Find our featured programs here. Reviews, crafts, activities and more. View our newsletter for more programs and details.

Book reviews by our library patrons

Find new reads through our patron reviews, teen reviews, and reviews by kids for kids! Interested in participating? See the featured review page for details or contact us. Teens are awarded 5 community service hours for each approved review. Reviews are published here and on social media accounts.

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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.

May's selection: The Cider House Rules by John Irving
June's selection: Or I’ll Dress You in Mourning by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins

To place a hold, find "The Cider House Rules" or "Or I'll Dress You in Mourning" today in our catalogue, or call us at 905-834-6512.

The Cider House Rules by John Irving Or I'll Dress You in Mourning by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins

Big Library Read

May 9 to 23, 2024.

Discover the history of animals and humans co-existing in the latest #BigLibraryRead! Borrow Wild New World by Dan Flores from May 9 to 23, no waitlists or holds, through Libby.

Access Libby via browser or download the Libby App from the App Store or GooglePlay.

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 4, 2024.

Grab a free comic book, become a superhero with our green screen photoshoot, and take home a fun craft to enjoy. Free comics sponsored by Sketchbook Comics. Available while supplies last.

All ages. Drop-in. Free.

Activities for adults

Join us for various activities. Check out our newsletter for current and upcoming events and programs, or Adult Programs page for ongoing programs.

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Dementia Education Series: Next Steps and Care Essentials

June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2024.
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Join the Alzheimer Society for a 4-part learning series for individuals supporting a person living with dementia. This series will help care partners learn more about dementia, develop caregiving strategies, and become familiar with community resources and supports.

  • Session 1: Overview of dementia and brain health 
  • Session 2: Communication within the circle of care 
  • Session 3: Supportive strategies for both of you 
  • Session 4: Adapting to change & strategies for future planning

Pre-register by visiting this form. Free.

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Scrabble for seniors

Thursday, May 9, 2024.
Thursday, June 13, 2024.
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

How do you spell fun? S-C-R-A-B-B-L-E! Make words and make friends at the library. New and experienced Scrabblers welcome.

For ages 55+. Pre-registration required. Free.

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Seniors' craft circle

Tuesday, May 28, 2024.
Tuesday, June 25, 2024.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Bring your own project and join the circle to enjoy a time of socializing and crafting. Don't have a project? Grab some supplies from our Craft Cart and get started!

For ages 55+. Pre-registration required. Free.

Activities for teens

Join us for various activities. Check out our newsletter for current and upcoming events and programs, or Teen Programs page for ongoing programs.

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Self Care for Students Wellness Fair

Wednesday, May 29, 2024.
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. 

Feeling stressed about exams? Anxious about starting high school or post secondary? Drop by the Self Care for Students Wellness Fair at the Port Colborne Public Library and learn strategies & tips to help you prepare for exams and school transitions. There will be presentations, demos, and displays on topics such as exercise, breathing techniques, better sleep, healthy eating, study strategies, transitioning to high school, community resources and much more!

Sponsored by the City of Port Colborne Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council with support from Bridges Community Health Centre and the Port Colborne Public Library.

For ages 12 – 17. Drop-in. Free.

Activities for children

Join us for various activities. Check out our newsletter for current and upcoming events and programs, or Children's Programs page for ongoing programs.

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PD Day Craft Activity: Outdoor Story Time

Friday, June 7, 2024.
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Meet us by the Library Park for an outdoor story time. Enjoy time in nature with good books! Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All ages. Drop-in. Free.

TD Summer Reading Club

Registration for the TD Summer Reading Club opens Monday, June 17, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. Read books and collect prizes all summer long!

For ages zero to 12. Pre-registration required. Free. 

Stay tuned for our Summer Reading Flyer!

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Mother's Day T&M

Monday, May 6, 2024.

Pick up a kit and make a beautiful card to show your love for mom, grandma, or loved one.

While supplies last. Free.

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Father's Day T&M

Monday, May 6, 2024.

Pick up a kit and make a beautiful card to show your love for dad, grandpa, or loved one.

While supplies last. Free.

Community Connect

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

Resume Refresh with PC Works

May 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2024.
June 4, 11, 18 & 25, 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

May 8 & 29, 2024.
June 19, 2024.
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Learn about eligibility and enrollment in the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) with Valerie Wehlann. The Government of Ontario developed the OSDCP to provide free dental care for low-income seniors (65 and older). Valerie works as the Dental Health Community Worker at Bridges Community Health Centre

Valerie can also be reached at 905-871-7621 ext. 2245 for any additional dental assistance related questions.  

Drop-in. Free.

Speak with a Registered Dietician

Thursday, May 2, 2024.
Thursday, June 6, 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, May 28, 2024. 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 27, 2024. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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

Service Canada

Next sessions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024.
Tuesday, June 18, 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)

Monday, June 17, 2024.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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

Drop-in. Free.

PFLAG Niagara

Saturday, May 11, 2024.
Saturday, June 1, 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!

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

Drop-in. Free.

Alzheimer Society Niagara Region

Wednesday, June 5, 2024. 
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Alzheimer Society supports individuals living with dementia and their loved ones and caregivers. Whether you want to learn more about the programs and services we offer or find dementia-related information specific to your needs, the Alzheimer Society has the education and resources to help you. 

Drop-in. Free.


We now have Wonderbooks, thanks to a generous donation from the Port Colborne Lions Club! Wonderbooks are print books with a ready-to-play audiobook inside. Press play to read along with a book, and then switch to learning mode for literacy learning and fun.

To see what's available, please visit our online catalogue. You can also search “Wonderbook” as a keyword search for all of LiNC

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Book club sets

Have you ever wanted to start your own book club? Now there are more ways than ever to borrow a set of book club books. All free with your Port Colborne Public Library card.

Port Colborne Public Library book club sets

We are happy to offer the following sets:

LiNC book club sets

Did you know that you can order over 250 different sets of book club books through LiNC using your Port Colborne Public Library card? From mystery to biography, from the classics to the latest bestsellers, there is a book for every kind of club. Some restrictions may apply.

To see what's available, please visit our online catalogue. You can also search “Book Club Set” as a title search. Need more information? Call us at 905-834-6512, we are happy to help you get started!

Online programs

Did you know we have a YouTube channel? You can watch follow-along craft tutorials, activities and story times. Some videos are only available for a limited time, so check back for any updates. We also promote author talks, presentations, and other online programs of interest.