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

Reviews and recommendations

Find new reads through our adult book clubs, teen reviews, and recommendations 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 and recommendations are published here and on social media accounts.

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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!

Community-led Eclectic Book Club

The community-led Eclectic Book Club is back. If you are interested in joining them, please contact the library for more information: 905-834-6512. Space is limited.

Art in the Atrium: Port Colborne Art Club

December 1 to 23, 2022

Show your support for our local artists and check out the latest art show in our atrium. This month, we host the Port Colborne Art Club (PCAC). Don’t forget to sign the guestbook. You can learn more about PCAC’s upcoming classes, workshops, and events by visiting their Facebook page.

December painting class: gnome for the holidays

Thursday, December 8 2022. 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season by painting a festive gnome for your home! Have yourself a merry little time, learning layering and blending techniques all while painting this playful winter scene.

Pre-registration is required. Please contact us for more information: 905-834-6512.

Cost: $15

Teen Craft: Craft Your Own Ornament

Saturday, December 10, 2022. 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Calling all teens! Join us for this fun craft session and create a holiday block ornament. You can paint your wooden block with any design you like.

Call 905- 834-6512 to register. For ages 12 to 18.

Free.

Gingerbread friend

December 12 to 23, 2022

Decorate a gingerbread friend to take home with you this holiday season. Available in the Children’s Room while supplies last.

Story time with Shelly

Saturday, December 17, 2022. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Meet us in the Children’s Room for a festive, family story time. All ages. Free. No registration required.

Let's Talk About... Teen Mental Health

Tuesday December 6, 2022, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Our Let's Talk About series returns with a presentation by local author Sara De Waard. Her writing is often inspired by her compassion for the trials and tribulations of today’s youth. Q&A will follow with members from Pathstone Mental Health and Niagara Region Public Health to answer your questions.

Reserve your spot: 905-834-6512.

Teens with arms around each other

"Fill the Fire Truck" Toy Drive

Help support our friends at Port Colborne Fire & Emergency Services. The library is a drop-off point for the Toy Drive. Bring us your unwrapped new and gently-used toys for ages 18 and under, and non-perishable food items. All donations go to Port Cares to help those in need during the holiday season.

Donate a gift. Help a local child. Donations accepted until mid-December.

A room full of various toys

Employment opportunities and job training with PC Works

Tuesday, October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Learn more about computers, academic upgrading, employment opportunities and job training within the Niagara Region, Talk to a team member from PC Works who will be available at the library on Tuesday mornings, 10 a.m. to noon. They will be available to answer any questions and offer guidance to help get you moving towards your desired path!

All services provided by PC Works are FREE.

Speak with a Niagara Region Public Health Nurse

Wednesday, October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2022, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Starting this October, a Niagara Region Public Health Nurse from the Family Health division will be on-site on Wednesday mornings to answer questions you might have about different topics such as your pregnancy, adjusting to parenthood, your well being as a parent, parenting tips, your child’s growth and development, and more! They can also link you to services and programs available in the Niagara Region.

No registration required. FREE.

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.