Partner and Community Events

We are very excited about the great line up of programs and events we have planned for the next few months. All programs and events for adults, including those listed below, can be found in our latest Adult programs Spring 2017(pdf). Ongoing adult programs including the Writer’s Circle, Scrapbooking, Knit Happens, Genealogy and Book Club can be found on our Adult Programs page. Everything scheduled for all age groups can also be found in our handy online calendar. We have something for everyone…so see what’s coming up today!

Author Visit – Marina Nemat

Thursday April 20 at 7:30 pm the Zima room.

Marina Nemat is the bestselling author of  Prisoner of Tehran and After Tehran. Marina was born in Tehran, Iran. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, she was arrested at the age of sixteen and spent more than two years in Evin, a political prison in Tehran, where she was tortured and came very close to execution. She came to Canada in 1991 to build a new life. For more information see our Author Visit page.

Q & A and signing to follow.


Generously Sponsored by the BWG Friends of the Library.

Cost: $5.00 per person. Tickets will be available at Borrower Services starting March 20.


British Home Children

Wednesday May 31 at 7:00 pm the Zima room.

Between 1869 and 1949, Over 100,000 children were shipped to Canada from the United Kingdom to be used as a source of cheap labour. Join author Lori Oschefski to learn about the British Home Children migration program and the valuable contributions these children made to our Country.

Artifacts and photographs from the British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association will be on display at the Library from May 10 to June 2, 2017.


Jazz Festival

Sunday June 11 at 2:00 pm the Atrium.

Join us for an afternoon of live music as part of the Barrie Jazz and Blues Festival. Performer to be announced.

Sponsored by the BWG Friends of the Library.



Bradford Breastfeeding Place

Meets every Thursday from 1:00 to 2:30 pm in the green multipurpose room.

Join us weekly at our drop-in group for mom-to-mom support. This is an opportunity to ask questions and receive support from a public health nurse. Offered in partnership with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and the Ontario Early Years Centre.


Cultural Places Passes (2016)

Sumac: Simcoe County's Cultural NetworkLibrary patrons are invited to learn more about local history, culture and art through the Cultural Places Pass program. Passes are organized through Sumac, Simcoe County’s cultural network. Your library card entitles you to borrow passes to 10 area institutions/organizations. Pass availability runs from the Victoria Day long weekend until the Labour Day weekend.

For more information and a complete list of participating locations, visit our Cultural Places Passes page.