Adults & Seniors
Saturday, April 12
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Are you thinking about starting
a new hobby? Do you want to
meet people who share similar
Then you don’t want to miss
this event hosted by Boomers
& Beyond, the Library’s advisory
commitee for older adults.
You will meet knitters, weavers,
painters and woodworkers, and
more! You can also:
• atch live demonstrations
• sk questions
• ee samples of their best works
• ote on your favourite piece for
the People’s Choice Award.
This is a free event for the whole
family. We will have crafts and
face painting for the kids too!
As Spring approaches, the earth will begin to awaken from
its winter slumber with buds and shoots of green. Its hard to imagine,
but underneath all the snow there are plants and animals (and insects)
waiting for the big thaw. While some might be more welcome than
others, they all work together to form the environment in which we live.
During March and April, check out the various green events around the
Town, and find out how you can make a green difference. Here are
a few ideas:
Power off all technology from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on March 29 for Earth
Hour. Log your hours at www.wwf.ca as part of the city challenge.
Drop off your old batteries and pick up some compost on April 12.
Visit http://www.ajax.ca/en/livinginajax/greenlivingdays.asp for more
Visit the Bring Back the Atlantic Salmon fish tank at Main Branch and
see the eggs turn into fry.
Participate in the Library’s Green Living Day programs—see our Kids &
Families newsletter for details.
Plan your garden entry for Ajax in Bloom or learn about community
garden opportunities in your area.
Use your bike next time you need do a quick errand—many roads
have dedicated bike lanes and there is lots of great bike parking. Don’t
forget your helmet and your lock!
Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
Need a hand with your taxes? Volunteers trained by the Canada
Revenue Agency can help you complete your current income tax and
benefit return. The program is for individuals with low income and
simple tax situations. Clinics will be offered at the Main Branch.
To book an appointment, phone 905-683-4000 ext. 8813 or email
email@example.com. Registration is required.
Joining a book club is a great way to
meet new people and share ideas with
others in your community.
Our book clubs are bursting at the
seams, so it’s time to form a new one.
We’re starting a new afternoon book
club. Stay tuned for more information in
905-683-4000, ext. 8813
Our current book clubs are reading:
Tea & Books
Wednesdays 1:15 p.m.
The best laid plans
by Terry Fallis
The Immortal Life of Henrietta
by Rebecca Skloot
A Novel Bunch
Thursdays 7 p.m.
by Lisa See
the Best Laid Plans
by Terry Fallis
at the Main
Please note: Our movie titles may change at any time. For the
most up-to-date information, please visit www.ajaxlibrary.ca
or call any of our branches.
Register online at www.ajaxlibrary.ca/events
or by phone 905-683-4000 ext. 8813.
academy awards screening
Sunday, March 2 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy one of the top Best Picture contenders
on the day of the 86th Academy Awards.
A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with
his seductive British partner, Sydney
Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie
DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey
powerbrokers and mafia.
Saving Mr. Banks
Sunday, April 13 1:30 p.m.
Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after
reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to
adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.
Registration begins April 1.
Interactive workshop for ages 14 to 24
Wednesday, March 12 1 - 3 p.m.
Join representatives from Northern Lights Canada for a fun filled afternoon
developing Job Search Strategies. Prizes to be won!
Register through Facebook at www.facebook.com/jsw.facilitator or
call 905-426-1760 ext 5162 or ext 5168.
Classic Games from the Roaring Twenties
Saturday, March 29 1 p.m.
Fun for the whole family. Spend an enjoyable afternoon playing the games
that were big in the 1920’s, featuring Mahjong, Yahtzee and crossword
Don’t know how to play? Not a problem! Experts will be on hand to help.
Movie: The Artist
Sunday, March 30 1:30 p.m.
Journey back in time and enjoy the ambiance of a movie theatre in the
1920’s as you watch the Academy Award Winning film. Rated PG. Movie
title subject to change.
Movie: The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest
Sunday, April 6 1:30 p.m.
A visually stunning documentary film detailing Mallory’s final attempt
to climb Everest intertwined with Conrad Anker’s 1999 expedition to
investigate Mallory’s disappearance on the famed mountain. Rated PG.
Movie title subject to change.
In the Spotlight
Fridays March 7, 21 & April 4
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Come on your own or bring your friends
for a friendly game of Euchre. Cards
Thursdays March 6, 20 & April 3, 17
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Singles, pairs and foursomes welcome.
Bring your own cards and score sheets
to help with play. Light refreshments
Thursdays March 27 & April 10
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Ajax Film Circuit
Individual tickets are $7 in advance at
Library branches or $7.50 at the theatre.
Visit the Ajax Film Circuit table in the
lobby. Films are open to all—membership
is not required!
Tea & Talk with Tanis Rideout
Wednesday, April 9 1:30 p.m.
Meet Tanis Rideout, the author of this year’s Pass the
Book selection, Above All Things. Tanis is a well
known Toronto-based, Canadian poet. Above All Things
is her first novel. You’ll have a chance to hear her read
from her book, and you can ask her questions. Light
refreshments will be served.
Grand Prize Draw!!
Read the book and fill out a ballot to enter the grand prize draw!
In keeping with the theme of Above All Things, the grand prize is a family
adventure to Treetop Eco-Adventure Park in Oshawa where you will get to
experience their Aerial Tree Top Adventure course. It is an elevated obstacle
course set in the beautiful Oakridge Moraine and securely suspended
between the trees at 10 to 50 feet off the ground.
All Pass the Book programs are free, but space is limited.
Register online at www.ajaxlibrary.ca/events or
by phone at (905) 683-4000, ext.8813 beginning March 3.
Wednesday, March 5 7 p.m.
Ajax Cineplex Odeon
The Invisible Woman
Wednesday, April 9 7 p.m.
Ajax Cineplex Odeon
Afghan Women’s Association
Every Monday Main Branch
2 - 4 p.m. – Settlement Service (registration required)
4 - 6 p.m. – Youth Drop-In Counselling Service
Settlement services in English, Dari, Pashto, Farsi and Urdu.
After school workshops for youth focus on leadership and life
Register at 905-683-4000, ext 8813. In partnership with AWO.
Funding provided by Citizenship & Immigration Canada.
Take the opportunity to engage in conversation with people from other
countries and share experiences while enjoying foreign films.
Tuesday, March 11 6:30 p.m.
Rated PG [English/Norwegian]
English Conversation Circle
Every Wednesday 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.
The story of legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal’s
epic 4,300 miles crossing of the Pacific on a
balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it
was possible for South Americans to settle in
Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Practice your English skills, meet new people in the
community and join our lively and interesting discussions..
For more information call Bozena at 905-686-2661 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call the Library at 905-683-4000
ext 8813 or email email@example.com.
Presented in partnership with CDCD.
Edge of Heaven
Tuesday, April 8 6:30 p.m.
Rated 14A [German/Turkish/English]
French Conversation Circle
Every Tuesday 7 – 8:30 p.m.
A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the
daughter of his father’s former girlfriend.
French discussions for everyone! Whether its your first
language or you’re just learning. Drop-in session.
Register by phone 905-683-4000 ext 8813
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 25 & April 29 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Join us for a lively discussion focusing
on current, local, provincial, national and
international headlines in a friendly, relaxed
Tuesday, March 18 1–3 p.m.
“Céad míle fáilte” In honour of St.
Patrick’s Day we are jetting off to the
Emerald Isle. Enjoy an aerial tour of
Ireland’s historic sites, bustling cities
and breathtaking natural wonders.
Sample traditional Irish treats.
Fun with Sticks & String
Alternate Thursdays beginning March 13
7 – 9 p.m
Whether you knit, crochet, dye or spin, fibre
enthusiasts at all skill levels are welcome to join
this fun informal group. Drop in and have a chat
with our resident experts.
Register by phone 905-683-4000 ext.
8813 or email@example.com
Hours & Locations
All branches are closed April 18, 20 & 21
Main Branch (905) 683-4000
Village Branch (905) 683-1140
McLean Branch (905) 428-8489
55 Harwood Ave. South
58 Church St. North
95 Magill Drive
Mon – Thu 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri – Sat
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1 – 5 p.m.
Mon –Thu 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mon & Fri
Textnet (866) 460-4489
Ajax Public Library
1 – 9 p.m.
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1 – 5 p.m. (until April 13)