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CLAY THE CANADIAN WAY (Posted On: Wednesday, May 03, 2017)

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The Blue Mountains Public Library is celebrating all things Canadian to mark our country's 150th anniversary. The theme for May is Clay the Canadian Way. Blue Mountain Pottery is not the only pottery that our area is known for; discover the rich heritage of pottery making at the library. The Blue Mountains Public Library's two branches, the Craigleith Heritage Depot and the L.E. Shore Memorial Library, are running programmes and exhibits all month.

The Craigleith Heritage Depot will be exhibiting its collection of Blue Mountain Pottery along with a small exhibit called Earthenware Everywhere.  This exhibit includes thousands of years of pottery making and use from indigenous pieces to everyday household items.

Wed. May 3 Show, Tell, Create 

3:30 - 5 pm 

Play with clay and discover thousands of years of ceramics at the   Craigleith Heritage Depot. Make your own piece with a Mother's Day   Theme.

Wed. May 31  Pottery Class & Pottery Demo with Carol Hahn

3-5 pm 

Join us for a pottery demo with local potter, Carol Hahn and sign up for a  beginner potter's class here at the L.E. Shore Memorial Library.  Have you always wanted to try pottery?  Now is your chance to make your own clay bowl.  Wednesday May 31 from 3pm-5pm.  $5/person.  Register on our events calendar: Demo is open to everyone to watch.

Starting May 1

Scavenger Hunt

Win a Week Away at Summer Camp!  Play the Summer Camp Scavenger Hunt at L.E. Shore Memorial Library and be entered into a draw to win one week at Camp Presqu'ile for ages 6-14 years.  Prize graciously donated by Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club.  Winner to be announced at the Canada Day's Eve Party at the Beaver Valley Community Centre (June 30th 4:30-9:30pm.) 

Fri. June 30

4:30pm  Save the Date!  Kick off your Canada Day weekend with us!
Canada Day's Eve Party at the Beaver Valley Community Centre

Join our big outdoor Canada 150th birthday party co-hosted by the Blue Mountains Public Library, the Town of the Blue Mountains and the Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club. Bring the family for all kinds of Canada 150 activities for the young and young at heart.  Dine with us; featuring Black Angus BBQ, Culinary Designs Taco Stand, and a bar. Dance to an amazing local band, Graham Playford and the Flying J's, and end the night with a large fireworks display. LE Shore Memorial Library and the Craigleith Heritage Depot will be closed on June 30th and LE Shore Memorial Library will be closed July 1.  The Craigleith Heritage Depot will be open


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