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March / April 2009

Join the Discussion at our Monthly Book Club!
The Library Book Club meets on the 4th Thursday of each month
   
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Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 pm
Book Discussion: The Outlander
by Gil Adamson.



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Thursday, April 23rd at 7:00 pm
Book Discussion: A Student of the Weather by Elizabeth Hay.



Registration is not required and anyone who has read the selected title is welcome to participate!  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.
In This Issue
- Book Club
- Films Nights
- Tea & Books
- Teen Twilight!
- Meditation Workshop
- March Break Kids
- Kids' Movies
- Preschool Kids
- Musical Babies
- Art Gallery
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The Reel Thing 
Join us on the first Thursday of every month for a screening and discussion of a recently-released, notable film.
 
 
Amal
Thursday, March 5th at 6:30 pm 101 min. 

English and Hindi (with English Subtitles).  Rated 14A
Director Richie Mehta has extended his award-winning short film into a full length feature centered around the title character, an auto-rickshaw driver in New Delhi  whose life is changed the day he chauffeurs an eccentric millionaire. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
 
 

Happy Go Lucky
Thursday, April 2nd at 6:30 pm   
119 min.  Rated 14A.
In a shift away from his usual exploration of the dark and dreary, director Mike Leigh (Vera Drake) takes a lighter look at life with "Happy-go-Lucky".  The film chronicles the daily comings and goings of 30-year-old Poppy, whose positive, easy-going outlook epitomizes the title. 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!
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, April 2nd from 2 to 4 pm
Teen Twilight Night
Join us on the DVD release date for a special screening of Twilight!                                                
It doesn't matter whether you're on Team Edward or Team Jacob, you'll all have a blast at Twilight Night.  Join us after-hours on Saturday night for a Twilight DVD release party.  We'll have a screening of the film, tons of snacks and chances to win some fabulous Twilight-related prizes!
When: Saturday, March 21st at 7 pm

New! Meditation Workshop
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Join us for an introduction to meditation
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oin Dawn Taylor, managing associate of Taylor Counseling and Associates of Port Perry for an introductory meditation workshop.  
This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.  Please call the Library or call us at 905-985-7686 to  register.
When:  Tuesday, March 17th from 6 to 8 pm

March Break Madness!
Mad Science at the Library! 
This hands-on workshop will make learning about science a blast!  You'll do super-cool experiments & you even get to take home a project!  For kids in grades 1-6.  Tickets may be purchased beginning February 25th and are $4 each.  Spaces are limited to 30 participants, so get your tickets early!
When: Wednesday, March 18th at 2 pm.
 
Digital Photography Workshop with a Professional Photographer!
Join Jonathan van Bilsen, a professional photographer and founder of the North Durham Photography Association for this series of three workshops.  We'll learn all about taking all kinds of photos & the cool things you can do with digital photography.  For 8 to 12 year olds. Program is free! Each session builds on the last, so you must register for all three.  Spaces are limited, so register early. Bring a digital camera if you have one.
When: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 16th-18th from 10 am to 12 pm. 
 
Library Scavenger Hunt 
Do you know Dewey?  Think you know where to find everything in the Library?  Test your knowledge searching for clues throughout the Library. 
All ages!  Free!  
  
                                   
When: Monday, March 16th at 2pm.

Kid Concoctions
The bestselling series of books shows you how to make all kinds of cool stuff with basic household ingredients.  You'll take home a sample of the day's surprise concoction and a copy of the recipe to make more of your own at home!  Free!  Ages 6 and up. 
When: Friday, March 13th at 10 am and Thursday, March 19th at 2 pm.
 
  
'Bored' Games
This free drop-in program is a great March Break boredom-buster.  Kids of all ages can drop in to the Library and play a variety of classic board & card games. 
For all ages.

When: Monday, March 16th, 3-5 pm.      

 
Egg Drop Challenge
Give your brain a workout with this engineering challenge.  Can you create a contraption to protect a raw egg from a ten-foot drop? Join us for this two-hour workshop where you'll work in a team to rise to the challenge! 
Ages 8 and up. 
When: Tuesday, March 17th, 2-4 pm.

 
'About Me' Book Workshop
Want to be an author & the main character in your own book?  Create a book that's a journal, scrapbook & storybook all in one!  Bring photos of yourself, your friends & family to include and we'll supply the rest!  This program is open to all ages, but kids under 8 should bring a grown-up to help them.  When: Friday, March 20th, 10 am-12 pm.

Wire Ring Workshop
Create a one of a kind piece of jewelry using beads and wire.  Free! For ages 8 and up.
When: Thursday, March 19th, 10-11 am.

March Break Kid Flicks
Spend the school break at the Library and enjoy screenings of these recent releases for kids!
 

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Rated: G
When: Friday, March 13th at 2:00 pm
 



High School Musical 3
Rated: G
When: Friday, March 20th at 2:00 pm
 


Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Rated: G
When: Saturday, March 21st at 2:00 pm



Tickets are $1.00 each and may be purchased up to 1 week ahead of show times.  Please note that children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Our Early Literacy Programs Continue In the New Year!
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. March 24th to April 16th and May 5th to 28th.

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings
11:15 to 11:45 am

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.
March 24th to April 16th and May 5th to 28th.
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings
10:30 to 11:15 am

Tech for Tots  
This unique program for 3 to 5 year olds teaches the basics of computer skills through child-friendly, educationalweb-sites.
March 24th to April 16th and May 5th to 28th.
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings
10:00 to 10:30 am
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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.
Shake, Rattle & Roll at Musical Babies!
Join us on Monday mornings for music & movement!
Scugog Memorial Public Library is pleased to host a new program provided by an Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years.   This free program offers a half hour of music and movement for babies and their parents or caregivers.  Spaces are limited, so register early!
When: Mondays from 10:30 to 11:00 am, April 20th to May 11th
Kent Farndale Gallery
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Spring Exhibitions:
Ron Brown, Paintings
February 27th to April 2nd
Opening Reception: February 27th 1-4 pm

Mike Pochwat, Photography
April 4th to April 31st
Opening Reception: April 4th 1-4 pm
 
Roland Peacock & Jonathan van Bilsen, Photography and Sculpture
May 2nd to May 28th
Opening Reception: May 2nd 1-4 pm

The Kent Farndale Gallery is open to the public during the Library's hours of operation.   However, as the     Gallery is used for the Library's programs and as a community meeting room, it is occasionally closed to the public during Library hours.  Please feel free to call the Library at 905-985-7686 prior to visiting to  confirm that the gallery will be open for viewing.   
   
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