Barrie February Blues Festival: Hilario Durán


Sunday, February 5, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy free live music at the Library. Cuban Canadian pianist Hilario Durán is a Juno winner; a Grammy nominee; a Canadian National Jazz Award winner & nominee; and the proud recipient of the 2007 Chico O’Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award,for his outstanding contributions to Afro-Cuban Jazz and Latin Jazz.

Drop in. No registration required.

The BWG Music and Poetry Circle


Sunday, February 12, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.


What's a music and poetry circle? Come see for yourself! Bring a song, an instrument, or a piece of poetry.

You can also just sit, relax, and enjoy as neighbours go round the circle and each share something they're working on.

All ages and experience levels welcome, and we hope to see you there!

Upcoming sessions: February 12, March 19, April 16, May 14, and June 18.

Mindfulness Journaling for Adults


Learn to channel your thoughts and kindness to yourself by starting a mindfulness journal

Monday, January 23, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.


As we enter the new year, self-care and reflection can be ways to keep us focused throughout our day-to-day lives. Mindfulness is directing your attention to the present moment. What better way to do that than by putting our thoughts and feelings on paper?

Learn how to use your creativity for mindfulness through journaling as we explore different prompts and strategies. Supplies will be provided.


Register on Eventbrite, starting January 4 at 9:30 a.m.

Caregivers Information Nights


Monday, February 27 and Thursday, March 30 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on zoom and in the Library

Are you a caregiver for a loved one? In Ontario there are 4 million caregivers; ordinary people who provide physical and emotional support to a family member, partner, friend or neighbour. 

Join us as we explore resources and support for caregivers, with the experts from the Ontario Caregiver Organization. These evenings will be offered on zoom. Watch from home, or join us in-Library for a group watch.

Register on Eventbrite, starting January 4 at 9:30 a.m.


Knit Happens


January 24, February 14 and 28, March 14 and 28, at 7 pm​.

Now in-person at the Library.

Gather with other knitters in a relaxed environment to chat, share projects and pick up new tips.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  We are happy to teach the basics. 

On the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, in the Board Room.


Find more information or register by emailing


Bradford Women's+ Group


The mission of the Bradford Women's+ Group is to help women+ to become changemakers in their lives and communities.


Join the group monthly at the Library, for in person meetings on a variety of themes. Sign up for these events here.


Thursday, January 26, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

RECONNECT -  A facilitated session to make new connections with women+ in our community. Start the year off right and take some time for yourself! Come connect, meet new people, and have fun.


Thursday, February 16, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Release & Revive Your Sensuality - Come and Join us to Revive & Release Your Sensuality! We have to celebrate how far we have come, release what is no longer us and move forward! Come learn to dance and tap into your divine feminine essence and power with the dynamic Azaria. With dance experience for over 20 years and teaching experience for 10 years, Azaria is ready to help you take the next step in unlocking your sensual self! Please come prepared with water plus cute and comfortable clothes.



Book Club


New members are welcome to join our discussions about a variety of books.  New for 2023, the book club will be meeting hybrid-style, both live in the Library, and over zoom at the same time. The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Zoom participants will be sent login information to connect using the Zoom platform prior to events.

For more information and to obtain copies of each month's book please contact Elizabeth at


Upcoming book club meeting dates:


January 25 - The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver


Febrary 22 - The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett


March 29Lucky by Marissa Stapley

Adult Board Game Night


Monday, February 6, 6:30 – 7:30

Come and join us for a night of fun to play a new game or an old favourite. Bring your friends or come make some new ones as you battle it out over board games.


Drop in. No registration necessary.

Next Chapter Cafe


January 25, February 22, March 22, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.​

Join Andréa monthly to enjoy conversation, board games and brain games for older adults. Drop-in.

Meetings will begin again in January, on the fourth Wednesday of the month, in the Board Room.



Photo of 2 senior ladies laughing as they play cards