Children and Teen Programming

Pre-school Hour 2019-2020
Sept 10, 2019 - May 12, 2020

(for children born 2015 and later)

Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 Activities on the lower level for first ½ hour (outside in fair weather), followed by story and song in the children’s department for the last ½ hour.

NOTE: the library asks that no food be brought by parents to the library to distribute to other children. To respect the food sensitivities of all, only fruits and vegetables are given during story hour. This includes special holidays and celebrations. As well, please no sharing of celebration food in the lunch room following the program hour unless you have specifically made arrangements to rent the room for your celebration.  We thank you for your cooperation.  Funds for this program gratefully acknowledged from the Port Carling Lions Club.

The Creative Kids Art Club

(for ages 8-teen)

Saturdays 11:00am – 12 noon: October 27th – December 15th, 2018 & January 12th – May 11th, 2019

Pre-register 705-765-5650. Learn and explore arts and crafts with Nancy at the library in Port Carling.

Lego Club

(for school age children and their families.)

Watch for start up in October 2019. School age children and their families are invited to build with LEGO at the Port Carling branch library on Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Participants will be challenged to build to a weekly theme. Following the 45 minute construction time, builders are invited to write a short description of their creation and then tell about it to the group. Following clean up, pizza will be served!

Pre-register via phone by noon on Thursdays to participate. 705-765-5650.

NOTE: Children’s programs at the library are cancelled when school buses are cancelled.

Pyjama Yoga

(for school-age children)


Children are encouraged to come to the library wearing comfortable sleepwear and to bring a small, favourite stuffed toy to class with them. They’ll be guided through some fun yoga poses and stretches and end the class with some relaxation and meditation to help get them ready for bed. Limited space. Adults are not in the room with the children but must remain in the building.

Pre-register 705-765-5650. Learn and explore in this half hour class with Candice.


(for Grade 1-6 students)

Thursdays, April to May 4:30-5:45

Children are invited to join choir masters Kathy McCarthy and Sarah Lundy, who strive to bring a love of music and music education to our local children with the Muskoka Children’s Choir. Free!

Concert Friday, May 31, 2019 at 6pm at the library. Admission by donation. Contact Kathy McCarthy 705-765-1939

Adult Programming

Coffee Break with Us

Once a month, through the ‘gray’ months, the library in Port Carling hosts a morning of free coffee, tea, and treats for the community. Often, a guest presenter is invited to share, in a 10-15 minute presentation, their new business or passion.

Drop-in and chit chat with your neighbours from 10-11:30am on the last Wednesday of the month, Jan-April. Guests, when available, are introduced at 10:40am.


Art for Seniors

A variety of painting and other art activities just for fun. Join your friends and give it a try. All materials supplied. Free!
Please pre-register. 705-765-5650
Join us on the first Wednesday of most months from 10:30 to 11:30. October-June
Senior Social Club

Seniors Social Club

A variety of outings, workshops, activities, and speakers followed by lunch geared toward the interests and abilities of our senior population.
Please pre-register. 705-765-5650
Join us on the third Wednesday morning of most months. October to May


Don’t knit alone!
Share patterns, get inspiration, discuss your latest project, or venture into book discussions at the Muskoka Lakes Public Library, Port Carling.
Enjoy conversation and have fun!
Knitters and other needlecrafters at all levels welcome.
Just bring your supplies and get knitting.
No Registration Required
Thursdays 1:00pm September – May

Book Club 2018 - 2019

Book discussion meeting on the last Tuesday of most months (note meeting in December is the second Tuesday). All welcome!
1:00-2:30 Tuesdays
  1. September 25  Eleanor and Hick by Susan Quinn
  2. October 23 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  3. November 27 The Moon and Sixpence by Somerset Maugham
  4. December 11 (to be determined) Poem or Short Story
  5. January 29 Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson
  6. February 26 The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  7. March 26 House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  8. April 30 Imagining Argentina by LawrenceThornton
  9. May 28 Apron Strings: Navigating Food, and Family in France, Italy and China by Jan Wong

Yoga at the Library

Join Candice for an hour of after-hours yoga in the Heritage Room on the lower level of the Port Carling branch.
Thursdays 7-8 $10 per session

Candice: 705-787-5530
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