Children's Programs

YouTubeWatch our children's programs on YouTube: Kids Clubhouse, Family Craft Time with Jen, Museum Mondays, Story Time and Museum Show & Tell.

GO-VAXX Bus

Tuesday May 24, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 7:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

BEEP BEEP! The #GOVAXX bus is on its way.  

The mobile vaccine bus will be administering 1st, 2nd, and booster doses in the L.E. Shore Library parking lot (173 Bruce St. S.) on May 24th from 11:00am to 7:00pm.

By appointment or walk-in. While supplies last.

Book an Appointment: www.Ontario.ca/vaccinebus

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryInfo@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Kids Clubhouse After School Program

Tuesday May 24, 2022 - Tuesday May 31, 2022

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Our afterschool Kids Club is returning to IN-PERSON beginning Tuesday, May 3rd.
Every Tuesday, meet us in the Gallery at the L.E.Shore Library from 3:30 - 4:30 pm for games STEAM activities, arts & crafts, and lots of FUN.

Ages 8 and up. Free Program. Registration required. Spaces are limited.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Tween Advisory Group

Thursday May 26, 2022

Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Join the Tween Advisory Group (TWAG) and have your say on The Blue Mountains Public Library's programs and services to Tweens. Experience an interactive meeting where you'll have opportunities to share your thoughts and opinions, try new library programs, and develop new skills. Make, Explore, and Lead with TWAG during an interactive tween-led group meeting. 

REGISTER HERE FOR TWAG

TWAG will be meeting monthly on the 4th Thursday at 4pm. In-person

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Story Time in the Gallery

Friday May 27, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Meet us in the L.E. Shore Gallery for a fun and interactive Story Time every Friday at 11:00am. Join us for stories, rhymes movement songs and lots of FUN!

Ages 0-5. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Adherence to all provincial and Health Unit guidelines to be followed. 

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Kids Clubhouse at The Craigleith Heritage Depot

Friday May 27, 2022

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: The Craigleith Heritage Depot..

Meet us Fridays from 4-5 pm at The Craigleith Heritage Depot for The Kids Clubhouse afterschool program.

Join us for games, STEAM activities, arts & crafts, and lots of FUN.
Ages 8 and up. Free Program. Registration required. Spaces are limited.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Trivia Game Night

Friday May 27, 2022 - Friday April 21, 2023

Time: 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: BMPL Facebook (@TheBlueMountainsLibrary).

Play against each other or play as a group in a weekly interactive online Trivia Game Night! Fill your house with laughter and glee as you answer questions and compete for the top-spot on our scoreboard. Not available on Friday Nights? Don't worry! You'll be able to play Trivia Game Night throughout the week.

Participate through our Facebook page every Friday night at 7:00pm when we share the link to the game. Don't have Facebook? The link to Trivia Game Night is available here on our Event Calendar when it's live.

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary

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Story Time in the Story Tower

Friday June 3, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: L.E. Shore Library - Story Tower.

Meet us in the L.E. Shore Story Tower for a fun and interactive Story Time every Friday at 11:00am. Join us for stories, rhymes movement songs and lots of FUN!

Ages 0-5. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Adherence to all provincial and Health Unit guidelines to be followed. 

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Kids Clubhouse at The Craigleith Heritage Depot

Friday June 3, 2022 - Friday June 24, 2022

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: The Craigleith Heritage Depot..

Meet us Fridays from 4-5 pm at The Craigleith Heritage Depot for The Kids Clubhouse afterschool program. Join us for games, STEAM activities, arts & crafts, and lots of FUN.
Ages 6 and up. Free Program. Registration required. Spaces are limited.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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How to Draw a Flower: Virtual Illustration Workshop

Saturday June 4, 2022

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube.

Join local illustrator, Loo McNulty, for a virtual tutorial on how to draw a flower. Follow along on YouTube to learn about illustration and different techniques to create different drawings of flowers. All you need is paper and a pencil!

About Loo
Driven by a love of creating art that makes people happy, Loo focuses on things that make her smile - nature, quirky animals, unusual pairings and found objects. She mostly likes to draw because it makes her feel like I did in this photograph - happy, just happy - and that’s how she hopes you feel when you experience her art.

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Kids Clubhouse After School Program

Tuesday June 7, 2022 - Tuesday June 28, 2022

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Our afterschool Kids Club is returning to IN-PERSON beginning Tuesday, May 3rd.
Every Tuesday, meet us in the Gallery at the L.E.Shore Library from 3:30 - 4:30 pm for games STEAM activities, arts & crafts, and lots of FUN.

Ages 8 and up. Free Program. Registration required. Spaces are limited.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Story Time in The Gallery

Friday June 10, 2022 - Friday June 17, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us in the L.E. Shore Gallery for a fun and interactive Story Time every Friday at 11:00am. Join us for stories, rhymes movement songs and lots of FUN!

Ages 0-5. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Adherence to all provincial and Health Unit guidelines to be followed. 

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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Adventures in Digital Arts

Saturday June 11, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

This free tech session will explore Digital Arts using the latest and coolest in tech such as Apple Pencils and Digital Cinema Cameras. A fun-filled session with Jeff Wilson for digital cartooning fun using ProCreate and Apple Pencil for drawing and also learn about video and photography with filmmaker Tom Strnad using iPads. Ages 8-13. Register Online! Limited spaces.

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Pop-up at Thornbury Farmers Market

Sunday June 12, 2022 - Sunday September 11, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Smiths Memorial Park.

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be participating in the Thornbury Farmer's Market. Check out our booth to learn more about our GLAM (gallery, library, archives & museum) services! You'll be able to borrow books at our booth, and pick-up some take-home activities.

And don't forget to bring the kiddos! We have colouring and stories with our programmer, Jen!

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLconsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thornburymarket.com/

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Tween Advisory Group

Thursday June 23, 2022

Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Join the Tween Advisory Group (TWAG) and have your say on The Blue Mountains Public Library's programs and services to Tweens. Experience an interactive meeting where you'll have opportunities to share your thoughts and opinions, try new library programs, and develop new skills. Make, Explore, and Lead with TWAG during an interactive tween-led group meeting. 

REGISTER HERE FOR TWAG

TWAG will be meeting monthly on the 4th Thursday at 4pm. In-person

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Multicultural Story Time

Friday June 24, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

June 27th is Canadian Multiculturalism Day, and we are celebrating at the L.E. Shore Library with a very special Story Time.

Jen will introduce and celebrate her heritage by reading fun and engaging stories in Portuguese. Come for stories, songs, and rhymes and learn something new!

Vejo você lá / See you there!

Ages 0-5. Registration required.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Animal Party: Summer Reading Club Kick-Off

Saturday June 25, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Join us as we kick off Summer Reading Club 2022 with Speaking of Wildlife.

Speaking of Wildlife is a Wildlife Education Centre that gives permanent sanctuary to non-releasable Ontario Wildlife; many of their animals have been injured, orphaned, abandoned or illegally kept as pets and were unable to return to the wild as they should.

Some of these animals will be at the L.E. Shore Library to teach audiences about those that we share our environment with.

Meet the animals AND sign up for the BMPL Summer Reading Club! Read books all summer and win great prizes.

Register to attend our Animal Party: Summer Reading Club kick-off event below. 

For all ages.

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Summer Reading Club Meet-Up at Bayview Park

Tuesday July 5, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location: Bayview Park.

Every Tuesday in July, you can meet us at one of our local Town of The Blue Mountains parks as a part of BMPL's Summer Reading Program. 

Register each week to pick up your Summer Reading Club Take and Make Kit, bring your SRC reading journals and bookmarks, and track your reading!

Can't make it to Bayview Park this week? No problem! Pick up a Take and Make kit at the L.E. Shore Library while supplies last! Remember to track your reading and visit us at the library to submit your SRC bookmarks for your chance to win super fun prizes all summer long! Adventure Awaits.

Registration is required. Ages 4 and up. Free Program.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Story Time with The Georgian Triangle Humane Society

Friday July 8, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Join us Friday, July 8th for a very special Story Time! Special guest Molly from the Georgian Triangle Humane Society will be with us for stories, rhymes and movement.

Molly will be bringing a special four legged, furry friend with her too!

Ages 0 -5 . Registration is required.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Summer Reading Club Meet-Up at Harbour Hill Park

Tuesday July 12, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location: Harbour Hill Park.

Every Tuesday in July, you can meet us at one of our local Town of The Blue Mountains parks as a part of BMPL's Summer Reading Program. 

Register each week to pick up your Summer Reading Club Take and Make Kit, bring your SRC reading journals and bookmarks, and track your reading!

Can't make it to Harbour Hill Park this week? No problem! Pick up a Take and Make kit at the L.E. Shore Library while supplies last! Remember to track your reading and visit us at the library to submit your SRC bookmarks for your chance to win super fun prizes all summer long! Adventure Awaits.

Registration is required. Ages 4 and up. Free Program.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Outdoor Story Time

Friday July 15, 2022 - Friday August 12, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: Bruce St. Lawn at L.E. Shore Library..

Grab your hats, sunscreen and blankets and meet us on the front lawn at the L.E. Shore Library for Outdoor Story Time.

Every Friday at 11:00am, we will be hosting an engaging and fun Story Time outside (weather dependent) all summer long.

Meet us for stories, rhymes, movement songs and lots of FUN!

Ages 0-5. Registration required.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Wiggle Worms Wellness Group

Saturday July 16, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: L.E. Shore Branch..

During Wiggle Worms Wellness group with the Whimsical Tinkerer, families will be invited to connect to themselves and others in an intentional and playful way. They will be guided through various asana poses, meditations and reflections.

Caregivers are reminded that they must accompany children to this group.

Families are asked to bring their own yoga mats, one per person is suggested. 

Registration is required. For parents and children ages 4-10.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Board Games and Goodies

Saturday July 16, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us at the Library Saturday, July 16th between 1-3 pm for some BOARD GAME FUN!

Bring your family or your friends for some fun play and snacks!

Free event. Drop in

All ages welcome (Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult)

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 EXT. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Summer Reading Club Meet-Up at Fireman's Park

Tuesday July 19, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location: Fireman's Park .

Every Tuesday in July, you can meet us at one of our local Town of The Blue Mountains parks as a part of BMPL's Summer Reading Program. 

Register each week to pick up your Summer Reading Club Take and Make Kit, bring your SRC reading journals and bookmarks, and track your reading!

Can't make it to Fireman's Park this week? No problem! Pick up a Take and Make kit at the L.E. Shore Library while supplies last! Remember to track your reading and visit us at the library to submit your SRC bookmarks for your chance to win super fun prizes all summer long! Adventure Awaits.

Registration is required. Ages 4 and up. Free Program.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Sidewalk Astronomy

Thursday July 21, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet Ian Wheelband from the RASC outdoors at the L.E. Shore Library Thursday, July 21st  from 1- 3pm for Sidewalk Astronomy.

This drop-in program is designed to catch people when they are not expecting it, and to have them look through a telescope, and then explain and discuss what they are seeing in the sky above.

Have a peek at solar flares, the moon, satellites, and Venus.

Rain date is Thursday, July 28th from 1- 3pm.

Drop-in Program. All ages welcome.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Summer Reading Club Meet-Up at Hillcrest Park

Tuesday July 26, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location: Hillcrest Park.

Every Tuesday in July, you can meet us at one of our local Town of The Blue Mountains parks as a part of BMPL's Summer Reading Program. 

Register each week to pick up your Summer Reading Club Take and Make Kit, bring your SRC reading journals and bookmarks, and track your reading!

Can't make it to Hillcrest Park this week? No problem! Pick up a Take and Make kit at the L.E. Shore Library while supplies last! Remember to track your reading and visit us at the library to submit your SRC bookmarks for your chance to win super fun prizes all summer long! Adventure Awaits.

Registration is required. Ages 4 and up. Free Program.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Summer Reading Club Weekly Challenges: The Puzzle Challenge

Tuesday August 2, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Love puzzles? Head on down to the L.E. Shore Library Tuesday, August 2nd from 1-3 pm for our Summer Reading Club Puzzle Challenge.

Challenge yourself or challenge a friend and see how much of a jigsaw puzzle you can complete in 1 hour.

Prizes to be won.laugh

Registration required. Ages 8 and up

Contact: Jen
Phone: 516-599-3681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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An Evening of Star Gazing with Ian Wheelband

Thursday August 4, 2022

Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

On Thursday, August 4th, join the Blue Mountains Public Library and local astronomer Ian Wheelband for an Evening of Star Gazing. Ian will chat about “What’s New” in Astronomy and discuss what is visible in the August night skies.

Ian will have LIVE shots of the moon, the skies above the Town of the Blue Mountains, and if the skies are clear and the weather cooperates, maybe even a peek at the moon through the lens of a telescope.


Registration is required. Ages 10 and up.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Summer Reading Club Weekly Challenges: The Giant Bubble Challenge

Tuesday August 9, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Bruce St. Lawn at L.E. Shore Library..

It is week two of BMPL's Summer Reading Club Challenges, and it involves BUBBLES! Everyone loves bubbles!

Meet us on the front lawn at the L.E. Shore Library for an afternoon of smiles, laughs and fun.

The participant that blows the largest bubble wins a cool prize and bragging rights. Ages 8 and up.

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by and adult. Drop-in.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Explore Science Extravaganza

Thursday August 11, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

The Nuclear Innovation Institution Explore Team will be at the L.E. Shore Library for a free one-hour science extravaganzas for families. NII Explore provides outstanding STEM content to students of all ages. 

Everyone is welcome for amazing science demonstrations that you can participate in! Try some fun new experiments and learn interactively.

Register online. Free event. All-ages.
 

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Board Game Afternoon

Saturday August 13, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us at the Library on Saturday August 13th between 1-3 pm for some BOARD GAME FUN!

Bring your family or your friends for some fun play and snacks!

Free event. Drop in

All ages welcome (Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult)

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Summer Reading Club Weekly Challenges: Obstacle Course Challenge

Tuesday August 16, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Bruce St. Lawn at L.E. Shore Library..

We are on our third week of BMPL's Summer Reading Club Challenges. Meet us on the front lawn and try out the super fun obstacle course. Have fun, win prizes and READ ON!

Ages 8 and up. Drop -in program. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Summer Reading Club Weekly Challenges: Lego Challenge

Tuesday August 23, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Bruce St. Lawn at L.E. Shore Library..

Our last Summer Challenge is here! and if you love LEGO, then this ones FOR YOU!

Head on over to the L.E. Shore library from 1-2pm and become a Lego master builder!

Drop-in program. Ages 8 and up.

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Trivia Game Night

Friday April 28, 2023

Time: 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: BMPL Facebook (@TheBlueMountainsLibrary).

Play against each other or play as a group in a weekly interactive online Trivia Game Night! Fill your house with laughter and glee as you answer questions and compete for the top-spot on our scoreboard. Not available on Friday Nights? Don't worry! You'll be able to play Trivia Game Night throughout the week.

Participate through our Facebook page every Friday night at 7:00pm when we share the link to the game. Don't have Facebook? The link to Trivia Game Night is available here on our Event Calendar when it's live. 

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary

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