Programs for Families

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

Bedtime Story Time

Wednesday October 27, 2021 - Wednesday December 15, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: BMPL Facebook & YouTube.

Join Jen on Facebook or YouTube for a Virtual Bedtime Story. Watch from the comfort of your own home every Wednesday at 7:00pm. 

Suitable for ages 0-5 years...or anyone who enjoys a good story!

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBlueMountainsPublicLibrary

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Outdoor Story Time

Friday October 29, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: Bruce St. Lawn at L.E. Shore Library..

Bring your blankets! We will be hosting an engaging and fun Story Time session every week on Friday at 11 a.m.

We will have social circles clearly marked on the lawn (Bruce street) and properly sized to accommodate you and your children, while adhering to all provincial and Health Unit guidelines on physical distancing. You will be able to sit and listen to stories, and sing-along to songs and rhymes! While we normally support movement in our Story Times, due to physical distancing and to support everyone’s health & safety, all families and participants must remain within their marked social circle for the program.

Please note that Outdoor Story Time is weather dependant. For rain days, check out our YouTube page for our Virtual Story Time program. 

Free program. Ages 0-5 . Drop-in. Spaces limited. 

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Favourite Fossils

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 October 29, 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. 

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

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Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Saturday October 30, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Branch.

Hey all you ghosts, ghouls, and goblins! Head on down to the L.E.Shore Library anytime between 10:00am-2:00pm for a super fun Halloween Scavenger Hunt and a spooky TREAT! All you have to do is find all the hidden ghouls, ghosts and goblins 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! This is a drop-in program. 

Masks, Physical distancing, and all health measures will be in effect.

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Sunday October 31, 2021

Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot.

Hey all you ghosts, ghouls, and goblins! Head on down to the Craigleith Heritage Depot anytime between 12:00pm-4:00pm 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 Depot.

Submit your scavenger hunt card off at the front desk for a chance to win a PRIZE. Remember to grab a yummy treat before you leave the museum! Costumes welcome. This is a drop-in program. 

Masks, Physical distancing, and all health measures will be in effect.

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 6
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca

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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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Museum From Home

Monday November 1, 2021 - Monday December 27, 2021

Time: 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Location: CHD Facebook & Twitter @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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Post-It Note Activity: Kick Off Event

Tuesday November 2, 2021

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

It's Back! And Bigger Than Ever!

The Blue Mountains Public Library's famous Post-It Note Activity is back and better than ever starting Tuesday November 2nd and running until Tuesday, November 23rd. To support physical distancing, we'll be having this drop-in activity over 3 weeks. This is a key part of our Phase II, so stop in and stop in often.

How It Works

This is where the fun happens! When you stop in to Craigleith Heritage Depot or L.E. Shore, you'll find fun and interactive questions on walls and windows that are about your BMPL GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive & Museum). You then get to grab a post-it note pad and a sharpie and write down all your great ideas, insights and visions.

How many can you add? As many as you like! You can even comment on other post-it notes, too! Add a checkmark, expand on an idea or make a comment.

Raffle Draw

Each time you stop by BMPL and participate in the Post-It Note Activity you'll also get a ticket for our Raffle Draw. You'll have your choice from a variety of prizes to chose from for your chance to win. You'll definitely want to stop by often between Nov 2-23rd to get as many chances as you can to win in our Raffle Draw. The more times you stop by and participate the more chances to win! Winners will be announced after the Post-It Note Activity concludes.

For Kids & Teens

Kids' and Teens' voices matter, too! We'll have paper up on our walls just for you with tons of markers available so you can colour all over it. Get creative and draw what you'd like for your BMPL GLAM! Each time you return and participate is a chance to get another ticket for a chance to win in our Raffle Draw. Stop in often for more chances to win prizes! Do you see a picture or idea that you like? Comment on it, put a checkmark or a heart! Show others what a great idea it is with your support!

Kick Off Door Prizes

We'll be offering special Door Prizes to the first few folks who stop by to participate when we kick off the event. Door Prizes will be offered to the first few folks at L.E. Shore at 10:00 am and at Craigleith Heritage Depot at 12:00 pm! Prizes are from local small business throughout The Town of The Blue Mountains and are waiting just for you!

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLconsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Kids Clubhouse

Tuesday November 2, 2021 - Tuesday November 9, 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

THE KIDS CLUBHOUSE is an exciting program geared just for kids. This fun and engaging program will provide children with activities, crafts, puzzles, books, and movies that they can enjoy at home.
Each week we will prepare a creative and engaging activity pack that you may pick up from the Library. Every activity kit will include a weekly STEM activity, science experiment, craft, and a super fun activity booklet.
Each booklet will have a variety of curriculum-based activities. 
Children can learn about different continents, countries, oceans, and so much MORE! Every Tuesday at 4:00 pm, you can meet Jen over ZOOM to discuss the weekly activity kit theme, meet friends, chat and make your weekly activity together!
Virtual Program. Registration required. Zoom Link will be emailed to you Tuesday afternoon.

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/the-kids-clubhouse-.cfm?is=9

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Story Time in The Gallery

Friday November 5, 2021 - Friday December 3, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: The Gallery.

With the cooler weather upon us, Outdoor Story Time has moved  indoors! 
Meet us in the Gallery for a fun and interactive Story Time every Friday at 11:00 am. Join us for stories, rhymes, movement songs, and lots of FUN! 

Ages 0-5. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Masks mandatory. (Ages 2 and up as per provincial and Health Unit guidelines)

Adherence to all provincial and Health Unit guidelines on physical distancing to be followed. All participants over the age of 12 must show a double vaccination receipt or provide medical exemption. 

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

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Letters to Santa

Monday November 22, 2021 - Thursday December 2, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

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. 

Here's how to do it:

1. Write a letter to Santa and put it in an envelope addressed to:       

Santa Claus
North Pole
H0H 0H0
Canada

2. 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. 

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!

Letter can be dropped off between Monday November 22 – Thursday December 2nd

In order to receive a reply by Christmas, please drop off the letter no later than 6pm Thursday, Dec 2nd.

Free program. Ages 0 and up.

 

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

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Focus Group: Tweens

Thursday November 25, 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Group to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is Tweens. It will take place during our Tween Advisory Group program. 

Spots are limited. Registration is required for Tween Advisory Group

If you are a parent or guardian of a tween who would be interested in a tween focus group, please email BMPLconsultation@thebluemountains.ca and we will add you to a wait list. 

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.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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New Year's Eve Story Time and Photo Booth

Friday December 31, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Join us for a celebratory Story Time in The Gallery. We will read fun stories, sing, move, dance, and get ready to say goodbye to 2021.
At the end of our Story Time, we will have fun New Years' Eve photo props set up, so stick around, grab a prop, say cheese and strike a pose! 

Ages 0-4 .Registration Required.

Adherence to all provincial and Health Unit guidelines on physical distancing to be followed. All participants over the age of 12 must show a double vaccination receipt or provide medical exemption. 

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

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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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