Home Based Activities

Our popular programs are now delivered online! Below are links to regular events, like children's storytimes, and to special events, like Zoom talks with celebrated authors and memoir writing.

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Author Talk with Jael Richardson
Author Talk with Jael Richardson

Jael Richardson is the executive director of the FOLD Literary Festival, the books columnist on CBC Radio’s q and an outspoken advocate on issues of diversity. She earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph.

She is the author of the 2021 book Gutter Child, and The Stone Thrower: A Daughter’s Lesson, a Father’s Life, a memoir based on her relationship with her father, CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey. 

November 29 - December 3 Highlights

Check out our events calendar to see what we have coming up! 

Activities for Children

Learn how to use a cam with Amy and make your own mechanical toy.

Join Val for storytime with The Home Builders

Author Naomi M. Moyer and Christy Jordan-Fenton have shared their thoughts about writing and some reading recommendations as part of our Brantford Reads Diverse Books challenge! Join the challenge for a chance to win prizes and discover new reads!

Activities for Adults

Check out some recommended reads from Alana.

Follow-along with Chris as she demos how to make mason jar lid holiday ornaments.

In our latest podcast episode of For the Love of Brantford, we discuss housing in Brantford and learn some basics about the housing crisis.

In case you missed these events, we have the records:

Activities for Children


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Virtual Storytimes

Visit our YouTube page to see a new storytime each week.

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STEAM Activities

Our STEAM videos provide fun new challenges each week. 

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Home Learning

Check out all of the resources available to help kids learn at home.

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Juice Box Book Talks

Our Children and Teen programmers provide book recommendations in this fun monthly podcast. 

Activities for Adults

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Author Talks, Literacy and Reading

Talks from renowned authors, memoir writing and more.

 Lifescapes Memoir Writing Program

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Crafting Corner

Check our YouTube page for crafting events.


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Lifelong Learning

Special events for all interests. From music to family research.

Events will be listed soon!

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Podcast: For the Love of Brantford

A bi-weekly podcast that will explore the evolving story of our community. Check our For the Love of Brantford Podcast page for the latest episode.