Programs for Families

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

International Museum Day

Tuesday May 18, 2021

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter Pages (@CraigleithDepot).

It's International Museums Day!
The theme this year is "The Future of Museums: Recover & Recreate".
We want to celebrate by sharing all of the ways we are continuing to engage with our community and the world beyond with our online projects and resources.
Check out our online programs, virtual exhibits, digital resources, plus documentaries and 360 degree films you can explore at home!
Click this link to visit our: Virtual Museum

Phone: 519-599-3681 x 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/CraigleithDepot

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Kids Clubhouse

Tuesday May 18, 2021 - Tuesday June 22, 2021

Time: 4:30pm - 4:45pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Page..

THE KIDS CLUBHOUSE is a fun and exciting program geared just for kids. The Clubhouse will provide children with activities, crafts, puzzles, books, and movies that they can enjoy at home. Each week we will prepare a creative and engaging activity pack that can be picked up from our Holds Counter. Activity packs will be created for the following age groups: Gr 1-3 & Gr 4-6

Every activity kit will include a weekly craft materials list, and at your own pace. Every Tuesday check us out on our BMPL YouTube page at 4:30 pm, where we will guide you through the process of how to make your activity.

Session 3 runs from April 20th - June 29th. Free Program.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFK6LMfxyz-3cwEJ9pg9qCA

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Bedtime Story Time

Wednesday May 19, 2021 - Wednesday December 15, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: BMPL Facebook & YouTube.

Join Jen on Facebook or YouTube for a Virtual Bedtime Story.

Watch from the comfort of your own home every Wednesday at 7:00pm. 

Suitable for ages 0-5 years...or anyone who enjoys a good story!

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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Virtual Story Time

Friday May 21, 2021 - Friday December 17, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 11:15am

Location: BMPL Facebook & YouTube.

Join Jen on Facebook or YouTube for a Virtual Story.

Watch from the comfort of your own home every Friday at 11:00am. 

Suitable for ages 0-5 years...or anyone who enjoys a good story!

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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Favourite Fossils

Friday May 21, 2021 - Friday June 25, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 5:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter Pages (@CraigleithDepot).

Explore the ancient past!
Craigleith Heritage Depot staff share their favourite fossils.
See what creatures we have in the Museum's natural history collection.
Have your own favourite fossils?  Share your own photos with us on FaceBook & Twitter! #FavouriteFossils

Phone: (519)599-3681 x 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://twitter.com/CraigleithDepot

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Trivia Game Night

Friday May 21, 2021 - Friday May 28, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 12:00am

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Play against each other or play as a group in an 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.

Participate through our Facebook page every Friday night at 7pm when we share the link to the game.

Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Photo Feature

Saturday May 22, 2021 - Saturday May 29, 2021

Time: 11:30am - 11:45am

Location: Blue Mountains Public Library Instagram Page (@BMPLibrary).

Learn about this history of photography in the Blue Mountains and see highlights from the Craigleith Heritage Depot archival museum collections.
Every Saturday on Instagram at 11:30am.

Phone: (519)599-3681 x 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.instagram.com/bmplibrary/

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Museum From Home

Monday May 24, 2021 - Monday June 28, 2021

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter Pages (@CraigleithDepot).

Start your week with highlights and the history of items in the Craigleith Heritage Depot’s Museum collection with #MuseumFromHome every Monday on Twitter and Facebook @CraigleithDepot!

Phone: (519)599-3681 x 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/CraigleithDepot

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Trivia Game Night

Friday June 4, 2021 - Friday April 29, 2022

Time: 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

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. You'll be able to play Trivia Game Night throughout the week.

Participate through our Facebook page every Friday night at 7pm 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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Outdoor Story Time: RESTRICTIONS & WEATHER PERMITTING

Friday June 11, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

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

Bring your blankets! We will be hosting an engaging and fun Story Time session every week on Friday at 11 a.m.

We will have social circles clearly marked on the lawn (Bruce street) and properly sized to accommodate you and your children, while adhering to all provincial and Health Unit guidelines on physical distancing. You will be able to sit and listen to stories, and sing-along to songs and rhymes! While we normally support movement in our Story Times, due to physical distancing and to support everyone’s health & safety, all families and participants must remain within their marked social circle for the program.

Please note that Outdoor Story Time is weather dependant. For rain days, check out our YouTube page for our Virtual Story Time program. 

Free program. Ages 0-5 . Drop-in. Spaces limited. 

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: http://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/

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SRC Virtual Meet -Ups: Registration

Thursday June 17, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Page..

SRC Virtual Meet-Ups, is a fun and exciting program geared just for kids.

Every Friday, your Summer Reading kit will be ready for pick up. Each kit will contain a super fun activity book and a take and make a craft! For the activity, we will provide you with just about everything you need.

Remember, every Friday at 1:00 pm to check out our SRC Virtual Meet- Up video on our YouTube channel and follow along with us as we guide you through the craft. 

REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE THURSDAY JUNE 17th.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFK6LMfxyz-3cwEJ9pg9qCA

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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday June 19, 2021

Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Location: BMPL Zoom on-line.

Join Curator Andrea Wilson as each month we learn about our wild avian friends, their habits and habitats. This will not only help you identify birds, but you will learn about migration, nesting, environmental needs, species at risk and more. This is a collaborative study group, where participants will share as we grow knowledge together.  

The club is named for Dorothy Crysler, a remarkable local artist, journalist, author and birder! This club takes her cue, as she was "the messenger not the expert". This group is for anyone, new or established as a birder. 

Once you have register a zoom invite will be sent. 

 

Contact: Andrea
Phone: 5195993681
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca

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Longest Day of Play - Bicycle Bingo

Monday June 21, 2021

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library.

Today is the Longest Day of Play, and if you are looking for a super FUN challenge to do on your own or as a family, BMPL has got you covered! Head on over to the L.E. Shore Library and pick up a Bicycle Bingo Card! or  DOWNLOAD HERE! Try and complete challenges and explore our local community, all while being active and having FUN! Enjoy the longest day of the year!

Get out and play! 

 

 

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: http://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/

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Book Launch with Dr. Kathryn Labelle and the members of the Wendat/Wandate Women’s Advisory Council

Monday June 21, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: On-line through Zoom.

Join us on International Indigenous Peoples Day as Dr. Labelle launches her new book, Daughters of Aataentsic, Life Stories from Seven Generations. This work documents the lives of seven Wendat/Wandate women who were the keepers of their culture throughout time and place. Dr. Labelle will be joined by the members of the Wendat/Wa/date Women's Advisory Council who were her guides.

They are: Catherine Tammaro (Wyandot of Anderdon Nation) Judith Kukowski (Wyandot of Anderdon Nation) Chief Janith English (Wyandot Nation of Kansas) Chief Judith Manthe (Wyandot Nation of Kansas) Sallie Cotter Andrews (Wyandotte Nation) Beverlee Pettit (Wyandotte Nation) Linda Sioui (Nation huronne-wendat) Manon Sioui (Nation huronne-wendat)

The Wyandot/Wendat/Wyandotte are one of the many indigenous peoples who recognize our municipality as their ancestral homeland.  The museum is pleased to welcome them back virtually today for this remarkable event.

Dr. Labelle is an associate professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan.

Please register to attend, and have your family join with you as you watch together on-line.

Contact: Andrea
Phone: 5195993681
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca

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Summer Reading Club Launch

Friday June 25, 2021

Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library.

Summer Reading Club is BACK! Are you ready for another fun and exciting summer? Summer Reading Club is a free program for kids and teens that promotes literacy and encourages a lifelong love of reading. Register today for programs, activities, and contests all summer long! There is so much to look forward to, such as our weekly Game On! Challenge, Sports Trivia, Fact or Fiction, and Summer Reading Club Virtual Meet-Ups. Register today and take home your Summer Reading club bag! Whats in the SRC bag? Everything you need to track the books you are reading, fun stickers, bookmarks and so MUCH MORE! 

 What are you waiting for, Let’s get our read on! 

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: http://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca

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SRC Virtual Meet -Ups

Friday July 2, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Page..

Each week you can pick up a creative and engaging activity booklet and a take and make activity. 

Every Friday, your KCH kit will be ready for pick up. Each kit will contain a super fun activity book and a take and make a craft! For the activity, we will provide you with just about everything you need.

Remember, every Friday at 1:00 pm to check out our SRC Virtual 

Meet- Up video on our YouTube channel and follow along with us as we guide you through the craft. 

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFK6LMfxyz-3cwEJ9pg9qCA

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