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Author Event

Morgan Campbell

2024-02-24 14:00:00 2024-02-24 15:00:00 America/New_York Author Event Central Library - Central - Hamilton Room

Saturday, February 24
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-24 14:00:00 2024-02-24 15:00:00 America/New_York Author Event Journalist Morgan Campbell discusses their book My Fighting Family with Finding Edward author Sheila Murray. Central Library - Central - Hamilton Room

Central Library

Central - Hamilton Room

Journalist Morgan Campbell discusses their book My Fighting Family with Finding Edward author Sheila Murray.

Attend a live reading and conversation with author Morgan Campbell, who discusses their new book My Fighting Family: Borders and Bloodlines and the Battles That Made Us with Finding Edward author Sheila Murray.

The 45-minute conversation is followed by a 15-minute question and answer period. Check out the HPL catalogue to borrow the book before the event.

The debut memoir from award-winning journalist Morgan Campbell is an incredible history of a family’s battles across generations, a hilarious and emotional coming-of-age story and a powerful reckoning with what it means to be Black in Canada—particularly when you have strong American roots.

Central Library

Phone: 289-779-7588
Branch manager
Erika Pavkovic, Shelley McKay, Dijia Qin, Allison Stockton-Aird

Hours
Mon, May 27 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 28 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 29 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 30 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 31 8:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 01 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 02 12:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

The first Hamilton Public Library building opened on September 16, 1890 by the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen on the north side of Main Street West. In 1913, a new main library opened. This building was replaced in 1980 by Central Library, at the current location on York Boulevard.

In 2010, Central Library re-opened after approximately 18 months of renovations. Central Library opened with a newly revitalized first floor, which includes a Community Living Room that takes advantage of natural light. The Ontario Library Association honoured Central in 2012 with an Architectural and Design Transformation award.

Upcoming events

Thu, May 30, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Thu, May 30, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Thu, May 30, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Thu, May 30, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Thu, May 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Teen Area

Thu, May 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, May 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, May 30, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Program Room

Thu, May 30, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Canceled
Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, May 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room
Registration is now closed

Fri, May 31, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Fri, May 31, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central - Living Room

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Canceled
Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 11:00am

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jun 03, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jun 03, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Mon, Jun 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, Jun 04, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Tue, Jun 04, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jun 04, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, Jun 04, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Tue, Jun 04, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Tue, Jun 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, Jun 04, 6:00pm - 6:30pm

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jun 05, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Canceled
Wed, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Jun 05, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Wed, Jun 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Wed, Jun 05, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Circuit 4.0 All Zones

Wed, Jun 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jun 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Thu, Jun 06, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Thu, Jun 06, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Thu, Jun 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab

Thu, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Thu, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Gallery 4 Annex

Thu, Jun 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Teen Area

Thu, Jun 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, Jun 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, Jun 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, Jun 06, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, Jun 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Fri, Jun 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, Jun 07, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Fri, Jun 07, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Central - Living Room

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Photo Studio

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jun 10, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jun 10, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Mon, Jun 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, Jun 11, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jun 11, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, Jun 11, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Tue, Jun 11, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Tue, Jun 11, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Circuit 4.0 Zone 3

Tue, Jun 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, Jun 11, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Jun 11, 6:00pm - 6:30pm

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jun 12, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Canceled
Wed, Jun 12, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Jun 12, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Wed, Jun 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab

Wed, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Wed, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Program Room

Thu, Jun 13, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Thu, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Thu, Jun 13, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Thu, Jun 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Gallery 4 Annex

Thu, Jun 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Teen Area

Thu, Jun 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, Jun 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - Living Room

Thu, Jun 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, Jun 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Wentworth Room

Fri, Jun 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central - Living Room

Fri, Jun 14, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Photo Studio

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jun 17, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Mon, Jun 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, Jun 18, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jun 18, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Tue, Jun 18, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 6:30pm

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jun 19, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jun 19, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Wed, Jun 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jun 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Central - Wentworth Room
This event is full

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab

Thu, Jun 20, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Thu, Jun 20, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Gallery 4 Annex

Thu, Jun 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Teen Area

Thu, Jun 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, Jun 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, Jun 20, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, Jun 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, Jun 21, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Fri, Jun 21, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Photo Studio

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Sat, Jun 22, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jun 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jun 24, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Mon, Jun 24, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Mon, Jun 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Central - Photo Studio

Tue, Jun 25, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Tue, Jun 25, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 6:30pm

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jun 26, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Wed, Jun 26, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Wed, Jun 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab

Thu, Jun 27, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Thu, Jun 27, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Thu, Jun 27, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Thu, Jun 27, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Thu, Jun 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Teen Area

Thu, Jun 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, Jun 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, Jun 27, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab

Thu, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, Jun 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central - Living Room

Fri, Jun 28, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Fri, Jun 28, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room,Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, Jun 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, Jun 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Photo Studio

Sat, Jun 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room