Celebrate the music of Gershwin with the New York Philharmonic

Our new partnership with Lincoln Center Education brings free HD screenings of concerts, operas, ballet and theatre to the community year round. Our next event is Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30 pm: The New York Philharmonic: A Gershwin Celebration.

Jazz great Dianne Reeves and Broadway leading man Norm Lewis join the New York Philharmonic, ringing in the New Year with style and swagger in an evening of Gershwin suites, overtures, and indelible standards.Conducted by the celebrated maestro Bramwell Tovey, and hosted by the TODAY Show’s Willie Geist.

Grab your favourite music lover(s) and celebrate with a big screen, surround sound performance. Did we mention that it’s FREE?

New Exhibit Opening Jan. 7th in the Kent Farndale Gallery


The Kent Farndale Gallery in the Scugog Memorial is pleased to present an exhibition by John Lennard entitled, “The Living Landscape”.

Born in Barrie, Ontario and currently residing in Haliburton, John Lennard has devoted over 40 years to painting the Canadian landscape and his work has been featured in international exhibitions. Mr. Lennard is a contemporary landscape painter whose love of art and nature is vividly expressed in his colourful canvases, using the traditional medium of oils to capture the effects of sunlight and shadow.

The exhibition runs from January 7th until February 2nd with an opening reception on January 7th, from 2pm until 4pm.

The Kent Farndale Gallery is open 7 days a week during library hours. Please call 905-985-7686 for more information.

Best Books of 2016

As we begin the new year, it’s always great to take a moment to reflect on all the wonderful things that happened in the previous year! Check out our list of some of the best books of 2016 to see if there’s any you have missed:

Best Fiction of 2016

Best Non-Fiction of 2016

It’s not a long list, but we have tried to include something for everyone! If you are hungry for more suggestions you can check out our links to award winners or peruse the Globe & Mail’s Top 100 or Amazon’s Best Books of the Year.

What’s on @ the Library this Winter

whatsonbannerCheck out our latest newsletter to find out what’s happening at the Library in the new year!

We are especially excited about our new ‘Lincoln Center Local’ partnership which allows us to offer free screenings of some wonderful cultural events. We have fabulous movies on offer for our regular Movie Nights, and our much-loved book club programs. There are lots of fun storytimes with Julie Anne for the kids, and also some great workshops to appeal to many different ages and interests. Thinking about ‘cutting the cord’ or taking the social media plunge ? We can help you understand your options. You can also take a virtual trip around the world with our monthly travelogue hosts. There’s something for everyone at the Library!

Winter 2017 Newsletter