Programs & Events

All programs are Drop In, unless otherwise noted. Unless otherwise noted programs run all year except when the library is closed.

Registration for summer programs begins on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
 

Youth Action Group Meetup

Youth Action Group Meetup (Ages: 13+)

August 18th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Main Library

Youth volunteers get together to work on group projects while enjoying delicious snacks. Those interested in becoming a youth volunteer are welcome to come and learn more. Program runs all year.

Note: There will be no program on Friday, August 25th.
 

Youth Cafe

Drop In Youth Cafe (Ages: 16+)

August 23rd, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Branch

Hang out with friends or chat with our Child & Youth Worker and other professionals about issues affecting you. Enjoy games, colouring, crafts, fun projects, and snacks! Program runs all year. 

Games

Get Your Game On! - Summer edition

August 19th, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Branch

Calling all gamers! It's time to learn a new game and see if you have what it takes to become an expert. In partnership with the WLU Game Design and Development Program.

August 19 - DC Deck Building Game

Get Your Game On

Get Your Game On! (Ages: all)

September 11th, 6:00pm - 7:45pm

Main Branch

Calling all gamers! Come to our monthly board game cafe to learn a new game or play a favourite. You and your friends will have your pick of games from the Laurier Library game collection.

The Library is a proud partner of the Laurier Library and the Laurier Game Design and Development Program.

Teen Drop-In

Teen Drop-In (Ages: 16 and under)

September 15th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Main Branch

Drop by for crafts, games and other activities with friends or chat with our Child & Youth Worker. Program runs all year. Note: No program August 25, September 1 & 8, November 3.

D&D Startup

D&D Startup (Ages: 13+)

September 15th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Main Branch

Interested in playing D&D, but have limited to no experience? Local D&D experts will show you the ropes. Note: No program November 3rd. Registration required.

Pa day event

PA DAY: 3D Avatar Design (Ages: 10+)

September 15th, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Main Branch

Design a digital avatar for your role-playing games. When your design is complete, print a prototype on the Library’s 3D printer.

BPL Chess Club

BPL Chess Club (Ages: 8+)

September 23rd, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Main Branch

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! 

Book Club for Teens

Through the Book-ing Glass Book Club for Tweens (Ages: 10+)

September 30th, 11:00am - 12:00pm

St. Paul Branch

Read a book, ANY BOOK, and come hang out to talk about it! Registration required.

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.

Star Wars Clue

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

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

Main Branch

Register your team to foil Darth Vader's plans. Solve the mystery, then visit the cantina for refreshments and cheer on entries in our costume contest. 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.

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.

Vision Boards

Vision Boards (Ages: 10+)

December 28th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Branch

Vision Boards are a fun way to express your dreams and inspire you to achieve goals. Bring your imagination and aspirations to this creative program and start 2018 on a positive note. Registration required.

Class Visits & Outreach

We'd love to have your class visit the library for orientation and a tour. If you can't come to us, let us bring the library to you! Using a multimedia presentation, we introduce the research process and show how the library can assist students 24/7.

For info, telephone 519-756-2220 or email info@brantford.library.on.ca.

Teen Volunteering (Ages 13+)

Please Note: The Library is currently not accepting Youth Action Group Volunteer applications at this time. Watch for more opportunities coming in Fall of 2017.

Earn volunteer hours and make a difference in your community and get involved at your library! Volunteer to assist with children's programs and special events or join our advisory board to share your ideas for a youth friendly library.

Be a Library Youth Volunteer any day and time that works for you! Print out a Youth Volunteer Application Form from the Teens page of the website or pick one up at the Library.