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.

Kids Clubhouse

Tuesday January 25, 2022 - Tuesday February 22, 2022

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

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Bedtime Story Time

Wednesday January 26, 2022

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page/YouTube Page.

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: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Virtual Tween Advisory Group

Thursday January 27, 2022 - Thursday March 24, 2022

Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

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 virtual tween-led group meeting. 

REGISTER HERE FOR TWAG

 

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

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Outdoor Story Time

Friday January 28, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Location: L.E. Shore Library Front Lawn.

Family Literacy Day takes place at the end of January, to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. 

In 2022, the theme is Learning in the Great Outdoors - and to celebrate, we are offering an OUTDOOR WINTER STORY TIME! 

Bundle up and join us on the front lawn at L.E. Shore on Friday January 28th at 11am. We will read winter stories and paint some snow.  Register online. 

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Virtual Story Time

Friday January 28, 2022 - Friday February 18, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:15am

Location: The Blue Mountains Library Facebook / You Tube Page.

Join Jen on Facebook or YouTube for a Virtual Story. Watch from the comfort of your own home every Friday at 11:00am. 

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

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681 Ext.5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/%C2%A0https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBlueMountainsPublicLibrary

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Trivia Game Night

Friday January 28, 2022 - 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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Pandemic Parenting Group - Postponed

Sunday January 30, 2022

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Marsh Street Centre.

Postponed until further notice.

Did you have a baby in 2020-2021?

Come on out to Marsh Street Centre to meet new people, talk about your pandemic parenting experience, and have a chance to be social with the little ones. Everyone is welcome! A partnership from The Blue Mountains Public Library and Marsh Street Centre.

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Blind Date with a Book

Tuesday February 1, 2022

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

The Blue Mountains Public Library and Good Grief Coffee are ready to set up you!

Let us surprise you with new books & authors, based on your interests, so you can go on a Blind Date with a Book.

Email or register below to request your Blind Date. We will email you a link to a short questionnaire form and your personalized Blind Date book(s) will be put together. Also includes a gift card to Good Grief coffee. You will be notified by email when it is ready for pickup at L.E. Shore Library or Craigleith Heritage Depot.

Runs for the month of February. Gift Cards to be included while supplies last.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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Bedtime Story Time

Wednesday February 2, 2022 - Wednesday March 9, 2022

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Library Facebook Page / You Tube Page.

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

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Creator Space Online: Digital Illustration & Storytelling with Jeff Wilson

Saturday February 5, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online.

Join cartoonist and illustrator Jeff Wilson on this monthly online series, as he explores techniques and tools for digital illustration and storytelling using ProCreate software on iPads.

Topics include using the Apple Pencil, digital drawing techniques and methods to express stories and working with colour, lighting and perspectives. No experience required and perfect for ages 8+.

 

Contact: Tom Strnad
Email: tom@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/tbm-creator-space-workshops-87649

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Teen Group

Thursday February 10, 2022

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public 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!

Masks, 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/teen-programs.cfm

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Adventures in Digital Arts for Youth

Saturday February 12, 2022 - Saturday May 14, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Virtual.

This free tech session will explore Digital Arts using the latest and coolest in tech such as Apple Pencils and Digital Cinema Cameras. A fun-filled session with local filmmaker Tom Strnad of The Creator Space. Ages 8-13.
Register Online! Limited spaces.

This session will take place on Google Meet. A link will be sent out the day before the event.

 

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday February 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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Virtual Story Time

Friday February 25, 2022 - Friday March 18, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:15am

Location: The Blue Mountains Library Facebook / You Tube Page..

Join Jen on Facebook or YouTube for a Virtual Story. Watch from the comfort of your own home every Friday at 11:00am. 

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

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

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Virtual Planetarium

Monday March 14, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Bringing the planetarium experience to your home, Astronomy in Action’s virtual programs are a window to the Universe! Explore the night sky, planets, stars, galaxies, black holes, aurora, and so much more. Led by a professional astronomer and featuring amazing visualizations of space, this program is out of this world!

Part of our Outer Space March Break lime-up!

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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Galaxy Jars

Tuesday March 15, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:45am

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

Hold the Galaxy in your Hands! Transform a mason jar into a beautiful galaxy or nebula. Galaxy jars are filled with wonder and delight and are fun to create. Join us at 11:00 am over ZOOM and create your very own Galaxy Jar.

Registration Required. Ages 8 and up. Free Program

REGISTER HERE

 

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/march-break-2022-out-of-this-world.cfm?is=9

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Galaxy Slime

Wednesday March 16, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:45am

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom..

Slime lovers, this activity is for YOU! Join us on Tuesday, March 15th, and learn how to make your very own Galaxy Slime.

We provide just about everything you need for this program.

Meet us over ZOOM at 11:00 am and, join us for out-of-this-world slime-making fun!

Registration required. Ages 6 and up.

REGISTER HERE

Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/march-break-2022-out-of-this-world.cfm?thispageid=10718

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Bedtime Story Time

Wednesday March 16, 2022 - Wednesday March 30, 2022

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Library Facebook Page / You Tube Page..

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

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Constellation Box

Thursday March 17, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:45am

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom..

Grab an empty cereal box or shoebox from home and learn how to transform it into a beautiful constellation box. Search the night sky for your favourite constellation and we will show you how you can recreate it using a box, some lights and imagination.

Join us at 11:00 am over ZOOM Thursday, March 17th, and let's create together. 

Registration required. Ages 8 and up. Free Program.

REGISTER HERE

 

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/march-break-2022-out-of-this-world.cfm?thispageid=10718

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Winter Stargazing

Friday March 18, 2022

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Winter is a great time for families to bundle up and get outside to stargaze. The nightskies look clearer in the winter and it gets dark early enough for even the youngest of children to witness the stars.

The Blue Mountains Public Library has put together a Winter Stargazing Kit, available for families to pick up.

Includes a Night Sky Dial, Astronomy worksheets, and tips for what to look for.

 

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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday March 19, 2022

Time: 9:30pm - 10:30pm

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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Virtual Story Time

Friday March 25, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 11:15am

Location: The Blue Mountains Library Facebook / You Tube Page..

Join Jen on Facebook or YouTube for a Virtual Story. Watch from the comfort of your own home every Friday at 11:00am. 

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

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

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Limerick Poem and Visual Art Contest.

Friday April 1, 2022

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library.

April is poetry month and The Blue Mountains Public Library is hosting a super fun Limerick and Visual Arts contest all month long! Submit your Limerick to us with a photo or a drawing that reflects your poem.

Contest Criteria:

  1. Poem must be a limerick. What's a limerick? A limerick is a humorous poem consisting of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines should only have five to seven syllables; they also must rhyme and have the same rhythm.
  2.  You must submit a photo or a drawing with your limerick.
  3. Email your poem and photo/drawing to libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
  4. Remember to let us know your name and age when you submit your poem.

That's it! Super easy.

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.

The contest runs from Friday, April 1st - Saturday, April 30th.

Please send entries via email to libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca

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

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