Summer 2008
Children running through a summer field.
@ the Library
Scugog Memorial Public Library
Big Screen Books! A Literary Film Festival
Kent Farndale Gallery logo Join us on Tuesday evenings all summer for great movies based on books!
Time:  Starts at 6:30 pm.
Cost:  $1.00 per person.
Tickets:  Can be purchased in the week preceding each movie. Limited quantities are available due to room size.
  • July 8 - Pride & Prejudice (G): Based on the book by Jane Austen
  • July 15 - The Prestige (PG): Based on the book by Christopher Priest
  • July 22 - The House of Sand and Fog (14A): Based on the book by Andre Dubus
  • July 29 - The Devil Wears Prada (PG): Based on the book by Lauren Weisberger
  • August 5 - The Bourne Identity (14A): Based on the book by Robert Ludlum
  • August 12 - The Illusionist (PG): Based on a short story by Steven Millhauser
  • August 19 - V for Vendetta (14A): Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore
  • August 26 - Runaway Jury (PG): Based on the book by John Grisham
Parents please be cautioned. Parental accompaniment will be required for any child under 14 if the rating is 14A.
Kids' Movie Matinees
Kent Farndale Gallery logo Join us for film adaptations of classic children's books every Friday afternoon!
Time: Show begins at 2:00 pm
Cost:   $1.00 per person
Tickets: Can be purchased in the week preceding each movie.  Admission is limited due to room size.
Ages: All Films are Rated 'General' by the Ontario Film Review Board but Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • July 11th  - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory based on the book by Roald Dahl
  • July 18th - Charlotte's Web based on the book by E.B. White
  • July 25th - Meet the Robinsons based on the book by William Joyce
  • August 1st - How to Eat Fried Worms based on the book by Thomas Rothwell
  • August 8th - Neverending Story based on the book by Michael Ende
  • August 15th - Because of Winn Dixie based on the book by Kate Di Camillo
  • August 22nd - Shrek based on the book by William Steig
In This Issue
- Big Screen Books
- Kids' Movies
- Summer Fun
- Club FAQs
- Preschool Stories
- Tea & Books
- Big Book Sale
- Books Clubs
- Art Gallery
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Summer Fun for Kids!
Little girl with finger paint and big smile. Are you ready for a summer filled with laugh out loud programs and activities at the Library?  Sign  up for the TD Summer Reading Club at SMPL!  We're offering fun programs for kids of all ages throughout the months of July & August.
"Bored Games"  -  Join us every other Monday afternoon, beginning June 7th, for Bored Games.  This drop-in program is a great summer boredom-buster.  Kids of all ages can drop in to the Library and play a variety of games.  For all ages.
Campfire Nights  -  Campfire nights will be held every other Thursday evening, beginning July 3rd.  All ages are welcome (parents and caregivers too) to an evening of games and stories.   
Summer Reading Club   -  Sign up for the TD Summer Reading Club and join us for weekly fun, games, stories and activities.  Junior Club Members (ages 4 to 6) can attend the Junior sessions on either Tuesday afternoons or Wednesday mornings.  Senior Club Members (ages 7 to 10) can attend on Tuesday afternoons or Wednesday Mornings.  Each week has a new theme & you can attend each week, or choose weeks that  fit your summer schedule.
You can also participate in Summer Reading Club any time the Library is open.  Just come over to the information desk to  let us know what you have been reading, earn stickers for your SRC poster and fill out an entry for the weekly draw!
Summer Reading Club FAQs
TD Summer Reading Club promo 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, starting July 2nd.  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 calendar insert in this newsletter 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.
Preschool Storytime: New Summer Session!
Mother reading to little girl. Join us for a half hour of fun and stories on Monday mornings in July & August.
Children ages 3 to 5 will enjoy a half-hour of exciting and educational activities.  Join us for stories, songs and crafts.   Preschoolers can participate in the TD Summer Reading Club through this program kids who can't read yet can still earn stickers by listening to stories.

Monday July 14th through to Monday, August 25th (no program on August 4th due to Civic Holiday)
10:30 to 11:00 am
Tea & Books: What Could Be Better on a Summer Afternoon?
Kent Farndale Gallery logo Looking for a good book to read?  Join us for 'Tea & Books' where Library staff will discuss their latest summer fiction picks, as well as their all time favourites. 
Come and discover a new author or find out more about the titles creating a buzz in in the book biz.

Thursday, July 17th and Thursday, August 14th from 2 to 4 pm
Bargains for Book Lovers
Kent Farndale Gallery logo Mark your calendars for August 9th & 10th to stock up your home library.
We're having a Book Sale to help us make room for new titles & raise funds for the Library at the same time.

Come early to take advantage of the great bargains to be had.  We'll have books for children and adults.

We'll also be taking donations of books in new and gently used condition in the week leading up to the sale.  Please call the Library at 905-985-7686 to arrange for drop off.
Book Sale Dates: Saturday, August 9th 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, August 10th from 1 to 5 pm.
Join the Discussion! Summer Book Clubs
SMPL now offers book lovers two monthly opportunities for book discussion!

Brown Bag Book Club 
Join us for a noon-hour book discussion and light refreshments.  Feel free to bring your own 'brown bag' lunch to enjoy during the book club meeting.

About a Boy book cover
July 23rd at 12:00 noon to discuss
About a Boy by Nick Hornby  
No Great Mischief book cover

Wednesday, August 20th
to discuss
No Great Mischief 
by Alistair MacLeod

SMPL Evening Book Club
continues throughout the summer months with:
  Oryx & Crake book cover

Oryx and Crake
by Margaret Atwood
on Thursday, July 24th from 7 to 8:30 pm
The Girls book cover
The Girls
by Lori Lansens on
Thursday, August 28th from 7 to 8:30 pm
What's On at The Kent Farndale Gallery

Kent Farndale Gallery logo Summer Exhibitions:
Margie Kelk - Situation, Positioning, Location
Margie Kelk's wall panels and large fans juxtapose brushwork, calligraphy and photography.
June 28th to July 30th
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 28th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Albert Mueller - The Things Seen and The Things Unseen
Albert Mueller is an emerging artist from Oshawa, using mainly acrylic paints to create intricate abstracts.
August 2nd to September 3rd       
Opening Reception: Saturday,  August 2nd from 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Upcoming Exhibitions:
Susan Fisher - Rebirth of the Countryside
September 6 to October 1st
Adam Connolly - Nature's Gifts
October 4th to  29th
Call for Entries:
Our 4th annual Snowflake Sale will take place in December, 2008.  Local Artists & Artisans who are interested in participating can find details and download an application form at after July 21st.

The Kent Farndale Gallery is open to the public during the Library's hours of operation.   However, as the Gallery is used for the Library's programs and as a community meeting room, it is occasionally closed to the public during Library hours.  Please feel free to call the Library prior to visiting to  confirm that the gallery will be open for viewing.  We can be reached at 905-985-7686.
Check out the Scugog Memorial Public Library Board's Strategic Plan to find out more about what we're planning for the future.
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