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March / April 2010

New! Knitting Classes Begin on March 28th
Get your knit on with our new Sunday Knitting Classes.
knitting photoHave you always wanted to learn how to knit? Join Carol McGavin, owner of Port Perry's own "Never Enough Wool" shop for six Sunday afternoons that will get you started in this wonderful hobby that is both creative and relaxing. Classes will begin on March 28th and run every other week for 12 weeks (6 sessions).

When:  Every other Sunday: March 28th, April 11th, April 25th, May 9th, May 23rd and June 6th from 2 pm to 4 pm.
2pm to 4 pm
$10 for all six sessions

Call the Information Desk at 905-985-7686 ex. 101 to register.
In This Issue
- Knitting Classes
- Film Nights
- Tea & Books
- Book Club
- 'New Moon' Teen Party
- March Break Kids
- March Break Movies
- Preschool Kids
- Baby Time
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The Reel Thing 
Join us for a screening and discussion of a recently-released, notable film.
DVD Cover Departures
Thursday, March 11th
at 6:30 pm 

Rated 14A (OFRB). In Japanese with English subtitles.
Academy AwardŽ Winner for Best Foreign Language Film of the year, "Departures" is a delightful and sensitive journey into the heartland of Japan and an astonishingly beautiful look at a sacred part of Japan's cultural heritage.  
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

DVD coverSummer Hours
Thursday, April 8th at 6:30 pm
Rated 14A (OFRB rating). In French with English Subtitles.
The divergent paths of three forty-something siblings collide when their mother, heiress to her uncle's exceptional 19th century art collection, dies suddenly. Left to come to terms with themselves and their differences, they confront the end of childhood, their shared memories, background and unique vision of the future.

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets for all films are $2 each and may be purchased at the Library up to a week in advance of the show times.  Seating is limited, so purchase tickets early!
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, April 1st 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!

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Thursday March 25th at 7 pm

The Known World by Edward P. Jones


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Thursday, February 25th at 7 pm

No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod

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.
New Moon DVD Release Party for Teens!
DVD cover Join us on the DVD release date for a special screening of New Moon!                       
It doesn't matter whether you're on Team Edward or Team Jacob, you'll  have a blast at our New Moon DVD Release Party!  Join us after-hours on the last Saturday of March Break.  We'll have a screening of the film, tons of snacks and chances to win some fabulous prizes like New Moon posters, books and even a copy of the DVD!
When: Saturday, March 20th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Tickets are $4.00 each which includes admission and snacks. Tickets go on Sale March 8th.  Film is rated PG. Spaces are limited, so get your tickets early!
March Break Boredom Busters
Get Creative!
igital 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.  As an added bonus, you'll choose 2 of your best prints to be displayed in t
he Kent Farndale Gallery in April!  Spaces are limited, so register early.  For 8 to 12 year olds.
When: Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday March 16th-18th
Time: 10 am to 12 pm (you must register for all three sessions). 
$10 Materials Fee for gallery prints (you get to keep them once your exhibition is over!).  Bring a digital camera if you have one. 

girls beadingBeaded Bracelet Workshop
Create a one of a kind piece of jewelry using beads and wire.  For ages 8 and up.
When: Thursday, March 18th, 2:30-4 pm. Free!

bookmardBuild a Bookmark Workshop
It's more fun to read when you've got a super-cool bookmark to use!  Using awesome patterned paper and images from magazines, you'll create a collage that you'll transform into a great looking bookmark. 

If you want to personalize your bookmark, bring along pictures-of friends, family, pets, etc.-to include in your creation!  Top it all off with a beaded ribbon and you've got a great gift (but you'll probably want to keep it for yourself!)   For ages 6 and up.
When: Monday, March 15th 10:30-11:30. Free!

boy writingL.O.L!  Writing your own Silly Stories
Join us for a writing workshop that will exercise your brain and tickle your funny bone!  We'll look at some of the best funny books out there and you'll learn some tips to get you started writing your own comedic masterpiece!  For ages 10 and up.
When: Tuesday, March 16th 2-4 pm. Free!

Get Moving!

boy karateIntroduction to Karate Workshop
Have you always wanted to give Karate a try?  Join us for an introductory session and learn some of the basic moves to get started in karate.   For ages 8 and up.
When: Friday, March 19th, 10-11 am. Free!

For a full calendar of March Break Events go to www.scugoglibrary.ca.
March Break Kid Flicks
Check out these boredom-busting children's movies during March Break!

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Rated PG
Monday, March 15th
at 2 pm

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Rated PG
Wednesday, March 17th
at 2 pm

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The Princess and the Frog
Rated PG
Friday, March 19th
at 2 pm

Tickets for a film are $2 each and go on sale March 8th.  Space is limited, so purchase tickets early! Please note that children under 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Our Early Literacy Programs
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 years old.
Tuesday & Wednesday mornings
11:15 to 11:45 am
Session 1: March 23rd to April 14th
Session 2: May 4th to 26th

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.
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings
10:30 to 11:15 am
Session 1: March 23rd to April 15th
Session 2: May 4th to 27th

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

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings 10:00 to 10:30 am
Session 1: March 23rd to April 15th

Session 2: May 4th to 27th

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 5 week session.
Join us for Baby Time on Thursdays
baby smiling
Stories , Songs and Rhymes just for Babies!
Join us for a program designed just for babies (newborn to 18 months) & 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: Thursdays from 11:15 to 11:45
Session 1:March 25th to April 15th
Session 2: May 6th to 27th
Please call the information desk 905-985-7686 x 101 to register.
Your Friends @ Scugog Memorial Public Library

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