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Introduction to 3D Printing
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to find, download and print your own plastic objects in 3d using the Library's Makerbot Replicator 2. Attending this workshop is not required for use of the 3d printer, but is recommended for those who wish to learn more about this exciting new technology and how to make it work for you.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files.
Reference Department 905-668-6531 ext2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday February 16, 2016
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central - FULL
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 12 and runs until February 16.

Sorry this program is now full. You are welcome to join us at our drop-in family storytimes on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. or Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Babytime at Brooklin
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.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191.

The session begins the week of January 11th until the week of February  15th.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of January 11th until the week of February 8th.

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Thursdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Brooklin Branch.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 17)***

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 16)***

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Holland Bloorview- Story Tellers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Holland Bloorview Story Tellers and Whitby Library.

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Books Before Bed at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Come in your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and snuggle up with your parents by the fireplace as you enjoy stories, songs and rhymes before bed.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday February 17, 2016
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland

Have you taken our courses, had time to practice, and now need a refresher?  
 
Sign up for a free one-on-one computer help session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Sessions are one hour and are tailored to the area where you need help. 
 
We can help you learn to:
 
-Complete an online form
-Search the library catalogue and manage your account
-Create an email account and manage your mail
-Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines
-Sign up for and use Facebook
-Use the library research databases
-Use Microsoft Office (excluding Outlook)
 
We can also review any topic that is covered in our group classes.
 
Please note that we will not do transactions involving credit cards, personal information or banking instruction.  Also, the library cannot offer technical support or assist with any problem a patron may have with their own personal computer/laptop.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

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

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

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins January 13 and continues for six weeks until February 17.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
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.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191.

The session begins the week of January 11th until the week of February  15th.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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 green button below
or
Contact any location of the Whitby Public Library.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-On-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Have you taken our courses, had time to practice, and now need a refresher?  
 
Sign up for a free one-on-one computer help session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Sessions are one hour and are tailored to the area where you need help. 
 
We can help you learn to:
 
-Complete an online form
-Search the library catalogue and manage your account
-Create an email account and manage your mail
-Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines
-Sign up for and use Facebook
-Use the library research databases
-Use Microsoft Office (excluding Outlook)
 
We can also review any topic that is covered in our group classes.
 
Please note that we will not do transactions involving credit cards, personal information or banking instruction.  Also, the library cannot offer technical support or assist with any problem a patron may have with their own personal computer/laptop.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

** 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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Builders of Tomorrow LEGO Club at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-3) are invited to create some great LEGO projects this winter!
Join us to build and explore.
We have LEGO - Bring your imagination!
A fun, creative program for children.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191.

This program will begin the week of January 11th until the week of February 15th .

***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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Reading Buddies at Central - FULL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 16)***

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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 13. 

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Sit 'N' Knit at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults (18+) are welcome to cozy up and join fellow first-time knitters at the fireplace each Wednesday and learn how to start and finish a simple project. Please bring your needles (size 6, 7 or 8 mm) and any colour ball of wool (medium-chunky gauge preferred).

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green 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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Thursday February 18, 2016
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Babytime at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Drop-In Babytime is being held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. beginning on January 14 and continuing until February 18.

Registration is not required for this program.

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Babytime at Brooklin
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.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191.

The session begins the week of January 11th until the week of February  15th.

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

Sorry this program is now full. You are welcome to join us at our drop-in family storytimes on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. or Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

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

Have you taken our courses, had time to practice, and now need a refresher?  
 
Sign up for a free one-on-one computer help session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Sessions are one hour and are tailored to the area where you need help. 
 
We can help you learn to:
 
-Complete an online form
-Search the library catalogue and manage your account
-Create an email account and manage your mail
-Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines
-Sign up for and use Facebook
-Use the library research databases
-Use Microsoft Office (excluding Outlook)
 
We can also review any topic that is covered in our group classes.
 
Please note that we will not do transactions involving credit cards, personal information or banking instruction.  Also, the library cannot offer technical support or assist with any problem a patron may have with their own personal computer/laptop.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

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

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

The Book Club will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:30 p.m.

Winter 2016 Selections:

January: Annabel
February: Medicine Walk
March: The Light Between Oceans
April: Adventures in Solitude
May: Arthur & George
June: In the Sea There Are Crocodiles

Registration is closed.

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Thursdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Brooklin Branch.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 17)***

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies at Central-FULL/Copains de Lecture à la bibliothèque centrale-COMPLET
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Note: Due to the high demand for the program and the limited number of spaces, children may only attend one French session per school year. Adults may only sign up the members of one family.

The Winter session is offered on Thurdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. beginning February 11th until March 31st with 1 week off at March Break.

Registration begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 16th in person at the Children's and Adult Fiction desk at the Central Library with phone registration available after 12:00 noon (905-668-6531 ext. 2010).

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Copains de lecture est un programme destiné aux élèves de la 2ième et 3ième année inscrits à une école francophone ou d'immersion française qui tireraient avantage d'un soutien supplémentaire en lecture. Chaque copain est jumelé avec un adolescent bénévole qui aidera améliorer leur habileté en lecture française grâce à des histoires, des jeux de vocabulaire et de grammaire. Il est prévu que les enfants arrivent à l’heure et assistent à toutes les séances sauf en cas de maladie.

Noter: En raison de la forte demande pour le programme et le nombre limité de places, les enfants peuvent assister à une séance en français par année scolaire. Les adultes peuvent inscrire les membres d'une seule famille.

La session d’hiver se déroule tous les jeudis de 16h à 17h et débutera le 11 février au 31 mars. Il n’y aura pas de recontre le 17 mars, la semaine du congé scolaire.


L'inscription débute à 9h le samedi le 16 janvier en personne au bureau des services aux enfants à la bibliothèque centrale. L’inscription au téléphone est disponible après 12h.  (905-668-6531 ext. 2010)

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

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A Walk in the Woods: Big Screen Film Club at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Read a Movie. Watch a Book.

Join us for the Brooklin Branch Big Screen Film Club to enjoy movies that are based on books. The Brooklin Branch Film Club will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month. Adults 18+ are invited to register and join us for a free film screening and discussion.

The film for this month is: A Walk in the Woods. Based on the novel of the same name by author, Bill Bryson.

"After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends." ~IMDb

This film is rated 14A according to the Ontario Film Review Board.
Closed captioning will be available for this film.

Registration begins on Saturday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

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

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

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

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

Page Turners is a book club for grades 6 & 7. 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. This year we will be splitting the club into a Fall session and a Winter session.

Fall session: Members must be available the third Thursday of September, October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the third Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday February 19, 2016
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
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.

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

Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 15 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

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Drop In Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
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 Family DUPLO at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us this winter to build and explore.
We have Duplo—bring your imagination!
A fun, creative program for children and their caregivers.

This program is for ages 2 - 5

Registration is not required.  Space is limited to the first 15 participants.

***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 Family Duplo at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us this winter to build and explore.
We have Duplo—bring your imagination!
A fun, creative program for children and their caregivers.

This program is for ages 2 - 5

Registration is not required. 

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Saturday February 20, 2016
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123D Design Basics
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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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March Break Program Registration Day at Brooklin
10:00 AM

It's that time again...March Break program registration begins on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Crafts
  • Activities
  • Games
  • Music
  • Movies
  • Special Events
  • Fun, fun, fun!

For school age children (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12)

Watch for our March Break Brochure or check our online event calendar.
Register online, by telephone or in person.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-On-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Have you taken our courses, had time to practice, and now need a refresher?  
 
Sign up for a free one-on-one computer help session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Sessions are one hour and are tailored to the area where you need help. 
 
We can help you learn to:
 
-Complete an online form
-Search the library catalogue and manage your account
-Create an email account and manage your mail
-Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines
-Sign up for and use Facebook
-Use the library research databases
-Use Microsoft Office (excluding Outlook)
 
We can also review any topic that is covered in our group classes.
 
Please note that we will not do transactions involving credit cards, personal information or banking instruction.  Also, the library cannot offer technical support or assist with any problem a patron may have with their own personal computer/laptop.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

** 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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Monday February 22, 2016
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This half hour program for children aged three and four, features stories, counting, number songs and games.

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. begining January 11 and running for six weeks until February 22 (there is no session on February 15 because of the Family Day holiday closing.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 6 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010

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The Ideas Cafe at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Ideas Cafe - The News, Your Views.

Around the corner or around the world, bring your views on current affairs. Adults (55+) are invited to join the discussion.

This group meets weekly in the BCCL Board Room.
Register in person at the BCCL reception desk.

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 11 and runs until February 22 (there is no session on Family Day, February 15).

Registration takes place in person on Wednesday, January 6 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have you taken our courses, had time to practice, and now need a refresher?  
 
Sign up for a free one-on-one computer help session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Sessions are one hour and are tailored to the area where you need help. 
 
We can help you learn to:
 
-Complete an online form
-Search the library catalogue and manage your account
-Create an email account and manage your mail
-Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines
-Sign up for and use Facebook
-Use the library research databases
-Use Microsoft Office (excluding Outlook)
 
We can also review any topic that is covered in our group classes.
 
Please note that we will not do transactions involving credit cards, personal information or banking instruction.  Also, the library cannot offer technical support or assist with any problem a patron may have with their own personal computer/laptop.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@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 Monday.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org

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

Interested in joining our book club?

Registration begins on Saturday, December 12 at 10:00 a.m. in person only. Phone registration will be accepted after noon if there are any remaining spots.

Drop by the Information Desk at Brooklin Branch to register for our Winter 2016 session and to pick up your first book.

The Book Club will meet every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Winter 2016 Selections:

January: The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock
February: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
March: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
April: Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese
May: The Light Between Oceans: a novel by M. L. Stedman
June: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Space is limited to 12 members.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Make It Monday at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for an evening of crafting, conversation and laughter!

 

Adult Program

Please be aware that these programs have waiting lists. If you cannot attend please contact us as soon as possible so others may have the chance to enjoy the workshop. Participants who have not arrived by the start of the program may forfeit their reservation.  Thank you for your consideration.

To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Tuesday February 23, 2016
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Thursdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Brooklin Branch.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 17)***

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 16)***

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Holland Bloorview- Story Tellers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Holland Bloorview Story Tellers and Whitby Library.

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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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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Books Before Bed at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Come in your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and snuggle up with your parents by the fireplace as you enjoy stories, songs and rhymes before bed.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday February 24, 2016
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland

Have you taken our courses, had time to practice, and now need a refresher?  
 
Sign up for a free one-on-one computer help session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Sessions are one hour and are tailored to the area where you need help. 
 
We can help you learn to:
 
-Complete an online form
-Search the library catalogue and manage your account
-Create an email account and manage your mail
-Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines
-Sign up for and use Facebook
-Use the library research databases
-Use Microsoft Office (excluding Outlook)
 
We can also review any topic that is covered in our group classes.
 
Please note that we will not do transactions involving credit cards, personal information or banking instruction.  Also, the library cannot offer technical support or assist with any problem a patron may have with their own personal computer/laptop.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have you taken our courses, had time to practice, and now need a refresher?  
 
Sign up for a free one-on-one computer help session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Sessions are one hour and are tailored to the area where you need help. 
 
We can help you learn to:
 
-Complete an online form
-Search the library catalogue and manage your account
-Create an email account and manage your mail
-Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines
-Sign up for and use Facebook
-Use the library research databases
-Use Microsoft Office (excluding Outlook)
 
We can also review any topic that is covered in our group classes.
 
Please note that we will not do transactions involving credit cards, personal information or banking instruction.  Also, the library cannot offer technical support or assist with any problem a patron may have with their own personal computer/laptop.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

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!

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

Have you taken our courses, had time to practice, and now need a refresher?  
 
Sign up for a free one-on-one computer help session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Sessions are one hour and are tailored to the area where you need help. 
 
We can help you learn to:
 
-Complete an online form
-Search the library catalogue and manage your account
-Create an email account and manage your mail
-Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines
-Sign up for and use Facebook
-Use the library research databases
-Use Microsoft Office (excluding Outlook)
 
We can also review any topic that is covered in our group classes.
 
Please note that we will not do transactions involving credit cards, personal information or banking instruction.  Also, the library cannot offer technical support or assist with any problem a patron may have with their own personal computer/laptop.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

** 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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Reading Buddies at Central - FULL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 16)***

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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 13. 

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Freedom - Black History Month Free Film Night at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults (18+) are invtied to join us for a free film night showing of the film, Freedom, in celebration of Black History Month.

Two men separated by 100 years are united in their search for freedom. In 1856 a slave, Samuel Woodward and his family, escape from the Monroe Plantation near Richmond, Virginia. A Secret network of ordinary people known as the Underground Railroad guides the family on their journey north to Canada. ~IMDb.com

This film is Unrated by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Closed captioning will be available for this film.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday February 25, 2016
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Traditional book clubs can be frustrating for those living with the effects of a brain injury or for people with developmental or learning disabilities.
Join the Brain Injury Association of Durham and the Whitby Public Library for a bi-weekly 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
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have you taken our courses, had time to practice, and now need a refresher?  
 
Sign up for a free one-on-one computer help session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Sessions are one hour and are tailored to the area where you need help. 
 
We can help you learn to:
 
-Complete an online form
-Search the library catalogue and manage your account
-Create an email account and manage your mail
-Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines
-Sign up for and use Facebook
-Use the library research databases
-Use Microsoft Office (excluding Outlook)
 
We can also review any topic that is covered in our group classes.
 
Please note that we will not do transactions involving credit cards, personal information or banking instruction.  Also, the library cannot offer technical support or assist with any problem a patron may have with their own personal computer/laptop.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

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

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Thursdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Brooklin Branch.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 17)***

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies at Central-FULL/Copains de Lecture à la bibliothèque centrale-COMPLET
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Note: Due to the high demand for the program and the limited number of spaces, children may only attend one French session per school year. Adults may only sign up the members of one family.

The Winter session is offered on Thurdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. beginning February 11th until March 31st with 1 week off at March Break.

Registration begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 16th in person at the Children's and Adult Fiction desk at the Central Library with phone registration available after 12:00 noon (905-668-6531 ext. 2010).

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Copains de lecture est un programme destiné aux élèves de la 2ième et 3ième année inscrits à une école francophone ou d'immersion française qui tireraient avantage d'un soutien supplémentaire en lecture. Chaque copain est jumelé avec un adolescent bénévole qui aidera améliorer leur habileté en lecture française grâce à des histoires, des jeux de vocabulaire et de grammaire. Il est prévu que les enfants arrivent à l’heure et assistent à toutes les séances sauf en cas de maladie.

Noter: En raison de la forte demande pour le programme et le nombre limité de places, les enfants peuvent assister à une séance en français par année scolaire. Les adultes peuvent inscrire les membres d'une seule famille.

La session d’hiver se déroule tous les jeudis de 16h à 17h et débutera le 11 février au 31 mars. Il n’y aura pas de recontre le 17 mars, la semaine du congé scolaire.


L'inscription débute à 9h le samedi le 16 janvier en personne au bureau des services aux enfants à la bibliothèque centrale. L’inscription au téléphone est disponible après 12h.  (905-668-6531 ext. 2010)

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

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Gardening in a New Land
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Are you new to Canada and want to learn about gardening in this zone?
Join us to find out about:

  • starting plants from seed
  • what grows well locally
  • container gardening, growing herbs and vegetables.
  • services in the Durham Region.

Get questions answered and practice your English skills while learning about gardening!  Registration required.  Please contact Maria at Community Development Council Durham 905-686-2661, ext. 109 or email mabogado@cdcd.org.

 

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Friday February 26, 2016
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have you taken our courses, had time to practice, and now need a refresher?  
 
Sign up for a free one-on-one computer help session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Sessions are one hour and are tailored to the area where you need help. 
 
We can help you learn to:
 
-Complete an online form
-Search the library catalogue and manage your account
-Create an email account and manage your mail
-Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines
-Sign up for and use Facebook
-Use the library research databases
-Use Microsoft Office (excluding Outlook)
 
We can also review any topic that is covered in our group classes.
 
Please note that we will not do transactions involving credit cards, personal information or banking instruction.  Also, the library cannot offer technical support or assist with any problem a patron may have with their own personal computer/laptop.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
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.

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

Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 15 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Central Library
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Drop In Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
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 Family DUPLO at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us this winter to build and explore.
We have Duplo—bring your imagination!
A fun, creative program for children and their caregivers.

This program is for ages 2 - 5

Registration is not required.  Space is limited to the first 15 participants.

***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 Family Duplo at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us this winter to build and explore.
We have Duplo—bring your imagination!
A fun, creative program for children and their caregivers.

This program is for ages 2 - 5

Registration is not required.  Space is limited to the first 15 participants.

***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.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-On-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Have you taken our courses, had time to practice, and now need a refresher?  
 
Sign up for a free one-on-one computer help session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Sessions are one hour and are tailored to the area where you need help. 
 
We can help you learn to:
 
-Complete an online form
-Search the library catalogue and manage your account
-Create an email account and manage your mail
-Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines
-Sign up for and use Facebook
-Use the library research databases
-Use Microsoft Office (excluding Outlook)
 
We can also review any topic that is covered in our group classes.
 
Please note that we will not do transactions involving credit cards, personal information or banking instruction.  Also, the library cannot offer technical support or assist with any problem a patron may have with their own personal computer/laptop.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

** 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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Saturday February 27, 2016
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1-On-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 3:30 PM

Have you taken our courses, had time to practice, and now need a refresher?  
 
Sign up for a free one-on-one computer help session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Sessions are one hour and are tailored to the area where you need help. 
 
We can help you learn to:
 
-Complete an online form
-Search the library catalogue and manage your account
-Create an email account and manage your mail
-Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines
-Sign up for and use Facebook
-Use the library research databases
-Use Microsoft Office (excluding Outlook)
 
We can also review any topic that is covered in our group classes.
 
Please note that we will not do transactions involving credit cards, personal information or banking instruction.  Also, the library cannot offer technical support or assist with any problem a patron may have with their own personal computer/laptop.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

** 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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Sunday February 28, 2016
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Black History Month: Panel Discussion
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speak Up!  Speak Out!  Our Voices Matter!
 
In celebration of Black History Month, we are proudly hosting a special panel discussion empowering youth to stay in school – it is cool to be smart.  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 and older.  To register click the green button below or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.
 
Due to the limited space available, participants who have not arrived by the start of the program may forfeit their reservation.
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Monday February 29, 2016
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1-On-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you taken our courses, had time to practice, and now need a refresher?  
 
Sign up for a free one-on-one computer help session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Sessions are one hour and are tailored to the area where you need help. 
 
We can help you learn to:
 
-Complete an online form
-Search the library catalogue and manage your account
-Create an email account and manage your mail
-Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines
-Sign up for and use Facebook
-Use the library research databases
-Use Microsoft Office (excluding Outlook)
 
We can also review any topic that is covered in our group classes.
 
Please note that we will not do transactions involving credit cards, personal information or banking instruction.  Also, the library cannot offer technical support or assist with any problem a patron may have with their own personal computer/laptop.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

** 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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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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Internet Safety at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The internet has been a life changing technology worldwide but it also has provided an arena to defraud victims or to otherwise take advantage of them. Join Paul Hawrychuk of the Durham Regional Police Service who will help you protect your computer and yourself against cyber scams. He will also provide tips for avoiding internet fraud as well as a parents’ guide for internet safety and online safety tips for kids.

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

To Register click the green button below

or

Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library

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Tuesday March 1, 2016
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Thursdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Brooklin Branch.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 17)***

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 16)***

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Holland Bloorview Storytellers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Wednesday March 2, 2016
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland

Have you taken our courses, had time to practice, and now need a refresher?  
 
Sign up for a free one-on-one computer help session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Sessions are one hour and are tailored to the area where you need help. 
 
We can help you learn to:
 
-Complete an online form
-Search the library catalogue and manage your account
-Create an email account and manage your mail
-Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines
-Sign up for and use Facebook
-Use the library research databases
-Use Microsoft Office (excluding Outlook)
 
We can also review any topic that is covered in our group classes.
 
Please note that we will not do transactions involving credit cards, personal information or banking instruction.  Also, the library cannot offer technical support or assist with any problem a patron may have with their own personal computer/laptop.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Read with Me at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years, for a four-week 'Read with Me' program introducing babies (birth - 12 months) to the world of books, rhymes and songs.

This program is designed to provide parents with an understanding of your child's learning potential and abilities, promote language development, learn links to community programs and most importantly - have fun with your baby in a literacy rich environment!

Space is limited.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any location of the Whitby Public Library.

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

Have you taken our courses, had time to practice, and now need a refresher?  
 
Sign up for a free one-on-one computer help session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Sessions are one hour and are tailored to the area where you need help. 
 
We can help you learn to:
 
-Complete an online form
-Search the library catalogue and manage your account
-Create an email account and manage your mail
-Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines
-Sign up for and use Facebook
-Use the library research databases
-Use Microsoft Office (excluding Outlook)
 
We can also review any topic that is covered in our group classes.
 
Please note that we will not do transactions involving credit cards, personal information or banking instruction.  Also, the library cannot offer technical support or assist with any problem a patron may have with their own personal computer/laptop.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

** 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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Reading Buddies at Central - FULL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 16)***

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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 13. 

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The Oshawa Community Museum and Archives & Port Hope Archives
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In our third Local History and You Series, Jennifer Weymark, Archivist at the Oshawa Community Museum and Archives will talk about Black History in Oshawa and Erin Walsh, Archivist at the Port Hope Archives, will discuss women's history in Port Hope.

To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Thursday March 3, 2016
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Thursdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Brooklin Branch.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 17)***

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies at Central-FULL/Copains de Lecture à la bibliothèque centrale-COMPLET
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Note: Due to the high demand for the program and the limited number of spaces, children may only attend one French session per school year. Adults may only sign up the members of one family.

The Winter session is offered on Thurdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. beginning February 11th until March 31st with 1 week off at March Break.

Registration begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 16th in person at the Children's and Adult Fiction desk at the Central Library with phone registration available after 12:00 noon (905-668-6531 ext. 2010).

_______________________________________________

Copains de lecture est un programme destiné aux élèves de la 2ième et 3ième année inscrits à une école francophone ou d'immersion française qui tireraient avantage d'un soutien supplémentaire en lecture. Chaque copain est jumelé avec un adolescent bénévole qui aidera améliorer leur habileté en lecture française grâce à des histoires, des jeux de vocabulaire et de grammaire. Il est prévu que les enfants arrivent à l’heure et assistent à toutes les séances sauf en cas de maladie.

Noter: En raison de la forte demande pour le programme et le nombre limité de places, les enfants peuvent assister à une séance en français par année scolaire. Les adultes peuvent inscrire les membres d'une seule famille.

La session d’hiver se déroule tous les jeudis de 16h à 17h et débutera le 11 février au 31 mars. Il n’y aura pas de recontre le 17 mars, la semaine du congé scolaire.


L'inscription débute à 9h le samedi le 16 janvier en personne au bureau des services aux enfants à la bibliothèque centrale. L’inscription au téléphone est disponible après 12h.  (905-668-6531 ext. 2010)

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

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

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

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

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Free Film Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Learning to Drive with Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley

As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.
Closed Captioned
Rated 14A

 

To register, click on green button below call or visit any branch or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Book Pirates at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Fall session: Members must be available the first Thursday of October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept.5 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the first Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Friday March 4, 2016
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
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.

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

Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 15 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Central Library
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Drop-in Family DUPLO at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us this winter to build and explore.
We have Duplo—bring your imagination!
A fun, creative program for children and their caregivers.

This program is for ages 2 - 5

Registration is not required.  Space is limited to the first 15 participants.

***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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Saturday March 5, 2016
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1-On-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Have you taken our courses, had time to practice, and now need a refresher?  
 
Sign up for a free one-on-one computer help session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Sessions are one hour and are tailored to the area where you need help. 
 
We can help you learn to:
 
-Complete an online form
-Search the library catalogue and manage your account
-Create an email account and manage your mail
-Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines
-Sign up for and use Facebook
-Use the library research databases
-Use Microsoft Office (excluding Outlook)
 
We can also review any topic that is covered in our group classes.
 
Please note that we will not do transactions involving credit cards, personal information or banking instruction.  Also, the library cannot offer technical support or assist with any problem a patron may have with their own personal computer/laptop.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

** 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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Monday March 7, 2016
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The Ideas Cafe at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Ideas Cafe - The News, Your Views.

Around the corner or around the world, bring your views on current affairs. Adults (55+) are invited to join the discussion.

This group meets weekly in the BCCL Board Room.
Register in person at the BCCL reception desk.

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 Monday.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org

NOTE:  Group will meet within main library this week.

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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 Secret Lives of Codebreakers by Sinclair McKay.

Go behind the scenes of the top-secret setting of The Imitation Game A remarkable look at day-to-day life of the codebreakers whose clandestine efforts helped win World War II Bletchley Park looked like any other sprawling country estate. In reality, however, it was the top-secret headquarters of Britain's Government Code and Cypher School--and the site where Germany's legendary Enigma code was finally cracked. There, the nation's most brilliant mathematical minds--including Alan Turing, whose discoveries at Bletchley would fuel the birth of modern computing--toiled alongside debutantes, factory workers, and students on projects of international importance. Until now, little has been revealed about ordinary life at this extraordinary facility. Drawing on remarkable first-hand interviews, The Secret Lives of Codebreakers reveals the entertainments, pastimes, and furtive romances that helped ease the incredible pressures faced by these covert operatives as they worked to turn the tide of World War II.

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. To register, click on the green button below, call 905-668-6531 x 2020 or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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

Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday March 8, 2016
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Thursdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Brooklin Branch.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 17)***

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 16)***

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Holland Bloorview Storytellers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday March 9, 2016
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland

Have you taken our courses, had time to practice, and now need a refresher?  
 
Sign up for a free one-on-one computer help session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Sessions are one hour and are tailored to the area where you need help. 
 
We can help you learn to:
 
-Complete an online form
-Search the library catalogue and manage your account
-Create an email account and manage your mail
-Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines
-Sign up for and use Facebook
-Use the library research databases
-Use Microsoft Office (excluding Outlook)
 
We can also review any topic that is covered in our group classes.
 
Please note that we will not do transactions involving credit cards, personal information or banking instruction.  Also, the library cannot offer technical support or assist with any problem a patron may have with their own personal computer/laptop.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

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

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Read with Me at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years, for a four-week 'Read with Me' program introducing babies (birth - 12 months) to the world of books, rhymes and songs.

This program is designed to provide parents with an understanding of your child's learning potential and abilities, promote language development, learn links to community programs and most importantly - have fun with your baby in a literacy rich environment!

Space is limited.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any location of the Whitby Public Library.

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

It’s Teen Tech Week at the Library, embrace your inner techie and make a hologram using your smartphone. You bring your phone, we supply the materials. Making a hologram, it’s much easier than you think! Drop-by the Brooklin Community Centre and Library's Youth Room from 4-5 p.m. to learn how and to take part in other tech projects.

No registration required, just stop by the Youth Room on the second floor of the Brooklin Community Centre and Library.

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 16)***

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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 13. 

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Thursday March 10, 2016
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Traditional book clubs can be frustrating for those living with the effects of a brain injury or for people with developmental or learning disabilities.
Join the Brain Injury Association of Durham and the Whitby Public Library for a bi-weekly 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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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Thursdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Brooklin Branch.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 17)***

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies at Central-FULL/Copains de Lecture à la bibliothèque centrale-COMPLET
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Note: Due to the high demand for the program and the limited number of spaces, children may only attend one French session per school year. Adults may only sign up the members of one family.

The Winter session is offered on Thurdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. beginning February 11th until March 31st with 1 week off at March Break.

Registration begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 16th in person at the Children's and Adult Fiction desk at the Central Library with phone registration available after 12:00 noon (905-668-6531 ext. 2010).

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Copains de lecture est un programme destiné aux élèves de la 2ième et 3ième année inscrits à une école francophone ou d'immersion française qui tireraient avantage d'un soutien supplémentaire en lecture. Chaque copain est jumelé avec un adolescent bénévole qui aidera améliorer leur habileté en lecture française grâce à des histoires, des jeux de vocabulaire et de grammaire. Il est prévu que les enfants arrivent à l’heure et assistent à toutes les séances sauf en cas de maladie.

Noter: En raison de la forte demande pour le programme et le nombre limité de places, les enfants peuvent assister à une séance en français par année scolaire. Les adultes peuvent inscrire les membres d'une seule famille.

La session d’hiver se déroule tous les jeudis de 16h à 17h et débutera le 11 février au 31 mars. Il n’y aura pas de recontre le 17 mars, la semaine du congé scolaire.


L'inscription débute à 9h le samedi le 16 janvier en personne au bureau des services aux enfants à la bibliothèque centrale. L’inscription au téléphone est disponible après 12h.  (905-668-6531 ext. 2010)

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

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Teen Advisory Group at Central
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 Whitby Public Library is looking for members for our Teen Advisory Group (TAG).  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.  As a TAG member, you 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 your library.  TAG members will be expected to participate in the programs that they help plan.

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! Meetings will take place at the Central Library on the second Thursday of every month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact the Children's and Adult Fiction Department at 905 668-6531 Ext. 2010 or email askcaf@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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Synchronicities: Art & Cinema (part 3) at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Whitby Public Library is excited to host a series of art talks by the Station Gallery Curator Olex Wlasenko. 

Never has the intersection of art and film been as pronounced as today. In this illustrated, five-part series exploring visual art and cinema, Wlasenko addresses the influence of moving images on still imagery and vice versa.

This is the third in a five part series. The remaining talks will take place on February 11, March 10, April 14 and May 12.

Register online or by calling any Whitby Public Library branch.

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Friday March 11, 2016
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
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.

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

Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 15 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Central Library
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Drop-in Family DUPLO at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us this winter to build and explore.
We have Duplo—bring your imagination!
A fun, creative program for children and their caregivers.

This program is for ages 2 - 5

Registration is not required.  Space is limited to the first 15 participants.

***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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Saturday March 12, 2016
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Free Tax Clinic @ Central
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

By Appointment Only   (Last appointment at 4:00 pm)

Restrictions Apply:
Individuals with a gross income under $30,000
Couple with a gross income under $40,00
One adult with child with a gross income under $35,000

To Make An Appointment:
Visit: 2nd floor information desk
Call:   905-668-6531 ext. 2020
Email :  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca

Second clinic on Saturday, March 19.

 

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Monday March 14, 2016
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The Peanuts Movie: March Movie Madness at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Looking for something to do with the kids? Warm up at the library with a free screening of The Peanuts Movie!

"Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life. " ~ IMDb.com

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

All ages are welcome!

Registration begins on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

***Please note that for a 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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Cubelet Creations at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you like to build things and watch them move, flash and do other cool actions?
Children (Grades 4+) are invited to come build and play with our modular robots called, Cubelets. Create creeping critters, flashlights and so much more. Cubelets are yours to discover!

Registration begins on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00a.m.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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The Peanuts Movie: March Movie Madness at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Looking for something to do with the kids? Warm up at the library with a free screening of The Peanuts Movie!

"Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life. " ~ IMDb.com

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

All ages are welcome!

Registration begins on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

***Please note that for a 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 March 15, 2016
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Tim The Puppet Tamer at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A Master Ventriloquist and Circus Artist, Tim Holland, combines magic and improv bringing the best in live theatre to audiences of all ages. He has performed at many fairs and festivals and one of his Corporate Client's includes Cirque de Soleil.

He also comes with a warning. "Puppets may appear more real than some people.

Registration begins on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Duct Tape Art for Teens at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Teens (Grades 7-12) are invited to get crafty and make something unique from duct tape. We'll provide the duct tape, you provide the ideas.

Registration begins on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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The Good Dinosaur: March Movie Madness at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Looking for something to do with the kids? Warm up at the library with a free screening of The Good Dinosaur!

"In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend." ~ IMDb.com

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

All ages are welcome!

Registration begins on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday March 16, 2016
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Amazing Aviators - Let's Talk Science by UOIT at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Students (Grades 5-8) work in teams to design, build and test different (paper) airplanes to meet specific challenges, Use scientific principles such as Bernoulli's principle to learn about flight, effective data collection and analysis, and making conclusions.

This program is presented by Let's Talk Science Outreach at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Registration begins on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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LEGO Playland at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Lego golf, raceway, and games. Children (Grades 1+) are invited to join us for an afternoon of building and playing fun!

Registration begins on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Robot Races at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

How fast can your 'bot go? Learn about Cubelets, then as a team create a robot, design a maze and then see how fast your 'bot can go!

For grades 4-6.

Space is limited. Register online beginning Saturday, February 27 beginning at 9 a.m.

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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 13. 

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Teddy Bear's Totally Awesome Vacation 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; then prepare them to spend the night at the library. Come back the next day at 3:15 p.m. to pick them up and see what fun and mischief they had at the library.

This program is for Children (JK+)

Registration begins on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday March 17, 2016
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Fifty Below Zero - Let's Talk Science by UOIT at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This activity complements Robert Munsch's 50 Below Zero. Students (Grades JK-Grade 2) will read the book and leanr about temperature and how it is measured. How does the seasonal temperature affect the animals and people? Join us and find out! Kids will make a take-home thermometer craft.

Registration begins on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Terrific Turtles at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join the Toronto Zoo's Adopt-A-Pond program for an informative talk about Ontario's turtles and frogs. Learn how to identify the different species and how you can contribute to their conservation. Take home turtle and frog identification resources and visit with a live turtle. Bring your curiosity!

Children (Grades 3-7) are invited!

Registration begins on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

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

Read a Movie. Watch a Book.

Join us for the Brooklin Branch Big Screen Film Club to enjoy movies that are based on books. The Brooklin Branch Film Club will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month. Adults 18+ are invited to register and join us for a free film screening and discussion.

The film for this month is: The Martian. Based on the novel of the same name by author, Andy Weir.

"During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive." ~IMDb

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

Registration begins on Saturday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

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

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

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

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

Page Turners is a book club for grades 6 & 7. 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. This year we will be splitting the club into a Fall session and a Winter session.

Fall session: Members must be available the third Thursday of September, October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the third Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday March 18, 2016
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
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.

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

Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 15 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

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Drop-in Family DUPLO at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us this winter to build and explore.
We have Duplo—bring your imagination!
A fun, creative program for children and their caregivers.

This program is for ages 2 - 5

Registration is not required.  Space is limited to the first 15 participants.

***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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Family Craftapalooza at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Children (JK+) and their caregiver are invited to drop-in to our craft afternoon. Grab the paper, scissors, and glue to create a great masterpiece. Creative fun for the entire family!

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Saturday March 19, 2016
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Free Tax Clinic @ Central
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

By Appointment Only   (Last appointment at 4:00 pm)

Restrictions Apply
Individuals with a gross income under $30,000
Couple with a gross income under $40,00
One adult with child with a gross income under $35,000

To Make An Appointment:
Visit: 2nd floor information desk
Call:   905-668-6531 ext. 2020
Email :  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca

First clinic on Saturday, March 12.

 

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Monday March 21, 2016
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The Ideas Cafe at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Ideas Cafe - The News, Your Views.

Around the corner or around the world, bring your views on current affairs. Adults (55+) are invited to join the discussion.

This group meets weekly in the BCCL Board Room.
Register in person at the BCCL reception desk.

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 Monday.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org

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

Interested in joining our book club?

Registration begins on Saturday, December 12 at 10:00 a.m. in person only. Phone registration will be accepted after noon if there are any remaining spots.

Drop by the Information Desk at Brooklin Branch to register for our Winter 2016 session and to pick up your first book.

The Book Club will meet every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Winter 2016 Selections:

January: The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock
February: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
March: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
April: Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese
May: The Light Between Oceans: a novel by M. L. Stedman
June: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Space is limited to 12 members.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday March 22, 2016
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Thursdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Brooklin Branch.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 17)***

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 16)***

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Root to Health at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re trying to make changes to improve your health. The health information you come across seems contradictory and confusing. What foods are actually good for me? Why do I feel exhausted every day? Who has time for healthy eating anyway?

March is Nutrition Month so join Holistic Nutritionist Fiona Sinclair as she provides you with the tools needed to make important decisions to improve your health.

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

To Register click the green button below
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Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library

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Wednesday March 23, 2016
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Read with Me at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years, for a four-week 'Read with Me' program introducing babies (birth - 12 months) to the world of books, rhymes and songs.

This program is designed to provide parents with an understanding of your child's learning potential and abilities, promote language development, learn links to community programs and most importantly - have fun with your baby in a literacy rich environment!

Space is limited.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any location of the Whitby Public Library.

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 16)***

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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 13. 

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Thursday March 24, 2016
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Traditional book clubs can be frustrating for those living with the effects of a brain injury or for people with developmental or learning disabilities.
Join the Brain Injury Association of Durham and the Whitby Public Library for a bi-weekly 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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Book Club at Rossland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 

The Book Club will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:30 p.m.

Winter 2016 Selections:

January: Annabel
February: Medicine Walk
March: The Light Between Oceans
April: Adventures in Solitude
May: Arthur & George
June: In the Sea There Are Crocodiles

Registration is closed.

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Thursdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Brooklin Branch.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 17)***

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies at Central-FULL/Copains de Lecture à la bibliothèque centrale-COMPLET
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Note: Due to the high demand for the program and the limited number of spaces, children may only attend one French session per school year. Adults may only sign up the members of one family.

The Winter session is offered on Thurdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. beginning February 11th until March 31st with 1 week off at March Break.

Registration begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 16th in person at the Children's and Adult Fiction desk at the Central Library with phone registration available after 12:00 noon (905-668-6531 ext. 2010).

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Copains de lecture est un programme destiné aux élèves de la 2ième et 3ième année inscrits à une école francophone ou d'immersion française qui tireraient avantage d'un soutien supplémentaire en lecture. Chaque copain est jumelé avec un adolescent bénévole qui aidera améliorer leur habileté en lecture française grâce à des histoires, des jeux de vocabulaire et de grammaire. Il est prévu que les enfants arrivent à l’heure et assistent à toutes les séances sauf en cas de maladie.

Noter: En raison de la forte demande pour le programme et le nombre limité de places, les enfants peuvent assister à une séance en français par année scolaire. Les adultes peuvent inscrire les membres d'une seule famille.

La session d’hiver se déroule tous les jeudis de 16h à 17h et débutera le 11 février au 31 mars. Il n’y aura pas de recontre le 17 mars, la semaine du congé scolaire.


L'inscription débute à 9h le samedi le 16 janvier en personne au bureau des services aux enfants à la bibliothèque centrale. L’inscription au téléphone est disponible après 12h.  (905-668-6531 ext. 2010)

Linda Sellors   905-668-6531 ext. 2010    lsellors@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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Tuesday March 29, 2016
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Thursdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Brooklin Branch.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 17)***

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 16)***

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday March 30, 2016
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Read with Me at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years, for a four-week 'Read with Me' program introducing babies (birth - 12 months) to the world of books, rhymes and songs.

This program is designed to provide parents with an understanding of your child's learning potential and abilities, promote language development, learn links to community programs and most importantly - have fun with your baby in a literacy rich environment!

Space is limited.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any location of the Whitby Public Library.

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

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

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 16)***

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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 13. 

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Thursday March 31, 2016
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered Tuesdays or Thursdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 8.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Phone registration is available after 12:00 noon.

For more information call or drop by the Brooklin Branch.

***Please note that there will be no sessions held during the March Break (March 15 and 17)***

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies at Central-FULL/Copains de Lecture à la bibliothèque centrale-COMPLET
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Note: Due to the high demand for the program and the limited number of spaces, children may only attend one French session per school year. Adults may only sign up the members of one family.

The Winter session is offered on Thurdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. beginning February 11th until March 31st with 1 week off at March Break.

Registration begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 16th in person at the Children's and Adult Fiction desk at the Central Library with phone registration available after 12:00 noon (905-668-6531 ext. 2010).

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Copains de lecture est un programme destiné aux élèves de la 2ième et 3ième année inscrits à une école francophone ou d'immersion française qui tireraient avantage d'un soutien supplémentaire en lecture. Chaque copain est jumelé avec un adolescent bénévole qui aidera améliorer leur habileté en lecture française grâce à des histoires, des jeux de vocabulaire et de grammaire. Il est prévu que les enfants arrivent à l’heure et assistent à toutes les séances sauf en cas de maladie.

Noter: En raison de la forte demande pour le programme et le nombre limité de places, les enfants peuvent assister à une séance en français par année scolaire. Les adultes peuvent inscrire les membres d'une seule famille.

La session d’hiver se déroule tous les jeudis de 16h à 17h et débutera le 11 février au 31 mars. Il n’y aura pas de recontre le 17 mars, la semaine du congé scolaire.


L'inscription débute à 9h le samedi le 16 janvier en personne au bureau des services aux enfants à la bibliothèque centrale. L’inscription au téléphone est disponible après 12h.  (905-668-6531 ext. 2010)

Linda Sellors   905-668-6531 ext. 2010    lsellors@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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Friday April 1, 2016
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
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.

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

Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 15 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Central Library
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Drop-in Family DUPLO at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us this winter to build and explore.
We have Duplo—bring your imagination!
A fun, creative program for children and their caregivers.

This program is for ages 2 - 5

Registration is not required.  Space is limited to the first 15 participants.

***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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LEGO Fun on Fridays
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This drop in program will run from 4:00 to 5:00 pm Friday afternoons during the month of April.

Youngsters in grades 1 to 4 build, play and create stories centered around their structures.  All you need is your imaginnation!

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Monday April 4, 2016
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The Ideas Cafe at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Ideas Cafe - The News, Your Views.

Around the corner or around the world, bring your views on current affairs. Adults (55+) are invited to join the discussion.

This group meets weekly in the BCCL Board Room.
Register in person at the BCCL reception desk.

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

This registered program is for children in Senior Kindergarten to grade 2.  Online registration begins Monday March 21st.  Please keep in mind that spaces are limited.

Using basic tools children will create interesting works of art.  This program is designed to inspire yourn innovators to think outside the box.

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

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

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

NOTE:  Room change for April 4th!

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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 Neither Here Nor There by By Bill Bryson.

Bryson brings his unique brand of humour to travel writing as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet and heads for Europe. Travelling with Stephen Katz--also his wonderful sidekick in A Walk in the Woods --he wanders from Hammerfest in the far north, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. As he makes his way round this incredibly varied continent, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before with caustic hilarity.

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. To register, click on the green button below, call 905-668-6531 x 2020 or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

Please pick your book up 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 5, 2016
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Holland Bloorview- Story Tellers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Holland Bloorview and Whitby Library.

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Wednesday April 6, 2016
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Spring Program Registration Day at Brooklin
10:00 AM

Registration for our spring programs at the Brooklin Branch will be held on Wednesday, April 6 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in-person only. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12:00 noon for any available spaces by calling 905 655-3191.

Babytime (Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 am OR Thurssdays 10:30-11:00 am)
Toddler Time (Mondays 10:15-10:45 am OR 11:00-11:30 am)
Lego Club (Grades 1-3 on Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m. and Grades 4-6 on Mondays 4:00-5:00 p.m.)

**Registration on this day will be held at the Fireplace in the Brooklin Branch**

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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 13. 

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How To Research Your House
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Our fourth and final presentation will be on Wednesday, April 6th, 2015. Join Sarah Ferencz, Whitby Archivist, as she presents "How to Research Your House". Find out what you need to know in order to conduct your research.

To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Thursday April 7, 2016
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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
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Walk
Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man - Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan.
Closed Captioning
Ontario Film Review Board - PG

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

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

Fall session: Members must be available the first Thursday of October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept.5 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the first Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday April 8, 2016
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
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.

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

Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 15 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Central Library
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Drop-in Family DUPLO at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us this winter to build and explore.
We have Duplo—bring your imagination!
A fun, creative program for children and their caregivers.

This program is for ages 2 - 5

Registration is not required.  Space is limited to the first 15 participants.

***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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LEGO Fun on Fridays
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This drop in program will run from 4:00 to 5:00 pm Friday afternoons during the month of April.

Youngsters in grades 1 to 4 build, play and create stories centered around their structures.  All you need is your imaginnation!

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday April 11, 2016
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Mini-Makers
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This registered program is for children in Senior Kindergarten to grade 2.  Online registration begins Monday March 21st.  Please keep in mind that spaces are limited.

Using basic tools children will create interesting works of art.  This program is designed to inspire yourn innovators to think outside the box.

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Tuesday April 12, 2016
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Holland Bloorview- Story Tellers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Holland Bloorview and Whitby Library.

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Wednesday April 13, 2016
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Central Library Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

-Using a selection of recent novels, we will explore the stories of refugees from the Sudan, Romania, Nigeria, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Zantoroland.

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

April's selection is AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Judy Oxenham 905 668-6531,x2010 joxenham@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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 13. 

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Thursday April 14, 2016
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Babytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Babytime - gentle stories, songs and finger rhymes for babies up to 18 months.  This half hour drop in session is on Thursday mornings at 9:30 am and held in meeting room 1B.

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TAG
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 Whitby Public Library is looking for members for our Teen Advisory Group (TAG).  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.  As a TAG member, you 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 your library.  TAG members will be expected to participate in the programs that they help plan.

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! Meetings will take place at the Central Library on the second Thursday of every month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact the Children's and Adult Fiction Department at 905 668-6531 Ext. 2010 or email askcaf@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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Synchronicities: Art & Cinema (part 4) at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Whitby Public Library is excited to host a series of art talks by the Station Gallery Curator Olex Wlasenko. 

Never has the intersection of art and film been as pronounced as today. In this illustrated, five-part series exploring visual art and cinema, Wlasenko addresses the influence of moving images on still imagery and vice versa.

This is the fourth in a five part series. The remaining talks will take place on February 11, March 10, April 14 and May 12.

Register online or by calling any Whitby Public Library branch.

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Friday April 15, 2016
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
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.

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

Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 15 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Central Library
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Drop-in Family DUPLO at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us this winter to build and explore.
We have Duplo—bring your imagination!
A fun, creative program for children and their caregivers.

This program is for ages 2 - 5

Registration is not required.  Space is limited to the first 15 participants.

***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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LEGO Fun on Fridays
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This drop in program will run from 4:00 to 5:00 pm Friday afternoons during the month of April.

Youngsters in grades 1 to 4 build, play and create stories centered around their structures.  All you need is your imaginnation!

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday April 18, 2016
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Mini-Makers
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This registered program is for children in Senior Kindergarten to grade 2.  Online registration begins Monday March 21st.  Please keep in mind that spaces are limited.

Using basic tools children will create interesting works of art.  This program is designed to inspire yourn innovators to think outside the box.

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

Interested in joining our book club?

Registration begins on Saturday, December 12 at 10:00 a.m. in person only. Phone registration will be accepted after noon if there are any remaining spots.

Drop by the Information Desk at Brooklin Branch to register for our Winter 2016 session and to pick up your first book.

The Book Club will meet every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Winter 2016 Selections:

January: The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock
February: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
March: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
April: Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese
May: The Light Between Oceans: a novel by M. L. Stedman
June: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Space is limited to 12 members.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday April 19, 2016
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Holland Bloorview- Story Tellers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Holland Bloorview and Whitby Library.

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Wednesday April 20, 2016
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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 13. 

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Thursday April 21, 2016
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Babytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Babytime - gentle stories, songs and finger rhymes for babies up to 18 months.  This half hour drop in session is on Thursday mornings at 9:30 am and held in meeting room 1B.

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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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 bi-weekly 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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Book Club at Rossland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Book Club will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:30 p.m.

Winter 2016 Selections:

January: Annabel
February: Medicine Walk
March: The Light Between Oceans
April: Adventures in Solitude
May: Arthur & George
June: In the Sea There Are Crocodiles

Space is limited to 12 members.

Registration is closed.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Room: Big Screen Film Club at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Read a Movie. Watch a Book.

Join us for the Brooklin Branch Big Screen Film Club to enjoy movies that are based on books. The Brooklin Branch Film Club will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month. Adults 18+ are invited to register and join us for a free film screening and discussion.

The film for this month is: Room. Based on the novel of the same name by author, Emma Donoghue.

"After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world." ~IMDb

This film is rated 14A according to the Ontario Film Review Board.
Closed captioning will be available for this film.

Registration begins on Saturday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

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

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

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

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

Page Turners is a book club for grades 6 & 7. 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. This year we will be splitting the club into a Fall session and a Winter session.

Fall session: Members must be available the third Thursday of September, October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the third Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday April 22, 2016
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
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.

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

Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 15 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Central Library
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Drop-in Family DUPLO at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us this winter to build and explore.
We have Duplo—bring your imagination!
A fun, creative program for children and their caregivers.

This program is for ages 2 - 5

Registration is not required.  Space is limited to the first 15 participants.

***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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LEGO Fun on Fridays
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This drop in program will run from 4:00 to 5:00 pm Friday afternoons during the month of April.

Youngsters in grades 1 to 4 build, play and create stories centered around their structures.  All you need is your imaginnation!

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday April 25, 2016
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Mini-Makers
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This registered program is for children in Senior Kindergarten to grade 2.  Online registration begins Monday March 21st.  Please keep in mind that spaces are limited.

Using basic tools children will create interesting works of art.  This program is designed to inspire yourn innovators to think outside the box.

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Tuesday April 26, 2016
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Holland Bloorview- Story Tellers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Holland Bloorview and Whitby Library.

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Wednesday April 27, 2016
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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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 13. 

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Thursday April 28, 2016
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Babytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Babytime - gentle stories, songs and finger rhymes for babies up to 18 months.  This half hour drop in session is on Thursday mornings at 9:30 am and held in meeting room 1B.

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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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 April 29, 2016
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
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.

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

Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 15 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Central Library
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Drop-in Family DUPLO at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us this winter to build and explore.
We have Duplo—bring your imagination!
A fun, creative program for children and their caregivers.

This program is for ages 2 - 5

Registration is not required.  Space is limited to the first 15 participants.

***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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LEGO Fun on Fridays
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This drop in program will run from 4:00 to 5:00 pm Friday afternoons during the month of April.

Youngsters in grades 1 to 4 build, play and create stories centered around their structures.  All you need is your imaginnation!

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday May 2, 2016
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

NOTE:  Room change for May 2nd!

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Tuesday May 3, 2016
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Holland Bloorview- Story Tellers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Holland Bloorview Story Tellers and Whitby Library.

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Wednesday May 4, 2016
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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 13. 

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Thursday May 5, 2016
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Babytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Babytime - gentle stories, songs and finger rhymes for babies up to 18 months.  This half hour drop in session is on Thursday mornings at 9:30 am and held in meeting room 1B.

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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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 bi-weekly 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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Free Film Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

To Be Announced

To register, click on green button below call or visit any branch or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Book Pirates at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Fall session: Members must be available the first Thursday of October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept.5 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the first Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Friday May 6, 2016
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
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.

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

Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 15 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Central Library
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Drop-in Family DUPLO at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us this winter to build and explore.
We have Duplo—bring your imagination!
A fun, creative program for children and their caregivers.

This program is for ages 2 - 5

Registration is not required.  Space is limited to the first 15 participants.

***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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Saturday May 7, 2016
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Doors Open Whitby - Sustainability Fair
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Library
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Tuesday May 10, 2016
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Holland Bloorview- Story Tellers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Holland Bloorview Story Tellers and Whitby Library.

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Wednesday May 11, 2016
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Central Library Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

-Using a selection of recent novels, we will explore the stories of refugees from the Sudan, Romania, Nigeria, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Zantoroland.

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

May's selection is WHEN THE MOON IS LOW by Nadia Hashimi..

Judy Oxenham 905 668-6531,x2010 joxenham@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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 13. 

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Thursday May 12, 2016
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TAG
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 Whitby Public Library is looking for members for our Teen Advisory Group (TAG).  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.  As a TAG member, you 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 your library.  TAG members will be expected to participate in the programs that they help plan.

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! Meetings will take place at the Central Library on the second Thursday of every month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. 

Please note: TAG will not meet in June, July and August.

If you have any questions, please contact the Children's and Adult Fiction Department at 905 668-6531 Ext. 2010 or email askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca

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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Synchronicities: Art & Cinema (part 5) at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Whitby Public Library is excited to host a series of art talks by the Station Gallery Curator Olex Wlasenko. 

Never has the intersection of art and film been as pronounced as today. In this illustrated, five-part series exploring visual art and cinema, Wlasenko addresses the influence of moving images on still imagery and vice versa.

This is the fifth in a five part series. The remaining talks will take place on February 11, March 10, April 14 and May 12.

Register online or by calling any Whitby Public Library branch.

Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Friday May 13, 2016
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
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.

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

Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 15 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Central Library
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Drop-in Family DUPLO at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us this winter to build and explore.
We have Duplo—bring your imagination!
A fun, creative program for children and their caregivers.

This program is for ages 2 - 5

Registration is not required.  Space is limited to the first 15 participants.

***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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Monday May 16, 2016
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

Interested in joining our book club?

Registration begins on Saturday, December 12 at 10:00 a.m. in person only. Phone registration will be accepted after noon if there are any remaining spots.

Drop by the Information Desk at Brooklin Branch to register for our Winter 2016 session and to pick up your first book.

The Book Club will meet every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Winter 2016 Selections:

January: The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock
February: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
March: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
April: Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese
May: The Light Between Oceans: a novel by M. L. Stedman
June: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Space is limited to 12 members.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Tuesday May 17, 2016
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Holland Bloorview- Story Tellers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Holland Bloorview Story Tellers and Whitby Library.

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Wednesday May 18, 2016
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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 13. 

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Thursday May 19, 2016
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Babytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Babytime - gentle stories, songs and finger rhymes for babies up to 18 months.  This half hour drop in session is on Thursday mornings at 9:30 am and held in meeting room 1B.

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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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 bi-weekly 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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Book Club at Rossland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Book Club will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:30 p.m.

Winter 2016 Selections:

January: Annabel
February: Medicine Walk
March: The Light Between Oceans
April: Adventures in Solitude
May: Arthur & George
June: In the Sea There Are Crocodiles

Space is limited to 12 members.

Registration is closed.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Rossland Branch
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The Danish Girl: Big Screen Film Club at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Read a Movie. Watch a Book.

Join us for the Brooklin Branch Big Screen Film Club to enjoy movies that are based on books. The Brooklin Branch Film Club will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month. Adults 18+ are invited to register and join us for a free film screening and discussion.

The film for this month is: The Danish Girl. Based on the novel of the same name by author, David Ebershoof.

"A fictional love story inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer." ~IMDb

This film is rated 14A according to the Ontario Film Review Board.
Closed captioning will be available for this film.

Registration begins on Saturday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green 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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Page Turners at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Page Turners is a book club for grades 6 & 7. 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. This year we will be splitting the club into a Fall session and a Winter session.

Fall session: Members must be available the third Thursday of September, October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the third Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m.

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Friday May 20, 2016
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
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.

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

Friday morning Family Fireside storytime resumes on January 15 at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Central Library
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Drop-in Family DUPLO at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us this winter to build and explore.
We have Duplo—bring your imagination!
A fun, creative program for children and their caregivers.

This program is for ages 2 - 5

Registration is not required.  Space is limited to the first 15 participants.

***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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Tuesday May 24, 2016
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Holland Bloorview- Story Tellers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Holland Bloorview Story Tellers and Whitby Library.

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Wednesday May 25, 2016
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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Thursday May 26, 2016
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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 May 27, 2016
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
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.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Brooklin Branch
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Drop-in Family DUPLO at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us this winter to build and explore.
We have Duplo—bring your imagination!
A fun, creative program for children and their caregivers.

This program is for ages 2 - 5

Registration is not required.  Space is limited to the first 15 participants.

***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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Monday May 30, 2016
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Tuesday May 31, 2016
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Holland Bloorview- Story Tellers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Holland Bloorview Story Tellers and Whitby Library.

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Thursday June 2, 2016
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Traditional book clubs can be frustrating for those living with the effects of a brain injury or for people with developmental or learning disabilities.
Join the Brain Injury Association of Durham and the Whitby Public Library for a bi-weekly 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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Free Film Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

To Be Announced

To register, click on green button below call or visit any branch or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Tuesday June 7, 2016
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Holland Bloorview- Story Tellers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Holland Bloorview Story Tellers and Whitby Library.

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Wednesday June 8, 2016
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Central Library Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

-Using a selection of recent novels, we will explore the stories of refugees from the Sudan, Romania, Nigeria, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Zantoroland.

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

June's selection is THE ILLEGAL by Lawrence Hill.

Judy Oxenham 905 668-6531,x2010 joxenham@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday June 9, 2016
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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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Monday June 13, 2016
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Tuesday June 14, 2016
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Holland Bloorview- Story Tellers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Holland Bloorview Story Tellers and Whitby Library.

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Thursday June 16, 2016
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Traditional book clubs can be frustrating for those living with the effects of a brain injury or for people with developmental or learning disabilities.
Join the Brain Injury Association of Durham and the Whitby Public Library for a bi-weekly 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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Book Club at Rossland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

IThe Book Club will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:30 p.m.

Winter 2016 Selections:

January: Annabel
February: Medicine Walk
March: The Light Between Oceans
April: Adventures in Solitude
May: Arthur & George
June: In the Sea There Are Crocodiles

Space is limited to 12 members.

Registration is closed.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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The Revenant: Big Screen Film Club at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Read a Movie. Watch a Book.

Join us for the Brooklin Branch Big Screen Film Club to enjoy movies that are based on books. The Brooklin Branch Film Club will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month. Adults 18+ are invited to register and join us for a free film screening and discussion.

The film for this month is: The Revenant. Based on the novel of the same name by author, Michael Punke.

"In the 1820s, a frontiersman named Hugh Glass sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling." ~IMDb

This film is rated 14A according to the Ontario Film Review Board.
Closed captioning will be available for this film.

Registration begins on Saturday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green 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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Monday June 20, 2016
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Book Club at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Interested in joining our book club?

Registration begins on Saturday, December 12 at 10:00 a.m. in person only. Phone registration will be accepted after noon if there are any remaining spots.

Drop by the Information Desk at Brooklin Branch to register for our Winter 2016 session and to pick up your first book.

The Book Club will meet every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Winter 2016 Selections:

January: The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock
February: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
March: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
April: Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese
May: The Light Between Oceans: a novel by M. L. Stedman
June: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Space is limited to 12 members.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday June 21, 2016
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Holland Bloorview- Story Tellers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Holland Bloorview Story Tellers and Whitby Library.

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Monday June 27, 2016
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Tuesday June 28, 2016
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Holland Bloorview- Story Tellers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Holland Bloorview Story Tellers and Whitby Library.

Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Wednesday June 29, 2016
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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Thursday June 30, 2016
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Traditional book clubs can be frustrating for those living with the effects of a brain injury or for people with developmental or learning disabilities.
Join the Brain Injury Association of Durham and the Whitby Public Library for a bi-weekly 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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Thursday September 1, 2016
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Free Film Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

To Be Announced

To register, click on green button below call or visit any branch or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Thursday September 8, 2016
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TAG
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 Whitby Public Library is looking for members for our Teen Advisory Group (TAG).  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.  As a TAG member, you 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 your 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! Meetings will take place at the Central Library on the second Thursday of every month, and will run from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Snacks will be provided at this program.

If you have any questions, please contact the Children's and Adult Fiction Department at 905 668-6531 Ext. 2010 or email askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca

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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Thursday September 15, 2016
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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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Tuesday September 20, 2016
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Thursday September 22, 2016
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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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Wednesday September 28, 2016
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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Thursday September 29, 2016
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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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Thursday October 6, 2016
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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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Free Film Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

To Be Announced

To register, click on green button below call or visit any branch or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Thursday October 13, 2016
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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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Tuesday October 18, 2016
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Thursday October 20, 2016
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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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Wednesday October 26, 2016
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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Thursday October 27, 2016
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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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Thursday November 3, 2016
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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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Free Film Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

To Be Announced

To register, click on green button below call or visit any branch or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Thursday November 10, 2016
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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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Tuesday November 15, 2016
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central - Meeting Room 2
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Thursday November 17, 2016
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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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Thursday November 24, 2016
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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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Wednesday November 30, 2016
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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Thursday December 1, 2016
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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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Free Film Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

To Be Announced

To register, click on green button below call or visit any branch or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Thursday December 8, 2016
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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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Wednesday December 14, 2016
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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Thursday December 15, 2016
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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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Wednesday December 21, 2016
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Senior 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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