What’s on @ the Library this Spring

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

We are especially excited about our ‘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!

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts: Deadline May 19th, 2017

The Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts deadline is approaching!the_arts

The Scugog Memorial Public Library Board, which administers the Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts, is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Bursary awards. The deadline to submit applications is May 19th at 5 pm.

The bursary is open to Scugog residents of all ages who wish to pursue further training in an area of the arts. Previous winners have included writers, performing artists and visual artist working in a wide variety of media.

Application forms may be downloaded through the link below or picked up at the Library at 231 Water Street, Port Perry.

The Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts provides financial assistance to residents of Scugog Township who wish to pursue a specific field of study in the arts. It is felt that the whole community is enriched when aspiring or established artists pursue opportunities for further study in their areas of interest. The Bursary is generously funded through the annual support of the Rotary Club of Port Perry and by donations from local organizations and members of the public.


For further information please contact the Library by phone 905-985-7686 or email.

Enjoy ‘Act One’ a Play Written and Directed by James Lapine

Our partnership with Lincoln Center Education brings free HD screenings of concerts, operas, ballet and theatre to the community year round. Our next event is Sunday, April 2nd at 2:00 pm and will feature Act One” a play written and directed by James Lapine.

In Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony®-nominated Best Play, three time Tony® winner James Lapine reimagines Moss Hart’s captivating Broadway memoir for the stage with a cast led by Tony Shalhoub, Andrea Martin, and Santino Fontana.

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

Durham Region Parent/Caregiver Survey

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Children’s Services Division is collecting feedback from parents and caregivers of children 0 to 12 years old. They want to know how to improve early learning programs and child care in your neighbourhood.

Upon completing the survey by April 3, your name can be entered into a draw to win one of 10 $50 gift cards to the grocery store of your choice.

Click here for more information, and to complete the survey.

Note: This is not an Scugog Memorial Public Library survey. If you have questions, please contact Taryn Eickmeier, Data Analysis Coordinator, Children’s Services Division at 905-668-7711 or 1-800-372-1102 ext. 3109.

“Simplistic Animal Collection” From Mar. 4th to Apr. 6th in the Kent Farndale Gallery

The Kent Farndale Gallery in the Scugog Memorial is pleased to present a photographic exhibition by Sarah Polster entitled “Simplistic Animal Collection”.

These striking photographs by local artist Sarah Polster are best described as portraits. “Animals are one of my favorite subjects to photograph”, says Polster. “They are all beautiful in their own right and are always surprising to photograph. In this collection of images I wanted to show the raw beauty of all animals and their individual personalities. No matter how big or small they are the simplicity of black and white shows allows the viewer to connect with the animals on a personal level.”

The exhibition runs from March 4th until April 6th with an opening reception on Saturday March 4th, from 2pm until 4pm.

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