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Winter 2009

The Reel Thing 
Join us for a screening and discussion of a recently-released, notable film.
DVD cover Adoration
Thursday, January 14th
at 6:30 pm 

101 min. Rated 14A (for coarse language and mature themes)
The latest offering by Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan, 'Adoration' explorers his familiar themes of identity and belonging.  Centred around a troubled teen who writes a fictional story about his parents' involvement in a terrorist plot and, with the encouragement of his enigmatic teacher, takes his story online, stirring debate and unexpected emotional reactions.

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!
In This Issue
- Films Nights
- Tea & Books
- Book Club
- Preschool Kids
- Baby Time
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Bakersville Gingerbread Village
farndale logoA Community Tradition Continues in December
Drop in for a visit to Bakersville! An annual tradition in previous years, Bakersville is a community project featuring gingerbread homes and buildings created by a wide variety of community members. Running from December19th to January 2nd, Bakersville offers a delightful celebration of the season.

Interested in participating in Bakersville? Pick up an information sheet at the
library with gingerbread recipes and a tip sheet to complete your 'construction'. There is no entry fee and entries from individuals, families or
groups are all welcome. Just bring your creation to the library from December

Bakersville Opening Reception: Saturday, December 19th, 1-4 pm
Our Annual Snowflake Sale at The Kent Farndale Gallery returns in November!
A unique opportunity to purchase handcrafted items from local artisans and support the Library.
Visit the Kent Farndale Gallery from November 28th to December 15th for an opportunity to browse and buy a wide variety of handcrafted items created by local artists and artisans. Favourites from previous years will be available, as well as work by new vendors. Choose from a wide range of work in a variety of media, including: photography, jewelry, handcrafted soaps, pottery, original paintings and prints and much, much more.

This is a great way to browse for unique gift ideas and support your library, as
we receive a portion of all sales.

Meet the Artists! Opening Reception: Saturday, November 28th from 1 to 4 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, December 3rd 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!

book coverThursday, November 26th at 7 pm
Atonementby Ian McEwan
Selected as one of Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels, Atonement is a brilliant 'depiction of childhood, love  and war, England and class' and 'has at its centre a profound exploration of shame and forgiveness, of atonement and the difficulty of absolution' - from the book jacket (Vintage Canada edition).
The SMPL Book Club does not meet in December, but will resume in 2010 with: 

book cover artThursday January 28th at 7 pm
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
Hillary Jordan's first novel, Mudbound, won the 2006 Bellwether prize, a literary award founded by bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver which "seeks to support a literature of social responsibility". 

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.
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: January 5th to 27th

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: January 5th to 28th

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

Session 1: Wednesday or Thursday mornings 10:00 to 10:30 am from November 25th to December 17th 
Session 2: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings 10:00 to 10:30 am from January 5th to 28th

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
January 7th to 28th
Please call the information desk 905-985-7686 x 101 to register.
Scugog Schools begin "Battle of the Books"
The Battle of the Books is a fabulous partnership between public libraries and schools in the Durham Region!
Each year in April, the "Battle of the Books" teams from each school meet for the Semi-Battle competition. The top three teams from each division go on to the Final Battle to compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. The gold medal winners are awarded a trophy for their school and go on to compete in the Regional Championship.

If you want to motivate students who enjoy reading; get a team together and match wits with some of the best readers in town or even across the Durham Region! The Junior Division is open to teams with members in grades 4, 5 or 6 and the Senior Division is open to grades 7 and 8.

To Register your school's Team or for more information, visit the Scugog Battle of the Books website. Questions or comments? Contact Amy Caughlin at acaughlin@scugoglibrary.ca
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