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May/June 2023

New Progams & Services

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Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Cricut Maker Available At All Three Branches

In addition to the Cricut Maker 3 in Smithville, we now have a Cricut Explore Air at the Wellandport and Caistorville Branches. Training required prior to use.

May is Asian Heritage Month

Visit any branch during May and celebrate Asian Heritage Month by browsing and borrowing books by an Asian author and making origami crafts.

June is Seniors', Pride, and National Indigenous History Month

Celebrate with us by participating in the many activities that we have planned at all three branches. Don't forget to check out our book displays!

Featured Programs

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday May 6
Visit any library branch during open hours to receive one free comic or comic-themed book while supplies last! Thank you to Comic 1 in Stoney Creek for the donation of comic books!

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Celebrate May the Fourth be With You and Revenge of the Fifth with games, activities and prizes. See details inside.

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Subscription bags continue for the months of May and June. Ask us how to get your goodie-filled bag that can also get you volunteer hours.

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June is Seniors Month. Take part in our special programs and/or regularly scheduled knitting and quilting programs.

Children's Programs

May/June 2023

Children's Programs

Caistorville Crafternoon - Caistorville Branch

Saturdays May 6 & 20, June 3 & 17 @ 12pm
Come and spend the afternoon creatively where a craft is hosted by our staff. Recommended for ages 8 to 12. Registration required.

Drop-In Storytime - Caistorville Branch

Saturdays May 13 & 27, June 10 & 24 @ 10:30am
Drop-in storytime is a program recommended for ages 2 to 5. The program includes a story, sing-along and sensory activity. six kids listening to a story

Drop-In Storytime - Smithville Branch

Saturdays @ 10:30am

Drop-In Storytime - Wellandport Branch

Saturdays May 6 & 20, June 3 @ 10:30am

How To Teach Your Kids About Money - Smithville Branch

Monday June 12 @ 6pm
Lead by a member of the CPA, parents and kids can learn about money in time for those summer jobs! Registration required.

Maker Mondays - Smithville Branch

Mondays May 1 & 15, June 12 & 26 @ 6pm
Learn how to create new projects every Maker Monday using our amazing MakerSpace equipment. Recommended for children ages 8 to 12. Registration required.

National Scavenger Hunt Day - Caistorville Branch

Wednesday May 24 @ 5:30pm
Visit us in Caistorville to participate in an exciting Scavenger Hunt with prize rewards. Drop-in.

S.T.E.A.M. Saturdays - Wellandport Branch

Saturdays May 13 & 27, June 10 & 24 @ 10:30am
Get exploring with science, technology, engineering, art and math. Recommended for children ages 8 to 12. Registration required.

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All Ages Programs

May/June 2023

All Ages Programs

Emergency Preparedness Week - Wellandport Branch

May 7 to 13 during open hours
Visit the Wellandport Branch and play a guessing game about the necessary items for building an emergency preparedness kit. illustration of llama with balloons and birthday hat

Father's Day Trivia - Smithville Branch

Monday June 19 @ 5:30pm
Come play some exciting Father's Day trivia, have fun and win prizes!

LGBT + Tea Book Discussion - Smithville Branch

Friday June 16 @ 5pm
Join us as we discuss LGBTQ books over tea for all ages in the library.

Llaverne's First Birthday Party- Smithville Branch

Saturday June 10
Celebrate Llaverne's first birthday with games, prizes, refreshments and more!

National Indigenous Peoples Day - Caistorville Branch

Wednesday June 21 @ 5:30pm
Join us for a showing of 'Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World' with light refreshments provided.

National Indigenous Peoples Day - Smithville Branch

Wednesday June 21 @ 11:00am
Come and listen to a story from our Indigenous collection and check out all of the books we offer regarding Indigenous history.

National Indigenous Peoples Day - Wellandport Branch

Wednesday June 21 @ 11:00am
Come and listen to a story from our Indigenous collection and check out all of the books we offer regarding Indigenous history.

Pride Pronouns Keychains - Smithville Branch

Monday June 5 between 5:00pm & 7:30pm
Drop-in to make your very own pride pronouns keychain while supplies last.

Pride Storytime - All Branches

Saturday June 17 @ 11:00am
Everyone is welcome to join us for an all-ages storytime featuring some of our favourite books from our LGBT+ catagloue. Drop-in.

Therapy Tails - Smithville Branch

Monday May 15 @ 4pm
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Spend the afternoon with the Therapy Tails team, Marion and Wifi. Enjoy a cuddle session and a good book with a furry friend. Drop-in.

Teen Programs

Cosplay Club - Smithville Branch

Fridays May 5 & 19, June 2, 16 & 30 @ 6pm
Newcomers and pros alike are welcome. Learn all about costuming with Sarah. Recommended for ages 13 to 18. Registration required.

Get Baking! - Smithville Branch

Fridays May 26 & June 23 @ 4:30pm
May's Teen Baking will be in honour of World Dracula Day! Come bake something spooky in Smithville. June's theme is Summer Sweets and will feature Lemon Tarts. Registration required.

Adult Programs

May/June 2023

Adult Programs

Adult Book Club - Smithville Branch

Monday May 29 & June 26 @ 6:30pm
This month we will be meeting to discuss Akin by Emma Donoghue. June's title will be The Deep by Nick Cutter. Registration required. Note: the book club will not be meeting over the summer.

Coffee and Colour - Caistorville Branch

Saturdays May 27 & June 24 @ 1:30pm
A monthly social program for adults to enjoy coffee or tea and conversation while colouring.

Cricut Craft Club - Smithville Branch

Thursday May 11 & 25, June 15 & 29 @ 1pm
The craft club meets twice a month to work on new projects using our Cricut Maker 3 and Cricut Design Space. No experience necessary. Registration required.

Cricut Crafting: Mother's Day Cards and Frames - Smithville Branch

Wednesday May 10 @ 2pm
Make a lovely custom Mother's Day card or photo frame. Registration required.

Fraud Protection For Seniors - Caistorville Branch

Thursday June 15 @ 6pm
A member from the CPA will lead a discussion on how you can protect yourself from fraud. Registration required.

Knitting Circle - Smithville Branch

Wednesdays @ 1:30pm
Beginner and skilled knitters and crocheters are invited to attend social knitting group.

Pride Painting - Caistorville Branch

Friday June 23 @ 1pm
Create a beautiful pride-themed painting in celebration of Pride Month. Registration required.

Seed Savers Club - Wellandport Branch

Thursdays May 11 and June 8 @ 6:30pm
The Seed Savers Club is open to anyone interested in knowing more about growing food.

Smithville Stitchers - Smithville Branch

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

Tech Time Tuesdays - Smithville Branch

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

Suggested Reads for Indigenous History Month

Suggested Reads for Indigenous History Month

True North Rising by Whit Fraser book cover  Bad Cree by Jessica Johns book cover  Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley book cover  Everlasting Road by Wab Kinew book cover 

The Secret Pocket by Peggy Janicki book cover  The Song That Them Called Home by David Robertson book cover  She Holds up the Stars by Sandra Laronde book cover  Powwow Day by Traci Sorell book cover 

Library Branch Info

Caistorville Branch

front of Caistorville branch9549 York Street, Caistorville, ON
905-692-4290; info@westlincolnlibrary.ca
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
905-957-3756; info@westlincolnlibrary.ca
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
905-386-6792; info@westlincolnlibrary.ca
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: Victoria Day, Monday May 22nd

Calendar of Events

May/June 2023