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+)

September 9th, 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!

Note: The Cafe will end on June 24, 2014 and resume on September 9, 2014.

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BPL Genealogy Club

July 23rd, 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.

Basic Computer Course Series

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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

July 28th, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Main Library - Main Floor behind the Information Desk

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 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room and Thursday evenings between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 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 2014 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!