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**Do you have an idea for programs. Submit our program proposal form!**

Check out our calendar of adult activities for May

Canada 150

Oh Canada - Art Show and People's Choice Awards

The Galleries @ Brockville Public Library invite submissions of artworks to celebrate Canada 150. Submissions will be exhibited at the library from July through August. Winners will be chosen by people's choice ballots.

Submissions accepted: June 19th - 23rd, 2017
Exhibition: July - August, 2017
Winners announced: July 31st

Prizes

  • 1st place: $150 and $50 Hang Ups gift certificate
  • 2nd place: $100 and $25 DBIA gift certificate
  • 3rd place: $75 and $25 DBIA gift certificate

** Plus three honourable mention awards of $25

Special thanks to the Friends of the Brockville Public Library, Hang Ups and DBIA for sponsoring the awards!

Art submission and contest guidelines.
Contact Brandy for more information.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Doors Open Weekend

Visit the Library during Doors Open weekend to explore Brockville's art history, tour the galleries and shop our Friends of the Library bake sale and white elephant sale.

  • Saturday May 27th, 9-5pm
  • Sunday May 28th, 1-4pm

Call us @ 613.342.3936 for more information.

** We are requesting donations of Baked Goods for our Bake Sale! Please drop off @ the Library by Friday May 27th. Packaged and labelled goods are greatly appreciated!

Paint Party Fundraiser

Unleash your creativity and join us for an evening of painting and socializing. An artist will lead you in a step-by-step painting class and you'll leave with a completed 16" x 20" masterpiece!

  • Sunday May 28th, 1-3pm @ The Union Jack Pub - View Painting
    ** Purchase your tickets online at Snapd here!
  • Sunday July 9th, 4-6 pm @ the Brimstone - View Painting
    ** Purchase your tickets online at Snapd here!
  • Sunday August 13th, 4-6pm @ Brimstone - View Painting
    ** Purchase your tickets online at Snapd here!

All supplies included. Each paint night is $40. Drop by the main desk to purchase your ticket.
*NEW* Now you can purchase your tickets online! **Tickets are non-refundable.

For more information, please call us at 613.342.3936

Bloomsday Friday June 16th

Celebrate Bloomsday and James Joyce with wine, Gorgonzola, readings from Ulysses, music and song! Edwardian attire encouraged!

  • Friday June 16th, 7:30 pm @ Brockville Public Library

Tickets are $15 each. Available for purchase at the Library and online at Snapd. Click here!

Co-sponsored by Brockville Irish Cultural Society and Brockville Bloomsday Committee.
Contact Melinda @ 613.342.3518 for information.

crafts

Craft & Chat

Bring your crafts – knitting, crochet, weaving, bunke, quilting - and your lunch and join us for crafting and chatting. $2, no registration required.

Mondays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Brockville Legion on Park St.

For more information contact Brandy by email or by phone: 613.342.3936 ext 6432

Crochet

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. Crochet meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Tuesdays 6:00 to 7:30 pm

For more information contact Brandy by email or by phone: 613.342.3936 ext 6432

Kniterary Nights

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 eveninng of the month.

Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

For more information contact Brandy by email or by phone: 613.342.3936 ext 6432

Unravelled

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

For more information contact Brandy by email or by phone: 613.342.3936 ext 6432

 

Book Clubs

** Please contact Brandy at 613-342-3936 ext. 6432 or by email if you are interested in joining a book club.

Monday Morning Book Club

We are now taking names for the Monday morning book club. This club meets on the last Monday of every month at 11 am. Please contact Brandy at 613.342.3936 ext. 6432 or by email. Registration required.

Tuesday Night Book Club

This book club is now full. The Tuesday night book club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

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 9:00 pm

Location: Bud's on the Bay, 17 Broad Street

Book Club at the Fudgery *NEW*

A different kind of book club. Join us on the third Friday of every month and talk about whatever you’ve been reading—books, magazines, blogs, newspapers, webpages... No registration. No book of the month.

Third Friday every month 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: O'Mally Kourt Fudgery, 55 King St. W

 

training, education & recreation

Adult Community Living

Brockville Public Library is launching a new program for local area residents age 20+ with physical and developmental disabilities.

Activities and workshops will integrate topics and skills including basic literacy, information and media literacy, library and information resources, technology, crafts, gaming and current events etc.

Please register by filling out and submitting the Registration Form to Brandy.

Schedule: Every other Friday starting on January 13th, 9:30 - 11:00am

Contact Brandy at 613.342.3936 ext. 6432 or brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca for information.

Bridge at the Library

Dates: Tuesdays 12:30pm to 3:30pm

The game is free and all levels of players are welcome (including beginners).

Computer Training

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.

Transition Brockville Meetings (Formerly Brockville Climate Action Group)

Schedule: last Sunday of the month at 2pm @ the Brockville Public Library (unless otherwise noted)

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.

Up-to-date meeting information is always available at Transition Brockville
If you have specific interests or suggestions for future presentations, please send to transitionbrockville@gmail.com

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

The Learning Lounge - Adult Learning and Basic Skills Drop In!

The Lounge Adult Literacy Program is a free drop-in for adult learners to practice reading, math and literacy skills at the Brockville Public Library. Transportation options are available

Wednesdays 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

For more information contact Brandy by email or by phone: 613.342.3936 ext 6432

 

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Upcoming Special Events

  • Doors Open Weekend
    Visit us during Doors Open weekend to explore Brockville's art history, tour the galleries and shop a bake sale and white elephant sale. More details.

  • Paint Party Fundraiser
    Join us for an evening of painting and socializing Sunday May 28th, 1-3pm @ the Union Jack Pub. More details.

  • Brockville Loves Books Meet the Author
    Meet Terry Fallis @ 7pm at the library. Tickets on sale now - $10/each. More details.

  • Bloomsday
    Come celebrate @ 7:30pm at the library with Ulysses readings, music, wine and more! Tickets $15/each - on sale now! More details.

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