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Thursday January 21, 2021 Go To Top
people_dancers.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Stories, Songs and Stretches -FULL Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Focusing on early literacy and embodied play, Stories, Songs and Stretches is an interactive time for your child and you to enjoy stories, mindful movement, and play.

You may wish to use a yoga mat or a towel during the program, although neither are necessary. We will be moving on the floor during the session so please choose what will be most comfortable for you and your child. 

For children aged 3 and 4 with a caregiver.

We're providing live programs using WebEx and we'll email you instructions before the program. You can also access them here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear others who are participating. 

 

    Location: Online
 
lib_reading.png 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Rossland Branch Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rossland Branch   905 668-1886   askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Confessions of A Fairy's Daughter

This month’s selection is Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter by Alison Wearing. Balancing intimacy, history and downright hilarity, confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter is a captivating tale of family life: deliciously imperfect, riotously challenging and full of life’s great lessons in love.

The Rossland Branch Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday from 2:30-3:30. We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx here. Video log-in details will be sent to you via email.

All our book club selections are available in alternate formats (e.g. audiobook).  If you require an alternate format, please speak with the book club co-ordinator.

Registration is required. The first 12 people to register will receive a copy of the book to borrow.  Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting.

Please contact the Rossland Branch to arrange an appointment time to pick up your copy.

    Location: Online
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Virtual English Conversation Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Virtual Conversation Circles are being offered across Durham Region by Community Development Council Durham volunteers. Practice English, meet new people, stay connected.  Learn more about life and culture in Canada while improving your skills and confidence!  We look forward to hosting in-library sessions in the future.

Join Whitby participants online Thursday evenings or you can connect with another Durham Region group on a different day or time. 

For more information please contact Community Connections at 905 686-2661, ext. 121 or communityconnect@cdcd.org.

    Location: Online
Saturday January 23, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Trivia on Tap with Little Beasts Brewing Co. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Do you love trivia, beer, and supporting local businesses? Look no further! Books and Brews is here to get you through the cold winter months. Little Beasts Brewing Co. will lead us through a tasting of a selection of their current brews: Morbach, Pinion, and Duchesse. Just let them know you're with the WPL program for free delivery to support their business and sip along! If you order your brews ahead, we can do the tasting together, virtually!

We will suggest some eerie book and beer pairings, then head into a game of trivia. Come alone or bring a team, just bring your game! (No purchase required to attend - this program is 19+).

    Location: Online
        There are 47 spaces available.
Monday January 25, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chit Chat, Trivia, and Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Community Engagement   9056686531   mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Stay connected this winter, meet new friends, and play fun games all from the comfort of your home! Facilitated in partnership with the Town of Whitby through Zoom , test your trivia knowledge! Registration required.

    Location: Online
Tuesday January 26, 2021 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Library at Home: Preschool Stories & More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: askcaf   905 668 6531ext2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Preschool children and caregivers join library staff online to expand language development and number familiarity through stories, songs and movement.

This 7 week live online program will run on Tuesdays from January 12th to February 23rd from 10:30-11:00. 

We're providing live programs using WebEx and we'll email you instructions before the program. You can also access them here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear others who are participating. 

This program is for children 2 to 5 years of age with a caregiver. 

*If you are registering one day before or on the day of the program please email askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca to make sure you recieve the email with the WebEX link* 

    Location: Online
Wednesday January 27, 2021 Go To Top
ent_international_music.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Teen Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   905-668-6531 x2010   teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Teen Cafe is a safe online space where youth in grades 7-12 can hang out, create together, play games, and more. Registration is required. Teens only need to register once in order to attend the Winter and Spring sessions of Teen Cafe, which will run on Wednesdays from January 6 to May 26. Register here.

We're providing live programs using WebEx. We will email you login info and instructions before the program. You can also find the instructions here. You can participate on any kind of device. Participants will be able to see and talk to each other throughout the program.

Please note: teens are welcome to turn cameras and mics off during the program if necessary, or out of comfort, but they will be asked to indroduce themselves to the group with their camera on during their first program. If this is not possible, an alternate arrangement must be made with staff prior to attending the program.

Please email teenservices@whitbylibrary.com if you have any questions.

    Location: Online
Thursday January 28, 2021 Go To Top
people_dancers.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Stories, Songs and Stretches -FULL Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Focusing on early literacy and embodied play, Stories, Songs and Stretches is an interactive time for your child and you to enjoy stories, mindful movement, and play.

You may wish to use a yoga mat or a towel during the program, although neither are necessary. We will be moving on the floor during the session so please choose what will be most comfortable for you and your child. 

For children aged 3 and 4 with a caregiver.

We're providing live programs using WebEx and we'll email you instructions before the program. You can also access them here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear others who are participating. 

 

    Location: Online
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Virtual English Conversation Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Virtual Conversation Circles are being offered across Durham Region by Community Development Council Durham volunteers. Practice English, meet new people, stay connected.  Learn more about life and culture in Canada while improving your skills and confidence!  We look forward to hosting in-library sessions in the future.

Join Whitby participants online Thursday evenings or you can connect with another Durham Region group on a different day or time. 

For more information please contact Community Connections at 905 686-2661, ext. 121 or communityconnect@cdcd.org.

    Location: Online
 
rec_yoga.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Breathing Practices as an Antidote to Stress Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ask Reference   905-668-6531 ext2020   askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Image of a woman from the back, sitting relaxed.Breathing is essential for life. Although we all breath, few of us retain the habit of natural full breathing we experienced when we were infants. In this one-hour session there will be a focus on connecting with the breath mindfully, as a way of regulating the body and the mind. In addition, three breathing practices will be introduced with the goal of teaching participants how to both energize and relax the body and mind.

How will this work? We're providing live programs using WebEx and can also find WebEx instructions here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear other participants at the same time.

Please register using the button below.

    Location: Online
        There are 42 spaces available.
Monday February 1, 2021 Go To Top
symbols_fleur_de_lys.png French Reading Resources To-Go Kits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's and Adult Fiction Department   905-668-6531 x 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Register online and then pick up your kit at the library!

A take-home kit for children in grades 1-3 who require additional French reading support. This reading kit has a week’s worth of books to practice French reading, fun literacy-based activities, as well as tips and resources for parents.

French Reading Resources To-Go Kits will be available for pick up at the Central Library on Saturday, February 27.  If you wish to pick up your kit at the Brooklin Branch or Rossland Branch, a pick up day can be scheduled after Feb 27. 

Registration begins Monday, February 1 at noon.
Registration closes Tuesday, February 23 at 8pm.
Pick up Saturday, February 27.
    Location: Central Library
    Registration will begin on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM     
 
lib_book_pointing.png Reading Resources To-Go Kits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's and Adult Fiction Department   905-668-6531 x 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Register online and then pick up your kit at the library!

A take-home kit for children in grades 1-3 who require additional reading support. This reading kit has a week’s worth of books to practice reading, fun literacy-based activities, as well as tips and resources for parents.

Reading ResourcesTo-Go Kits will be available for pick up at the Central Library on Saturday, February 27.  If you wish to pick up your kit at the Brooklin Branch or Rossland Branch, a pick up day can be scheduled after Feb 27

Registration begins Monday, February 1 at noon.
Registration closes Tuesday, February 23 at 8pm.
Pick up Saturday, February 27.
    Location: Central Library
    Registration will begin on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM     
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misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chit Chat, Trivia, and Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Community Engagement   9056686531   mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Stay connected this winter, meet new friends, and play fun games all from the comfort of your home! Facilitated in partnership with the Town of Whitby through Zoom , test your trivia knowledge! Registration required.

    Location: Online
 
lib_book_bookshelf.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Non-fiction Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ask Reference   905-668-6531 ext2020   askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Image of Becoming book cover.Runs the first Monday of each month, (except January), or Tuesday on holiday Mondays. 

This month's selection is Becoming by Michelle ObamaAn intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her--from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address.

We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx hereThe book club coordinator will email you to arrange for pick up of your book club copy of the book.

All of our non-fiction book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. ebook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

Registration is required. The first 12 people to register will receive a copy of the book to borrow. Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the online meeting.

Register online below or contact any branch.

 

    Location: Online
   
Tuesday February 2, 2021 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Library at Home: Preschool Stories & More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: askcaf   905 668 6531ext2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Preschool children and caregivers join library staff online to expand language development and number familiarity through stories, songs and movement.

This 7 week live online program will run on Tuesdays from January 12th to February 23rd from 10:30-11:00. 

We're providing live programs using WebEx and we'll email you instructions before the program. You can also access them here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear others who are participating. 

This program is for children 2 to 5 years of age with a caregiver. 

*If you are registering one day before or on the day of the program please email askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca to make sure you recieve the email with the WebEX link* 

    Location: Online
 
lib_book_bookshelf.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Pirates Online Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's and Adult Fiction Department   905-668-6531 X2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Book Pirates is still online! Join us for February's choice, Front Desk by Kelly Yang. Yang draws effectively on her own childhood in this lively debut, which offers a candid portrait of one Chinese-American immigrant experience through the eyes of a gutsy, empathetic 10-year-old. 

Front Desk

In 1993, when Mia Tang's parents become managers of a California motel, she envisions bright times ahead: the motel has a pool, and Disneyland is just down the road. But the mean-spirited motel owner bans her from the pool and cheats her parents out of money they deserve, keeping Disneyland far out of reach. While her parents work tirelessly, Mia takes charge of the front desk-and much more. Believing that "sometimes, you have to... be creative to get what you want," and flouting her mother's repeated assertion that Mia's English will never be as proficient as native-born Americans', she writes letters-creatively forged-to aid others, including an African-American victimized by racial profiling and a Chinese immigrant abused by his boss. Mia's story is one of indefatigable hope and of triumph over injustice, and her voice is genuine and inspiring. (Publishers Weekly)

We are a book club for grades 4 and 5. This  book club is for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and participate in a book-related activity. The meetings will be online for the time being. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

Registration is required and space is limited to 12 participants. You will be contacted by a staff member regarding pick-up of your copy of the book.

    Location: Online
   
Thursday February 4, 2021 Go To Top
people_dancers.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Stories, Songs and Stretches -FULL Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Focusing on early literacy and embodied play, Stories, Songs and Stretches is an interactive time for your child and you to enjoy stories, mindful movement, and play.

You may wish to use a yoga mat or a towel during the program, although neither are necessary. We will be moving on the floor during the session so please choose what will be most comfortable for you and your child. 

For children aged 3 and 4 with a caregiver.

We're providing live programs using WebEx and we'll email you instructions before the program. You can also access them here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear others who are participating. 

 

    Location: Online
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Virtual English Conversation Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Virtual Conversation Circles are being offered across Durham Region by Community Development Council Durham volunteers. Practice English, meet new people, stay connected.  Learn more about life and culture in Canada while improving your skills and confidence!  We look forward to hosting in-library sessions in the future.

Join Whitby participants online Thursday evenings or you can connect with another Durham Region group on a different day or time. 

For more information please contact Community Connections at 905 686-2661, ext. 121 or communityconnect@cdcd.org.

    Location: Online
Monday February 8, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chit Chat, Trivia, and Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Community Engagement   9056686531   mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Stay connected this winter, meet new friends, and play fun games all from the comfort of your home! Facilitated in partnership with the Town of Whitby through Zoom , test your trivia knowledge! Registration required.

    Location: Online
Tuesday February 9, 2021 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Library at Home: Preschool Stories & More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: askcaf   905 668 6531ext2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Preschool children and caregivers join library staff online to expand language development and number familiarity through stories, songs and movement.

This 7 week live online program will run on Tuesdays from January 12th to February 23rd from 10:30-11:00. 

We're providing live programs using WebEx and we'll email you instructions before the program. You can also access them here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear others who are participating. 

This program is for children 2 to 5 years of age with a caregiver. 

*If you are registering one day before or on the day of the program please email askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca to make sure you recieve the email with the WebEX link* 

    Location: Online
 
holiday_hearts.png 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Virtual Valentine's Day Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades JK-3

Our annual Valentine’s Day party is back with a virtual twist! We will meet online using Webex for stories, games and a dance party! Plus, we will provide craft materials and instructions that you can pick up at the library and do on your own time. This program is presented by the Whitby Library’s Teen Advisory Group. Register online to reserve your spot. Craft supplies will be available for pick up February 1. Patrons who wish to pick up their craft kit at the Brooklin Branch or Rossland Branch will need to book a contactless pick-up appointment.

    Location: Online
       
 
z_cust_adults.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Job Skill Building Information Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Community Engagement   905-668-6531   mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Learn about the programs and services that durhamjobhelp can provide to aid you in obtaining sustainable employment. This session will discuss various things related to job search, resume development, interview prep, and more. Follow up appointments will be available. Hosted by the John Howard Society Employment & Training Services.

    Location: Online
        There are 88 spaces available.
Wednesday February 10, 2021 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Central Fiction Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: askcaf   905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

This month’s selection is the hot new titles, My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. The New York Times describes the book as “a bombshell of a book — sharp, explosive, hilarious. With a deadly aim, Braithwaite lobs jokes, japes and screwball comedy at the reader. Only after you turn the last page do you realize that, as with many brilliant comic writers before her, laughter for Braithwaite is as good for covering up pain as bleach is for masking the smell of blood.”

The Whitby Central Library Afternoon Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. These meetings will be run online for the time being. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

There will be a copy of each month's selection available for the first 12 registrants. Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting.

Please Contact staff if you need alternate arrangements made to pickup your copy of the book.

    Location: Online
   
 
objects_lipstick.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Making Your Eyes Pop!: Valentines Edition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brooklin Branch   905 655-3191   askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
   

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Are you ready to create a beautiful Valentine's Day themed make up tutorial for a magical night with your special someone? Then let’s get to it! This session we’ll be using lots of pinks and sparkles to create a lovely look!

This meeting will be run online for the time being. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

Registration is required. Register online or by calling any location

    Location: Online
        There are 15 spaces available.
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Thursday February 11, 2021 Go To Top
people_dancers.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Stories, Songs and Stretches -FULL Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Focusing on early literacy and embodied play, Stories, Songs and Stretches is an interactive time for your child and you to enjoy stories, mindful movement, and play.

You may wish to use a yoga mat or a towel during the program, although neither are necessary. We will be moving on the floor during the session so please choose what will be most comfortable for you and your child. 

For children aged 3 and 4 with a caregiver.

We're providing live programs using WebEx and we'll email you instructions before the program. You can also access them here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear others who are participating. 

 

    Location: Online
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Virtual English Conversation Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Virtual Conversation Circles are being offered across Durham Region by Community Development Council Durham volunteers. Practice English, meet new people, stay connected.  Learn more about life and culture in Canada while improving your skills and confidence!  We look forward to hosting in-library sessions in the future.

Join Whitby participants online Thursday evenings or you can connect with another Durham Region group on a different day or time. 

For more information please contact Community Connections at 905 686-2661, ext. 121 or communityconnect@cdcd.org.

    Location: Online
Saturday February 13, 2021 Go To Top
objects_scissors.png 10:00 AM The Great Create - For Warm Hearts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rossland Branch   905 668-1886   askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Winter is upon us, but we can still have fun creating a masterpiece! Surprise someone with a love wreath. Pick up a supply kit during contactless pickup hours at Brooklin or Rossland Branch, or at the first-floor information desk at Central Library. Supplies are first come, first serve so act fast! (Kits will be available 3 weeks before the program date). 

Once you get your kit, follow along with the pre-recorded YouTube video to make your love wreath. 

    Location: Online
 
lib_books.png 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Teen Take Out Kit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to register for their own Teen Take Out kits. Register online, and then pick up your kit at any WPL location. Each kit will contain two library books, as well as additional activities and treats to keep. February's kits will celebrate all things Canadian.  Choose your pick-up day and location when you register for your kit. Register online. Questions? Email teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca.

Please note: Teens must include their library barcode number when they register, and library accounts must be in good standing in order to participate. Registration closes Monday, February 8 at 8:00 p.m.

    Location: Central Library
Monday February 15, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chit Chat, Trivia, and Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Community Engagement   9056686531   mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Stay connected this winter, meet new friends, and play fun games all from the comfort of your home! Facilitated in partnership with the Town of Whitby through Zoom , test your trivia knowledge! Registration required.

    Location: Online
Tuesday February 16, 2021 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Library at Home: Preschool Stories & More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: askcaf   905 668 6531ext2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Preschool children and caregivers join library staff online to expand language development and number familiarity through stories, songs and movement.

This 7 week live online program will run on Tuesdays from January 12th to February 23rd from 10:30-11:00. 

We're providing live programs using WebEx and we'll email you instructions before the program. You can also access them here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear others who are participating. 

This program is for children 2 to 5 years of age with a caregiver. 

*If you are registering one day before or on the day of the program please email askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca to make sure you recieve the email with the WebEX link* 

    Location: Online
 
lib_book_bookshelf.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Page Turners Online Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's and Adult Fiction Department   905-668-6531 X2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Page Turners is still online! Join us for February's choice, Jinxed by Amy McCulloch, described as a vividly imagined Toronto-set middle grade series opener, intertwining smartphone technology with the hallmarks of classic science fiction via a fun, insightful narrative and bright voice.

Jinxed

Lacey Chu has been working her whole life toward being accepted to the elite Profectus Academy, a junior division of MonchaCorp, makers of the ubiquitous "baku" (part smartphone, part robotic pet). Admittance to the school comes with financial support, prestige, a guaranteed school-to-corporation pipeline job, and a top-level baku. Unfortunately, despite her expert fabrication skills, Lacey is rejected from Profectus, or is she? When she fixes a broken and abandoned baku, she finds herself on the fast track after all. Jinx, her found cat baku, is more than he seems. Unlike other bakus, he can think and act for himself, and he can connect deeply with his human partners. With Jinx at her side, Lacey quickly becomes embroiled in the school's Baku Battle culture (a science fair meets the "Hunger Games") and in the dangerous dark side of MonchaCorp. (School Library Journal)

 

We are a book club for grades 6, 7 & 8. This  book club is for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and participate in a book-related activity. The meetings will be online for the time being. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

Registration is required and space is limited to 12 participants. You will be contacted by a staff member regarding pick-up of your copy of the book.

    Location: Online
        There are 2 spaces available.
Wednesday February 17, 2021 Go To Top
lib_writing.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Power of the Pen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rossland Branch   905 668-1886   askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
   

And now, for something different… Join Elaine Charal for an hour of humourous, interactive, and upbeat entertainment.  Discover how to communicate more effectively through learning what the strokes of handwriting mean.

Registered patrons will be sent a form to fill out if you wish to have Elaine identify the positive strengths and talents revealed in your handwriting.

We're providing live programs using WebEx and can also find WebEx instructions here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear other participants at the same time.

Please register using the button below.

    Location: Online
        There are 38 spaces available.
 
lib_writing.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Power of the Pen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rossland Branch   905 668-1886   askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
   

And now, for something different… Join Elaine Charal for an hour of humourous, interactive, and upbeat entertainment.  Discover how to communicate more effectively through learning what the strokes of handwriting mean.

Registered patrons will be sent a form to fill out if you wish to have Elaine identify the positive strengths and talents revealed in your handwriting.

We're providing live programs using WebEx and can also find WebEx instructions here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear other participants at the same time.

Please register using the button below.

    Location: Online
        There are 39 spaces available.
Thursday February 18, 2021 Go To Top
people_dancers.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Stories, Songs and Stretches -FULL Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Focusing on early literacy and embodied play, Stories, Songs and Stretches is an interactive time for your child and you to enjoy stories, mindful movement, and play.

You may wish to use a yoga mat or a towel during the program, although neither are necessary. We will be moving on the floor during the session so please choose what will be most comfortable for you and your child. 

For children aged 3 and 4 with a caregiver.

We're providing live programs using WebEx and we'll email you instructions before the program. You can also access them here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear others who are participating. 

 

    Location: Online
 
lib_reading.png 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Rossland Branch Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rossland Branch   905 668-1886   askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Half-blood BluesThis month’s selection is Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan. Half-Blood Blues is a story about Hiero, a jazz musician who gets captured by the Nazis and is never heard from again. Fifty years later, Hiero's former bandmate goes back to Berlin and discovers his forgotten story. 

The Rossland Branch Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday from 2:30-3:30. We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx here. Video log-in details will be sent to you via email.

All our book club selections are available in alternate formats (e.g. audiobook).  If you require an alternate format, please speak with the book club co-ordinator.

Registration is required. The first 12 people to register will receive a copy of the book to borrow.  Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting.

Please contact the Rossland Branch to arrange an appointment time to pick up your copy.

    Location: Online
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Virtual English Conversation Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Virtual Conversation Circles are being offered across Durham Region by Community Development Council Durham volunteers. Practice English, meet new people, stay connected.  Learn more about life and culture in Canada while improving your skills and confidence!  We look forward to hosting in-library sessions in the future.

Join Whitby participants online Thursday evenings or you can connect with another Durham Region group on a different day or time. 

For more information please contact Community Connections at 905 686-2661, ext. 121 or communityconnect@cdcd.org.

    Location: Online
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symbols_pricetag.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Financial Literacy and Responsible Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ask Reference   905-668-6531 ext2020   askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
   

The YMCA of Greater Toronto brings you a fresh take on the financial literacy workshop. Budget for your needs, but leave some room for your wants. Relevant in an era of Netflix subscriptions, internet gambling, and one-click pandemic purchases. Explore and define the fundamentals of financial literacy, including budgeting, spending, borrowing, saving, credit, and high interest loans. Apply your knowledge in a budgeting activity exploring the finances of a young post-secondary student. Find a balance that prioritizes needs and leaves room for wants, including entertainment. Young adults and those living with young adults may find this workshop especially valuable. 

How will this work? We're providing live programs using WebEx and can also find WebEx instructions here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear other participants at the same time.

Please register using the button below.

Image of YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program logo.

    Location: Online
        There are 58 spaces available.
Saturday February 20, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Trivia on Tap with 5 Paddles Brewing Company Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Do you miss the feeling of cozy winter evenings spent playing pub trivia? Fear not – we have your back with Books and Brews! 5 Paddles Brewing Company will lead us in a beer tasting of their latest brews – check back soon to find out which beers you can order (with free delivery) to support a local business and sip along. We will provide book and beer pairing suggestions, then play a game of trivia. Go solo or bring​ a team, all adults are welcome! (No purchase required to attend - this program is 19+).

    Location: Online
        There are 82 spaces available.
Monday February 22, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chit Chat, Trivia, and Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Community Engagement   9056686531   mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Stay connected this winter, meet new friends, and play fun games all from the comfort of your home! Facilitated in partnership with the Town of Whitby through Zoom , test your trivia knowledge! Registration required.

    Location: Online
 
elect_e_reader.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Brooklin Branch Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brooklin Branch   905 655-3191 x 3001   askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
   

HomegoingThis month's selection is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. A riveting kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career: Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing is a novel about race, history, ancestry, love,52 and time, charting the course of two sisters torn apart in 18th century Africa through to the present day. Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonist and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising "half-caste" children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, before being shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery.
Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and--with outstanding economy and force--captures the intricacies of the troubled yet hopeful human spirit.

The Brooklin Branch Book Club meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7 p.m. 

These meetings will be run online for the time being. We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx here. Video login details will be sent to you via e-mail.

There will be a copy of each month's selection available for the first 12 registrants. 

Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting. 

 

    Location: Online
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
people_sherlock.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday is Murder at Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

Please note: While in person meetings are drop-in, for the time being we are meeting virtually on Slack. Please register if you wish to join us and you will be contacted regarding how to meet.

 

    Location: Online
        There are 4 spaces available.
Tuesday February 23, 2021 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Library at Home: Preschool Stories & More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: askcaf   905 668 6531ext2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Preschool children and caregivers join library staff online to expand language development and number familiarity through stories, songs and movement.

This 7 week live online program will run on Tuesdays from January 12th to February 23rd from 10:30-11:00. 

We're providing live programs using WebEx and we'll email you instructions before the program. You can also access them here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear others who are participating. 

This program is for children 2 to 5 years of age with a caregiver. 

*If you are registering one day before or on the day of the program please email askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca to make sure you recieve the email with the WebEX link* 

    Location: Online
 
nat_rocks.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How to Manage Stress and Stay Positive During COVID-19 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ask Reference   905-668-6531 ext2020   askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Image of a glass of lemonade with lemons.

Fostering qualities such as non-judgement and compassion can help in managing stress; show do we adopt these attitudes? Discover the "negativity bias" that every human is wired for. Learn how to "take in the good" on a daily basis. And finally, try a mindfulness practice. 

How will this work? We're providing live programs using WebEx and can also find WebEx instructions here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear other participants at the same time.

Please register using the button below.

    Location: Online
        There are 55 spaces available.
Wednesday February 24, 2021 Go To Top
z_cust_adults.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Job Skill Building Information Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Community Engagement   905-668-6531   mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Learn about the programs and services that durhamjobhelp can provide to aid you in obtaining sustainable employment. This session will discuss various things related to job search, resume development, interview prep, and more. Follow up appointments will be available. Hosted by the John Howard Society Employment & Training Services.

 

    Location: Online
        There are 90 spaces available.
Thursday February 25, 2021 Go To Top
people_dancers.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Stories, Songs and Stretches -FULL Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Focusing on early literacy and embodied play, Stories, Songs and Stretches is an interactive time for your child and you to enjoy stories, mindful movement, and play.

You may wish to use a yoga mat or a towel during the program, although neither are necessary. We will be moving on the floor during the session so please choose what will be most comfortable for you and your child. 

For children aged 3 and 4 with a caregiver.

We're providing live programs using WebEx and we'll email you instructions before the program. You can also access them here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear others who are participating. 

 

    Location: Online
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Virtual English Conversation Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Virtual Conversation Circles are being offered across Durham Region by Community Development Council Durham volunteers. Practice English, meet new people, stay connected.  Learn more about life and culture in Canada while improving your skills and confidence!  We look forward to hosting in-library sessions in the future.

Join Whitby participants online Thursday evenings or you can connect with another Durham Region group on a different day or time. 

For more information please contact Community Connections at 905 686-2661, ext. 121 or communityconnect@cdcd.org.

    Location: Online
Sunday February 28, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Beyond 2020: Roadmap to Reshaping and Inventing Our New Reality Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Community Engagement   9056686531   mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
   

 Beyond 2020: Roadmap to Reshaping and Inventing Our New Reality

A conversation among Black youths about their experiences following major events in 2020 and the impact on their mental health, work life, social relationships, and other life areas. The participants will have the opportunity to reimage how they plan to move forward beyond 2020, charting their own pathways in areas, not limited to but, including  education and career, social relationships, and personal and financial growth to achieve positive outcomes.

 

The Whitby Public Library is proud to host a special virtual panel discussion presented by the Congress of Black Women of Canada, Oshawa/Whitby and Ajax/Pickering Chapter, in partnership with the Ajax, Clarington, and  Pickering Public Libraries.   

Registration is required and open to ages 16+. 

    Location: Online
        There are 86 spaces available.
Monday March 1, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chit Chat, Trivia, and Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Community Engagement   9056686531   mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Stay connected this winter, meet new friends, and play fun games all from the comfort of your home! Facilitated in partnership with the Town of Whitby through Zoom , test your trivia knowledge! Registration required.

    Location: Online
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lib_book_bookshelf.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Non-fiction Book Club: Hunger A Memoir of my Body Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ask Reference   905-668-6531 ext2020   askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Image of Hunger: A Memoir of my Body book cover.Runs the first Monday of each month (except January), or Tuesday on holiday Mondays. 

This month's selection is Hunger: A Memoir of my Body by Roxane GayNew York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. 

We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx hereThe book club coordinator will email you to arrange for pick up of your book club copy of the book.

All of our non-fiction book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. ebook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

Registration is required. The first 12 people to register will receive a copy of the book to borrow. Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the online meeting.

Please register online below or contact any branch.

 

    Location: Online
        There are 4 spaces available.
Monday March 8, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chit Chat, Trivia, and Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Community Engagement   9056686531   mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Stay connected this winter, meet new friends, and play fun games all from the comfort of your home! Facilitated in partnership with the Town of Whitby through Zoom , test your trivia knowledge! Registration required.

    Location: Online
Tuesday March 9, 2021 Go To Top
trans_railcar.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Forgotten Railways of Durham Region Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: askreference   905-668-6531 ext2020   askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Image of an old stone railway bridge.Durham Region was once dotted with branch and mainline railways going in every direction. Most of these lines have now been abandoned and forgotten. Remembering Whitby, Port Perry and Lindsay Railways, we’ll see how much a location can change over the course of decades and what remains.

With current maps and photos from the past, enjoy an overview of the history of the rail lines, and discover what is left today. Learn where each location is and what to look for when trying to find them while out and about. Use Google Maps online, alongside the slides, to show each location.

How will this work? We're providing live programs using WebEx and can also find WebEx instructions here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear other participants at the same time.

Please register using the button below.

 
    Location: Online
        There are 70 spaces available.
Wednesday March 10, 2021 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Central Fiction Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: askcaf   905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

The month’s selection is wildly popular A Gentleman in Moscow  by Amor Towles The Washington Post notes that the novel is “is a charming reminder of what it means to be classy” and that it “offers a chance to sink back into a lost attitude of aristocracy.”

The Whitby Central Library Afternoon Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. These meetings will be run online for the time being. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

There will be a copy of each month's selection available for the first 12 registrants. Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting.

Please Contact staff if you need alternate arrangements made to pickup your copy of the book.

    Location: Online
        There are 5 spaces available.
Monday March 15, 2021 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Brooklin Branch Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brooklin Branch   905 655-3191 x 3001   askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
   

The Dutch HouseThis month's selection is The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. The story is told by Cyril's son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakable bond between them that both save their lives and thwarts their futures.

The Brooklin Branch Book Club meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7 p.m.

These meetings will be run online for the time being. We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx here. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

There will be a copy of each month's selection available to the first 12 registrants.

Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting. 

    Location: Online
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
people_sherlock.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday is Murder at Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

    Location: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Thursday March 18, 2021 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Rossland Branch Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rossland Branch   905 668-1886   askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Little Fires EverywhereThis month’s selection is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Little Fires Everywhere is a story about a perfectly planned town called Shaker Heights where two very different families are brought together by their children. 

The Rossland Branch Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday from 2:30-3:30. We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx here. Video log-in details will be sent to you via email.

All our book club selections are available in alternate formats (e.g. audiobook).  If you require an alternate format, please speak with the book club co-ordinator.

Registration is required. The first 12 people to register will receive a copy of the book to borrow.  Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting.

Please contact the Rossland Branch to arrange an appointment time to pick up your copy.

    Location: Online
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
symbols_law.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Power of Attorney and Last Will and Testament: 2-Part Webinar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: askreference   905-668-6531 ext2020   askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Image of a gavel and Power of Attorney name plate.

The Power of Attorney and a Last Will and Testament are legal documents intended as a means for you to express your wishes at a time when you may not/will not be able to. These documents may be the most important documents you will ever author and sign.

Did you know there are three (3) POA documents in Ontario, each with different purposes at different times in your life? Do you understand the impact a POA may have on your personal health and financial well-being? Do you know the legal implications of passing without a Last Will and Testament (pass Intestate)? For those who have these documents in place, do you really understand what you signed?

Become informed. Help protect yourself. Help protect your wishes. This is all about you, for you!

The program is open to anyone over 18 years of age and will consist of 2 one-hour webinars, one week apart. A single registration is good for both sessions. You will receive a separate email for each of the 2 weeks that will include the login instructions. Part 1: Thursday, March 18, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Part 2: Thursday March 25, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

We're providing live programs using WebEx and can also find WebEx instructions here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear other participants at the same time.

Please register using the button below.

    Location: Online
        There are 59 spaces available.
Thursday March 25, 2021 Go To Top
symbols_law.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Power of Attorney and Last Will and Testament: 2-Part Webinar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: askreference   905-668-6531 ext2020   askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Image of a gavel and Power of Attorney name plate.

The Power of Attorney and a Last Will and Testament are legal documents intended as a means for you to express your wishes at a time when you may not/will not be able to. These documents may be the most important documents you will ever author and sign.

Did you know there are three (3) POA documents in Ontario, each with different purposes at different times in your life? Do you understand the impact a POA may have on your personal health and financial well-being? Do you know the legal implications of passing without a Last Will and Testament (pass Intestate)? For those who have these documents in place, do you really understand what you signed?

Become informed. Help protect yourself. Help protect your wishes. This is all about you, for you!

The program is open to anyone over 18 years of age and will consist of 2 one-hour webinars, one week apart. A single registration is good for both sessions. You will receive a separate email for each of the 2 weeks that will include the login instructions. Part 1: Thursday, March 18, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Part 2: Thursday March 25, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

We're providing live programs using WebEx and can also find WebEx instructions here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear other participants at the same time.

Please register using the button below.

    Location: Online
Tuesday April 6, 2021 Go To Top
lib_book_bookshelf.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Non-fiction Book Club: From the Ashes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ask Reference   905-668-6531 ext2020   askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Image of From the Ashes book cover.Runs the first Monday of each month (except January), or Tuesday on holiday Mondays. 

This month's selection is From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle. The author is Métis-Cree, from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He is an assistant professor in Métis Studies at York University in Toronto. He writes about his painful past which included homelessness, addiction, and abuse. He also discusses how he found out the truth about his parents.

We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx hereThe book club coordinator will email you to arrange for pick up of your book club copy of the book.

All of our non-fiction book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. ebook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

Registration is required. The first 12 people to register will receive a copy of the book to borrow. Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the online meeting.

Please register online below or contact any branch.

 

    Location: Online
        There are 6 spaces available.
Wednesday April 14, 2021 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Central Fiction Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: askcaf   905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

This month’s selection is The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda. Kirkus Reviews describes the novel as “A lightweight fable of family division and reconciliation, gaining intensity and depth from the author’s sharp social observations.”

The Whitby Central Library Afternoon Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. These meetings will be run online for the time being. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

There will be a copy of each month's selection available for the first 12 registrants. Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting.

Please Contact staff if you need alternate arrangements made to pickup your copy of the book.

    Location: Central Library
        There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday April 15, 2021 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Rossland Branch Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rossland Branch   905 668-1886   askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
   

My Sister, the Serial KillerThis month’s selection is the hot new title, My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. My Sister, the Serial Killer is a dark comedy about a woman who always come to the aid of her sister, no matter what she's done. But her loyalty is tested when her sister starts dating someone she knows. 

The Rossland Branch Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday from 2:30-3:30. We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx here. Video log-in details will be sent to you via email.

All our book club selections are available in alternate formats (e.g. audiobook).  If you require an alternate format, please speak with the book club co-ordinator.

Registration is required. The first 12 people to register will receive a copy of the book to borrow.  Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting.

Please contact the Rossland Branch to arrange an appointment time to pick up your copy.

    Location: Online
        There are 5 spaces available.
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Monday April 19, 2021 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Brooklin Branch Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brooklin Branch   905 655-3191 x 3001   askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
   

The Library BookThis month's selection is The Library Book by Susan Orlean. On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm. As one fireman recounted, “Once that first stack got going, it was ‘Goodbye, Charlie.’” The fire was disastrous: it reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who?

The Brooklin Branch Book Club meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7 p.m.

These meetings will be run online for the time being. We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx here. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

There will be a copy of each month's selection available to the first 12 registrants.

Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting. 

    Location: Online
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
people_sherlock.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday is Murder at Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

    Location: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Monday May 3, 2021 Go To Top
lib_book_bookshelf.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Non-fiction Book Club: The Monk of Mokha Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ask Reference   905-668-6531 ext2020   askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Image of The Monk of Mokha book cover.

Runs the first Monday of each month (except January), or Tuesday on holiday Mondays. 

This month's selection is The Monk of Mokha by Dave EggersThe true story of a young Yemeni-American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war.

We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx hereThe book club coordinator will email you to arrange for pick up of your book club copy of the book.

All of our non-fiction book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. ebook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

Registration is required. The first 12 people to register will receive a copy of the book to borrow. Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the online meeting.

Please register online below or contact any branch.

 

    Location: Online
        There are 7 spaces available.
Wednesday May 12, 2021 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Central Fiction Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: askcaf   905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

This month’s selection is the best-selling novel, Little Fires Everywhere by Celest Ng. The New York Times praises Ng, and states that she “offers a nuanced and sympathetic portrait of those terrified of losing power. It is a thrillingly democratic use of omniscience, and, for a novel about class, race, family and the dangers of the status quo, brilliantly apt.”

The Whitby Central Library Afternoon Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. These meetings will be run online for the time being. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

There will be a copy of each month's selection available for the first 12 registrants. Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting.

Please Contact staff if you need alternate arrangements made to pickup your copy of the book.

    Location: Central Library
        There are 5 spaces available.
Monday May 17, 2021 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Brooklin Branch Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brooklin Branch   905 655-3191 x 3001   askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
   

This month's selection is The Colour of Tea by Hannah Tunnicliffe. After moving with her husband to the tiny, bustling island of Macau, Grace Miller finds herself a stranger in a foreign land--a lone redhead towering above the crowd on the busy Chinese streets. As she is forced to confront the devastating news of her infertility, Grace's marriage is fraying and her dreams of family have been shattered. She resolves to do something bold, something her impetuous mother would do, and she turns to what she loves: baking and the pleasure of afternoon tea.

Grace opens a café where she serves tea, coffee, and macarons --the delectable, delicate French cookies colored like precious stones--to the women of Macau. There, among fellow expatriates and locals alike, Grace carves out a new definition of home and family. But when her marriage reaches a crisis, secrets Grace thought she had buried long ago rise to the surface. Grace realizes it's now or never to lay old ghosts to rest and to begin to trust herself. With each mug of coffee brewed, each cup of tea steeped and macaron baked, Grace comes to learn that strength can be gleaned from the unlikeliest of places.

A delicious, melt-in-your-mouth novel featuring the sweet pleasures of French pastries and the exotic scents and sights of China, The Color of Tea is a scrumptious story of love, friendship and renewal.

The Brooklin Branch Book Club meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7 p.m.

These meetings will be run online for the time being. We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx hereVideo login details will be sent to you via email.

There will be a copy of each month's selection available to the first 12 registrants.

Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting. 

    Location: Online
        There are 3 spaces available.
Thursday May 20, 2021 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Rossland Branch Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rossland Branch   905 668-1886   askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
   

A Gentleman in MoscowThis month’s selection is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin and has to watch from a window as some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold. 

The Rossland Branch Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday from 2:30-3:30. We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx here. Video log-in details will be sent to you via email.

All our book club selections are available in alternate formats (e.g. audiobook).  If you require an alternate format, please speak with the book club co-ordinator.

Registration is required. The first 12 people to register will receive a copy of the book to borrow.  Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting.

Please contact the Rossland Branch to arrange an appointment time to pick up your copy.

    Location: Online
        There are 5 spaces available.
Monday May 24, 2021 Go To Top
people_sherlock.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday is Murder at Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

    Location: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Monday June 7, 2021 Go To Top
lib_book_bookshelf.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Non-fiction Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ask Reference   905-668-6531 ext2020   askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Image of The Billionaire Murders book cover.

Runs the first Monday of each month (except January), or Tuesday on holiday Mondays. 

This month's selection is The Billionaire Murders by Kevin DonovanAn investigation into the mysterious deaths of Canadian millionaires Barry and Honey Sherman. The author is the Chief Investigative Reporter for the Toronto Star , where he has worked for more than 30 years, winning multiple awards.

We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx hereThe book club coordinator will email you to arrange for pick up of your book club copy of the book.

All of our non-fiction book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. ebook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

Registration is required. The first 12 people to register will receive a copy of the book to borrow. Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the online meeting.

Please register online below or contact any branch.

 

    Location: Online
        There are 4 spaces available.
Wednesday June 9, 2021 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Central Fiction Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: askcaf   905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

This month’s selection is the widely popular novel Warlight by Michael Ondaatje. The Guardian describes the novel as being “knit into a work of fiction as rich, as beautiful, as melancholy as life itself, written in the visionary language of memory.”

The Whitby Central Library Afternoon Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. These meetings will be run online for the time being. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

There will be a copy of each month's selection available for the first 12 registrants. Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting.

Please Contact staff if you need alternate arrangements made to pickup your copy of the book.

    Location: Central Library
        There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday June 17, 2021 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Rossland Branch Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rossland Branch   905 668-1886   askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Moon of the Crusted SnowThis month’s selection is Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice. Moon of the Crusted Snow is a story about a small northern Anishinaabe community that is cut off from power at the beginning of winter. The winter months pass slowly and food supple dwindles, but the greatest threat to survival comes from within the community itself.

The Rossland Branch Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday from 2:30-3:30. We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx here. Video log-in details will be sent to you via email.

All our book club selections are available in alternate formats (e.g. audiobook). If you require an alternate format, please speak with the book club co-ordinator.

Registration is required. The first 12 people to register will receive a copy of the book to borrow. Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting.

Please contact the Rossland Branch to arrange an appointment time to pick up your copy.

    Location: Online
        There are 4 spaces available.
Monday June 21, 2021 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Brooklin Branch Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brooklin Branch   905 655-3191 x 3001   askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
   

From the AshesThis month's selection is From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle. Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle briefly found himself in the foster-care system with his two brothers, cut off from all they had known. Eventually, the children landed in the home of their paternal grandparents, whose tough-love attitudes quickly resulted in conflicts. Throughout it all, the ghost of Jesse’s drug-addicted father haunted the halls of the house and the memories of every family member. Struggling with all that had happened, Jesse succumbed to a self-destructive cycle of drug and alcohol addiction and petty crime, spending more than a decade on and off the streets, often homeless. Finally, he realized he would die unless he turned his life around.

The Brooklin Branch Book Club meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7 p.m.

These meetings will be run online for the time being. We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx here. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

There will be a copy of each month's selection available to the first 12 registrants.

Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting. 

    Location: Online
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
people_sherlock.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday is Murder at Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

    Location: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday September 20, 2021 Go To Top
people_sherlock.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday is Murder at Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

    Location: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Monday October 18, 2021 Go To Top
people_sherlock.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday is Murder at Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

    Location: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Monday November 15, 2021 Go To Top
people_sherlock.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday is Murder at Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

    Location: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Monday December 20, 2021 Go To Top
people_sherlock.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday is Murder at Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    905-668-6531 x. 2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
   

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

    Location: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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