L.E. Shore Library

Seniors Exercise

Monday March 1, 2021 - Monday December 27, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 10:30am

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Sitting or standing, no matter your ability. Improve your fitness and balance when you join Sharon on Facebook for an online Seniors Exercise video!

Help keep your body moving with some easy stretches and aerobics when you follow along at home. New videos are posted every Monday at 10am.

Not on Facebook? Watch Sharon's videos on YouTube.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Kids Clubhouse

Tuesday March 2, 2021 - Tuesday March 9, 2021

Time: 4:30pm - 4:45pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Page.

THE KIDS CLUBHOUSE is a fun and exciting program geared just for kids. The Clubhouse will provide children with activities, crafts, puzzles, books, and movies that they can enjoy at home. Each week we will prepare a creative and engaging activity pack that can be picked up from our Holds Counter. Activity packs will be created for the following age groups: Gr 1-3 & Gr 4-6

Every activity kit will include a weekly craft materials list, and at your own pace. Every Tuesday check us out on our BMPL YouTube page at 4:30 pm, where we will guide you through the process of how to make your activity.

Session 2 runs January 12th - March 9th. Free Program.

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFK6LMfxyz-3cwEJ9pg9qCA

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Wired Wednesdays Live: LinkedIn Learning (Video)

Wednesday March 3, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Did you know that Lynda.com has changed over to LinkedIn Learning? In this video, Ashley will walk you through how to use the new platform for free online courses available with your library card.

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

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

 

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

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Bedtime Story Time

Wednesday March 3, 2021 - Wednesday December 15, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook page.

Join Jen on Facebook for a Virtual Story Time!

Every Wednesday at 7 pm. Watch from the comfort of your own home.

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

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Digital Book Club

Thursday March 4, 2021 - Thursday March 25, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Do you enjoy letting other people know all about the great book you're reading? Join us every Thursday at 1:00pm for a Digital Book Club discussion on our Facebook page. Come to Digital Book Club where we talk all things books! Bring whatever book you're reading now. You do not need to bring a new book each week.

Each week's discussion will focus on a different topic, with book club members having their discussion in the comments of the video. So, be sure to bring your book when you join Digital Book Club.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Virtual Story Time

Friday March 5, 2021 - Friday December 17, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 11:15am

Location: The Blue Mountains Library Facebook Page.

Join Jen on Facebook for a Virtual Story Time!

Every Friday at 11am. Watch from the comfort of your own home.

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

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Trivia Game Night

Friday March 5, 2021 - Friday May 28, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 12:00am

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Play against each other or play as a group in an 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.

Participate through our Facebook page every Friday night at 7pm when we share the link to the game.

Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Online Shopping How to Stay Safe (Video)

Wednesday March 10, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Want to try online shopping but you aren't sure how safe it is? In this video, Ashley walks you through how to shop online with your security in mind. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

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

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

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Teen Group

Thursday March 11, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

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 Library can better serve our teen community, offer ideas for exciting teen programs, and provide feedback about the library's teen collection, including books, graphic novels, movies, and magazines. Being a part of the BMPL Teen Group is a great way to acquire your High School community service hours while having fun!

The Teen Group will meet the second Thursday of each month, virtually via Zoom. AGES 13-17

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: http://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/

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Free Tax Clinic

Monday March 15, 2021 - Monday April 12, 2021

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Do you have modest income and a simple tax return? Get your taxes done at a Free Tax Clinic. Book an appointment to find out if you are eligible to get your taxes done for free.

Appointments are contactless and will be done through Zoom or by phone with a volunteer from the Canada Revenue Agency's Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). Appointments are available from 8am to 8pm. All tax documents must be provided to volunteer before appointment via the L.E. Shore branch.

Call or Email to book your Tax Appointment Today!

Basic Eligibility Criteria

  • you must be an Ontario resident
  • income criteria
    • single person, less than $35,000
    • couple, less than $45,000
    • add $2,500 for each additional dependant

We are NOT able to assist if

  • you have self-employment income
  • you have business or rental income
  • you have capital gains
  • you have employment expenses
  • you have filed for bankruptcy
  • we cannot file for a deceased person

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 145
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program.html

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Author Talk with Cathy Marie Buchanan

Tuesday March 16, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Cathy Marie Buchanan joins us for an exciting Author Talk discussing her latest novel "Daughter of Black Lake". Learn about the inspiration behind this historical fiction meets sci-fi novel, and the themes and elements that connect it to bog people. In a world of pagan traditions and deeply rooted love, a girl in jeopardy must save her family and community. Read this atmospheric and moving novel here.

We will send you a Zoom link to the virtual Author Talk after registration has closed.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.cathymariebuchanan.com/

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Wired Wednesdays: Google Arts & Culture (Video)

Wednesday March 17, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Miss traveling, taking in museums, and art? In this video, Ashley will walk you through how to use the Google Arts & Culture app. You can travel the world and see the sights right from the comfort of your couch. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

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

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

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Family Astronomy

Thursday March 18, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

We are having a family star party! Join BMPL and  Ian Wheelband from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for a fun-filled virtual night under the stars from the comfort of your own home.  There will be an engaging conversation about observing the night sky. This will be an interactive program, so make sure to bring your questions! Ian will discuss family observing projects for our star party, only using the unaided eye, binoculars, and small telescopes. He will include some suggestions about binoculars and telescopes for the family. We will chat about keeping the night skies dark and a Citizen Science project where your family can be scientists (for real) and contribute real research from your backyard. 
The program will close with a short discussion about the objects in the night sky for the next month or two, so you can get started planning your very own family star party!

All ages. Pre-Registration required.

You will need a computer or laptop with a web camera, or a tablet or smart phone to participate in this event. Once registered, you will be sent a Zoom Meeting ID and password to attend this program.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.rasc.ca/

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Apple Devices and Operating System (Video)

Wednesday March 24, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

In this video, Ashley will talk about Apple Devices and the overall operating system.

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

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

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

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Tween Advisory Group

Thursday March 25, 2021 - Thursday December 23, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

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, test new library programs, explore new maker and tech equipment, and develop skills. Make, Explore, and Lead with TWAG during an interactive tween-led group meeting. TWAG will be meeting monthly on the 4th Thursday at 7pm.

Register now for TWAG, as we'll meet on Zoom throughout the pandemic. For Grades 6-8.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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Connecting with Nature: Health & Wellness Series

Saturday March 27, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

We have all experienced the healing power of nature and the forest. Doctors are now prescribing time in nature as medication during the COVID-19 crisis and for other ailments. The next session in our Health & Wellness series is an interactive guided audio meditation that focuses on how we can heal and process by spending time in nature. Tamara Fournier will be your guide as you are outside for your walk, or sitting by a window or balcony with a tea. Experience healing and connecting with nature on Saturday, March 27th at 10:00am.

You don’t need the Internet to Join this Session!

This guided audio experience will be shared over Zoom, but is audio only. This means that you can connect to the session with your phone and headphones, with your computer or tablet. You do not need a camera for this session. You can join by calling-in without internet, or connecting via the internet with your computer or tablet.

What You’ll Need

Before listening, choose a suitable location, somewhere quite in an outdoor space, nearby park, or trail, or by your favourite window or balcony. You may want headphones and a tea for this experience.

Remember to dress warm if going outside, and to follow all government and public health unit pandemic regulations.

Registrants will receive an invitation after registration closes, with instructions how to connect with or without the internet.

Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/membership/guide-directory?fbclid=IwAR1ix5JysOnh1ePC6Qh6uE8-mEabWYsslVWHgXVJuz7N9P7HihWTalC81_0#!biz/id/5ce8a879f033bfd2159a7557/About

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Android Devices and Operating System (Video)

Wednesday March 31, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

In this video, Ashley will talk about Android Devices and the overall operating system.

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

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

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

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Digital Book Club

Thursday April 1, 2021 - Thursday December 30, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Do you enjoy letting other people know all about the great book you're reading? Join us every Thursday at 1:00pm for a Digital Book Club discussion on our Facebook page. Come to Digital Book Club where we talk all things books! Bring whatever book you're reading now. You do not need to bring a new book each week.

Each week's discussion will focus on a different topic, with book club members having their discussion in the comments of the video. So, be sure to bring your book when you join Digital Book Club.

Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Closed for Good Friday

Friday April 2, 2021

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

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Good Friday.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

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

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Closed for Easter Sunday

Sunday April 4, 2021

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

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Easter Sunday.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

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

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Closed for Easter Monday

Monday April 5, 2021

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

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Easter Monday.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

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

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Teen Group

Thursday April 8, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

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 Library can better serve our teen community, offer ideas for exciting teen programs, and provide feedback about the library's teen collection, including books, graphic novels, movies, and magazines. Being a part of the BMPL Teen Group is a great way to acquire your High School community service hours while having fun!

The Teen Group will meet the second Thursday of each month, virtually via Zoom. AGES 13-17

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

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Magical Science - Elephant Toothpaste

Monday April 12, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Page..

Join us for a super fun-filled week of cool virtual science experiments! Every day is a different science experiment and tonnes of fun. We will prepare a science kit with just about everything you need. Every activity kit will include supplies, and materials list, and instructions. You can also head on over to our BMPL YouTube Channel, look for our Magical Science instructional videos and follow along with us, as we guide you through the craft. For our first experiment we will be making ELEPHANT TOOTHPASTE.

Ages 6 and up. Free Program. REGISTER HERE for a full week of science and fun!

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFK6LMfxyz-3cwEJ9pg9qCA

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Magical Science - The Fizzing Hand Experiment

Tuesday April 13, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Page..

Join us for a super fun-filled week of cool virtual science experiments! Every day is a different science experiment and tonnes of fun. We will prepare a science kit with just about everything you need. Every activity kit will include supplies, and materials list, and instructions. You can also head on over to our BMPL YouTube Channel, look for our Magical Science instructional videos and follow along with us, as we guide you through the experiment. Join us for the FIZZING HAND EXPERIMENT!

Ages 6 and up. REGISTER HERE for a full week of science fun.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFK6LMfxyz-3cwEJ9pg9qCA

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My Summer of Glorious Freedom: An Author Talk with Robert Burcher

Tuesday April 13, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Local photographer and historian, Robert Burcher, will be discussing John Muir and his most recent book "My Summer of Glorious Freedom: John Muir Saunters Around Sothern Ontario in the Summer of 1864".

Robert Burcher has been involved with the local John Muir story for the past 30 years. After discovering a plaque in the Epping Lookout in the Beaver Valley that honoured Muir, he was intrigued and started his research. This led to the joining in the 1990’s of a group called The Canadian Friends of John Muir in Meaford. They worked to discover the cabin and mill site where Muir lived and worked during his two years in Canada. Since 2001, Robert has worked to discover the missing link of how Muir arrived in Meaford. It is an incredible forensic style research story following a trail of botanical specimens collected by John Muir in the summer of 1864, “The Summer of Glorious Freedom”.

Registrants will receive a Zoom invitation after registration closes before the event. If you have unreliable internet or no internet, you can still participate in this event via phone.

Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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Magical Science - Magical Rocks

Wednesday April 14, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Page..

Join us for a super fun-filled week of cool virtual science experiments! Every day is a different science experiment and tonnes of fun. We will prepare a science kit with just about everything you need. Every activity kit will include supplies, and materials list, and instructions. You can also head on over to our BMPL YouTube Channel, look for our Magical Science instructional videos and follow along with us, as we guide you through the experiment. Join us for a MAGICAL ROCK experiment.

Ages 6 and up. REGISTER HERE for a full week of science and fun!

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFK6LMfxyz-3cwEJ9pg9qCA

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Magical Science - Sun Catcher Slime

Thursday April 15, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Page..

Join us for a super fun-filled week of cool virtual science experiments! Every day is a different science experiment and tonnes of fun. We will prepare a science kit with just about everything you need. Every activity kit will include supplies, and materials list, and instructions. You can also head on over to our BMPL YouTube Channel, look for our Magical Science instructional videos and follow along with us, as we guide you through the experiment. We will be making SUN CATCHER SLIME. Join us for this ooey gooey experiment

Ages 6 and up. REGISTER HERE for a full week of science and fun!

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFK6LMfxyz-3cwEJ9pg9qCA

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Magical Science - Snow Fluff

Friday April 16, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 1:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains You Tube Page..

Join us for a super fun-filled week of cool virtual science experiments! Every day is a different science experiment and tonnes of fun. We will prepare a science kit with just about everything you need. Every activity kit will include supplies, and materials list, and instructions. You can also head on over to our BMPL YouTube Channel, look for our Magical Science instructional videos and follow along with us, as we guide you through the experiment. Our final experiment of the week will be SNOW FLUFF!

Ages 6 and up. REGISTER HERE for a full week of science and fun!

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFK6LMfxyz-3cwEJ9pg9qCA

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Teen Group

Thursday May 13, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

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 Library can better serve our teen community, offer ideas for exciting teen programs, and provide feedback about the library's teen collection, including books, graphic novels, movies, and magazines. Being a part of the BMPL Teen Group is a great way to acquire your High School community service hours while having fun!

The Teen Group will meet the second Thursday of each month, virtually via Zoom. AGES 13-17

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

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Closed for Victoria Day

Monday May 24, 2021

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

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

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

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

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Teen Group

Thursday June 10, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

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 Library can better serve our teen community, offer ideas for exciting teen programs, and provide feedback about the library's teen collection, including books, graphic novels, movies, and magazines. Being a part of the BMPL Teen Group is a great way to acquire your High School community service hours while having fun!

The Teen Group will meet the second Thursday of each month, virtually via Zoom. AGES 13-17

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

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Closed for Canada Day

Thursday July 1, 2021

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

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

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

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

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Closed for Civic Holiday

Monday August 2, 2021

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

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

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

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

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Closed for Labour Day

Monday September 6, 2021

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

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

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

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

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Closed for Thanksgiving

Monday October 11, 2021

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

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Thanksgiving.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

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

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Closed for Remembrance Day

Thursday November 11, 2021

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

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Remembrance Day. Lest We Forget.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

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

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Early Closure for Christmas Eve

Friday December 24, 2021

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

The Blue Mountains Public Library will close early at 2pm for Christmas Eve.

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

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

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Closed for Christmas Day

Saturday December 25, 2021

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

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be closed for Christmas Day. Merry Christmas!

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

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Closed for Boxing Day

Sunday December 26, 2021

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

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

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

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

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Early Closure for New Years Eve

Friday December 31, 2021

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

The Blue Mountains Public Library will close early at 5pm for New Years Eve. Happy New Year!

Our Virtual Branch is always open!

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

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