Discussion Groups

Apr 3

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

Apr 3

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

Apr 9

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

Apr 9

Brantford Reading Group

This a community-based book discussion group that meets once a month to share and discuss observations about selected titles. Space is limited and registration is required. Please contact rharding@brantford.library.on.ca for more information. 

Upcoming titles: 

Sept. 11 - All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

Oct. 9 - The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

Nov. 13 - Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Dec. 11 - Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Jan. 8 - Bruno, Chief of Police, by Martin Walker

Feb. 12 - Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah

Mar. 12 - Home for Unwanted Girls, by Joanna Goodman

Apr. 9 - The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, by Jan-Philipp Sendker
 

Main LibraryAdultsBook ClubDiscussionRegistered Program

Apr 10

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

Apr 10

Seniors @ BPL Event: Save the Evidence

The Brantford Public Library welcomes Carlie Myke, Outreach Coordinator, Woodland Cultural Centre, who will speak about the Save the Evidence Program and the renovations taking place at the Mohawk Institute.

Main LibraryAdultsDiscussionDrop-in

Apr 10

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

Apr 15

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

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