Teens

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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Meditation for Teens

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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Trivia Game Night

Friday July 1, 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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Blue Mountain Pottery Scavenger Hunt

Saturday July 2, 2022 - Wednesday July 20, 2022

Location: Downtown Thornbury.

The Hunt is on for Blue Mountain Pottery!

In partnership with the Thornbury BIA, search out all five Blue Mountain Pottery pieces in the shops of downtown Thornbury! Pick up your hunt cards at the Craigleith Heritage Depot and L.E Shore Library and Gallery to participate. Mark on the card the shop you found the matching pottery piece. Once all five pieces have been found complete the card and drop it in one of the ballot boxes found in each of the shops, for your chance to win a prize! 

The winners will be announced at the Blue Mountain Pottery Expo on July 23rd during the opening ceremony and winners will be contacted to pick up their prizes in person at the Craigleith Heritage Depot. Prizes include a special Blue Mountain Pottery calendar, made by the museum and Thornbury Graphics, The Orchid Restaurant BOGO coupons, Fisherman’s Kit, National Geographic Crystal Kit.

Contact: Andrea
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 6
Email: Depot@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Photo Contest: Animals of the Summer

Monday July 4, 2022

Have you captured a cool pic of wildlife? Do you have a photo of your favourite pet? If you do, we would love for you to share it with us. The Blue Mountains Public Library is hosting a super fun photo contest, Animals of the Summer! 

What's the criteria? We would like for you to share your favourite photo of a pet or animal in the wild. Submissions can be photographs taken on a phone or a camera. Send us your photos throughout the summer from July 4 to August 31 for a chance to win amazing prizes, including gift certfifcates to The Cheese Gallery, movie passes, and other goodies.

Please send your photos (JPG, PNG) via email or you can also submit using our social media pages (FacebookInstagram & Twitter) by tagging or DMing us. Winning photos will be posted to our website and social media pages. Contest closes August 31st with winners announced in the first week of September. 

This is an all-ages photo contest. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca

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July Teen Lit Kit

Tuesday July 5, 2022 - Tuesday August 2, 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.

July's Teen Lit Kit theme is Summer Beach reads! Happy reading!

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Ages 15 - 18

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

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Teen Group

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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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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Minecraft Club

Monday July 11, 2022 - Monday August 29, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom & Minecraft Realms Server.

Join our Virtual Minecraft Summer Club! Play from home! Meet on our server to collaborate and build with other local fans.

Every Monday at 11am, starting July 11th. Meet on Zoom and Minecraft Realms (register below to receive links).

Participants must have an internet connection, a supported device, and the Minecraft game software/account.

Suggested age 8-13 years. 

Contact: Emma

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Teen Group: Young Adult Book Club

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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Mailbox Party

Friday July 15, 2022 - Saturday July 23, 2022

Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Location: Slabtown Mailbox on Slabtown Rd and Grey Rd 13.

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. 23 | 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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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday July 16, 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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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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Wired Wednesdays: Creating your own Gmail Account

Wednesday July 27, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook and YouTube Pages.

In this video, Ashley will walk you through how to create an e-mail account with Gmail.

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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Sidewalk Astronomy

Thursday July 28, 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 28th  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.

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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An Evening of Star Gazing with Ian Wheelband

Thursday August 4, 2022

Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

BMPL Astronomy returns this August with astronomer Ian Wheelband. Ian will be at the L.E. Shore library Thursday, August 4th from 8-9pm with a three-part talk.   

Did you know that Canada is going to the Moon?  Ian will talk about the upcoming NASA Artemis mission and the Canadian contribution which includes the next generation robotics as well as a Canadian astronaut who will travel to the Moon. We will also chat about Black Holes and the recent discoveries made that are changing the way we think about these weird and wonderful objects. We will finish the evening learning about what is up in the evening skies for the Blue Mountains area in the late summer and early fall.

We will follow the talk with telescope viewing outside of the library if skies are clear.  If cloudy, Ian will have a telescope and observing gear to answer your questions about watching the night sky from your backyard.


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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Teen Group

Thursday August 11, 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 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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International Youth Day : Macrame Wall Art DIY

Friday August 12, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

International Youth Day is celebrated annually on August 12 to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrate the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society.

The Blue Mountains Public Library is celebrating International Youth Day with a fun and creative Macramae DIY project.
You can register and meet us at the L.E. Shore Library on Friday, August 12, at 1:00 pm. Come hang out,and create a some beautiful macrame wall art at the library.

Can't stay for the program? No problem!

We will have some Take and Make Kits available for you to pick up and enjoy at take home.

Register below to participate in person.  Ages 8 and up.

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

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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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Teen Group: Young Adult Book Club

Thursday August 18, 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.

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

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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday August 20, 2022

Time: 9:30am - 9:30am

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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Willow Weaving: Crafting with Nature

Thursday August 25, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore 173 Bruce St. S..

Join Wild Willow Farm & Studio for a willow weaving tutorial. Craft with nature and create your own tree on an oak stand.

All-ages, intergenerational crafting adventure program. All materials provided. Free event. Register below. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

About your instructor, Andrea Matrosovs:
Andrea is a basketweaver who has learned from basketmasters in Ontario and England. She is a Craft Professional with Craft Ontario.  She is also a farmer-researcher with the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario conducting a 3-year study in basket willow cultivation on her Wild Willow Farm located up on the Niagara Escarpment in the Town of the Blue Mountains.

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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday September 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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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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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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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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