Programs for Families

YouTubeWatch our family programs on YouTube: Family Craft Time with Jen, Museum Mondays, Story Time and Museum Show & Tell.

One Card, One Million Possibilities: Ontario Public Library Week

Tuesday October 20, 2020 - Saturday October 24, 2020

Time: 9:00am - 9:00am

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Celebrate The Blue Mountains Public Library and all Ontario public libraries during Ontario Public Library Week, October 18th to 24th. All week long there will be activities that connect us with our library, and the value they add to the community. One Card, One Million Possibilities.

Each day during Ontario Public Library Week, we'll give you a behind the scenes look into the life in and at the library on our Instagram page. Engage with us and others to help celebrate your public library and those across Ontario.

Also, we'll be running a special New Library Membership campaign, with more exciting details to come.

 

Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Cluesday Tuesday

Tuesday October 20, 2020

Time: 12:00pm - 12:15pm

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

Solve some mysteries or test your knowledge with material from the Craigleith Heritage Depot museum collections to decipher, discover and delight on Cluesday Tuesday!

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

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Kids Clubhouse

Tuesday October 20, 2020 - Tuesday October 27, 2020

Time: 4:30pm - 4:45pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Library YouTube Page.

KIDS CLUB is a fun and exciting program geared just for kids. KIDS CLUB, 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 can be picked up from our Holds Counter. Activity packs will be created for the following age groups:
Gr 1-3
Gr 4-6
Every activity kit will include a weekly craft materials list, and at your own pace. Every Tuesday check us out on our BMPL YouTube page at 4:30 pm, where we will guide you through the process of how to make your activity.
Session 1 runs Sept 14th - Dec 15th. Free Program.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://bit.ly/3afM5Q9

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Virtual Star Gazing

Tuesday October 20, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom..

Join Ian Wheelband from RASC as we virtually stream telescope views of Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. We will also identify the Fall constellations using a live sky video. Need a star finder? You may pick one up from the library in advance (while supplies last). This is a rain or shine event, and if we are clouded out we will still be able to view the objects from a remote (or prerecorded) telescope. 

You will need a computer or laptop with a web camera, or a tablet or smart phone to participate in this event. Once registered, you will be sent a Zoom Meeting ID and password to attend this program.

Open to all ages. Free program.

 

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.rasc.ca/

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Bedtime Story Time

Wednesday October 21, 2020 - Wednesday October 28, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Library Facebook Page.

Join Jen on Facebook for a Virtual Story Time!

Every Wednesday at 7 pm. Watch from the comfort of your own home.

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

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Author Talk with Terry Fallis

Thursday October 22, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Zoom.

In celebration of Ontario Public Library Week, join award-winner and bestselling author Terry Fallis for an engaging Author Talk on Thursday, October 22nd at 7pm on Zoom, in partnership with Jessica's Book Nook. Terry will be presenting on his seventh and most recent novel Albatross. Register now to guarantee your spot to hear from Terry Fallis. Registrants will receive a link to the online Author Talk with Terry Fallis.

You can read all of Terry Fallis's works and Albatross here. Can't wait for the hold? Stop by Jessica's Book Nook to get a copy today.

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

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Outdoor Story Time: WEATHER PERMITTING

Friday October 23, 2020 - Friday October 30, 2020

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

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

WEATHER PERMITTING

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 Facebook page for our Virtual Story Time program. 

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

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: http://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca

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Trivia Game Night

Friday October 23, 2020 - Friday December 25, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Location: Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Play against each other or play as a group in an 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.

Participate through our Facebook page every Friday night at 7pm when we share the link to the game.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Break The Fake: How to Tell What's True Online? Workshop

Monday October 26, 2020 - Friday October 30, 2020

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

The Break the Fake: How to Tell What's True Online workshop will teach audiences four quick, easy steps they can take to spot misinformation and find out if something online is true or not. Designed for audiences aged 11 and up. Register online to receive a link to the workshop.

Not able to attend the workshop? Visit our Facebook page where we'll share a Self-Directed tutorial version after the workshop!

 

Media Literacy Week is an annual national campaign to help spread the word about the importance of media literacy and good digital citizenship. Celebrate Media Literacy Week, October 26th to 30th, with Break the Fake activities connecting us from coast to coast to coast.

Engage with us and others to help spread the word online of the importance of media literacy by using #MediaLitWk and #BreaktheFake.

Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://mediasmarts.ca/

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Cluesday Tuesday

Tuesday October 27, 2020

Time: 12:00pm - 12:15pm

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

Solve some mysteries or test your knowledge with photos from the Craigleith Heritage Depot archives collection to decipher, discover and delight on Cluesday Tuesday!

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

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Trick-or-Treat Drive Thru DROP OFF Deadline

Thursday October 29, 2020

Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm

Location: LE Shore.

The Blue Mountains Public Library want to make sure every family has a chance to trick or treat during the pandemic. Our staff will be passing out candy and goodies at our Halloween Trick or Treat Drive Thru Saturday October 31st.

Community Members are encouraged to join our give away. To keep the children safe you can't be present with us, but if you are closing your door to Halloween this year due to the pandemic, consider dropping off your candy here and we will make sure every household who participates is mentioned and the trick-or-treaters will get that much more candy and treats on their stop here at LE Shore! All contributions should be received by Thursday, October 29th at 6pm so the goodies can be quarantined for safe distribution.

Looking for more information about our Drive Thru on Halloween? Check out the October 31st Calendar post.

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext 5
Email: LibraryInfo@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Spooktacular Halloween Howl

Saturday October 31, 2020

Time: 10:00am - 10:30am

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Calling all witches, goblins and ghosts to our Spooktacular Halloween Howl! Join us for a frightfully good time on October 31st at 10:00am on our Facebook page.

Don't be a scaredy cat when you take part in scary Halloween stories and activities that will fill you full of fright. Howl with laughter when you stop in for a spell. 

Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Trick-or-Treat Drive Thru

Saturday October 31, 2020

Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library Parking Lot.

The Blue Mountains Public Library wants to make sure every family has a chance to trick-or-treat during the pandemic. Our staff will be passing out candy at our Halloween Trick-or-Treat Drive Thru in the LES parking lot. Please enter through the far entrance and drive around to the door where our staff will be treating our costumed visitors.

Really want to get into the spirit? Dress your car as well, and we will be providing a prize for the best Halloween Family Mobile!

Community Members are encouraged to join our give away. To keep the children safe you can't be present with us, but if you are closing your door to Halloween this year, consider dropping off your candy here and we will make sure every household who participates is mentioned and the trick-or-treaters will get that much more candy and treats on their stop here at LE Shore! All contributions should be received by Thursday, October 29th at 6pm so the goodies can be quarantined for safe distribution.

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext 5
Email: LibraryInfo@TheBlueMountains.ca

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Cluesday Tuesday

Tuesday November 3, 2020

Time: 12:00pm - 12:15pm

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

Solve some mysteries or test your knowledge with photos from the Craigleith Heritage Depot archives collection to decipher, discover and delight on Cluesday Tuesday!

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

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Kids Clubhouse

Tuesday November 3, 2020 - Tuesday November 24, 2020

Time: 4:30pm - 4:45pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Library YouTube Page.

THE KIDS CLUBHOUSE is a fun and exciting program geared just for kids. The Clubhouse 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 can be picked up from our Holds Counter. Activity packs will be created for the following age groups:
Gr 1-3
Gr 4-6
Every activity kit will include a weekly craft materials list, and at your own pace. Every Tuesday check us out on our BMPL YouTube page at 4:30 pm, where we will guide you through the process of how to make your activity.
Session 1 runs Sept 14th - Dec 15th. Free Program.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://bit.ly/3afM5Q9

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Bed Time Story Time

Wednesday November 4, 2020 - Wednesday November 25, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Library Facebook Page.

Join Jen on Facebook for a Virtual Story Time!

Every Wednesday at 7 pm. Watch from the comfort of your own home.

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

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Virtual Story Time

Friday November 6, 2020 - Friday December 18, 2020

Time: 11:00am - 11:15am

Location: The Blue Mountains Library Facebook Page.

Join Jen on Facebook for a Virtual Story Time!

Every Friday at 11am. Watch from the comfort of your own home.

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

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Remembrance Day Virtual Ceremonies

Wednesday November 11, 2020

Time: 11:00pm - 2:00pm

Stay Home & Stay Safe this Remembrance Day

The Blue Mountains Public Library is partnering with the Town of The Blue Mountains to live stream the Remembrance Day Ceremonies happening in Clarksburg and Ravenna. You can watch the Ceremonies live from The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube page or Town of The Blue Mountains website

The ceremonies will start at 11:00am for Clarksburg and 1:00pm for Ravenna.

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 5
Email: LibraryInfo@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFK6LMfxyz-3cwEJ9pg9qCA

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Send A Letter To Santa

Tuesday December 1, 2020 - Thursday December 10, 2020

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library.

                                   

Write a letter to Santa and drop it in our North Pole Mailbox at the L.E. Shore Library, and the staff there will make sure it gets to Santa at the North Pole. 

Here's how to do it:

1. Write a letter to Santa and put it in an envelope addressed to:       

Santa Claus

North Pole

H0H 0H0

Canada

2. Bring your letter to the L.E. Shore Library and drop it off at the North Pole Mailbox. (No postage necessary). 

That's it!  Each child who mails a letter will receive a personal reply from Santa Claus via Canada Post. Remember to include your full name and mailing address – so Santa knows where to send your letter! If you forget to put your letter in an envelope Santa will write a letter to the library and the staff will be sure to let you know that he still received your letter!

Letter can be dropped off between Tuesday, December 1st, and Thursday, December 10th 2020.

In order to receive a reply by Christmas, please drop off the letter no later than 6pm Thursday, Dec 10th.

Free program. Ages 0 and up.

 

 

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: http://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca

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Kids Clubhouse

Tuesday December 1, 2020 - Tuesday December 15, 2020

Time: 4:30pm - 4:45pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Library YouTube Page.

THE KIDS CLUBHOUSE is a fun and exciting program geared just for kids. The Clubhouse 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 can be picked up from our Holds Counter. Activity packs will be created for the following age groups:
Gr 1-3
Gr 4-6
Every activity kit will include a weekly craft materials list, and at your own pace. Every Tuesday check us out on our BMPL YouTube page at 4:30 pm, where we will guide you through the process of how to make your activity.
Session 1 runs Sept 14th - Dec 15th. Free Program.

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://bit.ly/3afM5Q9

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Bedtime Story Time

Wednesday December 2, 2020 - Wednesday December 16, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Library Facebook Page.

Join Jen on Facebook for a Virtual Story Time!

Every Wednesday at 7 pm. Watch from the comfort of your own home.

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

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Virtual Holiday Family Craft Time

Saturday December 12, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Library YouTube Page..

Join Jen Saturday, December 12th at 1pm on our BMPL YouTube Channel for a fun holiday craft. We will be making a super cute paper Holiday Wreath. We will provide you with everything you need for this craftOnce you are registered, we will notify you in regards to picking up your Holiday Paper Wreath Craft kit.

Registration is required. Limited Spaces. All Ages. Free program.

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://bit.ly/3afM5Q9

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The Night Before Christmas Bedtime Story Time Event

Wednesday December 23, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Library Facebook Page.

Join Jen on our BMPL Facebook for a magical Holiday Bedtime Story Time.

Tonight we will be reading the holiday classic, The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore.

Get cozy, grab a blanket, some cookies and milk and let's enjoy some holiday magic.

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

Contact: Jen
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Bedtime Story Time

Wednesday December 30, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 7:15pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Library Facebook Page.

Join Jen on Facebook for a Virtual Story Time!

Every Wednesday at 7 pm. Watch from the comfort of your own home.

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

Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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