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
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Barton Branch Makerspace
The iMac at the Barton Branch Makerspace is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve this issue.
Indigenous Market Launches at Hamilton Public Library
HAMILTON, ON – May 9, 2022 – Regional Indigenous artists and makers are setting up shop at Central Library on dedicated Saturdays starting in May with the launch of the Indigenous Market at HPL.
Browse and buy one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, from jewelry to ceramics, leatherwork and literature every second and third Saturday, May through December. Each market features a new set of creators and by year end will showcase merchandise from more than 30 artists and makers.
WHAT: Indigenous Market at HPL
WHO: Local Indigenous artists and makers
WHEN: Every second and third Saturday, May-December; 10am to 4pm May 14 and 21; June 11 and 18; July 9 and 16; August 13 and 20; September 10 and 17; October 8 and 15; November 12 and 19; December 17
WHERE: Central Library; 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton Check out the schedule vendors at hpl.ca/indigenous-market.
The Indigenous Market at HPL is funded by the My Main Street Community Activator Program, which supports local community placemaking projects, including events, activities, enhancements, and policy and capacity building designed to draw visitors and increase local vibrancy in southern Ontario.
My Main Street is funded by the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and focuses on creating and maintaining vibrant and inclusive local main streets while providing residents, new entrepreneurs and existing businesses with economic opportunities in our main street communities. The My Mainstreet Community Activator program is being delivered by the Canadian Urban Institute.
“We invite everyone in the region to visit the Indigenous Market at Central Library to connect and support talented artists and crafters, learn more about Indigenous culture and traditions and support the local economy.” - Paul Takala, CEO Hamilton Public Library
“The City of Hamilton is excited by the work that the Hamilton Public Library is doing to showcase the talents of Indigenous artists and makers through the establishment of an Indigenous Market at Central Library. This initiative is a great example of delivering results on the Urban Indigenous Strategy – Action 21 – Identify or create ways to support Indigenous artists. We encourage the community to come and support this unique shopping experience.” – Shelly Hill, Manager of Indigenous Relations, City of Hamilton