January / February / March 2013   

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

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Trouble with the Curve 

Thursday, January 10th
6:30 pm (PG)

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To Rome with Love

Thursday, February 14th
6:30 pm (PG)

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Life of Pi

Thursday, March 14th 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
- Big Ideas
- Teen Potluck
- March Break Kids
- March Break Movies
- Preschool Kids
- Computer Classes
- Ebooks & E-Lending
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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 7th from 2 to 4 pm
Join the Discussion at our Book Club
We have some great new selections for 2013! Registration is not required & anyone who has read the selected title is welcome to participate!  

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Thursday, January 24th at 7 pm

Room by Emma Donoghue


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Thursday, February 28th at 7 pm

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

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Special 'Pass the Book' discussion. Winning title to be announced February 14th!

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.
Big Ideas 

 TED Talks spark discussion and debate in this new program


You may already be familiar with these amazing and inspiring videos of talks filmed at the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conferences. Many authors and idea-makers have recorded TED talks and we have chosen a few of our favourites to share. Each program, hosted by a library staff member, will include a screening of a selected TED talk. If you like big ideas and great conversation, please join us! All of the Big Ideas programs run from 2 to 3 pm.



Series Schedule:


Thursday, February 14th - Rational Optimism: How Prosperity Evolves

featuring Matt Ridley's TED talk "When Ideas Have Sex"


Thursday, February 21st - Cities of the Future  

featuring a Kent Larson's TED talk "Brilliant Design to Fit More People in the City" and Alex Steffen's "Shareable Future of Cities".  


Thursday, February 28th - How to Spot a Liar  

featuring Pamela Meyer's TED talk.


Thursday, March 7th - Connected, but Alone?

centres on a TED talk by Sherry Turkle, author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. 


Multicultural Potluck for Teens!
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Hey Teens! It's time to represent!

We will be hosting a night of international flavours and festivities to showcase Scugog's multicultural pride. Organized by the library's Teen Advisory Group, this event will feature music, customs, costumes and (best of all) delicious international cuisine that is sure to ignite your taste-buds! Sign up now at the reference desk and tell us what kind of food or tradition you would like to bring and share with us!


When: Thursday, March 28th at 5:30 pm 

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.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 11th-13th
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. 

Polymer Clay Charms (Part 1 & 2) 

Learn to make super-cute, tiny clay charms out of easy-to-use polymer clay.   In part 1, you'll form your clay into charms and in part 2, we'll add a layer of glaze to make your creations 'pop'.

For ages 8 and up. FREE program.  

When: Part 1- Monday, March 11th from 10:30 am to 12 pm

and Part 2-Tuesday, March 12th from 10:30 to 11:30 am


DIY Lip Balm

Make your very own lip balm from scratch using all-natural ingredients.   Make it for yourself or to give as a gift. Each participant will take home their own tub of lip balm. Ages 8 and up. FREE program.  

When: Monday, March 11th from 2 to 3 pm.


Mad 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 in grades 1-6. Tickets may be purchased beginning February 25th and are $4 each. Spaces are limited to 30 participants, so get your tickets early!

When: Tuesday, March 12 from 2 to 3 pm.


Teen & Tween Kitchen Cosmetics 

Teens & Tweens can make their own yummy sugar scrubs from common household ingredients. Take home an awesome-smelling, skin-softening natural scrub. FREE program. 

When: Wednesday, March 13th from 2-3 pm


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. FREE program.
When: Thursday, March 14th 10-11am.

Improv Boot Camp
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.  FREE program.
When: Thursday, March 14th, 2-4 pm.

Balloon Twisting Workshop

Learn how to make balloon animals, swords and other creations in this fun workshop. For kids 8 and up. FREE program.                                    

When: Friday, March 15th, 10 am-11 am.   


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

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Ice Age: Continental Drift

Rated PG
Friday, March 8th
at 2 pm

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Rated PG
Friday, March 15th 
at 2 pm

Tickets for a film are $2 each and go on sale March 1st.  Space is limited, so purchase tickets early! Please note that children under 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Our Early Literacy Programs
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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 10th to 31st
Session 2: February 14th to March 7th

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 8th to 30th
Session 2: February 12th to March 6th

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 8th to 31st
Session 2: February 12th to March 7th

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 8th to 31st
Session 2: February 12th to March 7th        

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


Windows Basics

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



World Wide Web for Beginners

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


Email for Beginners

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


Online Safety & Security

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


Introducing Facebook

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


Introducing Skype

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


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

Ebook & E-reader Seminars

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Learn how to use the Library's OverDrive service to download ebooks and audiobooks to your smartphone, tablet, wireless e-reader, or other wireless device.  

When: 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Saturday, January 5th


Ebooks for Wired Devices

We'll show you how to download and transfer ebooks from the Library's OverDrive service to your computer and your supported e-reader. We will also cover setting up and using Adobe Digital Editions software.  

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


These sessions are free, but pre-registration is required. Simply visit the Information Desk or call 905-985-7686 ext. 101 and let us know what type of device you have.

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