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

TD Summer Reading Club

Register in the library starting June 16

Chess Club

All ages welcome. Come and play some chess on Saturday May 26 from 2:00-3:30pm

Read and Do Book Club

A book club for 9 to 12 year olds. On the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 5pm-6pm, we get together to discuss the book we read and do some fun activities.

June 12: "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo

Lego Club

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm for creative play and Lego building challenges. June 26.

Activities at the library

Book Launch: "Mad Like Me: Travels in Bipolar Country" by Merryl Hammond

Join us in the library on Thursday June 28 from 5:30-6:30pm, Baie-D’Urfé author Merryl Hammond will launch her memoir about living with bipolar disorder. Short readings from the book, book signings, and story sharing. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome!

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

March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15. Bring in your knitting projects, your questions, your expertise. All welcome.

Baie-D'Urfé Library 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

June 7 we will be discussing "A Marriage of Opposites" by Alice Hoffman.

July 5 we will be discussing "Red Notice" by Bill Browder.

August 2 we will be discussing "Fifteen Dogs" by André Alexis.

September 13 (exceptionnellement le 2e jeudi du mois) we will be discussing "The Heart Specialist" bu Claire Holden Rothman, followed by a reading by the author, from her new book, at 3:30pm

October 4 we will be discussing "Precious Cargo" by Craig Davidson.

Chess Club

All ages welcome. Come and play some chess on Saturday May 26 from 2:00-3:30pm

NFB Film Club

Documentaries from the National Film Board of Canada

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

June 14: Memento Mori

With remarkable access to Canada’s busiest organ-transplant hospital, this documentary brings viewers face-to-face with stories of life and death, and the impossible decisions that tragedy demands. From the very beginning to the final frame, filmmaker Niobe Thompson grips viewers in a relentless, emotional embrace and propels them from moments of unexpected joy to unbearable heartbreak.

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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

Cub Scouts Kub Kars....mid-May to mid-June, 2018.

History of Baie-D'Urfé, in photographs, presented by the Baie-D'Urfé Citizens' Association...mid-June to July

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.