Spring/Summer Programs

For programs requiring registration, sign up at the Information Desk at the Main Library or call 519-756-2220. Registration for winter programs starts Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Drop-In Programs

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English Conversation Cafe (Ages: 19+)

April 29th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Just drop in! The Cafe will end on June 24, 2014 and resume on September 9, 2014.


 

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St. Paul Knitters Circle (Ages: 18+)

May 1st, 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

April 30th, 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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Daytrips for Seniors (Ages: Seniors)

April 29th, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Main Library Auditorium

There is so much to do in and around Brantford! Nicole Drake from Brantford Tourism, and Darren Heimbecker from Whistling Gardens have some great suggestions for interesting day trips. Registration is required.
Our thanks to Charlotte Villa for supplying refreshments for this session.

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DIY Skin Care Essentials

June 11th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Understanding labels and ingredients benefits your health, your wallet, and the environment. Come learn what to avoid and how to make your own fabulous skin care products at home. Featuring Justyna of Beautiful Ammo. Registration required.

Basic Computer Course Series

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Introduction to Computers

May 6th, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Main Library - Third Floor Computer Lab

This introductory course is offered for the absolute beginner and teaches basic computer skills including how to use a mouse and keyboard, and computer terminology. We will also get you to the Internet. Only 9 spaces available. Registration is required.

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Introduction to E-Mail (Ages: Adults)

May 20th, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Main Library Third Floor Computer Lab

Learn how to set up your own e-mail account (Hotmail), send and receive e-mail, and more. Only 9 spaces available. Registration is required.

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Introduction to the Internet

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

Main Library - Computer Lab

Learn to search the Internet, access websites, and print information in this hands-on session.Only 9 spaces available. Registration is required.

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Introduction to Word Processing

June 17th, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Main Library - Computer Lab

Learn how to type, format, spell check, save, and print a Microsoft Word document. Only 9 spaces available. Registration is required.

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Introduction to Facebook

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

Main Library - Computer Lab

Set up your own Facebook account, find friends, upload photos, and choose privacy settings. Only 9 spaces available. Registration is required.

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Introduction to PowerPoint

July 22nd, 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

August 5th, 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.

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

April 24th, 7:00pm - 8:45pm

Main Library - Children's Programming Room

If you have a question about your new E-reader, drop in to our Tech Help clinics on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Community Room and Thursday evenings between 7:00 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. No registration required.

Evergreen Award

Evergreen Award LogoThe Evergreen Award is part of the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading program. It gives adult library customers the opportunity to vote for their favourite work of Canadian fiction or non-fiction.

 

The nominated titles for the 2014 Evergreen award are:

Start reading now and be ready to enter the monthly prize draw. For every title you read, you may fill out a ballot at the library for a chance to win a prize basket. Ballots are available at the library or on our website. The winner of the 2013 Evergreen Award will be announced in the fall of 2014.

Adult Summer Reading

July 2 to August 30

You’re planning to relax and enjoy some good books this summer, right? Excellent. Now, we want you to get the most out of your reading experience, so be sure to participate in the Adult Summer Reading program. It’s free, easy, and open to all BPL cardholders 19 years of age or older. Simply submit brief reviews of the books you read either at the library or on our website before August 30th – and remember, the more you read and review, the more chances you have to win a Book Lovers prize pack!