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Babytime at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

It is being held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 15 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

The program is now full. Our next registration day is Wednesday, October 26.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sign up for a 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment and we'll help you on your journey to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour long and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teens Make Stuff at Central
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens make stuff monthly at the library! Teens in grades 7-12 will meet on the last Thursday of each month to make something. Bring your creativity! All other supplies will be provided. 

September's "Make Stuff" project is Stop Motion Videos.

Registration is required.

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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their English conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more!

This is a free drop-in program, held every week.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Friday September 30, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Central Library's Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on Friday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required for this program.

 

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Culture Days Drop In Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

All ages with caregiver

Celebrate Culture Days at the Rossland Branch. We will share stories about art and sing crafty songs.

No registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in this fun, interactive, drop-in program using Duplo Bricks.

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Harvest Basket Make N Take at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A Cultures Day Make n Take Craft

Stay for a few minutes after Storytime to create a colourful harvest Basket with playdough, fun foam, acorns, chesnuts and pinecones.

All ages with caregiver.

No registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word or Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Drop-in Junior Builder's Club at Rossland
11:00 AM

Build, play, and learn in the fun and interactive drop-in program, for children 2 - 5 and their caregivers.

No registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Preserving Mental Health: The Effect of Ageism on Healthy Ageing with Dr. Judeline Innocent

While most seniors are mentally and physically capable, regardless of their age, many are often discreetly marginalized. Preserving mental health is critical at any age but even more so in the golden years. The topic is about mental health and ways to avoid stigmas associated with mental health challenges. The topic is “Preserving Mental Health: The Effect of Ageism on Mental Wellness”. Dr. Innocent holds a PhD in Nursing from Queen’s University with a focus on Mental Health Stigma, in addition to numerous certificates in various areas such as psychology, clinical risk, negligence and claims in health care. 

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects.

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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Sign up for a 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment and we'll help you on your journey to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour long and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Saturday October 1, 2016
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Coffee with Flavia - A Skype Visit with Alan Bradley at Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for coffee and mayhem as we visit via Skype with Alan Bradley, author of the Flavia de Luce mystery series.

Hosted by Ted Barris, we will chat with Alan from his home on the Isle of Man, and hear about the latest Flavia adventure, “Thrice the Brinded Cat hath Mewed.”

Books will be available for purchase, with an enclosed signed book plate from the author, through Blue Heron Books.

Central Library

October 1, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Registration is required. Registration begins September 1.

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Red Scarf Project Launch
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thank you to all the Red Scarf Knitters who enthusiastically produced so many scarves and made the first Red Scarf Project for Durham Region such a success for World AIDS Day last December 1. The Whitby Rotary Clubs are once again calling all knitters and crocheters as we prepare for this year’s World AIDS Day launch with a focus on both Whitby and Oshawa. Join us for the launch of the Whitby-based Red Scarf Project. Both Oshawa and Whitby will be visible with many red scarves as a message of hope and of warmth to those who need it. Refreshments will be served and Mayor Don Mitchell will be attending at 2:00 p.m. There will even be a knitting lesson at 2:30. Registration is not required and all are welcome!

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Family Fun Green Screen at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Families are invited to join us and explore creative possibilities using the green screen. Participants will have their completed photos emailed to them.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Monday October 3, 2016
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This half hour program for children aged three and four, features stories, counting, number songs and games.

This program is now full. Our next registration day is Wednesday, October 26.

 

 

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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

**Due to Thanksgiving Closure, there will be no programs on Monday, October 10**

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

The program is now full. Our next registration day is Wednesday, October 26.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

**Due to Thanksgiving Closure, there will be no programs on Monday, October 10**

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Together we 'hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism and partnered with the Whitby Public Library, youth on the Autism Spectrum are paired with a volunteer—their peer, for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance and friendship. Enjoy some fun programs hosted by library staff too!

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

For more information, to register or to volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905-420-0388, ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Please note room change this week only.  Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every other Monday.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org. The program runs until December 12, 2016.

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sign up for a 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment and we'll help you on your journey to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour long and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller.

All of our non-fiction book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). 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 meeting.

To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-668-6531 x 2020.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the second floor information desk of the Central Library.

Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday October 4, 2016
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

The program is now full. Our next registration day is Wednesday, October 26.

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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Infants up to 18 months and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Babytime at Rossland
10:30 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories, and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

It is being held on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning September 13 and continuing for six weeks until October 18.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

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Babytime at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Infants up to 18 months and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration is required. Please see the September 13th entry for the registration form.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Sign up for a 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment and we'll help you on your journey to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour long and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Set up an email address and manage your email
- Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- Learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Oct. 4th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Cranberry Thanksgiving at Central
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Cranberry Thanksgiving.  Youngsters 4 to 8 years of age can drop by the children's program room and enjoy the story Cranberry Thanksgiving and create something special to bring home - including some favourite Thanksgiving recipes that grown-ups will just love.

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Getting the Most Out of Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series @ Central Branch
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a free six-week workshop; 2.5 hours/week on each of these days: Tuesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 18, 25, and November 1.

(Note there will be no program the week of Thanksgiving, October 11).

Getting the most out of life with chronic pain means better managing you pain, your emotions and your daily activities. The "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain" workshop is for adults, 18 years plus, of all ages. Caregivers are welcome, either with the person they are caring for, or on their own, on behalf of that person. 

These workshops are geared for any level of chronic pain, resulting from any condition. Workshops are geared to provide strategies to deal effectively with chronic pain. You will also receive a free copy of the book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions," to keep.

Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants must be able to, and commit to, attending all 6 weeks. There are three registration options for you below.

  1. To register for the workshop or learn more, please call the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program at 1-866-971-5545.
  2. Also, you can register online by clicking here.  Click on the Register Now link and complete the short form and click Submit. Provide your email address and you will receive a confirmation email with all the details; no need to write it all down!
  3. Staff at the second floor Information desk of the Central Branch, can also register for you on the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program website. Please call 905-668-6531 ext. 2020 and we will fill in the online form with you via phone or in person.
Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday October 5, 2016
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Mix and Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and infants up to 3 years of age can come together for an hour of fun.  Enjoy a library story, activities and playtime.

This program is held on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 14 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

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Read with Me: Ontario Early Years Program at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years, for a 4 week 'Read with Me' program introducing babies (birth - 12 months) to the world of books, rhymes and songs. This program is designed to provide parents with an understanding of your child's learning potential and abilities, promote language development, learn links to community programs and most importantly - have fun with your baby in a literacy rich environment!

Registration begins on Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
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Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Toddler Time at Rossland
10:30 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories, and felt boards for children 19 – 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Sign up for a 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment and we'll help you on your journey to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour long and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-3) are invited to create some great projects this fall with Lego bricks.
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

This program will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th .

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting Oct. 5th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Wednesday, October 5th is our very first drop-in event, so stop by for snacks and fun!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The session begins Wednesday, September 14 and continues until Wednesday, December 14.

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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels at the fireplace.

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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3D Printer Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 
Our Self-Serve 3D Printing service will begin on Monday, October 17. This workshop will prepare you for using our 3D printer, which you can do starting on that date.

Participants must be at least 14 years of age and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday October 6, 2016
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Babytime at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

It is being held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 15 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

The program is now full. Our next registration day is Wednesday, October 26.

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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sign up for a 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment and we'll help you on your journey to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour long and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Set up an email address and manage your email
- Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- Learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information contact:

Linda Sellors    905-668-6531 X 2010       lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca

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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assisstance. Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to practice their reading and play literacy-based games. Participants are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the September 24th event for the registration form.
 

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

Contact: Linda Sellors    905-668-6531 X 2010       lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their English conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more!

This is a free drop-in program, held every week.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org

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Free Film Night: Suffragette @ the Central Branch
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Suffragette is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women's right to vote - their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives. Set in early-20th-century Britain, the story centers on Maud, (Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement.

Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, (Meryl Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women's civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation.

1h 46 min. Drama; inspired by true events. Starring Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep. Movie release date: November, 2015.

Closed captioned. Rated PG by the Ontario Film Board.

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

To register, click on blue button below, call or visit any branch or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Book Pirates at Central - Full
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Book Pirates is a book club for grades 4 & 5. This is a book club for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and participate in a book-related activity. There will be a Fall session and a Winter session.

Fall session: Members must be available the first Thursday of October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept.10 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the first Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday October 7, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Drop in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Central Library's Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on Friday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required for this program.

 

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Drop-in Junior Builder's Club at Rossland
11:00 AM

Build, play, and learn in the fun and interactive drop-in program, for children 2 - 5 and their caregivers.

No registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in this fun, interactive, drop-in program using Duplo Bricks.

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word or Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Drop-in Duplo for 2 to 4 year olds
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children ages 2 to 4 and their grown-ups can enjoy music, book displays, 'small talk' and creative play with Duplo.

This drop-in program runs Friday October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Children's program room.

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Saturday October 8, 2016
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sign up for a 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment and we'll help you on your journey to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour long and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Sunday October 9, 2016 - Saturday October 15, 2016
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Teen Read Week

October 9-15 is Teen Read Week. This annual event encourages teens to "Read for the Fun of It" at their library. This year, the library will be inspiring teen readers by once again offering a fine forgiveness program. Teens in grades 7-12 can get their fines forgiven or their library card replaced for free! Pick up your application form at any Whitby Library location beginning Friday, October 7th. Fill out the application and turn it in at any time between October 9-15. Read for the fun of it with your library card!

Please note that fine forgiveness does not apply to fees for lost or damaged materials.

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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

The program is now full. Our next registration day is Wednesday, October 26.

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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Infants up to 18 months and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Babytime at Rossland
10:30 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories, and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

It is being held on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning September 13 and continuing for six weeks until October 18.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

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Babytime at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Infants up to 18 months and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Survival and Obsession Among America's Great White Sharks by Susan Casey

All of our non-fiction book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). 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 meeting.

To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-668-6531 x 2020.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the second floor information desk of the Central Library.

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration is required. Please see the September 13th entry for the registration form.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Sign up for a 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment and we'll help you on your journey to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour long and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Set up an email address and manage your email
- Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- Learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Oct. 4th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday October 12, 2016
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Mix and Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and infants up to 3 years of age can come together for an hour of fun.  Enjoy a library story, activities and playtime.

This program is held on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 14 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

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Read with Me: Ontario Early Years Program at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years, for a 4 week 'Read with Me' program introducing babies (birth - 12 months) to the world of books, rhymes and songs. This program is designed to provide parents with an understanding of your child's learning potential and abilities, promote language development, learn links to community programs and most importantly - have fun with your baby in a literacy rich environment!

Registration begins on Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the October 5th entry for the registration form.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Toddler Time at Rossland
10:30 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories, and felt boards for children 19 – 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Central Library Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Contact: CAF Department 905 668-6531 x. 2010     askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

Join us for the Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is All that is Solid Melts into Air by Darragh McKeon.

All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats.  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 meeting, bringing their own copy.

To register, click on the blue button below, call 905 668-6531, ex.2010.

The Fiction Book Club at Central Library meets on the second Wednesday of each month, from September to June, at 2:00 p.m.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the main floor information desk of the Central Library.

Location:  Fireplace - main floor.

Judy Oxenham 905 668-6531,x2010 joxenham@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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123D Design Basics
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Autodesk 123d Design which can be used to create your own custom objects, printable on the library's Makerbot Replicator 2 3d printer!
 

This is a fast-paced workshop. To get the most out of this workshop, participants should have very strong basic computer skills.

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-3) are invited to create some great projects this fall with Lego bricks.
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

This program will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th .

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting Oct. 5th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The session begins Wednesday, September 14 and continues until Wednesday, December 14.

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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels at the fireplace.

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday October 13, 2016
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Babytime at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

It is being held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 15 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

The program is now full. Our next registration day is Wednesday, October 26.

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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Traditional book clubs can be frustrating for those living with the effects of a brain injury or for people with developmental or learning disabilities.
Join the Brain Injury Association of Durham and the Whitby Public Library for a monthly audio book club for adults with cognitive disabilities.
We will meet every second Thursday to listen to and discuss great stories.

To register, call the Children's and Adult Fiction Department at 905 668-6531, extension 2010 or email askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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3D Printer Orientation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 
Our Self-Serve 3D Printing service will begin on Monday, October 17. This workshop will prepare you for using our 3D printer, which you can do starting on that date.

Participants must be at least 14 years of age and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information contact:

Linda Sellors    905-668-6531 X 2010       lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assisstance. Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to practice their reading and play literacy-based games. Participants are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the September 24th event for the registration form.
 

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

Contact: Linda Sellors    905-668-6531 X 2010       lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their English conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more!

This is a free drop-in program, held every week.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org

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Life After Debt @ the Central Library
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Life after debt. A free workshop, presented by World Financial Group.

  • Why give your money away?
  • Take years off your mortgage.
  • Save thousands on credit card interest.
  • Keep more money in your pocket.

Registration is required.

 

To register, click on green button below or call 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Friday October 14, 2016
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word or Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Drop in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Drop in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Central Library's Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on Friday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required for this program.

 

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Drop-in Junior Builder's Club at Rossland
11:00 AM

Build, play, and learn in the fun and interactive drop-in program, for children 2 - 5 and their caregivers.

No registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in this fun, interactive, drop-in program using Duplo Bricks.

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

FastStart: Entrepreneurship Thinking and Action with Jay Fisher

This hands-on workshop session will provide insights into the opportunities that abound for people in starting a new business. The session will focus on both entrepreneurial thought and action, and how these critical elements can be integrated into the process of starting a new venture.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Drop-in Duplo for 2 to 4 year olds
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children ages 2 to 4 and their grown-ups can enjoy music, book displays, 'small talk' and creative play with Duplo.

This drop-in program runs Friday October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Children's program room.

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Teens at Central: Lock-In for Teen Read Week
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 come and escape the library with our first ever escape room. Sign up to try your luck with our escape room and other fun activities happening after the library closes its doors. Snacks will be provided.

Please note that participating teens will be required to have their parent/guardian sign a waiver for them to attend. The required form will be emailed to you upon registration and paper copies are available at the Central Library. Those who do not have the waiver completed will not be permitted to stay for the after-hours portion of the evening.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Monday October 17, 2016
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This half hour program for children aged three and four, features stories, counting, number songs and games.

This program is now full. Our next registration day is Wednesday, October 26.

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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

**Due to Thanksgiving Closure, there will be no programs on Monday, October 10**

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

The program is now full. Our next registration day is Wednesday, October 26.

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Toddler Time at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

**Due to Thanksgiving Closure, there will be no programs on Monday, October 10**

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Agilec Job Search Drop-in Kiosk: Career Exploration & Job Searching for Newcomer Youth
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Can't make this date? Agilec will be back in the lobby Monday November 21, and Monday December 12, at the same time, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

No appointment is necessary, just drop by the table in the front lobby to have your questions answered.

We can help you:

  • map your educational and career goals
  • pursue volunteer and co-op work of your choice
  • link volunteer work to long-term career goals
  • learn about job search strategies
  • create your resume and cover letter
  • learn how to be successful in an interview
  • connect to the community

For more information about our full workshops visit: http://www.agilec.ca/our-services/employment-services/newcomer-youth-services

Agelic 905-426-1760 ext. 51
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Together we 'hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism and partnered with the Whitby Public Library, youth on the Autism Spectrum are paired with a volunteer—their peer, for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance and friendship. Enjoy some fun programs hosted by library staff too!

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

For more information, to register or to volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905-420-0388, ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every other Monday.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org. The program runs until December 12, 2016.

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Book Club at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month's Brooklin Branch Book Club selection is The Undertaker's Daughter by Katherine Mayfield. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). 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 meeting. 

Registration begins on Saturday, August 20th at 10:00 a.m. To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-655-3191 or visit the branch.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the Brooklin Branch.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday October 18, 2016
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

The program is now full. Our next registration day is Wednesday, October 26.

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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Infants up to 18 months and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Babytime at Rossland
10:30 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories, and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

It is being held on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning September 13 and continuing for six weeks until October 18.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

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Babytime at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Infants up to 18 months and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration is required. Please see the September 13th entry for the registration form.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Sign up for a 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment and we'll help you on your journey to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour long and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Set up an email address and manage your email
- Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- Learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Oct. 4th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Proof Paranormal
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

The Rossland Branch welcomes Proo(f) for an evening of ghost tales and truths!

Spirits. Poltergeists.  Apparitions. Doppelgangers. Terms like these may tantalize or terrorize and the Paranormal Researchers of Ontario or proo(f) is ready to exorcise these topics and more.

Proo(f) is a team of paranormal investigators based in Durham Region. They are dedicated to the scientific and objective investigation into claims of alleged paranormal phenomena.

Whether you're a skeptic or a believer come and enjoy this mesmerizing event. Bring your ghostly tales and haunting questions.

This is a registered program for adults (18+).

To register, click the blue button below or contact any branch.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Getting the Most Out of Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series @ Central Branch
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a free six-week workshop; 2.5 hours/week on each of these days: Tuesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 18, 25, and November 1.

(Note there will be no program the week of Thanksgiving, October 11).

Getting the most out of life with chronic pain means better managing you pain, your emotions and your daily activities. The "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain" workshop is for adults, 18 years plus, of all ages. Caregivers are welcome, either with the person they are caring for, or on their own, on behalf of that person. 

These workshops are geared for any level of chronic pain, resulting from any condition. Workshops are geared to provide strategies to deal effectively with chonic pain. You will also receive a free copy of the book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions," to keep.

Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants must be able to, and commit to, attending all 6 weeks. There are three registration options for you below.

  1. To register for the workshop or learn more, please call the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program at 1-866-971-5545
  2. Also, you can register online by clicking here.  Click on the Register Now link and complete the short form and click Submit. Provide your email address and you will receive a confirmation email with all the details; no need to write it all down!
  3. Staff at the second floor Information desk of the Central Branch, can also register for you on the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program website. Please call 905-668-6531 ext. 2020 and we will fill in the online form with you via phone or in person.
AskReference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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3D Printer Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

Participants must be at least 14 years of age and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday October 19, 2016
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Mix and Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and infants up to 3 years of age can come together for an hour of fun.  Enjoy a library story, activities and playtime.

This program is held on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 14 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

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Read with Me: Ontario Early Years Program at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years, for a 4 week 'Read with Me' program introducing babies (birth - 12 months) to the world of books, rhymes and songs. This program is designed to provide parents with an understanding of your child's learning potential and abilities, promote language development, learn links to community programs and most importantly - have fun with your baby in a literacy rich environment!

Registration begins on Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the October 5th entry for the registration form.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Sign up for a 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment and we'll help you on your journey to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour long and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Toddler Time at Rossland
10:30 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories, and felt boards for children 19 – 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-3) are invited to create some great projects this fall with Lego bricks.
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

This program will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th .

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting Oct. 5th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The session begins Wednesday, September 14 and continues until Wednesday, December 14.

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Don't be a Victim of Fraud at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Durham Regional Police Services will lead a seminar on safety tips to avoid becoming a casualty of fraud.

Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels at the fireplace.

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday October 20, 2016
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Babytime at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

It is being held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 15 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

The program is now full. Our next registration day is Wednesday, October 26.

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Infant and Toddler Sleep Seminar at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Will your child only fall asleep with a bottle or while nursing? Does your child wake numerous times a night? Does your child need to be held, rocked, bounced or driven in their car seat to nap? Is your child and your family exhausted?

Time for sleep!

Join us and ask Holly Jefferd, Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant, for advice and tips and have your baby enjoying healthier sleep pronto. Sleep is on the way!

Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

** Due to the limited space available, participants that have not arrived by the start of the program will forfeit their reservation.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sign up for a 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment and we'll help you on your journey to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour long and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Set up an email address and manage your email
- Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- Learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Book Club at Rossland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This month's Rossland Branch Book Club selection is Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). 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 meeting. 

Registration begins on Monday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m. To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-668-1886 or visit the branch.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the Rossland Branch.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information contact:

Linda Sellors    905-668-6531 X 2010       lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca

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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assisstance. Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to practice their reading and play literacy-based games. Participants are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the September 24th event for the registration form.
 

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Pumpkin Time at the Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For students in Junior Kindergarten and up.

Join Mr. Gardner and Walter, the Guitar for silly songs and stories.

Registration begins September 19. To register, click the blue button below or contact any branch.

Caregivers of children under 10 must remain in the library.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

Contact: Linda Sellors    905-668-6531 X 2010       lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

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Big Screen Film Club at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of A Hologram for the King, based on the novel of the same title by author, Dave Eggers.

“A failed American businessman looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his idea to a wealthy monarch.” ~IMDb

Read the book, then join us for the film. Discussion will be held afterwards. 
This film is Rated 14A by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime 1hr 38 mins

Closed caption will be available.

Registration begins on Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their English conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more!

This is a free drop-in program, held every week.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org

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Sculptris Basics
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3D modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Sculptris, a free 3D modelling software which can be used to digitally design and sculpt your own custom organic objects, printable on the library's MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer.
 

This is a fast-paced workshop. To get the most out of this workshop, participants should have very strong basic computer skills.

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Diversity Forum on Refugees in our Community
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Town of Whitby Ethno-cultural and Diversity Advisory Committee invites you to a panel discussion about refugee experiences in the local community. Panelists will discuss life as a refugee, Canada as a refugee welcoming country, settlement services provided in Durham and the lived experience of being a refugee and then settling in Durham.

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Page Turners at Central - Full
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Page Turners is a book club for grades 6, 7 & 8. This is a book club for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and participate in a book-related activity. We offer a Fall session and a Winter session.

Fall session: Members must be available the third Thursday of September, October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the third Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday October 21, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Scott Gardner and Walter at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Walter provides the music. Mr. Gardner supplies the fun! Join us for some imaginative stories, songs and laughter!
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Central Library's Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on Friday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required for this program.

 

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Drop-in Junior Builder's Club at Rossland
11:00 AM

Build, play, and learn in the fun and interactive drop-in program, for children 2 - 5 and their caregivers.

No registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in this fun, interactive, drop-in program using Duplo Bricks.

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Discerning Credibility in Today’s Media Landscape with Danielle Harder

The volume of information at our fingertips is overwhelming at times, especially when it comes to knowing who or what to believe. Is mainstream media still the best source for truth? Should we believe those on the ground reporting via Twitter, Facebook or other social media? Or are bloggers and subject experts the best source for reliable information? Durham College Journalism professor Danielle Harder will share her insights from two decades reporting in the industry and, today, teaching young journalists to earn their credibility. Find out how to discern the truth in a time of too much information.

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects.

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Drop-in Duplo for 2 to 4 year olds
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children ages 2 to 4 and their grown-ups can enjoy music, book displays, 'small talk' and creative play with Duplo.

This drop-in program runs Friday October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Children's program room.

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Push for Change
9:00 PM - 11:55 PM

The Whitby Public Library is pleased to participate in the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise's community event Push for Change on October 21.  The Push for Change is an initiative started by Joe Roberts, a former homeless youth turned successful business person, to help raise awareness of youth homelessness in Canada.  Joe Roberts is currently walking across Canada and will be making his way through Durham, stopping at Celebration Square for a community gathering for the whole family.  Enjoy a variety of activities, food and live entertainment, and donate non-perishable food items for our local food banks.  The community event begins at 5 p.m.

In addition, the Central Library will be hosting a Sleep-in starting at 9 p.m. and ending at 7 a.m. the following morning.  Library staff will be providing snacks and activities such as a storytime, feature film and crafts for participants. Don't forget to bring your sleeping bag and pillow!

Registration is required for the Sleep-in. Families with children ages 5 and up are welcome, parental accompaniment for children under 16 is required.  Teens aged 16 and 17 who would like to participate without their parents must submit a completed parental consent form upon arrival.  Please note that all registrants are also required submit a completed waiver form at the beginning of the Sleep-in.  Paper copies of these forms are available at all locations.

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Saturday October 22, 2016
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3D Printer Orientation
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

Participants must be at least 14 years of age and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sign up for a 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment and we'll help you on your journey to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour long and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Monday October 24, 2016
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This half hour program for children aged three and four, features stories, counting, number songs and games.

This program is now full. Our next registration day is Wednesday, October 26.

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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

The program is now full. Our next registration day is Wednesday, October 26.

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Together we 'hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism and partnered with the Whitby Public Library, youth on the Autism Spectrum are paired with a volunteer—their peer, for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance and friendship. Enjoy some fun programs hosted by library staff too!

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

For more information, to register or to volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905-420-0388, ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

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An Evening with Proo(f) Paranormal at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Proo(f) is a team of paranormal investigators based in Durham Region. They are dedicated to the scientific and objective investigation into claims of alleged paranormal phenomena. Whether you are a skeptic or a believer come and enjoy this mesmerizing event. Bring your ghostly tales and haunting questions.

Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Author Visit with Armando Lucas Correa at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a visit with Armando Lucas Correa as he shares the story of his debut novel, The German Girl, a fictionalized story of Hannah Rosenthal, a 12-year-old girl who flees Nazi Germany with her family and best friend aboard the MS St.Louis only to discover the asylum they have been promised is an illusion.   

While the novel is fiction, the story of the MS St. Louis is true.

The St. Louis was a transatlantic liner that set sail for Havana, Cuba in May 1939 with 937 passengers – mostly Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany. These passengers had applied for Visas but upon arrival to Cuba, they were denied entry. They tried to get permission to enter the US and Canada and both denied them entry as well. They were granted political asylum in Great Britain, France, Belgium and Holland. After the Nazis swept through Europe that same year, many of the refugees from the St. Louis were taken to concentration camps. In 2011 Canada created a monument in Halifax called “The Wheel of Conscience”. It recalls and deplores the refusal by them to take in the refugees from the St. Louis. 

Join us to hear more about this fascinating story. The evening is hosted by Ruth Walker, author of Living Underground.

Books will be available for purchase through Blue Heron Books.

October 24, 7 p.m.

Registration is required online or by calling any branch.

 

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Tuesday October 25, 2016
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Sign up for a 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment and we'll help you on your journey to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour long and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Set up an email address and manage your email
- Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- Learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Oct. 4th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word or Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Getting the Most Out of Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series @ Central Branch
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a free six-week workshop; 2.5 hours/week on each of these days: Tuesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 18, 25, and November 1.

(Note there will be no program the week of Thanksgiving, October 11).

Getting the most out of life with chronic pain means better managing you pain, your emotions and your daily activities. The "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain" workshop is for adults, 18 years plus, of all ages. Caregivers are welcome, either with the person they are caring for, or on their own, on behalf of that person. 

These workshops are geared for any level of chronic pain, resulting from any condition. Workshops are geared to provide strategies to deal effectively with chonic pain. You will also receive a free copy of the book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions," to keep.

Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants must be able to, and commit to, attending all 6 weeks. There are three registration options for you below.

  1. To register for the workshop or learn more, please call the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program at 1-866-971-5545
  2. Also, you can register online by clicking here.  Click on the Register Now link and complete the short form and click Submit. Provide your email address and you will receive a confirmation email with all the details; no need to write it all down!
  3. Staff at the second floor Information desk of the Central Branch, can also register for you on the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program website. Please call 905-668-6531 ext. 2020 and we will fill in the online form with you via phone or in person.
AskReference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fall Program Registration II at Brooklin
10:00 AM

Registration for our fall programs at the Brooklin Branch will be held on Wednesday, October 26 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in-person only. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12:00 noon for any available spaces by calling 905 655-3191 ext. 301.

Babytime (Tuesdays at 10:15-10:45 a.m. OR 11:00-11:30 a.m.)
Toddler Time (Mondays at 10:15-10:45 a.m. OR 11:00-11:30 a.m.)
Builders of Tomorrow (Grade 4-6 on Wednesdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m.)

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Read with Me: Ontario Early Years Program at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years, for a 4 week 'Read with Me' program introducing babies (birth - 12 months) to the world of books, rhymes and songs. This program is designed to provide parents with an understanding of your child's learning potential and abilities, promote language development, learn links to community programs and most importantly - have fun with your baby in a literacy rich environment!

Registration begins on Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the October 5th entry for the registration form.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Sign up for a 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment and we'll help you on your journey to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour long and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please join us as we travel the world through film, book display and taste-no passport required!

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3D Printer Orientation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

Participants must be at least 14 years of age and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting Oct. 5th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The session begins Wednesday, September 14 and continues until Wednesday, December 14.

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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels at the fireplace.

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday October 27, 2016
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sign up for a 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment and we'll help you on your journey to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour long and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Set up an email address and manage your email
- Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- Learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information contact:

Linda Sellors    905-668-6531 X 2010       lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca

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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assisstance. Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to practice their reading and play literacy-based games. Participants are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the September 24th event for the registration form.
 

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teens Make Stuff at Central
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens make stuff monthly at the library! Teens in grades 7-12 will meet on the last Thursday of each month to make something. Bring your creativity! All other supplies will be provided. 

Registration is required.

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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

Contact: Linda Sellors    905-668-6531 X 2010       lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word or Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their English conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more!

This is a free drop-in program, held every week.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org

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Friday October 28, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Central Library's Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on Friday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required for this program.

 

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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in this fun, interactive, drop-in program using Duplo Bricks.

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Online Learning – Pros and Cons with Katherine Fledderus

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects.

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Drop-in Duplo for 2 to 4 year olds
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children ages 2 to 4 and their grown-ups can enjoy music, book displays, 'small talk' and creative play with Duplo.

This drop-in program runs Friday October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Children's program room.

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The Nature of Durham
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join Martha Weber and Andris Piebalgs in a full screen presentation of their imaginative photographic project The Nature of Durham which began in 2014 and inspired them to explore the natural beauty of the Region of Durham through the eyes of its residents, giving expression to the way people living in Durham see their own regional community.

Andris Piebagls 905 995-3947 www.crossroadsart.photography
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Monday October 31, 2016
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Together we 'hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism and partnered with the Whitby Public Library, youth on the Autism Spectrum are paired with a volunteer—their peer, for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance and friendship. Enjoy some fun programs hosted by library staff too!

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

For more information, to register or to volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905-420-0388, ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every other Monday.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org. The program runs until December 12, 2016.

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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Babytime at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of November 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration begins on Saturday, October 15th at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teens at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to join us after school for an hour of fun. This month, test your skill as we play a selection of Minute to Win It games and discover the library through a scavenger hunt. Snacks will be provided.

Registration is required. Register online, at any Whitby Library location or by calling 905 655-3191.

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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Oct. 4th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Getting the Most Out of Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series @ Central Branch
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a free six-week workshop; 2.5 hours/week on each of these days: Tuesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 18, 25, and November 1.

(Note there will be no program the week of Thanksgiving, October 11).

Getting the most out of life with chronic pain means better managing you pain, your emotions and your daily activities. The "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain" workshop is for adults, 18 years plus, of all ages. Caregivers are welcome, either with the person they are caring for, or on their own, on behalf of that person. 

These workshops are geared for any level of chronic pain, resulting from any condition. Workshops are geared to provide strategies to deal effectively with chonic pain. You will also receive a free copy of the book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions," to keep.

Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants must be able to, and commit to, attending all 6 weeks. There are three registration options for you below.

  1. To register for the workshop or learn more, please call the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program at 1-866-971-5545
  2. Also, you can register online by clicking here.  Click on the Register Now link and complete the short form and click Submit. Provide your email address and you will receive a confirmation email with all the details; no need to write it all down!
  3. Staff at the second floor Information desk of the Central Branch, can also register for you on the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program website. Please call 905-668-6531 ext. 2020 and we will fill in the online form with you via phone or in person.
AskReference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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3D Printer Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

Participants must be at least 14 years of age and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday November 2, 2016
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 4-6) are invited to create some great Lego projects this fall!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This program will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th .

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting Oct. 5th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The session begins Wednesday, September 14 and continues until Wednesday, December 14.

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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels at the fireplace.

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday November 3, 2016
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information contact:

Linda Sellors    905-668-6531 X 2010       lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca

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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assisstance. Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to practice their reading and play literacy-based games. Participants are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the September 24th event for the registration form.
 

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

Contact: Linda Sellors    905-668-6531 X 2010       lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their English conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more!

This is a free drop-in program, held every week.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org

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Free Film Night: Unbroken @ the Central Branch
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Unbroken is a historical-biographical-sports-drama-war film based on the book, "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, published in 2010 by Laura Hillenbrand.
 
The film revolves around the life of USA Olympian and athlete Louis Zamperini, portrayed by Jack O'Connell.
Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after his bomber crash landed in the ocean during World War II, then was sent to a series of prisoner of war camps.

Released in theatres: December 25, 2014. Nominated for 3 Oscars.

Running time 137 minutes. Closed captioned. Rated 14A by the Ontario Film Board.

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

To register, please click on the blue button below, call or visit any branch, or  email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca

Ask Reference 905-668-6531ext 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Book Pirates at Central - Full
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Book Pirates is a book club for grades 4 & 5. This is a book club for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and participate in a book-related activity. There will be a Fall session and a Winter session.

Fall session: Members must be available the first Thursday of October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept.10 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the first Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday November 4, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Central Library's Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on Friday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required for this program.

 

Central Library
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in this fun, interactive, drop-in program using Duplo Bricks.

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Evaluating the Acceptance of Gender Role Stereotyping within Consumer Package-Goods (CPG) Advertising with Dawn Salter

Gender stereotyping remains prevalent in consumer package goods advertising. Who is responsible for its continued use and acceptance - marketers, consumers or both? There is a societal shift occurring in parts of the world where men are increasingly involved in domestic responsibilities while women achieve great success external to the home. Given this reality, it seems logical marketers would increase advertising towards men, but this is not the case. This lecture will discuss why companies continue to market primarily to women and will present current perspectives on whether gender role advertising portrayals are reflective of the changing times.

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects.

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Saturday November 5, 2016
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word or Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central Library - Lab
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Monday November 7, 2016
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Together we 'hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism and partnered with the Whitby Public Library, youth on the Autism Spectrum are paired with a volunteer—their peer, for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance and friendship. Enjoy some fun programs hosted by library staff too!

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

For more information, to register or to volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905-420-0388, ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

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Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Waiter Rant by The Waiter.

All of our non-fiction book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). 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 meeting.

To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-668-6531 x 2020.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the second floor information desk of the Central Library.

Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Tuesday November 8, 2016
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Babytime at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of November 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

All of our non-fiction book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). 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 meeting.

To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-668-6531 x 2020.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the second floor information desk of the Central Library.

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration begins on Saturday, October 15th at 10:00 a.m.
Please see the Tuesday, November 1st date for the registration form.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Oct. 4th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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3D Printer Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

Participants must be at least 14 years of age and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central Library - Lab
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Wednesday November 9, 2016
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Central Library Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Contact: CAF Department 905 668-6531 x. 2010     askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

Join us for the Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis.

All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats.  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 meeting, bringing their own copy.

To register, click on the blue button below, call 905 668-6531, ex.2010.

The Fiction Book Club at Central Library meets on the second Wednesday of each month, from September to June, at 2:00 p.m.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the main floor information desk of the Central Library.

Location:  Fireplace - main floor.

Judy Oxenham 905 668-6531,x2010 joxenham@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central Library
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 4-6) are invited to create some great Lego projects this fall!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This program will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th .

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting Oct. 5th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The session begins Wednesday, September 14 and continues until Wednesday, December 14.

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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels at the fireplace.

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday November 10, 2016
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Traditional book clubs can be frustrating for those living with the effects of a brain injury or for people with developmental or learning disabilities.
Join the Brain Injury Association of Durham and the Whitby Public Library for a monthly audio book club for adults with cognitive disabilities.
We will meet every second Thursday to listen to and discuss great stories.

To register, call the Children's and Adult Fiction Department at 905 668-6531, extension 2010 or email askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information contact:

Linda Sellors    905-668-6531 X 2010       lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assisstance. Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to practice their reading and play literacy-based games. Participants are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the September 24th event for the registration form.
 

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

Contact: Linda Sellors    905-668-6531 X 2010       lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their English conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more!

This is a free drop-in program, held every week.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Friday November 11, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Central Library's Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on Friday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required for this program.

 

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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in this fun, interactive, drop-in program using Duplo Bricks.

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Five Things you Need to Know about Today’s Multi-generational Workforce with Gary Gannon

Today’s workplaces are populated by employees from different generational groups – ranging from Baby Boomers to Millennials. Each group shows differing beliefs and values which if understood by leaders in organizations can help drive motivation, collaboration and employee retention. 

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Friday After School Drop-in Block Party
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Friday After School LEGO Club will statt up and run for 6 weeks beginning November 11th to December 16th.

This 6 week session is for Children in grades 2 to 4 from 4:15 to 5:15 in the Children's Program Room.  Just bring your imagination and create some fun.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday November 14, 2016
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Tuesday November 15, 2016
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Babytime at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of November 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration begins on Saturday, October 15th at 10:00 a.m.
Please see the Tuesday, November 1st date for the registration form.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Oct. 4th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Epsom Salt Luminaries at Rossland
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Come to the Rossland Branch and create some winter beauty with these unique and easy to make candleholders.

This is a registered program for teens.

Registration begins October 15th. To register, click on the blue register button below or call any branch.

 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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123D Design Basics
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Autodesk 123d Design which can be used to create your own custom objects, printable on the library's Makerbot Replicator 2 3d printer!
 

This is a fast-paced workshop. To get the most out of this workshop, participants should have very strong basic computer skills.

 

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Central Library - Lab
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Wednesday November 16, 2016
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 4-6) are invited to create some great Lego projects this fall!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This program will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th .

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting Oct. 5th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The session begins Wednesday, September 14 and continues until Wednesday, December 14.

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Power of Attorney & Last Will and Testament Seminar at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Durham Region Police Service.

Did you know a Power of Attorney document and a Last Will and Testament may be the most important document you will ever sign?
Before you do become informed and protect yourself and your estate from become a victim of fraud. This seminar will inform and  make you aware of what you should know about the: Continuing Power of Attorney for Property, Power of Attorney for Well-Being and The Last Will and Testament before you sign.

This event is open to anyone 18 years and over.

Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels at the fireplace.

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday November 17, 2016
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Infant and Toddler Sleep Seminar at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Will your child only fall asleep with a bottle or while nursing? Does your child wake numerous times a night? Does your child need to be held, rocked, bounced or driven in their car seat to nap? Is your child and your family exhausted?

Time for sleep!

Join us and ask Holly Jefferd, Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant, for advice and tips and have your baby enjoying healthier sleep pronto. Sleep is on the way!

Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

** Due to the limited space available, participants that have not arrived by the start of the program will forfeit their reservation.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information contact:

Linda Sellors    905-668-6531 X 2010       lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca

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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assisstance. Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to practice their reading and play literacy-based games. Participants are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the September 24th event for the registration form.
 

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

Contact: Linda Sellors    905-668-6531 X 2010       lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

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Big Screen Film Club at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of Me Before You, based on the novel of the same title by author, JoJo Moyes.

“A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.” ~IMDb

Read the book, then join us for the film. Discussion will be held afterwards. 
This film is Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime 1hr 38 mins

Closed caption will be available.

Registration begins on Saturday, October 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their English conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more!

This is a free drop-in program, held every week.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org

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Page Turners at Central - Full
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Page Turners is a book club for grades 6, 7 & 8. This is a book club for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and participate in a book-related activity. We offer a Fall session and a Winter session.

Fall session: Members must be available the third Thursday of September, October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the third Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday November 18, 2016
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More than Money: A Money Management Program for Children
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Junior Achievement in learning about earning, spending, sharing, and saving money. Discover  businesses you can start or jobs you can perform to earn money. Participants will be able to build on their understanding of money basics and apply those skills to daily life and to recognize the significance of money management in making informed life-decisions.

This program is for children in grades 2 to 6.

Registration is required.

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Drop in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Central Library's Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on Friday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required for this program.

 

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Stop, Drop, and Roll Family Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Molly, the Dalmatian helps firefighters promote fire safety in the community. Join Fire Prevention Officer Terry and Molly for this special drop-in storytime.

This program is for all ages with a caregiver.

No registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in this fun, interactive, drop-in program using Duplo Bricks.

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Firehouse Dog Make n' Take Craft
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Make your own Dalmatian community helper.

This is a drop-in program for children of all ages and thier caregivers.

No registration required.

 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects.

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Finding Dory at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Children in grades JK and up and their caregivers are invited to join us for a free film screening of Finding Dory.

“The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.” ~IMDb.com

This film is rated G according to the Ontario Film Review Board.
Closed caption will be available.

Registration begins on Saturday, October 15th at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

***Please note that for children under the age of 10, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday After School Drop-in Block Party
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Friday After School LEGO Club will statt up and run for 6 weeks beginning November 11th to December 16th.

This 6 week session is for Children in grades 2 to 4 from 4:15 to 5:15 in the Children's Program Room.  Just bring your imagination and create some fun.

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Saturday November 19, 2016
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3D Printer Orientation
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 
 
Participants must be at least 14 years of age and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Board Game Extravaganza at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate International Games Day by playing a favourite board game (or discovering a new one!). People of all ages are invited to drop by the Brooklin Branch between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to choose from our large selection of games. No registration required.

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Make Your Own Board Game at Rossland
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

We're celebrating International Games Day by making our very own board games.  Drop by the Rossland Branch any time between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to make your own one of a kind game using our selection of templates and craft supplies.  All ages welcome, no registration required.

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International Games Day: Board Game Cafe at Central
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

International Games Day at your library is an annual celebration of games, play, libraries, and learning. Adults and teens of all ages are invited to drop-in to our Board Game Cafe in Program Room 1A. Try your hand at one of our board games or bring your own to share. No registration required, just drop in and get gaming!

Have the kids with you? Check out family-friendly games in the Children's Program Room from 12-4 p.m. as well!

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International Games Day: Game On at Central
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

International Games Day at your library is an annual celebration of games, play, libraries, and learning. Come out and celebrate games for the whole family. Our Teen Leadership Board will be hosting kid friendly games in the Children's Program Room from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  No registration required, just drop in and get gaming!

Games for teens and adults will also be available in Program Room 1A for our Board Game Cafe from 12-4 p.m. Bring your own game or try one that's on hand.

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Monday November 21, 2016
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Agilec Job Search Drop-in Kiosk: Career Exploration & Job Searching for Newcomer Youth
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Can't make this date? Agilec will be back in the lobby Monday December 12, at the same time, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

No appointment is necessary, just drop by the table in the front lobby to have your questions answered.

We can help you:

  • map your educational and career goals
  • pursue volunteer and co-op work of your choice
  • link volunteer work to long-term career goals
  • learn about job search strategies
  • create your resume and cover letter
  • learn how to be successful in an interview
  • connect to the community

For more information about our full workshops visit: http://www.agilec.ca/our-services/employment-services/newcomer-youth-services

Agelic 905-426-1760 ext. 51
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Together we 'hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism and partnered with the Whitby Public Library, youth on the Autism Spectrum are paired with a volunteer—their peer, for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance and friendship. Enjoy some fun programs hosted by library staff too!

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

For more information, to register or to volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905-420-0388, ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

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Book Club at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month's Brooklin Branch Book Club selection is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). 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 meeting. 

Registration begins on Saturday, August 20th at 10:00 a.m. To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-655-3191 or visit the branch.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the Brooklin Branch.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday November 22, 2016
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Babytime at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of November 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration begins on Saturday, October 15th at 10:00 a.m.
Please see the Tuesday, November 1st date for the registration form.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Oct. 4th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Sculptris Basics
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3D modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Sculptris, a free 3D modelling software which can be used to digitally design and sculpt your own custom organic objects, printable on the library's MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer.
 

This is a fast-paced workshop. To get the most out of this workshop, participants should have very strong basic computer skills.

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday November 23, 2016
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Colouring for Adults at Rossland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for a little de-stressing before the busy holiday season. Colouring has a calming effect and promotes an overall feeling of wellness. Colouring sheets and pencil crayons will be provided.

This is a drop-in program for adults.

No registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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3D Printer Orientation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 
 
Participants must be at least 14 years of age and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 4-6) are invited to create some great Lego projects this fall!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This program will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th .

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting Oct. 5th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The session begins Wednesday, September 14 and continues until Wednesday, December 14.

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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels at the fireplace.

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday November 24, 2016
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Book Club at Rossland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This month's Rossland Book club selection is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). 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 meeting. 

Registration begins on Monday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m. To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-668-1886 or visit the branch.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the Rossland Branch.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information contact:

Linda Sellors    905-668-6531 X 2010       lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca

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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assisstance. Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to practice their reading and play literacy-based games. Participants are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the September 24th event for the registration form.
 

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teens Make Stuff at Central
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens make stuff monthly at the library! Teens in grades 7-12 will meet on the third Thursday of each month to make something. Bring your creativity! All other supplies will be provided. 

Registration is required.

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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

Contact: Linda Sellors    905-668-6531 X 2010       lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

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123D Design Basics
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Autodesk 123d Design which can be used to create your own custom objects, printable on the library's Makerbot Replicator 2 3d printer!
 

This is a fast-paced workshop. To get the most out of this workshop, participants should have very strong basic computer skills.

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their English conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more!

This is a free drop-in program, held every week.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org

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Friday November 25, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Central Library's Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on Friday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required for this program.

 

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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in this fun, interactive, drop-in program using Duplo Bricks.

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Read with Me
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Infants up to 12 months and their caregivers will enjoy an our of songs, stories and literacy based activites with Ontario Early Literacy specialist Joan.

Onlilne registration begins Friday October 14.

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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects.

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Friday After School Drop-in Block Party
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Friday After School LEGO Club will statt up and run for 6 weeks beginning November 11th to December 16th.

This 6 week session is for Children in grades 2 to 4 from 4:15 to 5:15 in the Children's Program Room.  Just bring your imagination and create some fun.

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Monday November 28, 2016
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Together we 'hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism and partnered with the Whitby Public Library, youth on the Autism Spectrum are paired with a volunteer—their peer, for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance and friendship. Enjoy some fun programs hosted by library staff too!

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

For more information, to register or to volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905-420-0388, ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every other Monday.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org. The program runs until December 12, 2016.

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Tuesday November 29, 2016
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Babytime at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of November 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration begins on Saturday, October 15th at 10:00 a.m.
Please see the Tuesday, November 1st date for the registration form.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Holiday Card-Making Program @ Central Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

There's nothing like receiving a one-of-a-kind card to make someone feel loved. In this workshop you’ll get ideas, learn techniques, and try different papers, textures, patterns and layers, to create thoughtful cards of your own design. Find how simple it is to get a, “Wow, I love it!” with a handmade card made by you. We’ll supply the materials, you add the love.

This crafty program is for adults, ages 18+. Registration is required and space is limited.

To register online, please click on the blue button below, call or email Ask Reference above.

Ask Reference 905-668-6531ext 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday November 30, 2016
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please join us as we travel the world through film, book display and taste-no passport required!

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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 4-6) are invited to create some great Lego projects this fall!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This program will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th .

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The session begins Wednesday, September 14 and continues until Wednesday, December 14.

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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels at the fireplace.

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Diversity Forum on Accessibility in Education and Employment
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In recognition of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Town of Whitby Ethno-cultural and Diversity and Accessibility Advisory Committees invite you to a panel discussion about issues in education and employment for persons with disabilities.   

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Thursday December 1, 2016
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Construction Zone: Learn, Build & Solve at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn, Build & Solve

This interactive program will explore strategies that promote children's learning with blocks, buildings, and books. Letter Construction, Building Block Blueprints, Duplo Speller Bricks and Block Graphs, and more will spark your child's imagination and creative problem solving abilities.

Caregivers and their children 3 - 5 years of age are welcome!

This program is presented in partnership with Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years.

This program runs for 3 weeks.

Registration begins on Tuesday, November 1 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their English conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more!

This is a free drop-in program, held every week.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org

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Free Film Night: Joy @ the Central Library
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Joy is an American biographical comedy-drama, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Joy Mangano; a self-made millionaire who created her own business empire. A divorced mother with two children, in the early 1990s, her inventions became an “overnight” success.

This film is an inspirational portrayal of how Joy overcame huge personal and professional obstacles to rise to the top. A tale of betrayal, treachery and innocence lost, in a world of unforgiving commerce. Joy's inner strength and fierce imagination carry her through every storm.

Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and she won the Golden Globe Award. Also starring: Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, and Isabella Rossellini.

Film released: Dec. 25, 2015. Running time 124 minutes.

Closed captioned. Rated PG by the Ontario Film Board.

Registration is required.

To register, click on blue button below, call or visit any branch or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Book Pirates at Central - Full
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Book Pirates is a book club for grades 4 & 5. This is a book club for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and participate in a book-related activity. There will be a Fall session and a Winter session.

Fall session: Members must be available the first Thursday of October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept.10 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the first Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday December 2, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Central Library's Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on Friday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required for this program.

 

Central Library
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in this fun, interactive, drop-in program using Duplo Bricks.

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Friday After School Drop-in Block Party
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Friday After School LEGO Club will statt up and run for 6 weeks beginning November 11th to December 16th.

This 6 week session is for Children in grades 2 to 4 from 4:15 to 5:15 in the Children's Program Room.  Just bring your imagination and create some fun.

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Monday December 5, 2016
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Together we 'hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism and partnered with the Whitby Public Library, youth on the Autism Spectrum are paired with a volunteer—their peer, for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance and friendship. Enjoy some fun programs hosted by library staff too!

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

For more information, to register or to volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905-420-0388, ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

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Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is the Last Asylum by Barbara Taylor.

All of our non-fiction book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). 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 meeting.

To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-668-6531 x 2020.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the second floor information desk of the Central Library.

Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday December 6, 2016
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Babytime at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of November 5th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration begins on Saturday, October 15th at 10:00 a.m.
Please see the Tuesday, November 1st date for the registration form.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Festive Lollipops at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Make some pretty suckers for your tree. These treats will look nice but will not give you cavities. (Non-edible).

This program is for children in JK, SK and Grade 1

Registration begins November 15th. To register, click the blue button below or contact any branch.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Handcrafted Gifts at Rossland
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Give someone a treasure made by you.

This is a registered program for teens.

Registration begins November 15th. To register, click the blue button below or contact any branch.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday December 7, 2016
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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Merry Spiders at Rossland
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn about a German tradition while creating the coolest trinket for your Christmas tree.

This is a registered program for children in Grade 2 to Grade 4.

Registration begins November 15th. To register, click on the blue register button below or contact any branch.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 4-6) are invited to create some great Lego projects this fall!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This program will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th .

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The session begins Wednesday, September 14 and continues until Wednesday, December 14.

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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels at the fireplace.

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday December 8, 2016
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Construction Zone: Learn, Build & Solve at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn, Build & Solve

This interactive program will explore strategies that promote children's learning with blocks, buildings, and books. Letter Construction, Building Block Blueprints, Duplo Speller Bricks and Block Graphs, and more will spark your child's imagination and creative problem solving abilities.

Caregivers and their children 3 - 5 years of age are welcome!

This program is presented in partnership with Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years.

This program runs for 3 weeks.

Registration begins on Tuesday, November 1 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Traditional book clubs can be frustrating for those living with the effects of a brain injury or for people with developmental or learning disabilities.
Join the Brain Injury Association of Durham and the Whitby Public Library for a monthly audio book club for adults with cognitive disabilities.
We will meet every second Thursday to listen to and discuss great stories.

To register, call the Children's and Adult Fiction Department at 905 668-6531, extension 2010 or email askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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Spoon Snowmen at Rossland
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

No hands will be frozen during the making of these snowmen.

This is a registered program for children in Grade 2 to Grade 4.

Registration begins November 15th. To register, click the blue button below or contact any branch.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their English conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more!

This is a free drop-in program, held every week.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org

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3D Printer Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 
 
Participants must be at least 14 years of age and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday December 9, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Central Library's Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on Friday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required for this program.

 

Central Library
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in this fun, interactive, drop-in program using Duplo Bricks.

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Make n Take Santa Decoration at Rossland
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Come by the Rossland Branch and recyle a CD into a cute holiday ornament.

This is a drop-in program for children of all ages and their caregivers.

No registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday After School Drop-in Block Party
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Friday After School LEGO Club will statt up and run for 6 weeks beginning November 11th to December 16th.

This 6 week session is for Children in grades 2 to 4 from 4:15 to 5:15 in the Children's Program Room.  Just bring your imagination and create some fun.

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Monday December 12, 2016
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Sculptris Basics
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn the basics of 3D modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Sculptris, a free 3D modelling software which can be used to digitally design and sculpt your own custom organic objects, printable on the library's MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer.
 

This is a fast-paced workshop. To get the most out of this workshop, participants should have very strong basic computer skills.

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Agilec Job Search Drop-in Kiosk: Career Exploration & Job Searching for Newcomer Youth
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

No appointment is necessary, just drop by the table in the front lobby to have your questions answered.

We can help you:

  • map your educational and career goals
  • pursue volunteer and co-op work of your choice
  • link volunteer work to long-term career goals
  • learn about job search strategies
  • create your resume and cover letter
  • learn how to be successful in an interview
  • connect to the community

For more information about our full workshops visit: http://www.agilec.ca/our-services/employment-services/newcomer-youth-services

Agelic 905-426-1760 ext. 51
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Together we 'hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism and partnered with the Whitby Public Library, youth on the Autism Spectrum are paired with a volunteer—their peer, for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance and friendship. Enjoy some fun programs hosted by library staff too!

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

For more information, to register or to volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905-420-0388, ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every other Monday.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org. The program runs until December 12, 2016.

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Book Club at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month's Brooklin Branch Book Club selection is Nikolski by Nicolas Dickner. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). 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 meeting. 

Registration begins on Saturday, August 20th at 10:00 a.m. To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-655-3191 or visit the branch.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the Brooklin Branch.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday December 13, 2016
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

All of our non-fiction book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). 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 meeting.

To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-668-6531 x 2020.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the second floor information desk of the Central Library.

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teens at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to join us after school for an hour of fun. This month, we’ll be using melt beads to make unique holiday gifts. Snacks will be provided. Registration is required. Register online, at any Whitby Library location or by calling 905-668-6531

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3D Printer Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 
 
Participants must be at least 14 years of age and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday December 14, 2016
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Infant and Toddler Sleep Seminar at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Will your child only fall asleep with a bottle or while nursing? Does your child wake numerous times a night? Does your child need to be held, rocked, bounced or driven in their car seat to nap? Is your child and your family exhausted?

Time for sleep!

Join us and ask Holly Jefferd, Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant, for advice and tips and have your baby enjoying healthier sleep pronto. Sleep is on the way!

Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

** Due to the limited space available, participants that have not arrived by the start of the program will forfeit their reservation.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Central Library Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Contact: CAF Department 905 668-6531 x. 2010     askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

Join us for the Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Far North by Marcel Theroux.

All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats.  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 meeting, bringing their own copy.

To register, click on the blue button below, call 905 668-6531, ex.2010.

The Fiction Book Club at Central Library meets on the second Wednesday of each month, from September to June, at 2:00 p.m.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the main floor information desk of the Central Library.

Location:  Fireplace - main floor.

Judy Oxenham 905 668-6531,x2010 joxenham@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please join us as we travel the world through film, book display and taste-no passport required!

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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The session begins Wednesday, September 14 and continues until Wednesday, December 14.

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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels at the fireplace.

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday December 15, 2016
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Construction Zone: Learn, Build & Solve at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn, Build & Solve

This interactive program will explore strategies that promote children's learning with blocks, buildings, and books. Letter Construction, Building Block Blueprints, Duplo Speller Bricks and Block Graphs, and more will spark your child's imagination and creative problem solving abilities.

Caregivers and their children 3 - 5 years of age are welcome!

This program is presented in partnership with Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years.

This program runs for 3 weeks.

Registration begins on Tuesday, November 1 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Book Club at Rossland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This month's selection for the Rossland Book Club is Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn.  All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). 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 meeting. 

Registration begins on Monday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m. To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-668-1886 or visit the branch.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the Rossland Branch.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Big Screen Film Club at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of Nerve, based on the novel of the same title by author, Jeanne Ryan.

“A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers." ~IMDb

Read the book, then join us for the film. Discussion will be held afterwards. 
This film is Rated 14A by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime 1hr 38 mins

Closed caption will be available.

Registration begins on Tuesday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their English conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more!

This is a free drop-in program, held every week.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org

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Page Turners at Central - Full
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Page Turners is a book club for grades 6, 7 & 8. This is a book club for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and participate in a book-related activity. We offer a Fall session and a Winter session.

Fall session: Members must be available the third Thursday of September, October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the third Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday December 16, 2016
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Central Library's Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on Friday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required for this program.

 

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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in this fun, interactive, drop-in program.

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

***Please note that for child under the age of 10 years, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library as per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday After School Drop-in Block Party
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Friday After School LEGO Club will statt up and run for 6 weeks beginning November 11th to December 16th.

This 6 week session is for Children in grades 2 to 4 from 4:15 to 5:15 in the Children's Program Room.  Just bring your imagination and create some fun.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Wednesday December 21, 2016
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

***Please note there will be no meeting for next week on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016.***

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

***Please note there will be no activity scheduled for next week on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016.***

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Thursday December 29, 2016
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Teens Make Stuff at Central
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens make stuff monthly at the library! Teens in grades 7-12 will meet on the third Thursday of each month to make something. Bring your creativity! All other supplies will be provided. 

Registration is required.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Wednesday January 4, 2017
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

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Wednesday January 11, 2017
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

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Thursday January 12, 2017
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Book Pirates at Central - Full
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Book Pirates is a book club for grades 4 & 5. This is a book club for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and participate in a book-related activity. There will be a Fall session and a Winter session.

Fall session: Members must be available the first Thursday of October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept.10 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the first Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday January 18, 2017
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

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Thursday January 19, 2017
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Page Turners at Central - Full
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Page Turners is a book club for grades 6, 7 & 8. This is a book club for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and participate in a book-related activity. We offer a Fall session and a Winter session.

Fall session: Members must be available the third Thursday of September, October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the third Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday January 25, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please join us as we travel the world through film, book display and taste-no passport required!

Betsy Brousseau
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

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Wednesday February 1, 2017
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

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Saturday February 4, 2017
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How to Start a Community Garden with DIG @ Central Library
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Durham Integrated Growers for a Sustainable Community.

This program is designed to provide information on all elements of starting a community garden. It includes an introduction to:

  • Asset Based Community Development
  • Acquiring a Site
  • Site Design
  • Resources
  • Project Funding
  • Creating the Organization

This is an opporunity to get all your questions answered and everyone is welcome! Visit www.durhamdigs.ca to learn more about us.

Refreshments/light snack provided. Registration is required and space is limited.

To register, please press the blue button below. You can also call or email Ask Reference, contact info below.

 

AskReference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday February 8, 2017
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Wednesday February 15, 2017
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Wednesday February 22, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please join us as we travel the world through film, book display and taste-no passport required!

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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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After School Drop-in for Teens at Central
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Wednesday March 29, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Betsy Brousseau
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Wednesday April 26, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Betsy Brousseau
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Wednesday May 31, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Betsy Brousseau
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Betsy Brousseau
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Betsy Brousseau
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Wednesday August 30, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Betsy Brousseau
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Wednesday September 27, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Betsy Brousseau
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Wednesday October 25, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Betsy Brousseau
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Wednesday November 29, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Betsy Brousseau
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Wednesday December 27, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Betsy Brousseau
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