Family Events

Teddy bear picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic

July 19th, 10:30am - 11:30am

St. Paul Branch

What better way to celebrate summer than with a Teddy Bear's picnic. Join us in our backyard for stories, songs, action rhymes and refreshments. Bring your favourite teddy. 

Family game jam

Family Game Jam

July 28th, 10:30 - 12:00 pm

Main Branch

Learn the basics of building a tabletop game with Michelle Goodridge, Wilfrid Laurier University Game Design Librarian, and then work together to design your own! Each family will have the opportunity to share their game and test out others' game creations. This hands-on workshop is perfect for no-tech family fun. In partnership with Healthy Kids Community Challenge. 

Paws for stories

Paws for Stories: St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program

August 18th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Branch

Children will have the opportunity to read aloud to a trained therapy dog who will be visiting with their handlers. This program is designed to boost reading skills and confidence in a positive and relaxed environment. Children may register to read to a therapy dog for 15 minutes. 

Registration required. Registration begins on Tuesday, May 1, call 519-756-2220 to register. 

Marvelous Mondays! July 3 to August 24

Your whole family will enjoy Marvelous Monday! Programs are for All Ages. All Marvelous Mondays programs are 45-60 minutes in length and take place at the Main Library.

All Marvelous Monday programs are for all ages and are drop-in, but space is limited.

Stories in space

Marvelous Mondays! - Stories in Space (Ages: All)

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

Main Branch

Get ready for an intergalactic adventure with lots of stories and songs along the way. 

Learn to draw comic art workshop

Marvelous Mondays! - Learn to Draw Comic Art Workshop (Ages: All)

July 16th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

Learn the fundamentals of drawing comic art in this interactive workshop. Draw along with experts from Freeze DNA Book Publishing and create awesome artwork to take home! 

Wiggle, jump, shout!

Marvelous Mondays! - Wiggle, Jump, Shout! (Ages: All)

July 23rd, 10:30 - 11:15 am

Main Branch

Gotta move, can't sit still, we just have to shout it out for this fun-filled storytime! 

Dinosaur exhibit with Club Rex

Marvelous Mondays! - Interactive Dinosaur Exhibit with Club Rex (Ages: All)

July 23rd, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

The travelling dinosaur museum is coming to BPL! Get hands on with pre-historic artifacts including dinosaur skulls, teeth, claws and more. 

Pete the cat

Marvelous Mondays! - Pete the Cat (Ages: All)

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

Main Branch

Join us for a storytime with the most upbeat, optimistic cat you'll ever meet - Pete the Cat. Pete loves life and you will too! Stories, songs and a craft. 

Tech this out

Marvelous Mondays! - Tech This Out! (Ages: All)

July 30th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

Are you up for the challenge? Move from station to station completing tech challenges along the way. At each station we dare you to try something new with your favourite tech toys like Cubelets, Dot & Dash, greenscreen and more. 

Paws and whiskers

Marvelous Mondays! - Paws & Whiskers (Ages: All)

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

Main Branch

Join us for a pet themed storytime. Real furry friends will be joining us from the Brant SPCA to teach kids how to interact with these lovable creatures. 

World music safari show

Marvelous Mondays! - World Music Safari Show with Mystic Drumz (Ages: All)

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

Main Branch

This show blends multicultural music themes and interactive audience participation! Featuring incredible sound effects and unique instruments from around the globe. Bring the whole family to laugh and learn together as we track down the 'The Legend of Marshmellow Island'

Summer Programs for Kids - July 3 to August 24

Programs for all ages unless otherwise noted, and are drop-in, but space is limited. 

STEM favourites

STEM Favourites (Ages: 6-12)

July 17th, 10:30am - 11:15am

Main Branch

Get hands-on, explore and create, with a new theme every week based on some of our favourite things - Star Wars, Medieval Times, Lego and more! 

Join us for Build It Fun engineering themed activities on July 10th. 

Drama-rama

Drama-rama (Ages: 6-12)

July 17th, 2:30pm - 3:15pm

Main Branch

Let your dramatic flair shine! Join us for ice breakers, games, skits and more. 

Baby and me

Baby & Me (Ages: 0-2)

July 18th, 10:30am - 11:15am

Main Branch

This storytime focuses on baby-parent bonding, rhythm and rhyme, interactive stories and songs. Then, stay and play and meet other families. 

Stories & stretches

Stories & Stretches (Ages: All)

July 18th, 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Harmony Square

With Harmony Square's splash pad as our backdrop, this is the perfect summer spot for fun stories, songs and actvities. See you there! 

Chalk the walk

Chalk the Walk

July 18th, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

St. Paul Branch

Be part of our weekly Sidewalk Chalk Mural Party. Help to create a large chalk mural in front of the library. 

Discovery workshop

Discovery Workshop

July 18th, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Main Branch

Get hands-on and discover a new skill, hobby or passion with an expert! 

Join us for: 

Circuits with BPL - July 11

Clay with Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant - July 18

Storytelling with the Brant Tale Tellers - July 25

Card Making with Kelly Pulham, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator - August 1

Chess with the Brantford Chess Club - August 8

Tai Chi with Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi (Brantford) - August 15

Just drop in. 

Make it challenge

Make It Challenge

July 18th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Branch

Use your making skills to complete challenges, every week! We'll build and create with robots, LED lights, recyclables and more. 

Dig it

Dig It! Gardening, Nature and More!

July 19th, 10:30am - 11:30am

Main Branch

Bring your green thumbs and explore the world of flowers, plants and gardens with us. There will be a different fun activity each week that you can take home. 

DIY art

DIY Art & More (Ages: 6-12)

July 19th, 2:30pm - 3:15pm

Main Branch

Get creative, as we explore different materials to create art pieces using a variety of techniques!

Mystery stem

Mystery STEM

July 19th, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

St. Paul Branch

Grab a brown paper bag and open it to discover your STEM challenge. You'll find all the materials in the bag, just bring your imagination. 

Pj stories

PJ Stories

July 19th, 6:30pm - 7:00pm

Main Branch

It's almost time for bed, bring the family to the library for a fun storytime everyone will enjoy. PJs welcome! 

Lego wars

Lego Wars

July 20th, 10:30am - 11:30am

Main Branch

Build it and wreck it! Can you and your team complete all three challenges and the speed round? 

Backyard tales

Backyard Tales

July 20th, 10:30am - 11:15am

St. Paul Branch

Join us for this outdoor family storytime focusing on gardens, nature and the environment. 

Friday flicks

Friday Flicks

July 20th, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Main Branch

Children of all ages are invited to join us for screenings of favourite movies. Each screening will offer fun activities for a whole new movie experience. 

We will be showing:

July 6 - Peter Rabbit (95 mins., rated PG)

July 13 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (100 mins., rated G)*

July 20 - Wrinkle in Time (109 mins., rated PG)

July 27 - Sherlock Gnomes (86 mins., rated G)

August 3 - Early Man (89 mins., rated PG)

August 10 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (119 mins., rated PG)

August 17 - The Muppets (102 mins., rated G)*

*Join us for special interactive screenings on July 13th and August 17th! We want you to take part in the action with props, lots of audience participation and more!