Events Calendar

October 2022

1 Oct
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.  


2: Sometimes I Feel Like a … Animal Mask 

9: Watermelon Magnet 

16: Stick Mosquito 

23: Popsicle Puppet 

30: Pool Noodle Boats 



6: Parrot Pal 

13: Lemonade in a Glass 

20:  Paper Pineapple Craft  

28: School of Paper Fish 



10: Handmade Hug (Grandparents Day) 

17: Paper chain snake 

24: Rainbow Wand (Pride) 



1: Pinecone Hedgehog 

8: Clothespin Turkey (Thanksgiving) 

15: Itty Bitty Book (OPLW)  

22: Diwali Elephant Bookmarks 

29: Ghost Straw Puppet 


1 Oct
2022 Reading Challenge Not Registered

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

Explore new books, authors, and genres as you complete our 2022 Reading Challenge. Read or listen to one book from 12 categories before the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 2022.  

Once you've completed your 12 book challenges, please submit your form online or in-person to enter our draw to win a prize. You can track your reading in a favourite app or use the check-out history in your library account. 

1 Oct
Drop-in Crafternoon: One City Collage Workshop Not Registered

01:00 PM| Main Library – 345 Aylmer St. N.

Spend an afternoon expressing yourself through collage in an interactive activity with One City Peterborough. This is one of three drop-in events to help you gain artistic confidence alongside people from all walks of life. 

Check out these other dates if you can’t make this one: 

  • Friday, September 2 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the FOL Community Room 
    This is a First Friday event 
  • Tuesday, September 20 | 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room

Adults, teens and children 6+ with an adult 

3 Oct
Basic Computer Skills Registration Required

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

Technology is necessary for so many parts of our lives, including banking, shopping, socializing, and even accessing healthcare. In this series, you will learn to get more comfortable with computers, learn the basics of internet browsing and email, and explore tools for basic tasks like creating a household budget or responding to a volunteer job posting.  

This course is ideal for volunteers or older adult learners and those needing basic computer skills for employment. Registrants should commit to attending most of this 8-week series. 


3 Oct
Communication & Workplace Skills Registration Required

01:00 PM| Main Library – 345 Aylmer St. N.

This course will provide you with basic skills essential to the modern workplace including  

  • Video conferencing 
  • Managing emails 
  • Goal setting, time management skills, and tips for online learning   
  • Skills for creating better relationships and improving teamwork 

This course is ideal for those entering or re-entering the workforce. Registrants should commit to attending most of this 8-week series. 

Our community partner, Fleming College - Skills on Demand, offers courses in a variety of subjects including math, computers, communications, and sciences, and can help you move forward with goals such as entry into post-secondary, employment, apprenticeship, or refreshing and gaining the essential skills required for today’s in-demand careers. 

3 Oct
Teen Reviewers Registration Required

04:00 PM| Main Library – 345 Aylmer St. N.

Earn volunteer hours for participating in our monthly discussion and contributing reviews for various media platforms. 

In each meeting, we'll focus on discussing and writing reviews about books and media for different audiences and how to publish your literary opinions on various platforms for the world to see. 

3 Oct
Intermediate Spanish Conversation Registration Required

06:00 PM| Main Library – 345 Aylmer St. N.

Develop your Spanish speaking and listening skills and learn Spanish 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. 

3 Oct
Magic Carpet Ride - Tales from Near & Far Not Registered

06:15 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Fly away with us on our magic carpet as we explore the sights, sounds, and stories from near and far cultures, regions, and countries.  

4 Oct
Drop-In 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.