Please join us in celebration of
The Hamilton Literacy Council’s
Annual General Meeting and Awards Night
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Our theme this year is: “Canada’s 150th”
Our guest speaker will be Annette Hamm from “Morning Live” on CHCH News. As well as keeping us informed of what is happening in our community, Annette is also actively engaged in community outreach, making Hamilton a better place to live and learn.
Monday, June 12th, 2017
6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30)
Please note – this year’s venue has changed:
Hamilton Public Library (Central branch)
Lloyd D. Jackson Square
55 York Blvd L8N 4E4
“The Hamilton Room” – Main floor
(go through the mall entrance & turn left)
Light refreshments will be served
Please RSVP by June 5th, 2017
Telling Tales September 18th, 2016
Thank you to everyone who supported "Telling Tales" on Sunday, September 18th. All of the volunteers worked so hard to make the Book Swap and Shop a success. Over 5,000 books were exchanged or sold making it the best year yet!
Pictures from our AGM, June 8th, 2016
Photos from the event are now available. View the gallery
Once again Laubach Literacy Ontario and the Ontario Native Literacy Coalition are partnering to offer a conference that is sure to please everyone.
We are happy to announce that this year the Hamilton Literacy Council will be the hosts.
The conference will be taking place at Mohawk College, June 16th to 18th 2016.
Please click on the link for complete information, and registration.
We hope to see you there!
On April 28th the Hamilton Literacy Council attended the book launch of Melodie Campbell’s fourth Goddaughter book - “The Goddaughter Caper”.
Once again Melodie generously donated the proceeds of the evening's book sales, totalling $400. Orca Book Publishers also generously donated a set of books to the Council for our Small Group classes. The books were presented in a coffin shaped box created by Melodie’s husband to keep with the theme of the story. Audience members dressed as gangsters and prizes were awarded to make the evening very fun filled.
Thank you Melodie for your generosity!
June 4th, 2015
At the ABEA – Leader’s in Literacy Breakfast, Susan Squires (one of our Small Group instructors) received the HaldNor Community Credit Union Excellence in Teaching Award 2015.
The award was presented to Sue by Ange Grande.
Giving Back to Literacy
Since 2009 Telling Tales has raised over $85,000 for literacy projects in our community. We at the Hamilton Literacy Council are proud to help out at the yearly festival at the "Book Swap and Shop" table, and once again we have been the recipient of the Festival's generosity.
In the photo, from left to right is Helen McLeod, our Executive Director, Jacqui Murray from the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore and Anne Stewart from our Board of Directors.
Jacqui Murray presented the Council with a cheque for $2000. This generous donation will be used to purchase iPads with basic learning apps to help parents support their children in school as they use new technology for learning and communicating.
A big thank you to Telling Tales!
Melodie Campbell Book launch
October 16th 2014:
Thank you to Melodie Campbell for including us in a fun filled evening, launching the final book in the Goddaughter trilogy,"The Artful Goddaughter".
Melodie generously donated the proceeds of the evening's book sales, totalling $440. Orca Book Publishers also generously donated 12 books to the Council for our Small Group classes.
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Photos from our 40th Anniversary
Thank you to everyone who attended our 40th Anniversary and Annual General Meeting on June 12th, 2013. The evening was a wonderful success!
See pictures of the event here