Adult & Senior Programs

Learn, collaborate and connect with our adult programs and events. Check this page often for details on our current and upcoming activities and programs, from knitting groups and book clubs to chess games and computer training.

Most of our online programs are held using Zoom.
Please email brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca to register for, or inquire about online programs and events listed here.

Special Events

Friends of the Library Bake Sale

Meet the fabulous Friends and shop for sweets and treats at the Friends of the Brockville Public Library annual Black Friday Bake Sale.

Looking for volunteer opportunities? Join the Friends! Currently in need of event support and a secretary, check us out at the next Friends of the Library meeting: Monday, November 21st , 1:15 pm

November 25th & 26th, 9 am – 4 pm

Wild Little Roses Holiday Centerpiece **sold out**

Spend the evening creating a beautiful Christmas Floral Arrangement; included in this workshop is a beautiful Christmas Centerpiece with assorted Christmas, greenery pine, cedar, and berries, pine cones, filler flowers and a little bit of love. You will be guided through the process of creating of your very own beautiful Centerpiece. This is a guided workshop, but you have the ability to make it your own twist to it! If you have particular items, you would like to include you are encouraged to bring your own material.

$20, register online or call Meg at 613-809-7098

Wednesday December 7th, 6:00pm

Programs

Bridge

Drop in to play a friendly game of Bridge weekly at the library. Free. Proof of vaccination not required, mask wearing is optional.

Free, no registration required.

Tuesdays, 12:30 pm

Knit & Crochet

Join us for social stitching, knitting and crochet at the library. Volunteers will be available to help get you started or with your projects.

Free, no registration required.

Knitting – 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 4:30 pm

Crochet – 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 4:30 pm **starting September 14

 

Unravelled Kits

Sign out one of our Unravelled kits and learn a new skill. Knitting, crochet, spool knitting, and weaving kits are available to borrow with supplies and instructions/links to online learning resources.

Chess

Play a friendly game of chess at the library. All levels of players are welcome.

A special thanks to Sequence Gaming for helping us with the chess sets. 

Free, no registration required.

Saturdays, 10:00 am

Tech Tutoring

Need tech help? Drop-in or call to book a free appointment with a volunteer tech tutor for help with downloading library ebooks, cell phones, tablets, email, internet, and computer skills.

ESL Conversation Circles **temporarily suspended**

Come and join our interesting and fun conversation circles led by Brandy from TR Leger Immigrant Services and community volunteers. Improve your English, meet friends, and learn more about Canadian culture.

Fridays 10:00 – 11:00 am, bi-weekly

October 21 | November 4, 18 | December 2, 16

Contact Brandy Smith, TR Leger Immigrant Services Settlement and Outreach Worker for more information.

email: brandy.smith@ucdsb.on.ca cell: 613 803 0653  phone: 613 345 6781 ext. 3

 

Book Clubs

Please contact the library for information about book club wait lists or starting a new book club.

Wednesday Book Club – This club meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 10:30 am, at the library. November book: Stranger in the woods.

Thursday Morning Book Club – This club meets on the last Thursday of every month at 11 am, at the library. November book: The Lincoln Highway.

Thursday Night Book Club – The Thursday night book club meets on the second Thursday of every month at 5:00 pm, at the library. November book: The Witch of Portobello.

 

Literacy Book Club – The literacy book club meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:00  – 6:50 pm, at the library. Led by a volunteer, this book club reads simple books and work on activities together. Starts September 21, 6:00 pm.

 

Book Club Sets

We have book club sets that your book club can borrow. Each set includes ten copies of the book, plus a large print copy and an audio book if they are available in accessible formats.

Check out our list of book club sets in our catalogue or a printable copy. Contact the Library for availability or to reserve a set.

Community Living

A bi-weekly zoom meet up for local area residents age 20+ with physical and developmental disabilities. Join us for conversation and connections.  Each week will include show & tell, word games or craft activities, bingo and reading.

Schedule: Every other Friday, 10:30 – 11:30 am

September 23

October 7, 21 

Spice Club

Like a book club but with spices! Be inspired and learn new cooking skills trying new spices every month. Free.

How it works:

1. Register online or at the library

2. Pick up your take-and-make spice of the month kit

3. Use the spice in a recipe

4. Meet online to share your spice adventures!

What’s included: specially selected spices – enough for one or two dishes, recipe suggestions from the AtoZ World Food database, cookbook recommendations, meeting link.

November spice: berbere

Meeting: Wednesday November 30th, 6:00 pm, on zoom.

 

Looking for work? Employment + Education Centre Employment Coaching

Drop in and meet with employment coaches from the EEC to get help with your job search.

Employment Coaching offers career exploration and counselling, vocational interest and skills testing, job search tool development and assistance, personal development plans, pre-employment training, re-education information and support, job market and employer contacts and employment strategies.

Tuesdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, on the main level of the library.

Free

Literacy Programs

If you are looking for help with reading and literacy skills, here are some resources to help.

CELA  The Centre for Equitable Library Access offer a variety of book borrowing options for persons with print disabilities.

TR Leger School of Adult and Continuing Education provides literacy and educational services to young people over the age of 19. Citizenship courses are also offered twice each year in preparation for the Canadian citizenship exam. For more information call (613) 342-1127, ext. 211.

Learning, Earning and Parenting Program (LEAP) LEAP helps young parents aged 16-21 years old finish school and become independent. If you are 16-17 years old, a parent, and have not finished high school, you must take part in the LEAP program. For more information contact Ontario Works 613-342-3840 ext. 2119.

Contact Brandy at 613-342-3936 ext. 6432 for more information.

Program ideas?

Do you have an idea or suggestion for a library program? Please send us your ideas using the button link below or download the Program Proposal form here

 

Resources & Activities

If you’re looking for eBooks and dynamic online learning, check out our Online Library page.

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