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Fall 2008
Registration for Fall Children's Programs Now Open!
Preschool programs are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings. All programs are free with the exception of 'Tech for Tots' which costs $10 for each session.

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. 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.  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.
10:00 to 10:30 am

The Fall sessions will run September 16 to October 16. Call 905-985-7686 or visit the Library to register.
In This Issue
- Kids' Programs
- Read to Me
- Teen Volunteers
- Tea & Books
- Books Clubs
- Art Gallery
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Read With Me: New Early Literacy Program for Parents & Infants!
Kent Farndale Gallery logoJoin Sacha Farrell, an Early Literacy Specialist with Ontario Early Years, for this three-session program  introducing babies (birth to twelve months) and their family to the world of books.  This program is designed to provide parents with an understanding of their child's learning potential and abilities, promote language development, learn links to community programs and most importantly have fun with their baby.  Participants will also have the opportunity to create a book with their baby.  
Mondays-September 15th, 22nd and 29th  at 10:00 am
Please call the Library at 905-985-7686 to Register.
New Teen Advisory Group starting in October!
Mother reading to little girl.We're looking for teen volunteers to let us know what you want from your library.  Monthly Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meetings are a great way to earn community service hours while helping us make the Library a great place for teens.  Interested?  Applications are available at the Library and on our website.
Tea & Books: What Could Be Better on an Autumn Afternoon?
Kent Farndale Gallery logo Looking for a good book to read?  Join us for 'Tea & Books' where Library staff will discuss their latest summer fiction picks, as well as their all time favourites. 
Come and discover a new author or find out more about the titles creating a buzz in in the book biz.

When:  Thursday, October 23rd from 2 to 4 pm
Join the Discussion! Fall for our Book Clubs
SMPL now offers book lovers two monthly opportunities for book discussion!

Brown Bag Book Club 
Join us for a noon-hour book discussion and light refreshments.  Feel free to bring your own 'brown bag' lunch to enjoy during the book club meeting.

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Wednesday, September 17 at 12:00 noon
to discuss The Last of the Crazy People by Timothy Findley

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Wednesday, October 15
to discuss  The Whirlpool
by Jane Urquhart from 12 pm to 1 pm


SMPL Evening Book Club
continues throughout the autumn months with:
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will discuss Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier on
Thursday, September 25th from 7 to 8:30 pm

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The Memory Keeper's Daughter
by Kim Edwards on
Thursday, October 23rd from 7 to 8:30 pm

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.
What's On at The Kent Farndale Gallery

Autumn Exhibitions:
Susan Fisher - Rebirth of the Countryside
September 6 to October 1st
Adam Connolly - Nature's Gifts
October 4th to  29th
Call for Entries:
Our 4th annual Snowflake Sale will take place in December, 2008.  Local Artists & Artisans who are interested in participating can find details and download an application form at www.scugoglibrary.ca/gallery.php after July 21st.

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 prior to visiting to  confirm that the gallery will be open for viewing.  We can be reached at 905-985-7686.
Check out the Scugog Memorial Public Library Board's Strategic Plan to find out more about what we're planning for the future.
Your Friends @ Scugog Memorial Public Library

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