L.E. Shore Library

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TBM Meet the Candidates Series: Paula Hope & Gail Ardiel

Monday October 3, 2022 - Monday October 17, 2022

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

This is your opportunity to sound out our potential new Council and inform your vote.

Monday October 3rd with candidates, Paula Hope & Gail Ardiel from 5:00-7:00pm.
This is a drop-in event, no registration required. First come, first seated. Limited Capacity.

Moderated by Christopher Thomas.

Light refreshments to be served.

Brought to you by: Climate Action Now Network, Blue Mountain Ratepayers’ Association, Blue Mountain Village Association, and the Blue Mountains Chamber of Commerce.

There are 6 sessions in The Gallery at L.E. Shore every Monday evening between August 29th - October 17th, 2022 (n/a September 5 and October 10 due to Stat Holidays)

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Teen Lit Kit

Tuesday October 4, 2022

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

On the first Tuesday of every month, BMPL will release a super fun Teen Literacy Kit. Each kit will contain a book, colouring sheets, goodies, and more! Every month will be a different surprise theme.

The best part of this program... it's 100% free! All you need is your BMPL library card.

REGISTRATION CLOSES, MONDAY OCTOBER 3rd.

Want to customize your kit? Fill out the Teen Lit Kit Questionnaire

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

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Tech Help with Georgian Learning

Tuesday October 4, 2022 - Tuesday October 25, 2022

Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Computers, iPhones, Android, Tablets, Emails, Passwords, Google, Microsoft - there are so many things to learn! 

Do you need some help with your computer, phone, or tablet? Do you wish someone could sit down with you and show you how to use computer software or answer your questions? Now is your chance to register for one on one tech help with an instructor from the Georgian Adult Learning Centre in Collingwood.

Meet at L.E. Shore for 1-hour on Tuesday afternoons. We can even develop a personalized tech program plan for you!

Register online for this free tech help session. Library staff will contact you with your appointment time.

This is a grant-funded program so please bring your Social Insurance Number with you. 

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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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Seniors Exercise

Wednesday October 5, 2022 - Wednesday October 12, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 10:45am

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore 173 Bruce St. S..

Sitting or standing, no matter your ability. Improve your fitness and balance and join Denise for a weekly exercise class for seniors! Help keep your body moving with some easy stretches and aerobics. Every Wednesday at 10am. Pay by donation. Drop-in.

We encourage all participants to keep distance and wear a mask.

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Wired Wednesdays: Fake News, how to spot it and what to do about it

Wednesday October 5, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

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

In this video, Ashley will talk about Fake News. Fake News is a legitimate problem online. People post news stories and political news that is fake. Sometimes people do this honestly without knowing that they are spreading fake news. Some people do this with malicious intent where they know they are sharing something wrong, and biased. Ashley will show you how to spot fake news, and what to do about it. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

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

 

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

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Dementia Friendly Community

Thursday October 6, 2022

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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

A BVO New Territory Presentation.

A Dementia Friendly Community is a place where people living with dementia are understood, respected, and supported. More people are diagnosed with dementia every year and choose to live at home in their community throughout their life. 

Learn how we can build a stronger and more inclusive community where everyone can contribute and live healthy active lives. This is an opportunity for you to gain knowledge and understanding of dementia, and ensure people living with dementia are included and have choice and control over their day-to-day lives and level of engagement.  

Speaker: Sandra Hong, Public Education Coordinator, Alzheimer Society Grey Bruce

Everyone is welcome to a presentation from The Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce about what we can all do to make The Town of the Blue Mountains more educated and mindful of the condition. 

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Drop-in Tech Help with Ashley

Thursday October 6, 2022

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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

Do you need tech help? Do evenings work better for your schedule? Ashley will be at the L.E. Shore Library on the first Thursday of the Month from 5:30-6:30 pm for drop-in tech help. E-mail: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca for more information.

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.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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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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Closed for Thanksgiving

Monday October 10, 2022

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

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Family Day.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

Email: LibraryInfo@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Wired Wednesdays: Creating a Strong Passphrase

Wednesday October 12, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

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

In this video, Ashley will talk about creating a strong passphrase. A passphrase is a sequence of words that you use for a login into an account. The longer the better. Ashley will talk about what you need to make sure that your passphrase (password) is good and strong as well as some sites that will autogenerate a passphrase for you. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

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

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

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Teen Group

Thursday October 13, 2022 - Thursday November 10, 2022

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Join the Teen Group and have your say on Teen programs and services, become involved in your community, and meet new friends!

Being a part of the Teen Group gives you the chance to suggest ways that the BMPL can better serve our teen community, offer ideas for exciting teen programs, and provide feedback about the library's teen collection. Being a part of the BMPL Teen Group is a great way to acquire your High School Community Involvement hours while having fun!

The Teen Group meets the second Thursday of each month.

Register Here for Teen Group

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

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VIVA: Intro. to Virtual Production For Film & Television

Friday October 14, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

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

South Georgian Bay Media Association Inc. presents VIVA: Virtual Interactive Volume Accelerator

VIVA is a series of workshops that will instruct participant film and television producers, directors, cinematographers, key creatives and media arts post-secondary students on the use of virtual production (VP) technology and how it can be applied to small and medium sized independent film and television production. VP is the same method being used by films and television series such as Star Wars' Mandalorian and Star Trek.

Day 1 will include an overview into the theory and creative opportunities in cinematography, production and editing that virtual production offers filmmakers and will take place at The Blue Mountains Public Library - L.E. Shore Memorial Branch. Tickets: Free

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-virtual-production-for-film-and-television-tickets-417572118447 

Learn about Day 2 here.

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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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Emily Carr: Art Collage Workshop and Reading

Saturday October 15, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

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

Everyone is welcome to join us for Exploring The Wildness of Emily Carr.

An Art Collage Workshop and a reading and discussion based on the book: Emily Carr and Raven – In the Darkness of Her Dreams by Cathy Wilson and Ruth MacLean. Join the two authors at L.E. Shore Library on Saturday October 15th at 11am.

The workshop will be in two parts: first a collage workshop led by Ruth MacLean, then readings from the book with questions and answers led by Cathy Wilson. Both parts will be based on the theme of Wildness, and explore how important it was for Emily Carr that she approached her life as a rebel.

Ruth MacLean will briefly demonstrate techniques which she used for making the images in the book. Participants will be encouraged to be bolder than usual, to play around with the emerging shapes in a way that creates a feeling of wildness, or any dynamic that helps to break away from old habits. Participants can work in a free-style way, or they can base their approach on some of Emily’s ‘wildest’ work – scans of Emily’s work will be available for inspiration.

This will be an interactive session with questions and answers. Register online.

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Seniors Exercise

Monday October 17, 2022 - Monday September 4, 2023

Time: 10:00am - 10:45pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Sitting or standing, no matter your ability. Improve your fitness and balance and join Denise for a weekly exercise class for seniors! Help keep your body moving with some easy stretches and aerobics. Every Monday and Wednesday at 10am. Pay by donation. Drop-in.

We encourage all participants to keep distance and wear a mask.

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Journaling & Meditation

Monday October 17, 2022 - Monday October 31, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:15pm

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

A mind, body, spirit gentle flow with instructor, Barb Rosen, that includes chair or mat yoga, guided meditation, and stream of consciousness journaling with some sharing time (only if you feel comfortable).

No experience is needed just an openness to the experience. 

Barb Rosen is a trained yoga teacher. She has been practicing meditation for more than ten years. She is a long standing member of Algonquin Highlands Resonance Writing Circle. Drop-in.

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Seniors Exercise

Wednesday October 19, 2022 - Wednesday October 11, 2023

Time: 10:00am - 10:45am

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Sitting or standing, no matter your ability. Improve your fitness and balance and join Denise for a weekly exercise class for seniors! Help keep your body moving with some easy stretches and aerobics. Every Monday and Wednesday at 10am. Pay by donation. Drop-in.

We encourage all participants to keep distance and wear a mask.

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Wired Wednesdays: How to get Tech Help at the Library

Wednesday October 19, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

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

In this video, Ashley will talk about the different ways you can receive tech help at the library. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

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

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

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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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Young Adult Book Club

Thursday October 20, 2022

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Join us once a month for the Young Adult Book Club. Have your say and vote on the books you want to read!

The YA Book Club meets on the third Thursday of every month from 5 -6PM at the L.E. Shore Library to discuss books, have some snacks, and have fun! 

If you are a young adult that loves to read and are looking for a fun way to discuss books, make new friends, or perhaps you are curious about book clubs and how they work, check out our YA Book Club.

A good book opens the mind to new possibilities. See you there!

Ages 14 and up. Registration is required.

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

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Native Plants & Attracting Butterflies

Thursday October 20, 2022

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore 173 Bruce St. S..

Learn from two young entrepreneurs about attracting butterflies to your garden with native plants.

Charly Baxter is a local artist, vegetable farmer and landscape gardener. She received a BFA from OCAD U and a Horticultural Technician certification from Humber College. Inspired by nature, and the interconnectedness of life, Charly feels compelled to draw attention to the human struggle with our affect on the natural world through her arts. She is eager to bridge the gap between the wild and the controlled landscape by incorporating native plants and sustainable practices into gardens. Charly also enjoys raising native species from seed collected on field studies.

Kyla Shepperd is an accomplished seamstress who owns and runs a local business. Her attention to detail in her professional life is equally transferred to her field studies of the natural world. She enjoys raising and tagging monarch butterflies and has naturalized her yard, creating a Monarch Waystation. She is a lifelong forager who's deeply interested in conservation and ecology. She spends much of her free time on field trips, with botany, mycology, and entomology being of special interest, passions she enjoys freely sharing with others.

Together as cousins who are passionate amateur field naturalists, they are eager to share their experiences and observations with others in a presentation geared towards inspiring others to create beautiful natural landscapes in their own urban settings supporting the natural flora and fauna of our region.

Talking points:

Kyla and Charly will focus on herbaceous flowering perennials and the Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) they host and feed. Some trees, shrubs, grasses and vines will be mentioned. They will also discuss pesticides, invasive plants and insects, plant life cycles and cultural requirements for planting.

Everyone is welcome! Free event. 

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Responsible Investing Seminar

Friday October 21, 2022

Time: 2:00am - 3:00am

Location: L.E. Shore Library .

As we transition to a low-carbon economy, you will no longer need to choose between planet, people or profits. Join us to learn how responsible investment can make your money matter. Friday October 21st from 2-3pm in The Gallery at L.E. Shore. Please register below.

Speakers:
Sharon Wigle is an Investment Advisor with Trinity Holistic Wealth/ Designed Securities Ltd., with 30 years experience as an Advisor. Prior to this she was an Equity Trader and Analyst for Mutual Life of Canada. Sharon represents Designed Securities as an independent Advisor – that is an Advisor who is not tied to any one investment company’s products. Rather, she undertakes to match her clients’ individual investment needs and objectives with products that meet those individuals’ requirements. Sharon is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds an honours B.A. in Management and Economics from the University of Guelph.

Daniel Mondou is an investment wholesaler with Desjardins Investments. He brings a wide background of insured money products, mutual funds, ETFs, and structured notes to the field with a speciality in responsible investment and protection strategies. Daniel will use his deep experience in the field of responsible investing to discuss the various RI investment possibilities available and how RI investment products have a positive impact on the environment and on communities.
Daniel works closely with both investors and advisors to co-create tax-efficient wealth plans for families and their estate plans – while ensuring that their financial needs meet their personal needs at the same time.

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GoVAXX Bus

Friday October 21, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library Parking Lot.

BEEP BEEP! The #GOVAXX bus is on its way.  

The mobile vaccine bus will be administering 1st, 2nd, and booster doses in the L.E. Shore Library parking lot (173 Bruce St. S.) on October 21st from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

By appointment or walk-in. While supplies last.

Book an Appointment: www.Ontario.ca/vaccinebus

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

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Wired Wednesdays: Before you buy, Check Consumer Reports Ratings

Wednesday October 26, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

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

In this video, Ashley will talk about Consumer Reports and how to look at the ratings for products that you want to buy. CR has been around for a long time and is a trusted source for consumers. Did you know that it is now online? This great resource is available to library card holders for free!

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

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

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

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Thornbury Ghost Meet-Up

Wednesday October 26, 2022

Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore Library.

Let's talk about ghosts with paranormal investigator Michelle McKay. Have questions about the paranormal? Want to share your experiences or hear others' experiences? Want to meet like-minded people who are interested in ghosts and the paranormal? Michelle has been a paranormal investigator for over 20 years and has appeared on television in over 32 countries. This is a free event open to the public from 6:30-8pm. Doors close at 6:35pm.

Contact: Michelle McKay
Website: https://coldspot.org/

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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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VIVA Virtual Volume Demo at SIRT Pinewood Studios

Friday October 28, 2022

Time: 7:00am - 4:30pm

Location: Meet at L.E. Shore Library Parking Lot.

SOUTH GEORGIAN BAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION INC. presents VIVA: Virtual Interactive Volume Accelerator

VIVA is a series of workshops that will instruct participant film and television producers, directors, cinematographers, key creatives and media arts post-secondary students on the use of virtual production (VP) technology and how it can be applied to small and medium sized independent film and television production. VP is the same method being used by films and television series such as Star Wars' Mandalorian and Star Trek.

Day 2 will include a hands-on demonstration of a LED Volume for virtual production located at the SIRT centre at Pinewood Studios Toronto. Tickets: $50 plus HST. Please note that the bus will depart from LE Shore at 7am on October 28th. 
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/virtual-volume-demo-at-sirt-pinewood-studios-toronto-tickets-417500253497

Find information on Day 1, here.

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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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Events for Life Warming Station

Monday October 31, 2022

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Warm drinks, snacks, costumes and fun. Swing by The Gallery at L.E. Shore to take a break from trick or treating and warm up.

Hosted by Events for Life and The Blue Mountains Public Library.

 

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iPad Basics

Tuesday November 1, 2022

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Boardroom.

Darrell Noseworthy is back in person with iPad Basics!

Bring your iPad and your questions for this 2-hour class. Learn screens and gestures, working with apps, the App Store, and browsing the Internet in a small group. Maximum registration is 6 people. Instructor: Darrell Noseworthy.

The cost for this program is $20 upon registration. Pay with your card online, or visit the Library to make payment. The library accepts cash, debit, cheque, Visa and Mastercard. Note: Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance for a refund.

Contact: Elisa
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext 143
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca

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Inuit Cultural Workshop

Thursday November 3, 2022

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: LE Shore Library .

Join Muckpaloo Ipeelie as she introduces you to Inuit Culture in this workshop.  You will discover what an inukshuk really is, along with language, history and cultural knowledge.  Ages 16 and up.

Contact: Andrea Wilson
Phone: 5195993681
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca

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Author Talk with Ursula Baker

Saturday November 5, 2022

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join local author, Ursula Baker, for an Author Talk about her debut novel, Shades of Betrayal.


Shades of Betrayal follows the fortunes of a compelling cast of characters in Poland, Germany, France, and England. Starting in peacetime, the saga unfolds over the six-year nightmare that ensues after Hitler invades Poland. From the underground soldiers of the Home Army, who surreptitiously defy Hitler in Poland; to the fighters of the French Resistance; to the daring pilots of the RAF; to the dauntless women who engage on countless fronts, these complex people cling to their dreams and yearn for love in the midst of horror. But the evil forces arrayed against them warp their lives, break their hearts, and smash their hopes as one betrayal after the next mounts in all their lives, leading to the ultimate treachery of Poland’s delivery to Stalin’s dictatorship at the war’s end.
Told from a shifting array of fascinating, disparate perspectives, Shades of Betrayal offers a unique view of World War II that deeply explores the personal impact of war and explores the power and beauty of the human spirit and its capacity for love, hope, and healing.
 

When people think about war, they often envisage only fighting, killing, concentration camps and the misery of the people involved in the war. But despite all of this, life continues, people love, get married, have children. Perhaps the happiness is subdued by the terrible experience of war and the uncertainty of tomorrow but life perseveres. Shades of Betrayal is not a run of the mill WWII story, but rather a different perspective showing the lives of the ordinary people, the soldiers, and the underground resistance fighters during the dark times of war.

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Teen Lit Kit

Monday November 7, 2022

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

On the first Tuesday of every month, BMPL will release a super fun Teen Literacy Kit. Each kit will contain a book, colouring sheets, goodies, and more! Every month will be a different surprise theme.

The best part of this program... it's 100% free! All you need is your BMPL library card.

Want to customize your kit? Fill out the Teen Lit Kit Questionnaire

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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

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GoVAXX Bus

Tuesday November 8, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library Parking Lot.

BEEP BEEP! The #GOVAXX bus is on its way.  

The mobile vaccine bus will be administering 1st, 2nd, and booster doses in the L.E. Shore Library parking lot (173 Bruce St. S.) on November 8th from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

By appointment or walk-in. While supplies last.

Book an Appointment: www.Ontario.ca/vaccinebus

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iPad Basics: Mail and Facetime

Tuesday November 8, 2022

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library Boardroom.

Learn more about your iPad's communications apps: Contacts, Mail, Facetime and Messages. Maximum registration is 6 people. Instructor: Darrell Noseworthy.

The cost for this program is $20 upon registration. Pay with your card online, or visit the Library to make payment. The library accepts cash, debit, cheque, Visa and Mastercard. Note: Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance for a refund.

Contact: Elisa
Phone: 519-599-3681 x143
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca

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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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iPad Basics: Security and Healthy Practices

Tuesday November 15, 2022

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library Boardroom.

Keep your iPad healthy! Learn about viruses, security breaches and dealing with multiple passwords. To take this class you must have already taken iPad Basics, or get prior approval from library staff.

Maximum registration is 6 people. Instructor: Darrell Noseworthy. The cost for this program is $20 upon registration. Pay with your card online, or visit the Library to make payment. The Library accepts cash, debit, cheque, Visa and Mastercard. Note: Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance for a refund.

Contact: Elisa
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext 143
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca

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Indigenous Food Tasting Event with Zach Keeshig

Thursday November 17, 2022

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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

Experience Indigenous foods, learn the history, and hear from Chef Zach Keeshig of Naagan.

Owen Sound based Chef Zach Keeshig attended Georgian College's Culinary Arts program before completing an apprenticeship under local Chef Tim Johnston (Cobble Beach). He has since worked in restaurants such as Michael Stadtlander's Eigensinn Farm (Singhampton) and Langdon Hall (Cambridge). Zach’s mission is to fuse his cultural Ojibwa cuisine with modern culinary techniques and ingredients. The plate is his canvas. Creativity and tradition are his passions. 

Register online.

Part of our Truth & Reconciliation Series in partnership with Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary and Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario.

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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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Light Pollution: Much More Than Seeing The Stars

Thursday November 24, 2022

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Have you ever seen the Milky Way? Do you wish that we did not waste so much energy to light up the night sky? It seems the number and brightness of lights we use to light our way at night just grows each year, and now the adverse effects of light pollution  reach all corners of our planet. Would you like to learn about light pollution and how we can appropriately and safely light the night sky while protecting our natural environment?

Join local astronomer Ian Wheelband, Thursday, November 24th at 6pm, for discussion on nighttime lighting and how it impacts not only our night skies but our environment too.

Learn about the various adverse effects of excessive lighting, about what is safe and what is not. We will discuss what you can do to reduce the impact of nighttime lights, at home and in your community.

Light Pollution reaches so much further than just the extinguishment of our stars at night.

In-Person. Registration is required. All ages welcome.

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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Giving Tuesday

Tuesday November 29, 2022

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday there is Giving Tuesday. A global movement dedicated to giving to organizations and charities. This Giving Tuesday, please consider your Blue Mountains Public Library's GLAM (gallery, library, archives and museum) as you support your community.

Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/support-your-glam.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: 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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