Please be aware that during the Covid-19 situation the Library's programming maybe virtual or -n-person with vaccine passport. Check the What's On newsletter, our Event Calendar and this page for details.
Programs For All Ages
Port Hope Public Library's goal is to support extensive and comprehensive library programming and outreach that meets the diversity of needs in the community, and that supports the Library's collections and service mandate. The Library actively partners with other community agencies, organizations, educational and cultural institutions, or individuals to develop and present co-sponsored public programs. The Library's philosophy of open access to information and ideas extends to Library programming with all programs open to the public and largely offered free of charge.
Port Hope Public Library approaches programming with innovation and vision, which has been recognized provincially as the recipient for two consecutive years of the Ministry of Culture's Angus Mowat Award of Excellence in Public Library Service.
There are a wide variety of fun, informative and entertaining programs available at the library. See the details of the program by clicking on the title of program below.
Watch for a new craft project each month
Please ask staff to put the craft kit on hold for you, you'll be notified when your kit is ready for pickup. Send us a picture of your finished project to have it posted to social media email@example.com
Grab-a-Craft for October 2021 - Trick or treat! For November 2021 - Paperbag Fox
Your kit will include all the elements to create your butterfly. You will need... glue, scissors and your artistic flair. Enjoy!
Local History Chat with Bill Bickle
The Library's local history guru, Lori Stephenson-Brittain chats with Bill Bickle about the Hawkins family, and Dr. M.S. Hawkins, the namesake of Port Hope’s senior public school. A virtual version of our popular Local History Series for 2021. Watch their chat on the Library's Facebook page.
Episode for Monday August 31, 2020 Mindful Walk at the St. Mark's Labyrinth
Episode for Monday August 24, 2020 Mindfulness and thinking
Episode for Monday August 17, 2020 Learning about gratitude
Episode for Monday August 10, 2020 Mindful listening from the Library's Podcast studio
Episode for Monday July 20, 2020 One Pointed Focus
Episode for Monday July 13, 2020 Mindful breathing
Episode for Monday July 6, 2020 What is Mindfulness?
Local Author Interview with Linda Hutsell-Manning
Posted Wednesday, October 20 @ 1 PM
To mark Ontario Public Library Week, local author Linda Hutsell-Manning discusses her memoir Fearless and Determined. Watch the interview here on the Library's Facebook page. With thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts through The Writers’ Union of Canada.
Author Myriam Steinberg Virtual Interview!
Posted Monday, September 27 @ 1 PM
Myriam Steinberg chats with local Birth Doula Janette Taylor about her graphic novel, Catalogue Baby, detailing her journey to single parenthood. Join us on PHPL’s Facebook page @PortHopeLibrary
Northumberland 89.7 morning host Jim Glover and Library staff chat Thursday mornings at 8:40 am about Library resources, programs, and events. Listen to Truly Local Radio all about your public library.