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Faceless dolls

Indigenous Heritage Series: Faceless Dolls

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 6 – 8 pm at the Library Learn about Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women; the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its impact on Indigenous People. Make a faceless doll, followed by drumming and songs at 7:30 pm. Supplies are included, feel free to bring you own embellishments for the dolls. Free.

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!

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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.