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Library News March 2017

Posted: by Elisa on March 1, 2017

At the L.E. Shore Memorial Library

March Break! We have a line-up of circus-themed events for the whole family

Special Event - The Puppet Tamer: Tuesday, March 14 @ 10:30am-11:30am 
Stunt Ventriloquist Tim The Puppet Tamer drops jaws and tickles funny bones with a cast of hilarious characters in a one-man show. Tickets are $2/person and are available at the L.E. Shore Memorial Library or Craigleith Heritage Depot.

Tightrope Walk Over The Niagara Gorge: Wednesday, March 15 @ 11:00am-12:00pm
About 120 years ago, two such young lads from Clarksburg, Ontario accomplished several terrifying feats by walking over The Niagara Gorge on a tightrope. One of them set a world record that has never been defeated. All ages are encouraged to come out to hear local Grey-Bruce Boomer magazine writer Linda Thorn give her interactive presentation ‘Clarksburg’s Dynamic Duo’.
 
Face Painting and Fortune Telling: Wednesday, March 15 @ 1:00pm-2:00pm
Drop in to the L.E. Shore Memorial Library Gallery in the afternoon to have your face painted (for free!) and have your tarot cards read by Mystic Madeline.

Professor Jumble’s Case of Curious Objects and Skybound Spheres (aka Juggling Workshop): Thursday, March 16 @ 10:30am-11:30am
Make your own juggling objects and learn how to use them. Free program but please register online.

Movie Matinee - Vertical Belles: Thursday, March 16 @ 2:00pm-4:00pm 
Experience the journey of aerial silks artistry. The Blue Mountains Public Library and Mountain Goat Film Company present the award winning documentary film VERTICAL BELLES. Local filmmaker, Tom Strnad, will be in attendance to present this film which follows the local aerial silks artists the Vertical Belles for two years as they grow from small local performances to major gala productions in Ontario. An event for the whole family!

Library Circus Extravaganza! Friday, March 17 @ 1:00pm-4:00pm
Carnival games, treats, arts & crafts, and much more. Free, drop-in program. Fun for all-ages. Families and friends welcome!

Additional March Programming
Toddler Storytime (10:45am-11:30am) and Baby Time (1-1:30pm) will continue on Fridays

iPad Basics
Learn iPad basics in a small class with Darrell Noseworthy. Cost is $15 per person for each 2-hour class. You must have taken iPad Basics part 1 or be very comfortable with your iPad to sign up for parts 2, 3 or 4. Click the links to register through our website:
iPad Basics Part 1: Tuesday, April 4 at 2:00pm-4:00pm 
iPad Basics Part 2: Communications Tuesday, March 7 at 2:00pm-4:00pm and Tuesday, April 25 at 2:00pm-4:00pm
iPad Basics part 3: iPad Photo Tuesday, March 14 at 2:00pm-4:00pm  and Tuesday, May 2 at 2:00pm-4:00pm
iPad Basics part 4: iCloud for iPad Tuesday, March 21 2:00pm-4:00pm and Tuesday, May 9 at 2:00pm-4:00pm

Facebook for Small Business: Wednesday, April 26 @ 2:00pm
Richard "the Computer Guy" Banks is back with Facebook for Small Business. This one-hour class will cover setting Up a business page, adding co-editors, and advertising. The class will be small, so sign up online soon!

Cycling in Canada's Far North - Dawson City to Inuvik on the Dempster Highway: Thursday, March 2 @ 7:00pm
Brian Nelson shares his adventures Cycling in Canada’s Far North, from Dawson City to Inuvik on the Dempster Highway. No charge.

Showing in the Gallery in March
Hiraeth – Homecoming: Unique landscape and streetscape photography by Keita Inoue
Opening reception: Saturday, March 4 @ 2:00-4:00 pm. Show runs till March 30th.

At the Craigleith Heritage Depot

Archives Room Unavailable Thursday Afternoons in March
The “Writing Your Life History” workshop program is back for another 5 weeks this March! The program participants and instructor John Fisher will be meeting in the Archives Room every Thursday afternoon this month, so it will be unavailable for public use at these times.

Blue Mountains’ Writer’s Group Continues to Meet Bi-Weekly: Tuesday, March 7 & Tuesday, March 21 @ 1:00pm–3:30pm
Take your writing skills to the next level with the newly-formed Blue Mountains Writer's Group, led by local author/artist John Fisher. Bi-weekly meetings will allow for networking, lively discussion, feedback, and stretching your writing skills, whether you have published or unpublished work at hand. One time cost of $20.00 covers the remaining 7 week cycle of meetings. Admission is ongoing. Please contact Andrea at depot@thebluemountains.ca or 519-599-3681 to submit an application or learn more.

Canada 150: Show, Tell & Create: Wednesday, March 1 @ 3:30pm–5:00pm
A monthly after-school program for kids ages 5-13 where they're encouraged to bring something related to the month's theme. Kids will share and do crafts. March's theme will be PUPPETS to celebrate this month’s Canada 150 theme “Canadian Circus.” Register online, over the phone, or via email if you can, but drop-ins are always welcome. Cost by donation.

Canada 150: Vertical Belles Documentary Screening: Tuesday, March 9 @ 10:00am–12:00pm
Experience the journey of aerial silks artistry and discover the circus in your own backyard with a special screening of an award-winning local documentary film "Vertical Belles" - written and directed by Blue Mountains' own talented Tom Strnad of Mountain Goat Film! Enjoy the film and meet its creators in the charming, historic setting of the Craigleith Community Centre, just a few seconds from the Craigleith Heritage Depot.

Craigleith Lace Club: Wednesday, March 15 @ 3:00pm–6:00pm
Every third Wednesday of the month, Museum Curator and professional lacemaker Andrea leads 45 minute beginner's lace tatting classes during a 3 hour drop in period. Lacemakers of all levels of experience - from no experience to expert - are welcome! Cost is by donation and will help provide supplies for this program.

Free Tax Return Service: Saturday, March 25 @ 10:00am–12:00pm
Good news: you may be eligible to have a trained volunteer complete your tax return for you! Call 519-599-3681 or email the Craigleith Heritage Depot to be connected with a trained volunteer to arrange an appointment on Saturday, March 25th, 2017. The Depot is hosting a morning of appointment-only meetings between a volunteer and those members of the public interested in receiving help with preparing their tax returns.

Tickets for Canadian Film Day Screenings of “Snow People” Documentary Available
The Craigleith Heritage Depot is pleased to announce it will be hosting two screenings of Mountain Goat Film’s brand-new documentary “Snow People” on Canadian Film Day (Wednesday, April 19, 2017) at the Craigleith Community Centre. Showtimes are 1:30pm and 6:30pm. Tickets are free but required for entry; pick yours up soon from the Depot or the LE Shore to avoid disappointment!

 

Remembering Clarksburg's 2010 Sesquicentennial

Posted: by Madeline on February 5, 2017

With Canada's sesquicentennial this year in mind, Craigleith Heritage Depot staff wish to share a special Virtual Museum of Canada online exhibition about Clarksburg's history with Blue Mountains Public Library patrons.

Remembering Clarksburg's 2010 Sesquicentennial

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Library News February 2017

Posted: by Elisa on January 31, 2017

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Play & Learn: For Seniors and Caregivers

Posted: by Emma on January 23, 2017

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Borrow Snowshoes with your Library Card

Posted: by Emma on January 17, 2017

Borrow Snowshoes with your Library Card

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Canada 150: February is Black History Month

Posted: by Emma on January 16, 2017

The Blue Mountains Public Library celebrates Canada 150 with 12 months, 12 themes.

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Library News January 2017

Posted: by Elisa on January 9, 2017

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Champlain's Footsteps: A Canada 150 Event

Posted: by Madeline on January 8, 2017

1 week from today, celebrate Canada's 150th birthday by learning about early explorers and First Peoples in The Blue Mountains!

Champlain's Footsteps: A Canada 150 Event

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Upcoming Adult Programs at L.E. Shore Library

Posted: by Emma on January 5, 2017

Upcoming Adult Programs at L.E. Shore Library

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Writing Programmes at Craigleith Heritage Depot

Posted: by Madeline on December 30, 2016

In response to the popularity and success of the Writing Your Life History programme , the Craigleith Heritage Depot will offer this programme again in March 2017 and has also created the Blue Mountains Writer’s Group, which will begin to meet in January 2017.

Writing Programmes at Craigleith Heritage Depot

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Blue Mountains Public Library Canada 150 Grant

Posted: by Emma on December 14, 2016

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Library News December 2016

Posted: by Elisa on December 2, 2016

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Library Services Return to L. E. Shore Memorial

Posted: by Elisa on November 30, 2016

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You're Invited: Winter Open House at the Depot

Posted: by Madeline on November 23, 2016

The Craigleith Heritage Depot is partnering with Shale Rock Coffee House to bring a Winter Open House to The Blue Mountains.

You're Invited: Winter Open House at the Depot

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Library News November 2016

Posted: by Elisa on November 2, 2016

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Postcards for Peace: Craigleith Heritage Depot

Posted: by Madeline on November 1, 2016

This November, the Craigleith Heritage Depot invites you to write a postcard to a Canadian veteran.

Postcards for Peace: Craigleith Heritage Depot

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L.E. Shore Library to close for roof repairs

Posted: by Elisa on October 3, 2016

L.E. Shore Memorial Library is closing effective Tuesday, October 4 for roof repairs. We will re-open on Tuesday, October 11 at Town Hall. Read below for details.

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Culture Days at the Craigleith Heritage Depot

Posted: by Madeline on September 23, 2016

On Saturday, October 1 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Culture Days is coming to the Town of the Blue Mountains at the Craigleith Heritage Depot!

Culture Days at the Craigleith Heritage Depot

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Indie Author Day with Ashley Green

Posted: by Emma on September 19, 2016

Indie Author Day. Come out and celebrate self-publishing. Thursday October 13th, 7pm at the Beaver Valley Community Centre's Small Hall with local artist and author, Ashley Green, and her children’s book The Emerald Lake

Indie Author Day with Ashley Green

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Library News September 2016

Posted: by Elisa on September 2, 2016

Find out what's happening in September at the L.E. Shore Memorial Library and Craigleith Heritage Depot.

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"Library Book Travels" Teen Photo Contest Winners

Posted: by Emma on September 1, 2016

A huge congratulations to our teen photographers, Liam and Adia, who won our "Library Book Travels" Teen Photo Contest in August!

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Then & Now Project: New Video and Audio Published

Posted: by Madeline on August 26, 2016

Thanks to the efforts of Digitization Assistant Sabre Lee, two new digital stories have been uploaded and published on the "Then & Now" project website.

Then & Now Project: New Video and Audio Published

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"Love it Here" Teen Photo Contest Winners

Posted: by Emma on August 2, 2016

A huge congratulations to our budding photographers, Ava and Sophia, who won our "Love it Here" Teen Photo Contest!

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Library News August 2016

Posted: by Elisa on July 31, 2016

Find out what's happening in August at the L.E. Shore Memorial Library and Craigleith Heritage Depot.

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Library News July 2016

Posted: by Elisa on June 30, 2016

There's so much going on at the library this summer we needed two newsletters!

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Craigleith Heritage Depot opens Saturday, June 18

Posted: by Elisa on June 16, 2016

Come enjoy your new community hub!

Craigleith Heritage Depot opens Saturday, June 18

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June marks the 32nd anniversary of Seniors’ Month

Posted: by Emma on June 1, 2016

The Blue Mountains Public Library cares about our Senior Community

June marks the 32nd anniversary of Seniors’ Month

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The Library News for June is out!

Posted: by Elisa on May 31, 2016

Download the latest Library News to learn about June's art exhibit, adult and children's programs, technology classes and more at the L.E. Shore Memorial Library and Craigleith Heritage Depot.

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Library Staff Announcement

Posted: by Elisa on May 10, 2016

Please join us in welcoming the new team.

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We now carry Playaway, all-in-one audio books!

Posted: by Elisa on May 28, 2014

We now carry Playaway, all-in-one audio books!

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Thank-you Library Knitting Group

Posted: by Emma on January 2, 2014

Thank-you Library Knitting Group

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10 Cool Things You Can Do On Our New Website

Posted: by Elisa on July 19, 2013

10 Cool Things You Can Do On Our New Website

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