What’s Happening at the Brockville Library

Headshot studio

This event is currently sold out. Please check back for more times and dates as they become available. Free professional quality headshots to help you build your career profile. Brockville Public Library August 21, 3 – 5pm August 22, 5 – 7pm Please register in advance by clicking here.

Acrylic pour coasters

Thursday August 22nd, 6:00 – 8:00 pm $45 – all supplies included. Register through Facebook or at the library.

Full Moon Ceremony

Thursday, Aug. 15th, 6:00 pm St. Lawrence Park, West Pavilion Join us for a talking circle geared to women and girls age 12 and over to learn about the cycles of the moon and how it affects us. Followed by fellowship, music and songs. Free admission, register at the Library.

Tie Dye Tuesday

Tuesday, August 20, 2:00 – 4:00 pm Court House Square Make your own tie dye t-shirt! All supplies included, adult/youth/children’s t-shirt sizes available. $10/t-shirt.

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!

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.