Adults Programs

Oct 6

BPL Chess Club (Ages: 8+)

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! 

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Oct 9

3D Certification Program (Ages: 13+)

Here's your chance to bring creativity to the next level!

The Library now offers card holders the chance to print 3D designs that last up to eight hours.

This certification program is mandatory for customers that want to print items that take longer than one hour.

The program will provide an introduction to 3D printing and cover resources needed to get you started creating and modifying designs.

The certification program is open to people ages 13+ and no previous experience is required.

The Library has a range of professional 3D printers, including one that prints in multiple colours.

Registration for the certification sessions is required. If you need assistance registering please call us at 519-756-2220.

Note – Customers can still drop in and print projects that last less than one hour without completing the certification program.

Registration is available for the following program times:

October 4, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.       Register Online

October 9, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.       Register Online

October 13, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.     Register Online

October 17, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.     Register Online

October 23, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.     Register Online

October 30, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.     Register Online

November 1, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Register Online

November 6, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   Register Online

November 10, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Register Online

November 14, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Register Online

November 20, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register Online

November 27, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register Online

November 29, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Register Online

December 4, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   Register Online

December 11, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register Online

December 13, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Register Online

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Oct 9

Brantford Reading Group

This a community-based book discussion group that meets once a month to share and discuss observations about selected titles. Space is limited and registration is required. Please contact rharding@brantford.library.on.ca for more information. 

Upcoming titles: 

Sept. 11 - All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

Oct. 9 - The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

Nov. 13 - Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Dec. 11 - Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

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Oct 9

English Conversation Circles (Ages: 19+)

This program is for newcomers to Canada, 18 years and older, who want to improve their English speaking
skills and make new friends. A partnership of YMCA Immigrant Services - YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/ Brantford and Brantford Public Library. Supported by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Call 519-752-4568 ext. 3645 for information.

Runs from September 11 to December 18. Program breaks for holidays and resumes on January 15. 

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Oct 9

Essential Oils Series: Battling Seasonal Threats - Main Branch

The use of quality essential oils can lift your mood and reduce stress, boost your immune system, and offer healthier alternatives for household cleaners. Let representatives from doTERRA International lead you through free monthly workshops on all of these topics, and more! All materials for “make and take” products supplied. 

Make 'n Take Project: Germ Buster Blend

Other upcoming programs in this series: 

Back 2 School

Battling Seasonal Threats

Holiday Hacks: DIY Gift Ideas

Happy (Healthy) Holidays

Online registration required, if you need assistance registering please call us at 519-756-2220. 

Register Online

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Oct 10

The Thinking Place: A Lunchtime Speaker Series

Every week will feature a new speaker and perspective on a topic of interest in the community, with opportunity for discussion to follow.

Upcoming speakers include:
September 26 - David Chapman, Storm Chasing in Ontario
October 3 - Sujata Singh, The Climate Reality Project
October 10 – The Renaissance Quartet, Survival Skills for a String Quartet
October 17 – The Ontario Paranormal Society, Tales of Paranormal Investigation
October 24 - Steve Bredschneider, Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
October 31 - Jacques Pauwels, Images of War

November 7 – Heather McNally, Discover Brantford Municipal Airport
November 14 - Tarah Brookfield, Our Voices Must Be Heard
November 21 - Michelle Davis of Tweed Farms, Medicinal Cannabis
November 28 - David Neumann, Brantford: Taking the Long View

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Oct 10

BPL Genealogy Club

Are you interested in tracing your family tree but unsure where to start? Or perhaps you've hit a brick wall in your research. We are here to help! The BPL Genealogy Club meets monthly - just drop in! 

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Oct 10

Seniors @ BPL Event: Drawing Clocks and Driving Cars: Test & Studies for Canadian Drivers over 70

Join Dr. Brenda Vrkljan, from the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster, for a presentation on aging, medical fitness to drive, and transportation mobility.

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