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Programs for the week of October 19 - October 24



Craft Kits Logo Back by popular demand! We are pleased to offer weekly craft kits for kids. New kits will be released each week and are available for pickup at all Library locations during opening hours, while quantities last. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to find out what craft will be featured each week.


We have a mystery to solve, and we need your help! Each week we will post a photo from our collection of historic images and ask you to help solve the mystery by providing information about the photo.


Guess the title of these adult fiction and nonfiction books, based on the emojis.
Enjoy this week's feature title from our Hold Me I'm Yours book review newsletter showcasing 2020 releases. You can find the full reviews on our website


Join us every week for #ThrowbackThursday, where we share digitized images from our historic collections. To explore these collections on your own, check out our Historic Images of St. Catharines and Niagara Database


Looking for something to read while feasting upon all that Halloween candy? Scare yourself silly with these terrifying tales. You might want grab a blanket to hide under.


Children's Checkouts Logo See what's new in the children's collection or get some recommendations from your favourite Librarians.
Are you looking for some weekend reading inspiration? SCPL staff will share rave reviews of favourite ebook and audiobook titles you can find in our digital collections.
Hey kids! Meet some of the community helpers in Niagara! First, we are focusing on librarians. DM or comment your questions for firefighters and watch for the answers in an upcoming video post. Throughout fall, we will be sharing videos of some of the amazing people who help to make our community a great place to live. The firefighter video will be posted on Saturday, October 24th.

Upcoming Programs

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1000 Books before Kindergarten

Starting October 1st, help your child to develop a life-long love of reading by taking the pledge to read 1000 Books before Kindergarten. Sign up through or download the READsquared app. Tag us using #scpl1000b4k so we can share in your little ones reading journey as well.

Food Preservation: Fermentation

Erin Riseing, Program Coordinator for the Niagara Community Garden Network, will teach participants about fermentation, a delicious food preservation method that adds healthy benefits to your vegetables. We'll make probiotic-rich sauerkraut. Please register using the eventbrite link. Registration will include the Zoom link to attend the program and supplies needed if you want to follow along at home.

  • Monday, October 26, 6:00-7:00 pm

Teen Trivia Murder Party *Fully Registered*

*This program is now fully registered. A short waiting list will be taken.*

Just in time for Halloween, play a game of Trivia Murder Party with us over Zoom! In this deadly quiz show players match wits with a trivia-obsessed killer. Participants will be emailed the Zoom link close to the event date. Two devices are recommended: one for Zoom and one to use as a game controller. Ages 9-14. Maximum 8 participants. 

Making/Teaching History in the Pandemic: A Student-Research-Led History of 18th-Century Acadie

How do we teach history in the pandemic? How do we not just teach, but encourage students to create their own historical works? How do we encourage them not just to create their works, but to put that work out for a general-public audience hungry for great stories of our past? Professor Daniel Samson, Department of History, will tell the story of 10 Brock history students and how they built an internationally acclaimed digital public history project at the height of COVID-19.

The Big Let Go

When something difficult happens in your life, people will often tell you to “just let go and move on”. Is it really that simple? And HOW do you learn to let go? Join author, speaker, and wellness writing coach Darcy Patrick as he shares tools from his latest book, The Big Let Go: Letting Go of Control is Taking Control, and teaches you that letting go is possible, and living a full and happy life is truly in your hands.