What’s Happening at the Brockville Library

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Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids: experiences and comparisons

A free, public talk by Frank Ahern. Electric car show follows, speak with car owners (Buell Street Parking lot) Sunday, July 28, 2pm @ the Library. For more information, contact info@transitionbrockville.com

New BPL Perks: Escape Brockville

Show your Library card and receive 20% discount at Escape Brockville!

Sign Night @ the Library

July 18, 5:30pm Join us at the library to make the sign of your choice!

Indigenous Heritage Series: Strawberry Teachings

July 25, 6pm at the Library Known as the heart berry, wild strawberries are an important food and medicine in Indigenous cultures. Learn traditional Indigenous strawberry teachings, taste strawberry water, and share music and song. Registration required at the main desk at the Library. $5/person.

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Our History

The Brockville Public Library (BPL) was formally established in July 1895, an out-growth of the collections and services developed by the Brockville Mechanic’s Institute.

The library was founded in 1842 with the purpose “to collect books of interest to clerks, apprentices and craftsmen; to sponsor lectures on a variety of subjects; and to conduct experiments in natural philosophy (essentially, physics and chemistry)”, wrote Canadian Historian Ian MacPherson.