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February 9, 2015

Attention crafters. Erin Snow of Chasingclouds and part of the Niagara Etsy group will give an introduction to buying and selling on Etsy, an e-commerce site of independent shops filled with handmade, vintage and other unique items. She will talk about setting up an account, marketing, benefits of being an Etsy seller and more.

Mon., Feb. 9 at 7:00. $2. Please register ahead. 

February 2, 2015

For any traveler with a passion for history, food and architecture, a visit to Austria, Hungary and Czech Republic is a must-do.  From the castle district of Prague, to the music of Salzburg to the market of Budapest, each country offers something special. Through photos, explore three countries that were once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and see the highlights of their famous cities.

January 24, 2015

Learn about the con-games and snake oil sales schemes you are likely to encounter and how to protect yourself. Barbara Stramm, a Pelham Library Gadget Gal, presents this informative session.

Sat., Jan. 24 from 1-3. Free. Please register ahead. 

January 20, 2015
10 - 12:30

Use a variety of techniques to make 6 cards for various occasions.  Some cards featuring hearts will be made, suitable for Valentine's Day or weddings and anniversaries. Materials for specific cards are provided but at time of registration, please enquire about the general kit needed. Tues., Jan. 20 from 10 – 12:30. $12. Please register ahead.

See also the Wed., evening session.

January 19, 2015

WHAT ISLAM IS (NOT): Dr. Mustafa Khattab will discuss some of the most controversial issues about Islam and Muslims such as terrorism, Jihad, Shari’a Law, treatment of women, etc. For decades Muslims have been depicted in Hollywood movies, news stories, and cartoons—sometimes objectively, but mostly without a real understanding of what Islam really is and who Muslims are. Imam Khattab will challenge your perceptions of the world’s fastest growing religion and the second largest faith in Canada.

January 14, 2015

Unique leisurely small group touring and cruising information presented by Cruise Holidays Niagara, the experts in small group and tailor-made journeys. Hear about small group tours or cruises where you will experience charming accommodations, dine with locals, mingle with those characters who so enrich the heritage of local communities.  Travel by Cruise Holidays will talk about the many tours that are single traveller friendly. Wed., Jan. 14 at 2:00. $2. Please register ahead. 

January 10, 2015
February 14, 2015

Release your stress and relax as Marcia leads you through a number of different types of meditations.  For beginners and more experienced levels. Bring a pen and notebook.

Sat., Jan 10 and Feb. 14 from 2-4 p.m. $3.00. Please register ahead.  

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February 11, 2015

Come on Wednesdays for bridge at its friendliest. Partners and refreshments provided. Have a problem with a hand? Experienced bridge directors dedicated to players’ enjoyment of the game are on hand to assist during the bidding and/or play.  Join the club! Wed., Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11. 10:15 – 12:15. $30 per six-week session or $6 per week. Please register ahead.

January 6, 2015
6:30 - 8:30

Improve your photographic skills for all levels. Bring along your camera and manual as award-winning photographer Peter Ferguson walks you through the settings and introduces you to ways of improving your skills. For “point and shoot” or DSLRs.

Tues., Jan. 6 from 6:30 – 8:30. $10. Please register ahead.


The Pelham Public Library Board has announced the selection of Kirk Weaver, M.B.A. as the Library’s new chief executive officer. Kirk will start January 5th and will fill the vacancy created by Stephanie Stowe’s departure in September 2013.