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Summer 2009

Come help crack the case at the Library this summer! Sign up to enjoy a summer full of crafts, stories and most of all...mystery. Your mission should you choose to accept it is to have a great time at the library all summer long!

Registration Begins on Friday, June 26th at 10 am, but you can sign up any time after that date.  You can participate in any way you'd like.  You can join us each week for reading club programs or read on your own and report in at the library. 

This year we're offering a drop-in on Wednesday afternoons where you can report on what you've read and score points for your team.

Summer Reading Drop In Reporting
(All Ages)

Wednesday afternoons 1-5 pm
In This Issue
- Summer Reading
- Kids Programs
- Kids' Movies
- Preschool Kids
- Teen Events
- Films Nights
- Travelogue
- Zen Power Hour
- Tea & Books
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Summer Club Kids' Programs

Summer Reading Club Theme Activities
If you have joined our summer reading club, you can also take part in some fun activities throughout the summer. Each week has its own theme:
Week 1 (June 29-July 3): Headquarters Hunt
Week 2 (July 6-10): Crack the Code
Week 3 (July 13-17): Animal Analyst
Week 4 (July 20-24): Forensic Fun
Week 5 (July 27-31): Weird Science
Week 6 (August 3-7): Confidential Criminal
Week 7 (August 10-14): Super Sleuth

Senior Investigators (Ages 7 to 10)
When: Mondays from 10:30-11:30 am ORTuesdays from 2:00-3:00 pm
Junior Investigators (Ages 4 to 6)
When: Mondays from 2:00-3:00 pm am OR Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 am

Bored Games
Thursdays 2 to 4 pm from July 2-August 13th

Campfire Nights
Thursdays 7 to 8 pm July Only
SRC Wrap Up Party
Friday, August 14th from 12 to 2 pm.
Join us for food and fun to celebrate a summer of reading!
Summer Kids' Flicks

Join us on Friday Afternoons for Kids' Big Screen Movie Matinees!

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July 3rd
- Tale of Despereaux (Rated G)

July 10th - Inkheart (Rated PG*)
July 17th - Hotel for Dogs (Rated G)
July 24th - Bedtime Stories (Rated G)
August 7th - Wall-E (Rate G)
August 14th - Horton Hears a Who (Rated G)


Movie tickets are $1 each and are available a week in advance of the film.  Children 10 an under must be accompanied by an adult.

* Ratings are provided by the Ontario Film Review Board website at www.ofrb.gov.on.ca .  Complete details of ratings can be found on this site, or ask at the library.
Our Early Literacy Programs Continue this Summer!
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.
Wednesday or Thursday mornings
11:15 to 11:45 am from July 15th to August 16th

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. Wednesday or Thursday mornings 10:30 to 11:15 am from July 15th to August 16th

Tech for Tots  
This unique program for 3 to 5 year olds teaches the basics of computer skills through child-friendly, educationalweb-sites. Wednesday or Thursday mornings 10:00 to 10:30 am
from July 15th to August 16th

Call 905-985-7686 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.
New! Summer Programs for Teens
Join us in July and August for boredom-busting, skill-building workshops!

beads Beginner Jewelry Making Workshop
Join us for this two hour workshop where you'll learn a variety of jewelry making techniques and complete a project of your choice to take home. 
When: Wednesday, July 22nd from 3 to 5 pm.

book cover art"Tee-Party" for Teens
Bring an old t-shirt (or two, or three) to our 'tee-party' and learn a low-sew or no-sew technique to transform that baggy old t-shirt into a cutting-edge fashion statement!
When: Wednesday, August 12th from 3 to 5 pm


Both programs are free.  Just call the library at 905-985-7686 x 101 to register!
The Reel Thing 
Join us for a screening and discussion of a recently-released, notable film.
DVD film coverOne Week [Canadian]
Thursday, July 2nd
at 6:30 pm 

94 min. Rated 14A
When confronted with his mortality, Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) impulsively buys a vintage motorcycle and sets off on a road trip that starts in Toronto and ends up on Vancouver Island in the town of Tofino. Humorous, profound and extremely moving, One Week uses the great Canadian landscape as the backdrop to the story of a man and his life's journey. In the search for himself, he finds out what makes this country, and his life, so beautiful. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Wendy and Lucy
Thursday, August 6th
at 6:30 pm

80 min.
Rated 14A.
Proving why she is one of the most highly-regarded auteurs of current cinema, Kelly Reichardt's subtle storytelling technique uses a formal minimalist style to weave together a unique emotional and political road film. WENDY AND LUCY , starring Michelle Williams as Wendy, addresses issues of sympathy and generosity at the edges of American life, revealing the limits and depths of people's duty to each other in tough times. 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!
Travelogue with Jonathan van Bilsen
Costa Rica Travel to Costa Rica without leaving Port Perry!
Back by popular demand! Join Jonathan van Bilsen for an evening of travel photography as he takes us on a tour of Costa Rica.  Explore this beautiful costal nation, through Jonathan's vivid and colourful images of its people and wildlife.
When: Tuesday, June 23rd at 7 pm Please call the information desk at 905-985-7686 x 101 to register.
NEW! Zen Power Hour
woman meditating Feeling tired? Get energized with meditation, massage, and Qi Gong!
One hour with Zen meditation, solo massage, and Qi Gong, led by Reikimaster, Zen meditation instructor, and certified Qi Gong leader, Martin Avery.  Martin is the author of Zen Forest Meditation, The Secrets of Love Health And Wealth (With Grace And Ease And Perfect Timing)and many more. The Zen Power Hour will include a 10 minute warm-up, 20 minutes of Zen meditation, 10 minutes solo massage, 10 minutes of qi gong, and 10 minutes to cool down.

When: Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8 pm starts July 14th (no class on July 21st) then runs July 28th to August 25th.           

Please pre-register by visiting the library or calling 905-985-7686 extension 101.  The fee for each class is $10 or sign up for all six classes for $50.
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, August 6th from 2 to 4 pm
Your Friends @ Scugog Memorial Public Library

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