Coaches cannot help with computer or hardware repairs or provide ongoing tutoring sessions. 

4 Jan
Teen Library Ambassadors Application Required

5:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. N.

We're looking for teens interested in planning, promoting and participating in monthly programs. This commitment will include monthly meeting attendance, as well as activities outside of our monthly meetings.

Teen Library Ambassadors will gain experience relevant to work and education, develop leadership and teamwork skills, earn volunteer hours and have lots of fun along the way! If interested in participating, please fill out our online application.

4 Jan
Hooks and Yarns Not Registered

6:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. N.

May 31 - CANCELLED DUE TO STAFF ILLNESS

Drop in for our weekly meetup of yarn crafters. Bring your own projects and share tips, ideas, challenges, and successes. We’ll put the kettle on, but please bring your own mug!

 

5 Jan
Teen Writing Circle Registration Required

4:00 PM| Online - Zoom

Whether you’re currently writing a poem, a short story, or a whole novel, the Teen Writing Circle is a place to connect with like-minded teens and get inspired!

We’ll have experienced authors join the group from time to time to mentor you on the writing process and give helpful hints on a variety of topics.

6 Jan
Spice Club Takeaway Kits Registration Required

10:00 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. N.

Do you enjoy cooking, experimenting with ingredients and trying new recipes? Sign up for our monthly Spice Club takeaway kits featuring spices and herbs from all over the world. We’ll also hold occasional meetings to share our favourites and chat about what we’ve been creating in the kitchen! It’s the perfect program for foodies of all kinds. 

  • December: Ginger (used in Northern European holiday baking)
  • January: Star Anise (used in Chinese cooking -- Chinese New Year is Jan 22)
  • February: Rose water (roses are for more than Valentine’s!)
6 Jan
Board Games Night Not Registered

6:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. N.

Bring your family and friends out for a night of board games at the library! Challenge yourself with a new game or a cherished favourite. We’ll have games that focus on creativity, strategy, and luck. Please note: games will be appropriate for ages 9 and up.

7 Jan
Family Grab & Go Craft Kits Takeaway

10:00 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Visit the Library on Saturdays and bring home a Family Grab & Go Craft Kit! Each kit contains the materials and instructions you need to make a fun craft or activity at home. 

Kits are available on a first come, first served basis every Saturday morning at the Children's Check-Out Desk.  

December: 

10: Handprint Elf 

17: Paper Bag Gingerbread House 

24: Hannukah Candle 

  

January: 

7: Collage Mittens 

14: Olaf Snowman 

21: Cardinal Bird  

28: Library Lions (Family Literacy Day)  

 

February: 

4: Groundhog Puppet  

11: I Love You Berry Much (Valentine’s Day) 

18: Snowflakes (Snofest)  

25: Friendship Bracelets (Anti-Bullying Day) 

7 Jan
Sustainable Decluttering Registration Required

1:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. N.

Adeilah from Jigsaw Organizing Solutions will help you learn how to manage your bursting closets with eco-friendly solutions. She will teach you how to manage your stuff, get rid of the things you don’t need, repair items, and organize so you can find and use the things you own.

9 Jan
Homeschool Connection Not Registered

1:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Stop by for an afternoon of games, arts & crafts, and more with other homeschooling families. We want to get to know you better, find out how the Library can support your learning at home, and develop programs that will keep you coming back. 

Join us on Friday, June 16 for an ice cream social and a sneak peek at the TD Summer Reading Club. We’ll be taking a break for the summer but we will be back in the fall.  

9 Jan
Tech Coaching – Digital Collection Help Registration Required

2:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. N

Book a session with one of our Tech Coaches for help with technical skills related to eBooks and other Digital Library resources as well as basic questions related to computers and mobile devices.  

 

Please note: Tech Coaches cannot help with computer or hardware repairs or provide ongoing tutoring sessions. 

9 Jan
Teen Reviewers Registration Required

4:00 PM| Main Library – 345 Aylmer St. N.

Earn volunteer hours for participating in our monthly online discussion and contributing book reviews for your library community.

9 Jan
Intermediate Spanish Conversation Registration Required

6:00 PM| Main Library – 345 Aylmer St. N.

Develop your Spanish speaking and listening skills in a fun and interactive environment from native Spanish speakers. Our partners at the New Canadians Centre will lead this weekly conversation group.

The New Canadians Centre Peterborough (NCC) is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting immigrants, refugees and other newcomers in the Peterborough and Northumberland regions. 

10 Jan
Tuesday Story Time Not Registered

10:15 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Join us in person for a fun and lively story time for you to enjoy with your preschooler. We will help expand your child’s attention span and imagination through stories and songs while focusing on early literacy skills. 

10 Jan
Tech Coaching – Digital Collection Help Registration Required

11:00 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. N

Book a session with one of our Tech Coaches for help with technical skills related to eBooks and other Digital Library resources as well as basic questions related to computers and mobile devices.  

 

Please note: Tech Coaches cannot help with computer or hardware repairs or provide ongoing tutoring sessions. 

10 Jan
Doodle Drawing Hour Not Registered

4:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Drop by the Story Corner for an hour of creative colouring and drawing. We will provide art supplies and new guided drawing activities each week 

Older siblings are welcome to join.

 

10 Jan
Gardening Workshop - CANCELLED Registration Required

7:00 PM| Zoom

Develop your green thumb under the guidance of Peterborough & Area Master Gardeners! Each month, they’ll explore seasonal topics to help you make the most of your own gardens and lawn sustainably and efficiently.

  • January 10: Container Herb Gardens
11 Jan
Toddler Time - Winter Session Registration Required

10:15 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Register for the entire 7-week series. Share the love of reading through the discovery of picture books, finger plays, songs, and rhymes in this interactive program for busy toddlers and their caregivers.  

Stay and Play: Toys will be available for toddlers while you enjoy time with other caregivers after the program. 

 

11 Jan
Tech Coaching- Basic Tech Help Registration Required

3:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. N.

Book a session with one of our Tech Coaches for help with technical skills related to eBooks and other Digital Library resources as well as basic questions related to computers and mobile devices.

Please note: Tech Coaches cannot help with computer or hardware repairs or provide ongoing tutoring sessions.

11 Jan
LEGO hour Not Registered

4:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Use your imagination to build epic LEGO creations every Wednesday! We’ll supply the LEGO; you bring the ideas.  

*Please note the change from Wednesdays to Thursdays after March Break. 

 Older siblings are welcome to join.

11 Jan
Hooks and Yarns Not Registered

6:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. N.

May 31 - CANCELLED DUE TO STAFF ILLNESS

Drop in for our weekly meetup of yarn crafters. Bring your own projects and share tips, ideas, challenges, and successes. We’ll put the kettle on, but please bring your own mug!

 

11 Jan
Writing Circle Registration Required

7:00 PM| Main Library – 345 Aylmer St. N.

Writing Circle is discontinued for July and August of 2023. Please register again for our Fall 2023 sessions starting on Tuesday, August 1.

Join other writers in a safe place to share your writing, receive feedback, offer advice, and discuss issues you may be experiencing with your writing. Our meetings occasionally feature mini writing workshops, led by professional writers, to provide insight into the writing process and craft.

12 Jan
Baby & Me - Thursday - Winter Registration Required

10:15 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Register once for the entire 7-week series.

Spend some special one-on-one time with your baby and connect with other families. Each week, Karen will share songs, stories, bounces, and rhymes designed to support your child's development and learning. 

Stay and Play: Toys will be available for babies to explore as you enjoy time together with caregivers after the program.