Programs & Events

All programs are Drop In and run all year unless, otherwise noted.

Registration for winter programs begins on Tuesday, January 2nd.
 

Youth Cafe

Drop In Youth Cafe (Ages: 16+)

December 20th, 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. 

Get Your Game On

Get Your Game On! (Ages: all)

January 8th, 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)

December 22nd, 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 November 3rd.

D&D Startup

D&D Startup (Ages: 13+)

December 22nd, 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. Registration required.

BPL Chess Club

BPL Chess Club (Ages: 8+)

January 13th, 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+)

February 3rd, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

St. Paul Branch

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

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.

Game Tournaments

Game Tournaments

February 3rd, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Main Branch

Go head to head with friends in our monthly video game tournament. In partnership with the Personal Computer Museum.

February 3 - Mario Kart

March 3 - Super Smash Bros.

April 7 - Rocket League

Blackout poetry

Blackout Poetry

April 11th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Branch

Take a page out of a book, black out the words you don't want, leave the words you do and the result is a poem created by you! Registration required.

Freedom to read week

Freedom to Read Week (Ages: 11-18)

February 25th, 12:00am - 12:00pm

Main & St. Paul Branch

Visit our interactive Freedom to Read book display to guess the title of the book based on why it was banned and get caught reading a banned book at our photobooth.

Teen Tech Week

Tech crafting

Tech Crafting - Main Branch

March 5th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Branch

Design and make your own DIY stickers with our electronic Silhouette cutting machine.

Robot wars

Robot Wars

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

Main Branch

Compete in challenges to guide your team's robot to victory.

3D design challenge

3D Design Challenge - St. Paul Branch

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

St. Paul Branch

Design and print a customized key chain using the Library's 3D printer. 

3D design challenge

3D Design Challenge - Main Branch

March 8th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Main Branch

Design and pring a customized key chain using the Library's 3D printer. 

Tech crafting

Tech Crafting - St. Paul Branch

March 9th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

St. Paul Branch

Design and make your own DIY stickers with our electronic Silhouette cutting machine.

Teen March Break Programs

Registration is required, call 519-756-2220 or stop by the Information desk to reserve you place. Registration begins on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Robots for Teens

Robots for Teens - Main Branch

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

Main Branch

Learn the basics of block coding with our LEGO Mindstorms and Dash robots. Registration required.

Upcoming March Break programs:

Button Making Workshop

Wreck This Journal

Robots for teens

Robots for Teens - St. Paul Branch

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

St. Paul Branch

Learn the basics of block coding with our LEGO Mindstorms and Dash robots. Registration required.

Upcoming March Break programs:

Button Making Workshop

Wreck This Journal

Button Making

Button Making Workshop

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

Main Branch

Learn how to create buttons using your own artwork with local artist Sean Greenberg. Registration required.

Upcoming March Break programs:

Wreck This Journal

Wreck This Journal

Wreck this Journal

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

Main Branch

Be destructive and be creative! We'll get you started on creating your own unique journal. The rest is up to you. 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+)

Get involved at your library and earn volunteer hours! Volunteer to assist with children's programs and events or join our advisory board to share your ideas for a youth friendly library.

Click here for more information and to view current openings.