Adult & Senior Programs

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Do you have an idea for programs? Submit a program proposal form!

Note: In case of inclement winter weather, all adult programs are cancelled when Brockville area school transportation is cancelled. You can check the status of school transportation here.


Indigenous Heritage Series

Beaded Medallion - SOLD OUT

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.

Faceless Dolls

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.

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

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.

Special Events

Community Health Fair

Monday, November 18, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please come to the Library to meet representatives from local community health care providers including Leeds  & Grenville Family Health Team, Canadian Hearing Society, the Arthritis Society, the Alzheimer’s Society, Bayshore Home Health Care, Brockville 50+ Activity Centre and more. Learn about lung health, diabetes, health care services and more!

Admission is free and we will have refreshments for you!

SweetLegs Pop Up!

Saturday, December 7th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Make your list and check it twice! Get your SweetLegs shopping at the Brockville Public Library. A portion of sales will towards support for the Brockville Public Library. Cash, credit and debit will be available.

Arts & Crafts


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 10:30 am to 12:00 noon on:
October 11 | October 25 | November 8| November 22 | December 6 | December 20 

DIY Beeswax Food Cover Workshop

Sunday, November 17, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Learn about beeswax wraps and make a 10” x 10” reusable beeswax food cover with expert crafter Linda Chapeskie. $10/ person, register in advance at the Library.

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 evening of the month.

Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Acrylic Pour Ornaments

Thursday November 21, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Enjoy a fun evening of acrylic pouring on 5 ornament canvases. You will pour the pieces, then we will take them home to apply a protective resin coating and allow them to dry. The pieces will be returned to the library for pick up about two weeks later. $45, register at the Library or on Facebook. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Library.


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)

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

Book Clubs

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

computer training

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.

computer training

Personal Finance

November is Financial Literacy Month and the Employment and Education Centre is offering a free seminar at the Library to show you that personal finance doesn’t need to be complicated.

Contact Martin Carette to register in advance at the EEC, 613-498-2111.

Thursday November 14th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Bridge at the Library

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

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

Employment Counseling

Tuesdays, 1 – 4:30pm
Library Study Room, 2nd Floor

Are you looking for support with pre-employment skills such as building a resume, preparing for interviews, or support through the job application process? Maybe you are you looking for a mentor, career decision-making tools or perhaps just wanting to learn more about the Employment and Education Centre?

If you are, please feel free to meet with Heather Brisebois, Outreach Employment Coach/Mentorship Coordinator from the E.E.C every Tuesday afternoon.

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)

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

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

Transition Brockville - Make your own laundry soap

October 27, 2 – 4pm at the Library

With host Virginia Glover. Bring a grater and 1-cup measure, as well as a 2-litre plastic bottle to take home your liquid soap. You’ll also take home enough ingredients to make 10 litres of soap at home plus bonus recipes for homemade cleaners! Free event. Space is limited.

Register at the Library by October 26, or email

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