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January / February 2010

New! Monday Movie Matinees!
Beat the winter blahs and join your friends at the library to view a classic film in the Kent Farndale Gallery.

Join us on Monday afternoons beginning January 11th for a viewing of a classic feature film.  Throughout January and February, we'll be featuring some of the "Best Picture" winners from the Academy Awards throughout the decades.
 
Join us on Monday, January 11th for the first in the series "An American in Paris" the winner of the 1951 Best Picture Award, starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron.
 
We'll be posting each week's selection at the library and on our website so you can plan to attend all your favourites!

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

When:  Monday afternoons at 2 pm beginning January 11th.


Tickets foreach film are $1 and may be purchased at the Library up to a week in advance of the show times.  Seating is limited, so purchase tickets early!
In This Issue
- Monday Matinees
- Films Nights
- Tea & Books
- Book Club
- Preschool Kids
- Baby Time
- Family Research
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The Reel Thing 
Join us for a screening and discussion of a recently-released, notable film.
 
 
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Thursday, January 14th
at 6:30 pm 

101 min. Rated 14A (for coarse language and mature themes)
The latest offering by Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan, 'Adoration' explorers his familiar themes of identity and belonging.  Centred around a troubled teen who writes a fictional story about his parents' involvement in a terrorist plot and, with the encouragement of his enigmatic teacher, takes his story online, stirring debate and unexpected emotional reactions.

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.


Entre les Murs ("The Class") 
Thursday, February 11th at 6:30 pm
126 Min.  Rated PG (OFRB rating). In French with English Subtitles.
Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, master French director Laurent Cantet's The Class is an absorbing journey into a multicultural high school in Paris over the course of a school year. François Begaudeau--an actual teacher and the author upon whose work the film was based--is utterly convincing as François, an open-minded teacher in charge of a classroom of youngsters from a wide variety of backgrounds. Shooting in HD and working with a cast of young non-actors, Cantet allows The Class to breathe, resulting in a fictional drama that has the spirit and energy of a documentary. His startlingly assured ensemble brings the new, culturally diverse France of the early 21st century to striking life. 

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets foreach film are $1 and may be purchased at the Library up to a week in advance of the show times.  Seating is limited, so purchase tickets early!
New Year - New Reads! 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, February 4th 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!

book cover artThursday January 28th at 7 pm
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
Hillary Jordan's first novel, Mudbound, won the 2006 Bellwether prize, a literary award founded by bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver which "seeks to support a literature of social responsibility". 
 



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Thursday, February 25th at 7 pm

The Republic of Love by Carol Shields
 




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.
Our Early Literacy Programs
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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
11:15 to 11:45 am
Session 1: January 5th to 27th
Session 2: February 9th to March 3rd


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.
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings
10:30 to 11:15 am
Session 1: January 5th to 28th
Session 2: February 9th to March 5th


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

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings 10:00 to 10:30 am
Session 1: January 5th to 28th

Session 2: February 9th to March 4th


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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 5 week session.
Join us for Baby Time on Thursdays
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Stories , Songs and Rhymes just for Babies!
Join us for a program designed just for babies (newborn to 18 months) & 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!
 
When: Thursdays from 11:15 to 11:45
Session 1:January 7th to 28th
Session 2: February 11th to March 4th
 
Please call the information desk 905-985-7686 x 101 to register.
Get Started on Your Family History Research with Ancestry Library Edition
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Register Now for an Introductory Training Session!

Ancestry Library Edition provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of over 5 billion individuals, bringing the world's most popular consumer online genealogy resource (Ancestry.com) to you through the library's public computer stations..
 
You'll be amazed at what you can find inside the more than 4,000 databases of family information. User-friendly search tools and comprehensive indexing make it easy to start discovering the story of your family.  The newly added Canadian Genealogy collection provides information on over 40 million names!
 
This resource is only available inside the library, through our public computer stations.  Sign up to use a computer and you'll find the site bookmarked for ease of access.  You can also ask at the information desk for assistance accessing the database.
 
Need an introduction?  Sign up for our introductory training session.

When: Friday, January 29th from 10 am until 12 pm

Spaces are limited, so register early! Register in person at the Information Desk or by telephone at 905-985-7686 ext. 101
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