Accessible Washroom at Redhill not available
The accessible washroom at Redhill is not available. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Holds Processing and Delivery Delays
Holds processing and deliveries to Branches will be delayed for the next week due to Staff capacity.
We are working to move materials as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Please be aware of online phishing attempts impersonating Hamilton Public Library and Library Staff. HPL does not solicit paid freelance opportunities through social media or other messaging applications. HPL does not request personal or banking information through social media or require financial compensation when reviewing job applications. Please report phishing schemes to email@example.com. If you think you are a victim of fraud, please call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.
Adelaide Hunter Hoodless
Adelaide Hunter Hoodless became one of Canada's most renowned and respected social reformers at the turn of the century. It was the loss of her youngest child, resulting from drinking impure milk, which proved the real impetus to Hoodless championing of reform issues.
She helped to found the National Y.W.C.A., the National Council of Women of Canada, and the Victorian Order of Nurses, as well as lobbied boards of education to fund domestic science classes, and prepared a textbook in the course.
To Hoodless, the home was the foundation of the nation and she called for women to work and study together to raise their home to their highest possible level.