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 our latest Adult programs Summer 2017(pdf). 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!

Afternoon Tea Book Club

The Afternoon Tea Book Club is held on the second Wednesday of every month at 2 pm in the Boardroom.  Join us  for  a book discussion and a cup of tea. Discuss new books, recommendations and old favourites with fellow book lovers. Bring a book you have recently read to discuss with the group.

The June 14 meeting has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Book Club

The Book Club is held on the last Wednesday of every month at 7 pm. 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). New members are welcome.

Upcoming Book Discussions:

  • June 28: LaRose by Louise Erdrich [synopsis]
  •  July 26: Where’d you go, Bernadette by Maria Semple [synopsis]
  •  August 30: A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen [synopsis]

BWG Writers’ Circle

Image of books, pencil and mugThe BWG Writer’s Circle meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7 – 9 pm in the Boardroom.

Upcoming meeting dates: June 20, July 18 & August 15.

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

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

Meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm in the Boardroom. There will be no meetings in July and August.

Upcoming meeting dates: June 15, September 21.

The Drop-in Coding Club is an open community of computer programmers that meets at 7:00 pm on the third Thursday of the month. Professional, amateur, and aspiring coders are all welcome to learn, discuss, and share skills and knowledge in programming.  HTML, CSS, Javascript and more. Ages 16+. No registration required.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptop or notebook computer. A limited number of laptops may be available on a first-come-first-served basis at Borrower Services, but cannot be guaranteed. Borrowing laptops is available to library card holders in good standing and requires completion and signing a borrower agreement. For complete details, visit our Laptop Lending page.

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 third Wednesday of each month in the Boardroom from 7 – 9 pm. There are no meetings in July, August or December.

Upcoming meeting dates: June 21 & September 20.

No registration is necessary, just drop in.

Knit Happens

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

Upcoming meeting dates: June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25 and August 8 & 22.

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.

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:

  • Sunday, June 4;
    Heritage Home Tour
  • Saturday, August 19:
  • Saturday, September 23; 2:00 pm in the Boardroom
    Barrie History Archive with Travis Doucette


Mommunity Drop-in

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

Upcoming meeting dates: June 13, July 11 and August 8.

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.


Monday Movie Matinees

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

Coming Attractions:

  • Monday, June 19: Hidden Figures (PG) [synopsis]

There will be no movies in July and August. Monday Movie Matinees will return on September 25.


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 Mondays starting Monday, May 1st, 2017, 3pm to 6pm

On Wednesdays starting Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, 6pm to 9pm

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

Open Mic Night

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

Upcoming meeting dates:  June 22, July 27 & August 24.

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.




scrapbookingMeets on the first Monday of the month (unless otherwise noted) from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Boardroom

Upcoming meeting dates:  June 5, July 10 & August 14.

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.


Senior’s Social Club

Meets monthly on a Monday at 10:30 am in the Boardroom.
Upcoming meeting dates: June 12, July 17 & August 21.

Adults 55+ are invited to attend this free drop-in program and meet new people. These meetings will feature a different activity each month in response to attendee requests. Be sure to bring your ideas and enthusiasm. Coffee, tea and treats will be available.