Adult & Senior Programs

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

Most of our online programs are held using Zoom. All in-person programs require proof of vaccination and identification. 
Please email brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca to register for all online programs and events listed here.

Treaties Recognition Week

November 1 – 7, 2021

This annual event honours the importance of treaties and encourages us to learn about Indigenous treaty rights and relationships. By learning more about the history of Indigenous treaty rights, we gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous and settler relationships in Canada and foster better relationship building. Ontario is covered by 46 treaties and other agreements.

In Leeds Grenville we reside on land attributed to the Crawford Purchase and the Upper Canada Land Surrenders.

Check out these treaty maps: (credit https://www.ontario.ca/page/treaties)

Algonquins of Ontario Settlement Area Boundary

First Nations and treaties

Interactive map of Ontario treaties and reserves

Check out Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance documentary film to learn about the Oka/Kanehsatake Resistance.

Visit The Canadian Encylopedia for more information about Treaties in Canada.

“Unsayable Absence” Local Author Talk

Saturday November 6th, 2pm

Join storyteller Deborah Dunleavy for a preview talk about her forthcoming historical fiction novel “Unsayable Absence”. This novel is about the Brockville Asylum and The J.B.King Dril Boat explosion of June 26, 1930.

From the publisher: “In the dusk of a disaster, Una McFadden is faced with indescribable pain and uncertainty in the middle of the Great Depression. She finds herself grieving in an asylum, wondering if she will ever see her children again.”

Join the Zoom meeting by clicking here.

 

Book Clubs

Monday Book Club – This club meets on the last Monday of every month at 11 am. November book: The War With Grandpa

Tuesday Book Club – The Tuesday night book club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm. Currently meeting by email and zoom. November book: The Henna Artist

Wednesday Book Club – This club meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 10:30 am. November book: After the Falls

Literacy Book Club – The literacy book club meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:30  – 7:30 pm via zoom. Led by a volunteer, this book club reads simple books and work on activities together.

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

On Hiatus Until September 10, 2021

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.

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 Digital Library 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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