Seniors Programs

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday October 22, 2022

Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Location: Zoom meeting.

Join Curator Andrea Wilson as each month we learn about our wild avian friends, their habits and habitats. This will not only help you identify birds, but you will learn about migration, nesting, environmental needs, species at risk and more. This is a collaborative study group, where participants will share as we grow knowledge together.  

The club is named for Dorothy Crysler, a remarkable local artist, journalist, author and birder! This club takes her cue, as she was "the messenger not the expert". This group is for anyone, new or established as a birder. 

When you register a zoom meeting link will be emailed to you.

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

Saturday November 19, 2022

Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Location: Zoom meeting.

Join Curator Andrea Wilson as each month we learn about our wild avian friends, their habits and habitats. This will not only help you identify birds, but you will learn about migration, nesting, environmental needs, species at risk and more. This is a collaborative study group, where participants will share as we grow knowledge together.  

The club is named for Dorothy Crysler, a remarkable local artist, journalist, author and birder! This club takes her cue, as she was "the messenger not the expert". This group is for anyone, new or established as a birder. 

When you register a zoom meeting link will be emailed to you.

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

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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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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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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday December 17, 2022

Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Location: Zoom meeting.

Join Curator Andrea Wilson as each month we learn about our wild avian friends, their habits and habitats. This will not only help you identify birds, but you will learn about migration, nesting, environmental needs, species at risk and more. This is a collaborative study group, where participants will share as we grow knowledge together.  

The club is named for Dorothy Crysler, a remarkable local artist, journalist, author and birder! This club takes her cue, as she was "the messenger not the expert". This group is for anyone, new or established as a birder. 

When you register a zoom meeting link will be emailed to you.

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

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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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