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.
Melvin M. Hawkrigg
An all-round athlete, business leader and civic booster, Mel Hawkrigg arrived in Hamilton in 1949 to attend McMaster. While earning a history and political economy degree, he excelled in football, basketball, hockey and track. Upon graduation, he played a season with the Tiger-Cats before marrying wife Marilyn and launching a stellar business career including senior leadership roles with Fuller Brush Company, London Life, Trilon Financial and Brascan Limited. He is chair of Orlick Industries and the Hamilton Port Authority, and has been actively involved as a volunteer and youth advocate in many organizations including the YMCA and Junior Achievement. Together with Marilyn, Mel is a fixture cheering on the McMaster Marauders. For nine years he served as McMaster’s Chancellor and is a member of its Business and Sports Hall of Fame.