Hands-On Workshops

Arts & Crafts | Gardening & Preserves

Arts & Crafts


The Maker's Path
Tuesdays @6pm
Waverley Auditorium

  • Hand Drum Bags with Lily Chouinard
    October 3 & 17
  • Men's Ribbon Shirts with Mel Legarde
    November 7 & 21

Join two local Indigenous artists for sewing programs this fall. Each artist is gifted with skills in various Indigenous-specific art forms and wants to share them with you. Participants will learn to do needlework and basic hand stitching techniques, how to use a sewing machine as well as the importance of choosing suitable fabrics.

Limited spaces available. Registration opens on September 1. To reserve your spot, call 684-6814 or visit www.tbpl.ca/getinvolved and click on Online Calendar. Supplies will be provided at no cost. Registrants may bring preferred materials or other supplies.

Needle Crafts
County Park Library - Wednesdays at 2:30 pm
September 13 & 27, October 11 & 25, November 8 & 22, December 6

  • Do you want to learn to knit, crochet or do other needlecrafts? Are you experienced at these crafts and willing to share your knowledge and expertise with others? Or do you just want to get together with fellow needlers? Join us!  For more information call the County Park Library at 345-8275 (ext7401). Donations of needlecrafting material welcome. 

Paper Art Workshops
These Workshops are free but space is limited, so call early to reserve your spot! Register starting September 1 by calling 624-4200 or visit www.tbpl.ca/getinvolved and click on Online Calendar. Supplies will be provided at no cost.

  • Paper Wreath Workshop
    Monday, October 16 @ 7pm - Waverley hub:north
    Go home at the end of this workshop with a one of a kind wreath to use throughout the year.
  • Paper Flower Workshop
    Friday, November 17 @ 1pm - Brodie Fireside Reading Room
    Come and make long-lasting paper flowers of various sizes and colours.


Saturday Crafter-noon
Waverley Ground Floor Learning Space - Saturdays @ 2:30-4pm
September 9, October 28, and November 25

  • Bring a project to work on and join others for inspiration. Staff can assist with knitting and basic needlework. Hope to see you there! Contact Ruth at 807-624-4206 or email tbpl%23ca|rhamlin-douglas for more information.

Gardening & Preserves

Canning & Preserving 101 canning-preserving-essentials
Waverley Auditorium
Saturday, September 23 @ 10am

Join library staff with a passion for preserving for a free, drop-in session to learn about canning and preserving. Topics covered will include traditional methods, equipment, pressure canning, recipes, and Q&A.  Call 807-624-4206 for more information.



Workshops in Partnership with Roots to Harvest 


Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Join us at these free workshops. For more information, call 624-4206.

  • Seed Saving Workshop
    Brodie Fireside Reading Room - September 20
    Learn how to save seeds from some of your garden plants with expert seed savers from 'Superior Seeds.' They'll cover the basics of seed saving, and offer tips to make your seed harvest a success.
  • Root Cellaring Workshop
    Waverley Auditorium - October 18
    Learn how to successfully store and enjoy perfectly crisp vegetables year round! Our local expert Jodi Belluz will be covering the basics of root cellaring and storage. Topics such as vegetable varieties, storage medium, and containers as well as troubleshooting problems will be covered.
  • Composting Workshop
    Brodie Fireside Reading Room - November 15
    Learn how easy it is to recycle your fruit and vegetable scraps, leaves and plant cuttings into compost! Join us as we learn from compost experts from Sleep G Farm. It is rewarding to know you are turning what some consider organic waste into a nutrient rich organic material for your garden.