Programming

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 info@hastingshighlandslibrary.ca 
At this time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our programming is limited to those where physical distancing is possible. In-House programming is only available when our region is in the Green - Prevent stage, and as permitted by our Local Health Unit as well as the Federal, Provincial, and Municipal Governments. 
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Adult Programming

Bridge Club
Unavailable at this time

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.

Sew N' Sews
On hold during lockdown - Wednesdays at 1:00pm

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. Face masks required. 

Knitting, Crocheting & Embroidery
On hold during lockdown - Wednesdays at 1:00pm

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, as there are teaching opportunities for you to learn. Face masks required. 

Family Ancestry
Unavailable at this time

Our regular Family Ancestry program with Pat is unavailable at this time, however if you would like assistance in beginning to compile your family tree or learn more about your family history, check out our Heritage Services or email heritage@hastingshighlandslibrary.ca

Book Club
On hold during lockdown - coming back soon on the 3rd Thursday of the Month at 1pm

An open, no-obligation book club that meets once every month. Just ask at the front desk for a copy of what the book club is reading. Meetings are led by our Info Services Librarian. Virtual discussions can be found at our Online Book Club Group

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Scrabble
Unavailable at this time

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

Music in the Library
On hold during lockdown - Fridays at 11:00am

A music group that performs in the library. Some restrictions during COVID-19 apply, such as limitations on the volume, singers and/or wind instrument players being behind a barrier from the rest of the performers, etc. 

Children & Youth Programming

Reading, Rhyming & Running Around
Unavailable at this time

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! 

Youth Community Hub
Unavailable at this time

A youth group that meets every Tuesday evening for snacks and social time. The Youth Community Hub also sometimes organizes or volunteers for events, attends workshops, and more. The group is a drop-in group, and all are welcome. Check their calendar for a list of events and programs!

Come Drum With Me
Unavailable at this time

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.