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What's On - Adults & Seniors


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Programs and events happening at the Ajax Public Library during January and February.

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What's On - Adults & Seniors

  1. 1. January/February 2014 WHAT’S ON Adults & Seniors Follow Us One-on-One eBook Training pass the book Durham reads one book Did you find a new eReader under the tree? Not sure what to do with it? We can help you get started. Sign up for a one-on-one session where you will learn how to set up your eReader and use the Library’s eBook and eAudiobook collections. Sessions are 45 minutes long and are available from Jan. 7 to Feb. 13 at our Main Branch during the following times: Tuesdays 1:30 - 4:15 p.m. Wednesdays 6 - 8:45 p.m. Thursdays 10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Which book will it be this year? Each year, Pass the Book connects readers across the Durham Region. By participating in this community reading program, you can engage in conversation and programs about a common book that everyone is reading. Read it, participate in the programs, and enter to win our Grand Prize! This year’s short list is: Call 905-683-4000 ext. 8813 to » 419 by Will Ferguson register. » Above All Things by Tanis Rideout » The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Find out what the 2014 Pass the Book Title is on Monday, Jan. 27. We’re looking for volunteers! We are looking for teen and adult volunteers for Le Club Français, a program to help elementary school children improve their French reading skills. Volunteers should speak French as a first language or be in a high school immersion program. Those interested can contact or 905683-4000, ext. 8821.
  2. 2. Book Clubs 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! If you are interested in being part of a new club, please contact us and indicate if you would be interested in an afternoon or evening club and your preferred day. or 905-683-4000, ext. 8813 Our current book clubs are reading: Tea & Books Wednesdays  1:15 p.m. Movies at the Main Please note: Our movie titles may change at any time. For the most up-to-date information, please visit or call any of our branches. Register online at or by phone 905-683-4000 ext. 8813 beginning Jan. 2. Gravity Sunday, Jan 12   1:30 p.m. Rated PG A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Main Branch Captain Phillips Sunday, Jan. 26  1:30 p.m. Rated 14A Jan. 8 Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert Feb. 12 Late nights on air by Elizabeth Hay A Novel Bunch Thursdays  7 p.m.  Main Branch Jan. 16 the forgotten garden by Kate Morton The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Diana Sunday, Feb. 9  1:30 p.m. Rated PG During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan. black history month screening 12 Years a Slave Sunday, Feb. 23  1:30 p.m. Feb. 20 Rated 14A the guernsey literary and potato peel Pie society by Mary Ann Shaffer In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
  3. 3. Employment Mini Job Search Workshops Registration required 905-683-4000, ext 8811 In the Spotlight Euchre Every other Friday beginning Jan. 10 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Come on your own or bring your friends for a friendly game of Euchre. Cards supplied. resumÉ building Thursday, Jan 16  10:30 a.m. – noon Main Branch Are you returning to work and in need of an updated resumé? This session will help you understand the fundamental components of resumé building. Special emphasis is placed on resumés targeting entry level, retail and customer service positions. Electronic access to a current resumé (if available), via email or USB memory stick, is recommended. tap into the hidden job market Thursday, Jan. 30  10:30  a.m.–noon Main Branch This session will provide you with tips and tools for networking to help you find your next job. Learn how to develop your own telephone scripts and business cards, and how to tap into existing contacts and make new contacts. Interview preparation Thursday, Feb. 13  10:30 a.m. – noon Main Branch Review current interview processes and learn how to effectively respond to common interview questions and styles. Please bring sample job postings and a current cover letter and resumé. Social Bridge Every other Thursday beginning Jan. 9 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Singles, pairs and foursomes welcome. Bring your own cards and score sheets to help with play. Light refreshments provided. Bridge Lessons Thursdays—Jan 16, 30 & Feb. 13 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! LinkedIn for Job Seekers Thursday, Feb. 27  10:30 a.m. – noon Main Branch Learn how to set up an effective online profile and follow groups and companies for job search and networking purposes. Electronic access to a current resumé, via email or USB memory stick is required. The above programs are hosted in partnership with VPI (Working Solutions) — Employment Ontario. USBs will be supplied by Staples Ajax. Northern Lights Canada Monday, Jan. 6 & Monday, Feb. 3  4 – 6 p.m. Meet with someone from Northern Lights Canada, an organization that provides assistance with short and long-term employment and educational goals. one-on-one computer training Get personalized computer training from one of our expert trainers. To find out more about session dates and times, and to register, call Main Branch, (905) 683-4000, ext. 8813, or McLean Branch, (905)428-8489. Funding provided by the Government of Canada. Watermark Wednesday, Jan. 8  7 p.m. Ajax Cineplex Odeon Wadjda Wednesday, Feb. 5  7 p.m. Ajax Cineplex Odeon
  4. 4. Multicultural Programs Movies Afghan Women’s Association Settlement/Youth Counseling Every Monday beginning Jan. 6  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 skills. Register at 905-683-4000, ext 8813. In partnership with AWO. Funding provided by Citizenship & Immigration Canada. without Borders Take the opportunity to engage in conversation with people from other countries and share experiences while enjoying foreign films. Footnote Tuesday, Jan. 14  6:30 p.m.  Main Branch Rated PG  [Hebrew] Citizenship Preparation Course Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak. Every Wednesday beginning Feb. 5  6:15 – 8:45 p.m. Main Branch Gain knowledge about Canada's history, geography, government and citizenship. For more information and to register, contact the Durham Catholic School Board's Continuing & Alternative Education Ajax Campus at 905-683-7713 or email Tsotsi Tuesday, Feb. 11  6:30 p.m.  Main Branch Rated 14A [English/Afrikaans/Tsotsitaal] French Conversation Circle Every Tuesday beginning Jan. 14  7 – 8:30 p.m. Main Branch Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader. 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 Headline Hunters Jan. 28 & Feb. 25  1:30 - 3 p.m. Main Branch armchair travel Join us for a lively discussion focusing on current, local, provincial, national and international headlines in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Sicily, Italy Tuesday, Jan. 21  1–3 p.m. Main Branch Tamil Heritage Month Celebration Saturday, Jan. 18  1:30 - 4 p.m Main Branch All are invited to celebrate Tamil Heritage Month with Academy and Fine Arts of Durham. Learn about Tamil heritage and traditions, watch intricate dances and sample food. Also learn how to tie a Sari and enjoy classical Tamil dance lessons! Benvenuto a tutti! We are jetting off to sunny and warm Sicily. Enjoy an aerial tour of this beautiful island, the largest in the Mediterranean, while sampling traditional treats from the region. Register by phone 905-683-4000 ext. 8813 or Hours & Locations All branches are closed Feb. 16 & 17 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. Sun 1 – 5 p.m. Mon –Thu 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. Fri –Sat 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sun Closed Mon & Fri Tue –Thu Sat Sun Textnet  (800) 460-4489 Follow Us AjaxPublicLibrary @ajax_library Ajax Public Library 1 – 9 p.m. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 1 – 5 p.m. Ajax Library