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Local Fact or Fiction

Thursday April 22, 2021 - Thursday April 29, 2021

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook (@CraigleithDepot) & Blue Mountains Public Library Instagram (@BMPLibrary).

Every Thursday take a crack at trying to guess what’s true and what’s not in the Blue Mountains! Museum staff test your knowledge of fact vs fiction. Learn some new things or check your own knowledge on local history! 

Phone: 519-599-3681 x 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.instagram.com/bmplibrary/

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Favourite Fossils

Friday April 23, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 5:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter pages (@CraigleithDepot).

See what creatures we have in the Museum's natural history collection...
Explore the ancient past with the Craigleith Heritage Depot staff, as they share their favourite fossils!
Is there a fossil you want to show off?  See something neat walking along the trails?
Snap a photo and share your own favourite fossils with us on FaceBook & Twitter! #FavouriteFossils

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

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Trivia Game Night

Friday April 23, 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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Youth Mindfulness Series: Focus

Friday April 23, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Page..

BMPL and Inner Yogies studio have partnered together to bring you a Youth Mindfulness mini-series beginning Friday, April 9th at 7 pm on The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube channel. Mindfulness means bringing attention to the present exactly how it is, and this program will focus on well-being through yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, connection, and awareness. It will be a four-part mini-series beginning Friday, April 9th.

Our third session in this series is: Focus

Understanding how the breath can help keep you focused in the present, and how breath exhalation will help you release your everyday stressors. Learn how to "Come back" to the present with simple breathing techniques.

Our Goal:

Our hope for this mini-series is to provide you with the tools to experience the present and to enjoy the pleasant experiences that are surrounding you, while teaching you how to release the stressors of the past, and to become grounded in the present.

What do you need from home?

A yoga mat, laptop, tablet or smart phone to participate and a comfortable place to rest and stretch, where you won’t be distracted. 

This program is open to all ages, with a focus on youth.

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

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3D Animation: Scene Design Master Class

Saturday April 24, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Online Event.

A multi-session workshop with animator Leon Arispunandar that explores the 3D design and build of a scene using free Blender software. Saturday, April 24, May 1, May 8 and May 15.

A multi-session workshop with local South Georgian Bay animator Leon Arispunandar that explores the 3D design of a scene using free Blender 3D animation software. Topics include 3D modelling, designing backgrounds, lighting and camera angles. Blender is available to access at our library partner iMac stations or can be downloaded for free to use on a home computer.

Some design experience is recommended but not required. Perfect for ages 13+.

Download Blender for free

Register here.

Brought to you by The Blue Mountains Creator Space Digital Arts Lab (www.tbmcreatorspace.com), in partnership with the Blue Mountains Public Library (www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca), Collingwood Public Library and Wasaga Beach Public Library.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/3d-animation-scene-design-master-class-tickets-147401234059?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

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Photo Feature

Saturday April 24, 2021 - Saturday May 1, 2021

Time: 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Location: Blue Mountains Public Library Instagram (@BMPLibrary).

Learn about this history of photography in the Blue Mountains and see highlights from the Craigleith Heritage Depot archival museum collections.
Every Saturday on Instagram at 11:30am.

Phone: 519-599-3681 x 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.instagram.com/bmplibrary/

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Museum From Home

Monday April 26, 2021

Time: 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter pages (@CraigleithDepot).

Start your week with highlights and the history of items in the Craigleith Heritage Depot’s Museum collection with #MuseumFromHome every Monday on Twitter and Facebook!

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

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Cluesday Tuesday

Tuesday April 27, 2021

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter pages (@CraigleithDepot).

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

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

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Digital Cinematography Master Class

Thursday April 29, 2021 - Thursday May 20, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online Event.

Join cinematographer Tom Strnad in this multi-session workshop that covers the fundamentals of digital cinematography and storytelling. Thursday, April 29, May 6, May 13 and May 20.

Using a Blackmagic 4K Pocket Cinema Camera, that students can access from our partner libraries, Tom will demonstrate how to manually control the image with the camera, add lighting and framing to enhance the story and how different prime lenses affect the image.

No experience required. Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

Register here.

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/digital-cinematography-master-class-tickets-146853134679?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

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Audio Podcast Master Class

Thursday April 29, 2021 - Thursday May 20, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Online Event.

This multi-week workshop will explore the entire process of creating an audio podcast from idea, to recording, to final mastered audio file. Thursday, April 29, May 6, May 13 and May 20.

This multi-session workshop will explore the entire process of creating an audio podcast from idea, to recording, to final mastered audio file using ProTools First and other available free software. Topics include factual documentary podcasts and fictional audio drama podcast production techniques, sound recording for podcasts, sound editing and design and sound mastering for podcasts.

No experiences required and perfect for ages 13+.

Register here.

Brought to you by The Blue Mountains Creator Space Digital Arts Lab (www.tbmcreatorspace.com), in partnership with the Blue Mountains Public Library (www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca), Collingwood Public Library and Wasaga Beach Public Library.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/audio-podcast-master-class-tickets-147401639271?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

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Pelvic Floor Health: So Much More Than Kegels

Thursday April 29, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Learn about the importance of keeping your pelvic floor muscles strong to improve incontinence, reduce risk of prolapse, recover from childbirth and surgery, and improve your sex life. Rose Wilson, Registered Physiotherapist and the only Women's Pelvic Health Physiotherapist in the Meaford area is here to debunk pelvic health myths, and share tips and tricks you can do throughout your day to keep your pelvic floor strong. Rose shares her expertise with pelvic health and how it's more than just kegels on Thursday, April 29th at 7:00pm on Zoom. Register now to learn how you can regain and keep your quality of life. 

The Blue Mountains Public Library's Health & Wellness Series focuses on bringing you relevant guest speakers to discuss and share health topics to help you stay engaged in your lifelong health and wellness. Each month will feature a guest speaker and health topic build up your health and wellness.

Please note that guest speakers will be unable to advise on specific treatment plans or provide medical advice. If you have questions about your treatment plan or require medical advice, please visit your health care practitioner.

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

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Picture and Words: Haiku Poetry Contest

Friday April 30, 2021

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library.

Today is your last day to submit your Haiku Poem!

The Blue Mountains Public Library is hosting a Picture and Words Poetry Contest for the whole month of April.
Submit your very own Haiku poem to us, with a photo, drawing, or painting that reflects your Haiku poem. Haikus are super fun and creative poems to write. Haiku poems consist of three lines. The first line has five syllables, the second line seven and, the third line is a five again.

There are five age categories:

Ages 4-6 years
Ages 7-10 years
Ages 11-14 years
Ages 15-18 years
Ages 18+

The winning pieces will be posted on our website and featured in a Biblioboard exhibit. Winners will also receive some great prizes.

Contest closes at today! Winners will be announced in the first week of May!

Please send entries via email to libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca. You can also submit using our social media pages:
Facebook @thebluemountainslibrary or Instagram @bmplibrary.
Please send Submissions as photos or documents.

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

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Favourite Fossils

Friday April 30, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 5:15pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter pages (@CraigleithDepot).

See what creatures we have in the Museum's natural history collection...
Explore the ancient past with the Craigleith Heritage Depot staff, as they share their favourite fossils!
Is there a fossil you want to show off?  See something neat walking along the trails?
Snap a photo and share your own favourite fossils with us on FaceBook & Twitter! #FavouriteFossils

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

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Youth Mindfulness Series: Sound Healing, Visualization, and Meditation.

Friday April 30, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Page.

BMPL and Inner Yogies studio have partnered together to bring you a Youth Mindfulness mini-series beginning Friday, April 9th at 7 pm on The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube channel. Mindfulness means bringing attention to the present exactly how it is, and this program will focus on well-being through yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, connection, and awareness. It will be a four-part mini-series beginning Friday, April 9th.

Our final session in this series is: Sound Healing, Visualization, and Meditation.

Learn about the many benefits of visual meditation. Visual mediation is the combination of two practices, visualizing something positive and meditation. Sound healing is a practice that focuses on different vibrations, to help relax the body and the mind.

Our Goal:

Our hope for this mini-series is to provide you with the tools to experience the present and to enjoy the pleasant experiences that are surrounding you, while teaching you how to release the stressors of the past, and to become grounded in the present.

What do you need from home?

A yoga mat, laptop, tablet or smart phone to participate and a comfortable place to rest and stretch, where you won’t be distracted. 

This program is open to all ages, with a focus on youth.

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

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360 Video Master Class

Tuesday May 4, 2021 - Tuesday May 25, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Online Event.

Join cinematographer Tom Strnad on this multi-session workshop that will explore the entire 360 video production & post-production process. Tuesday, May 4, 11, 18 and 25.

This multi-week workshop provides an overview of the entire 360 Video production and post-production process. Topics include capturing virtual reality 360 video with GoPro Fusion and Kodak PixPro cameras, editing 360 video using the GoPro app and Blackmagic Davinci Resolve along with Boris FX plug-ins. Learn about how to master in 360 video and uploading to YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo.

No experience required. Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library.

Contact: Tom Strnad
Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/360-video-master-class-tickets-147446419209?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

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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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Nutrition & Lifestyle Strategies for Burnout: Health & Wellness Series

Tuesday May 25, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Learn from Alexa Jackson, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and Health Coach, all about the ways you can prevent burnout through nutrition and lifestyle strategies. Alexa helps busy people find better health, balance and confidence in their lives. Life is a journey that we should be enjoying! Effective nutrition and lifestyle strategies can keep your energy high and help you handle life's ups and downs. Learn tips and tricks to keep burnout away or to heal from it with Alexa on Tuesday, May 25th at 7:00pm on Zoom. Register now to learn how you can use nutrition strategies.

The Blue Mountains Public Library's Health & Wellness Series focuses on bringing you relevant guest speakers to discuss and share health topics to help you stay engaged in your lifelong health and wellness. Each month will feature a guest speaker and health topic build up your health and wellness.

Please note that guest speakers will be unable to advise on specific treatment plans or provide medical advice. If you have questions about your treatment plan or require medical advice, please visit your health care practitioner.

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

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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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