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Fall Reading Challenge

Embrace the love of reading with our fall reading challenge! Adults/Teens (grade 7+) and children will have their own challenge to complete on READsquared. Sign up on READsquared to get started today!  Read as many books as you can to earn points and use those points to enter our raffles! Keep an eye out for special missions during Ontario Public Library Week. Challenge your friends and family members! Who can read the most?

Challenge runs from October 1 to November 30, 2020. Stay tuned for our winter reading challenging coming this December!

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Thursday October 1, 2020 - Saturday October 31, 2020
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October Exhibits

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case - Roadwatch

Art Rail (second floor) -  WhitCAF

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) - Archives Awareness Week
 
Brooklin Branch
 
Brooklin Heritage Society
 
 
 
 
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Monday October 19, 2020 - Friday November 27, 2020
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Red Scarf Project
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Rotary Club of Whitby & Whitby Sunrise will be collecting knitted or crocheted red scarves (15 cm x 152 cm) at the Whitby Central Library until November 27. You will find them tied around trees on December 1 to raise awareness for World AIDS day, afterwards they will be given to those in need of warm clothing this winter season.

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Thursday October 22, 2020
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Library at Home: Preschool Stories & More
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool children and caregivers join library staff online to expand language development and number familiarity through stories, songs and movement.

This 6 week live online program will run on Thursdays from September 17 to October 22 from 10:30-11:00. 

We're providing live programs using WebEx and we'll email you instructions before the program. You can also access them here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear others who are participating. 

This program is for children 3 to 4 years of age with a caregiver. 

Registration will begin on Monday, August 17th. 

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Virtual English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Virtual Conversation Circles are being offered across Durham Region by Community Development Council Durham volunteers. Practice English, meet new people, stay connected.  Learn more about life and culture in Canada while improving your skills and confidence!  We look forward to hosting in-library sessions in the future.

Join Whitby participants online Thursday evenings or you can connect with another Durham Region group on a different day or time. 

For more information please contact Community Connections at 905 686-2661, ext. 121 or communityconnect@cdcd.org.

 

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Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Well-Being: 4-Week Live Online Program
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Join us online live with Joan Hunt, certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, as she demonstrates how to best to manage stress in the face of uncertainty. A month of Mindful Thursdays: October 8, 15, 22 and 29. 

The intention of this four week series is to offer the following:
      - explore what mindfulness is and what it is not
      - outline its benefits in stress reduction and well-being
      - introduce three formal practices
      - introduce the attitudinal components of befriending, self-compassion and non-judging to whatever is arising in experience
Practice in between sessions is recommended.

How will this work? We're providing live programs using WebEx and you can find WebEx instuctions here. You can participate on any kind of  device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear other participants at the same time.

Registration is for all four weeks. The registration link is with Week 1, October 8. What happens if you try it Week 1 and it's not for you? After Week 1, please send us an email that you'd like to cancel your registration for the remainder of the program. If we have any cancellations after Week 1 we'll contact the waiting list to begin on Week 2.

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Monday October 26, 2020
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Digital Delights: Hoopla Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us, and get Hooked on Hoopla!

We're joining the virtual world with our very own online book club. This month we're getting creeped out with Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate! Join our discussion by registering for our Virtual Meeting here! You can also rate and review on your WPL Account or tell us what you think on Facebook.

So come have some hopeful, heartfelt, Hoopla fun! 

 

Meetings are the Last Monday of the Month at 4pm. This Months meeting will be on Monday, October 26 at 4pm. The link for the meeting will be emailed to you.

Visit the Help Page for information on using Hoopla.


 

Note, titles may change due to availability

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Wednesday October 28, 2020
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Virtual Teen Cafe
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Cafe is a safe online space where youth in grades 7-12 can hang out, create together, play games, and more. Registration is required. Teens only need to register once in order to attend the Fall session of Teen Cafe, which will run on Wednesdays from October 7 through to December 30. Register here.

We're providing live programs using WebEx. We will email you login info and instructions before the program. You can also find the instructions here. You can participate on any kind of device. Participants will be able to see and talk to each other throughout the program.

Please email teenservices@whitbylibrary.com if you have any questions.

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Thursday October 29, 2020
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Virtual English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Virtual Conversation Circles are being offered across Durham Region by Community Development Council Durham volunteers. Practice English, meet new people, stay connected.  Learn more about life and culture in Canada while improving your skills and confidence!  We look forward to hosting in-library sessions in the future.

Join Whitby participants online Thursday evenings or you can connect with another Durham Region group on a different day or time. 

For more information please contact Community Connections at 905 686-2661, ext. 121 or communityconnect@cdcd.org.

 

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Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Well-Being: 4-Week Live Online Program
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Join us online live with Joan Hunt, certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, as she demonstrates how to best to manage stress in the face of uncertainty. A month of Mindful Thursdays: October 8, 15, 22 and 29. 

The intention of this four week series is to offer the following:
      - explore what mindfulness is and what it is not
      - outline its benefits in stress reduction and well-being
      - introduce three formal practices
      - introduce the attitudinal components of befriending, self-compassion and non-judging to whatever is arising in experience
Practice in between sessions is recommended.

How will this work? We're providing live programs using WebEx and you can find WebEx instuctions here. You can participate on any kind of  device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear other participants at the same time.

Registration is for all four weeks. The registration link is with Week 1, October 8. What happens if you try it Week 1 and it's not for you? After Week 1, please send us an email that you'd like to cancel your registration for the remainder of the program. If we have any cancellations after Week 1 we'll contact the waiting list to begin on Week 2.

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Sunday November 1, 2020 - Monday November 30, 2020
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November Exhibits

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case - WhitCAF

Art Rail (second floor) -  WhitCAF

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) - Archives Awareness Week
 
Brooklin Branch
 
Brooklin Heritage Society
 
 
 
 
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Monday November 2, 2020
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Non-fiction Book Club: The Great Escape: A Canadian Story
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image of The Great Escape book cover.The first Monday of each month except January. 

This month's selection is The Great Escape: A Canadian Story by Ted Barris.

We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx hereThe book club coordinator will email you to arrange for pick up of your book club copy of the book.

All of our non-fiction book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

Register online below or contact any branch.

 

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Tuesday November 3, 2020
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Babies and Tots Together Time
10:30 AM

Children and their Caregivers are invited to join us for a storytime that caters to babies and toddlers! Join in and learn about Early Literacy, sing along with us and listen to some fun stories!

Runs online Tuesday's at 10:30 from November 3 to December 8. Register by clicking here!

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Book Pirates Online
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Book Pirates is still online! Join us for November's choice, Survival Tails: Endurance in Antarctica by Katrina Charman. With engaging nonfiction back matter that delves into the fascinating true story behind the book, Survival Tails: Endurance in Antarctica is sure to keep readers entertained.

Survival Tails

 

Sled dog Samson wants nothing more than to be part of Ernest Shackleton's historic voyage to Antarctica. He wants to feel the snow under his paws and the wind on his face as he races across the ice fields, and most of all he wants to help his humans find eternal glory as they chart the continent. His fellow sled dog, Bummer, just wants to get through the voyage in one piece. Why would he want to face down a dangerous, icy wasteland when he could stay inside his kennel, warm and safe?

When their ship, the Endurance , becomes trapped in sea ice, leaving the dogs and men with no way home, their journey becomes not about personal glory, but about survival. Samson, Bummer, and the other dogs will have to put aside their differences and band together to rescue their humans...and themselves.

We are a book club for grades 4 and 5. This  book club is for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and participate in a book-related activity. The meetings will be online for the time being. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

Registration is required and space is limited to 12 participants. You will be contacted by a staff member regarding pick-up of your copy of the book.

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Wednesday November 4, 2020
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Fun with French
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Fun with French is a six week introductory program geared toward children aged three to five which helps to teach and expand French language skills and encourage school readiness, all in a fun way!

Prior French knowledge is not required. Click here to signup for the mailing list and get the link! You will receive the link to the video each Wednesday, from November 4 to December 9.

 

 

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Ask a Scientist
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Ask a Scientist! Join Dr. Sara Mazrouei, a Planetary Scientist, Science Communicator and Image previewEducational Developer, as she talks about her journey, how her love for space started and what she has done up to now. There will be ample time for kids to ask a scientist all their space questions!

This program is for children in Grades 2-9.

This program will be hosted on online with the use of WebEx. Please sign on a few minutes prior to the program to ensure the full enjoyment of the presentation.

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Develop “Bias Consciousness” to Foster Better Relationships
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Wherever there are people, there is bias, and bias affects how we live and work with each other. We are more willing to admit some biases than others, more conscious of some biases than others. The biases we are not conscious of may have an equally harmful impact on us and others.

In order to gain consciousness of our biases, even those that are “locked in”, creating blind spots for us, we need to engage in deep, honest self-reflection. This is hard work and the process may be uncomfortable and challenging. However, acknowledging the “blind spots” that shape our thoughts, words and actions is the starting point for fostering better relationships and crucial to success in your personal and professional life.

In this program, you will: cultivate the mindset to be bias conscious, examine biases you hold and their consequences, and explore strategies to develop bias consciousness. Bias consciousness is especially critical in the current climate, thus worthy of your engagement and effort. The bottom line is that whether you are conscious or unconscious of your biases, they have real consequences for you, as well as the organizations and communities in which you live and work.

Michel Shah is a speaker, coach and author. She is a Personal and Professional Development Professor who supports soft skills development at George Brown College.

How will this work? We're providing live programs using WebEx and can also find WebEx instructions here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear other participants at the same time.

Please register using the button below.

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Thursday November 5, 2020
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Virtual English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Virtual Conversation Circles are being offered across Durham Region by Community Development Council Durham volunteers. Practice English, meet new people, stay connected.  Learn more about life and culture in Canada while improving your skills and confidence!  We look forward to hosting in-library sessions in the future.

Join Whitby participants online Thursday evenings or you can connect with another Durham Region group on a different day or time. 

For more information please contact Community Connections at 905 686-2661, ext. 121 or communityconnect@cdcd.org.

 

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Monday November 9, 2020
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Durham College—Virtual Open House
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Experience all DC has to offer from the comfort of your own home and prepare for your DC experience. Chat live with faculty about DC's career-driven programs; hear about the student experience; take a guided virtual tour of the campuses; and ask your questions!

Visit https://durhamcollege.ca/ for more College information.

A Google Meet link will be sent to registrants before the program. 

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Tuesday November 10, 2020
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John McCrae and In Flanders Fields
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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For over 100 years, people around the world have recited John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields"--here's an opportunity to learn more about this soldier-doctor-poet from Guelph, Ontario. His baby-hood (yes, in diapers), education in Toronto and Europe (Glee Club member), and his experiences as a medical professor (in Montreal) and doctor in war-time--all will be discussed and accompanied by plenty of photographs. There's a reason why we wear poppies during Remembrance Week.

Please join Linda Granfield and meet John McCrae.  

We're providing live programs using WebEx and we'll email you instructions before the program. You can also access them here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear others who are participating

This presentation is brought to you with the financial assistance of the Canada Council through The Writers' Union of Canada.  

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Babies and Tots Together Time
10:30 AM

Children and their Caregivers are invited to join us for a storytime that caters to babies and toddlers! Join in and learn about Early Literacy, sing along with us and listen to some fun stories!

Runs online Tuesday's at 10:30 from November 3 to December 8. Register by clicking here!

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Wednesday November 11, 2020
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Fun with French
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Fun with French is a six week introductory program geared toward children aged three to five which helps to teach and expand French language skills and encourage school readiness, all in a fun way!

Prior French knowledge is not required. Click here to signup for the mailing list and get the link! You will receive the link to the video each Wednesday, from November 4 to December 9.

 

 

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Central Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This month’s selection is the critically acclaimed Circe by Madeline Miller. The Guardian notes that Miller does a great job of being able to “re-present the classics from the perspective of the women involved in them, and to do so in a way that makes these age-old texts thrum with contemporary relevance. If you read this book expecting a masterpiece to rival the originals, you’ll be disappointed; Circe is, instead, a romp, an airy delight, a novel to be gobbled greedily in a single sitting.”

The Whitby Central Library Afternoon Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. These meetings will be run online for the time being. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

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

You will be contacted by a staff member regarding your copy of the book and arranging for pick-up.

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Thursday November 12, 2020
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Virtual English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Virtual Conversation Circles are being offered across Durham Region by Community Development Council Durham volunteers. Practice English, meet new people, stay connected.  Learn more about life and culture in Canada while improving your skills and confidence!  We look forward to hosting in-library sessions in the future.

Join Whitby participants online Thursday evenings or you can connect with another Durham Region group on a different day or time. 

For more information please contact Community Connections at 905 686-2661, ext. 121 or communityconnect@cdcd.org.

 

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Monday November 16, 2020
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Brooklin Branch Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We Stand On Guard

This month’s selection is the graphic novel We Stand on Guard  by Brian K Vaughan and illustrated by Steve Skroce. This title is being offered in digital format only, available on Hoopla. Set one hundred years in our future, We Stand on Guard follows a heroic band of Canadian civilians turned freedom fighters who must defend their homeland from invasion by a technologically superior opponent... the United States of America. 

The Brooklin Branch Book Club meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7 pm. 

These meetings will be run online for the time being. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting.

Please note this book selection is subject to change according to availability.

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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

Please note: While in person meetings are drop-in, for the time being we are meeting virtually on Slack. Please register if you wish to join us and you will be contacted regarding how to meet.

 

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Tuesday November 17, 2020
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Babies and Tots Together Time
10:30 AM

Children and their Caregivers are invited to join us for a storytime that caters to babies and toddlers! Join in and learn about Early Literacy, sing along with us and listen to some fun stories!

Runs online Tuesday's at 10:30 from November 3 to December 8. Register by clicking here!

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Page Turners Online
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Page Turners is still online! Join us for November's choice, Frostborn by Lou Anders. This is the first book in the Thrones and Bones series.

Frostborn

 

In this Norse-flavored adventure, Anders pits a clever boy and a resourceful half-giant girl against numerous enemies and the hazards of the frozen wilderness. Twelve-year-old Karn has no desire to learn the family business of farming; he's much more interested in playing the strategy board game Thrones and Bones. Thianna's human ancestry makes her an oddity and object of derision among her full-blooded giant peers. Nevertheless, Karn and Thianna become reluctant allies and friends when trouble threatens: Karn runs afoul of a malevolent undead lord, while Thianna must flee from her human mother's people, who seek a long-lost artifact. Though a lot of elements are in play, Anders ties the novel's threads together in a neatly satisfying way, crafting a powerful, fast-paced tale. Cleverness is valued as much as martial abilities, swiftness of mind as much as strength of sword arm. The setting is rich, the characters well-defined, and the danger ever-paramount.  (Publishers Weekly)

We are a book club for grades 6, 7 & 8. This  book club is for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and participate in a book-related activity. The meetings will be online for the time being. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

Registration is required and space is limited to 12 participants. You will be contacted by a staff member regarding pick-up of your copy of the book.

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Wednesday November 18, 2020
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Fun with French
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Fun with French is a six week introductory program geared toward children aged three to five which helps to teach and expand French language skills and encourage school readiness, all in a fun way!

Prior French knowledge is not required. Click here to signup for the mailing list and get the link! You will receive the link to the video each Wednesday, from November 4 to December 9.

 

 

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

Image previewSleep is on the way! Receive tips and advice on how to get your baby into a healthy sleep routine with the assistance of Holly Jefferd, Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant from Tiny Sleepers Big Dreamers.

We're providing live programs using WebEx and we'll email you instructions before the program. You can also access them here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear others who are participating.

Registration is required. Register online or by calling any location. 

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Genealogy Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Genealogical research is one of the most popular and fastest growing hobbies in North America. So why not start your research while you are at home? Join us and see what genealogical resources the library has to offer. Ask questions, share discoveries, and give tips to fellow researchers. This program is for beginners as well as experienced researchers.

We're providing live programs using WebEx and we'll email you instructions before the program. You can also access them here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear others who are participating.

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Thursday November 19, 2020
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cool WaterThis Month’s selection is the best-selling novel Cool Water by Dianne Warren. This wonderfully entertaining, witty and deeply felt novel brims with forgiveness as the flawed people of Juliet, Saskatchewan stumble towards the future. 

The Rossland Branch Book Club meets every 3rd Thurs of the month from 2:30-3:30.  Video log-in details will be sent to you via email.

All our book club selections are available in alternate formats (e.g. audiobook).  If you require an alternate format, please speak with the book club co-ordinator.

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

Please contact the Rossland Branch to arrange an appointment time to pick up your copy.

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Virtual English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Virtual Conversation Circles are being offered across Durham Region by Community Development Council Durham volunteers. Practice English, meet new people, stay connected.  Learn more about life and culture in Canada while improving your skills and confidence!  We look forward to hosting in-library sessions in the future.

Join Whitby participants online Thursday evenings or you can connect with another Durham Region group on a different day or time. 

For more information please contact Community Connections at 905 686-2661, ext. 121 or communityconnect@cdcd.org.

 

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Wild, Weird, and Wacky Weather with Professional Photographer David T. Chapman
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Image of light pillars. In a province that is so vast and surrounded by the Great Lakes, it is no wonder we have some of the most interesting weather in the world. It offers such a variety all year round because of its terrain, temperature variations and location. Learn about Fallstreak Holes, Superior Mirages and discover how far south the Aurora Borealis can actually be seen. This presentation combines Ontario's weather uniqueness, power and beauty all wrapped into one. This photo shows light pillars (rare and cool)!

How will this work? We're providing live programs using WebEx and can also find WebEx instructions here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear other participants at the same time.

Please register using the button below.

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Saturday November 21, 2020
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Meet J and Tim on Planet Hockey
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Dan Collins, comic book author and Hey Kids Comics Radio Show personality, will introduce you to J. Torres, author of Teen Titans Go and How to Spot a Sasquach, and Tim Levins, illustrator of Batman: Gotham Adventures. J and Tim have teamed up to create the newly released scholastic comic book, Planet Hockey: First Star of the Game. Listen to a laugh-out-loud reading, and you can ask them questions live through WebEX. All Ages.

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Tuesday November 24, 2020
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Babies and Tots Together Time
10:30 AM

Children and their Caregivers are invited to join us for a storytime that caters to babies and toddlers! Join in and learn about Early Literacy, sing along with us and listen to some fun stories!

Runs online Tuesday's at 10:30 from November 3 to December 8. Register by clicking here!

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Wednesday November 25, 2020
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Fun with French
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Fun with French is a six week introductory program geared toward children aged three to five which helps to teach and expand French language skills and encourage school readiness, all in a fun way!

Prior French knowledge is not required. Click here to signup for the mailing list and get the link! You will receive the link to the video each Wednesday, from November 4 to December 9.

 

 

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Make Your Eyes Pop: Holiday Edition
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Image previewWe all know that the holiday season is a busy one! Why not take some time for yourself and create a beautiful eye-popping holiday-themed makeup look! Since we are all stuck wearing our masks while we’re out holiday shopping let’s get creative and draw attention to our eyes!

We're providing live programs using WebEx and we'll email you instructions before the program. You can also access them here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear others who are participating.

Registration is required. Register online or by calling any location. 

Brooklin Branch 905 -655-3191 x 3001 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday November 26, 2020
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Virtual English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Virtual Conversation Circles are being offered across Durham Region by Community Development Council Durham volunteers. Practice English, meet new people, stay connected.  Learn more about life and culture in Canada while improving your skills and confidence!  We look forward to hosting in-library sessions in the future.

Join Whitby participants online Thursday evenings or you can connect with another Durham Region group on a different day or time. 

For more information please contact Community Connections at 905 686-2661, ext. 121 or communityconnect@cdcd.org.

 

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Saturday November 28, 2020
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Friendship Celebration!
2:00 PM

Celebrate your Friends! Children's authors Ted Staunton and Heather M. O'Connor will help us all celebrate the importance of friendship with a special reading from Friends for Real and Fast Friends. Kids will learn the story behind both author's books and how imagination can spark a story. Stay for a singalong too!

Ages 3-8

 

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Monday November 30, 2020
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Digital Delights: Hoopla Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us, and get Hooked on Hoopla!

We're joining the virtual world with our very own online book club. This month we're going back in history with They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate! Join our discussion by registering for our Virtual Meeting here! You can also rate and review on your WPL Account or tell us what you think on Facebook.

So come have some hopeful, heartfelt, Hoopla fun! 

 

Meetings are the Last Monday of the Month at 4pm. This Months meeting will be on Monday, September 28 at 4pm. The link for the meeting will be emailed to you.

Visit the Help Page for information on using Hoopla.


 

Note, titles may change due to availability

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Tuesday December 1, 2020 - Thursday December 31, 2020
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December Exhibits

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case - Birdhouses by Jim

Art Rail (second floor) -  WhitCAF

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) - Archives Awareness Week
 
Brooklin Branch
 
Brooklin Heritage Society
 
 
 
 
Central Library
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Tuesday December 1, 2020
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Babies and Tots Together Time
10:30 AM

Children and their Caregivers are invited to join us for a storytime that caters to babies and toddlers! Join in and learn about Early Literacy, sing along with us and listen to some fun stories!

Runs online Tuesday's at 10:30 from November 3 to December 8. Register by clicking here!

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Book Pirates Online
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Book Pirates is still online! Join us for December's choice, The Explorers: Door in the Alley by Adrienne Kress. Featuring a mysterious society, a secretive past, and a pig in a teeny hat, this is the first book in the series.

The Explorers

 

Rational and risk-averse Sebastian is challenged by the director of the madcap Explorers Society to do something he shouldn't: steal a box. The contents of the box relate in some way to Evie, an orphan who lives at a school but regularly dines with a very boring couple known as the Andersons. One night, two dangerous men burst into the Andersons' house in pursuit of a key. The two children find themselves caught up in a perilous chase involving Evie's grandfather and a group of explorers known as the Filipendulous Five. This is a rollicking read, full of derring-do and old-fashioned villainy. A narrator inserts sly and humorous comments alongside amusing footnotes. (School Library Journal)

We are a book club for grades 4 and 5. This  book club is for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and participate in a book-related activity. The meetings will be online for the time being. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

Registration is required and space is limited to 12 participants. You will be contacted by a staff member regarding pick-up of your copy of the book.

Children's and Adult Fiction Department 905-668-6531 X2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday December 2, 2020
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Fun with French
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Fun with French is a six week introductory program geared toward children aged three to five which helps to teach and expand French language skills and encourage school readiness, all in a fun way!

Prior French knowledge is not required. Click here to signup for the mailing list and get the link! You will receive the link to the video each Wednesday, from November 4 to December 9.

 

 

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Thursday December 3, 2020
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Virtual English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Virtual Conversation Circles are being offered across Durham Region by Community Development Council Durham volunteers. Practice English, meet new people, stay connected.  Learn more about life and culture in Canada while improving your skills and confidence!  We look forward to hosting in-library sessions in the future.

Join Whitby participants online Thursday evenings or you can connect with another Durham Region group on a different day or time. 

For more information please contact Community Connections at 905 686-2661, ext. 121 or communityconnect@cdcd.org.

 

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Art for Adults: Partridge in a Pear Tree
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image of a partridge in a pear tree art.

As we count down to special holiday events and celebrations, classic songs and stories come to mind.  Create your own whimsical version of a Partridge in a Pear Tree using paint and collage techniques.  This artwork will be a holiday favourite! This program is intended for adults and older children with help from adults!

Materials:

- 6”x8” black foam core, board or heavy paper (for background)
- Coloured papers; brown (2 different shades of brown),black, gold or yellow, white, pink or red
*if you don’t have some of these colours of paper you can paint or use coloured pencil to create your own coloured paper
- Printed reference image and template (to follow)
- Acrylic paints; navy blue, green, yellow, white
- Wide 1” paintbrush (approx.)
- Coloured pencils; black and white and regular pencil
- Black permanent marker; Sharpie Fine and/or Ultra Fine
- Masking tape and scrap piece of paper
- Plastic pallet for paint
- Container for water and paper towel
- Scissors
- Glue stick

How will this work? We're providing live programs using WebEx and can also find WebEx instructions here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear other participants at the same time.

Please register using the button below.

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Monday December 7, 2020
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Non-fiction Book Club: Everybody Lies
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image of Everybody Lies book cover.The first Monday of each month except January. 

This month's selection is Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz.

We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx hereThe book club coordinator will email you to arrange for pick up of your book club copy of the book.

All of our non-fiction book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

Register online below or contact any branch.

 

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Tuesday December 8, 2020
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Babies and Tots Together Time
10:30 AM

Children and their Caregivers are invited to join us for a storytime that caters to babies and toddlers! Join in and learn about Early Literacy, sing along with us and listen to some fun stories!

Runs online Tuesday's at 10:30 from November 3 to December 8. Register by clicking here!

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Adult Sleep Seminar
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you having trouble sleeping lately? You are not alone.  Candace Singh from Canadian Mental Health Association will teach us about sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene refers to the habits and behaviours people follow to prepare for and stay asleep. This 60 minute presentation will discuss different reasons why people may sleep well and identifies different methods of sleep hygiene to improve sleep quality.

How will this work? We're providing live programs using WebEx and can also find WebEx instructions here. You can participate on any kind of device. We'll send you a link to join the online meeting in advance and you'll be able to ask questions in real-time and see and hear other participants at the same time.

Please register using the button below.

Rossland Branch 9056681886 cschwass@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday December 9, 2020
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Fun with French
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Fun with French is a six week introductory program geared toward children aged three to five which helps to teach and expand French language skills and encourage school readiness, all in a fun way!

Prior French knowledge is not required. Click here to signup for the mailing list and get the link! You will receive the link to the video each Wednesday, from November 4 to December 9.

 

 

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Central Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This month’s selection is the New York Times best selling novel, The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. NPR describes the book as “a pensive page-turner that meditates on loss and the fragility of both our planetary and personal ecosystems.”

The Whitby Central Library Afternoon Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. 

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

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Thursday December 10, 2020
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Virtual English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Virtual Conversation Circles are being offered across Durham Region by Community Development Council Durham volunteers. Practice English, meet new people, stay connected.  Learn more about life and culture in Canada while improving your skills and confidence!  We look forward to hosting in-library sessions in the future.

Join Whitby participants online Thursday evenings or you can connect with another Durham Region group on a different day or time. 

For more information please contact Community Connections at 905 686-2661, ext. 121 or communityconnect@cdcd.org.

 

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Monday December 14, 2020
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Brooklin Branch Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Little Fires Everywhere: Ng, Celeste: 9780735224292: Books - Amazon.caThis month’s selection is Little Fires Everywhere  by Celeste Ng. In a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.

The Brooklin Branch Book Club meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7 pm. 

These meetings will be run online for the time being. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

There will be a copy of each month's selection available for the first 12 registrants. 

Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting.

 

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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Tuesday December 15, 2020
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Page Turners Online
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Page Turners is still online! Join us for December's choice, Space Case by Stuart Gibbs. It's a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure from the author of Belly Up and Spy School that The New York Times Book Review called "a delightful and brilliantly constructed middle grade thriller."

Space Case

 

Like his fellow lunarnauts--otherwise known as Moonies--living on Moon Base Alpha, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous the world over for being one of the first humans to live on the moon.
And he's bored out of his mind. Kids aren't allowed on the lunar surface, meaning they're trapped inside the tiny moon base with next to nothing to occupy their time--and the only other kid Dash's age spends all his time hooked into virtual reality games.
Then Moon Base Alpha's top scientist turns up dead. Dash senses there's foul play afoot, but no one believes him. Everyone agrees Dr. Holtz went onto the lunar surface without his helmet properly affixed, simple as that. But Dr. Holtz was on the verge of an important new discovery, Dash finds out, and it's a secret that could change everything for the Moonies--a secret someone just might kill to keep...

We are a book club for grades 6, 7 & 8. This  book club is for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and participate in a book-related activity. The meetings will be online for the time being. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

Registration is required and space is limited to 12 participants. You will be contacted by a staff member regarding pick-up of your copy of the book.

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Thursday December 17, 2020
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This month's selection is An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo. This is a thrilling and moving novel about an extraordinary animal caught up in a very human war.

The Rossland Branch Book Club meets every 3rd Thurs of the month from 2:30-3:30. These meetings will be run online for the time being.  Video log-in details will be sent to you via email.

All our book club selections are available in alternate formats (e.g. audiobook).  If you require an alternate format, please speak with the book club co-ordinator.

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

Please contact the Rossland Branch to arrange an appointment time to pick up your copy.

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Monday December 21, 2020
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

Please note: While in person meetings are drop-in, for the time being we are meeting virtually on Slack. Please register if you wish to join us and you will be contacted regarding how to meet.

 

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Monday December 28, 2020
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Digital Delights: Hoopla Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us, and get Hooked on Hoopla!

We're joining the virtual world with our very own online book club. This month we're going back in history with The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate! Join our discussion by registering for our Virtual Meeting here! You can also rate and review on your WPL Account or tell us what you think on Facebook.

So come have some hopeful, heartfelt, Hoopla fun! 

 

Meetings are the Last Monday of the Month at 4pm. This Months meeting will be on Monday, September 28 at 4pm. The link for the meeting will be emailed to you.

Visit the Help Page for information on using Hoopla.


 

Note, titles may change due to availability

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Wednesday January 13, 2021
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Central Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This Month’s selection is the best-selling novel The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. NPR describes the book as “a paradise lost tale dusted with a sprinkling of CinderellaThe Little Princess and Hansel and Gretel.” The also note that Patchett “brings her novel around to themes of gratitude, compassion and forgiveness. The Dutch House goes unabashedly sentimental, but chances are, you won't want to put down this engrossing, warmhearted book even after you've read the last page.”

The Whitby Central Library Afternoon Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. 

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

You will be contacted by a staff member regarding your copy of the book and arranging for pick-up.

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Monday January 18, 2021
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

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Thursday January 21, 2021
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Rossland Branch Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Confessions of A Fairy's Daughter

This month’s selection is Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter by Alison Waring. Balancing intimacy, history and downright hilarity, confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter is a captivating tale of family life: deliciously imperfect, riotously challenging and full of life’s great lessons in love.

The Rossland Branch Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday from 2:30-3:30. We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx here. Video log-in details will be sent to you via email.

All our book club selections are available in alternate formats (e.g. audiobook).  If you require an alternate format, please speak with the book club co-ordinator.

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

Please contact the Rossland Branch to arrange an appointment time to pick up your copy.

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Thursday February 18, 2021
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Rossland Branch Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Half-blood BluesThis month’s selection is Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan. Half-Blood Blues is a story about Hiero, a jazz musician who gets captured by the Nazis and is never heard from again. Fifty years later, Hiero's former bandmate goes back to Berlin and discovers his forgotten story. 

The Rossland Branch Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday from 2:30-3:30. We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx here. Video log-in details will be sent to you via email.

All our book club selections are available in alternate formats (e.g. audiobook).  If you require an alternate format, please speak with the book club co-ordinator.

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

Please contact the Rossland Branch to arrange an appointment time to pick up your copy.

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Monday February 22, 2021
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

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Wednesday March 10, 2021
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Central Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The month’s selection is wildly popular A Gentleman in Moscow  by Amor Towles The Washington Post notes that the novel is “is a charming reminder of what it means to be classy” and that it “offers a chance to sink back into a lost attitude of aristocracy.”

The Whitby Central Library Afternoon Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. These meetings will be run online for the time being. Video login details will be sent to you via email.

There will be a copy of each month's selection available for the first 12 registrants. 

Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting.

You will be contacted by a staff member regarding your copy of the book and arranging for pick-up.

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Monday March 15, 2021
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

905-668-6531 x. 2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday March 18, 2021
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Rossland Branch Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Little Fires EverywhereThis month’s selection is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Little Fires Everywhere is a story about a perfectly planned town called Shaker Heights where two very different families are brought together by their children. 

The Rossland Branch Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday from 2:30-3:30. We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx here. Video log-in details will be sent to you via email.

All our book club selections are available in alternate formats (e.g. audiobook).  If you require an alternate format, please speak with the book club co-ordinator.

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

Please contact the Rossland Branch to arrange an appointment time to pick up your copy.

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Wednesday April 14, 2021
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Central Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This month’s selection is The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda. Kirkus Reviews describes the novel as “A lightweight fable of family division and reconciliation, gaining intensity and depth from the author’s sharp social observations.”

The Whitby Central Library Afternoon Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. 

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

You will be contacted by a staff member regarding your copy of the book and arranging for pick-up.

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Thursday April 15, 2021
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Rossland Branch Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

My Sister, the Serial KillerThis month’s selection is the hot new title, My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. My Sister, the Serial Killer is a dark comedy about a woman who always come to the aid of her sister, no matter what she's done. But her loyalty is tested when her sister starts dating someone she knows. 

The Rossland Branch Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday from 2:30-3:30. We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx here. Video log-in details will be sent to you via email.

All our book club selections are available in alternate formats (e.g. audiobook).  If you require an alternate format, please speak with the book club co-ordinator.

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

Please contact the Rossland Branch to arrange an appointment time to pick up your copy.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday April 19, 2021
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

905-668-6531 x. 2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday May 12, 2021
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Central Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This month’s selection is the best-selling novel, Little Fires Everywhere by Celest Ng. The New York Times praises Ng, and states that she “offers a nuanced and sympathetic portrait of those terrified of losing power. It is a thrillingly democratic use of omniscience, and, for a novel about class, race, family and the dangers of the status quo, brilliantly apt.”

The Whitby Central Library Afternoon Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. 

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

You will be contacted by a staff member regarding your copy of the book and arranging for pick-up.

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Thursday May 20, 2021
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Rossland Branch Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

A Gentleman in MoscowThis month’s selection is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin and has to watch from a window as some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold. 

The Rossland Branch Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday from 2:30-3:30. We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx here. Video log-in details will be sent to you via email.

All our book club selections are available in alternate formats (e.g. audiobook).  If you require an alternate format, please speak with the book club co-ordinator.

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

Please contact the Rossland Branch to arrange an appointment time to pick up your copy.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday May 24, 2021
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

905-668-6531 x. 2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Wednesday June 9, 2021
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Central Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This month’s selection is the widely popular novel Warlight by Michael Ondaatje. The Guardian describes the novel as being “knit into a work of fiction as rich, as beautiful, as melancholy as life itself, written in the visionary language of memory.”

The Whitby Central Library Afternoon Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. 

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

You will be contacted by a staff member regarding your copy of the book and arranging for pick-up.

askcaf 905-668-6531 x. 2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Thursday June 17, 2021
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Rossland Branch Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Moon of the Crusted SnowThis month’s selection is Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice. Moon of the Crusted Snow is a story about a small northern Anishinaabe community that is cut off from power at the beginning of winter. The winter months pass slowly and food supple dwindles, but the greatest threat to survival comes from within the community itself.

The Rossland Branch Book Club meets every 3rd Thursday from 2:30-3:30. We're hosting our programs on WebEx. Please find instructions for using WebEx here. Video log-in details will be sent to you via email.

All our book club selections are available in alternate formats (e.g. audiobook). If you require an alternate format, please speak with the book club co-ordinator.

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

Please contact the Rossland Branch to arrange an appointment time to pick up your copy.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday June 21, 2021
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

905-668-6531 x. 2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday September 20, 2021
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

905-668-6531 x. 2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday October 18, 2021
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

905-668-6531 x. 2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday November 15, 2021
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

905-668-6531 x. 2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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Monday December 20, 2021
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you like your mysteries hard boiled? Cozy? Thriller?

Personally, I like mine with a cup of tea and the murder off stage.

Why don’t you join us once a month when we can share a pot of tea and some suggestions of new titles, and a few old ones, that you may want to try.

905-668-6531 x. 2010 askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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