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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

January - April

28 February 2024
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Drop in Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 5:30pm - 7pm to learn more about creating with our Makerspace equipment like our Glowforge, 3D Printer or Cricut machine! No registration required.

29 February 2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Drop in Thursdays from 1pm- 3pm to learn more about creating with our Makerspace equipment like our Glowforge, 3D Printer or Cricut machine! No registration required. 

29 February 2024
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Visit our sewing studio as a family and try your hand at a simple sewing project! This is a self-guided program, with knowledgeable staff on hand to help walk you […]

29 February 2024
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Delve into the timeless works of renowned authors. Starting with the beloved classic Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and embark on a journey through the masterpieces that have shaped […]

04 March 2024
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Reserve a time to get help applying for a SIN, passport, EI, or Canada Pension. In the Multi-Purpose Room at the Trenton Branch. Registration required. Please call the library to register: […]

05 March 2024
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Join us for a hands-on workshop where you’ll create your own custom socks using our Cricut machine and our heat press. Get ready to personalize your style with a touch […]

05 March 2024
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Visit our sewing studio and try your hand at a simple sewing project! This is a self-guided program, with knowledgeable staff on hand to help walk you through. We’ll teach […]

05 March 2024
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Visit our sewing studio and try your hand at a simple sewing project! This is a self-guided program, with knowledgeable staff on hand to help walk you through. We’ll teach […]

06 March 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Join us for Open Makerspace Tech Time! Come and explore the world of creativity using our Makerspace tech tools, including the Glowforge laser cutter, 3D UltiMaker printer, and Cricut die-cutting […]

06 March 2024
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Bring your knitting or crochet and join us in the back of the library for low-tech crafting. Meet other crafters and work on your latest project. Minimal cost for some […]

06 March 2024
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Join us for a hands-on workshop where you’ll create your own custom socks using our Cricut machine and our heat press. Get ready to personalize your style with a touch […]

07 March 2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Drop in Thursdays from 1pm- 3pm to learn more about creating with our Makerspace equipment like our Glowforge, 3D Printer or Cricut machine! No registration required. 

07 March 2024
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Visit our sewing studio as a family and try your hand at a simple sewing project! This is a self-guided program, with knowledgeable staff on hand to help walk you […]

08 March 2024
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Frankford Branch, 22 North Trent Street
Frankford, Ontario K0K 2C0 Canada

Join us for a hands-on workshop where you’ll create your own custom socks using our Cricut machine and our heat press. Get ready to personalize your style with a touch […]

09 March 2024
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Trent Port Marina, 15 Creswell Dr
Trenton, Ontario K8V 6X5 Canada

Come together as we honor the diverse and inspiring journeys of women in our community this International Women's Day! Join us for insightful discussions with esteemed guest speakers, including farmer-florist […]

12 March 2024
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Visit our sewing studio and try your hand at a simple sewing project! This is a self-guided program, with knowledgeable staff on hand to help walk you through. We’ll teach […]

12 March 2024
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Our Socrates Café is an informal gathering where participants engage in open and philosophical discussions about various topics. Inspired by the Socratic Method, which encourages critical thinking, questioning, and examining […]

13 March 2024
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Bring your knitting or crochet and join us in the back of the library for low-tech crafting. Meet other crafters and work on your latest project. Minimal cost for some […]

13 March 2024
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Frankford Branch, 22 North Trent Street
Frankford, Ontario K0K 2C0 Canada

Join us at the Frankford Library for a serene evening of silent reading and socializing at our Silent Book Club event! Settle into a cozy corner with your favorite book […]

14 March 2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Drop in Thursdays from 1pm- 3pm to learn more about creating with our Makerspace equipment like our Glowforge, 3D Printer or Cricut machine! No registration required. 

14 March 2024
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Visit our sewing studio as a family and try your hand at a simple sewing project! This is a self-guided program, with knowledgeable staff on hand to help walk you […]

19 March 2024
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Frankford Branch, 22 North Trent Street
Frankford, Ontario K0K 2C0 Canada

Join us for a hands-on program where you'll learn how to design and create vinyl stickers using our Cricut machine. Unleash your creativity, personalize your stickers, and leave with unique […]

19 March 2024
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Visit our sewing studio and try your hand at a simple sewing project! This is a self-guided program, with knowledgeable staff on hand to help walk you through. We’ll teach […]

19 March 2024
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Visit our sewing studio and try your hand at a simple sewing project! This is a self-guided program, with knowledgeable staff on hand to help walk you through. We’ll teach […]

20 March 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Join us for Open Makerspace Tech Time! Come and explore the world of creativity using our Makerspace tech tools, including the Glowforge laser cutter, 3D UltiMaker printer, and Cricut die-cutting […]

Newcomer Women’s Circle – Bibliotherapy Session

Are you a newcomer or immigrant woman looking to connect with a supportive community? Join us at the Newcomer Women’s Circle, a space crafted by women for women, where empowerment, shared stories, reliable information, new skills, and fun moments come together.

Thursday, February 15 from 5:30pm – 6:45pm (Trenton Branch)

Email: msymonenko@quinteimmigration.ca for more info

Author, Roger Litwiller Presentation

Join Roger Litwiller as he talks about Trenton’s Own Ship, HMCS TRENTONIAN. This Royal Canadian Navy corvette was named for our community and fought in the Battle of the Atlantic and the Normandy Invasion during the Second World War. Roger is an experienced naval historian and has lectured across Canada. He has authored the books, Warships of the Bay of Quinte and White Ensign Flying -the story of HMCS TRENTONIAN. Roger’s work has been published in several Canadian and International magazines. Copies of Roger‘s books will be available for purchase, or if you have a copy, bring it with you to be signed.

Saturday, April 20 from 10:30am – 11:30am (Trenton Branch)

read 2024

Read 2024
We have three ways for you to engage with reading in 2024! 

Pick your Read 2024 challenge sheet of choice or do more than one!

Earn prize ballots for each challenge you participate in. Get an extra prize ballot for fully completed challenges! Pick a challenge sheet to print using the links below. 

Bring back your challenge sheet(s) to either library branch between December 16, 2024 and January 3, 2025 to be entered into a prize draw. No registration required. Adult reading challenge but teens ages 13 and above may also participate. 

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: 

2023 Short Story Magazine
2022 Short Story Magazine 

Socrates

Join the Socrates group to discuss a topic in the Socrates method of cooperative critical thinking dialogue. The group currently meets in the Activity Room at the Trenton Branch of the Quinte West Public Library 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 2024 - 2025

Books we love

Members’ Recommendations: 

Sharing books we think others might enjoy.

The woman they could not silence book cover
The Woman They Could Not Silence          By:  Kate Moore

“1860: As the clash between the states rolls slowly to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing her own battle. The enemy sits across the table and sleeps in the next room. Threatened by Elizabeth’s intellect, independence, and outspokenness, her husband of twenty-one years is plotting against her…
The other Einstein book cover
The Other Einstein          By:  Marie Benedict
The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. 
Turbulence book cover
Turbulence          By:  David Szalay

In this wondrous, profoundly moving novel, Szalay’s diverse protagonists circumnavigate the planet in twelve flights, from London to Madrid, from Dakar to Sao Paulo, to Toronto, to Delhi, to Doha, en route to see lovers or estranged siblings, aging parents, baby grandchildren, or nobody at all. Along the way, they experience the full range of human emotions from loneliness to love and, knowingly or otherwise, change each other in one brief, electrifying interaction after the next.
Tuscan Daughter book cover
Tuscan Daughter          By:  Lisa Rochon
In Renaissance Florence, a young artist searching for her missing mother is discovered by arch-rivals Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci   In Tuscany during the early 1500s, Beatrice, a peasant girl, finds herself alone in the countryside after her father is killed and her mother disappears into the walled city of Florence. Barefoot and defiant, Beatrice enters the city to sell her family’s olive oil to the artists who toil to create masterworks that will elevate the status of the republic.


 

The lions of fifth avenue book cover
The Lions of Fifth Avenue          By:  Fiona Davis
“It’s 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldn’t ask for more out of life–her husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library, allowing their family to live in an apartment within the grand building, and they are blessed with two children. But headstrong, passionate Laura wants more, and when she takes a leap of faith and applies to the Columbia Journalism School, her world is cracked wide open.