Barton Library December Update

Join staff for some seasonal craft making, Ringing in the New Year and, of course, loads of seasonal crafting books, cookbooks, picture books, movies and more.

We still have a few spots left in our Cricut Design Space on December 21st at 11am. Get inspired and walk away with a cool crafted item. Register online here: https://events.hpl.ca/event/9368745 or by phone at 905-546-3200.

Are your hands too full to pick up a book? We have got you covered with an extensive collection of eAudiobooks on the Libby app, available free with your library card. Let Barton staff help you get set up and connect your HPL account with our five partner libraries so that you have access to their eAudio/eBook collections as well. Find the link to the download at https://hpl.overdrive.com/

Programs for Kids at your Barton Library

Noon Year’s Eve Countdown: Bring your little ones and Ring in 2024 early on Saturday, December 30th. Drop in for activities and games and then celebrate with a little dancing and a countdown at Noon. Ideal for ages 0-5.

Make and Create: Kid’s love to make and give gifts too! At this program your child will explore a variety of art materials and techniques. We will provide the supplies and creative encouragement. Friday, December 15th from 3-4pm. Ideal for ages 4-8.

More programs for kids:

  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Learning Lab: Try your hand at stop motion animation, build bridges, and explore optical illusions. Drop by every Wednesday at 3:30pm. Ideal for ages 8-12 years.
  • Whether you love math or need some extra practice go on a fun Math Quest Tuesdays from 3pm-6pm. Complete 10 math activities (supporting the Ontario Curriculum) and get your name on Barton’s Math Quest Wall of Fame.
  • Family Storytime: Bring the whole family to storytime. Foster early literacy with stories, rhymes, music, finger plays and flannel boards at this interactive program. Wednesdays at 10:30am. Ideal for ages 0-4.
  • Explore & Play Calling all toddlers and preschoolers! Bring your grownups and explore, create, and play with our activity stations. Ideal for ages 0-4. Wednesdays at 11am.
  • Craft Cart: Fridays from 3pm-5pm: We will provide the supplies—all you need to bring is your imagination and make a cool creation to take home. Supplies provided, ages 4-12
  • Saturdays are library days! We are all fun and games with Board Games and Puzzles from 11am -1pm and LEGOmania from 1-3:30pm.

Adult programs:

Barton Book Club: Pick up your copy of The House of Hidden Mothers by Meera Syal then join us at 2pm on Tuesday, December 19th for the socializing and discussion.

As always, we are here to help you with your burning tech questions. Bring your devices to our Drop-in Tech Help every Monday from 1-2pm

Whether it’s to take a break from the bustle of the season or to finish those last few handmade gifts, come out to our Drop-In Knitting and Crochet group, which meets Wednesdays from 1-2pm.

Register now for one of our Thursday morning (11am-12noon) computer skills classes. No experience required.

Dec 7th: Basic Internet Skills 1

Dec 14th: Basic Internet Skills 2

Dec 21st:Cricut Design Space

All Hamilton Public Library locations will be closed on the following days:
Christmas Eve – Sunday December 24,
Christmas Day – Monday December 25,
Boxing Day – Tuesday December 26,
Sunday December 31,
New Year’s Day – Monday , January 1, 2024.