Programs

Open the tabs below to learn about our reoccurring and unique programs! Programs are free unless otherwise noted. See tab below for a summary of the Summer Reading Club!

Upcoming Programs

Let's Talk Tech

We're super excited to announce PEPL is starting a new series to help YOU with technology. We will be coming to Perth East community centres for a 6-part tech series. 

The dates for our second session have been announced! We will be at Shakespeare Optimist Hall every Monday, July 8th - August 19th from 2:30 - 4pm (Excluding August 5th for the Civic Holiday) and at Sebringville Community Centre every, Friday June 21st to July 26th from 10 - 11:30am

There are four rotating locations throughout the rest of the year, including Millbank, Rostock, Sebringville and Shakespeare, so choose the one that's most convenient for you! 

Please call 519-595-8395 to register. You do not have to attend all 6 sessions to sign up. 

Perth County Reads! 

Hey Perth East! A county wide book club is coming your way AND you have a chance to win a free copy of the *top secret* book! 

Until June 29th, you can enter your name in the draw to win a FREE copy of the Perth County Reads book! 

Plus, stay tuned for the book title announcement, coming July 1st. 

Service Canada Pop-Up - New Dates!

Wednesday July 17th from 10am - 3pm. We are excited to announce that PEPL is having Service Canada Pop-Up's for Perth East residents! They can provide assistance with getting people social insurance numbers, setting up pension/old age security, assisting with employment insurance, helping people get set up with the new Canadian dental care plan and more! 

Please drop in for this service. There is no need to make an appointment. 

Upcoming Service Canada Pop-Ups: September 18th, October 23rd and November 13th. 

StoryWalk

The StoryWalk is up ALL SUMMER LONG!

Mike Masse's, Andy Gets Angry is located at Shakespeare Opti-Mrs Park Park (3976A Galt Street, Shakespeare) and Jen Courtney's, X Marks the Spot: A Tail of Faith (4817 Line 46, Rostock).

A StoryWalk® is a fun and educational activity that places a children's story (literally a book taken apart) along a walking route in the community. This lets you read a story with your family while you walk! Our StoryWalk® features local authors, Mike Masse resides in Stratford and Jen Courtney, a Listowel resident. 

Join Hayden and Sierra for a summer packed full of fun-filled programs, engaging educational activities and reading challenges!

Special Programs!

  • July 3rd 10 - 11am - Dave's Armoury
  • July 9th 1 - 3pm - Community Helper's Day
  • July 30th 1 - 2pm - Denise Iszczuk Nature Program
  • August 17th 11am - Discovering Dinos

The weekly programming schedule includes:

  • Every Monday - Storytime & Activity at Perth East parks 11am - Noon (excluding July 1st & August 5th)
  • Every Tuesday - Craft Camp 10 - 11am & Art O'Clock 2 - 3pm (excluding July 9th for Community Helper's Day 1 -3pm & July 30th for Denise Iszczuk Nature Program 1 - 2pm)
  • Every Wednesday - Wild Wanderers 10 - 11am (excluding July 3rd for Dave's Armoury 10 - 11am) & Trailblazers 2 - 3pm 
  • Every Thursday - Little Learners 10:30 - 11:30am (excluding August 22nd) & Full Steam Ahead 2 - 3pm
  • Saturday Programs - July 6th 10 - 11am: Tomatosphere! - Half of these tomato seeds have been to space, let's plant them and see if we can guess which ones are astronauts based on their growth! July 13th 9 - 1pm: Stop-In Saturday: Animal Scavenger Hunt, July 20th 9:15 - 12:45pm: Escape Rooms! Please sign your team up to claim a spot. Call 519-595-8395 to register your team! July 27th 9 - 1 pm: Stop-In Saturday: Photo Booth! August 3rd 9:15 - 12:45pm: Escape Rooms! Please sign your team up to claim a spot. Call 519-595-8395 to register your team! August 10th 9 - 1pm: Stop-In Saturday: Where Do Our Ocean Friends Live? August 17th 11am: Discovering Dinos! August 24th 9-1pm: Stop-In Saturdays: Board Games!

Reading Ballots! Drop into the the library to pick up reading logs for the Summer Reading Club reading challenge. For every 10 books you read, you get a ballot for a chance to win! This year's prizes include giftcards to Fundamental Toys and Books, Pursuit Climbing and Scopper's Ice Cream. 

Tuesday

Library Board Meeting: Every 2nd Tuesday - If you would like to attend a monthly library board meeting please contact Laura Bere at lbere@pertheastpl.ca.

Afternoon Book Club: Every 3rd Tuesday at 1-2pm - Afternoon book club features a variety of book selection and great conversation with Cindy and other book club members. Call PEPL at 519-595-8395, talk to a staff at the front desk or email us at pel@pertheastpl.ca to sign up!

Evening Book Club: Every 3rd Tuesday at 7-8pm - Evening book club also offers an array of selection and is great for people who can't make it to the library in the afternoon. Call PEPL at 519-595-8395, talk to a staff at the front desk or email us at pel@pertheastpl.ca to sign up!

Wednesday

Play and Learn by Early On Weekly at 9:30am-11:30am - Children birth to age 6 with their parent/caregiver: A safe play environment which allows children to explore & create with new materials, play alongside other children & learn to express their thoughts and feelings through social interactions. 

Drop in 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.

Thursday

YMCA Settlement Services Every 4th Thursday of the month at 9:30am-1pm (May 23rd & June 27th) - This free service provides immigrants all the help and support they need to begin their new lives in Canada.

Baby Time by Early On Weekly at 11:30am-1:30pm - Infants birth to 12mos of age: A time for parents/caregivers to find support & encouragement from their peers and EarlyON Facilitators in a safe and welcoming environment. This program will feature an engaging circle, giving infant and adult the time to delight together and find creative ways to use songs and puppets alongside developmental milestones!