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, January 17th at 6:30pm, we will be watching Cinderella (2015): A live-action retelling of the classic fairytale about a servant stepdaughter who is abused by her jealous stepmother and stepsisters after her father died. Forced to be a servant in her own house, through it all she did not let anything or anyone crush her spirit. Then one day, she meets a dashing stranger in the woods.

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 January 20th 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 January 8th!

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 January 28th!

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 January 15th at 6:30.

Activities at the library

The Magical World of Family History

Want to learn more about your ancestors? Then come discover the magical world of family history at the library! On January 23rd at 7:00, come learn to use databases, books, and other resources to research your family history. The seminar is offered free of charge with the assistance of the Quebec Family History Society. Contact the library to register!

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, January 27th at 7:00pm, we will be watching Downton Abbey: A big screen adaptation of the television series about the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English castle. It's now 1927 and the Lord and Countess of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern) receive word that the King and Queen of England are coming to visit Downton Abbey. The servants begin polishing and cleaning every surface in anticipation of the royal visit, while Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) returns to Downton Abbey with her daughter Marigold, and her husband, Bertie Pelham (Harry Hadden-Paton). However, when Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) feels that Thomas (Robert James-Collier) is unprepared to handle the job of Head Butler during the royal visit, she goes to find their retired butler Carson (Jim Carter), to convince him to return to service at Downton

Book Talk with Local Author Susan Doherty

Join us Wednesday February 19th at 7:00pm for a visit with local author Susan Doherty. She will be reading from her book "The Ghost Garden: Inside the Lives of Schizophrenia's Feared and Forgotten."

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 January 16th! 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.

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

February 6 we will be discussing "A Secret Music" by Susan Doherty.

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.