Adult Programs

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.

One Book One Haldimand

One Book One Haldimand celebrates local author Ross Pennie by highlighting his book “Beneath the Wake: A Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery”. Borrow a copy from any Haldimand County Public Library Branch today. Meet the author Saturday, October 26 at 2 p.m. at the NEW Cayuga Library!

New & Upcoming Adult Programs

Ontario Autism Program & Childhood Budgets Information Session

Parents are invited to attend this free workshop offered by Austim Ontario.

Learn about the changes to the Ontario Austim Program (OAP) and meet your Autism Ontario Services Navigator.

Topics that will be covered includE:

  • Autism Ontario and the Service Navigation role
  • The new Ontario Autism Program
  • Childhood Budget forms
  • What you need to know about the childhood Budget
  • Eligible expenses

Caledonia Sessions:

Date: October 23, 2019.

Time: 1-2p.m. and 5-7p.m.

Location: Haldimand County Public Library – Caledonia Branch

100 Haddington St., Caledonia, ON

This is a bilingual event (English/French).

Please register using this online link:

https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=1839 (1-3pm)

https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=1840 (5-7pm)

This is a parent‐only workshop.

Dunnville Sessions:

Date: November, 21.

Time: 1-2p.m. and 5-7p.m.

Location: Haldimand County Public Library – Dunnville Branch Branch

317 Chestnut St., Dunnville, ON

This is a bilingual event (English/French).

Please register using this online link:

https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=1981 (1-3p.m.)

https://www.autismontario.com/civicrm/event/info?id=1982 (5-7p.m.)

Therapy Dog Visits!

Therapeutic Paws of Canada is a non-profit organization of volunteers providing Pet Therapy resources for human needs (physical, mental, educational, motivational, socialization) through visitation. Our Haldimand County Team is excited to offer this new visiting program at the Cayuga Library & Heritage Centre in coordination with Community Living Haldimand.

Interaction with a Therapy Pet has been shown to have many positive health benefits for those participating, such as lowered blood pressure, reduced pain and increased feelings of well-being, even after a short visit.

Every other Thursday from 1:30-2:30p.m. at the Cayuga Library & Heritage Centre (Program Room)

2019 Sessions:

October 3, 17, 31

November 14, 28

December 12 (no meeting December 26)

2020 Sessions: 

January 9, 23

February 6, 20

March 5, 19

April 2, 16, 30

May 14, 28

June 11, 25

(no meetings in July & August)

September 3, 17

October 1, 15, 29

November 12, 26

December 10 (no meeting December 24)

Please join us for this free drop in program to visit and interact with our Certified Therapy Pets.

Ongoing Adult Programs

Meet with friends and explore new books each month with one of our many book clubs. Click here to find club information and upcoming titles. 

Crafternoons

Fee: $2.00 per person per session
Time: 1 p.m.

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

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

The Friends of the Library are often presenting programs and activities at the Dunnville and Jarvis branches. Learn more about the Friends and what they have upcoming by visiting The Friends of the Library page on our website.

Haldimand County Public Library, in partnership with the Haldimand Family Health Team, present a series of health and wellness information sessions taught by trained and registered health professionals.

Registration required for all Healthy You Series sessions – space is limited. Register in person or by calling the Library at 289-674-0400. For detailed program information, please contact the Health Team at 905-768-9599 ext.1000.

Healthy You: Conflict Management

Have you ever been in a difficult situation and felt unable to do anything about it? By learning to be assertive, you can stand up for yourself and become a strong and confident communicator.

In this session, you will learn how to express ideas and feelings in an open, honest and direct way while respecting others.

Caledonia Branch: Wednesday, November 6 at 6:30p.m.

Hagersville Branch: Thursday, November 7 at 6:30p.m.

Cayuga Branch: Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30p.m.

Dunnville Branch: Thursday, November 14 at 6:30p.m.

Knitting ClubsJarvis Library Knitting Club

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. Contact your local branch for more information!

Caledonia Branch: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

NEW Dunnville Branch: Every Thursday from October 17 through December 5, 1 p.m. Learn Basic knitting skills from an experienced knitter.

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) with a knitting party on the Library patio. Everyone welcome! Light refreshments will be provided. Bring your yarn crafts!

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.

Dunnville Branch – 317 Chestnut St.

The second Tuesday of the month 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Cayuga Branch – 19 Talbot Rd. W.

The third Tuesday of the month 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The 2019/2020 schedule:

September 10/25*: 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 8/15: Special Guest Speaker – Airplane & Airport History

A special guest speaker joins us from No. 6 Royal Canadian Air Force Museum to share the history of aviation in our area. Learn about the airplane on display at the Dunnville Library and much more!

November 5*/19*: 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 10/19: Reindeer Games

Join us for some fun, festive holiday-themed games as we celebrate the Christmas season. What fun it is to play and laugh with friends during the holidays!

February 11/18 : 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.

March 10/17: Armchair Travel – Ireland

Travel to Ireland from the comfort of the Library – no plane ticket required! Learn all about this beautiful country through videos, music, a craft and more!

April 14/21: Learn about turtles and reptiles with Ruthven!

A knowledgeable education coordinator from Ruthven Park Historic Site will teach us all about the turtles and reptiles that live in our area.

May 12/19: Summer Olympics

Kickoff summer by learning about  the 2020 Summer Olympics and its host location Toyko, Japan.

Please note: *dates denote a diversion from regular schedule.

For more information and to register, please contact:

Lindsay Stephens
Community Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (905) 318-5932 ext. 6118
Email: lstephens@haldimandcounty.on.ca 
 

Author Visits

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:

Lindsay Thomas
Community Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (905) 318-5932 ext. 6118
Email: lstephens@haldimandcounty.on.ca

A community-wide reading program celebrating local authors!

Our 2020 title selection will be released in the Spring of 2020.

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.

Scrabble Club

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

Hagersville Branch: Every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

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!

Upcoming workshop information:

RESCHEDULED Cayuga Branch: Thursdays from 10a.m. to 12:30p.m. November 21 through December 19 and January 9

Contact the branch hosting the workshop to register by calling 289-674-0400.

Therapy Dog Visits!

Therapeutic Paws of Canada is a non-profit organization of volunteers providing Pet Therapy resources for human needs (physical, mental, educational, motivational, socialization) through visitation. Our Haldimand County Team is excited to offer this new visiting program at the Cayuga Library & Heritage Centre in coordination with Community Living Haldimand.

Interaction with a Therapy Pet has been shown to have many positive health benefits for those participating, such as lowered blood pressure, reduced pain and increased feelings of well-being, even after a short visit.

Every other Thursday from 1:30-2:30p.m. at the Cayuga Library & Heritage Centre (Program Room)

2019 Sessions:

October 3, 17, 31

November 14, 28

December 12 (no meeting December 26)

2020 Sessions: 

January 9, 23

February 6, 20

March 5, 19

April 2, 16, 30

May 14, 28

June 11, 25

(no meetings in July & August)

September 3, 17

October 1, 15, 29

November 12, 26

December 10 (no meeting December 24)

Please join us for this free drop in program to visit and interact with our Certified Therapy Pets.

Learn to play the ukulele! Join our program, Starting September 18th on Wednesdays at the Dunnville Branch. 

Classes include:

2-3p.m. for Experienced Players

3-4p.m. for Adult Beginners

4-5p.m. for the After School Class

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.

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

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