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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

May - August

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

Learning coding is easy with our Fiero electronic resource. The group will share tips and tricks and help each other learn. Click here to register Wednesdays at 5:30 PM at […]

18 July 2024
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Come and join us every Thursday at 11 AM at the Trenton Branch for a delightful session of casual games such as Scrabble, Yahtzee, Mahjong, Euchre, and many more! Each […]

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

Come and explore the world of creativity using our Makerspace tech tools, including the 3D UltiMaker printer, and Cricut die-cutting machine! Discover the endless possibilities of making at your library. […]

20 July 2024
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Fiero coding has created a certification program that will allow participants to be able to apply for coding jobs upon completion. Join us every Saturday to work on the program, […]

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

Create a project using our Glowforge laser cutter, 3D printer and Cricut cutter. Pick from various project options!  Great drop-in activity for families to craft together. No registration required. Saturdays […]

22 July 2024
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Each week we’re turning our program room into an art studio! Drop by to explore a new artistic medium or technique - all supplies provided. All you need to do […]

22 July 2024
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Join us for an adult social time program that provides a perfect opportunity for individuals to socialize, and explore their creative side. This program brings together adults of all ages […]

23 July 2024
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Get help working on your family tree from the local branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. No registration required. Tuesdays 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM in the O.G.S Room at […]

23 July 2024
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Come and explore the world of creativity using our Makerspace tech tools, including the 3D UltiMaker printer, and Cricut die-cutting machine! Discover the endless possibilities of making at your library. […]

23 July 2024
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Join us every Tuesday morning at 10am in the common area at the Trenton Branch through July and August for a different guest speaker from the community! No registration required. […]

23 July 2024
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Bring your phone, tablet, laptop computer and your technology questions to this drop in program and a staff person will help you become more familiar with your device. Tuesdays from […]

23 July 2024
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Bring your fabric and your pattern, and come by our sewing studio to sew alongside other sewing enthusiasts! This is a self-guided program, with no staff on hand. Registration for […]

23 July 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 […]

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

Learning coding is easy with our Fiero electronic resource. The group will share tips and tricks and help each other learn. Click here to register Wednesdays at 5:30 PM at […]

25 July 2024
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Come and join us every Thursday at 11 AM at the Trenton Branch for a delightful session of casual games such as Scrabble, Yahtzee, Mahjong, Euchre, and many more! Each […]

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

Come and explore the world of creativity using our Makerspace tech tools, including the 3D UltiMaker printer, and Cricut die-cutting machine! Discover the endless possibilities of making at your library. […]

27 July 2024
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Fiero coding has created a certification program that will allow participants to be able to apply for coding jobs upon completion. Join us every Saturday to work on the program, […]

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

Create a project using our Glowforge laser cutter, 3D printer and Cricut cutter. Pick from various project options!  Great drop-in activity for families to craft together. No registration required. Saturdays […]

29 July 2024
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Each week we’re turning our program room into an art studio! Drop by to explore a new artistic medium or technique - all supplies provided. All you need to do […]

29 July 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

This program is exclusively for seniors! Each week we will do activities such as play cards, do trivia, create art and much more. This is the perfect opportunity to meet […]

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

Busy day at work? Hectic weekend? Now it's time to meditate! Experience an hour of guided meditation with Martina and uncover essential mindfulness tools for your well-being journey. Mondays, May […]

30 July 2024
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Get help working on your family tree from the local branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. No registration required. Tuesdays 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM in the O.G.S Room at […]

30 July 2024
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Come and explore the world of creativity using our Makerspace tech tools, including the 3D UltiMaker printer, and Cricut die-cutting machine! Discover the endless possibilities of making at your library. […]

30 July 2024
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Yes, you read that right, KITTENS! Our furry friends will be accompanied by knowledgeable speakers from the Humane Society, who will share insights into pet care, adoption, and the importance […]

30 July 2024
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Trenton Branch, 7 Creswell Drive
Quinte West, Ontario, Ontario K8V 5R6 Canada

Bring your phone, tablet, laptop computer and your technology questions to this drop in program and a staff person will help you become more familiar with your device. Tuesdays from […]

read The Classics Book Club

Delve into the timeless works of renowned authors!

Join us for an enriching journey through literary history at the Read the Classics Book Club, hosted at the Trenton Branch every last Thursday of the month at 5:30pm (excluding July and August). Immerse yourself in the timeless treasures of literature as we explore the works of renowned authors and delve into the depths of classic novels.

Our book club provides a welcoming space for avid readers and literary enthusiasts to come together and discuss iconic literary masterpieces. Whether you’re passionate about Victorian novels, intrigued by the existential ponderings of the modernist era, or captivated by the timeless wisdom of ancient texts, there’s something for everyone to discover and appreciate.

Each month, we select a new classic novel to explore, ranging from beloved favorites to hidden gems waiting to be uncovered. From Austen to Dickens, Tolstoy to Woolf, our diverse selection ensures a rich and varied reading experience that will spark stimulating conversations and insights.

Books may be picked up at the Welcome Desk at the Trenton Branch. 

May 2024: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

June 2024: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

September 2024: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

October 2024: Dracula by Bram Stoker 

November 2024: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells  

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 Socratic 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.