Programs & Activities

All programs will be held at the Main Library unless otherwise noted. Register at the Info desk, call 519-756-2220.

Weekly Storytimes

Storytime

Books & Play (Ages: 2-5)

December 1st, 10:30am - 11:15am

Main Auditorium

This 45 minute program is divided into three sections of: storytime, playtime, and craft time. Come try our new approach on traditional storytime! Just drop in!.

No Program on Oct. 13.  On Oct. 20 Books and Play will change to the program Alligator Pie.

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Shake, Rattle & Read (Ages: 0-3)

November 26th, 1:30pm - 2:15pm

Main Children's Program Room

This weekly 45 minute program consists of rhymes, songs, bounces, stories and activities for you and your little ones. It's also a great way to meet other moms!  Just drop in!

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Twist & Shout (Ages: 2-5)

November 26th, 10:30am - 11:00am December 3rd, 10:30am - 11:00am

St. Paul Branch

Shake it up, shake it out! Come and join us for this energetic program that includes music, movement and stories to enjoy. Just drop in!

Dreamstime pyjama boy

Pyjama Time (Ages: 2-5)

November 26th, 6:30pm - 7:00pm

St. Paul Branch

Almost ready for bed? Want to encourage your sleepy time imagination? Join us for a weekly 30 minute family pajama storytime. Pajamas are encouraged, teddy bears are welcome.  Just drop in!

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Preschool Cinema (Ages: 2-5)

November 27th, 10:30am - 11:00am

Main Library Auditorium

For the month of November "Family Fun" will become Preschool Cinema.  Join us for rhymes, Rags and a short movie.  Just drop in!

Kids reading

St. Paul Shake, Rattle and Read (Ages: 0-3)

November 27th, 10:30am - 11:00am

St. Paul Branch

This weekly 45 minute program consists of rhymes, songs, bounces, stories and activities for you and your little ones.  It's also a great way to meet other moms!  Just drop in!

Drop In Programs at Main

Books

The Page turners (Ages: 8-12)

December 1st, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Main Library - Children's Program Room

Are you an avid reader?  Do you have a favourite book or series that you would like to tell others about?  Come to our book discussion group where we'll unwrap some new books.  Hmmm wonder what we'll discover.  Come and share your thoughts and meet new friends.  Just drop in!

Kids

Kids’ Night Out (Ages: 6-12)

December 2nd, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Library - Program Room

Join us for an evening of creativity.  Try out the new electronic gizmos and gadgets at the library.  We have Lego, we have crafts.  Make new friends, explore and create.  Just drop-in.

Maker faire

Maker Kids (Ages: 8-12)

November 27th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Main Children's Program Room

Come and join us and spark your imagination.  See what you can create with the Library's new gizmos and gadgets.  Make new friends, have a snack and hang out.  Just drop in!

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BPL Chess Club (Ages: (8+ ADULTS TOO))

December 6th, 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. Drop-in.

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Tree Decorating (Ages: all)

December 6th, 10:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Library - Children's Program Room

Drop into the library and make some great Christmas ornaments.  Put one on our library tree and take the other home for your own tree!  

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Christmas Craft Table (Ages: all)

December 13th, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Main Library and St. Paul Avenue Library

Drop in to either the Main or St. Paul Branch library and make some great Christmas crafts.  Keep them, or give them away as gifts.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary (Ages: 2-5)

December 17th, 10:30 - 11:00 am

St. Paul Library

Rudolph is turning 50!  Come and celebrate this wonderful anniversary with stories and songs about the most famous reindeer of all.  

Dreamstime-xmascookies

December 22nd, 2:30 - 3:15 pm

Main Library - Children's Program Room

Get into the holiday spirit and decorate some delicious cookies.

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Holiday Movie

December 23rd, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Come and cozy up for a holiday movie. Bring a nut-free snack and your most comfy pillow and enjoy some holiday favourites on our big screen. All ages welcome. Drop in.
Polar Express, 100 mins., Rated G

Legos

Library LEGO (Ages: 8-12)

December 29th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Library - Children's Program Room

Drop in for some creative building fun!  We have lots of Lego for you to build with and make some amazing creations.

Maleficent

Holiday Movie (Ages: All)

December 30th, 2:30 - 4:15 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Come and cozy up for a holiday movie.  Bring a nut-free snack and your most comfy pillow and enjoy some holiday favourites on our big screen.  Maleficent 97 mins. Rated G.

Maker faire

Kid Maker Mornings (Ages: 6-12)

January 3rd, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Main Library Auditorium

Discover your inner artist and scientist as you explore what you can create with the Library's new gizmos and gadgets.  Just drop in!

Bird winter

Wild Winter Birds (Ages: 6-8)

January 3rd, 2:30 - 3:15 pm

Main Library Auditorium

Come to the Library to learn about those wild winter birds and make a yummy bird feeder for our feathered friends.