Discussion Groups

Feb 13

Seniors @ BPL Event: Grand River Grannies

The Grand River Grannies raise awareness and generate funds to support Grandmothers, the unsung heroes of Africa, through donations to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Main LibraryAdultsDiscussionDrop-in

Feb 13

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

Feb 19

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

Feb 20

The Thinking Place: A Lunchtime Speaker Series with David Neumann

Let's build a culture of inquiry! Join us every week at 12:30 p.m. for a new speaker and persepective 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. 

November 28 - David Neumann, Brantford: Taking the Long View

When Dave Neumann announced he wasn't seeking re-election in October 2018, it marked a milestone in a rich and varied career in politics. He has served Brantford as alderman, mayor, and city councilor and provincially in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. In addition to teaching at Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Vocational School, he has coordinatred adult education, advocated for literacy, and participated in several committees dedicated to community and heritage development. 

Have you watched Brantford grow and change over the years? If anyone can offer the long view on Brantford as a city, it might well be David Neumann. Come see whether his perspective will offer new insights to your own recollections and memories of Brantford as a vibrant and dynamic place to live and work. 

Upcoming Speakers: 

December 5 - Aaron Wallace, Aaron Wallace, Director of Strategic Planning and Community Partnerships with the City of Brant, How Does Cannabis Legalization Work? 

Main LibraryAdultsSpecial EventDiscussionDrop-in

Feb 20

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

Feb 21

Financial Planning for Life - Retirement Planning

Local bank representatives provide you with information on retirement planning.

Register for all or one of the programs in this series. 

Programs in the Financial Planning for Life Series include:

Investment Planning 
Wills and Estates

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

Register Online

Main LibraryAdultsDiscussionRegistered Program

Feb 21

Bell City Author Series - Amy Stuart (Ages: 18+)

Amy Stuart's debut novel Still Mine was an instant national bestseller. Nominated for the Arthur Ellis Best First Novel award, and winner of the 2011 Writers’ Union of Canada Short Fiction Competition, Amy’s writing has also appeared in newspapers and magazines across Canada. Amy lives in Toronto with her husband and her three sons. Still Water is her second novel.

For more information, and to get tickets click here.

Main LibraryAdultsSpecial EventDiscussionTickets Required

Feb 26

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

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