Culture Days

2020 Virtual Culture Days

Join us for a national celebration where arts, culture, and creativity intersect and discover the world of arts and culture across Canada. This year the celebrations have been extended to a 4-week run between September 25 and October 25. Explore Barrie Public Library online programs and celebrate the diversity of Simcoe County with our Community Voices series, Multilingual Book Club, Coffee Chats, and more. 

 

Online Schedule

Visit our Online Event Calendar to access links to our video programs and live Zoom conference rooms. 

September 26 2:00 pm English Conversation Club
September 26 3:00 pm Community Voices with Hanna
September 29 1:00 pm Multilingual Book Club
September 29 3:00 pm Citizenship Study Group
October 1 2:00 pm Coffee Chat with Charles Rolston
October 3 2:00 pm English Conversation Club
October 3 3:00 pm Community Voices with Shelley & Ethnic Mosaic Alliance
October 6 3:00 pm Citizenship Study Group
October 7 11:00 am Reading Champions with Titi Akinsanmi
October 10 2:00 pm English Conversation Club
October 10 3:00 pm Community Voices with Dania and Nicolas 
October 13 3:00 pm Citizenship Study Group
October 13 7:30 pm If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes - Making Change Together
October 14 11:00 am Reading Champions with Amber Beckett
October 15 2:00 pm Coffee Chat
October 17 2:00 pm English Conversation Club
October 17  3:00 pm Community Voices with Shalu & Simmering Kettle & Dosti Eats
October 19 10:00 am DIY & Maker - Cooking Peruvian Ceviche with Holly
October 20 3:00 pm Citizenship Study Group
October 21 11:00 am Reading Champions with Debbie Opoku-Mulder
October 24 2:00 pm English Conversation Club
October 24 3:00 pm  Community Voices with Neda

 

BPL Culture Day Features

Join us for these Culture Days specials! 

Citizenship Study Group

Studying for the Canadian Citizenship Test? Join our free study group to prepare for the exam with fellow students. 

Register with our Event Calendar. 

Coffee Chat

Listen and learn as BPL staff chat with artists throughout the month to celebrate local talent. 

Watch: Coffee Chats

DIY and Maker 

Join Holly for this special edition of DIY & Maker, as she demonstrates how to make Peruvian ceviche! 

Watch: DIY & Maker

English Conversation Club

Practice English, meet new friends, and learn more about life and culture in Canada. Challenge yourself to build your speaking confidence! Held every Saturday on Zoom at 2:00 pm, facilitated by BPL staff. 

Register with our Event Calendar. 

Reading Champions

Ignite a love of reading with a local Reading Champion. Each week a new Champion reads us a story.

Watch: Reading Champions


Community Voices

Join us for this special Culture Days series as we learn more about our neighbours, listen to their stories, and celebrate the diversity of Simcoe county. 

Watch: Community Voices

Watch a new interview every Saturday at 3 pm between September 25 and October 25. 

In collaboration with community contributors and Georgian College

Making Change Together

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

The Making Change founders will discuss the current Black Lives Matter focus and local initiatives, and how and why they created their not-for-profit organization Making Change and detail their community work. The session will close off with some thoughts on becoming an ally and doing self-work around anti-Black racism.

Register for this important event on our Event Calendar

Through sharing their lived experiences as Black women, Making Change founders bring a conversation about how Making Change needs to be a movement rather than a moment.

Multilingual Book Club

Broaden your reading horizons! Through book talks, share which corner of the world you are reading from, your favourite authors and your culture.

Register through our Event Calendar

The Stories of Us

The Stories of Us program aims to share the stories of Canadian newcomers and turn them into empowering educational tools for English Language Learners. Join us as BPL staff listen to local newcomer experiences after arriving in Canada. 

Watch: The Stories of Us with Manuel and Zorica

In collaboration with The Department of Imaginary Affairs.