Holiday Hours – Family Day Weekend

The library hours for the Family Day Weekend are as follows:

  • Saturday, February 16th – 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday, February 17th – 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Monday, February 18th – CLOSED

All other days we will be open regular hours.

March Break at the Library: March 8th to 16th

March Break Movies!

Smallfoot (G)  – Fri. March 8th at 2 pm

Ralph Breaks the Internet (G) – Sat. March 9th at 2 pm

Tickets are $2 each or $5 for a family (up to 5 tickets) and go on sale Friday, February 23rd. Children under 10 must be supervised by an adult.

Make & Take Family Art Party!

Kids aged 3 to 6 and their parents or caregivers can kick off March Break with an hour of fun and creativity. We’ll supply all the materials for kids and their grown-ups to work together and create a masterpiece.
When: Monday, March 11th from 10:30 – 11:30 am.
Drop in program – no registration required.

Building & Battling! Beyblades and LEGO fun!

Join in some friendly Beyblade battles, build a LEGO masterpiece or try out one of our LEGO Boost projects!  We’ll supply the Beyblade stadiums and we’ll have a few extra Beyblades on hand but if you have your own, please bring them along!  Ages 7 and up.
When: Monday, March 11th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
Drop in program – no registration required.


Kids aged 8 to 12 can join us for this three-day program exploring a variety of technology from beginner coding to virtual reality.
When: Tues/Wed/Thurs March 12th-14th, 3 – 4 pm
Participants must register for all 3 sessions. The program size is very limited so please register early!

Plant an Egg Carton Edible Garden!

We’ll have a special visitor from Willowtree Farms here to teach us all about planting our own tiny garden in an egg carton. Plant these edible microgreens, take them home, and watch them grow!
When: Tuesday, March 12th from 10:00 – 11:00 am.
Ages 3 and up with parent or caregiver, Registration is Required & spaces are limited!

Art Blast!

Explore different media and take home some original creations! No experience needed – just bring your creativity! We’ll be making some awesome bookmarks and trying out our brand new button maker!
When: Tuesday, March 12th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
Ages 8-12. Registration is required.
Note: We may be using permanent sharpies & other things that may stain, so wear old clothes!

Teddy Bear Sleepover

Drop your teddy bear (or doll, or stuffed animal) off at the library for an amazing after-hours sleepover! We’ll have a special drop-off story time to get the teddies tucked in & ready for their sleepover. Come back the next day for pick-up and see pictures of all the crazy fun your plush pals had overnight at the library!
Drop Off: Wednesday, March 13 from 10:00 – 11:00 am
Pick Up: Thursday, March 14 from 1:00 – 1:30 pm
This all ages program is free. Registration is not required but you must be able to attend both days to drop off and pick up your stuffed toys.

No Bake Baking!

Learn how to put together some healthy snacks and delicious treats you can make yourself without turning on the stove or oven!  You’ll make a variety of treats you can take home with you at the end of the program.  $12 per participant (to cover the cost of ingredients) 
When: Wednesday, March 13th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Ages 8-13. Registration is required and spaces are limited. Registration must be in person & payment made at the time of registration. Please let us know about any food allergies when registering.

Nature-Friendly Bird Feeders

This hands-on program gives kids a chance to make a variety of earth-friendly bird feeders, made out of simple household items* to take home! Open to all ages – older kids can complete their own but kids under 8 will need a little help from a parent or caregiver.
When: Thursday, March 14th from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.
Drop in program – no registration required.
*Please not that this program uses Wow butter (soy) and bird seed (which may contain peanuts or tree nuts).

Zoo to You!

Join us for this interactive program with a variety of exotic animal visitors from Zoo to You!
All Ages.
Friday, March 15th

1st Show 10  to 11 am
2nd Show 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
3rd Show 1:15  to 2:15 pm
4th Show 2:30 to 3:30 pm

All ages. Children under the age of 10 must have a parent or adult caregiver present. Tickets are $5 each and go on sale February 22nd. Spaces are limited, so get your tickets early! (Please Note: All attendees over the age of 18 months must have a ticket, including adults and caregivers).

Decorate a Spring Bonnet

Bring an old or new hat (dollar store hats work well for this program) and decorate it to your heart’s content with all the spring themed trimmings we’ll provide. This fun family activity will result in spring bonnets you can sport at the Port Perry Easter Egg Hunt!
When: Saturday, March 16th  from 10:30 to 12:00 pm

Upcoming Movie Nights

‘Genesis: Journey into Artistic Expression’ in the Gallery from Feb. 2 to 28

Welcome some vibrant colour into this cold season by visiting the upcoming art exhibit “Genesis: a Journey into Artistic Expression” by Diane Serapiglia. The show will run February 2nd – February 28th, 2019 in the Kent Farndale Gallery in the Scugog Memorial Public Library at 231 Water Street in Port Perry.

What’s on @ the Library this Winter

whatsonbannerCheck out our latest newsletter to find out what’s happening at the Library this season!

We are thrilled to add to our events with free information sessions provided by Durham Region Police Services and the Family Mediation Resource Centre. We have also increased our movie nights in order to show films weekly and have added some family-friendly options to the mix. We still have our much-loved book club programs and lots going on for the little ones with our storytimes! There’s something for everyone at the Library!

Winter 2019 Newsletter

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