L.E. Shore Library

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Magical Science - Sun Catcher Slime

Thursday April 15, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Page..

Join us for a super fun-filled week of cool virtual science experiments! Every day is a different science experiment and tonnes of fun. We will prepare a science kit with just about everything you need. Every activity kit will include supplies, and materials list, and instructions. You can also head on over to our BMPL YouTube Channel, look for our Magical Science instructional videos and follow along with us, as we guide you through the experiment. We will be making SUN CATCHER SLIME. Join us for this ooey gooey experiment

 

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

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Digital Book Club

Thursday April 15, 2021 - Thursday December 30, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Do you enjoy letting other people know all about the great book you're reading? Join us every Thursday at 1:00pm for a Digital Book Club discussion on our Facebook page. Come to Digital Book Club where we talk all things books! Bring whatever book you're reading now. You do not need to bring a new book each week.

Each week's discussion will focus on a different topic, with book club members having their discussion in the comments of the video. So, be sure to bring your book when you join Digital Book Club.

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

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Through The Telescope

Thursday April 15, 2021

Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

The weather is warming, and the Earth has moved in its orbit around the Sun since we last looked through the telescope, so we have different objects in our night sky for Spring.  Springtime in The Blue Mountains means it is galaxy season, and there are galaxies galore in our skies right now. Join Ian Wheelband of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as we share the night sky through the telescope. Ian will use his telescope and video camera to share online live views. Learn about the Spring constellations, learn what a galaxy is and what it is like to live in a galaxy, and learn about the different types of galaxies we can see. This is a rain or shine event, and Ian will be under a different sky than the library so it may be clear for him and cloudy at the library.  We have prerecorded video and images of galaxies should we have clouds. 

All ages. Pre-Registration required.

You will need a computer or laptop with a web camera, or a tablet or smart phone to participate in this event. Once registered, you will be sent a Zoom Meeting ID and password to attend this program.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.rasc.ca/

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Virtual Story Time

Friday April 16, 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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Magical Science - Snow Fluff

Friday April 16, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains You Tube Page..

Join us for a super fun-filled week of cool virtual science experiments! Every day is a different science experiment and tonnes of fun. We will prepare a science kit with just about everything you need. Every activity kit will include supplies, and materials list, and instructions. You can also head on over to our BMPL YouTube Channel, look for our Magical Science instructional videos and follow along with us, as we guide you through the experiment. Our final experiment of the week will be SNOW FLUFF!

 

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

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Trivia Game Night

Friday April 16, 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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Youth Mindfulness Series: Building Confidence and Transforming Energy

Friday April 16, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Page.

BMPL and Inner Yogies studio have partnered together to bring you a Youth Mindfulness mini-series beginning Friday, April 9th at 7 pm on The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube channel. Mindfulness means bringing attention to the present exactly how it is, and this program will focus on well-being through yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, connection, and awareness. It will be a four-part mini-series beginning Friday, April 9th.

Our first session in this series is: Building confidence and transforming energy.

Learn the tools and techniques that will help you find and connect with your inner self, self-esteem and your self-confidence.

Our Goal:

Our hope for this mini-series is to provide you with the tools to experience the present and to enjoy the pleasant experiences that are surrounding you, while teaching you how to release the stressors of the past, and to become grounded in the present.

What do you need from home?

A yoga mat, laptop, tablet or smart phone to participate and a comfortable place to rest and stretch, where you won’t be distracted. 

This program is open to all ages, with a focus on youth.

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

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Seniors Exercise

Monday April 19, 2021 - Monday December 27, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 10:30am

Location: Facebook and YouTube.

Sitting or standing, no matter your ability. Improve your fitness and balance when you join Sharon on Facebook for an online Seniors Exercise video!

Help keep your body moving with some easy stretches and aerobics when you follow along at home. New videos are posted every Monday at 10am.

Not on Facebook? Watch Sharon's videos on YouTube.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Top 5 Tips for Searching Our Catalogue (Video)

Wednesday April 21, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

In this video, Ashley will share her top 5 tips for searching our catalogue. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget! Ashley will be live at 1pm to answer your tech help questions. 

 

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary

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Bedtime Story Time

Wednesday April 21, 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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Tween Advisory Group

Thursday April 22, 2021 - Thursday December 23, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

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, test new library programs, explore new maker and tech equipment, and develop skills. Make, Explore, and Lead with TWAG during an interactive tween-led group meeting. TWAG will be meeting monthly on the 4th Thursday at 7pm.

Register now for TWAG, as we'll meet on Zoom throughout the pandemic. For Grades 6-8.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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Youth Mindfulness Series: Focus

Friday April 23, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Page..

BMPL and Inner Yogies studio have partnered together to bring you a Youth Mindfulness mini-series beginning Friday, April 9th at 7 pm on The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube channel. Mindfulness means bringing attention to the present exactly how it is, and this program will focus on well-being through yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, connection, and awareness. It will be a four-part mini-series beginning Friday, April 9th.

Our third session in this series is: Focus

Understanding how the breath can help keep you focused in the present, and how breath exhalation will help you release your everyday stressors. Learn how to "Come back" to the present with simple breathing techniques.

Our Goal:

Our hope for this mini-series is to provide you with the tools to experience the present and to enjoy the pleasant experiences that are surrounding you, while teaching you how to release the stressors of the past, and to become grounded in the present.

What do you need from home?

A yoga mat, laptop, tablet or smart phone to participate and a comfortable place to rest and stretch, where you won’t be distracted. 

This program is open to all ages, with a focus on youth.

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

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Online VR Experiences (Video)

Wednesday April 28, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

In this video, Ashley will walk you through some Online VR Experiences. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget! Ashley will be live at 1pm to answer your tech help questions.

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary

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Pelvic Floor Health: So Much More Than Kegels

Thursday April 29, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Learn about the importance of keeping your pelvic floor muscles strong to improve incontinence, reduce risk of prolapse, recover from childbirth and surgery, and improve your sex life. Rose Wilson, Registered Physiotherapist and the only Women's Pelvic Health Physiotherapist in the Meaford area is here to debunk pelvic health myths, and share tips and tricks you can do throughout your day to keep your pelvic floor strong. Rose shares her expertise with pelvic health and how it's more than just kegels on Thursday, April 29th at 7:00pm on Zoom. Register now to learn how you can regain and keep your quality of life. 

The Blue Mountains Public Library's Health & Wellness Series focuses on bringing you relevant guest speakers to discuss and share health topics to help you stay engaged in your lifelong health and wellness. Each month will feature a guest speaker and health topic build up your health and wellness.

Please note that guest speakers will be unable to advise on specific treatment plans or provide medical advice. If you have questions about your treatment plan or require medical advice, please visit your health care practitioner.

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

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Picture and Words: Haiku Poetry Contest

Friday April 30, 2021

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library.

Today is your last day to submit your Haiku Poem!

The Blue Mountains Public Library is hosting a Picture and Words Poetry Contest for the whole month of April.
Submit your very own Haiku poem to us, with a photo, drawing, or painting that reflects your Haiku poem. Haikus are super fun and creative poems to write. Haiku poems consist of three lines. The first line has five syllables, the second line seven and, the third line is a five again.

There are five age categories:

Ages 4-6 years
Ages 7-10 years
Ages 11-14 years
Ages 15-18 years
Ages 18+

The winning pieces will be posted on our website and featured in a Biblioboard exhibit. Winners will also receive some great prizes.

Contest closes at today! Winners will be announced in the first week of May!

Please send entries via email to libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca. You can also submit using our social media pages:
Facebook @thebluemountainslibrary or Instagram @bmplibrary.
Please send Submissions as photos or documents.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: http://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca

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Youth Mindfulness Series: Sound Healing, Visualization, and Meditation.

Friday April 30, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Page.

BMPL and Inner Yogies studio have partnered together to bring you a Youth Mindfulness mini-series beginning Friday, April 9th at 7 pm on The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube channel. Mindfulness means bringing attention to the present exactly how it is, and this program will focus on well-being through yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, connection, and awareness. It will be a four-part mini-series beginning Friday, April 9th.

Our final session in this series is: Sound Healing, Visualization, and Meditation.

Learn about the many benefits of visual meditation. Visual mediation is the combination of two practices, visualizing something positive and meditation. Sound healing is a practice that focuses on different vibrations, to help relax the body and the mind.

Our Goal:

Our hope for this mini-series is to provide you with the tools to experience the present and to enjoy the pleasant experiences that are surrounding you, while teaching you how to release the stressors of the past, and to become grounded in the present.

What do you need from home?

A yoga mat, laptop, tablet or smart phone to participate and a comfortable place to rest and stretch, where you won’t be distracted. 

This program is open to all ages, with a focus on youth.

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

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Finding Read-a-likes (Video)

Wednesday May 5, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

In this video, Ashley will talk about Read-a-likes, what they are, and how to find them. 

Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1pm to answer your tech help questions.

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Contact: Ashley
Email: aprince@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Paid Parking Apps (Video)

Wednesday May 12, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Do you still use coins to pay for parking? In some areas they have gone to paid parking apps. Ashley will talk about local parking apps and how to use them. 

Don't forget, Ashley will be live at 1pm to answer your tech help questions. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

 

Contact: Ashley
Email: aprince@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Teen Group

Thursday May 13, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Join the Teen Group and have your say on Teen programs and services, become involved in your community, and meet new friends!

Being a part of the Teen Group gives you the chance to suggest ways that the Library can better serve our teen community, offer ideas for exciting teen programs, and provide feedback about the library's teen collection, including books, graphic novels, movies, and magazines. Being a part of the BMPL Teen Group is a great way to acquire your High School community service hours while having fun!

The Teen Group will meet the second Thursday of each month, virtually via Zoom. AGES 13-17

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: http://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Private Browsing (Video)

Wednesday May 19, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

In this video, Ashley will talk about what private browsing is and how to do it with your web browser. 

Don't forget! Ashley will be live at 1pm to answer your tech help questions. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

 

 

Contact: Ashley
Email: aprince@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Closed for Victoria Day

Monday May 24, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library & Craigleith Heritage Depot.

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Victoria Day.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/virtual-branch.cfm

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Little PIM

Wednesday May 26, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Would you like your child to learn a second language? In this video, Ashley will walk you through Little PIM and how it can be an asset for your little one to learn a new language. 

Don't forget! Ashley will be online at 1pm to answer your tech help questions. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

 

Contact: Ashley
Email: aprince@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Teen Group

Thursday June 10, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Join the Teen Group and have your say on Teen programs and services, become involved in your community, and meet new friends!

Being a part of the Teen Group gives you the chance to suggest ways that the Library can better serve our teen community, offer ideas for exciting teen programs, and provide feedback about the library's teen collection, including books, graphic novels, movies, and magazines. Being a part of the BMPL Teen Group is a great way to acquire your High School community service hours while having fun!

The Teen Group will meet the second Thursday of each month, virtually via Zoom. AGES 13-17

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: http://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/

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Closed for Canada Day

Thursday July 1, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library & Craigleith Heritage Depot.

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Canada Day.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/virtual-branch.cfm

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Closed for Civic Holiday

Monday August 2, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library & Craigleith Heritage Depot.

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Civic Holiday.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/virtual-branch.cfm

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Closed for Labour Day

Monday September 6, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library & Craigleith Heritage Depot.

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Labour Day.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/virtual-branch.cfm

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Closed for Thanksgiving

Monday October 11, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library & Craigleith Heritage Depot.

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Thanksgiving.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/virtual-branch.cfm

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Closed for Remembrance Day

Thursday November 11, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library & Craigleith Heritage Depot.

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Remembrance Day. Lest We Forget.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/virtual-branch.cfm

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Early Closure for Christmas Eve

Friday December 24, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library & Craigleith Heritage Depot.

The Blue Mountains Public Library will close early at 2pm for Christmas Eve.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/virtual-branch.cfm

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Closed for Christmas Day

Saturday December 25, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library & Craigleith Heritage Depot.

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Christmas Day. Merry Christmas!

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

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Closed for Boxing Day

Sunday December 26, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library & Craigleith Heritage Depot.

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Boxing Day.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/virtual-branch.cfm

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Early Closure for New Years Eve

Friday December 31, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library & Craigleith Heritage Depot.

The Blue Mountains Public Library will close early at 5pm for New Years Eve. Happy New Year!

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/virtual-branch.cfm

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