Children's Special Events

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Baby and Me - Main Branch

October 25th, 10:30am - 11:15am

Main Branch

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. After storytime, stay and play with us and meet other families.

Library-fun

Family Fun

October 26th, 10:30am - 11:00am

Main Branch

Let's all read together! Parents, grandparents and caregivers will enjoy stories, puppets, songs and more with their toddlers and preschoolers.

Family Events

Escape Room

The Phantom of the Library: Escape Room (Ages: all)

October 21st, 10:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Branch

Our books are going missing and we need your help to discover the culprit. Find the Phantom's lair and recover the missing books before he takes them all! Register as an individual or team to attempt this 30 minute challenge. E-mail aflaherty@brantford.library.on.ca for more information and to register. Hosted by Wilfrid Laurier Game Design and Development students, Dayna Duckers and Adam Kajgenic.

Upcoming Saturday events:

Halloween Party, October 28

Canadian Raptors Conservancy, November 4

Star Wars Clue (BPL edition), November 18

Amazing Race, November 25

Canadian Raptor Conservancy

Canadian Raptor Conservancy: Birds of Prey Show (Ages: all)

November 4th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Auditorium

Get up close with the Canadian Raptor Conservancy's spectacular birds of prey. An exciting experience for the whole family. Ticketed event.

This is a ticketed event, pick up your free ticket starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Information Desk.

Upcoming Saturday events:

Star Wars Clue (BPL edition), November 18

Amazing Race, November 25

Halloween Party

Halloween Party (Ages: all)

October 28th, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Main Branch

Come dressed in your costume for Halloween activities, games and mini pumpkin decorating.

This is a ticketed event, pick up your free ticket starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Information Desk.

Upcoming Saturday events:

Canadian Raptors Conservancy, November 4

Star Wars Clue (BPL edition), November 18

Amazing Race, November 25

Star wars clue

Star Wars Clue (BPL Edition) (Ages: all)

November 18th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Branch

Register a team of 3 to 6 people (one adult per team) to play Star Wars Clue. 

All teams that solve the puzzle will be entered to win movie passes to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi, when it comes to theatres in December. 

This event also includes light sabre training and robot racing.

Be sure to dress up as your favourite Star Wars character!

Activities are suitable for all ages; minimum one adult required per team. E-mail aflaherty@brantford.library.on.ca for more information and to register.

Upcoming Saturday events:

Amazing Race, November 25

Compass

Amazing Race (Ages: all)

November 25th, 2:30 - 3:15 pm

Main Branch

On your mark, get set, go! Join Laurier Students for Literacy for an amazing race around the Library. Filled with challenges, pit stops and prizes.

PA Day Activities

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PA DAY: Movie Party (Ages: all)

November 17th, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Main Branch

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

We will be showing:

October 3 & 13 - Captain Underpants, rated G, 89 mins.

November 17 - Emoji Movie, rated G, 86 mins.

Pa day event

PA DAY: Wild About Science

November 17th, 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Main Branch

Erupting volcanoes, sink or float challenges, and food science. Science just got wild at the library!

Holiday Programs

Holiday Photos

Holiday Photos

November 14th, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Main Branch

'Tis the season for a new family photo!
Drop in to have your friends or family’s photo taken by Stef of New Town Images

Maker Card Making

Maker Card Making

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

Main Branch

Use your STEM making skills to create unique holiday cards.

December 2 - Pop-up papercraft

December 9 - LED Lights

December 16 - Card Stamping

Mistletoe Mondays

Mistletoe Mondays

December 4th, 10:30am - 11:15am

Main Branch

Join us for some fun holiday themed stories and activities.

December 4 - Pete the Cat Save Christmas

December 11 - Holiday Caroling

Kids Night Out Holiday Edition

Kids Night Out Holiday Edition

December 5th, 10:30am - 11:30am

Main Branch

Get into the holiday spirit with crafts, activities, and green screen photos.

Dreamstime snowman

Jingle Bell Babies - Main Branch (Ages: 0-2)

December 6th, 10:30am - 11:15am

Main Branch

Stop by for some fun-filled holiday stories, songs, and rhymes - just for the little ones.  

Dreamstime snowman

Jingle Bell Babies - St. Paul Branch

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

St. Paul Branch

Stop by for some fun-filled holiday stories, songs and rhymes - just for the little ones.

Christmas Tree Tales

Christmas Tree Tales

December 7th, 10:30am - 11:00am

Main Branch

Gather round the Christmas tree for some holiday cheer. Caregivers will enjoy holiday stories and songs with their toddlers and preschoolers.

Lego Club

Lego Club

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

Main Branch

Design and build your own Leo creations or complete our Lego challenges!

Shrek the Halls

Holiday Movies - Shrek the Halls

December 8th, 10:30 - 12:00 pm

St. Paul Branch

Watch the movie, then "Shrek the Halls" of your own home by making a craft inspired by zany Shrek.

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Holiday Movies - The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

December 15th, 10:30 - 12:00 pm

St. Paul Branch

Watch the humbling transformation of the Grinch's two sizes too small heart. And play a game of "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" bingo. Prizes will be awarded.

Stories with Santa

Stories with Santa

December 16th, 10:30 - 11:15 am

Main Branch

Ho-Ho-Ho! Santa Claus is coming to the Library! Join us for Christmas stories, songs and a visit with the jolly man in red. Photo-op with Santa will be available.

This is a ticketed event, pick up your free ticket starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Information Desk.

Dinosaur scavenger hunt

Dinosaur iPad Scavanger Hunt

December 27th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

Dinosaurs are hiding in the library! Find each dinosaur to complete your dino fact sheet. Be warned, dinosaurs may be extinct but these dinosaurs will come to life if found.

Snowflake Stories

Snowflake Stories

December 28th, 10:30 - 11:15 am

Main Branch

Bring the family for a snow-filled storytime.