Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library Newsletter

November 2022

From Cathy's Desk

It’s the start of a new month and a new term of council. Congratulations to our newly elected Lord Mayor and town council members and kudos to all the election candidates for their civic-mindedness and dedication to community.


Public libraries in Ontario are governed by community volunteers on the same four-year cycle as municipal councils. The current NOTL Public Library Board was appointed in 2019 and remains in place until new members are appointed by the incoming council. Our board includes two town council representatives who are very important to our governance and, among other things, insure the library aligns with town priorities and continues to provide excellent service to the community.


If you’d like to apply to be a library board member, watch the local papers and the town’s and library’s websites and social media feeds for the opening of the application process. In the meantime, we have brochures at the library about what it takes to be an effective library board member and the experience board members need to help us reach our strategic goals. We’re also planning a board information session on December 1st and you’re welcome to contact me for more information at or at 905-468-2023 ext. 203.


November is also the month speed dating returns to the library. This month’s event on the 26th is for men and women between the ages of 45 and 60 and is designed as a fun, low-stress way to meet singles. Whether seeking a friend or soulmate, it’s an opportunity to connect with a variety of interesting people in a series of five-minute, one-on-one chats. As with previous speed dating events, we still need more men so spread the word to the single men in your life.


Dr. Brown's Nobel Prize Series also starts up again this month and we have many new, interesting fiction and non-fiction titles on the shelves. Please read on for more details.

When the library is closed you can still access our many free e-resources. Click here to become a member.  It's that easy!
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