Summer 2014

The Reel Thing   
Join us for a screening and discussion of a recently-released or notable film.         

Thursday, June 12th
6:30 pm

The Book Thief
Thursday, July 10th
6:30 pm

Thursday, August 14th
6:30 pm

Tickets for all films are $2 each and may be purchased at the Library a week in advance of the show times.  Seating is limited, so purchase tickets early! 
In This Issue
- The Reel Thing
- Art Film Nights
- Learn to Paddleboard
- Gentle Yoga
- Tea & Books
- Book Club
- LEGO Contest
- Tech Club
- Music & Movement
- Preschool Kids
- Computer Classes
- How-to-Festival
- Learn to Camp
- Summer Reading Club
- Art Gallery
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Art House Film Nights 
Screenings of recent and notable Foreign, Independent and Documentary films.   

Thursday, June 5th
6:30 pm

The Grand Budapest Hotel (14A)

Thursday, July 3rd
6:30 pm

Enough Said

Thursday, August 7th
6:30 pm

Tickets for all films are $2 each and may be purchased at the Library a week in advance of the show times.  Seating is limited, so purchase tickets early! 
Intro to Stand-Up Paddleboarding with Port Perry SUP 
Have you ever wanted to try stand-up paddleboarding? Now is a great time to get started!
Join Port Perry SUP on Saturday, June 21st and you can learn to paddleboard and help the Library at the same time! Port Perry SUP is running a fundraiser for the Library with part of each lesson going toward programming for children at the Library.

Come out and learn something new in a fun and relaxed environment. If you can stand and hold a paddle, you can do this!

When: Saturday, June 21st 
Hourly lessons (book your time)
Where: Waterfront in Birdseye Park (behind the Library) 
Cost: $40 (includes HST)

Register at the library information desk or by calling 905-985-7686 ex. 101. 
Try Gentle Yoga with Penny Sandvold 
Penny has generously donated her time to offer an introductory yoga class here at the library, with 100% of the class fee going directly to the Library.

Learn ancient techniques to increase flexibility, improve concentration, alleviate stress, create greater self-awareness and promote well-being. Along with Asanas (yoga poses) we will employ breathing exercises, hasta mudras (hand positions), chanting and meditation, as well as Qi Gong.  
When: Saturday, June 7th at 10 am
When: Cost: $15
Register at the library information desk or by calling 905-985-7686 ex. 101. 
Join us for 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, June 5th & Thursday, August 7th
from 2 to 4 pm
Join the Discussion at our Book Club
We have some great new selections for the Fall! Registration is not required & anyone who has read the selected title is welcome to participate!  

Thursday, June 26th at 7 pm

Indian Horse
by Richard Wagamese


Thursday, July 24th at 7 pm

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce

Thursday, August 28th at 7 pm

A House in the Sky   
by Amanda Lindhout

Extra copies of book club titles are available for pick up at the Information Desk.
Go Green!  Bring a reusable mug to the meeting to enjoy your coffee or tea.
LEGO Engineering Contest


Youth, Tweens, Teens and Families can enter their own Lego creations!

Submission Date: Thursday, July 3rd,10 am - 9 pm
Pick-Up Date: Saturday, July 12th,10 am - 5 pm 
There are 4 categories this year:
1) Ages 8 & under (Youth)
2) Ages 9-12 (Tween)
3) Ages 13-18 (Teen)
4) Family Effort (2 or more family members - any age)
There will be a prize awarded in each category on Thursday, July 10th.
The Lego creations will be on display from July 5th to July 11th.
Zoomer Tech Club


Come in on Saturdays from 2-4 to talk about technology and get encouragement from your peers.  Sit down with your iPad, tablet or laptop and share tricks and tips that you have learned.  For one hour we will have a library staff member sit in with you to help troubleshoot computer problems. 

When: Every Saturday from 2pm-4pm

This is a drop-in program and pre-registration is not required. 
Early Years Music & Movement
Ontario Early Years presents music & movement for ages 0-6! 
We're proud to be hosting this great new 6 week program for children aged 0-6 and their parents or caregivers.  This hour long program of songs, games and movement, presented by a staff member from the Ontario Early Years Center,  will provide a fun, music-based activity for little ones.  Shake, rattle and roll away the winter blahs!
When: Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 3 pm, from July 9th to August 13th

This is a free program, but registration is required.  Please register at the information desk or call 905-985-7686 x 101.
Our Early Literacy Programs
Kent Farndale Gallery logoBabytime 
Bring your little one for songs, stories and movement activities in this gentle half-hour program.  For newborn to 12 months. 
Thursdays morning 11:20 to 11:50 am

Session 1: Thursdays from May 29th to June 19th

There will be no Babytime session in July & August  

Parent '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 years old.
Time -
11:20 to 11:50am

Session 1: Tuesdays or Wednesdays from May 27th to June 18th

Session 2: Wednesdays or Thursdays from July 9th to August 14th            



Preschool Storytime          
n 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.
Time -
10:30 to 11:15 am 

Session 1: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from May 27 to June 19

Session 2: Wednesdays or Thursdays from July 9th to August 14th 


Tech for Tots
This unique program for 3 to 5 year olds teaches the basics of computer skills through child-friendly, educational web-sites.  
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings 10:00 to 10:25 am  

Session 1:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from May 27 to June 19

Session 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from July 8 to Aug 14   


Call 905-985-7686 ex. 101 or visit the Library to register.  All programs are free with the exception of Tech for Tots which costs $10 for each 4 week session. 
Computer Classes

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Getting Comfortable with the Mouse

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, July 11 


Windows 7 Basics 

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, July 18

World Wide Web for Beginners

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, July 25 


Email for Beginners

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, August 8 


Introducing Facebook Seminar

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, August 15  


Introducing Skype Seminar

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, August 22 

Intro to iPad  

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, August 29 


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


Join us for a day of fun and learning!


As a hub of lifelong learning for the entire community, we are thrilled to take part in the first regional 'How-to-in-10' Festival - an entertaining and education symposium where participants can learn a variety of new and useful skills in breezy 10-minute intervals. We all love to learn new things, and this festival makes it fun, easy and free!


A broad range of community partners will be on hand to share their knowledge and expertise. Guests that have their event passport stamped by 10 or more stations throughout the day will be eligible to win our grand prize!


This event will take place in and around the Scugog Library on

Saturday, May 31st from 11 am to 3 pm.


Be sure and watch our website and Facebook page to find out more details.


Learn to Camp with Ontario Parks

Join us for a fun and informative evening that will give you a taste of what camping is like in Ontario parks. Learn about camping, see different types of camping equipment, and hear advice from the experts!


This family-oriented program is open to all ages and will include hands-on activities, demonstrations and a presentation led by experienced Ontario Parks staff. 


When: Tuesday, July 22nd at 7pm


This program is free, but pre-registration is required. Please visit the information desk or call 905-985-7686 ex.101 to register.  

Summer Reading Club 2014

Get ready for another summer of fun with the TD Summer Reading Club!


Use your imagination t o embark on an exciting adventure with this year's TD Summer Reading Club Theme - Eureka!
Registration Begins on Friday, June 27th 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 
Kids' Summer Club Theme Activities

If you have joined our summer reading club, you can also take part in some fun activities throughout the summer (July 7th to August 15th).

Senior Club (Ages 7 and up)
When: Mondays from 10:30-11:30 am OR Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 pm (Closed August 4th 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

JR Fun & Games (Ages 4 to 6)
Thursdays 2 to 2:45 pm from July 10 - August 14

SR Fun & Games (Ages 7 and up)
Thursdays 3 to 3:45 pm from July 10 - August 14

SRC Wrap Up Party
Friday, August 15th from 1 to 3 pm.
Join us for food and fun to celebrate a summer of reading!

Family Movie Matinees

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 11th, 2pm - Free Birds (G)
Friday, July 18th, 2pm - The Lego Movie (G)
Friday, July 25th, 2pm - Khumba
Friday, August 1st, 2pm - Walking with Dinosaurs (PG)
Friday, August 8th, 2pm - Mr. Peabody & Sherman (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.
In the Kent Farndale Gallery

farndale logo 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.

May 31st - June 26th

Annual Student Exhibit - Port Perry High School

June 28th - July 24th 

Backyard & Beyond - Judy Stone

July 26th - September 4th 

Paintings - Dominique Leroy Prince