Seniors Programs

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Seniors Exercise

Monday October 25, 2021 - Monday December 27, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 10:30am

Location: BMPL Facebook.

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 as you follow along at home. New videos are posted every Monday at 10:00am.

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

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Museum From Home

Monday October 25, 2021 - Monday December 27, 2021

Time: 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Location: CHD Facebook & Twitter @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 ext. 6
Email: Depot@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/CraigleithDepot

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Strat Plan Drop-In

Tuesday October 26, 2021

Time: 4:30pm - 5:45pm

Location: Craigleith Community Centre - Lakeshore Road East, The Blue Mountains.

Stop in to chat with our CEO and the Board Chair about any issues, services, programs, or governance matters you would like addressed in our next Strategic Plan. No registration is required.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Saunders, CEO
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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Wired Wednesdays: Rokit Radio (Vintage Radio)

Wednesday October 27, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook/YouTube Page.

In this video, Ashley will walk you through a website called Rokit Radio. This website allows you to listen to vintage radio shows, music, and comedy.

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

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Truth About Credit

Wednesday October 27, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Ring Central (Zoom).

Financial Literacy Series

Brought to you by the Credit Counselling Society, this virtual webinar will teach users about the myths around credit, the facts around credit reports, credit ratings, and credit scores alongside strategies on how to protect or repair their credit.

Registration is required. Participants will be emailed the Zoom Meeting ID and password to attend this program. You can also attend via telephone and a phone number will also be provided.

The Credit Counselling Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families find solutions to their debt and money questions. 

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Digital Book Club

Thursday October 28, 2021 - Thursday December 30, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: BMPL Facebook.

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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Focus Group - Rural Communities

Thursday October 28, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Ravenna Hall.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is Rural Communities. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. This focus group will take place at Ravenna Hall at 628299 Grey County Road 119. 

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Favourite Fossils

Friday October 29, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 5:15pm

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

Explore the first animals in our area that lived in the ancient past. Craigleith Heritage Depot staff share photos of their favourite fossils in the Museum's natural history collection. Share your own photos with us on FaceBook & Twitter and use the hashtag #FavouriteFossils!

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

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Trivia Game Night

Friday October 29, 2021 - Friday April 29, 2022

Time: 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: BMPL Facebook.

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 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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Blank Screen: Writing and Illustrating a Comic with ProCreate

Saturday October 30, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online Event.

Learn how to come up with a story and take that story from a concept to a final comic using ProCreate software for iPads and iPhones. Join cartoonist Jeff Wilson as he demonstrates how to work your idea into a full fledged comic. No experience required and perfect for ages 13+.

Register Online. Watch Live on Vimeo Livestream or watch the recording on your own time.

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: http://www.tbmcreatorspace.com/

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Take & Make: DIY Tea Blend

Monday November 1, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Experience the joy of creating your own healthy and delicious tea blends from the Valley Alchemist with The Blue Mountains Public Library November Take & Make Kit.

Kit Includes:

4 kinds of The Valley Alchemist tea leaves, a tea storage container, recipe/instruction card, and of course, tea steeping bags. 

Register below to pick up your free DIY Tea Blend kit at L.E. Shore Library or Craigleith Heritage Depot after November 1, 2021 (while supplies last)

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

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Strat Plan Drop-In

Monday November 1, 2021

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Board Room.

Stop in to chat with our CEO and the Board Vice Chair about any issues, services, programs, or governance matters you would like addressed in our next Strategic Plan. No registration is required.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Saunders, CEO
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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Post-It Note Activity: Kick Off Event

Tuesday November 2, 2021

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

It's Back! And Bigger Than Ever!

The Blue Mountains Public Library's famous Post-It Note Activity is back and better than ever starting Tuesday November 2nd and running until Tuesday, November 23rd. To support physical distancing, we'll be having this drop-in activity over 3 weeks. This is a key part of our Phase II, so stop in and stop in often.

How It Works

This is where the fun happens! When you stop in to Craigleith Heritage Depot or L.E. Shore, you'll find fun and interactive questions on walls and windows that are about your BMPL GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive & Museum). You then get to grab a post-it note pad and a sharpie and write down all your great ideas, insights and visions.

How many can you add? As many as you like! You can even comment on other post-it notes, too! Add a checkmark, expand on an idea or make a comment.

Raffle Draw

Each time you stop by BMPL and participate in the Post-It Note Activity you'll also get a ticket for our Raffle Draw. You'll have your choice from a variety of prizes to chose from for your chance to win. You'll definitely want to stop by often between Nov 2-23rd to get as many chances as you can to win in our Raffle Draw. The more times you stop by and participate the more chances to win! Winners will be announced after the Post-It Note Activity concludes.

For Kids & Teens

Kids' and Teens' voices matter, too! We'll have paper up on our walls just for you with tons of markers available so you can colour all over it. Get creative and draw what you'd like for your BMPL GLAM! Each time you return and participate is a chance to get another ticket for a chance to win in our Raffle Draw. Stop in often for more chances to win prizes! Do you see a picture or idea that you like? Comment on it, put a checkmark or a heart! Show others what a great idea it is with your support!

Kick Off Door Prizes

We'll be offering special Door Prizes to the first few folks who stop by to participate when we kick off the event. Door Prizes will be offered to the first few folks at L.E. Shore at 10:00 am and at Craigleith Heritage Depot at 12:00 pm! Prizes are from local small business throughout The Town of The Blue Mountains and are waiting just for you!

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLconsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Wired Wednesdays: Code-a-Pillar Maker Kit

Wednesday November 3, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook/YouTube Page.

It's Library of Things month on Wired Wednesdays! Ashley will be talking about all of the devices that you can loan with your library card! In this video, Ashley will be going through how to use the Code-a-Pillar which is for smaller children to easily teach them the beginnings of coding!

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

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Author Talk with Jen McGuire

Thursday November 4, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Jen McGuire, author of Nest: Letting Go From Italy, France and Ireland, will be giving a Book Talk. This funny and lighthearted book is an honest and touching account about being a mother, being a woman and even contains a love story.

Sharing memories of raising her kids and her adventures in Europe. 

Join Jen, from the comfort of your own home, as she share insights and inspiration for the book on Thursday, November 4th at 7:00pm.

Registrants will receive a Zoom invitation link to the online AuthorTalk after registration closes. 

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Focus Group - East End Discussion

Saturday November 6, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Craigleith Community Centre.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is East End Discussion. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. This focus group will take place in the Craigleith Community Centre at 132 Lakeshore Road East.

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Wired Wednesdays: Makey Makey Maker Kit

Wednesday November 10, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook/YouTube Page.

It's Library of Things month on Wired Wednesdays! Ashley will be talking about all of the devices that you can loan with your library card! In this video, Ashley will be going through how to use the Makey Makey Maker Kit! Makey Makey allows you  to take everyday objects and turn them into amazing things. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material, you can control the keyboard of your computer. If you don't have internet, thats ok! You can still use Makey Makey with objects. 

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

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Focus Group - Arts & Culture

Wednesday November 10, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Group to help inform our next Strategic Plan. 

The theme for this focus group is Arts and Culture within The Town of The Blue Mountains. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. 

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group - Open Topic

Saturday November 13, 2021

Time: 10:00pm - 12:00pm

Location: Ravenna Hall.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Group to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

Instead of a theme for this focus group, participants are encouraged to bring any items of discussion that they think is important for our Strategic Planning Working Group to hear. This focus group will take place in Ravenna Hall at 628299 Grey County Road 119.

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Wired Wednesdays: Artie 3000

Wednesday November 17, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook/YouTube Page.

It's Library of Things month on Wired Wednesdays! Ashley will be talking about all of the devices that you can loan with your library card! In this video, Ashley will be going through how to use Artie 3000. Simply drag and drop blocks of code in the app to tell artie how and what to draw. Set Artie on any sheet of paper and watch as he draws what you programmed! By adding an artistic element to stem-powered fun, Artie 3000 powers creativity and introduces the basics of coding. 

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

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Focus Group - Open Topic

Wednesday November 17, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team at our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

Instead of a theme for this focus group, participants are encouraged to bring any items of discussion that they think is important for our Strategic Planning Working Group to hear. 

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption.If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Wired Wednesdays: Library of Things

Wednesday November 24, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook/YouTube Page.

It's Library of Things month on Wired Wednesdays! Ashley will be talking about all of the devices that you can loan with your library card! In this video, Ashley will be going through all of the other things you can sign out from our Library of Things!

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

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Strat Plan Drop-In

Saturday November 27, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Board Room.

Stop in to chat with our CEO and the Board Vice Chair about any issues, services, programs, or governance matters you would like addressed in our next Strategic Plan. No registration is required.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Saunders, CEO
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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Author Talk with Ken Haigh

Thursday December 2, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

An Author Talk with local author, and former L.E. Shore Library CEO, Ken Haigh.

Join us on the BMPL Zoom for a book discussion.  Hear the inspiration, writing and publishing process for Ken's second published book, On Foot to Canterbury.

There will be a travel element, including a slideshow.

We are also celebrating the 26th anniversary of the L.E Shore Library – Ken will end the presentation with a chat about the building's history and his time as CEO.

Register Online. An email with the Zoom link will be sent on the evening of the event.

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Canadian Animals BIG & small

Tuesday January 18, 2022

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Join us on Zoom for a presentation of Canadian Animals BIG & small with wildlife photographer, Jason George. Join us on Zoom on Tuesday January 18th at 7pm, please register below.

Jason George will take you on a trip around the North America as he shares some of his best photographs and experiences with many of your favourite animals. He will share some tips and tricks about how he captures Canada’s animals with his camera. As we travel with Jason, he will share with you his experiences with many different animals, from bugs, frogs and snakes to red fox, (not so red) to majestic moose. You won’t know what you’ll see turtles, birds, wolf, …oh my!! Canada really does, have some amazing wildlife. Jason will end the session with a mini–Safari ‘Hunt’/eye training activity to help you find more animals on your outings. And then end with a Q&A.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link via email before the event.

 

 

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