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Library News May 2017

Posted: by Elisa on May 1, 2017

Win a Week Away at Summer Camp! 
Play the Summer Camp Scavenger Hunt at L.E. Shore Memorial Library and be entered into a draw to win one week at Camp Presqu’ile. Ages 6-14 years. Prize graciously donated by Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club. Winner to be announced at the Canada Day’s Eve Party at the Beaver Valley Community Centre (June 30th 4:30-9:30pm.) The Summer Camp Scavenger Hunt will run until May 31st.

Earthenware Everywhere - May exhibit at the Craigleith Heritage Depot
The Craigleith Heritage Depot will be celebrating Canada 150 with “Clay the Canadian Way”. Our exhibit for the month of May will be Earthenware Everywhere; a look at the history and impressions made by this malleable natural resource, local to the Blue Mountains area. From delicate indigenous pipes to elaborate Blue Mountain Pottery, clay has shaped the lives of many people in the area, and all over the world.

Show, Tell and Create after-school program - Wednesday, May 3 from 3:30-5pm at the Craigleith Heritage Depot
The after-school program Show, Tell and Create is Wednesday May 3rd from 3:30-5:00pm, and will have the theme “play with clay”. Impress Mom by making a fridge magnet in the shape of a heart for Mother’s Day!   

Orchard Showing in May 2017Paintings and Creative Interpretations - Large, colourful abstracts by José Etcheverry Orchard
Opening reception - Saturday, May 6 at 2-4pm

Framed drawings and large abstracts bring an explosion of colour and line to the Gallery in May. Show runs for the month of May. José comments on his work, "In these paintings, I overlap several images, using my own language to interpret and communicate what you are seeing. The resulting paintings are unpredictable; I enjoy that creative risk, as I can guide the process. The results just happen, as things do in real life”.

Community Cookbook: Come to our Table Social Evening - Thursday, May 25 at 6:30pm
The Community Cookbook Team, the Blue Mountains Public Library and Arts Advisory Council are hosting a Community Cookbook: Come to our Table Social Evening at the L.E. Shore Memorial Library on Thursday May 25th. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at L.E. Shore Memorial Library or Craigleith Heritage Depot. Enjoy sample appetizers from the cookbook, a beverage from Duxbury Cider or Coffin Ridge, live music from local musician Krista Currie, and brief talks from Bruce Wine Bar, Sideroad Farm, Kolapore Gardens, artist, Stephen Corner, and local poet, Elizabeth Zetlin plus more of the cookbook contributors. This evening will celebrate local farmers, restaurants, artists, storytellers, cideries/wineries and culture.

Author Talk with Eric Walters - Wednesday, May 24 at 10:45am
We are thrilled to be hosting novelist, Eric Walters at the L.E. Shore Memorial Library. Walters is an award-winning children’s author who has written over 100 books for youth, and has visited hundreds of schools in Canada to inform children about his writing process and to help motivate young people to read novels. We have over 30 of his junior novels in our collection. We will be hosting 50 students from BVCS, the Library Homeschool Group and members of the public. Space is limited. Please register online. This is a partnership initiative with Meaford Public Library and Beaver Valley Community School.

Costa Rica Calling: Tales from the Bruce Trail Conservancy Friendship Trail - Tuesday, May 30 at 7pm at L.E. Shore Memorial Library
Ros Rossetti and Mike Osborn will introduce the Friendship Trail in Costa Rica that is linked with the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail. Find out about the worldwide Friendship Trail Program and share the adventures of committed Bruce Trail volunteers who helped improve and extend the Sendero Pacifico Trail – the Pacific Slope Trail. Presented by the Arts Advisory Council.

Pottery Class - Wednesday, May 31 from 3pm-5pm
2017 is all about Canada 150, 12 months, 12 themes. May’s theme is Clay the Canadian Way. Have you always wanted to try pottery? Sign up for a beginner class at the L.E. Shore Library with local potters, Carol Hahn and Tanya Zaryski, and learn how to make your own pottery leaf bowl (includes learning how to use a pottery wheel!) $5/person. Limited spaces, please register online.

Save the Date! Canada’s Day Eve Party at the Beaver Valley Community Centre - Friday, June 30 at 4:30pm
This outdoor party will be hosted by the Blue Mountains Public Library, the Town of the Blue Mountains and the Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club. Featuring Black Angus BBQ, a Culinary Designs Taco Stand, a beer tent from Creemore Springs and Ardiel Cider House, face-painting, interactive children’s activities, an amazing local band Graham Playford and the Flying J’s and a large fireworks display at Tomahawk to end the evening. Kick off your Canada Day weekend with us!

Family Fridays at L.E. Shore Memorial Library
Toddler Story Time (10:45am-11:30am). Every week is a different theme and will feature stories and crafts for tots. Drop-in program.
Baby Play Time (1-1:30pm). Hands-on play time dedicated to helping infants build up their sensory experiences. Ages 0-24 months. Drop-in program.

Ontario Library Download Centre has a new look!
The new OverDrive is a completely refreshed website and app experience that makes your digital library faster and easier to use than ever before. Enhancements include: new ways to find titles, simple availability banners, and account-level audience filters. If you're having any troubles with the new site, please call or email Elisa at 519-599-3681 ext 143 or libraryinfo@thebluemountains.ca. If you are new to eBooks and eAudiobooks, now is a great time to take advantage of this collection. Visit the Ontario Library Download Centre.

 

Canada 150: April is Canadian Film Month

Posted: by Emma on April 4, 2017

Canada 150: April is Canadian Film Month

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Library News April 2017

Posted: by Elisa on March 31, 2017

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Library News March 2017

Posted: by Elisa on March 1, 2017

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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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