Family Events

Weekly skate exchange

Weekly Skate Exchange (Ages: all)

January 25th, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Main Branch

Need a new pair of skates? Get them for FREE at this weekly skate exchange! 

Donations of skates in good condition are welcome.

Skating and a movie

Skating and a Movie (Ages: All)

January 26th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Main Branch

Enjoy outdoor skating at Harmony Square then warm up at the Library while watching a family movie on the big screen at the Main Branch. 

Jan. 19 - House with a Clock in its Walls (105 mins, rated PG)

Jan. 26 - Goosebumps 2 (83 mins., rated PG)

Feb. 2 - Lego Movie (100 mins., rated G)

Feb. 9 - How to Train Your Dragon 2 (102 mins., rated PG)

Feb. 16 - Mary Poppins (139 mins., rated G)

Feb. 23 - Nutcracker and the Four Realms (100 mins., rated G)

Family Literacy Day

Celebrate Family Literacy Day…Let’s Read! (Ages: all)

January 27th, 3:00 - 4:15 pm

Main Branch

The annual Let’s Read program is back! This year, author Hazel Hutchins will
visit on Family Literacy Day to read her book Mattland. Each family will recieve a copy of the book to take home.

Visit www.familyliteracy.ca for more family-friendly events. 

Join us for this fantastic event to celebrate Family Literacy Day!

Let's Read Kick-Off - Sunday, January 27

Brant Sports Complex, Paris - 1:00 p.m.

Brantford Public Library - Main Branch - 3:00 p.m.

Family Day photos

Family Day Photos

February 16th, 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Main Branch

Celebrate Family Day with a family photo taken by New Town Images! Drop-in for a photo and enjoy family activities, games and create your own family tree. 

Family activities - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Photos - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

LED Jewelry with the Tinker Truck

LED Jewelry with the Tinker Truck (Ages: all )

April 27th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Branch

Create unique LED Jewelry with help from the Tinker Truck experts! You'll learn about simple circuits and optics while making an awesome piece of jewelry to take home and impress your friends and family. 

Family Holiday Break Programs - January 2 to 4

PA Day Activities

With interactive programs that make STEAM learning fun, our drop-in PA Day programs are great for kids of all ages! There will be fun activities happening ALL DAY LONG! 

Pa day event

PA DAY: Movie Party (Ages: all)

January 21st, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Main Branch

Snuggle up with family, hang out with friends, or stretch out and relax while you enjoy a newly released movie!

Jan. 21 - Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (88 mins., rated PG)

Pa day event

PA Day: Calling All Engineers (Ages: all)

January 21st, 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Main Branch

Calling all Engineers! If you like to build, this program is for you. Bring your imagination and we’ll supply the materials. We can’t wait to see what you create and construct! 

Pa day event

PA DAY: Marble Machines (Ages: all)

April 12th, 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Main Branch

Build a marble machine that will send a rolling marble through tunnels, tracks and bumpers to land in a catch at the end. You’ll need use your STEM thinking skills, teamwork and imagination to complete the challenge! 

March Break Programs

Free family fun all March Break long! Programs are for all ages, and drop-in with the exception of PJ Masks!. Space is limited.

Applefun puppetry

March Break: Applefun Puppetry: The Purple Pirate (Ages: All)

March 9th, 2:30 - 3:15 pm

Main Branch

Puppet show adventure on the high sea! Join the chase for the Great Purple Whale. Applefun Puppetry presents this 45-minute interactive program. Afterwards, learn how to make a paper puppet to take home. 

Imagination zone

March Break: Imagination Zone (Ages: All)

March 11th, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Main and St. Paul Branches

Explore a different pop-up activity zone every day of the week! 

Pj masks

March Break: PJ Masks! (Ages: All)

March 11th, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Main Branch

PJ Masks are taking over the Library! We'll have lots of fun activities, face painters and a meet & greet with your 3 favourite PJ heroes. Each child requires a FREE ticket to visit with PJ Masks. Space is limited. 

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are available online starting Friday, March 1st. 

If you need assistance registering please call us at 519-756-2220. 

10:30 a.m. Visit  Register Online

10:50 a.m. Visit  Register Online

11:10 a.m. Visit  Register Online

slime party

March Break: Slime Party (Ages: All)

March 11th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

Explore different types of slime and learn how to make one slime of your own! Customize your slime with special add-ins like glitter then show off your unique slime creation to all the other slime makers! 

Tech Zone

March Break: Tech Zone (Ages: All)

March 12th, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Main and St. Paul Branches

Drop in and get creative in our Tech Zone! We have Lego, Magformers, a Light Cube, Light Stax, Ozobots, Dash & Dot and more! What will you create?

backwards day

March Break: Backwards Day (Ages: All)

March 12th, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Main Branch

Backward names, games, stories, jokes and movie clips too! For extra silliness, wear your clothes backwards! 

giant games

March Break: Giant Games (Ages: All)

March 12th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

Play life-sized versions of your favourite games like Jenga, Connect 4, Snakes & Ladders and more. 

Game zone

March Break: Game Zone (Ages: All )

March 13th, 10:00 - 4:00 pm

Main and St. Paul Branches

Have fun with our games in our Game Zone!

Parachute play

March Break: Parachute Play (Ages: 0-2)

March 13th, 10:30 - 11:15 am

Main Branch

Come and play under our colourful parachute! Enjoy parachute games, interactive stories, songs and playtime with your little one.

March break retreat

March Break: March Break Retreat (Ages: All)

March 13th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

Relax and let your natural self shine at our March Break Retreat. Join us for calming stretches, nail painting, DIY lip balm & temporary tattoos!  

Craft zone

March Break: Craft Zone (Ages: All)

March 14th, 10:00 - 4:00 pm

Main and St. Paul Branches

Explore a different pop-up activity zone every day of the week!

Bevy and Beanz music show

March Break: Bevy & Beanz Kids Music Show (Ages: All)

March 14th, 10:30 - 11:00 am

Main Branch

Bevy & Beanz will perform familiar, traditional, new and wholesome music for children and for the young at heart! 

Parachute play

March Break: Parachute Play - St. Paul Branch (Ages: 0-2)

March 14th, 10:30 - 11:15 am

St. Paul Branch

Play under our colourful parachute! Enjoy parachute games, interactive stories, songs and playtime with your little one. 

Race day

March Break: Race Day (Ages: All)

March 14th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

It's Race Day! Bring your imagination and creativity to plan, design and build your own race track. Transform our recyclable supplies into a car track for our Hot Wheel car races. 

Kids art party

March Break: Kids Art Party

March 14th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

St. Paul Branch

Get ready to share your creative side! Use your imagination and create a work of art with our beautiful junk. 

Hawaiian luau

March Break: Hawaiian Luau (Ages: All)

March 15th, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Main Branch

Aloha! Enjoy stories and play games popular on the islands and then join us for a luau. Make your own lei, learn Polynesian words and sample some island foods. 

Llama Llama

March Break: Llama Llama (Ages: All)

March 15th, 10:30 - 11:15 am

St. Paul Branch

The new TV series Llama Llama is a hit with the preschool age crowd. Join us as we read stories, sing songs and make a craft about our favourite camelid. 

Moana sing along

March Break: Moana Sing-Along (Ages: All)

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

Main Branch

Come sing with Moana and Maui! We'll watch the movie and sing along with our favourite characters.

Steve Oz magic show

March Break: Steve Oz Magic Show (Ages: All)

March 16th, 2:30 - 3:15 pm

Main Branch

Magician Steve Oz will keep audiences of all ages laughing and gasping in amazement at this event.