Seniors Programs

YouTubeWatch our online programs on YouTube: Watch Craigleith Heritage Depot programs on YouTube: Museum Mondays, Museum Show & Tell, and Poetry Readings with Andrea.

Seniors Exercise

Monday January 18, 2021 - Monday December 27, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 10:30am

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

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 Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Micro Monday Tech Help

Monday January 18, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Zoom.

Get a new tech gadget and aren't sure how to use it? Have a smartphone, tablet, computer, or other tech gadet that you need some help with? Your device doing things that you don't quite understand? Book a 30 minute tech help appointment with Ashley and ask her your questions! When you sign up, Ashley will send you an invite to Zoom and you will have your appointment. To sign up for an 30 minute block on a Monday, Register here.

Need longer than 30 minutes or a different day? No problem! E-mail librarytech@thebluemountains.ca for an appointment.

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/LEShoreLibrary@thebluemountains.ca/bookings/

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Wired Wednesdays Live: What’s included with your Google account?

Wednesday January 20, 2021

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

In this video,  Ashley will talk about what is included in your Google Account. If you have a Gmail account you have a Google account that you can be using for many things anywhere you have access to a device and the internet. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget, Ashley will be online for Facebook 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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Digital Book Club

Thursday January 21, 2021 - Thursday March 25, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:15pm

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.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Pop-Up Seed Library

Thursday January 21, 2021 - Wednesday January 27, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Come get some wildflower seeds native to Ontario at the Pop-up Seed Library by eARTh Revival at L.E. Shore Library from January 21st to 27th.

Seeds are free and printed germination guides will be available for you to take home. We recommend that you only take 5 seed packets to ensure there is enough to go around, and to share with freinds if you have more than you need.

Native plants help protect the natural biodiversity of the landscape and support a thriving ecosystem, especially insects and pollinators. Be a land steward by allowing and choosing native plants for your landscape.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.earthrevival.ca/pop-upseedlibrary

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Trivia Game Night

Friday January 22, 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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Starting Your Native Seeds

Tuesday January 26, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Learn about the transformative benefits of using native seeds in your landscape and gardens. Make big changes with the smallest seeds. Support beneficial insects and pollintators and restore balance and harmony to the ecosystem as Carrington from eARTh Revival helps you incorporate native plants into the landscape and help you ensure effective germination of the native seeds you collected from the Pop-up Seed Library at the L.E. Shore Library.

Register to get access to this informative presentation on starting your own Native Seeds.

Get your native seeds at L.E. Shore Library from January 21st to 27th, and be part of the movement to restore the ecosystem and save pollinators.

Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.earthrevival.ca/pop-upseedlibrary

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Virtual Branch: Newspapers and Magazines

Wednesday January 27, 2021

Time: 12:45am - 1:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

In this video, Ashley will walk you through the newspaper databases and how to get Magazines though the Virtual Branch. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget, Ashley will be online for Facebook 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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Wired Wednesdays Live: Fitbits (Video)

Wednesday February 3, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Did you get a Fitbit for Christmas but aren't sure how to use it? In this video, Ashley will go through the different kinds of Fitbits and how the Fitbit app works!

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget, Ashley will be online for Facebook 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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Cognitive Brain Health: Health & Wellness Series

Tuesday February 9, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Learn about the importance of keeping your brain healthy, and how to improve your brain's cognition. Join guest speaker Jennifer DelBelBelluz, Naturopathic Doctor, on Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00pm on Zoom as she speaks about the importance of brain health and the various ways you can keep your brain healthy and fight cognitive decline. Register now to learn how to keep your brain healthy for years to come.

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

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Wired Wednesday Live: Online Dating Sites for Seniors

Wednesday February 10, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Are you 55+ looking for love? In this video, Ashley will go through Online Dating Sites for Seniors. Pick the best option for you. Get that conversation started with someone new. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget, Ashley will be online for Facebook Live at 1pm to answer your tech help questions!

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

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Author Talk with Kate Hilton

Saturday February 13, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Kate Hilton joins us in the first Author Talk of the year. Kate is the bestselling author of "The Hole in the Middle", "Just Like Family" and "Better Luck Next Time". Hear from Kate as she discusses her most recent novel "Better Luck Next Time" on Saturday, February 13th at 11am. Registrants will receive a link to the online Author Talk with Kate Hilton. 

You can read all of Kate's works here and place a hold.

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

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REEL History Film Launch

Saturday February 13, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/reelhistory2021.

The Craigleith Heritage Depot presents our next two new REEL History Films on Saturday February 13 at 7 pm.
These films are made and produced right here in The Blue Mountains.  The museum has teamed up with local film company, Mountain Goat Films to bring you two more films in our award winning series.  

These next films cover two of our amazing natural history features: Fossils & The Niagara Escarpent.  The evening begins with an introduction to the film series, then launching both short documentaries.  This is follwed by a Q & A with the filmmakers and then with the with the museum staff. Bring your interest and ask us about the series.  We love to share. 

This launch is coming to you in your own home, so get your snacks and drinks ready and settle in to learn some new things about the amazing natural history right at your doorstep. 

This will be on streamed on Crowdcast as well as Facebook and Youtube. 

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

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Princh (Video)

Wednesday February 17, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Did you know that you can print documents to the Library and pay online all from the comfort of your home? In this video, Ashley goes through the Princh app and how to send your items to the library to be printed. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget, Ashley will be online for Facebook Live at 1pm to answer your tech help questions!

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

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Exploring the Birds of Ontario II with David T. Chapman

Thursday February 18, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

If you enjoy bird watching, then this is the presentation for you! Join David T. Chapman on Zoom Thursday, February 18th at 7:00pm as he presents Exploring the Birds of Ontario II. Everything from the small backyard visitors that we all know and love, to some of the largest birds like the Bald Eagle and Great Blue Heron. Check out rare visitors to our area like the Painted Bunting and Northern Hawk Owl. Watch an owl family grow up and leave the nest. Learn how you can enhance your birding experience. See both still images and video of these fascinating and colourful characters and more.

Register now to get your Zoom invitation.

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

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