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 2, 2014.

Drop-In Programs

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English Conversation Cafe (Ages: 19+)

November 25th, 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.


St. Paul Knitters Circle (Ages: 18+)

December 4th, 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.


BPL Genealogy Club

December 10th, 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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Celebrate the Season

December 9th, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Main Library Auditorium

To celebrate the holiday season we will be having some entertainment to get us in the spirit. The seniors' committee will host a presentation of music and song. Christmas goodies will also be available. Registration is required.

Life and Style

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Seasonal Home Decor

December 10th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Surround yourself in the joy and beauty of the season! Featuring local designer Michelle Mahoney. Registration required.

Basic Computer Course Series


Introduction to Excel

November 25th, 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.


Introduction to Pinterest (NEW!)

November 24th, 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.

Basic Genealogy Course Series

Writer's Workshop Series

What is a writer? Someone who writes. What is an author? A writer who shares their work with the world. We want to help you do both. Come to our workshops and set your inner storyteller free!

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Aspiring Authors Gala Showcase

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

Main Library Auditorium

Come and celebrate the work of our aspiring authors! Featuring special guest author Hope Nicholson. Registration is required for participants but absolutely everyone is welcome to join the audience!

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

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

Main Library - Main Floor

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.