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.
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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.
Hamilton Public Library Celebrates Black History Month
HAMILTON, ON – January 28, 2022 – Throughout February, Hamilton Public Library (HPL) honours Black history, culture and the legacy of Black Canadians with a lineup of author talks, concerts, activity sheets, reading lists and more. Full details are at hpl.ca/black-history-month.
Team HPL's curated reading lists for adults, teens, and children highlight Black authors, artists, achievements, culture and more. Several virtual events include a panel discussion with prominent Black Canadian Young Adult authors, Asha Bromfield, Sarah Raughley and Liselle Sambury (Feb 12) and an evening with Lawrence Hill, who discusses his new middle-grade book, Beatrice and Croc Harry (Feb 16).
In music we have tributes to Hamilton jazz legend Jackie Washington by LTtheMonk (Feb 4) and Angela Nethersole (Feb 18). Also performing this month are Lucky Stickz and Band (Feb 11) and Mohawk College musicians Rheannen Mclelland, Spencer Mackenzie, Sean De Pledge, Diana Herrera Castillo and Remmington Keena (Feb 25).
Also, check out the Black History Month lists on Kanopy, Curio and Hoopla.
“Libraries play a vital role in preserving, teaching and celebrating the achievements of Black Canadians,” said Lisa Radha Weaver, HPL’s Director of Collections and Programming. “At HPL, Black History Month celebrations foster our mission to respect and support the value and dignity of all individuals.”