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Mix and Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of January 19 and continues for six week until the week of February 13.

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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.

The session begins the week of January 9th until the week of February 13th.

Registration is required.
Please see the Wednesday, January 11th date for the registration form.

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

This session will begin on January 11th and run for 6 weeks until February 15th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 4th at 10:00 a.m.

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

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

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

This program will begin on January 11 until February 15.

Registration is required.
Please see the Wednesday, January 11th date for the registration form.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teen Leadership Council at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

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 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday January 19, 2017
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Babytime at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Babytime is being held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. beginning the week of January 13 and runs continues for six weeks until the week of February 13.

Registration is not required for this program.

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.

This session will begin the week of January 9th until the week of February 13th.

Registration is required.
Please see the Thursday, January 12th date for the registration form.

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

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 12 and runs until February 16.

Registration begins on January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

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

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

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

The Cellist of SarajevoThis month's Rossland Book Club selection is Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. 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.

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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3D Printer Orientation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Big Screen Film Club at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of Sully, based on the memoir of the same title by author, Chesley Sullenberger.

“The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew. " ~IMDb

This film is Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime 1hr 36 mins

Closed caption will be available.

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

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

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

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Page Turners at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Friday January 20, 2017
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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.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime resumes on January 13 at 10:30 a.m.

This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Drop-in Junior Builder's Club at Rossland
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration required.

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

Interview Like a Pro! with Kathleen Stewart

Learn winning interview strategies to handle challenging questions like a pro and discover free, helpful online resources.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Mini Pine Forest Make n Take Craft at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A drop-in craft for children of all ages and caregivers. Make a mini pine forest with colourful winter birds and snow that will never melt! Supplies limited to the first 20 participants.

No registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
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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Paint-a-palooza at Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you a budding Picasso? Have you ever painted using marbles? How about string painting? Drop by the children's program room at Central to experiment with these types of painting and more. Please wear old clothes as this may get messy.

Barb Wilson bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Storks at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Children in grades JK and up and their caregivers are invited to join us for a free film screening of Storks.

“Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.” ~IMDb.com

This film is rated G according to the Ontario Film Review Board.
Closed caption will be available.

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

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Saturday January 21, 2017
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Knit'B'Cause at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knit'B'Cause is an intergenerational knitting group where we teach children in grades 3-8 the basics of knitting. Our group projects are intended to benefit members of our community. We have supplied knitted items such as hats and lap blankets to people in need locally and comfort dolls as part of a wider global project. Currently we are working on the AIDS Red Scarf project.

 

We meet from 9 - 10 a.m. on a series of Saturday mornings, based on staff scheduling.

 

Space is limited. To be placed on the waitlist, please email askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca or call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

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

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

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Monday January 23, 2017
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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 9 and runs for six weeks until February 13.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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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.

This session will begin the week of January 9th until the week of February 13th.

Registration is required.
Please see the Monday, January 9th date for the registration form.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.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 9 and runs until February 13.

Registration begins on January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

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

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

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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 new 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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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday January 24, 2017
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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 offered on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning January 10 and runs until February 14. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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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.

The session begins the week of January 9th until the week of February 13th.

Registration is required.
Please see the Tuesday, January 10th date for the registration form.

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

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

This session begin January 10th and runs for 6 weeks until February 14th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 4th at 10:00 a.m.

 

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

French Stories for Threes and Fours: 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 10 and runs until February 14.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

 

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Read with Me
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Registration is Tuesday, January 3rd  for caregivers with newborns up to 12 months for our Ontario Early Years Read to Me program

This early literacy program will run Tuesday mornings in January beginning the 10th  at 11:00 am to 11:45. am.  Please keep in mind that space is limited.

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Home School Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other. 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.
Please see the Wednesday, January 11th date for the registration form.

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

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

This program will begin on January 10 until February 14.

Registration is required.
Please see the Tuesday, January 10th date for the registration form.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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123D Design Basics
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Autodesk 123d Design which can be used to create your own custom objects, printable on the library's Makerbot Replicator 2 3d printer!
 

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

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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TVO's Math Homework Help: Information Session
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

TVO's Homework Help website is designed for students in grades 7-10 as a place to receive online help with their math homework. This online resource allows students to get the help that they need with online tutorials or tutors.

Join Chad Richard, Homework Help Ambassador, as he shares with students and/or their parents information about what the site is, how to use it, and answer any questions about Homework Help.

Register online to learn more about this great program.

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Wednesday January 25, 2017
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Mix and Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of January 19 and continues for six week until the week of February 13.

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.

The session begins the week of January 9th until the week of February 13th.

Registration is required.
Please see the Wednesday, January 11th date for the registration form.

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

This session will begin on January 11th and run for 6 weeks until February 15th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 4th at 10:00 a.m.

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

This program will begin on January 11 until February 15.

Registration is required.
Please see the Wednesday, January 11th date for the registration form.

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

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

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

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

For more information about the Teen Leadership Council contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.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 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday January 26, 2017
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Babytime at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Babytime is being held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. beginning the week of January 13 and runs continues for six weeks until the week of February 13.

Registration is not required for this program.

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.

This session will begin the week of January 9th until the week of February 13th.

Registration is required.
Please see the Thursday, January 12th date for the registration form.

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

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 12 and runs until February 16.

Registration begins on January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

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

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

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

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

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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TELEHOMECARE for Patients with COPD or CHF at Central Library
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

TELEHOMECARE is a new program that can help you manage your health – at home. Join us for a free seminar to learn more. 
Living well with a chronic condition like COPD, or Congestive Heart Failure, takes skill and courage. You want you to live your best possible life, stay out of hospital and be in your own home. You want your family and friends to worry less about you, so you need to know how to manage your condition better.

Now, in Ontario, TELEHOMECARE can help you learn to do just that. We can’t cure your condition but we can help you enjoy your best possible health. The Central East CCAC (Community Care Access Centre) is happy to present TELEHOMECARE to residents of Durham. TELEHOMECARE offers the following:

•    FREE six-month program for patients with mild to moderate COPD or CHF
•    Easy-to-use technology installed in the home
•    Weekly health coaching with a nurse by telephone
•    Daily remote monitoring of vital signs and weight
•    Monthly reports to the primary care provider

Registration is required. To register online, please click on the blue button below. You can also register by phone, or email: Ask Reference.

Ask Reference 905-668-9665 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday January 27, 2017
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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.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime resumes on January 13 at 10:30 a.m.

This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

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

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Drop-in Junior Builder's Club at Rossland
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration required.

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

If It Can Happen to Them, It Can Happen to You - Wrongful Convictions in Canada with Joanne Arbour

Popular shows including Making a Murderer are highlighting various cases and reasons for wrongful convictions. We will explore and examine the various causes of wrongful convictions through studying some of Canada's most notorious past cases such as David Milgaard and cases involving the infamous Dr. Charles Smith.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

Do you want to meet other teens, contribute to library services and programs, and earn community service hours? The Brooklin Branch of the Whitby Public Library is looking for members for our Teen Leadership Council.  This group will meet once a month to discuss books, programs, video games, movies, music, and more.  Participants will have the opportunity to share their ideas and help develop outstanding library services for youth.  Participants will be able to create displays, suggest materials for purchasing, assist with special events and programs, and have a say about what goes on at the library. 

If you are in grades 7 through 12 and would like to get involved, come out to a meeting and see what it’s all about! Snacks will be provided. Meetings will take place at the Brooklin Branch on the fourth Friday of every month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. No registration required.

Please note, this group will not meet in June, July and August.

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Saturday January 28, 2017
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Reading Buddies Registration at Brooklin
9:00 AM

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

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

Registration begins on Saturday, January 28 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.on.ca
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Tuesday Reading Buddies registration at Central
9:00 AM

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. Registration begins Saturday January 28 at 9 a.m. and is online.

The dates for the winter session are: Tuesday, February 7 - April 4, with no class during March Break.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.  This program is also offered at Brooklin. Please sign up for one branch only.

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Wednesday Reading Buddies registration at Central
9:00 AM

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. Registration begins Saturday January 28 at 9 a.m. and is online.

The dates for the winter session are: Wednesday, February 8 - April 5, with no class during March Break.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.  This program is also offered at Brooklin. Please sign up for one branch only.

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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central, Session A
9:00 AM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a french language or french immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness. Registration begins Saturday January 28 at 9 a.m. and is online.

The dates for the winter session are: Thursday, February 9 - April 6th, with no class during March Break.

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

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

Linda Sellors 905-668-6531 X2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central, Session B
9:00 AM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a french language or french immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.Registration begins Saturday January 28 at 9 a.m. and is online.

The dates for the winter session are: Thursday, February 9 - April 6th, with no class during March Break.

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

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

Linda Sellors 905-668-6531 X2010 lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Knit'B'Cause at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Knit'B'Cause is an intergenerational knitting group where we teach children in grades 3-8 the basics of knitting. Our group projects are intended to benefit members of our community. We have supplied knitted items such as hats and lap blankets to people in need locally and comfort dolls as part of a wider global project. Currently we are working on the AIDS Red Scarf project.

 

We meet from 9 - 10 a.m. on a series of Saturday mornings, based on staff scheduling.

 

Space is limited. To be placed on the waitlist, please email askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca or call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

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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
 
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 January 30, 2017
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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 9 and runs for six weeks until February 13.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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.

This session will begin the week of January 9th until the week of February 13th.

Registration is required.
Please see the Monday, January 9th date for the registration form.

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

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 9 and runs until February 13.

Registration begins on January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

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

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

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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 new 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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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Author Visit with Glenn Dixon at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

It’s cold outside but we’re going to warm things up as Susanna Kearsley chats about Italy, Verona and love when the author of Juliet’s Answer, Glenn Dixon, stops by for a visit.

Hailed as  “Eat, Pray, Love (from a man’s perspective) meets Under the Tuscan Sun” Juliet’s Answer: One Man's Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak is a story about “ a man who travels to Verona, where he answers letters addressed to Shakespeare’s Juliet, all in an attempt to understand heartbreak, to heal and to find love again.”

Juliet's Answer is Dixon’s third book. He was the 2014 writer-in-residence for the Vancouver International Writers Festival and his second book, Tripping the World Fantastic was shortlisted for the W.O. Mitchell award. He has traveled through more than 70 countries and written for National Geographic magazine, the New York Post, Walrus magazine and the Globe and Mail.

Susanna Kearsley is the author of numerous novels weaving modern-day and historical intrigue. Winner of the Catherine Cookson Fiction Award for her novel Mariana, in 2014 she won the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award for The Firebird.

Books will be available for purchase through Blue Heron Books.

Registration is required. Register by clicking the blue button below or by calling any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

 

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Tuesday January 31, 2017
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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 offered on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning January 10 and runs until February 14. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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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.

The session begins the week of January 9th until the week of February 13th.

Registration is required.
Please see the Tuesday, January 10th date for the registration form.

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

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

This session begin January 10th and runs for 6 weeks until February 14th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 4th at 10:00 a.m.

 

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

French Stories for Threes and Fours: 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 10 and runs until February 14.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

 

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Read with Me
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Registration is Tuesday, January 3rd  for caregivers with newborns up to 12 months for our Ontario Early Years Read to Me program

This early literacy program will run Tuesday mornings in January beginning the 10th  at 11:00 am to 11:45. am.  Please keep in mind that space is limited.

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Home School Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other. 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.
Please see the Wednesday, January 11th date for the registration form.

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

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

This program will begin on January 10 until February 14.

Registration is required.
Please see the Tuesday, January 10th date for the registration form.

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

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

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

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Wednesday February 1, 2017
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Mix and Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of January 19 and continues for six week until the week of February 13.

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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.

The session begins the week of January 9th until the week of February 13th.

Registration is required.
Please see the Wednesday, January 11th date for the registration form.

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

This session will begin on January 11th and run for 6 weeks until February 15th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 4th at 10:00 a.m.

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

This program will begin on January 11 until February 15.

Registration is required.
Please see the Wednesday, January 11th date for the registration form.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teen Leadership Council at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

For more information about the Teen Leadership Council contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.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 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday February 2, 2017
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Babytime at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Babytime is being held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. beginning the week of January 13 and runs continues for six weeks until the week of February 13.

Registration is not required for this program.

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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.

This session will begin the week of January 9th until the week of February 13th.

Registration is required.
Please see the Thursday, January 12th date for the registration form.

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

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 12 and runs until February 16.

Registration begins on January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

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

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

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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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Free Film Night: Race at Central Library
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Inspired by true events; Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.

Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board. Closed captioned.

Drama/Biography. Starring: Stephan James. Running time: 134 minutes.

Registration is required. You are welcome to bring in some snacks!

To register, click on blue button below, call or visit any branch or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday February 3, 2017
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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.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime resumes on January 13 at 10:30 a.m.

This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

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

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Drop-in Junior Builder's Club at Rossland
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration required.

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

How the French Impressionist Painters saw Light and Colour with Greg Murphy

The bright colours in an impressionist painting blend at a distance and create the illusion of sunlight sparkling on the surface of water and other surfaces. How does this work and why did the impressionists paint that way? This presentation will help you understand how we see colour (especially daylight) and how that knowledge will help you take better photos and paint better images. No need to bring anything but your enthusiasm.

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Bricker's Club Block Party
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Club Block Party  Grades 2 to 5

Our Friday after school drop-in Club is back.  This 6 week session will run 4:15 to 5:15 pm from February 3 to  March 3 and 10.

Kid's curiosity and imagination at it's best!

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Saturday February 4, 2017
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How to Start a Community Garden with DIG at Central Library
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Durham Integrated Growers for a Sustainable Community.

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

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

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

Refreshments/light snack provided. Registration is required and space is limited.

To register online, please press the blue button below. You can also call, or email: Ask Reference.

AskReference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Monday February 6, 2017
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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 9 and runs for six weeks until February 13.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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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.

This session will begin the week of January 9th until the week of February 13th.

Registration is required.
Please see the Monday, January 9th date for the registration form.

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

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 9 and runs until February 13.

Registration begins on January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

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

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

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Teens at Central: Escape Room
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sign up to try your hand at cracking the ultra secret spy codes of room two and foil the evil plans of a devious mastermind. Don't get caught by the criminal organization, and be wary of the shocking plot twist. Don't miss out on this night of fun, espionage, trickery, and suspense.

This is a teen program for those who are in grades 7-12. Registration is required. Register to escape the room at 4 p.m. or 7 p.m.

This program is brought to you by the library's Teen Leadership Council.

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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 new 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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Teens at Central: Escape Room
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sign up to try your hand at cracking the ultra secret spy codes of room two and foil the evil plans of a devious mastermind. Don't get caught by the criminal organization, and be wary of the shocking plot twist. Don't miss out on this night of fun, espionage, trickery, and suspense.

This is a teen program for those who are in grades 7-12. Registration is required. Register to escape the room at 4 p.m. or 7 p.m.

This program is brought to you by the library's Teen Leadership Council.

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

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is the Through the Glass by Shannon Moroney

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 February 7, 2017
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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 offered on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning January 10 and runs until February 14. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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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.

The session begins the week of January 9th until the week of February 13th.

Registration is required.
Please see the Tuesday, January 10th date for the registration form.

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

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

This session begin January 10th and runs for 6 weeks until February 14th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 4th at 10:00 a.m.

 

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

French Stories for Threes and Fours: 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 10 and runs until February 14.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

 

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Home School Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other. 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.
Please see the Wednesday, January 11th date for the registration form.

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

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

This program will begin on January 10 until February 14.

Registration is required.
Please see the Tuesday, January 10th date for the registration form.

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

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

Sign up to try your hand at cracking the ultra secret spy codes of room two and foil the evil plans of a devious mastermind. Don't get caught by the criminal organization, and be wary of the shocking plot twist. Don't miss out on this night of fun, espionage, trickery, and suspense.

This is a teen program for those who are in grades 7-12. Registration is required. Register to escape the room at 4 p.m. or 7 p.m.

This program is brought to you by the library's Teen Leadership Council.

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Teens at Central: Escape Room
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sign up to try your hand at cracking the ultra secret spy codes of room two and foil the evil plans of a devious mastermind. Don't get caught by the criminal organization, and be wary of the shocking plot twist. Don't miss out on this night of fun, espionage, trickery, and suspense.

This is a teen program for those who are in grades 7-12. Registration is required. Register to escape the room at 4 p.m. or 7 p.m.

This program is brought to you by the library's Teen Leadership Council.

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Station Gallery Adult Printmaking Workshop at Central Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by the Station Gallery. Unleash your inner artist!

Inspired by artwork from our Permanent Collection, participants will experiment with collage and printmaking techniques to create a stunning wintery landscape.

All materials are included. This program is for adults, 18+.

Registration is required and space is limited. Please register online using the blue button below, or by calling or emailing AskReference.

Ask Reference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday February 8, 2017
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Mix and Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of January 19 and continues for six week until the week of February 13.

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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.

The session begins the week of January 9th until the week of February 13th.

Registration is required.
Please see the Wednesday, January 11th date for the registration form.

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

This session will begin on January 11th and run for 6 weeks until February 15th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 4th at 10:00 a.m.

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

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

Buildings have long played a role in fiction. Cathedrals, castles, lighthouses, libraries, pubs and palaces.

Join us from January to June 2017, when we enter a series of unique buildings that form the character of each story this season.

February 8, 2017    2:00 p.m.      A LONG WAY DOWN by Nick Hornby

Whitby Central Library fiction book club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm in front of the main floor fireplace.

Please register online. There will be a copy of each month's selection available for the first 12 registrants.  Others are welcome to join us.

 

Judy Oxenham 905 668-6531, x2010 joxenham@whitbylibrary.on.ca2
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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

This program will begin on January 11 until February 15.

Registration is required.
Please see the Wednesday, January 11th date for the registration form.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teen Leadership Council at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

For more information about the Teen Leadership Council contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.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 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday February 9, 2017
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Babytime at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Babytime is being held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. beginning the week of January 13 and runs continues for six weeks until the week of February 13.

Registration is not required for this program.

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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.

Registration is required.
Please see the Thursday, January 12th date for the registration form.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.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 12 and runs until February 16.

Registration begins on January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

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

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

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

Will your child only fall asleep with a bottle or while nursing? Does she wake numerous times a night? Does he 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!

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Mock Interviews at Brooklin
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn how to present yourself positively and answer common interview questions. Understand what to do prior, during and after the interview to be successful. Get tips on handling some of the tougher interview questions often encountered. Book a mock interview today with a professional from YMCA Durham Employment & Community.

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

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

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

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

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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.
There will be no Reading Buddies session on Thursday, March 16th due to March Break.

Registration begins on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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Teens at Central: Movie Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sign up for popcorn and a movie! In support with the library's Teen Leadership Council, we will be screening one of the many Harry Potter movies - the choice will be up to you!

Registration is required.
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

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

Join Station Gallery Curator Olex Wlasenko for this dynamic five-part lecture series at the Whitby Central Library every second Thursday in early 2017. Expand your appreciation of art and culture with these popular art talks with the perfect blend of scholarly information, academic influence, humour and approachability.

It's all Relative

As we gear up for Family Day, here is an art talk that asks: does the artistic gene run in the family? This presentation is an intergenerational expoloration of creative parents and their artistic children.

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Friday February 10, 2017
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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.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime resumes on January 13 at 10:30 a.m.

This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

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Stop, Drop and Roll Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children of all ages with caregiver.

Molly, the Dalmatian helps firefighters promote fire safety in the community.

Join Fire Prevention Officer Terry and Molly for this special drop in  storytime.

This is a drop in program. No registration required.

 

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

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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

Street Art and Social Justice: When Walls Speak, Should we Listen? with Anna Rodrigues

Street art can be considered a form of communication but not everyone sees it that way. Isn't it vandalism and illegal? How is it different from graffiti and tagging? In this session, gain new insights on street art as you learn how social justice issues can be taught through the stories found on the walls of the world.

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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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Bricker's Club Block Party
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Club Block Party  Grades 2 to 5

Our Friday after school drop-in Club is back.  This 6 week session will run 4:15 to 5:15 pm from February 3 to  March 3 and 10.

Kid's curiosity and imagination at it's best!

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Saturday February 11, 2017
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Knit'B'Cause at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knit'B'Cause is an intergenerational knitting group where we teach children in grades 3-8 the basics of knitting. Our group projects are intended to benefit members of our community. We have supplied knitted items such as hats and lap blankets to people in need locally and comfort dolls as part of a wider global project. Currently we are working on squares for baby blankets.

 

We meet from 9 - 10 a.m. on a series of Saturday mornings, based on staff scheduling.

 

Space is limited. To be placed on the waitlist, please email askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca or call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

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Back to Basics Skills Series: Sew on a Button at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Does your wardrobe need TLC? Are there shirts with missing buttons, coats that flap in the wind, pants that fall to your ankles? This one-hour workshop will teach you how; using the simplest of tools -- a needle and thread -- you can look great and save time and money. Learn how easy it is to securely and easily hand sew all types of buttons including flat buttons with four holes and shank buttons. No sewing experience is necessary.

Teens (Grades 7-12) and Adults are welcome!

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Monday February 13, 2017
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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 9 and runs for six weeks until February 13.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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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.

This session will begin the week of January 9th until the week of February 13th.

Registration is required.
Please see the Monday, January 9th date for the registration form.

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

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 9 and runs until February 13.

Registration begins on January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

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

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

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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 new 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 February 14, 2017
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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 offered on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning January 10 and runs until February 14. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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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.

The session begins the week of January 9th until the week of February 13th.

Registration is required.
Please see the Tuesday, January 10th date for the registration form.

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

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

This session begin January 10th and runs for 6 weeks until February 14th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 4th at 10:00 a.m.

 

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

French Stories for Threes and Fours: 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 10 and runs until February 14.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

 

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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King.

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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Home School Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other. 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.
Please see the Wednesday, January 11th date for the registration form.

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

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

This program will begin on January 10 until February 14.

Registration is required.
Please see the Tuesday, January 10th date for the registration form.

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

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

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

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

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

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday February 15, 2017
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Mix and Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins the week of January 19 and continues for six week until the week of February 13.

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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.

The session begins the week of January 9th until the week of February 13th.

Registration is required.
Please see the Wednesday, January 11th date for the registration form.

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

This session will begin on January 11th and run for 6 weeks until February 15th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 4th at 10:00 a.m.

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

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

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

This program will begin on January 11 until February 15.

Registration is required.
Please see the Wednesday, January 11th date for the registration form.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teen Leadership Council at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

For more information about the Teen Leadership Council contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.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 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday February 16, 2017
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Babytime at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Babytime is being held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. beginning the week of January 13 and runs continues for six weeks until the week of February 13.

Registration is not required for this program.

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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.

This session will begin the week of January 9th until the week of February 13th.

Registration is required.
Please see the Thursday, January 12th date for the registration form.

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

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 12 and runs until February 16.

Registration begins on January 4 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

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

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

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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

The Graveyard Book This month's Rossland Book Club selection is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. 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.

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

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

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

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.
There will be no Reading Buddies session on Thursday, March 16th due to March Break.

Registration begins on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Big Screen Film Club at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of The Girl on the Train, based on the novel of the same title by author, Paula Hawkins.

“A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life." ~IMDb

This film is Rated 14A by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime 1hr 42 mins

Closed caption will be available.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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123D Design Basics
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Autodesk 123d Design which can be used to create your own custom objects, printable on the library's Makerbot Replicator 2 3d printer!
 

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

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

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Friday February 17, 2017
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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.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime resumes on January 13 at 10:30 a.m.

This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Rossland 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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

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

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

No registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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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Bricker's Club Block Party
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Club Block Party  Grades 2 to 5

Our Friday after school drop-in Club is back.  This 6 week session will run 4:15 to 5:15 pm from February 3 to  March 3 and 10.

Kid's curiosity and imagination at it's best!

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Saturday February 18, 2017
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Knit'B'Cause at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knit'B'Cause is an intergenerational knitting group where we teach children in grades 3-8 the basics of knitting. Our group projects are intended to benefit members of our community. We have supplied knitted items such as hats and lap blankets to people in need locally and comfort dolls as part of a wider global project. Currently we are working on squares for baby blankets.

 

We meet from 9 - 10 a.m. on a series of Saturday mornings, based on staff scheduling.

 

Space is limited. To be placed on the waitlist, please email askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca or call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Tuesday February 21, 2017
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Sculptris Basics
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3D modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Sculptris, a free 3D modelling software which can be used to digitally design and sculpt your own custom organic objects, printable on the library's MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer.
 

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

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Healing Hands Reflexology Workshop at Central Library
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Explore the basic holistic healing art of Hand Reflexology through this interactive program with a Registered Reflexology Practitioner. Reflexology helps relieve tension, improve circulation, ease pain, balance and relax the body and provide preventative care. This program is intended for adults 18+.

Easy techniques will be demonstrated to help relax your body and mind and promote simple self-treatment. Discover which reflexology points on the hands map to your body parts, organs and hormone glands. Learn the finger techniques to stimulate these reflexes to promote better health.

Registration is required and seating is limited. Please register online using the blue button, call, or email Ask Reference.

AskReference 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday February 22, 2017
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Infant and Toddler Sleep Seminar at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Time for sleep!

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

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

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Reducing Stress While Raising Resilient Children at Rossland Branch
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Presented by Keith O’Meara, a Counsellor and Workshop Facilitator with Family Services Durham. Keith has a Master of Education and is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. He has worked for over 40 years in the social services field as a manager and front line worker.

This program is for adults.

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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Teen Leadership Council at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

For more information about the Teen Leadership Council contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.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 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Brooklin Branch
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Thursday February 23, 2017
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.
There will be no Reading Buddies session on Thursday, March 16th due to March Break.

Registration begins on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required.

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

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

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace 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. 

Central Library
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Friday February 24, 2017
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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.on.ca
Brooklin Branch
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime resumes on January 13 at 10:30 a.m.

This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Rossland 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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

Technology in Healthcare: Past, Present and Future with Rick Tidman

Join us as we discuss the marvels of technology in healthcare. We'll take a trip through a brief history of the evolution of medical device technology and speak to some of the key developments. Medical technology has a story of advancing in step with the practice of medicine and scientific discovery, beginning with historical battlefield triage, but this unified relationship is no longer holding true. Advances in medical technology are driving change across the healthcare spectrum. We can only speculate what this new century has in store for technology in healthcare, but at the current rate of advancement and a bit of imagination we're in for an incredible ride into uncharted territories. Healthcare may not be quite to the Star Trek level of sophistication, but we're getting close!

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

Do you want to meet other teens, contribute to library services and programs, and earn community service hours? The Brooklin Branch of the Whitby Public Library is looking for members for our Teen Leadership Council.  This group will meet once a month to discuss books, programs, video games, movies, music, and more.  Participants will have the opportunity to share their ideas and help develop outstanding library services for youth.  Participants will be able to create displays, suggest materials for purchasing, assist with special events and programs, and have a say about what goes on at the library. 

If you are in grades 7 through 12 and would like to get involved, come out to a meeting and see what it’s all about! Snacks will be provided. Meetings will take place at the Brooklin Branch on the fourth Friday of every month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. No registration required.

Please note, this group will not meet in June, July and August.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Bricker's Club Block Party
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Club Block Party  Grades 2 to 5

Our Friday after school drop-in Club is back.  This 6 week session will run 4:15 to 5:15 pm from February 3 to  March 3 and 10.

Kid's curiosity and imagination at it's best!

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Saturday February 25, 2017
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3D Printer Orientation
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Sunday February 26, 2017
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Black History Month Panel Discussion
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Black History Month Panel Discussion: Together, One Canada Strong!  #Claim it!

We are proudly hosting a special panel discussion in celebration of Black History Month in conjunction with Canada’s 150th birthday. This program is presented by the Congress of Black Women of Canada, Oshawa/Whitby Chapter and Ajax/Pickering Chapter, Durham Welcome Centre and Immigrant Services, Cultural Expressions Art Gallery Inc., and the Whitby Public Library.

Registration is required and open to those 16 years of age and older.

Reference Department 905-668-6531, x2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Monday February 27, 2017
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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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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series at Central Library
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Presented by Community Care Access Centre and Central East LHIN, (Local Health Integration Network), Self-Management Program.

Put life back into your life! Do you live with challenges and complications as a result of chronic pain?

We offer FREE self-management workshops to empower people to take charge of their health, while living with conditions like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, lung disease, and other chronic health issues.

These workshops consist of six weekly 2.5 hour sessions that teach participants new skills and tools to help better manage their condition. You must be able to attend all six sessions to register for the workshops. The dates are: every Monday, Feb. 27th through April 10th, 2017. (No workshop March 13th, the week of March Break).

In groups of 10 – 14 people, members motivate, encourage and support one another to work through some of the challenges that they are experiencing related to their condition. Participants learn how to take small steps to overcome these challenges, so that they can feel better and do more of the activities they love and enjoy. This program is for adults, 18+.

Some of the activities in the workshop:

·         Making an action plan

·         Working with your healthcare professional and organization

·         Pacing and Planning

·         Moving Easy Exercise Program

·         Medications for chronic pain

Registration is required and space is limited.. To learn more, or to register, please call Community Care Access Centre, Central East LHIN at 1-866-750-2444, or visit online: www.healthylifeworkshop.ca

Ask Reference 905-668-9665 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 new 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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Book Club at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month's Brooklin Branch Book Club selection is The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

Registration begins on Thursday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m. To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-655-3191 or visit the branch.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday February 28, 2017
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday March 1, 2017
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Teen Leadership Council at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

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 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday March 2, 2017
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.
There will be no Reading Buddies session on Thursday, March 16th due to March Break.

Registration begins on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required.

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

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

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

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Free Film Night: The Intern at Central Library
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In this feel-good Comedy/Drama, "experience never gets old". 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker, (Robert De Niro) has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin, (Anne Hathaway).

Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board. Closed captioned.

Comedy/Drama. Running time: 121 minutes.

Registration is required. You are welcome to bring in some snacks! 

To register, click on blue button below, call or visit any branch or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday March 3, 2017
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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.on.ca
Brooklin Branch
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime resumes on January 13 at 10:30 a.m.

This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

Lessons from a Marketer and Tips on How to Become a More Savvy Consumer with Jeff Zakoor

This interactive session will explore some of the ways marketers use to reach their target audience with the ultimate goal of creating consumer loyalty. Through a better understanding of these marketing strategies, it is hoped that you will become a better consumer with more purchasing power in your wallet!

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

Teens are invited to visit the Brooklin Branch on the first Friday of every month to take part in a program hosted by the Teen Leadership Council.  Program details will be announced soon!

This program is for youth in grades 7-12.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Bricker's Club Block Party
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Club Block Party  Grades 2 to 5

Our Friday after school drop-in Club is back.  This 6 week session will run 4:15 to 5:15 pm from February 3 to  March 3 and 10.

Kid's curiosity and imagination at it's best!

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday March 6, 2017
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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series at Central Library
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Presented by Community Care Access Centre and Central East LHIN, (Local Health Integration Network), Self-Management Program.

Put life back into your life! Do you live with challenges and complications as a result of chronic pain?

We offer FREE self-management workshops to empower people to take charge of their health, while living with conditions like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, lung disease, and other chronic health issues.

These workshops consist of six weekly 2.5 hour sessions that teach participants new skills and tools to help better manage their condition. You must be able to attend all six sessions to register for the workshops. The dates are: every Monday, Feb. 27th through April 10th, 2017. (No workshop March 13th, the week of March Break).

In groups of 10 – 14 people, members motivate, encourage and support one another to work through some of the challenges that they are experiencing related to their condition. Participants learn how to take small steps to overcome these challenges, so that they can feel better and do more of the activities they love and enjoy. This program is for adults, 18+.

Some of the activities in the workshop:

·         Making an action plan

·         Working with your healthcare professional and organization

·         Pacing and Planning

·         Moving Easy Exercise Program

·         Medications for chronic pain

Registration is required and space is limited.. To learn more, or to register, please call Community Care Access Centre, Central East LHIN at 1-866-750-2444, or visit online: www.healthylifeworkshop.ca

Ask Reference 905-668-9665 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 new 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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Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is the The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth

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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Wednesday March 8, 2017
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Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Buildings have long played a role in fiction. Cathedrals, castles, lighthouses, libraries, pubs and palaces.

Join us from January to June 2017, when we enter a series of unique buildings that form the character of each story this season.

March 8, 2017    2:00 p.m.      THE UNCOMMON READER by Alan Bennett

Whitby Central Library fiction book club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm in front of the main floor fireplace.

Please register online. There will be a copy of each month's selection available for the first 12 registrants.  Others are welcome to join us.

 

Judy Oxenham 905 668-6531, x2010 joxenham@whitbylibrary.on.ca2
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Teen Leadership Council at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

For more information about the Teen Leadership Council contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.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 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday March 9, 2017
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.
There will be no Reading Buddies session on Thursday, March 16th due to March Break.

Registration begins on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required.

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

DIY Donut Earbud Keepers

We’re celebrating Teen Tech Week by making one of a kind Donut shaped earbud keepers using melt beads. You’ll never have to deal with tangled earbuds again! We’ll supply the beads (and real donuts to snack on, too!), you provide the earbuds.

This program is for youth in grades 7-12. Registration is required. Register online, at any Whitby Library location, or by calling 905-668-1886.

 

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

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

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

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123D Design Basics
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Autodesk 123d Design which can be used to create your own custom objects, printable on the library's Makerbot Replicator 2 3d printer!
 

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

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Art Talks With Olex at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Station Gallery Curator Olex Wlasenko for this dynamic five-part lecture series at the Whitby Central Library every second Thursday in early 2017. Expand your appreciation of art and culture with these popular art talks with the perfect blend of scholarly information, academic influence, humour and approachability.

Hinterland Who’s Who

From the earliest depictions on cave walls, animals have always been a major part of art. SG Curator Olex pairs-up cute and informative public service announcements from broadcasting past with animals featured throughout art history and contemporary classics.

  

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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

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Friday March 10, 2017
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Fireside Storytime and March Break Special at Central
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Our regular Children's Fireside Storytime at Central is followed up  with a  Special today.

Spring is in the air and we will be creating a beautiful springtime craft to celebrate.

This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.  Join us!

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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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.on.ca
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

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

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

No registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teens at Central
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Disney Movie Marathon

We're kicking off March Break with our favourite Disney movies. Animated, live action, classics or new releases - your votes will decide which movies we watch! There will also be Disney themed crafts and activities. Pizza and snacks will be provided, please bring your own water bottle.

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The Secret Art of the Ozobot at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bring your creativity and join uis in an artistic and imaginative afternoon with the Ozobots. The Ozobot is a tiny robot that will find its way through your masterpiece, IF you know the secret code!

Children (Grade 1-3) are welcome!

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

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

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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The Secret Art of the Ozobot at Brooklin
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bring your creativity and join uis in an artistic and imaginative afternoon with the Ozobots. The Ozobot is a tiny robot that will find its way through your masterpiece, IF you know the secret code!

Children (Grade 4-6) are welcome!

Registration begins on Saturday, March 4 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.on.ca
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Bricker's Club Block Party
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Club Block Party  Grades 2 to 5

Our Friday after school drop-in Club is back.  This 6 week session will run 4:15 to 5:15 pm from February 3 to  March 3 and 10.

Kid's curiosity and imagination at it's best!

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday March 13, 2017
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Crime Lab - UOIT, Let's Talk Science at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Armed with a list of suspects and clues collected from the scene of the crime, students become forensic scientists trying to solve a mystery. Techniques used include chromatography, fingerprinting and chemical analysis.

Children (Grades 6-8) are invited!

Reigstration begins on Saturday, March 4 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.on.ca
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Fireworks Salt Painting at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Let your creative talents explode during this one-hour painting workshop. Use simple materials to create a vibrant piece of art. No experience required; but be prepared to get a little messy.

Children (Grades 1+) are invited!

Registration begins on Saturday, March 4 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.on.ca
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Tuesday March 14, 2017
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Trolls - March Break Movie Matinee at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Children in grades JK and up and their caregivers are invited to join us for a free film screening of Trolls.

“After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.” ~IMDb

This film is rated G according to the Ontario Film Review Board.
Closed caption will be available.

Registration begins Saturday, March 4 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.on.ca
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo.

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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Celebrate Canadian Authors with Grumpy Bird at the Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Celebrate Canadian Authors with Grumpy Bird                                                                                                               JK to Grade One

Jeremy Tankard’s stories may make you hangry, like Grumpy Bird, but will most likely make you laugh. After stories, you will make your own Grumpy bird to fly home with you.

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

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Monoprint - Try your hand at printing at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Exploring two famous artists and their paintings, participants produce their own masterpieces, using water colours, a printing plate and table top printing presses.

Children (Grades 4+) are invited!

Registration begins on Saturday, March 4 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.on.ca
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Teens at Central
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate Pi Day!

Can you recite Pi? Do you like to eat Pie? If you answered yes to either one of these questions, this program is for you!  Show off your Pi recitation skills and/or your pie eating skills, and join us for other fun activities as we celebrate Pi Day on March 14th.

This program is for youth in grades 7-12. Registration is required. Register online, at any Whitby Library location or by calling 905-668-6531 ext.2010.

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

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

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

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

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday March 15, 2017
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Robot Cube Challenge at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Do you like to build things and watch them movem flash and do other cool things? Children (Grades 1-3) are invited to build and play with our modular robots called, Cubelets. Create creeping critters, flashlights and so much more. Cubelets are yours to discover!

Registration begins Saturday, March 4 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.on.ca
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Celebrate Canadian Authors with Scaredy Squirrel at the Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Celebrate Canadian Authors with Scaredy Squirrel SK to Grade Two

Laugh your worries away with Melanie Watts and Scaredy Squirrel. Then make a smiling Scaredy of your own.

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

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

               

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teens at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Miss Peregrine’s Popcorn Party

Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to create a delicious snack at our popcorn bar, and then munch away as we watch the movie Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

"When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers." ~IMDb.com

This film is Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime 2hr 7 mins.

Closed caption will be available.

Registration is required, and begins Saturday, March 4th at 9 a.m.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teens at Rossland
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sharpie Art

Put your imagination to work to create one of a kind art using Sharpie markers. Design a button, write a favourite quote on canvas, and more. This program is for youth in grades 7-12.

Registration is required, and begins Saturday, March 4th at 9 a.m. Register online, at any Whitby Library location, or by calling 905-668-1886.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday March 16, 2017
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Make and Take for Canada
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

It's Canada's 150th year and we are celebrating today with a Make and Take craft.

Children of all ages and their caregivers can drop-in between 10:30  and 11:30 a.m. for this Canadian themed craft!

*Please note there will be paint

 

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Moana - March Break Movie Matinee at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Children in grades JK and up and their caregivers are invited to join us for a free film screening of Moana.

“In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.” ~IMDb

This film is rated PG according to the Ontario Film Review Board.
Closed caption will be available.

Registration begins Saturday, March 4 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.on.ca
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K'Nex at your Library! at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Connect with your imagination and 3D building dreams with our new K'Nex. Snap and click you way to a new creation!

Children (Grades 1+) are invited!

Registration begins Saturday, March 4 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.on.ca
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Become an investigative expert at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Use your clever mind and perceptive eyes to analyze fingerprints, teeth and foot imprints.

This program is for children in grades 4 to 6.

Space is limited. Entry tickets will be available for pick up one half hour before the program begins at the Main Floor Information Desk.

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Teens at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Improv at the Library!

Join us for an hour of fun and laughter as members of the Library's Teen Leadership Council lead us in a variety of improv and drama games. Stretch your dramatic limits with activities that will inspire! No drama experience needed, just a willingness to have fun and try new things.

This program is for youth in grades 7-12.  Registration is required. Register online, in person at any Whitby Library Location, or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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Celebrate Canadian Authors with Smelly Socks at the Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Celebrate Canadian Authors with Smelly Socks

Grade 2 and up

Robert Munsch and his character, Tina, can keep their smelly socks. We will use new, clean socks to make sock puppets.

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

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teddy Bear's March Break Fun at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bring your favourite Teddy Bear to the library. You and your furry friend will enjoy stories and activities and a green screen photo; then prepare them to spend the night at the library. Come back Friday, March 17 at 3:15 p.m. to pick them up and see what fun and mischief they had while you were gone.

Children (Grades JK+) are invited!

Registration begins Saturday, March 4 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.on.ca
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

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Friday March 17, 2017
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Molly and Terry, Special Guest Drop-in Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Molly, the Dalmation, helps firefighters promote fire safety in the community. Join Whitby Firefighter Terry and Molly for a special storytime!

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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March Break Movie Morning
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a March Break family movie morning.  We will be showing The Secret Life of Pets!

Drop-in to the Chidren's Program Room at Central and enjoy the show.

The program runs from 10:30 to 12:00.

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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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Matter Matters - UOIT, Let's Talk Science at Brooklin
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

What are the states of matter? How are solids, liquids and gases different from each other? What happens when you mix a solid and liquid? What are the properties of liquids and how do we use them in our lives? Students will explore the properties of liquids and the interactions between solids and liquids in exciting hands-on stations.

Children (Grade 2) are invited!

Registration begins Saturday, March 4 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
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Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Blarney Stones at the Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Make a Blarney Stone on St. Patrick’s Day

Grade 1 and up

Make a Blarney Stone for good luck. Kiss a Blarney stone for the gift of the gab, which every parent wishes for their child.

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

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Monday March 20, 2017
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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series at Central Library
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Presented by Community Care Access Centre and Central East LHIN, (Local Health Integration Network), Self-Management Program.

Put life back into your life! Do you live with challenges and complications as a result of chronic pain?

We offer FREE self-management workshops to empower people to take charge of their health, while living with conditions like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, lung disease, and other chronic health issues.

These workshops consist of six weekly 2.5 hour sessions that teach participants new skills and tools to help better manage their condition. You must be able to attend all six sessions to register for the workshops. The dates are: every Monday, Feb. 27th through April 10th, 2017. (No workshop March 13th, the week of March Break).

In groups of 10 – 14 people, members motivate, encourage and support one another to work through some of the challenges that they are experiencing related to their condition. Participants learn how to take small steps to overcome these challenges, so that they can feel better and do more of the activities they love and enjoy.

Some of the activities in the workshop:

·         Making an action plan

·         Working with your healthcare professional and organization

·         Pacing and Planning

·         Moving Easy Exercise Program

·         Medications for chronic pain

Registration is required and space is limited. To learn more, or to register, please call Community Care Access Centre, Central East LHIN at 1-866-750-2444, or visit online: www.healthylifeworkshop.ca

Ask Reference 905-668-6531ext 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 new 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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Book Club at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month's Brooklin Branch Book Club selection is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

Registration begins on Thursday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m. To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-655-3191 or visit the branch.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday March 21, 2017
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Resume Critiques at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have a resume but want it reviewed by a job skills professional? Book an one-on-one 30 minute resume critique with a professional from YMCA Durham Employment & Community.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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123D Design Basics
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Autodesk 123d Design which can be used to create your own custom objects, printable on the library's Makerbot Replicator 2 3d printer!
 

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

 

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Wednesday March 22, 2017
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Infant and Toddler Sleep Seminar at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Time for sleep!

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

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

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Senior Drivers and the Licence Renewal Process at Rossland
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn driving tips and recent rules of the road, the testing requirements for those 80 years and older, signs of aging or medications as it relates to driving ability, and more.

This program is presented by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

Registration is required.

To Register click the blue button below
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Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teen Leadership Council at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

For more information about the Teen Leadership Council contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.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 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday March 23, 2017
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The OutlanderThis month's Rossland Book Club selection is The Outlander by Gil Adamson. 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.

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

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

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.
There will be no Reading Buddies session on Thursday, March 16th due to March Break.

Registration begins on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Big Screen Film Club at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of The Light Between Oceans, based on the novel of the same title by author, M.L. Stedman.

“A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat." ~IMDb

This film is Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime 2hr 13 mins

Closed caption will be available.

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

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

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

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

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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

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Exploring Earth’s Extremes with Storm Chaser/Adventurer/Eco Explorer George Kourounis at Central
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

George K Tornado image.George’s endeavors  to document nature's worst weather conditions have taken him all over the globe, into places most normal people are fleeing from. Whether it's a tornado outbreak in Kansas, a monster hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, forest fires in British Columbia, or even an erupting volcano, he's usually in the middle of the action with his camera rolling.

His efforts have been seen around the world on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Explorer, BBC-TV, CNN and of course, his own adventure TV program Angry Planet which has been broadcast in over 100 countries. 

His travels have taken him to such far-flung places as:

- The jungles of Rwanda to witness rare mountain gorillas.
- A cage surrounded by Great White sharks off the coast of Mexico.
- Flying in a helicopter over huge forest fires in Northern Ontario.
- The remote island nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific where he got married on the crater's edge of the exploding Yasur volcano!
- Dog sledding above the Arctic Circle and kayaking with whales in Antarctica.
- Space flight training, including a zero gravity flight and being subjected to extreme forces inside 2 centrifuges.
- The fabled Timbuktu, in the Sahara Desert, documenting sand storms.
- Reactor #4 at Chernobyl, the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history.
- Into the Naica Crystal Cave in Mexico, home to the largest crystals in the world where the environment is so hostile that the heat and humidity can be deadly.
And much, much more.

By sharing these adventures with the world, George hopes that he can inspire people to break out of their routines and do something that they consider a little bit scary. This program is intended for adults, attendees should be in grade 7 or higher.

Come and find out why George is in the 2017 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records!

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Friday March 24, 2017
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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.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime resumes on January 13 at 10:30 a.m.

This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

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

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

The Filter Bubble – How Social Technology Defines our Perspectives with Stephen Forbes

The internet is not going away in the near future, and it is certainly not finished evolving. As we engage with search engines and social media software, humanity must continue to reflect on how this technology affects us as individuals, families and communities. Join us for a light introductory discussion on the concept of "the filter bubble", which serves to describe a phenomenon where our online activities create an echo chamber around us, only showing and telling us things that we approve of, while hiding from us less desirable or challenging thoughts. Learn how this bubble can prevent us from hearing new ideas or engaging with political dispositions different from our own, potentially eroding the social fabric required for a healthy democratic society. It isn't all doom and gloom though, as we will also touch on actions we may take to minimize our own filter bubbles while still engaging with and benefitting from the technologies.

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Teen Leadership Council at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you want to meet other teens, contribute to library services and programs, and earn community service hours? The Brooklin Branch of the Whitby Public Library is looking for members for our Teen Leadership Council.  This group will meet once a month to discuss books, programs, video games, movies, music, and more.  Participants will have the opportunity to share their ideas and help develop outstanding library services for youth.  Participants will be able to create displays, suggest materials for purchasing, assist with special events and programs, and have a say about what goes on at the library. 

If you are in grades 7 through 12 and would like to get involved, come out to a meeting and see what it’s all about! Snacks will be provided. Meetings will take place at the Brooklin Branch on the fourth Friday of every month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. No registration required.

Please note, this group will not meet in June, July and August.

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Saturday March 25, 2017
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3D Printer Orientation
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Back to Basics Skills Series: Simple Sewing Repairs at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Are your tootsies showing, your drawers drafty? Learn how to mend holey socks and patch torn trousers using simple, hand-sewing techniques. No experience required. One hour.

Adults and Teens (Grades 7-12) 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.on.ca
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Monday March 27, 2017
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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series at Central Library
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Presented by Community Care Access Centre and Central East LHIN, (Local Health Integration Network), Self-Management Program.

Put life back into your life! Do you live with challenges and complications as a result of chronic pain?

We offer FREE self-management workshops to empower people to take charge of their health, while living with conditions like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, lung disease, and other chronic health issues.

These workshops consist of six weekly 2.5 hour sessions that teach participants new skills and tools to help better manage their condition. You must be able to attend all six sessions to register for the workshops. The dates are: every Monday, Feb. 27th through April 10th, 2017. (No workshop March 13th, the week of March Break).

In groups of 10 – 14 people, members motivate, encourage and support one another to work through some of the challenges that they are experiencing related to their condition. Participants learn how to take small steps to overcome these challenges, so that they can feel better and do more of the activities they love and enjoy.

Some of the activities in the workshop:

·         Making an action plan

·         Working with your healthcare professional and organization

·         Pacing and Planning

·         Moving Easy Exercise Program

·         Medications for chronic pain

Registration is required and space is limited. To learn more, or to register, please call Community Care Access Centre, Central East LHIN at 1-866-750-2444, or visit online: www.healthylifeworkshop.ca

Ask Reference 905-668-6531ext 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 new 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 March 28, 2017
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday March 29, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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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 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday March 30, 2017
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.
There will be no Reading Buddies session on Thursday, March 16th due to March Break.

Registration begins on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required.

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

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

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

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

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

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday March 31, 2017
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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.on.ca
Brooklin Branch
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime resumes on January 13 at 10:30 a.m.

This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

The Simple Art of Complex Thinking with Neil Gonsalves

In an increasing complex world, it seems there are always too many factors to consider when making decisions. Sorting facts from catchy sound-bites has become a full time job for some. In this presentation, we will take a light hearted approach to simplifying the process, build everyday strategies to enhance our mental agility and focus on developing critical thinking skills that can be transferred to multiple settings in professional and personal life.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Monday April 3, 2017
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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series at Central Library
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Presented by Community Care Access Centre and Central East LHIN, (Local Health Integration Network), Self-Management Program.

Put life back into your life! Do you live with challenges and complications as a result of chronic pain?

We offer FREE self-management workshops to empower people to take charge of their health, while living with conditions like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, lung disease, and other chronic health issues.

These workshops consist of six weekly 2.5 hour sessions that teach participants new skills and tools to help better manage their condition. You must be able to attend all six sessions to register for the workshops. The dates are: every Monday, Feb. 27th through April 10th, 2017. (No workshop March 13th, the week of March Break).

In groups of 10 – 14 people, members motivate, encourage and support one another to work through some of the challenges that they are experiencing related to their condition. Participants learn how to take small steps to overcome these challenges, so that they can feel better and do more of the activities they love and enjoy.

Some of the activities in the workshop:

·         Making an action plan

·         Working with your healthcare professional and organization

·         Pacing and Planning

·         Moving Easy Exercise Program

·         Medications for chronic pain

Registration is required and space is limited. To learn more, or to register, please call Community Care Access Centre, Central East LHIN at 1-866-750-2444, or visit online: www.healthylifeworkshop.ca

Ask Reference 905-668-6531ext 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 new 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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Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is the The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

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 April 4, 2017
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Resume Critiques at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have a resume but want it reviewed by a job skills professional? Book an one-on-one 30 minute resume critique with a professional from YMCA Durham Employment & Community.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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3D Printer Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday April 5, 2017
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Storytime Registration at Brooklin
10:00 AM

The Brooklin Branch's Storytime registration will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m.. Register online, in person or by calling 905 655-3191.

Register for:

Baby Time: Enjoy this half hour of songs, stories, and fingerplays in an interactive environment for children 0  - 18 months of age and their caregivers.
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Baby Time will run for 6 weeks, starting on April 11th.
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Baby Time will run for 6 weeks, starting on April 12th.

Toddler Time: A fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.
Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time will run for 6 weeks, starting April10 th.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time will run for 6 weeks, starting April 13th.

Registration is not required for our drop-in storytimes:

Drop-In Family Storytime: For all ages and their caregivers Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Drop-In Junior Builder's Club: Build, play, and learn in the fun and interactive drop-in program on Fridays at 11:00 a.m, for children 2 - 5 and their caregivers.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Storytime Registration at Rossland
10:00 AM

The Rossland Branch's Storytime registration will be held on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m.. Register online, in person or by calling 905 668-1886.

Register for:

Baby Time: Enjoy this half hour of songs, stories, and fingerplays in an interactive environment for children 0  - 18 months of age and their caregivers, on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Baby Time will run for 6 weeks, starting April 11th.

Toddler Time: A fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers, on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time will run for 6 weeks, starting April 12th.

Registration is not required for our drop-in programs: 

Drop-In Family Storytime: For all ages and their caregivers Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Drop-In Junior Builder's Club: Build, play, and learn in the fun and interactive drop-in program on Fridays at 11:00 a.m, for children 2 - 5 and their caregivers.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.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 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday April 6, 2017
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Sculptris Basics
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn the basics of 3D modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Sculptris, a free 3D modelling software which can be used to digitally design and sculpt your own custom organic objects, printable on the library's MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer.
 

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

 

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

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

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.
There will be no Reading Buddies session on Thursday, March 16th due to March Break.

Registration begins on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required.

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

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

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

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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

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Free Film Night: Keeping Mum at Central Library
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Reverend Walter Goodfellow, a bumbling town vicar, lives with his wife Gloria and his two children, (Holly who has a new boyfriend every week and Petey who is the whipping boy for the school bullies), in the small English town of Little Wallop. Gloria desperately tries to keep up appearances as the Vicar's wife but she's finding that her children and her hapless husband are just not enough for her any more. Enter Grace, the answer to Gloria's prayers: a charming, discreet housekeeper who has her own unique definition of keeping house -- and an unusual knack for problem solving.

Rated R by the Ontario Film Review Board. Closed captioned.

Comedy Kristin Scott Thomas, Dame Maggie Smith and Rowan Atkinson. Running time: 103 minutes.

Registration is required. 

To register, click on blue button below, call or visit any branch or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday April 7, 2017
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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.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime resumes on January 13 at 10:30 a.m.

This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

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

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

No registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teens at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Who Wants Candy?

Bring your sweet tooth to this candy-filled program! We’ll play candy BINGO and Bean Boozled, and we will make delicious candy kabobs to take home. Allergy alert.

This program is for youth in grades 7 -12.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Monday April 10, 2017
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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series at Central Library
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Presented by Community Care Access Centre and Central East LHIN, (Local Health Integration Network), Self-Management Program.

Put life back into your life! Do you live with challenges and complications as a result of chronic pain?

We offer FREE self-management workshops to empower people to take charge of their health, while living with conditions like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, lung disease, and other chronic health issues.

These workshops consist of six weekly 2.5 hour sessions that teach participants new skills and tools to help better manage their condition. You must be able to attend all six sessions to register for the workshops. The dates are: every Monday, Feb. 27th through April 10th, 2017. (No workshop March 13th, the week of March Break).

In groups of 10 – 14 people, members motivate, encourage and support one another to work through some of the challenges that they are experiencing related to their condition. Participants learn how to take small steps to overcome these challenges, so that they can feel better and do more of the activities they love and enjoy.

Some of the activities in the workshop:

·         Making an action plan

·         Working with your healthcare professional and organization

·         Pacing and Planning

·         Moving Easy Exercise Program

·         Medications for chronic pain

Registration is required and space is limited. To learn more, or to register, please call Community Care Access Centre, Central East LHIN at 1-866-750-2444, or visit online: www.healthylifeworkshop.ca

Ask Reference 905-668-6531ext 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 new 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 April 11, 2017
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Baby Time at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins April 11th and runs for 6 weeks until May 16th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Stop by Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis

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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He is Hopping down the Bunny Trail
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tuesday, April 11th 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

He is hopping down the bunny trail...yes!  Youngsters in JK to grade 3 are welcome to drop-in for some funny bunny Easter stories,craft activity and learn to do the official bunny hop! 

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

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

Note:  Room Change for April 11, 2016

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Wednesday April 12, 2017
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Toddler Time at Rossland
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.

This session will begin on April 12th and run for 6 weeks until May 17th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

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

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

Buildings have long played a role in fiction. Cathedrals, castles, lighthouses, libraries, pubs and palaces.

Join us from January to June 2017, when we enter a series of unique buildings that form the character of each story this season.

April 12, 2017    2:00 p.m.      BRIDESHEAD REVISITED by Evelyn Waugh

Whitby Central Library fiction book club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm in front of the main floor fireplace.

Please register online. There will be a copy of each month's selection available for the first 12 registrants.  Others are welcome to join us.

 

Judy Oxenham 905 668-6531, x2010 joxenham@whitbylibrary.on.ca2
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All Natural Body Sprays at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 2:30 PM

In this workshop we will learn how to make all natural body sprays, room fresheners and linen sprays. Discover the art of blending essential oils to create natural remedies for you and your family. You will learn how they play a key role not only in these sprays but also when it comes to allergies and bacteria. At the end of this program you will have a product to take home that you will customize yourself.

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.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 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday April 13, 2017
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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Teens at Rossland
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Book Exchange and Altered Books

Join us for a book exchange! Bring a book that you no longer want, and trade it for something new.  We’ll also repurpose old books into new works of art. The book exchange is optional (but encouraged!).

This program is for youth in grades 7 - 12. Registration is required. Register online, at any Whitby Library location or by calling 905-668-1886.

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

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

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

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

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

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Art Talks With Olex at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Station Gallery Curator Olex Wlasenko for this dynamic five-part lecture series at the Whitby Central Library every second Thursday in early 2017. Expand your appreciation of art and culture with these popular art talks with the perfect blend of scholarly information, academic influence, humour and approachability.

The Vinyl Story

An art talk just in time for Record Store Day! Vintage album covers are a fascinating entry point to the world of visual art. Join Curator Olex Wlasenko as he shares his passion for collecting vinyl records and brings in his favorites that tell the captivating stories behind the music. 

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Friday April 14, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

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

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

No registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday April 18, 2017
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Baby Time at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins April 11th and runs for 6 weeks until May 16th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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123D Design Basics
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Autodesk 123d Design which can be used to create your own custom objects, printable on the library's Makerbot Replicator 2 3d printer!
 

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

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday April 19, 2017
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Toddler Time at Rossland
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.

This session will begin on April 12th and run for 6 weeks until May 17th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Rossland 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 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday April 20, 2017
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

I Am MalalaThis month's Rossland Book Club selection is I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. 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.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Big Screen Film Club at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of Inferno, based on the novel of the same title by author, Dan Brown.

“When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot." ~IMDb

This film is Rated 14A by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime 2hr

Closed caption will be available.

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

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

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

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

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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

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Friday April 21, 2017
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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.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime resumes on January 13 at 10:30 a.m.

This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

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

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

No registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday After School Drop-in Bricker's Club
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Block Party Club drop-in for youngsters in grades 2 to 5 begins April 21st and will run until May 26th.

This session is 4:15 to 5:15 for creative minds to build an adventure.  Who knows where our paths will go.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Saturday April 22, 2017
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Earth Day Mud Monster at the Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Grades 1 to 3

Observe Earth Day with your new cuddly(not) mud monster. Wear old clothes – this could get messy!

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

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Monday April 24, 2017
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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 new 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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Book Club at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month's Brooklin Branch Book Club selection is Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

Registration begins on Thursday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m. To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-655-3191 or visit the branch.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday April 25, 2017
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Baby Time at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins April 11th and runs for 6 weeks until May 16th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday April 26, 2017
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Toddler Time at Rossland
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.

This session will begin on April 12th and run for 6 weeks until May 17th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday April 27, 2017
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Zone

Come create, craft, design or play at the library. We’ll have a variety of activities and supplies available (as well as snacks!). You decide what you want to do.

This program is for youth in grades 7-12. No registration required, just drop in.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace 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. 

Central Library
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Friday April 28, 2017
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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.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime resumes on January 13 at 10:30 a.m.

This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

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

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

No registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teen Leadership Council at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you want to meet other teens, contribute to library services and programs, and earn community service hours? The Brooklin Branch of the Whitby Public Library is looking for members for our Teen Leadership Council.  This group will meet once a month to discuss books, programs, video games, movies, music, and more.  Participants will have the opportunity to share their ideas and help develop outstanding library services for youth.  Participants will be able to create displays, suggest materials for purchasing, assist with special events and programs, and have a say about what goes on at the library. 

If you are in grades 7 through 12 and would like to get involved, come out to a meeting and see what it’s all about! Snacks will be provided. Meetings will take place at the Brooklin Branch on the fourth Friday of every month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.  Please note, this group will not meet in June, July and August.

Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Friday After School Drop-in Bricker's Club
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Block Party Club drop-in for youngsters in grades 2 to 5 begins April 21st and will run until May 26th.

This session is 4:15 to 5:15 for creative minds to build an adventure.  Who knows where our paths will go.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday May 1, 2017
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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 new 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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Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Billion Dollar Spy by David E. Hoffman

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 2, 2017
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Baby Time at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins April 11th and runs for 6 weeks until May 16th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday May 3, 2017
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Toddler Time at Rossland
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.

This session will begin on April 12th and run for 6 weeks until May 17th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Rossland 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 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Brooklin Branch
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Thursday May 4, 2017
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace 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. 

Central Library
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Friday May 5, 2017
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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.on.ca
Brooklin Branch
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime resumes on January 13 at 10:30 a.m.

This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Friday After School Drop-in Bricker's Club
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Block Party Club drop-in for youngsters in grades 2 to 5 begins April 21st and will run until May 26th.

This session is 4:15 to 5:15 for creative minds to build an adventure.  Who knows where our paths will go.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday May 8, 2017
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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 new 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 May 9, 2017
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Baby Time at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins April 11th and runs for 6 weeks until May 16th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost

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

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

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

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

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 2
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Note:  Room Change for May 9, 2016

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Wednesday May 10, 2017
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Toddler Time at Rossland
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.

This session will begin on April 12th and run for 6 weeks until May 17th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

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

Buildings have long played a role in fiction. Cathedrals, castles, lighthouses, libraries, pubs and palaces.

Join us from January to June 2017, when we enter a series of unique buildings that form the character of each story this season.

May 10, 2017    2:00 p.m.     TTHE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL by Anne Bronte.

Whitby Central Library fiction book club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm in front of the main floor fireplace.

Please register online. There will be a copy of each month's selection available for the first 12 registrants.  Others are welcome to join us.

 

Judy Oxenham 905 668-6531, x2010 joxenham@whitbylibrary.on.ca2
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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 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday May 11, 2017
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

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

Join Station Gallery Curator Olex Wlasenko for this dynamic five-part lecture series at the Whitby Central Library every second Thursday in early 2017. Expand your appreciation of art and culture with these popular art talks with the perfect blend of scholarly information, academic influence, humour and approachability.

The Daves We Know

We’ll take an arbitrary look at artistic notions of “David.” From Michelangelo’s famed sculpture to works created by artists with the same name—during this hour we’ll explore the works of David Blackwood, Caspar David Friedrich, David Hockney, David Bowie, Jacque-Louis David and Micah Lexier.

  

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Friday May 12, 2017
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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.on.ca
Brooklin Branch
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime resumes on January 13 at 10:30 a.m.

This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Friday After School Drop-in Bricker's Club
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Block Party Club drop-in for youngsters in grades 2 to 5 begins April 21st and will run until May 26th.

This session is 4:15 to 5:15 for creative minds to build an adventure.  Who knows where our paths will go.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday May 15, 2017
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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 new 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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Book Club at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month's Brooklin Branch Book Club selection is Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

Registration begins on Thursday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m. To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-655-3191 or visit the branch.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday May 16, 2017
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Baby Time at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins April 11th and runs for 6 weeks until May 16th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday May 17, 2017
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Toddler Time at Rossland
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.

This session will begin on April 12th and run for 6 weeks until May 17th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.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 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday May 18, 2017
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Saturn RunThis month's Rossland Book Club selection is Saturn Run by John Sandford. 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.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Big Screen Film Club at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based on the novel of the same title by author, J.K. Rowling.

“The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school." ~IMDb

This film is Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime 2hr 13mins

Closed caption will be available.

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

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

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

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace 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. 

Central Library
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Friday May 19, 2017
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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.on.ca
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime resumes on January 13 at 10:30 a.m.

This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday After School Drop-in Bricker's Club
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Block Party Club drop-in for youngsters in grades 2 to 5 begins April 21st and will run until May 26th.

This session is 4:15 to 5:15 for creative minds to build an adventure.  Who knows where our paths will go.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Tuesday May 23, 2017
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday May 24, 2017
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday May 25, 2017
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace 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. 

Central Library
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Friday May 26, 2017
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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.on.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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

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

Do you want to meet other teens, contribute to library services and programs, and earn community service hours? The Brooklin Branch of the Whitby Public Library is looking for members for our Teen Leadership Council.  This group will meet once a month to discuss books, programs, video games, movies, music, and more.  Participants will have the opportunity to share their ideas and help develop outstanding library services for youth.  Participants will be able to create displays, suggest materials for purchasing, assist with special events and programs, and have a say about what goes on at the library. 

If you are in grades 7 through 12 and would like to get involved, come out to a meeting and see what it’s all about! Snacks will be provided. Meetings will take place at the Brooklin Branch on the fourth Friday of every month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. No registration required.

Please note, this group will not meet in June, July and August.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday After School Drop-in Bricker's Club
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Block Party Club drop-in for youngsters in grades 2 to 5 begins April 21st and will run until May 26th.

This session is 4:15 to 5:15 for creative minds to build an adventure.  Who knows where our paths will go.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Wednesday May 31, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday June 1, 2017
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace 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. 

Central Library
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Friday June 2, 2017
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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.on.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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Monday June 5, 2017
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Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Tuesday June 6, 2017
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday June 7, 2017
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday June 8, 2017
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Like to knit and want to talk to other fellow knitters? Knitters 18+ can come and join us by the second floor fireplace 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. 

Central Library
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Friday June 9, 2017
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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.on.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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday June 13, 2017
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.

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

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

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

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

Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday June 14, 2017
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Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Buildings have long played a role in fiction. Cathedrals, castles, lighthouses, libraries, pubs and palaces.

Join us from January to June 2017, when we enter a series of unique buildings that form the character of each story this season.

June 14, 2017    2:00 p.m.     THE PURSUIT OF LOVE by Nancy Mitford.

Whitby Central Library fiction book club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm in front of the main floor fireplace.

Please register online. There will be a copy of each month's selection available for the first 12 registrants.  Others are welcome to join us.

 

Judy Oxenham 905 668-6531, x2010 joxenham@whitbylibrary.on.ca2
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday June 15, 2017
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the PieThis month's Rossland Book Club selection is The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan C. Bradley. 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.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Big Screen Film Club at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of Live by Night, based on the novel of the same title by author, Dennis LeHane.

“A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime." ~IMDb

This film is Rated unrated by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime 2hr 8mins

Closed caption will be available.

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

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

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

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Friday June 16, 2017
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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.on.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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Monday June 19, 2017
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Book Club at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month's Brooklin Branch Book Club selection is Motorcycles and Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

Registration begins on Thursday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m. To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-655-3191 or visit the branch.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Tuesday June 20, 2017
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central - Meeting Room 2
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday June 21, 2017
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Brooklin Branch
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Friday June 23, 2017
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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.on.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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

No registration is required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Brooklin Branch
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Friday June 30, 2017
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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.on.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. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Betsy Brousseau
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Tuesday August 15, 2017
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday August 30, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Betsy Brousseau
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Tuesday September 12, 2017
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Tuesday September 19, 2017
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Tuesday September 26, 2017
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday September 27, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Betsy Brousseau
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Tuesday October 10, 2017
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Tuesday October 17, 2017
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Tuesday October 24, 2017
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday October 25, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Betsy Brousseau
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Tuesday November 7, 2017
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Tuesday November 21, 2017
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central - Meeting Room 2
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misc_none
French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday November 29, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Betsy Brousseau
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Tuesday December 5, 2017
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday December 13, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Betsy Brousseau
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Tuesday December 19, 2017
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Central - Meeting Room 2
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