Children's Programs

YouTubeWatch our children's programs on YouTube: Kids Clubhouse, Family Craft Time with Jen, Museum Mondays, Story Time and Museum Show & Tell.

Kids Clubhouse After School Program

Tuesday October 4, 2022 - Tuesday November 1, 2022

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Branch..


Every Tuesday, meet us in the Gallery at the L.E.Shore Library from 3:30 - 4:30 pm for games STEAM activities, arts & crafts, and lots of FUN.

Ages 8 and up. Free Program. Registration required. Spaces are limited.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext.5
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Story Time in The Gallery

Friday October 7, 2022 - Friday November 4, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

Meet us in the L.E. Shore Gallery for a fun and interactive Story Time every Friday at 11:00am. Join us for stories, rhymes movement songs and lots of FUN!

Ages 0-5. Drop-in.

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

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Kids Clubhouse at The Craigleith Heritage Depot - FULL

Friday October 7, 2022 - Friday October 14, 2022

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: The Craigleith Heritage Depot.

This program is currently FULL

Meet us Fridays from 4-5 pm at The Craigleith Heritage Depot for The Kids Clubhouse afterschool program.

Join us for games, STEAM activities, arts & crafts, and lots of FUN. Ages 6 and up.

Please email, and your child(s) name can be added to our wait list.

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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Trivia Game Night

Friday October 7, 2022 - Friday April 21, 2023

Time: 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: BMPL Facebook (@TheBlueMountainsLibrary).

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. Not available on Friday Nights? Don't worry! 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.

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

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Fall No-Bake Recipe Series: No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies

Saturday October 8, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Join us at the L.E. Shore Library for a Fall-themed No-Bake Recipe series. This is a fun and easy baking series for anyone that enjoys yummy treats, and simple recipes.

Saturday October 8th we will be making delicious No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies. This recipe is filled with load of fall flavors, cinnamon, brown sugar and pumpkin! YUM!

Registration is required. All ages program. Allergens: Pumpkin, cinnamon, raisins, oats

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

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Adventures in Filmmaking: Create a Short Animated Film (Section 1)

Saturday October 15, 2022 - Saturday November 5, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

ADVENTURES IN FILMMAKING
Part 1: Create a Short Animated Film
Join local animator and cartoonist Jeff Wilson and filmmaker Tom Strnad for this 4 week workshop where you will create a short animated film. Learn how to design cartoon characters, animate movement and actions and create a short animation using iPads and ProCreate digital illustration software. Designed for ages 7-13.

Section 1 Saturdays October 15, 22, 29 and November 5 (10am-12pm) 

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Adventures in Filmmaking: Create a Short Animated Film (Section 2)

Wednesday October 19, 2022 - Wednesday November 9, 2022

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S. (Board Room).

ADVENTURES IN FILMMAKING
Part 1: Create a Short Animated Film

Join local animator and cartoonist Jeff Wilson and filmmaker Tom Strnad for this 4 week workshop where you will create a short animated film. Learn how to design cartoon characters, animate movement and actions and create a short animation using iPads and ProCreate digital illustration software. Designed for ages 8-13. (Children under the age of 8 may attend with an adult)
Section 2 Wednesdays October 19, 26, November 2, 9 (3:00pm-5:00pm)

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Hobby Club: Plastic Bag Braided Basket

Thursday October 27, 2022

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Join us at the L.E.Shore Library on Thursday, October 27th at 3:30 pm for a fun DIY using plastic grocery store bags. Let's keep plastic store bags out of the landfill and create a beautiful mini showpiece basket. No knitting or crochet is required, just some sewing and braiding.

Would you prefer to do this activity at home? You can email us at libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca and let us know that you would like this DIY as a Take and Make Kit.

Registration required. Spaces are limited. The suggested age is 10 and up.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Saturday October 29, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

The Blue Mountains Public Library is hosting a spook-tacular pumpkin decorating contest!

Decorate a pumpkin inspired by your favourite book or movie character.

How to participate: 

  1. Register right here at the bottom of the page.
  2. Registered participants will meet us at the L.E. Shore Library at 11:00am on Saturday, Oct 29th
  3. We will provide markers, décor and whatever else you will want to use to decorate your pumpkin
  4. Before you leave, we will take a photo of you with your pumpkin, we will display photographs in the library where library visitors and staff will have a week to vote on their favourite pumpkin.
  5. Take your pumpkin home and display it at your front door for Halloween! and trick-or-treaters will get to admire it too!
  6. Winner will be contacted Friday, November 4th

Goldsmiths Farm Market and Bakery have generously donated pumpkins.

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. While supplies last.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Wiggle Worms Wellness Program

Saturday November 5, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

During the Wiggle Worms Wellness group program, families will be invited to connect to themselves intentionally and playfully. 
Participants will be guided through various asana poses, meditations, and reflections. Families are asked to bring their yoga mats.
Registration is required. For parents and children ages 4-10.

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

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Kids Clubhouse After School Program

Tuesday November 8, 2022 - Tuesday December 20, 2022

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Kids Clubhouse After School Program
Every Tuesday, meet us in the Gallery at the L.E.Shore Library from 3:30 - 4:30 pm for games STEAM activities, arts & crafts, and lots of FUN.

Ages 8 and up. Free Program. Registration required. Spaces are limited.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 EXT. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Story Time in The Gallery

Friday November 18, 2022 - Friday December 30, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us in the L.E. Shore Gallery for a fun and interactive Story Time every Friday at 11:00am.

Join us for stories, rhymes movement songs and lots of FUN!

Ages 0-5, Free Program. Registration is required.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 EXT. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Adventures in Filmmaking: Create a Short Film (Section 2)

Wednesday November 23, 2022 - Wednesday December 14, 2022

Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

ADVENTURES IN FILMMAKING
Part 2: Create a Short Film
Join filmmaker Tom Strnad and storyboard artist Jeff Wilson for this 3 week workshop where you will create a short live action film. Learn how to write a script, draw a storyboard, film scenes with actors, and edit a short live action film. Designed for ages 8-13.
Section 2 Wednesdays November 23, 30, December 7 (3:30pm-5:30pm)

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Letters To Santa

Thursday November 24, 2022

Location: L.E. Shore Library or Craigleith Heritage Depot.

Write a letter to Santa and drop it in our North Pole Mailbox at the L.E. Shore Library or at The Craigleith Heritage Depot, and the staff there will make sure it gets to Santa at the North Pole in time for Christmas!

Here's How:

Step 1: Write a letter to Santa

Step 2: Put your letter into an envelope and address it to:       

Santa Claus
North Pole
H0H 0H0
Canada

Remember to include your full name and mailing address – so Santa knows where to send your letter! If you forget to put your letter in an envelope, Santa will write a letter to the library and the staff will be sure to let you know that he still received your letter!

Step 3: Bring your letter to the L.E. Shore Library and drop it off at the North Pole Mailbox. (No postage necessary). 

That's it! Each child who mails a letter will receive a personal reply from Santa Claus via Canada Post. 

Letters may be dropped off between Thursday, November 24 –Thursday, December 8th.

In order to receive a reply by Christmas, please drop off the letter no later than 7:00pm Thursday, December 8th.

Free program. All ages welcome.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Hobby Club: No Sew Blankets - Program is FULL

Thursday November 24, 2022

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us at the L.E.Shore Library monthly for our after-school Hobby Club, from 3:30-4:30 pm. 
On Thursday, November 24th, We will be making cozy No-Sew blankets! No-sew blankets are easy to make, are great gifts, and are amazing reading blankets.

Would you prefer to do this activity at home? You can email us atlibraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca and let us know that you would like this DIY as a Take and Make Kit.

Registration required. Spaces are limited. The suggested age is 10 and up.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Adventures in Filmmaking: Create a Short Film (Section 1)

Saturday November 26, 2022 - Saturday December 17, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

ADVENTURES IN FILMMAKING


Part 2: Create a Short Film
Join filmmaker Tom Strnad and storyboard artist Jeff Wilson for this 3 week workshop where you will create a short live action film. Learn how to write a script, draw a storyboard, film scenes with actors, and edit a short live action film. Designed for ages 8-13.

Section 1 Saturdays November 26, December 3, 10 (10am-12pm)

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Fall No-Bake Recipe Series: No-Bake Pumpkin Mousse

Saturday November 26, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Saturday, November 26th from 1-2pm, is our final day in our No-Bake Recipe Series!

We are wrapping up this fun program with another fall themed recipe. We will be making rich and creamy Pumpkin Mousse. YUM!

All Ages program. Registration is Required. Allergens: Dairy, Vanilla pudding

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Letters To Santa

Thursday December 8, 2022

Location: L.E. Shore Library or Craigleith Heritage Depot.

Write a letter to Santa and drop it in our North Pole Mailbox at the L.E. Shore Library, and the staff there will make sure it gets to Santa at the North Pole in time for Christmas!

Here's How:

Step 1: Write a letter to Santa

Step 2: Put your letter into an envelope and address it to:       

Santa Claus
North Pole
H0H 0H0
Canada

Remember to include your full name and mailing address – so Santa knows where to send your letter! If you forget to put your letter in an envelope, Santa will write a letter to the library and the staff will be sure to let you know that he still received your letter!

Step 3: Bring your letter to the L.E. Shore Library and drop it off at the North Pole Mailbox. (No postage necessary). 

That's it! Each child who mails a letter will receive a personal reply from Santa Claus via Canada Post. 

Letters may be dropped off between Thursday, November 24 –Thursday, December 8th.

In order to receive a reply by Christmas, please drop off the letter no later than 7:00pm Thursday, December 8th.

Free program. All ages welcome.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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A Very Vintage Christmas

Saturday December 10, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

Join us in The Gallery at L.E. Shore for A Very Vintage Christmas. A morning of holiday fun!

Create vintage-looking holiday ornaments, enjoy hot chocolate, grab a Take & Make Holiday Treat, hear some classic carols, and spend time with friends before heading down to the Olde Fashioned Christmas events downtown.

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Ultimate Science Saturday: Winter Blizzard In A Jar

Saturday January 14, 2023

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us two Saturdays a month from 11- 12 pm at the L.E. Shore Library for some ooey gooey science fun! 

Get ready to get creative and messy with some cool science experiments, such as Elephant Toothpaste, erupting volcanoes, slime, blizzard in a jar and so much more!

Come, and explore different scientific concepts through hands-on activities.

All supplies provided. Registration required. All ages welcome.

Children under the age of 8, must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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

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Ultimate Science Saturday: Shaker Cup Slime Experiment

Saturday January 28, 2023

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us two Saturdays a month from 11- 12 pm at the L.E. Shore Library for some ooey gooey science fun! 

Get ready to get creative and messy with some cool science experiments, such as Elephant Toothpaste, erupting volcanoes, slime, blizzard in a jar and so much more!

Come, and explore different scientific concepts through hands-on activities.

All supplies provided. Registration required. All ages welcome.

Children under the age of 8, must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Ultimate Science Saturday: Exploding Volcanoes

Saturday February 11, 2023

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us two Saturdays a month from 11- 12 pm at the L.E. Shore Library for some ooey gooey science fun! 

Get ready to get creative and messy with some cool science experiments, such as Elephant Toothpaste, erupting volcanoes, slime, blizzard in a jar and so much more!

Come, and explore different scientific concepts through hands-on activities.

All supplies provided. Registration required. All ages welcome.

Children under the age of 8, must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 EXT. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Ultimate Science Saturday: Cloud In A Jar

Saturday February 25, 2023

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us two Saturdays a month from 11- 12 pm at the L.E. Shore Library for some ooey gooey science fun! 

Get ready to get creative and messy with some cool science experiments, such as Elephant Toothpaste, erupting volcanoes, slime, blizzard in a jar and so much more!

Come, and explore different scientific concepts through hands-on activities.

All supplies provided. Registration required. All ages welcome.

Children under the age of 8, must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Ultimate Science Saturday: Balloon In A Bottle Experiment

Saturday March 11, 2023

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us two Saturdays a month from 11- 12 pm at the L.E. Shore Library for some ooey gooey science fun! 

Get ready to get creative and messy with some cool science experiments, such as Elephant Toothpaste, erupting volcanoes, slime, blizzard in a jar and so much more!

Come, and explore different scientific concepts through hands-on activities.

All supplies provided. Registration required. All ages welcome.

Children under the age of 8, must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Ultimate Science Saturday: Magic Milk Experiment

Saturday March 25, 2023

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us two Saturdays a month from 11- 12 pm at the L.E. Shore Library for some ooey gooey science fun! 

Get ready to get creative and messy with some cool science experiments, such as Elephant Toothpaste, erupting volcanoes, slime, blizzard in a jar and so much more!

Come, and explore different scientific concepts through hands-on activities.

All supplies provided. Registration required. All ages welcome.

Children under the age of 8, must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Ultimate Science Saturday: Walking Water Experiment

Saturday April 8, 2023

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us two Saturdays a month from 11- 12 pm at the L.E. Shore Library for some ooey gooey science fun! 

Get ready to get creative and messy with some cool science experiments, such as Elephant Toothpaste, erupting volcanoes, slime, blizzard in a jar and so much more!

Come, and explore different scientific concepts through hands-on activities.

All supplies provided. Registration required. All ages welcome.

Children under the age of 8, must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Ultimate Science Saturday: Fizzing Hand Experiment

Saturday April 22, 2023

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us two Saturdays a month from 11- 12 pm at the L.E. Shore Library for some ooey gooey science fun! 

Get ready to get creative and messy with some cool science experiments, such as Elephant Toothpaste, erupting volcanoes, slime, blizzard in a jar and so much more!

Come, and explore different scientific concepts through hands-on activities.

All supplies provided. Registration required. All ages welcome.

Children under the age of 8, must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Trivia Game Night

Friday April 28, 2023

Time: 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: BMPL Facebook (@TheBlueMountainsLibrary).

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. Not available on Friday Nights? Don't worry! 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. 

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

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Ultimate Science Saturday: Candy Cane Slime

Saturday May 13, 2023

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us two Saturdays a month from 11- 12 pm at the L.E. Shore Library for some ooey gooey science fun! 

Get ready to get creative and messy with some cool science experiments, such as Elephant Toothpaste, erupting volcanoes, slime, blizzard in a jar and so much more!

Come, and explore different scientific concepts through hands-on activities.

All supplies provided. Registration required. All ages welcome.

Children under the age of 8, must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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