Teens

Meditation for Teens

Thursday June 2, 2022 - Thursday June 30, 2022

Time: 4:30pm - 5:00pm

Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore Library.

Teen Meditation Program 

A five week meditation course for youth, free of charge.

Week 1: Introduction to meditation and the benefits~decreased anxiety and stress, increased focus, strengthened memory and feelings of confidence and joy.
Week 2: Exploring various meditation techniques
Week 3: Creating an at home practice
Week 4: More techniques to increase resilience, patience and kindness
Week 5: Long, deep guided meditation.

No experience or equipment needed.

We will begin by meditating seated on chairs, and offer option to move to cushions as we progress.  Students choice.

Meet your instructor, Brenda Murphy, a Yoga Master~Speaker~Author  You can find out more about Brenda by checking out her website www.interiorconsciousness.com 

Drop-ins are welcome but we encourage you to register in advance.

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Trivia Game Night

Friday June 3, 2022 - Friday April 21, 2023

Time: 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: BMPL Facebook (@TheBlueMountainsLibrary).

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 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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How to Draw a Flower: Virtual Illustration Workshop

Saturday June 4, 2022

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube.

Join local illustrator, Loo McNulty, for a virtual tutorial on how to draw a flower. Follow along on YouTube to learn about illustration and different techniques to create different drawings of flowers. All you need is paper and a pencil!

About Loo
Driven by a love of creating art that makes people happy, Loo focuses on things that make her smile - nature, quirky animals, unusual pairings and found objects. She mostly likes to draw because it makes her feel like I did in this photograph - happy, just happy - and that’s how she hopes you feel when you experience her art.

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Teen Group

Thursday June 9, 2022 - Thursday July 7, 2022

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore 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!

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/event-calendar.cfm

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Pop-up at Thornbury Farmers Market

Sunday June 12, 2022 - Sunday September 11, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Smiths Memorial Park.

The Blue Mountains Public Library will be participating in the Thornbury Farmer's Market. Check out our booth to learn more about our GLAM (gallery, library, archives & museum) services! You'll be able to borrow books at our booth, and pick-up some take-home activities.

And don't forget to bring the kiddos! We have colouring and stories with our programmer, Jen!

Contact: Mary
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 146
Email: BMPLconsultation@TheBlueMountains.ca Website: https://thornburymarket.com/

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Mailbox Party

Thursday June 16, 2022 - Saturday July 23, 2022

Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Location: Craigleith Windfall Mailbox on Snow Apple Cres & Crosswinds Blvd.

The Blue Mountains Public Library is out and about. We'll be hosting our annual Mailbox Parties again! Neighbours are invited to join the fun at the mailbox where you can browse books, learn about your Blue Mountains Public Library GLAM (gallery, library, archives & museum) and have a chance to connect, explore and create!

Join us on the following dates:

  • Jun. 16 | Windfall | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Jul. 15 | Slabtown | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Jul. 16 | Redwing | 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Jul. 2e | Gibraltar | 10:00am - 11:30am

Masking and practicing physical distancing is encouraged. Weather Permitting.

We'll see you at the mailbox!

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

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Teen Group: Young Adult Book Club

Thursday June 16, 2022 - Thursday July 14, 2022

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Do you enjoy a good book? Meeting new people? Socializing amongst your peers? If these are all things you enjoy doing, why not join BMPL Teen Group Young Adult Book Club?

Book talks will be happening the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:00 - 7:00pm. We will chat about the books we have read and have some goodies!

Meet new people, find new authors, read GREAT BOOKS!

Registration required. Ages 15-18. Adherence to all provincial and Health Unit guidelines to be followed. 

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

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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday June 18, 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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Animal Party: Summer Reading Club Kick-Off

Saturday June 25, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Join us as we kick off Summer Reading Club 2022 with Speaking of Wildlife.

Speaking of Wildlife is a Wildlife Education Centre that gives permanent sanctuary to non-releasable Ontario Wildlife; many of their animals have been injured, orphaned, abandoned or illegally kept as pets and were unable to return to the wild as they should.

Some of these animals will be at the L.E. Shore Library to teach audiences about those that we share our environment with.

Meet the animals AND sign up for the BMPL Summer Reading Club! Read books all summer and win great prizes.

Register to attend our Animal Party: Summer Reading Club kick-off event below. 

For all ages.

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July Teen Lit Kit

Tuesday July 5, 2022 - Tuesday August 2, 2022

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

On the first Tuesday of every month, BMPL will release a super fun Teen Literacy Kit. Each kit will contain a book, colouring sheets, goodies, and more! Every month will be a different surprise theme.

The best part of this program... it's 100% free! All you need is your BMPL library card.

Want to customize your kit? Fill out the Teen Lit Kit Questionnaire

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Ages 15 - 18

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

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After Hours Retro Teen Night

Thursday July 7, 2022

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Come and hang out at the L.E. Shore Library, Thursday, July 7th after hours for a fun retro themed evening, specially designed for TEENS!

We will have some cool retro video games, board games, music, some epic snacks and a groovy time!

Registration required. Ages 13-18

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

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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday July 16, 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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Board Games and Goodies

Saturday July 16, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us at the Library Saturday, July 16th between 1-3 pm for some BOARD GAME FUN!

Bring your family or your friends for some fun play and snacks!

Free event. Drop in

All ages welcome (Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult)

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

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Sidewalk Astronomy

Thursday July 21, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet Ian Wheelband from the RASC outdoors at the L.E. Shore Library Thursday, July 21st  from 1- 3pm for Sidewalk Astronomy.

This drop-in program is designed to catch people when they are not expecting it, and to have them look through a telescope, and then explain and discuss what they are seeing in the sky above.

Have a peek at solar flares, the moon, satellites, and Venus.

Rain date is Thursday, July 28th from 1- 3pm.

Drop-in Program. All ages welcome.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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An Evening of Star Gazing with Ian Wheelband

Thursday August 4, 2022

Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

On Thursday, August 4th, join the Blue Mountains Public Library and local astronomer Ian Wheelband for an Evening of Star Gazing. Ian will chat about “What’s New” in Astronomy and discuss what is visible in the August night skies.

Ian will have LIVE shots of the moon, the skies above the Town of the Blue Mountains, and if the skies are clear and the weather cooperates, maybe even a peek at the moon through the lens of a telescope.


Registration is required. Ages 10 and up.

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Board Game Afternoon

Saturday August 13, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Meet us at the Library on Saturday August 13th between 1-3 pm for some BOARD GAME FUN!

Bring your family or your friends for some fun play and snacks!

Free event. Drop in

All ages welcome (Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult)

Contact: Jen
Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday August 20, 2022

Time: 9:30am - 9:30am

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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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday September 17, 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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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday October 22, 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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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday November 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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Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday December 17, 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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Trivia Game Night

Friday April 28, 2023

Time: 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: BMPL Facebook (@TheBlueMountainsLibrary).

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 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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