History Circle

Our newest addition to the SNPL regular program schedule is the History Circle.  We meet at 2pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in our second floor Boardroom.  This Circle is open to anyone who has an interest in talking about or learning about our local history.  Participants are encouraged to bring pictures or documents to share with the group or with the Library for digitization.

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING.

TD Summer Reading Club

For more information visit our Summer Reading page.

SNPL is a TDSRC participating library. This free Club is offered at more than 2,000 public libraries, as well as online. The Club celebrates  authors, illustrators and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading their way. This is key to building a lifelong love of reading. It can be completed at the library online or independently. Club members have the opportunity to meet at the library weekly for fun and educational literacy based activities. Or, sign up at the library and complete online, while on vacation or at home through the Libby app, borrowing library books or ebooks and using the TDSRC children’s website.

The TD Summer Reading Club website has the following activities:

  • Create an online notebook
  • Read ebooks,
  • Vote in the Battle of the Books
  • Review books
  • Participate in weekly trivia
  • Write stories
  • Read and write jokes
  • Read an original web comic
  • View author/illustrator readings and workshops
  • Print colouring sheets
  • Find the perfect book

Choose how you want to register:

Visit the TDSRC website.

Past Summer Reading Club themes:

2015 Play! …Come and Play @ SNPL

2014 Eureka! …Lots is happening all summer @ SNPL

2013 GO!  …Where will you go when you join SNPL?

2012 Imagine @ SNPL

2011 Splash!  Celebrate Summer @ SNPL

2010 Destination Jungle @ SNPL

2009 Agent 009: Detective and Investigation @ SNPL

2008 LOL: Laugh Out Loud @ SNPL

Youth Reading Club

The Youth Reading Club functions like the TDSRC but is run during the school year. Schedules will be posted in late fall.

Check with the Library staff for other planned story programs.

TwAG – Tween Advisory Group

The Tween Advisory Group is a community service project where tweens (age 13-15) can come together and make recommendations for the future of SNPL. Special workshops and activities will be planned by you for the benefit of our community and people your age. Counts for Volunteer Hours. Meets the 1st Friday of the month October through May.  Register Now at info@snpl.ca  We only have 4 PC spaces, but can take more when laptops are available.  More information will be available in late fall.

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING.

TAG – Teen Advisory Group

The Teen Advisory Group is a community service project where teens (age 16-19) can come together and make recommendations for the future of SNPL.  Special workshops and activities will be planned by you for the benefit of our community and people your age. Counts for Volunteer Hours. Meets the 1st Monday of the month October through May.  Register Now at info@snpl.ca   We only have 4 PC spaces, but can take more when laptops are available.  More information will be available in late fall.

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING.

Saturday Matinee

Our Matinee series is a licensed showing of classic and new releases that are family friendly. Movies are shown on the 3rd and 4th Saturdays of the month September-April at 1:00pm throughout the year and are publicized on our Facebook page and in-house. Bring Your Own Popcorn! Requests for specific movies are welcome.

December 2022: Matinee will be on December 10th and 17th at 1:00PM

Classic Movie Series

This series includes classic films, often black and white, and are some of our favourites. Bring your popcorn and join us for an oldie by goodie on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Evening showings are publicized on our Facebook and in-house. Requests are always welcome.

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT RUNNING AT THIS TIME.

Game Nights

Are you looking for an evening of fun or challenges. Our game nights are an all age event. We will be offering Chess, Checkers, Scrabble, and our favourite Board Games. You may also want to start a Bridge or other friendly card game group. You may bring your own supplies or use ours. Game nights are held throughout the year.

Langauge Game Drop in

Play, create and translate!

5:30-7:30

Monday, May 13, 2024

Monday, June 10, 2024

Language Meet/Language Study Club

This is an open online meeting space that uses Zoom as a virtual meeting space for learners to get together to practice and share language learning techniques and resources. Participants will decide amongst themselves how best to practice together. This is not a language course but participants may choose to use the space as such. Please share and encourage others to register and participate.

6NPL has also created folder on Google Drive accessible to language learners. Use the space to share documents, links and videos with other language learners.

Update! June 2024: Currently looking for Study Club Volunteers to recruit, encourage, motivate and share with language learners once a month between 7PM – 9PM. If interested in being a Study Club Volunteer contact 6languages@snpl.ca

6NPL Google Drive Language Resource Documents

Download Language Meet Poster PDF

Register for Mohawk Language Meet

Register for Onondaga Language Meet

Register for Cayuga Language Meet

Register for Oneida Language Meet

Register for Seneca Language Meet

Register for Tuscarora Language Meet

Dial-A-Story 519-900-0908

Call to listen to stories 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Content is children and youth focused with emphasis on local history, local knowledge and our languages.

Scan the QR code with your phone’s camera or a QR code reading app to save Dial-A-Story to your phone’s contacts.

Dial-A-Story will be updated regularly.

If you would like to read your work for Dial-A-Story please contact us today.

For more information about becoming a reader, click HERE.

Share Your Garden

Share Your Garden began was a weekly get together on Zoom every Friday at noon in partnership with Terrylynn Brant of Mohawk Seedkeepers; it is now monthly on the third Friday of the month.

Share Your Garden provides space for growers and gardeners in Six Nations to dialogue about local issues and to learn from one another. The goal is to share knowledge and local information among farmers, small gardeners, and anyone who wants to learn. A prime concern is to make space for relationships among local growers and Haudenosaunee growers; even during these COVID times. We feel it is important to know one another if we are to support one another in maintaining and building on our Haudnenosaunee growing traditions.

Terrylynn helps our growers with her experienced advice and extensive knowledge. Members help one another by sharing information about resources, their own knowledge and experiences; and especially by encouraging one another. Interests include indigenous plants, orchards, trees, Carolinian plants, organic growing methods, food and flowers.

Below you will find some of the edited Zoom recordings from our very informative guests!

Currently meeting every third Friday of the month at noon; online or in-person as safety allows. Join us by contacting the library!

2021 Schedule

September 17th, 2021

October 15th, 2021

November 19, 2021

December 17, 2021

Book Clubs

Haudenosaunee Author Virtual Book Club

  • Takes place Mondays at 10AM on Zoom. Ongoing.
  • The Club reads one book over a season, taking time for in-depth discussion.
  • The focus is on local and Haudenosaunee authors and topics.

Author Visit

Listen to one of our local authors read one of her beautiful poems.
Sadly, Eleanor Staats has passed on but the Six Nations Public Library is honoured to carry on her legacy.

Magic Machine Book Club

The last Monday of the month at 5PM.

Read one title a month or a book based on a theme that is available on Kobo eReaders via KoboPlus, Overdrive or Libby.

Borrow an eReader from the library or bring your own device.

Some reasons you should join:

  • books are heavy for you
  • you like to read more than one book at a time
  • you like trying out and sampling different titles
  • staff can show you how it works and get it set up for you.

Why eReaders (magic machines) rock:

  • you can read in all types of locations and lighting situations
  • many are waterproof, including the KoboLibra2, available to borrow at the library
  • very light
  • long battery life
  • borrowing it from the library means it comes with KoboPlus
  • works with the library’s ebook collection through Overdrive

Silent Book Club

Currently not running.
  • Wednesdays at 6:00PM in the library boardroom.
  • Gather, share what you are reading, read and sip hot chocolate. For the last few mins, share about what you’re reading or keep reading.
  • Open to youth but all are welcome. Hot/cold drinks will be available for readers.
  • Bring your own book, choose one from the library, or have us choose one for you.
  • Highschool students can receive volunteer hours for reading and submitting a book review.

CookBook Club

July 24th, 2023 Noon Theme: Anything goes!

August 28, 2023 5PM Theme: Traditional

  • Pick a recipe to bring to either or both of the book club meetings.
  • Recipes must be from a book. Books available at the library.
  • Prepare it, bring to the club!
  • Share and sample.
  • Discuss and enjoy!
  • If you bring a dish you can also bring a guest to join us for the meal, they do not have to bring a dish.

Onondaga Language Study Circle

When in person, the Onondaga Language Study Circle meets weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30PM in the library board room.

Currently, the Study Circle meets at 7PM on Zoom. Register by clicking HERE.

There is no formal teacher, this is not an Onondaga language class with teachers and students but a chance to share, practice and speak with other learners. Staff will support learners by providing access to copying, printing, sharing materials and helping to facilitate the study circle as needed.

6N Film Club

Meet monthly on the third Thursday of the month at Dajoh. Explore the works of various filmmakers.

Our Beading Hearts

Meet on the first and third Monday of the month.

Kids LEGO Club

Wednesday at 1PM in July and August 2023!