Indigenous Heritage Series
Thurs Sept 26, 6-8pm
Meet at the Library then take a short walk in downtown Brockville and see what is growing, appreciate what is around us, learn about harvesting and giving thanks. Followed by drumming and songs at 7:30 pm. Free. All ages welcome.
Thursday, Jan. 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.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 – 8pm
Learn how to bead a traditional Indigenous medallion on cloth. All instructions and materials supplied. followed by drumming and songs at 7:30 pm. $15/person at the Library, registration required.
Beaded Daisy Chain
Thursday, Nov 28. 6 – 8pm
Make a beaded daisy chain to hang your medallion or for a necklace or bracelet. All instructions and materials supplied. Followed by drumming and songs at 7:30 pm. $15/person at the Library, registration required.
Art of Mehandi
Sunday, September 29, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Explore and discover the arts and culture of India with mehandi henna tattoos, and sample culinary treats from Tandoori Mint. Free.
Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program
Learn about living well with arthritis and community resources; and interact with others who share your condition. All workshops are free and are led by an Occupational Therapist from the Arthritis Society. To register, or for more information, please call Martha the Arthritis Society, 1-800-321-1433, extension 1601.
Osteoarthritis of the Hands
Thursday, September 26, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Learn about treatment options and exercises to help reduce symptoms
Ask a Pharmacist
Saturday September 7th, 10:00 – 12:00
Drop by the Library and talk to a Rexall pharmacist about your health questions. Free.
Stay Active – Manage Your Hip & Knee Osteoarthritis Pain
Thursday, October 31, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Learn how to decrease pain and manage arthritis through exercise, activity and weight management.
Osteoarthritis of the Neck & Spine
Thursday, November 28, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Better understand your diagnosis and causes of pain, learn strategies for easing daily activities, and good posture habits.
An informal social gathering to share your crochet ideas, projects and problems. Just learning? There is always someone here to lend a helping hand. No registration required. FREE.
Fridays 10:00 am to 11:30 am on:
January 18th | February 1st | February 15th | March 1st | March 15th | March 29th | April 12th | April 26th
Acrylic Pour Coasters
Thursday October 10th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Make a set of four coasters, no experience necessary! You will pour 4 coasters then leave your creations with us so we can seal them for you once they are completely dry. The coasters will be available at the library or in Athens once they’re sealed for pickup.
$45 per person. Register through Facebook or at the library.
An informal social gathering to share your knitting ideas, projects and problems. Just learning? There is always someone here to lend a helping hand. No registration required. Free. Kniterary Nights meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening of the month.
Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
A knit & crochet group for the young and the young at heart.
Love to knit or crochet? Want to learn? Feel like inspiring a new generation of yarn crafters? Unravelled is for you! Bring your projects along and socialize with other yarn-happy people in a fun, relaxed environment. All ages – young children should attend with an adult. FREE.
Tuesdays 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm (summer hours 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm)
Monday Morning Book Club
This club meets on the last Monday of every month at 11 am. Registration required.
Pints & Pages
Join us for a pint on the first Thursday of every month and talk about whatever you’ve been reading—books, magazines, blogs, newspapers, webpages, obituaries… No registration. No book of the month.
First Thursday every month 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: The Grindstone, 123 Water St. W
Tuesday Night Book Club
The Tuesday night book club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Registration required.
Wednesday Morning Book Club
This club meets at 11:00 am on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Registration is required; this club is currently full.
Please contact Brandy at 613-342-3936 ext. 6432 or by email if you are interested in joining a book club.
Training, Education & Recreation
Adult Community Living - FULL
A bi-weekly program for local area residents age 20+ with physical and developmental disabilities.
Activities include guest speakers, crafts, basic literacy, information and media literacy, library and information resources, technology, games and current events.
**This program is currently full and not taking any new registrations at this time.**
Every other Friday beginning September 8th from 10 am to 11:30 am
Tech training and computer help sessions are available. Our tech tutors will be available at the library for one on one lessons. Book an 1 hour appointment in person or by phone. All sessions are FREE.
Computer training sessions available at various times throughout the week.
Bridge at the Library
Dates: Tuesdays 12:30pm to 3:30pm
The game is free and all levels of players are welcome (including beginners).
Seed Saving Workshop
Sunday September 8, 2;00 pm
Join us to learn about how to harvest and store a variety of seeds from your garden with special guest speaker Mary Ann Van Berlo from the Brockville & District Horticultural Society. Free admission.
Have seeds to share? Donate them to our Seed Library or bring them to Brockville Seedy Saturday on March 7th, 2020.
DIY Beeswax Food Cover Workshop
Sunday, October 17, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Learn about beeswax wraps and make a 10” x 10” reusable beeswax food cover with expert crafter Linda Chapeskie. $10/ person, register at the Library.
Transition Brockville Meetings (Formerly Brockville Climate Action Group)
In partnership with the Brockville Public Library, Transition Brockville, a local citizens’ group founded in 2007, holds free public presentations and information sessions. The meeting topics promote the City of Brockville’s sustainability and help individuals and our community transition away from a global economy dependent on fossil fuels to one that is more locally based. In this way people can be more resilient to the challenges presented by climate change, resource depletion, overpopulation and economic stagnation.
Last Sunday of the month at 2pm @ the Brockville Public Library (unless otherwise noted)
Transition Brockville Sustainability Collection @ Brockville Public Library
Over the years, Transition Brockville has collected books on topics ranging from the science of climate change and studies on civilization, economics and ecology to the creative ways individuals and local communities can make themselves more resilient.
Browse or borrow from the Transition Brockville Sustainability Collection, located on a book trolley in the nonfiction room on the 2nd floor of the Library. Titles can also be searched using the term ‘Transition Brockville‘ on our online catalogue: here
Sunday, October 6, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Beekeeping has surged in popularity over the past several years, and for good reason. Honeybees play a critical role in agriculture, pollinating the crops that provide our families with food on our tables. This presentation will provide a glimpse into the fascinating world of honeybees, including their biology, honey production, and information on hobbyist beekeeping. An enclosed observation hive with a live colony and some beekeeping equipment will be available for display. The session is being presented by John Espadero of Bayanihan Honey Bee Company. John manages 60 hives and focuses his efforts on breeding locally-acclimatized, productive, and gentle bees.