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 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. 

        December 7 - The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
Book List for 2018

January 4 – All Things Wise and Wonderful by James Herriot
February 1– All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
March 1– The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
April 5– 17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History by Andrew Morton
May 3– The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
June 7– A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott
July 5– My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman
August 2– Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
September 6– Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
October 4– Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
November 1– Planning reading list for coming year
December 6– The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

                                 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.  

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 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 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 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

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

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