Winter/Spring Programs

For programs requiring registration, sign up at the Information Desk at the Main Library or call 519-756-2220. Registration for winter/spring programs starts Monday, January 5, 2015.

Drop-In Programs

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English Conversation Cafe (Ages: 19+)

March 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. starting on January 6, 2015 Just drop in!

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St. Paul Knitters Circle (Ages: 18+)

March 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. No registration required. Just don't forget your knitting projects! For ages 18 and up. Drop in.

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BPL Genealogy Club

March 4th, 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

Our new Seniors @ BPL group is happy to present an afternoon of learning and connecting. Please join us for these very informative programs. These programs are free and you don't have to be a Brantford Public Library cardholder to attend.
Registration is required. Call 519-756-2220 and ask for the Information Desk to register.

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Heritage Seeds & Gardening

March 10th, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Are you downsizing? Do you love to garden? Gloria Ord of Brant Community Gardens is here to give us the dirt on small space gardening. Yes, it can be done and with beautiful results.

Bob Wildfong, the Master Gardener at Doon Heritage Village, will also be here to tell us about Heritage seeds.

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Downsizing

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

Main Library Auditorium

Thinking about downsizing? We are planning to bring in a knowledgeable speaker on the ever-popular topic of downsizing. The kids are gone, the house is big and the yard work a tad challenging! We're just lining up our speaker, so check online for updates.

Basic Computer Course Series

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Introduction to PowerPoint

March 3rd, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Main Library - Third Floor Computer Lab

Learn to create basic PowerPoint presentations. Basic computer skills required. Only 9 spaces. Registration required.

Note: This computer seminar is offered in 2 sessions for 45 minutes each time.

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Introduction to Excel

March 10th, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Main Library - Third Floor Computer Lab

Learn to create basic Excel spreadsheets and workbooks. Basic computer skills required. Only 9 spaces. Registration required.

Note: This computer seminar is offered in 2 sessions for 45 minutes each time.

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Twitter 101

March 11th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Library - Computer Lab

Don't know a tweet from a hashtag? Find out more about Twitter, how to tweet, post pictures and videos on this popular social media service. Only 9 spaces available. Registration required. Note: 1 session only.

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Introduction to Pinterest

March 19th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Library - Computer Lab

Create a Pinterest account and learn how to organize and share online images. Only 9 spaces available. Registration required. Note: 1 session only.

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Drop-In Facebook Program (NEW!)

April 14th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Main Library - Computer Lab

Drop in and learn how to set up your own Facebook account, find friends, upload photos, and choose privacy settings. Participants must have a current, active email account.

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Researching Canadian Cemeteries Online

March 25th, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Trying to find out where your Canadian ancestors are buried? We will show you some websites that may help. Registration required.

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

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

Main Library Community Room

If you have a question about your new E-reader, drop in to our Tech Help clinic on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. No registration required. Please note: If this drop in time doesn't work for you just give us a call or fill out the Book A Librarian form for some one-on-one help.