Baie-D'Urfé Library

Hours

Monday 2:30-5:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm
Tuesday 2:30-5:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:30-9:00pm
Thursday 2:30-5:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm
Friday 2:30-5:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm
Saturday 1:30-4:00pm
Sunday 1:30-4:00pm
Click here for a list of holiday closures.

Location

20551 ch. Lakeshore Baie-D'Urfé (Québec) H9X 1R3

The Library is located in the Whiteside Taylor Center, situated between the Fritz Farm Community Center and the Red Barn along Lakeshore Road in Baie-D'Urfé, Quebec.

About Us

The BDU Library is a recreational library carrying non-fiction and fiction books, magazines, DVDs, and CDs for both adults and children. We offer WiFi as well as a computer with internet access. The daily operations of the library are provided by volunteers from the community with staff focused on cataloging and other technical aspects of the library’s operation.

Baie-D'Urfé Library Closure - COVID-19

The Baie-D'Urfé Library has closed as a precautionary measure following public health advice relating to the COVID-19 outbreak and has cancelled all upcoming library events. The library will be closed from Friday 13th of March to Tuesday March 31st, inclusive.

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Library Programs

Library Services

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Children

Film Club: Books-to-Film Night

Which is better, the book or its film adaption? Come find out as we show films based on books for kids and teens in collaboration with the Junior Council.

On Friday, March 20th at 6:30pm, we will be watching Christopher Robin: In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney's "Christopher Robin," the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

Bedtime Storytime

Join us every third Monday of the month for a Bedtime Storytime! Bring your favorite stuffed animal, wear your pajamas and enjoy bedtime stories at the library! Free drop-in program – bring the whole family! The next storytime is March 16th at 7:00

Chess and Checkers for Kids!

The Chess Club meets every first and third Wednesday of the month at 4:00pm. Come play chess and checkers! The next meet-ups are March 4th and 18th!

Lego Club

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm for creative play and Lego building challenges. No registration required. The club meets next on March 24th!

Children’s Craft Hour

Come to the library each 2nd Wednesday of the month for craft activities for kids! The next Craft Hours will take place February 9th at 1:30.

Activities at the library

Coffee and Community: Sunday, March 29th from 10:00 to 2:00

Come out of hibernation to meet familiar faces as well as new neighbours in our great town while enjoying free coffee, live music, and kids’ activities. Great coffee and kids’ drinks provided by Victor Rose Espresso Bar.

How to Write a Mesmerizing Memoir: Thursday, March 26 at 7:00pm

Back by popular demand: Merryl Hammond, author of the best-selling memoir “Mad Like Me: Travels in Bipolar Country,” will be giving a workshop on how to write a mesmerizing memoir! Contact the library by Monday, March 23rd to reserve a spot in the workshop.

Baie-D’Urfé Library Film Club

Passionate about great films? Come join the library’s new film club! We will be watching films, and serving popcorn.

On Monday, March 23rd at 7:00pm, we will be watching A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Two-time Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor.

The Baie-D'Urfé Writers' Circle

Are you working on a writing project? Would you like to share ideas, and give and get feedback from fellow local writers? Then come by the Baie-D'Urfé Writers' Circle! The BDWC meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2:30 pm in the library workroom. The next meeting is March 12th! Please call the library at 514-457-3274 to register.

Baie-D'Urfé Library Book Club

The Book Club meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 2:30pm. Please contact the library for more information.

April 2 we will be discussing "A gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles.

May 7 we will be discussing "Happiness" by Heather Harpham.

Knit Night: Third Friday of the month from 7pm-9pm

Bring in your knitting projects, your questions, your expertise! All welcome. March 20th, April 17th, May 15th.

Beginner's Quilting Class

Interested in learning how to quilt? Register for the library’s beginner quilting classes! Classes take place every 2nd Monday from 10:00 to 12:00. On break for the the Winter!

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Baie-D'Urfe Language Group (BULG)

BULG meets in the library for conversational language learning. For more information visit their website.

Exhibitions

Artists interested in diplaying work at our library, please contact us at biblio@baie-durfe.qc.ca


Library Services

Membership:

Library membership is free to all residents of Baie D'Urfé, and each member may borrow up to 9 items for 3 weeks. Non-Resident user fees are posted at the library.

Borrow from a wide range of Fiction and Nonfiction books, as well as Magazines, Music CD's, Talking Books and Videos/DVDs for both Adults and Junior members.

Library members can now renew loans and place reserves online!Click here for instructions to access your account online.

Fines:

Overdue adult books and all audiovisual materials are fined $0.20 per day per item with a maximum of $4.00. Overdue children's books are fined $0.10 per day per item with a maximum of $2.00.

Home Library Service

We offer a delivery service for Baie-D'Urfé residents who cannot come in to the library. Click here for more information.

Inter-Library-Loan

We participate in inter-library-loan service, which allows our users to access some books we do not have in our collections, by borrowing them from other public libraries in the province. For more information about this service, please see our policy, or call the library to speak with the librarian.

Computers:

We offer public access to one iPad, one computer, and a printer/scanner. We also offer free public WiFi.

Click here for instructions on how to connect to our WiFi. Click here for our terms of service.

Volunteers:

The Town of Baie-D'Urfé prides itself on its vast number of community volunteers, and the library is part of this volunteer network. The library welcomes all willing volunteers!

Click here for our annual report of activities and statistics for 2019.