Adult Events and Programs

Fall Programs: September 1st to December 31st.

Wine and words

Enjoy an intimate evening at a local winery with an acclaimed author, a glass of wine and food pairing.


  • Debi Goodwin, October 9th, Southbrook
  • Terry Fallis, November 13th, Palatine Hills
  • Jennifer Robson, December 11th, Konzelmann
  • Samra Zafar, February 12th, The Hare Wine Co.
  • Katherine Ashenburg, March 18th, Reif Estate Winery
  • Guy Gavriel Kay, April 15, Caroline Cellars

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Tickets 30 dollars each or 150 dollars for the season at

Book Launch

Thursday October 24th, 7:30pm

Named one of the greatest living explorers and even called "Canada's Indiana Jones" by the Toronto Star, Adam Shoalts is a professional adventurer. On Thursday October 24th he will be launching his latest book at the NOTL Public Library. His multimedia presentaion and storytelling is as entertaining as it is awe-inspiring. This is a free all ages event. Space is limited so please register online at

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Beer and Books

Meet us at the Old Winery Restaurant at 7pm to discuss our monthly read. Food and drinks available for purchase.


  • September 16th: Educated by Tara Westober
  • October 21st: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • November 18th: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • January 20th: The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
  • February 24th: The Farm by Joanne Ramos
  • March 23rd: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

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Ontario Public Library Week

Fines for Furry Friends.

Donate an item from the list below to contribute to the Human Society and we will forgive five dollars of your fines.


  • Medi-cal or Royal Canin hard kibble for the shelter animals.
  • Other brand foods for their food assistance program.
  • Small animal food, Oxbow brand only.
  • Towels and small to medium sized blankets in good shape.
  • Laundry detergent, Lysol wipes, or antibacterial hand soap or sanitizer.
  • Cat toys, small cat beds, cat litter.
  • Dog toys, small balls or hard rubber toys such as Kongs.
  • Pelleted food for Cockatiels and Budgies
  • Small animal bedding, peanut butter, Cheese Whiz
  • Bird toys and Cuttle Bones, bleach, dish soap, scrubbing sponges
  • Grooming and nail clippers, grooming scissors, dog collars (all sizes)
  • Gently used carriers and crates, gift certificates for pet stores
  • Batteries tripple A, double A, C, D, or 9 volt, or garbage bags

Customer Appreciation Day, October 21st
Enjoy coffee and goodies in the rotunda.

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Yoga with Jenny

Starts September 13th to November 22nd
Fridays at 10am.
There will be no classes on October 11th and November 15th

Starting on September 13th, Jenny will be bringing together a mix of Yoga and mat Pilates to the library. As always, this is a gentle, beginner class open to all levels. Come on out for some much needed relief from stress, neck pain, back pain, or emotional pain. Every Friday we will focus on a different area of the body with student input and feedback encouraged. Most of all, we will have fun! Classes will be sixty minutes and will include meditation basics at the end. Plrase bring a Yoga mat, Yoga blocks, towel and a bottle of water. Please note that although a chair may be used to aide with standing poses, work on the floor is required for participation in this class. Register online at

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Coffee Break

Drop in to the Rotary Room for coffee, cookies and conversation.

Wednesday Evenings, 6pm to 7pm
September 25th, October 30th, November 27th, December 11th

Tuesday Afternoons, 2pm to 3pm
September 17th, October 15th, November 19th, December 17th


First Wednesday of the month


  • October 2nd: On the Basis of Sex
  • November 6th: Gloria Bell
  • December 4th: Bee Nation

At 2pm in the Rotary. 2 Dollars at the door.

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A Beginner's Guide to Zero Waste


  • In Your Kitchen. September 27th at 2pm
  • In Your Laundry Room. October 25th at 2pm, costs five dollars
  • A Zero Waste Holiday. November 22nd at 2pm

For full details and registration please visit

Repair Cafe

Saturday October 26th
Drop in between 11am to 12:30pm

Do you have a broken household item? Don't toss it! Bring your small appliances, computers, electronics, clothes, jewelery, books, and more and we will try to show you have to fix it for free!

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FYI Workshops

November 5th at 6pm. Alzheimers Society Public Information Forum

November 20 at 6pm. Pre-Planning Funerals: Benefits and Regulations

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Tech Connect

Is technology causing more problems than it’s solving? Or, do you want to learn how to use the machines in the Makery to create, explore, and invent. Let an experienced tech guru help you navigate the twists and turns that lay between you and technology.

For appointments please contact Justin at

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Wi-Fi Hotspots

To address the needs of those who do not have access to high-speed Internet services at home, NOTL Public Library has introduced a new Wi-Fi hotspot lending program which allows cardholders to borrow one of two portable Wi-Fi hotspots for up to one week at a time.

For full details call the library at 905-468-2023 or visit

The Basics, Library and Computer Workshops

Don't let technology intimidate you. All skill levels are welcome in this small group setting. Space is limited. Please register online at or call 905-468-2023


  • September 18th at 2pm. Learn to browse our online catalogue, place holds and manage your library account. Your library card is required.
  • October 16th at 2pm. Set up an email address and learn to use social media. A working cellphone or pre-existing email address is required.
  • October 30th at 2pm. Get better acquainted with your iPad or tablet. Bring your device and leanr its quirks.
  • November 20th at 2pm. Learn to use our eBooks and eAudiobook collection. Bring your iPad or tablet, or computer with eReader and cable.

Individual tech tutoring is available by appointment. Please contact Matt at

Practical Genealogy


  • September 12th, October 17th, November 14th.
    Please register online at
  • Beginner Class, 1pm to 3pm.
    Get started on creating your family tree. Learn about the resources available through the library and online to uncover your roots in this inter active workshop presented by author and genealogy expert, David Hemmings.
  • DNA Workshop, 3pm to 5pm.
    Gain an understanding of Genealogical DNA testing by exploring ancestral ethnicity and genealogical relationships.

Info Health

Achieve a healthy lifestyle, practice disease prevention, detect and manage specific diseases, and navigate Niagara health care resources with representatives from the NOTL Family Health Team. Register online at


  • Wednesday, September 11th at 2pm - Gene Therapy
  • Wednesday, October 9th at 2pm - The Family Health Team - Part 2
  • Wednesday, November 13th at 2pm - Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
  • Wednesday, December 11th at 2pm - Medical Research

New, Continue the conversation
Immediately after info health at 3pm

Has an Info Health session ever left you with more questions? Would you like the opportunity to pick a medical professional's brain? Dr. Brown has made himself available for an informal time of conversation after each Info Health session. Stick around the share your stories and ask your questions.

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Nobel Prize Series

Have you ever wondered how the Nobel Prizes are awarded? Dr. Bill Brown will discuss the criteria used to nominate and finally choose the various Nobel Prizes! Tuesdays at 2pm


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  • Labour Day, September 2nd
  • Thanksgiving, October 13th and 14th
  • Staff Development Day, November 4th
  • Christmas Eve, December 24th
  • Christmas Day, December 25th
  • Boxing Day, December 26th
  • New Year's Eve, December 31st
  • New Year's Day, January 1st

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Library Hours


  • Monday, 9am to 8pm
  • Tuesday, 9am to 8pm
  • Wednesday, 9am to 8pm
  • Thursday, 9am to 8pm
  • Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday, 1pm to 4pm

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