Take part in DIY, technology, craft or educational programs.

Join us for innovative programs year round plus special annual events like Waterloo Reads (October) and After Hours @ The Library (November).

Holiday Guide - Dec 2018 - Jan 2019

We have 21 fun, free programs for all ages,from babies to seniors, happening at all locations. View the now or pick up a copy at your favourite WPL location.

Winter 2019

The Winter 2019 program & events guide is coming soon!

Program Registration

To register for a program go to our online Program Calendar, find the program you're interested in and complete the short form. 

For more information on programs and registration, call 519-886-1310:

  • Main Library (Children’s Department)  ext. 124
  • McCormick Branch ext. 213
  • John M. Harper Branch ext. 310

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

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.

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: the battle of the books” Special guests & local celebrities debate specific books, battling hard to win the coveted Waterloo Reads trophy and title of Waterloo Reads Champion. The votes of those attending decides the winner. The most lively book chat you'll ever attend. Refreshments and prizes too.

After Hours

After Hours @ The Library, WPL’s signature fundraiser, is a dynamic, inspirational evening featuring local speakers who share 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.