Fall Programs

For programs requiring registration, sign up at the Information Desk at the Main Library or call 519-756-2220. Registration for fall programs starts Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

Drop-In Programs

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English Conversation Cafe (Ages: 19+)

September 13th, 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!

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Let’s Knit

September 8th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Main Library

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

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St. Paul Knitters Circle (Ages: 18+)

September 15th, 6:30pm - 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 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Drop in for company, conversation, tea and advice from other knitters. Bring your knitting projects! Drop in.

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Colouring for Adults

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

Main Library

Join us for a stress-relieving evening of colouring! Materials will be provided, or bring your own projects.

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Puzzle Solvers

September 3rd, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Main Library

Come enjoy jigsaw puzzles, Sudoku, crosswords, anagrams, 5 minute mysteries ... any manner of activities to challenge and engage the mind. Materials provided, or bring your own! 

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BPL Genealogy Club

September 14th, 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!

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Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange

November 3rd, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Library

Calling all jigsaw enthusiasts!
Tired of completing the same puzzle over and over again?
Contact Chris at cferrell@brantford.library.on.ca for more information and to register for BPL’s
first Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange. 

Seniors @ BPL

The Seniors @ BPL committee is still going strong! All programs are
free of charge and start at 2:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at the Main Library unless otherwise indicated.
Registration is required. Call 519-756-2220 and ask for the Information Desk to register.

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Lifelong Learning for Seniors

September 14th, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Stay sharp! Learn about free online courses through the Library, the Laurier Association for Lifelong Learning and more. Registration Required.

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In Remembrance: Focus on Brantford Military History (Ages: Seniors)

November 9th, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Featuring Rick Shaver of the Canadian Military Heritage Museum and Geoffrey Moyer from the Great War Centenary Association for Brantford/Brant County and Six Nations. Registration Required.

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Discover Westfield Heritage Village (Ages: Seniors)

October 12th, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Experience the charm and spirit of early Canada. A presentation by Joy Dingman and Lloyd Bailey of Westfield Heritage Village. Registration Required.

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Seasonal Celebration (Ages: Seniors)

December 14th, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Come enjoy refreshments and live musical performances at our annual party! Registration Required.

Health & Wellness

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Mindful Relaxation

September 17th, 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

September 3rd, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

St. Paul 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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Restorative Meditation

September 12th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Main Library

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

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Smoking Cessation Workshop - Stop Smoking

September 1st, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Main Library

Serious about quitting smoking? 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.

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What You Need to Know About Diabetes

November 24th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Library

Guest speaker: Lisa Anderson, Coordinator of Programs, Services and Partnerships (Brantford Branch, Canadian Diabetes Association).

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Be Informed: A Series About Cancer - Signs and Screening

September 29th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

St. Paul Branch

Featuring DeAnna Renn, Public Health Nurse at Brant County Health Unit. Registration Required.

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Be Informed: A Series About Cancer - Living Through Cancer

October 13th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

St. Paul Branch

Featuring Janis Cunningham, Manager (Brant-Norfolk Community Office, Canadian Cancer Society). Registration Required.

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Be Informed: A Series About Cancer - Beyond Cancer, A Survivor’s Story

October 27th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

St. Paul Branch

Featuring Barb Vervaeke. Registration Required.

Get Crafty: 12 Crafts of the Season

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Pine Cone Owls

September 27th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Library

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Pine Cone Owls

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

St. Paul Branch

Registration Required.

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Sock Snowmen

October 11th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Library

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Sock Snowmen

October 5th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

St. Paul Branch

Registration Required.

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Pop-Up Cards

November 15th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Library

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Pop-Up Cards

November 9th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

St. Paul Branch

Registration Required.

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Christmas Origami with Ron Robb

November 30th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

St. Paul Branch

Learn how to make your own Christmas origami with Ron Robb. Registration Required.

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Christmas Origami with Ron Robb

November 29th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Library

Learn to make your own Christmas origami with Ron Robb. Just drop in!

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Festive Tree Ornaments

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

Main Library

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Festive Tree Ornaments

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

St. Paul Branch

Registration Required.

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Christmas Tree Cupcakes

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

St. Paul Branch

Registration Required.

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Winter Bird Feed Cards

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

Main Library

Drop in and make a Winter Bird Feed Card to take home! Just drop in!

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Tea Light Snowmen

October 26th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Library

Make your own snowman using a tea light. Just drop in!

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Tea Light Snowmen

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

St. Paul Branch

Make your own snowman using a tea light. Just drop in!

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Knit Cap Ornaments

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

Main Library

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Gift Tags

December 10th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Library

Make your own gift tags to decorate gifts for friends and family. Just drop in!

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Festive Napkin Rings

December 15th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Library

Make your own festive napkin rings to decorate your table for the holiday season. Just drop in!

Basic Computer Course Series

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Introduction to Computers

September 13th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Library - Third Floor Computer Lab

Practice using a computer keyboard and mouse with fun activities. A great introduction for absolute beginners. Only 9 spaces available. Registration is required.

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Edit Your Digital Photos

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

Main Library Computer Lab

Learn how to turn your digital photos into masterpieces with easy to use free online software.
Registration Required. Only 9 spaces available.

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Introduction to Word Processing

September 27th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Library - Computer Lab

Learn how to create, format, and use Word documents. Only 9 spaces available. Registration is required.

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Online Tutorials

October 11th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

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

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Create Your Own Website

September 20th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

Create your own website using a free online web-hosting platform to showcase your small business or hobby. Basic computer skills required. Registration Required. 9 spaces only.

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Introduction to PowerPoint

November 22nd, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Library - Third Floor Computer Lab

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

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Macs for Beginners

December 6th, 2:00 - 4:00 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.

Writing & Language

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English Conversation Cafe (Ages: 19+)

September 13th, 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!

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French for Beginners (Adult)

October 4th, 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.
 

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Brantford Writers Circle: Creative Support

October 18th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Main Library

For writers working with the goal to publish! We meet each month to share and discuss our works in progress. Interested? Bring copies of your work for review. Drop in or contact Robin Harding at rharding@brantford.library.on.ca for more information.

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The Brantford Poetry Workshop

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

Main Library

The BPW invites you to share the poetry you have written (and the poetry you like) with other local poets, in a supportive atmosphere that encourages constructive dialogue.

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Amnesty International Write for Rights Day

December 10th, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Main Library

Help make the world a better place on Human Rights Day by writing letters of support and empowerment. Just drop in!

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 Time! Tech Help Clinics

September 19th, 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.