Adult's Programming

Adult Book Club

Afternoon Book Club is at 1pm on the third Tuesday of every month in the PEPL program room and includes a variety of genres. If an afternoon time slot does not suit you, the Evening Book Club is held at 7pm on the third Tuesday of every month as well and encompasses a variety of genres as well. 

Upcoming Meeting Dates for both Afternoon and Evening Book Clubs:

  • March 19th 2024
  • April 16th 2024
  • May 21st 2024
  • June 18th 2024
  • July 16th 2024
  • August 20th 2024
  • September 17th 2024
  • October 15th 2024
  • November 19th 2024
  • December 17th 2024

Can I get book club sets for a personal book club? Yes! Just ask Cindy and she will help you out. 


Alzheimer Society Huron Perth Guest Speaker

Dementia Friendly Communities: Monday, March 25th @ 11am. In partnership with Alzheimer Society Huron Perth, we're having a program on Dementia Friendly Communities: How to support those in our community with dementia presented by Christy Bannerman. There will also be a question and answer period after the talk. 

Please call 519-595-8395 to register! 


Conestoga Career Centre 

The Career Centre at Conestoga is your one stop for personalized career support. Conestoga Career Centre comes to PEPL, all you have to do is make an appointment!

To contact Jay Bodrag or make an appointment, their email is jbodrog@conestogac.on.ca and phone number 519-271-5700.

As of April 1st, Conestoga Career Centre will no longer be acting as a Bruce-Grey-Huron-Perth Employment Service Provider and will instead by focusing on student and community needs for their organization. Beginning in April, if you are in need of employment services, The Centre for Employment & Learning is available to you. 

The Perth County locations for The Centre for Employment & Learning are: Listowel (519-291-9453) or Stratford (519-271-4896).


CPA Canada Financial Literacy

In the new year, we have several financial literacy programs planned! Check them out below and find what interests or is relevant to you. 

Earning Income - Saturday February 24th, 10:30am. Skills and abilities are related to earning income. We do the best work when we are passionate about what we do (Intended for Grades 10/11).

Slay Your Taxes - Wednesday March 20th, 2024 6pm. Develop effect strategies to minimize the amount of tax to pay, understand basic tax law, learn how to be proactive in tax planning and detailed record keeping and understand the three main categories for tax planning: reducing income subject to tax, minimizing deductions and using all allowable tax credits to save money (Intended for Post-Secondary Students). 

Managing Finances in Retirement - Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 1:30pm. Learn why it’s so important to manage finances in retirement, develop an understanding of the art of budgeting, how to stretch your retirement resources and discuss the different stages of retirement (Intended for seniors). 

Don't Get Scammed - Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 6:30pm. Learn what fraud is, be able to recognize common types of frauds. recognize signs of being victimized, what should you do when you are a victim of fraud and how to prepare and protect yourself from fraud (Intended for low to moderate income Canadians).

Savings and Bank Accounts - Wednesday, June 5th, 2024 4pm. Small changes make big differences. Saving is a mindset which we have to train ourselves to develop and use when making daily financial choices (Intended for Grades 7/8). 


Forest of Reading

That's right! Forest of Reading isn't just for kids. You can get in on the fun too!

How it works:

  • Read as many books as possible from the list of nominated titles
  • Pick your favourite from the list
  • Cast your vote online or at the library (April 29th, 2024 is the last day to vote)

Voting starts in April!

  • White Pine Voting Form (Young Adult Books)
  • Evergreen Voting Form (Adult Books)

Friends of the Library

Friends of Perth East Public Library is a volunteer organization that supports the programs and services of the Library through fundraising and volunteering. Friends of the Library support the mission and vision of Perth East Public Library by raising funds and providing assistance to support special library projects, events and services. We also promote public recognition of the resources and programs available through Perth East Public Library.

Why Join?

  • Support your local library
  • Help make a difference in you community
  • Get involved with an interesting group of passionate people
  • Encourage the growth of literacy skills and a life-long love of reading

Want to know more?

Friends of the Library information Brochure 

Jr. Friends of the Library information Brochure (for Friends under 18)


Seed Library

The Seed Library is a free service with the goal of increasing awareness of and supporting sustainable food and gardening practices while building community.  Through seed saving and sharing, we celebrate biodiversity, nurture locally adapted plant varieties, encourage time in nature, as well as foster community connections and a culture of sharing.

Using the Seed Library

The Seed Library is located in PEPL by the public computers. 

  1. Browse and borrow seeds from the seed cabinet. Please only take as many seeds as you can grow! Each packet contains 10 - 15 seeds. 
  2. Record seeds on the log sheet
  3. Plant, grow and enjoy your harvest! Check out one of our many books or resources on gardening and growing.
  4. Save seeds and donate them back to the library. Drop them off inside PEPL.
  5. Tell a friend!
Information About Donating Seeds

Please provide following information when donating seeds: plant name, variety, year and location where harvested and any notes about the plants that would be helpful to the next person! Please drop donated seeds at the desk to library staff. 

Please note: We cannot guarantee the quality, species, varieties of seed etc. of our donated seeds. 

Shopportunities

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Febuary 23rd 2024 Edition


Tech Tutoring

Every Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm - Need help navigating Facebook? Are you lost on how to work your email? Do you need an intro on a new device? Let PEPL help you! No appointment needed, Tech Tutoring is on a drop in basis. Please come prepared with all necessary usernames and passwords.

Tech Tutoring is not being held December 27th or January 3rd. 


YMCA Newcomer Services

Lily Yin from YMCA Settlement Services will be here, at PEPL, every 4th Thursday of the Month from 9:30-1pm (January 25th, February 22nd, March 28th, April 25th). 

Lily is not available December 28th.

As a primary settlement agency serving Stratford Perth County, Kitchener Waterloo and Cambridge, YMCA of Three Rivers - Immigrant Services acts as a “first stop” for newcomers. Through the YMCA Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP), our Settlement Workers continue to support newcomer and immigrant needs. Our Settlement Workers can provide support with citizenship, housing, education, English language assessments, connecting with community resources, and much more. Through our collaboration with Perth East Public Library, together we are working to foster a smooth transition into the Perth County Community. 

Services Offered: Virtual, over the phone and in person settlement support to newcomers, LSP Staff provide orientation to Library Services and referrals 

Contact Information: Lily Yin, LSP Settlement Worker, lily.yin@ytr.ymca.ca or 548-255-1239. Visit YMCA of Three Rivers website or social media at Facebook and Twitter for more information. The Library Settlement Partnership program is a partnership of Perth East Public Library, the YMCA’s Immigrant Services Program, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).