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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Sign up for a free one-on-one computer training session and we can help you on the road to becoming more tech-savvy. Training sessions are 1/2 an hour and are tailored to the area where you need help.

For example, we can help you learn to:
            -Format your resume,
            -Fine tune your searching skills
            -Complete an online form
            -Create an email account
            -Search the library catalogue and manage your account
            -Use the library research databases
            -A specialized topic of your choice (ex: e-reader help)

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.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@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

Join us for our Fireside Family Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.am.   This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.
 
Registration is not required for this program.  Just drop in!

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs and fingerplays.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Drop-in Family DUPLO Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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 January 31, 2015
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Reading Buddies Registration at Brooklin
10:00 AM

This program pairs children (grades 1-4) who would benefit from additional reading support with a volunteer.

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered Tuesdays or Thursdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of February 2.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins on Saturday, January 31 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 sessions will not be hold on March 17 or March 19 due to March Break.**

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Crime Lab at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

UOIT presents Let's Talk Science

Students (Grades 6-7) hone their investigative skills by working in teams, collecting data, identifying patterns and analyzing results to solve a mystery. Techniques include chromatography, fingerprinting and chemical analysis.

Space is limited.
Registration is required.

Register in person, online or by calling any location of the Whitby Public Library.

 

Brooklin Staff 905 655-3191 asklbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Make It and Take It for Adults: Upcycled Book Clutch at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Join fellow fashion-lovers to create your own DIY hardcover clutch purse using materials salvaged from a classic book. Perfect for carrying your car keys, credit cards--even a pocket book.  

Book your spot and clutch the opportunity to style your own piece of wearable art.

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

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 7 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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Sunday February 1, 2015
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Black History Month: Envisioning our Future
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join the Congress of Black Women of Canada, Durham Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, Cultural Expressions Art Gallery Inc. and Whitby Public Library for a panel discussion on the history of the black community and current issues, as well as barriers and obstacles to achieving success and positive future directions. Registration is open to those 16 years and older.

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Monday February 2, 2015
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191.

This session will begin the week of January 12th until the week of February 9th.

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 - 36 months of age and their caregivers.

The program begins on January 12 and continues until February 23 (there is no session on February 16 because the library is closed for Family Day.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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Stories for 3's & 4's at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Stories for 3s & 4s is an action packed half-hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

Registration will be held on Wednesday, January 7 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12:00 noon by calling 905 655-3191 for any available spaces.

This session will begin the week of January 12th until the week of February 9th.

***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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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central - CANCELLED
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Unfortunately this program has been cancelled. Please join us at our drop-in Family Storytimes on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

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LEGO Club at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-3) are invited to create some great LEGO projects this summer!
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 7 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 12th until the week of February 9th .

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teens at Central - Chill Out and Knit
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have you ever wondered how people turn ordinary yarn into sweaters, hats, mittens and more?  Here's your chance to learn the art of knitting!  Our resident knitters will teach you some basic techniques so that you'll be able to create your own projects to wear or give as gifts.

Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to sign up for this 4 week program, which will take place on Mondays at 4:00 pm, beginning on January 19th. Register online, at any Whitby Public Library location or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. Registration begins on Monday, December 22nd at 9:30 a.m.

Please bring your own 6 mm knitting needles. Yarn will be provided.

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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 Blood: The Stuff of Life by Lawrence Hill.

Blood runs red through every person’s arteries and fulfills the same functions in every human being. The study of blood has advanced our understanding of biology and improved medical treatments, but its cultural and social representations have divided us perennially. Blood pulses through religion, literature, and the visual arts. Every time it pools or spills, we learn a little more about what brings human beings together and what pulls us apart. For centuries, perceptions of difference in our blood have separated people on the basis of gender, race, class and nation. Ideas about blood purity have spawned rules about who gets to belong to a family or cultural group, who enjoys the rights of citizenship and nationality, what privileges one can expect to be granted or denied, whether you inherit poverty or the right to rule over the masses, what constitutes fair play in sport, and what defines a person’s identity. Blood: The Stuff of Life is a bold meditation on blood as an historical and contemporary marker of identity, belonging, gender, race, class, citizenship, athletic superiority, and nationhood. This book is part of the CBC's Massey Lecture Series.

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 books up at the 2nd floor information desk of the Central Library.

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Tuesday February 3, 2015
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The program begins on January 13 and continues until February 17.

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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 7 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 12th until the week of February 16th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Mouse Skills at Central
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1st in our series of training courses


Master the mouse and learn about a computer keyboard's functions. No experience necessary! This is the first session new computer users should take.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

To Register click the green button below, call 905 668-6531 x. 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Stories with Susan at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join Susan at our fireplace for a 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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Wednesday February 4, 2015
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Kitkeeper training
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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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 7 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 12th until the week of February 16th.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 7 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 12th until the week of February 9th.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Betweeners Program
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Calling all 'Betweeners' and their caregivers!  Join Joan Gajadharsingh, OEYC Early Literacy Specialist for an hour of stories, songs and fingerplay activities.  This program is designed for children from 15 months - 30 months.  We will explore the world of early literacy through rhymes and play.  Parents/caregivers; dress for comfort as we promise to keep everyone very active.

This program will be offered Wednesday mornings in February 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon. 

You may register online beginning January 17th or by calling the Children's and Adult Fiction Department at 905-668-6531, extension 2010.

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Seniors Social Wednesdays at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Improve Your Memory

Use it! It's never too soon, or too late to make changes that will maintain or improve your brain health, changes that may also help reduce your risk or developing Alzheimer's Disease.

the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region will offer tips and strategies to assist in improving brain helath and memory.

Seniors

To register, click the green button below, or call or visit any branch of Whitby Public Library.

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

Children (Grades 4-6) are invited to create some great LEGO projects this fall!
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 7 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191.

This session begins the week of January 12th until the week of February 16th.

***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
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
6:00 PM - 9:00 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 Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm 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 registration is not required.

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Thursday February 5, 2015
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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.

Registration is not required for this program. It begins the week of January 12 and continues until the week of February 17.



 

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Social Media Marketing Strategies to Xplode Your Business in 2015 at Central
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Running a business and wondering what Social Media can do for your business? Is it all hype or should it be part of the Branding of your business?

Robert Fraser from The Social Business will present an overview of what Social Media is all about, where is come from and how it is affecting every part of our business life – from Customer Service to Sales and Marketing.

Get tips on how you can implement Social Media in your business and not just get caught up in all the hype.

This is the first session in our digital marketing series. Be sure to register for the second session, Creating Social Media Content to Make Your Business Stand Out, which takes place on Thursday, February 19.

Ask Reference ext. 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191.

This session will begin the week of January 12th until the week of February 16th.

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 - 36 months of age and their caregivers.

The program begins on January 15 and continues until February 19 (there is no session on February 16 because the library is closed for Family Day.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

The session begins the week of January 12th until the week of February 16th.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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iPad Basics at Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

This is the first of two workshops on Apple devices. Please bring your device to the workshop.

This class will cover the basic functions of how to use an Apple tablet device, such as an iPad or iPhone. This includes how to connect to the Internet, how to install an app, exploring the Settings menu and more.

To register, click the green button below.

For more information, or to register contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library, or visit www.whitbylibrary.on.ca

 

 

Reference Department 905-668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies at Central-FULL /Copains de Lecture à la bibliothèque centrale-REMPLI
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2-4 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 8 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 5th until April 2nd.

This is a registered program. Registration begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24th 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 à 4ième 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 à travers des histoires, des jeux de vocabulaire et de grammaire. Les enfants sont censés arriver à l'heure et assister à toutes les 8 rencontres sauf s'ils sont malades.

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 5 février au 2 avril.


Vous devez inscrire votre enfant pour ce programme. L'inscription débutera à 9 h le samedi le 24 janvier en personne au bureau des services aux enfants à la bibliothèque centrale. L’inscription au téléphone est disponible après 12 h.  (905-668-6531 ext. 2010)

Contact/Contacter: Linda Sellors   905-668-6531 ext. 2010    lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca
 

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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

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

SKIN

Despite being born to Afrikaner parents, Sandra faces prejudice from her community due to her dark skin and African features. Torn between her family and the man she loves, Sandra must overcome the racial intolerance of her society in this uplifting true story.

Closed Captioning is available

Not rated by the Ontario Film Review Board

To register click on green button below or call or visit any branch askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Book club for grades 4 & 5 at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This 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. Members must be available the first Thursday of each month. Registration begins online on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 9:30 a.m.

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Friday February 6, 2015
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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

Join us for our Fireside Family Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.am.   This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.
 
Registration is not required for this program.  Just drop in!

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs and fingerplays.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Drop-in Family DUPLO Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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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Computer Basics at Central
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

2nd in our series of training courses

Learn about windows, create and save a document, preview printing, and more.
 

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.
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Saturday February 7, 2015
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Partner Valentine Lego and Craft Special at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Bring your best friend, your mom or dad, a grandparent, or your “special other” for this fun morning of Lego Love.
Build, create, craft and share.
 
Space is limited to the first 15 pairs.
Children (5+), teens, adults and seniors are welcome.
NOTE: Child must be age 5+ due to choking hazard with small LEGO pieces.
 
***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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Mouse Skills at Central
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1st in our series of training courses


Master the mouse and learn about a computer keyboard's functions. No experience necessary! This is the first session new computer users should take.

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.

To Register click the green button below, call 905 668-6531 x. 2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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The Ideas Cafe at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Brooklin Branch presents The Ideas Cafe - The news, your views
Seniors (55+) are invited to discuss current events and world affairs. 
The group meets twice a month in the Board Room at the Brooklin Community Centre and Library.

Register in-person at the Brooklin Community Centre reception desk.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191.

This session will begin the week of January 12th until the week of February 9th.

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 - 36 months of age and their caregivers.

The program begins on January 12 and continues until February 23 (there is no session on February 16 because the library is closed for Family Day.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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Stories for 3's & 4's at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Stories for 3s & 4s is an action packed half-hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

Registration will be held on Wednesday, January 7 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12:00 noon by calling 905 655-3191 for any available spaces.

This session will begin the week of January 12th until the week of February 9th.

***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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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central - CANCELLED
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Unfortunately this program has been cancelled. Please join us at our drop-in Family Storytimes on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

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LEGO Club at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-3) are invited to create some great LEGO projects this summer!
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 7 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 12th until the week of February 9th .

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teens at Central - Chill Out and Knit
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have you ever wondered how people turn ordinary yarn into sweaters, hats, mittens and more?  Here's your chance to learn the art of knitting!  Our resident knitters will teach you some basic techniques so that you'll be able to create your own projects to wear or give as gifts.

Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to sign up for this 4 week program, which will take place on Mondays at 4:00 pm, beginning on January 19th. Register online, at any Whitby Public Library location or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. Registration begins on Monday, December 22nd at 9:30 a.m.

Please bring your own 6 mm knitting needles. Yarn will be provided.

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Hugh Burnett and the Struggle for Civil Rights at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Believe it or not the last place in North America where black people could not be served alongside whites was in Ontario.

John Cooper, author of ’Season of Rage’  presents the story of Hugh Burnett and the National Unity Association, a group of African-Canadian citizens, who challenged the racist attitudes of the 1950s and forged an alliance with Toronto civil-rights activists to influence the Ontario government.

This is a Family program. All ages are welcome.

To Register click the green button below
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Interview Workshop at Central
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre, in partnership with the Whitby Public Library, will be holding a free interview skills workshop.  Come and learn how to prepare for an interview, types of common interview questions, and strategies for answering questions effectively.

Registration is required. To register call 905 668-6531 x.2020 or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca or register by clicking on the green button below.

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

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The program begins on January 13 and continues until February 17.

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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 7 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 12th until the week of February 16th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Introduction to Facebook at Central
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop will cover the basic skills needed to set up and start using a Facebook account.

This workshop will discuss how to interact on Facebook, including public and private messages, sharing pictures, protecting your privacy and much more.

Whether you already have a Facebook account and want to learn more, or need help setting up an account, this workshop will give you necessary skills to enjoy using Facebook.

Please note: attendees must have basic computer skills and a valid email address before attending this workshop.

 

The library reserves the right to limit registration.

Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Intermediate Computers at Central
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3rd in our series of training courses

Format a document, create folders and manage files.
 

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

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Stories with Susan at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join Susan at our fireplace for a 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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Valentine's Day Party at Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and we're getting ready to celebrate! Children in grades JK - 3 are invited to join us at the Central Library on Tuesday, February 10th at 6:30 pm for an hour of Valentine's Day crafts, stories, games and fun.

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

This program is presented by the WPL Teen Advisory Group.

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Wednesday February 11, 2015
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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 7 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 12th until the week of February 16th.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 7 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 12th until the week of February 9th.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Betweeners Program
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Calling all 'Betweeners' and their caregivers!  Join Joan Gajadharsingh, OEYC Early Literacy Specialist for an hour of stories, songs and fingerplay activities.  This program is designed for children from 15 months - 30 months.  We will explore the world of early literacy through rhymes and play.  Parents/caregivers; dress for comfort as we promise to keep everyone very active.

This program will be offered Wednesday mornings in February 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon. 

You may register online beginning January 17th or by calling the Children's and Adult Fiction Department at 905-668-6531, extension 2010.

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Seniors Social Wednesday at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bring your sweetie for some Valentine Bingo. Under the H: Happy Valentine's Day!

Registration required.

To register, click the green button below, or contact any Whitby Public Library location.

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

Children (Grades 4-6) are invited to create some great LEGO projects this fall!
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 7 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191.

This session begins the week of January 12th until the week of February 16th.

***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
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
6:00 PM - 9:00 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 Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm 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 registration is not required.

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Valentine Family Movie Night and Craft at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Children and their caregivers are invited to join Winnie the Pooh and his pals as they set off on an adventure to find the "Smitten" (love bug) they think has bitten Christopher Robin, in the special Valentine's Day movie, Winnie the Pooh: a Valentine for You.
Stay afterwards to make a lovely craft to take home and share with your loved ones.

All ages are welcome!

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

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Game Board Night for Teens at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Come try a game from our awesome board game collection!
Come hang out, have some refreshments, and roll some dice!

Teens (Grade 7-12) are invited to join us at the Brooklin Branch for this program.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 7th at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required and space is limited.

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

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday February 12, 2015
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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.

Registration is not required for this program. It begins the week of January 12 and continues until the week of February 17.



 

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191.

This session will begin the week of January 12th until the week of February 16th.

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 - 36 months of age and their caregivers.

The program begins on January 15 and continues until February 19 (there is no session on February 16 because the library is closed for Family Day.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

The session begins the week of January 12th until the week of February 16th.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Computer Basics at Central
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

2nd in our series of training courses

Learn about windows, create and save a document, preview printing, and more.
 

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.
To Register click the green button below, call 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies at Central-FULL /Copains de Lecture à la bibliothèque centrale-REMPLI
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2-4 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 8 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 5th until April 2nd.

This is a registered program. Registration begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24th 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 à 4ième 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 à travers des histoires, des jeux de vocabulaire et de grammaire. Les enfants sont censés arriver à l'heure et assister à toutes les 8 rencontres sauf s'ils sont malades.

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 5 février au 2 avril.


Vous devez inscrire votre enfant pour ce programme. L'inscription débutera à 9 h le samedi le 24 janvier en personne au bureau des services aux enfants à la bibliothèque centrale. L’inscription au téléphone est disponible après 12 h.  (905-668-6531 ext. 2010)

Contact/Contacter: Linda Sellors   905-668-6531 ext. 2010    lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca
 

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Valentine's for Our Feathered Friends at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fly in after school to make a special treat for the birds, and a special Valentine for a friend.

SK to Grade Two students.

Registration required.

To register, click the green button below, or contact any Whitby Public Library location.

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

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

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eBooks: What are They? How Can I Get Them? at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a one hour demonstration of our free library eBook service, Overdrive.

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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TAG
7:00 PM - 8:00 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 7:00 – 8:00 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

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Friday February 13, 2015
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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

Join us for our Fireside Family Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.am.   This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.
 
Registration is not required for this program.  Just drop in!

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs and fingerplays.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Introduction to the Internet at Central
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

4th in our series of training courses

Navigate web pages using browser software.

 
The Library reserves the right to limit registration.
To Register click the green button below, call 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Drop-in Family DUPLO Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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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Teens at Central
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pizza and a Movie: The Maze Runner

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to spend their P.A. Day at the library. Enjoy a free slice of pizza and a drink while watching The Maze Runner.

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

This movie is rated PG-13.

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P. A. Day Movie Afternoon at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:40 PM

Looking for something to do with the kids? Warm up at the library with a free screening of The BoxTrolls.

"A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow." ~ IMDb.com

This film is rated G according to 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.

***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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Introduction to Twitter at Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

This workshop will cover the basic skills needed to set up and start using a Twitter account.

This workshop will discuss how to interact with others using Twitter, including how to follow someone on Twitter (and what that means!) tweeting, mentions, and much more.

Whether you already have a Twitter account and want to learn more, or need help setting up an account, this workshop will give you necessary skills to enjoy using Twitter.

Please note: attendees must have basic computer skills and a valid email address before attending this workshop.

 

The library reserves the right to limit registation.

Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Saturday February 14, 2015
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A Make and Take Valentine at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in anytime between 2:00 and 4:30 p.m. with an adult (while supplies last) to make a funny Valentine.

All ages.

No registration required.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday February 17, 2015
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The program begins on January 13 and continues until February 17.

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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 7 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 12th until the week of February 16th.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Internet Searching at Central
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

5th in our series of training courses

Conduct effective Internet searches, saving time and frustration.
 

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.
 
To Register click the green button below, call 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Job Search for Newcomer Youth
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

New to Canada? Looking for a job or a volunteer opportunity?

Each month, an employment counsellor from Northern Lights Canada, will be available in the lobby of the library to assist newcomer youth with their job searching needs and available programs. No appointment is necessary, just drop by the table between 3:30-5:30 PM to have your job searching questions answered.

Can't make this date? Northern Lights will be back next month on Monday, March 16th.

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

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Stories with Susan at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join Susan at our fireplace for a 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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Wednesday February 18, 2015
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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 7 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 12th until the week of February 16th.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 7 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 12th until the week of February 9th.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Betweeners Program
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Calling all 'Betweeners' and their caregivers!  Join Joan Gajadharsingh, OEYC Early Literacy Specialist for an hour of stories, songs and fingerplay activities.  This program is designed for children from 15 months - 30 months.  We will explore the world of early literacy through rhymes and play.  Parents/caregivers; dress for comfort as we promise to keep everyone very active.

This program will be offered Wednesday mornings in February 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon. 

You may register online beginning January 17th or by calling the Children's and Adult Fiction Department at 905-668-6531, extension 2010.

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Seniors Social Wednesdays at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Create a fancy feather plant pick to cheer up your plants during the winter months.

All materials provided.

To register, click the green button below or call or register at any branch.

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

Children (Grades 4-6) are invited to create some great LEGO projects this fall!
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 7 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191.

This session begins the week of January 12th until the week of February 16th.

***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
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
6:00 PM - 9:00 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 Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm 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 registration is not required.

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Thursday February 19, 2015
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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.

Registration is not required for this program. It begins the week of January 12 and continues until the week of February 17.



 

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191.

This session will begin the week of January 12th until the week of February 16th.

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 - 36 months of age and their caregivers.

The program begins on January 15 and continues until February 19 (there is no session on February 16 because the library is closed for Family Day.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, January 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

The session begins the week of January 12th until the week of February 16th.

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

Interested in joining our book club?

Registration begins on Saturday, December 13 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 Rossland Branch to register for our Winter/Spring 2015 session and to pick up your first book.

The Rossland Branch Book Club will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Space is limited to 12 members.

Winter/Spring 2015 Selections:
January - The Best Laid Plans: a novel by Terry Fallis
February - Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald
March - The Imperfectionists: a novel by Tom Rachman
April - Pass the Book Title... to be announced on January 27, 2015
May - The Humans by Matt Haig
June - Galore: a novel by Michael Crummey

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies at Central-FULL /Copains de Lecture à la bibliothèque centrale-REMPLI
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2-4 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 8 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 5th until April 2nd.

This is a registered program. Registration begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24th 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 à 4ième 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 à travers des histoires, des jeux de vocabulaire et de grammaire. Les enfants sont censés arriver à l'heure et assister à toutes les 8 rencontres sauf s'ils sont malades.

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 5 février au 2 avril.


Vous devez inscrire votre enfant pour ce programme. L'inscription débutera à 9 h le samedi le 24 janvier en personne au bureau des services aux enfants à la bibliothèque centrale. L’inscription au téléphone est disponible après 12 h.  (905-668-6531 ext. 2010)

Contact/Contacter: Linda Sellors   905-668-6531 ext. 2010    lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca
 

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Gone 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: Gone Girl. Based on the novel of the same name by author, Gillian Flynn.

"With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent." ~IMDb

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

Registration begins on Friday, 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 at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

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Page Turners book club at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a book club for children in grades 6, 7 &8. This club is for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and do a book-related activity. Members need to be available the third Thursday of each month. Registration begins online on Wednesday Sept. 3 at 9:30 a.m.

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Intermediate Computers at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

3rd in our series of training courses

Format a document, create folders and manage files.
 

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.
 
To Register click the green button below, call 905-668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Creating Social Media Content to Make Your Business Stand Out at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The key to Social Media success is great content. Robert Fraser from The Social Business will review ways to create, share and find great content for your Social Media Strategy. Some of the topics he will cover: What not to post, quality vs. quantity, company and industry posts, how to find users to read your posts, the best time to post, multiple posts and sharing content across multiple channels.

This is the second session in our digital marketing series. Be sure to register for the third session, Mastering Social Media Ads and Promoted Posts, which takes place on Thursday, March 19.

Reference 905 668-6531 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Teas To Your Health at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The results of research on herbal tea benefits, along with the array of delectable flavors available to consumers, have caused the demand for herbal tea products to surge in popularity.

They are an effective, inexpensive and a great way to enjoy the taste and benefits of herbs while providing the body with much needed hydration and nutrients.

Sample the exotic flavours and learn about the benefits of: Guinea Hen, Lemongrass, Moringa, Sorrel, Soursop, Spanish Thyme and more.

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

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Friday February 20, 2015
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Drop in Family Storytime – Special Focus on Black History Month at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

We're celebrating Black History Month at the Brooklin Branch with a special storytime for the children. Come enjoy various stories and activities.

All ages are welcome!
Registration is not required.

 

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

Join us for our Fireside Family Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.am.   This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.
 
Registration is not required for this program.  Just drop in!

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs and fingerplays.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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iPad Beyond the Basics at Central
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This is the second of two workshops on Apple devices. Please bring your device to the workshop.

This class will cover more intermediate functions of how to use an Apple tablet device, such as an iPad or iPhone. This includes how to back up the device, how to edit pictures on the device, how to use additional browser features, and other additional features of the device.

To register, click the green button below.

For more information, or to register contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library, or visit www.whitbylibrary.on.ca

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 DUPLO Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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 February 21, 2015
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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March Break Program Registration at Brooklin
10:00 AM

It’s that time again…
March Break program registration begins on Saturday, February 21 starting at 10:00 a.m. online.

  • Music
  • Movies
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Activities
  • Special Events
  • Fun, fun, fun!
For school age children (JK-Gr.12)

Watch for our March Break Brochure, or check our online event calendar.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Monday February 23, 2015
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The Ideas Cafe at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Brooklin Branch presents The Ideas Cafe - The news, your views
Seniors (55+) are invited to discuss current events and world affairs. 
The group meets twice a month in the Board Room at the Brooklin Community Centre and Library.

Register in-person at the Brooklin Community Centre reception desk.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Toddler Time @ 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 - 36 months of age and their caregivers.

The program begins on January 12 and continues until February 23 (there is no session on February 16 because the library is closed for Family Day.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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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 13 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/Spring 2015 session and to pick up your first book.

The Brooklin Branch Book Club will meet every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Space is limited to 12 members.

Winter/Spring 2015 Selections:
January - The Humans by Matt Haig
February - Pass the Book Title... to be announced on January 27, 2015
March - Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
April - Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald
May - The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
June - Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Introduction to the Internet at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

4th in our series of training courses

Navigate web pages using browser software.

 
The Library reserves the right to limit registration.
To Register click the green button below, call 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Make It Monday at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Embossing

It is very easy to create dimensional art using simple methods. Paper and soft metal lend themselves well to embossing and debossing. The finished item can be used for construction of gift tags, scrapbook pages, greeting cards, small boxes etc. We will use stencils, create our own patterns and construct decorative objects to show off our designs!

Adult Program
Please be aware that these programs have waiting lists. If you cannot attend please contact us as soon as possible if not attending 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
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Contact any branch of the library.

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Tuesday February 24, 2015
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eBooks: What are They? How Can I Get Them? at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for a one hour demonstration of our free library eBook service, Overdrive.

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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Internet Searching at Central
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

5th in our series of training courses

Conduct effective Internet searches, saving time and frustration.
 

The Library reserves the right to limit registration.
 
To Register click the green button below, call 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Stories with Susan at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join Susan at our fireplace for a 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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Wednesday February 25, 2015
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Betweeners Program
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Calling all 'Betweeners' and their caregivers!  Join Joan Gajadharsingh, OEYC Early Literacy Specialist for an hour of stories, songs and fingerplay activities.  This program is designed for children from 15 months - 30 months.  We will explore the world of early literacy through rhymes and play.  Parents/caregivers; dress for comfort as we promise to keep everyone very active.

This program will be offered Wednesday mornings in February 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon. 

You may register online beginning January 17th or by calling the Children's and Adult Fiction Department at 905-668-6531, extension 2010.

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Introduction to Pinterest at Central
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop will cover the basic skills needed to set up and start using a Pinterest account.

This workshop will discuss how to use Pinterest, including what "pinning" is, how to create and organize your pins and much more.

Whether you already have a Pinterest account and want to learn more, or need help setting up an account, this workshop will give you the necessary skills to enjoy using Pinterest.

Please note: attendees must have basic computer skills and a valid email address before attending this workshop.

Reference Department 905 668-6531 x.2020 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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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Ancestry.ca: Take a Journey Through the Story of You
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website, Ancestry Library Edition. Join Senior Trainer, Paul Webb, via video conference and learn to start a family tree, browse census records and dig through extensive Canadian records including immigration, and military data. During this introduction to the program you'll become familiar with Canadian content, functions and features, as well as tipcs on viewing, printing and saving.

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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Love to Read Seniors Social Book Chat at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Seniors of all ages are invited to share your love of reading as we discuss the 2015 Winter Bestsellers. Enjoy a cup of tea and Valentine treats.

To register, click the green button below, or call or visit any branch of Whitby Public Library.

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

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
6:00 PM - 9:00 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 Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm 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 registration is not required.

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Winter Woolies at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 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. You bring the needles--size 6, 7 or 8 mm--and we'll provide the wool.

This program runs for 5 weeks, from Wednesday, February 25th until Wednesday, March 25th.
 
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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Skin - Black History Film Night at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to the Brooklin Branch to celebrate Black History Month and watch the film 'Skin.'

Despite being born to Afrikaner parents, Sandra faces prejudice from her community due to her dark skin and African features. Torn between her family and the man she loves, Sandra must overcome the racial intolerance of her society in this uplifting true story. Based on the bestselling book "When She Was White: The True Story of a Family Divided by Race" by Judith Stone.

This film is unrated according to 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 26, 2015
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French Reading Buddies at Central-FULL /Copains de Lecture à la bibliothèque centrale-REMPLI
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2-4 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 8 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 5th until April 2nd.

This is a registered program. Registration begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24th 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 à 4ième 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 à travers des histoires, des jeux de vocabulaire et de grammaire. Les enfants sont censés arriver à l'heure et assister à toutes les 8 rencontres sauf s'ils sont malades.

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 5 février au 2 avril.


Vous devez inscrire votre enfant pour ce programme. L'inscription débutera à 9 h le samedi le 24 janvier en personne au bureau des services aux enfants à la bibliothèque centrale. L’inscription au téléphone est disponible après 12 h.  (905-668-6531 ext. 2010)

Contact/Contacter: Linda Sellors   905-668-6531 ext. 2010    lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca
 

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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

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Friday February 27, 2015
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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

Join us for our Fireside Family Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.am.   This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.
 
Registration is not required for this program.  Just drop in!

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs and fingerplays.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Drop-in Family DUPLO Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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 February 28, 2015
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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Monday March 2, 2015
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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 2015 Pass The Book title, which is The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. For more information about Pass The Book, visit www.passthebook.ca.

In The Golem and the Jinni, a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York.

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. Chava, whose master dies during the journey across the Atlantic, is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899.

Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask and released in New York City, though still not entirely free.

Ahmad and Chava become unlikely friends and soul mates with a mystical connection. Marvelous and compulsively readable, Helene Wecker's debut novel The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable, into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale.

All of our non-fiction book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak to 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 books up at the 2nd floor information desk of the Central Library.

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Tuesday March 3, 2015
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Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Stories with Susan at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join Susan at our fireplace for a 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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Wednesday March 4, 2015
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Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

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

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm 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 registration is not required.

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Winter Woolies at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 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. You bring the needles--size 6, 7 or 8 mm--and we'll provide the wool.

This program runs for 5 weeks, from Wednesday, February 25th until Wednesday, March 25th.
 
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 5, 2015
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French Reading Buddies at Central-FULL /Copains de Lecture à la bibliothèque centrale-REMPLI
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2-4 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 8 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 5th until April 2nd.

This is a registered program. Registration begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24th 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 à 4ième 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 à travers des histoires, des jeux de vocabulaire et de grammaire. Les enfants sont censés arriver à l'heure et assister à toutes les 8 rencontres sauf s'ils sont malades.

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 5 février au 2 avril.


Vous devez inscrire votre enfant pour ce programme. L'inscription débutera à 9 h le samedi le 24 janvier en personne au bureau des services aux enfants à la bibliothèque centrale. L’inscription au téléphone est disponible après 12 h.  (905-668-6531 ext. 2010)

Contact/Contacter: Linda Sellors   905-668-6531 ext. 2010    lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca
 

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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

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

On a Clear Day

After being laid off, Frank determines to salvage his self-esteem and tackle his demons by attempting the ultimate test of endurance - swimming the English Channel.

Rated PG

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Closed Captioning is available

To register click on green button below, call or visit any branch or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Book club for grades 4 & 5 at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This 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. Members must be available the first Thursday of each month. Registration begins online on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 9:30 a.m.

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Friday March 6, 2015
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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

Join us for our Fireside Family Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.am.   This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.
 
Registration is not required for this program.  Just drop in!

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs and fingerplays.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Drop-in Family DUPLO Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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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Monday March 9, 2015
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The Ideas Cafe at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Brooklin Branch presents The Ideas Cafe - The news, your views
Seniors (55+) are invited to discuss current events and world affairs. 
The group meets twice a month in the Board Room at the Brooklin Community Centre and Library.

Register in-person at the Brooklin Community Centre reception desk.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore At Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Canada has lost much of its railway heritage. Across the country stations have been bulldozed and rails ripped up. Once the heart of communities, stations and tracks have left little more than a gaping hole in Canada's landscapes. Join author Ron Brown and revisit the times when railways were the country's economic lifeline, and the station the social centre. The landscapes which grew around the station are also explored and include such forgotten features as station hotels, restaurants, gardens and the once common railway YMCA. Although most have vanished, the book celebrates the survival of that heritage in stations which have been saved or, like Whitby’s station remain in use.

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

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Tuesday March 10, 2015
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Interview Workshop at Central
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre, in partnership with the Whitby Public Library, will be holding a free interview skills workshop.  Come and learn how to prepare for an interview, types of common interview questions, and strategies for answering questions effectively.

Registration is required. To register call 905 668-6531 x.2020 or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca or register by clicking on the green button below.

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Read With Me at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Babies (0 -12 months) and their caregivers are invited to join Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years, for a 4-week ‘Read with Me’ program introducing babies to the world of books, rhymes and songs.

This program is designed to provide you 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 begins Monday, February 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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Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Fireside Stories with Susan at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join Susan at our fireplace for a 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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Wednesday March 11, 2015
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Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm 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 registration is not required.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Winter Woolies at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 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. You bring the needles--size 6, 7 or 8 mm--and we'll provide the wool.

This program runs for 5 weeks, from Wednesday, February 25th until Wednesday, March 25th.
 
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
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Thursday March 12, 2015
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French Reading Buddies at Central-FULL /Copains de Lecture à la bibliothèque centrale-REMPLI
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2-4 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 8 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 5th until April 2nd.

This is a registered program. Registration begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24th 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 à 4ième 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 à travers des histoires, des jeux de vocabulaire et de grammaire. Les enfants sont censés arriver à l'heure et assister à toutes les 8 rencontres sauf s'ils sont malades.

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 5 février au 2 avril.


Vous devez inscrire votre enfant pour ce programme. L'inscription débutera à 9 h le samedi le 24 janvier en personne au bureau des services aux enfants à la bibliothèque centrale. L’inscription au téléphone est disponible après 12 h.  (905-668-6531 ext. 2010)

Contact/Contacter: Linda Sellors   905-668-6531 ext. 2010    lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca
 

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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

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TAG
7:00 PM - 8:00 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 7:00 – 8:00 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

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Friday March 13, 2015
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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

Join us for our Fireside Family Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.am.   This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.
 
Registration is not required for this program.  Just drop in!

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs and fingerplays.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Drop-in Family DUPLO Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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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Monday March 16, 2015
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Job Search for Newcomer Youth
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

New to Canada? Looking for a job or a volunteer opportunity?

Each month, an employment counsellor from Northern Lights Canada, will be available in the lobby of the library to assist newcomer youth with their job searching needs and available programs. No appointment is necessary, just drop by the table between 3:30-5:30 PM to have your job searching questions answered.

Can't make this date? Northern Lights will be back next month on Monday, April 20th.

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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 13 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/Spring 2015 session and to pick up your first book.

The Brooklin Branch Book Club will meet every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Space is limited to 12 members.

Winter/Spring 2015 Selections:
January - The Humans by Matt Haig
February - Pass the Book Title... to be announced on January 27, 2015
March - Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
April - Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald
May - The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
June - Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday March 17, 2015
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What Every Babysitter Should Know
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

St John Ambulance will provide this day long session for youngsters 10 - 13 years of age.

Payment of $65.00 at time of registration is required.  You may register beginning January 5th by calling St. John Ambulance at 905-434-7800 and you may register online www.sja.ca

Student is to provide their own peanut free lunch and bring a doll or stuffed animal along to practice putting a diaper on.

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Read With Me at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Babies (0 -12 months) and their caregivers are invited to join Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years, for a 4-week ‘Read with Me’ program introducing babies to the world of books, rhymes and songs.

This program is designed to provide you 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 begins Monday, February 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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Make and Take St. Patrick's Day Craft at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Visit the branch anytime between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. and take a few minutes to make a leprechaun hat. Admirers will be green with envy!

All ages.

This is an unsupervised craft. Attendees must be accompanied by an adult.

Drop in. No registration required. While supplies last.

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

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Stories with Susan at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join Susan at our fireplace for a 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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Wednesday March 18, 2015
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Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Winter Woolies at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 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. You bring the needles--size 6, 7 or 8 mm--and we'll provide the wool.

This program runs for 5 weeks, from Wednesday, February 25th until Wednesday, March 25th.
 
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 19, 2015
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Before I go to Sleep: 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: Before I go to Sleep. Based on the novel of the same name by author, S. J. Watson.

"A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her." ~IMDb

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

Registration begins on Friday, 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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Page Turners book club at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a book club for children in grades 6, 7 &8. This club is for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and do a book-related activity. Members need to be available the third Thursday of each month. Registration begins online on Wednesday Sept. 3 at 9:30 a.m.

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Mastering Social Media Ads and Promoted Posts at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

If you want to use Social Media to promote your business, it is quickly becoming important to understand and use promoted posts/tweets, ads and other paid-for advertising. Robert Fraser from The Social Business will discuss the why and how of social media ads, and will explain how you can take advantage of this new way of advertising to get your message out to an increased audience. Learn what not to do and how to spend your money wisely.

This is the third session in our digital marketing series. Be sure to register for the fourth session, Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Business, which takes place on Wednesday, April 15.

Reference 905 668-6531 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Friday March 20, 2015
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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

Join us for our Fireside Family Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.am.   This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.
 
Registration is not required for this program.  Just drop in!

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

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

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

All ages.

No registration required.

 

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs and fingerplays.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Drop-in Family DUPLO Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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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Monday March 23, 2015
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The Ideas Cafe at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Brooklin Branch presents The Ideas Cafe - The news, your views
Seniors (55+) are invited to discuss current events and world affairs. 
The group meets twice a month in the Board Room at the Brooklin Community Centre and Library.

Register in-person at the Brooklin Community Centre reception desk.

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

March Winds, April Showers
Bring Forth May Flowers.......

This month make your own windchimes using flower pots, bamboo stakes, wire, beads, upcycled items and your imagination! 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 if not attending 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 March 24, 2015
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Read With Me at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Babies (0 -12 months) and their caregivers are invited to join Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years, for a 4-week ‘Read with Me’ program introducing babies to the world of books, rhymes and songs.

This program is designed to provide you 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 begins Monday, February 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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Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Stories with Susan at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join Susan at our fireplace for a 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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Building an Ageless Mind at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The brain, our ability to think, and our self-concept are so very important to individual lives, and the desire to maintain robust cognitive function is the ultimate goal for anyone concerned about the aging mind. Lifestyle strategies to promote brain health are becoming more prevalent in our society, but understanding what really works and why and how we need to engage in certain activities, as well as what effects one can expect is still not clearly layout for the population. Thus, Dr. Tippett will highlight in his presentation the best strategies for building an ageless mind, with evidence from current research. In addition in his presentation Dr. Tippett will also examine one of the most profound brain aging related illnesses of our time, Alzheimer's disease, and provide detailed information on how this disease affects the individual, and ways to protect against it, and to alter its course even if it's been diagnosed. Better brain health is possibly for all aging individuals and by following a few guidelines one can expect to see improvements or maintained ability as they age.

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 25, 2015
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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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Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

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

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm 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 registration is not required. The winter session begins Wednesday, January 14 and continues until May 13.

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Winter Woolies at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 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. You bring the needles--size 6, 7 or 8 mm--and we'll provide the wool.

This program runs for 5 weeks, from Wednesday, February 25th until Wednesday, March 25th.
 
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 26, 2015
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Rossland Branch Book Club at Rossland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Interested in joining our book club?

Registration begins on Saturday, December 13 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 Rossland Branch to register for our Winter/Spring 2015 session and to pick up your first book.

The Rossland Branch Book Club will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Space is limited to 12 members.

Winter/Spring 2015 Selections:
January - The Best Laid Plans: a novel by Terry Fallis
February - Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald
March - The Imperfectionists: a novel by Tom Rachman
April - Pass the Book Title... to be announced on January 27, 2015
May - The Humans by Matt Haig
June - Galore: a novel by Michael Crummey

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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French Reading Buddies at Central-FULL /Copains de Lecture à la bibliothèque centrale-REMPLI
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2-4 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 8 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 5th until April 2nd.

This is a registered program. Registration begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24th 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 à 4ième 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 à travers des histoires, des jeux de vocabulaire et de grammaire. Les enfants sont censés arriver à l'heure et assister à toutes les 8 rencontres sauf s'ils sont malades.

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 5 février au 2 avril.


Vous devez inscrire votre enfant pour ce programme. L'inscription débutera à 9 h le samedi le 24 janvier en personne au bureau des services aux enfants à la bibliothèque centrale. L’inscription au téléphone est disponible après 12 h.  (905-668-6531 ext. 2010)

Contact/Contacter: Linda Sellors   905-668-6531 ext. 2010    lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca
 

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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

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Friday March 27, 2015
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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

Join us for our Fireside Family Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.am.   This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.
 
Registration is not required for this program.  Just drop in!

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs and fingerplays.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Drop-in Family DUPLO Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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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Tuesday March 31, 2015
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Read With Me at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Babies (0 -12 months) and their caregivers are invited to join Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years, for a 4-week ‘Read with Me’ program introducing babies to the world of books, rhymes and songs.

This program is designed to provide you 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 begins Monday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the green button below
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Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

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

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

Barb Wilson 905-668-6531 X2010 bwilson@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Fireside Stories with Susan at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join Susan at our fireplace for a 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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Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-4, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading  and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is a registered program. Registration for the program begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 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).

 

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

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm 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 registration is not required. The winter session begins Wednesday, January 14 and continues until May 13.

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Thursday April 2, 2015
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French Reading Buddies at Central-FULL /Copains de Lecture à la bibliothèque centrale-REMPLI
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2-4 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 8 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 5th until April 2nd.

This is a registered program. Registration begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 24th 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 à 4ième 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 à travers des histoires, des jeux de vocabulaire et de grammaire. Les enfants sont censés arriver à l'heure et assister à toutes les 8 rencontres sauf s'ils sont malades.

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 5 février au 2 avril.


Vous devez inscrire votre enfant pour ce programme. L'inscription débutera à 9 h le samedi le 24 janvier en personne au bureau des services aux enfants à la bibliothèque centrale. L’inscription au téléphone est disponible après 12 h.  (905-668-6531 ext. 2010)

Contact/Contacter: Linda Sellors   905-668-6531 ext. 2010    lsellors@whitbylibrary.on.ca
 

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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

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Free Film Night at Central
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
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Book club for grades 4 & 5 at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This 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. Members must be available the first Thursday of each month. Registration begins online on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 9:30 a.m.

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Friday April 3, 2015
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for our Fireside Family Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.am.   This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.
 
Registration is not required for this program.  Just drop in!

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Tuesday April 7, 2015
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Interview Workshop at Central
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre, in partnership with the Whitby Public Library, will be holding a free interview skills workshop.  Come and learn how to prepare for an interview, types of common interview questions, and strategies for answering questions effectively.

Registration is required. To register call 905 668-6531 x.2020 or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca or register by clicking on the green button below.

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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 Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton.

Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, she spent twenty fierce, hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. Above all she sought family, particularly the thrill and the magnificence of the one from her childhood that, in her adult years, eluded her. Hamilton's ease and comfort in a kitchen were instilled in her at an early age when her parents hosted grand parties, often for more than one hundred friends and neighbours. The smells of spit-roasted lamb, apple wood smoke, and rosemary garlic marinade became as necessary to her as her own skin. Blood, Bones & Butter follows an unconventional journey through the many kitchens Hamilton has inhabited through the years: the rural kitchen of her childhood, where her adored mother stood over the six-burner with an oily wooden spoon in hand; the kitchens of France, Greece, and Turkey, where she was often fed by complete strangers and learned the essence of hospitality; the soulless catering factories that helped pay the rent; Hamilton's own kitchen at Prune, with its many unexpected challenges; and the kitchen of her Italian mother-in-law, who serves as the link between Hamilton's idyllic past and her own future family---the result of a difficult and prickly marriage that nonetheless yields rich and lasting dividends.

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.

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Wednesday April 8, 2015
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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm 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 registration is not required. The winter session begins Wednesday, January 14 and continues until May 13.

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Thursday April 9, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

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TAG
7:00 PM - 8:00 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 7:00 – 8:00 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

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Friday April 10, 2015
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for our Fireside Family Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.am.   This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.
 
Registration is not required for this program.  Just drop in!

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Monday April 13, 2015
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The Ideas Cafe at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Brooklin Branch presents The Ideas Cafe - The news, your views
Seniors (55+) are invited to discuss current events and world affairs. 
The group meets twice a month in the Board Room at the Brooklin Community Centre and Library.

Register in-person at the Brooklin Community Centre reception desk.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday April 15, 2015
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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm 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 registration is not required. The winter session begins Wednesday, January 14 and continues until May 13.

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Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Business at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful ways to connect with other businesses and business people on the Internet, yet most of us only use a small portion of what it can do. Join Robert Fraser from The Social Business as he delves into the best ways to set up and use LinkedIn to reach out and engage other businesses.

This is the fourth session in our digital marketing series. Be sure to register for the fifth session, Blogging to Attract Customers and Grow Your Business, which takes place on Thursday, May 21.

Reference 905 668-6531 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Thursday April 16, 2015
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Rossland Branch Book Club at Rossland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Interested in joining our book club?

Registration begins on Saturday, December 13 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 Rossland Branch to register for our Winter/Spring 2015 session and to pick up your first book.

The Rossland Branch Book Club will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Space is limited to 12 members.

Winter/Spring 2015 Selections:
January - The Best Laid Plans: a novel by Terry Fallis
February - Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald
March - The Imperfectionists: a novel by Tom Rachman
April - Pass the Book Title... to be announced on January 27, 2015
May - The Humans by Matt Haig
June - Galore: a novel by Michael Crummey

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wild: 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: Wild. Based on the novel of the same name by author, Cheryl Strayed.

"A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe." ~IMDb

This film is rated 18A according to the Ontario Film Review Board.
Closed captioning will be available for this film.

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

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

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

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Page Turners book club at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a book club for children in grades 6, 7 &8. This club is for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and do a book-related activity. Members need to be available the third Thursday of each month. Registration begins online on Wednesday Sept. 3 at 9:30 a.m.

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Friday April 17, 2015
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for our Fireside Family Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.am.   This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.
 
Registration is not required for this program.  Just drop in!

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Monday April 20, 2015
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Job Search for Newcomer Youth
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

New to Canada? Looking for a job or a volunteer opportunity?

Each month, an employment counsellor from Northern Lights Canada, will be available in the lobby of the library to assist newcomer youth with their job searching needs and available programs. No appointment is necessary, just drop by the table between 3:30-5:30 PM to have your job searching questions answered.

Can't make this date? Northern Lights will be back next month on Tuesday, May 19th.

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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 13 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/Spring 2015 session and to pick up your first book.

The Brooklin Branch Book Club will meet every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Space is limited to 12 members.

Winter/Spring 2015 Selections:
January - The Humans by Matt Haig
February - Pass the Book Title... to be announced on January 27, 2015
March - Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
April - Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald
May - The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
June - Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Wednesday April 22, 2015
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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm 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 registration is not required. The winter session begins Wednesday, January 14 and continues until May 13.

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Thursday April 23, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

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Friday April 24, 2015
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for our Fireside Family Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.am.   This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.
 
Registration is not required for this program.  Just drop in!

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Monday April 27, 2015
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The Ideas Cafe at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Brooklin Branch presents The Ideas Cafe - The news, your views
Seniors (55+) are invited to discuss current events and world affairs. 
The group meets twice a month in the Board Room at the Brooklin Community Centre and Library.

Register in-person at the Brooklin Community Centre reception desk.

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

March Winds, April Showers
Bring Forth May Flowers.......

Make a fun sign for your garden. Don't have painting skills? We will learn how to create and paint lettering on wood and use transfers for decoration. 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 if not attending 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
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Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library

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Wednesday April 29, 2015
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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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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm 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 registration is not required. The winter session begins Wednesday, January 14 and continues until May 13.

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Thursday April 30, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

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Friday May 1, 2015
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for our Fireside Family Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.am.   This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.
 
Registration is not required for this program.  Just drop in!

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Monday May 4, 2015
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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 Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.

Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State--and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

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 books up at the 2nd floor information desk of the Central Library.

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Wednesday May 6, 2015
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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm 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 registration is not required. The winter session begins Wednesday, January 14 and continues until May 13.

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Thursday May 7, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

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

To Be Announced

To register click on green button below, call or visit any branch askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Book club for grades 4 & 5 at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This 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. Members must be available the first Thursday of each month. Registration begins online on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 9:30 a.m.

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Friday May 8, 2015
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for our Fireside Family Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.am.   This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.
 
Registration is not required for this program.  Just drop in!

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Monday May 11, 2015
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The Ideas Cafe at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Brooklin Branch presents The Ideas Cafe - The news, your views
Seniors (55+) are invited to discuss current events and world affairs. 
The group meets twice a month in the Board Room at the Brooklin Community Centre and Library.

Register in-person at the Brooklin Community Centre reception desk.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Tuesday May 12, 2015
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Interview Workshop at Central
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre, in partnership with the Whitby Public Library, will be holding a free interview skills workshop.  Come and learn how to prepare for an interview, types of common interview questions, and strategies for answering questions effectively.

Registration is required. To register call 905 668-6531 x.2020 or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca or register by clicking on the green button below.

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Wednesday May 13, 2015
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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm 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 registration is not required. The winter session begins Wednesday, January 14 and continues until May 13.

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Thursday May 14, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

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TAG
7:00 PM - 8:00 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 7:00 – 8:00 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

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Friday May 15, 2015
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for our Fireside Family Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.am.   This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers.
 
Registration is not required for this program.  Just drop in!

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Tuesday May 19, 2015
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Job Search for Newcomer Youth
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

New to Canada? Looking for a job or a volunteer opportunity?

Each month, an employment counsellor from Northern Lights Canada, will be available in the lobby of the library to assist newcomer youth with their job searching needs and available programs. No appointment is necessary, just drop by the table between 3:30-5:30 PM to have your job searching questions answered.

Can't make this date? Northern Lights will be back next month on Monday, June 15.

Central Library
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Thursday May 21, 2015
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Rossland Branch Book Club at Rossland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Interested in joining our book club?

Registration begins on Saturday, December 13 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 Rossland Branch to register for our Winter/Spring 2015 session and to pick up your first book.

The Rossland Branch Book Club will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Space is limited to 12 members.

Winter/Spring 2015 Selections:
January - The Best Laid Plans: a novel by Terry Fallis
February - Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald
March - The Imperfectionists: a novel by Tom Rachman
April - Pass the Book Title... to be announced on January 27, 2015
May - The Humans by Matt Haig
June - Galore: a novel by Michael Crummey

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Unbroken: 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: Unbroken. Based on the novel of the same name by author, Laura Hillenbrand.

"After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp." ~IMDb

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

Registration begins on Friday, 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 at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Blogging to Attract Customers and Grow Your Business at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A blog can be a key element of an online marketing and promotion initiative that gives you a chance to reach new customers, and to present a new business face to your existing customers. Robert Fraser from The Social Business will tell you how to tackle the ins and outs of developing a blogging routine. He'll cover the basics of setting up and running a blog, how often to post, how to deal with reader comments (positive and negative), how to develop content and how to turn the invested time into blogging into actual customers.

This is the fifth session in our digital marketing series. Be sure to register for the sixth session, Twitter and Pinterest for Small Business, which takes place on Thursday, June 18.

Reference 905 668-6531 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Monday May 25, 2015
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The Ideas Cafe at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Brooklin Branch presents The Ideas Cafe - The news, your views
Seniors (55+) are invited to discuss current events and world affairs. 
The group meets twice a month in the Board Room at the Brooklin Community Centre and Library.

Register in-person at the Brooklin Community Centre reception desk.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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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 13 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/Spring 2015 session and to pick up your first book.

The Brooklin Branch Book Club will meet every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Space is limited to 12 members.

Winter/Spring 2015 Selections:
January - The Humans by Matt Haig
February - Pass the Book Title... to be announced on January 27, 2015
March - Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
April - Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald
May - The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
June - Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

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

March Winds, April Showers
Bring Forth May Flowers.......

Everyone has at least one glass vase from a gift of flowers. As pretty as they are plain, they can be taken up a notch with some added decoration. 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 if not attending 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.

Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Wednesday May 27, 2015
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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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Thursday May 28, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Thursday June 4, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Free Film Night at Central
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 1A & 1B
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Book club for grades 4 & 5 at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This 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. Members must be available the first Thursday of each month. Registration begins online on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Thursday June 11, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Monday June 15, 2015
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The Ideas Cafe at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Brooklin Branch presents The Ideas Cafe - The news, your views
Seniors (55+) are invited to discuss current events and world affairs. 
The group meets twice a month in the Board Room at the Brooklin Community Centre and Library.

Register in-person at the Brooklin Community Centre reception desk.

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Job Search for Newcomer Youth
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

New to Canada? Looking for a job or a volunteer opportunity?

Each month, an employment counsellor from Northern Lights Canada, will be available in the lobby of the library to assist newcomer youth with their job searching needs and available programs. No appointment is necessary, just drop by the table between 3:30-5:30 PM to have your job searching questions answered.

Can't make this date? Northern Lights will be back next month on Monday, July 20th.

Central Library
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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 13 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/Spring 2015 session and to pick up your first book.

The Brooklin Branch Book Club will meet every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Space is limited to 12 members.

Winter/Spring 2015 Selections:
January - The Humans by Matt Haig
February - Pass the Book Title... to be announced on January 27, 2015
March - Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
April - Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald
May - The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
June - Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Brooklin Branch 905 655-3191 askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Thursday June 18, 2015
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Rossland Branch Book Club at Rossland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Interested in joining our book club?

Registration begins on Saturday, December 13 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 Rossland Branch to register for our Winter/Spring 2015 session and to pick up your first book.

The Rossland Branch Book Club will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Space is limited to 12 members.

Winter/Spring 2015 Selections:
January - The Best Laid Plans: a novel by Terry Fallis
February - Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald
March - The Imperfectionists: a novel by Tom Rachman
April - Pass the Book Title... to be announced on January 27, 2015
May - The Humans by Matt Haig
June - Galore: a novel by Michael Crummey

Rossland Branch 905 668-1886 askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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Still Alice: 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: Still Alice. Based on the novel of the same name by author, Lisa Genova.

 "Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested." ~IMDb

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

Registration begins on Friday, 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 at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Twitter and Pinterest for Small Business at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Although most people equate social media with Facebook, both Twitter and Pinterest have qualities that also make them suitable for your social media strategy. In this seminar, Robert Fraser from The Social Business will cover the basics of Twitter and Pinterest and how they can be a good fit for your business, as well as how to use them to reach out to your customers and establish relationships.

This is the final session in our digital marketing series.

Reference 905 668-6531 askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Wednesday June 24, 2015
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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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Monday July 20, 2015
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Job Search for Newcomer Youth
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

New to Canada? Looking for a job or a volunteer opportunity?

Each month, an employment counsellor from Northern Lights Canada, will be available in the lobby of the library to assist newcomer youth with their job searching needs and available programs. No appointment is necessary, just drop by the table between 3:30-5:30 PM to have your job searching questions answered.

Can't make this date? Northern Lights will be back next month on Monday, August 17th.

Central Library
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Monday August 17, 2015
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Job Search for Newcomer Youth
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

New to Canada? Looking for a job or a volunteer opportunity?

Each month, an employment counsellor from Northern Lights Canada, will be available in the lobby of the library to assist newcomer youth with their job searching needs and available programs. No appointment is necessary, just drop by the table between 3:30-5:30 PM to have your job searching questions answered.

Can't make this date? Northern Lights will be back next month on Monday, September 21st.

Central Library
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Thursday September 3, 2015
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Free Film Night at Central
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 1A & 1B
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Monday September 21, 2015
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Job Search for Newcomer Youth
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

New to Canada? Looking for a job or a volunteer opportunity?

Each month, an employment counsellor from Northern Lights Canada, will be available in the lobby of the library to assist newcomer youth with their job searching needs and available programs. No appointment is necessary, just drop by the table between 3:30-5:30 PM to have your job searching questions answered.

Can't make this date? Northern Lights will be back next month on Monday, October 19th.

Central Library
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Thursday September 24, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday September 30, 2015
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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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Thursday October 1, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Free Film Night at Central
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 1A & 1B
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Thursday October 8, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Thursday October 15, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Monday October 19, 2015
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Job Search for Newcomer Youth
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

New to Canada? Looking for a job or a volunteer opportunity?

Each month, an employment counsellor from Northern Lights Canada, will be available in the lobby of the library to assist newcomer youth with their job searching needs and available programs. No appointment is necessary, just drop by the table between 3:30-5:30 PM to have your job searching questions answered.

Can't make this date? Northern Lights will be back next month on Monday, November 16th.

Central Library
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Thursday October 22, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday October 28, 2015
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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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Thursday October 29, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Thursday November 5, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Free Film Night at Central
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 1A & 1B
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Thursday November 12, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Monday November 16, 2015
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Job Search for Newcomer Youth
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

New to Canada? Looking for a job or a volunteer opportunity?

Each month, an employment counsellor from Northern Lights Canada, will be available in the lobby of the library to assist newcomer youth with their job searching needs and available programs. No appointment is necessary, just drop by the table between 3:30-5:30 PM to have your job searching questions answered.

Can't make this date? Northern Lights will be back next month on Monday, December 14th.

Central Library
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Thursday November 19, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday November 25, 2015
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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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Thursday November 26, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Thursday December 3, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Free Film Night at Central
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 1A & 1B
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Thursday December 10, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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Monday December 14, 2015
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Job Search for Newcomer Youth
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

New to Canada? Looking for a job or a volunteer opportunity?

Each month, an employment counsellor from Northern Lights Canada, will be available in the lobby of the library to assist newcomer youth with their job searching needs and available programs. No appointment is necessary, just drop by the table between 3:30-5:30 PM to have your job searching questions answered.

Central Library
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Wednesday December 16, 2015
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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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Thursday December 17, 2015
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you want to practice your English language skills? We can help! Drop by the Whitby Central Library Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Maria 905 686-2661 or email:MAbogado@cdcd.org . The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham.  

Central - Meeting Room 2
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