Craigleith Heritage Depot 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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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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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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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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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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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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#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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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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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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Closed for Thanksgiving

Monday October 11, 2021

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

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Thanksgiving.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/virtual-branch.cfm

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Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Sunday October 31, 2021

Location: The Craigleith Heritage Depot.

Hey all you ghosts, ghouls, and goblins! Head on down to the Craigleith Heritage Depot anytime between 12-4pm for a super fun Halloween Scavenger Hunt and a spooky TREAT! All you have to do is find all the hidden ghouls, goblins, and ghosts in the library.

Submit your scavenger hunt card off at the circulation desk for a chance to win a PRIZE. Remember to grab a yummy treat before you leave the library! Costumes welcome. Drop-in program. Masks, Physical distancing, and all health measures will be in effect.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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