Whether a monthly event or a special experience, Port Colborne Public Library's adult programs provide a chance for you to meet people who share the same interests. For upcoming programs, please check our calendar and newsletter.

Documentary films

Bring a friend or two and join us for an afternoon of film-watching. Enjoy a lively discussion. Presented the last Monday of the month, January to December, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Contact the library for more information: 905-834-6512. Free.

2023 Season

January 30, 2023

  • Arctic Secrets: Delta Discoveries (2016, 60 min.)
  • Big Pacific: Violent (2017, 53 min.)

February 27, 2023

  • Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses (2014, 60 min.)
  • Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius (2014, 60 min.)

March 27, 2023

  • Walt Disney World (2007, 56 min.)
  • A Park for All Seasons: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park (2010, 25 min.)

April 24, 2023

  • Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine: From Apocalypse to Heresies (2015, 60 min.)
  • Pagans and the Cult of Martyrs (2015, 60 min.)

May 29, 2023

  • Modern Marvels: Golden Gate Bridge (2007, 60 min.)
  • Great Projects: Tale of Two Rivers (2002, 60 min.)

June 26, 2023

  • Native America: From Caves to Cosmos (2018, 55 min.)
  • Native America: Nature to Nations (2018, 55 min.)

July 31, 2023

  • Aurora: Fire in the Sky (2017, 60 min.)
  • Power Surge (2011, 60 min.)

August 28, 2023

  • Statue of Liberty (2001, 50 min.)
  • Empire State Building (2007, 60 min.)

September 25, 2023

  • The Way West: The War for the Black Hills (2010, 90 min.)
  • Park for All Seasons: Banff National Park (2010, 25 min.)

October 30, 2023

  • The Poisoner's Handbook Killer Chemistry (2014, 120 min.)

November 27, 2023

  • Aces: A Story of the First Air War (1993, 93 min.)
  • John McCrae's War, In Flanders Fields (1998, 46 min.)

December 18, 2023

  • Mary of Nazareth (1996, 50 min.)
  • Christmas Unwrapped (2005, 50 min.)

Local author: Brenda Lanigan

Wednesday, October 11, 2023.
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Join local author Brenda Lanigan as she discusses her book What If...365 Positive Possibilities for Life. The event is free. Pre-register at the library to save your spot.

An afternoon with William Thomas

Saturday, October 28, 2023.
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The Port Colborne Public Library is proud to present bestselling author, scriptwriter, and nationally syndicated humour columnist William Thomas for a special event. The program features:

  • The launch of Bill's Best Reads Book Club!
  • A guided tour of the collection of photographs of great CAnadian authors who came to the "Readings at the Roselawn" author series.
  • An intimate book signing of William Thomas' brand new book And That's Why I Love Small Town Living.

Call 905-834-6512 to pre-register for this free event.

Trivia night Library and Museum fundraiser

Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Test your spooky trivia skills in this event hosted by the legendary trivia masters: Port Colborne Public Library and Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum.

Are you up to the challenge? Come dressed as your favourite historical or literary character for a chance to win a special prize package filled with... what else? Books! Individuals can join a team at the event, or sign up as a team with a maximum of 8. Pizza and beverages available for purchase.

Call 905-834-6512 for more information.
All proceeds go to the Library and Museum.
Location: Roselawn Centre, 296 Fielden Avenue, Port Colborne
Tickets: $10

Painting with Kyla: walk of the witch

Thursday, October 12, 2023.
1:00 to 2:30 p.m. & 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Create the silhouette of a witch and her black cat going for a spooky stroll in a whimsical forest.  Learn perspective techniques, blending and shading tricks, all while having fun with the use of colour and playful brushstrokes!

Pre-registration is required. Contact the library for more information: 905-834-6512. Cost: $15 per person.

Witch with a black cat walking through the woods

Community Connect

Learn more about services and programs offered by local community support groups.

Resume refresh with PC Works

Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2023.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Bring in a copy of your resume (paper/digital) and get tips to improve it. PC Works will help refresh and optimize your resume to highlight your skills to match your employment goals. Don't have a resume? PC Works can help get you started.

Drop-in. Free.

Ontario Senior's Dental Care Program

Wednesday, October 4, 2023.
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

For any low-income seniors without dental care, the government of Ontario has developed The Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) for free dental care for seniors who are 65 and older. Bridges Community Health Centre's Dental Health Community Worker Valerie Wehlann will be available to provide more information on eligibility and enrollment. Valerie can also reached at 905-871-7621 ext. 2245 for any questions about the Ontario Senior's Dental Care Program or other dental assistance related questions.

Drop-in. Free.

Service Canada

Wednesday, October 18, 2023.
10:00 am to 1:00 p.m.

Service Canada can help you apply for programs and services:

  • Old Age Security (OAS)
  • Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
  • Employment Insurance (EI)
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • My Service Canada Account (MSCA).
Pre-registration required. Free.

Birchway Niagara (Formerly Women's Place)

Friday, October 20, 2023.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn about communication, boundaries, safety planning, and healthy relationships. Learn how to help someone who may be experiencing abuse. Confidential meeting spaces available.

Drop-in. Free.

Niagara Parents: ask a nurse

Friday, October 13, 2023.
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Chat with a Niagara Region Public Health Nurse from the Family Health division. Learn about pregnancy, adjusting to parenthood, your well-being as a parent, parenting tips, your child's growth and development, and more! They can link you with services and programs in the Region.

Drop-in. Free.

Infant sleep workshop

Friday, October 27, 2023.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Niagara Region Public Health nurses will be discussing healthy sleep for infants ages six to 12 months. Support for creating individualized sleep plan for your baby will be available.

Pre-registration required. Free.

Have THAT Talk Series

Tuesdays, October 3 & 10, 2023.
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn about safe ways to talk about mental health or illness and how to support others sharing their challenges with you.

Pre-registration required. Free.

Speak with a registered dietician

Monday, October 2, 2023.
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Have questions about nutrition and diet? Speak with a registered dietician from Bridges Community Health Centre.

Drop-in. Free.

PFLAG Niagara

Saturday, November 4, 2023.
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

In communities across the country, Pflag Canada network provides peer support, education and advocacy for a Canada that affirms, respects and values all sexualities, genders and gender expressions.

PFLAG Niagara offers local, practical, and emotional peer-to-peer family support for individuals and their loved ones in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

Drop-in. Free.

Try something different

Do you like to garden? Check out seeds from our seed library.

Do you like to learn new skills? Do you like to experiment, make and create? Explore our makerspace to see if there is anything you'd like to try.

Check out our digital resources for great e-books, audiobooks, digital magazines, streaming video, online classes, research databases and more.