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CRAFTERNOONS: Adult Craft Program!

Join fellow craft enthusiasts as we create beautiful handmade 'pinterest' style crafts at the Caledonia, Hagersville and Selkirk Branches. Registration is required for this once monthly adult program. Cost: $2.00 per person per session. Call 289-674-0400 for more information.

Full program details available here: Crafternoons Brochure 2017 


Memoir Writing Workshops

Join writing coach Patti M. Hall for informative and practical workshops focused on telling your life story through memoir writing.

Caledonia Branch: Workshop Part 2 - TBA

Dunnville Branch: Workshop Part 2 - TBA

Free Personal Budgeting Workshops

Learn the seven steps to creating a budget that works in a fun, engaging and non-judgmental way with the Credit Counseling Society, a registered non-profit service for consumers. This free financial literacy workshop will help you to take control of your personal finances and experience peace of mind.

Please note: some workshops have been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience and invite you to join us in Caledonia or Dunnville.

Free personal budgeting workshops locations and dates are:

  • Caledonia Branch - Wednesday, October 25th 
  • Dunnville Branch - Wednesday, November 1st 

Registration required. Contact Haldimand County Public Library at 289-674-0400 to register.

Local Author Visit: Michael Dyet, Author of Hunting Muskie: Rites of Passage

Hagersville Branch: Thursday, November 9th at 6:00p.m.

Drop in program - no registration required. 

Join local author Michael Robert Dyet as he discusses his short story collection about the search for our way home after a storm has knocked us off course.


Free Legal Information Workshop: Housing and Tenant Law

Know your rights and responsibilities when it comes to being a renter, renting out or purchasing property with this free legal information workshop provided by Community Legal Clinic. All workshops take place at 6:00 p.m.

  • Cayuga Branch: Monday, November 6th 
  • Dunnville Branch: Tuesday, November 7th 
  • Hagersville Branch: Tuesday, November 14th 
  • Caledonia Branch: Wednesday, November 15th 
  • Selkirk Branch: Tuesday, November 21st 
  • Jarvis Branch: Thursday, November 23rd 

Registration required - space is limited. Call 289-674-0400 for more information or to register.

Library Living

A theme-based program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Library Living uses a person-centred approach focusing on enjoyment, inclusivity, and personal growth. The Library has partnered with Community Living Haldimand to provide both learning and entertainment value for individuals.

Full 2017/2018 Library Living schedule available here: Library Living Program Brochure 

Please contact Lindsay Stephens, Community Outreach/Inreach Coordinator for more information and registration. 905-318-5932 ext. 6118.

Friends of the Jarvis Library

The Friends of the Jarvis Library is a non-profit organization of public service-minded volunteers, dedicated to promoting and supporting library services in our community. New members are always welcome! The Friends of the Jarvis Library host a variety of special events throughout the year including workshops, guest speakers and sales.

Full event information is available here:Jarvis Friends - Special Events Fall 2017 

All programs require registration. Call 289-674-0400 for additional information and to register.

Paint Club  

Paint Club

A ‘SOCIAL PAINTING’ EXPERIENCE' - No artistic experience is required! Professional artists will lead you through the creation of a painting while you enjoy a relaxed social evening. Presented by the Friends of the Jarvis Library.

All Paint Club sessions will take place at Bronco’s Tavern, 2022 Main Street North, Jarvis.

  • Painting: Oh Christmas Tree Wednesday, November 15th 

$39.55 per person. Time: 6:00-8:00p.m. Registration required. Visit to register. For more information, call 289-674-0400.

Ukulele Club

Learn to play the ukulele! Join our program, now running Wednesdays at the Dunnville Branch from 2:00pm to 2:45pm or catch the later class from 4:00pm to 4:45pm.

FREE! For adults and children - all ages! Bring your own ukulele or practice on one of ours. Please let us know if you need to borrow an instrument.

Knitting Clubs

Share in the hobby of knitting, crocheting or other yarn crafts with informal, drop-in Knitting Clubs. All experience levels are welcome and the sessions are free! Light refreshments are provided. Please bring your current project and/or supplies. Help is available with reading patterns, pattern and yarn selection, and choosing the right materials. Beginners may also borrow from a limited amount of starter materials available at the sessions. Contact your local branch for more information!

Caledonia Branch: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Dunnville Branch: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

Jarvis Branch: Every Thursday, alternating 2:00pm-4:00pm one week and 6:00pm-8:00pm the next week. Contact Jarvis Branch 289-674-0400 for meeting schedule and rotation.


Roots to Branches Club

Explore your family tree and learn handy genealogical research techniques during our informal - but informative! - monthly sessions.

Selkirk Branch: Last Saturday of the month, 10:30am - 11:30am.

Scrabble Club

Test your wordsmith skills by joining our informal and entertaining group!

Hagersville Branch: Every Tuesday at 1:30pm

Caledonia Branch: Every Friday at 1:00pm

Adult Classic Games Club

Drop in and played Scrabble, Boggle or other classic games on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00p.m. at the Selkirk Branch. 

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