Adult Programs

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 the Library Guide March – May 2018 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!



Book Club

New members are welcome to join our discussions about a variety of books. The Book Club is held on the last Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Boardroom. There will be no meeting in December.

The Library usually has a few copies of the selected reading, and can often borrow more copies through inter-library loan. (3-4 weeks  notice is required).

Upcoming Book Discussions:

  • March 28: Stones by Paul Telegdi [synopsis]
  • April 25: The Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi [synopsis]
  • May 30: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett



BWG Writers’ Circle

Image of books, pencil and mug

The BWG Writers’ Circle supports budding authors and journalists. Beginning and established writers are welcome to attend. No registration is necessary, just drop in.

The BWG Writer’s Circle meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Boardroom.

Upcoming meeting dates: March 20, May 15.

Writers Circle 10 year anniversary celebrations!  April 12  7:00 – 9:00 Zima Room

Click here to contact the BWG Writers’ Circle by email.

New! Profiles of BWG Writers’ Circle members

Other local writing groups:

 Writers’ Community of Simcoe County (WCSC)

 Writers’ Community of York Region (WCYR)


Drop-In Coding Club

Professional, amateur, and aspiring computer coders are all welcome to learn, discuss and share skills and knowledge. No registration required.

Meets on the third Thursday of the month in the Boardroom at 7:00 p.m.

Upcoming dates: March 15, April 19, May 17


Cookbook Club

Calling all foodies! If you love paging through cookbooks and trying new recipes, then this is the club for you.

Each meeting has a different theme, members select a cookbook, take it home, try out a recipe or two and share their experience.

The BWGPL Cookbook Club is an opportunity to explore new cuisines and techniques and enjoy good food and company.

If you wish to join us on our culinary adventures please contact Wendy at 905-775-3328 ext 6108. Meets in the Boardroom.

Upcoming discussions and themes:
Wednesday, April 4; 7:00 pm  Theme: Bread

Wednesday, May 2; 7:00 p.m. Theme: Trends in cookbooks



Genealogy Club

This free self-help group that provides sharing, help and information related to family history searches. Each member shares their gains & pains; family history discoveries, obstacles, challenges, and brick-walls. Get assistance with interventions, suggestions, ideas, and strategies for individuals to employ. Find out about upcoming events of interest, new resources, and web-links.

The Genealogy Club’s meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Boardroom from 7 – 9 p.m. There are no meetings in July, August or December.

Upcoming meeting dates: March 28, April 25, May 23.

No registration is necessary, just drop in.



A new series about sustainability that aims to raise awareness, start conversations and promote actions toward greater sustainability.

Seed starting and saving

With the Lake Simcoe Master Gardeners, easy seed saving and starting techniques for the home gardener! Grow your own vegetables and flowering plants for less money and better results.

Monday, March 19  7:00 pm Zima Room.


Nature Conservancy of Canada

Canada’s leading national land conservation organization. Join Kristyn Ferguson and learn more about NCC and their local project in the Oak Ridges Moraine – the Happy Valley Forest.

Monday, April 9  7:00 pm  Zima Room

Knit Happens

Gather with other knitters in a relaxed and social environment to chat, share projects and perhaps pick up a few tips as you work on your own creations.
All ages and all skill levels are welcome. We are happy to teach the basics and welcome any other fiber craft activity.
No registration is necessary, just drop in.
For more information, please call Nina @ 905-775-3328 x 6105.

Check out our Facebook community page  – Knit Happens for updates on our group and photos of our projects.

Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the boardroom.

Upcoming meeting dates: March 13 & 27, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22.




Local History Association

The Bradford West Gwillimbury Local History Association meets regularly at the Library (except June, July and August).  For information about the Association, contact Co-Chair Jeane Blommaert at 795-456-1870 or or go to BWG Local History Association.

Upcoming meeting dates:

  • Saturday, March 24: “William Armson: West Gwillimbury Early Years” with Ken Armson and Bevery Kent.   2:00 pm. Board Room
  • Saturday, April 28: ” Interesting things you may not know about BWG” with Art Janse.  2:00 p.m. Board Room
  • Saturday, May 26: “BWG Street Names” with Amanda Gallagher  2:00 pm. Board Room
  • Sunday, June 10th: “And Old Fashioned Sunday Afternoon” at the Auld Kirk. 1:00-4:00pm

Mommunity Drop-in

Join Mommunity of Bradford for a monthly drop-in. This is an opportunity for mothers to connect within the community. Meet with one another, gain friendships and offer support in a safe and welcoming place to bring children to socialize. Peanut free snacks are welcome. No registration required.

Meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 10 am- 12 p.m in the Green Room.

Upcoming meeting dates: April 10, May 8. (There is no meeting in March)


Monday Movie Matinees

Join us for a free movie monthly on a Monday in the Zima Room at 1:30 p.m. People are welcome to bring their own snacks.

Monday, March 27: Dunkirk

Monday, April 23: Only the Brave

Monday, May 7: The Breadwinner





Next Chapter Boardgames

Older adults are invited to join us, meet people and play a few boardgames, such as Trivial Pursuit, Qwirkle, or Scrabble. Bring your skill, knowledge, and luck, we supply the coffee, tea and treats.

Meets monthly on a Monday in the Boardroom from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon.

Upcoming meeting dates: March 19, April 16, May 14 .




Next Chapter Cafe

Jump start your Tuesday at the Library. A casual weekly drop-in program with coffee, tea, and conversation. Meet people, take a break, work on a puzzle, discover a new book or just talk – anything can happen at the Library. Meets in the Zima Room weekly on Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:00 a.m..

Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. 




One-on-One Tech Help

Laptop, Smartphone and Tablet

Appointments are now being taken for these one-on-one tech help sessions with Michael.

On Saturdays: March 4 – April 28  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Visit the 1st Floor Information Desk or call (905) 775-3328 ext. 6109 to book an appointment today!


Open Mic Night

Calling all acoustic musicians, writers, singers, poets and storytellers! Join us for an evening of home-grown talent. Bring a song or poem to shore, or just come and enjoy! Limit 3 songs or 10 minutes per performer.

Check out the Open Mic BWG facebook community for photos and upcoming events.

Meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 7-9 p.m. in the Zima room.

Upcoming meeting dates:  March 22, April 26, May 24




Share your creativity, learn new techniques and make new friends. Experienced enthusiasts bring your own supplies: tools, paper, embellishments, etc. Just thinking about starting this rewarding hobby? Drop in and try it out. No registration is necessary. All levels of experience are welcome.

If you have any questions, please use the Contact Form to contact Gabriele Steinhaus.

Meets on the first Monday of the month (unless otherwise noted) from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Boardroom

Upcoming meeting dates:  March 5, April 9, May 7