L.E. Shore Library

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Closed for Victoria Day

Monday May 23, 2022

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

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

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

Email: LibraryInfo@TheBlueMountains.ca

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GO-VAXX Bus

Tuesday May 24, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 7:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

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 May 24th from 11:00am to 7:00pm.

By appointment or walk-in. While supplies last.

Book an Appointment: www.Ontario.ca/vaccinebus

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

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Kids Clubhouse After School Program

Tuesday May 24, 2022 - Tuesday May 31, 2022

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Our afterschool Kids Club is returning to IN-PERSON beginning Tuesday, May 3rd.
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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Seniors Exercise

Wednesday May 25, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 10:45am

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

We are thrilled to bring back our popular Seniors Exercise class in-person! 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. Please register below.

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

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

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Wired Wednesdays: Borrow French Ebooks and Audiobooks with Cantook Station

Wednesday May 25, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

In this video, Ashley will talk about a new app called Cantook Station. This is your one stop shop for French ebooks and audiobooks. 

Don't forget! Ashley will be live at 1pm to answer your tech help questions.

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

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

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Tween Advisory Group

Thursday May 26, 2022

Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Join the Tween Advisory Group (TWAG) and have your say on The Blue Mountains Public Library's programs and services to Tweens. Experience an interactive meeting where you'll have opportunities to share your thoughts and opinions, try new library programs, and develop new skills. Make, Explore, and Lead with TWAG during an interactive tween-led group meeting. 

REGISTER HERE FOR TWAG

TWAG will be meeting monthly on the 4th Thursday at 4pm. In-person

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

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Story Time in the Gallery

Friday May 27, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Adherence to all provincial and Health Unit guidelines to be followed. 

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

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Author Talk with Sean Dolan

Friday May 27, 2022

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join local author, Sean Dolan, to hear about his debut novel, My Father's Secret, an entertaining thriller with the themes of justice and injustice, reconciliation and alienation, and duty and denial—together representing both the admirable and dishonourable aspects of the Canadian national identity.

Declan Keenan, who makes an unexpected discovery while cleaning out his family’s house after his father’s death. His father, a former RCMP Security Service agent, left a videotape message that drops responsibility for resolving an old case into his son’s lap. Unable to refuse his father’s dying wish, Declan begins his search for answers in an attempt to satisfy justice. In the process, the motive, means, and opportunities that led to the 1973 bombing of BOAC Flight 281 are revealed; but so too are the agendas to have the case buried.

Solving this thirty-year-old case with its inherent obstacles and challenges is frustratingly elusive, especially when compounded by present-day tragedy and official cover-ups. Despite threats, destruction of evidence, and murder, Declan perseveres, knowing that he must do his utmost to reveal his father’s secret and expose a long hidden truth.

Register Online.

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Trivia Game Night

Friday May 27, 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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Snacks for Kids - BVO Food Drive

Wednesday June 1, 2022 - Thursday June 30, 2022

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

The Beaver Valley Outreach (BVO) food bank needs your help! The Blue Mountains Public Library is challenging you to buy some urgently needed items and donate them to the Library's BVO Snack Food Drive. With rising food costs, families are struggling and there is a continued need for the typical "after-school" style snacks for our youth.

Requested items: Peanut Butter, Crackers, Granola Bars, Bear Paws, Apple Sauce, Juice Boxes, etc. 

Please leave new, unopened packages in the Food Drive Box, located at the L.E. Shore Library, throughout the month of June.

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Seniors Exercise

Wednesday June 1, 2022 - Wednesday June 22, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 10:45am

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

We are thrilled to bring back our popular Seniors Exercise class in-person! 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. Please register below.

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

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Wired Wednesdays: Finding your Way Around Windows 11

Wednesday June 1, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

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

Did you upgrade your computer to Windows 11 but aren't sure how to use the new operating system? In this video, Ashley will talk about Windows 11 and some of its prominent features. 

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

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

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

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Meditation for Teens

Thursday June 2, 2022 - Thursday June 30, 2022

Time: 4:30pm - 5:00pm

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

Teen Meditation Program 

A five week meditation course for youth, free of charge.

Week 1: Introduction to meditation and the benefits~decreased anxiety and stress, increased focus, strengthened memory and feelings of confidence and joy.
Week 2: Exploring various meditation techniques
Week 3: Creating an at home practice
Week 4: More techniques to increase resilience, patience and kindness
Week 5: Long, deep guided meditation.

No experience or equipment needed.

We will begin by meditating seated on chairs, and offer option to move to cushions as we progress.  Students choice.

Meet your instructor, Brenda Murphy, a Yoga Master~Speaker~Author  You can find out more about Brenda by checking out her website www.interiorconsciousness.com 

Drop-ins are welcome but we encourage you to register in advance.

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Meditation Workshop

Thursday June 2, 2022 - Thursday June 30, 2022

Time: 5:30pm - 6:00pm

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

A introduction to Meditation workshop. Everyone is welcome to this 5 week workshop. Drop-in welcomes but we encourage you to register in advance. Even if you can only make one session, sign up!

Week 1:Introduction to meditation, the benefits ~decreased stress and anxiety, stabilizing emotions, deeper sleep, and highlighting brain health by strengthening focus, concentration and memory.
Week 2: Exploring meditation techniques from ancient to modern modalities
Week 3: Creating a home practice
Week 4: Strengthening the brain through specific techniques
Week 5: Long, deep guided meditation

***No experience no equipment needed.  

We will begin by meditating seated on chairs, and offer option to move to cushions as we progress.  Students choice.

Meet your instructor, Brenda Murphy, a Yoga Master~Speaker~Author. Brenda is offering this five week meditation course for youth and adults. It is free of charge. You can find out more about Brenda by checking out her website www.interiorconsciousness.com

Register below.

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Drop-in Tech Help with Ashley

Thursday June 2, 2022 - Thursday November 3, 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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Pop-up GLAM at Ravenna Hall

Friday June 3, 2022 - Friday December 16, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Ravenna Hall.

BMPL’s Pop-up GLAM events are coming to Ravenna!

Join the BMPL team at Ravenna Hall on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month May to December (2nd & 4th Friday in July & September). We’ll be at Ravenna Hall from 10am to 4pm to bring you GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archives & Museum) services closer to home! You’ll be able to browse and borrow books, pick-up your holds, access Chromebooks and iPads, and there will even be drop-in programs for you. Each Pop-up GLAM event will feature a different conversation spark or GLAM activity. 

Don’t forget to let us know if you’d like your holds at Ravenna Hall. Give us a call or email us to let us know, so we can bring them with us. Tell us what GLAM services you’d like at Ravenna Hall with this quick survey

May 6th - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Activity: Exploring Privilege

Participate in a self-guided DEI Activity when you visit us at Ravenna Hall. You can explore privilege and learn about the various forms of privilege during our Privilege Walk exercise.

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

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Story Time in the Story Tower

Friday June 3, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: L.E. Shore Library - Story Tower.

Meet us in the L.E. Shore Story Tower 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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Adherence to all provincial and Health Unit guidelines to be followed. 

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

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How to Draw a Flower: Virtual Illustration Workshop

Saturday June 4, 2022

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube.

Join local illustrator, Loo McNulty, for a virtual tutorial on how to draw a flower. Follow along on YouTube to learn about illustration and different techniques to create different drawings of flowers. All you need is paper and a pencil!

About Loo
Driven by a love of creating art that makes people happy, Loo focuses on things that make her smile - nature, quirky animals, unusual pairings and found objects. She mostly likes to draw because it makes her feel like I did in this photograph - happy, just happy - and that’s how she hopes you feel when you experience her art.

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Teen Lit Kit

Tuesday June 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
Ages 15 - 18

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

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Tech Help

Tuesday June 7, 2022 - Tuesday June 28, 2022

Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

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. 

Contact: Emma
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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Kids Clubhouse After School Program

Tuesday June 7, 2022 - Tuesday June 28, 2022

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Our afterschool Kids Club is returning to IN-PERSON beginning Tuesday, May 3rd.
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
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Wired Wednesdays: Take a Tour of the Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Page!

Wednesday June 8, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

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

Did you know that The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube page is your one-stop shop for our virtual programming? Watch Wired Wednesdays, REEL History films, Museum Show and Tell, Our Military Heritage, and more! In this video, Ashley will show you around our YouTube page!

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

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

 

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

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Teen Group

Thursday June 9, 2022 - Thursday July 7, 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 service hours while having fun!

Physical distancing and all health measures will be in effect.

The Teen Group will meet the second Thursday of each month.

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

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Story Time in The Gallery

Friday June 10, 2022 - Friday June 17, 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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Adherence to all provincial and Health Unit guidelines to be followed. 

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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Adventures in Digital Arts

Saturday June 11, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

This free tech session will explore Digital Arts using the latest and coolest in tech such as Apple Pencils and Digital Cinema Cameras. A fun-filled session with Jeff Wilson for digital cartooning fun using ProCreate and Apple Pencil for drawing and also learn about video and photography with filmmaker Tom Strnad using iPads. Ages 8-13. Register Online! Limited spaces.

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Author Talk with Lena Dykstra-Scholman

Saturday June 11, 2022

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join debut author, Lena Dykstra-Scholman, for an Author Talk at the L.E. Shore Library. 

Born and raised in Thornbury (with a few fantastic detours), Lena Dykstra-Scholman will discuss her first novel, Between Silk & Wool.  

Dykstra-Scholman brings us a tale of unlikely allies who must choose between following the patterns of the past or stitching together a future of their own making. Set during the Nazi occupation, the novel focuses on young Hilde, whose father’s warning echoes in her ears as she defies her family to join the underground resistance and keep the trust of the boy she loves. And Lady Astrid who tries to ignore the Nazis occupying her castle, but she can’t turn away from the mysterious refugee also living on her estate.

 

Please RSVP below. 

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Pop-up at Thornbury Farmers Market

Sunday June 12, 2022 - Sunday September 11, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Smiths Memorial Park.

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be participating in the Thornbury Farmer's Market. Check out our booth to learn more about our GLAM (gallery, library, archives & museum) services! You'll be able to borrow books at our booth, and pick-up some take-home activities.

And don't forget to bring the kiddos! We have colouring and stories with our programmer, Jen!

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLconsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thornburymarket.com/

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Wired Wednesdays: Scan Documents with your Android Device

Wednesday June 15, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

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

Did you know that you can scan documents with your Android phone or tablet? In this video, Ashley will show you how!

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

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

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

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Mailbox Party

Thursday June 16, 2022 - Saturday July 23, 2022

Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Location: Craigleith Windfall Mailbox on Snow Apple Cres & Crosswinds Blvd.

The Blue Mountains Public Library is out and about. We'll be hosting our annual Mailbox Parties again! Neighbours are invited to join the fun at the mailbox where you can browse books, learn about your Blue Mountains Public Library GLAM (gallery, library, archives & museum) and have a chance to connect, explore and create!

Join us on the following dates:

  • Jun. 16 | Windfall | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Jul. 15 | Slabtown | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Jul. 16 | Redwing | 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Jul. 2e | Gibraltar | 10:00am - 11:30am

Masking and practicing physical distancing is encouraged. Weather Permitting.

We'll see you at the mailbox!

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

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Teen Group: Young Adult Book Club

Thursday June 16, 2022 - Thursday July 14, 2022

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Do you enjoy a good book? Meeting new people? Socializing amongst your peers? If these are all things you enjoy doing, why not join BMPL Teen Group Young Adult Book Club?

Book talks will be happening the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:00 - 7:00pm. We will chat about the books we have read and have some goodies!

Meet new people, find new authors, read GREAT BOOKS!

Registration required. Ages 15-18. Adherence to all provincial and Health Unit guidelines to be followed. 

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

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Seniors Sock Hop

Friday June 17, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Time to break out the poodle skirts and warm up the jukebox!

Everyone is welcome to the Seniors Sock Hop. Shake, rattle, and roll with us! Exercise, dancing, and a chance to be social.

Register online. Free event.

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Wired Wednesdays: Scan Documents with your Apple Device

Wednesday June 22, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

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

Did you know that you can scan documents with an iPhone or iPad? In this video, Ashley will show you how!

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

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

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

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Tween Advisory Group

Thursday June 23, 2022

Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Join the Tween Advisory Group (TWAG) and have your say on The Blue Mountains Public Library's programs and services to Tweens. Experience an interactive meeting where you'll have opportunities to share your thoughts and opinions, try new library programs, and develop new skills. Make, Explore, and Lead with TWAG during an interactive tween-led group meeting. 

REGISTER HERE FOR TWAG

TWAG will be meeting monthly on the 4th Thursday at 4pm. In-person

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

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Multicultural Story Time

Friday June 24, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

June 27th is Canadian Multiculturalism Day, and we are celebrating at the L.E. Shore Library with a very special Story Time.

Jen will introduce and celebrate her heritage by reading fun and engaging stories in Portuguese. Come for stories, songs, and rhymes and learn something new!

Vejo você lá / See you there!

Ages 0-5. Registration required.

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

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Animal Party: Summer Reading Club Kick-Off

Saturday June 25, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Join us as we kick off Summer Reading Club 2022 with Speaking of Wildlife.

Speaking of Wildlife is a Wildlife Education Centre that gives permanent sanctuary to non-releasable Ontario Wildlife; many of their animals have been injured, orphaned, abandoned or illegally kept as pets and were unable to return to the wild as they should.

Some of these animals will be at the L.E. Shore Library to teach audiences about those that we share our environment with.

Meet the animals AND sign up for the BMPL Summer Reading Club! Read books all summer and win great prizes.

Register to attend our Animal Party: Summer Reading Club kick-off event below. 

For all ages.

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Seniors Exercise

Wednesday June 29, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 10:45am

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

We are thrilled to bring back our popular Seniors Exercise class in-person! 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. Please register below.

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

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Wired Wednesdays: Self-Publish your own Ebooks!

Wednesday June 29, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

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

Did you know you can self-publish your own Ebooks? In this video, Ashley will go through the resources for you to publish your own ebook!

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

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

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

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Closed for Canada Day

Friday July 1, 2022

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

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

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

Email: LibraryInfo@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Summer Reading Club Meet-Up at Bayview Park

Tuesday July 5, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location: Bayview Park.

Every Tuesday in July, you can meet us at one of our local Town of The Blue Mountains parks as a part of BMPL's Summer Reading Program. 

Register each week to pick up your Summer Reading Club Take and Make Kit, bring your SRC reading journals and bookmarks, and track your reading!

Can't make it to Bayview Park this week? No problem! Pick up a Take and Make kit at the L.E. Shore Library while supplies last! Remember to track your reading and visit us at the library to submit your SRC bookmarks for your chance to win super fun prizes all summer long! Adventure Awaits.

Registration is required. Ages 4 and up. Free Program.

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

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After Hours Retro Teen Night

Thursday July 7, 2022

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Come and hang out at the L.E. Shore Library, Thursday, July 7th after hours for a fun retro themed evening, specially designed for TEENS!

We will have some cool retro video games, board games, music, some epic snacks and a groovy time!

Registration required. Ages 13-18

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

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Story Time with The Georgian Triangle Humane Society

Friday July 8, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Join us Friday, July 8th for a very special Story Time! Special guest Molly from the Georgian Triangle Humane Society will be with us for stories, rhymes and movement.

Molly will be bringing a special four legged, furry friend with her too!

Ages 0 -5 . Registration is required.

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

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Summer Reading Club Meet-Up at Harbour Hill Park

Tuesday July 12, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location: Harbour Hill Park.

Every Tuesday in July, you can meet us at one of our local Town of The Blue Mountains parks as a part of BMPL's Summer Reading Program. 

Register each week to pick up your Summer Reading Club Take and Make Kit, bring your SRC reading journals and bookmarks, and track your reading!

Can't make it to Harbour Hill Park this week? No problem! Pick up a Take and Make kit at the L.E. Shore Library while supplies last! Remember to track your reading and visit us at the library to submit your SRC bookmarks for your chance to win super fun prizes all summer long! Adventure Awaits.

Registration is required. Ages 4 and up. Free Program.

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

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Outdoor Story Time

Friday July 15, 2022 - Friday August 12, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

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

Grab your hats, sunscreen and blankets and meet us on the front lawn at the L.E. Shore Library for Outdoor Story Time.

Every Friday at 11:00am, we will be hosting an engaging and fun Story Time outside (weather dependent) all summer long.

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

Ages 0-5. Registration required.

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

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Wiggle Worms Wellness Group

Saturday July 16, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: L.E. Shore Branch..

During Wiggle Worms Wellness group with the Whimsical Tinkerer, families will be invited to connect to themselves and others in an intentional and playful way. They will be guided through various asana poses, meditations and reflections.

Caregivers are reminded that they must accompany children to this group.

Families are asked to bring their own yoga mats, one per person is suggested. 

Registration is required. For parents and children ages 4-10.

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

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Board Games and Goodies

Saturday July 16, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us at the Library Saturday, July 16th between 1-3 pm for some BOARD GAME FUN!

Bring your family or your friends for some fun play and snacks!

Free event. Drop in

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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Summer Reading Club Meet-Up at Fireman's Park

Tuesday July 19, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location: Fireman's Park .

Every Tuesday in July, you can meet us at one of our local Town of The Blue Mountains parks as a part of BMPL's Summer Reading Program. 

Register each week to pick up your Summer Reading Club Take and Make Kit, bring your SRC reading journals and bookmarks, and track your reading!

Can't make it to Fireman's Park this week? No problem! Pick up a Take and Make kit at the L.E. Shore Library while supplies last! Remember to track your reading and visit us at the library to submit your SRC bookmarks for your chance to win super fun prizes all summer long! Adventure Awaits.

Registration is required. Ages 4 and up. Free Program.

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

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Sidewalk Astronomy

Thursday July 21, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet Ian Wheelband from the RASC outdoors at the L.E. Shore Library Thursday, July 21st  from 1- 3pm for Sidewalk Astronomy.

This drop-in program is designed to catch people when they are not expecting it, and to have them look through a telescope, and then explain and discuss what they are seeing in the sky above.

Have a peek at solar flares, the moon, satellites, and Venus.

Rain date is Thursday, July 28th from 1- 3pm.

Drop-in Program. All ages welcome.

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

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Blue Mountain Pottery Expo

Saturday July 23, 2022

Location: Beaver Valley Community Centre.

Celebrate this iconic Canadian pottery, born from the clay on Blue Mountain! This weekend event brings together experts, collectors, filmmakers, designers, former Blue Mountain Pottery employees, antique dealers, museums, craftspeople for you to discover the charm, history and importance of Blue Mountain Pottery.

Many activities and lots of pottery and history to explore all weekend long! The Museum's latest documentary film Blue Mountain Pottery will premiere on Saturday. Along with the Blue Mountain Pottery Collector's Club Annual Convention, a former Employee reunion, and lots of BMP for show and sale!

More Details Coming Soon!

For more information please visit our Blue Mountain Pottery Expo webpage.

Register Below to receive upcoming details about this event. 

Blue Mountain Pottery was established in the early 1950’s by Jozo Weider and was part of his business portfolio at Blue Mountain. The pottery was a huge success that provided the economic foundation for the Blue Mountain Ski Resort. His encouragement of artisan work and experimentation lead to the unique pieces becoming well-known and collected around the world.

Contact: Andrea
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 372
Email: Depot@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/blue-mountain-pottery-expo.cfm

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Blue Mountain Pottery Expo

Sunday July 24, 2022

Location: Beaver Valley Community Centre.

Celebrate this iconic Canadian pottery, born from the clay on Blue Mountain! This weekend event brings together experts, collectors, filmmakers, designers, former Blue Mountain Pottery employees, antique dealers, museums, craftspeople for you to discover the charm, history and importance of Blue Mountain Pottery.

Many activities and lots of pottery and history to explore all weekend long! The Museum's latest documentary film Blue Mountain Pottery will premiere on Saturday. Along with the Blue Mountain Pottery Collector's Club Annual Convention, a former Employee reunion, and lots of BMP for show and sale!

More Details Coming Soon!

For more information please visit our Blue Mountain Pottery Expo webpage.

Register Below to receive upcoming details about this event. 

Blue Mountain Pottery was established in the early 1950’s by Jozo Weider and was part of his business portfolio at Blue Mountain. The pottery was a huge success that provided the economic foundation for the Blue Mountain Ski Resort. His encouragement of artisan work and experimentation lead to the unique pieces becoming well-known and collected around the world.

Contact: Andrea
Phone: 519-599-3681 x 372
Email: Depot@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/blue-mountain-pottery-expo.cfm

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Summer Reading Club Meet-Up at Hillcrest Park

Tuesday July 26, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location: Hillcrest Park.

Every Tuesday in July, you can meet us at one of our local Town of The Blue Mountains parks as a part of BMPL's Summer Reading Program. 

Register each week to pick up your Summer Reading Club Take and Make Kit, bring your SRC reading journals and bookmarks, and track your reading!

Can't make it to Hillcrest Park this week? No problem! Pick up a Take and Make kit at the L.E. Shore Library while supplies last! Remember to track your reading and visit us at the library to submit your SRC bookmarks for your chance to win super fun prizes all summer long! Adventure Awaits.

Registration is required. Ages 4 and up. Free Program.

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

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Author Talk with Katie Zdybel

Saturday July 30, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library Courtyard.

Join local author Katie Zdybel and hear the inspiration behind her recently-published book of short stories, Equipoise. 

A young woman forms her own idea of feminine sexuality while skinny-dipping with her best friend's mother during a thunderstorm. A naive bride returns to her beloved Ontario farm country and, after an encounter with a young female beekeeper, suddenly sees her husband in a sobering new light. Under pretences, a rural doctor returns for her childhood friend, but finds the women in her new life have only a very specific use for her. A middle-aged woman facing the devastating end of a friendship as well as her last chance at childbirth, flees North only to be confronted with the complexities of life in the Yukon.

The women of Equipoise struggle to find their positionality in life in relation to the women around them. They are also contoured by their geographies, caught between North and South, East and West, childhood home and adulthood home. They struggle to maintain a balance within the tension of their opposing female roles, landscapes, friendships, rivalries, victories, and catastrophes, always vigourously seeking equipoise.

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Closed for Civic Holiday

Monday August 1, 2022

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

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Civic Holiday.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

Email: LibraryInfo@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Summer Reading Club Weekly Challenges: The Puzzle Challenge

Tuesday August 2, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Love puzzles? Head on down to the L.E. Shore Library Tuesday, August 2nd from 1-3 pm for our Summer Reading Club Puzzle Challenge.

Challenge yourself or challenge a friend and see how much of a jigsaw puzzle you can complete in 1 hour.

Prizes to be won.laugh

Registration required. Ages 8 and up

Contact: Jen
Phone: 516-599-3681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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An Evening of Star Gazing with Ian Wheelband

Thursday August 4, 2022

Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

On Thursday, August 4th, join the Blue Mountains Public Library and local astronomer Ian Wheelband for an Evening of Star Gazing. Ian will chat about “What’s New” in Astronomy and discuss what is visible in the August night skies.

Ian will have LIVE shots of the moon, the skies above the Town of the Blue Mountains, and if the skies are clear and the weather cooperates, maybe even a peek at the moon through the lens of a telescope.


Registration is required. Ages 10 and up.

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

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Summer Reading Club Weekly Challenges: The Giant Bubble Challenge

Tuesday August 9, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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

It is week two of BMPL's Summer Reading Club Challenges, and it involves BUBBLES! Everyone loves bubbles!

Meet us on the front lawn at the L.E. Shore Library for an afternoon of smiles, laughs and fun.

The participant that blows the largest bubble wins a cool prize and bragging rights. Ages 8 and up.

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by and adult. 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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Explore Science Extravaganza

Thursday August 11, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

The Nuclear Innovation Institution Explore Team will be at the L.E. Shore Library for a free one-hour science extravaganzas for families. NII Explore provides outstanding STEM content to students of all ages. 

Everyone is welcome for amazing science demonstrations that you can participate in! Try some fun new experiments and learn interactively.

Register online. Free event. All-ages.
 

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Board Game Afternoon

Saturday August 13, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us at the Library on Saturday August 13th between 1-3 pm for some BOARD GAME FUN!

Bring your family or your friends for some fun play and snacks!

Free event. Drop in

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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Summer Reading Club Weekly Challenges: Obstacle Course Challenge

Tuesday August 16, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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

We are on our third week of BMPL's Summer Reading Club Challenges. Meet us on the front lawn and try out the super fun obstacle course. Have fun, win prizes and READ ON!

Ages 8 and up. Drop -in program. 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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Summer Reading Club Weekly Challenges: Lego Challenge

Tuesday August 23, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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

Our last Summer Challenge is here! and if you love LEGO, then this ones FOR YOU!

Head on over to the L.E. Shore library from 1-2pm and become a Lego master builder!

Drop-in program. Ages 8 and up.

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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Local Author Talk with Brock Martin

Saturday August 27, 2022

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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

Join us for an outdoor event featuring local author, Brock Martin, and his recently published book Side Launch.

The book is a historical novel about Corvettes - a warship built at the shipyards in Collingwood. 

About the novel:  In the year 1939, Canada, unprepared but defiant, declares war on Germany and mass-produces a midsize warship, the Corvette. Neither designed nor equipped for the North Atlantic, the Corvette is tasked to take on the predatory sea wolves lurking below the waves. What could go wrong?

- Action-packed historical fiction based on true events of WWII and the battle of the Atlantic.

- The dreaded Wolf Packs, German commandos, a secret mission, spies and saboteurs.

- Heart-breaking wartime romance. Ian and Kate struggle with love in difficult times. Will they find love or be denied?

Ian takes command of the first Corvette built in Canada, the HMCS Collingwood. He is a man deeply scarred, having witnessed Nazi atrocities, and now driven by hatred. He will fight with any weapon he is given. Kate is the daughter of the Collingwood shipyard’s owner, a brilliant woman with a strong desire to make something of herself. She is ready to fight for her country but first she must fight for success in a male-dominated world. Will Kate allow herself to love or is there too much at stake?

Side Launch takes the reader through a roller coaster of real events and dramatic head-to-head clashes, historic confrontation of epic proportions, and love and losses. If you are a fan of history and love to learn, this Canadian historical fiction Author Talk at the Library is for you.

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Closed for Labour Day

Monday September 5, 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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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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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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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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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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