Winter 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, January 5, 2016.

Drop-In Programs

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English Conversation Cafe (Ages: 19+)

February 16th, 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!
Note: The Cafe will end on December 22nd and resume after a brief break on January 4, 2016.

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Let’s Knit

February 11th, 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+)

February 18th, 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

March 2nd, 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

This winter our Seniors @ BPL committee has some informative and entertaining programs
for you! This is a great time to connect with others and meet new people. All programs are
free of charge and start at 2:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at the Main Library.
Registration is required. Call 519-756-2220 and ask for the Information Desk to register.

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Wills and Powers of Attorney

March 9th, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Main Library Auditorium

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Focus on Speech and Hearing

April 13th, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Health & Wellness

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Restorative Meditation

March 7th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Main Library

Join us for guided meditation and tension relieving stretches. Featuring Paul and Katrina Azevedo. Just drop in!

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Mindful Relaxation

February 20th, 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

March 5th, 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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Basic Yoga

February 13th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Main Library

Relax your body and mind. Learn the basic postures and breathing techniques from Amanda Wilcox, who teaches the skills she learned during her time spent at the Wise Living Yoga Academy in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Colouring for Adults

February 15th, 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 will be provided.

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Beat the Winter Blahs

February 18th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

St. Paul Branch

Get through the winter by eating well and taking the right supplements. Information and advice from nutritionist Nicole Kernohan. Registration Required.

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Estate Planning

March 31st, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

St. Paul Branch

Get advice from a local estate planning lawyer. Registration required.

Final Arrangements

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

St. Paul Branch

Learn about making final arrangements from a local funeral director. Registration required.

Bereavement Support

April 28th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

St. Paul Branch

Discover grieving coping mechanisms and local bereavement support networks. Registration required.

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Soup in a Jar at Main

February 18th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Library

Make a flavourful soup for a cold winter’s evening or to give to a friend. Registration Required

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DIY Easter Candle Centerpiece at St. Paul

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

St. Paul Branch

Repurpose old jars for a fun and easy way to light your holiday table! Registration Required.

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DIY Easter Candle Centerpiece at Main

March 24th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Library

Repurpose old jars for a fun and easy way to light your holiday table! Registration Required.

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Recycled Paper Craft at St. Paul

April 6th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

St. Paul Branch

Old books are fun and decorative! Registration Required.

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Recycled Paper Craft at Main

April 21st, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Library

Old books are fun and decorative! Registration Required.

Basic Computer Course Series

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Google 101

February 16th, 2:00 - 2:45 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

Learn how to search the Internet effectively, access web sites safely, and print information. Basic computer skills required. Registration required. Only 9 spaces available.

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Spreadsheets I: Create a Workbook

February 23rd, 2:00 - 2:45 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

Learn how to create, format, use and save a workbook. Basic computer skills required. Registration required. Only 9 spaces available.

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Spreadsheets II: Working with Formulas and Graphs

March 1st, 2:00 - 2:45 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

Learn how to insert, format and use common functions as well as display information in graphs and charts. Basic computer skills AND experience using spreadsheets required. Registration required. Only 9 spaces available.

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3D Scan-O-Rama

March 1st, 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.

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All About…Online Tutorials

March 8th, 2:00 - 2:45 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

Learning a new computer skill, or maybe you just need a refresher course every now and then? Come learn about some free and user-friendly online tutorials. Basic computer skills  and word processing or spreadsheet software required. Registration required.

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Macs for Beginners

March 22nd, 2:00 - 2:45 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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All About…Twitter

March 29th, 2:00 - 2:45 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

Can't tell a tweet from a hashtag? We can help. Basic computer skills required. Registration required. Only 9 spaces available.

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Introduction to PowerPoint

April 19th, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Main Library - Third Floor Computer Lab

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

Basic Genealogy Course Series

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First World War Military Records

February 17th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Computer Lab

Learn to search military service records online including Attestation Papers, War Diaries, The London Gazette and other sources.
Registration required. Only 9 spaces available.

Writing & Language

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French for Beginners (Adult)

February 11th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Main Library

This 10-week program is designed for beginners and those with Core French looking to refresh and improve their skills. There is a materials fee of $100 for CPF Ontario Members and $125 for Non-CPF Members (includes an annual CPF Membership). For more information, contact Canadian Parents
for French - Brantford at cpfbrantford@gmail.com.
 

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

February 15th, 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.