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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Karen McBride
Author Event - Karen McBride

Karen is Algonquin Anishnaabe from the Timiskaming First Nation in the territory that is now Quebec.

Her debut novel, Crow Winter, was shortlisted for the Ottawa Book Awards, the PMC Indigenous Literature Award, and the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.

CBC Books named Karen as an author to watch in 2020.

She currently lives in Ottawa with her sister and their handsome little dog, Oscar.

April 12 - 18 Highlights

Kids Activities

It's Spring Break! Here are links to videos that accompany the Activity Packs that were picked up last week. If you don't have an activity pack, don't worry, you can download the activity pack booklet and follow along!

Connect with Letter Writing

Connect with artist trading cards

Connect with LED cards

Creature Creations in the Fabled Stables

Discover Brantford with Rags

PJ Party

Plus, join us for these great live virtual events: 

 

Upcoming Programs for Adults

Interested in learning more about eating a vegan diet? Watch this quick eight-minute video with Bistro Seven owner Rebecca Bate. Rebecca even mentions books available at the library to help get you on your way.

April 19 @ 6:00 p.m. - We're launching a Wellness Book Club with Brant County Healthy Unit!

April 21 @ 2:00 p.m. - Cautious Consumerism with Amanda Martin from the Credit Counselling Society

April 27 @ 7:00 p.m. - In our final event of the Community Conscious series, guest speakers discuss Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.

April 29 @ 7:00 p.m. - Author Karen McBride joins us to talk about her novel and life as an author.

Take a look at what Lifescapes participants worked on last year. Our memoir writing program participants created short video excerpts of their readings.

Make this a Spring Break to remember!

We will have a range of registered online events and some follow-along activities that kids and families can do at their own leisure. 

Registered Events: 

Take Home Activity Kits

Thank you to everyone who picked up an Activity Pack. We are now out of Activity Packs. However, you can still download the Activity Book and use supplies you have around your home.

Kids can pick up a free activity kit with materials and craft items that can be used to follow along with videos posted on the Library's website and YouTube page. 
These kits will be available at both our Main and St. Paul Branches beginning April 6 on a first-come-first-served basis. 
They include: 

  • Craft supplies like googly eyes, pipe cleaners and pompoms to create your own fantasy creature based on the book “The Fabled Stables”
  • Light up LED card making supplies to make your own card
  • A letter writing kit that includes an envelope and postage stamp
  • DIY sleep mask supplies for your own virtual PJ Party
  • An activity booklet with colouring pages, word searches and more!

 


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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Let's Talk Brantford Podcast

We've partnered with the Brant County Health Unit to deliver a regular health and wellness podcast for the Brantford community.