October to December 2011  
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The SMPL Book Club meets on the 4th Thursday of each month. 



Stories from the Vinyl Cafe 

by Stuart McLean 

Thursday, September 22nd    

from 7 to 8:30 pm



Alice I have Been  

by Melanie Benjamin

Thursday, October 27th   

from 7 to 8:30 pm




Nineteen Minutes  

by Jodi Picoult 

Thursday, November 24th  

from 7 to 8:30 pm




Go Green!  Bring a reusable mug to the meeting to enjoy your coffee or tea.

In This Issue
- Book Club
- The Reel Thing
- Tea & Books
- Computer Classes
- Teen Events
- Harry Potter
- Book Sale
- Bakersville
- Snowflake Sale
- Preschool Kids
- Gallery Exhibits
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The Reel Thing

Screenings of recent and award-winning films on the 2nd Thursday of every month.


Thursday, October 13th at 6:30 pm

"Hereafter" (PG)

A drama centered on three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. George (Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (de France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus (Frankie/George McLaren), a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might-or must-exist in the hereafter.


 Thursday, November 10th at 6:30 pm

"Water for Elephants" (PG)

When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, drifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her. Water for Elephants is illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. It tells a story of a love between two people that overcomes incredible odds in a world in which even love is a luxury that few can afford. 


***NEW TIME*** Thurs., December 15th at 6:30 pm

"Joyeux Nol" (14A)

in French with English Subtitles

On the Christmas Eve of 1914, in the Western Front in France in World War I, the Scottish, the German and the French troops have a moment of truce and share moments of peace and friendship. When the soprano Anna Sorensen succeeds in convincing the Prussian Prince to join her tenor husband Nikolaus Sprink to sing for the German high command, Sprink brings her to the front to sing for his comrades in the trench. The Scottish Lieutenant Gordon and the French Lieutenant Audebert have an informal and unauthorized meeting with the German Lieutenant Horstmayer and negotiate a truce for that night, and the priest Palmer celebrates a mass for the soldiers. When their superiors become aware of the event, they have to pay for the consequence of their acts.  


Tickets for all films cost a toonie and may be purchased at the door or at the Library up to a week in advance of the show.  

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. 
Thurs, October 3rd from 2 to 4 pm
Thurs, December 1st from 2 to 4 pm 
Computer Classes for Beginners

Class size is limited so please register in advance by visiting or calling the Library at 905-985-7686.  


Getting Comfortable with the Mouse  

Practice using a computer mouse to navigate the screen and improve your skills. Various simple practice exercises, websites & games (like solitaire) will be used to help with coordination, clicking, dragging and effective movement.

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, October 7th    


World Wide Web for Beginners  

Learn the basics of getting on the Internet, navigation from page to page, entering a URL and searching for websites. Basic comfort with a computer mouse is recommended. 

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, October 21st       


Email for Beginners  

Sign up for a web-based email address and learn the basics of writing emails, receiving emails and  sending or opening attachments. Some experience with the Internet and basic comfort with a computer mouse are recommended. 

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, November 4th      


Computer Basics II - Software   

More of a theoretical course, this is for people who want a better understanding of what makes a computer work to help with troubleshooting computer problems. Basic file management and operating systems (Windows-based) are discussed. 

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, November 18th

Teen Events this Fall  


Pixar Film Festival  

Teens & tweens are welcome to come out and enjoy a special Pixar film festival featuring the film "Up" and a collection of other short films. Pixar themed snacks will be on hand and there MAY even be a round or two of Pixar/Disney trivia for those who just can't get enough!

Children under 10 will not be admitted without an adult.



When: Tuesday, October 11th 5:30 pm-9pm

Tickets for the film cost a toonie and may be purchased at the door or at the Library up to a week in advance of the show.   





A Very 80's Halloween Party! 

Hey Teens! Gear up for Halloween with a special 80's themed party. We'll kick things off with Michael's Jackson's zombie-filled "Thriller" video, play 80's video games, listen to 80's tunes and maybe even watch a film that's totally a classic. Join us and find out how retro you can go by dressing up in vintage 80's wear. Awesome!

When: Monday, October 24th 6pm-9pm


Family Film Night


Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows I & II

A special double-feature movie event for the whole family to enjoy!

Bring some popcorn and drinks and settle in. Note: these films are rated PG and some scenes can be very frightening for young children so parental discretion is advised.  


When: Tuesday, November 15th 4pm-9pm

Movie tickets cost a toonie each and are available a week in advance of the film.  Children 10 an under must be accompanied by an adult.

* Ratings are provided by the Ontario Film Review Board website at www.ofrb.gov.on.ca .  Complete details of ratings can be found on this site, or ask at the library.

Mammoth 3-Day Book Sale! 

Great deals for book lovers! Browse the tables and see what treasures you can find. Books, magazines, picturebooks and more for bargain basement prices.

When:  Friday, Oct 21 through Sunday Oct 23rd  

(during regular library hours) 

Bakersville Gingerbread Village

A Community Tradition Continues in December Hold on to that leftover Halloween candy! You'll need it for the masterpiece you're making in December!


An annual tradition, Bakersville is a community project featuring gingerbread homes and buildings created by a wide variety of community members.  Running from December 10th to January 8th, 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 5th-9th.  

Opening : Saturday, December 10th

Our Annual Snowflake Sale

A unique opportunity to purchase handcrafted items from local artisans and support the Library.

Visit the Kent Farndale Gallery 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.   

When: December 5th to December 22nd  (during regular Library hours) 

Our Early Literacy Programs Continue this Fall!
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.

When: 11:15 to 11:45 am
Session 1: Tuesdays or Wednesdays
(October 18th to November 9th)  

Session 2:
Tuesdays or Wednesdays (November 22nd to December 14th)

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.

When: 10:30 to 11:15 am
Session 1: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays
(Oct 18th to Nov 10th)
Session 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (Nov 22nd to Dec 15th)

Babytime will break for the summer, but we'll be back in September with this great program designed just for babies (newborn to 18 months) and 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.

Session 1: Thursdays (Oct 20th to Nov 10th)
Session 2: Thursdays (Nov 24th to Dec 15th)


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

When: 10:00 to 10:30 am
Session 1:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (Oct 18th to Nov 10th)
Session 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (Nov 22nd to Dec 15th

Call 905-985-7686 or visit the Library to register.  All programs are free with the exception of Tech for Tots which costs 10 dollars for each 5 week session. 
In the Kent Farndale Gallery
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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. 


Back in the Day   

Leif Petersen (Photographs) 

Opening: Saturday, September 30th at 2pm 


Then, There Was More 
Maureen Dorinda (Pastels)

Opening: Saturday, November 5th at 2pm

Tara Imerson (Varnished Watercolours)

Opening: Saturday, December 3rd at 2pm
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