Spring 2014

The Reel Thing   
Join us for a screening and discussion of a recently-released or notable film.         

12 Years a Slave

Thursday, April 10th
6:30 pm (14A)


Thursday, May 8th
6:30 pm (PG)


Thursday, June 12th
6:30 pm (PG)

Tickets for all films are $2 each and may be purchased at the Library a week in advance of the show times.  Seating is limited, so purchase tickets early! 
In This Issue
- The Reel Thing
- Travelogues
- Tea & Books
- Book Club
- Teen Film
- Tech Club
- Music & Movement
- Preschool Kids
- Computer Classes
- How-to-Festival
- Spring Book Sale
- Summer Reading Club
- Art Gallery
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Art House Film Nights 
Screenings of recent and notable Foreign, Independent and Documentary films.   


Thursday, April 3rd
6:30 pm (PG)

20 Feet from Stardom

Thursday, May 1st
6:30 pm (PG)


Thursday, June 5th
6:30 pm (PG)

Tickets for all films are $2 each and may be purchased at the Library a week in advance of the show times.  Seating is limited, so purchase tickets early! 
Join us the first Tuesday of each month for a lecture series on world travel!
Tuesday, April 1st at 2 pm - Glenn McGeorge
A photographic journey along the legendary Rhine River in Europe on a Viking Longboat cruise.
Tuesday, May 6th at 2 pm, Martha Casson
Fascinating travel experiences in the United Arab Emirates.

Tuesday, June 3rd at 2 pm - Geoffrey Carpentier
An experienced Antarctic guide, will take us to 3 fabulous destinations: the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic peninsula. Learn about the animals that survive in these exotic but harsh locales and why the Antarctic is like no other place on earth. 
Travelogue Programs are Free, but we ask that you pre-register by calling the Library at 905-985-7686 extension 101 or simply visit the Information Desk.

Interested in presenting your own travelogue?  Contact Sarah White, Public Service Coordinator at extension 103 or by email at swhite@scugoglibrary.ca
Join us for Tea & Books 
Kent Farndale Gallery logo Drop by the Library for an afternoon of tea & treats and discover some great new reads!  Come and discover a new author or find out more about the titles creating a buzz in in the book biz.  Join us for 'Tea & Books' where Library staff will discuss their latest fiction and non-fiction picks, as well as some of  their all time favourites.
Thursday, April 3rd & Thursday, June 5th
from 2 to 4 pm
Join the Discussion at our Book Club
We have some great new selections for the Fall! Registration is not required & anyone who has read the selected title is welcome to participate!  

Thursday, April 24th at 7 pm

The Painted Girls
by Cathy Marie Buchanan


Thursday, May 22nd at 7 pm

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
by Barbara Kingsolver

Thursday, June 26th at 7 pm

Indian Horse  
by Richard Wagamese

Extra copies of book club titles are available for pick up at the Information Desk.
Go Green!  Bring a reusable mug to the meeting to enjoy your coffee or tea.
Teen 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Potluck


Join the members of our Teen Advisory Group for an afternoon of entertainment and great food! We'll be hosting a special screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (rated PG) and participants should each bring a dish inspired by one of the Districts or the Capital. 

When: Saturday, May 10th from 1-4 pm
This program is free, but registration is required. Please register at the Information Desk or by calling 905-985-7686 ex. 101.
Zoomer Tech Club


Come in on Saturdays from 2-4 to talk about technology and get encouragement from your peers.  Sit down with your iPad, tablet or laptop and share tricks and tips that you have learned.  For one hour we will have a library staff member sit in with you to help troubleshoot computer problems. 

When: Every Saturday in March from 2pm-4pm

This is a drop-in program and pre-registration is not required. 
Early Years Music & Movement
Ontario Early Years presents music & movement for ages 0-6! 
We're proud to be hosting this great new 5 week program for children aged 0-6 and their parents or caregivers.  This hour long program of songs, games and movement, presented by a staff member from the Ontario Early Years Center,  will provide a fun, music-based activity for little ones.  Shake, rattle and roll away the winter blahs!
When: Monday afternoons from 2 to 3 pm, from April 7th to May 12th

This is a free program, but registration is required.  Please register at the information desk or call 905-985-7686 x 101.
Our Early Literacy Programs
Kent Farndale Gallery logoBabytime 
Bring your little one for songs, stories and movement activities in this gentle half-hour program.  For newborn to 12 months. 
Thursdays morning 11:20 to 11:50 am

Session 1: Thursdays from March 20th to April 10th

Session 2: Thursdays from April 24th to May 15th              

Session 3: Thursdays from May 29th to June 19th

Parent 'n' Tot

Bring your little one for songs, stories and movement activities in this fast-paced, fun-filled half-hour program.  For 1 to 3 years old.
Tuesday & Wednesday mornings
11:20 to 11:50am

Session 1: Tuesdays or Wednesdays from Mar 18th to April 9th

Session 2: Tuesdays or Wednesdays from April 22nd to May 14th            

Session 3: Tuesdays or Wednesdays from May 27th to June 18th



Preschool Storytime          
n ages 3 to 5 will enjoy a 45 minute session  featuring exciting and educational literacy activities. Join us for stories, songs and take-home crafts.
Tuesday, Wednesda
y or Thursday mornings 10:30 to 11:15 am 

Session 1: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from Mar 18 to Apr 10

Session 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from Apr 22 to May 15

Session 3: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from May 27 to June 19


Tech for Tots
This unique program for 3 to 5 year olds teaches the basics of computer skills through child-friendly, educational web-sites.  
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings 10:00 to 10:25 am  

Session 1:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from Mar 18 to Apr 10

Session 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from Apr 22 to May 15  Session 3: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from May 27 to June 19         

Call 905-985-7686 ex. 101 or visit the Library to register.  All programs are free with the exception of Tech for Tots which costs $10 for each 4 week session. 
Computer Classes

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Getting Comfortable with the Mouse

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, April 25th


Windows 7 Basics 

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, May 2nd

World Wide Web for Beginners

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, May 9th   


Email for Beginners

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, May 16th


Introducing Facebook Seminar

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, June 6th 


Introducing Skype Seminar

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, June 13th 

Intro to iPad  

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, June 20th 


Class size is limited so please register in advance by visiting or calling the Library at 905-985-7686 ext. 101.
How-to-in-Ten Festival


Join us for a day of fun and learning!


As a hub of lifelong learning for the entire community, we are thrilled to take part in the first regional 'How-to-in-10' Festival - an entertaining and education symposium where participants can learn a variety of new and useful skills in breezy 10-minute intervals. We all love to learn new things, and this festival makes it fun, easy and free!


A broad range of community partners will be on hand to share their knowledge and expertise. Guests that have their event passport stamped by 10 or more stations throughout the day will be eligible to win our grand prize!


This event will take place in and around the Scugog Library on

Saturday, May 31st from 11 am to 3 pm.


Be sure and watch our website and Facebook page to find out more details.


Spring Book Sale


We're offering up a huge selection of books in our annual Spring Book Sale!



Friday, April 11th - 1 to 6pm

Saturday, April 12th - 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday, April 13th - 1 pm to 5 pm 


Summer Reading Club 2014

Get ready for another summer of fun with the TD Summer Reading Club! 

Summer Reading Club is easy to participate in. Just sign up, read for the fun of it, talk to us about the books you are reading and enter to win some great prizes! You'll get a copy of the great "EUREKA!" poster when you sign up and you can collect stickers all summer long by visiting the library!


Frequently Asked Questions 


How do I join the Summer Reading Club?

Summer Reading Club Registration starts on June 27th, but you can sign up anytime after that as well. Just visit us here at the Library to register and get your free poster and booklet.


How much does the Summer Reading Club cost?

The Summer Reading Club is absolutely free, thanks to financial support from the TD bank!


When does the Summer Reading Club take place?

You can participate any time the library is open. Just bring your books to the reporting station and tell us about what you've been reading.   You can earn stickers for your poster and enter to win some great prizes! We'll also be offering weekly meetings and Summer Reading Club programs throughout July and August. Check out the Library's website or the Summer newsletter (available mid-June) for dates and times!


If someone can't read yet, can they still join?

Yes! Preschoolers are welcome to join in the fun. Good listening counts and helps to develop literacy skills. Pre-readers can go to the reporting station to tell us about stories that have been read to them or they can earn stickers by participating in the preschool storytime programs that we'll be offering at the Library this summer. Check out our July/August newsletter for the summer story-time schedule.
In the Kent Farndale Gallery

farndale logo The Kent Farndale Gallery focuses on exhibiting the works of emerging and established artists and craftspeople in many media. Throughout the years, it has showcased the talents of both local and international artists.


Mar 1st - Apr 3rd

Rugged Serenity - David Hayes & John Vandenberg

Apr 5th - May 1st

Moments & Destinations - Nancy Moore

May 3rd - May 29th 

Five by Five - George Marlow, Betty McGowan, Mike McGowan, Linda Gidora & Marisa Sweet


May 31st - June 26th

Annual Student Exhibit - Port Perry High School

June 28th - July 24th 

Backyard & Beyond - Judy Stone