Adult Programs

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Wired Wednesdays: Connecting on the Go: Understanding Mobile Data and Wifi

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In this beginner-friendly video, Ashley breaks down the difference between mobile data and wifi! Learn how each works, when to use them, and how to check your connection. 

Ashley will be available in the L.E. Shore Boardroom from 2pm-4pm to answer your tech questions – bring your device and passwords!

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Contact: Ashley
Marjorie, Dorothy and Marg, volunteers at the library

Volunteer Recognition Awards & Volunteer Fair

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The Town of The Blue Mountains is pleased to announce that the 2024 Volunteer Recognition Awards & Volunteer Fair event will be held this year on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, as part of National Volunteer Recognition Week. 

The Awards Ceremony will be held at the Beaver Valley Community Centre on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, beginning at 5:00 p.m. As part of the Awards Ceremony, the Town will host a volunteer fair from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Local community groups are invited to attend to meet with the public and discuss volunteer opportunities.

Award Winners

The following individuals and organizations are the recipients of the 2024 Volunteer Recognition Awards:

Arts and Culture Award: Judy ShieldHeritage Award: Royal Canadian Legion Beaver Valley Branch 281Sustainability Award: Barry Tatchell & Stella Preshus JuhaszSports and Recreation Award: Jessica ElkinsGood Neighbour Award: Sarah BeveridgeBlue Mountains Community Builder (Adult 26+): Linda WykesOutstanding Community Group Award: The Marsh Street Centre 

Contact: Community Services
Phone: Community Services (519) 599-3131 ext. 254
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Into the Orchards: REEL History Film Fest

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Celebrate Blue Mountains history through film! Double features, expert talk & free popcorn!

Watch the films "Apple Industry" and "Apple Harvest" created by the Craigleith Heritage Depot & Mountain Goat Film Company on the big screen in the Gallery. See the latest innovations in commercial apple growing and learn about the history of orchards in the Blue Mountains. Then hear the owner of TK Ferri Orchards, Karen Ferri, talk about the current impact that abandoned orchards in the area have on the local apple industry. Watch the trailer for Apple Harvest.

Admission: Pay by donation. All proceeds will go towards making more documentaries and preserving local history.

Space is limited, register today!Register for this event 

This is part of our REEL History Film Fest! 5 weeks of fundraiser movie nights! Starting Wed April 17th, Canadian National Film Day, then every Tues until May 7th.  Final Show with filmmaker Q&A at Simcoe St. Theatre in Collingwood, on Sat May 18th (International Museum Day!) Learn more about the REEL History Film Fest.

Contact: Monica
Phone: 519-599-3681 x 6

Knit and Knatters

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Our informal knitting club is open to enthusiasts of all skill levels, and we invite you to join us in our cozy and friendly space. All you need to bring are your needles and wool, and you'll have the perfect setting to knit, chat, and forge new friendships. 

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5

Trivia Game Night

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 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.

Through the Wild Lens Photo Contest

The Blue Mountains Public Library is pleased to announce the "Through the Wild Lens" Photo Contest which is open to individuals of all ages. This competition is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your photography skills and capture the beauty of nature in our local community from your unique perspective. Whether you're drawn to landscapes, wildlife, or stunning sunsets, we encourage you to participate in this contest and share your love for nature through the art of photography. The winning photographs will be featured in the Craigleith Heritage Depot's Natural Heritage exhibit space, providing a physical showcase for talented photographers. 

Eligibility: Open to participants of all ages. Submission Period: The contest opens on April 22nd, coinciding with Earth Day, and runs until May 31st, giving participants ample time to capture and submit their best shots. Themes: Embrace the diverse facets of our local nature – from landscapes and wildlife to breathtaking sunsets. Let your creativity shine through your lens. Submission Guidelines: Participants can submit their entries via email at LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.ca. Ensure that each submission reflects the essence of our local natural world and aligns with the themes of the contest. Remember to include your name, age, contact info and location of your image. Prizes: Exciting prizes will be awarded to the winners, celebrating their talent and contribution to the appreciation of our natural heritage. 

We are excited to see the community's collective love for nature unfold through the lenses of our talented participants.

The photo contest closes on May 31st, 2024.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5

Gardener-in-Residence: Office Hours

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Join Grey County Master Gardeners during their Gardener-in-Residence Office Hours for a short demonstration or presentation at the start, and a discussion on Seed Starting and Hardening Off. Office Hours will be held every 4th Tuesday of the month from 12:30 - 2:30 in The Gallery.

Blue Mountains Public Library’s (BMPL) Gardener-in-Residence program supports Grey County Master Gardeners exchanges between gardeners and the community. The Gardener-in-Residence program creates and delivers programs, meets with gardeners in the community, works on their own garden project(s), and can provide feedback on garden plans and plants.

On the Hill & In the Bay: REEL History Film Fest

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Celebrate Blue Mountains history through film! Double features, expert talk & free popcorn!

Watch the films "Mary Ward 360" and "Ski Industry" created by the Craigleith Heritage Depot & Mountain Goat Film Company on the big screen in the Gallery. Dive the Mary Ward Shipwreck without getting wet and learn about the history of skiing in the Blue Mountains! Then hear Toronto Ski Club member and co-chair of the 100th Anniversary Committee, Mike King, talk about the history of the second oldest ski club in Canada.

Admission: Pay by donation. All proceeds will go towards making more documentaries and preserving local history.

Space is limited, register today!Register for this event 

This is part of our REEL History Film Fest! 5 weeks of fundraiser movie nights! Starting Wed April 17th, Canadian National Film Day, then every Tues until May 7th.  Final Show with filmmaker Q&A at Simcoe St. Theatre in Collingwood, on Sat May 18th (International Museum Day!) Learn more about the REEL History Film Fest.

Contact: Monica
Phone: 519-599-3681 x 6
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Wired Wednesdays: Breathe New Life into Old Photos: Digitizing with the Epson FastFoto

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Join Ashley as she dives into the Library of Things Epson FastFoto Photograph Scanner! This video will showcase its features and demonstrate how to easily digitize your precious photos.  Thinking of preserving your memories? This session is for you!

Tech Troubles? Stop by the L.E. Shore Boardroom from 2pm-4pm for Drop-in Tech Help with Ashley! Bring your device and questions.

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Contact: Ashley

Celebrating Earth Week: Earth Calling

Join us for a day of mindful connection, wellness, and creativity as we celebrate Earth Day together. Our program offers a variety of activities suitable for all ages, fostering a sense of community and appreciation for our planet.

10:30am - 12:30pm: Inner Yogies - All ages Gentle Chair Yoga/Meditation Refreshment Break

Sharing Circle (please bring a cherished item for reflection)

Register here for morning yoga  Inner Yogies 

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Live Life Fit - Mothers/Fathers/Caregivers and Tots

Bring your baby or tot (up to 2yrs. old) and join us for an introduction to a circuit style workout! Have a go at strength conditioning, mobility exercises, and low-impact cardio, all with your child! 

Register here for Live Life Fit

3:00pm - 4:30pm: Inner Yogies - Families and Youth

Connect with your family on the mat and engage with us in a Playful Yoga Flow and Guided Meditation, chat about Wellness Promotion, have fun with Healing Instruments, and More!

Register here for Family and Youth Yoga

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Willow Weaving with Andrea Matrosovs - Mayor and Artist

Join Andrea Matrosovs, Blue Mountains Mayor and artist, in weaving the grounding and inspiring energies of the day by creating art from willow grown on her farm. Open to all ages, this artistic endeavor will leave a lasting impression on our Earth Day celebration. 

Program is currently full 

Inner Yogies, The Blue Mountains Public Library and CANN (Community and Nature Network) are excited to welcome you and your family on April 25th. Let's come together to honour and celebrate the beauty of our planet! 

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5

Knit and Knatters

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Our informal knitting club is open to enthusiasts of all skill levels, and we invite you to join us in our cozy and friendly space. All you need to bring are your needles and wool, and you'll have the perfect setting to knit, chat, and forge new friendships. 

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5

Willow Weaving Workshop: Program FULL

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Join us in honoring Mother Earth at the Blue Mountains Public Library! Wild Willow Studio is set to guide a weaving workshop on Thursday, April 25th, at 6 pm in the Gallery. Utilizing willow, dogwood, rush, and other imaginative materials from nature, participants of all ages (8 and up) are invited to partake in this free event. Registration is required, and all ages are welcome to join in the creative festivities.

This program is currently full. Please email LibraryPrograms@TheBlueMountains.Ca to be placed on the waiting list.

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Artchive: Discover the Future of Art Preservation

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Join us at the BMPL Gallery on April 26th from 11 AM - 12 PM for an enlightening presentation on the ARTchive project, a pioneering initiative dedicated to preserving the rich tapestry of digital art for future generations.

What’s on the Agenda?

Digital Arts Preservation: Dive deep into the world of preserving digital creations, from 3D artworks to digital paintings. Innovative Techniques: Learn about cutting-edge preservation techniques like 3D scanning, motion capture, and digital backups. The ARTchive Vision: Explore how ARTchive is breaking barriers for rural and underserved artists, ensuring their work is saved and shared worldwide.

Supported By: We're proud to have the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, CHD, and BMPL in making this event possible. A special thanks to them for championing the cause of digital art preservation.

No registration required.

Whether you’re an artist, a tech enthusiast, or someone fascinated by the convergence of art and technology, this presentation is for you. 

Contact: Alessia
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext 6

Trivia Game Night

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 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.

Poetry Reading with Mary Barnes

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Join us at the L.E. Shore Library on Saturday, April 27th, at 11:00 am for a captivating poetry reading featuring Mary Barnes, the talented author of two exquisite collections: "What the Fox Knew" and "Moving Upstream."In her debut collection, "What the Fox Knew" Mary Barnes, drawing from her Ojibwe roots, weaves beautiful poems that possess the unique ability to both calm and awaken. With tempered grace, she elegantly coaxes out the seemingly quiet world we often take for granted, offering a fresh perspective on our surroundings.

Moving forward to her sophomore collection, "Moving Upstream" Barnes continues to showcase her Ojibwe heritage, inviting the audience to immerse themselves in the beauty of the natural world. In this masterful new collection, she transports us to different places and times, revealing the heart and soul of her profound love for nature.

Don't miss this opportunity to experience the magic of Mary Barnes' poetry, as she shares her insights and takes you on a journey through the subtle yet enchanting landscapes she paints with her words. Registration is required. Free Event.

Register here for a Poetry Reading with Mary Barnes 

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext.5