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The Barton Library is currently showcasing the work of local artist Niv Shimshon.Shimshon’s large-format photographs seek to document residents of Hamilton, Ontario, in relation to their physical and social geographies to capture a sense of the city in flux and document Canadian identity in the 21st century.

A recipient of the 2020 LensCulture Critics Choice Awards, we are honoured to be featuring Shimshon’s work in our branch. The Hamilton Public Library is excited for this opportunity to support local art and artists. Please visit Niv’s website ( for more information. You may recognize the locales featured in these photographs during your next visit. 

HPL is expanding hours.  

Barton Library’s hours are 9am to 7pm Monday-Thursday9am to 6pm Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays. For more information please visit