Dungeons and Dragons buffs gather at local libraries

Your quest begins when you walk in the library door! Did you know that Arthur, Harriston and Mount Forest are a few of the branches in Wellington County Library that run Dungeons and Dragons Clubs? 

Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is a collaborative role-playing game where players embody a character and interact with a story while being guided by a Dungeon Master (DM). Using dice rolls and wit, battles are fought, riddles answered and treasure gained! Beyond being an excellent outlet for creativity, socialization and problem solving, D&D is incredibly fun. 

We currently have groups running at different times and for a variety of age groups. Your DM will take care of the details, all you need to do is register. Bring an idea for a character, and we’ll help you with the rest! Not sure where to start? Drop in and have a chat with our DMs. New and experienced players are welcome. 

Currently there are ongoing campaigns willing to take on new adventurers for kids, teens and adults, but availability for each program depends on your branch, so please contact them to see if their party has space. 

A brand-new program for adults is beginning Thursday, June 15 at 5:30pm at the Mount Forest Branch if you want to be a founding member of a campaign. To find out more about these and other programs offered at your library, visit www.wellington.ca/LibraryCalendar  and see a sample of programming below. 



Tween Scene: Yo-yo Bonanza 

(Ages 8 – 13)

Tweens will be taught to make their very own yo-yo from household items. After customizing their yo-yo they will be learning tricks and comparing and sharing their skills with the rest of the group. Contact the Arthur Branch to register your tween today! 

Tuesday, June 6, 4 to 5pm

Let the Games Begin (All Ages)

We invite friends and family to enjoy a board games night here at the library. Drop in and play your favourite board games, card games, or you could try something new from our collection! We look forward to seeing you here.

Thursday, June 8, 6:30 to 7:30pm



PA Day: Paint the Day Away (Kids)

Spend your PA Day painting at the library. Get creative with colour mixing and learn different painting techniques like watercolour.

Friday, June 2, 11am to 12pm

Take and Make: Clifford Carnival Celebration (Kids)

Stop by the Wellington County Library booth at this year’s Clifford Carnival Celebration to pick up one of our take home craft kits.

Saturday, June 10, 10am to 2pm



Creative Kids: All About Monarch Butterflies! (Grades JK – 6)

Join special guests from the Mapleton Horticultural Society to learn all about the amazing life of Monarch Butterflies, and how you can help protect them. Take home something special for your garden!

Saturday, June 10, 10:30 to 11:30am

Teen Café: Mario Kart Tournament (Teens / Tweens)

Calling all racers and video game enthusiasts! Join your fellow teens for a Mario Kart tournament and summer kick-off party. 

Tuesday, June 27, 4 to 5pm



Creative Kids: Let’s Plant 

Kids/ Tweens

Join the Horticultural Society and experience the joy of planting and growing a vegetable you can eat! All participants will go home with a planted seedling and seed to care for.

 Saturday, June 3, 10:15 to 11:15am 

Cricut Creations: Garden Stakes (Adults)

Learn to use a Cricut electronic cutting machine to create and embellish maker projects. Machines are also available for in-branch use. Join us to make vinyl lettered garden stakes.  

Saturday, June 10, 1 – 2pm



Dungeons and Dragons Club (Adults)

Join fellow fantasy fans to build characters and explore new worlds. No experience necessary, all supplies provided. Please register. 

Thursday, June 15, 5:30 to 7:30pm

Making the Most of Online Resources 

– Discover Kanopy (Adults)

No Netflix? No problem! Explore the dazzling variety of film available through Kanopy, the library’s streaming video service. Enjoy a great film and find out how to discover more! Registration preferred, but drop-ins welcome. 

Tuesday, June 13, 10:30am – 12pm



PA Day (Kids)

No school? No problem! We’ve got you covered. Join us for games, crafts, challenges and more. Join us for some summer-themed activities as we look forward to summer vacation! Please register. 

Friday, June 2, 10:30 to 11:30 am

Teen Café (Teens) 

Hang out with other like-minded teens and make, watch, chat and explore. 

Thursday, June 29, 4 to 5pm

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