Holiday Mantle Décor with Brenda Currah

Wednesday, November 7     7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brenda Currah (CDECA), principal designer for Currah & Company will demonstrate tips and tricks of holiday décor by showing us how to decorate the heart of the home, your mantle. Brenda will offer ideas on current trends ranging from contemporary elegance to classic updating. This evening is a great way to start of your Christmas preparations. 

Monday Games Day at Park Place Retirement Residence

Monday, November 5, 19     10:00 am - 11:30 am
Monday, December 3, 17     10:00 am - 11:30 am

In partnership with Park Place Retirement Residence, meet in the activity room every other Monday morning. Socialise as you participate in a variety of games such as Qwirkle, Marbles & Cards and other games that exercise the mind. Refreshments are provided. . 

Book a Librarian - Anytime!

Book a 30 or 60 minute session with a librarian to talk about any topic including (but not limited to) downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks, navigating hand-held devices or laptop, free eMusic of eMovies, local history or genealogy research, school project help and more. 

Maintaining Mental Wellness

Thursdays    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This group is designed to be a safe place to talk about and work on the different struggles involved with maintaining mental health wellness.

Nov 1

Introduction to the group. (Identify additional topic requests)

Nov 8 Introduction to low self-esteem: What is it and how does it affect our lives?
Nov 15 Negative beliefs about ourselves
Nov 22 Healthy relationships
Nov 29 Setting and enforcing boundaries
Dec 6 How to be assertive
Dec 13 Handling criticism in a positive way
Dec 20            Practicing critical thinking: What is it ans why do we need it?
  •  What is mental health?
  • Where do I go if I'm struggling?
  • What supports are in Oxford County?
  • Or any other questions you might have.

CMHA Staff will provide information and education to be able to connect you to a range of resources in our community, including the various programs and services offered in Oxford County and beyond.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, November 3     10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 4     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
It's time to stock up on fall reading material! The Friends of the Woodstock Public Library are having a fall sale of gently used books, DVDs and audiobooks. Choose from a wide selection of fiction, nonfiction and collectors' items including a complete range of materials for everyone from infants to adults.

Funds raised by the Friends are used to enhance library collections and services. 

Interested in becoming a Friend? Membership is only $10 for a year. Purchase a membership at the Circulation Desk or from a Friend at the Book Sale.

Calling All "Mahj" Fans!

Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27     10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Tuesdays, December 4, 11, 18           10:15 am - 12:15 pm
For American Mah-jongg players looking for a friendly game, join us upstairs in the Program room on Tuesday mornings. We can accommodate up to 16 players, so first come, first served. 

Evening Book Club @ Finkle St. Tap & Grill

Monday, November 19     7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Marrow Thieves - Cherie Dimaline
Monday, December 17     7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan
This fall we are moving our evening book club to a new night and venue! Join us at Finkle St. Tap & Grill on the third Monday of the month for an enjoyable evening of book discussion and refreshments of your choice.

Holiday Appetizers with Jed Lau

Thursday, November 22     7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Treat yourself this holiday season to a fun experience that will make hosting a Christmas party all the more enjoyable. Chef Jed Lau will bring his impressive culinary experience creating delectable appetizers. This will be a fun evening of cooking and tasting. Fee $10.

Pub Trivia Night

Wednesday, November 21     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, December 19     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us at Upper Thames Brewing Company once a month for Pub Trivia, where you and your teammates can test your smarts against other beer enthusiasts. Upper Thames Brewing Co. will sell the drinks and WPL will provide the questions! Participants must be 19 years of age or older.

Writer's Circle

Wednesdays, November 7, 21     6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Wednesdays, December 5, 19     6:00 pm - 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.

Hours of Operation

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
Book Drop: Available 24/7
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Woodstock Public Library
445 Hunter Street,
Woodstock, ON  N4S 4G7
Tel: 519-539-4801
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