July/August What's On - Adults & Seniors


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July/August What's On - Adults & Seniors

  1. 1. WHAT’S ON July/August 2014 Adults & Seniors Follow Us great summer reads Are you looking for an interesting summer read? Something to take on vacation, to the beach, or just to sit on the deck and enjoy? This summer, try an OLA Forest of Reading 2014 Evergreen nominee. The Evergreen Award Program was introduced in 2005 by the Ontario Library Association (OLA) to give adults the opportunity to vote for a work of Canadian fiction or non-fiction they like the most. The nominees are: These, and many more great summer reads, are available in our catalogue in print and eBook formats. The winner of the Forest of Reading 2014 Evergreen Award will be chosen during Ontario Public Library Week in October 2014. Voting will take place on our website from Oct. 19 to 25. Fearless Fred Live! Monday, Aug. 25 Free Food 6–7 p.m. Q&A & Awards 7–8 p.m. Main Branch Are you a fan of Family Guy, Futurama, Robot Chicken and other hit animated series on Teletoon? Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of one of the most listened-to radio stations in the world? Do you read fantasy fiction and comic books, or are you a budding author yourself? As the host of Teletoon’s popular show Fred at Night, co-host of the afternoon drive on 102.1 The Edge and author of fiction and comic books, Fearless Fred has no shortage of things to talk about. Hear about what he’s working on now and get your questions answered. Also, get a pic and an autograph! Fred will also announce the winners of the Teens Write! Fiction, Poetry & Comic Book Contest and present the awards (more information inside). Register starting Aug. 1 for this all ages program: www.ajaxlibrary.ca/events or 905-683-4000 ext. 8813.
  2. 2. Tea & Books Wednesdays  1:15 p.m. Main Branch Sept. 10 the borrower by Rebecca Makai A Novel Bunch Thursdays  7 p.m.  Main Branch Sept. 25 the art of racing in the rain by Garth Stein Book Chat Mondays  1:30 p.m. Main Branch Sept. 8 Bastards and boneheads by Will Ferguson Fiction Addiction Mondays  7 p.m. Main Branch Sept. 15 to be announced Book Clubs 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. Movies at the Main If you are interested joining Book Chat or Fiction Addiction, please contact us: libraryinfo@ajaxlibrary.ca or 905-683-4000, ext. 8813. The Grand Budapest Hotel Saturday, July 5  1:30 p.m. Rated 14A The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Register now. Million Dollar Arm Saturday, July 26  1:30 p.m. Rated PG A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. Registration begins July 2. Maleficent Saturday, August 16  1:30 p.m. Rated PG A vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princess only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace. Registration begins Aug. 1. Book clubs will take a break over the summer. Here is what they will be reading when they resume in September: stay connected! Stay tuned for more information about an exciting new initiative! It encourages youth and seniors to engage in positive interactions with each other, engage in hands-on technology teaching and learning, and feel empowered to embrace life with a new zest and zeal. We will be looking for volunteers to help with this new program, including older adults, early retirees, baby boomers, seniors, and those affiliated with local community groups or that use technology regularly. Ask staff for a volunteer form beginning July 3. More details to come!
  3. 3. EmploymentEmployment linkedIn & networking Thursday, July 10  10:30  a.m.–noon Main Branch This hands-on session provides participants with an overview of the benefits of using a professional LinkedIn profile to assist with job searching, networking and maintaining industry contacts. Participants will learn how to set up a professional LinkedIn profile geared to enhance their networking and job-search skills. mastering interviews: getting to “you’re hired” Thursday, Aug. 14  10:30  a.m.–noon Main Branch An in-depth look at various interview styles used today and review of some of the tough questions employers ask. Learn how to answer questions effectively using the STAR formula, handle illegal and awkward questions tactfully, and prepare questions you can ask. You will leave this session armed with the tips and tools you need to handle interviewers with confidence and care. Further opportunity to practice interview questions during a feedback session with a Career Specialist will be scheduled by the vpi office. interactive job search workshop - ages 14 to 24 Wednesday, July 16 & Tuesday, Aug. 12  1–3 p.m. Main Branch Join representatives from Northern Lights Canada for a fun-filled afternoon developing job search strategies. Prizes to be won! Register through facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jsw.facilitator or call 905-426-1760 ext. 5162 (Deanna) or ext. 5168 (Aneesa). Mini Job Search Workshops Registration required 905-683-4000, ext 8811 libraryinfo@ajaxlibrary.ca Northern Lights Canada Monday, July 7 & Tuesday, Aug. 5  4–6 p.m. Main Branch Meet with someone from Northern Lights Canada, an organization that provides assistance with short and long-term employment and educational goals. tech support Do you need help with a document, creating an email account or downloading to your personal device? Our eTechnology Support Assistant can help. Call 905-683-4000 ext 8813 to book an appointment. Euchre & Bridge There will be no Euchre, Social Bridge or Learn to Play Bridge throughout the summer. Registration will begin on Monday, Aug. 25. travel light with audiobooks Planning a trip this summer? Consider packing some audiobooks along with that sun screen. We have a great collection of books on CD for adults, teens and kids. But, did you know that we also offer downloadable eAudiobooks? You can take along a variety of books that will take up no room in your car or suitcase! Call or visit a branch to find out how easy it is to download an eAudiobook. You can download 10, then return and take out more from anywhere in the world using WIFI and your library card. Here are a few of the great titles available:
  4. 4. Afghan Women’s Association Settlement/Youth Counseling 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 skills. Register at 905-683-4000, ext 8813. In partnership with AWO. Funding provided by Citizenship & Immigration Canada. English Conversation Circle No meetings throughout the summer. French Conversation Circle No meetings throughout the summer. DCCC Seniors Program Every Saturday beginning July 12  Main Branch 1 - 5 p.m. Chinese speaking seniors can enjoy Chinese-style games, Tai Chi and much more. Both Cantonese and Mandarin are spoken. For more information, email info@durhamchinese.ca or visit www.durhamchinese.ca. Hours & Locations McLean Branch  (905) 428-8489 95 Magill Drive Mon & Fri 1 – 9 p.m. Tue –Thu 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun Closed Village Branch  (905) 683-1140 58 Church St. North Mon –Thu 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. Fri –Sat 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sun Closed Main Branch  (905) 683-4000 55 Harwood Ave. South Mon – Thu 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri – Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun Closed Take the opportunity to engage in conversation with people from other countries and share experiences while enjoying foreign films. Shaolin Soccer Tuesday, July 8  1:30 p.m.  Main Branch Rated PG  [Cantonese/Mandarin/English subtitles] In celebration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Cultural Cinema is offering a family fun movie. A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage. A funny martial arts comedy about a team of misfits who take their best shot at winning a championship! A Shine of Rainbows Tuesday, Aug. 5  1:30 p.m.  Main Branch Rated PG [English] A lonely orphan’s life is transformed by an extraordinary woman who teaches him to conquer grief and discover the magic in nature and himself. Multicultural Programs cultural cinema Register: 905-683-4000 ext 8813 or libraryinfo@ajaxlibrary.ca. Follow Us AjaxPublicLibrary @ajax_library Ajax Public Library Ajax Library www.ajaxlibrary.ca Textnet  (866) 460-4489 All branches are closed July 1 & Aug. 4 Fun with Sticks & String July 3, 17, 31 & Aug. 14, 28 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. Headline Hunters July 29 & Aug. 26  1:30 - 3 p.m. Main Branch Join us for a lively discussion focusing on current, local, provincial, national and international headlines in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. armchair travel Greece Tuesday, July 15  1–3 p.m. Main Branch OPA! We’re off to Greece this month. Enjoy a gorgeous aerial tour of the cradle of Western Civilization while sampling traditional treats from the region. Register by phone 905-683-4000 ext. 8813 or libraryinfo@ajaxlibrary.ca.