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 June to August 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!

Adult Summer Reading Club 2018

Participate in the Adult Summer Reading Club! Everyone wins when they read! Reading help you relax and keeps your mind sharp, and with the Adult Summer Reading Club you have the added bonuses of book reviews, weekly draws and literary buttons.

You can read or listen to books and choose any books you like. The Adult Summer Reading Club starts Saturday, June 23 and runs until Saturday, September 1, 2018. Click here for more details on how to enter.



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:

  • May 30: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • June 27: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson


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: June 19, July 17, August 21.

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:  May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16


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, June 6; 7:00 pm  Theme: Beverages

Wednesday, July 4; 7:00 pm  Theme: Salad

Wednesday, August 1; 7:00 pm  Theme: Barbeque



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: May 23, June 27.

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.


Climate Change and Sustainability in the Lake Simcoe Watershed

Learn more about climate change in the Lake Simcoe watershed and what it means from a local perspective. The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority is working on many climate change adaptations and sustainability including low impact development, retrofitting, research and innovation. Come find out more!

Monday, June 11  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: May 22, June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, August 14 & 28.




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 705-456-1870 or or go to BWG Local History Association.

Upcoming meeting dates:

  • 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: June 12, July 10, August 14.


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. There are no matinees during the summer months





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: June 11, July 16, August 20.




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 during the school year, meets in the Boardroom during the summer months 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. 




One-on-One Tech Help

Laptop, Smartphone and Tablet

There are currently no appointments being taken for these one-on-one tech help sessions, we will post information about future appointments as soon as we have information

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:  May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23




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:  June 4, July 9, August 13.

Technology Instruction

Facebook Security

With Facebook making the news, it is more important that ever to understand the ins and outs of your Facebook account’s security features. Learn to navigate the privacy and security features of your Facebook account, and how to customize them to your personal comfort level. Bring your laptop or device.

Register at the Service Desk or call 905-775-3328 x6100

Thursday, June 14  1:00 – 2:30 pm  Boardroom

Tablets 101

We aren’t talking stone and chisels! Are you looking to buy your first tablet, or want to learn the basics of your new device? Join Michael as he tells you what you need to know. Bring your device if you have one.

Register at the Service Desk or call 905-775-3328 x6100

Thursday, July 12  1:00 – 2:30 pm  Boardroom

Computer Basics

For the true beginner. Like any tool, you have to learn how to use it before you can make your life easier. Join us as we take on the fundamentals of computers, how they work, how to use them, and how to dip your toes into the internet. Bring your laptop if you have one.

Register at the Service Desk or call 905-775-3328 x6100

Thursday, August 9  1:00 – 2:3- pm  Boardroom