Programs & Events

Teen programs are for youth ages 13+ unless otherwise noted.

Youth Cafe

Drop In Youth Cafe (Ages: 16-26)

November 14th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Branch

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.

D&D Startup

D&D Startup (Ages: 13+)

November 16th, 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. In partnership with the Laurier Library and the Laurier Game Designt and Development Program. 

BPL Chess Club

BPL Chess Club (Ages: 8+)

November 17th, 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! 

Youth advisory group

Youth Advisory Group Info Night

January 21st, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Branch

Learn about how you can earn volunteer hours helping to develop BPL’s youth programs and services. These info sessions will have pizza, games and library staff excited to meet youth interested in working together to create a library environment that is welcoming and relevant for youth.

Author Visit & Book Launch

Author Visit & Book Launch: Marsha Skrypuch and Van Ho

December 1st, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

You are cordially invited to the book launch of Too Young to Escape: A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family. 

Authors Marsha Skrypuch and Van Ho will do a brief reading and talk about this true story about 4-year-old Van, who had to be left beind when her mother, brother and sisters escaped by boat after the Vietnam war. Book signing and sales to follow. 

Marsha Skrypuch is an award winning author of over 20 titles including Underground Soldier, Making Bombs for Hitler and Stolen Child

3d printer

3D Certification Program (Ages: 13+)

November 14th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Main Branch

Here's your chance to bring creativity to the next level!

The Library now offers card holders the chance to print 3D designs that last up to eight hours.

This certification program is mandatory for customers that want to print items that take longer than one hour.

The program will provide an introduction to 3D printing and cover resources needed to get you started creating and modifying designs.

The certification program is open to people ages 13+ and no previous experience is required.

The Library has a range of professional 3D printers, including one that prints in multiple colours.

Registration for the certification sessions is required. If you need assistance registering please call us at 519-756-2220.

Note – Customers can still drop in and print projects that last less than one hour without completing the certification program.

Registration is available for the following program times:

November 10, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Register Online

November 14, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Register Online

November 20, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register Online

November 27, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register Online

November 29, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Register Online

December 11, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register Online

December 13, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Register Online

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.