Adult Programs at Haldimand County Public Library offer a variety of opportunities for adults to learn, try or make something new and meet with like-minded members of their community.
New & Upcoming Adult Programs
Are you… new to the community? Newly retired? A new parent? Or just interested in meeting your neighbours and learning more about Caledonia? Join your neighbours and local community organizations for Neighbour Night at the Caledonia Library (100 Haddington St.). All events run from 6-8p.m. and are held in the Library program room. Free light refreshments provided. Drop in, mix and mingle!
2019 Neighbour Night Events:
Thursday, March 7: Community Events
Thursday, March 28: Health, Fitness & Wellness
Thursday, April 25: Sports & Recreation
Thursday, May 30: Focus on Children
Thursday, June 27: Staycationing in Haldimand County
Thursday, July 25: Employment & Entrepreneurship
Thursday, September 26: Lifelong Learning
Thursday, October 24: Volunteering
Thursday, November 21: Local History & Culture
Organizations, service clubs, agencies or businesses interested in participating are encouraged to contact Lindsay Thomas, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 905-318-5932 ext. 6118 or email@example.com
Author Visit: Adam Shoalts, Modern-Day Explorer
Sat., March 20, at 2p.m. at the Grandview Lodge Auditorium (657 Lock St. W., Dunnville)
Shoalts discusses his new book “A History of Canada in Ten Maps” which analyses early maps to paint a picture of the land that would become Canada, combining geography, cartography, history and anthropology.
Shoalts, one of Canada’s greatest living explorers, completed a nearly 4,000 km solo journey across Canada’s Arctic, among other notable explorations.
THIS EVENT IS FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVE YOUR SEAT BY SAT., MARCH 23.
Call the Dunnville Library at 289-674-0400 ext. 3. TODAY! This program is co-hosted by Haldimand County Public Library, the Dunnville District Heritage Association and the Friends of the Dunnville Library.
Ongoing Adult Programs
Fee: $2.00 per person per session
Time: 1 p.m.
Enjoy monthly adult crafting sessions at the Hagersville, Jarvis & Selkirk branches.
February: Monogram Mug
Create a personalized, monogrammed mug for yourself or a friend.
Hagersville – Fri., Feb 22
Jarvis – Mon., Feb 11
Selkirk – Tue., Feb 19
March: Cherry Blossom Printed Gift Wrap
Design unique gift wrap using a stamping technique.
Hagersville – Fri., Mar 22
Jarvis – Mon., Mar 18
Selkirk – Tue., Mar 19
April: Felt Flower Brooch
Adorn yourself with this simply beautiful floral brooch.
Hagersville – Fri., Apr 12
Jarvis – Mon., Apr 15
Selkirk – Tue., Apr 16
May: Birch Tree Painting
No painting skills needed – special tricks and tools are used to create a beautiful work of art.
Hagersville – Fri., May 31
*Jarvis – Thu., May 30
Selkirk – Tue., May 28
June: Terracotta Craft
Turn a terracotta pot and base into a bird feeder or candleholder.
Hagersville – Fri., June 21
*Jarvis – Tue., June 11
Selkirk – Tue., June 18
September: Recycled Greeting Card Boxes
Turn recycled cards into useful gift boxes, suitable for any holiday.
Cayuga – Fri., Sept 13
Hagersville – Fri., Sept 20
Jarvis – Mon., Sept 16
Selkirk – Tue., Sept 17
October: Pumpkin Painting
Stencils, designs, haunting words – Bring your own pumpkin and prepare for Halloween!
Cayuga – Fri., Oct 18
Hagersville – Fri., Oct 25
Jarvis – Mon., Oct 21
Selkirk – Tue., Oct 22
November: Star Ornament
Create unique hand woven ornaments for the holidays.
Cayuga – Fri., Nov 22
Hagersville – Fri., Nov 15
Jarvis – Mon., Nov 18
Selkirk – Tue., Nov 12
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 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Dunnville Branch: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Jarvis Branch: Every Thursday, alternating 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. one week and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. the next week. Contact Jarvis Branch (289) 674-0400 for meeting schedule and rotation.
The Jarvis Knitting Club celebrates World Wide Knit in Public Day (first week of June, 2019 date TBA) with a knitting party on the Library patio. Everyone welcome! Light refreshments will be provided. Bring your yarn crafts!
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.
The 2018/2019 schedule:
September 25: Welcome Back!
Show & Tell – it’s your moment! Bring photos, an object or stories from your summer to share with us. Participate in Library themed activities and get ready for another exciting year of Library Living.
October 9: Under the Sea
Learn about the mysterious world under the sea: fish, plants, coral and more! Use the ocean to calm yourself by making an “Under the Sea” themed sensory bottle.
November 20: Therapeutic Paws of Canada Therapy Dog Visit
Furry friends join us from Therapeutic Paws of Canada! Learn about how therapy dogs are trained, how they help and enjoy some time with these friendly furry friends
December 11: Karaoke Party
Come sing with us – no experience needed! Join us for a fun Karaoke Party including solos, sing-alongs and snacks! You don’t have to sing to enjoy the fun.
February 12: Paper Mache Masks (Part 1 of 2)
The design of a mask can tell an important story. Learn about masks from around the world and start making your own using Paper Mache in this two part activity.
March 12: Paper Mache Masks (Part 2 of 2)
Let’s decorate our masks in styles from around the world! Missed Part 1? Don’t worry, we will have some paintable masks available for you.
April 9: Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge Visit
Learn about the Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge and meet some of the animals they care for.
May 14: Party on the Lawn!
Kickoff summer with a party on the front lawn! Enjoy yard games and summer themed treats before we break for the summer.
For more information and to register, please contact:
Community Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (905) 318-5932 ext. 6118
Halidmand County Public Library supports local authors. Local authors and those looking for more information on booking a book launch, signing or other local author event are encouraged to contact:
Community Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (905) 318-5932 ext. 6118
Test your wordsmith skills by joining our informal and entertaining group!
Hagersville Branch: Every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
NEW! Selkirk Branch: Every Tuesday at 1 p.m. beginning October 30th (If there are Crafternoons, there is no Scrabble.)
Strengthen Your Mind Workshops
These 7-week courses provide valuable and practical information for those wanting to enhance their memory. Topics include memory and ageing, learning styles, stress, humour, mental aerobics, nutrition, socialization and more! Practice your skills and challenge your brain!
Tuesdays as scheduled: February 26 through April 16 (NO MEETING March 19)
1:30 to 4 p.m.
Wednesdays as scheduled: April 3 through May 15 (NO MEETINGS April 24)
1:30 to 4 p.m.
Tuesdays as scheduled: May 7 through June 25 (NO MEETINGS May 21)
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Mondays as scheduled: May 6 through June 24 (NO MEETINGS May 20)
1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration required for all workshops. Call 289-674-0400 to save your seat!
Learn to play the ukulele! Join our program, now running Wednesdays at the Dunnville Branch from 2 pm to 2:45pm or catch the later class from 4 pm 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.
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, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
One Book One Haldimand
A community-wide reading program, uniting Haldimand County residents through shared experience. The 2019 One Book One Haldimand title will be announced in May.
Sneak peak: Readers interested in mysterious fiction books with travel and medical themes will enjoy this fast-paced novel!
Meet the Author: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Cayuga Arena – McSorley Family Hall
Enjoy a book talk, signing and Q&A session as well as friendly discussion with fellow readers.
Light refreshments will be provided.