Holiday Programs

Dreamstime snowman

Jingle Bell Babies - St. Paul Branch

December 21st, 10:30 - 11:15 am

St. Paul Branch

Stop by for some fun-filled holiday stories, songs and rhymes - just for the little ones.

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Holiday Movies - The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

December 22nd, 10:30 - 12:00 pm

St. Paul Branch

Watch the humbling transformation of the Grinch's two sizes too small heart. And play a game of "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" bingo. Prizes will be awarded.

Discovery Zone

Discovery Zone

December 27th, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Main & St. Paul Branch

Let's play! Spend time with your family while you read, play & learn together with games, technology, crafts & more!

Dinosaur scavenger hunt

Dinosaur iPad Scavanger Hunt

December 27th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

Dinosaurs are hiding in the library! Find each dinosaur to complete your dino fact sheet. Be warned, dinosaurs may be extinct but these dinosaurs will come to life if found.

Snowflake Stories

Snowflake Stories

December 28th, 10:30 - 11:15 am

Main Branch

Bring the family for a snow-filled storytime.

Discovery Zone

Discovery Zone, St. Paul Branch (Ages: All)

December 27th, 10:00am - 4:00pm

St. Paul Branch

Let's play! Spend time with youf family while you read, play & learn together with games, technology, crafts & more!

Family Holiday Break Programs - January 2 to 5

New Year's Party

New Year’s Party (Ages: All)

January 2nd, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

Come dressed for the party to celebrate the New Year here at BPL! Stories, dancing and tons of fun as we ring in 2018. 

Mystery STEM

Mystery STEM (Ages: All )

January 3rd, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

Grab a brown paper bag and open it up to discover your STEM challenge. You'll find all the materials you need in the bag, but your imagination is required to complete the challenge! 


IMAGineers! (Ages: All)

January 5th, 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Main Library & St. Paul Branch

Learning and having fun go together at the library! Come and learn sequential thinking, logical reasoning, and coding concepts with Ozobots and other fun tech toys!

All Day Fun

All Day Fun (Ages: All)

January 2nd, 9:00am - 8:00pm

Main & St. Paul Branch

Drop-in any time all week long for LEGO building, fun activities, and crafts in the Children's Department. 

Discovery Zone

Discovery Zone - Pop-up (Ages: All)

January 2nd, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Main & St. Paul Branch

Explore a different pop-up activity zone every day of the week. 

January 2: Tech Zone

January 3: Craft Zone

January 4: Game Zone

January 5: Imagination Zone

Family Events

Let's Read

Celebrate Family Literacy Day…Let’s Read! (Ages: all)

January 28th, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Branch

The annual Let's Read program brought to you by the Family Literacy Committee of Brant is back! This year, author Kathy Stinson will visit on Family Literacy Day to read her book, The Man with the Violin. Visit for more family-friendly events. 

Join us for this fantastic event to celebrate Family Literacy Day!

Let's Read Kick-Off - Sunday, January 28

Brant Sports Complex, Paris - 1:00 p.m.

Brantford Public Library - Main Branch - 3:00 p.m.

Skate Exchange

Skate Exchange (Ages: All Ages)

January 20th, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Main Library Auditorium

Need a new pair of skates?
Get them for free at this community skate exchange.
There will be a variety of sizes available. 


Can you donate skates? Drop off gently-used skates at:
• Best Western Plus Brant Park Inn & Conference Centre
• Main Library • Parks and Rec Main Office • Civic Centre • Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
• Doug Snooks/Eagle Place CC • Woodman Park CC • Lions Park

Retro Game Day

Retro Game Day

January 27th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

Explore the world of retro video games from Atari, Sega and more with this interactive gaming exhibit. In partnership with Laurier Game Design and Development Program and the Personal Computer Museum. 

Canadian Raptor Conservancy

Canadian Raptor Conservancy: Birds of Prey Show (Ages: All)

April 28th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Auditorium

Get up close with the Canadian Raptor Conservancy's spectacular birds of prey, including baby Great Horned Owls! An exciting experience for the whole family. Ticketed event.

This is a ticketed event, pick up your free ticket starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Information Desk.