The Hamilton Public Library (with many local branches and online services) serves as a vital resource for lifelong learning for maturing adults.

I can walk to my local branch in Ancaster to read newspapers, check out books and dvd’s requested online, and for community programs.

I also walk there a few times a year to present writing workshops. Branch Libraries offer free programs on a variety of topics including: computers, health, mental health, literature, art and music. You can view Upcoming Events here or go to the HPL Home Page and browse for the current program guide.

Hamilton Aging Together Events calendar often posts HPL programs of interest to seniors and their caregivers, such as:

Memory Café at the Dundas Library

Writing in Later Life: Journaling to Build Resilience

I also pick up Visiting Library Service materials to take to homebound patrons. Over the past ten years, I have enjoyed visiting patrons, talking about books, and offering alternative formats to those with visual impairments.

You might find it useful to visit your local branch or connect online or by telephone to keep abreast of current topics, to seek information, to follow your passions, to develop a creative hobby, or just to spend a thoughtful afternoon.

For further information, see our Hamilton Aging Together link to HPL under Senior Services.

Main Switchboard at Central Library: 905-546-3200

Blog posted by Ellen Ryan