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May / June 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, May 28th at 7:00 pm
Book Discussion: Water for Elephants
by Sarah Gruen.




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Thursday, June 25th at 7:00 pm
Book Discussion: A Thousand Splendid Sunds by Khaled Hosseini.




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
- Seniors Online!
- Teen Week
- Preschool Kids
- Summer Reading
- Art Gallery
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The Reel Thing 
Join us for a screening and discussion of a recently-released, notable film.
 
 
Heaven on Earth
Thursday, April 30th at 6:30 pm  106 min. 

English and Punjabi with English Subtitles. Rated 14A
Chand (Preity Zinta) journeys from India to Canada to marry Rocky (Vansh Bhardwaj), a man she has never met, and to live with her husband's extended family in Brampton.  Soon trapped between tradition and the desire for happiness, she retreats into a parallel mythical world.  But when myth and reality collide Chand must choose between duty and freedom.  Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
 
 

Man On Wire
Thursday, June 4th at 6:30 pm 94 min.  Documentary.  English and French with English Subtitles.Rated 14A.
James Marsh's dazzling, invigorating documentary tells the story of a truly inspiring figure. In the early 1970s, a fiery young Frenchman named Philippe Petit wanted to shake up the world. When he saw the World Trade Center being built in New York City, he found his mission. Petit was a trained high wire walker, and his goal was to set up a wire between the two towers and give the world a show it could never have expected.  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, June 4th from 2 to 4 pm
NEW! Seniors Online Training
seniors computer training
Specially designed for older adults who are new to using the Internet, Seniors Online can help you get comfortable being online and sending email in just four short informational sessions.
Participants must register for all four sessions.  Call the Library to register.
When: May 25, 27, 29 and June 1st 1:30 to 3:30 pm
YOUTH WEEK: MAY 1-7

TEEN SING-ALONG MOVIE MUSICAL NIGHT
Fri, May 1st at 7 pm.
For ages 12 & up.A Double Feature of two of you favourite movie musicals. The musicals will be selected by teens voting on our website (www.scugoglibrary.ca) starting April 17th. The library will be closed so don't be afraid to sing out loud! Tickets are $2 each and go on Sale April 24th. Spaces are limited so get your tickets early!
 

TEEN WRITING WORKSHOP
Sat, May 2nd at 1pm.
For ages 12 & up. Join author and teacher Martin Avery to learn great writing tips and to get inspired.
This workshop is free! Please call the Library at 905-985-7686 and press '3' to register.


OPEN MIC TEEN POETRY NIGHT
Thurs, May 7 at 7pm.
For ages 12 & up. Have poetry? Want to share it with other poets & poetry fans? Bring your poems and some friends for moral support! Let's slam!
This event is free! Please call the Library at 905-985-7686 and press '3' to register. If you are just coming to listen, no registration is required.
 

TERRIFYING TALES - STORYTELLING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
Tue, May 5th at 7pm.
For ages 12 & up. Join storyteller, Amy Caughlin to hear terrifying tales, lean storytelling tips and tell your own scary campfire tales. Not for those easily frightened!
This workshop is free! Please call the Library at 905-985-7686 and press '3' to register.


farndale logoTEEN 'BORED' GAMES
Sat, May 9 at 2 pm.
For ages 12 & up. Got game? Bring your favourite board game or use one of ours. Whether you want to play cards or Monopoly, it's a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. 
This event is a drop-in (no registration required) and there are lots of board games or card games to choose from!
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. Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings 11:15 to 11:45 am
Session 1: May 5th to 21st
Session 2: June 2nd to 25th

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: May 5th to 21st
Session 2: June 2nd to 25th

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: May 5th to 21st
Session 2: June 2nd to 25th

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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.
SUMMER READING CLUB!
Get ready for some Summer sleuthing with the TD Summer Reading Club!
We'll be offering tons of fun activities throughout the summer months through our Summer Reading Club.  Kids will be keeping up their reading skills throughout the school break while having a great time at the Library! 
 
Summer Reading Club is easy to participate in.  Just sign up, read for the fun of it, talk to us about the books you are reading and enter to win some great prizes!
 
We also be offering lots of fun programs for the whole family, like campfire nights and family story times. 
 
This year's theme is all about mysteries and investigations! Your mission is to have a great time at the library all summer long!  Are you ready Agent 009?


Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I join the Summer Reading Club?
Summer Reading Club Registration starts on June 29th, but you can sign up anytime after that as well.  Just visit us here at the Library to register and get your free poster and booklet.
 
How much does the Summer Reading Club cost?
The Summer Reading Club is absolutely free, thanks to financial support from the TD bank!
 
When does the Summer Reading Club take place?
You can participate any time the library is open, starting July 2nd.  Just bring your books to the reporting station and tell us about what you've been reading.   You can earn stickers for your poster and enter to win some great prizes!  We'll also be offering weekly meetings and Summer Reading Club programs throughout July and August.  Check out the Library's website or the July and August newsletter (available mid-June) for dates and times!
 
If someone can't read yet, can they still join?
Yes!  Preschoolers are welcome to join in the fun.  Good listening counts and helps to develop literacy skills.  Pre-readers can go to the reporting station to tell us about stories that have been read to them or they can earn stickers by participating in the preschool storytime programs that we'll be offering at the Library this summer.  Check out our July/August newsletter for the summer story-time schedule.

Kent Farndale Gallery
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Spring Exhibitions:
Roland Peacock & Jonathan van Bilsen, Photography and Sculpture
May 2nd to May 28th
Opening Reception: May 2nd 1-4 pm

Port Perry High School - Student Exhibition
May 30th to June 25th
Opening Reception: May 30th 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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