Adult Programs

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Favourite Fossils

Friday September 17, 2021 - 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

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Trivia Game Night

Friday September 17, 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. 

Play Trivia Game Night all week long!

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday September 18, 2021

Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Location: BMPL Zoom.

Join Curator Andrea Wilson as each month we learn about our wild avian friends, their habits and habitats. This will not only help you identify birds, but you will learn about migration, nesting, environmental needs, species at risk and more. This is a collaborative study group, where participants will share as we grow knowledge together.  

The club is named for Dorothy Crysler, a remarkable local artist, journalist, author and birder! This club takes her cue, as she was "the messenger not the expert". This group is for anyone, new or established as a birder. 

Once you have register, a Zoom invite will be sent to your email. 

Contact: Andrea
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca

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Mailbox Party: Gibraltar

Saturday September 18, 2021

Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

Location: Gibraltar Community Mailbox - Side Rd 6 & 4th Line.

The Blue Mountains Public Library meeting with our rural communities for Community Conversations. Have a quick chat for a chance to win coupons to local businesses in The Town of the Blue Mountains. We want to hear from you as we prepare for the future of your Gallery, Library, Archives, Museum (GLAM).

Join us on the following dates:

  • Sept. 18 | Gibraltar | 9:30am - 11:00am
  • Sept. 25 | Redwing | 9:30am - 11:00am
  • Oct. 9 | Castle Glen | 10:00am - 11:30am

Remember to please practice physical distancing and masks are encouraged. Weather Permitting.

We'll see you there!

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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Shale Oil Talk and Walk

Saturday September 18, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 2:45pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot.

Imagine a Shale Oil Industry right here in the Blue Mountains!  

Join Curator Andrea Wilson as she shares with you the story of the fossil fuel industry in Craigleith from 1858-1860.  This guided walk will lead you over the shalefield starting from the museum to Craigleith Provincial Park.  You will see the landscape in a whole new light! 

Starting with an overview outside at the Craigleith Heritage Depot we will walk down the Georgian Trail to discover the factory and the story of its development.  The tour will end at the Craigleith Provincial Park.  

Bring your all weather gear, this tour runs rain or shine, but will be reschedule if there is Thunder.  Please note, as we are walking by foot the tour is an estimate of time.  Questions and photographs are encouraged along the trail and may increase or lessen the walk. Distance one way is 2.5 km.

There are 24 spots on the tour, so please register early. Admission is by donation prior to the event, once you have registered we will contact you for a donation. 

Contact: Andrea Wilson
Phone: 5195993131
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca

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Community Consultation at the Farmer's Market

Sunday September 19, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Between Town Hall & BVO.

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be participating in the Thornbury Farmer's Market. Check out our booth to learn more about our Strategic Planning Process, and a chance to win coupons to local Blue Mountains businesses! Have a chat with one of our librarians and tell us what you want to see in the future of your GLAM! 

And don't forget to bring the kiddos! We have colouring and a live story time with our programmer, Jen!

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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Museum From Home

Monday September 20, 2021 - Monday December 27, 2021

Time: 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter pages @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

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Your Archives

Monday September 20, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter pages @CraigleithDepot.

Your Archives aims to get the community involved in digitizing and sharing local historical content. The Craigleith Heritage Depot staff know how cherished our history is. This program is an opportunity for the museum to share and document local history, while you hang on to the original items. Choose a record that you have and tell us why it matters to you and/or the history of the Blue Mountains. Tag the museum in your post on Facebook & Twitter @CraigleithDepot & use the hashtag #YourArchives!
The Craigleith Heritage Depot will post weekly from their archives’ digital donations collection. Visit our Virtual Museum to learn how to digitally donate.

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/CraigleithDepot

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Wired Wednesdays: My Fitness Pal App

Wednesday September 22, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page and YouTube.

In this video, Ashley will talk about the My Fitness Pal app. This is a fitness app designed for calorie and fitness tracking. 

Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1pm to answer your tech help questions. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Strategic Plan Town Hall

Wednesday September 22, 2021

Time: 4:30pm - 6:30am

Location: L.E. Shore Branch, Bruce Street Lawn.

The BMPL Board will be holding our next Town Hall. At this meeting the Strategic Planning working group (Laurey Gilles, Vice Chair; Sabrina Saunders, CEO; and Mary Dodge, Manager of Community Engagement) will present the Strategic Planning Process and discuss recommendations our community would like to bring forward for where and how to gather community feedback during the pandemic. 

Registration is required to arrange seating for physical distancing and contact tracing. Please register by household bubble. This event is planned for outside. Masks and physical distancing will be required.

In the event of inclement weather, the Town Hall will be relocated into the Gallery at L.E. Shore and available seating will be based on GBHU physical distancing requirements at that time. 

Contact: Dr. Sabrina ER Saunders, CEO
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Blank Screen: Getting Started with Digital Illustration and Affinity Designer

Thursday September 23, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online Event.

Learn about how to use Affinity Designer for digital illustration projects and design. 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/

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Intro to: Digital Sound Recording

Thursday September 23, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Online Event.

Learn about how to use a portable digital sound recorder and microphones for audio podcast, vocals and film audio recording. 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/

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Digital Book Club

Thursday September 23, 2021 - Thursday December 30, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: BMPL Facebook.

Do you enjoy letting other people know all about the great book you're reading? Join us every Thursday at 1:00pm for a Digital Book Club discussion on our Facebook page. Come to Digital Book Club where we talk all things books! Bring whatever book you're reading now. You do not need to bring a new book each week.

Each week's discussion will focus on a different topic, with book club members having their discussion in the comments of the video. So, be sure to bring your book when you join Digital Book Club.

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Mailbox Party: Red Wing

Saturday September 25, 2021

Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

Location: Red Wing Community Mailbox - 10th Line & 12th Side Road.

The Blue Mountains Public Library meeting with our rural communities for Community Conversations. Have a quick chat for a chance to win coupons to local businesses in The Town of the Blue Mountains. We want to hear from you as we prepare for the future of your Gallery, Library, Archives, Museum (GLAM).

Join us on the following dates:

  • Sept. 25 | Red Wing | 9:30am - 11:00am
  • Oct. 9 | Castle Glen | 10:00am - 11:30am

Remember to please practice physical distancing and masks are encouraged. Weather Permitting.

We'll see you there!

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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Meaford Refillery

Saturday September 25, 2021

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube.

Join The Blue Mountains Public Library for a virtual tour of the Meaford Refillery and a DIY natural product workshop.

You will meet Jacquie Rushlow, owner of The Meaford Refillery, a local business making it possible for our community to transition to a plastic-free, zero-waste, more sustainable lifestyle.  There is also a location in Creemore, ON.

Meet us on YouTube. Saturday September 25th at 10am, to hear the story of how the store came to be, tour the store, hear tips & tricks on low-impact living, and learn how to make your Refill Container using supplies from your own home. 

 

Website: https://themeafordrefillery.ca/

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Blank Screen: Getting Started with Digital Illustration on iPads

Saturday September 25, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Online Event.

Join cartoonist and illustrator Jeff Wilson as he takes you through the process of digital illustration using ProCreate software on iPads. Topics include using the Apple Pencil, pen and brush types, colour selections and exporting your image. 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/

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Your Archives

Monday September 27, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter pages @CraigleithDepot.

Your Archives aims to get the community involved in digitizing and sharing local historical content. The Craigleith Heritage Depot staff know how cherished our history is. This program is an opportunity for the museum to share and document local history, while you hang on to the original items. Choose a record that you have and tell us why it matters to you and/or the history of the Blue Mountains. Tag the museum in your post on Facebook & Twitter @CraigleithDepot & use the hashtag #YourArchives!
The Craigleith Heritage Depot will post weekly from their archives’ digital donations collection. Visit our Virtual Museum to learn how to digitally donate.

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/CraigleithDepot

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Wired Wednesdays: Facebook Quizzes

Wednesday September 29, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page and YouTube.

In this video, Ashley will be talking about Facebook Quizzes. Taking these tests could be giving hackers your information without you even realizing it.

Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1pm to answer your tech help questions. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Debt Solutions

Wednesday September 29, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Ring Central (Zoom).

Financial Literacy Series

Learn about the various solutions to managing and reducing debt loads with this free webinar with Credit Counselling Society.

Register online. Participants will be emailed the Zoom Meeting ID and password to attend this program. You can also attend via telephone and a phone number will also be provided.

The Credit Counselling Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families find solutions to their debt and money questions. 

 

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Orange Shirt Day (National Day of Reconciliation)

Thursday September 30, 2021

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library .

Join The Blue Mountains Public Library and our local communities as we come together in a spirit of reconciliation. The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.  A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation. 

Every Child Matters.

Website: https://www.orangeshirtday.org/

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Birds of Eastern North America

Thursday September 30, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Channel.

Birds of Eastern North America, a new presentation from David T. Chapman, will premiere on the Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Channel. Learn about local birds with an expert bird watcher.

North America is such a vast and diverse continent for birds large and small. There are so many different types of terrain including marshes, woodlands, and grasslands, hills and valleys, in addition to lakes and oceans, it is therefore no surprise that the varieties of birds that we can see span a wide array of spectacular colours. In this program we will be focusing on some of the most sought after birds of the spring migration, including a segment on the ever popular warblers and many others.   

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

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Apple Tasting Challenge

Friday October 1, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

The Blue Mountains Public Library has teamed up with Goldsmith's Orchards for the Apple Tasting Passport Challenge.

Try 4 local varieties of apples for your chance to win!

Register below. Pick up a passport at L.E. Shore Library or Craigleith Heritage Depot after October 1st - and get out there to taste the different varieties of apples listed in the passport, check off the ones you try, write down your tasting notes (sweet, crunchy, sour, delicious, etc), fill out the ballot and drop off before the end of October for your chance to win great prizes, including a gift basket from Goldsmith's.

Apples can be from any store (or orchard) but if you show your Passport at Goldsmith's  - you will receive a FREE sample bag of apples (while supplies last)

All-Ages Event.

Challenge runs October 1-31, 2021. Winners will be announced in early November 2021.

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Community Consultation at the Farmer's Market

Sunday October 3, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Between Town Hall & BVO.

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be participating in the Thornbury Farmer's Market. Check out our booth to learn more about our Strategic Planning Process, and a chance to win coupons to local Blue Mountains businesses! Have a chat with one of our librarians and tell us what you want to see in the future of your GLAM! 

And don't forget to bring the kiddos! We have colouring and a live story time with our programmer, Jen!

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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#YourArchives

Sunday October 3, 2021 - Friday December 3, 2021

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter pages @CraigleithDepot & BMPL Instagram @bmplibrary.

Your Archives aims to get the community involved in digitizing and sharing local historical content. The Craigleith Heritage Depot staff know how cherished our history is. This program is an opportunity for the museum to share and document local history, while you hang on to the original items. Choose a record that you have and tell us why it matters to you and/or the history of the Blue Mountains. Tag the museum in your post on Facebook & Twitter @CraigleithDepot and on Instagram @bmplibrary & use the hashtag #YourArchives!


The Craigleith Heritage Depot will post weekly from their archives’ digital donations collection. Visit Participate to learn how to digitally donate.

Contact: Craigleith Heritage Depot
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca

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Wired Wednesdays: Gmail

Wednesday October 6, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook/YouTube Page.

In this video, Ashley will walk you through Gmail features. If you don't have e-mail, not to worry. This is a great way to look at what Gmail is and what it has to offer.

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Getting Started with Photo Post-Processing

Thursday October 7, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

This workshop will introduce digital video production with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Topics will include HD and 4K capture and importing footage to start editing in Resolve Studio. All the equipment is part of the digital arts equipment loans at The Blue Mountains Public Library with the Creator Space. No experience required. Ages 13+

This is a free program. Limited numbers, so sign up while you can!

Registation required. Please sign up below. 

In-person. 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 Website: http://www.tbmcreatorspace.com/

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101 Things About The Craigleith Station Building

Thursday October 7, 2021 - Thursday December 23, 2021

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter pages @CraigleithDepot & BMPL Instagram @bmplibrary.

For 101 weeks the Craigleith Heritage Depot will post historical stories of the little Craigleith Station. From its inception in the late 1880s to its transformation into a museum, archive, and library. Through photographs, letters, journals, newspaper articles, and paintings join us in discovering how the small train station has changed over the decades to what it is today.

 

Join us on Facebook and Twitter @CraigleithDepot and on Instagram @bmplibrary

Contact: Craigleith Heritage Depot
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca

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Getting Started with Digital Video Editing

Thursday October 7, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

This workshop will explore digital video editing using Blackmagic Resolve Studio software. Topics include starting a project, creating a sequence and different types of transitions. No experience required. Ages 13+ (4 Students Max).

This is a free program. Limited numbers, so sign up while you can!

Registation required. Please sign up below. 

In-person. 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 Website: http://www.tbmcreatorspace.com/

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Mailbox Party: Castle Glen

Saturday October 9, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Location: Castle Glen Community Mailbox - Osler Lane & Grey Rd 19.

The Blue Mountains Public Library meeting with our rural communities for Community Conversations. Have a quick chat for a chance to win coupons to local businesses in The Town of the Blue Mountains. We want to hear from you as we prepare for the future of your Gallery, Library, Archives, Museum (GLAM).

Join us on the following dates:

  • Oct. 9 | Castle Glen | 10:00am - 11:30am

Remember to please practice physical distancing and masks are encouraged. Weather Permitting.

We'll see you there!

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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#YourArchives

Sunday October 10, 2021 - Sunday December 26, 2021

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter pages @CraigleithDepot & BMPL Instagram @bmplibrary.

Your Archives aims to get the community involved in digitizing and sharing local historical content. The Craigleith Heritage Depot staff know how cherished our history is. This program is an opportunity for the museum to share and document local history, while you hang on to the original items. Choose a record that you have and tell us why it matters to you and/or the history of the Blue Mountains. Tag the museum in your post on Facebook & Twitter @CraigleithDepot and on Instagram @bmplibrary & use the hashtag #YourArchives!


The Craigleith Heritage Depot will post weekly from their archives’ digital donations collection. Visit Participate to learn how to digitally donate.

Contact: Craigleith Heritage Depot
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca

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Astronomy in Our Upper Atmosphere

Tuesday October 12, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube .

Meet Ian Wheelband from the Royal Astronomical Society on The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Channel on Tuesday, October 12th at 7:00 pm for an informative evening of Astronomy In Our Upper Atmosphere. 

Ian will speak about human objects in the atmosphere, like the International Space Station and Elon Musk's Star-Link satellite system, meteors, and the northern lights, and why the Northern lights are often better to view in the Fall. Ian will also show us through the telescope, the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, dumbbell nebula (a dying star), veil nebula (an ancient supernova remnant), and the Hercules globular cluster.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: http://rascto.ca/

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Wired Wednesdays: Words with Friends 2

Wednesday October 13, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook/YouTube Page.

Do you enjoy Scrabble but have no one to play with? Words with Friends 2 is an app that allows you to play a Scrabble-like game with friends or just random people online. 

Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1pm to answer your tech help questions.

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Intro to: Video Editing with Blackmagic Resolve

Thursday October 14, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online Event.

Learn everything you need to know to get started with video editing using the free non-linear editing software Resolve. A crash course to get you up and running with video editing with topics such as importing footage, making edits, adding sound and transitions to final export. 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/

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Strat Plan CEO Drop-In

Saturday October 16, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Board Room.

Stop in to L.E. Shore and chat with our CEO about any issues, services, programs, or governance matters you would like addressed in our next Strategic Plan. No registration is required. 

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Saunders, CEO
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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Intro to Lighting for Video Production

Saturday October 16, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

This workshop will explore using LED lights for digital video production and how to use shadow and light for dramatic effect in documentary and narrative filmmaking. All the equipment is part of the digital arts equipment loans at The Blue Mountains Public Library with the Creator Space. No experience required. Ages 13+. 

This is a free program. Limited numbers, so sign up while you can!

Registation required. Please sign up below. 

In-person. 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 Website: http://www.tbmcreatorspace.com/

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Author Talk with Natalie Jenner

Tuesday October 19, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week with The Blue Mountains Public Library.

We are thrilled to host bestselling author, Natalie Jenner. Natalie is the author of two books, the international bestseller The Jane Austen Society (2020) and the forthcoming Bloomsbury Girls (to be released in Spring 2022). The Jane Austen Society was named one of the best books of 2020 by Amazon, was a USA Today and #1 national bestseller, and has been sold for translation in twenty countries.

Join Natalie, from the comfort of your own home, as she share insights and inspiration for her novels on Tuesday, October 19th at 7:00pm.

Registrants will receive a Zoom invitation link to the online Author Talk after registration closes. 

Phone: 519-599-3681 x 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://nataliejenner.com/

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Wired Wednesdays: Elevate Brain Training

Wednesday October 20, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook/YouTube Page.

In this video, Ashley will walk you through the app Elevate Brain Training. This app is designed to help memory.

Don't forget! Ashley will be on Facebook live at 1pm to answer your tech help questions.

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Blank Screen: Scriptwriting with Final Draft for iPads

Thursday October 21, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online Event.

Explore the essentials of screenwriting using Final Draft Mobile for iPads. Topics include story structure, script structure and using software tools to help your screenwriting process. 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/

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360 Video Editing with iPads

Thursday October 21, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Online Event.

Explore working with and editing 360 Video files from the Creator Space’s GoPro Fusion 360 cameras available through the public libraries in The Blue Mountains, Collingwood and Wasaga Beach. Topics include working with 360 video, exporting options and different styles of 360 video manipulation. 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/

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Strat Plan CEO Drop-In

Tuesday October 26, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Board Room.

Stop in to L.E. Shore and chat with our CEO about any issues, services, programs, or governance matters you would like addressed in our next Strategic Plan. No registration is required. 

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Saunders, CEO
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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Truth About Credit

Wednesday October 27, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Ring Central (Zoom).

Financial Literacy Series

Brought to you by the Credit Counselling Society, this virtual webinar will teach users about the myths around credit, the facts around credit reports, credit ratings, and credit scores alongside strategies on how to protect or repair their credit.

Registration is required. Participants will be emailed the Zoom Meeting ID and password to attend this program. You can also attend via telephone and a phone number will also be provided.

The Credit Counselling Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families find solutions to their debt and money questions. 

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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/

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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/

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Strat Plan CEO Drop-In

Monday November 1, 2021

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Board Room.

Stop in to L.E. Shore and chat with our CEO about any issues, services, programs, or governance matters you would like addressed in our next Strategic Plan. No registration is required. 

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Saunders, CEO
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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Author Talk with Jen McGuire

Thursday November 4, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Jen McGuire, author of Nest: Letting Go From Italy, France and Ireland, will be giving a Book Talk. This funny and lighthearted book is an honest and touching account about being a mother, being a woman and even contains a love story.

Sharing memories of raising her kids and her adventures in Europe. 

Join Jen, from the comfort of your own home, as she share insights and inspiration for the book on Thursday, November 4th at 7:00pm.

Registrants will receive a Zoom invitation link to the online AuthorTalk after registration closes. 

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Strat Plan CEO Drop-In

Saturday November 27, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Board Room.

Stop in to L.E. Shore and chat with our CEO about any issues, services, programs, or governance matters you would like addressed in our next Strategic Plan. No registration is required. 

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Saunders, CEO
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/community-consultation.cfm

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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.

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Author Talk with Ken Haigh

Thursday December 2, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

An Author Talk with local author, and former L.E. Shore Library CEO, Ken Haigh.

Join us on the BMPL Zoom for a book discussion.  Hear the inspiration, writing and publishing process for Ken's second published book, On Foot to Canterbury.

There will be a travel element, including a slideshow.

We are also celebrating the 26th anniversary of the L.E Shore Library – Ken will end the presentation with a chat about the building's history and his time as CEO.

Register Online. An email with the Zoom link will be sent on the evening of the event.

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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.

 

 

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