Adult & Senior Programs

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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.

Events

Indigenous Heritage Series

Strawberry Teachings

Known as the heart berry, wild strawberries are an important food and medicine in Indigenous cultures. Learn traditional Indigenous strawberry teachings, taste strawberry water, and share music and song. Registration required at the main desk at the Library. $5/person.

Faceless Dolls

Thurs., 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.
Free.

Beaded Medallion

Thurs., 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

Thurs., 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.

Culture Days

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

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.

Crafts

Sign workshop with Betty's Sign Studio

July 18, 2019, 5:30 – 8:30pm @ the Brockville Public Library

Join us at the library to make the sign of your choice! Signing up is as easy as
1. Browse our Facebook page or pinterest and choose a sign you’d like to make.
2. Contact us at Betty’s Sign Studio to discuss your sign and get the cost that your sign will be.
3. Pay at the library or by etransfer to rkhartley01@outlook.com .

Pricing guide: Signs start at $45 for 16×16. Home signs are $55. 12×24 framed are $55. 16×24 are $60

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.

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

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

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 (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.

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

Bridge at the Library

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

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

Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids: experiences and comparisons

A free, public talk by Frank Ahern. Electric car show follows, speak with car owners (Buell Street Parking lot)

Sunday, July 28, 2pm @ the Library.
For more information, contact info@transitionbrockville.com

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 transitionbrockville@gmail.com

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

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