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

Valentine Craft: Saturday February 10, 1:30-2:30pm

Come and join us for some fun, simple crafts and yummy organic treats! Let us know if you will join us so we know how many treats to make. We have a limit of 10 children so save your spots now. It's totally FREE and all ages welcome.

Book Club

Please contact the library if you are interested in registering your child for a monthly book club.

Lego Club

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm for creative play and Lego building challenges. January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22.

Activities at the library

Knit Night: Friday January 19 from 7pm-9pm

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

January 4 we will be discussing "The Stone Diaries" by Carol Shields.

Feburary 1 we will be discussing "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver.

March 1 we will be discussing "Birdie" by Tracey Lindberg.

NFB Film Club

Documentaries from the National Film Board of Canada

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

January 11: Birth of a Family

(in English with French subtitles) Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary. Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985. Now all in middle age, each has grown up in different circumstances with no shared memories.

February 8: Theater of Life

(in English) Theater of Life captures the remarkable story of how renowned chef Massimo Bottura, joined by 60 of the world’s top chefs, transformed food destined for the dumpster into delicious and nutritious meals for Italy’s hungriest residents—refugees, recovering addicts, former sex workers, and other disadvantaged people. A visual feast in itself, the film offers a powerful message of social justice while raising awareness about the enormous environmental impact of food waste.

March 8: As the Crow Flies

(in English with French subtitles) As the Crow Flies follows a young group of Royal Canadian Air Cadets throughout seven weeks at an elite flight-training camp, where they are studying to get their pilot’s license, a process that normally takes six to eight months. Casting an especially affectionate eye on her female subjects, filmmaker Tess Girard—herself a graduate of the program—creates a unique and intimate portrait of an extraordinary, yet also very recognizable, group of 17-year-olds as they come of age.

Writing Workshop: Thursday March 22 at 7pm

Join author and publisher Melinda Cochrane as she shares tips and exercises that will inspire your writing practice.

Writers' Open Mic: Thursday April 26 at 7:30pm

Read your work in front of a friendly audience. All are welcome and readings are limited to 5 minutes each.

iPad for Seniors

Monday mornings January 29-April 9 at the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Library

A free bilingual course offered in partnership with la Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys. Contact the Ste-Anne-de-Bellvue Library for more information and to register: 514-457-1940 biblio@sadb.qc.ca

French as a second language course

Friday mornings February 2-April 27 at the Baie-D'Urfé Library

A free course offered in partnership with la Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys. Contact the Baie-D'Urfé Library for more information and to register: 514-457-3274 biblio@baie-durfe.qc.ca

Click here to sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also opt-in to receive additional messages about Adult English, Adult French, or Children's programming in the library.

Baie-D'Urfe Language Group (BULG)

BULG meets in the library for converstaional language learning. For more information visit their website.

Exhibitions

The Baie-D'Urfé Aquarelle Group...December 2017.

Photographs by Caroline Forget...January 2018.

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.