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

Chess Club

The Chess Club meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 2pm. Come play chess! The next club meeting is June 1st!

Lego Club

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm for creative play and Lego building challenges. No registration required. The next club meeting is on May 28th!

Activities at the library

Writers Open Mic Night

Do you write? Join us on May 30 at 7:30pm for a 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.

How to Write a Mesmerizing Memoir

On Wednesday June 26th at 2:00, 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! In this practical workshop, participants will first learn some key tips for writing a memoir: prepare, gather resources, develop a skeleton, find your voice, write a first draft, get permissions, etc. There will be time to practise writing some short sections, and an optional opportunity (no pressure!) for you to share your writing samples and get feedback from others. Please bring your notebook and pen/laptop. Contact the library by Friday, June 21st to reserve a spot in the workshop.

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. The next class is May 27th!

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.

June 6 we will be discussing "The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women" by Kate Moore.

July 4 we will be discussing "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver.

Microsoft Computer Skills Class

Come improve your computer skills at the library! Microsoft classes are held (in English) every 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 2:30pm to 3:30pm:

  • Classes will start again in the Fall!

Sign up at the library! Before registering for the workshops, make sure you can bring your own laptop, and that you have one of the Microsoft Office programs installed!

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

Bring in your knitting projects, your questions, your expertise! All welcome. May 17th, June 21st, July 19th.

Chess Club

The Chess Club meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 2pm. Come play chess! The next club meeting is June 1st!

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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.