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July/August 2023

New Progams & Services

Art Gallery of Hamilton Passes

Family passes to the Art Gallery of Hamilton are available for loan for free at all three library branches! Borrow yours today.

Nature Plus Pass

Nature Plus Passes

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority manages 41 recreational sites across Niagara. NaturePlus passes are available at all three WLPL branches and can be borrowed for one week.

Ontario Parks Day Use Vehicle Permits

Are you ready to plan your next summer adventure? Borrow a free Ontario Provincial Park daypass from any of our West Lincoln Library branches and explore over 100 provincial parks.

Good Food Box

Place your orders for fresh and affordable local produce either in person at Smithville Branch (cash only) or online at linksforgreenerlearning.org. The deadline for orders is July 13 and August 10, with deliveries being made to Smithville Branch on July 19 and August 16.

Featured Programs

TD Summer Reading Club

June 26 to August 26
The TD Summer Reading Club is back! Everyone between the ages of 0-17 can visit any library branch during open hours this summer to register and receive their summer reading booklet. Take part in fun weekly programs about science, art, exploring yourneighbourhood, and ask questions about the world around you.

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Calling all Mini Mysteries and Questioneers! Do you like cool experiments, amazing facts,and mysterious fiction? Learn about what makes you curious and creative this summer.

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TeenLab is the place to be this summer for exciting, hands-on experiments to encourage your inquisitive side! Have fun collaborating and creating new things with others.

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Adults aren't left out of the Summer Reading Club, either! Complete our Summer Reading Bingo for the chance to win lots of fun prizes.

Children's Programs

July/August 2023

Children's Programs

All programs require registration unless otherwise noted.

Check It Out! Cricut Craft Club for Kids - Wellandport Branch

Saturdays @ 2:00pm, July 15 & 29 and August 12 & 26
A summer-only, child-friendly version of our Cricut Craft Club. Learn about all the cool crafts you can create with the help of our Cricut Explore Air 2. Recommended for kids ages 8 to 12.

Check Out This Book! Storytime - Caistorville and Wellandport Branch

Saturdays @ 10:30am, from July 8 to August 26
A weekly themed storytime and craft program. Recommended for kids ages 2 to 5. Drop-in.

Check Out What's Inside! - Smithville Branch

Mondays at 6:00pm, July 3 to August 21
What makes things move, beep, or tick? Join us to find out in this hands-on program as we take apart machines, toys, and electronics. Recommended for kids ages 6 to 12. Drop-in.

How to Teach Your Kids About Money - Smithville Branch

Monday August 14 @ 6:00pm
Lead by a member of the CPA, parents can learn how to responsibly teach their kids about money, just in time for those summer jobs!

International Harry Potter Day - Smithville Branch

Monday July 31 @ 5:00pm
Use a little Liquid Luck and participate in Harry Potter-themed trivia with prizes! Muggles and wizards alike are encouraged to dress up for the event; don't forget your wands! Drop-in.

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Learn the Spoons with Spoonman - Smithville Branch and Virtual

Friday July 28 @ 3:30pm
Join us in-person at the Smithville Branch or tune in from your own home. Bring Your Own Spoons (BYOS) is a 45-minute workshop where the Spoon Man will teach his audience about the musical styles of playing the spoons. Recommended for kids ages 6 to 13.

Mini Mysteries - Smithville Branch

Tuesdays @ 2:00pm, July 4 to August 22
Tackle mysteries big and small with experiments that encourage literacy, science and art. Recommended for kids ages 6 to 8.

Questioneers - Smithville Branch

Thursdays @ 2:00pm, July 6 to August 24 (except Thursday July 20)
Get exploring and ask questions about the world around you by participating in fun crafts and experiments based on science, engineering, and art. Recommended for kids ages 9 to 12.

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Tour of the Universe - Smithville Branch

Tuesday July 11 @ 10:30am
Ontario Planetarium presents a 30-minute interactive tour of the stars using modern projection technology and the latest astronomy software. See constellations, the Northern Lights, and a thundering rocket launch into Earth's orbit before visiting planets, comets, black holes, and galaxies.

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Watercolour Harry Potter Painting - Caistorville Branch

Friday July 28 @ 1:00pm
Accio artwork! Celebrate International Harry Potter Day by painting your own watercolour Harry Potter-inspired design in celebration of The Boy Who Lived's birthday! Recommended for ages 10+

Teen & Adult Programs

July/August 2023

Teen & Adult Programs

All programs require registration unless otherwise noted.

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Teens Get Baking - Smithville Branch

Mondays @ 4:30pm, July 24 & August 28
July's teen baking will be a taste of the great outdoors with S'mores brownies! Sweet and sticky, they're sure to delight. August will feature Strawberry Poke Cake, a berry sweet dessert. Registration required.

TeenLab - Smithville Branch

Fridays @ 6:00pm, July 7 to August 25
TeenLab is the place to be this summer for exciting, hands-on experiments to encourage your inquisitive side! Get creative with art and science-based activities while collaborating and creating new things with others. Recommended for ages 13 to 17. Registration required. Limited space.


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DIY Cat Nip Toys - Smithville Branch

Tuesday August 8 @ 12:30pm
Calling all cat lovers to come celebrate International Cat Day! Make a quick and easy catnip toy with some basic sewing. It's a purr-fect project that your cats will thank you for!

Dust Jacket Art - Caistorville Branch

Wednesdays @ 5:30pm, July 26 & August 30
A monthly social program for adults to enjoy making art collages with recycled dust jackets. Drop-in.

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Fraud Protection for Seniors - Wellandport Branch

Thursday August 24 @ 6:00pm
A member from the CPA will lead a discussion on how you can protect yourself from fraud.

Seed Savers Club - Wellandport Branch

Thursdays @ 6:30pm, July 13 & August 10
The Seed Savers Club is open to anyone interested in knowing more about growing food.

Smithville Stitchers - Smithville Branch

First and third consecutive Wednesday & Saturday of the month, all day
Beginner and skilled quilters are invited to attend this monthly friendship-building program.

Tech Time Tuesdays - Smithville Branch

Tuesdays @ 10:00am to 12:00pm & 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Need tech help? Are you interested in learning how to use any of our MakerSpace equipment? Book a half-hour appointment to get one-on-one in-person assistance.

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Watercolour Summer Painting - Caistorville Branch

Friday August 25 @ 1:00pm
Create a beautiful summer watercolour painting in Caistorville with Kelley.

Suggested Reads from the TD Summer Reading Club

Suggested Reads from the TD Summer Reading Club

Elvis, Me, and the Lemonade Stand Summer by Leslie Gentile book cover  The Aquanaut by Dan Santat book cover  Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor by Xiran Jay Zhao book cover  Ghostlight by Kenneth Oppel book cover 

Le Long Chemin by Jean Little & Irene Luxbacher book cover  I Sang You Down From the Stars by M. Coade book cover  Treasure by Mirelle Messier & Irene Luxbacher book cover  Who's Looking by Carol Matas & Cornelia Li book cover 

Library Branch Info

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Caistorville Branch

front of Caistorville branch9549 York Street, Caistorville, ON
Tuesday & Wednesday - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CLOSED: Monday, Thursday & Sunday

Smithville Branch

front of Smithville branch177 West Street, Smithville, ON
Monday & Friday - 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CLOSED: Sunday

Wellandport Branch

front of Wellandport branch5042 Canborough Road, Wellandport, ON
Tuesday & Thursday - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CLOSED: Monday, Friday & Sunday

Library Closures: Canada Day, Saturday July 1st; Staff Training Day, Thursday July 20th (Smithville Branch only); Civic Holiday, Monday August 7th

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July/August 2023