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.

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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, December 13th at 6:30pm, we will be watching Mary Poppins Returns: In Disney's "Mary Poppins Returns," an all new sequel with a fresh sensibility that celebrates the spirit of the original, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

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 December 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-up is December 4th!

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 December 17th!

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 December 11th at 6:30.

Activities at the library

Writers Open Mic Night: Thursday December 5 at 7:30pm

Do you write? Here is your chance to read some of your work in front of a friendly audience. Do you like to discover new writing talent? Come and listen to some local authors read! Each reading will be limited to 5 minutes.

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 Sunday, December 8th at 2:00pm, we will be watching First Man: A Biopic on the life of the legendary American Astronaut Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969, on his journey to becoming the first human to walk the moon. Exploring the sacrifices and costs on the Nation and Neil himself, during one of the most dangerous missions in the history of space travel.

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 December 12th! Please call the library at 514-457-3274 to register.

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 Fall!

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.

December 5 we will be discussing "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah.

January 9 we will be discussing "Carnegie's Maid" by Marie Benedict.

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

Bring in your knitting projects, your questions, your expertise! All welcome. December 20th, January 17th, February 21st.

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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 2017.