Programs

For programs requiring registration, sign up at the Information Desk at either library location or call the Main Branch at 519-756-2220 or the St. Paul Branch at 519-753-2179.

Adult Summer Reading

While you're relaxing with some good books this summer, remember to join the Adult Summer Reading club! 

It's free and open to all BPL cardholders 18 years of age and older.

Read a book or e-book or listen to an audiobook and submit your review online or in person at the library.

All eligible ballots will be entered in a draw to win great prizes!

Reviews will be accepted from June 23 to September 1. 

Leave a review and get entered to win some great prizes!

Ballots are also available at both the Main and St. Paul Branches.

Drop-In Programs

BPL knitting circle

BPL Knitting Circle - Main Branch

July 26th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Main Branch

Drop-in for company, conversation and advice from other knitters. 

BPL knitting circle

BPL Knitting Circle - St. Paul Branch (Ages: 18+)

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

St. Paul Branch

Drop in for company, conversation and advice from other knitters. 

Onsite Settlement Specialist

Onsite Settlement Specialist

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

Main Branch

YMCA Immigrant Services offers free settlement and integration services including information, referrals to community resources, one-to-one advice and mentorship, help accessing social and professional networks, and other ways to help you navigate Canadian life and culture. Just drop in, or call 519-752-4568 for more information. 

Genealogy Club

BPL Genealogy Club

July 18th, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Main Branch

Interested in tracing your family tree? Not sure where to start or perhaps you’ve hit a dead end in your research. The BPL Genealogy Club meets once a month. Learn about various resources that may help you with your research and talk to fellow genealogists. New members welcome! Just drop-in.

Seniors Events

Our town Brantford

Seniors @ BPL Event: Our Town: Brantford

July 25th, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Main Branch

Discover Brantford through film and story! Stop by for a viewing of Our Town: Brantford along with Lillia Dockree of the Brant County Museum and Archives. 

Falling forward

Seniors @ BPL Event: Falling Forward

September 12th, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Main Branch

It took 2 1/2 years of training, 2 pairs of stilts, 5 attempts and a  “Never say die” attitude to achieve the dream of a world record for tallest stilt walker. Come learn the universal steps to achieving your dreams – tall or small – with the motivating and inspiring Doug Hunt.

Home & Hobbies

BPL knitting circle

BPL Knitting Circle - St. Paul Branch (Ages: 18+)

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

St. Paul Branch

Drop in for company, conversation and advice from other knitters. 

BPL knitting circle

BPL Knitting Circle - Main Branch

July 26th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Main Branch

Drop-in for company, conversation and advice from other knitters. 

Create your own zentangles

Create your own Zentangles

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

Main Branch

De-stress and get inspired while designing geometric patterns that will satisfy any colouring enthusiast! 

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

Confetti bowls

BPL Craft Series: Decorative Confetti Bowls

July 17th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Branch

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

Potpourri strawberry sachets

BPL Craft Series: Potpourri Strawberry Sachets

August 14th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Branch

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

Arts & Culture

An American in Paris

Musical Matinees - An American in Paris

July 23rd, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Branch

Relax and join us for some of the most entertaining musicals ever produced.

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

We will be showing An American in Paris, (1951, 1 hr., 55 mins.)

Oklahoma

Musical Matinees - Oklahoma

August 13th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Branch

Relax and join us for some of the most entertaining musicals ever produced.

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

We will be showing: Oklahoma (1955, 2 hrs., 25 mins.)

La la land

Musical Matinees - La La Land

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

Main Branch

Relax and join us for some of the most entertaining musicals ever produced. 

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

We will be showing La La Land, (2016, 2 hrs., 8 mins.)

Health & Wellness

Stop Smoking Workshops

Stop Smoking Workshop

July 26th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Main Branch

Join Barbara Dawson, of the Brant County Health Unit, for a 3-hour program where you will receive information and resources, including a FREE 5-week kit of NRT patches. Registration Required.

Call 519-753-4937 EXT. 455 to register.

Essential oils series

Essential Oils Series: Lovin’ Summertime Workshop - Main Branch

July 24th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Branch

The use of quality essential oils can lift your mood and reduce stress, boost your immune system, and offer healthier alternatives for household cleaners. Let representatives from doTERRA International lead you through free monthly workshops on all of these topics, and more! All materials for “make and take” products supplied. 

Get the most out of summer with your natural insect repellent.

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

Essential oils series

Essential Oils Series: Back to School Workshop - St. Paul Branch

August 9th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

St. Paul Branch

The use of quality essential oils can lift your mood and reduce stress, boost your immune system, and offer healthier alternatives for household cleaners. Let representatives from doTERRA International lead you through free monthly workshops on all of these topics, and more! All materials for “make and take” products supplied. 

Learn which essential oils to use for focus, concentration, mental alertness, clarity, and boost the immune system. 

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

Essential oils series

Essential Oils Series: Back to School Workshop - Main Branch

August 22nd, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Branch

The use of quality essential oils can lift your mood and reduce stress, boost your immune system, and offer healthier alternatives for household cleaners. Let representatives from doTERRA International lead you through free monthly workshops on all of these topics, and more! All materials for “make and take” products supplied. 

Learn which essential oils to use for focus, concentration, mental alertness, clarity, and boost the immune system. 

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

Writing & Language

Onsite Settlement Specialist

Onsite Settlement Specialist

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

Main Branch

YMCA Immigrant Services offers free settlement and integration services including information, referrals to community resources, one-to-one advice and mentorship, help accessing social and professional networks, and other ways to help you navigate Canadian life and culture. Just drop in, or call 519-752-4568 for more information. 

Genealogy & Local History

Genealogy Club

BPL Genealogy Club

July 18th, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Main Branch

Interested in tracing your family tree? Not sure where to start or perhaps you’ve hit a dead end in your research. The BPL Genealogy Club meets once a month. Learn about various resources that may help you with your research and talk to fellow genealogists. New members welcome! Just drop-in.

Digitizing local history

Digitizing Local History

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

Main Branch

Your history is important. Bring your pictures or watch to learn how to digitize, document, and share your personal family and local history collections. Two sessions available. 

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

Technology & Computer Skills

Online learning

Learning 24/7

August 20th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Branch

Online databases are for more than academic research. Ours contain training tutorials, easy-to-understand health information, music lessons, knitting patterns, and more. Come discover what lifelong learning is all about. 

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

Smartboard fundamentals

Smartboard Fundamentals

August 21st, 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Main Branch

Smartboards are everywhere - at school, at work, and at the library! Learn how to set them up as portable monitors, use their interactive touch-screen features, and develop confident presentation skills.

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

Tech Help Clinics

Clinics are held from time to time and will appear below. One-on-one assistance with digital devices can be scheduled with the Library's  Book a Librarian service.

Tech Time

Tech Time! Tech Help Clinics

July 23rd, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Main Branch

Looking for help with e-books and audio-books or using our online services? Grab you latest gadget - tablet, e-reader, cell phone, laptop, MP3 player, and we'll get you started.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to make the drop in
time then give us a call and “Book A Librarian” for
some one-on-one help.