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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Storytimes

Family Storytime

Third Saturday of the month at 10:30am. September-December 2017

September 16: We are launching our Fall Storytime season with a special NFB presentation! We will be screeing a series of 4 short films for children: "My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts" "Me and My Moulton" "The Boy Next Door" and "Invasion of the Space Lobsters".

October 21: Join us for an hour of books and crafts

November 18: Join us for an hour of books and crafts

December 16: Join us for an hour of books and crafts

Lego Club

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm for creative play and Lego building challenges. September 26, October 24, and November 28.

Activities at the library

Baie-D'Urfé Book Club

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

October 5 we will be discussing "Executor" by Louise Carson - Featuring a special visit from the author!

November 2 we will be discussing "My October" by Claire Holden Rothman.

December 7 we will be discussing "A Complicated Kindness" by Miriam Toews.

Special Events

Writers Open Mic Nights: Wednesday September 20 and Thursday December 7 at 7:30pm

Do you write? Here is your chance to read some of your work to a friendly audience. Readings are welcome in both French and English. Each reading will be limited to 5 minutes.

Author reading, sponsored by Quebec Writers Out Loud

Thursday October 5 at 2:30pm Join us for a visit from author Louise Carson. She will discuss the art of mystery writing and read from her new book The Cat Among Us.

We greatfully acknowledge funding from the Quebec Writers Federation and the Canada Council for the Arts

Are you a good fincancial role model?: Thursday November 23 at 7:30pm

A Chartered Professional Accountant will talk about the goals and challenges of teaching kids about money, and teach us ten healthy habits of financial management.

NFB Film Club

Documentaries from the National Film Board of Canada

Screenings take place on the last Thursday of the month at 7pm

September 28: Every Child // Wild Life // Impressions of Expo67 // Ladies and Gentlemen…Mr. Leonard Cohen

Every Child: This is the story of a baby who appears mysteriously on the doorstep of a busy executive and is subsequently bounced from household to household, down the block. Nobody in the community is interested in caring for this baby without a name…

Wild Life: In 1909, a dapper young remittance man is sent from England to Alberta to attempt ranching. However, his affection for badminton, bird watching and liquor leaves him little time for wrangling cattle. It soon becomes clear that nothing in his refined upbringing has prepared him for the harsh conditions of the New World. This animated short is about the beauty of the prairie, the pain of being homesick and the folly of living dangerously out of context.

Impressions of Expo 67: This wordless film takes viewers on a memorable journey through Expo 67, still considered to be one of the most successful world fairs of the 20th century.

Ladies and Gentlemen...Mr. Leonard Cohen: Produced in 1965, this is an informal portrait of Montreal poet, novelist and songwriter Leonard Cohen, seen here reading his poetry to a rapt audience, relaxing with family and friends, and spending time on his own.

October 26: Log Driver's Waltz // Waterwalker

Log Driver's Waltz: A young girl who loves to dance and is ready to marry chooses a log driver over his more well-to-do, land-loving competition. Driving logs down the river has made him the best dancing partner around. This lighthearted, animated tale is based on Wade Hemsworth’s song “The Log Driver’s Waltz,” sung by Kate and Anna McGarrigle to the music of the Mountain City Four.

Waterwalker: Follow naturalist Bill Mason on his journey by canoe into the Ontario wilderness. The filmmaker begins on Lake Superior, then explores winding and sometimes tortuous river waters to the meadowlands of the river’s source. Along the way, Mason muses about his love of the canoe, his artwork and his own relationship to the land. Features breathtaking visuals and a musical score by one of Canada’s most renowned musicians, Bruce Cockburn.

November 30: The Road Forward

This electrifying musical documentary links a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. Interviews and musical sequences describe how a tiny movement grew to become a successful voice for change across the country. The Road Forward seamlessly connects past and present through superbly produced story-songs featuring soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats.

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Baie-D'Urfe Language Group (BULG)

BULG meets in the library for converstaional 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 2016.