On January 14 2021, HPL was notified of a Central employee who tested COVID-positive. While at work, the employee was wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and maintained physical distancing. A thorough cleaning and disinfection of Central's Basement, Floor 1 and Floor 2 was completed. HPL is working with Hamilton Public Health for contact tracing. We wish the employee a quick and full recovery.
Bookmobile service is paused until Saturday January 16, 2021 as a precautionary measure, so we can deep-clean after a staff member at Central staff went home ill and another was notified as a close contact of a COVID-19 positive case. Bookmobile items on affected floors are being quarantined out of an abundance of caution.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 5:00pm
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 4:45pm
Print on the Go
Print on the Go service is currently unable to print fillable government documents. We are working to resolve the issue. All other uploaded documents are printed by branch staff upon arrival.
Flashbacks uniquely explores the city's bygone days with stories, interviews, tours of landmarks, historical photos and each episode features one of Mark's songs about the theme of the show. Hosted by HPL Archivist Margaret Houghton and reporter Mark McNeil, Flashbacks is a collaboration between Cable 14, The Spectator and the Hamilton Public Library. (source: Cable 14 website)
Mark McNeil won the 2016 Multimedia Journalism award during the 2016 Ontario Newspapers Award for his work on Flashbacks. "McNeil breathes new life into Hamilton history through skilful use of each platform’s strengths: crisply written narratives and engaging quizzes in print, interactive web storytelling, and compelling local television and on-demand video. Flashbacks truly makes the past come alive.” (62nd Annual Ontario Newspaper Awards)