Seniors Programs

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Local Fact or Fiction

Thursday April 15, 2021 - Thursday April 29, 2021

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook (@CraigleithDepot) & Blue Mountains Public Library Instagram (@BMPLibrary).

Every Thursday take a crack at trying to guess what’s true and what’s not in the Blue Mountains! Museum staff test your knowledge of fact vs fiction. Learn some new things or check your own knowledge on local history! 

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

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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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Favourite Fossils

Friday April 16, 2021 - Friday April 23, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 5:15pm

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

See what creatures we have in the Museum's natural history collection...
Explore the ancient past with the Craigleith Heritage Depot staff, as they share their favourite fossils!
Is there a fossil you want to show off?  See something neat walking along the trails?
Snap a photo and share your own favourite fossils with us on FaceBook & Twitter! #FavouriteFossils

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

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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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Photo Feature

Saturday April 17, 2021 - Saturday May 1, 2021

Time: 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Location: Blue Mountains Public Library Instagram (@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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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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Museum From Home

Monday April 19, 2021 - Monday April 26, 2021

Time: 12:30pm - 12:45pm

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!

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

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Cluesday Tuesday

Tuesday April 20, 2021 - Tuesday April 27, 2021

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

Solve some mysteries or test your knowledge with photos and items from the Craigleith Heritage Depot archives collection to decipher, discover and delight!

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

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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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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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Favourite Fossils

Friday April 30, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 5:15pm

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

See what creatures we have in the Museum's natural history collection...
Explore the ancient past with the Craigleith Heritage Depot staff, as they share their favourite fossils!
Is there a fossil you want to show off?  See something neat walking along the trails?
Snap a photo and share your own favourite fossils 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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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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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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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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