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For Adults

Adult programming and groups

For more information about Adult Programming and/or Groups please contact
Krista at
kristar@quintewest.ca  or 613-394-3381 ext. 3325

read 2023

Read 2023
Read 2023
Read or listen to 12 books in 12 categories in 12 months
Pick up your 2023 Reading Challenge sheet at either branch!
Registration is required
(In-person or Use Online Registration Link)


Have you joined Read 2023 and are looking for a few suggestions for feature challenges? Here are some book lists related to some of the challenges featured in Read 2023.
Click on the category to see the lists:

Books about Family

Books that Bring Hope

Books written by Indigenous Authors

Books that include a Road Trip

Books that feature a Refugee Experience

Books with poetry and short stories

Books written by an author who is deceased


programs - march and April 2023

Bunny Door Hanger - March 24th

Bunny Door Hanger Craft
Make a Bunny Door Hanger
Frankford Branch
Friday March 24th @ 11:00 am
Registration is required.

Seed Exchange - March 25th

Seed Exchange
Spring is coming!
Community members of all ages are invited to join us for a Seed Exchange,
fun gardening crafts and to learn about gardening from local gardeners
Saturday March 25th
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bring your own seeds to trade or browse the selection on display.
Gardening activities for all ages.
This program is run in partnership with
Quinte West Gardens Growing Community.

Adult Craft Drop-In - Beginning April 1st

Adult Craft Drop-In - Paper Beads
Adult Craft Drop-In
Drop-in for a different craft every month at the library.
Starts on April 1st
Paper Beads
(while supplies last)
Available at both Trenton and Frankford Branches.
No registration required

Dementia Program - Hastings - Prince Edward

Alzheimer Society Event
Please join Jennifer from
The Alzheimer Society of Hastings – Prince Edward
for the following program:
Tuesday April 4th at 11:00 am
Learn how to create a dementia friendly community

The program will be held at the 
Quinte West Public Library – Trenton Branch.
For more information about these programs or about our Cognitive Care Kits, contact the library:
613-394-3381 ext. 3325

Backyard Birds - Learn the Basics of Birdwatching - April 12th

Backyard Birds
Backyard Birds
Join Kyle Blaney as he explains why he loves birds and how he uses citizen science projects iNaturalist and eBird to track his bird sightings and plan his birding vacations.

Kyle will be showing photos and playing sounds of birds that might come to your feeder or nest in your yard!
Join the discussion and learn about their favourite foods and when birds are likely to be observed.
Wednesday April 12th @ 5:30 pm
QWPL – Trenton Branch
To learn more about this event contact the library
613-394-3381 ext. 3325


Cyber Security and Awareness - April 13th

Cyber Security Awareness Course
Unwanted calls, false emails and requests for information surround us these days.
Learn essential awareness to maintain your account security, and protect yourself from the scammers and their schemes.
Thursday April 13th at 11:00 am
QWPL – Trenton Branch
Registration is required.

Paint a Spring Canvas

Spring-themed Paint Night
Join us to paint a Spring-themed floral canvas.
Trenton Branch
April 17th at 5:30 pm
Frankford Branch
April 21st at 11:00 am

Registration is required.
(Please choose only one date to attend)

Genealogy 101 - April 18th

Genealogy 101
Join us at
Quinte West Public Library – Trenton Branch
Tuesday April 18th at 10:00 am
learn the basics of searching Ancestry Library Edition and how to find items in our Genealogy room.
Registration is required.

Celebrate Earth Day - April 22nd

Celebrate Earth day
Celebrate Earth Day!
Join us
at the Quinte West Public Library – Trenton Branch
Saturday April 22nd at 10:00 am
for an Eco Products Test Kitchen!
For this adult program we invite you to test a variety of Pinterest style Eco-products to see what works best.
Take home samples of products.
No registration required.

recurring monthly programs

Staff Guided Makerspace Days!

Staff Guided Makerspace Days!
Use our Makerspace to design for our laser engraver, 3D printer or Cricut cutting machine with staff there to assist you.
Have a project already in mind?  Email us before you come to help you get started:
March Dates and Times:
Wednesday March 22nd, 5 pm – 6:30 pm
April Dates and Times:
Monday April 3rd, 5 pm – 6:30 pm
Friday April 14th, 10 am – 12 pm
Wednesday April 26th, 5 pm – 6:30 pm


Social Group

Social Group
Get out of the house and engage in a fun activity with others!
Join us at QWPL – Trenton Branch
 March Dates:
Monday March 27th, 10:30 to noon
April Dates:
Wednesday April 12th, 10:30 to noon
Monday April 24th, 10:30 to noon
No registration required
In partnership with BQWCHC.
For more information please contact the library 
613-394-3381 ext.3325

Tuesday Tech Time

Tuesday Tech Time
Tuesday Tech Time
Have technology questions or need help navigating your device?
Drop-in from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
on Tuesdays at the Trenton Branch.
March Dates:
March 28th
April Dates:
April 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th


Instructor led Zentangle Classes will return on Friday April 14th, 2023.
10:00 am to 12:00pm
This program will be presented by
Certified Zentangle Teacher, Marita 

For more information please contact Krista at 
613-394-3381 ext. 3325

Short Story Magazine

Library members contributed to our first ever short story magazine.  Thanks to everyone who contributed.

There is a paper copy of the Short Story Magazine located in our magazine area or you can read the digital copy here: 
Short Story Magazine 


Join the Socrates group to discuss a topic in the Socrates method of cooperative critical thinking dialogue. The group currently meets at the Quinte West Public Library (Makerspace Room) on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Book Club - reading with friends

The Reading with Friends Book Club meets the first Friday of the month September through June at 10:00 am.  Books are available at our main desk at the beginning of the month.
For more information contact our facilitator, Billie at (613) 392-5773.

book club reading list for 2022-2023

The Giver of Stars book cover

The Giver of Stars     By:  Jojo Moyes

This historical fiction tells the story of the WPA packhorse library program; women on horseback distributed books once a week to rural families who did not have the ways or means to access the books or the library.

On the Street Where You Live     By:  Mary Higgins Clark

A woman is haunted by two grisly murders separated by more than a century, yet somehow inextricably linked….


Next Year in Havana book cover

Next Year in Havana     By: Chanel Cleeton

After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity -– and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution…

Last Bookshop in Londo book cover

The Last Bookshop in London     By:  Madeline Martin

Inspired by the true World War II history of the few bookshops to survive the Blitz.  The Last Bookshop in London is a timeless story of wartime loss, love and the enduring power of literature.

Books we love

Members’ Recommendations: 

Sharing books we think others might enjoy.

Olive Kitteridge book cover

Olive Kitteridge     By: Elizabeth Strout

At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large…

The Forgotten Home Child    By:  Genevieve Graham

The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home – based on the true story of the British Home Children.

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Ridgerunner     By:  Gil Adamson

Part literary Western and part historical mystery and a Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize winner.
William Moreland, after nearly twenty years, the notorious thief known as the Ridgerunner, has returned.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz     By:  Heather Morris

In 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau.  When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as “Tätowierer”

Five Little Indians Book Cover

Five Little Indians     By:  Michelle Good

Intimate and ambitious, a heart-breaking account of lives shaped and destroyed by the residential school system.  An unflinching compassionate and moving novel about the struggle to live and love in the wake of deep trauma.

Writer's Circle

Writes Circle
Writer’s Circle is a group of writers who meet once a month to discuss and share their work. 
Next Meeting:
Saturday March 18th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
For more information please contact Krista at 613-394-3381 x 3325 or email kristar@quintewest.ca