Our library offers a variety of programs that are open to the public and free for all to attend regardless of whether or not you live in the area or have a library card. All programs are facilitated by library staff or in collaboration with community groups and volunteers. If you have a program suggestion, please email 
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Adult Programming

Sew N' Sews
Wednesdays at 12:00 pm

An open sewing group for those looking to sew in a social environment, as well as exchange tips and patterns and show off your latest work. Sewing machines are not provided. 

Knitting, Crocheting & Embroidery
Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Bring your knitting, crocheting and embroidery work to the library and sit by the fireplace with others to socialize and exchange tips while you work. Beginners are welcome. 

Book Club
The 3rd Thursday of the Month at 1:00 pm

Book Club is a monthly program every third Thursday. Copies of the book club book are available at the front desk to book club members and are signed out for a 1-month period. All book club books are due back on the day of the following meeting. Book-of-the-month discussions are extended to our Online Book Club Group.

Music in the Library
Fridays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

A group of performers that play and sing to a variety of blues and folk music. 

Bridge Club
Tuesdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm

If you're looking for something to do on a Tuesday afternoon, check out our weekly bridge club! Our bridge players are more than willing to teach beginners how to play if you don't already know.

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A drop-in scrabble group that plays every week. Enjoy coffee, snacks, and socializing with this laidback group. 

Children & Youth Programming

Come Drum With Me
Thursdays 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  Pre-register to attend at

Sponsored by the EarlyOn Child & Family Centre, Come Drum With Me is a toddler group that specializes literacy through drumming and teaches Indigenous cultural awareness through songs and music.

Youth Drop-In
The 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Teens can come to hang out, do homework, participate in a monthly craft, or just to read or browse the internet. Snacks and drinks will be available, and the atmosphere is casual. 


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Reading, Rhyming & Running Around
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Drop-in toddler group run by Deb Jeffrey and the MNO, "Reading, Rhyming &  Running Around" features a story, craft, snacks, and time to play in the Hastings Highlands Centre gymnasium for your toddlers. Older siblings are also welcome, and if you'd like to bring a helmet, we have tricycles the toddlers can ride!