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Watch Local Week 2023

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Third Annual Watch Local Week, April 16-22, a free event featuring the best in locally-produced film.

24-Hour Youth Film Challenge : Congratulations to all the young filmmakers who participated in our first-ever filmmaking event.  Enjoy their innovative creations by watching all five short films on the library’s YouTube Channel, Watch Local Week Playlist.


Join us for engaging monthly craft programs designed specifically for adults. Crafternoons are a fun mix of crafting and socializing with a different craft each month. Each session costs $2.00 and pre-registration is required. All supplies are provided, unless otherwise noted. Call or visit a branch hosting the program to register.


May: Flower Pot Candy Jar
Keep your goodies safe in a fun and colourful candy jar.

Hagersville – Wed. May 24th
Dunnville – Thurs. May 25th
Cayuga – Fri. May 26th
Jarvis – Mon. May 29th

NEW! Seed Library

Our seed library is a collection of different seeds, for flowers, herbs, vegetables and more, that both amateur and experienced gardeners alike can “borrow” to take home, grow and enjoy. At the end of the growing season, participants are encouraged to save some seeds from their plants and donate them to the library for others to grow. All for free.

You can borrow seeds from the Dunnville and Jarvis Library during spring, summer and fall. Seed donations are accepted at all branches throughout the year. We hope to expand this program at it grows!

More information about the seed library in general: Seed Library Information (Trifold Brochure)

More information about how to save and donate seeds: How to Donate Seeds (Bifold Brochure)

Knitting Clubs

Knitting Clubs are back with no registration and no restrictions at the Caledonia, Dunnville and Jarvis branches. Join fellow yarn crafters of all experience levels! Please bring your own supplies.

    Hagersville Knitting Club Thursdays 6pm to 7:30pm

Scrabble Club

Wordsmiths unite in weekly games of scrabble!

Hagersville: Tuesdays @ 1:30p.m.

Contact the Hagersville branch for more information.

2022 title has been selected – more details available soon! Place your hold today in regular print or large print!

Everyone in this room will someday be dead by Emily Austin

“Gilda, a twenty-something lesbian, cannot stop ruminating about death. Desperate for relief from her panicky mind and alienated from her repressive family, she responds to a flyer for free therapy at a local Catholic church, and finds herself being greeted by Father Jeff, who assumes she’s there for a job interview. Too embarrassed to correct him, Gilda is abruptly hired to replace the recently deceased receptionist Grace.

In between trying to memorize the lines to Catholic mass, hiding the fact that she has a new girlfriend, and erecting a dirty dish tower in her crumbling apartment, Gilda strikes up an email correspondence with Grace’s old friend. She can’t bear to ignore the kindly old woman, who has been trying to reach her friend through the church inbox, but she also can’t bring herself to break the bad news. Desperate, she begins impersonating Grace via email. But when the police discover suspicious circumstances surrounding Grace’s death, Gilda may have to finally reveal the truth of her mortifying existence.”

For more information or to suggest a title for the future, contact Katrina Krupicz, Community Outreach Coordinator at 905-318-5932 ext. 6552.

Ontario Parks and Grand River Parks Day Passes, in partnership with Ontario Parks and Grand River Conservation Authority 

Borrow day passes for Ontario Parks and Grand River Parks with your library card. These park passes provide access to parks and trails. Day passes do not allow access to campsites. Each pass will be lent out for 7 days.

Click here for more information.

Youth currently attending high school are eligible to earn community volunteer hours through the Library’s innovative Teen Reviewers program. From the comfort of your own home, you will have the opportunity to read, watch, or listen to library materials and compose a written review for library promotional uses. Each title review earns you two community volunteer hours.

For details and enrolment information, please visit our Teen Reviewers page.

Selkirk Branch

Last Saturday of the Month (except December), 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Looking for that elusive ancestor? Want to learn more about which family history databases can assist you in your research? Join the Roots to Branches Club, a group of enthusiastic genealogists who cooperate on research projects and learn from an experienced library staff member about little-known databases and research tips, which aid in digging for one’s roots. Participants will explore and practice various research techniques and, together, work in an environment where the collective knowledge and experience of group members helps everyone to jump over the research hurdles that inevitably appear in all of our family trees.

Meetings begin with a short discussion on, and demonstration of, a research tip, technique or database. Time is then devoted to discussing general questions or research challenges. Newcomers to the hobby will have the opportunity to draw on the knowledge of more experienced genealogists.

If you own a laptop computer, you are encouraged to bring it with you to Club sessions and utilize the Library’s in-house subscription to, Library Edition. We also suggest bringing a USB flash drive / memory stick on which to save any documents or information you discover, for later perusal and use at home.

Saturday, May 27              10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 24             10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 29              10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 26        10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, September 23  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, October 28       10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, November 25   10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Help us plan future programs!

Propose a Program in partnership with the Library!

Do you have a special talent, skill or knowledge that you would like to share with your community?

The Library welcomes program proposals from individuals and community groups. Library staff will examine the request to determine if the program proposal supports the mission of the Library and if the resources needed to implement the program are available.

Please complete the HCPL Program Proposal Form and attached any supporting documentation. Email your form to the Outreach Coordinator or drop off at your local branch.

Some past examples of successful community partnership programs are:

  • Crystal Meditation Workshops
  • Caledonia Teens in Action
  • Homeschool Meet Ups

If you are a community champion, we would love to see a program proposal from you!

Library Living

A fun and informative theme based program for our friends with different abilities in partnership with Community Living Haldimand.

Mohawk College: City Schools

Mohawk College, in partnership with the Library and Haldimand County, wants to help everyone access post secondary education and employment by providing access to free college level courses through City Schools!

Social Insurance Clinics and Service Canada Information Clinics: Service Canada

During the month of May Service Canada Employees hold drop in office hours at all the Haldimand County Public Library Branches for anyone who needs a new or replacement Social Insurance Number. In October, Service Canada offers information sessions on a specific Service Canada programs or services such as Employment Insurance Benefits, Canada Pension Plan.

Employment Information Sessions: St. Lenard’s Community Services

St. Lenard’s Community Services, our local employment center, offers free information sessions on a variety of topics. Past topics have included Internet Safety and Employment services.

Financial Literacy Workshops: Credit Counselling Society

The Credit Counselling Society is a financial literacy and support agency that offers workshops on a variety of financial topics for free.

Healthy You Series: Haldimand Family Health Team

The Haldimand Family Heath team is a group of local healthcare professionals who provide health and wellness information to the community for free.

Legal Information Sessions and Haldimand Speakers School: Community Legal Clinic

The Community Legal Clinic provides a legal information session at each of our branches and Haldimand Speakers School. The Haldimand Speakers School is a six week course which helps participants strengthen their communication skills, boost their confidence and expand their creativity through public speaking.

The Library has programming for all ages – Children’s Program details are available here.

Donating to The Library

Haldimand County Public Library is a registered non-profit charity. You can make a difference in the community by making a financial donation to the Library. Donation assist us to expanding collections as well as improving our programs and services.

Donations can be made in person by cash or cheque. Please inform staff if you would like the donation to go towards a specific branch, collection or service. Tax receipts are available upon request.

Donations can also be made online by visiting If you would like your donation to go towards a specific branch, collection or service please specify in the “Send a message to this charity” field. Tax receipts are automatically generated by

If you have any questions about making a donation, including leaving a legacy, please email us at Thank-you to all of our generous donors!