Registration for all programs is required unless otherwise indicated.

YMCA Drop-In Services

While the YMCA of Thorold waits for its new home beside Foodland on Pine Street, YMCA staff will be on location at the Thorold Public Library on Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Stop in for assistance with resume preparation, job searching techniques, and interview skills.  This is a free program.  No registration is required.

Book Clubs

This year, all chosen titles will be Canadian in honour of Canada 150.  The library offers several book clubs for you to choose from.  Contact the library for more information.

Upcoming clubs:

September 21: Birdie by Tracey Lindberg

September 28: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

September 29: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

Author Appearances

We are pleased to host many local author appearances throughout the year.  Contact the library for the latest details.

Upcoming appearances:

October 3: Gina Iafrate

Meditation Classes

Learn the many benefits of a meditation practice with free Heartfulness Meditation. All levels of experience are welcome.  Every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming classes:

September 19

October 17

Yoga Classes

Practice gentle poses and beginner breathwork that shift with the changing seasons.  Every first, second, and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.  By donation.

Upcoming classes:

August 22

August 29

Tai Chi

Tai Chi and Qi Gong with certified instructor Kathy Wismer. $5 per class. Drop-ins are welcome.  Monday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Needle Pointers

Enjoy company while you work on your knitting, crocheting, or sewing project.  Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Movies at the Library

Relax and enjoy a FREE movie at the library.  Coffee, Cookies & a Movie features new releases for adults while Family Movie Matinees offer a fun film for kids of all ages.  Contact the library for details, dates and titles.

Upcoming screenings:


September 8: Paris Can Wait

September 23: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Adult Craft Night

Complete a DIY project at the Library every month. Fee: $10.00. Contact the library for more details.

Upcoming crafts:

September: Wine Glass Etching

Brain Wave Café

The Brain Wave Café provides an opportunity for individuals concerned about cognitive change and dementia to learn about brain health and dementia, to ask questions, and to become familiar with community resources and supports. These cafés offer an informal place for people to meet up on a regular basis for a coffee, get information, share experiences and participate in ‘healthy brain’ activities within their local communities. Individuals living with cognitive change or dementia, care partners, family and friends are all welcome! This program is hosted by the Alzheimer’s Society of the Niagara Region on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. FREE. No registration is required.

Writers’ Forum

An informal monthly gathering for those who enjoy writing. Share ideas, network with others and get writing tips from guest authors. This group meets the first Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m.

Computer Lessons

Learn computer basics or more advanced applications based on your technological literacy.  Call or drop in to book a personalized 30 minute appointment.