Adult Programs


The Cochrane Public Library offers speakers and presenters on just about any topic imaginable? You can learn new ways of expanding your mind on so many levels... we've got it all right here!

If the program you desire is currently full, please fill out our waiting list form. If spots open up we will contact you and your name will be first in line for the next semester's class. 

Beyond Words Book Sale

Come and support the Cochrane Public Library during our annual Book sale run by the Friends of the Cochrane Public Library!

June 3 to June 10 during regular hours

Writer's Group (16+)

Join Glenn and Patti Lott for an informal, welcoming, community-based writer's group. 

Our Purpose is to encourage writing skills through writing prompts, exercises and constructive criticism. To allow participants the opportunity to read their writing and recieve positive and respectful feedback from others.

We encourage a vital literary community in Cochrane open to writes of all styles and genres and all skill levels, published and unpublished

We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month 6:00pm - 8:00pm 
Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11

the 4th Sunday of each month 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28

There will not be a meeting on Jan 22nd

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Senior Tech Tuesdays(55+)

Learn about today's latest tech and social media channels! classes cover computers, internet basics, Facebook, pinterest and Microsoft products.

Apr 4 to May 23, 9:15 to 10- Click here to register

Jun 6 to Jul11, Tuesday @9:15 to 10:00am- Click here to register

Cochrane Reads Book Club

Join us on every first Thursday of the month at 6:30 to 8:00, as we discuss the book of the month. Come to the library to find out about our book selections for the year. 

February 2 - The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark
March 2- Middlemarch by George Eliot
April 6- To kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

        May 4- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
        June 1- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
        July 6-  Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama
        August 3- Everything I Never Told you by Celeste Ng
        September 7- The Husband's Secret by Liana Moriarty
        October 5 - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
        November 2 - Planning reading list for coming year 
        December 7 - The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

                                 Click here to register

Elaine Phillips Lecture Series

Join Elaine Phillips, history and literature instructor, for a special summer lecture: 
" L is for..."

Aug 1, Tuesday @6:30 to 8:00pm

No Registration Required, we will see you there!

Writer-In-Residence Workshop

Join our Writer-in-residence, Martin Parnell for these inspiring, writing-focused workshops to help you get your work on the way to published and promoted!

Saturday May 20,1:00 to 2:30pm- 7 Steps to Promote Your Book

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Beginner Genealogy

Interested in Genealogy? Start with the basics; learn how to organize and research the right way!

Tuesdays, Apr 25 to May 30 from 6 to 7:30

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Genealogy Club

We're planning a Genealogy Club in the Fall! We will meet once a month and bring speakers in to present on specific topics. Stay Tuned for more information!

Genealogy Conference

We are partnering with the Cochrane Family History center to host a Genealogy Conference in September. Please watch this space for more information

B.Y.O.D (Bring Your Own Device)

Want to learn how to use Cochrane Public Library online resources? Need a refresher on using your ipad/tablet? Come to these sessions to learn how to download an e-book, movie and even audio nooks from our online collection! Please note: any technical issues with your device will not be addressed during the session but may be discussed afterwards.

Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30

Session B: Apr 27 to Jun 1-Click here to register

Session C: Jun 8 to Jul 13- Click here to register

Quick Tech Time with Casse

Want to talk to someone about your tech problems with your tablet, laptop or software? Book 30 minutes with Casse and she will help!

Please email with "ATTN Tech Time" as the subject and include your name, phone number  and a brief description of the tech problem that you want help with.

We will reply confirming your appointment time. Available only if confirmed

May 19 to Jun 30 Friday @4:00 to 5:00, by Appointment only

Podcasting Equipment Workshop

Want to learn how to use Cochrane Public Library podcasting equipment? Come for this informative session to learn to use our learning Lab's recording tools so you can get started with your own podcasts

Jun 1, Thursday @ 6:00 to 7:00- Click here to register
Jun 6, Tuesday @ 6:00 to 7:00- Click here to register

Author Readings

Every second Friday of the month the Cochrane Public Library hosts an intimate evening with a published author! Hear a reading, ask questions and get a book signed during these fun and informative events. 

Light refreshments served.

Friday March 10th- Jacqueline Guest, 2017 recipient of the Order of Canada, author of The Comic Book War and many more

Friday May 12th- Christelle Morelli, translator of the novel Winter Child

Friday May 19th- David Irvine, leadership advisor and best-selling author of Caring is Everything: Getting to the Heart of Humanity, Leadership and Life

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Backyard Composting Workshop
Tuesday May 2, 7-8pm

Join us to find out how to compost in your backyard

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