Fall 2017
NEW! Pre-release Film Nights at the Library
We are pleased to announce that we now have access to pre-release titles! In order to bring you the latest titles, often before they are available on DVD, we will be announcing the upcoming movie title on a monthly basis in library and via our website. Be sure to check to find out what the next movie is.

Tickets for all films are $2 each and may be purchased at the circulation desk on week in advance of screenings.
'Art House' Film Nights
Thursday, September 7th at 6:30 pm

Upcoming Art House Film Nights ( Check website for films )
Thursday, October 5th at 6:30 pm
Thursday, November 2nd at 6:30 pm
Thursday, December 7th at 6:30 pm

'The Reel Thing' Film Nights
Thursday, September 14th at 6:30 pm

Upcoming Reel Thing Film Nights ( Check website for films )
Thursday, October 12th at 6:30 pm
Thursday, November 9th at 6:30 pm
Thursday, December 14th at 6:30 pm
Qello Concerts

Free Screenings of Concerts at your Library
Sun. September 10th @ 2pm
Diana Krall Live in Rio
(Run time 1:50 min)

Tue. September 26th @ 6:30pm
The Cleveland Orchestra Live at Carnegie Hall (Run time 1:15 min)

Sun. October 15th @ 2pm
Lang Lang Live at the Royal Albert Hall
(Run time 2:02 min)

Tue. October 24th @ 6:30pm
Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden (Run time 1:01 min)

Sun. November 5th @ 2pm
Dudamel & Hancock with the L.A Philharmonic (Run time 1:16 min)

Tue. November 21st @ 6:30pm
Idina Menzel Live at Lincoln Center
(Run time 0:53 min)

Sun. December 3rd @ 2pm
Christmas with the Celts
(Run time 1:19 min)

Tue. December 19th @ 6:30pm
The Nutcracker with the Mariinsky Ballet
(Run time 1:43 min)
Monthly Book Club
Thursday, September 28th from 7 to 8:30 pm
The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

Thursday, October 26th from 7 to 8:30 pm 
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Thursday, November 23rd from 7 to 8:30 pm 
The Lake House by Kate Morton

The Book Club is open to anyone who has read the selected title and pre-registration is not required.
Tea & Books
Come and discover a new author or find out more about the titles creating a buzz in the book biz. Join us for an afternoon of tea, treats and great conversation, where Library staff will discuss their latest fiction and non-fiction picks.

Thursday, October 5th at 2 pm

Thursday, December 7th at 2pm
Brain Wave Café
A social and informal place for individuals with cognitive (memory) change to meet together socially in the community for stimulating conversation, support and other engaging activities. Friends and family welcome. Light refreshments available.
When: The fourth Thursday of each month from 1-2:30 pm

This program requires pre-registration. Please contact the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region at 905-576-2567 for more information or to register.
Zoomer Tech Club
Are you looking for some guidance with your new computer, tablet or cell phone? Our Zoomer Tech Club is and excellent group for seniors who want to learn at their own pace and socialize a bit at the same time. It also provides a great opportunity to help others by trading technology tips and tricks.

Every Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm

This is a drop-in program and registration is not required.

We offer Travelogue programs on the second Tuesday of each month, with speakers presenting on a wide array of travel destinations. 

September 12th at 2 pm—Judy Spring presents Australia and New Zealand

October 10th at 2 pm— Canada by Rail with Jonathan van Bilsen

November 14th at 2 pm— Tangier and Lisbon with Amy Caughlin

December 12th at 2pm—Jonathan van Bilsen presents the Caucasus

Travelogue 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!
North Durham Nature Presents
The Natural Side of Cuba
World traveler and local acclaimed naturalist Geoff Carpentier will present a naturalist's travelogue to Cuba. Known as a sun destination for Canadians, parts of Cuba are also a natural paradise with many bird and reptile species found nowhere else in the world.
Geoff will take us from the peculiar limestone knolls of Vinales, the forested Escambray Mountains to the vast Zapata Swamp, largest wetland in the Caribbean Basin, and show us some of the wildlife that live there.

When: Thursday, September 28th at 7 pm

Please register for this free program by visiting the Information Desk or calling 905-985-7686 x101
Annual Snowflake Sale
A unique opportunity to purchase handcrafted items from local artisans and support the Library.

Visit us from November 18th to December 17th, 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 18th to December 17th (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 2nd 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 November 27th to 30th.
Computer Classes
Join us on Friday afternoons to learn new tech skills! All classes are 1.5 hour seminars and run from 3 to 4:30pm

Sept. 15th or Nov. 3rd at 3 pm
Intro to Windows 10

Sept. 22nd or Nov. 10th at 3 pm
Save, Copy, Cut and Paste: Intro to File Management on Your PC

Sept. 29th or Nov. 17th at 3 pm
Internet Skills

Oct. 6th or Nov. 24th at 3 pm
Welcome to the Cloud

Oct. 13th or Dec. 1st at 3 pm
New! E-lending at the Library
Oct. 20th or Dec. 8th at 3 pm
Cutting the Cable

Classes are FREE, but pre-registration is required. Please visit or call the Library at 905-985-7686 ex. 101.
Free Preschool Programs
Parent & Tot
(for children 1 to 3 years and their caregiver)
Tuesdays or Wednesdays 11:20 - 11:50 am
Thursdays 10:30 - 11:00 am

Session 1 - September 12th to October 5th
Session 2 - October 24th to November 16th
Session 3 - November 28th to December 21st

Preschool Storytime
(for children 3 to 5 years)
Tuesdays or Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:15 am
Session 1 - September 12th to October 4th
Session 2 - October 24th to November 15th
Session 3 - November 28th to December 20th

(for babies 0 to 12 months and their caregiver)
Thursdays 11:20 - 11:50 am

Session 1 - September 14th to October 5th
Session 2 - October 26th to November 16th
Session 3 - November 30th to December 21st
Classes are FREE, but pre-registration is required. Please visit or call the Library at 905-985-7686 ex. 101.
Tech for Tots
This unique program for 3 to 5 year olds teaches basic computer skills through child-friendly, educational websites. Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays
10:00 - 10:25 am

Session 1 - September 12th to October 5th
Session 2 - October 24th to November 16th
Session 3 - November 28th to December 21st
Cost: $10 for 4 weeks
Please visit or call the Library at 905-985-7686 ex. 101 to register.
Kent Farndale Gallery
Wide Angled & Zoomed In – Leif Petersen
Aug 26th – Sep 28th
Opening Reception: Aug 26 @ 2pm

The Painted Ladies – Cheryl Bannister, Margaret Brackley, Cheryl Del Ciello, Irene Leach, Bonnie Lusty and Kim Johnson
Sep 30th – Oct 26th
Opening Reception: Sep 30 @ 2pm  

Spirits of the Snow – Pamela Meacher
Oct 28th – Nov 23rd
Opening Reception: Oct 28 @ 2pm 
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