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 3:00 p.m. This year, the films featured will be provided by the National Film Board of Canada.

Pre-registration is required. Free.

Contact the library for more information: 905-834-6512.

2024 Season

January 29, 2024

  • Dear Audrey (2021, 89 min.)

February 26, 2024

  • John Ware Reclaimed (2020, 72 min.)

March 25, 2024

  • Arab Women Say What?! (2023, 82 min.)

April 29, 2024

  • Katinniq / Vanishing Point (2012, 82 min.)

May 27, 2024

  • Secretariat's Jockey, Ron Turcotte (2013, 74 min.)

June 24, 2024

  • Standing on the Line (2018, 80 min.)

July 29, 2024

  • Sovereign Soil (2019, 91 min.)

August 26, 2024

  • Stateless (2020, 95 min.)

September 23, 2024

  • Ever Deadly (2022, 89 min.)

October 28, 2024

  • Unarchived (2022, 84 min.)

November 25, 2024

  • As the Crow Flies (2016, 83 min.)

December 16, 2024

  • Borealis (2020, 93 min.)

Bill's Best Reads with William Thomas

We are excited to introduce Bill’s Best Reads! Each month, we will feature a book hand-selected by bestselling author, scriptwriter, and nationally syndicated humour columnist, William Thomas.

January's selection: No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod.
February's selection: The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese.

To place a hold, find "No Great Mischief" or "The Covenant of Water" today in our catalogue, or call us at 905-834-6512.

No Great Mischief by Alisair MacLeod The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

Black History Month

February 2024

During Black History Month, people in Canada celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and their communities who have helped to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous nation it is today.

Celebrate Black History Month with us all month long and checkout a book from our library display in-person or online.

Freedom to Read Week

February 18 to 24, 2024

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under The Canadian Chart of Rights and Freedoms.

Check out our book display in-person or through the online catalogue. Celebrate your freedom to read by enjoying a frequently challenged or banned book today.

Art in the Atrium: Acrylic Paintings by Kyla Harriettha

January to February 2024

This past year, we offered monthly adult acrylic painting classes with Kyla for our community. She also created beautiful paintings to inspire younger artists during the summer months.

Stop by the library to see all her amazing work from 2023. Be sure to sign the guestbook!

Kyla with easel showing one of her paintings

Local Author Talk: Brenda Lanigan

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2024.
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: L.R. Wilson Archives

Join local author Brenda Lanigan as she discusses her book: What If... 365 Possibilities for Life.

This event is free. Pre-register at the library to reserve your spot.

Photo of Brenda Lanigan

Community Connect

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

Resume Refresh with PC Works

January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2024.
February 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2024.
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 Seniors Dental Care Program

Wednesday, January 17, 2024.
Wednesday, February 7, 2024.
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The ODSCP is a free dental care program for low-income seniors (65 and older). Stop by to learn how to enrill. For other dental assistance questions, call Valerie Wehlann from Bridges at 905-871-7621 ext. 2245

Drop-in. Free.

Speak with a Registered Dietician

Monday, January 22, 2024.
Monday, February 26, 2024.
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Have questions about nutrition and diet? Speak with Christina, who is a Registered Dietician and Diabetes Educator from Bridges Community Health Centre.

Bridges Community Health Centre Programs and Services

Tuesday, January 9, 2024. 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 31, 2024. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 28, 2024. 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Learn about free programs and services offered by Bridges CHC with Health Promoter Lori.

Service Canada

Third Wednesday of each month.

Next sessions:
Wednesday, January 17, 2024.
Wednesday, February 14, 2024.
10:00 am to 1:00 p.m.

Service Canada provides Canadians with a single point of access to a wide range of government services and benefits through the internet, by telephone, in person or by mail.

Service Canada will be in your community to help you apply for the programs and services:

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

Birchway Niagara (Formerly Women's Place)

Thursday, January 25, 2024.
Thursday, February 15, 2024.
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.

Introduction to Horticulture

Thursday, February 22, 2024.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn how horticulture can bring you closer to employment at NTEC (Niagara Training & Employment Centre). This free program is designed for adults with developmental disabilities.

To register, please call: Warren Palmer 1-877-376-4674 ext. 292,
DSO (Developmental Services Ontario)

NTEC will also be at the library:
Wednesday, February 14, 2024.
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Stop by to learn more about what they do in our community.

PFLAG Niagara

Saturday, January 6, 2024.
Saturday, February 10, 2024.
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Wondering what all the fuss is about pronouns?  Struggling to keep track of all of the letters in 2S&LGBTQQIA+ and what they mean? Maybe you have questions but aren't sure if you'll say the right thing or use the correct terms, or you want to know more about how you can be a better ally to the community.  Pflag Niagara is here for you!

In communities across the country, the pflag Canada network provides peer support, education and advocacy for a Canada that affirms, respects, and values all sexualities, genders, and gender expressions. Volunteers from Pflag Niagara will be on hand to answer questions and share resources and information.

All are welcome to stop by, ask questions, and chat with us.

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.