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To honour National Truth and Reconciliation Day/Orange Shirt Day, the Brantford Public Library will screen a short film, looped between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm in the 2nd-floor open space area. Light refreshments will be offered as supplies last.

Featured film: Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair
Director, Writer, Producer: Alanis Obomsawin
Released: 2021
Length: 29 min
Language of performance: English, with subtitles

*Premiered at TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, (2021)
*Recognized in Canada’s Top Ten - Shorts at
TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, (2021)
*Official Selection at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada, (2021)
*Official Selection at Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma (RVQC), Montréal, Canada (2022)

More about the film:
As the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Senator Murray Sinclair was a key figure in raising global awareness of the atrocities of Canada’s residential school system. With determination, wisdom and kindness, Senator Sinclair remains steadfast in his belief that the path to actual reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people requires understanding and accepting often difficult truths about Canada’s past and present. Alanis Obomsawin shares the powerful speech the Senator gave when he accepted the WFM-Canada World Peace Award, interspersing the heartbreaking testimonies of former students imprisoned at residential schools. The honouring of Senator Sinclair reminds us to honour the lives and legacies of the tens of thousands of Indigenous children taken from their homes and cultures, and leaves us with a profound feeling of hope for a better future.

Thanks to the National Film Board of Canada for making this film available.

28 Sep
Reading Club (Grades 7 and 8)

04:00 PM | 173 Colborne Street and Online

Older elementary school students, Grades 7 and 8, will meet once a week to read a novel and participate in comprehension activities. Students will be matched into a small group based on reading level. Our Fall term runs from September 26th to December 2nd, except when closed from October 11th to October 14th for University Reading Week. Our Winter term runs from January 30th to April 7th , except when closed from February 21st to February 24th for University Reading Week.

Email lsflclub@gmail.com for more information. Registration is required and spots are limited.

Note: For the 2022-23 school year all programming will be offered online and in-person for increased accessibility. The registration process is the same for both. All registration is done online through our mailing list. To be placed on this list please contact us through our website lsflclub.com or directly at lsflclub@gmail.com.

28 Sep
Homework Help Drop-In (Grades 3-8)

04:00 PM | 173 Colborne Street

Elementary school students, Grades 3 to 8, can drop in for homework help with a university student volunteer from the Laurier Students for Literacy Club. Our Fall term runs from September 26th to December 2nd, except when closed from October 11th to October 14th for University Reading Week. Our Winter term runs from January 30th to April 7th except when closed from February 21st to February 24th for University Reading Week.

 

The program runs Mondays and Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Main Branch and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. online through Zoom.

Email lsflclub@gmail.com for registration information for one-on-one tutoring.

28 Sep
Book Buddies (Grades 2 to 6)

04:00 PM | 173 Colborne Street

Struggling readers, Grades 2 to 6, will be paired with a university student volunteer from the Laurier Students for Literacy Club. A regular weekly meeting time will be assigned for this one-on-one session. We also offer sibling groups, so parents may register more than one of their children to be paired with a buddy. Our Fall term runs from September 26th to December 2nd, except when closed from October 11th to October 14th for University Reading Week. Our Winter term runs from January 30th to April 7th, except when closed from February 21st to February 24th for University Reading Week.

 

The program will run Monday to Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Main Branch as well as online via Zoom.

Email lsflclub@gmail.com for more information. Registration is required.

 

28 Sep
Book a Librarian

05:00 PM | 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
  • Family history research

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.

28 Sep
Kids Night Out (St. Paul)

06:30 PM | 441 St. Paul Avenue

Drop in at St. Paul on Wednesday nights for hands-on activities and explore challenges with science, technology, engineering, art and math. We invite you to challenge your brain critically and creatively!

For the Love of Brantford is a biweekly podcast exploring the evolving story or our community. Hosts Nathan Etherington (Brant Historical Society), Mandy Samwell (Eagle Place Community Association), and Zile Ozols (Brantford Public Library) look at past, present, and future events that impact Brantford and our community.

For a full list of episodes, visit the podcast page.

29 Sep
Preschool Stars Storytime

10:30 AM | 173 Colborne Street

In this weekly storytime hosted every Thursday, preschoolers will develop a love for reading by learning easy rhymes, repeating phrases, exploring story props, and strengthening comprehension, together! Books from our collection will be carefully selected to help bring the learning home.

This is a drop-in program. No registration is required.

29 Sep
Come Play! - EarlyON

01:30 PM | 173 Colborne Street

Come play with us as we learn and explore through art, music, physical movement and sensory play to build imagination, language, social relationships, growth and development. 

All babies and children from birth to age six and their parents/caregivers are welcome to join us at the Main Branch for a free play and inquiry-based program. 

Fun activities will include messy art, storytelling, and a group song circle.  We might get messy and we might get loud, but we will always have fun!

This is a drop-in program. No registration is required.