Beginners Ukulele course starts next week

Picton Branch of the Prince Edward County Public Library. (Desirée Decoste/Gazette Staff)

At the library we have been thrilled to organize a mini version of the popular Women Killing It festival this fall, Closing out the festival on Saturday, October 1 at 2 p.m. at the Bloomfield Branch Library will be Vicki Delany in conversation with Janet Kellough.

Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She has written more than forty books: clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy.

From shipwrecks to lost love to the romantic legacy of the dance hall era, Janet Kellough’s writing captures the essence of a unique people and a very special place. An island perched on the north shore of Lake Ontario, Prince Edward County became home for some of the province’s earliest loyalist settlers.

Her novel “Wishful Seeing” (the 5th book in the Thaddeus Lewis series) was shortlisted in 2017 for an Arthur Ellis Award in the Best Novel Category and 4th Line Theatre debuted a dramatic adaptation of Wishful Seeing. Don’t miss the opportunity to listen in on what promises to be a very interesting conversation n between these two authors – Reserve your free ticket today at or by calling (613) 476-5962.

LEARN UKULELE Have you ever wanted to learn to play the ukulele? Bill Turnbull will teach Beginners Ukulele on Tuesdays, starting October 4 from 10-11 a.m. in the meeting room at the Wellington Branch Library. No experience is required, and we have ukuleles you can borrow for the six-week session as part of the Musical Instrument Lending Library. Register online or by phone.

TECH HELP The library is pleased to welcome Adam Cavanaugh as the newest member of the tech help team. Adam joins existing tech staff members Aaron and Michele. If you need help, make an appointment for a one-on-one learning session at no charge. Spend time getting the answers to your specific questions. Adam, Aaron and Michele are friendly, experienced and won’t use a bunch of tech jargon that leaves you feeling more confused than when you started. They’re a great resource and are happy to help.

PICTON BRANCH Note that construction continues at the Picton Branch Library. The elevator and washrooms are unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to a fully accessible building to come. If you need home delivery or books by mail to allow you to use the library during the construction period, don’t hesitate to call (613) 476-5962. We’re almost at the fundraising finish line – visit to learn more.

-Liz Zylstra