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Upcoming Events

Summer Reading Club Weekly Challenges: The Giant Bubble Challenge

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Bruce St. Lawn at L.E. Shore Library.

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Seniors Exercise

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am
Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore Library

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Wired Wednesdays: Chromebooks

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page/YouTube Page

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Explore Science Extravaganza

Thursday, August 11, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: L.E. Shore Library

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Events

Summer Reading Club Weekly Challenges: The Giant Bubble Challenge

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Bruce St. Lawn at L.E. Shore Library.

It is week two of BMPL's Summer Reading Club Challenges, and it involves BUBBLES! Everyone loves bubbles! Meet us on the front lawn at the L.E. Shore Library for an afternoon of smiles, laughs and fun. The participant that blows the largest bubble wins a cool prize and bragging rights. Ages 8 and up. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by and adult. Drop-in. Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Seniors Exercise

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am
Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore Library

Sitting or standing, no matter your ability. Improve your fitness and balance and join Denise for a weekly exercise class for seniors! Help keep your body moving with some easy stretches and aerobics. Every Wednesday at 10am. Pay by donation. Please register below. We encourage all participants to keep distance and wear a mask. Contact: Emma
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Wired Wednesdays: Chromebooks

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page/YouTube Page

Did you know that you can sign out a Chromebook from our library for 1 week with your library card? A Chromebook is a laptop that runs on the Google Operating System. Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1 pm to answer your tech help questions. Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube. Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary

Explore Science Extravaganza

Thursday, August 11, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: L.E. Shore Library

The Nuclear Innovation Institution Explore Team will be at the L.E. Shore Library for a free one-hour science extravaganzas for families. NII Explore provides outstanding STEM content to students of all ages. Everyone is welcome for amazing science demonstrations that you can participate in! Try some fun new experiments and learn interactively. Register online. Free event. All-ages. Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Teen Group

Thursday, August 11, 2022 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://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Trivia Game Night

Friday, August 12, 2022
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. Contact: Natashia
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Outdoor Story Time with Lily

Friday, August 12, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am
Location: Bruce St. Lawn at L.E. Shore Library.

Grab your hats, sunscreen and blankets and meet us on the front lawn at the L.E. Shore Library for Outdoor Story Time. Every Friday at 11:00am, we will be hosting an engaging and fun Story Time outside (weather dependent) all summer long. Meet us for stories, rhymes, movement songs and lots of FUN! Ages 0-5. Registration required. Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

International Youth Day : Macrame Wall Art DIY

Friday, August 12, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: L.E. Shore Library

International Youth Day is celebrated annually on August 12 to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrate the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society. The Blue Mountains Public Library is celebrating International Youth Day with a fun and creative Macramae DIY project. You can register and meet us at the L.E. Shore Library on Friday, August 12, at 1:00 pm. Come hang out,and create a some beautiful macrame wall art at the library. Can't stay for the program? No problem! We will have some Take and Make Kits available for you to pick up and enjoy at take home. Register below to participate in person. Ages 8 and up. Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Board Game Afternoon

Saturday, August 13, 2022 1:15pm - 3:15pm
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: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Pop-up at Thornbury Farmers Market

Sunday, August 14, 2022 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! And don't forget to bring the kiddos! We have materials and activities with our programmer, Jen! Contact: Mary
Phone: 5195993681
Email: bmplconsultation@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Summer Reading Club Weekly Challenges: Obstacle Course Challenge

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Bruce St. Lawn at L.E. Shore Library.

We are on our third week of BMPL's Summer Reading Club Challenges. Meet us on the front lawn and try out the super fun obstacle course. Have fun, win prizes and READ ON! Ages 8 and up. Drop -in program. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Seniors Exercise

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am
Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore Library

Sitting or standing, no matter your ability. Improve your fitness and balance and join Denise for a weekly exercise class for seniors! Help keep your body moving with some easy stretches and aerobics. Every Wednesday at 10am. Pay by donation. Please register below. We encourage all participants to keep distance and wear a mask. Contact: Emma
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Wired Wednesdays: Read, Watch, and Listen with Hoopla

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page/YouTube Page

In this video, Ashley will talk about Hoopla Digital. Download the app, create an account, and you can read eBooks, listen to audiobooks and music, as well as watch tv shows and movies. Each patron gets 5 borrows a month. All free with your library card. Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1 pm to answer your tech help questions. Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube. Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary

Teen Group: Young Adult Book Club

Thursday, August 18, 2022 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. Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Trivia Game Night

Friday, August 19, 2022
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. Contact: Natashia
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Pop-up GLAM at Ravenna Hall

Friday, August 19, 2022 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Ravenna Hall

BMPL’s Pop-up GLAM events are coming to Ravenna! Join the BMPL team at Ravenna Hall on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month May to December (2nd & 4th Friday in July & September). We’ll be at Ravenna Hall from 1:30pm to 4:30pm to bring you GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archives & Museum) services closer to home! You’ll be able to browse and borrow books, pick-up your holds, access Chromebooks and iPads, and there will even be drop-in programs for you. Each Pop-up GLAM event will feature a different conversation spark or GLAM activity. Don’t forget to let us know if you’d like your holds at Ravenna Hall. Give us a call or email us to let us know, so we can bring them with us. Tell us what GLAM services you’d like at Ravenna Hall with this quick survey. Contact: Mary
Phone: 5195993681
Email: bmplconsultation@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Dorothy Crysler Bird Club

Saturday, August 20, 2022 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/event-calendar.cfm

TBM Meet the Candidates Series

Monday, August 22, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: L.E. Shore Library

TBM Municipal Election Meet the Candidates Series Your opportunity to sound out our potential new Council and inform your vote Moderated by Christopher Thomas 7 sessions @ The Gallery at L.E. Shore Library Every Monday evening 5-7pm. Drop-in. First come, first seated. Between August 22nd - October 17th, 2022 (n/a September 5 and October 10 due to Stat Holidays) Candidates TBD. Light refreshments to be served. Brought to you by: The Blue Mountains Public Library, Climate Action Now Network, Blue Mountain Ratepayers’ Association, and the Chamber of Commerce Contact: Emma
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Kids Clubhouse Registration: Tuesday's at L.E. Shore Library

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Location: L.E. Shore Library

Registration OPENS TODAY for our IN-PERSON, after school Kids Clubhouse program! Every Tuesday, meet us in the Gallery at the L.E. Shore Library from 3:30 - 4:30 pm for games STEAM activities, arts & crafts, and lots of FUN. Register here for the fall session. (Tuesday, September 13th -Tuesday, December 20th) Ages 8 and up. Free Program. Registration required. Spaces are limited. Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Summer Reading Club Weekly Challenges: Lego Challenge

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Bruce St. Lawn at L.E. Shore Library.

Our last Summer Challenge is here! and if you love LEGO, then this ones FOR YOU! Head on over to the L.E. Shore library from 1-2pm and become a Lego master builder! Drop-in program. Ages 8 and up. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact: Jen
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Wired Wednesdays: Store your Passwords in a Safe Place with Last Pass

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page/YouTube Page

In this video, Ashley will talk about Last Pass. Last Pass is an app that you can use to store all of your passwords on your device. The only password you need to remember is the one to access your Last Pass account. Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1 pm to answer your tech help questions. Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube. Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary

Willow Weaving: Crafting with Nature

Thursday, August 25, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: The Gallery at L.E. Shore Library

Join Wild Willow Farm & Studio for a willow weaving tutorial. Craft with nature and create your own tree on an oak stand. All-ages, intergenerational crafting adventure program. All materials provided. Free event. Register below. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. About your instructor, Andrea Matrosovs: Andrea is a basketweaver who has learned from basketmasters in Ontario and England. She is a Craft Professional with Craft Ontario. She is also a farmer-researcher with the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario conducting a 3-year study in basket willow cultivation on her Wild Willow Farm located up on the Niagara Escarpment in the Town of the Blue Mountains. Contact: Emma
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Trivia Game Night

Friday, August 26, 2022
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. Contact: Natashia
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Local Author Talk with Brock Martin

Saturday, August 27, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: L.E. Shore Library

Join us for an outdoor event featuring local author, Brock Martin, and his recently published book Side Launch. Brock will read from his book, talk about the story behind the story, and will be accompanied by musical guest, Bob Woodcock. The book is a historical novel about Corvettes - a warship built at the shipyards in Collingwood. About the novel: In the year 1939, Canada, unprepared but defiant, declares war on Germany and mass-produces a midsize warship, the Corvette. Neither designed nor equipped for the North Atlantic, the Corvette is tasked to take on the predatory sea wolves lurking below the waves. What could go wrong? - Action-packed historical fiction based on true events of WWII and the battle of the Atlantic. - The dreaded Wolf Packs, German commandos, a secret mission, spies and saboteurs. - Heart-breaking wartime romance. Ian and Kate struggle with love in difficult times. Will they find love or be denied? Ian takes command of the first Corvette built in Canada, the HMCS Collingwood. He is a man deeply scarred, having witnessed Nazi atrocities, and now driven by hatred. He will fight with any weapon he is given. Kate is the daughter of the Collingwood shipyard’s owner, a brilliant woman with a strong desire to make something of herself. She is ready to fight for her country but first she must fight for success in a male-dominated world. Will Kate allow herself to love or is there too much at stake? Side Launch takes the reader through a roller coaster of real events and dramatic head-to-head clashes, historic confrontation of epic proportions, and love and losses. If you are a fan of history and love to learn, this Canadian historical fiction Author Talk at the Library is for you. Contact: Emma
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Goat Yoga at the Library

Saturday, August 27, 2022 11:00pm - 12:00pm
Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S.

Join us for a fun yoga workout with GOATS! No experience necessary. Please bring your own yoga mat, water bottle, and wearing comfortable workout gear. The Library also has yoga mats if you need one! Space is limited. Please register online. Cost is $15/person. Ages 10 and up. Contact: Emma
Phone: 519-599-3681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

TBM Meet the Candidates Series

Monday, August 29, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: L.E. Shore Library

TBM Municipal Election Meet the Candidates Series Your opportunity to sound out our potential new Council and inform your vote Moderated by Christopher Thomas 7 sessions @ The Gallery at L.E. Shore Library Every Monday evening 5-7pm. Drop-in. First come, first seated. Between August 22nd - October 17th, 2022 (n/a September 5 and October 10 due to Stat Holidays) Candidates TBD. Light refreshments to be served. Brought to you by: The Blue Mountains Public Library, Climate Action Now Network, Blue Mountain Ratepayers’ Association, and the Chamber of Commerce Contact: Emma
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

Wired Wednesdays: Check out our new Nintendo Switch OLED

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page/YouTube Page

In this video, Ashley will talk about the new Nintendo Switch OLED that is available for a one week loan with your library card. The technology loan agreement must be signed to sign out the Switch. Find the Tech Loan Agreement on our website. Don't forget! Ashley will be live on Facebook at 1 pm to answer your tech help questions. Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube. Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary

TBM Meet the Candidates Series

Monday, September 5, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: L.E. Shore Library

TBM Municipal Election Meet the Candidates Series Your opportunity to sound out our potential new Council and inform your vote Moderated by Christopher Thomas 7 sessions @ The Gallery at L.E. Shore Library Every Monday evening 5-7pm. Drop-in. First come, first seated. Between August 22nd - October 17th, 2022 (n/a September 5 and October 10 due to Stat Holidays) Candidates TBD. Light refreshments to be served. Brought to you by: The Blue Mountains Public Library, Climate Action Now Network, Blue Mountain Ratepayers’ Association, and the Chamber of Commerce Contact: Emma
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

TBM Meet the Candidates Series

Monday, September 12, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: L.E. Shore Library

TBM Municipal Election Meet the Candidates Series Your opportunity to sound out our potential new Council and inform your vote Moderated by Christopher Thomas 7 sessions @ The Gallery at L.E. Shore Library Every Monday evening 5-7pm. Drop-in. First come, first seated. Between August 22nd - October 17th, 2022 (n/a September 5 and October 10 due to Stat Holidays) Candidates TBD. Light refreshments to be served. Brought to you by: The Blue Mountains Public Library, Climate Action Now Network, Blue Mountain Ratepayers’ Association, and the Chamber of Commerce Contact: Emma
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

TBM Meet the Candidates Series

Monday, September 19, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: L.E. Shore Library

TBM Municipal Election Meet the Candidates Series Your opportunity to sound out our potential new Council and inform your vote Moderated by Christopher Thomas 7 sessions @ The Gallery at L.E. Shore Library Every Monday evening 5-7pm. Drop-in. First come, first seated. Between August 22nd - October 17th, 2022 (n/a September 5 and October 10 due to Stat Holidays) Candidates TBD. Light refreshments to be served. Brought to you by: The Blue Mountains Public Library, Climate Action Now Network, Blue Mountain Ratepayers’ Association, and the Chamber of Commerce Contact: Emma
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

TBM Meet the Candidates Series

Monday, September 26, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: L.E. Shore Library

TBM Municipal Election Meet the Candidates Series Your opportunity to sound out our potential new Council and inform your vote Moderated by Christopher Thomas 7 sessions @ The Gallery at L.E. Shore Library Every Monday evening 5-7pm. Drop-in. First come, first seated. Between August 22nd - October 17th, 2022 (n/a September 5 and October 10 due to Stat Holidays) Candidates TBD. Light refreshments to be served. Brought to you by: The Blue Mountains Public Library, Climate Action Now Network, Blue Mountain Ratepayers’ Association, and the Chamber of Commerce Contact: Emma
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

TBM Meet the Candidates Series

Monday, October 3, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: L.E. Shore Library

TBM Municipal Election Meet the Candidates Series Your opportunity to sound out our potential new Council and inform your vote Moderated by Christopher Thomas 7 sessions @ The Gallery at L.E. Shore Library Every Monday evening 5-7pm. Drop-in. First come, first seated. Between August 22nd - October 17th, 2022 (n/a September 5 and October 10 due to Stat Holidays) Candidates TBD. Light refreshments to be served. Brought to you by: The Blue Mountains Public Library, Climate Action Now Network, Blue Mountain Ratepayers’ Association, and the Chamber of Commerce Contact: Emma
Phone: 5195993681
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca
Website: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/event-calendar.cfm

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