NFB Film Club Winter 2014 Program

National Film BoardWe are proud to announce the lineup for the 2014 Winter Program for our National Film Board (NFB) Film Club! Over the course of four Tuesdays from January through May, free screenings of some of the best in Canadian documentaries and short animation will be presented in the Zima Room. The Club will hold screenings on January 28th, February 25th, March 25th and May 27th. The program starts at 7:00 pm.

The first screening will feature the animated short Assembly by Jenn Strom and the documentary Chi directed by Anne Wheeler.

The complete list of screenings may be found on our NFB Club page.

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21st Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers

The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to announce that submissions are being accepted until March 1, 2014 for the 21st Annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers. The winning entry will be the best Canadian work of up to 2,500 words in the English language, fiction or non-fiction, written by an unpublished author.

$2,500 for the winning entry, and the entries of the winner and finalists will be submitted to three Canadian magazines.

There is a $29 fee per entry.

For more information, check the SPC 2014 Call for Submissions poster (pdf) or visit the Writers’ Union of Canada website.

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Free Teen Movie

MillionsThe Teen Advisory Group proudly presents Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and Millions (Rated PG) on Friday, December 20th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Free admission and refreshments supplied.

Alex Etel stars in Millions. “Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of.” (from IMDB)

Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank.

This free event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Adobe Security Breach: Information for ebook Borrowers

For patrons who borrow ebooks from us through Simcoe County’s PULSE system, either using Adobe Digital Editions or the Overdrive Media Console app, please be advised that Adobe Systems Inc. has suffered a security breach which may affect the Adobe account you created and used to authorize your tablet, phone or ereader device. According to Adobe:

Our investigation currently indicates that the attackers accessed Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords on our systems. We also believe the attackers removed from our systems certain information relating to 2.9 million Adobe customers, including customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders. At this time, we do not believe the attackers removed decrypted credit or debit card numbers from our systems. We deeply regret that this incident occurred.

Reactivation of previously authorized eBook software and apps using Adobe DRM (Adobe Digital Editions and OverDrive Media Console) is NOT required in order to maintain access to Adobe eBooks or to download new ones, even if users have since changed the password on their Adobe ID.

As a precaution, Adobe is resetting relevant customer passwords to help prevent unauthorized access to Adobe ID accounts. If your user ID and password were involved, you will receive an email notification from Adobe with information on how to change your password.

For complete information, please read the Important Security Announcement on Adobe’s blog.

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Letters to Santa!

Letter to SantaThe Library will have a writing station in the children’s area from Monday, November 18 to Friday, December 13. There will be pencils, paper and envelopes for kids to write their letters to Santa and a drop off box at the station. Letters will be forwarded on to Santa and his hardworking elves in time for Christmas!

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