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Library News November 2016

Posted: by Elisa on November 2, 2016

Library Roof Update

L.E. Shore Memorial Library is closed for roof repairs. We are told the work is on schedule. Let’s all visualize us back at L.E. Shore in late November!

L.E. Shore’s Temporary Home at Town Hall

We have relocated to Town Hall, aka the municipal building at 32 Mill Street in Thornbury, during the closure of L.E. Shore. There is a small but carefully curated collection of materials for all ages. Staff picks, new books and most of our movies are at the Town Hall location – public computers and Wi-Fi too. Come by and check us out! Opening hours are a bit different at the Town Hall location, are have been extended at the Craigleith Heritage Depot:

Town Hall Library: Mon CLOSED, Tue/Thu 8:30-8, Wed/Fri 8:30-4:30, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4
Craigleith Heritage Depot: Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat 10-5, Wed 10-8, Sun 12-5

Try out Zinio eMagazines

As the weather cools, now is a great time download a magazine. We subscribe to 50+ titles, including Us Weekly, Cosmo and GQ. Download them to your computer or mobile device. Go to our eMagazine page and create a free account using your library card. Drop in to Town Hall or Craigleith Heritage Depot with your device, and we will help you set it up.

Teen Photo Contest

We live in one of the prettiest areas for the season, so we are looking for your beautiful autumn photos! The Fall Teen Photo Contest theme is "Fall Into  Autumn”. Win free movies passes. Winning photos to be featured in the Library and online. Entry Deadline: November 30, 2016. Email submissions to libraryinfo@thebluemountains.ca or drop off hard copies or add to Facebook and tag The Blue Mountains Public Library.

Watch out for Emma at Beaver Valley Community School

Emma, Manager of Public Services, will be visiting classes at BVCS throughout November to give themed story times, craft workshops, age-appropriate book talks, and eResource demonstrations. L.E. Shore Memorial Library is currently closed for a roof repair, and there is a temporary library set up in Town Hall’s Council Chambers. Because of the distance to BVCS, we wanted to prepare off-site programming at the schools so that the children are not missing out on any library programs and services. Class visits will showcase books and online databases that could help children with homework or for personal interest. Downloading eBooks, eMagazines, and learning a new language online will also be demonstrated to different grade levels.

Postcards for Peace – at the Craigleith Heritage Depot

You are invited to decorate and write a postcard to a Canadian veteran all month at the Craigleith Heritage Depot. Supplies will be provided; postage is at the creator's expense. You may also leave your postcard to add to a Peace Wreath on display in remembrance of our fighting forces. Click here for all the details.

Special Lace Club: Quilling – at the Craigleith Heritage Depot

Create beautiful "paper filigree" ornaments with professional lacemaker Andrea in preparation for the holiday season! Lace Club meets every Wednesday afternoon from 3-5pm except the last Wednesday of the month. Participation is by donation to help purchase supplies for this program.

Writing Your Life History – at the Craigleith Heritage Depot

This November, local artist and author John Fisher will lead aspiring writers through the thrilling process of developing an autobiography. Please stay tuned for an announcement on the second edition of this workshop to happen in 2017, thanks to popular demand.

Children’s iPads for loan – at Town Hall

iPad Air tablets loaded with educational apps for small children are available for 1-hour at the library in Town Hall. Ask a staff member.

Toddler Story Time – at Town Hall

Every Friday at 10:45am - 11:30am at Town Hall (32 Mill Street)
Early literacy skills are the roots of reading success.  Join us for stories, games, songs, arts & crafts. Ages 2-5 years and caregiver.

Baby Play Time – at Town Hall

Every Friday at 1-1:30pm. Meet us in Council Chambers at Town Hall for a hands-on play time dedicated to helping infants build up their sensory experiences. Ages 0-2 years.  Adult must accompany child.


Remembrance Day Closure

The Craigleith Heritage Depot and Town Hall locations will be closed on Friday, November 11 for Remembrance Day.

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