Summer 2012   

The Reel Thing Film Festival 

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


The Artist   

Thurs, July 12th at 6:30 pm

Rated PG

Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will

cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.



Salmon Fishing in the Yemen  

Thurs, August 9th at 6:30 pm

Rated PG

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Stuffy government fisheries scientist Fred is asked by a fishing-obsessed Arab Sheik to do the seemingly impossible - introduce British salmon to the Wadis of the Yemen.



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.

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- The Reel Thing
- Book Club
- Tea & Books
- Jack Grunsky
- Teen Events
- Summer Reading
- Kids Programs
- Family Movies
- Preschool Kids
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The SMPL Book Club meets on the 4th Thursday of each month.    

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by Alissa York
Thursday, June 28th - 7 to 8:30 pm

The 2012 'Pass the Book' selection*


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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
by Paul Torday
Thursday, July 26th - 7 to 8:30 pm 

The Birth House by Ami McKay

Thursday, August 23rd - 7 to 8:30 pm

*Please feel free to enjoy the 'Pass the Book' events at libraries throughout the Durham Region. Check out 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 2nd from 2 to 4 pm
See Jack Grunsky in Concert!  

We are very proud to host a family concert with Juno Award-Winning entertainer Jack Grunsky as part of the 'Summer Breeze Arts Festival' presented by the Scugog Council for the Arts.


Over the past 25 years, Jack Grunsky's name has become synonymous with excellence in children's music. His 13 recordings have received the most prestigious awards, including 3 Junos! 

When: Saturday, August 18th at 2 pm

Where: Scugog Memorial Public Library


Tickets: $6 each or $20 for a family of 4

Tickets are available for purchase at the Library and at the Scugog Arts Resource Centre at 181 Perry Street, Unit G1 


Teen Events this Summer

Johnny Depp Teen Film Festival  

A one-night film festival for teens only. Come munch popcorn & Burtonesque treats while you and your friends watch two short great films featuring Johnny Depp: Benny & Joon (PG) and Rango (PG).



When: Thursday, July 19th 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.   





Hunger Games DVD Release!

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When: Tuesday, August 21st at 6pm


Movie tickets are $2 each. This film is rated 14A. No one under 14 will be admitted unless accompanied by an adult. 


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 -Imagine! 

Registration Begins on Friday, June 28th 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 Thursday mornings where you can report on what you've read and score points for your team. 

Summer Reading Drop In Reporting
(All Ages)

Thursday mornings 10 am - 1 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 3rd to August 16th).

Senior Club (Ages 7 to 10) When: Mondays from 10:30-11:30 am OR Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 pm (Closed July 2nd & August 6th for Statutory Holidays)

Junior Club (Ages 4 to 6)
When: Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 am OR Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 am 

Fun & Games (All Ages)
Thursdays 2 to 4 pm from July 5-August 9th

SRC Wrap Up Party
Thursday, August 16th 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 Big Screen Movie Matinees. It only costs a toonie for a ticket or $5 for a family of 4 or more. Bring your own snacks!                                                                 
Friday, July 6th, 2pm
- Mr Popper's Penguins (G)

Friday, July 13th, 2pm - Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG)
Friday, July 20th, 2pm - The Adventures of Tintin (
Friday, July 27th, 2pm - Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (PG)
Friday, August 3rd, 2pm - Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)
Friday, August 10th, 2pm - Mirror, Mirror (PG)

Movie tickets are $2 each or $5 for a family of 4 or more and go on sale a week in advance of the film. 
Children 10 an under must be accompanied by an adult.

Our Early Literacy Programs Continue this Summer!
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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 

Tuesdays or Wednesdays
(from July10th to August 1st)

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 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays
(from July10th to August 2nd)

This great program is 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!

When: 11:15 to 11:45 am
Thursdays (from July12th to August 2nd) 


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  
Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (from July12th to August 2nd) 

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. 
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