Fall 2014

The Reel Thing   
Join us for a screening and discussion of a recently-released or notable film.         

Labor Day
Thursday, Sept. 11th
6:30 pm

The Face of Love
Thursday, Oct. 9th
6:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 13th
6:30 pm

Jersey Boys (14A) 
Thursday, Dec. 11th 
6:30 pm 
& Saturday, Dec. 13th 
2:00 pm 

Tickets for all films are $2 each and may be purchased at the Library a week in advance of the show times.  Seating is limited, so purchase tickets early! 
In This Issue
- The Reel Thing
- Art Film Nights
- Travelogues
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Gentle Yoga
- Astronomy Evening
- Kids Have Stress Too
- Tea & Books
- Book Club
- Tech Club
- Mother Goose
- Preschool Kids
- Computer Classes
- Snowflake Sale
- Greening Your Grounds
- Gingerbread Village
- Teen Gingerbread Build
- 'The Fault in Our Stars'
- Art Gallery
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Art House Film Nights 
Screenings of recent and notable Foreign, Independent and Documentary films.   

Thursday, Sept. 4th
6:30 pm

Fed Up - Documentary (G)

Thursday, Oct. 2nd
6:30 pm

The Grand Seduction

Thursday, Nov. 6th
6:30 pm

Tracks (PG)
Thursday, Dec. 4th
6:30 pm

Tickets for all films are $2 each and may be purchased at the Library a week in advance of the show times.  Seating is limited, so purchase tickets early! 
Join us for a lecture series on world travel! 
Tuesday, October 14th at 2 pm - Jonathan van Bilsen
Travel the world with Jonathan van Bilsen, right here at the library. Photographer and world traveller Jonathan van Bilsen, has visited 88 countries and has written and photographed many different aspects of their culture, geography and beautiful sights. For this visit, Jonathan will share his latest images captured on his recent trip to Namibia.
Tuesday, November 11th at 2 pm - Kyle Brough  
Join Scugog Public Library staff member, Kyle Brough as he presents "3 meals, 3 countries, 1 day" chronicling one of the busiest (and most delicious!) days from his recent European travels.
Both Programs are Free, but we ask that you pre-register by calling the Library at 905-985-7686 extension 101 or simply visit the Information Desk.

Interested in presenting your own travelogue?  Contact Sarah White, Public Service Coordinator at extension 103 or by email at swhite@scugoglibrary.ca.
Mindfulness for a More Fulfilling Life

Join David Maian for a free introduction to Mindful Meditation. Mindful Meditation offers the opportunity to learn practical skills which can contribute to relieving and overcoming stress, anxiety, fears and depression. Mindfulness meditation entails observing and examining experience in a non - threatening way, with a sense of harmony, joy, peace, and acceptance. Mindfulness practices cultivate a neutral, non judgmental awareness of your environment and all those within your sphere of influence, bringing contentment, and confidence, transforming your life from inside out.                                              

                                                                                                                                                   David Maian of Maya Healing Arts is a certified yoga teacher and teacher -trainer. He has broad experience as a yoga therapist and certified Mindfulness trainer.


When: Thursday, September 25th-7 pm to 8:15 pm  


This presentation is free, but pre-registration is required. Please call 905-985-7686 x 101 or visit the Information Desk to register.

Try Gentle Yoga with Penny Sandvold 
Penny has generously donated her time to offer an introductory yoga class here at the library, with 100% of the class fee going directly to the Library.

Learn ancient techniques to increase flexibility, improve concentration, alleviate stress, create greater self-awareness and promote well-being. Along with Asanas (yoga poses) we will employ breathing exercises, hasta mudras (hand positions), chanting and meditation, as well as Qi Gong.  
When: Saturday, October 18th from 10 - 11:30am
When: Cost: $20
Register at the library information desk or by calling 905-985-7686 ex. 101. 
North Durham Nature presents: An Evening of Astronomy for All

We're pleased to partner with North Durham Nature to bring you an evening of astronomy for all ages.  

Our guest, Steve Laforest, will tell us about the partial solar eclipse occurring that night along with other astronomical events. The eclipse takes place as the sun is setting, starting at approximately 5:30pm EDT and will last until around 6:30 pm.   North Durham Nature Club members will demonstrate techniques for viewing the eclipse safely.


The indoor presentation starts at 7 pm and light refreshments are provided, as well as a fun draw and a chance to join North Durham Nature. Following Steve's talk, we go outside to view the night sky, so bring your binoculars and star charts if you have them.

Steve LaForest is the president of the Pickering Naturalist club, a past Park naturalist from Presqu'ile Provincial Park, and former educator at Sir Sandford Fleming College. We look forward to sharing our Scugog night skies with him.


When: Thursday, October 23rd  


Please register for this free program at the Information Desk or by calling 905-985-7686 x101. 

Ontario Early Years Presents: Kids Have Stress Too!
Delivered by trained staff from the Ontario Early Years Centre, this is a program designed to help parents and caregivers better understand stress and to help them teach their children ways to manage it. This program is for parents with children from preschool age to 15 years, an age group with wide variations in emotional and intellectual abilities. Children grow in size and strength as well as emotionally and intellectually between these ages. Max. 12 participants.  


When: Tuesday evenings, September 30th to October 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm


This program is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Please register at the library by visiting the information desk, or call 905-985-7686 ext. 101.

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, October 2nd & Thursday, December 4th
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!  

Thursday, September 25th at 7 pm

Light Between Oceans
by M.L. Stedman


Thursday, October 23rd at 7 pm

Loving Frank
by Nancy Horan

Thursday, November 27th at 7 pm

A Hundred Flowers    
by Gail Tsukiyama

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.
Zoomer Tech Club


Come in on Saturdays from 2-4 to talk about technology and get encouragement from your peers.  Sit down with your iPad, tablet or laptop and share tricks and tips that you have learned.  For one hour we will have a library staff member sit in with you to help troubleshoot computer problems. 

When: Every Saturday from 2pm-4pm

This is a drop-in program and pre-registration is not required. 
Early Years: Parent & Infant Mother Goose
Ontario Early Years presents a special time for ages 0-12 months! 
We're proud to be hosting this great new program for infants aged 0-12 months and their parents or caregivers. We offer a group experience for parents and babies focusing on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together. This program provides a time for parents to socialize and network with each other while spending quality time bonding and increasing positive parent-child interaction and communication.


When: Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 2:30 pm, from September 10th to October29th 
This is a free program, but registration is required.  Please register at the information desk or call 905-985-7686 x 101. Spaces are limited, so register early! 
Our Early Literacy Programs
Kent Farndale Gallery logoBabytime 
Bring your little one for songs, stories and movement activities in this gentle half-hour program.  For newborn to 12 months. 
Thursdays morning 11:20 to 11:50 am

Session 1: Thursdays from Sept 11th to Oct 2nd  

Session 2: Thursdays from Oct 16th to Nov 6th  

Session 3: Thursdays from Nov 20th to Dec 11th  

Parent '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.
Time -
11:20 to 11:50am

Session 1: Tuesdays or Wednesdays from Sept 9th to Oct 1st 

Session 2: Wednesdays or Wednesdays from Oct 14th to Nov 5th 

Session 3: Wednesdays or Wednesdays from Nov 18th to Dec 10th           



Preschool Storytime          
n 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.
Time -
10:30 to 11:15 am 
Session 1: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from Sept 9th to Oct 2nd

Session 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from Oct 14th to Nov 6th 

Session 3: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from Nov 18th to Dec 11th

Tech for Tots
This unique program for 3 to 5 year olds teaches the basics of computer skills through child-friendly, educational web-sites.  
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings 10:00 to 10:25 am  

Session 1: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from Sept 9th to Oct 2nd

Session 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from Oct 14th to Nov 6th  Session 3: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from Nov 18th to Dec 11th 

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 4 week session. 
Computer Classes

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Intro to the Mouse & Keyboard 

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 26  


Intro to Windows

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 3

Intro to the World Wide Web 

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 10  


Intro to Email 

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 17 


Intro to Facebook Seminar

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 24  


Intro to Skype Seminar

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 31 

Intro to iPad  

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Nov. 7


Staying Smart Online: Security Tips for Seniors

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Nov. 14 


Class size is limited so please register in advance by visiting or calling the Library at 905-985-7686 ext. 101.
Annual Snowflake Sale

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

Visit us from November 22nd to December 20th, during regular library hours, for an opportunity to browse and buy a wide variety of handcrafted items created by local artists and artisans from displays throughout the library.


Favourites from previous years will be available, as well as work by new vendors. Choose from a wide variety of handmade products and treats. This is a great way to browse for unique gift ideas and support your library, as we receive a portion of all sales.


When: November 22nd to December 20th  (during regular Library hours)   

Greening Your Grounds

We've partnered with Kawartha Conservation and Durham Sustain Ability to bring you this two-part workshop on stormwater landscaping.  Want to update your yard, but don't know where to start? Our experts will lead you through all the steps to creating a personalized plan for your property.


Get Started!

Tuesday October 21 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

What is a rain garden? How does a rain barrel work? Should I install a permeable patio? Learn about the newest trends in residential landscaping and how to use them to add pizzazz to your property.


Learn About Native Plants & Ask the Experts 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Tuesday October 28 - 6:00pm 9:00pm

Native Plants can add dazzling elements of colour and shape to any garden! Gain inspiration and know-how to create your own natural garden oasis and get one-on-one expert advice about your plans from landscapers, engineers, garden gurus, and staff from Kawartha Conservation and other organizations.


Cost: $20 for both workshops & a take-home workbook



By Telephone: call Kawartha Conservation at 705-328-2271 ext. 240

Bakersville Gingerbread Village
A Community tradition continues in December.
Hold on to that leftover Halloween candy! You'll need it for the masterpiece you'll be making in December! An annual tradition, Bakersville is a community project featuring gingerbread homes and buildings created by community members. Running from December 6th to 27th, 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 1st to 5th.

When: Saturday, December 6th to 27th.
Teen Gingerbread Build
Join SMPL's Teen Advisory Group for their annual gingerbread build. Teens are welcome to come and contribute to this year's gingerbread structure that will be displayed in the Bakersville Gingerbread Village in December.

When: Saturday, November 29th, 1:00 to 4:00pm
'The Fault in Our Stars' DVD Release Party for Teens

SMPL's Teen Advisory Group presents a screening of The Fault in Our Stars (PG) based on John Green's bestselling young adult novel. Join us for an afternoon of fun, snacks, and a chance to win a copy of the book that inspired the film!

When: Saturday, October 4th, 1:00 to 4:00pm
In the Kent Farndale Gallery

farndale logo 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.

September 6th - October 30th

Port Perry: the Hidden Gem of North Durham - Jonathan van Bilsen 

November 1st - December 4th  

Radical Botanicals & More - Pamela Meacher

December 6th - January 8th 

Animals: Face to Face - Scott Richard