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Online Programs & Events

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

**SOLD OUT** Pizza Night take-and-make online cooking class

Sunday January 24, 2021, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Brockville Public Library has partnered with downtown Brockville restaurants to offer a unique fundraiser cooking experience.

What you’ll get:

The shopping is done for you! Don’t worry about getting gourmet ingredients from the grocery store – all the ingredients are pre-measured and will be conveniently ready for you to pick up, including a 16″ restaurant pizza pan for you to keep!

Open a bottle of your favourite Italian wine and let pizza master Jeff Griffin show you how to stretch your pizza dough then add scrumptious toppings like caesar dressing, fresh chicken breast, tomatoes and caramelized onions, feta and balsamic drizzle. Jeff has been working in restaurant kitchens since he was 13 and he will make it easy for you to cook an insta worthy pizza that tastes as good as it looks!

Whether you’re doing a date night in, or making this pizza together with your family crew, you will be in for an awesome experience!

A great way to learn new things, spend time together at home, enjoy delicious food and support our community.

How it works:

1. Register

2. Pick up ingredients from Griffin’s Eatery at 60 Pearl St. East, Brockville on Saturday January 23rd, from 3:00 – 8:00pm.

3. Join the Facebook live online class and learn how to make a delicious chicken pesto pizza!

Serves 3-4, all ingredients supplied including a bonus pizza pan.

This class requires access Facebook live.

Registration is $30, get your tickets here.

Great British Cooking Night! take-and-make online cooking class

Wednesday February 24, 2021, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Brockville Public Library has partnered with downtown Brockville restaurants to offer a unique fundraiser cooking experience.

What you’ll get:

The shopping is done for you! Don’t worry about getting gourmet ingredients from the grocery store – all the ingredients are pre-measured and will be conveniently ready for you to pick up!

You will experience a unique cooking adventure while having a cozy night in with Cosies British Tea Room & Café. Paul will teach you about traditional British flavours and techniques that he grew up with in England. You’ll learn how to make a scrumptious traditional pasty with chicken, bacon and mushroom filling and pan fried potatoes and onions on the side.

A great way to learn new things, spend time together at home, enjoy delicious food and support our community.

How it works:

1. Register

2. Pick up ingredients from Cosies at 45 King St. West in Brockville on Tuesday February 23rd, between 3:00 and 5:00 pm.

3. Join the Facebook live online class.

Serves 2; all ingredients supplied.

This class requires access to Facebook live.

A potion of the proceeds will be donated to the library.

Registration is $30, get your tickets here.

Black History Month – February 2021

Learn and Discover

Check out our collection of books to learn about anti-racism and explore the history and heritage of African Caribbean Black diaspora in Canada.

Read Together

Join us in reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas followed by an online discussion via zoom meetings on Thursday February 25th, at 7:00 pm.

Space is limited and the registration deadline is January 31st. To register and reserve a copy of the book to borrow, call Brandy at 613-342-3936 ext. 6432 or email brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca.

Film Festival

Celebrate Black History month with a movie night featuring these special films.

Mr. Emancipation – We have been offered an opportunity to screen this award winning film on February 15 and 21st. The link and password will be available here on the scheduled dates.

Mr. Emancipation is the story of Walter L Perry’s determination to put on a celebration that would transcend divisions of race and class, in spite of racism. He staged an Emancipation Day festival that was where everyone wanted to be. Jesse Owens, Dr. William Borders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and so many others all headed there because, as civil rights activist Dick Gregory said “The largest Juneteenth celebration was not in America, it was in Windsor, Canada.”

Black Ice and Ice Breakers – Watch these shorts about the African Canadian hockey league in the Maritimes, an all-Black men’s hockey league founded in Halifax in 1895.

Black Communities in Canada: A Rich History – Check out this collection of films by distinguished Black filmmakers, creators, and allies curated by the National Film Board of Canada. Please note that some content is for mature audiences, and available by subscription only.

Seedy Saturday

March 6th, 2021, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Get started on your garden with our Seedy Saturday Free Seed Exchange.

If you have seeds to share, please put them in our Library drop box by Friday February 12th.

Check out our listing of seeds and submit your request online or in person starting Monday February 22nd. We will package the seeds and call you to make an appointment to pick up your seeds at the Library on Saturday March 6th between 10: 00 am and 2:00 pm. Our seed inventory will be continuously updated, and seeds will be distributed while supplies last.

Watch here for updates and information about upcoming webinars sponsored by Seeds of Diversity to help plan your garden. 

Check out our collection of books about seeds, gardening and sustainability  in our library catalogue.

A huge thank you to our seed sponsors for their donations to Seedy Saturday and our seed library!

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: Fridays 10:30 am

January 15, 29

February 12, 26

Email brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca for the Zoom link.

Book Clubs

Monday Morning Book Club

This club meets on the last Monday of every month at 11 am. Registration required. Currently meeting via zoom. 

January Book: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. 

Tuesday Night Book Club

The Tuesday night book club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm. Registration required. Currently meeting by email. 

February Book: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

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.

Resources & Activities

Take a look at our resources and activities list below. If you’re looking for eBooks and dynamic online learning, check out our Online Resources page.

AudioBook Cloud

All ages audiobook database. No library card required.

RomanceBook Cloud

A huge collection of steamy romance novels for the older crowd! No library card required.

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