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Author Event

Janie Chang and Kate Quinn

2024-02-29 18:30:00 2024-02-29 19:30:00 America/New_York Author Event Central Library - Central - Hamilton Room

Thursday, February 29
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-29 18:30:00 2024-02-29 19:30:00 America/New_York Author Event Authors Janie Chang and Kate Quinn read from and discuss their new book The Phoenix Crown with philosopher Wendy O'Brien. Central Library - Central - Hamilton Room

Central Library

Central - Hamilton Room

Authors Janie Chang and Kate Quinn read from and discuss their new book The Phoenix Crown with philosopher Wendy O'Brien.

Attend a live reading and conversation with authors Janie Chang and Kate Quinn, who discuss their new book The Phoenix Crown

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.

From bestselling authors Janie Chang and Kate Quinn, a thrilling and unforgettable narrative about the intertwined lives of two wronged women, spanning from the chaos of the San Francisco earthquake to the glittering palaces of Versailles.

Kate Quinn is the bestselling author of The Alice Network, The HuntressThe Rose Code, and The Diamond Eye. She has also written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance.

Janie Chang is the author of Three SoulsDragon Springs Road, and The Library of Legends.

Wendy O’Brien is a philosopher with an avid interest in the ways philosophy, literature and the visual arts overlap. An active member of the Ontario literary scene, she has been an interviewer for organizations including By the Lake Book Club, the Toronto International Festival of Authors and gritLIT, Hamilton's annual Readers and Writers Festival.

Central Library

Phone: 905-546-3200
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Wed, Apr 24 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 25 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 26 8:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 27 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 28 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

Mon, Apr 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Apr 22, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Mon, Apr 22, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Apr 22, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Mon, Apr 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Canceled
Mon, Apr 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Apr 23, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Tue, Apr 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Apr 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, Apr 23, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, Apr 23, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

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Central - Children's Department

Tue, Apr 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Apr 23, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Children's Department

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Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Apr 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Apr 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Apr 24, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Apr 24, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Wed, Apr 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Wed, Apr 24, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Wed, Apr 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Apr 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Photo Studio

Thu, Apr 25, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, Apr 25, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Thu, Apr 25, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Canceled
Thu, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Apr 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, Apr 25, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Fri, Apr 26, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Fri, Apr 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, Apr 26, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Canceled
Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 11:00am

Mon, Apr 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Apr 29, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Mon, Apr 29, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Apr 29, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Mon, Apr 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, Apr 30, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Tue, Apr 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

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

Tue, Apr 30, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Tue, Apr 30, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Tue, Apr 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Apr 30, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Tue, Apr 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

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

Tue, Apr 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Photo Studio

Wed, May 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, May 01, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, May 01, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Wed, May 01, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Central - Living Room

Wed, May 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Wed, May 01, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Wed, May 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, May 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, May 02, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Central - Living Room

Thu, May 02, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Thu, May 02, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Thu, May 02, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Thu, May 02, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Thu, May 02, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Teen Area

Thu, May 02, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, May 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, May 02, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, May 02, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Thu, May 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, May 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Fri, May 03, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Central - Living Room

Fri, May 03, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Fri, May 03, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, May 03, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Sat, May 04, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Central - Living Room

Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Photo Studio
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, May 04, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Sun, May 05, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Living Room

Mon, May 06, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Central - Living Room

Mon, May 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, May 06, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Mon, May 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, May 06, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Mon, May 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, May 07, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Central - Living Room

Tue, May 07, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Tue, May 07, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Tue, May 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, May 07, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, May 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, May 07, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Tue, May 07, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, May 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, May 07, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Tue, May 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, May 07, 6:00pm - 6:30pm

Wed, May 08, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Central - Living Room

Wed, May 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, May 08, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, May 08, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Wed, May 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Wed, May 08, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Wed, May 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, May 09, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Central - Living Room

Thu, May 09, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Thu, May 09, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Thu, May 09, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Thu, May 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, May 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, May 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Teen Area

Thu, May 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, May 09, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, May 09, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, May 09, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, May 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Program Room
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, May 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, May 10, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Central - Living Room

Fri, May 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, May 10, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Fri, May 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, May 10, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Sat, May 11, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Central - Living Room

Sat, May 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, May 11, 10:00am - 11:30am
Central - Photo Studio
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Sun, May 12, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Living Room

Mon, May 13, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Central - Living Room

Mon, May 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, May 13, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Mon, May 13, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, May 13, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Mon, May 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Mon, May 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, May 14, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Central - Living Room

Tue, May 14, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Tue, May 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, May 14, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, May 14, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Tue, May 14, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, May 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, May 14, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Tue, May 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, May 14, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Circuit 4.0 Zone 3

Tue, May 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, May 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, May 14, 6:00pm - 6:30pm

Tue, May 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Photo Studio
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, May 15, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Central - Living Room

Wed, May 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, May 15, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, May 15, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Wed, May 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Wed, May 15, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Wed, May 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, May 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, May 16, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Thu, May 16, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Thu, May 16, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Thu, May 16, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Thu, May 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Teen Area

Thu, May 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, May 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, May 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, May 16, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, May 16, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Thu, May 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, May 17, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Fri, May 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Circuit 4.0 All Zones

Fri, May 17, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Sat, May 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, May 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Photo Studio
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, May 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, May 20, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Mon, May 20, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Tue, May 21, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, May 21, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, May 21, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, May 21, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Tue, May 21, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, May 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, May 21, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Tue, May 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, May 21, 6:00pm - 6:30pm

Wed, May 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, May 22, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, May 22, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Wed, May 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Wed, May 22, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Wed, May 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, May 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, April 23 2024 at 9:00am