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Author Event

Ann Walmsley, author of "The Prison Book Club"
Thursday, April 6     7:00 - 8:30 pm
Come out to hear Ann share how the joy of reading can set you free and her experience of being a book club volunteer at Ontario's men's prisons.

The Prison Book Club follows six particularly involved book club members who kept journals at Ann's request and participated in candid one-on-one conversations. Graham the biker, Frank the gunman, Ben and Dread the Jamaicans, and the robber duo Gaston and Peter, come to life as Ann reconciles her knowledge of their crimes with the individuals themselves, and follows their lives as they leave prison. Woven throughout is the determined and compassionate Carol Finlay, working tirelessly to expand her program across Canada and into the United States.

Seed Saving Workshop with Bob Wildfong

Thursday, April 13     7:00 - 8:00 pm
Are you a gardener interested in saving you own high-quality seed? Bob Wildfong, executive director of Seeds of Diversity Canada and horticultural teacher at the Waterloo Region Museum, will be offering a beginner seed saving workshop. No registration required.

Traveloguing @WPL

Italy with Noelle Carr-Rivard
Thursday, April 27     7:00 - 8:00 pm
Choosing a travel itinerary in Italy is like choosing the perfect dessert: each option is a delight. Join us for this travelogue highlighting the areas of Rome, Liguria and the Veneto regions. We will delve into the secrets of Ancient Roman ruins, peruse the romantic Renaissance art of Florence, hike the lush terraced vineyards of the quaint Cinque Terre and cruise the quiet back canals of decadent Venice. No registration required.

Writer's Circle

Wednesdays, April 5, 19     6:00 - 8:15 pm
Have you ever wanted to write fiction, craft a memoir or write poetry? Would you like feedback, encouragement and the chance to share with other writers? Then, join our newly formed writer's circle--open to all ages from teen to senior. The group will meet the first and third Wednesdays of the month. No registration required.

Brain Games

Monday, April 3    1:00 - 3:00 pm
Gather in the meeting room on the first Monday of each month for a great workout for the brain. Socialise with others as you participate in trivia challenges, Scrabble, friendly spelling bees and other fun activities for the mind. Refreshments are permitted. No registration required.

Creative Space

Wednesdays, April 12, 26     1:00 - 3:00 pm
This is an opportunity to gather and converse with like-minded creative people and share your talents: knitting, needlework, crocheting, sketching--however, you express your creativity. Meet in the fiction area of the Library the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments are permitted. No registration is required.

Learning American Mah-Jongg

Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25     10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Mah-Jongg is a game of skill and strategy with an element of chance. Learn the basics of playing American Mah-Jongg during a four-week program. Scorecards and Mah-Jongg sets will be provided. Participants must be able to commit to the first three sessions. Register in-person or by phone. Space is limited, so please register early.

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Computers for Beginners, Part 1

Mondays, April 3, 10, 24     10:15 am - 12:15 pm
This is a three-week hands-on Windows computer basics course for beginners. Registrants are asked to bring their own Windows laptop if they have one. Build your computer skills and knowledge with a new computer topic each week: hardware and operating systems; software and applications; saving and storage. Registration is ongoing, in-person or by phone. Spaces are limited to register early.

iPad for Advanced Users

Friday, April 7     2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This is a continuation of the hands-on iPad intermediate tutorial. Learn even more about your iPad, including iCloud, photos and more. Registrants are asked to bring their own iPad. Registration is ongoing, in-person or by phone. Spaces are limited, so register early.

Android Tablets for Beginners

Friday, April 21     2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This is a hands-on Android tablet basics session for beginners. Registrants are asked to bring their own Android tablet, all makes and models welcome. Registration is ongoing, in-person or by phone. Spaces are limited, so register early.

Android Tablets for Intermediate Users

Friday, April 28     2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This is a hands-on Android tablet basics session for intermediate users. Registrants are asked to bring their own Android tablet, all makes and models welcome. Registration is ongoing, in-person or by phone. Spaces are limited, so register early.

Meet Windows 10

Friday, May 5     2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
If you have just downloaded Windows 10, this is the session for you! Explore new functions from the start menu to the store, signing in with Windows Hello, Microsoft Edge web browsing, and the Photos app. Registration is on-going, in-person or by phone. Spaces are limited, so register early.

Apple Computer Basics

Friday, May 26     2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn more about Apple computer functions from navigating the interface to using Mac applications and exploring system preferences. Please bring your MacBook, if you have one. Registration is on-going, in-person or by phone. Spaces are limited, so register early.

Travelling with your iPad

Monday, May 29     2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn more about using your iPad while travelling, including using public WiFi networks, tablet safety and security, and communication methods, such as Skype. Registration is on-going, in-person or by phone. Spaces are limited, so register early.

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Tech Coaching at the Tech Bar

Try our quick tech coaching sessions for a variety of technology applications and devices. Please, no hardware setup or troubleshooting requests. Registration is ongoing, in-person or by phone. Spaces are limited so register early.

Tech Coaching Topic Date Time
April
Downloading library eBooks and eAudiobooks for the following devices: iPad, Android, Kobo, Windows, Mac or Chromebook Fri. Apr 7 10:15 am
Wed. Apr 19 2:15 pm
Fri. Apr 28 10:15 am
Navigating your Android or Kobo Wed. Apr 12 2:15 pm
Navigating your iPhone, iPad or Macbook Wed. Apr 5 2:15 pm
Fri. Apr 21 10:15 am
Email set up (including downloading apps and creating accounts) for Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail/Outlook and email attachments Wed. Apr 26 2:15 pm
Tech Coaching Topic Date Time
May
Downloading library eBooks and eAudiobooks for the following devices: iPad, Android, Kobo, Windows, Mac or Chromebook Wed. May 3 2:15 pm
Fri. May 12 10:15 am
Wed. May 17 2:15 pm
Fri. May 26 10:15 am
Windows 10 support Wed. May 10 2:15 pm
Navigating your Android or Kobo Wed. May 24 2:15 pm
Navigating your iPhone, iPad or Macbook Fri. May 5 10:15 am
Fri. May 19 10:15 am
Social media support including downloading app and creating an account (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn) Wed. May 31 2:15 pm
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Mon to Fri: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Woodstock Public Library
445 Hunter Street,
Woodstock, ON  N4S 4G7
Tel: 519-539-4801
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