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Events Calendar

July 2024

Events List

(73 Results Found)
July 1, 2024  to  July 31, 2024
1 Jul
Library Closure Library Closure

10:00 AM| 345 Aylmer St. N

The Library will be closed on Monday, July 1.

2 Jul
Tech 1 on 1 - Digital Collection Help Registration Required

11:00 AM| 345 Aylmer St. N.

If you need some guidance navigating the world of technology, you can 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. 

2 Jul
Library Lunch Bunch Not Registered

12:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Join us each week throughout July and August to connect with other Summer Reading Challenge participants, eat lunch and share your summer reading progress.  
 
Our format will be fluid – we will sprinkle in stories, drizzle in activities, and expand your reservoir of water knowledge. It’s sure to be swell! 
 
Please bring a lunch. We’ll provide hydration and some snacks. 

2 Jul
Tech 1 on 1: Basic Tech Help Registration Required

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

If you need some guidance navigating the world of technology, you can book a personal session with one of our Tech Coaches! 

Our Basic Tech Help coaches can assist you with basic questions related to your computer or mobile device.

If you need assistance with our digital collections, please register for our Digital Collection Help instead.

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

2 Jul
Dance Party Not Registered

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

Get your groove on at the Library! Enjoy some simple dance moves to kid-friendly music that will make everyone shimmy and shake. What better way to start summer?!

3 Jul
Craft Café Not Registered

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

Bring your own needlework or papercraft projects for our weekly crafters’ meetup where we share tips, ideas, challenges, and successes!  

We'll have our Cricut machine available for those wanting to use this tool. If you’ve never used the Cricut before and would like to give it a try, please email us at LibraryPrograms@peterborough.ca 

3 Jul
Unbook Club Not Registered

6:30 PM| Silver Bean Cafe - Event Room

A discussion group for people who want to choose their own books and media! Meet new people, get unique recommendations, and chat about what you've been reading, watching, or listening to. 
 
Note: all meetings are at the Silver Bean in or just outside the Event Room. Participants are welcome to buy their own food and drink, but the club is free. 

4 Jul
Discovering Dinosaurs Not Registered

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

Get ready for a prehistoric party of epic proportions! Fresh off a wild year in Alberta, Tim Jeffries is making a triumphant return to Ontario, armed with not just mind-boggling dinosaur knowledge but a collection of jaw-dropping fossils he personally excavated in the badlands.  
 
Tim spills the beans on the incredible journey of dinosaur bones - from dusty digs to dazzling museum displays and takes you on a crash course in fossilization magic – learn the art of telling rocks from bones and uncover the answers to all your burning dino queries. It’s an interactive journey into the heart of the past!  

4 Jul
Paint Together Night - Bubbles *CANCELLED* Registration Required

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

Take Mom, Dad or another important person out for a fun and easy step-by-step guided painting program. Each of you will go home with your own one-of-a-kind water themed masterpieces and the memory of a very special evening spent together.

5 Jul
Babes & Tots Not Registered

10:30 AM| Millennium Park 130 King Street

Meet us at Millennium Park (near the Silver Bean Cafe) for a playful story time for babies and toddlers! We will gather in the shade to share stories, songs and rhymes so bring a blanket and any necessary sun protection.  
 
We will provide some toys for the kids to enjoy after the story time while caregivers chat and mingle. 

 

5 Jul
Teen Friday Night Hangout Not Registered

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

Friday nights just got a bit more fun at the Library! Stop by and play Mario Kart on our new Nintendo Switch, check out our collection of board games, and get creative with our giant LEGO collection – and we have snacks!  
 
All skill levels are welcome. 

6 Jul
Make & Take Crafts Not Registered

10:30 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Throughout the summer you’re invited to visit the Story Corner and create with a variety of craft materials. If you’re needing a bit of inspiration, we will have a few prompts available to choose from. Otherwise, you are free to let your imagination guide you.

6 Jul
Crafternoons - Tin Can Lanterns Registration Required

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

Set aside an afternoon to craft with us and learn new skills along the way. We're taking on some new challenges and revisiting some program favourites this summer. 
 
Please note: if you are more than 10 minutes late for a program you may not be admitted

July: Tin Can Lanterns 
Add a little ambience to your porch, patio or back stoop with your own home-made tin can lantern. Join us for this throw-back program from 2019! 
 
August: Crepe Paper Roses 
Fill your vases with flowers that never wilt or die. Learn to create and arrange crepe paper roses with artist Sheila Wright. 

8 Jul
Movie Mornings Not Registered

10:30 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Chill out in our air-conditioned FOL Community Room and watch a family-friendly movie. We have a great lineup to share with you this summer, so get comfortable and grab some popcorn while supplies last.

July 8: Elemental (G) 
The film journeys alongside an unlikely pair, Ember and Wade, in a city where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together. The fiery young woman and the go-with-the-flow guy are about to discover something elemental: how much they actually have in common. (2023 93 min) 


July 15: The Mitchells vs. The Machines (G) 
An animated action-comedy about an ordinary family who find themselves in the middle of their biggest family challenge yet...saving the world from the robot apocalypse. No big deal, right? It all starts when, during a family road trip, they find themselves in the middle of the robot uprising, and it becomes up to them to save humanity. (2001 109 min) 
 
July 22: Robot Dreams (NR) 
Dog is living a nice enough life in 1980s New York City, but he's missing one thing: a companion. He assembles Robot, and they become the best of buddies, filling their days with fun and happiness. Then, on a Labor Day outing to Coney Island, Robot's metal parts rust, and he's unable to move - or be moved - until the beach reopens the next summer. The film is a word-free animated film based on Sara Varon's same-named graphic novel. (2023 102 min) 
 
July 29: Marcel the Shell with Shoes on (PG) 
The story of a shell named Marcel who lives with his grandmother in a suburban house used as an Airbnb. It's been just the two of them since their large shell family mysteriously disappeared two years before. Marcel inspires a documentary filmmaker to post videos to YouTube of him going about his everyday life and eventually Marcel's story reaches the ears of those who might actually be able to help him figure out what happened to his family. (2021 89 min) 
 
August 12: Ernest et Célestine: Le voyage en Charabie/Ernest and Celestine: A trip to Gibberitia (NR) 
L'ours Ernest et la souris Célestine sont les meilleurs amis du monde. Lorsque Célestine brise par inadvertance le précieux violon de son compère, ils partent en Charabie pour le réparer. Ernest redoute ce retour dans son pays d'origine. Surtout que l'endroit a beaucoup changé. La musique est maintenant interdite et seule la note do est encore permise. Un mystérieux justicier masqué tente de renverser la situation. Pris dans ce conflit, les deux comparses devront choisir leur camp. Pendant son périple, Ernest renouera avec son père, sa mère et sa jeune soeur. 
 
Ernest and Celestine are travelling back to Ernest’s country, Gibberitia, to fix his broken violin. This exotic land is home to the best musicians on earth and music constantly fills the air with joy. However, upon arriving, our two heroes discover that all forms of music have been banned there for many years - and for them, a life without music is unthinkable. Along with their friends and a mysterious masked outlaw, Ernest and Celestine must try their best to bring music and happiness back to the land of bears. (2022 80 min) 

This film will be shown in French with English subtitles. 
 
August 19: Vivo (G) 
An animated musical adventure featuring all-new original songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the Broadway smash “Hamilton.” This incredible story about music and friendship will take audiences on an epic adventure to gorgeous and vibrant locations never before seen in animation. (2021 92 min) 
 

 

8 Jul
Tech 1 on 1 - Digital Collection Help Registration Required

2:00 PM| 345 Aylmer St. N.

If you need some guidance navigating the world of technology, you can 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 Jul
Meet the Author: Eli's Baby Story Not Registered

10:30 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Join local authors Sonja Martin and Laura McMaster for a reading of their picture book Eli’s Baby Story and learn about how they decided to write it. This story, as well as the authors’ other two stories, centre on family wellness and provide all children the ability to see themselves and their families in books. 
 
Colouring sheets will be available for participants to draw out their own family tree after the reading. 

9 Jul
Tech 1 on 1 - Digital Collection Help Registration Required

11:00 AM| 345 Aylmer St. N.

If you need some guidance navigating the world of technology, you can 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 Jul
Library Lunch Bunch Not Registered

12:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Join us each week throughout July and August to connect with other Summer Reading Challenge participants, eat lunch and share your summer reading progress.  
 
Our format will be fluid – we will sprinkle in stories, drizzle in activities, and expand your reservoir of water knowledge. It’s sure to be swell! 
 
Please bring a lunch. We’ll provide hydration and some snacks. 

9 Jul
Feature Films Not Registered

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

It's not too late to catch last summer's fantastic films! We’ll show them for free on our big screen, throw on the AC and prep the popcorn!

July: Barbie (2023) 
Rated PG-13 |114 min 
 
Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans. 
 
August: Oppenheimer (2023) 
Rated 14A or R (MPAA)|3h 
 
During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work comes to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witness the world's first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history. 

9 Jul
Tween Creative Writing Club Registration Required

6:30 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Get your creative juices flowing through writing activities, prompts, and games with other young, aspiring authors.

10 Jul
Story Time in the Park - MOVED Indoors Not Registered

11:00 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Due to inclement weather on Wednesday July 10 2024, we have moved Story Time in the Park indoors to our Story Corner room at the Peterborough Public Library.

10 Jul
Craft Café Not Registered

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

Bring your own needlework or papercraft projects for our weekly crafters’ meetup where we share tips, ideas, challenges, and successes!  

We'll have our Cricut machine available for those wanting to use this tool. If you’ve never used the Cricut before and would like to give it a try, please email us at LibraryPrograms@peterborough.ca 

10 Jul
Teen Library Ambassadors Application Required

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

Apply online 

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.  

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. 

NOTE:  August 14th Meeting to be held in Library Boardroom

10 Jul
Writing Circle Registration Required

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

Join other writers in a safe space to share your writing, receive feedback, offer advice, and discuss issues you may be experiencing in your writing journey.

Our meetings occasionally feature mini-writing workshops led by professional writers to provide insight into the writing process and craft.

The July 24 meeting will be an in-person meeting at the Peterborough Riverview Park & Zoo - Shelter #3

11 Jul
Wheels on the Bus Story Time 10:15 am Ride Registration Required

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

For ages 3 to 5 years with a caregiver.

Peterborough Transit is taking us for a special ride throughout the city as we enjoy stories and songs about transportation and things that go!

Choose between two departure times: 10:15 am and 11:15 am.  
  
Every child must have an adult with them. Seating is limited, so we ask that only one adult register per family.