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For Adults

Programs and Groups

For more information contact Krista at kristar@quintewest.ca

2022 Summer bucket list

This summer we are doing a Summer Bucket List challenge that will run from June 25th – August 27th.
The challenge includes 50 library, nature, social and community activities to choose from.
Design your summer by completing the activities that appeal to you the most. 
Scratch off your completed activities and when you reach a milestone, bring your Summer Bucket List Sheet to the the library.
Staff will initial your sheet and give you your prize or ballot.

Milestones

10 scratches = Smores kit.
20 scratches = A Small Prize made with our Makerspace equipment.
30 scratches = Ballot for an Ontario Parks Certificate.
Complete the whole sheet to receive an extra ballot.

Pre-register at the link below by June 25th and be entered into the draw for 2 tickets to:
The Big Summer Concert on July 2nd.

Click here to register

Fun on the Phone

This program is offered jointly by Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre, Quinte West Public Library and City of Belleville Recreation, Culture and Community Services and Gateway Community Health Centre.

Participants join us by telephone to connect with other individuals and to engage in a fun activity such as Games Galore, Word Fun, Chats or a Guest Speaker! It is as simple as calling the number and entering the conference code.

When: Every Wednesday from 1:30 to 2 pm

For more information or to register, contact:

Call 613-394-3381 x3325 or email kristar@quintewest.ca for more information.

programs - JULY, august and september 2022

3D Name Keychain
Print a personlised 3D Keychain with our Ultimaker 3D Printer.
Wednesday August 10th at 5:30 pm
(Trenton Branch)
Online Registration Form
Thursday August 11th at 11:00 am
(Trenton Branch)
Online Registration Form
Registration is required.
Please choose only one date to attend.
For more information please contact Krista
613-394-3381 ext. 3325
kristar@quintewest.ca

Zentangle

Zentangle Drawing
Please join us on Friday August 12th, 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:
September 9th
October 14th
November 11th
December 9th
For more information please contact Krista at 
613-394-3381 ext. 3325
or 
kristar@quintewest.ca

Maker Fest

Join us at the Quinte West Public Library – Trenton Branch
on Saturday August 13th, 2022, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm –
for creative fun for adults, kids and teens!
Activities include T-shirt design, Create a Creeper, Needle Felting, Button Making and so much more…
For more information check out the Maker Fest Brochure

Dog Tag Wind Chimes

Join us for a fun program — turning dog tags into a pretty wind chime!
Monday August 15th at 5:30 pm
(Trenton Branch)
Online Registration Form
Registration is required.
For more information please contact Krista
613-394-3381 ext. 3325
kristar@quintewest.ca

Get Your House Organized

 
Please join us along with
Professional Organizer Mary Ann
from
Find Your Gold Home Organizing
on Wednesday August 17th at 5:30 pm.

Mary Ann will tell you the top 10 ways to get your house and your family organized!
This library talk will take place in the City of Quinte West Council Chambers.

For more information please contact Krista
613-394-3381 ext. 3325
kristar@quintewest.ca

Engrave a Leather Bracelet

Leather Bracelet
Learn how to engrave and cut leather on our Glowforge to make a personalised bracelet!
Wednesday August 17th at 5:30 pm
(Trenton Branch)
Online Registration Form
Thursday August 18th at 11:00 am
(Trenton Branch)
Online Registration Form
Registration is required.
For more information please contact Krista
613-394-3381 ext.3325
kristar@quintewest.ca

Make an Ornament

Ornament
Get a head start on the holidays!  Learn how to make a personalised ornament with our Glowforge!
Wednesday August 24th at 5:30 pm
(Trenton Branch)
Online Registration Form
Thursday August 25th at 11:00 am
(Trenton Branch)
Online Registration Form
Registration is required.
For more information please contact Krista
613-394-3381 ext. 3325
kristar@quintewest.ca

House Plant Swap

Plant Swap Poster
 
Get ready for our September 10th House Plant Swap
Do you have house plants you’d love to share and adopt?
Start propagating your plants now to get ready for our 
House Plant Swap
September 10th, 2022:
Plant Drop Off:  10:30 am 
Plant Swap:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm
For more information please contact Krista
613-394-3381 ext.3325
kristar@quintewest.ca

Canva Basics

Canva Basics
 
Canva Basics Program

 Canva is a free graphic design tool!
Learn how to create a design and navigate through the website’s features.
No experience necessary.  Laptops will be provided. Registration is required.

Monday, September 19th at 5:30pm
(Trenton Branch)
Online Registration Form

For more Information please contact Emily: emily.nash@quintewest.ca 
613-394-3381 ext. 3325

Canva For Your Small Business

Canva for your Small Business

Canva for your Small Business

  Learn how to use Canva, a free graphic design tool, to create marketing content for your business! Get tips and tricks for best utilizing Canva’s features!
Laptops will be provided. Registration is required.
Monday, September 26th at 5:30pm
(Trenton Branch)
Online Registration Form

For more information please contact Emily: emily.nash@quintewest.ca
613-394-3381 ext. 3325

Death Cafe

Death Cafe
 
Please join us for a Death Cafe, to discuss how acknowledging mortality can prompt you to live your best life!
Thursday September 29th, 2022
at the Belleville and Quinte West Community Centre
located at 69 Catherine Street, Quinte West
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Registration is required
For more information please contact Krista
613-394-3381 ext. 3325
kristar@quintewest.ca

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 

Socrates

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.  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

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.  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