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Craigleith Heritage Depot hosts a variety of fun and educational activities throughout the year for all ages. Check out our upcoming events, and stay in touch through Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Visit the event calendar to discover all programs hosted by Blue Mountains Public Library and Craigleith Heritage Depot.

*New!* Keep tabs on our Facebook page for exciting weekly online videos, live sessions, and more. Details below!

Depot Scavenger Hunt. Each month a new outdoor scavenger hunt will appear on the Craigleith Heritage Depot's exterior windows. Test your eyes and see if you can find all the hidden items!  

Focus Group - Parents

Wednesday October 20, 2021

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Group to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is Parents. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. A fun activity will be provided for children of parents/caregivers in attendance between 4-11 years old.

Spots are limited. Please register in a household so we may plan seating. Also, if you are registering a child for the children's activity, please list their first name and their age.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants (except for children under 12) must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 x146
Email: BMPLconsultation@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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101 Things About The Craigleith Station Building

Thursday October 21, 2021 - Thursday December 23, 2021

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter pages @CraigleithDepot & BMPL Instagram @bmplibrary.

For 101 weeks the Craigleith Heritage Depot will post historical stories of the little Craigleith Station. From its inception in the late 1880s to its transformation into a museum, archive, and library. Through photographs, letters, journals, newspaper articles, and paintings join us in discovering how the small train station has changed over the decades to what it is today.

 

Join us on Facebook and Twitter @CraigleithDepot and on Instagram @bmplibrary

Contact: Craigleith Heritage Depot
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca

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Favourite Fossils

Friday October 22, 2021 - Friday October 29, 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 5:15pm

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

Explore the first animals in our area that lived in the ancient past. Craigleith Heritage Depot staff share photos of their favourite fossils in the Museum's natural history collection. Share your own photos with us on FaceBook & Twitter and use the hashtag #FavouriteFossils!

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

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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday October 23, 2021

Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Location: BMPL Zoom.

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. 

Once you have register, a Zoom invite will be sent to your email. 

Contact: Andrea
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca

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#YourArchives

Sunday October 24, 2021 - Sunday December 26, 2021

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter pages @CraigleithDepot & BMPL Instagram @bmplibrary.

Your Archives aims to get the community involved in digitizing and sharing local historical content. The Craigleith Heritage Depot staff know how cherished our history is. This program is an opportunity for the museum to share and document local history, while you hang on to the original items. Choose a record that you have and tell us why it matters to you and/or the history of the Blue Mountains. Tag the museum in your post on Facebook & Twitter @CraigleithDepot and on Instagram @bmplibrary & use the hashtag #YourArchives!


The Craigleith Heritage Depot will post weekly from their archives’ digital donations collection. Visit Participate to learn how to digitally donate.

Contact: Craigleith Heritage Depot
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca

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Museum From Home

Monday October 25, 2021 - Monday December 27, 2021

Time: 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Location: CHD Facebook & Twitter @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 ext. 6
Email: Depot@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/CraigleithDepot

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Focus Group - Museum

Tuesday October 26, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Craigleith Community Centre.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is Museum. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. This focus group will be held at the Craigleith Community Centre at 132 Lakeshore Road East.

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group - Rural Communities

Thursday October 28, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Ravenna Hall.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is Rural Communities. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. This focus group will take place at Ravenna Hall at 628299 Grey County Road 119. 

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Sunday October 31, 2021

Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot.

Hey all you ghosts, ghouls, and goblins! Head on down to the Craigleith Heritage Depot anytime between 12:00pm-4:00pm for a super fun Halloween Scavenger Hunt and a spooky TREAT! All you have to do is find all the hidden ghouls, goblins, and ghosts in the Depot.

Submit your scavenger hunt card off at the front desk for a chance to win a PRIZE. Remember to grab a yummy treat before you leave the museum! Costumes welcome. This is a drop-in program. 

Masks, Physical distancing, and all health measures will be in effect.

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 6
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Post-It Note Activity: Kick Off Event

Tuesday November 2, 2021

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

It's Back! And Bigger Than Ever!

The Blue Mountains Public Library's famous Post-It Note Activity is back and better than ever starting Tuesday November 2nd and running until Tuesday, November 23rd. To support physical distancing, we'll be having this drop-in activity over 3 weeks. This is a key part of our Phase II, so stop in and stop in often.

How It Works

This is where the fun happens! When you stop in to Craigleith Heritage Depot or L.E. Shore, you'll find fun and interactive questions on walls and windows that are about your BMPL GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive & Museum). You then get to grab a post-it note pad and a sharpie and write down all your great ideas, insights and visions.

How many can you add? As many as you like! You can even comment on other post-it notes, too! Add a checkmark, expand on an idea or make a comment.

Raffle Draw

Each time you stop by BMPL and participate in the Post-It Note Activity you'll also get a ticket for our Raffle Draw. You'll have your choice from a variety of prizes to chose from for your chance to win. You'll definitely want to stop by often between Nov 2-23rd to get as many chances as you can to win in our Raffle Draw. The more times you stop by and participate the more chances to win! Winners will be announced after the Post-It Note Activity concludes.

For Kids & Teens

Kids' and Teens' voices matter, too! We'll have paper up on our walls just for you with tons of markers available so you can colour all over it. Get creative and draw what you'd like for your BMPL GLAM! Each time you return and participate is a chance to get another ticket for a chance to win in our Raffle Draw. Stop in often for more chances to win prizes! Do you see a picture or idea that you like? Comment on it, put a checkmark or a heart! Show others what a great idea it is with your support!

Kick Off Door Prizes

We'll be offering special Door Prizes to the first few folks who stop by to participate when we kick off the event. Door Prizes will be offered to the first few folks at L.E. Shore at 10:00 am and at Craigleith Heritage Depot at 12:00 pm! Prizes are from local small business throughout The Town of The Blue Mountains and are waiting just for you!

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLconsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca

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#YourArchives

Wednesday November 3, 2021 - Friday December 3, 2021

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot Facebook & Twitter pages @CraigleithDepot & BMPL Instagram @bmplibrary.

Your Archives aims to get the community involved in digitizing and sharing local historical content. The Craigleith Heritage Depot staff know how cherished our history is. This program is an opportunity for the museum to share and document local history, while you hang on to the original items. Choose a record that you have and tell us why it matters to you and/or the history of the Blue Mountains. Tag the museum in your post on Facebook & Twitter @CraigleithDepot and on Instagram @bmplibrary & use the hashtag #YourArchives!


The Craigleith Heritage Depot will post weekly from their archives’ digital donations collection. Visit Participate to learn how to digitally donate.

Contact: Craigleith Heritage Depot
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 6
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca

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Focus Group - Educators

Wednesday November 3, 2021

Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is Educators. This is a broad term that includes childcare professionals, private tutors, homeschooling parents (etc.). All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. Let us know how we can support you in your classrooms, as well as support your students after school hours in our physical and virtual branches.

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group - East End Discussion

Saturday November 6, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Craigleith Community Centre.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is East End Discussion. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. This focus group will take place in the Craigleith Community Centre at 132 Lakeshore Road East.

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group - Arts & Culture

Wednesday November 10, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Group to help inform our next Strategic Plan. 

The theme for this focus group is Arts and Culture within The Town of The Blue Mountains. All are welcomed to bring their thoughts around this topic. 

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group - Open Topic

Saturday November 13, 2021

Time: 10:00pm - 12:00pm

Location: Ravenna Hall.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Group to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

Instead of a theme for this focus group, participants are encouraged to bring any items of discussion that they think is important for our Strategic Planning Working Group to hear. This focus group will take place in Ravenna Hall at 628299 Grey County Road 119.

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption. If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group - Open Topic

Wednesday November 17, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team at our Community Consultation Focus Groups to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

Instead of a theme for this focus group, participants are encouraged to bring any items of discussion that they think is important for our Strategic Planning Working Group to hear. 

Spots are limited. Registration is required for contact tracing and seat planning.

Per Ministry Regulations, this event is a passport required activity. All participants must show a double vaccination or provide medical exemption.If you are not yet vaccinated and wish to participate, please contact LibraryCEO@TheBlueMountains.ca and an alternate virtual focus group will be established. All voices in our community are important to this Strategic Plan.

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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Focus Group: Tweens

Thursday November 25, 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

Join the BMPL team for our Community Consultation Focus Group to help inform our next Strategic Plan.

The theme for this focus group is Tweens. It will take place during our Tween Advisory Group program. 

Spots are limited. Registration is required for Tween Advisory Group

If you are a parent or guardian of a tween who would be interested in a tween focus group, please email BMPLconsultation@thebluemountains.ca and we will add you to a wait list. 

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLConsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://TheBlueMountainsLibrary.ca/Focus-Groups.cfm

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