Seniors Programs

YouTubeWatch our online programs on YouTube: Watch Craigleith Heritage Depot programs on YouTube: Museum Mondays, Museum Show & Tell, and Poetry Readings with Andrea.

One Card, One Million Possibilities: Ontario Public Library Week

Wednesday October 21, 2020 - Saturday October 24, 2020

Time: 9:00am - 9:00am

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Celebrate The Blue Mountains Public Library and all Ontario public libraries during Ontario Public Library Week, October 18th to 24th. All week long there will be activities that connect us with our library, and the value they add to the community. One Card, One Million Possibilities.

Each day during Ontario Public Library Week, we'll give you a behind the scenes look into the life in and at the library on our Instagram page. Engage with us and others to help celebrate your public library and those across Ontario.

Also, we'll be running a special New Library Membership campaign, with more exciting details to come.

 

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

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Customizing the Background of your Device (Video)

Wednesday October 21, 2020

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Did you know that you can move your apps around, change your background etc? In this video, Ashley will be walking you through how to customize the background of your device. 

 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget, Ashley will be online for Facebook 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 October 22, 2020 - Thursday December 31, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: 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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Author Talk with Terry Fallis

Thursday October 22, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Zoom.

In celebration of Ontario Public Library Week, join award-winner and bestselling author Terry Fallis for an engaging Author Talk on Thursday, October 22nd at 7pm on Zoom, in partnership with Jessica's Book Nook. Terry will be presenting on his seventh and most recent novel Albatross. Register now to guarantee your spot to hear from Terry Fallis. Registrants will receive a link to the online Author Talk with Terry Fallis.

You can read all of Terry Fallis's works and Albatross here. Can't wait for the hold? Stop by Jessica's Book Nook to get a copy today.

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

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Trivia Game Night

Friday October 23, 2020 - Friday December 25, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Location: 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.

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

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Seniors Exercise

Monday October 26, 2020 - Monday December 28, 2020

Time: 10:00am - 10:30am

Location: Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Join Sharon on Facebook for an online Seniors Exercise video!

Follow along at home for some easy stretches and aerobics to keep your body moving. New video 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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Break The Fake: How to Tell What's True Online? Workshop

Monday October 26, 2020 - Friday October 30, 2020

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

The Break the Fake: How to Tell What's True Online workshop will teach audiences four quick, easy steps they can take to spot misinformation and find out if something online is true or not. Designed for audiences aged 11 and up. Register online to receive a link to the workshop.

Not able to attend the workshop? Visit our Facebook page where we'll share a Self-Directed tutorial version after the workshop!

 

Media Literacy Week is an annual national campaign to help spread the word about the importance of media literacy and good digital citizenship. Celebrate Media Literacy Week, October 26th to 30th, with Break the Fake activities connecting us from coast to coast to coast.

Engage with us and others to help spread the word online of the importance of media literacy by using #MediaLitWk and #BreaktheFake.

Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://mediasmarts.ca/

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Cluesday Tuesday

Tuesday October 27, 2020

Time: 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot FaceBook & Twitter Pages (@CraigleithDepot).

Solve some mysteries or test your knowledge with photos from the Craigleith Heritage Depot archives collection to decipher, discover and delight on Cluesday Tuesday!

Phone: 519-599-3681 x 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://twitter.com/CraigleithDepot

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Toastmasters

Tuesday October 27, 2020 - Tuesday December 29, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Zoom.

Toastmasters is a communication and leadership organization. Join us for a virtual meeting Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on Zoom. Can you put your best face forward online? We are learning a new set of skills that are important now and in the future. If you wish to join Toastmasters, please visit their website or email them for more information. Interested in joining? Email president@tbmtoastmasters.org for more information.

Email: president@tbmtoastmasters.org Website: http://www.tbmtoastmasters.org/

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Media Literacy Week Keeping your Children Safe Online (Video)

Wednesday October 28, 2020

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Media Literacy Week is upon us and all this week we will be posting tips and tricks to help to debunk misinformation and disinformation. In this video, Ashley will be talking about how you can keep your children safe online. 

 Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget, Ashley will be online for Facebook 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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Cluesday Tuesday

Tuesday November 3, 2020

Time: 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot FaceBook & Twitter Pages (@CraigleithDepot).

Solve some mysteries or test your knowledge with photos from the Craigleith Heritage Depot archives collection to decipher, discover and delight on Cluesday Tuesday!

Phone: 519-599-3681 x 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://twitter.com/CraigleithDepot

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Notification Settings Android and Apple (Video)

Wednesday November 4, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

In this video, Ashley will go through how to turn your notification settings on and off for the various apps on your Android and Apple devices. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget, Ashley will be online for Facebook 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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Wired Wednesdays Live: TikTok - What is it? (Video)

Wednesday November 11, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Are your kids or grandkids using TikTok? Not sure what it is? In this video, Ashley will explain what TikTok is and what it does. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget, Ashley will be online for Facebook 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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Remembrance Day Virtual Ceremonies

Wednesday November 11, 2020

Time: 11:00pm - 2:00pm

Stay Home & Stay Safe this Remembrance Day

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be partnering with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 281 & the Town to live stream the ceremonies taking place in Clarksburg and Ravenna. You can watch the Ceremonies live from The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube page starting at 11:00am.

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryInfo@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFK6LMfxyz-3cwEJ9pg9qCA

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Connecting to Bluetooth Devices (Video)

Wednesday November 18, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Do you know what Bluetooth is? Have you been given a device that connects this way? Maybe a speaker? 

In this video, Ashley will walk you through how to connect devices that require a Bluetooth connection to your device.

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget, Ashley will be online for Facebook 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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Wired Wednesdays Live: Re-Run Consumer Reports (Video)

Wednesday November 25, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

The holiday season is fastly approaching. In this video, Ashley will walk you through how to use Consumer Reports to ensure that you give quality gifts this season. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget, Ashley will be online for Facebook 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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