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Programs - Adults



All About Bees! An Information Session presented by the Haldimand Norfolk Beekeepers Association


This free session, led by professional beekeepers, will include an overview of the delicate lives of bees, the beekeeping economy and the integrity to our local ecosystems followed by a Q&A. 

Dunnville Branch: Tuesday, July 24th

Caledonia Branch: Monday, July 30th

Selkirk Branch: Thursday, August 2nd 

Jarvis Branch: Tuesday, August 7th

Hagersville Branch: Tuesday, August 14th 

All information sessions will take place at 6:30p.m. Space is limited, so please call the library to register at 289-674-0400. 


 Try College for FREE: College 101


Have you ever wondered if college is for you? This course, presented by Mohawk College, helps adults who are 19+ prepare for success in the college environment. Highschool completion is not required. Priority given to students with no post-secondary experience. Upon completion students receive an elective credit which can be applied to many college courses at Mohawk. 

Topics include: what to expect in college, how to study, time and stress management, critical thinking and planning how to reach education and career goals. 

Cost: FREE!

Where: Caledonia Branch, 100 Haddington Street

When: Thursdays and Fridays

Time: 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.

Dates: May 31 to July 6, 2018. 

How: Apply now online HERE or by calling 905-575-2489. All registration is administered by Mohawk College.  



 Bullet Journal Workshop


Get creative and organized with Bullet Journaling, a method of day-to-day organization that is designed to be flexible and adapted to your own style. Learn what it is, why its useful and start your own journal all in one evening!  

All programs take place at 6:30p.m. 

 Caledonia Branch: Monday, June 4th  

 Hagersville Branch: Thursday, June 7th  

 Selkirk Branch: Tuesday, June 19th 

 Dunnville Branch: Wednesday, June 20th 

 Jarvis Branch: Thursday, June 21st  

Bring a blank notebook/journal and a pen. Markers and other supplies will be available. Registration is required as space is limited. Contact your local Library branch to register at 289-674-0400.  





Enjoy monthly adult crafting sessions at the Hagersville, Jarvis & Selkirk branches. 

Click Crafternoons 2018 Schedule to view all of the upcoming crafts and program details. 

Time: 1:00p.m. Cost: $2.00 per person per session. 

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


Strengthen Your Mind Workshops


These 7 week courses provide valuable and practical information for those wanting to enhance their memory. Topics include memory and aging, learning styles, stress, humour, mental aerobics, nutrition, socialization and more! Practice your skills and challenge your brain, register today!

Jarvis Branch: Mondays as scheduled from 1:30-4:00p.m. June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23 (No meeting July 2nd)

Hagersville Branch: Tuesdays as scheduled from 10:00a.m. - 12:30p.m. June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17

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


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.

Summer session at the Selkirk Branch starting July 10th! Tuesdays from 6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. for 6 weeks. Ages 7-99. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of ours. Registration required. Call 289-674-0400 ext. 6 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.


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.

The Jarvis Knitting Club will be celebrating World Wide Knit in Public Day with a knitting party on the Library patio. Everyone welcome! Light refreshments will be provided. Bring your yarn crafts! 

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


Local Author Visits

Author Visit: Paddy O'Neil's Trunk by Peter Sullivan 
The Donohoe family's ancestors left Ireland during the great famine to settle on the Bird Road in Dunnville. A single page from an old journal opens the door and the present day Donohoe's set off to discover their family history from 1800's to 1960's. 
Tuesday, August 28th at 6 p.m. at the Dunnville Branch - 317 Chestnut Street
Free, drop in author reading! 

Halidmand County Public Library supports local authors. Local authors are encouraged to contact Lindsay Stephens, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 905-318-5932 ext. 6118 or for information on local author visits.


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