New Adult Programs

 “The 32 Second Entrepreneur”— Small Business Success

Tuesday, May 31, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

With local author Dan Barrett. Join business consultant Dan Barrett as he gives practical and concise advice for opening and operating a successful business.

FREE. Space is limited. Pre-register. Tickets at the Library.

Estate Planning Series— “Understanding Probate”

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

With local author Larry Fisher. Sign up soon for the latest session in Larry’s informative series on estate planning. This session focuses on probate.

FREE. Space is limited. Pre-register. Tickets at the Library.

Plein Air Painting for Adults—Outdoor Art Classes with Instructor Mary Unrau

Watercolours: Mondays, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., starting May 16, 2016

Acrylics: Tuesdays, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., starting May 17, 2016

Cost is $10.00 per person. Pay as you go, or pre-pay in advance. Participants are to bring their own materials.

Contact Mary for more information and guidance on what supplies you need at 905-894- 8199 or

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Just for Kids

Painting with Mary for Kids

Saturday afternoons
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For ages 6 to 10. Cost is $15.00 per 2-hour lesson. Space is limited. Pre-register at the library.

Tot Time with Stacey

Thursday mornings, 10:30 am to 11:30 a.m.
Crafts, stories & activities. For ages 2 to 4 with their parent/caregivers. Cost is $1.00 per session. Space is limited. Pre-register at the library.

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Canadian Federation of University Women’s Donation to Your Library

Canadian Federation of University Women Logo The Port Colborne Public Library would like to thank the Canadian Federation of University Women, Welland and District, for donating $1000 to the Port Colborne, Welland and Pelham Public Libraries toward providing a Canadian children’s author reading at each library during March Break.

On Monday, March 14, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., the Port Colborne Public Library welcomed award-winning Canadian children’s illustrator and author Barbara Reid for a reading and presentation. Barbara Reid’s unique plasticine illustrations are recognized around the world, and her picture books have won dozens of awards. Barbara lives in Toronto, but is at home in classrooms and libraries across Canada.

Thank you CFUW for supporting literacy and children’s programming at your local libraries!

If you’d like to visit with Barbara Reid a little more; please check out her website,

Book cover of The Party by author Barbara Reid        Book Cover of The Subway Mouse by author Barbara ReidBook Cover of Fox Walked Alone by Barbara Reid

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