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.
Red Dress Exhibit
May 1 – 19, 2023
Central Library, 1st Floor Living Room
A path of 21 red dresses, hung on wardrobe racks and bearing the stories of 12 victims is a symbolic representation of the all-too many Indigenous women and girls in Canada harmed by violence.
The Exhibit provides an opportunity for the Hamilton community to come together in reflection and solidarity to end the national crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and LGBTQ2S+ people.
A special ceremony will be held on Friday May 5, Noon-12:30pm, in honour of the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S).
A moment of silence will be observed at all Hamilton Public Library locations at 12:30pm.
Exhibit music courtesy of Natasha Findlay-Clairmont and Christina Barahona.
The exhibit has been installed by the City’s Indigenous Relations team in partnership with the Hamilton Public Library. Visit www.hamilton.ca/IndigenousRecognition for more information on MMIWG2S Day, held each year on May 5, and Hamilton’s commitment to advancing Truth and Reconciliation through the ongoing implementation of its locally focused Urban Indigenous Strategy.
Explore HPL’s Red Dress collections list to learn the stories of Indigenous women, girls, two- spirit and gender-diverse people in Canada who are missing or murdered.