Adult Programs & Events

InfoHealth - Stroke Recognition and Management

Rotary Room
February 13th 2019 2:00 pm

The program brings together representatives from the NOTL Family Health Team, the NOTL Public Library and local residents. The program will run throughout the year. Consisting of workshops and presentations at the Library on a monthly basis, the program will focus on how to achieve and maintain healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, the detection and management of specific diseases and how to navigate and use the resources available to us in the Niagara health care system.

Wine & Words: Tanya Talaga

The Hare Wine Company
February 13th 2019 7:30 pm
Tanya Talaga

Tanya Talaga focuses on indigenous issues and investigative reporting. She has been part of two teams that won project of the year National Newspaper Awards. Nominated four times at the Michener Awards for public service journalism, she was named the Atkinson Fellow for public policy in 2017.

She will be talking about her book, All Our Relations and Seven Fallen Feathers

Yoga with Jenny

Rotary Room
February 15th 2019 10:00 am
Yoga with Jenny

Calling all NOTL Yogi’s!  
Whether you are new to yoga or have practiced for years, Yoga with Jenny is a gentle, beginner Hatha yoga for all levels.  Come on out for some much-needed relief from stress, neck pain, back pain, or emotional pain.  Every week we will focus on a different area of the body with student input and feedback encouraged.  Classes are free and will be 60 minutes and will include meditation and breathing basics at the end. Please bring a yoga mat, towel and bottle of water.

Black History Month - Tales by Moonlight

Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
February 16th 2019 11:00 am
Babarinde Williams

In African culture, drumming and story-telling are part of the celebration of life, most especially its cycles and seasons This entertaining program led by Barbarinde Williams uses the African cultural arts of interactive story-telling, dance and hand drumming to teach and motivate children. The audience participates actively in simple call and response songs, this includes drumming rhythm and dance.

Free Djembe provided for first 80 participants!

TED Talk - 

The Great Canadian Historical Songbook

Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
February 19th 2019 6:30 pm
The Great Canadian Historical Songbook
  • A concert that brings history alive with songs and words that tell local stories.

  • Local Niagara musicians will sing songs that weave stories of Native and Black History, unsung heroes, stories of smugglers and daredevils, or inventors who changed the world.

  • The story of Chloe Cooley, the enslaved young Black woman, became the catalyst for Simcoe’s 1793 Act to Limit Slavery; Niagara Falls Riverman William ‘Red’ Hill, was a veteran, a barrel-riding daredevil, and a local hero; and the battles between the genius of both Tesla and Marconi changed our world.

  • These stories are part of Canadian history. And now they come alive with music and words in The Great Canadian Historical Songbook.

  • After performing at five other local venues, the production then becomes a six-part ‘historical’ podcast – a brand new venture for all the performers – showing Canadian history is never dull.

Practical Genealogy

Rotary Room
February 21st 2019 1:00 pm

Get started on creating your family tree. Learn about the resources available through the library and online to uncover your roots in this interactive workshop presented by author and genealogy expert David Hemmings.

Please email David Hemmings at to let him know if you are a beginner or advanced at using ancestry.

DNA Workshop

Rotary Room
February 21st 2019 3:00 pm

Learn about the current science of DNA testing and dive deeper into your genealogical research. Author and expert David Hemmings will address issues and discuss questions that can arise during your own research. This session is recommended for those with experience conducting online genealogical research and those looking to deepen their understanding of DNA testing.