Members and visitors are welcome to this social, educational, and fun event. Remember to bring a friend – it’s free.

When: Second Monday of the month at 7 p.m., eight times a year from January through May and September through November. Exception is statutory holidays.

Where: Centennial Room can be found at the ground floor of the Burlington Public Library, Central Branch at 2331 New Street. It is accessible with ample parking space available on the North and South end of the Library.

Agenda: Meetings begin with general announcements of interest followed by our featured speaker, often a published author or a field expert. Presentations typically include visuals and materials and we encourage audience participation at the end. Meetings conclude at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Upcoming meetings for 2017:

  • Monday, September 11
  • Monday, October 16
  • Monday, November 13

and for 2018

  • January 8
  • February 12
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • October 15 (one week later due to Thanksgiving)
  • November 12

September 2017 General Meeting

September 11, 2017
Where’s Merton?

by Dave Hobden 




May 2017 General Meeting

May 8, 2017
The Monarchist League of Canada

by Cian Horrobin









April 2017 General Meeting

April 10, 2017
Japanese Internment in WWII

by Jennifer Maruno



March 2017 General Meeting


March 20, 2017 (postponed from 13th because the library closed early due to the weather)
Concerned citizen

by Joan Little.






Monday February 13, 2017
Crossing the Atlantic on the Queen Mary II

by Tom Boschler





Monday January 9, 2017
History of Crimestoppers

by Cal Millar




Monday November 14, 2016

History of the Hamilton Spectator

by Jeff Mahoney





Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

by Terry Hughes




Monday, Sep. 12, 2016
Solo Pacific Crossing

by John Beeden




Monday, May 9, 2016
MacKenzie’s Flight for Life

by Chris Raible




Monday, Apr. 11, 2016
In the footsteps of the Group of Seven

by Jim and Sue Waddington




Monday, Mar. 14, 2016
History of the Royal Botanical Gardens

by Dave Galbraith




Monday, Feb. 8, 2016
The Life and Times of Sir John A Macdonald

by Robin McKee




Monday, Jan. 11, 2016
Adelaide Hoodless

by Bob Williamson




Monday, Nov. 9, 2015
Fire Canoe Prairie Steamboat Days Revisited

by Ted Barris




Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
The History of Yachting on Burlington Bay

by Robert Mazza




Monday, Sep. 14, 2015
The CWH Lancaster visit to UK and the Battle of Britain

by Tim Speed




Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Canada’s First Refugees — The Loyalists

by Ruth Nicholson




Monday, Apr. 13, 2015
Finding HMS Erebus

by Scott Youngblut




Monday, Mar. 9, 2015
The Art of C.W. Jefferys

by Rev. Bob Brownlie




Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
Niagara Gorge Railway

by Robin McKee




Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
The Friendly Games

by Christine Lei




Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
Remembering to Remember

by Tom Bochsler


Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Letter to a Soldier


by Mary McCully



Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
The Story My Father Never Told

by Ken Davy




Monday, Sep. 8, 2014
A Century Ago: the First World War comes to Burlington

by Jonathan Vance




Monday, May 12, 2014
The History of the CCM

by John McKenty




Monday, Apr. 14, 2014
The Battle of Ridgeway

by Prof. Peter Vronsky




Monday, Mar. 10, 2014
Whiskey and Wickedness – Halton & Hamilton

by Larry Cotton




Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
The Flight of the Silver Dart by My Grandfather

by Col. Gerald Haddo




Monday, Jan. 13, 2014
Journey to Paradise – The Burlington & Desjardin Canals

by Bob Sears