Discussion Groups

Jan 21

Writers’ Support Circle

Sit down with members of the Brantford Writer's Circle, a group of writers who meet as equals in a friendly exchange of ideas about each other's work. 

Contact Robin at rharding@brantford.library.on.ca for more information and to register. 

Main LibraryAdultsDiscussionRegistered Program

Jan 23

The Thinking Place: A Lunchtime Speaker Series - Redefining Retirement Living in Brantford

Let's build a culture of inquiry! Join us every week at 12:30 p.m. for a new speaker and perspective on topics of interest in the community. Past speakers have included a range of experts from storm chasers to local political icons to paranormal investigators. 

Carrie Freeman, Leasing Manager for Seasons Brantford will be visiting to give a presentation about redefining retirement living in Brantford. 

Main LibraryAdultsWeeklyDiscussionDrop-in

Jan 23

Drop In Youth Cafe (Ages: 16-26)

Are you 16 to 26 and trying to figure out adulting? This drop-in group gives young adults a safe space to hang out, have fun and learn new skills with friends. Enjoy activities and snacks while having the chance to talk about housing, job search and who can support you in your community! Program runs all year with our Child & Youth Worker.

Main LibraryTeensWeeklyDiscussionCraftsDrop-in

Jan 24

Essential Oils Series: Goal Setting & Essential Oils - Main Branch

Quality essential oils can be used to lift your mood, boost your immune system, and are healthy alternatives for household cleaners and stress reduction! Join a doTERRA representative for free monthly workshops. Samples or DIY projects included as applicable.

Registration required for each session.

Beat Those Winter Blues with Essential Oils

Safe Use of Essential Oils for Kids & Babies

Essential Cleaning with Natural, Safe & Affordable Solutions

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

Register Online

Main LibraryAdultsDiscussionRegistered Program

Jan 24

Bell City Author Series - Ian Hamilton (Ages: 18+)

Ian Hamilton is the author of the Ava Lee series. The books have been shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Arthur Ellis Award, the Barry Award, and the Lambda Literary prize, and are national bestsellers.

The Water Rat of Wanchai was the winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel and was named a best book of the year by Amazon.ca, the Toronto Star, and Quill & Quire. BBC Culture named Hamilton "One of the Ten Mystery/Crime Writers from the Last Thirty Years That Should Be on Your Bookshelf." The series is being adapted for film and television.

For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Main LibraryAdultsSpecial EventDiscussionTickets Required

Jan 29

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

Jan 30

The Thinking Place: A Lunchtime Speaker Series - Game-bling: A Blurring of Boundaries

Let's build a culture of inquiry! Join us every week at 12:30 p.m. for a new speaker and perspective on topics of interest in the community. Past speakers have included a range of experts from storm chasers to local political icons to paranormal investigators. 

Online gaming opens worlds of fun and exploration to gamers of all ages, but have you ever noticed the blurred boundaries between online gaming and gambling? Come hear Emily Harrison (YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program) share the signs of problem gambling and some of the harm reduction strategies available. 

St. Paul BranchAdultsSpecial EventDiscussionDrop-in

Jan 30

Drop In Youth Cafe (Ages: 16-26)

Are you 16 to 26 and trying to figure out adulting? This drop-in group gives young adults a safe space to hang out, have fun and learn new skills with friends. Enjoy activities and snacks while having the chance to talk about housing, job search and who can support you in your community! Program runs all year with our Child & Youth Worker.

Main LibraryTeensWeeklyDiscussionCraftsDrop-in

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