Programs

For Main programs requiring registration, sign up at the Information Desk at the Main Library or call 519-756-2220. To register for St. Paul programs sign up the Information Desk at the St. Paul Branch or call 519-753-2179.

Registration for Fall programs begins Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

Drop-In Programs

knitting

St. Paul Knitter’s Circle (Ages: 18+)

November 2nd, 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!

knitting

Let’s Knit

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

Main Branch

Do you like to knit or crochet? Bring in your projects and drop-in for company, advice and the occasional guest expert.

Brantford Pride

Brantford Pride Film Days

November 18th, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Main Branch

Presented in partnership with Brantford Pride.

Upcoming Films:

September 16 - Pride, (2015, 119 mins.)

November 18 - Three Generations (2015, 95 mins.)

BPL Chess Club

BPL Chess Club (Ages: 8+)

October 21st, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Main Branch

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Here’s an opportunity to learn the game, or to practice the skills that you already have. A member of the Brantford Chess Club will offer basic  instruction and tips on how to improve your game. Just drop-in! 

Legendary Animators of the National Film Board of Canada

Legendary Animators of the National Film Board of Canada

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

Main Branch

Join Sandra Annett (Film Studies, Laurier University) for film clips and discussion about such internationally renowned and recognized artists as Richard Condie, Caroline Leaf, and Norman McLaren.

Adults & Seniors Events

Registration is required for all programs, call 519-756-2220 to register.

Organizing Your Finances

Money Smart Workshops - Organizing Your Finances in One Month

October 20th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

90-minute workshops presented in partnership with the Credit Counselling Society (CCS).

Organizing Your Finances in One Month

Are you ready for sudden illness, injury, or significant life changes? Learn which documents to store securely and create a "just in case" package to ensure a smooth financial transition. Registration required.

Upcoming Money Smart Workshop:

November 22 - Budgeting for an Irregular Income

Making Your Spaces Work

House in Order: A Series - Making Your Spaces Work

October 26th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

St. Paul Branch

Ready to get your house in order? Get advice and guidance from the experts at One Source Moving Solutions and local colourist and decorator Michelle Mahoney. This months topic is: Making Your Space Work. Registration Required.

Brantford 150 Years Ago

Seniors @ BPL Event: Brantford 150 Years Ago

November 15th, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Main Branch

What was it like to live in Brantford & Brant County at the time of Confederation? Featuring local historian and journalist Ruth Lefler. Sponsored by Charlotte Villa (Revera Retirement Living). Registration required.

Budgeting for an Irregular Income

Money Smart Workshops - Budgeting for an Irregular Income

November 22nd, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

90-minute workshops presented in partnership with the Credit Counselling Society (CCS).

Budgeting for an Irregular Income

Practical guidance for the hourly, seasonal, commission, contract and self employed. Registration required.

Seasonal Celebration

Seniors @ BPL Event: Seasonal Celebration

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

Main Branch

Come celebrate the season with the Seniors @ BPL Committee. Entertainment, door prizes and refreshments. Sponsored by Charlotte Villa (Revera Retirement Living). Registration Required.

Get Crafty!

Halloween Lanterns

Halloween Lanterns

October 25th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

St. Paul Branch

Make your own customized lanterns using our electronic SIlhouette cutting machine. Registration required.

Puzzle Exchange

Puzzle Exchange

November 9th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

St. Paul Branch

Calling all jigsaw enthusiasts!
Tired of completing the same puzzle over and over again? Come on in, help us work a puzzle, and trade for new puzzles.
Contact Chris at cferrell@brantford.library.on.ca for more information.

Victorian Style Hair Decorations

Victorian Style Hair Decorations - St. Paul Branch

November 15th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

St. Paul Branch

Feathers, flowers, and bling! Create your own Victorian Era inspired hair clips or comb. Registration required.

Victorian Style Hair Decorations

Victorian Style Hair Decorations - Main Branch

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

Main Branch

Feathers, flowers and bling! Create your own Victorian Era inspired hair clip or comb. Registration required.

Christmas Crafts

Christmas Crafts - St. Paul Branch

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

St. Paul Branch

Design seasonal tags, cards and decorations in this hands-on workshop. Registration required.

Christmas Crafts

Christmas Crafts - Main Branch

December 12th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Branch

Design seasonal tags, cards and decorations in this hands-on workshop. Registration required.

Health & Wellness

Stop Smoking Workshops

Stop Smoking Workshop

November 2nd, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Main Branch

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

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

Restorative Meditation

Restorative Meditation

December 4th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Branch

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

Essential oil workshops

Essential Oil Workshops

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

Main Branch

Quality essential oils can lift your mood, boost your immune system, and offer healthy alternatives to everyday household products. Join Jenny Crawford of doTERRA International for free, interactive monthly workshops and learn how to create your own practical products without cheap perfumes and other common irritants. All materials supplied.

October 5 -- Healthy Mommy, Healthy Home Workshop. Make a natural cleaner for your home and two fall diffuser blends.

November 2 -- Healthy Holiday Season Workshop. Boost your entire family’s immune systems with essential oils. Make and take home a natural hand sanitizer and one roller bottle blend.

December 7 – DIY Essential Oil Recipe Workshop: what custom blends fit your lifestyle and needs? Make and take home a diffuser Christmas ornament.

Writing & Language

Writers Support Circle

Writers Support Circle

November 20th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Main Branch

Sit down with the Brantford Writers Circle! We meet as equals to share our writing and a friendly exchange of ideas. Email Robin Harding at rharding@brantford.library.on.ca for more information.

English Conversation Cafe

English Conversation Cafe (Ages: 19+)

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

Main Branch

For newcomers to Canada, 19 years and older, who want to improve their English and make new friends.

Genealogy & Local History

Genealogy Club

BPL Genealogy Club

November 8th, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Main Branch

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! Just drop-in.

Basic Computer Series

Excel

Introduction to Excel

October 24th, 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Main Branch

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

Fake News

Tech Talk with Amy - Fake News

November 1st, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Branch

Every session will feature one technology and leave plenty of time for questions and discussion. We will be discussing Fake News on November 1.

Online Tutorials

Introduction to Online Tutorials

November 14th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Branch

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

Organize your digital photos

Organize Your Digital Photos (BYOD)

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

Main Branch

Do you have a digital photo mess? Bring Your Own Device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone) and learn how to move and organize your digital photos into an efficient filing system.

Apps 101

Tech Talk with Amy - Apps 101

November 22nd, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Branch

Every session wil feature one technology and leave plenty of time for questions and discussion. We will be discussing Apps 101 on November 22. Just drop in!

Windows-10

Introduction to Windows 10

December 5th, 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Main Branch

Learn about the basics of Windows 10. Basic computer skills required. Registration required. Only 9 spaces available.

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.

Tech Time

Tech Time! Tech Help Clinics

October 23rd, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Main Library

Need some help downloading e-books, audio books and using our online services? Then drop-in for Tech Time! We can help get you started.

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.

Tech Time

Tech Time! Tech Help Clinics @ St. Paul Branch

October 26th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

St. Paul Branch

Need some help downloading e-books, audio books and using our online services? Then drop-in for Tech Time! We can help get you started.

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.