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Are you creating podcasts, videos or online flyers at home? We’ll show you some free resources at the Library that can help make your projects more professional.

This program will showcase library resources, including the Digital Media Lab, related collections, and supporting content through Lynda.com. Intended for people creating digital content at home for work or personal projects.

9 Mar

An 8-week lifestyle program that uses a non-diet approach to help you reach and maintain a healthier version of you! Supported in partnership with County of Brant Public Library. Topics include self-assessment, nutrition, meal planning, and community resources.

Call 519-442-9834 to register directly. Space is limited.

9 Mar

Lifescapes is a memoir writing program designed to help aspiring writers think and write about their life experiences.

Contact Robin at rharding@brantfordlibrary.ca if you are motivated and ready to join us mid-season.

All participants are encouraged to submit stories for inclusion in the next Lifescapes anthology.

Please note: all meetings are currently held online, through Zoom. Computer or telephone access is required to participate.

Do you worry about speaking in front of others?

Do you want to improve your communication skills?

Are you looking for space to tell your story?

Join Carrie Sinkowski, Community Developer with Community Legal Clinic – Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, for a six-week workshop focused on improving communication and storytelling skills.

Join us for live online discussions with some of our country's hottest authors!


On March 11, author Terry Fallis will join us for a reading and discussion. Registration is required. Updates and information on how to attend through Zoom will be provided after registration and closer to the date of the event.

About Terry Fallis:

Terry Fallis is a multiple award winning author of seven national bestselling novels. The Best Laid Plans was the winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour in 2008, and CBC’s Canada Reads in 2011. It was adapted as both a six-part CBC-Television miniseries and a stage musical. The High Road was a Leacock Medal finalist in 2011. Up and Down was the winner of the 2013 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award, and was a finalist for the 2013 Leacock Medal. His fourth novel, No Relation, was released in May 2014, debuted on the Globe and Mail bestsellers list, and won the 2015 Leacock Medal. His fifth, Poles Apart, hit bookstores in October 2015, was a Globe and Mail bestseller and was a finalist for the 2016 Leacock Medal. One Brother Shy was released in May 2017 and became an instant bestseller. His seventh novel, Albatross, was a number one national bestseller a week after it was published and remained on the bestsellers list for months. The Canadian Booksellers Association named Terry Fallis the winner of the 2013 Libris Award as Author of the Year.

Jacob from Rebuild Nutrition will share some basic exercise guidelines for seniors. He will also discuss the physiologic considerations and implications of health and fitness training.

The Healthy Living Series aims to provide adults and seniors with knowledge on living a healthier lifestyle. With COVID precautions the new normal, living a healthy lifestyle looks different than what it once was. Our speakers will provide knowledge on various health, diet and exercise tips for living in the new normal.

Check out the Home Based Activities page on March 15 for a link to the video. More videos from the Library are available on the Library's YouTube channel!

About Jacob

Jacob is a Personal Trainer who works with security and law enforcement personnel to enhance their functional training. He believes that everyone is capable of and truly needs to work on functional fitness.

Jacob is trained and certified as a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialization, Certified Nutrition Coach, Performance Enhancement Specialization, Behavior Change Specialization, Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Use of Force Instructor

He also holds two diplomas from School of Public Safety from Fanshawe College.

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Join Amy as she creates an intricate Easter card using the Silhouette, an electronic cutting machine connects to a computer. In this video, she will demonstrate how to create custom designs and assemble them into a card you'll be proud to send to loved ones. Remember to pick up your complimentary card kit featuring a precut design for your own use.

22 Mar

Join Chris and learn how to make a Snow Globe!

This event will be available as a pre-recorded follow-along video. Check out the Home Based Activities page for this actvity and other activities.

New activities will be available on Mondays.

If you have a suggestion for a virtual program, or would like to provide feedback, please fill out our survey.

22 Mar

Join Alana as she discusses her favorite books.

For more book recommendations, check out our Reading Recommendations page.

Check out the Home Based Activities page for more activities. More videos from the Library are available on the Library's YouTube channel!