Teens

Truth & Reconciliation Gathering

Friday September 30, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

Everyone is welcome to a Truth & Reconciliation Gathering with Heather McIntyre, Indigenous Life & Wellness Coach, of the Georgina Island First Nation.

Explore the importance of finding self, creating ritual and self-awareness to empower a positive voice. Weaving traditional teachings of Indigenous Culture - the 7 Grandfather Teachings -  throughout this journey, which also gives understanding to the impacts of colonization and residential schools and why it is important to honor, witness, and advocate feelings and emotions as humans.

Attendees will be asked to create, colour, or share a piece of art as an offering on that day to add to a personal "United Collaboration Story of Change" 

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. Nous reconnaissons l'appui du gouvernement du Canada.

Register below.

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Trivia Game Night

Friday September 30, 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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Teen Lit Kit

Tuesday October 4, 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.

REGISTRATION CLOSES, MONDAY OCTOBER 3rd.

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

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

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Teen Group

Thursday October 13, 2022 - Thursday November 10, 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 Involvement hours while having fun!

The Teen Group meets the second Thursday of each month.

Register Here for Teen Group

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

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VIVA: Intro. to Virtual Production For Film & Television

Friday October 14, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

South Georgian Bay Media Association Inc. presents VIVA: Virtual Interactive Volume Accelerator

VIVA is a series of workshops that will instruct participant film and television producers, directors, cinematographers, key creatives and media arts post-secondary students on the use of virtual production (VP) technology and how it can be applied to small and medium sized independent film and television production. VP is the same method being used by films and television series such as Star Wars' Mandalorian and Star Trek.

Day 1 will include an overview into the theory and creative opportunities in cinematography, production and editing that virtual production offers filmmakers and will take place at The Blue Mountains Public Library - L.E. Shore Memorial Branch. Tickets: Free

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-virtual-production-for-film-and-television-tickets-417572118447 

Learn about Day 2 here.

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Adventures in Filmmaking: Create a Short Animated Film (Section 1)

Saturday October 15, 2022 - Saturday November 5, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

ADVENTURES IN FILMMAKING
Part 1: Create a Short Animated Film
Join local animator and cartoonist Jeff Wilson and filmmaker Tom Strnad for this 4 week workshop where you will create a short animated film. Learn how to design cartoon characters, animate movement and actions and create a short animation using iPads and ProCreate digital illustration software. Designed for ages 7-13.

Section 1 Saturdays October 15, 22, 29 and November 5 (10am-12pm) 

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Adventures in Filmmaking: Create a Short Animated Film (Section 2)

Wednesday October 19, 2022 - Wednesday November 9, 2022

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S. (Board Room).

ADVENTURES IN FILMMAKING
Part 1: Create a Short Animated Film

Join local animator and cartoonist Jeff Wilson and filmmaker Tom Strnad for this 4 week workshop where you will create a short animated film. Learn how to design cartoon characters, animate movement and actions and create a short animation using iPads and ProCreate digital illustration software. Designed for ages 8-13. (Children under the age of 8 may attend with an adult)
Section 2 Wednesdays October 19, 26, November 2, 9 (3:00pm-5:00pm)

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Young Adult Book Club

Thursday October 20, 2022

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Join us once a month for the Young Adult Book Club. Have your say and vote on the books you want to read!

The YA Book Club meets on the third Thursday of every month from 5 -6PM at the L.E. Shore Library to discuss books, have some snacks, and have fun! 

If you are a young adult that loves to read and are looking for a fun way to discuss books, make new friends, or perhaps you are curious about book clubs and how they work, check out our YA Book Club.

A good book opens the mind to new possibilities. See you there!

Ages 14 and up. Registration is required.

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

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GoVAXX Bus

Friday October 21, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library Parking Lot.

BEEP BEEP! The #GOVAXX bus is on its way.  

The mobile vaccine bus will be administering 1st, 2nd, and booster doses in the L.E. Shore Library parking lot (173 Bruce St. S.) on October 21st from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

By appointment or walk-in. While supplies last.

Book an Appointment: www.Ontario.ca/vaccinebus

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

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VIVA Virtual Volume Demo at SIRT Pinewood Studios

Friday October 28, 2022

Time: 7:00am - 4:30pm

Location: Meet at L.E. Shore Library Parking Lot.

SOUTH GEORGIAN BAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION INC. presents VIVA: Virtual Interactive Volume Accelerator

VIVA is a series of workshops that will instruct participant film and television producers, directors, cinematographers, key creatives and media arts post-secondary students on the use of virtual production (VP) technology and how it can be applied to small and medium sized independent film and television production. VP is the same method being used by films and television series such as Star Wars' Mandalorian and Star Trek.

Day 2 will include a hands-on demonstration of a LED Volume for virtual production located at the SIRT centre at Pinewood Studios Toronto. Tickets: $50 plus HST. Please note that the bus will depart from LE Shore at 7am on October 28th. 
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/virtual-volume-demo-at-sirt-pinewood-studios-toronto-tickets-417500253497

Find information on Day 1, here.

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Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Saturday October 29, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

The Blue Mountains Public Library is hosting a spook-tacular pumpkin decorating contest!

Decorate a pumpkin inspired by your favourite book or movie character.

How to participate: 

  1. Register right here at the bottom of the page.
  2. Registered participants will meet us at the L.E. Shore Library at 11:00am on Saturday, Oct 29th
  3. We will provide markers, décor and whatever else you will want to use to decorate your pumpkin
  4. Before you leave, we will take a photo of you with your pumpkin, we will display photographs in the library where library visitors and staff will have a week to vote on their favourite pumpkin.
  5. Take your pumpkin home and display it at your front door for Halloween! and trick-or-treaters will get to admire it too!
  6. Winner will be contacted Friday, November 4th

Goldsmiths Farm Market and Bakery have generously donated pumpkins.

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. While supplies last.

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

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Adventures in Filmmaking: Create a Short Film (Section 2)

Wednesday November 23, 2022 - Wednesday December 14, 2022

Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

ADVENTURES IN FILMMAKING
Part 2: Create a Short Film
Join filmmaker Tom Strnad and storyboard artist Jeff Wilson for this 3 week workshop where you will create a short live action film. Learn how to write a script, draw a storyboard, film scenes with actors, and edit a short live action film. Designed for ages 8-13.
Section 2 Wednesdays November 23, 30, December 7 (3:30pm-5:30pm)

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Light Pollution: Much More Than Seeing The Stars

Thursday November 24, 2022

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library.

Have you ever seen the Milky Way? Do you wish that we did not waste so much energy to light up the night sky? It seems the number and brightness of lights we use to light our way at night just grows each year, and now the adverse effects of light pollution  reach all corners of our planet. Would you like to learn about light pollution and how we can appropriately and safely light the night sky while protecting our natural environment?

Join local astronomer Ian Wheelband, Thursday, November 24th at 6pm, for discussion on nighttime lighting and how it impacts not only our night skies but our environment too.

Learn about the various adverse effects of excessive lighting, about what is safe and what is not. We will discuss what you can do to reduce the impact of nighttime lights, at home and in your community.

Light Pollution reaches so much further than just the extinguishment of our stars at night.

In-Person. Registration is required. All ages welcome.

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

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Adventures in Filmmaking: Create a Short Film (Section 1)

Saturday November 26, 2022 - Saturday December 17, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

ADVENTURES IN FILMMAKING


Part 2: Create a Short Film
Join filmmaker Tom Strnad and storyboard artist Jeff Wilson for this 3 week workshop where you will create a short live action film. Learn how to write a script, draw a storyboard, film scenes with actors, and edit a short live action film. Designed for ages 8-13.

Section 1 Saturdays November 26, December 3, 10 (10am-12pm)

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A Very Vintage Christmas

Saturday December 10, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

Join us in The Gallery at L.E. Shore for A Very Vintage Christmas. A morning of holiday fun!

Create vintage-looking holiday ornaments, enjoy hot chocolate, grab a Take & Make Holiday Treat, hear some classic carols, and spend time with friends before heading down to the Olde Fashioned Christmas events downtown.

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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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