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 

Writer's Group (16+)

As an informal and welcoming writing group, our purpose is to offer a supportive environment for writers of all levels of skill development and genre interest. Each meeting offers participants ongoing opportunities to share their work, engage in group based writing activities and receive(only if requested) constructive feedback.  Please consider joining our community group of aspiring and enthusiastic writers. 

We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month 6:00pm - 8:00pm 
the 4th Sunday of each month 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Senior Tech Tuesdays(55+)

Learn the Basis of operating a computer. We cover Google and Micrsoft Word during our 6 weeks.

Tuesday Sept 12 to Oct 17 @ 9:15 to 10. Click here to register. 

Tuesday Oct 31 to Dec 5 @ 9:15 to 10. 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. 

        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 and lover of literature for her fall lecture series and have some fun learning and laughing. Each lecture includes an introduction to the author's life and times, as well as their writings.  

Sept 5 @ 6:45-7:45 p.m.
Oct 3 @ 6:45-7:45 p.m.
Nov 7 @ 6:45-7:45 p.m.
Dec 5 @ 6:45-7:45 p.m.

No Registration Required, we will see you there!

Author Readings

Every Second Tuesday 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.

Tuesday Sept 12 @ 7 to 8:30 Judge John Reiley
Tuesday Oct 10 @ 7 to 8:30 Short Story Panel
Tuesday Nov 14  @ 7 to 8:30 Diane Coleman
Tuesday Dec 12 @ 7 to 8:30 Ann Bowyer

Click here to register for any of the sessions 

Family Tree Research: Speaker Series

Join us one Thursday a Month as we listen to experts who help us explore our family trees.

Thursday Sept 21, Oct 26, Nov 23 And Dec 14  @ 7-8:30

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.

Thursday Sept 14 to Oct 19 @ 6:30 to 7:30- Click here to Register

Thursday Nov 2 and Dec 7 @ 6:30 to 7:30- Click here to Register

Social Media Wednesdays

Want to understand Facebook or Twitter? Come and learn what it takes to navigate today's most popular social Media Platforms.

Wednesday Sept 20  @ 3-4
Wednesday Oct 4 @ 3-4
Wednesday Nov 1 @ 3-4
Wednesday Nov 15 @ 3-4

Click here to register for any of the classes above 

Quick Tech Time Drop-in

Want to talk to someone about your tech problems with your tablet, laptop or software? Drop in and talk to Cassie! No Registration required. First Come, First Served.

Fridays @ 4 to 5pm

Build a better Relationship with your Ipad ( Beginner/Intermediate Users)

Cochrane Public Library and Bow Valley IT Services are taking the mystery out of technology! Join us at the Library for a one-hour ipad workshop foucing on all the options available. Topics include acessibility options, internet safety, setting up email, what ipad should I buy and much, much more! Space is limited so register early!( Please bring your own ipad)

Wednesday Sept 20 to Oct 25 @ 10-11- Ipad Session A- Click here to register

Wednesday Nov 1 to Dec 6 @ 10-11- Ipad and other software- Click here to register

How to use your Mac Computer

Struggling to learn the ins and outs of your Mac computer and the apple environment? Come and join Jack Blair, cochranite and retired engineer, for five hands-on training sessions to learn everything from connecting to the internet and using your icloud, to sharing files using AirDrop band iMessage. This is a continuous course; register for the entire series. Bring your Own Mac

Fridays Nov 3 to Dec 1 @ 10 to 12- Click here for more details and to register

Money Success for Moms

Money Stress is cause by Financial habits. The good news is, all bad habits can be broken. Improving one's financial health is just like improving physical health : knowledge + Action= Change"- Lyndsie Barrie, Money Success author, speaker& Consultant. Lyndsie is a mom who was plagued by bad money habits for years. She created the Money Success for Moms workshop of our love for moms who want more out of life- moms who are tired of living payday to payday and wondering if their "retirement plan" is really going to work.

Saturday Sept 16 to Oct 7 @ 1-2 - Click here to register

ESL Coffee and Conversation

Practice your english speaking and listening skills in these informal drop-in sessions! Led by a certified ESL teachers, we do a warm-up lesson followed by discussion every week. Coffee and tea are provided. 

Sunday Sept 17 to Nov 12 (no class on Oct 8)@ 3:30 to 5 

 A Special Evening with Gail Bowen

The incredible Gail Bowen will be returning to the Cochrane Public LIbrary for another evening of readings and discussion. Join us to meet this amazing authour and get your books signed! Light refreshments served.

Tuesday Oct 3 @ 7 to 8:30

Dickens' Book Club

Reading out loud is a lost art. Join us and the amazing Elaine Phillips for a serial book club to experience Charles Dickens' A christmas Carol the way it was originally published: in five separate chapters. Each week we read a single chapter of Dickens and discuss it. Books provided.

Thursday Nov 16 to Dec 14 @ 7 to 8:30- Click here to register

Community Health Information series

Introducing the Community Health Information Series! Health professional from the community join us to discuss a varity of topics for adults and seniors around disease and fall prevention, mantal health, awareness and prevnetion of elder abuse, independent aging and overall health maintenance. Each week features a different topic-Please click link for more details of each session

Fridays Oct 6 to 20 @ 10:30 to 11:30- Click here for more details and to register

Tuesdays Nov 7 to 28 @ 7-8 - Click here for more details and to register