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Programs - Adults

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program  


Need a hand to prepare your tax return? Haldimand County Public Library is offering free income tax filing service with trained volunteers in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency. Click the PDF for eligibility requirements: CVITP 2018 

Tax clinics will be by drop off only from February 12th to April 16th at the Caledonia, Hagersville, Jarvis and Selkirk Branches. For more information, contact Lindsay Stephens, Community Outreach/Inreach Coordiantor, at 905-318-5932 ext. 6118. 


Social Insurance Number Clinics


Service Canada will be at these library locations to help you apply or replace your Social Insurance Number. Please bring a primary identification document (a secondary document may also be required). Visit for a complete list of acceptable identification documents. Service Canada can also help you access other Government of Canada programs and Services. 

Drop in from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dunnville Branch: Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

Jarvis Branch: Monday, March 12, 2018.

Hagersville Branch: Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Caledonia Branch: Friday, March 16, 2018.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-O-Canada.


 Social Media 101 Workshops


Learn all about today’s most popular social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter, in this informative, hands-on workshop. Participants will; discover how Facebook and Twitter can be used for communication, entertainment and information/education purposes, receive assistance in setting up personal accounts and learn how to connect with new sources like Haldimand County for local information, weather alerts and emergencies. 

Cayuga Arena – McSorely Family Hall, 55 Thornburn St. S.: Wednesday, April 4th at 1:30p.m. 

 Caledonia Branch: Monday, April 9th at 6:30p.m. 

 Dunnville Branch: Wednesday, April 11th at 6:30p.m. 

 Hagersville Branch: Thursday, April 19th at 6:30p.m. 

 Jarvis Branch: Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30p.m. 

 Selkirk Branch: Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30p.m.  

No experience with social media is required, though participants should have basic computer skills. Participants are welcome to bring their own device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) if they would like assistance with account setup. Registration is required, call 289-674-0400 to register. 




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 & practical information for those wanting to enhance their memory. Topics include memory & aging, learning styles, stress, humour, mental aerobics, nutrition, socialization and more! Practise your skills & challenge your brain, register today!

Strengthen Your Mind Workshops for February & March at the Caledonia & Dunnville Branches are full.

More workshop dates and locations for 2018 will be announced soon. 

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.

Spring Door Swag Workshop - March, March 19th Two sessions: 4:00-6:00p.m. & 6:30-8:00p.m.

Create a beautiful artificial swag to decorate your door this Spring. 

$55.00 per person includes all supplies. Please bring wire cutters and scissors. Registration required with payment by March 2nd.

Growing & Using Lavendar - Monday, April 16th at 10:00a.m. 

An information session by a qualified guest speaker on how to grow and use lavender. Free - Drop in! Stay after for our Friends of the Jarvis Library meeting - learn more about becoming a Friend.

Book Sale – Saturday, May 26th  8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. on the front lawn of the Jarvis Library.  

Feed your need to read, read, read and find books you can’t live without! 

 Accepting donations of gently used books from May 14 to May 24. Drop off at Jarvis Library, during open hours.  

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

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


Local Author Visits

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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