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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)


programs - november & december 2022

November is National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month
challenges people to write 50, 000 words, the amount of a small novel, in the month of November.
In the spirit of Nanowrimo we are doing our second short story magazine.
Send us your short story of 500 words!*
All participants will receive a paper copy with a digital copy posted to our website!
*Submissions due by end of day on November 30th.




12 Days of Craftsmas! - December 5th to December 17th

12 Days of Craftsmas
12 Days of Craftsmas!
December 5th to December 17th
drop in for a new craft everyday to make and take home!

While supplies last.

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.
November Dates and Times:
Wednesday November 30th, 5 pm – 7 pm
December Dates and Times
Friday December 2nd, 10 am – 12 noon
Monday December 5th, 5 pm – 6:30 pm
Friday December 16th, 10 am – 12 noon
Monday December 19th, 5 pm – 6:30 pm

Thursday Tech Time

Thursday Tech Time
Thursday Tech Time
Have Technology questions or need help navigating your device?
10 AM – 1 PM
on Thursdays at the Trenton Branch.
December Dates:
December 1st
December 8th
December 15th


Please join us on Friday December 9th, 2022 
from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
for a
Zentangle program.
This program will be presented by
Certified Zentangle Teacher, Marita 
Upcoming program dates:

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

Social Group

Social Group
Get out of the house and engage in a fun activity – safely with others!
Join us at the QWPL – Trenton Branch on

December 12th
10:30 am – 12:00 noon.

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.

Ridgerunner Book Cover

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. 
Meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of the month. 
Next Meeting is:
Saturday October 15th
Registration is required as room capacity is limited.
For more information or to register please contact Krista at 613-394-3381 x 3325 or email kristar@quintewest.ca