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.

Simply Steam Story Time

Rotary Room
February 20th 2019 11:00 am
steam

This is story time with a twist! In addition to the traditional story time fun, we will explore the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and math through simple, engaging activities.

Ages 18 months - 3 years

Babies and Books

Rotary Room
February 21st 2019 11:00 am
Babies and Books

Sing, play, and laugh with your baby while sharing books, rhymes, and tickles.

Practical Genealogy

Rotary Room
February 21st 2019 1:00 pm
ancestry

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 hemmingsdd@gmail.com to let him know if you are a beginner or advanced at using ancestry.

DNA Workshop

Rotary Room
February 21st 2019 3:00 pm
ancestry

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.