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Library News January 2017

Posted: by Elisa on January 9, 2017

Canada 150Canada 150: The Blue Mountains Public Library Celebrates Canada 150 with 12 Months, 12 Themes
The Library is gearing up for a year of celebration to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. We are pleased to announce we have received a $5,000 grant from Community Foundation Grey Bruce. The funds will support a year-long series of programmes organized by the Blue Mountains Public Library.

Read eBooks and eAudiobooks on Your Device
January is a great month to try out eBooks and digital audiobooks on your tablet or smartphone. Visit our website for online instructions. If you'd like to book a one-on-one appointment to get set up using OverDrive, the library's ebook provider, call 519-599-3681 or email us at libraryinfo@thebluemountains.ca. Thousands of titles are available for download. No overdues, open 24/7.

At the Craigleith Heritage Depot

Blue Mountains Writer’s Group: starting Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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allow for networking, lively discussion, feedback, and stretching your writing skills, whether you have published or unpublished work at hand.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 $25 covers the entire 10-week cycle of meetings. Admission to the group by application; only 8 spaces available. Please contact Andrea to submit an application or learn more.

Champlain’s Footsteps: Sunday, January 15, 2017
Celebrate Canada 150 by learning about early explorers and First Peoples in The Blue Mountains, exactly 401 years after Samuel de Champlain traveled through this region to meet the Petun! A touch table, indigenous artifacts, snowshoe trail tours, and more await visitors to this program. Part of the Blue Mountains Public Library's "A Year of Canada: 12 Months, 12 Themes" suite of programming. More details.

Snowshoe the TrailTake Out Snowshoes On Your Library Card!
Starting Sunday, January 15, 2017, you may take out a pair of snowshoes on your Blue Mountains Public Library card. All snowshoes will be kept at the Craigleith Heritage Depot, but you may place a hold on a pair and have them sent to the L.E. Shore Memorial Library branch. Thank you to Scenic Caves Nature Adventures for generously loaning a couple of pairs to jump-start this special winter offer. See you on the trails!

At the L.E. Shore Memorial Library

Canada 150 French Toddler Story Time: Every Friday in January from 10:45am-11:30am
In honour of Canada 150, story times will include French stories, rhymes, and songs. For ages 2-5 yrs. Drop-in program.

Baby Play Time: Every Friday from 1pm-1:30pm
This program focuses on sensory play for babies ages 0-2 years. Drop-in program.
After-School Kids Club: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30pm-4:30pm
For children ages 6 and up. Registration required. Register online or at the L.E. Shore Memorial Library. Tuesdays will be PLAY days featuring games, Lego, sports, STEM challenges, etc. Thursdays will be CANADA 150 days featuring arts & crafts, games, Lego, sports, STEM challenges, etc. all based on a monthly theme. Register online.

Canada 150 Conversational French
This all-ages program will teach the basics in French language and allow people to practice their French skills.  Registration required. Register online or at the library. Three sessions will run Tuesday, January 24 from 5-6pm, Thursday, January 26 from 7-8pm and Tuesday, January 31 from 11am-12pm. Sign up for one, or sign up for all three.
Essential Oils 101 with Josi Hewgill of doTerra: Wednesday, January 25 from 2-3pm
Discover the healing power of essential oils. What exactly are they? How do they work? How do you get started? Yes, there will be samples. Drop in program.

Heart on TreeSubmission for Artists: The Gift of Love
The Arts Advisory Council is seeking artists to participate in a special February show called The Gift of Love. Artists are invited to interpret the theme of love and submit fun, affordable art and crafts available for purchase. Entrance fee: $10/artist, to be accompanied by a brief biography (maximum 3 pieces per artist).
Receiving work: Thursday January 26, 10am-8pm
Opening reception: Saturday January 28, 2pm-4pm
*There is a 25% commission to the library on all sales. For more information email aac@thebluemountains.ca or call 519-599-3681.

Open Studio: Saturday, January 14 from 2-4pm
Join Trichromacy artists Kate Civiero and Tanya Zaryski on Saturday, January 14 from 2-4pm for an open studio afternoon of demonstrations in the Gallery. Both Kate and Tanya will be bringing in projects to work on, while also being available to discuss their current exhibition, "Trichromacy", showing in the Gallery until January 26.

iPad Classes
We continue to offer iPad classes instructed by Darrell Noseworthy. There are still spots in iPad Basics part 2, iPad Photo and the newest class, iCloud Photo. Classes are $15 per person but class size is limited to 6 participants. For details, visit our Adult Programs page.



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