Grimsby Film Series is back for the fall!


Who says Grimsby doesn’t have it’s own movie theatre? What’s more awesome than coming to the Library after hours to watch a fantastic film with friends and family (or a date😉 ). The Grimsby Film Series was created to offer the residents of Grimsby a local option for watching blockbuster movies. While we tend to get movies after their release in theatres, the Film Club screenings take place in the cozy Fireplace Lounge which offers a completely unique experience. Movie-goers watch from big comfy chairs and get experience a warm community atmosphere. This combined with our fabulous selection of award-winning and/or critically acclaimed films make these evenings ones you won’t soon forget.

Check out our upcoming showings below:


Love & Friendship
Friday, September 30
Doors: 6:45 PM | Movie: 7 PM

Celebrate Jane Austen with the Grimsby Public Library! Watch Love & Friendship and take part in our Jane Austen quiz. The winner gets a free pass to the next Grimsby Film Series showing.

As part of the GPL’s participation in Culture Days in Ontario, the Grimsby Film Series showing of Love & Friendship will be FREE.



Friday, October 28
Doors: 6:45 PM | Movie: 7 PM

Renowned editor Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth) develops a friendship with author Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) while working on the writer’s manuscripts.




Florence Foster Jenkins
Friday, November 25
Doors: 6:45 PM Movie: 7 PM

(Pending Availability)

In the 1940s, New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. The voice Florence hears in her head is beautiful, but to everyone else it is quite lousy. Her husband St. Clair goes to extreme lengths to make sure his wife never finds out how awful she truly is. When Florence announces her plans for a concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair soon realizes that he’s facing his greatest challenge yet.

Evening Family Story Times begin TONIGHT at Grimsby Library


Can’t make it to our weekly Early Literacy Programs? Well never fear, you have options for your story time fix at the Grimsby Public Library. We’re thrilled to once again be offering a great line-up of free evening Family Story Times this fall, great for little ones aged 2 – 5, and the rest of the family too! Each event is themed to make the most your experience, and there will tons of stories, songs, rhymes and crafts to keep young minds engaged and creative juices flowing.

We’re starting off with a (big) bang this season TONIGHT with a Sensational Science Family Story Time in honour of Science Literacy Week taking place all across Canada this week. Educational and fun, you can’t lose! Check out the details below:




Like what you see? Check out the next events coming up on our website. Each of our Family Story Times are totally free, and you can just drop-in! Definitely feel free as well to wear your pajamas, or dress up in the theme of each event (especially Halloween!).

Can’t wait to see you there🙂

Comics Live! Create your own comic book for Culture Days at the Library


As part of Culture Days in Ontario, the Grimsby Public Library is holding an AWESOME event with comic enthusiast Nate Van Lindt on October 1. Nate will teach kids 5+ how to create their very own comic book from scratch using their own drawings or ones that Nate supplies – How cool is that?? When you’re finished your creation, you can even act it out with cut-out speech bubbles (like you see above) and pose for superhero inspired pictures.

Please register at the Library for this super fun and interactive program by visiting us or calling 905.945.5142. We have a 1 PM slot and a 2PM slot so pick the one that suits you best. WHAM! BANG! POW! This is going to be awesome🙂

Learn how passion can be turned into a growing business w/ Bruce Outridge @ the Library


Thursday, September 22
7 PM | FREE | Fireplace Lounge
Register now at the Library

Artist Bruce Outridge went from high school dropout to a successful artist and entrepreneur. Discover how he began his art business and developed it into the cartoon and caricature enterprise it is today. Learn how he created his comic book series and translated his passion into the products that are part of his growing business.

To register for this informative & inspiring talk visit the library or call us at 905.945.5142.

Delve into the Criminal Underworld of a Mexican Drug Cartel w/ J.R. Filliter


7PM | FREE | Fireplace Lounge

Visit the Library or call 905.945.5142 to register.

Join former RCMP officer and Private Investigator J.R. Filliter as he describes his in-depth research of the criminal operations of a Mexican drug cartel. His new novel, The Shallowest of Men, is an account of the events that began with the 2001 murder of a bank manager in Mexico City. The murder investigation provides a window into the long reach and sophisticated schemes of the international criminal underworld:

mexican-cartel-book-cover‘Finn Roberts retired from a career with the FBI and was thriving in a slower paced environment and settling nicely into retirement when he got a call from Mexico. He had no idea that he would be signing up for a six year multi-jurisdictional inquiry, that would present obstacles the likes of which he had never encountered during his career in law enforcement. He could have walked away but he had made a promise he felt compelled to fulfill. There was no turning back, not for Finn. The Shallowest of Men takes us on an investigative journey into the distorted minds of a drug cartel driven by greed and inspired by visions of wealth and power. It is a fictionalized version of factual events involving murder, fraud, money laundering and corruption at the highest level in Mexico, and one man’s relentless pursuit of justice.’ –

J.R Filliter has over 40 years of experience in law enforcement and financial fraud investigation, including 23 with the RCMP. He used his extensive expertise in fraud, money laundering, and the tracing of proceeds of crime, as well his global contact network, as a basis for his book, which fictionalizes an actual six-year account.

This fascinating program will allow the audience to delve into a world that regular civilians rarely get to see. So don’t miss out and join us at the Grimsby Public Library September 29.

Help Save the Planet with Neha Gulati @ the Library!


Young local scientist Neha Gulati will be visiting the Grimsby Public Library on September 21 to speak about one of her greatest passions: Saving the Planet! Neha’s presentation is part of our week long celebration of Science Literacy Week in Ontario, and will help you discover how you can make a real and positive change to the environmental health of the Earth.


Neha Gulati is a grade 12 student at Grimsby Secondary School who is an major advocate of the environment and teaching others about climate change. In order to learn more about the issues facing our planet and work toward solving them, Neha has traveled to the high  Canadian Arctic, Greenland and Norway. Neha believes the solution to the environmental problems we face begins with education and understanding, so she has been very busy giving many presentations on the subject. Neha has also conducted research analyzing the effects of environmental toxins on brain development and is currently working with other young entrepreneurs to develop a sustainable method to produce electricity and drinkable water from natural resources.

I think it’s fair to say that Grimsby has some pretty amazing young people making a huge difference in our community and the world beyond! With teens like Neha and Lucas Penny (our other Science Literacy Week speaker) leading the charge, we’re going to be put on the map as the go-to hub for scientific discovery and young innovators in no time🙂

To register for this fascinating, informative, and inspirational program visit or call the Grimsby Public Library at 905.945.5142. Can’t wait to see you there!

Cast your vote for the Early Years Niagara Literacy Award at the GPL

This year marks the 13th year of the Regional Chair Early Years Niagara Literacy Award (a mouthful, we know) and you can cast your vote here at the Grimsby Public Library. This award reflects the region’s commitment to promoting early literacy and quality literature for kids. By voting, you’re helping to spread the word and introduce children in Niagara to some new favourite stories and authors.

So how can I cast my vote?

To vote please visit the Grimsby Library where the nominated titles will be displayed in the children’s area in the back by the story time room. There you will be able to look over and read each book, and then fill out/submit a ballot. Alternatively, you can visit the Niagara Children’s Planning Council‘s RCEYNLA webpage here here, and submit an online vote. (If you vote online you can put in a ballot for your favourite French books as well).

We’ve purchased all 5 English titles for our collection, so once voting is over and the winner is revealed, you’ll be able to check them out! Place your holds today by clicking on the images below and following the links to our catalogue.

Can’t wait to see which one wins!