Branch Closures - Friday, June 16
All HPL branches are closed Friday, June 16, for a Staff Professional Development Day. Bookmobile and Extended Access services are unavailable. Regular service hours resume Saturday, June 17.
Turner Park Library - JAWS Accessible Computer
The JAWS computer at the Turner Park Library is currently out of order. Estimated time of disruption is unknown. Thank you for your patience.
Saltfleet Branch Accessible Door Out of Order
There is currently no access to the accessible door at Saltfleet Branch. We’re working to fix it and will post updates on hpl.ca. Thank you for your patience.
Annex Gallery: April – June 2023
How COVID stole March Break!
During March Break of 2020 Canada was in lockdown. The pandemic had arrived. At the time my worries and sleepless nights ended up in a sketchbook. Three years later some of them are seeing the light of day as complete works of art.
Julio Ferrer is a Cuban Canadian painter and printmaker whose Pop Art - inspired artwork originates from and comments upon political, societal, as well as personal experience.
Julio Ferrer was born in 1973 in Cienfuegos, Cuba. Trained at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Havana, Julio has participated in 140 group exhibitions, 18 solo exhibitions, and a commissioned exhibition of the Canadian Prime Ministers for the Canada 150 celebrations.
His artworks are in numerous private and public collections in Cuba, the Americas and Europe. Since 1990, Ferrer has won 21 awards for his artwork, including 1st prize at Bienal International del Humor. In 2006, he was selected Artist of the Year in his home province of Cienfuegos. Julio moved to Canada in 2006 where he continues his career as independent artist. Julio lives and works in his home/studio in Hamilton, Ontario.