Click on an event for more details, and to register.

 

Featured Events

Events Calendar

September 2023

Events List

(66 Results Found)
September 1, 2023  to  September 30, 2023
1 Sep
Spice Club Take-Away Kits: Achiote Not Registered

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

Do you enjoy cooking, experimenting with ingredients and trying new recipes? Pick up our monthly Spice Club Takeaway Kits featuring spices and herbs from all over the world. Starting in September, kits will now be available first-come, first-served on the first Friday of the month.  

Want to learn more about the people and cultures who cook with this spice? Attend our monthly Living Library Plus events and share food and recipes with other participants. 

4 Sep
Library Closure - Labour Day Library Closure

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

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 4 for Labour Day.
5 Sep
Tech Coaching - Digital Collection Help Registration Required

11:00 AM| 345 Aylmer St. N.

Need some guidance navigating the world of technology? Book a personal session with one of our Tech Coaches!  

 

We have two types of coaching sessions available: 

  • Digital Collection Help: for help with accessing and using our eBooks and other Digital Library resources. 
  • Basic Tech Help: for basic questions related to your computer or mobile device.  

 

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

9 Sep
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.  

  • June 24 - Hanging Paper Knot Birds  
  • July 1 - No Kits - Library Closed
  • July 8 - Egg Carton Goldfish   
  • July 15 - Pool Noodle Jellyfish  
  • July 22 - Pineapple Bookmarks 
  • July 29 - Paper Bag Otter  
  • August 5 - No Kit Available
  • August - 12 Straw Rockets
  • August 19 - Clothespin Grasshopper 
  • August 26 - Honey Bee Craft
  • September 2 - No Kit  Available 
  • September 9 - Pencil bookmarks
  • September 16 - Yarn Apple Craft
  • September 23 - Pride Keychains
  • September 30 - No Kit Available - Library Closed
  • October 7 - Turkey Headband
  • October 14 - Ontario Public Library Week Book Flowers
  • October 21 - Origami Fox
  • Octbober 28 - Coffee Filter Bats
  • November 4 - Tissue Paper Trees
  • November 11 - No Kit Available - Library Closed
  • November 18 - Weaving Rainbow Fish
  • November 25 - Hibernating Bear Craft

 

 

9 Sep
Kairos Blanket Exercise Registration Required

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

Developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers and educators, the KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) is an interactive, experiential teaching tool that explores the historic and contemporary relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the land we now know as Canada.

During this workshop, participants step on blankets representing the land and into the roles of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. You will be guided by trained facilitators, including Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers, who work from a script that covers pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization, resistance and much more. Participants read scrolls and respond to cues in the script.

The KBE concludes with a debriefing, conducted as a talking circle, during which participants discuss the learning experience, process their feelings, ask questions, share insights, and deepen their understanding.

This event complements our One Book, One Ptbo community read, Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice. For related events, please see One Book, One Ptbo.

11 Sep
Teen Reviewers Registration Required

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

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

12 Sep
Preschool Story Time Not Registered

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

Drop-In for a fun and lively story time for you and your preschooler. We will help expand your child's attention span and imagination through stories and songs while focusing on early literacy skills. 

Halloween Story Time: Come in your costume and parade around the Children's Area on October 31!

12 Sep
Tech Coaching - Digital Collection Help Registration Required

11:00 AM| 345 Aylmer St. N.

Need some guidance navigating the world of technology? Book a personal session with one of our Tech Coaches!  

 

We have two types of coaching sessions available: 

  • Digital Collection Help: for help with accessing and using our eBooks and other Digital Library resources. 
  • Basic Tech Help: for basic questions related to your computer or mobile device.  

 

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

12 Sep
Baby & Me - Early Fall Afternoons Registration Required

2:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Spend some special one-on-one time with your baby and connect with other families. Each week, Laura 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 while you enjoy time with other caregivers after the program. 

*Register only once for the entire 6 week series

12 Sep
Tech Coaching: Basic Tech Help Registration Required

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

Need some guidance navigating the world of technology? Book a personal session with one of our Tech Coaches! Our Basic Tech Help will assist you with basic questions related to your computer or mobile device. If you need assistance with our digital collections, please register for our Tech Coaching: Digital Collection Help instead.

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

12 Sep
LEGO Hour Not Registered

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

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

 

12 Sep
Trail Tales Not Registered

6:00 PM| Various Parks in Peterborough ON

Come out for an evening family stroll along some of Peterborough’s lovely trails while Laura shares some oral stories, songs and rhymes that connect us to the natural beauty around us. 

Please dress for the weather, we only cancel if there’s a downpour or storm. Also, please bring a headlamp or flashlight as we move into the darker months. 


Oct 10 - Meet at Ecology Park

Nov 7 - Meet at Jackson Park by the Pagoda Bridge

Dec 5 - Meet at Ashburnham Memorial Park: Peterborough Museum & Archives

Jan 23 - Meet at Pioneer Memorial Park: Master's College and Seminary

Feb 20- Meet at Sherbrooke Woods: Monseigneur-Jamot

 

 

13 Sep
Toddler Time - Early Fall Mornings Registration Required

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

Build vocabulary and share the love of reading through picture books, finger plays, songs, and rhymes in this interactive program for busy toddlers and their caregivers.  

*Register once for the entire 6 week series

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

13 Sep
Living & Aging Well: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Registration Required

10:30 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. N.

We're partnering with Age-friendly Peterborough in this series for older adults, focussing on learning ways to stay safe, connected, and active in our community. Each month's session will feature a presentation, discussion, and time for socializing over a small luncheon.  

September topic: Should I Stay or Should I Go? 

You may be facing some challenges living in your home. You may be wondering, "should I stay in my home or is this the time to move into senior community living?" Our expert panel will cover what home support is available and some different housing models.

Panel members: Jayne Culbert, moderator; Catherine Pink, Community Care; Glen Robson, Home Instead; Pat Dunn, Senior Women Living Together; Ron Black, Abbeyfield Lakefield; Alison Carey, Sherbrooke Retirement Residence.  

13 Sep
Genealogy Research Help Not Registered

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

Learn about the lives of the people on your family tree using local resources. Experienced researchers from the Kawartha Branch of Ontario Ancestors will guide you to information in the Library's combined local history and genealogy collection and online tools and resources. Bring your laptop and explore free library access to Ancestry online. 

13 Sep
Toddler Time - Early Fall Afternoons Registration Required

2:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Build vocabulary and share the love of reading through picture books, finger plays, songs, and rhymes in this interactive program for busy toddlers and their caregivers.  

Register once for the entire 6 week series.

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

13 Sep
Wildlife Wednesdays Not Registered

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

Kawartha Wildlife Centre and the Library are excited to offer this fun, 6-week series which teaches you how to have a positive impact on the earth and care for the wildlife living among us.  Learn the importance of butterflies and bumblebees, how to safely move a turtle across the road, and much more! There will be a different hands-on activity each week. 

After completing the 6 weeks, each participant will be certified as a Peterborough Wildlife Hero! 

Please note: If you are more than 10 minutes late for a program you may not be admitted. 

Sep 13 - Mammals

Sep 20 - Invertebrates

Sep 27 - Fish

Oct 4 - Birds

Oct 11 - Amphibians

Oct 18 - Reptiles

 

 

13 Sep
Teen Library Ambassadors - CANCELLED Registration Required

4:30 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. North

Please note: this program has been cancelled. We hope to resume this group in early 2024. If you'd like to submit an application, you can still do so, but we may take some time to get back to you. We look forward to resuming again next year!

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! We're looking for teens interested in planning, promoting, and participating in monthly programs. This commitment will include monthly meeting attendance and activities outside of our monthly meetings. Apply at Teen Library Ambassadors.

Thank you to the City of Peterborough’s Youth Council, who provide our Teen Library Ambassadors with bus passes to make their volunteer duties easier.

13 Sep
Anishinaabemowin Language For Beginners Registration Required

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

Learn some basic Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) words and phrases with local Anishinaabe instructor Anne Taylor.  

Anne is a cultural archivist and language coordinator at Curve Lake First Nation. If you’ve been reading our One Book, One Ptbo community read selection, Moon of the Crusted Snow, you’ll be eager to learn some of the Anishinaabe phrases used throughout the book in this session! 

For more events related to our community read, please see One Book, One Ptbo.

14 Sep
Baby & Me - Early Fall Mornings Registration Required

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

Spend some special one-on-one time with your baby and connect with other families. Each week, Laura 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 while you enjoy time with other caregivers after the program. 

Register once for the entire 6 week series.  

14 Sep
Tech Coaching: Basic Tech Help Registration Required

10:30 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. N.

Need some guidance navigating the world of technology? Book a personal session with one of our Tech Coaches! Our Basic Tech Help will assist you with basic questions related to your computer or mobile device. If you need assistance with our digital collections, please register for our Tech Coaching: Digital Collection Help instead.

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

14 Sep
Indigenous Bilingual Story Time Not Registered

6:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Once a month, families are invited to come and listen to a story read in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) by an Indigenous community member, followed by a craft or activity.

 

Story Time Readers:

September: Angela Easby

October: Jonathon Taylor

November: Marjolaine LaPointe

 

An English translation of the story will be provided. Everyone is invited to listen, learn and enjoy! 

This program is offered in partnership with the Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre.

 

15 Sep
Teen Friday Night Hangout - CANCELLED Not Registered

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

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Curious about our new bi-weekly Teen Friday Night Hangout? Stop by and see what all the fuss is about. We’ll have our new Nintendo Switch out for Mario Kart as well as our collection of board games and LEGO for you to use. All skill levels are welcome, and the snacks are on us!

16 Sep
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.  

  • June 24 - Hanging Paper Knot Birds  
  • July 1 - No Kits - Library Closed
  • July 8 - Egg Carton Goldfish   
  • July 15 - Pool Noodle Jellyfish  
  • July 22 - Pineapple Bookmarks 
  • July 29 - Paper Bag Otter  
  • August 5 - No Kit Available
  • August - 12 Straw Rockets
  • August 19 - Clothespin Grasshopper 
  • August 26 - Honey Bee Craft
  • September 2 - No Kit  Available 
  • September 9 - Pencil bookmarks
  • September 16 - Yarn Apple Craft
  • September 23 - Pride Keychains
  • September 30 - No Kit Available - Library Closed
  • October 7 - Turkey Headband
  • October 14 - Ontario Public Library Week Book Flowers
  • October 21 - Origami Fox
  • Octbober 28 - Coffee Filter Bats
  • November 4 - Tissue Paper Trees
  • November 11 - No Kit Available - Library Closed
  • November 18 - Weaving Rainbow Fish
  • November 25 - Hibernating Bear Craft

 

 

16 Sep
Story Time en Francais Not Registered

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

Join guest raconteuse Mme T. each month for stories, songs, and rhymes en français! This program is suitable for all French language levels, and the whole family is welcome to participate. 

This program has been made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Library.