Take part in maker, technology or creative programs.

Join us for innovative programs for adults at all locations plus special annual events like "Waterloo Reads" and "After Hours @ The Library".

Browse the PDF iconPrograms & Events Guide for Adults - Spring 2017 now.


We offer a large selection of free, fun and educational programs for adults to explore and discover. Browse the PDF iconPrograms & Events Guide for Adults - Spring 2017 online or pick up a hard copy the next time you visit your favourite WPL location.

We also have programs for families and for children of all ages.

For more information call 519-886-1310:
Main Library ext. 124
McCormick Branch ext. 213
John M. Harper Branch ext. 310

Tech Connect

Team up with a Tech Coach for one-on-one technology help and training at the location of your choice.

The Tech Connect service is by appointment only. For more information, click here.

To book a free one hour session click here and complete the form.

Tech Talks

Free drop-in sessions on a variety of topics pertaining to computers and electronic devices. The list of "Tech 101" and "Tech Talk Thursday" classes will be listed in the PDF iconAdult Programs & Events Guide for winter 2017.

Museum Passes

Borrow a museum pass the same way you borrow material from the library. The pass offers regular admission for a family of up to two adults and dependent children for all Region of Waterloo Museums including Waterloo Region Museum/Doon Heritage Village and Joseph Schneider Haus. This pass is not required for McDougall Cottage as it is free to visit. Passes can be borrowed for one week. These passes are not valid for ticketed events, workshops or school programs. 

Book Clubs

If you enjoy reading and like discussing books, you may want to join one (or both!) of our book clubs.

The WPL Book Clubs have “open” memberships which allow for people to drop in and attend once in a while, or to come faithfully every month.

For more information, visit Book Clubs or contact Christine at or 519-886-1310 ext. 146.

One Book One Community

WPL is proud to be a part of One Book, One Community (OBOC). Each spring, OBOC encourages people in Waterloo Region to read the same book, discuss it, attend special events and, in September, meet the author. For full details, visit the official website.

Special Events

Waterloo Reads
Each October, WPL hosts “Waterloo Reads” to highlight the ten Evergreen- nominated books. Special guests took turns championing the 10 books, with attendees voting for their favourite at the end of the evening.

After Hours
After Hours @ The Library, WPL’s signature fundraiser, is a dynamic, inspirational evening featuring local speakers who shared anecdotes from their extraordinary life experiences. Delicious food and drinks are provided by local restaurants and caterers, and fantastic raffle prizes are donated by local businesses. It is a night to remember.