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


Tween Advisory Group

Thursday October 28, 2021 - Thursday December 23, 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library..

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, try new library programs, and develop new skills. Make, Explore, and Lead with TWAG during an interactive tween-led group meeting. 


TWAG will be meeting monthly on the 4th Thursday at 4pm. In-person. Proof of Vaccine required (12+ years). Masks mandatory. Adherence all provincial and Health Unit guidelines on physical distancing to be followed.

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


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


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/


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/


Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Saturday October 30, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Branch.

Hey all you ghosts, ghouls, and goblins! Head on down to the L.E.Shore Library anytime between 10:00am-2:00pm for a super fun Halloween Scavenger Hunt and a spooky TREAT! All you have to do is find all the hidden ghouls, ghosts and goblins in the library!

Submit your Scavenger Hunt card off at the circulation desk for a chance to win a PRIZE. Remember to grab a yummy treat before you leave the library. Costumes welcome! This is a drop-in program. 

Masks, Physical distancing, and all health measures will be in effect.

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca


Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Sunday October 31, 2021

Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot.

Hey all you ghosts, ghouls, and goblins! Head on down to the Craigleith Heritage Depot anytime between 12:00pm-4:00pm for a super fun Halloween Scavenger Hunt and a spooky TREAT! All you have to do is find all the hidden ghouls, goblins, and ghosts in the Depot.

Submit your scavenger hunt card off at the front desk for a chance to win a PRIZE. Remember to grab a yummy treat before you leave the museum! Costumes welcome. This is a drop-in program. 

Masks, Physical distancing, and all health measures will be in effect.

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 6
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca


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/


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


Adventures in Digital Arts for Youth

Saturday November 13, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

This free tech session will explore cartooning with the creation of a comic strip and lightring design for film using the latest and coolest in tech such as Apple Pencils, and Digital Cinema Cameras. A fun-filled session featuring local award-winning cartoonist Jeff Wilson and local filmmaker Tom Strnad of The Creator Space. Ages 8-13.
Register Online! Limited spaces.

Masks are mandatory. Proof of vaccination required for anyone aged 12+.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca


Teen Group Young Adult Book Club

Thursday November 18, 2021 - Thursday January 20, 2022

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Do you enjoy good books? New authors? All while making new friends?

If these are all things you enjoy, why not join the Teen Group, Young Adult Book Club?

Book discussions will happen on the third Thursday of every month from 6 - 7 pm. We will chat about the books we have read, have some goodies, and lots of FUN!

The first meeting will be Thursday, November 18th. Come on out, and meet new people, find new authors, and read GREAT BOOKS!

Registration required. Ages 15-18. In-person.

Proof of Vaccine required (12+ years). Masks mandatory. Adherence all provincial and Health Unit guidelines on physical distancing to be followed.

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


Winter Birding in Ontario

Tuesday November 30, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Channel.

Winter Birding in Ontario, a new presentation from David T. Chapman, will premiere on the Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Channel. Learn about bird watching in the colder months of winter. 

This exciting program will provide insight for viewing beautiful birds in the cold season whether you enjoy bird watching along hiking trails or in your own backyard. It will focus on many of the songbirds that visit your feeders, but also some of the rarities that can sometimes stay around after the breeding season. This eye popping presentation on backyard songbirds, waterfowl and birds of prey will set you off on a lifelong journey of looking for all your favourite species.  

There is no registration required for this presentation. Visit our YouTube Channel on Tuesday November 30th at 7pm to view this talk.


Teen Group

Thursday December 9, 2021 - Friday January 14, 2022

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Branch..

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 BMPL can better serve our teen community, offer ideas for exciting teen programs, and provide feedback about the library's teen collection. Being a part of the BMPL Teen Group is a great way to acquire your High School community service hours while having fun!

This month we will discuss sustainability and the small changes we can make in our everyday lives to live more sustainably. We will  learn how to make affordable and plastic-free DIY deodorant with simple ingredients you can find in your own pantry.

Masks, Physical distancing, and all health measures will be in effect.

The Teen Group will meet the second Thursday of each month.

Contact: Jen
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/teen-programs.cfm


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.