Featured Events


June 2024

(Showing 1 - 9 of 28 results)
22 Jun
Summer Reading Journal Take and Make Kit

9:30 AM | 173 Colborne Street / 441 St. Paul Avenue

Adults can take home reading journal decorating kits. Each kit contains a journal and supplies to create mandala designs and your own motifs. Available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Kids and teens can get journals to decorate in the Library. Available on a first-come-first-served basis.

22 Jun
Book a Librarian

10:00 AM | 173 Colborne Street

Our Book a Librarian program provides you with one-hour of one-on-one help from Library staff. 
During this session, our staff can help you with:

  • Using the Internet
  • Using online databases
  • Accessing our digital collection and online tools
  • Searching and using our online catalogue
  • Finding books
  • Research tips
  • Introduction to family history resources

One-on-one sessions will be held at our Main Branch.

Note:  Library staff are unable to assist with troubleshooting personal computers/laptops, installing software, typing documents and forms and online purchases.

The Library’s LinkedIn Learning service offers free online courses on a variety of tech topics, including iPhones and iPads and Android phones and tablets. Sign in for free with your library card and PIN on our Research and Learning page.

22 Jun
Chess Club

10:00 AM | 173 Colborne Street

Members of the Brantford Chess Club offer basic instruction and tips on how to improve your game during this drop-in event. Held on the following Saturdays: January 20, February 3, February 17, March 2, March 16, March 30, April 13, April 27.

23 Jun
Bell City Strummers: A Community Ukulele Group

2:00 PM | Glenhyrst Gardens (20 Ava Road)

Everyone is welcome to join in as Catherine Gorecki and Genevieve Rochette lead this bi-weekly ukulele drop-in. Attendees can play beginner or more advanced material, depending on skill level. A limited number of ukuleles and music stands will be available to borrow. Email Robin at for more info and an orientation.

24 Jun
Tech Time

10:00 AM | 173 Colborne Street

Need help getting started with the Library’s digital services or with your device in general? Bring your gadget - tablet, e-reader, cell phone, laptop -- for help!

This program is a live, in-person event to be held at the Main Library in accordance with all applicable COVID guidelines, including physical distancing and the wearing of face coverings.

24 Jun
Happy Birthday Rags!

10:30 AM | 173 Colborne Street

It’s Rags’ birthday and you’re invited! Come celebrate our favourite Library dog’s birthday with a bark-worthy storytime and celebration.

24 Jun
Canada Connects: English Conversation Circles

6:00 PM | 173 Colborne Street

Canada Connects helps newcomers ages 18+ receive informal support enhancing their spoken language skills. Volunteer facilitators organize conversation circles along certain social themes that are discussed each session. These conversation groups provide newcomers and volunteers the opportunity to meet other newcomers, share experiences, socialize and make new friends.

A partnership of YMCA Immigrant Services – YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford and Brantford Public Library, supported by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Call 519-752-4568 ext.3645 for information.

25 Jun
Brantford Native Housing

1:00 PM | 173 Colborne Street

Brantford Native Housing offers a housing search support for Indigenous populations every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor computer lab.

25 Jun
Senior Storywriters

2:00 PM | 173 Colborne Street

Senior Storywriters is a creative writing group for seniors (55+). Through group discussion and peer support, participants will learn about the craft of writing, and practice turning story ideas into engaging narrative tales. Topics are decided upon by the group and led by a designated facilitator. Contact Heather at to find out more or register.