Summer 2013  

The Reel Thing Film Festival 

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



Hyde Park on Hudson   

Thurs, June 13th at 6:30 pm

Rated PG








Thurs, July 11th at 6:30 pm

Rated PG








The Visitor   

Thurs, August 8th at 6:30 pm

Rated PG


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
- Mindfulness
- LEGO Contest
- Summer Reading
- Kids Programs
- Family Movies
- Preschool Kids
- Room Rentals
- Art Gallery
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The SMPL Book Club meets on the 4th Thursday of each month.    

419 by Will Ferguson 
Thursday, June 27th - 7 to 8:30 pm


The Borrower
by Rebecca Makkai
Thursday, July 25th - 7 to 8:30 pm 



I Shall Not Hate
by Izzeldin Abuelaish
Thursday, August 22nd - 7 to 8:30 pm  

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 1st from 2 to 4 pm
Mindfulness for a More Fulfililng Life 

Join host, David Maian, for this free seminar on mindfulness

Mindfulness is a method of meditation that involves observing and examining life experience in a non-threatening ways, to create greater feelings of harmony, joy, peace, spaciousness, acceptance, openness, and contentment in one's life.

When: Tuesday, June 25th at 7pm

Please call 905-985-7686 x 101 or visit the Information Desk to register.

Computer Classes


Getting Comfortable with the Mouse

When: 3 to 4 pm on Friday, July 12th


Windows Basics

When: 3 to 4 pm on Friday, July 19th


World Wide Web for Beginners

When: 3 to 4 pm on Friday, July 26th


Email for Beginners

When: 3 to 4 pm on Friday, August 2nd


Online Safety and Security

When: 3 to 4 pm on Friday, August 9th  


Introducing Facebook

When: 3 to 4 pm on Friday, August 16th  


Introducing Skype

When: 3 to 4 pm on Friday, August 23rd


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


LEGO Engineering Contest 

Teens and Tweens ages 8-18 can enter their own Lego creations.

Submission Date: Thursday July 4th, 2013 between 10am & 9pm.

Pick up Date: Saturday, July 13th, 2013 between 10am & 5pm.

There are 4 categories this year:

1) Buildings

2) Vehicles

3) Creatures (animals, insects, robots dinosaurs)

4) Parent and Child Team.

There will be a prize awarded in each category on Thursday July 11th.The Lego creations will be on display from July 5th to July 12th, 2013.  


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

Use your imagination t o embark on a refreshing trip over & under the sea with this year's TD Summer Reading Club Theme - Go! 

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 twice a week where you can report on what you've read and score points for your team. 

Summer Reading Drop In Reporting
(All Ages) 
Wednesday afternoons 1-4pm
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 2nd to August 9th).

Senior Club (Ages 7 to 10) When: Mondays from 10:30-11:30 am OR Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 pm (Closed August 5th for Civic Holiday)

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

Fun & Games (All Ages)
Thursdays 2 to 4 pm from July 2-August 1st

SRC Wrap Up Party
Thursday, August 8th 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 12th, 2pm - Rise of the Guardians (G)
Friday, July 19th, 2pm - Escape from Planet Earth (
Friday, July 26th, 2pm - Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (G)
Friday, August 2nd, 2pm - ParaNorman (PG)
Friday, August 9th, 2pm - The Croods (G)

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 Special 6 Week Summer Session!
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 

Wednesdays or Thursdays
(from July 3rd to August 8th)

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 
Wednesdays or Thursdays (from July 3rd to August 8th) 


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 July 2nd to August 8th) 

Call 905-985-7686 or visit the Library to register.  All programs are free with the exception of Tech for Tots which costs $15 for the 6 week session. 
Room Rentals 

Did you know that the library has several rooms that are available for rent?

Rooms may be booked for community use, e.g. meetings, education (including training), cultural events and community interest activities. At this time rooms are not available for private functions (e.g. weddings, birthday parties, etc.)


For more information please call 905-985-7686 ex. 101 or ask at the desk.

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