Programmes and Events - Adults

Check out our upcoming adult programmes:

 Author Charmian Christie

Culture Fridays at the Library
Fergus Branch, 519.843.1180
This month featuring: Get ready for Christmas baking with the Author of the "Messy Baker" Charmian Christie. Charmian will be bringing two of her family's favourite Christmas treats - one sweet and one savoury.
Friday, November 20 at 6:30 pm

Write On!

November 1 marks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo as it's often referred to). NaNoWriMo challenges writers to get their creative juices flowing and write a 50, 000 word novel between November 1 and 30. To support and inspire writers in the community, Wellington County Library is hosting a number of free workshops during November:

It's a Crime! Novel, that is.
Join multi-award-winning crime novelist Melodie Campbell, the Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada, as she breaks down the many sub-genres of crime fiction. This fun and informative workshop is perfect for anyone who has a love of reading crime fiction, and/or the desire to try writing it.  Please register.
Aboyne Branch - Saturday, November 7, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm (EVENT AT ABOYNE CANCELLED) 
Erin Branch - Saturday, November 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Crafting the Page-Turner: Magic and Verve in Your First Thirty Pages
Readers want a story to grab them right away. Publishers do too. So it's essential that the opening of your book gets them saying, "I couldn't put it down." Bestselling author Barbara Kyle will help you hone the all-important "opening act" of your book. Please register.
Marden Branch - Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Storylining: Building Your Book from Outline to Third Draft
Whether you're a beginning writer, or an experienced writer working on a new project, this workshop with bestselling author Barbara Kyle will help you tame the sometimes chaotic creative process and direct your creative energies with purpose. Please register.
Rockwood Branch - Tuesday, November 24, 6:30 pm

Harvest Your Memories
Lucy Kraemer will discuss the how-to's of writing and give you some great tips on writing your own personal memoirs. Please register.
Drayton Branch - Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 pm
Harriston Branch - Friday, November 20, 2:00 pm

So you want to write a one month!
Join us for weekly drop in writing sessions with local Science Fiction and Fantasy author J.M. Frey. Writers of all ages, all skill levels, and all goal-levels welcome. J.M. will then be leading an Editing, Submitting and Publishing workshop which addresses what happens after you have written a book. Please register for workshop.
Fergus Branch - Write-ins on Saturday November 14, 21 and 28, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fergus Branch - Editing, Submitting and Publishing workshop on Saturday, December 5, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

General Programme Information

Wellington County Library branches offer a variety of programmes for adults, including:

  • eBook/eReader workshops
  • Book Clubs and Book Club Sets
  • Genealogy and local history events: Learn how to use our print and electronic resources to research your family tree.
  • Craft and Scrabble clubs
  • Author visits
  • Please see our Online Calendar for full listings.