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!

Summer Reading Club: It’s not just for kids!

Grown ups love to read, too, so we are launching our 2nd annual Adult Summer Reading Club.

Starting July 4, every book you read this summer can earn you a chance at a prize. Just fill out a ballot for each book you read and drop it in the box across from the Service Desk.  You can also submit your entry via Instagram, just add #bwgplreads. We’ll draw for prizes throughout the summer and draw for a grand prize on September 1.

We will also be posting your book reviews in the library, so that you can take a moment to see what your other books members are reading and maybe discover some new books.

July 4 – September 1


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 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).

Upcoming Book Discussions:

  • August 30: A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen [synopsis]
  • September 27: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult [synopsis]
  • October 25: Suspect by Robert Crais [synopsis]
  • November 29: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman [synopsis]
  • December: no meeting



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 pm in the Boardroom.

Upcoming meeting dates: August 15, September 19, October 17 & December 19.

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

The Drop-in Coding Club is an open community of computer programmers that meets in the Library.

We are making changes to this program, updated descriptions, times and dates will be added to this page as soon as they are available.


Cookbook Club

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

Each month we will choose a different theme and put out a display of cookbooks for you to choose from. Pick out a book, select one or two recipes that appeal to you. Go home and try them out. Then come to our bi-monthly meeting ready to share your experiences with stories and photos! Books will be available three weeks before the meeting. Meets in the Boardroom.

Upcoming discussions and themes:
Wednesday, October 4; 7:00 p.m. Theme: Quick cooking
Wednesday, December 6; 7:00 p.m. Theme: Baking



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: September 20, October 18 and November 15.

No registration is necessary, just drop in.


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 pm in the boardroom.

Upcoming meeting dates: August 22, September 12 & 26, October 10 & 24, November 14 & 28, December 12




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, September 23; 2:00 pm in the Boardroom
    Barrie History Archive with Travis Doucette
  • Thursday, October 26; 7:00 p.m. in the Zima Room
  • Saturday, November 25; 2:00 p.m. in the Boardroom
  • Thursday, December 7; 7:00 p.m. in the Zima Room


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 pm in the Green Room.

Upcoming meeting dates: September 12, October 10 and November 14.


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.

Monday, September 25: Their Finest

Monday, October 23: A United Kingdom

Monday, November 13: Megan Leavey

Monday, December 18: Maudie

September 25

October 23

November 13

December 18






















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: September 18, October 16, November 20, December 11.




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. 

September 5 – December 19 (no program Tuesday, November 28)



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: May 1 – Aug. 28, 3pm to 6pm

On Wednesdays: May 3 – Aug. 30, 6pm to 9pm

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 pm in the Zima room.

Upcoming meeting dates:  August 24, September 28, November 23, December 21.
No meeting in October in the library.




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 am to 5:00 pm in the Boardroom

Upcoming meeting dates:  August 14, September 11, October 2, November 6, December 4.

Senior’s Social Club

Meets monthly on a Monday at 10:30 am in the Boardroom.
Upcoming meeting dates: 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. Senior’s social club will resume as Next Chapter Boardgames in September.