Adult Programs

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101 Things About the Craigleith Station Building

Thursday July 29, 2021 - Thursday August 26, 2021

Time: 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter Pages (@CraigleithDepot).

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.

Phone: 519-599-3681 x 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://twitter.com/CraigleithDepot

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Digital Book Club

Thursday July 29, 2021 - Thursday December 30, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

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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Favourite Fossils

Friday July 30, 2021 - Friday September 3, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 5:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter Pages (@CraigleithDepot).

Discover ancient creatures with fossils from the Craigleith Heritage Depot! Staff share photos of their favourite fossils in the Museum's natural history collection. Use #FavouriteFossils to share photos of your favourite fossils in the area!

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

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Trivia Game Night

Friday July 30, 2021 - Friday April 29, 2022

Time: 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

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 7pm 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. 

Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Favourite Moment of Summer Art Contest

Sunday August 1, 2021

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library.

The Blue Mountains Public Library is hosting a Summer Art Contest! We would like for you to share your Favourite Moment of Summer with us. Submissions can be photographs, sketches, paintings, or drawings of your favourite hangout, your favourite place to read, or something that took your breath away.

Whatever your artistic passion or hobby is, this art contest is a great way to highlight and showcase your talents to your local community. Send us your artwork throughout the month of August for a chance to win amazing prizes.

This contest runs from August 1- August 31. Winning pieces will be posted to our website and in a Biblioboard exhibit. 

There are five age categories:

  • Ages 0-5 years
  • Ages 6-10 years
  • Ages 11-14 years
  • Ages 15-18 years
  • Ages 18+

Please send your photos or photos of your artwork (JPG, PNG) via email at LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca

Contest closes on August 31st.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Your Archives

Sunday August 1, 2021 - Sunday August 29, 2021

Time: 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter Pages (@CraigleithDepot).

Your Archives aims to get the community involved in digitizing and sharing local historical content!
Choose a record that you have and tell us why it matters to you and/or the history of the Blue Mountains. Tag us in your post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram & use the hashtag #YourArchives!
The Museum will post weekly from their archives’ digital donations collection. Visit our Virtual Museum to learn how to digitally donate. https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/virtual-museum.cfm

Phone: 519-599-3681 x 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://twitter.com/CraigleithDepot

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Museum From Home

Monday August 2, 2021 - Monday September 6, 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 x 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://twitter.com/CraigleithDepot

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Wired Wednesdays: Indigenous Resources

Wednesday August 4, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: BMPL Facebook & YouTube.

In this video, Ashley will walk you through the Indigenous Resources on our Virtual Branch. Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1:00pm every Wednesday 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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Colour Grading for Digital Cinematography Master Class (4 Weeks)

Thursday August 5, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online Event.

Join filmmaker Tom Strnad on this multi-session workshop, as he explores colour grading and colour imaging and concepts with the Blackmagic 4K Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve software, available through our library partners. Thursday, August 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Topics include colour science, camera image settings, LUTs, image control, technical scopes and colour grading in Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve. Recommended for ages 13+ and for anyone with some cinematography experience or general interest in digital cinematography and filmmaking.

Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

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.

Register online. Cost: Free

Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/colour-grading-for-digital-cinematography-master-class-4-weeks-tickets-163093032651

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Exterior Digital Photography Master Class (4 Weeks)

Thursday August 5, 2021

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Online Event.

A multi-session workshop with Collingwood based photographer Tjalling Halbertsma that explores techniques and concepts for exterior digital photography. Thursday, August 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Topics include nature photography, documentary photography, filters, exposure for daylight, different sun conditions and image control for exteriors. Access Canon 6D DSLR cameras at our partner libraries to work on weekly workshop goals and techniques.

Recommended for ages 13+ and some knowledge of digital photography is ideal, but not required.

Register online. Cost: Free

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.

Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/exterior-digital-photography-master-class-4-weeks-tickets-163091271383

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Whizbang: Branding Tools for Cartooning Master Class (4 Weeks)

Saturday August 7, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00am

Location: Online Event.

A multi-session workshop that explores the branding tools for cartooning with local award-winning South Georgian Bay animator and cartoonist Jeff Wilson. Saturday, August 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Topics include designing a logo for your comic series, lettering and calligraphy, panel shapes, layouts and designs for cartoons, and sound effects in visual illustration (POW!, BOOM). Learn about how to brand your comic and stand out with essential cartooning techniques and tools.

Software used is the low cost ProCreate available for iPads and iPhones. No experience required and perfect for all ages.

Recommended Age: All Ages

No equipment required to view the webinar - an iPad or Tablet is recommended.

Software used: Procreate for iPad/Tablet.

Register online.

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
Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/whizbang-branding-tools-for-cartooning-master-class-4-weeks-tickets-163075325689

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Screenwriting with Final Draft Master Class (4 Weeks)

Saturday August 7, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Online Event.

Join filmmaker Tom Strnad on this multi-session screenwriting workshop. Saturday, August 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Topics include story structure, character development, beat sheets, formatting, screenplay database management. Software used is Final Draft, available on the Creator Space Digital Arts Computers at our library partners or as a low cost Final Draft Mobile app for iPads and iPhones.

No experience required, recommended for ages 13+

Register online. Cost: Free

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.

Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/screenwriting-with-final-draft-master-class-4-weeks-tickets-163096553181

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Astronomy In Our Upper Atmosphere

Thursday August 12, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Join Ian Wheelband from the Royal Astronomical Society virtually on Thursday, August 12th at 7:00pm 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 Musks Star-Link satellite system, meteors and the northern lights, and why the Northern lights are often better to view in the Fall. Do you enjoy photographing the night sky? Ian will share tips on how to best view the night sky and how to photograph it.

Ages 12 and Up. Pre-Registration required.

You will need a computer or laptop with a web camera, or a tablet/smart phone to participate in this event. Once registered, you will be sent a Zoom Meeting ID and password to attend this program.

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

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Wired Wednesdays: Hoopla

Wednesday August 18, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: BMPL Facebook & YouTube.

In this video, Ashley will talk about Hoopla updates and how to login and use Hoopla. Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1:00pm every Wednesday 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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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday August 21, 2021 - 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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Wired Wednesdays: Uploading to Biblioboard

Wednesday August 25, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: BMPL Facebook & YouTube.

Do you have old pictures or documents you would like to upload for one of our exhibits? In this video, Ashley will walk you through how to do this through Biblioboard. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Ashley is on vacation this week but you can always e-mail LibraryTech@ThebBlueMountains.ca

Contact: Ashley
Email: LibraryTech@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Fossil Fieldwork Demonstration

Friday August 27, 2021

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot - 113 Lakeshore Rd. East, The Blue Mountains.

Come see fossils revealed for the first time in 450 million years!
An afternoon of demonstration and activities for all ages. Discover the first animals to live in the Blue Mountains.
The Craigleith Heritage Depot invites you to join the museum for a Fossil Fieldwork Demonstration with paleontologist Dave Rudkin and field collector Stu Collier of the Royal Ontario Museum. Learn how to identify fossils and see how paleontologists prepare rocks for fossil research.
In the summer of 2020 the museum was able to acquire a large shale rock full of fossils to add to our natural history collection. To make it easier for our staff to maintain and display the specimens, and to see what other fossils it might contain, we have invited professionals to do a shale splitting demonstration. Discover what kinds of animals lived in the Blue Mountains area millions of years ago!
Will the rock be cracked clean in half? How many fossils will be uncovered?
Be the first to see what’s inside!
Friday August 27th at 2pm outside on the Craigleith Heritage Depot lawn. Admission by donation. Spaces are limited so please register at depot@thebluemountains.ca, 519-599-3681 x 6, or on our website.

Watch our award-winning film Craigleith Fossils with Dave and Stu anytime on the Blue Mountains Public Library Youtube channel.
Check out our Fossil Finding Adventures kit with your library card to discover fossils on your own!

Phone: (519)599-3681 x 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca

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Favourite Moment of Summer Art Contest - Last Day

Tuesday August 31, 2021

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library.

Last Day for Submissions

The Blue Mountains Public Library is hosting a Summer Art Contest! We would like for you to share your Favourite Moment of Summer with us. Submissions can be photographs, sketches, paintings, or drawings of your favourite hangout, your favourite place to read, or something that took your breath away.

Whatever your artistic passion or hobby is, this art contest is a great way to highlight and showcase your talents to your local community. Send us your artwork throughout the month of August for a chance to win amazing prizes.

This contest runs from August 1- August 31. Winning pieces will be posted to our website and in a Biblioboard exhibit. 

There are five age categories:

  • Ages 0-5 years
  • Ages 6-10 years
  • Ages 11-14 years
  • Ages 15-18 years
  • Ages 18+

Please send your photos or photos of your artwork (JPG, PNG) via email at LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Author Talk with Jen McGuire

Tuesday September 21, 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 Tuesday, September 21st at 7:00pm.

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

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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 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 own natural product using ingredients from your own pantry.

 

Website: https://themeafordrefillery.ca/

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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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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 AuthorTalk after registration closes. 

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

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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.

Register below. 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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