Pass the Book

Get ready to vote! On November 1st, our “Vote!” page will open with information about our short listed titles, and how to have your say about which should win the honour of being Durham Region’s 2015 Pass the Book! Be sure to follow your local library via their website and social media for updates. Click here to vote starting Saturday, Nov. 1st!

A ‘Vimy’ Benefit Performance

vimy2 Shows Only! In Support of Theatre 3×60’s VIMY Tour to Schools and The Vimy Foundation.

Inspired by real Canadians and drawing on factual events, Vimy explores how a nation’s defining moment is reflected in the lives, hopes and dreams of everyday people. Written in 2007, Vimy tells the story of four wounded soldiers recovering in a field hospital in the wake of the battle of Vimy Ridge.

Co-artistic directors, Joan Etienne and Carey Nicholson direct a cast of talented performers from across Durham to present
this very Canadian story of hope revealing the power of actions, large and small, to define us as individuals and as a nation.

Tickets are $20 and are now on sale! Purchase in person at Eco Port/Queen Beans Coffee House (cash/cheque only) or at 905 852-7993 (VISA/MC).


New Exhibit Opening in Kent Farndale Gallery

Stretch your artistic perspective and explore the beauty of nature in the upcoming exhibit “Radical Botanicals & More” by Pamela Meacher. The opening Reception will begin Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at 2 pm. The show will run November 1st – December 4th, 2014 in the Kent Farndale Gallery.

A master painter and author, Pamela was exposed to the profound mysteries and beauty of the natural world as a child in England. This helped her form a deep appreciation for flowers and faeries. Pamela’s botanical watercolour paintings often include birds, butterflies and woodland sprites, which harkens back to the Victorian Arts and Crafts movement thus evoking a sense of innocence and calm.

The Kent Farndale Gallery is open 7 days a week during library hours.