September to December 2013    

The Reel Thing

Screenings of recent and award-winning films on the 2nd Thursday of every month.




Thursday, September 12th at 6:30 pm

Late Bloomers (PG)







Thursday, October 10th at 6:30 pm

"42" (PG)







Thursday, November 14th at 6:30 pm

"The Great Gatsby" (PG)







Thursday, December 12th at 6:30 pm

"Kon Tiki" (PG)





Tickets for all films cost a toonie and may be purchased at the door or at the Library up to a week in advance of the show.  

In This Issue
- The Reel Thing
- Book Club
- Tea & Books
- Mindfulness
- Knitting Classes
- Computer Classes
- Poetry Contest
- Bakersville
- Book Sale
- Snowflake Sale
- Preschool Kids
- Gallery Exhibits
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The SMPL Book Club meets on the 4th Thursday of each month. 



The Virgin Cure   

by Ami McKay 

Thursday, September 26th
from 7 to 8:30 pm




Sweet Tooth   

by Ian McEwan   

Thursday, October 24th  

from 7 to 8:30 pm 





Come Thou, Tortoise  

by Jessica Grant  

Thursday, November 28th  

from 7 to 8:30 pm 




Go Green!  Bring a reusable mug to the meeting to enjoy your coffee or tea.

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. 
Thurs, October 3rd from 2 to 4 pm
Thurs, December 5th from 2 to 4 pm 
Mindfulness for a More Fulfilling Life 
Join host, David Maian, for this free seminar on mindfulnesss! 

Mindfulness is a method of meditation that involves observing and examining life experience in a non-threatening ways, to create greater feelings of harmony, joy, peace, spaciousness, acceptance, openness, and contentment in one's life.


When: Thurs, September 5th at 7 pm

This presentation is free but pre-registration is required. Please call 905-985-7686 x 101 or visit the Information Desk to register. If you are considering a 10 week Mindfulness Meditation program (beginning Sept 17th, Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm) please bring a $20 deposit for your enrollment. 
Knitting Classes 
Learn to knit - or polish up your skills with a new technique! Carol McGavin, owner of Never Enough Wool in Port Perry, will be teaching a 6-week course with instruction for beginners and beyond. Our beginner project will be a felted bag, perfect for carrying your books home from the library!

When: Sundays from 1:30 to 3:30 pm October 27th to December 1st

Cost is $10 for all 6 classes, not including materials. Please pre-register at the library or by calling the information Desk at 905-985-7686 ex. 101.
Computer Classes for Beginners

Class size is limited so please register in advance by visiting or calling the Library at 905-985-7686 ex. 101.  


Getting Comfortable with the Mouse  

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, October 11th    


Windows 7 for Beginners   

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, October 18th

World Wide Web for Beginners  

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


Email for Beginners  

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, November 1st  


Online Safety & Security Seminar

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, November 8th


Introducing Facebook Seminar  

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, November 15th


Introducing Skype Seminar

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, November 22nd   


New! Getting to Know Your iPad 

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, November 29th


Teen & Tween Spooky 'Spine Poetry' Contest 

Teens & Tweens! We're looking for some creative entries for our spooky poetry contest. The catch? Your poem has to be 'written' using the titles on the spines of books. Stack 'em up and photograph them to create a spine-tingling spooky poem!


Contest details and entry forms can be found on the bulletin board in the library's Teen Zone.  


Deadline for submissions is October 24th, 2013 at 9pm and entries will be displayed on the Teen bulletin board!  

Bakersville Gingerbread Village

A Community Tradition Continues in December Hold on to that leftover Halloween candy! You'll need it for the masterpiece you're making in December!


An annual tradition, Bakersville is a community project featuring gingerbread homes and buildings created by a wide variety of community members. 

Running from December 7th to 28th,  Bakersville offers a delightful celebration of the season.


Interested in participating in Bakersville?  Pick up an information sheet at the library with gingerbread recipes and a tip sheet to complete your 'construction'.  There is no entry fee and entries from individuals, families or groups are all welcome.  Just bring your creation to the library from December 2nd to 5th.  

Opening : Saturday, December 7th

Mammoth Book Sale

Great deals for book lovers! 
Browse the tables and see what treasures you can find. Books magazines, picturebooks and more for bargain basement prices.

When: September 27th through 29th  (during regular Library hours).

Our Annual Snowflake Sale

A unique opportunity to purchase handcrafted items from local artisans and support the Library.

Visit the library to browse and buy a wide variety of handcrafted items created by local artists and artisans.


Favourites from previous years will be available, as well as work by new vendors.  Choose from a wide range of work in a variety of media, including: photography, jewelry, handcrafted soaps, pottery, original paintings and prints and much, much more.


This is a great way to browse for unique gift ideas and support your library, as we receive a portion of all sales.   

When: November 23rd to December 21st  (during regular Library hours) 


Our Early Literacy Programs
Kent Farndale Gallery logoParent '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 year olds.

When: 11:15 to 11:45 am
Session 1: Tuesdays or Wednesdays
(Sept 10th to Oct 2nd)  

Session 2:
Tuesdays or Wednesdays (Oct 15th to Nov 6th)
Session 3: Tuesdays or Wednesdays (Nov 19th to Dec 11th) 

Preschool Storytime  Children 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.

When: 10:30 to 11:15 am
Session 1: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays
(Sept 10th to Oct 3rd)
Session 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (Oct 15th to Nov 7th)
Session 3: Tuesdays or Wednesdays or Thursdays (Nov 19th to Dec 12th)

Babytime will break for the summer, but we'll be back in September with this great program designed just for babies (newborn to 18 months) and their parents or care-givers. Learn new songs, rhymes and bounces you can share with your baby at home! Older siblings are welcome to come along - they can even bring a doll or a stuffed toy and join in the fun.

Session 1: Thursdays (Sept 12th to Oct 3rd)
Session 2: Thursdays (Oct 17th to Nov 7th)

Session 3: Thursdays (Nov 21st to Dec 12th)   


Tech for Tots    
This unique program for 3 to 5 year olds teaches the basics of computer skills through child-friendly, educational web-sites.

When: 10:00 to 10:30 am
Session 1:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (Sept 10th to Oct 3rd)
Session 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (Oct 15th to Nov 7th
Session 3: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (Nov 19th to Dec 12th)

Call 905-985-7686 or visit the Library to register.  All programs are free with the exception of Tech for Tots which costs 10 dollars for each 5 week session. 
In the Kent Farndale Gallery
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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. 


Donna Bisschop 

Opening: Saturday, September 7th at 2pm


Leslie Beauchamp & Linda Brown
Opening: Saturday, October 5th at 2pm

Karen Richardson
Opening: Saturday, November 2nd at 2pm

Albert Mueller
Opening: Saturday, December 7th at 2pm

Adriyanna Zimmerman
Opening: Saturday, January 4th at 2pm

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