Programs & Events

All programs are Drop In and run all year unless, otherwise noted.

Registration for winter programs begins on Tuesday, January 2nd.
 

Youth Cafe

Drop In Youth Cafe (Ages: 16+)

February 21st, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Branch

Hang out with friends or chat with our Child & Youth Worker and other professionals about issues affecting you. Enjoy games, colouring, crafts, fun projects, and snacks! Program runs all year. 

D&D Startup

D&D Startup (Ages: 13+)

February 23rd, 3:45pm - 5:45pm

Main Branch

Interested in playing D&D, but have limited to no experience? Local D&D experts will show you the ropes. Registration required.

BPL Chess Club

BPL Chess Club (Ages: 8+)

February 24th, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Main Branch

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Here’s an opportunity to learn the game, or to practice the skills that you already have. A member of the Brantford Chess Club will offer basic  instruction and tips on how to improve your game. Just drop-in! 

Book Club for Teens

Through the Book-ing Glass Book Club for Tweens (Ages: 10+)

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

St. Paul Branch

Read a book, ANY BOOK, and come hang out to talk about it! Registration required.

Game Tournaments

Game Tournaments

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

Main Branch

Go head to head with friends in our monthly video game tournament. In partnership with the Personal Computer Museum.

February 3 - Mario Kart

March 3 - Super Smash Bros.

April 7 - Rocket League

Get Your Game On

Get Your Game On! (Ages: all)

March 12th, 6:00pm - 7:45pm

Main Branch

Calling all gamers! Come to our monthly board game cafe to learn a new game or play a favourite. You and your friends will have your pick of games from the Laurier Library game collection.

The Library is a proud partner of the Laurier Library and the Laurier Game Design and Development Program.

Freedom to read week

Freedom to Read Week (Ages: 11-18)

February 25th, 12:00am - 12:00pm

Main & St. Paul Branch

Visit our interactive Freedom to Read book display to guess the title of the book based on why it was banned and get caught reading a banned book at our photobooth.

Blackout poetry

Blackout Poetry

April 11th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Branch

Take a page out of a book, black out the words you don't want, leave the words you do and the result is a poem created by you! Registration required.

Teen Tech Week

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Teen Tech Week Challenge

March 3rd, 12:00am - 12:00pm

Main and St. Paul Branches

Discover the digital resources and services we have to offer by completing technology challenges that dare you to use it in a new way. Show us on social media how many you complete by posting pictures of you and your friends trying different challenges on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using #BPLTeenTech.

Completed challenges will be entered into a draw for either a Google Play or iTunes gift card. 

Runs from March 3 to 10th. 

Are you ready for it? Click here for a list of challenges!

Tech crafting

Tech Crafting - Main Branch

March 5th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Branch

Design and make your own DIY stickers with our electronic Silhouette cutting machine.

Robot wars

Robot Wars

March 6th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Branch

Bring your friends and compete in challenges to guide your team's robot to victory.

3D design challenge

3D Design Challenge - St. Paul Branch

March 7th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

St. Paul Branch

Design and print a customized key chain using the Library's 3D printer. 

3D design challenge

3D Design Challenge - Main Branch

March 8th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Main Branch

Design and pring a customized key chain using the Library's 3D printer. 

Tech crafting

Tech Crafting - St. Paul Branch

March 9th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

St. Paul Branch

Design and make your own DIY stickers with our electronic Silhouette cutting machine.

Teen March Break Programs

Registration is required, call 519-756-2220 or stop by the Information desk to reserve you place. Registration begins on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Robots for Teens

Robots for Teens - Main Branch

March 12th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

Learn the basics of block coding with our LEGO Mindstorms and Dash robots. Then complete fun challenges. Registration required.

Upcoming March Break programs:

Button Making Workshop

Wreck This Journal

Robots for teens

Robots for Teens - St. Paul Branch

March 13th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

St. Paul Branch

Learn the basics of block coding with our LEGO Mindstorms and Dash robots. Then complete fun challenges. Registration required.

Upcoming March Break programs:

Button Making Workshop

Wreck This Journal

Button Making

Button Making Workshop

March 13th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

Learn how to create buttons using your own artwork with local artist Sean Greenberg. Registration required.

Upcoming March Break programs:

Wreck This Journal

Wreck This Journal

Wreck this Journal

March 14th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

Be mesy, be destructive, be fearless but most of all be creative! We'll get you started on creating your own unique journal with outrageous prompts, but the rest is up to you. Registration required.

Class Visits & Outreach

We'd love to have your class visit the library for orientation and a tour. If you can't come to us, let us bring the library to you! Using a multimedia presentation, we introduce the research process and show how the library can assist students 24/7.

For info, telephone 519-756-2220 or email info@brantford.library.on.ca.