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Wednesday August 23, 2017
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
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Teens at Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

3D Printer Workshop

July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23

From concept, to design, to 3D printed creation, come out and take part in this 6 week 3D printing workshop. There’s a role for everyone! We’ll need artists, 3D designers, and tech experts to create an exciting project with the Library’s 3D printer. Each week we’ll get one step closer to the final product and the big reveal!

Registration is required. Register online by clicking the blue button below, in person at any Whitby Library location or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2020.

To register after July 19, please visit the July 19 date in our Program Calendar online or give us a call!

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday August 24, 2017
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic is hosted by the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program in partnership with the Whitby Public Library.  Babies up to four months of age are eligible for a free hearing screening if they did not receive one at birth in the hospital. 

For more information or to book an appointment, please call the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program at 1-888-703-5437, ext. 4.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Getting Ready for Kindergarten at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where your little ones will learn to make new friends and their creativity will bloom! Prepare your child for their first day of school by joining us for stories, songs, activities and a craft.
Children going into Grades JK or SK are welcome!

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
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Ready for Kindergarten at the Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This is a program for children starting school for the first time. When your little ones will learn to make new friends and their creativity will bloom! Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.

Registration is required.

Register online by clicking the blue register button, in person at any Whitby Library location, or by calling 905-668-1886.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
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Saturday August 26, 2017
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There are 2 spaces available.
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Monday August 28, 2017
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There is 1 space available.
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Make and Take Mondays at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join us on Mondays in the Children's Program Room for crafts.

We will have everything set up and ready for you to go!

This is a drop-in program running from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Mondays, July 10, 17th, 24th and 31st.  August 14th, 21st and 28th.

Location: Central Library, Children's Program Room

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Wednesday August 30, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

No registration is required

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday August 31, 2017
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
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Tuesday September 5, 2017
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Knitting Circle at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels. Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. Beginners please bring #9 or larger knitting needles.

Register online, in person or by phone.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 9 spaces available.
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Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is the The Prison Book Club by Ann Walmsley.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Wednesday September 6, 2017
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Storytime Registration at Central
9:30 AM

The Central Library’s Storytime registration will be held on Wednesday, September 6. Register in person, online or by phone beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

Register for:

Toddler Time: a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers, on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. or Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

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

Stories for Threes and Fours: an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. 

French Stories for Threes and Fours: an action packed half hour of French stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m.

Registration is not required for our drop-in storytimes:

French Family Storytime Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

Drop in Family Storytime  Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Movement, Music and Babies on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. 

Fireside Family Storytime Fridays at 10:30 a.m.


 

LOCATION: Central Library
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Storytime Registration at Brooklin
10:00 AM

The Brooklin Branch's Storytime registration will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m.. Register online, in person or by calling 905 655-3191.

Register for:

Baby Time: Enjoy this half hour of songs, stories, and fingerplays in an interactive environment for children 0  - 18 months of age and their caregivers.
Click on the desired day below for the Babytime registration form.
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Baby Time will run for 6 weeks, starting on September 12th.
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Baby Time will run for 6 weeks, starting on September 13th.

Toddler Time: A fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.
Click on the desired day below for the Toddler Time registration form.
Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time will run for 6 weeks, starting on September 11th.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time will run for 6 weeks, starting on September 14th.

Registration is not required for our drop-in storytimes:

Drop-In Family Storytime: For all ages and their caregivers Fridays at 10:30 a.m., starting on September 15th.

Junior Builder's Club: Build, play, and learn in the fun and interactive drop-in program on Fridays at 11:00 a.m, for children 2 - 5 and their caregivers, starting on September 15th.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Storytime Registration at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM

The Rossland Branch's Storytime registration will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m.. Register online, in person or by calling 905 655-3191.

Register for:

Baby Time: Enjoy this half hour of songs, stories, and fingerplays in an interactive environment for children 0  - 18 months of age and their caregivers.
Click on the desired day below for the Babytime registration form.
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Baby Time will run for 6 weeks, starting on September 12th.
 

Toddler Time: A fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.
Click on the desired day below for the Toddler Time registration form.
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time will run for 6 weeks, starting on September 13th.
 

Registration is not required for our drop-in storytimes:

Drop-In Family Storytime: For all ages and their caregivers Fridays at 10:30 a.m., starting on September 15th.

Junior Builder's Club: Build, play, and learn in the fun and interactive drop-in program on Fridays at 11:00 a.m, for children 2 - 5 and their caregivers, starting on September 15th.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday September 7, 2017
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic is hosted by the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program in partnership with the Whitby Public Library.  Babies up to four months of age are eligible for a free hearing screening if they did not receive one at birth in the hospital. 

For more information or to book an appointment, please call the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program at 1-888-703-5437, ext. 4.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Free Film Night: La La Land at Central Library
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. Winner of 6 Oscars!

Rated PG 13 by the Ontario Film Review Board. Closed captioned.

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LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Friday September 8, 2017
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
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Saturday September 9, 2017
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Knit'B'Cause at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knit'B'Cause is an intergenerational knitting program for children in grades 3-8. We teach the basics - how to cast on, how to knit, how to purl and how to cast off - while making items for various charity groups. We have made red scarves for AIDS, comfort dolls for an international aid organization and lap blankets for seniors, among other items. We are currently full and our waitlist is full as well.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Children’s Book Club Registration at Central
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Do you love to read? Join either Book Pirates (grades 4 and 5) or Page Turners (grades 6, 7 & 8). We meet one Thursday a month, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. This club is for strong readers who enjoy discussing complex books and participating in book-related activities. Please be sure you can attend all the dates in the session.

Book Pirates: Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7 and Jan. 11.

Page Turners: Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21 and Jan. 18.

Register online beginning Saturday September 9th at 9:00 a.m. Space is limited so register early!

LOCATION: Central Library
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Monday September 11, 2017
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. begining September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 23. There will be no program on October 9 because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 11 and running until October 23. There is no program on Thanksgiving, October 9.

Registration begins on September 6 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

Participants must be in grade 7 or older and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 3 spaces available.
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Tuesday September 12, 2017
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning September 12 and runs until October 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Preschool programs begin the week of September 11th and run for 6 weeks.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, September 6.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours: an action packed half hour of French stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning September 12 and runs until October 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with some of the activities.

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter by Alison Wearing

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
There are 4 spaces available.
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There is 1 space available.
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Knitting Circle at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels. Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. Beginners please bring #9 or larger knitting needles.

Register online, in person or by phone.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every  Tuesday (through October, 2017).  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday September 13, 2017
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins September 13 and continues until October 18.

 

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Preschool programs begin the week of September 11th and run for 6 weeks until October 18th.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday September 6th.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
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Infant and Toddler Sleep Seminar at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Will your child only fall asleep with a bottle or while nursing? Do they wake numerous times at night? Do they need to be held, rocked, bounced or driven in their car seat to nap? Are all of you exhausted? Time for sleep!

Holly Jefferd, Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant, will be dispensing tips and advice on how to get your baby into a healthy sleep routine. Sleep is on the way!

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 29 spaces available.
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Fiction Book Club at Central
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This year's fiction book club kicks off with Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. An international bestseller, it has been described by Kirkus Reviews as "[an} ambitious take on a post-apocalyptic world where some strive to preserve art, culture, and kindness....Think of Cormac McCarthy seesawing with Joan Didion".

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

Registration begins online on Saturday August 19 at 9 a.m. There will be a copy of each month's selection available for the first 12 registrants. Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting.

 

LOCATION: Central Library
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M it! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
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Teen Advisory Group at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Whitby Public Library is looking for members for its Teen Advisory Group (TAG). As a TAG member, you will be able to have a say about what goes on at your library, assist with special events and programs, develop leadership skills, and earn community service hours. TAG members will be expected to participate in a minimum of three library programs each month.

Interested youth in grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. TAG meets on the second Wednesday of every month (September through May). No registration required.

If you have any questions, please contact teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca or call the Children’s and Adult Fiction Department at 905 668-6531 Ext. 2010.

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

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm for stories, songs, fingerplays 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 session begins Wednesday, September 13 and  continues until December 6.

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

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

No registration is required

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday September 14, 2017
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Movement, Music and Babies at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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3D Printer Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

Participants must be in grade 7 or older and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
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Friday September 15, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

The session begins on September 15 and continues until December 8.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Junior Builder's Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Saturday September 16, 2017
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Reading Buddies Registration at Brooklin
9:00 AM

Online registration for Reading Buddies, a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assistance, begins today. We match the 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 Central. Please sign up for one branch only.

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. beginning on Thursday, October 5.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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Knit'B'Cause at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knit'B'Cause is an intergenerational knitting program for children in grades 3-8. We teach the basics - how to cast on, how to knit, how to purl and how to cast off - while making items for various charity groups. We have made red scarves for AIDS, comfort dolls for an international aid organization and lap blankets for seniors, among other items. We are currently full and our waitlist is full as well.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture Registration at Central
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Online registration for French Reading buddies begins today. This program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

At Central: Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A 4:00-4:40pm and Session B 4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Reading Buddies Registration at Central
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Online registration for Reading Buddies, a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assistance, begins today. We match the 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. on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

LOCATION: Central Library
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There is 1 space available.
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Newcomer Bus Tour
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Town of Whitby Ethno-Cultural and Diversity Advisory Committee presents a fun, family-friendly event for newcomers – those may have immigrated recently to Canada and are settling in Whitby or any new Whitby resident. The tour will begin at the Whitby Central Library and will include points of interest including recreation centres, library branches, municipal and regional headquarters, historical sites, the Station Gallery, Port Whitby Marina, Heydenshore Park and much more. Refreshments at the beginning and end of the tour.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 42 spaces available.
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Monday September 18, 2017
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. begining September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 23. There will be no program on October 9 because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 11 and running until October 23. There is no program on Thanksgiving, October 9.

Registration begins on September 6 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Brooklin Branch Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Registration begins Saturday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There is 1 space available.
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Tuesday September 19, 2017
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning September 12 and runs until October 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Preschool programs begin the week of September 11th and run for 6 weeks.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, September 6.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours: an action packed half hour of French stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning September 12 and runs until October 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with some of the activities.

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

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Knitting Circle at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels. Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. Beginners please bring #9 or larger knitting needles.

Register online, in person or by phone.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Pirate Party at Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Arrrr, mateys! Pirates in grades JK-3 are invited to join us for an hour of swashbuckling fun filled with games, crafts and more. Pirate costumes are optional, but encouraged.

This program is brought to you by the Whitby Public Library's Teen Advisory Group.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Power of Attorney & Last Will and Testament at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Presented by Durham Region Police Service.

Did you know a Power of Attorney document and a Last Will and Testament may be the most important documents you will ever sign? Before you do, get informed and protect yourself and your estate from becoming a victim of fraud. This seminar will tell you what you should know about the: Continuing Power of Attorney for Property, Power of Attorney for Well-Being, and The Last Will and Testament documents before you sign them.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 25 spaces available.
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

 
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Introduction to Zentangle® at Central Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image of a completed zentangle.Join certified Zentangle teachers, Jill Maxwell (CZT) and Heather Toswell (CZT), members of The Pine Ridge Arts Council (P.R.A.C) and The Oshawa Arts Association (O.A.A.) in this fun introductory workshop. They teach classes together as ‘dare2tangle’. Dare 2 Tangle | Anything is possible, one stroke at a time.

The Zentangle method increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction, and instills a sense of personal wellbeing. This is a fun and relaxing art form for all abilities. We will be designing in black and white, on a 6”x 6” square tile, where you will create beautiful images using structured tangles that are specific designs.

The images will be small, "fine work"; remember your reading glasses if you need them!

This program is intended for adults, 18+ and registration is required.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Wednesday September 20, 2017
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins September 13 and continues until October 18.

 

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Preschool programs begin the week of September 11th and run for 6 weeks until October 18th.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday September 6th.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M it! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Sphero Sprk + Paint Party at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sphero Sprk+ Paint Party

Children in grades 4 to 6 will have a fun-tastic time painting with our new Sphero Sprk+ robots!  Learn how this robot works while creating your masterpiece.  Be prepared to get messy.

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Zone

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
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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, fingerplays 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 session begins Wednesday, September 13 and  continues until December 6.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Teens at Rossland
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bead Animals

Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to join us on the third Wednesday of the month as we get creative at the Rossland Branch. This month we’ll be making bead animal keychains. Materials and step by step instructions will be provided. Registration is required. Register online or by calling 905-668-1886.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday September 21, 2017
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Movement, Music and Babies at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic is hosted by the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program in partnership with the Whitby Public Library.  Babies up to four months of age are eligible for a free hearing screening if they did not receive one at birth in the hospital. 

For more information or to book an appointment, please call the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program at 1-888-703-5437, ext. 4.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
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LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Furiously HappyThis month's Rossland Book Club selection is Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

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

Registration begins August 19th.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
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Big Screen Film Club: The Zoo Keeper's Wife at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of The Zoo Keeper's Wife, based on the novel of the same title by author, Diane Ackerman.

The Zoo Keeper's Wife tells the sccount of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

This film is rated 14A by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime is 127 minutes.
Closed captioning will be available.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 32 spaces available.
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Fall session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Sept. 21,  Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21 and Jan. 18th. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, September 9 at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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Science Literacy Week Adult Program with the Science Ninjas at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome the Science Ninjas with Science Everywhere! This is a hands-on workshop with science sprinkled throughout. We’ll be screenprinting our own phosphorescent tees. There will also be various light/optics based interactive objects to experiment with, including a massive phosphorescent canvas. The science of phosphorescence and other types of luminescence will be explained throughout the session.

This program is for adults 18+ and registration is required.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Friday September 22, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

The session begins on September 15 and continues until December 8.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Junior Builder's Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Teen Advisory Group at Brooklin
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The Whitby Public Library is looking for members for its Teen Advisory Group (TAG). As a TAG member, you will be able to have a say about what goes on at your library, assist with special events and programs, develop leadership skills, and earn community service hours. TAG members will be expected to participate in a minimum of two library programs each month.

Interested youth in grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. The Brooklin TAG meets on the fourth Friday of every month (September through May).

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Monday September 25, 2017
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. begining September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 23. There will be no program on October 9 because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 11 and running until October 23. There is no program on Thanksgiving, October 9.

Registration begins on September 6 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
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Tuesday September 26, 2017
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning September 12 and runs until October 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Preschool programs begin the week of September 11th and run for 6 weeks.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, September 6.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours: an action packed half hour of French stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning September 12 and runs until October 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with some of the activities.

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

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Participants must be in grade 7 or older and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
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Mathemagical Science at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Math and Science go together like "pi" and ice cream! Come and explore the power of math as biologists investigating human anatomy. Manipulate measurements to produe a rousing reaction. Add equal parts physics, engineering and math to design and build challenging structures. Math & Science: Best Friends Forever!

Children up to grade 7 along with their parents are invited to join Scientists in School to participate in hands-on activites and experiments. At the end of the workshop, each participating child also receives a Family Science Kit which contains materials and an instructional booklet of activities so that the scientific discovery can continue at home!

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 14 spaces available.
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Knitting Circle at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels. Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. Beginners please bring #9 or larger knitting needles.

Register online, in person or by phone.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every  Tuesday (through October, 2017).  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Mathemagical Science at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Math and Science go together like "pi" and ice cream! Come and explore the power of math as biologists investigating human anatomy. Manipulate measurements to produe a rousing reaction. Add equal parts physics, engineering and math to design and build challenging structures. Math & Science: Best Friends Forever!

Children up to grade 7 along with their parents are invited to join Scientists in School to participate in hands-on activites and experiments. At the end of the workshop, each participating child also receives a Family Science Kit which contains materials and an instructional booklet of activities so that the scientific discovery can continue at home!

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 17 spaces available.
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Wednesday September 27, 2017
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins September 13 and continues until October 18.

 

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Preschool programs begin the week of September 11th and run for 6 weeks until October 18th.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday September 6th.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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Awesome Ozobots at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Use your imagination to create, code and play during a fun hour with the Ozobots! The Ozobot is a tiny robot that you can control by colour coding with simple lines and colour combinations. This program is for children in grades 2 to 4.

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M it! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Zone

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
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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, fingerplays 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 session begins Wednesday, September 13 and  continues until December 6.

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

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

No registration is required

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday September 28, 2017
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Movement, Music and Babies at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Retirement Readiness at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn about Retirement Alpha, the math and science behind a fruitful retirement life plan. Rather than letting retirement control your life, take control by planning and understanding what is necessary to achieve the goals you set.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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3D Printer Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

Participants must be in grade 7 or older and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
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Friday September 29, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

The session begins on September 15 and continues until December 8.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Junior Builder's Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Culture Days Make n' Take at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop-in to make your own paper plate guitar - then take it home and make music!

This is a drop-in program for children of all ages. No registration required.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Durham College Lecture Series: An Intro to Using Twitter
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects. This series will run at the same time, each of the following Fridays: Sept. 29, Oct. 13, 20, and 27. Nov. 3, 17, and 24, concluding on Dec. 1.

This weeks topic: My Kids Say I Can’t Tweet – An Intro to Using Twitter

After launching 11 years ago, Twitter has become a top social media network with over 319 million global active users.  In Canada, the majority of users are between the ages of 18-29 leaving the rest of the Canadian population scratching their heads when it comes to getting started using this social tool.  Bring your tablet or mobile device and join us in learning the ins and outs of using this social tool – you’ll be sure to impress your kids!

Presented by Sara Mercier.

This program is intended for adults and registration is required. Please see contact information and registration below.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 59 spaces available.
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Saturday September 30, 2017
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Knit'B'Cause at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knit'B'Cause is an intergenerational knitting program for children in grades 3-8. We teach the basics - how to cast on, how to knit, how to purl and how to cast off - while making items for various charity groups. We have made red scarves for AIDS, comfort dolls for an international aid organization and lap blankets for seniors, among other items. We are currently full and our waitlist is full as well.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Sphero Sprk+ Masterpieces at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Children (Grades4-6) are invited to combine technology and art, and create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece during this special Culture Days program.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
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Monday October 2, 2017
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. begining September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 23. There will be no program on October 9 because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 11 and running until October 23. There is no program on Thanksgiving, October 9.

Registration begins on September 6 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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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 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterley

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Tuesday October 3, 2017
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning September 12 and runs until October 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Preschool programs begin the week of September 11th and run for 6 weeks.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, September 6.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours: an action packed half hour of French stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning September 12 and runs until October 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with some of the activities.

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

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 3, 2017

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



 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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Please Play With Your Food at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Learning chemistry is fun when it's all about food! Make elephant toothpaste from kitchen chemicals. Explore solubility while experimenting with sweet treats. Create art using chemistry and watch it fizz! You'll be completely captivated by this chemical caper.

Children up to grade 7 along with their parents are invited to join Scientists in School to participate in hands-on activites and experiments. At the end of the workshop, each participating child also receives a Family Science Kit which contains materials and an instructional booklet of activities so that the scientific discovery can continue at home!

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 14 spaces available.
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Knitting Circle at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels. Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. Beginners please bring #9 or larger knitting needles.

Register online, in person or by phone.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every  Tuesday (through October 2017).  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org.

 
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Please Play With Your Food at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Learning chemistry is fun when it's all about food! Make elephant toothpaste from kitchen chemicals. Explore solubility while experimenting with sweet treats. Create art using chemistry and watch it fizz! You'll be completely captivated by this chemical caper.

Children up to grade 7 along with their parents are invited to join Scientists in School to participate in hands-on activites and experiments. At the end of the workshop, each participating child also receives a Family Science Kit which contains materials and an instructional booklet of activities so that the scientific discovery can continue at home!

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 15 spaces available.
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3D Printer Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

Participants must be in grade 7 or older and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
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Wednesday October 4, 2017
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins September 13 and continues until October 18.

 

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Preschool programs begin the week of September 11th and run for 6 weeks until October 18th.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday September 6th.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M it! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Zone

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 4, 2017

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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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, fingerplays 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 session begins Wednesday, September 13 and  continues until December 6.

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

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

No registration is required

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday October 5, 2017
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Movement, Music and Babies at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic is hosted by the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program in partnership with the Whitby Public Library.  Babies up to four months of age are eligible for a free hearing screening if they did not receive one at birth in the hospital. 

For more information or to book an appointment, please call the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program at 1-888-703-5437, ext. 4.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday 4:00-4:40 and 4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

 

For more information contact:

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This eight week program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a teen volunteer. Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy based games.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

 

For more information contact:

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Book Pirates at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Fall session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7 and Jan. 11th. The signup for this session is online, beginning on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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Free Film Night: The Founder at Central Library
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tells the true story of how Ray Kroc [Michael Keaton], a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

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

This program is intended for adults and rImage of The Founder film cover.egistration is required. 

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Friday October 6, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

The session begins on September 15 and continues until December 8.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Junior Builder's Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Teens at Brooklin
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Youth in grades 7-12 can come to the Brooklin Branch on the first Friday of the month to create, craft, design and play! Check back here the Monday before the program to discover this month's theme, or come and be surprised.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Saturday October 7, 2017
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Knit'B'Cause at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knit'B'Cause is an intergenerational knitting program for children in grades 3-8. We teach the basics - how to cast on, how to knit, how to purl and how to cast off - while making items for various charity groups. We have made red scarves for AIDS, comfort dolls for an international aid organization and lap blankets for seniors, among other items. We are currently full and our waitlist is full as well.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Makedo Cardboard Challenge at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Come celebrate Global Cardboard Challenge Day and unleash your inner creator with every child's favourite toy, the cardboard box! Children (Grades JK+) will construct a cooperative project with cardboard using their imagination and our new Makedo kit.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Free All Ages Film at Central: Superman The Movie
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a Saturday matinee designed to get you in a superhero frame of mind! We're leading up to our WhitCAF event, happening Saturday November 18th, with a tribute to an original good-guy versus bad-guy action film. Released in a different era -- 1978 -- you and your family can enjoy this Superman together!

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero. Starring Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, and Gene Hackman.

Image of Superman The Movie film cover. Rated PG. Closed Captioned. Registration is required. Please use the blue button below or ask staff to sign you up. Snacks are welcome!

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Makedo a Haunted House at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join the Global Cardboard Challenge a build a Halloween Reading Hut to cuddle up and read in when you visit the library. This program is for children in grades 2 to 4.

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
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Tuesday October 10, 2017
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning September 12 and runs until October 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Preschool programs begin the week of September 11th and run for 6 weeks.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, September 6.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours: an action packed half hour of French stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning September 12 and runs until October 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with some of the activities.

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

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Stiff by Mary Roach

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
There are 11 spaces available.
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 3, 2017

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



 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Knitting Circle at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels. Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. Beginners please bring #9 or larger knitting needles.

Register online, in person or by phone.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every  Tuesday (through October, 2017).  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday October 11, 2017
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins September 13 and continues until October 18.

 

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Preschool programs begin the week of September 11th and run for 6 weeks until October 18th.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday September 6th.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Fiction Book Club at Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A winner of the Edgar Award, October's selection is The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters. Booklist calls this book "a solidly plotted whodunit with strong characters and excellent dialogue...the impending apocalypse isn 't merely window dressing, either: it's a key piece of the puzzle Hank is trying to solve."

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

Please register online beginning Saturday August 19 at 9 a.m. There will be a copy of each month's selection available for the first 12 registrants. Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting.

 

LOCATION: Central Library
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M it! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
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LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Teen Advisory Group at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Whitby Public Library is looking for members for its Teen Advisory Group (TAG). As a TAG member, you will be able to have a say about what goes on at your library, assist with special events and programs, develop leadership skills, and earn community service hours. TAG members will be expected to participate in a minimum of three library programs each month.

Interested youth in grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. TAG meets on the second Wednesday of every month (September through May). No registration required.

If you have any questions, please contact teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca or call the Children’s and Adult Fiction Department at 905 668-6531 Ext. 2010.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 4, 2017

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

 

LOCATION: 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, fingerplays 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 session begins Wednesday, September 13 and  continues until December 6.

Please note: the October 11 session will be held in front of the fireplace.

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

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

No registration is required

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday October 12, 2017
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Movement, Music and Babies at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
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LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Infant and Toddler Sleep Seminar at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Will your child only fall asleep with a bottle or while nursing? Do they wake numerous times a night? Do they need to be held, rocked, bounced or driven in their car seat to nap? Are all of you exhausted? Time for sleep! Holly Jefferd, Certified Sleep Consultant, will be dispensing tips and advice on how to get your baby into a healthy sleep routine. Sleep is on the way!

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday 4:00-4:40 and 4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

 

For more information contact:

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This eight week program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a teen volunteer. Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy based games.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
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LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

 

For more information contact:

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Math + Science = Fun at Rossland Branch
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Children up to Grade 7, along with their parents, are invited to join Scientists in School to participate in hands-on activities and experiments. At the end of the workshop, each participating child also receives a Family Science Kit which contains materials and an instructional booklet of activities so that the scientific discovery can continue at home.

Do you speak math? Math is the language of science. Explore the power of math as a chemist mixing your own edible treat, an engineer building a super roller coaster, and a biologist baffling your parents with science. Speak math? Now you do!

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 8 spaces available.
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Math + Science = Fun
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Children up to Grade 7, along with their parents, are invited to join Scientists in School to participate in hands-on activities and experiments. At the end of the workshop, each participating child also receives a Family Science Kit which contains materials and an instructional booklet of activities so that the scientific discovery can continue at home.

Do you speak math? Math is the language of science. Explore the power of math as a chemist mixing your own edible treat, an engineer building a super roller coaster, and a biologist baffling your parents with science. Speak math? Now you do!

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
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3D Printer Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

Participants must be in grade 7 or older and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
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Friday October 13, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

The session begins on September 15 and continues until December 8.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Junior Builder's Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Durham College Lecture Series: How to Hold a Successful Event
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects. This series will run at the same time, each of the following Fridays: Sept. 29, Oct. 13, 20, and 27. Nov. 3, 17, and 24, concluding on Dec. 1.

This week's topic: How to Hold a Successful Event

Whether you are an entrepreneur planning a business event, an employee organizing a meeting or someone who just likes to throw a party, event planning can be stressful!  This session will explore how to define and measure success while providing clear tasks to plan any kind of event, tips on how to stay on budget and resources to help you through the process.

Presented by: Tricia Wiseman

This program is intended for adults and registration is required. Please see contact information and registration below.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 63 spaces available.
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Monday October 16, 2017
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. begining September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 23. There will be no program on October 9 because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
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LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 11 and running until October 23. There is no program on Thanksgiving, October 9.

Registration begins on September 6 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Brooklin Branch Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month's Brooklin Book Club selection is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

Registration begins Saturday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 4 spaces available.
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Tuesday October 17, 2017
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning September 12 and runs until October 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
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LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Preschool programs begin the week of September 11th and run for 6 weeks.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, September 6.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours: an action packed half hour of French stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning September 12 and runs until October 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the library's collections, listen to stories, do a variety of fun activities and crafts, and network with each other. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with some of the activities.

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

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
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LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 3, 2017

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



 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Proo(f) Paranormal at Rossland Branch
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Adults are invited to join us as the Proo(f) team explores the paranormal through a journey into some of their darkest investigations. Video presentation, photography analysis and audio review, as well as an interactive presentation on how to investigate the paranormal using ‘tools of the paranormal trade’.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every  Tuesday (through October 2017).  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org.

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

Participants must be in grade 7 or older and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
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Wednesday October 18, 2017
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins September 13 and continues until October 18.

 

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

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
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LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Preschool programs begin the week of September 11th and run for 6 weeks until October 18th.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday September 6th.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M it! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
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LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Sphero Sprk+ Paint Party At Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have a fun-tastic time painting with our new Sphero Sprk+ robots! Learn how this robot works while creating your masterpiece. Be prepared to get messy.

This program is for children in grades 4 to 6.

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Author Visit With Kristen Ciccarelli

Debut author Kristen Ciccarelli will be taking over this week’s Teen Zone as she shares her writing journey, discusses her writing process and introduces us to the characters in her exciting new book The Last Namsara. The first in a trilogy, The Last Namsara explores an intricately woven world of deception, inner darkness and dragons.

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 4, 2017

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

 

LOCATION: 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, fingerplays 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 session begins Wednesday, September 13 and  continues until December 6.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Teens at Rossland
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to come doodle, draw and design to your heart’s content at this month’s program. A variety of materials (including Sharpies!) will be provided. Registration is required. Register online or by calling 905-668-1886.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday October 19, 2017
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Movement, Music and Babies at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic is hosted by the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program in partnership with the Whitby Public Library.  Babies up to four months of age are eligible for a free hearing screening if they did not receive one at birth in the hospital. 

For more information or to book an appointment, please call the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program at 1-888-703-5437, ext. 4.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

The session begins the week of September 11 until the week of October 16.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
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LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

TheftThis month's Rossland Book Club selection is Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator. Registration is required. The first 12 people to register will receive a copy of the book to borrow. Waitlisted registrants who have read the book are welcome to attend the meeting.

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

Registration begins August 19th.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday 4:00-4:40 and 4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

 

For more information contact:

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This eight week program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a teen volunteer. Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy based games.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
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LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

 

For more information contact:

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Big Screen Film Club: The Lost City of Z at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of The Lost City of Z, based on the true story written by David Gran.

“A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s." ~IMDb

This film is rated 14A by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime is 141 minutes.
Closed captioning will be available.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 35 spaces available.
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Fall session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Sept. 21,  Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21 and Jan. 18th. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, September 9 at 9 a.m.

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

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 10 spaces available.
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Friday October 20, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

The session begins on September 15 and continues until December 8.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Superhero Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for a special superhero themed story, songs, and much more!

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Junior Builder's Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Durham College Lecture Series: Sitting is the New Smoking
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects. This series will run at the same time, each of the following Fridays: Sept. 29, Oct. 13, 20, and 27. Nov. 3, 17, and 24, concluding on Dec. 1.

This week's topic: Sitting is the New Smoking - Creating Healthy Office Habits

We will examine the health risks associated with sitting at desks and interacting with computers.  We look at ways to combat these behaviours and practices to relieve the mental and physical stresses of office work and sedentary lifestyles.

Presented by: Melissa Taaffee. Melissa is a professor at Duham College, in the 911 Emergency and Call Centre Communications program.  Prior to becoming a teacher, she enjoyed a 14 year career as a 911 operator.

This program is intended for adults and registration is required. Please see contact information and registration below.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 63 spaces available.
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Saturday October 21, 2017
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Knit'B'Cause at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knit'B'Cause is an intergenerational knitting program for children in grades 3-8. We teach the basics - how to cast on, how to knit, how to purl and how to cast off - while making items for various charity groups. We have made red scarves for AIDS, comfort dolls for an international aid organization and lap blankets for seniors, among other items. We are currently full and our waitlist is full as well.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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S.T.E.A.M. It Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Help us wrap up Ontario Public Library Week and drop by the Central Library to experience STEAM It Saturday. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with our hands-on activities for all ages. Create a craft, play a game, or test your thinking skills! Activities may require caregiver help and supervision for children under the age of 9.

Activities will take pleace in the atrium on the first floor of the library.

LOCATION: Central Library
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Monday October 23, 2017
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. begining September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 23. There will be no program on October 9 because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

Toddler Time is a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers. It is being held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 11 and running until October 23. There is no program on Thanksgiving, October 9.

Registration begins on September 6 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. 

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

Participants must be in grade 7 or older and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
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Tuesday October 24, 2017
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 3, 2017

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



 

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

Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every  Tuesday (through October, 2017).  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday October 25, 2017
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Infant and Toddler Sleep Seminar at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Will your child only fall asleep with a bottle or while nursing? Do they wake numerous times at night? Do they need to be held, rocked, bounced or driven in their car seat to nap? Are all of you exhausted? Time for sleep!

Holly Jefferd, Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant, will be dispensing tips and advice on how to get your baby into a healthy sleep routine. Sleep is on the way!

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 30 spaces available.
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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Superhero Crafternoon At Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Create your very own superhero emblem and add it to a cape and mask craft to take home. Just in time for Halloween!

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
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3D Printer Orientation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

Participants must be in grade 7 or older and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Zone

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 4, 2017

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

 

LOCATION: 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, fingerplays 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 session begins Wednesday, September 13 and  continues until December 6.

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

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

No registration is required

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday October 26, 2017
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday 4:00-4:40 and 4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

 

For more information contact:

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This eight week program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a teen volunteer. Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy based games.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
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LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

 

For more information contact:

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Friday October 27, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

The session begins on September 15 and continues until December 8.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Junior Builder's Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Durham College Lecture Series: Memory - Abilities and Failings
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects. This series will run at the same time, each of the following Fridays: Sept. 29, Oct. 13, 20, and 27. Nov. 3, 17, and 24, concluding on Dec. 1.

This week's topic: Memory - Abilities and Failings

Human memory is a complex and important part of our life.  How does it work and how does it fail?  In this session, participants will learn the general workings of memory.  Then, to illustrate some of the complexities of this cognitive system, attendees will experience various psychological principles through experiments and demonstrations.

Presented by: Lynne Kennette

This program is intended for adults and registration is required. Please see contact information and registration below.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 51 spaces available.
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Teen Advisory Group at Brooklin
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The Whitby Public Library is looking for members for its Teen Advisory Group (TAG). As a TAG member, you will be able to have a say about what goes on at your library, assist with special events and programs, develop leadership skills, and earn community service hours. TAG members will be expected to participate in a minimum of two library programs each month.

Interested youth in grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. The Brooklin TAG meets on the fourth Friday of every month (September through May).

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Saturday October 28, 2017
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Knit'B'Cause at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knit'B'Cause is an intergenerational knitting program for children in grades 3-8. We teach the basics - how to cast on, how to knit, how to purl and how to cast off - while making items for various charity groups. We have made red scarves for AIDS, comfort dolls for an international aid organization and lap blankets for seniors, among other items. We are currently full and our waitlist is full as well.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday October 30, 2017
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Proo(f) Paranormal at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults are invited to join us as the Proo(f) team explorers the paranormal through a journey into some of their darkest investigations. Video presentation, photography analysis and audio reviews, as well as an interactive presentation on how to investigate the paranormal using tools of the trade.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 35 spaces available.
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Sculptris Basics
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3D modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Sculptris, a free 3D modelling software which can be used to digitally design and sculpt your own custom organic objects, printable on the library's MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer.
 

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 10 spaces available.
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Tuesday October 31, 2017
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins the week of October 30th and run for 6 weeks until December 5th.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, October 25.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 3, 2017

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



 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every  Tuesday (through October 2017).  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org.

 
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Wednesday November 1, 2017
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins the week of October 30 and run for 6 weeks until December 6.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, October 25.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Zone

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 4, 2017

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

 

LOCATION: 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, fingerplays 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 session begins Wednesday, September 13 and  continues until December 6.

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

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

No registration is required

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday November 2, 2017
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic is hosted by the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program in partnership with the Whitby Public Library.  Babies up to four months of age are eligible for a free hearing screening if they did not receive one at birth in the hospital. 

For more information or to book an appointment, please call the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program at 1-888-703-5437, ext. 4.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday 4:00-4:40 and 4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

 

For more information contact:

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This eight week program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a teen volunteer. Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy based games.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

 

For more information contact:

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Book Pirates at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Fall session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7 and Jan. 11th. The signup for this session is online, beginning on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Friday November 3, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

The session begins on September 15 and continues until December 8.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Junior Builder's Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Durham College Lecture Series: Aches and Pain - What is Your Body Telling You?
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series of talks will cover a variety of subjects. This series will run at the same time, each of the following Fridays: Sept. 29, Oct. 13, 20, and 27. Nov. 3, 17, and 24, concluding on Dec. 1.

This week's topic: Aches and Pain - What is Your Body Telling You?

Pain is a common human experience that can be difficult to understand.  Is pain in the shoulder coming from the shoulder? Is a headache really a head ache? Is sciatica a low back problem? The purpose of this session is to explore how pain occurs and provide a simple guide on common, unusual, and unexpected sources.  Various treatment options will be also be discussed.

Presented by: Nadine Ellul

This program is intended for adults and registration is required. Please see contact information and registration below.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 56 spaces available.
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Teens at Brooklin
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Youth in grades 7-12 can come to the Brooklin Branch on the first Friday of the month to create, craft, design and play! Check back here the Monday before the program to discover this month's theme, or come and be surprised.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Monday November 6, 2017
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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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 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterley

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Tuesday November 7, 2017
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins the week of October 30th and run for 6 weeks until December 5th.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, October 25.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 3, 2017

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



 

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

Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every  Tuesday (through October, 2017).  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday November 8, 2017
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins the week of October 30 and run for 6 weeks until December 6.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, October 25.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Teen Advisory Group at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Whitby Public Library is looking for members for its Teen Advisory Group (TAG). As a TAG member, you will be able to have a say about what goes on at your library, assist with special events and programs, develop leadership skills, and earn community service hours. TAG members will be expected to participate in a minimum of three library programs each month.

Interested youth in grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. TAG meets on the second Wednesday of every month (September through May). No registration required.

If you have any questions, please contact teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca or call the Children’s and Adult Fiction Department at 905 668-6531 Ext. 2010.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Wednesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 4, 2017

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

 

LOCATION: 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, fingerplays 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 session begins Wednesday, September 13 and  continues until December 6.

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

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

No registration is required

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday November 9, 2017
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday 4:00-4:40 and 4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

 

For more information contact:

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This eight week program pairs children (Grades 1-3) who would benefit from additional reading support with a teen volunteer. Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy based games.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

French Reading Buddies/Copains de Lecture is a program for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Bienvenue copains! Joignez-nous pour pratiquer votre lecture en français.

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm. You may only register your child for one session.

 

For more information contact:

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Friday November 10, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Friday morning Fireside Family Storytime is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

The session begins on September 15 and continues until December 8.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Junior Builder's Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Registration is not required. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before program starts.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Saturday November 11, 2017
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Knit'B'Cause at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knit'B'Cause is an intergenerational knitting program for children in grades 3-8. We teach the basics - how to cast on, how to knit, how to purl and how to cast off - while making items for various charity groups. We have made red scarves for AIDS, comfort dolls for an international aid organization and lap blankets for seniors, among other items. We are currently full and our waitlist is full as well.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday November 13, 2017
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Tuesday November 14, 2017
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins the week of October 30th and run for 6 weeks until December 5th.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, October 25.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Stiff by Mary Roach

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
There are 12 spaces available.
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 3, 2017

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



 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Wednesday November 15, 2017
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins the week of October 30 and run for 6 weeks until December 6.

Register online, in person or by phone starting Wednesday, October 25.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch