Programs 

Check out a listing of current programs below. 
The Library also offers tutoring and homework help programs. Information on those programs can be found under the Homework Help tab.

For further information on any programs, call 519-756-2220.

Preschool Programs

Programs are Drop in (unless specified) and children of all ages are welcome but programs are geared to children ages 0-6. 

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Books & Play (Ages: 0-4)

April 3rd, 10:30am - 11:15am

Main Library

Monkey see, monkey do! Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and physical activities.

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Sandbox Science (Ages: 0-4)

April 7th, 10:30am - 11:15am

St.Paul Branch

From chemistry magic to slime science, toddlers and preschoolers can be inspired to learn about the world. A science and technology storytime focusing on simple experiments with inspiring stories and songs.

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Baby and Me (Ages: 0-2)

April 5th, 10:30am - 11:15am

Main Library

Babies start learning early literacy skills right from birth. This baby storytime focuses on baby-parent bonding, rhythm and rhyme, and interactive stories and songs.

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St. Paul Shake, Rattle ‘n’ Read (Ages: 0-4)

April 6th, 10:30am - 11:00am

St. Paul Branch

Let’s move and groove! A musical storytime focusing on rhythm and rhyme, sound makers, and interactive stories and songs. 

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Family Fun (Ages: 0-4)

April 6th, 10:30am - 11:00am

Main Library

Let's read together! Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy puppets and choral reading with interactive stories and songs.

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Get Ready for Kindergarten (Ages: 3-4)

April 4th, 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Main Library

Preschoolers ages 3+ will enjoy this kindergarten readiness group focusing on curriculum milestones, STEM learning, and social skills.
Register for this 10-week workshop at the Main Library or by calling (519) 756-2220.

School Age (or All Ages) Programs 

All programs are Drop In and children of all ages are welcome but programs are geared to children ages 4-12.  

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BPL Chess Club (Ages: 8-99)

March 25th, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Main Library - Community Room

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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3D Avatar Printing (Ages: Ages 10+)

April 3rd, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Main Library

Learn how to design your own digital avatar for your role-playing games. When your final design is complete, print a prototype on the Library’s 3D printer.

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Kids Night Out (Ages: 6+)

April 4th, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Main Library

Discover new ways to be creative with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 
Join us for this Makerspace group focusing on collaboration, experiments and challenging puzzles. 

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Maker Shop (Ages: 10+)

April 6th, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

St. Paul Branch

Think it, try it! Experiment with different technologies, learn the basics of block coding with Ozobots, or focus on your own tech project.

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Little Picassos (Ages: 4+)

April 6th, 6:30pm - 7:00pm

Main Library

The creations of your imagination come to life with art! Experiment with creative making, crafting, and painting. Come dressed to get messy!

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Family Discovery Zone (Ages: 0-12)

April 8th, 10:30am - 11:30am

Main Library and St. Paul Branch

Spend time with your family while you read, play and learn together at your own pace with self-directed learning activities. 

Parenting Support Programs

All programs are Drop in and children of all ages are welcome but programs are geared to children ages 6-12.  These programs run all year (except when the library is closed for Holidays.

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Parachute Program (Ages: ages 0-1)

April 3rd, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Main Library Auditorium

If you are a young mom, with a baby aged 0 to 12 months, feeling overwhelmed and in need of emotional support, this group is for you!  A light lunch is served and a free taxi is available if needed. In partnership with Kids Can Fly. Call Jane for more info at 519-755-9482. Program runs all year.

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Brant County Health Unit Family Drop In (Ages: 0-5)

March 30th, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Main Library

Parents and their children, ages 0-5, can learn about healthy child development, school preparation, positive parenting, attachment, breastfeeding support, and healthy lifestyle choices. In partnership with the Brant County Health Unit. Just drop in! Program runs all year.

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Stay and Play Best Start Family Drop-In (Ages: 0-6)

March 30th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Main Library

Enjoy creative art, free play with developmentally appropriate toys and literacy activities. In partnership with the Family Counselling Centre of Brant. Program runs all year.