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)

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

Main Auditorium

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

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Twist & Shout (Ages: 2-5)

January 7th, 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!

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

January 7th, 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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Pyjama Time (Ages: 2-5)

January 7th, 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!

Library-fun

Family Fun (Ages: 2-5)

January 8th, 10:30am - 11:00am

Main Library - Auditorium

Families, friends and children will enjoy this lively 30 minute program combining stories, puppets, rhymes, songs, and fun.  Just drop in!

Kids reading

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

January 8th, 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

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

December 20th, 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!

Christmas ornament

Christmas Craft Table (Ages: all)

December 20th, 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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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

Kids - Lego-A-Thon (Ages: all)

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

Main Library - Children's Program Room

Drop in every day during March Break, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. to help us create a Lego masterpiece at the Main Library.

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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.

Bird winter

Wild Winter Birds (Ages: 6-8)

January 2nd, 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.

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!

Kids

Kids’ Night Out (Ages: 6-12)

January 6th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Library Children's Program Room

Join us for an evening of creativity.  Come and tinker with our new electronic circuit boards, check out littleBits or get creative with the Magformers construction set.  We have Lego, we have crafts, we have ENTHUSIASM. Make new friends, explore and create.  Just drop-in.

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Kids - Skating and a Movie - How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Ages: Kids)

January 10th, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Main Auditorium

Rated PG

102 minutes