What’s Happening at the Brockville Library

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Meet the Author: Roy MacGregor

The Friends of the Library present special guest Roy MacGregor Saturday October 26th, 2019, 2:00 pm at the Aquatarium, 6 Broad St. Brockville Tickets $20 available at the Library and at https://1000islands.snapd.com/events/view/1283065 Meet the Author Roy MacGregor, who will discuss his life as a journalist, his many books and experiences along the way.

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Acrylic pour coasters

Thursday, October 10, 6:00 – 8:00 pm $45 – all supplies included. Register through Facebook or at the library.

Indigenous Heritage Series: Beaded Medallion

Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 – 8pm Learn how to bead a traditional Indigenous medallion on cloth. All instructions and materials supplied. followed by drumming and songs at 7:30 pm. $15/person at the Library, registration required.

Start with Hello

Every Kid in Our Communities (including the Brockville Public Library) has launched a “Start with Hello” campaign. It starts with 3 simple steps. See a young person Reach out Say “Hello” Find out more!

LinkedIn Learning

We are pleased to offer a new online learning tool, with over 4,000 video courses from top experts!

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.