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Adult Programs

BPL Book Club

Adult Book Club seated at table

The Book Club meets the last Wednesday of every month in the Library Reading Room
at 7 p.m.   Each month we discuss a different genre or category. Share your favorite book or author with others. Everyone is welcome.

Genres for Fall 2018:

September - Women in history

October - Biography

November - Jane Austen

Literature & Libation Book Club

A book club for patrons who are in their 20s & 30s meet monthly and discuss one book. They meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. Meeting location TBA. New members welcome.

September - Slouching Towards Bethlehem

October - Murder on the Orient Express

2018 Year of Learning events

The Library will be celebrating its 110th anniversary in 2018 and declaring it a Year of Learning. Free monthly workshops are being offered and everyone is invited to learn something new! Please register in advance.

January - Reiki: the Radiance Technique

February - Geneaology using Ancestry Library edition

March - Mindfulness for everyday

April - Wills & Estate Planning

May - Fitness Apps

June - Ontario Provincial Police

July - Tune Your Bicycle

August - Vegan Cooking

Saturday September 29 at 10am - Food Labels and Shopping Wisely

Saturday October 27 at 10am - Dentures and Denture Care

Saturday November 3 at 10am - Financial Planning

1-on-1 tech training - offered now!

Individual computer or internet training is back and now offered year round. One-hour sessions will be suited to what you would like to learn; including but not limtied to help with email, social media, downloading ebooks, iPads, cloud storage & more. Sessions are available on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning. Reserve your session by calling the Library or emailing info@bracebridgelibrary.ca

Special Programs

The Library offers many special programs including author talks, travelogues, computer workshops, summer reading programs, and events that support Ontario Public Library week.

Visiting Library Service

If you are housebound and miss visiting the library, you might be interested in this service. Screened volunteers will choose materials for you, deliver them to you and return them to the library on your behalf.

If you would like to bring joy to someone by spending several hours a month choosing and delivering reading materials to them in their own home, please call Ruth at the library 705-645-4171. You could make someone very happy.

The Muskoka Writing Circle

The Muskoka Writing Circle is a vibrant and supportive group of amateur and professional writers that meets monthly. The purpose of the group is to encourage both new and more seasoned writers to achieve their writing goals through positive critiquing.

The Circle meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. We are sorry to announce that due to the lack of appropriate program space in our library, the Writing Circle will no longer be able to hold their monthly meetings at the Library. However, the group will meet at the Centre for Active Living. For more information please contact Ian at livseyi @aol.com We do look forward to hosting special readings from the Writing Circle, so be sure to check our website for those events.

Word's Worth

Former Bracebridge Library Writer-in-Residence, Melody Richardson was an inspiration and support for many emerging and established writers in our community. Melody graciously agreed to let us continue to include Word's Worth on our website. We are sure that aspiring writers will benefit from Melody's series of projects designed to keep the creative juices flowing.

The series includes: What's in a Letter?  Character Building  Strike a Chord  Observations  Hear More and Childhood