July to September 2011  

The Reel Thing

Screenings of award-winning, independent or foreign films on the 2nd Thursday of every month.


Barney's Version

Thurs, July 14th at 6:30 pm

Rated 14A (OFRB)

The publication of a book accusing him of murder leads schlock television producer Barney Panofsky

(Paul Giamatti) to reflect on his tumultuous life--from his troubled first marriage to his best friend sleeping with his second wife to his one true love and how he destroyed the happiest time in his life. The movie depicts that life without judgment, never manipulating the audience for cheap laughs or sentiment--and yet it is by turns wildly funny and achingly sad.


Tickets for all films are $2 and may be purchased at the door or at the Library up to a week in advance of the show.

In This Issue
- The Reel Thing
- Book Club
- Tea & Books
- Art of Chocolate
- Computer Classes
- E-Book Training
- Teen Events
- Summer Reading
- Kids Programs
- Kids' Movies
- Preschool Kids
- Gallery Exhibits
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The SMPL Book Club meets on the 4th Thursday of each month.    

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The Help
by Kathryn Stockett
Thursday, July 28th - 7 to 8:30 pm

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Still Alice
by Lisa Genova
Thursday, August 25th - 7 to 8:30 pm 


Stories from the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean

Thursday, September 16th - 7 to 8:30 pm

*Please feel free to enjoy the 'Pass the Book' events at libraries throughout the Durham Region. Check out www.passthebook.ca for more information. 
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 4th from 2 to 4 pm
The Art of Chocolate  

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

The ultimate event for chocoholics! Join professional chocolatier Michael Mills for an afternoon learning how chocolate is made, and tasting different styles & types of chocolate.  

When: Wednesday, August 10th from 1 to 2:30 pm 

Computer Classes for Beginners

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


Getting Comfortable with the Mouse  

Practice using a computer mouse to navigate the screen and improve your skills. Various simple practice exercises, websites & games (like solitaire) will be used to help with coordination, clicking, dragging and effective movement.

 When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, July 8th or Friday, August 5th   


World Wide Web for Beginners  

Learn the basics of getting on the Internet, navigation from page to page, entering a URL and searching for websites. Basic comfort with a computer mouse is recommended. 

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, July 15th or Friday, August 12th  


Email for Beginners  

Sign up for a web-based email address and learn the basics of writing emails, receiving emails and  sending or opening attachments. Some experience with the Internet and basic comfort with a computer mouse are recommended. 

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, July 22nd or Friday, August 19th   


Social Networking for Beginners  

What is Facebook? Learn more about this popular social networking site and how it can be used to connect with friends & family. Find out more about privacy options, photos and much more. Some experience with the Internet and basic comfort with a computer mouse are recommended.

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, July 29th or Friday, August 26th   


Computer Basics - Inside your Computer  

More of a theoretical course, this is for people who want a better understanding of what makes a computer work to help with troubleshooting computer problems. The parts of a computer (inside & out), connections, basic networking and operating systems (Windows-based) are discussed. 

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 27th or Wednesday, August 24th   

Overdrive Fridays

Register now for one-on-one training to use our downloadable audiobook & e-book service.    

Would you like to download audiobooks or e-books through our Overdrive service but need a little help getting started?  


Due to the popularity of this service, we will continue to offer sessions for individual assistance every other Friday. Drop by the Library to let us know what your training needs are and our library staff will contact you to set up your appointment. We will need to know what you would like to learn so that we can tailor the session to your training needs.   


If possible, please bring in your own e-book reader or mobile device (for downloading e-books) or your mp3 player (for downloading audiobooks) along with your own laptop. If you don't have a laptop, we can demonstrate the Overdrive service with the library's laptop and Kobo e-book reader so you can see the process from start to finish and try it out yourself at home with your own device.   


Drop by the Library to register for a free session and you'll be well on your way to enjoying this exciting new service!  


When: Friday afternoons in July & August (by appointment only) 

Teen Events this Summer 


Tim Burton Film Festival  

A one-night film festival for teens only. Come munch popcorn & Burtonesque treats while you and your friends watch two short films (Frankenweenie (PG) and Vincent (PG) from imaginative director Tim Burton followed by the timeless Edward Scissorhands (PG))  


When: Tuesday, July 5th from 5:30 to 9 pm    

Tickets for all films are $2 and may be purchased at the door or at the Library up to a week in advance of the show.   






Watch some of your favourite characters from the hit television show "Glee" then get the chance to sing along, Karaoke-style with your friends! Prizes for best costume  and performances. And, of course, there will be Slushees!  


When: Monday, July 25th from 5:30 to 8 pm



Superhero Jeopardy

Test your comic book and film knowledge in a Jeopardy-style trivia game with great prizes to be won! Grab a couple of friends to make up your team or arrive solo and team up with others. Categories will test your knowledge on a variety of topics such as secret identities, super powers and vehicles.

When: Thursday, August 18th from 3 to 5 pm


Get ready for a Summer full of adventure with the TD Summer Reading Club!

Use your imagination to embark on a refreshing trip over & under the sea with this year's TD Summer Reading Club Theme - Splash!  

Registration Begins on Friday, June 25th 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

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 (July 4th to August 12th).

Senior Club (Ages 7 to 10) When: Mondays from 10:30-11:30 am OR Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 pm (Closed August 2nd for Civic Holiday)

Junior Club (Ages 4 to 6)
When: Mondays from 2:00-3:00 pm am OR Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 am
(Closed August 1st for Civic Holiday)

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

SRC Wrap Up Party
Friday, August 13th from 1 to 3 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!                                                                 
July 8th
- Finding Nemo (Rated G)

July 15th - Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Rated PG*)
July 22nd - Ponyo (Rat
ed G)
July 29th - Plumm Summer (Rated PG*)  

Movie tickets are $2 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.

When: 11:15 to 11:45 am
Session 1: Wednesdays or Thursdays
(June 29th to July 28th)  

Session 2:
Tuesdays or Wednesdays (September 13th to October 5th)

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.

When: 10:30 to 11:15 am
Session 1: Wednesdays or Thursdays
(June 29th to July 28th)
Session 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (September 13th to October 6th)

Babytime will break for the summer, but we'll be back in September with this great program designed just for babies (newborn to 18 months) and 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: 11:15 to 11:45 am
Session 1: Thursdays (September 15th to October 6th) 


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

When: 10:00 to 10:30 am
Session 1:
Wednesdays or Thursdays (June 29th to July 28th)
Session 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (September 13th to October 6th

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. 
In the Kent Farndale Gallery
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The Kent Farndale Gallery focuses on exhibiting the works of emerging and established artists and craftspeople in many media. Throughout the years, it has showcased the talents of both local and international artists. 


Moiria: The Three Fates  

Karen Menzies, Audrey MacLean & Wendy Wallace

Opening: Saturday, July 9th at 2pm 

Ray McNeice

Opening: Saturday, August 6th at 2pm

Wildlife & Landscapes
Clint Jammer

Opening: Saturday, September 10th at 2pm
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