Fall 2015

The Reel Thing   

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


Far From the Madding Crowd
(PG)
Thursday, Sept. 10th
6:30 pm







Elsa & Fred
(PG)
Thursday, Oct. 8th
6:30 pm




Thursday, Nov. 12th
6:30 pm
 




 
Thursday, Dec. 10th 
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! 
In This Issue
- The Reel Thing
- Art Film Nights
- Travelogues
- Mindfulness
- Floral Workshop
- North Durham Nature
- Book Club
- Computer Classes
- Tech Club
- Science of Dyslexia
- Kids Have Stress Too
- Preschool Kids
- Snowflake Sale
- Gingerbread Village
- Teen Gingerbread Build
- Art Gallery
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Art House Film Nights 
Screenings of recent and notable Foreign, Independent and Documentary films.   


Boychoir
(PG)
Thursday, Sept. 3rd
6:30 pm





 
Danny Collins (14A)

Thursday, Oct. 1st
6:30 pm





The Salt of the Earth
- Documentary (PG)

Thursday, Nov. 5th
6:30 pm




 
Testament of Youth (PG)
Thursday, Dec. 3rd
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! 
Travelogues
Join us for a lecture series on world travel! 
Tuesday, September 8th at 2 pm - Susan Donaldson 
Susan will share her interesting experiences traveling in Europe by freighter.
 
Tuesday, October 13th at 2 pm - Jonathan van Bilsen   
Professional photographer and world traveler Jonathan van Bilsen will share his latest images captured on his recent trip to The Galapagos Islands.

Tuesday, November 10th at 2 pm - Geoffrey Carpentier  
Join Geoffrey Carpentier of Avocet Nature Services as he takes us on a nature-filled tour of India & Nepal.  
 
Tuesday, December 8th at 2 pm - Jonathan van Bilsen   
Jonathan will share tips from his experiences traveling all over the world.   
 
These 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 17th - 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.

Floral Workshop with Branching Out  
 
Join Mike, from Branching Out Florists, for demonstrations of floral selection & arranging techniques that will take your Fall and Winter floral d├ęcor to the next level. Mike will show you how to design holiday urns with style to increase your home's winter curb appeal!
 
When:
Holiday Urns - Tuesday, November 17th at 7 pm

These programs are free, but pre-registration is required. Please call the Information Desk at 905-985-7686 x101 or drop by to register in person.
North Durham Nature presents: The Kawartha Lakes Floral Project
 
Join North Durham Nature for a presentation on the City of Kawartha Lakes Floral Project with Dale Leadbeater. For more information on the program, visit northdurhamnature.com.
 
When: Thursday, October 22nd at 7pm    
 
Please register for this free program at the Information Desk or by calling 905-985-7686 x101. 
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 1st & 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!  



Thursday, September 24th at 7 pm

The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt


 



Thursday, October 22nd at 7 pm

The Story of Land and Sea
by Katy Simpson Smith





Thursday, November 26th at 7 pm

Middlemarch     
by George Eliot



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.
Computer Classes

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Meet Your PC  

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 11   

  

Intro to Windows

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 18
 

Intro to the World Wide Web 

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 25   

    

Intro to Email 

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 2

 

Intro to Social Networking 

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 23  

 

Intro to Skype  

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 30  


Intro to iPad  

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Nov. 6

 

Intro to Android 

When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Nov. 13  

 

Class size is limited so please register in advance by visiting or calling the Library at 905-985-7686 ext. 101.
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. 
Bob Almack Presents: the Science of Dyslexia
Why Some Smart Kids Can't Read: The Science of Dyslexia
This presentation discusses what new brain science reveals about the reading brain. Why some children struggle with reading used to be a mystery. No longer. Now researchers know what's wrong and what to do about it. The presentation briefly discusses the phonemic, phonological and decoding exercises that wire the reading centres in the left side of the brain. In addition, Bob will discuss the myths and misconceptions of reading disabilities.
 
Tuesday October 20th - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

This presentation is free, but pre-registration is required. Please call 905-985-7686 x 101 or visit the Information Desk to register.
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: Wednesday afternoons, October 7th, 14th and 21st from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
 
This program is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.
Please register through the Ontario Early Years Centre by calling 905-985-2824
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 17th to Oct 8th 

Session 2: Thursdays from Oct 22nd to Nov 12th  

Session 3: Thursdays from Nov 26th to Dec 17th  

 
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 15th to Oct 7th  

Session 2: Tuesdays or Wednesdays from Oct 20th to Nov 11th 

Session 3: Tuesdays or Wednesdays from Nov 24th to Dec 16th           

 

 

Preschool Storytime          
Childre
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 15th to Oct 8th

Session 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from Oct 20th to Nov 12th 

Session 3: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from Nov 24th to Dec 17th

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 15th to Oct 8th

Session 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from Oct 20th to Nov 12th  Session 3: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from Nov 24th to Dec 17th 

 
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. 
Annual Snowflake Sale

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

Visit us from November 21st to December 19th, 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 21st to December 19th  (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'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 5th 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 1st to 3rd.

When: Saturday, December 5th to January 2nd
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 28th, 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.



August 8th - September 10th

Heritage Visions - David Clubine  


September 12th - October 15th  

A Time Gone By - Patrick Hickman

October 17th - November 26th  

Nature - Eddie Le Page

 

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