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September Exhibits
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Drop by and visit any or all of the exhibits on display this month at the library!

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case - Hasty Notes in support of Local Libraries

Art Rail (second floor) - Oil and Acrylic paintings by Maria Abulnar

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) - The Canoe Diaries
 
Brooklin Branch
 
Fall programs at the Whitby Public Library
 
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Tuesday September 25, 2018
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for threes and fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 16. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The child must be the required age before the program starts.

Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one English storytime.

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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 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. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with some of the activities.

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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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Art Program with the Alzheimer Society at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Individuals living with dementia and their care partner are invited to attend a fine art program hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region. For more information, or to register please call the Recreation Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region at 905-576-2567 ext. 5259 or email: recreation@alzheimerdurham.com.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Teen Advisory Group at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Whitby Public Library is looking for members for its Teen Advisory Group (TAG). As a TAG member, you will be able to have a say about what goes on at your library, assist with special events and programs, develop leadership skills, and earn community service hours. 

Interested youth in grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. The Brooklin TAG meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

If you have any questions, please contact teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca.

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The Sandwich Generation at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you sandwiched between caring for aging parents and your own children? Join Morgan Denby from Durham Region, Social Services Department as we discuss such issues as: role reversal, maintaining elder independence, and the guilt factor for the caregiver.

This program is for adults.

 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday September 26, 2018
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and infants up to 3 years of age can come for a story and stay to play with new friends!

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning September 12.

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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Babies, Movement and Music at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 12th until October 16th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Infant and Toddler Sleep Seminar at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Will your child only fall asleep with a bottle or while nursing? Do they wake numerous times at night? Are all of you exhausted? Time for sleep!
Holly Jefferd, Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant, will be dispensing tips and advice on how to get your baby into a healthy sleep routine. Sleep is on the way!

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.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointment at Rossland
2:00 PM - 3:00 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
- Learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies
- Learn how to use our online research tools
 
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.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!

Betsy Brousseau
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M. It! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, Setpember 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Teen Cafe at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library's Teen Café is a safe space where youth in grades 7 to 12 can hang out, create, play and do homework. Snacks will be provided. This program is hosted by the Central Library’s Teen Advisory Group. No registration required, just drop in.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

(Please note there is no session on October 31).

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
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 in grade 7 or older 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.ca
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Thursday September 27, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Babies, Movement and Music provides a playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes for infants from birth to 18 months of age with their caregivers.

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration is not required.

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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting.

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th to October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

This program is for children 3-4 years of age.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 

It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The child must be the required age before the program starts.

Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one storytime. 

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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th until October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Teen Advisory Group at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Whitby Public Library is looking for members for its Teen Advisory Group (TAG). As a TAG member, you will be able to have a say about what goes on at your library, assist with special events and programs, develop leadership skills, and earn community service hours. 

Interested youth in grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. The Rossland TAG meets on the fourth Thursday of every month. If you have any questions, please contact teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.  

Maria Abogado at CDCD 905-686-2661 ext.109 mabogado@cdcd.org
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Discover Whitby's Architectural Heritage at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image of the Whitby Carnegie Library from 1914.

Join us for a dynamic visual presentation of Whitby's architectural heritage. Explore our town with architect Vincent Santamaura, member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals. We'll delve into the different style elements of commercial and residential architecture by examining archival and current photographs. 

Contest Coming Soon!
Kick off Culture Days in Ontario and use your newly acquired knowledge to enter our contest to identify Whitby's architecture. Contest details and forms will be available the week of September 24 at our contest websiteProgram attendance is not required to enter the contest.

 

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Evening Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month’s selection is S.J. Watson’s incredible debut novel Before I Go To Sleep.  Library Journal describes the novel as “A captivating and highly suspenseful read, populated with believable characters who lead the reader through a taut, well-constructed plot.”

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the Children's Program Room.

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

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Friday September 28, 2018
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Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Together, families listen to stories and sing songs in a playful environment.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.

This is a drop-in program for all ages. No registration required. 

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

Using Duplo bricks, children (ages 2-5) and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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DCLS: Aches and Pain: What is your body telling you? at Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us monthly for the Durham College Lecture Series with a faculty member who is an expert in their field. Image Durham College logo.

In September, Dr. Nadine M. Ellul presents, “Aches and Pain: What is your body telling you”? Pain is a common human experience that can be difficult to understand.  Is pain in the shoulder coming from the shoulder? Is a headache really a headache? Is sciatica a low back problem? This session will explore how pain occurs and provide a simple guide on common, unusual, and unexpected sources.  Various treatment options will be discussed.

This program is intended for adults and registration is required. Please see contact information and registration below.

Ask Reference 905-668-6531ext 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 1 (Grades 1-3) Registration is Required.

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

This Week: Build it Up!

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Saturday September 29, 2018
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Reading Buddies Registration at Brooklin
9:00 AM

Online registration begins today for the fall session of Reading Buddies. Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness. The fall session runs from October 11, 2018 until November 29, 2018.

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Reading Buddies Registration at Central
9:00 AM

Online registration begins today for the fall session of Reading Buddies. Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness. The fall session runs from October 9/10, 2018 until November 27/28, 2018.

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

Central 905 668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture
9:00 AM

Online registration for French Reading buddies begins today. This program is 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.

The Fall session runs from October 11th until November 29th, 2018.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A 4:00-4:40pm and Session B 4:50-5:30pm.  Please click on Session A or Session B to select the time you prefer. You may only register your child for one session.

Central 905-668-6531 x 2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 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.ca
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Build a Scarecrow at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Come celebrate Culture Days with us!

Using newspaper, fabric and craft supplies, children (Grades 3-6) will build a little scarecrow to take home with them!

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.ca
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Monday October 1, 2018 - Wednesday October 31, 2018
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October Exhibits
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Drop by and visit any or all of the exhibits on display this month at the library!

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case - Forever Young Impressions http://foreveryoungimpressions.com/

Art Rail (second floor) - Cindy Xiang - Chinese Brushworks http://www.chinesepainting.ca/index.html

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) - The Canoe Diaries
 
Brooklin Branch
 
Whitby Comic Arts Festival (WHITCAF) http://www.whitbylibrary.ca/whitcaf
 
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Monday October 1, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 22. There is no session on Monday, October 8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday closure.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The child must be the required age before the program starts.

Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one English storytime. 

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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide  free1 to1 help with resumes, cover letters, and interviews. You'll also learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 10:00-12:00 p.m. for assistance.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week! Or you can call to make an appointment at another time: 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Mallory D. 905-668-6531 x. 2007 mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engagin familiar setting.

This program is for children 19-35 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

** Due to the Holiday Closure, there will be no Toddler Time on Monday, October 8.**

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

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. begining September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 22. There is no session on Monday, October 8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday closure.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The child must be the required age before the program starts.

Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one storytime. 

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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
2:30 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.ca
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, youth on the Autism spectrum are paired with a peer volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. To participate or volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905–420–0388, Ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

Mallory D. 9056686531 mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Family Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to French stories (with a dash of English too!) and sing songs together in a playful environment.

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

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

Radium Girls cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Radium Girls by Kate Moore.

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 2, 2018
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for threes and fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 16. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The child must be the required age before the program starts.

Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one English storytime.

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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 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. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with some of the activities.

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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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Art Program with the Alzheimer Society at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Individuals living with dementia and their care partner are invited to attend a fine art program hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region. For more information, or to register please call the Recreation Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region at 905-576-2567 ext. 5259 or email: recreation@alzheimerdurham.com.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and infants up to 3 years of age can come for a story and stay to play with new friends!

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning September 12.

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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Babies, Movement and Music at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 12th until October 16th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M. It! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, Setpember 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Comic Creator at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have you ever dreamed of starring in your own comic strip? Using an iPad and an app, we will do just that!

This program is for children in grades 4-6.

Registration is required; space is limited.

 

Barb Wilson bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Teens Cafe at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library's Teen Café is a safe space where youth in grades 7 to 12 can hang out, create, play and do homework. Snacks will be provided. This program is hosted by the Central Library’s Teen Advisory Group. No registration required, just drop in.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

(Please note there is no session on October 31).

Registration is not required for this program.

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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 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.ca
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Babies, Movement and Music provides a playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes for infants from birth to 18 months of age with their caregivers.

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration is not required.

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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide  free1 to1 help with resumes, cover letters, and interviews. You'll also learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 9:30-12:00 p.m. for assistance.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week! Or you can call to make an appointment at another time: 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Mallory D. 905-668-6531 x. 2007 mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic is hosted by the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program in partnership with the Whitby Public Library. If your child is under three months of age and has not had a hearing screening, please book one online or call 1-888-703-5437 x4 to speak to the booking clerk.

To learn more about the Infant Hearing Program, visit the website at www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca/hearing.

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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting.

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th to October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

This program is for children 3-4 years of age.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 

It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The child must be the required age before the program starts.

Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one storytime. 

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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th until October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointment at Rossland
6:30 PM - 7:30 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 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
- Learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies
- Learn how to use our online research tools
 
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.ca
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Creative Writing Workshop at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Have fun writing stories, poems and songs, while making new friends. Create animal tales, complete the mystery or learn to journal. Led by Coletee Brown, a local writer and retired teacher.

Children (Grades 3-6) are welcome to attend.

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.ca
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.  

Maria Abogado at CDCD 905-686-2661 ext.109 mabogado@cdcd.org
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Book Pirates at Central
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.

Fall session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6 and Jan. 10. The signup for this session is online, beginning on Saturday September 8 at 9:00 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Free Film Night: Lost in Paris at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Hidden gem/Comedy. Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's signature whimsical style, and stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical French vagabond.

When Fiona's orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her elderly Aunt Martha who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared.

In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom, the affable, but annoying tramp won't leave her alone. Watch the trailer now.

Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board. Closed captions. Snacks welcome. Please register online or by contacting any branch.

AskReference 905-668-6531 ext2020 email askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Friday October 5, 2018
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Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Together, families listen to stories and sing songs in a playful environment.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.

This is a drop-in program for all ages. No registration required. 

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

Using Duplo bricks, children (ages 2-5) and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 1 (Grades 1-3) Registration is Required.

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

This Week: Reduce, Reuse, Create!

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M It Fridays at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-3

On the first and third Friday of each month, come and enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. 

During this S.T.E.A.M program, use your imagination to create, code and play during a fun hour with the Ozobots! The Ozobot is a tiny robot that you can control by colour coding with simple lines and colour combinations.

This is a registered program for children in grades 1-3. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Saturday October 6, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 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.ca
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for threes and fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 16. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The child must be the required age before the program starts.

Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one English storytime.

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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The Underground Girls of Kabul cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg.

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
2:00 PM - 3:00 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. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with some of the activities.

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Learning Disabilities Association Information Table
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Learning Disabilities Association of Durham Region will be on hand to answer any questions and point you towards resources that will be of help if you or your child have a learning disability. 

Mallory D.
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English 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 high school volunteer.

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Sue Phelps 905 668-6531 x 2010 sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
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Art Program with the Alzheimer Society at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Individuals living with dementia and their care partner are invited to attend a fine art program hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region. For more information, or to register please call the Recreation Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region at 905-576-2567 ext. 5259 or email: recreation@alzheimerdurham.com.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday October 10, 2018
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and infants up to 3 years of age can come for a story and stay to play with new friends!

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning September 12.

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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Babies, Movement and Music at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 12th until October 16th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

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

This month’s selection is the bestselling novel, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. In reference to the author, the New York Times states that “Mr. Kwan knows how to deliver guilty pleasures. He keeps the repartee nicely outrageous, the excess wretched and the details wickedly delectable.”

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. This month we will be meeting in front of the First Floor Fireplace.

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

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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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Learning Disabilities Association Information Table
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Learning Disabilities Association of Durham Region will be on hand to answer any questions and point you towards resources that will be of help if you or your child have a learning disability. 

Mallory D.
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M. It! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, Setpember 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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English 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 high school volunteer.

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Teen Advisory Group at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Special Event: Author Visit with Kristen Ciccarelli

Grades 7-12

Our friend Kristen Ciccarelli is back! Kristen will be taking over this week’s TAG meeting to share her writing journey, discuss her writing process and introduce us to the characters in her new book The Caged Queen (a companion to last year’s bestseller The Last Namsara). All youth in grades 7 to 12 are welcome to attend this event. Register online to receive an email reminder, or just drop in. Snacks will be provided.

Please note: our regular TAG meetings will resume on Wednesday, November 14th.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

(Please note there is no session on October 31).

Registration is not required for this program.

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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 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.ca
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday October 11, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Babies, Movement and Music provides a playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes for infants from birth to 18 months of age with their caregivers.

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration is not required.

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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting.

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th to October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

This program is for children 3-4 years of age.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 

It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The child must be the required age before the program starts.

Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one storytime. 

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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th until October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Learning Disabilities Association Information Table
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Learning Disabilities Association of Durham Region will be on hand to answer any questions and point you towards resources that will be of help if you or your child have a learning disability. 

Mallory D.
Central Library
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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. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Linda Sellors 905-668-6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 11, 2018 and ending November 29, 2018.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 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.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 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. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

 

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

Linda Sellors 905-668-6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.  

Maria Abogado at CDCD 905-686-2661 ext.109 mabogado@cdcd.org
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
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 in grade 7 or older and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Appy Hour - Pinterest and Instagram at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Share and discuss a selection of apps for your phone or tablet. Bring your own device as we explore an exciting new topic every month!

This month is Pinterest and Instagram: Find and save recipes, home ideas, style inspiration and more. Learn how to share photos and follow interests.

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.ca
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Friday October 12, 2018
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Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Together, families listen to stories and sing songs in a playful environment.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.

This is a drop-in program for all ages. No registration required. 

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

Using Duplo bricks, children (ages 2-5) and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 1 (Grades 1-3) Registration is Required.

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

This Week: Money Matters!

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Saturday October 13, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
9:30 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.ca
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Library Scavenger Hunt at Central
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Come in and use your scavenging skills to find all our hidden clues!

Completed scavenger hunts will be entered into a draw to win a prize pack! Pick up your Scavenger Hunt at the Main Floor Information Desk.

This activity will be availble During Ontario Public Libraries Week (October 14 - 20)

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday October 15, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 22. There is no session on Monday, October 8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday closure.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The child must be the required age before the program starts.

Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one English storytime. 

 

 

 

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

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engagin familiar setting.

This program is for children 19-35 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

** Due to the Holiday Closure, there will be no Toddler Time on Monday, October 8.**

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

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. begining September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 22. There is no session on Monday, October 8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday closure.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The child must be the required age before the program starts.

Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one storytime. 

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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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.ca
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide  free1 to1 help with resumes, cover letters, and interviews. You'll also learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 3:00-6:00 p.m. for assistance.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week! Or you can call to make an appointment at another time: 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Mallory D. 905-668-6531 x. 2007 mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, youth on the Autism spectrum are paired with a peer volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. To participate or volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905–420–0388, Ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

Mallory D. 9056686531 mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Slime Party at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Help us celebrate Ontario Public Library Week!

We'll have different recipes so you can make your own slime, lots of cool things to add to it, and a decorating table for your slime container!

Children (Grades 2+) are welcome!

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

Families listen to French stories (with a dash of English too!) and sing songs together in a playful environment.

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

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Brooklin Branch Book Club at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month's Brooklin Book Club selection is Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). Dark MatterIf 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 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.ca
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Appy Hour - Photo Apps at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Photo Apps

Let's make taking pictures a breeze with our hand-picked selection of photo apps. From taking photos to editing and organizing them, we have you covered!

Reference Department 905 668-6531 Ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for threes and fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 16. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The child must be the required age before the program starts.

Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one English storytime.

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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Eyes Forward Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join CNIB Ambassado Sharon Johnston on he 3rd Tuesday of each month.  THis program is for individuals 55 years plus with vision loss.

Please register by emailing Sharon at mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 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. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with some of the activities.

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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English 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 high school volunteer.

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Sue Phelps 905 668-6531 x 2010 sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
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Art Program with the Alzheimer Society at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Individuals living with dementia and their care partner are invited to attend a fine art program hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region. For more information, or to register please call the Recreation Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region at 905-576-2567 ext. 5259 or email: recreation@alzheimerdurham.com.

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Pop-Up Makerspace at Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Children of all ages and their caregiver

Drop in for an hour of fun STEAM related activites. Children will have the opportunity to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities with their parent(s) or caregiver. Different activities will be available each month. This program is hosted by the Central Library's Teen Advisory Group.

No registration required, just drop in.

Please note: This is a family program, adults are required to stay with their children during the program.

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Healing Hands Reflexology Workshop at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Explore the basic holistic healing art of hand reflexology through this interactive program with a Registered Reflexology Practitioner. Easy techniques will be demonstrated to help relax your body and mind and promote simple self-treatment. Discover which reflexology points on the hands map to other body parts, organs and hormone glands. Learn the finger techniques to stimulate these reflexes to promote better health.

This program is for adults.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and infants up to 3 years of age can come for a story and stay to play with new friends!

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning September 12.

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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Babies, Movement and Music at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 12th until October 16th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointment at Rossland
2:00 PM - 3:00 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
- Learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies
- Learn how to use our online research tools
 
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.ca
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

A Thousand ConsolationsThis month's Rossland Book Club selection is A Thousand Consolations by Julie Roorda. 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 is required:
To Register click the blue button below
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Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M. It! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, Setpember 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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English 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 high school volunteer.

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Meet Melville the MakerBot Replicator 2.0
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn about how the 3D printer works, see it in action and ask all of your questions!

We’ll also be using tablets to see where 3D object designs come from.

 

Grades JK-6

Registration is required.

Erin Wilson 905-668-6351 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Teen Cafe at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library's Teen Café is a safe space where youth in grades 7 to 12 can hang out, create, play and do homework. Snacks will be provided. This program is hosted by the Central Library’s Teen Advisory Group. No registration required, just drop in.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

(Please note there is no session on October 31).

Registration is not required for this program.

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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 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.ca
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Creative Canvas at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Celebrate Onatrio Public Library Week with us and try your hand with a paintbrush and create something uniquely yours to take home. Please dress for painting with acrylics.
Adults 18+.

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.ca
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
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 in grade 7 or older and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

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

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Babies, Movement and Music provides a playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes for infants from birth to 18 months of age with their caregivers.

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration is not required.

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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic is hosted by the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program in partnership with the Whitby Public Library. If your child is under three months of age and has not had a hearing screening, please book one online or call 1-888-703-5437 x4 to speak to the booking clerk.

To learn more about the Infant Hearing Program, visit the website at www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca/hearing.

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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting.

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th to October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

This program is for children 3-4 years of age.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 

It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The child must be the required age before the program starts.

Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one storytime. 

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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th until October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.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. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

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

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 11, 2018 and ending November 29, 2018.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 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. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

 

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

Linda Sellors 905-668-6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
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The Coding Petting Zoo at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Play with our electronic pets! Ozobot, Sphero, Code-a-pillar, Lego WeDo and Squishy Circuits. Explore basic programming and coding with a variety of small robots.

This is a drop-in program. No registration required. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with the activities. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.  

Maria Abogado at CDCD 905-686-2661 ext.109 mabogado@cdcd.org
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Big Screen Film Club: Book Club at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Book Club tells of four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading Fifty Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTc0MDY2MDI3Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjU2MzIyNTM@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_.jpg

This film is rated PG.
Closed captions.

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.ca
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Richard Pyves Author Visit: Courage, Sacrifice and Betrayal at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Author Talk: Courage, Sacrifice and Betrayal: The Story of the Victoria Rifles of Canada by Richard R. Pyves

A microcosm of the countless sad, heroic and everyday experiences of Canadian front line battalions that fought in WWI.The 60th Battalion was only one of four Canadian battalions with front line experience, which was disbanded before war’s end in April 1917 due to politics and regional rivalries amongst the Canadian provinces.

• Detailed account of the day-to-day operations of the Victoria Rifles of Canada, 60th Battalion, in the First World War
• Includes the lives of the battalion’s many soldiers including the author’s grandfather Sergeant Edward Lewis Pyves (Military Medal), future Group of Seven artist A.Y. Jackson, and Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick de Long Gascoigne
• Battalion engagements include the Ypres Salient at Sanctuary Wood and Hill 60 and in the Somme at Zollern Graben and Regina trenches as well as at Thelus, Vimy Ridge, Petit Vimy and la Chaudiere
• Includes 86 personal recollections and letters and over 200 photos of individual 60th Battalion soldiers
• Appendix contains over 30,000 facts about 2,776 soldiers

This is the second book by Richard R. Pyves. His first is Night Madness – A Rear Gunner’s Story of Love, Courage and Hope in WWII. Richard is an avid historian and genealogist. He grew up in Montreal and is a graduate of McGill University and Concordia University. He now lives in Pickering, Ontario.

Richard's books will be for sale at the event; $30 for Courage, Sacrifice and Betrayal, $20 for Night Madness or $40 for both books purchased together. Payment by cash or cheque only. 

Ask Reference 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

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Page Turners at Central
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.

Fall session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Sept. 20,  Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20 and Jan. 17. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, September 8 at 9:00 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Friday October 19, 2018
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Superhero Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A special superhero themed story, song and much more! Come dressed as your favourite superhero!

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.

This is a drop-in program for all ages. No registration required. 

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

Using Duplo bricks, children (ages 2-5) and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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.ca
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S.T.E.A.M It Fridays at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 2-4

On the first and third Friday of each month, come and enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. 

During this S.T.E.A.M. program, learn how to control your own robot and make an obstacle course for it to complete. 

This is a registered program for children in grades 2-4. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Games Galore Fridays at Central
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Come hang out and play some board games! We have lots of games to choose from: work together to save the world with Pandemic, or fight for world domination with some old school Risk. We guarantee that our board games will have you not-bored-(games). All skill levels and all ages are welcome! 

Every third Friday of the month, 6:15-8:45pm

Registration is not required, just drop in!

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Saturday October 20, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 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.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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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Monday October 22, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 22. There is no session on Monday, October 8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday closure.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The child must be the required age before the program starts.

Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one English storytime. 

 

 

 

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

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. begining September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 22. There is no session on Monday, October 8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday closure.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The child must be the required age before the program starts.

Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one storytime. 

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P.A. Day! Imagination Station at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Let your artistic passion run wild. Create a one-of-a-kind craft to take home! Available while supplies last.

All ages with their caregiver are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, youth on the Autism spectrum are paired with a peer volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. To participate or volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905–420–0388, Ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

Mallory D. 9056686531 mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to French stories (with a dash of English too!) and sing songs together in a playful environment.

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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.ca
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Apps for Early Literacy at Central
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

For parents and preschoolers (ages 3-4) getting ready to read. We will explore the best apps, games, and activities to help your child with early literacy. Let's make learning about letters fun!

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

Julia Campbell 905-668-6531 x2036 juliacampbell@whitbylibrary.ca
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Rossland Branch
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide  free1 to1 help with resumes, cover letters, and interviews. You'll also learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 3:00-6:00 p.m. for assistance.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week! Or you can call to make an appointment at another time: 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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English 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 high school volunteer.

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Sue Phelps 905 668-6531 x 2010 sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
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Art Program with the Alzheimer Society at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Individuals living with dementia and their care partner are invited to attend a fine art program hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region. For more information, or to register please call the Recreation Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region at 905-576-2567 ext. 5259 or email: recreation@alzheimerdurham.com.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Teen Advisory Group at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Whitby Public Library is looking for members for its Teen Advisory Group (TAG). As a TAG member, you will be able to have a say about what goes on at your library, assist with special events and programs, develop leadership skills, and earn community service hours. 

Interested youth in grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. The Brooklin TAG meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

If you have any questions, please contact teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca.

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Spooky Circuits at Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Celebrate Halloween and learn about electricity and circuitry. Make spooky play dough objects that will light LEDs, drive motors, and make really loud buzzing sounds.

Children (Grades 1-3) are welcome!

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

Erin Wilson 905-668-6351 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
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Infant and Toddler Sleep Seminar at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Will your child only fall asleep with a bottle or while nursing? Do they wake numerous times at night? Are all of you exhausted? Time for sleep!
Holly Jefferd, Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant, will be dispensing tips and advice on how to get your baby into a healthy sleep routine. Sleep is on the way!

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointment at Rossland
2:00 PM - 3:00 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
- Learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies
- Learn how to use our online research tools
 
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.ca
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Spooky Circuits at Rossland Branch
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Grades 1-3

Celebrate Halloween and learn about electricity and circuitry. Make spooky play dough objects that will light LEDs, drive motors, and make really loud buzzing sounds. 

This is a registered program for children in grades 1-3. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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English 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 high school volunteer.

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library's Teen Café is a safe space where youth in grades 7 to 12 can hang out, create, play and do homework. Snacks will be provided. This program is hosted by the Central Library’s Teen Advisory Group. No registration required, just drop in.

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

During this Halloween themed program, families listen to stories and sing songs together.

(Please note there is no session on October 31).

This is a drop-in program for all ages. No registration required. 

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

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
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 in grade 7 or older 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.ca
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Thursday October 25, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes Halloween Special at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

How many bats fly in a barn? How many pumpkins sit on the fence? Let's count them as we enjoy fun, Halloween stories and songs! Costumes are welcome!

This program is for children ages 3-4.

Registration is required:
 

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes Halloween Special at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 3-4 

How many bats fly in a barn? How many pumpkins sit on the fence? Let’s count them as we enjoy fun Halloween stories and songs! Costumes are welcome! 

This is a registered program for children ages 3-4. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.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. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Linda Sellors 905-668-6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 11, 2018 and ending November 29, 2018.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Paper Bag Superhero Puppets at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades SK-2

Create your very own superhero puppet out of a paper bag. Bring your new puppet home and show off your puppetry skills!

This is a registered program for children in grades SK-2. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 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. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

 

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

Linda Sellors 905-668-6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
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Teen Advisory Group at Rossland
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Whitby Public Library is looking for members for its Teen Advisory Group (TAG). As a TAG member, you will be able to have a say about what goes on at your library, assist with special events and programs, develop leadership skills, and earn community service hours. 

Interested youth in grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. The Rossland TAG meets on the fourth Thursday of every month. If you have any questions, please contact teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Family S.T.E.M. Night - Adult Session at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Worried about the rapid pace of technology and what it means for you and your child’s future? We invite you to listen to Fayez Khan, MBA, P.Eng and expert mechatronics engineer, talk about the latest technology trends and how parents can prepare themselves and their children for a rapidly changing STEM future. Topics will include the rise of AI, robotics and career paths in science and technology.

If you have children too young to attend this session, still bring them with you! At the same time we will be running a S.T.E.M. program for children in grades 3-6.

Registration is required for adults and children attending each program.

To register Adults:
Click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

To register Children:
Click here.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Family S.T.E.M. Night - Children's Session at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Worried about the rapid pace of technology and what it means for you and your child’s future? We invite you to listen to Fayez Khan, MBA, P.Eng and expert mechatronics engineer, talk about the latest technology trends and how parents and their children can prepare for a rapidly changing future. Topics will include the rise of AI, robotics and career paths in science and technology.

If you have children too young to attend this session, bring them with you! At the same time we will be running a S.T.E.M. program for children in grades 3–6.

Registration is required for adults and children attending each program.

To register Children:
Click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

To register Adults:
Click here.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.  

Maria Abogado at CDCD 905-686-2661 ext.109 mabogado@cdcd.org
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Pysanka Snowflake Workshop at Central
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Image Pysanky eggs.Pysanky are Ukrainian eggs, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs, using a wax-resist batik method. Talented artists will teach you the technique to create beautiful snowflake designed eggs for you to take home as gifts or ornaments. All supplies will be provided. Please be aware that this workshop will require participants to use fine motor skills and an electric drawing tool. Adults 18+. Space is limited and registration is required. If you are unable to attend after registering, please cancel so others may attend.

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Evening Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This Month’s Selection is the critically acclaimed novel The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. The Globe and Mail describes the novel as “Crackling with wit and boasting an almost perfectly calibrated heartbreak-to-romance ratio” and that it “ Joins ranks with the best romantic comedies of our age.”

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the Children's Program Room.

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

Erin Wilson 905-668-6351 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Friday October 26, 2018
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Family Halloween Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Together families listen to stories and sing songs in this Halloween themed program.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Together families listen to stories and sing songs in this Halloween themed program.

This is a drop-in program for all ages. No registration required. 

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

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.

This is a drop-in program for all ages. No registration required. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Fireside Family Halloween Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

On this day our program will be a Halloween Special and storytime will be followed by Spooky Crafts...join us!

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

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

Using Duplo bricks, children (ages 2-5) and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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DCLS: An Introduction to Cannabis in Canada at Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Join us monthly for the Durham College Lecture Series with a faculty member who is an expert in their field.

In October, Debbie Johnston presents, “An Introduction to Cannabis in Canada”.

Legalized use of recreational cannabis in Canada begins October 17.  This timely “Cannabis 101” session will help develop a basic understanding of this complex plant and its new place in society.  We’ll discuss effects and what causes them, overview it’s history in Canada, learn the differences between medical and recreational use, examine how it is accessed in Ontario, scan employment opportunities, and touch on key social issues related to cannabis use. Come have your questions answered.

This program is intended for adults and registration is required. Please see contact information and registration below.

Ask Reference 905-668-6531ext 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 2 (Grades 4-6) Registration is Required.

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

This Week: It's Raining It's Pouring!

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Saturday October 27, 2018
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3D Design Skills at Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn the basics of popular free 3D design platforms tinkercad.com and Sculptris, and discuss other programs that can be used to create your own 3D design to print on the Library’s 3D printer.

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
9:30 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.ca
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Monday October 29, 2018
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Halloween Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

How many bats fly in a barn? How many pumpkins sit on the fence? Let’s count them as we enjoy fun, Halloween stories and songs at this special Halloween themed Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes. (Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Costumes are welcome!

For children aged three and four.

Registration for this program is required and begins Monday, October 15 at 9:30 a.m.

 

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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide  free1 to1 help with resumes, cover letters, and interviews. You'll also learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 12:00-4:00 p.m. for assistance.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week! Or you can call to make an appointment at another time: 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Mallory D. 905-668-6531 x. 2007 mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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.ca
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, youth on the Autism spectrum are paired with a peer volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. To participate or volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905–420–0388, Ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

Mallory D. 9056686531 mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to French stories (with a dash of English too!) and sing songs together in a playful environment.

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

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Spooky Circuits at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Celebrate Halloween and learn about electricity and circuitry. Make spooky play dough objects that will light LEDs, drive motors, and make really loud buzzing sounds.

Children (Grades 1-3) are welcome!

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.ca
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
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 in grade 7 or older 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.ca
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An Evening with Karma Brown at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image of book cover The Life Lucy Knew.Join us as best-selling author Karma Brown talks about her  latest novel, The Life Lucy Knew, about a woman who wakes from a coma to discover everything she believes to be true about her life, isn’t.

Brown’s debut novel, Come Away with Me, was a Globe and Mail Best 100 books of 2015 and her next two, The Choices We Make and In this Moment were both on the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star best seller lists.

The evening is hosted by author Susanna Kearsley, RITA award winner for her novel The Firebird.

Register online or by calling any branch. Books will be available for purchase through Blue Heron Books.

Central Library Monday, October 29, 7:00–8:30 p.m.

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Tuesday October 30, 2018
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English 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 high school volunteer.

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Sue Phelps 905 668-6531 x 2010 sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
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Spooktacular Halloween Party at Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Children in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 3

Children are invited to join us for an hour of Halloween, stories, games and crafts. Children are encouraged to wear costumes, as there will be a Halloween parade through the library at the end of the program.

Registration is required. Register online, or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

This program is hosted by the Central Library's Teen Advisory Group.

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Wednesday October 31, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointment at Rossland
2:00 PM - 3:00 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
- Learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies
- Learn how to use our online research tools
 
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.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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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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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English 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 high school volunteer.

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library's Teen Café is a safe space where youth in grades 7 to 12 can hang out, create, play and do homework. Snacks will be provided. This program is hosted by the Central Library’s Teen Advisory Group. No registration required, just drop in.

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

There is no Storytime this evening.  Please join us for a Halloween themed storytime on Wed. Oct. 24th.

 

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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 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.ca
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday November 1, 2018
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic is hosted by the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program in partnership with the Whitby Public Library. If your child is under three months of age and has not had a hearing screening, please book one online or call 1-888-703-5437 x4 to speak to the booking clerk.

To learn more about the Infant Hearing Program, visit the website at www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca/hearing.

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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. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Linda Sellors 905-668-6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 11, 2018 and ending November 29, 2018.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Art is What You Make It!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come and create something amazing! You don’t have to be an artist, you just have to use your imagination and make something fun! All the finished art will be displayed on our art wall upstairs.

Grades 3-6. Registration is Required.

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 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. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

 

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

Linda Sellors 905-668-6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.  

Maria Abogado at CDCD 905-686-2661 ext.109 mabogado@cdcd.org
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Free Film Night: Chappaquiddick at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Based on historical events, this suspenseful thriller examines the infamous 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned after Senator Ted Image of Chappaquiddick film cover. Kennedy drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, and the moral and legal complexities that play out over the following week. Watch the trailer now.

Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board. Closed captions. Snacks welcome.

Please register online or by contacting any branch.

 

AskReference 905-668-6531 ext2020 email askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Friday November 2, 2018
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Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Together, families listen to stories and sing songs in a playful environment.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.

This is a drop-in program for all ages. No registration required. 

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

Using Duplo bricks, children (ages 2-5) and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 2 (Grades 4-6) Registration is Required.

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

This Week: Robot Takeover!

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. It Fridays at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-3

On the first and third Friday of each month, come and enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. 

During this Super S.T.E.A.M program, children will get to create a STORM rain cloud in a jar! 

This is a registered program for children in grades 1-3. 

To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Saturday November 3, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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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Superhero Families at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Calling all Super Families! We need your help to save the world from wrongdoers. Come dressed as your favourite superhero and give our green screen a little super kapow!

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday November 5, 2018
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engagin familiar setting.

This program is for children 19-35 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, youth on the Autism spectrum are paired with a peer volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. To participate or volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905–420–0388, Ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

Mallory D. 9056686531 mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to French stories (with a dash of English too!) and sing songs together in a playful environment.

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

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Evening Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hillbilly Elegy cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

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 November 6, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 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. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with some of the activities.

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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English 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 high school volunteer.

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Sue Phelps 905 668-6531 x 2010 sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
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Creative Writing Workshop at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Have fun writing stories, poems and songs, while making new friends. Create animal tales, complete the mystery or learn to journal. Led by Coletee Brown, a local writer and retired teacher.

Children (Grades 3-6) are welcome to attend.

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.ca
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Wednesday November 7, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 7th until December 12th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M. It! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

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.ca
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English 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 high school volunteer.

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
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 in grade 7 or older 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.ca
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting.

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th to December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

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.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th until December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.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. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Linda Sellors 905-668-6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 11, 2018 and ending November 29, 2018.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 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. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

 

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

Linda Sellors 905-668-6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.  

Maria Abogado at CDCD 905-686-2661 ext.109 mabogado@cdcd.org
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Family S.T.E.M. Night - Adult Session at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Worried about the rapid pace of technology and what it means for you and your child’s future? We invite you to listen to Fayez Khan, MBA, P.Eng and expert mechatronics engineer, talk about the latest technology trends and how parents can prepare themselves and their children for a rapidly changing STEM future. Topics will include the rise of AI, robotics and career paths in science and technology.

If you have children too young to attend this session, still bring them with you! At the same time we will be running a S.T.E.M. program for children in grades 3-6.

Registration is required for adults and children attending each program.

To register Adults:
Click the blue button below
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Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

To register Children:
Click here.

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Family S.T.E.M. Night - Children's Session at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

While parents are away, the children will play!

While parents discuss the latest technology trends and how they can prepare for a rapidly changing future, their children in grades 3–6 can attend a S.T.E.M. program. Registration is required for adults and children attending each program

Grades 3–6.

Registration is required for adults and children attending each program.

To register Children:
Click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

To register Adults:
Click here.

Ask CAF 905-668-6531 ext2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

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Appy Hour - Writing and Research apps at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we share and discuss a selection of apps for your phone or tablet. Bring your own device as we explore an exciting new topic every month!

November is National Novel Writing Month. Learn new apps to assist you in researching and writing your bestselling novel.

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.ca
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Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Together, families listen to stories and sing songs in a playful environment.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.

This is a drop-in program for all ages. No registration required. 

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

Using Duplo bricks, children (ages 2-5) and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 2 (Grades 4-6) Registration is Required.

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

This Week: London Bridge is Falling Down!

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday November 12, 2018
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engagin familiar setting.

This program is for children 19-35 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, youth on the Autism spectrum are paired with a peer volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. To participate or volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905–420–0388, Ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

Mallory D. 9056686531 mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to French stories (with a dash of English too!) and sing songs together in a playful environment.

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

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Appy Hour - Cooking Apps at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we share and discuss a selection of apps for your phone or tablet. Bring your own device as we explore an exciting new topic every month!

Cooking apps

So, you're no wizard in the kitchen. Don't worry, there's an app for that! Let’s learn about some of the best apps for learning how to cook that will turn you into the next top chef.

 

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Tuesday November 13, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The Devil's Cinema cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Devil's Cinema by Steve Lillebuen

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
2:00 PM - 3:00 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. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with some of the activities.

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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English 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 high school volunteer.

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Sue Phelps 905 668-6531 x 2010 sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
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Teen Mental Health Forum at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

What does teen mental health look like? Become informed and aware. Join our panel of experts and have all of your questions answered. 

This program is for teens and parents. 

This is a registered program. To register click the blue register or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1885 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
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 in grade 7 or older 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.ca
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Wednesday November 14, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 7th until December 12th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

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

This month’s selection is Louise Penny’s very first Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novel, Still Life. Kirkus reviews states, “Cerebral, wise and compassionate, Gamache is destined for stardom. Don’t miss this stellar debut.”

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. This month we will be meeting in front of the First Floor Fireplace.

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

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M. It! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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English 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 high school volunteer.

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday November 15, 2018
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic is hosted by the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program in partnership with the Whitby Public Library. If your child is under three months of age and has not had a hearing screening, please book one online or call 1-888-703-5437 x4 to speak to the booking clerk.

To learn more about the Infant Hearing Program, visit the website at www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca/hearing.

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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting.

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th to December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th until December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.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. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Linda Sellors 905-668-6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 11, 2018 and ending November 29, 2018.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 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. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

 

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

Linda Sellors 905-668-6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.  

Maria Abogado at CDCD 905-686-2661 ext.109 mabogado@cdcd.org
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Big Screen Film Club: Leave No Trace at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Leave No Trace. Based on the novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock. A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban parkBen Foster and Thomasin McKenzie in Leave No Trace (2018) in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

This film is rated PG.
Closed captions.

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.ca
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Page Turners at Central
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.

Fall session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Sept. 20,  Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20 and Jan. 17. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, September 8 at 9:00 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Friday November 16, 2018
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Special Storytime with Molly the Dalamatian and Terry at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Back by popular demand, Molly and Fire Education Officer Terry will be hosting a special storytime, while teaching us about fire safety. Join us during our regular drop in family storytime program for a special P.A. Day twist!

All ages are welcome!

Rergistration is not required.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.

This is a drop-in program for all ages. No registration required. 

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

Using Duplo bricks, children (ages 2-5) and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Superhero Party and Craft at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Are you faster than a speeding bullet? Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Or can you move things with your mind? Come dressed as your favourite super hero and unleash your super powers while you make a super craft!

Children in JK-Grade 2 are invited!

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.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 2 (Grades 4-6) Registration is Required.

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

This Week: Reduce, Reuse, Create!

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. It Fridays at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 2-4

On the first and third Friday of each month, come and enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. 

During this S.T.E.A.M program, children will light up a room in a FLASH with squishy circuits. 

This is a registered program for children in grades 2-4. 

To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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WhitCAF Comic Book Exchange and Games Galore at Central
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Come kick-off tomorrow's Whitby Comic Arts Festival (WhitCAF) with a comic book exchange tonight! Participation is simple: bring a comic book, take a comic book! Bring your gently used comic books and graphic novels you've already enjoyed and trade them with comics brought by others. Swap old stories for new adventures!

Also, come hang out and play some board games! We have lots of games to choose from: work together to save the world with Pandemic, or fight for world domination with some old school Risk. We guarantee that our board games will have you not-bored-(games). All skill levels and all ages are welcome! 

On Saturday, November 17, back by popular demand, WhitCAF is returning to the Central Library.  Meet local authors and illustrators, take in a panel discussion, and find the latest comic books from our major partner, Comic Book Addiction. Show off your cosplay costume when local fandoms unite! Visit our webpage for more information on all things WhitCAF, running10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Registration is not required, just drop in!

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday November 19, 2018
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engagin familiar setting.

This program is for children 19-35 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, youth on the Autism spectrum are paired with a peer volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. To participate or volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905–420–0388, Ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

Mallory D. 9056686531 mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to French stories (with a dash of English too!) and sing songs together in a playful environment.

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

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Brooklin Branch Book Club at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month's Brooklin Book Club selection is The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). The Alice NetworkIf 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 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.ca
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

 

 

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Tuesday November 20, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Eyes Forward Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join CNIB Ambassado Sharon Johnston on he 3rd Tuesday of each month.  THis program is for individuals 55 years plus with vision loss.

Please register by emailing Sharon at mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 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. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with some of the activities.

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Safe Winter Driving at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn how to get ready for winter and stay safe on the road. Presented by the Ministry of Transportation.

This program is for adults.

This is a registered program. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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English 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 high school volunteer.

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Sue Phelps 905 668-6531 x 2010 sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
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3D Design Skills at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn the basics of popular free 3D design platforms tinkercad.com and Sculptris, and discuss other programs that can be used to create your own 3D design to print on the Library’s 3D printer.

 

Reference Department 905 668-6531 Ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday November 21, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 7th until December 12th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Infant and Toddler Sleep Seminar at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Will your child only fall asleep with a bottle or while nursing? Do they wake numerous times at night? Are all of you exhausted? Time for sleep!
Holly Jefferd, Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant, will be dispensing tips and advice on how to get your baby into a healthy sleep routine. Sleep is on the way!

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.ca
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Home for Unwanted GirlsThis month's Rossland Book Club selection is The Home for Unwated Girls by Joanna Goodman. 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 is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M. It! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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English 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 high school volunteer.

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Meet Melville the MakerBot Replicator 2
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn about how the 3D printer works, see it in action and ask all of your questions!

We’ll also be using tablets to see where 3D object designs come from.

 

Grades JK-6

Registration is required.

Erin Wilson 905-668-6351 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Diversity Forum: Mental Health and Culture at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Image of Hidden Pictures film cover.The Town of Whitby Ethno-cultural and Diversity Advisory Committee and the Whitby Public Library are hosting a documentary viewing and discussion on the impact that culture and diversity have on mental health.

Join us for a viewing of Hidden Pictures, the award-winning, first feature documentary on global mental health. Artistically crafted, with unforgettable characters, this powerful film will bring needed dialogue to a vastly neglected field. Watch the trailer now.

After the film, David Clarke, the Coordinator, Communications and Training at Durham Mental Health Services will facilitate a discussion about this important topic.

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askrefererence@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday November 22, 2018
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting.

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th to December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th until December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.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. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Linda Sellors 905-668-6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 11, 2018 and ending November 29, 2018.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 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. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

 

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

Linda Sellors 905-668-6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.  

Maria Abogado at CDCD 905-686-2661 ext.109 mabogado@cdcd.org
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Friday November 23, 2018
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Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Together, families listen to stories and sing songs in a playful environment.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.

This is a drop-in program for all ages. No registration required. 

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

Using Duplo bricks, children (ages 2-5) and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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DCLS: Memory - Abilities and Failings at Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the final Durham College Lecture Series this year, presented by a faculty member who is an expert in their field.

Dr. Lynne Kennette presents, “Memory - Abilities and Failings”. Image Durham College logo.

Human memory is a complex and important part of our life.  How does it work and how does it fail?  In this session, participants will learn the general workings of memory.  Then, to illustrate some of the complexities of this cognitive system, attendees will experience various psychological principles through experiments and demonstrations.

This program is intended for adults and registration is required. Please see contact information and registration below.

Ask Reference 905-668-6531ext 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 2 (Grades 4-6) Registration is Required.

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

This Week: Money Matters!

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Saturday November 24, 2018
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
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 in grade 7 or older 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.ca
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Monday November 26, 2018
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engagin familiar setting.

This program is for children 19-35 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, youth on the Autism spectrum are paired with a peer volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. To participate or volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905–420–0388, Ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

Mallory D. 9056686531 mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to French stories (with a dash of English too!) and sing songs together in a playful environment.

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

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Tuesday November 27, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 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. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with some of the activities.

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Teen Advisory Group at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Whitby Public Library is looking for members for its Teen Advisory Group (TAG). As a TAG member, you will be able to have a say about what goes on at your library, assist with special events and programs, develop leadership skills, and earn community service hours. 

Interested youth in grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. The Brooklin TAG meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

If you have any questions, please contact teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca.

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3D Printer Orientation at Central
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 in grade 7 or older 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.ca
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Wednesday November 28, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 7th until December 12th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.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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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M. It! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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English 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 high school volunteer.

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday November 29, 2018
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic is hosted by the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program in partnership with the Whitby Public Library. If your child is under three months of age and has not had a hearing screening, please book one online or call 1-888-703-5437 x4 to speak to the booking clerk.

To learn more about the Infant Hearing Program, visit the website at www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca/hearing.

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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting.

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th to December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th until December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.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. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Linda Sellors 905-668-6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 11, 2018 and ending November 29, 2018.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 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. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

 

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

Linda Sellors 905-668-6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.  

Maria Abogado at CDCD 905-686-2661 ext.109 mabogado@cdcd.org
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An Owl Whisperer presents: Exploring the Birds of Ontario at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image of Great Horned Owlette.Join professional photographer David T. Chapman for this exciting, educational and powerful visual presentation. You may remember David from his presentation here on storm chasing last December. 

If you enjoy birds, then this is the discussion for you! Examine everything from small backyard visitors to some of our largest birds like Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons. Discover rare visitors to our area like the Painted Bunting and Northern Hawk Owl through stunning images and videos. Watch an owl family grow up and leave the nest! Learn how you can enhance your own bird experiences.

Registration is required. Please use the registration button below or contact any branch

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Evening Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month’s selection is the bestselling novel, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. In reference to the author, the New York Times states that “Mr. Kwan knows how to deliver guilty pleasures. He keeps the repartee nicely outrageous, the excess wretched and the details wickedly delectable.”

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the Children's Program Room.

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

Erin Wilson 905-668-6351 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Friday November 30, 2018
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Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Together, families listen to stories and sing songs in a playful environment.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.

This is a drop-in program for all ages. No registration required. 

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

Using Duplo bricks, children (ages 2-5) and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
Rossland Branch
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Monday December 3, 2018
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engagin familiar setting.

This program is for children 19-35 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, youth on the Autism spectrum are paired with a peer volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. To participate or volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905–420–0388, Ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

Mallory D. 9056686531 mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 2
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to French stories (with a dash of English too!) and sing songs together in a playful environment.

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

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Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dead Wake cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Dead Wake by Erik Larson

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 Library
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Tuesday December 4, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 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. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with some of the activities.

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
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 in grade 7 or older 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.ca
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Wednesday December 5, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 7th until December 12th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M. It! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday December 6, 2018
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting.

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th to December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th until December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Joan Hunt as she demonstrates how to develop "mindfulness" in our busy lives. Through practice, you will learn to settle in the moment, awaken your senses and develop an awareness of breathing and body.

This program is for adults.

This is a registered program. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Elf on the Shelf Movie Night and Craft at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join us as we welcome back our Scout Elf, Larry. Hear the magical tale of shelf elves and stay for the movie, “An Elf’s Story”.  It is a delightful story of the McTuttle family and their young elf Chippey, who lost his Christmas Magic. Create an Elf of your own to take home and spread the Christmas Magic and holiday cheer!

Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome!

This film is Unrated by the Ontario Film Review Board. Closed captioned.

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.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.  

Maria Abogado at CDCD 905-686-2661 ext.109 mabogado@cdcd.org
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Free Film Night:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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AskReference 905-668-6531 ext2020 email askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Friday December 7, 2018
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Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Together, families listen to stories and sing songs in a playful environment.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

Central Library
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Drop-In Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.

This is a drop-in program for all ages. No registration required. 

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

Using Duplo bricks, children (ages 2-5) and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. It Fridays at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-3

On the first and third Friday of each month, come and enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. 

During this S.T.E.A.M program, children will practice money skills with cool math games. 

This is a registered program for children in grades 1-3. 

To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Saturday December 8, 2018
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3D Design Skills at Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn the basics of popular free 3D design platforms tinkercad.com and Sculptris, and discuss other programs that can be used to create your own 3D design to print on the Library’s 3D printer.

 

Reference Department 905 668-6531 Ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday December 10, 2018
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engagin familiar setting.

This program is for children 19-35 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, youth on the Autism spectrum are paired with a peer volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. To participate or volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905–420–0388, Ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

Mallory D. 9056686531 mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1A
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French Family Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to French stories (with a dash of English too!) and sing songs together in a playful environment.

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

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Brooklin Branch Book Club at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month's Brooklin Book Club selection is The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. The Last Policemanaudiobook). 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 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.ca
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Tuesday December 11, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Neither Here Nor There cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson.

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
2:00 PM - 3:00 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. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with some of the activities.

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Wednesday December 12, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 7th until December 12th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

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

This month’s selection is Dark Matter by award winning author Blake Crouch. The New York Times describes it as a book “You’ll gulp down in one afternoon, or more likely one night… Alternate-universe science fiction [and] a countdown thriller in which the hero must accomplish an impossible task to save his family. There’s always another door to open, and another page to turn.”

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm in the Children's Program Room.

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

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Devil's TeethThis month's Rossland Book Club selection is The Devil's Teeth by Susan Casey. 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 is required:
To Register click the blue button below
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Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M. It! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Grades 7-12

The Whitby Public Library is looking for members for its Teen Advisory Group (TAG). As a TAG member, you will be able to have a say about what goes on at your library, assist with special events and programs, develop leadership skills, and earn community service hours. 

Interested youth are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. TAG at the Central Library meets on the second Wednesday of every month. No registration required.

If you have any questions, please contact teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca or call the Children’s and Adult Fiction Department at 905 668-6531 Ext. 2010.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
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 in grade 7 or older and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

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Thursday December 13, 2018
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic is hosted by the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program in partnership with the Whitby Public Library. If your child is under three months of age and has not had a hearing screening, please book one online or call 1-888-703-5437 x4 to speak to the booking clerk.

To learn more about the Infant Hearing Program, visit the website at www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca/hearing.

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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting.

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th to December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th until December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Appy Hour - Health and Fitness apps at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we share and discuss a selection of apps for your phone or tablet. Bring your own device as we explore an exciting new topic every month!

2018 is almost over, your New Year's resolutions are long forgotten, BUT there is still time! Learn how to use your device to track the foods you eat, the calories you burn, and your health and fitness goals.

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.ca
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

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Friday December 14, 2018
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.

This is a drop-in program for all ages. No registration required. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Christmas Family Storytime Special
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring the whole family for Christmas stories and songs, followed by a holiday craft session.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

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

Using Duplo bricks, children (ages 2-5) and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday December 17, 2018
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, youth on the Autism spectrum are paired with a peer volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. To participate or volunteer, please contact Julie Cashin-Oster at 905–420–0388, Ext. 3 or julie@footprints4autism.org.

Mallory D. 9056686531 mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

 

 

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Tuesday December 18, 2018
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Eyes Forward Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join CNIB Ambassado Sharon Johnston on he 3rd Tuesday of each month.  THis program is for individuals 55 years plus with vision loss.

Please register by emailing Sharon at mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

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Wednesday December 19, 2018
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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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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Evening Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month’s selection is Louise Penny’s very first Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novel, Still Life. Kirkus reviews states that “Cerebral, wise and compassionate, Gamache is destined for stardom. Don’t miss this stellar debut.”

This month we will be meeting on Wednesday December 19 at 7 pm in the Children's Program Room.

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

Erin Wilson 905-668-6351 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Thursday December 20, 2018
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Big Screen Film Club: Papillon at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Papillon. Based on the novel by Henri Charrière. Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convictedPapillon (2017) counterfeiter, Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.

This film is rated 14A.
Closed captions.

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.ca
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

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Page Turners at Central
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.

Fall session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Sept. 20,  Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20 and Jan. 17. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, September 8 at 9:00 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Friday December 21, 2018
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Games Galore Fridays at Central
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Come hang out and play some board games! We have lots of games to choose from: work together to save the world with Pandemic, or fight for world domination with some old school Risk. We guarantee that our board games will have you not-bored-(games). All skill levels and all ages are welcome! 

Every third Friday of the month, 6:15-8:45pm

Registration is not required, just drop in!

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Thursday December 27, 2018
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic is hosted by the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program in partnership with the Whitby Public Library. If your child is under three months of age and has not had a hearing screening, please book one online or call 1-888-703-5437 x4 to speak to the booking clerk.

To learn more about the Infant Hearing Program, visit the website at www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca/hearing.

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Family Movie Matinee at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Count Dracula and all the gang are back in another awesome adventure, on the high seas! With everything going swimmingly on the cruise, what could possibly go wrong?

All ages are welcome!

This film is rated G. Closed captioned.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Friday December 28, 2018
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Family Movie Matinee at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Incredibles 2. The Incredible family is back! Elastigirl has a new job and the rest of the family is feeling less than incredible without her.

All ages are welcome!

This film is rated PG. Closed captioned.

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday December 31, 2018
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New Year's Eve Kickoff at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The countdown to midnight starts at the library. Come in and join us for some crafts, fun, and an apple juice toast as we celebrate the New Year early. For kids who might nor make it to midnight.

Children in Grades JK-3 are welcome!

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.ca
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Thursday January 3, 2019
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Frozen Fiesta at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Winter fun doesn't have to end after Christmas! All are welcome to join us at the library for some fun winter-themed crafts and activities with your friends and family. You don't want to miss out because our Frozen Fiesta will make winter your new favourite season.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

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Friday January 4, 2019
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Frozen Fiesta at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Winter fun doesn't have to end after Christmas! All are welcome to join us at the library for some fun winter-themed crafts and activities with your friends and family. You don't want to miss out because our Frozen Fiesta will make winter your new favourite season.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Chilly Creations at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to drop-in any time between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Drop in, get creative and make a craft or two. We’ll have assorted supplies and ideas for you to get crafty.

This is a drop-in program for all ages. No registration required.

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S.T.E.A.M. It Fridays at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-2

On the first and third Friday of each month, come and enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. . 

This is a registered program for children in grades 1-2. 

To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
Rossland Branch
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Wednesday January 9, 2019
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Afternoon Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This Month’s selection is the New York Times bestselling novel The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. Library Journal says, “This fast-paced story offers courageous heroines, villains you love to hate, and dramatic life-or-death stakes. A compelling blend of historical fiction, mystery, and women’s fiction, Quinn’s complex story and engaging characters have something to offer just about everyone.” 

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm in the Children's Program Room.

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

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Thursday January 10, 2019
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

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Central Library
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Tuesday January 15, 2019
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Eyes Forward Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join CNIB Ambassado Sharon Johnston on he 3rd Tuesday of each month.  THis program is for individuals 55 years plus with vision loss.

Please register by emailing Sharon at mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Thursday January 17, 2019
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Page Turners at Central
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.

Fall session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Sept. 20,  Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20 and Jan. 17. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, September 8 at 9:00 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Friday January 18, 2019
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Games Galore Fridays at Central
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Come hang out and play some board games! We have lots of games to choose from: work together to save the world with Pandemic, or fight for world domination with some old school Risk. We guarantee that our board games will have you not-bored-(games). All skill levels and all ages are welcome! 

Every third Friday of the month, 6:15-8:45pm

Registration is not required, just drop in!

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday January 24, 2019
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Evening Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month’s selection is Pulitzer Prize Winning novel, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. The New York Times describes the novel as “Dynamic” and raves about Whiteheads writing style, stating that he has “a voice that enables him to convey the historical horrors of slavery with raw, shocking power.”

This Month we are meeting on January 24 at 7 pm in the Children's Program Room. 

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

Erin Wilson 905-668-6351 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

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Thursday January 31, 2019
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

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Central Library
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Thursday February 7, 2019
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

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Wednesday February 13, 2019
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Afternoon Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This month’s selection is the Bestselling novel The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman. Kirkus Reviews notes that the novel “hits a perfect emotional note: bittersweet and honest, comforting and regretful.”

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. This Month we will be meeting by the First Floor Fireplace.

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

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Thursday February 14, 2019
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Friday February 15, 2019
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Games Galore Fridays at Central
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Come hang out and play some board games! We have lots of games to choose from: work together to save the world with Pandemic, or fight for world domination with some old school Risk. We guarantee that our board games will have you not-bored-(games). All skill levels and all ages are welcome! 

Every third Friday of the month, 6:15-8:45pm

Registration is not required, just drop in!

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Tuesday February 19, 2019
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Eyes Forward Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join CNIB Ambassado Sharon Johnston on he 3rd Tuesday of each month.  THis program is for individuals 55 years plus with vision loss.

Please register by emailing Sharon at mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Thursday February 21, 2019
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

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Wednesday February 27, 2019
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Wednesday Traveil
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us the last Wednesday of each month as we travel through film taste and books.

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Thursday February 28, 2019
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Evening Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This Month’s selection is the New York Times bestselling novel The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. Library Journal says, “This fast-paced story offers courageous heroines, villains you love to hate, and dramatic life-or-death stakes. A compelling blend of historical fiction, mystery, and women’s fiction, Quinn’s complex story and engaging characters have something to offer just about everyone.” 

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the Children's Program Room. 

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

Erin Wilson 905-668-6351 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Thursday March 7, 2019
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Wednesday March 13, 2019
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Afternoon Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The month’s selection is S.A. Chakraborty’s fantastic debut novel, City of Brass. The New York Times describes the novel as feeling “like a friendly hand held out across the world” and that, “It reads like an invitation for readers from Baghdad to Fairbanks to meet across impossibly divergent worlds through the shared language and images of the fantastical.”

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. This Month we will be meeting by the First Floor Fireplace.

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

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Thursday March 14, 2019
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Friday March 15, 2019
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Games Galore Fridays at Central
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Come hang out and play some board games! We have lots of games to choose from: work together to save the world with Pandemic, or fight for world domination with some old school Risk. We guarantee that our board games will have you not-bored-(games). All skill levels and all ages are welcome! 

Every third Friday of the month, 6:15-8:45pm

Registration is not required, just drop in!

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Tuesday March 19, 2019
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Eyes Forward Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join CNIB Ambassado Sharon Johnston on he 3rd Tuesday of each month.  THis program is for individuals 55 years plus with vision loss.

Please register by emailing Sharon at mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Thursday March 21, 2019
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Wednesday March 27, 2019
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Wednesday Traveil
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us the last Wednesday of each month as we travel through film taste and books.

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Thursday March 28, 2019
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Evening Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month’s selection is the wildly popular novel The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Publishers Weekly describes the novel as “A psychologically astute debut.” “The surprise-packed narratives hurtle toward a stunning climax, horrifying as a train wreck and just as riveting.”

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the Children's Program Room. 

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

Erin Wilson 905-668-6351 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Tuesday April 2, 2019
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TD Battle of the Books - Junior Semi-final
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Held every year, the TD Battle of the Books is an event that partners local libraries in Durham Region with the school boards. Teams come to display their knowledge of the books they have read from provided book lists.

Barb Wilson bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1A
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TD Battle of the Books - Junior Semi-final
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Held every year, the TD Battle of the Books is an event that partners local libraries in Durham Region with the school boards. Teams come to display their knowledge of the books they have read from provided book lists.

Barb Wilson bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1B
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TD Battle of the Books - Junior Semi-Final
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Held every year, the TD Battle of the Books is an event that partners local libraries in Durham Region with the school boards. Teams come to display their knowledge of the books they have read from provided book lists.

Barb Wilson bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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TD Battle of the Books - Junior Semi-final
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Held every year, the TD Battle of the Books is an event that partners local libraries in Durham Region with the school boards. Teams come to display their knowledge of the books they have read from provided book lists.

Barb Wilson bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 2
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TD Battle of the Books - Junior Semi-final
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Held every year, the TD Battle of the Books is an event that partners local libraries in Durham Region with the school boards. Teams come to display their knowledge of the books they have read from provided book lists.

Barb Wilson bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Thursday April 4, 2019
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TD Battle of the Books - Senior Semi-final
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Held every year, the TD Battle of the Books is an event that partners local libraries in Durham Region with the school boards. Teams come to display their knowledge of the books they have read from provided book lists.

Barb Wilson bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 2
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TD Battle of the Books - Senior Semi-final
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Held every year, the TD Battle of the Books is an event that partners local libraries in Durham Region with the school boards. Teams come to display their knowledge of the books they have read from provided book lists.

Barb Wilson bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1A
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TD Battle of the Books - Senior Semi-final
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Held every year, the TD Battle of the Books is an event that partners local libraries in Durham Region with the school boards. Teams come to display their knowledge of the books they have read from provided book lists.

Barb Wilson bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1B
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TD Battle of the Books - Senior Semi-Final
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Held every year, the TD Battle of the Books is an event that partners local libraries in Durham Region with the school boards. Teams come to display their knowledge of the books they have read from provided book lists.

Barb Wilson bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Tuesday April 9, 2019
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TD Battle of the Books - Grand Finals
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Held every year, the TD Battle of the Books is an event that partners local libraries in Durham Region with the school boards. Teams come to display their knowledge of the books they have read from provided book lists. Today we host the top 3 teams at each level from last week's Semi-finals.

Barb Wilson bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Wednesday April 10, 2019
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Afternoon Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The month’s selection is the New York Times bestselling debut novel from B.A. Paris, Behind Closed Doors. Publisher’s Weekly states that the “terror is contagious” and that it’s “impending peril creates a ticking clock that propels this claustrophobic cat-and-mouse tale toward its grisly, gratifying conclusion”

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm in the Children's Program Room.

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

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Thursday April 11, 2019
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Tuesday April 16, 2019
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Eyes Forward Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join CNIB Ambassado Sharon Johnston on he 3rd Tuesday of each month.  THis program is for individuals 55 years plus with vision loss.

Please register by emailing Sharon at mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Thursday April 18, 2019
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Friday April 19, 2019
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Games Galore Fridays at Central
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Come hang out and play some board games! We have lots of games to choose from: work together to save the world with Pandemic, or fight for world domination with some old school Risk. We guarantee that our board games will have you not-bored-(games). All skill levels and all ages are welcome! 

Every third Friday of the month, 6:15-8:45pm

Registration is not required, just drop in!

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Wednesday April 24, 2019
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Wednesday Traveil
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us the last Wednesday of each month as we travel through film taste and books.

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Thursday April 25, 2019
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Evening Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month’s selection is the multiple award winning book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. The New York Times describes the novel - as well as Gaiman’s mind as, “a dark fathomless ocean” and that “every time I sink into it, this world fades, replaced by one far more terrible and beautiful in which I will happily drown.”

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the Children's Program Room. 

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

Erin Wilson 905-668-6351 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Thursday May 2, 2019
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library for a social hour of knitting. All skill levels are welcome.  Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. 

No registration is required. 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Wednesday May 8, 2019
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Afternoon Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This month’s selection is the 2007 Evergreen Award Winner The Birth House by Amy Mckay. The National Post describes the novel as “a poignant, compassionate, bittersweet and nostalgic look at early 20th-century Nova Scotia.”

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm in the Children's Program Room.

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

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca