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 Winter programs is still open.

Registration for Spring/Summer programs begins Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Adult Summer Reading

Join the Adult Summer Reading Club this summer!

It's free and open to all BPL cardholders 18 years of age and older.

Read a book or e-book or listen to an audiobook and submit your review online or in person at the library.

All elgible ballots will be entered in a draw to win great prizes!

Reviews will be accepted from July 3 to August 26.

Library Bingo

Let's play a fun twist on a classic game! Keep track as you accomplish each task and qualify for multiple prize draws at the end of summer.

How to Play: Pick up your Bingo card, participate in library-themed tasks to complete a line, X or full card then enter to win!

Bingo sqares are availale at Library Information Desks beginning July 3. Entries can be submitted anytime between July 3 to August 26.

Drop-In Programs

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St. Paul Knitter’s Circle (Ages: 18+)

July 6th, 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!

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Colouring for Adults

June 26th, 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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Musical Matinees - Brigadoon (Ages: All)

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

Main Library

Relax and join us for some of the most entertaining musicals ever produced.

We will be showing Brigadoon, (1954, 108 mins.)

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Musical Matinees - Singin’ in the Rain (Ages: All)

July 25th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Library

Relax and join us for some of the most entertaining musicals ever produced.

We will be showing: Singin' in the Rain (1952, 101 mins.)

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Musical Matinees - Wizard of Oz (Ages: All)

August 8th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Library

Relax and join us for some of the moster entertaining musicals ever produced.

We will be showing Wizard of Oz, (1939, 103 mins.)

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Musical Matinees - Mamma Mia (Ages: All)

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

Main Library

Relax and join us for some of the most entertaining musicals ever produced.

We will be showing Mamma Mia, (2008, 108 mins.)

Seniors @ BPL

Seniors @ BPL provide informative and entertaining programs for older adults! All programs are free of charge and start at 2:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at the Main Library. Drop-ins are welcome, but registration is recommended, call us at 519-756-2220 to register.

If you are interested in volunteering on the Seniors @ BPL Committee, please contact us at 519-756-2220.
 

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Special Presentation of The Grand Seduction

July 26th, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Main Library

Featuring the multi-award nominated film The Grand Seduction (2013), starring Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, and Liane Balaban. Movie is 1 hr., 53 mins. Sponsored by Charlotte Villa (Revera Retirement Living). Registration Required.

Program is in partnership with the Seniors @ BPL committee.

Get Crafty!

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Zentangles

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

Main Library

Learn how to design geometric patterns. Perfect for colouring enthusiasts or any crafty soul. Registration Required.

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Paper Wreaths

July 19th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Library

Use recycled books to create unusual wall hangings. Registration Required.

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Paper Jewelry

August 16th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Library

Wow yourself with unique and clever jewelry pieces made from recycled paper. Registration Required.

Health & Wellness

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Restorative Meditation

July 3rd, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Library

Join us for guided meditation and tension relieving stretches. Featuring Paul and Katrina Azevedo.

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Stop Smoking Workshop

July 4th, 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.

Writing & Language

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English Conversation Cafe (Ages: 19+)

June 27th, 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. until June 27th then will resume on September 12. Just drop in!

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Brantford Writers Circle: Creative Support

July 18th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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.

Genealogy & Local History

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BPL Genealogy Club

July 19th, 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! Just drop-in.

Basic Computer Series

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Tech Talk with Amy - The Cloud

July 12th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Library

Every session wil feature one technology and leave plenty of time for questions and discussion. We will be discussing The Cloud on July 12th. Just drop in!

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Introduction to Online Tutorials

July 18th, 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

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

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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Tech Talk with Amy - Choosing the Best Device for You

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

Main Library

Every session will feature one technology and leave plenty of time for questions and discussion. We will be discussing how to choose the best device for you on August 9th. Just drop in!

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Digitize Your Family Album

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

Main Library Computer Lab

We will show you how to use your Library’s amazing new maker space technology to convert your old photographs, slides & VHS tapes into digital format. 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.

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Tech Time! Tech Help Clinics

June 26th, 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.