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 September – December 2018.


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:

  • September 26: Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
  • October 24: Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
  • November 28: Chosen Maiden by Eva Stachniak



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

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:  September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20


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, September 5; 7:00 pm  Theme: Vegetarian

Wednesday, October 3; 7:00 pm  Theme: United Kingdom

Wednesday, November 7; 7:00 pm  Theme: Cookies and Candies

Wednesday, December 5; 7:00 pm  Theme: Recipe Exchange and pot luck


Dungeons and Dragons

Looking for adventure? If you’re 12 years-old and up, you are invited to join like-minded individuals at the Library for Dungeons and Dragons: casual, friendly, fantasy role playing.

Every Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 pm in the Green Room


English Conversation Circle

Practice speaking English while making new friends in a casual setting. Coffee and tea provided.

Wednesdays from September 26 to December 19 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Boardroom.


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: September 26, October 24, November 28.

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.


Winterizing Your Garden

Come to the Library and learn from the Lake Simcoe South Master Gardeners everything you need to prepare your garden for the winter. This would also be an ideal opportunity to bring any seeds saved over the summer in for the BWG Seed Library.

Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 pm in the Zima Room


Storm Chasing in Ontario

Experience the entire life cycle of thunderstorms with this exciting presentation by David T. Chapman. See how storms form and develop into powerful lightning and wind storms. Watch an Ontario supercell tornado from start to finish as it cuts a path through the countryside near Arthur, ON.

Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 pm in the Zima Room


Immigrant Support Group

Coming to Canada can be challenging. This group offers a safe place to meet new people and learn about Canada. For details or to register contact BICS at 905-775-3343 or via email

Second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 in the Boardroom.

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

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: September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, November 13 & 27 and December 11.




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:

  • September 22 at 2:00 pm: Local Bootleggers
  • October 25 at 7:00 pm: Yarns and Tales.
  • November 24 at 2:00 pm: Local Veterans

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: September 11, October 9, November 13 and December 11.


Monday Movie Matinees

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

September 24Book Club

October 29Isle of Dogs

November 19Finding your Feet

December 17Greatest Showman





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 17, October 15, November 12 and December 10.




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 first Thursday of the month from 7-9 p.m. in the Zima room.

Upcoming meeting dates:  September 6, October 4, November 1 and December 6.




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:  September 10, October 1, November 5 and December 3.

Ukulele Jam

Have fun jamming on your ukulele, sharing songs and tips. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Boardroom.

Upcoming meeting dates: October 17, November 21 and December 19