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.

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. 


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

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

February: Alcohol Ink Glassware

Colours sparkle and shine through homemade vases!

Hagersville – Thu., Feb.20

Jarvis – Mon., Feb.24

Dunnville – Thu., Feb.27

Cayuga – Fri., Feb.28


March: Rope and Can Bird Feeder

Recycled products create a functional feeder!

Jarvis – Mon., Mar.16

Hagersville – Thu., Mar.19

Dunnville – Thu., Mar.26

Cayuga – Fri., Mar.27


April: Kindness Rocks

Share your positivity by creating painted rocks for others to find!

Hagersville – Thu., Apr.16

Jarvis – Mon., Apr.20

Cayuga – Fri., Apr.24

Dunnville – Thu., Apr.30


May: DIY Seed Bombs

Spreading seeds has never been so easy and fun!

Jarvis – Mon., May 11

Hagersville – Thu., May 14

Cayuga – Fri., May 22

Dunnville – Thu., May 28


June: Pounded Flower Tote Bag

Primitive tools and beautiful blooms create useful tote bags!

Jarvis – Mon., Jun.15

Hagersville – Thu., Jun.18

Dunnville – Thu., Jun.25

Cayuga – Fri., Jun.26

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.

Stay tuned for the next Health You Series event! 

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 2020 schedule:

February: Karaoke Party!

Come sing with us – no experience needed! Join us for musical solos, sing-alongs, and snacks! You don’t have to sing to enjoy the fun!

March: Armchair Travel to Ireland!

Visit Ireland from the comfort of the library! No plane ticket is required! Learn all about this beautiful country through videos, music, a craft and more!

April: Learn about Turtles and Reptiles With Ruthven Park, National Historic Site

A knowledgeable education coordinator from Ruthven will teach us all about the turtles and reptiles that inhabit our area!

May: Summer Olympics

Kick off summer by learning about the 2020 Summer Olympics and their host location: Tokyo, Japan.


For more information and to register, please contact:

Katrina Krupicz
Community Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (905) 318-5932 ext. 6552

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:

Katrina Krupicz
Community Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (905) 318-5932 ext. 6552

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 6-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:

Caledonia Branch: Tuesdays, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm starting February 25 for six weeks.

Dunnville Branch: Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm starting February 26 for six weeks.

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)

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.