Spring/Summer Programs

For programs requiring registration, sign up at the Information Desk at the Main Library or call 519-756-2220. Registration for summer programs starts Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Drop-In Programs

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English Conversation Cafe (Ages: 19+)

May 3rd, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Library

Practice your spoken English in a relaxed social setting. Newcomers to Canada, 19 years and older, who want to improve their English and make new friends are welcome. The program runs every Tuesday evening at the Main Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Just drop in!

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Let’s Knit

May 12th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Main Library

Do you like to knit? Knitters of all levels are invited to join us for great company,
advice and to learn some new techniques from guest instructors including
local expert, Nadia Bechtold. Just drop in and remember to bring your knitting
projects! 

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St. Paul Knitters Circle (Ages: 18+)

May 5th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

St. Paul Branch

This informal knitting group meets at the St. Paul Library on the first and third Thursday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Drop in for company, conversation, tea and advice from other knitters.Bring your knitting projects! For ages 18 and up. Drop in.

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BPL Genealogy Club

May 25th, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Main Library Auditorium

Interested in tracing your family tree? Not sure where to start or perhaps you’ve hit a dead end in your research. The BPL Genealogy Club meets once a month. Learn about various resources that may help you with your research and talk to fellow genealogists. New members welcome!

Seniors @ BPL

The Seniors @ BPL committee is still going strong! All programs are
free of charge and start at 2:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at the Main Library unless otherwise indicated.
Registration is required. Call 519-756-2220 and ask for the Information Desk to register.

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CARP Annual Seniors Resource Fair

May 11th, 9:30 - 4:00 pm

Brantford & District Civic Centre

Come to visit our table, stay to see the displays! The fair is located at the Brantford & District Civic Centre. Arena admission and parking is FREE, there are door prizes to be won, and everyone is welcome.

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Brantford Parks Through the Years

June 8th, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Main Library

How well do you know your favourite parks? Come enjoy a colourful retrospective by Mark Meloun, Lead Hand of Horticulture Operations, Brantford Parks and Recreation.

Health & Wellness

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Mindful Relaxation

May 21st, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Main Library Program Room

Discover relaxation techniques for everyday life situations and creative ways to enhance personal wellness in your life. Join Brad Mears to learn about deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery.

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Mindful Relaxation - St. Paul Branch

May 7th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

St. Paul Avenue Branch

Discover relaxation techniques for everyday life situations and creative ways to enhance personal wellness in your life. Join Brad Mears to learn about deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery.

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Colouring for Adults

May 2nd, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Library

Join us as we choose from a variety of pictures and have a stress-relieving evening of colouring! All materials are provided.

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Restorative Meditation

May 9th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Adults

Join representatives from Lotus Meditation for guided mantra meditation and tension relieving stretches.

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Smoking Cessation Workshop - Stop Smoking

May 12th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Main Library

Serious about quitting smoking? Join Barbara Dawson of the Brant County Health Unit for a 3-hour program where you will receive information and resouces, including a FREE 5-week kit of NRT patches. Registration Required.

Call 519-753-4937 EXT. 455 to register.

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Basic Computer Course Series

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Introduction to Computers

May 3rd, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Library - Third Floor Computer Lab

Practice using a computer keyboard and mouse with fun activities. A great introduction for absolute beginners. Only 9 spaces available. Registration is required.

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Edit Your Digital Photos

May 7th, 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

Learn how to turn your digital photos into masterpieces with easy to use free online software.
Registration Required. Only 9 spaces available.

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Introduction to Word Processing

May 17th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Library - Computer Lab

Learn how to create, format, and use Word documents. Only 9 spaces available. Registration is required.

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Learn 3D Design with Sketchup

May 17th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

Join local architect Saad Faraj for an introduction to the 3D design program SketchUp and learn how to create your own 3D models. Registration Required. - only 9 spaces available.

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Online Tutorials

June 7th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

Learn about free and user-friendly online tutorials. Basic computer skills required.. Registration required. Only 9 spaces available.

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Create Your Own Website

June 18th, 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

Create your own website using a free online web-hosting platform to showcase your small business or hobby. Basic computer skills required. Registration Required. 9 spaces only.

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Introduction to Spreadsheets

June 21st, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

Learn how to create, format, use Excel workbooks. Basic computer skills required. Registration required. Only 9 spaces available.

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Introduction to Facebook

July 5th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

New to Facebook? We can help. Basic computer skills required. Registration required. Only 9 spaces available.

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Introduction to PowerPoint

July 19th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Main Library - Third Floor Computer Lab

Learn to create a basic Powerpoint presentation. Basic computer skills required. Registration required. Only 9 spaces available.

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Digitize Your Family Album

July 26th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

We will show you how to use your Library’s amazing new maker space technology to convert your old
photographs, slides & VHS tapes into digital format. Please bring your photos, slides & VHS tapes to the
program! Registration Required. Only 9 spaces available.

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Macs for Beginners

August 2nd, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

Learn to navigate desktops, dashboards and Safari using our Digital Lab iMacs. Basic computer skills required. Registration required. Only 6 spaces available for this workshop.

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3D Scan-O-Rama

August 16th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

Join us as we use our 3D scanner to turn real life things (and people!) into 3D printed objects. Registration Required. 9 spaces only.

Writing & Language

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Brantford Writers Circle: Creative Support

May 3rd, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Adults

For writers working with the goal to publish! We meet each month to share and discuss our works in progress. Interested? Bring copies of your work for review. Contact BWC President Ken Lefebvre at kenlefebvre@live.ca for more information.

Tech Help Clinics

Clinics are held from time to time and will appear below. One-on-one assistance with digital devices can be scheduled with the Library's  Book a Librarian service.

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Tech Help Clinics

May 2nd, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Main Library Community Room

Need help with your new device? Then drop in for Tech Time!
Bring in your MP3 player, tablet, e-reader, cell phone, laptop .. or whatever device you have, and we will get you started. We won’t make you an expert, but we can help you get that e-book or audiobook downloaded! 

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to make the drop in
time then give us a call and “Book A Librarian” for
some one-on-one help.

Adult Summer Reading

 

June 30 to August 27

Are you planning on relaxing with some good books this summer? Then join the Adult Summer Reading Club! It is free, easy, and open to all BPL cardholders 19 years of age or older. Simply submit brief
reviews of the books you have read by visiting the Library or our website before August 27th. The more you read and review, the more chances you have to win prizes!