Adults Programs

May 7

Lifescapes: A Memoir Writing Program Orientation

We meet biweekly from October to May for writing guidance and support, and publish an annual anthology of short memoirs. It is a challenge to begin midway through, but we'll help you catch up. 

Please contact rharding@brantford.library.on.ca for more information and to register. 

Main LibraryAdultsLifescapesDiscussion

May 7

English Conversation Circles (Ages: 18+)

For newcomers to Canada, 18 years and older, who want to improve their English speaking skills and make new friends. A partnership of YMCA Immigrant Settlement Services – YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford and Brantford Public Library, supported by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Registration required. 
Call 519-752-4568 ext. 3645 for information and to register.

Note: Program breaks for July and August and will resume September 10, 2019.

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May 7

The Smart Silver Economy: Aging meets Digital

In 2016, the number of older adults in Canada surpassed the number of children. Lower fertility rates, increasing life expectancy and the baby boomers aging will mean that in 20 years, almost one in four Canadians will be over the age of 60.


The Silver Economy is a term that has been used to refer to economic activity associated with meeting the needs of seniors. In this lecture, Josephine McMurray will explore how technology might be used to help organizations and communities manage the impact of a growing number of older adults, but better still how they can thrive by encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in the health and age-related technology sector.


Josephine McMurray is an associate professor in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, a member of the Business Technology Management and Health Studies programs based at the Brantford campus. Her research focuses on issues at the intersection of healthcare, technology and management. She leads the DRiVE project exploring what regions have to do to become Silicon Valley-like spaces particularly as it relates to encouraging innovation and technological solutions to support healthy aging. She is also the research lead of an international team exploring women’s underrepresentation in technology innovation and entrepreneurship.

Also join us for The Psychological and Biological Effects of Cannabis

Main LibraryAdultsSpecial EventDiscussionDrop-in

May 8

Healthy You

Join a free 8-week lifestyle program that uses a non-diet approach to help you reach and maintain a healthier version of you!

Featuring PrimaCare Dietitians, the topics will include self-assessment, emotional eating, meal planning, and much more. Registration required.

Week 1 (May 8) - Orientation, self assessment and goal setting
Week 2 (May 15) - Nutrition basics
Week 3 (May 22) - Behaviour change, emotional eating
Week 4 (May 29) - Active living
Week 5 (June 5) - Carbs, protein, fat, salt and fluids
Week 6 (June 12) - Meal planning, cooking skills
Week 7 (June 19) - Supermarket savvy
Week 8 (June 26) - Vitality toolkit

Call 519-442-9834 to register or for more information.

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May 8

BPL Craft Series: Hedgehog Planters - St. Paul Branch

Join us for an afternoon or evening of crafting. Let us show you how you can make these simple items, perfect for giving or for decoration. All materials provided. Registration required.

Other programs in the BPL Craft Series include:

Suncatchers

Summer Flowers

DIY Tie-Dye

Online registration required, if you need assistance registering please call us at 519-756-2220. 

Register Online

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May 8

The Psychological and Biological Effects of Cannabis

On October 17, 2018, after a century of prohibition, cannabis was legalized in Canada. This lecture will overview the psychological and biological effects of recreational and medicinal cannabis, and discuss new cannabis laws and anticipated outcomes of legalization.


Bruce McKay is a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic at Laurier and an Associate Professor and Chair-elect in the Department of Psychology. Dr. McKay teaches neuroscience and pharmacology courses and researches topics including recreational drug use in university students and mechanisms by which psychoactive drugs affect brain functions.

Also join us for The Smart Silver Economy: Aging meets Digital

Main LibraryAdultsSpecial EventDiscussionDrop-in

May 9

Brant County Health Unit Family Drop-In (Ages: 0-5)

Parents/caregivers and their children can learn about healthy pregnancy, breast feeding, healthy child development, attachment, school preparation, positive parenting, and healthy lifestyle choices. In partnership with the Brant County Health Unit and EarlyON Family and Child Centre.

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May 9

Stay & Play EarlyON Family Drop-In (Ages: 0-6)

Come play and learn through activities that foster children’s expression and readiness to learn and promotes a strong foundation for lifelong learning. In partnership with Brant Family and Children’s Services.

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