Fall 2016

The Reel Thing   

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

A Hologram for the King (14A)

Thursday, Sept. 8th
6:30 pm

Me Before You (14A)

Thursday, Oct. 13th
6:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 10th
6:30 pm

Thursday, Dec. 8th 
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
- Nutrional Seminars
- North Durham Nature
- Book Club
- Technology Classes
- Preschool Kids
- Snowflake Sale
- Gingerbread Village
- Art Gallery
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Art House Film Nights 
Screenings of recent and notable Foreign, Independent and Documentary films.   

Eddie the Eagle (PG)

Thursday, Sept. 1st
6:30 pm

Where to Invade Next (14A) - Documentary

Thursday, Oct. 6th
6:30 pm

Dark Horse (G)
- Documentary

Thursday, Nov. 3rd
6:30 pm

The Little Prince (PG) - Animated
Thursday, Dec. 1st
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, September 13th at 2 pm - James Kamstra  
This presentation will focus on the natural history of Central America. 
Tuesday, October 11th at 2 pm - Jonathan van Bilsen   
Professional photographer and world traveler Jonathan van Bilsen will share his images of Amsterdam, known for its rich artistic heritage.

Tuesday, November 8th at 2 pm - Anne Scott
Join Anne as she shares her photos and travel stories from her very recent adventures in Southern Peru.
Tuesday, December 13th at 2 pm - Jonathan van Bilsen   
Jonathan will share his experiences traveling in and photographing the beautiful European nations on the eastern edge of the Baltic Sea.    
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.
Free Nutritional Seminars with Sherri Doak
Learn how the IN.FORM Program can teach you the principals that will lead to your ideal health/weight.
We all want to be healthy, but too often we focus on the number on the scale without really connecting our weight to our current state of health. IN.FORM addresses 11 different factors that greatly impact success in achieving a healthy weight and making real and lasting lifestyle changes. Join this information session and learn about the IN.FORM program and how it can help you achieve not only your weight loss goals but your health goals as well.                                                                                                                                                
When: Monday, September 19th at 2pm or Thursday, September 22th at 7pm

Beauty From the Inside-Out 
We all want to look our best, but creams and lotions won't give us what we are looking for unless we start from the inside-out. Nutrition is key to beautiful hair and skin so join Sherri and discover how to beautify your skin through nutrition and which essential oils can promote a healthy, happy glow.                                                                                                                  
When: Monday, October 17
th at 2pm or Thursday, October 20th at 7pm

"The Silent Killer" : Learn the Effects of Stress and Discover Tools to Support your Health 
Stressed? Join the club. Stress is everywhere. It's known as the "silent killer" for good reason. Learn the effects of stress and how to support your body nutritionally so you can combat the negative effects of stress.                                                                                                                      
When: Monday November, 2
1st at 2pm or Thursday, November 24th at 7 pm 
Sherri Doak is a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (Registered Holistic Nutritionist, RHN) and holds a BA in Psychology. She enjoys working with clients to develop a focus on whole food nutrition and food preparation. 
These presentations are free, but pre-registration is required. Please call 905-985-7686 x 101 or visit the Information Desk to register.
North Durham Nature presents: Running on Empty - California's Climate Disaster
Running on Empty: California's Climate Disaster Presented by David Ganton Wells
California is Hollywood, Disneyland and Silicon Valley; and also one of North America's highest producing agricultural areas. Now deep in the grip of an epic drought, the Golden State is looking a lot like the Dust Bowl, and there's no shortage of fingerĀ­-pointing as to the cause. This presentation is the story of California's natural disaster and manĀ­-made catastrophe.

David Ganton Wells is a writer, producer and director of documentary films. David is the winner of the 2015 Canadian Screen Award for Best Science or Nature Documentary Program for his documentary "Invasion of the Brain Snatchers" produced for The Nature of Things.
When: Thursday, October 27th 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 6th & Thursday, December 1st
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 22nd at 7 pm

Olive Kitteridge
by Elizabeth Strout


Thursday, October 27th at 7 pm

All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr

Thursday, November 24th at 7 pm

Go Set a Watchman      
by Harper Lee

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.
Free Technology Classes
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Cutting the Cords 
More and more people these days are choosing to watch their favourite TV shows and movies online, or they are cancelling their home phone and using only their smart phone. How are they managing this? Join us for this seminar and explore the pros and cons of cutting the cord.
 When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 16th    
Social Networks 
Tweets? Likes? Posts? Friend Requests??? What does it all mean... and how safe is it? Join us for this introductory seminar that will walk you through some of today's most popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Discover new ways to safely and securely talk about your hobbies and interests while staying in touch with your friends and family.
When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 21st 
Making the Most of Your Digital Photos
You've taken some great shots with your digital camera, tablet or phone, but now what? In this seminar we'll show you how to transfer photos onto your flash drive and also how to do basic photo editing using free online software. We will also show you how to share your photos on social media, send them as attachments in email, and even the best way to make prints.
When: 3:00 to 4:00 pm on Friday, Nov. 18th        
Class size is limited so please register in advance by visiting or calling the Library at 905-985-7686 ext. 101.
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. 
Time - 11:20 to 11:50 am

Session 1: Thursdays from Sept 15th to Oct 6th 

Session 2: Thursdays from Oct 20th to Nov 10th  

Session 3: Thursdays from Nov 24th to Dec 15th  

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 on Tuesdays or Wednesdays; OR 10:30 to 11:00 on Thursdays

Session 1: Sept 13th to Oct 6th  

Session 2:  Oct 18th to Nov 10th 

Session 3:  Nov 22nd to Dec 15th           



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 or Wednesdays from Sept 13th to Oct 5th

Session 2: Tuesdays or Wednesdays from Oct 18th to Nov 9th 

Session 3: Tuesdays or Wednesdays from Nov 22nd to Dec 14th

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 13th to Oct 6th

Session 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from Oct 18th to Nov 10th  Session 3: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from Nov 22nd to Dec 15th 

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 19th to December 18th, 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 19th to December 18th  (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 3rd to January 4th, 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 November 28th to 30th.

When: Saturday, December 3rd to January 4th
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.

July 23rd to September 8th 

Port Perry Photographic Society  

September 10th - October 13th  

It's Academic - Nancy R. Chalut

October 15th - November 24th  

Entities - Kaitlin Mason


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