Programs & Activities

Youth Programs


Book Club for Youth (ages 8-10)

Facilitated by Carrie Hogan

The Book Club for Youth will resume in the Fall. For questions please email Carrie at and put Book Club for Youth in the subject line.

Summer Reading Club (all ages)

Facilitated by Carrie Hogan

The TD Summer Reading Club is a fun (and free!) program for kids held by participating Canadian public libraries.

For questions please email Carrie at with Summer Reading Club in the subject line.

Adult Programs

Poetry Troubadour Circle (+18)

The last Tuesday of the month – 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.
Facilitated by Mary Lou van Schaik

Come share your love for poetry and discover new poems. This poetry appreciation group will explore how poems speak to the heart and the human condition.

For questions please email Mary Lou at and put Poetry Troubadours in the subject line.

In the Heart of the Library (all ages)

Once a month – 3 p.m. heart-book
Facilitated by Ruth Salmon and Ilse Turnsen

Author readings and discussion.

For any questions please contact Ruth at and put In the Heart of the Library in the subject line.

Write Night (15+)

Facilitated by Linda Vanderlee

Come play with words, your words! Linda will offer creative, short, and fun writing exercises to simply goof around with words and ideas and different ways into the writing process.  No experience necessary just an open mind and a playful spirit…and maybe a favourite pen!

This is a Friends of the Wakefield Library (FoWL) sponsored program where we play with words and writing in a bunch of different ways. No experience necessary, just a sense of curiosity, a love of words and an inclination to shake off any creative cobwebs that might be lurking within yourself. We will use different short writing exercises to get the juices flowing. (We surprised ourselves on more than one occasion last year!) How you participate is always your choice, including whether you decide to share out loud what you wrote.

Maybe you have a writing exercise to share with us. Linda would be delighted to share the facilitating role if anyone is interested!

For questions please email Linda at and put Write Night in the subject line.