Winter 2012  
The Reel Thing   
Join us for a screening and discussion of a recently-released or notable film.         

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The Help 

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

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The Tree of Life

Thursday, February 9th
6:30 pm (14A)

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One Day

Thursday, March 8th at 6:30 pm (PG)

Tickets for all films are $2 each 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
- Film Nights
- Tea & Books
- Book Club
- Teen Gaming Party
- March Break Kids
- March Break Movies
- Preschool Kids
- Computer Classes
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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 2nd 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!  

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Thursday, January 26th at 7 pm

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay


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Thursday, February 23rd at 7 pm

Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez

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Thursday, March 22nd at 7 pm

Run by Ann Prachett

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.
St. Paddy's Video Game Challenge!
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Join us after hours at the Library for a special St. Paddy's Day Game Challenge night! Rock Band in one room and DDR in the other. Pick your poison!
Saturday, March 17th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Bring your own games/controls if you like (Wii or Xbox360) and, of course, all your friends!
March Break Boredom Busters
Digital Photography Workshop with a Professional Photographer
Join Jonathan van Bilsen, a professional photographer and founder of the North Durham Photography Association for this series of three workshops.  We'll learn all about taking all kinds of photos & the cool things you can do with digital photography. 
Spaces are limited, so register early.  For 8 to 12 year olds.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday March 12th-14th
Time: 10 am to 12 pm (you must register for all three sessions). 
$10 Materials Fee for gallery prints (you get to keep them once your exhibition is over!).  Bring a digital camera if you have one. 

Library Scavenger Hunt
Do you know Dewey? Think you know where to find everything in the Library? Test your knowledge by searching for clues throughout the Library.
  For ages 6 and up.
When: Monday, March 12th 2-3 pm. Free!

Bored Games
What's more fun on a Monday afternoon than playing games? Come join us, meet some new friends and choose from a selection of board games for an afternoon of fun. For ages 6 and up.
When: Monday, March 12th, 3-5 pm. Free!

Egg Drop Challenge
Give your brain a workout with this engineering challenge. Can you create a contraption to protect a raw egg from a ten-foot drop? Join us for this two-hour workshop where you'll work in a team to rise to the challenge! For ages 8 and up.
When: Tuesday, March 13th, 2-4 pm. Free!

Kid Concoctions
The bestselling series of books shows you how to make all kinds of cool stuff with basic household ingredients. You'll take home a sample of the day's surprise concoction and a copy of the recipe to make more of your own at home. For ages 6 and up.
When: Wenesday, March 14th 2-3 pm. Free!

Movie Make-up Workshop
Have you always wanted to learn how to make gashes, cuts and other gruesome special effects with make-up?  Join us for this session and you'll have plenty of time to practice your skills for next Halloween. For ages 8 and up.
When: Thursday, March 15th, 10-11 am. Free!

Crazy Science at the Library! 

This hands-on workshop will make learning about science a blast!  You'll do super-cool experiments & you even get to take home a project! 

For kids age 6 & up.

When: Thursday, March 15th at 2 pm.


Cartooning Workshop

Love to draw and want to learn more about cartooning?  For kids 8 and up.                                

When: Friday, March 16th, 10 am-12 pm. Free! 


March Break Kids' Flicks
Check out these boredom-busting movies during March Break! 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
: Rodrick Rules

Rated PG
Friday, March 16th
at 2 pm

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How to Train Your Dragon

Rated PG
Saturday, March 17th 
at 2 pm

Tickets for a film are $2 each and go on sale March 8th.  Space is limited, so purchase tickets early! Please note that children under 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
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 11:15 to 11:45 am
Session 1: January 12th to February 2nd
Session 2: February 16th to March 8th

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
11:15 to 11:45 am
Session 1: January 10th to February 1st
Session 2: February 14th to March 7th

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: January 10th to February 2nd
Session 2: February 14th to March 8th

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

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings 10:00 to 10:30 am

Session 1:January 10th to February 2nd
Session 2: February 14th to March 8th        

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.
Computer Classes

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


World Wide Web for Beginners

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, January 27th


Email for Beginners

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, February 10th


E-books & Overdrive (Library E-Lending)

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, February 24th


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

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