Children's Programs

YouTubeWatch our children's programs on YouTube: Kids Clubhouse, Family Craft Time with Jen, Museum Mondays, Story Time and Museum Show & Tell.

Outdoor Story Time

Friday September 17, 2021 - Friday October 1, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: Bruce St. Lawn at L.E. Shore Library..

Bring your blankets! We will be hosting an engaging and fun Story Time session every week on Friday at 11 a.m.

We will have social circles clearly marked on the lawn (Bruce street) and properly sized to accommodate you and your children, while adhering to all provincial and Health Unit guidelines on physical distancing. You will be able to sit and listen to stories, and sing-along to songs and rhymes! While we normally support movement in our Story Times, due to physical distancing and to support everyone’s health & safety, all families and participants must remain within their marked social circle for the program.

Please note that Outdoor Story Time is weather dependant. For rain days, check out our YouTube page for our Virtual Story Time program. 

Free program. Ages 0-5 . Drop-in. Spaces limited. 

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

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Trivia Game Night

Friday September 17, 2021 - Friday April 29, 2022

Time: 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: BMPL Facebook.

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. 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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Shale Oil Talk and Walk

Saturday September 18, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 2:45pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot.

Imagine a Shale Oil Industry right here in the Blue Mountains!  

Join Curator Andrea Wilson as she shares with you the story of the fossil fuel industry in Craigleith from 1858-1860.  This guided walk will lead you over the shalefield starting from the museum to Craigleith Provincial Park.  You will see the landscape in a whole new light! 

Starting with an overview outside at the Craigleith Heritage Depot we will walk down the Georgian Trail to discover the factory and the story of its development.  The tour will end at the Craigleith Provincial Park.  

Bring your all weather gear, this tour runs rain or shine, but will be reschedule if there is Thunder.  Please note, as we are walking by foot the tour is an estimate of time.  Questions and photographs are encouraged along the trail and may increase or lessen the walk. Distance one way is 2.5 km.

There are 24 spots on the tour, so please register early. Admission is by donation prior to the event, once you have registered we will contact you for a donation. 

Contact: Andrea Wilson
Phone: 5195993131
Email: depot@thebluemountains.ca

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Kids Clubhouse

Tuesday September 21, 2021 - Tuesday September 28, 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

THE KIDS CLUBHOUSE is an exciting program geared just for kids. This fun and engaging program will provide children with activities, crafts, puzzles, books, and movies that they can enjoy at home.
Each week we will prepare a creative and engaging activity pack that you may pick up from the Library. Every activity kit will include a weekly STEM activity, science experiment, craft, and a super fun activity booklet.
Each booklet will have a variety of curriculum-based activities. 
Children can learn about different continents, countries, oceans, and so much MORE! Every Tuesday at 4:00 pm, you can meet Jen over ZOOM to discuss the weekly activity kit theme, meet friends, chat and make your weekly activity together!
Virtual Program. Registration required. Zoom Link will be emailed to you Tuesday afternoon.

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/the-kids-clubhouse-.cfm?is=9

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Bedtime Story Time

Wednesday September 22, 2021 - Wednesday December 15, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: BMPL Facebook & YouTube.

Join Jen on Facebook or YouTube for a Virtual Bedtime Story. Watch from the comfort of your own home every Wednesday at 7:00pm. 

Suitable for ages 0-5 years...or anyone who enjoys a good story!

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBlueMountainsPublicLibrary

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Tween Advisory Group

Thursday September 23, 2021 - Thursday November 25, 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Courtyard.

Join the Tween Advisory Group (TWAG) and have your say on The Blue Mountains Public Library's programs and services to Tweens. Experience an interactive meeting where you'll have opportunities to share your thoughts and opinions, try new library programs, and develop new skills. Make, Explore, and Lead with TWAG during an interactive tween-led group meeting. 

This month we will discuss sustainability and explore what we can do at home to make our living spaces more eco-friendly and sustainable. Masks, physical distancing, and all health measures will be in effect.

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

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Orange Shirt Day (National Day of Reconciliation)

Thursday September 30, 2021

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library .

Join The Blue Mountains Public Library and our local communities as we come together in a spirit of reconciliation. The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.  A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation. 

Every Child Matters.

Website: https://www.orangeshirtday.org/

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Apple Tasting Challenge

Friday October 1, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

The Blue Mountains Public Library has teamed up with Goldsmith's Orchards for the Apple Tasting Passport Challenge.

Try 4 local varieties of apples for your chance to win!

Register below. Pick up a passport at L.E. Shore Library or Craigleith Heritage Depot after October 1st - and get out there to taste the different varieties of apples listed in the passport, check off the ones you try, write down your tasting notes (sweet, crunchy, sour, delicious, etc), fill out the ballot and drop off before the end of October for your chance to win great prizes, including a gift basket from Goldsmith's.

Apples can be from any store (or orchard) but if you show your Passport at Goldsmith's  - you will receive a FREE sample bag of apples (while supplies last)

All-Ages Event.

Challenge runs October 1-31, 2021. Winners will be announced in early November 2021.

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Kids Clubhouse

Tuesday October 5, 2021 - Tuesday November 9, 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

THE KIDS CLUBHOUSE is an exciting program geared just for kids. This fun and engaging program will provide children with activities, crafts, puzzles, books, and movies that they can enjoy at home.
Each week we will prepare a creative and engaging activity pack that you may pick up from the Library. Every activity kit will include a weekly STEM activity, science experiment, craft, and a super fun activity booklet.
Each booklet will have a variety of curriculum-based activities. 
Children can learn about different continents, countries, oceans, and so much MORE! Every Tuesday at 4:00 pm, you can meet Jen over ZOOM to discuss the weekly activity kit theme, meet friends, chat and make your weekly activity together!
Virtual Program. Registration required. Zoom Link will be emailed to you Tuesday afternoon.

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/the-kids-clubhouse-.cfm?is=9

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101 Things About The Craigleith Station Building

Thursday October 7, 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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Astronomy in Our Upper Atmosphere

Tuesday October 12, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube .

Meet Ian Wheelband from the Royal Astronomical Society on The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Channel on Tuesday, October 12th at 7:00 pm for an informative evening of Astronomy In Our Upper Atmosphere. 

Ian will speak about human objects in the atmosphere, like the International Space Station and Elon Musk's Star-Link satellite system, meteors, and the northern lights, and why the Northern lights are often better to view in the Fall. Ian will also show us through the telescope, the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, dumbbell nebula (a dying star), veil nebula (an ancient supernova remnant), and the Hercules globular cluster.

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

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Adventures in Digital Arts: Youth

Saturday October 16, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore.

The Blue Mountains Creator Space and The Blue Mountains Public Library present: Adventures in Digital Arts for Youth: Ages 8-13 years.

Part II

This session will explore creating a super hero or heroine and making a 360 video using the latest and coolest tech such as Apple Pencils and GoPro Fusion 360 cameras. A fun filled session featuring local award-winning cartoonist Jeff Wilson and local filmmaker Tom Strnad.

Registration required. Limited spaces. Sign up below.

In-person. Masks mandatory. Adherence all provincial and Health Unit guidelines on physical distancing to be followed.

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Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Saturday October 30, 2021

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Hey all you ghosts, ghouls, and goblins! Head on down to the L.E.Shore Library anytime between 10am-2pm for a super fun Halloween Scavenger Hunt and a spooky TREAT! All you have to do is find all the hidden ghouls, ghosts and goblins in the library!

Submit your Scavenger Hunt card off at the circulation desk for a chance to win a PRIZE. Remember to grab a yummy treat before you leave the library. Costumes welcome! Drop-in program. Masks, Physical distancing, and all health measures will be in effect.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Sunday October 31, 2021

Location: The Craigleith Heritage Depot.

Hey all you ghosts, ghouls, and goblins! Head on down to the Craigleith Heritage Depot anytime between 12-4pm 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 library.

Submit your scavenger hunt card off at the circulation desk for a chance to win a PRIZE. Remember to grab a yummy treat before you leave the library! Costumes welcome. Drop-in program. Masks, Physical distancing, and all health measures will be in effect.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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Canadian Animals BIG & small

Tuesday January 18, 2022

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Join us on Zoom for a presentation of Canadian Animals BIG & small with wildlife photographer, Jason George. Join us on Zoom on Tuesday January 18th at 7pm, please register below.

Jason George will take you on a trip around the North America as he shares some of his best photographs and experiences with many of your favourite animals. He will share some tips and tricks about how he captures Canada’s animals with his camera. As we travel with Jason, he will share with you his experiences with many different animals, from bugs, frogs and snakes to red fox, (not so red) to majestic moose. You won’t know what you’ll see turtles, birds, wolf, …oh my!! Canada really does, have some amazing wildlife. Jason will end the session with a mini–Safari ‘Hunt’/eye training activity to help you find more animals on your outings. And then end with a Q&A.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link via email before the event.

 

 

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