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January Exhibits
12:30 AM - 11:30 PM

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case -  Works of the Brooklin Woodcarvers - http://ontariowoodcarvers.ca/brooklin/

Art Rail (second floor) - 

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) -  Feu de Joie:Whitby in 1867
 

Brooklin Branch

Glass Display Case - Wood Carvings by Mel Benaissa
Central Library
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Monday January 22, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. begining January 15 and continues for six weeks until February 26, with no class on February 19.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration is required.

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of January 15th until the week of February 12th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.
Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 15 and runs until February 26, with no class on February 19.

Registration begins on January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

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

Registration is required. 

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Family Storytime at Central- CANCELLED
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers can join us at our French Family Storytime at Central. Enjoy stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Registration is not required for this program.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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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
Central Library - Lab
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Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being held on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. beginning January 16 and runs until February 20.

Registration begins on January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

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

Registration is required.

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 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 audiobooks, eBook, magazines, movies, and music
- 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
Central Library - Lab
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of January 15th and continues until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

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

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

This session begins the week of January 15th and run for 6 weeks until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, January 10 at 10 am.

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

French Stories for Threes and Fours: an action packed half hour of French stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning January 16 and runs until February 20.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

Storytimes are designed to meet the developmental stages of your child. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

 

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide personalized 1:1 employment services. Individualized job search or retention related programing can support and assist you on your path to successful employment. We can help with resume development, interview skills and job searching techniques.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 1-5 p.m. for assistance. Help will be available on the first floor of the library behind the information desk.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week!

Jaclyn D. 905-668-6531 x. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch
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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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children grades JK-6

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 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. 
Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 2 to 4.

Enjoy hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Monster Marshmallows! Watch what happens when we expand the air pockets in marshmallows. Then turn the result into a yummy treat.

**Allergy alertCare is needed in the handling of hot materials.                                                                

Registration is required.

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
Rossland Branch
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Wednesday January 24, 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 together for an hour of fun.  Enjoy a library story, activites and playtime.

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins January 17 and continues for six week until February 21.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of January 15th and continues until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

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

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

This session begins the week of January 15th and run for 6 weeks until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, January 10th at 10 am.

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? Do they need to be held, rocked, bounced or driven in their car seat to nap? 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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Chronic Pain Management at the Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn about the sources of arthritis pain and how to handle it. From helpful tips to an overview of different medications, trained instructors from the Arthritis Society discuss different options for managing pain. When arthritis pain takes over your life, it's time to try a different approach.

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 Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 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. 
Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@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 use tablets to see where 3d object designs come from. Bring your own tablet, or use one of ours.

For kids 12 and under - families welcome!

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Teen Zone
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Zone

Come create, craft, design and play at the library. Drop by the Central Library on Wednesday afternoons to take part in a variety of fun activities hosted by the Teen Advisory Group. Registration is not required, just drop in.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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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, January 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 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
Central Library - Lab
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment 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
Brooklin Branch
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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required. The winter session begins Wednesday, January 17.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday January 25, 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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Movement, Music and Babies at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Infants up to 18 months of age and their caregivers can enjoy this special half hour drop-in program that combines music, stories and gentle movements which enhance quiet time together. Please bring a baby a blanket.

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins on January 18 and continues for six weeks until February 22.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of January 15th until the week of February 20th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.
Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 18 and runs until February 22.

Registration begins on January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

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

Registration is required. 

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Let's Make Music at the Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

During this 4 week program, caregiver and child will create one musical instrument each week, then sing and play songs with the new creation.

Ages 2 to 4 with caregiver.

Registration is required.

To register, go to January 18.

Rossland Branch 9056681886 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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The Keys to Building Strong Business Relationships
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image of Tim Westhead.Discover fresh perspectives that will motivate clients in your business relationships. Learn practical no-cost and low-cost strategies and innovative takeaways to maintain a strong client base, energize working relationships, and build confidence and trust. This inspirational session will help you perform more effectively to grow your business. 

By the conclusion of this entertaining presentation, attendees will be able to:

1.  Identify 3 key motivational techniques to use in their business relationships;

2.  Apply 4 innovative, no-cost and low-cost methods to maintain a strong client base; and

3.  Utilize 4 successful strategies that build strong business and personal relationships and increase client prospects.

Be entertained and enlightened by this inspiring and powerful speaker, popular conference presenter, nominee for Canada’s prestigious Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and 2004 recipient of the University of Waterloo Faculty of Arts Alumni Achievement Award for “outstanding contributions to his professional field"! Enjoy an entertaining, informative session that provides the fundamentals to motivate your business contacts in ways that you would like, while making real and lasting connections with your clients. Try Tim’s simple-to-use but powerful approaches that build trust and energize relationships using motivational basics. Visit Tim Westhead to learn more about Tim.

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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Evening Fiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

January's selection is Joseph Boyden’s multiple award winning novel, Three Day Road. Publisher’s weekly has this to say about the novel: “Friendship is riven with resentment and war is stripped of glory in this remarkable, wrenching novel, the work of a gifted storyteller.

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
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 January 26, 2018
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@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. 

No registration required.

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

Our Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 19 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Using Duplo bricks, children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in this fun, interactive, drop-in program.

Registration is not required.

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

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

Using Duplo blocks, children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play, and learn in this fun, interactive drop-in program.

This is a drop-in program, no registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word 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 Help by Appointment at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
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.

This week: Technology - Let's Make A Movie!

Registration is required - Note: Registration includes all 5 weeks of the program. 

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Teen Advisory Group at Brooklin
4:30 PM - 5:30 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 Friday of every month (September through May).

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

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Saturday January 27, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment 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 January 29, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. begining January 15 and continues for six weeks until February 26, with no class on February 19.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration is required.

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of January 15th until the week of February 12th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.
Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 15 and runs until February 26, with no class on February 19.

Registration begins on January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

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

Registration is required. 

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word 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
Central Library - Lab
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment 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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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers can join us at our French Family Storytime at Central. Enjoy stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Registration is not required for this program.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Tuesday January 30, 2018
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being held on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. beginning January 16 and runs until February 20.

Registration begins on January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

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

Registration is required.

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of January 15th and continues until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

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

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

This session begins the week of January 15th and run for 6 weeks until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, January 10 at 10 am.

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

French Stories for Threes and Fours: an action packed half hour of French stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning January 16 and runs until February 20.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

Storytimes are designed to meet the developmental stages of your child. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

 

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children grades JK-6

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 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. 
Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Midwifery: Planning For Your Pregnancy at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Midwifery Services of Durham will be here to discuss the common questions and concerns that arise in pregnancy and life with a new baby. Topics include nutrition, exercise, vaccines, birth plans, finding a care provider and preparing for baby. Midwifery care is covered by OHIP and funded for residents of Ontario without OHIP coverage. 

Image of Durham Midwives logo.

Ask Reference 905-668-6531ext 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Tinkercad Basics at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Grade 7+

This workshop will cover the basic functions of tinkercad.com, a free web-based 3D design platform. Learn the tools and navigation necessary to get started designing your own 3D creations, printable on the Library’s 3D printer.

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

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday January 31, 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 together for an hour of fun.  Enjoy a library story, activites and playtime.

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins January 17 and continues for six week until February 21.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of January 15th and continues until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

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

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

This session begins the week of January 15th and run for 6 weeks until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, January 10th at 10 am.

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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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 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. 
Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
Rossland Branch
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Teen Zone
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please note, there will be no Teen Zone meeting this week. Teens are welcome to drop by the Teen Area to hang out and enjoy some self-directed activities instead. Teen Zone will resume next week.

Central Library
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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, January 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required. The winter session begins Wednesday, January 17.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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An Evening with R.J. Harlick
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us as we welcome R.J Harlick, author of the Meg Harris mystery series. Set in Western Quebec, “where the trees outnumber people a million to one,” Meg fled the big city after a failed marriage and ended up on the shores of Echo Lake where she struggles to establish a new life with the help of her new friends in the Migiskan Reserve.

Vicki Delany, author of the Constable Molly Smith mysteries and the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series, is hosting the event. 

Books will be available for purchase through Blue Heron Books.

Registration is required for this event. Register online, in person at any Whitby Library location, or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday February 1, 2018 - Wednesday February 28, 2018
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February Exhibits
12:30 AM - 11:30 PM

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case - Brooklin Woodcarving Club http://ontariowoodcarvers.ca/brooklin/

Art Rail (second floor) - Watercolour & Ink artwork by Kathleen Kirke-Louie  https://katiandrob.com/

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) -  Feu de Joie:Whitby in 1867
 

Brooklin Branch

Glass Display Case - Preview of Brooklin Branch March Break Programs 
Central Library
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Thursday February 1, 2018
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Movement, Music and Babies at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Infants up to 18 months of age and their caregivers can enjoy this special half hour drop-in program that combines music, stories and gentle movements which enhance quiet time together. Please bring a baby a blanket.

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins on January 18 and continues for six weeks until February 22.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of January 15th until the week of February 20th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.
Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 18 and runs until February 22.

Registration begins on January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

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

Registration is required. 

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Let's Make Music at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

During this 4 week program, caregiver and child will create one musical instrument each week, then sing and play songs with the new creation.

Ages 2 to 4 with caregiver.

Registration is required.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, January 10 at 10 am.

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
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Free Film Night: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Image of film cover for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

In 1951, cancerous cells from African-American Henrietta Lacks, led to breakthroughs that changed the face of medicine forever. Unwittingly, she became a pioneer for medical breakthroughs as her cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. An HBO original film, starring Oprah Winfrey.

TV-MA This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17. Closed captions. Snacks welcome!

Registration is required. 

AskReference 905-668-6531 ext2020 email askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Book Pirates at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Winter session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Feb. 1, March 1, April 5 and May 3. The signup for this session is online, beginning on Wednesday January 3 at 9:30 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 February 2, 2018
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@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. 

No registration required.

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

Our Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 19 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Using Duplo bricks, children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in this fun, interactive, drop-in program.

Registration is not required.

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

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

Using Duplo blocks, children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play, and learn in this fun, interactive drop-in program.

This is a drop-in program, no registration required.

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

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects. This series will run at the same time, each of the following Fridays: Feb 2, Feb 9, Mar 2, Mar 9, Mar 23 and Apr 6.

This week:

Presenter: Stephanie Ball

Topic: Access to Justice - The HUB Pilot

Accessing legal and social services is costly, complicated and often requires the navigation of multiple diverse agencies. The HUB Pilot attempts to address these issues by providing an integrated service delivery model which is resident focused.

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
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Saturday February 3, 2018
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Registration for Reading Buddies at Central
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Online registration begins today for the winter 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 winter session runs from February 6/7, 2018 until April 3/4, 2018, with one week off at March Break.

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. on either Tuesday or Wednesday. Please click on either Tuesday or Wednesday to select the day of the week you prefer.


 

Sue Phelps/Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 ex 2010 sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Knit'B'Cause at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knit'B'Cause is an intergenerational knitting program for children in grades 3-8. We teach the basics - how to cast on, how to knit, how to purl and how to cast off - while making items for various charity groups. We have made red scarves for AIDS, comfort dolls for an international aid organization and lap blankets for seniors, among other items. If you are in grades 3-8 and are interested in joining, please email ask@whitbylibrary.ca, providing your contact information, grade and name. The wool is provided but participants are expected to bring their own pair of 6mm needles.  Note: We are currently full. Please check back in the spring.

Andrea Adair-Tippins/Barb Wilson askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Reading Buddies Registration at Brooklin
9:00 AM

Online registration begins today for the winter 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 winter session runs from February 8, 2018 until April 5, 2018, with one week off at March Break.

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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Registration for French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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 winter session runs from February 8th until April 5th with one week off for March Break.

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.

Linda Sellors 905 668.6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment 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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DIG Durham Integrated Growers: Starting a Community Garden at Central
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Presented by Durham Integrated Growers. Light refreshments will be provided. 

This program is designed to provide information on all elements of starting a community garden
It includes an introduction to:

    * Asset Based Community Development
    * Acquiring a Site
    * Site Design
    * Resources
    * Project Funding
    * Creating the Organization

This is an opportunity to get all your questions answered and everyone is welcome!  Visit www.durhamdigs.ca to learn more about us.

Registration is required and space is limited. Image of DIG log.

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. begining January 15 and continues for six weeks until February 26, with no class on February 19.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration is required.

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of January 15th until the week of February 12th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.
Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 10 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 a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 15 and runs until February 26, with no class on February 19.

Registration begins on January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

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

Registration is required. 

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Together We 'Hang' at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

Jaclyn D. ext. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1A
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers can join us at our French Family Storytime at Central. Enjoy stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Registration is not required for this program.

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

Empire of the Summer Moon

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
All of our non-fiction book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

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

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

Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Tuesday February 6, 2018
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being held on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. beginning January 16 and runs until February 20.

Registration begins on January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

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

Registration is required.

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of January 15th and continues until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

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

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

This session begins the week of January 15th and run for 6 weeks until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, January 10 at 10 am.

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

French Stories for Threes and Fours: an action packed half hour of French stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning January 16 and runs until February 20.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

Storytimes are designed to meet the developmental stages of your child. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

 

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide personalized 1:1 employment services. Individualized job search or retention related programing can support and assist you on your path to successful employment. We can help with resume development, interview skills and job searching techniques.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 1-5 p.m. for assistance. Help will be available on the first floor of the library behind the information desk.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week!

Jaclyn D. 905-668-6531 x. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
Rossland Branch
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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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children grades JK-6

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 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. 
Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 6, 2018 and finishing on April 3, with 1 week off for March break..

For more information call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010 or drop by the Central Library.

 

 

Sue Phelps 905-668-6531 x 2010 sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
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Family Law Information Session at Rossland Branch
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Durham Family Mediation Resource Centre will provide information for families experiencing separation or divorce. The goal is to inform family members about their rights and obligations, as well as provide information about how to settle matters outside of court and in the best interest of the children.                                                                    

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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Chronic Pain Management at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about the sources of arthritis pain and how to handle it. From helpful tips to an overview of different medications, our trained instructors discuss different options for managing pain. When arthritis pain takes over your life, it's time to try a different approach.

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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Wednesday February 7, 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 together for an hour of fun.  Enjoy a library story, activites and playtime.

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins January 17 and continues for six week until February 21.

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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of January 15th and continues until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

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

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

This session begins the week of January 15th and run for 6 weeks until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, January 10th at 10 am.

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 7, 2018 and ending April 4, with one week off at March Break.

For more information call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010 or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Teen Zone
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Zone

Come create, craft, design and play at the library. Drop by the Central Library on Wednesday afternoons to take part in a variety of fun activities hosted by the Teen Advisory Group. Registration is not required, just drop in.

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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, January 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required. The winter session begins Wednesday, January 17.

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The World This Week at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us and discuss the news, your views and the world at large. Adults 18+ are welcome. We meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at Central from 7-8pm. No Registration is required – drop in’s welcome.

We meet upstairs on the 2nd floor by the fireplace

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

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

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday February 8, 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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Movement, Music and Babies at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Infants up to 18 months of age and their caregivers can enjoy this special half hour drop-in program that combines music, stories and gentle movements which enhance quiet time together. Please bring a baby a blanket.

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins on January 18 and continues for six weeks until February 22.

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

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

The session begins the week of January 15th until the week of February 20th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.
Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 10 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 a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 18 and runs until February 22.

Registration begins on January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

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

Registration is required. 

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Let's Make Music at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

During this 4 week program, caregiver and child will create one musical instrument each week, then sing and play songs with the new creation.

Ages 2 to 4 with caregiver.

Registration is required.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, January 10 at 10 am.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Valentine Story and Craft at the Rossland Branch
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Make a Valentine Craft and card after listening to a story.

All ages.

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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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 teen volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet 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 February 8, 2018 and ending April 5, with one week off at March Break.

Registration begins on Saturday, February 3 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 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 February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

 

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

Linda Sellors 905 668.6531 ex 2010 lsellors@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 February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

 

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm.

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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Art Talks with Olex at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Station Gallery Curator Olex Wlasenko for this dynamic 5-part lecture series at the Whitby Public Library’s (Central Branch) every second Thursday in early 2018. Expand your appreciation of art and culture with these popular art talks with the perfect blend of scholarly information, academic influence, humour and approachability.

When our Souls Dream

Thursday, February 8, 7:00 PM

In celebration of Black History Month, this illustrated art talk will explore the vibrant visual culture of Africa, the Caribbean and their respective diasporic communities around the globe. 

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Appy Hour - RB Digital at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Curious about technology?
Join us for Appy Hour at the Brooklin Branch!
Learn how to use new apps, review current library apps, discuss apps and explore apps. Bring your device and questions!

This Month - RB Digital. Learn how to borrow an unlimited number of magazines from this online newsstand.

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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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 February 9, 2018
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@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. 

No registration required.

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

Our Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 19 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Using Duplo bricks, children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in this fun, interactive, drop-in program.

Registration is not required.

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

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

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects. This series will run at the same time, each of the following Fridays: Feb 2, Feb 9, Mar 2, Mar 9, Mar 23 and Apr 6.

This week:

Design Thinking - A Human-Centered Approach to Solving Problems by Jordanne Christie

Design Thinking is a creative mindset and methodology for solving complex problems with a human-centered approach.  Focused on user empathy, collaboration, and experimentation, design thinking can be applied in any field—from architecture, business and social innovation, to healthcare, education and beyond. This interactive session will introduce the principles and processes of design thinking and participants will gain hands-on experience with design thinking by engaging in a simple design challenge.

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

This week: Engineering - Who is Rube Goldberg?

Registration is required - Note: Registration includes all 5 weeks of the program. 

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Saturday February 10, 2018
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Knit'B'Cause at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knit'B'Cause is an intergenerational knitting program for children in grades 3-8. We teach the basics - how to cast on, how to knit, how to purl and how to cast off - while making items for various charity groups. We have made red scarves for AIDS, comfort dolls for an international aid organization and lap blankets for seniors, among other items. If you are in grades 3-8 and are interested in joining, please email ask@whitbylibrary.ca, providing your contact information, grade and name. The wool is provided but participants are expected to bring their own pair of 6mm needles.  Note: We are currently full. Please check back in the spring.

Andrea Adair-Tippins/Barb Wilson askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word 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 February 12, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. begining January 15 and continues for six weeks until February 26, with no class on February 19.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration is required.

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of January 15th until the week of February 12th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.
Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 10 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 a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 15 and runs until February 26, with no class on February 19.

Registration begins on January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

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

Registration is required. 

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word 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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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers can join us at our French Family Storytime at Central. Enjoy stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Registration is not required for this program.

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Sculptris Basics at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of the free 3D design software Sculptris. This workshop cover the basic functions of Sculptris which can be used to digitally design your own custom objects, printable on the Library’s 3D printer.
 

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

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Brooklin Branch Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Birth HouseThis month's Brooklin Book Club selection is The Birth House by Ami McKay. 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.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being held on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. beginning January 16 and runs until February 20.

Registration begins on January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

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

Registration is required.

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of January 15th and continues until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

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

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

This session begins the week of January 15th and run for 6 weeks until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, January 10 at 10 am.

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

French Stories for Threes and Fours: an action packed half hour of French stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning January 16 and runs until February 20.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

Storytimes are designed to meet the developmental stages of your child. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

 

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The Tiger cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Tiger by John Vaillant

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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children grades JK-6

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 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. 
Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 6, 2018 and finishing on April 3, with 1 week off for March break.

For more information call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010 or drop by the Central Library.



 

Sue Phelps 905-668-6531 x 2010 sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
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Valentine's Day Party at Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Children in grades SK-3 are invited to join us for a fun hour of stories, games and crafts. This program is hosted by the WPL Teen Advisory Group. Registration is required. Please register online, in person at any Whitby Library location or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

***Please note that due to space limitations, we cannot accommodate caregivers along with the children in the program room. As per the Whitby Public Library Unattended Child Policy, a parent/caregiver must remain in the library during the program.   

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CANC - Random Acts of Music | Teddy Bear Series
6:05 AM - 6:05 AM

Enter the world of a professional classical musician in this FREE children's series presented by your regional orchestra: Ontario Philharmonic. Enjoy the stellar talents of musicians (who perform in Ontario Philharmonic's core season and on the world's most prestigious stages) right here at library. Along with the musician's music program, enjoy composing your own classical work and have it performed by a professional musician; join the fun at the colouring station and; browse the Instrument Petting Zoo. For children of all ages and their families.

-Laura Vallancourt 905-571-3100 laura@ontariophil.ca laura@ontariophil.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 together for an hour of fun.  Enjoy a library story, activites and playtime.

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins January 17 and continues for six week until February 21.

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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of January 15th and continues until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

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

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

This session begins the week of January 15th and run for 6 weeks until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, January 10th at 10 am.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word 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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Afternoon Fiction Book Club at Central
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This month’s selection is the 2014 Mythopoeic Award Winning novel The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. It has been nominated for Best Novel twice, first for a Nebula award for and second for a World Fantasy Award.

Entertainment Weekly gave the book a “A” grade, saying “The book's magic, filtered through the old-time hustle and bustle of the Lower East Side, lingers long after the final page”.

The Whitby Central Library Afternoon Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm in front of the main 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 Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 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. 
Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 7, 2018 and ending April 4, with one week off at March Break.

For more information call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010 or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Teen Advisory Group
4:00 PM - 5:00 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. TAG meets on the second Wednesday of every month (September through May). 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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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, January 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required. The winter session begins Wednesday, January 17.

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

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

No registration is required

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

Infants up to 18 months of age and their caregivers can enjoy this special half hour drop-in program that combines music, stories and gentle movements which enhance quiet time together. Please bring a baby a blanket.

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins on January 18 and continues for six weeks until February 22.

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

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

The session begins the week of January 15th until the week of February 20th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.
Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 10 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 a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 18 and runs until February 22.

Registration begins on January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

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

Registration is required. 

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

WonderThis month's Rossland Book Club selection is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. 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.

To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-668-1886 or visit the branch.

Registration begins December 9th.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@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 teen volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet 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 February 8, 2018 and ending April 5, with one week off at March Break.

Registration begins on Saturday, February 3 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 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 February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

 

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

Linda Sellors 905 668.6531 ex 2010 lsellors@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 February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

 

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm.

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: Victoria and Abdul at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Victoria & AbdulAdults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of Victoria & Abdul, based on Shrabani Basu's book “Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confident”.
 
“Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.” ~IMDb

This film is rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime is 111 minutes.
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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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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Page Turners at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Winter session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Feb. 15,  March 22 (due to March Break), April 19  and May 17. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Wednesday, January 3 at 9:30 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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Friday February 16, 2018
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@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. 

No registration required.

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

Our Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 19 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Using Duplo bricks, children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in this fun, interactive, drop-in program.

Registration is not required.

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

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

Using Duplo blocks, children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play, and learn in this fun, interactive drop-in program.

This is a drop-in program, no registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Family Movie Matinee at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Families are invited to join us for a free movie screening of My Little Pony: The Movie. The Mane 6 are off on a quest to make new friends andhttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a5/My_Little_Pony_The_Movie_Poster_2.jpg/220px-My_Little_Pony_The_Movie_Poster_2.jpg use the magic of friendship to save their home from a dark force.

All ages are welcome!
Rated G by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Closed captions.

Registration is not required.

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

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.

This week: Art - The Battle of Hot vs. Cold!

Registration is required - Note: Registration includes all 5 weeks of the program. 

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Games Galore at Central
7:00 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 are welcome!

Every third Friday of the month, 7:00-8:45pm

Registration is not required, just drop in!

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Tuesday February 20, 2018
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being held on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. beginning January 16 and runs until February 20.

Registration begins on January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

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

Registration is required.

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of January 15th and continues until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

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

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

This session begins the week of January 15th and run for 6 weeks until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, January 10 at 10 am.

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

French Stories for Threes and Fours: an action packed half hour of French stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning January 16 and runs until February 20.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

Storytimes are designed to meet the developmental stages of your child. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

Registration is required.

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

 

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society at Central
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide personalized 1:1 employment services. Individualized job search or retention related programing can support and assist you on your path to successful employment. We can help with resume development, interview skills and job searching techniques.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 1-5 p.m. for assistance. Help will be available on the first floor of the library behind the information desk.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week!

Jaclyn D. 905-668-6531 x. 2007 jderlatka@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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children grades JK-6

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 6, 2018 and finishing on April 3, with 1 week off for March break.

For more information call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010 or drop by the Central Library.



 

Sue Phelps 905-668-6531 x 2010 sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 2 to 4.

Enjoy hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. During this program, children will learn how to power a boat with no wind, no paddles, and no engine.

Registration is required.

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@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 third Tuesday of every month (January through May).

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday February 21, 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 together for an hour of fun.  Enjoy a library story, activites and playtime.

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins January 17 and continues for six week until February 21.

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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of January 15th and continues until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

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

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

This session begins the week of January 15th and run for 6 weeks until the week of February 19th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, January 10th at 10 am.

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? Do they need to be held, rocked, bounced or driven in their car seat to nap? 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 Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 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. 
Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@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 use tablets to see where 3d object designs come from. Bring your own tablet, or use one of ours.

For kids 12 and under - families welcome!

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 7, 2018 and ending April 4, with one week off at March Break.

For more information call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010 or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Zone

Come create, craft, design and play at the library. Drop by the Central Library on Wednesday afternoons to take part in a variety of fun activities hosted by the Teen Advisory Group. Registration is not required, just drop in.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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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, January 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required. The winter session begins Wednesday, January 17.

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The World This Week at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us and discuss the news, your views and the world at large. Adults 18+ are welcome. We meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at Central from 7-8pm. No Registration is required – drop in’s welcome.

We meet upstairs on the 2nd floor by the fireplace

Erin Wilson or Amanda Price 905-668-6531 ex 2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday February 22, 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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Movement, Music and Babies at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Infants up to 18 months of age and their caregivers can enjoy this special half hour drop-in program that combines music, stories and gentle movements which enhance quiet time together. Please bring a baby a blanket.

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins on January 18 and continues for six weeks until February 22.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of January 15th until the week of February 20th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.
Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 18 and runs until February 22.

Registration begins on January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

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

Registration is required. 

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@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 teen volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet 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 February 8, 2018 and ending April 5, with one week off at March Break.

Registration begins on Saturday, February 3 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 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 February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

 

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

Linda Sellors 905 668.6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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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 February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

 

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm.

Linda Sellors 905 668.6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's 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
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Tinkercad Basics at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Grade 7+

This workshop will cover the basic functions of tinkercad.com, a free web-based 3D design platform. Learn the tools and navigation necessary to get started designing your own 3D creations, printable on the Library’s 3D printer.

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

 

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

This month's selection is Kate Morton's, The Distant Hours. This novel has been described by Booklist as "A spellbinding journey, a mystery whos well-paced revelations provide a surprising and deeply satisfying read".

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
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
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Friday February 23, 2018
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@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. 

No registration required.

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

Our Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 19 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Using Duplo bricks, children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in this fun, interactive, drop-in program.

Registration is not required.

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

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

Using Duplo blocks, children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play, and learn in this fun, interactive drop-in program.

This is a drop-in program, no registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Teen Advisory Group at Brooklin
4:30 PM - 5:30 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. TAG members will be expected to participate in a minimum of three library programs each month.

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 Friday of every month (September through May).

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

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Saturday February 24, 2018
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Knit'B'Cause at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knit'B'Cause is an intergenerational knitting program for children in grades 3-8. We teach the basics - how to cast on, how to knit, how to purl and how to cast off - while making items for various charity groups. We have made red scarves for AIDS, comfort dolls for an international aid organization and lap blankets for seniors, among other items. If you are in grades 3-8 and are interested in joining, please email ask@whitbylibrary.ca, providing your contact information, grade and name. The wool is provided but participants are expected to bring their own pair of 6mm needles.  Note: We are currently full. Please check back in the spring.

Andrea Adair-Tippins/Barb Wilson askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Sunday February 25, 2018
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Black History Month Panel Discussion at Central
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

"Back to the Future - Reclaiming our Heritage!"

In celebration of Black History Month we will be hosting a panel discussion in which panelists will discuss: Back to the Future – Reclaiming our Heritage! This program is presented by the Congress of Black Women of Canada, Ajax/Pickering Chapter, Durham Welcome Centre and Immigrant Services, Culture Expressions Art Gallery Inc, and the Whitby Public Library.

Special Guest Panelists are:

  • Winsley Belille, Retired Principal
  • Cynthia Chinodo, Parent
  • Roma Beckles, Social Worker
  • Maxine Jones, Parent
  • Keith Richards, Police Sergeant
  • Nicole Perryman, Social Worker

Moderator, Cheryl Mounsey

Registration is required.

Jaclyn D. 905-668-6531 x. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Monday February 26, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. begining January 15 and continues for six weeks until February 26, with no class on February 19.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration is required.

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 15 and runs until February 26, with no class on February 19.

Registration begins on January 10 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.

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

Registration is required. 

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Together We 'Hang' at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

Jaclyn D. ext. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers can join us at our French Family Storytime at Central. Enjoy stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Registration is not required for this program.

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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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Karolyn Smardz Frost: Black History Month Author Visit at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Karolyn Smardz Frost, author of Steal Away Home and winner of the Governor General’s Award and recently the Mathieu Da Costa Award from the Ontario Black History Society -- Black History Month event. The author will do a book-talk, Q&A with the audience, and book signing. (Paperback copies will be available for purchase at the event.)

In Steal Away Home, Karolyn Smardz Frost captures Cecelia’s epic story of courage. She was a teenager when she made her dangerous bid for freedom. Escape meant that she would never see her mother or brother again. She would be cut off from Fanny, the young mistress with whom she grew up, but who also owned her. This was a time when people could be property, and when a beloved father could be separated from his wife and children, to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Cecelia found a new life in Toronto’s vibrant African-American expatriate community. There she fell in love with her dashing rescuer, and initiated a correspondence with her former owner that would endure for more than two decades. Widowed, she braved the Fugitive Slave Law to cross back into the United States. When she eventually returned to the Kentucky she had known as a child, she found her home much changed in the wake of war. Reunited with her mother, Cecelia also renewed her complicated relationship with her former mistress. After years apart, the two lived within a few blocks of each other until Fanny’s death.

Smardz Frost’s impeccable research and vivid description takes the reader through the Civil War, the shameful backdrop of slavery and the very real and stirring tale of one woman’s struggle for freedom—and her return to her former home on her own terms, despite the risk involved.

This program is intended for youth 12+ and adults. Registration is required; please register using the button below.

Ask Reference 905-668-6531ext 2020 askreference@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 me once a month when we can share a pot of tea and I can offer up some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

*Please note we are meeting on the last Monday of February instead of the third because of the Family Day Holiday closing.

 

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Tuesday February 27, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word 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 Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 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. 
Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 6, 2018 and finishing on April 3, with 1 week off for March break.

For more information call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010 or drop by the Central Library.



 

Sue Phelps 905-668-6531 x 2010 sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
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Mindfulness at Central Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image of a drop of water in a pool of water. Join Joan Hunt, certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, as she demonstrates how to develop “mindfulness” in our busy lives. Learn through practice to settle in the moment; awaken your senses, and develop an awareness of breathing and body. In this workshop, you'll learn through doing. As such, the majority of the session will focus on the act of meditation, or "the practice." 

This program is intended for adults and registration is required. 

 

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday February 28, 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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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 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. 
Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 7, 2018 and ending April 4, with one week off at March Break.

For more information call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010 or drop by the Central Library.

 

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

Teen Zone

Come create, craft, design and play at the library. Drop by the Central Library on Wednesday afternoons to take part in a variety of fun activities hosted by the Teen Advisory Group. Registration is not required, just drop in.

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

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required. The winter session begins Wednesday, January 17.

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

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

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday March 1, 2018 - Saturday March 31, 2018
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March Exhibits
12:30 AM - 11:30 PM

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case - Greek Association

Art Rail (second floor) - Canadian Landscapes Paintings - https://www.robertmcaffee.com/

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) - The Canoe Diaries -  http://www.whitbylibrary.ca/thecanoediaries
 

Brooklin Branch

Display Case - Needlefelted Creatures of Canada, Rosemary Oliver - http://oli9603.wixsite.com/rosemary-web-site/artist-at-work

 
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Thursday March 1, 2018
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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 teen volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet 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 February 8, 2018 and ending April 5, with one week off at March Break.

Registration begins on Saturday, February 3 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
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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 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 February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

 

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

Linda Sellors 905 668.6531 ex 2010 lsellors@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 February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

 

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm.

Linda Sellors 905 668.6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's 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: Their Finest
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Image of Their Finest film cover.The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use "a woman's touch," the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Catrin's natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunkirk rescue starring the gloriously vain, former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy). As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation

Rated 14A by the Ontario Film Review Board. Closed captions. Snacks welcome!

Registration is required.
 

 

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Book Pirates at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Winter session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Feb. 1, March 1, April 5 and May 3. The signup for this session is online, beginning on Wednesday January 3 at 9:30 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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Friday March 2, 2018
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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. 

No registration required.

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

Our Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 19 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

All ages 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 blocks, children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to build, play, and learn in this fun, interactive drop-in program.

This is a drop-in program, 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 this fun, interactive, drop-in program.

Registration is not required.

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

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

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects. This series will run at the same time, each of the following Fridays: Feb 2, Feb 9, Mar 2, Mar 9, Mar 23 and Apr 6.

This week:

Presenters: Brian Legree and Teresa Goff

Topic: Journalists, How they do what they do, Why it Matters (and Why you should Consider Paying for their Work)

Journalists details to follow.

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
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
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.

This week: Math - Math Game Madness!

Registration is required - Note: Registration includes all 5 weeks of the program. 

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex.2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Saturday March 3, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word 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 March 5, 2018
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Together We 'Hang' at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

Jaclyn D. ext. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers can join us at our French Family Storytime at Central. Enjoy stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Registration is not required for this program.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Evening Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks cover imageJoin us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

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 March 6, 2018
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society at Brooklin
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide personalized 1:1 employment services. Individualized job search or retention related programing can support and assist you on your path to successful employment. We can help with resume development, interview skills and job searching techniques.

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!

Jaclyn D. 905-668-6531 x. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 6, 2018 and finishing on April 3, with 1 week off for March break.

For more information call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010 or drop by the Central Library.



 

Sue Phelps 905-668-6531 x 2010 sphelps@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 March 7, 2018
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 7, 2018 and ending April 4, with one week off at March Break.

For more information call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010 or drop by the Central Library.

 

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

Teen Zone

Come create, craft, design and play at the library. Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to drop by the Central Library on Wednesday afternoons to take part in a variety of fun activities hosted by the Teen Advisory Group. Registration is not required, just drop in.

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

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required. The winter session begins Wednesday, January 17.

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The World This Week at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us and discuss the news, your views and the world at large. Adults 18+ are welcome. We meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at Central from 7-8pm. No Registration is required – drop in’s welcome.

We meet upstairs on the 2nd floor by the fireplace

Erin Wilson or Amanda Price 905-668-6531 ex 2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday March 8, 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.

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Infant and Toddler Sleep Seminar at the Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Will your child only fall asleep with a bottle or while nursing? Do they wake numerous times at night? Do they need to be held, rocked, bounced or driven in their car seat to nap? 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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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 teen volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet 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 February 8, 2018 and ending April 5, with one week off at March Break.

Registration begins on Saturday, February 3 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
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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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 February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

 

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

Linda Sellors 905 668.6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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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 February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

 

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm.

Linda Sellors 905 668.6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's 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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Art Talks with Olex at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Station Gallery Curator Olex Wlasenko for this dynamic 5-part lecture series at the Whitby Public Library’s (Central Branch) every second Thursday in early 2018. Expand your appreciation of art and culture with these popular art talks with the perfect blend of scholarly information, academic influence, humour and approachability.

Not-so-starving Artists

We’ve heard of impoverished artists working tirelessly for their craft through the ages. This art talk reaches beyond the well-worn stereotype to explore the connection between wealth and artistic achievement.   

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
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Sculptris Basics at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of the free 3D design software Sculptris. This workshop cover the basic functions of Sculptris which can be used to digitally design your own custom objects, printable on the Library’s 3D printer.
 

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

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Appy Hour - Lynda.com at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Curious about technology?
Join us for Appy Hour at the Brooklin Branch!
Learn how to use new apps, review current library apps, discuss apps and explore apps. Bring your device and questions!

This Month - Lynda.com. Learn how to access thousands of online courses; free with your library card. Learn business, software, technology, and creatuve skills to achieve your personal and professional 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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Friday March 9, 2018
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Wee Folk Drop In Family Storytime and Make n' Take at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

March is the month to celebrate gnomes, elves, and leprechauns. Listen to stories, sing songs, then stay to make your own good luck gnome to guard your treasures.

No registration required.

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

Our Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 19 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Registration is not required for this program.

Central Library
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Under the Sea Drop-in Family Storytime and Make' n Take at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Find out6 what wonderful things are found on the ocean floor with stories and crafts at the library!

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects. This series will run at the same time, each of the following Fridays: Feb 2, Feb 9, Mar 2, Mar 9, Mar 23 and Apr 6.

This week: to be announced

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
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central Registration
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 - Note: Registration includes all 5 weeks of the program. 

March 23rd – Dinosaurs

April 13th – Green Screen Madness

April 20th – Let's Build a Fort

May 4th – Lines and Patterns

May 11th – Mission Addition

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex 2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday March 12, 2018
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The Art of Puppetry at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

"The Not so Quiet Library" Live Action Puppet Show. What happens when a very hungry someone interrupts Storytime. Watch the play, then stay to make yours own puppet.

All Ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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The Science of 50 Below Zero at Brooklin
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This activity complements Robert Munsch's 50 Below Zero. Presented by UOIT's Let's Talk Science program, students (Grades JK-2) will read the book and learn about temperature and how it is measured. How does the seasonal temperature and  affect the animals and people? Kids will make a take-home thermometer craft.

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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Forensic Science: Crime Lab at Brooklin
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Presented by UOIT's Let's Talk Science program. Armed with a list of suspects and clues collected from the scene of the crime, students (Grades 6-8) become forensic scientists trying to solve a mystery. Techniques used include chromatography, fingerprinting and chemical analysis.

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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Tinkercad Basics at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Grade 7+

This workshop will cover the basic functions of tinkercad.com, a free web-based 3D design platform. Learn the tools and navigation necessary to get started designing your own 3D creations, printable on the Library’s 3D printer.

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

 

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Tuesday March 13, 2018
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The ART of Puppetry at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

All ages.

In this ART program, enjoy “The Not So Quiet Library” Live Action Puppet Show. What happens when a very hungry someone interrupts Storytime. Watch the play, then stay to make your own puppet.

This is a drop-in program. All ages welcome. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The Secret Lives of Codebreakers cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Secret Lives of Codebreakers by Sinclair McKay

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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Pete the Cat MATH at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades SK to 1. 

This is a S.T.E.A.M. program.

Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons will make addition and subtraction fun. Make your own game to take home with you, you'll be a math wiz in no time!

Registration is required.

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Animal Engineers at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Spring is a busy time for our backyard animal friends to spring into action building and repairing a numer of different structures. Let's give them a helping hand.

Children (Grades 4-6) are welcome!

Registraion 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 March 14, 2018
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CANC - Random Acts of Music | Teddy Bear Series
6:05 AM - 6:05 AM

Enter the world of a professional classical musician in this FREE children's series presented by your regional orchestra: Ontario Philharmonic. Enjoy the stellar talents of musicians (who perform in Ontario Philharmonic's core season and on the world's most prestigious stages) right here at library. Along with the musician's music program, enjoy composing your own classical work and have it performed by a professional musician; join the fun at the colouring station and; browse the Instrument Petting Zoo. For children of all ages and their families.

-Laura Vallancourt 905-571-3100 laura@ontariophil.ca laura@ontariophil.ca
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Technology Fun with Makey Makey at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring your inner inventor to our "Makey Makey" program. Turn everyday objects into a somputer keyboard, learn how a circuit works, and experiment with a wide variety of objects. Hack a banana and turn it into a piano, design playdough video game controllers or create wahtever else you can dream up!

Children (Grades 2-4) 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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Afternoon Fiction Book Club at Central
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This month’s selection is the multiple award winning novel, The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Stedman’s debut novel won the 2013 Book of the Year award from the Indie Book awards, and the Debut Fiction Award that same year. It was also longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award as well as the International Dublin Literary Award.

The Sydney Morning Herald noted that it “is a work of such quality, insight and intrigue, it prompted an international bidding war among publishers” and called the novel “A remarkable, very readable, debut”. It was recently turned into a block buster movie in 2016 and has since garnered even more attention.

The Whitby Central Library Afternoon Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm in front of the main 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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Teens at Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Pizza and a Movie

Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun and food! We'll vote on a movie to watch, choosing from a selection of new releases and old favourites. Then we'll munch away on pizza and other snacks. Allergy alert. Please bring your own drink or water bottle.

Register online to receive a reminder, or just drop in.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Slippery Slime SCIENCE Fun!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Get ready to have fun and make different kinds of gloopy, squishy and stretchy slime in this S.T.E.A.M. program.

This program is for children in grades 4 to 6.

Registration is required.

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

Children's and Adult Fiction 905 668-6531 X 2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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The SCIENCE of Sound at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 3-4.

This is a S.T.E.A.M. program.

The Science of Sound – Learn about the science of sound and sound waves as you create your own set of speakers and a kazoo!

Registration is required.

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Huff 'n Puff: Engineering and the Three Little Pigs at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Was the Big Wolf really so bad or was it just that he didn't understand mechanics of engineering? Bring your curly tail and trot over to the library to enjoy songs and a story, and then try your hand at building to discover what made the thrid Little Pig's house so sturdy. This program will blow you away!

Children (Grades JK-SK) and their caregivers 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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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday March 15, 2018
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Enter the Vortex: the Science of Invisible Force at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Explore the power of an invisible force. Use everyday objects to construct an air vortex cannon, test its impact and wreak havoc. Prepare to be amazed!

Children (Grades 4-6) 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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ENGINEER a Hoop Glider at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 1 and 2. 

In this S.T.E.A. M. program, experiment with different sizes, positions and throwing styles to make your hoop glider go further.                                                                                                                                                                   

Registration is required.

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Codebreakers: Solve the Puzzle using Math at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, will challenge your inner spy skills. Have fun following the winding path of deciphering secret codes that will lead you to unravel a mystery message. Are you up for the challenge?

Children (Grades 2-3) 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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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 Law Information Session at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Durham Family Mediation & Resource Centre will provide information for families experiencing separation or divorce. The goal is to inform family members about their rights and obligations, as well as to provide information about how to settle matters outside of court and in the best interest of the children.

Image of the Family Mediation and Resource Centre logo.

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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Friday March 16, 2018
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St. Patrick's Day Drop In Family Storytime and Make n' Take at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories and songs in the Irish tradition. Stay to make a leprechaun hat.

This is a drop-in program. All ages welcome. 

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. Storytime and Craft at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Finish off the March Break with an unusual storytime and craft. If you love to build, create, learn, and ask lots and lots of questions, join us for S.T.E.A.M. stories and songs, followed by a make-and-take Tinker craft session.

Children (Grades JK+) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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The TECHNOLOGY of Movie Making at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 4-5

Let's make a movie! In this S.T.E.A.M. program, you will make a movie using stop-motion animation. Bring your own props or use ours to tell your own weird, wacky story.

Registration is required.

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Go for a Spin with Art and Science at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Make your own spinning top using materials from around the house. Learn about balance and momentum, and see how fast your top can go!

Children (Grades 3-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Games Galore Fridays at Central
6:30 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, 6:30-8:45pm

Registration is not required, just drop in!

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Saturday March 17, 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 March 19, 2018
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Together We 'Hang' at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

Jaclyn D. ext. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers can join us at our French Family Storytime at Central. Enjoy stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Registration is not required for this program.

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

All the Broken ThingsThis month's Brooklin Book Club selection is All the Broken Things by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. 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.

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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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 me once a month when we can share a pot of tea and I can offer up some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

 

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Tuesday March 20, 2018
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society at Rossland
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide personalized 1:1 employment services. Individualized job search or retention related programing can support and assist you on your path to successful employment. We can help with resume development, interview skills and job searching techniques.

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!

Jaclyn D. 905-668-6531 x. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 6, 2018 and finishing on April 3, with 1 week off for March break.

For more information call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010 or drop by the Central Library.



 

Sue Phelps 905-668-6531 x 2010 sphelps@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 third Tuesday of every month (January through May).

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday March 21, 2018
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 7, 2018 and ending April 4, with one week off at March Break.

For more information call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010 or drop by the Central Library.

 

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

Teen Zone

Come create, craft, design and play at the library. Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to drop by the Central Library on Wednesday afternoons to take part in a variety of fun activities hosted by the Teen Advisory Group. Registration is not required, just drop in.

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

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required. The winter session begins Wednesday, January 17.

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The World This Week at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us and discuss the news, your views and the world at large. Adults 18+ are welcome. We meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at Central from 7-8pm. No Registration is required – drop in’s welcome.

We meet upstairs on the 2nd floor by the fireplace.

Erin Wilson or Amanda Price 905-668-6531 ex 2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday March 22, 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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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This month's Rossland Book Club selection is Beartown by Fredrik Backman. 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.

To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-668-1886 or visit the branch.

Registration begins December 9th.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@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 teen volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet 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 February 8, 2018 and ending April 5, with one week off at March Break.

Registration begins on Saturday, February 3 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 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 February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

 

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

Linda Sellors 905 668.6531 ex 2010 lsellors@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 February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

 

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm.

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: Wonder at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of Wonder, based on the New York Times bestseller by R.J. Palacio. Wonder tells the Wonderinspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

This film is rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board.
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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Page Turners at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Winter session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Feb. 15,  March 22 (due to March Break), April 19  and May 17. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Wednesday, January 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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An Evening with Melissa Yi at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us as we welcome emergency room doctor and author of the popular Hope Sze medical crime series to the Central Library. In her latest novel, HUMAN REMAINS (on the December CBC top ten mysteries) Hope finds a dead man outside the stem cell lab and must confront a ruthless killer creating corpses around the globe.

In addition to making the CBC list, Yi has been shortlisted for the Derringer Award for best short mystery fiction. Her work has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Sleuth MagazineJewish Noir, and the upcoming Montreal Noir. 

Find out how she blends a busy medical career with writing page turning crime fiction.

Journalist and author of Victory at Vimy, Breaking the Silence and The Great Escape, Ted Barris hosts the evening.

Books will be available for purchase.

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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 March 23, 2018
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 19 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@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 this fun, interactive, drop-in program.

Registration is not required.

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

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

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects. This series will run at the same time, each of the following Fridays: Feb 2, Feb 9, Mar 2, Mar 9, Mar 23 and Apr 6.

This week:

Presenter: Virginia Harwood

Topic: Win-Win - Exploring Interest-Based Mediation

Everyone experiences conflict.  Conflict is natural and if managed properly, can lead to meaningful conversation, collaboration, and positive results. In this interactive session, participants, through conversation and activities, will have an opportunity to explore conflict and apply the interest-based mediation model as a tool to assist in transforming conflict into meaningful conversation. Join us to learn how you may implement the mediation model in your difficult conversations for win-win results.

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

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.

This week: Science - Dinosaurs!

Registration is required - Note: Registration includes all 5 weeks of the program. 

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Teen Advisory Group at Brooklin
4:30 PM - 5:30 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 Friday of every month (September through May).

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

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Saturday March 24, 2018
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Free Income Tax Clinic @ Central
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Free Tax Preparation Clinics: 

Whitby Public Library will host Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) volunteers on Saturday, March 24 and Saturday, April 21 2018 to complete income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation.

Free appointments are available to:

  • Individuals with a gross income under $30,000
  • Households with a gross income under $40,000
  • One adult + one child with a gross income under $35,000. Additional $2,500 income per additional child
  • Ontario Works and ODSP recipients are eligible
  • Returns cannot be filed for those who declared bankruptcy within the past two years

Bring to your appointment:

  • Notice of Assessment of 2016 taxes (received from CRA after filing your tax return)
  • All information slips received for 2017 employment, pension and investment income (T4s, T5s, T3s)
  • If you had your return done using this service last year, bring any information sent to you from CPA Durham Ontario Association
  • Receipts for charitable donations, medical expenses, tuition fees, etc.
  • Details of spouse’s and/or dependent’s income

By appointment only, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (last appointment is at 4:00 p.m.)

For either date, call Ask Reference at 905-668-6531 ext 2020 or visit the second floor Information Desk at Central.

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday March 26, 2018
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Together We 'Hang' at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

Jaclyn D. ext. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1B
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers can join us at our French Family Storytime at Central. Enjoy stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Registration is not required for this program.

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Tuesday March 27, 2018
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 6, 2018 and finishing on April 3, with 1 week off for March break.

For more information call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010 or drop by the Central Library.



 

Sue Phelps 905-668-6531 x 2010 sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
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An Introduction to Podcasts and Podcasting at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Have you ever wondered what a podcast is? It's an audio file that you can listen to on any of your electronic devices, wherever you may be. Quickly growing around the world, it's free and simple to use. 

Image of podcasting icon.This presentation will help you understand more about podcasts, including where you can hear them, and how easy it would be to start your own. Podcasts give you the opportunity to hear and learn from voices all over the world!

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday March 28, 2018
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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? Do they need to be held, rocked, bounced or driven in their car seat to nap? 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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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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Power of the Pen at the Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Come prepared to laugh and learn during Elaine Charal's "Power of the Pen" while you discover how to communicate even more effectively with co-workers, family and friends through knowing what the strokes of handwriting mean.  Everyone will learn about their strengths as reflected in the 'paper mirror' of their handwriting.  Elaine will be available to do individual 5-minute Handwriting Analyses before and after her presentation.  
 
 Registration is required:
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Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.
 
Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 7, 2018 and ending April 4, with one week off at March Break.

For more information call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010 or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Zone

Come create, craft, design and play at the library. Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to drop by the Central Library on Wednesday afternoons to take part in a variety of fun activities hosted by the Teen Advisory Group. Registration is not required, just drop in.

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

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required. The winter session begins Wednesday, January 17.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Power of the Pen at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come prepared to laugh and learn during Elaine Charal's Power of the Pen while you discover how to communicate even more effectively with co-workers, family and friends through knowing what the strokes of handwriting mean.  Everyone will learn about their strengths as reflected in the 'paper mirror' of their handwriting.  Elaine will be available to do individual 5-minute Handwriting Analyses before and after her presentation.  

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
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch
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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 March 29, 2018
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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 teen volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet 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 February 8, 2018 and ending April 5, with one week off at March Break.

Registration begins on Saturday, February 3 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
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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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 February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

 

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

Linda Sellors 905 668.6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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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 February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

 

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm.

Linda Sellors 905 668.6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's 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
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Evening Fiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

January’s selection is the New York Time’s bestseller The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Library Journal has described it as a book that “grabs the reader with its damp, icy fingers and doesn't let go until the last shocking secret has been revealed”

The Whitby Central Library Afternoon 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
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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Saturday March 31, 2018
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Easter Egg-stranaganza at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop by to get your craft on with some colourful egg-stravagant Easter crafts!

Children (Grades JK+) and their caregivers are invited!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Sunday April 1, 2018 - Monday April 30, 2018
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April 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 - Zentangle Art by Kim Mather

Art Rail (second floor) - 

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) - The Canoe Diaries -http://www.whitbylibrary.ca/thecanoediaries

Brooklin Branch

Display Case - The Autoharp, a musical progress through 120 years, Jonathan Oliver, http://oli9603.wixsite.com/the-autoharp-site

 

Central Library
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Tuesday April 3, 2018
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Drop-in Employment Help 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 personalized 1:1 employment services. Individualized job search or retention related programing can support and assist you on your path to successful employment. We can help with resume development, interview skills and job searching techniques.

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!

Jaclyn D. 905-668-6531 x. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 6, 2018 and finishing on April 3, with 1 week off for March break.

For more information call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010 or drop by the Central Library.



 

Sue Phelps 905-668-6531 x 2010 sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Evening Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Fact of a Body cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

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

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

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

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

Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Wednesday April 4, 2018
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 7, 2018 and ending April 4, with one week off at March Break.

For more information call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010 or drop by the Central Library.

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Zone

Come create, craft, design and play at the library. Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to drop by the Central Library on Wednesday afternoons to take part in a variety of fun activities hosted by the Teen Advisory Group. Registration is not required, just drop in.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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The World This Week at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us and discuss the news, your views and the world at large. Adults 18+ are welcome. We meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at Central from 7-8pm. No Registration is required – drop in’s welcome.

We meet upstairs on the 2nd floor by the fireplace.

Erin Wilson or Amanda Price 905-668-6531 ex 2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch
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Thursday April 5, 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.

Central - Meeting Room 2
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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 teen volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet 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 February 8, 2018 and ending April 5, with one week off at March Break.

Registration begins on Saturday, February 3 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
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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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 February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

 

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

Linda Sellors 905 668.6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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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 February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

 

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm.

Linda Sellors 905 668.6531 ex 2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's 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
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Free Film Night: Victoria and Abdul at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Image of Victoria and Abdul film cover.Based on the book of the same title. Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal) arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's (Judi Dench) golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity. British Biographical/Comedy/Drama.

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

Registration is required.

 

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Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Book Pirates at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Winter session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Feb. 1, March 1, April 5 and May 3. The signup for this session is online, beginning on Wednesday January 3 at 9:30 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 April 6, 2018
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch
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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 this fun, interactive, drop-in program.

Registration is not required.

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

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

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects. This series will run at the same time, each of the following Fridays: Feb 2, Feb 9, Mar 2, Mar 9, Mar 23 and Apr 6.

This week:

Presenter: Melissa Taaffe

Topic: Sitting is the New Smoking - Creating Healthy Office Habits

We will examine the health risks associated with sitting at desks and interacting with computers.  We look at ways to combat these behaviours and practices to relieve the mental and physical stresses of office work and sedentary lifestyles.

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
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Saturday April 7, 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 April 9, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of April 9th until the week of May 14th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.
Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

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
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Hidden Figures cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.

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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Together We 'Hang' at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

Jaclyn D. ext. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
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Tuesday April 10, 2018
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of April 9th and continues until the week of May 14th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch 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 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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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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children grades JK-6

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
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Wednesday April 11, 2018
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of April 9th and continues until the week of May 14th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Afternoon Fiction Book Club at Central
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

April's selection is the New York Times best-selling novel Orphan Train by Christine Baker Kline. Kirkus reviews describes the book as a “A deeply emotional story drawn from the shadows”

The Whitby Central Library Afternoon Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm in front of the main 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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Teen Advisory Group
4:00 PM - 5:00 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. TAG meets on the second Wednesday of every month (September through May). 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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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
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday April 12, 2018
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of April 9th until the week of May 14th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration. Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

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
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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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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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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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
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Art Talks with Olex at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Station Gallery Curator Olex Wlasenko for this dynamic 5-part lecture series at the Whitby Public Library’s (Central Branch) every second Thursday in early 2018. Expand your appreciation of art and culture with these popular art talks with the perfect blend of scholarly information, academic influence, humour and approachability.

Overlooked: Canadian Art in The Shining

Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic The Shining is a covert foray into Canadian art history. Dozens of familiar and not-so-familiar paintings have been spotted on the set of the haunted alpine hotel. Join SG Curator Olex for an updated encore revealing independent research into Canadian artistic content hidden in-plain-sight in Kubrick’s cinematic masterpiece.     

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
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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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Appy Hour - Hoopla at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Curious about technology?
Join us for Appy Hour at the Brooklin Branch!
Learn how to use new apps, review current library apps, discuss apps and explore apps. Bring your device and questions!

This Month - Hoopla. Learn how to stream TV shows & Movies, read eBooks, eAudiobooks, and comics with this new Library App.

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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Friday April 13, 2018
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central

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.

This week: Technology - Green Screen Madness!

Registration is required - Note: Registration includes all 5 weeks of the program. 

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

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@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 this fun, interactive, drop-in program.

Registration is not required.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday April 16, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of April 9th until the week of May 14th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.
Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

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

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

Jaclyn D. ext. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Brooklin Branch Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Underground RailroadThis month's Brooklin Book Club selection is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. 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.

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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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 me once a month when we can share a pot of tea and I can offer up some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

 

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Tuesday April 17, 2018
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of April 9th and continues until the week of May 14th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society at Brooklin
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide personalized 1:1 employment services. Individualized job search or retention related programing can support and assist you on your path to successful employment. We can help with resume development, interview skills and job searching techniques.

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!

Jaclyn D. 905-668-6531 x. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch
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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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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central - Board Room
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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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children grades JK-6

Registration begins on Wednedays, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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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 third Tuesday of every month (January through May).

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday April 18, 2018
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CANC - Random Acts of Music | Teddy Bear Series
6:05 AM - 6:05 AM

Enter the world of a professional classical musician in this FREE children's series presented by your regional orchestra: Ontario Philharmonic. Enjoy the stellar talents of musicians (who perform in Ontario Philharmonic's core season and on the world's most prestigious stages) right here at library. Along with the musician's music program, enjoy composing your own classical work and have it performed by a professional musician; join the fun at the colouring station and; browse the Instrument Petting Zoo. For children of all ages and their families.

-Laura Vallancourt 905-571-3100 laura@ontariophil.ca laura@ontariophil.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of April 9th and continues until the week of May 14th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@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? Do they need to be held, rocked, bounced or driven in their car seat to nap? 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
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Zone

Come create, craft, design and play at the library. Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to drop by the Central Library on Wednesday afternoons to take part in a variety of fun activities hosted by the Teen Advisory Group. Registration is not required, just drop in.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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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, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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The World This Week at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us and discuss the news, your views and the world at large. Adults 18+ are welcome. We meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at Central from 7-8pm. No Registration is required – drop in’s welcome.

We meet upstairs on the 2nd floor by the fireplace.

Erin Wilson or Amanda Price 905-668-6531 ex 2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday April 19, 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.

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of April 9th until the week of May 14th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration. Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Station ElevenThis month's Rossland Book Club selection is Station Eleven by Emily St.John Mandel. 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.

To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-668-1886 or visit the branch.

Registration begins December 9th. 

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
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Big Screen Film Club: Murder on the Orient Express at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of Murder on the Orient Express, based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Hercule PoirotAgatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express is recuited to solve the case when a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on.

This film is rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board.
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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Page Turners at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Winter session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Feb. 15,  March 22 (due to March Break), April 19  and May 17. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Wednesday, January 3 at 9:30 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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Tinkercad Basics at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Grade 7+

This workshop will cover the basic functions of tinkercad.com, a free web-based 3D design platform. Learn the tools and navigation necessary to get started designing your own 3D creations, printable on the Library’s 3D printer.

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

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Friday April 20, 2018
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch
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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 this fun, interactive, drop-in program.

Registration is not required.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
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.

This week: Engineering - Let's Build a Fort!

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex 2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Games Galore Fridays at Central
6:30 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, 6:30-8:45pm

Registration is not required, just drop in!

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Saturday April 21, 2018
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Free Income Tax Clinic @ Central
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Free Tax Preparation Clinics: 

Whitby Public Library will host Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) volunteers on Saturday, March 24 and Saturday, April 21 2018 to complete income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation.

Free appointments are available to:

  • Individuals with a gross income under $30,000
  • Households with a gross income under $40,000
  • One adult + one child with a gross income under $35,000. Additional $2,500 income per additional child
  • Ontario Works and ODSP recipients are eligible
  • Returns cannot be filed for those who declared bankruptcy within the past two years

Bring to your appointment:

  • Notice of Assessment of 2016 taxes (received from CRA after filing your tax return)
  • All information slips received for 2017 employment, pension and investment income (T4s, T5s, T3s)
  • If you had your return done using this service last year, bring any information sent to you from CPA Durham Ontario Association
  • Receipts for charitable donations, medical expenses, tuition fees, etc.
  • Details of spouse’s and/or dependent’s income

By appointment only, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (last appointment is at 4:00 p.m.)

For either date, call Ask Reference at 905-668-6531 ext 2020 or visit the second floor Information Desk at Central.

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Monday April 23, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of April 9th until the week of May 14th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.
Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

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

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

Jaclyn D. ext. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Sculptris Basics at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of the free 3D design software Sculptris. This workshop cover the basic functions of Sculptris which can be used to digitally design your own custom objects, printable on the Library’s 3D printer.
 

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

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Lab
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Tuesday April 24, 2018
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of April 9th and continues until the week of May 14th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children grades JK-6

Registration begins on Wednedays, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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The Sandwich Generation at the Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Are you sandwiched between caring for aging parents and your own children? Join Morgan Denby from Durham Region to learn more about typical issues like role reversal, maintaining elder independence, and the guilt factor for the caregiver.

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

Rossland Branch 9056681886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-4. 

Maple Cranberry Drops – Enjoy a sweet treat while learning how heat changes the look and feel of different foods.

ALLERGY ALERT:  SOY BUTTER  WILL BE USED IN RECIPE

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of April 9th and continues until the week of May 14th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@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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Teen Zone
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Zone

Come create, craft, design and play at the library. Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to drop by the Central Library on Wednesday afternoons to take part in a variety of fun activities hosted by the Teen Advisory Group. Registration is not required, just drop in.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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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, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday April 26, 2018
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of April 9th until the week of May 14th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration. Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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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Poetry Workshop for Youth and Adults at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image of a word jumble.The Brooklin Poetry Society would like to invite youths and adults to a poetry workshop in celebration of National Poetry Month. Registrants are invited to bring their own poetry, (written or spoken word), to share, or bring poems by a favourite poet. Participants will engage in poetry writing exercises to inspire and develop their skills and will have the opportunity to hear works by local published poets. The Brooklin Poetry Society is a local poetry group committed to supporting the arts in Whitby.

Registration is required, please use the button to register.

 

Ask Reference 905-668-6531ext 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
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Evening Fiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month’s selection is the 2014 Mythopoeic Award Winning novel The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wrecker. It has been nominated for Best Novel twice, first for a Nebula award for and second for a World Fantasy Award.

Entertainment Weekly gave the book a “A” grade, saying “The book's magic, filtered through the old-time hustle and bustle of the Lower East Side, lingers long after the final page”.

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
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 April 27, 2018
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@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 this fun, interactive, drop-in program.

Registration is not required.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Family Movie Matinee at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Families will enjoy Ferdinand. Torn from his home due to a mistaken identity, Ferdinand the bull is on an adventure to find his way back.https://s3.amazonaws.com/ffe-ugc/intlportal2/dev-temp/en-US/__59838a8e813ac.jpg

This film is rated G according to the Ontario Film Review Board.
Closed captions.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Teen Advisory Group at Brooklin
4:30 PM - 5:30 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 Friday of every month (September through May).

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

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Monday April 30, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of April 9th until the week of May 14th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.
Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

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

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

Jaclyn D. ext. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1A
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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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Tuesday May 1, 2018
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of April 9th and continues until the week of May 14th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society at Rossland
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide personalized 1:1 employment services. Individualized job search or retention related programing can support and assist you on your path to successful employment. We can help with resume development, interview skills and job searching techniques.

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!

Jaclyn D. 905-668-6531 x. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
Rossland Branch
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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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children grades JK-6

Registration begins on Wednedays, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Wednesday May 2, 2018
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of April 9th and continues until the week of May 14th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of the program.

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

Teen Zone

Come create, craft, design and play at the library. Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to drop by the Central Library on Wednesday afternoons to take part in a variety of fun activities hosted by the Teen Advisory Group. Registration is not required, just drop in.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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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, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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The World This Week at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us and discuss the news, your views and the world at large. Adults 18+ are welcome. We meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at Central from 7-8pm. No Registration is required – drop in’s welcome.

We meet upstairs on the 2nd floor by the fireplace.

Erin Wilson or Amanda Price 905-668-6531 ex 2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday May 3, 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.

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of April 9th until the week of May 14th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration. Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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
Central - Meeting Room 2
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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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Book Pirates at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Winter session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Feb. 1, March 1, April 5 and May 3. The signup for this session is online, beginning on Wednesday January 3 at 9:30 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 May 4, 2018
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch
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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 this fun, interactive, drop-in program.

Registration is not required.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
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.

This week: Art - Lines and Patterns!

Erin Wilson 905-668-6531 ex 2010 ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday May 7, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of April 9th until the week of May 14th.

Storytimes are designed to meet your child's developmental stage. Please ensure your child is the required age at the time of registration.
Because of space restrictions you may only register for one storytime program.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

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

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

Jaclyn D. ext. 2007 jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Evening 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
Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Tuesday May 8, 2018
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of April 9th and continues until the week of May 14th.

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