Adult Events and Programs

Winter Programs: January 1st to March 31st. Register online at notlpubliclibrary.org

The Repair Café

February 1st, 11am to 12:30pm

Do you have a broken household item? Don’t toss it! Bring your small appliances, computers, electronics, clothes, jewellery, books, and more, and we will try to show you how to fix it for free. click here to register

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Coffee Break

Come join us for coffee, cookies and conversation. Everyone welcome.

Drop in – no registration required. January 7th and 21st February 4th and 18th March 3rd and 24th

Movies

February 5th, Harriet. Click here to register. March 4th, Downton Abbey. Click here to register. Rotary room, 2pm, 2 dollars at the door.

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Explore your Digital Library

You know about the physical library, but what about everything that is available digitally? Learn about placing holds from home, accessing eBooks and eAudio, and using Ancestry.com for free!

Friday Feb 21st, 11am. Click here to register.

Ask a Tech

Drop in and get your tech questions answered by an IT expert. Please bring your device(s) and other relevant equipment.

Friday Jan 17th at 11am, Friday Feb 14th at 11am, Tuesday Mar 10th at 6pm. Click here to register.

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Makery Madness

3D Printing and Design. January 9th at 6:30pm.

Learn how to design for the 3D printer and create a helpful household item.

Customized Mugs. January 23rd at 6:30pm.

Using the Critcut, design and create your very own customized mug. Click here to register.

Decal your Kitchen Aid. February 13th at 6:30pm.

Decorate your small appliances with fun, custom decals using the Cricut. Click here to register.

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Homebound Delivery Service

The Library Homebound Service ensures individuals who are confined to their homes due to age, physical or visual disability, or temporary immobilization have access to a wide range of the library's materials.

This is a free service for Niagara-on-the-Lake residents. Volunteers will deliver materials, including large or regular print books, audio books, CDs and movies directly to your home.

For more information and details about the programs, please contact: Sylvia Eady by phone at: 905-468-2023, or email at seady@notlpl.org

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A Beginner’s Guide to Zero Waste

Zero Waste in your Kitchen. January 21st at 6pm, free admission.

Beeswax Food Wraps: A great alternative to plastic wrap! Learn how to make wraps that provide a more sustainable and healthy way to store food. T-Shirt Tote Bag: Join us to make an environmentally friendly tote bag from a recycled t-shirt, no sewing required! Participants must bring one or two t-shirts that will be made into tote bags and a yard of 100% cotton fabric that will be cut and used for the beeswax wraps. Please ensure all fabrics are washed. The best cotton for beeswax wraps is organic, the thickness of a bedsheet and with a tight weave. Click here to register.

Zero Waste in your Laundry. February 18th at 6pm, 5 dollar admission.

DIY Single Dose Detergent Pods: Save money and control the ingredients of your laundry soap. This alternative also controls the amount of detergent you use so you’ll help protect your machine by not using excess soap, DIY Laundry Fabric Softener: Do you use liquid fabric softener or dryer sheets? In this workshop we cover both options! Learn to make a more natural alternative to store-bought fabric softeners in this workshop. Click here to register.

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Books to read for Black History Month

Black Writers Matter. An anthology of African-Canadian writing, Black Writing Matters offers a cross-section of established writers and newcomers to the literary world who tackle contemporary and pressing issues with beautiful, sometimes raw prose.

Zadie Smith, Swing Time. Set in London, New York and west Africa, the story follows two mixed-race girls, Tracey and an unnamed narrator, who aspire to be tap-dancers when they grow up.

North to Bondage. North to Bondage traces the transition and movement of black people from slavery in the United States to continued slavery in the Maritimes. A narrative about forced migration, displacement, and the expansion of slavery in the British empire.

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Black History Month Events

Movie screening of Harriet, February 5th at 2pm, 2 dollars.

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Click here to register.

Michael Pawlowski, February 5th at 6:30pm, Free admission.

Solomon Moseby's historical account of flight from slavery in Kentucky in 1837, freedom in Canada, seizure by American bounty hunters and the riot that rescued him is presented by author Michael Pawlowski. Click here to register.

Babarinde Williams, February 22nd at 11am, Free admission.

Babarinde Williams uses the African cultural art of interactive story-telling, dance and hand drumming to teach and motivate children. This is an all-ages event.Click here to register.

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Watch Out for Canada Reads 2020 Contenders on our shelves this winter

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Beer and Books

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

  • 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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Wine and Words

Enjoy an intimate evening at a local winery with an acclaimed author, a glass or wine and food pairing. Doors open at 7pm

  • Samra Zafar, February 12th, The Hare Wine Co. Click here to register.
  • Katherine Ashenburg, March 18th, Reif Estate Winery. Click here to register.
  • Guy Gavriel Kay, April 15th, Caroline Cellars. Click here to register.

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the Oscars

2020, 92nd Academy Awards. Check out the best picture nominees at the library

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Centre for Equitable Library Access

CELA makes it possible and easy for all public libraries in Canada to provide reading materials in accessible formats to patrons with print disabilities.

Want to find out more? Ask at the library's service desk or call: 905-468-2023

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Practical Genealogy

January 16th, February 20th, March 19th.

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 interactive workshop presented by author and genealogy expert David Hemmings. Click here to register.

DNA Workshop, 3pm to 5pm. Gain an understanding of Genealogical DNA testing by exploring ancestral ethnicity and genealogical relationships.Click here to register.

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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.

Ischemic Heart Disease, Wednesday, January 8th at 2pm.

Arrhythmias, Wednesday, February 12th at 2pm.

Heart Failure, Wednesday, March 11th at 2pm. Click here to register.

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Yoga with Jenny

Starts January 24th through March 13th, Fridays at 10am. No classes on February 14th

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-neede 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 60 minutes and will include meditation basics at the end. PLease being a yoga mat, yoga blocks, towel and bottle of water.

Although a chair may be used to aide with standing poses, work on the floor is required for participation in this class. Click here to register.

Closures

New Year's Day. January 1st

Family Day. February 17th

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2nd Annual Seed Library Launch

March 28th at 10am

Presentation by Linda Crago Tree and Twig Heirloom Vegetable Farm. Click here to register.

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Coming Up Spring 2020

Wellness Festival

Fraud Prevention Workshop

Author Visits: Nick Tooke, Manisha Melwani

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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
Check the Library's website for our holiday hours and the most up to date program information.

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