Central Library - Tax Clinic Cancellation
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the free drop-in tax preparation service clinic on Saturday, April 8 has been cancelled. Please visit hpl.ca/free-tax-service for other clinic dates. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you think you are a victim of fraud, please call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.
Wi-Fi Unavailable at Red Hill Branch
The Wi-Fi is not working at the Red Hill Branch. Staff is working diligently to resolve the problem.
Barton Branch Makerspace
The iMac at the Barton Branch Makerspace is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve this issue.
Maxwell E. Enkin
Born near Vitebsk, Russia, Max Enkin emigrated to Canada at the age of six.
Mr. Enkin is Chairman of Coppley, Noyes & Randall Ltd. (Cambridge Clothes).
Known throughout his life for a variety of humanitarian services, both in the religious and public service field, Mr. Enkin served as national treasurer for the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews for 35 years.
During the Second World War, he played a vital role in the continued supply of fabrics for the civilian population despite war-time hardships.
After the war, Mr. Enkin headed a mission which assisted in the resettlement of refugees from concentration camps in Austria and Germany. Under the auspices of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Mr. Enkin helped integrate thousands of refugees into Canadian society, assisting with housing and employment. Queen Elizabeth bestowed on Mr. Enkin the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to the Wartime Prices and Trade Council.
In 1966, Max Enkin was honoured with a human relations award by the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews.
In 1981, he was awarded an honourary fellowship in Israel's Haifa University. In 1983, he was appointed to the Order of Canada by Governor-General Edward Schreyer.