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Thursday February 23, 2017
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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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. 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.   Start date is Thursday, February 9th.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28th at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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. 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.  Start date is Thursday, February 9th.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28th at 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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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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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central Library
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Friday February 24, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 9 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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Teen Leadership Council at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Bricker's Club Block Party
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Club Block Party  Grades 2 to 5

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

Kid's curiosity and imagination at its best!

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
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Sunday February 26, 2017
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Black History Month Panel Discussion
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

Special Guest Panelists:

Michael Adjeben, Psychotherapist

Phoebe Grayson, Mentoring Facilitator, Durham Welcome Centre and Immigration Services

Malua Bailey, University Student

Eleanor McIntosh, Administrative Officer, DDSB

Donovan Fraser, Retired Principal

Moya Teklu, Lawyer

 

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 42 spaces available.
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Monday February 27, 2017
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series at Central Library
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Some of the activities in the workshop:

·         Making an action plan

·         Working with your healthcare professional and organization

·         Pacing and Planning

·         Moving Easy Exercise Program

·         Medications for chronic pain

Registration is required and space is limited.. To learn more, or to register, please call Community Care Access Centre, Central East LHIN at 1-866-971-5545, or visit online: www.healthylifeworkshop.ca

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Tuesday February 28, 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 Tuesdays  from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Feb. 7th.  There will be no session the week of March Break.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call 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 other Tuesday.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org. Please see www.whitbylibrary.on.ca/Newcomers for additional multi-lingual resources, events and information for Newcomers.

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
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Wednesday March 1, 2017
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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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 Feb. 8, 2017

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The winter session begins Wednesday, January 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday March 2, 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. 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.   Start date is Thursday, February 9th.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28th at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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. 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.  Start date is Thursday, February 9th.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28th at 9:00 a.m.

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 - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

No registration is required. 

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

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

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

Comedy/Drama. Running time: 121 minutes.

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 33 spaces available.
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Friday March 3, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 44 spaces available.
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Teens at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Harry Potter Hour

Teens are invited to visit the Brooklin Branch on the first Friday of every month to take part in a program hosted by the Teen Leadership Council. This month, we'll be celebrating our love of Harry Potter.  Make your own wand, test your trivia skills, drink Butterbeer, and more!

This program is for youth in grades 7-12.

Registration is required. Register online, in person at any Whitby Library location or by calling 905-655-3191.
 

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Bricker's Club Block Party
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Club Block Party  Grades 2 to 5

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

Kid's curiosity and imagination at its best!

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Saturday March 4, 2017
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March Break Program Registration Day at Brooklin
9:00 AM

It's that time again...March Break program registration begins on Saturday, March 4 at 9:00 a.m.

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

For school age children (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12)

Find the blue 'Register' button online on the specific program dates, or register by telephone or in person.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Monday March 6, 2017
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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series at Central Library
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Some of the activities in the workshop:

·         Making an action plan

·         Working with your healthcare professional and organization

·         Pacing and Planning

·         Moving Easy Exercise Program

·         Medications for chronic pain

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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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 The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Tuesday March 7, 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 Tuesdays  from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Feb. 7th.  There will be no session the week of March Break.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Wednesday March 8, 2017
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Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

March 8, 2017    2:00 p.m.      BRIDESHEAD REVISITED by Evelyn Waugh.

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

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

 

There are 5 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 Rossland
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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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 Feb. 8, 2017

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The winter session begins Wednesday, January 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday March 9, 2017
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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. 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.   Start date is Thursday, February 9th.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28th at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

DIY Donut Earbud Keepers

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

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

 

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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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. 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.  Start date is Thursday, February 9th.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28th at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 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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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

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

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

Please be aware, you must register for each individual session.

Hinterland Who's Who

From the earliest depictions on cave walls, animals have always been a major part of art.

 

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
There are 34 spaces available.
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Friday March 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
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Fireside Storytime and March Break Special at Central
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Teens at Central
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Disney Movie Marathon

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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The Secret Art of the Ozobot at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Children (Grade 1-3) are welcome!

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
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The Secret Art of the Ozobot at Brooklin
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children (Grade 4-6) are welcome!

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Bricker's Club Block Party
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Club Block Party  Grades 2 to 5

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

Kid's curiosity and imagination at its best!

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Saturday March 11, 2017
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Free Tax Clinic @ Whitby Library
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

By appointment only. (The last appointment of the day is at 4:00 p.m.)

Restrictions apply:

Individuals with a gross income under $30,000

Couples with a gross income under $40,000

One adult with child with a gross income under $35,000

To make an appointment:

Visit the 2nd floor Information desk at Central Library

Call 905-668-6531 ext. 2020

Email: askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca

A second clinic will be held on Saturday March 25.

 

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Monday March 13, 2017
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Crime Lab - UOIT, Let's Talk Science at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Children (Grades 6-8) are invited!

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch 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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Fireworks Salt Painting at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Children (Grades 1+) are invited!

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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March Break Kick-Off Canada 150 at Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Kick off the March break and celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with us! Test your knowledge of Canadian trivia, make fun crafts and travel to iconic landmarks with our green screen.

For children in grades JK to 9. Drop-in at any time during the program to participate.

 

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Tuesday March 14, 2017
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Windreach Farms Beyond the Gate at the Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Chickens, Bunnies, and Guinea Pigs, oh my! Children in JK to Grade 4 are invited to participate in this educational and interactive event presented by Windreach Farms.

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

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

 

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Paper Palooza at Central
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Delve into the infinite world of paper crafts. From quilling to mosaics, come and discover a new way of using paper. This is a drop-in program for children JK and up. Caregivers of children under 10 must remain in the library. This is make and take, so please be prepared to accompany your child or wait nearby.

Drop-in while supplies last.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Trolls - March Break Movie Matinee at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

“After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy and Branch set off on a journey to rescue their friends.” ~IMDb

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Celebrate Canadian Authors with Grumpy Bird at the Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children in JK to Grade 1, come celebrate Canadian Authors with Grumpy Bird!

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

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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DIY Jewelry Making at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Hardware store meets craft store!  Creative guys and girls in Grades 4-6, come to the library to enjoy a creative hour making and painting necklaces or keychains with supplies from the hardware and art stores!

Pick up your ticket at the main floor information desk half an hour before the program begins.  Space is limited.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monoprint - Try your hand at printing at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

Children (Grades 4+) are invited!

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Teens at Central
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate Pi Day!

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
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Wednesday March 15, 2017
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Babysitting Basics
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Anne of Green Gables at Central
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Did you know that P.E.I. didn’t join Confederation until 1873? Well, we won’t hold that against them, as they are the province where the delightful Anne of Green Gables books take place. Join us for some Anne-inspired crafts and games if you are in grades 1-3.

Pick up your ticket at the main floor information desk half an hour before the program begins. Space is limited.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Robot Cube Challenge at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Crime Lab - UOIT Let's Talk Science at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Children (Grades 6-8) are invited!

Reigstration begins on Saturday, March 4 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
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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
There is 1 space available.
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Celebrate Canadian Authors with Scaredy Squirrel at the Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Come celebrate Canadian Authors with Scaredy Squirrel.

Children in SK to Grade 2 are invited to come laugh your worries away with Melanie Watts and Scaredy Squirrel. Then make a smiling Scaredy of your own.

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

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

               

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Teens at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Miss Peregrine’s Popcorn Party

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

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

This film is Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Closed caption will be available.

Registration is required. Register online, at any Whitby Library location or by calling 905-655-3191.

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

Sharpie Art

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

Registration is required. Register online, at any Whitby Library location, or by calling 905-668-1886.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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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 March 16, 2017
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Make and Take for Canada
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

*Please note there will be paint

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Moana - March Break Movie Matinee at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Become an investigative expert at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

This program is for children in grades 4 to 6.

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Celebrate Canadian Authors with Smelly Socks at the Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Celebrate Canadian Authors with Smelly Socks.

Robert Munsch and his character, Tina, can keep their smelly socks. Children in Grade 2 and up are invited to come to the Rossland Branch and use new, clean socks to make sock puppets.

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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K'Nex at your Library! at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Children (Grades 1+) are invited!

Registration begins Saturday, March 4 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
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LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Teens at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Improv at the Library!

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

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

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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Teddy Bear's March Break Fun at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Children (Grades JK+) are invited!

Registration begins Saturday, March 4 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
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Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central Library
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Friday March 17, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Celebrate Canadian Authors with Scott Garnder and Walter, the Guitar at the Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children aged 3 up to grade 3 are invited to celebrate Canadian Authors with Scott Gardner and Walter the Guitar.

Scott’s English Professor was none other than Robert Munsch. Enjoy Scott’s retelling of famous Munsch stories and let Walter get you moving and grooving.

This is a drop-in program.

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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March Break Movie Morning at Central
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Matter Matters - UOIT, Let's Talk Science at Brooklin
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

Children (Grade 2) are invited!

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

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 is 1 space available.
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Blarney Stones at the Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children in grades 1 and up are invited to come to the Rossland Branch to make a Blarney Stone on St. Patrick’s Day.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Monday March 20, 2017
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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series at Central Library
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Some of the activities in the workshop:

·         Making an action plan

·         Working with your healthcare professional and organization

·         Pacing and Planning

·         Moving Easy Exercise Program

·         Medications for chronic pain

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Tuesday March 21, 2017
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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 Tuesdays  from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Feb. 7th.  There will be no session the week of March Break.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Resume Critiques at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have a resume but want it reviewed by a job skills professional? Book an one-on-one 30 minute resume critique with a professional from YMCA Durham Employment & Community.

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 10 spaces available.
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Wednesday March 22, 2017
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 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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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? Does your child wake numerous times a night? Does your child need to be held, rocked, bounced or driven in their car seat to nap? Is your child and your family exhausted?

Time for sleep!

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Senior Drivers and the Licence Renewal Process at Rossland
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn driving tips and recent rules of the road, the testing requirements for those 80 years and older, signs of aging or medications as it relates to driving ability, and more.

This program is presented by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

Registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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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 Feb. 8, 2017

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The winter session begins Wednesday, January 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday March 23, 2017
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The OutlanderThis month's Rossland Book Club selection is The Outlander by Gil Adamson. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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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. 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.   Start date is Thursday, February 9th.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28th at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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. 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.  Start date is Thursday, February 9th.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28th at 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Big Screen Film Club at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of The Light Between Oceans, based on the novel of the same title by author, M.L. Stedman.

“A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting boat." ~IMDb

This film is Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime 2hr 13 mins

Closed caption will be available.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central Library
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Page Turners at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Exploring Earth’s Extremes with Storm Chaser/Adventurer/Eco Explorer George Kourounis at Central
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

George K Tornado image.George’s endeavors  to document nature's worst weather conditions have taken him all over the globe, into places most normal people are fleeing from. Whether it's a tornado outbreak in Kansas, a monster hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, forest fires in British Columbia, or even an erupting volcano, he's usually in the middle of the action with his camera rolling.

His efforts have been seen around the world on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Explorer, BBC-TV, CNN and of course, his own adventure TV program Angry Planet which has been broadcast in over 100 countries. 

His travels have taken him to such far-flung places as:

- The jungles of Rwanda to witness rare mountain gorillas.
- A cage surrounded by Great White sharks off the coast of Mexico.
- Flying in a helicopter over huge forest fires in Northern Ontario.
- The remote island nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific where he got married on the crater's edge of the exploding Yasur volcano!
- Dog sledding above the Arctic Circle and kayaking with whales in Antarctica.
- Space flight training, including a zero gravity flight and being subjected to extreme forces inside 2 centrifuges.
- The fabled Timbuktu, in the Sahara Desert, documenting sand storms.
- Reactor #4 at Chernobyl, the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history.
- Into the Naica Crystal Cave in Mexico, home to the largest crystals in the world where the environment is so hostile that the heat and humidity can be deadly.
And much, much more.

By sharing these adventures with the world, George hopes that he can inspire people to break out of their routines and do something that they consider a little bit scary. This program is intended for adults, attendees should be in grade 7 or higher.

Come and find out why George is in the 2017 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records!

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Friday March 24, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch 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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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Filter Bubble – How Social Technology Defines our Perspectives with Stephen Forbes

The internet is not going away in the near future, and it is certainly not finished evolving. As we engage with search engines and social media software, humanity must continue to reflect on how this technology affects us as individuals, families and communities. Join us for a light introductory discussion on the concept of "the filter bubble", which serves to describe a phenomenon where our online activities create an echo chamber around us, only showing and telling us things that we approve of, while hiding from us less desirable or challenging thoughts. Learn how this bubble can prevent us from hearing new ideas or engaging with political dispositions different from our own, potentially eroding the social fabric required for a healthy democratic society. It isn't all doom and gloom though, as we will also touch on actions we may take to minimize our own filter bubbles while still engaging with and benefitting from the technologies.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 46 spaces available.
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Teen Leadership Council at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Saturday March 25, 2017
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Free Tax Clinic @ Whitby Library
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

By appointment only. (The last appointment of the day is at 4:00 p.m.)

Restrictions apply:

Individuals with a gross income under $30,000

Couples with a gross income under $40,000

One adult with child with a gross income under $35,000

To make an appointment:

Visit the 2nd floor Information desk at Central Library

Call 905-668-6531 ext. 2020

Email: askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca

There will be an earlier clinic held on Saturday March 11.

 

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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3D Printer Orientation
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
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Back to Basics Skills Series: Simple Sewing Repairs at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are your tootsies showing, your drawers drafty? Learn how to mend holey socks and patch torn trousers using simple, hand-sewing techniques. No experience required. One hour.

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Monday March 27, 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 are 2 spaces available.
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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series at Central Library
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Some of the activities in the workshop:

·         Making an action plan

·         Working with your healthcare professional and organization

·         Pacing and Planning

·         Moving Easy Exercise Program

·         Medications for chronic pain

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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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 March 28, 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 Tuesdays  from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Feb. 7th.  There will be no session the week of March Break.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call 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 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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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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Wednesday March 29, 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 are 2 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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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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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 Feb. 8, 2017

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.

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 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The winter session begins Wednesday, January 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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An Evening with Emily Schultz at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We are thrilled to be hosting an evening with Emily Schultz, award winning author of The Blondes as she joins us for a book talk and signing of latest novel, Men Walking on Water.

Men Walking on Water, a featured title on Now Magazine’s Must Read List of 2017, is a prohibition era novel exploring the ramifications of an accident where a rumrunner’s car ends up in the Detroit River (taking cash down with it.)

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

Books will be available for purchase through Blue Heron Books.

Registration is required. Register in person, online at www.whitbylibrary.on.ca/events or by calling any location of the Whitby Public Library.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 77 spaces available.
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Thursday March 30, 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. 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.   Start date is Thursday, February 9th.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28th at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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. 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.  Start date is Thursday, February 9th.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28th at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

No registration is required. 

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 3 spaces available.
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Friday March 31, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Simple Art of Complex Thinking with Neil Gonsalves

In an increasing complex world, it seems there are always too many factors to consider when making decisions. Sorting facts from catchy sound-bytes has become a full time job for some. In this presentation, we will take a light hearted approach to simplifying the process, build everyday strategies to enhance our mental agility and focus on developing critical thinking skills that can be transferred to multiple settings in professional and personal life.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 38 spaces available.
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Monday April 3, 2017
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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series at Central Library
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Some of the activities in the workshop:

·         Making an action plan

·         Working with your healthcare professional and organization

·         Pacing and Planning

·         Moving Easy Exercise Program

·         Medications for chronic pain

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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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 The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Tuesday April 4, 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 Tuesdays  from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Feb. 7th.  There will be no session the week of March Break.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Resume Critiques at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have a resume but want it reviewed by a job skills professional? Book an one-on-one 30 minute resume critique with a professional from YMCA Durham Employment & Community.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch 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 at least 14 years of age and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 4 spaces available.
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Adult Paint Night with Diane Ptolemy Art at the Central Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Paint Night with Diane PtolemyTheme: Evening Pines

Anyone who has never held a paintbrush can follow Diane's step by step instructions to create a beautiful canvas ready for hanging and have fun while doing it. Diane is an illustrator/artist who has left her legacy around the Golden Horseshoe with commissions and landscape paintings. She has completed historical murals in Dr. Robert Thornton Public School and Col. Farewell Public Schools. Her work has been shown in juried exhibitions with the Oshawa Art Association. Check out her website or Facebook page.

This program is intended for adults, 18+ and registration is required. To register, please click on the blue button below, call 905-668-6531 ext 2020 or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Wednesday April 5, 2017
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Storytime Registration at Brooklin
10:00 AM

The Brooklin Branch's Storytime registration will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m.. Register online, in person or by calling 905 655-3191.

Register for:

Baby Time: Enjoy this half hour of songs, stories, and fingerplays in an interactive environment for children 0  - 18 months of age and their caregivers.
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 April 11th.
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Baby Time will run for 6 weeks, starting on April 12th.

Toddler Time: A fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers.
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 April10 th.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time will run for 6 weeks, starting April 13th.

Registration is not required for our drop-in storytimes:

Drop-In Family Storytime: For all ages and their caregivers Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

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

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

The Rossland Branch's Storytime registration will be held on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m.. Register online, in person or by calling 905 668-1886.

Register for:

Baby Time: Enjoy this half hour of songs, stories, and fingerplays in an interactive environment for children 0  - 18 months of age and their caregivers, on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Baby Time will run for 6 weeks, starting April 11th.

Toddler Time: A fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers, on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time will run for 6 weeks, starting April 12th.

Registration is not required for our drop-in programs: 

Drop-In Family Storytime: For all ages and their caregivers Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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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 Feb. 8, 2017

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The winter session begins Wednesday, January 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday April 6, 2017
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Sculptris Basics
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn the basics of 3D modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Sculptris, a free 3D modelling software which can be used to digitally design and sculpt your own custom organic objects, printable on the library's MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer.
 

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 9 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. 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.   Start date is Thursday, February 9th.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28th at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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. 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.  Start date is Thursday, February 9th.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 28th at 9:00 a.m.

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 - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central Library
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Free Film Night: Keeping Mum at Central Library
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Reverend Walter Goodfellow, a bumbling town vicar, lives with his wife Gloria and his two children, (Holly who has a new boyfriend every week and Petey who is the whipping boy for the school bullies), in the small English town of Little Wallop. Gloria desperately tries to keep up appearances as the Vicar's wife but she's finding that her children and her hapless husband are just not enough for her any more. Enter Grace, the answer to Gloria's prayers: a charming, discreet housekeeper who has her own unique definition of keeping house -- and an unusual knack for problem solving.

Rated 14A by the Ontario Film Review Board. Closed captioned.

Comedy Kristin Scott Thomas, Dame Maggie Smith and Rowan Atkinson. Running time: 103 minutes.

Registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 56 spaces available.
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Friday April 7, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

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

Who Wants Candy?

Bring your sweet tooth to this candy-filled program! We’ll play candy BINGO and Bean Boozled, and we will make delicious candy kabobs to take home. Allergy alert.

This program is for youth in grades 7 -12.

Registration is required. Register online, in person at any Whitby Library location or by calling 905-655-3191.
 

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Saturday April 8, 2017
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Easter Bunny Green Screen at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wiggle your nose and say, “Easter!”

Families are invited to a Virtual Visit with the Easter Bunny.
Drop by and have your photo taken with the green screen and added to your choice of Easter-themed backgrounds. Participants will have their photos emailed to them.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Monday April 10, 2017
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session will begin the week of April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

** Please note there is no Toddler Time session on Monday, April 17th due to Easter Monday.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series at Central Library
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Some of the activities in the workshop:

·         Making an action plan

·         Working with your healthcare professional and organization

·         Pacing and Planning

·         Moving Easy Exercise Program

·         Medications for chronic pain

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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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 April 11, 2017
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Baby Time at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins April 11th and runs for 6 weeks until May 16th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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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 April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5 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
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Stop by Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
There are 5 spaces available.
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Home School Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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He is Hopping down the Bunny Trail
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tuesday, April 11th 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

He is hopping down the bunny trail...yes!  Youngsters in JK to grade 3 are welcome to drop-in for some funny bunny Easter stories,craft activity and learn to do the official bunny hop! 

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

Note:  Room Change for April 11, 2016

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Wednesday April 12, 2017
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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 April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5 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
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Toddler Time at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session will begin on April 12th and run for 6 weeks until May 17th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

April 12, 2017    2:00 p.m.      THE UNCOMMON READER by Alan Bennett.

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

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

 

There are 6 spaces available.
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All Natural Body Sprays at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 2:30 PM

In this workshop we will learn how to make all natural body sprays, room fresheners and linen sprays. Discover the art of blending essential oils to create natural remedies for you and your family. You will learn how they play a key role not only in these sprays but also when it comes to allergies and bacteria. At the end of this program you will have a product to take home that you will customize yourself.

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-4) are invited to create some great projects this spring!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play with Lego Bricks.

This program will begin on April 12 until May 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Teen Leadership Council at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

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 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The winter session begins Wednesday, January 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday April 13, 2017
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session will begin the week of April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 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
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Teens at Rossland
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Book Exchange and Altered Books

Join us for a book exchange! Bring a book that you no longer want, and trade it for something new.  We’ll also repurpose old books into new works of art. The book exchange is optional (but encouraged!).

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 13 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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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 5 spaces available.
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Art Talks With Olex at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Please be aware, you must register for each individual session.

The Vinyl Story

An art talk just in time for Record Store Day! Vintage album covers are a fascinating entry point to the world of visual art. Join Curator Olex Wlasenko as he shares his passion for collecting vinyl records and brings in his favourites that tell the captivating stories behind the music.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Friday April 14, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Drop-in Junior Builder's Club at Rossland
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Saturday April 15, 2017
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Easter Egg-stravaganza at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Children (Grades JK+) and their caregivers are invited to hop in and bunny up to some egg-citing Easter crafts. Drop by and see what all the hippity-hoppity is about!

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Tuesday April 18, 2017
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Baby Time at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins April 11th and runs for 6 weeks until May 16th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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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 April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

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

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

Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 10 spaces available.
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Wednesday April 19, 2017
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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 April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5 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
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session will begin on April 12th and run for 6 weeks until May 17th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-4) are invited to create some great projects this spring!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play with Lego Bricks.

This program will begin on April 12 until May 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

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

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

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

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 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The winter session begins Wednesday, January 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday April 20, 2017
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session will begin the week of April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

I Am MalalaThis month's Rossland Book Club selection is I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Big Screen Film Club at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of Inferno, based on the novel of the same title by author, Dan Brown.

“When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot." ~IMDb

This film is Rated 14A by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime 2hr

Closed caption will be available.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central Library
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Page Turners at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Friday April 21, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Friday After School Drop-in Bricker's Club
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Block Party Club drop-in for youngsters in grades 2 to 5 begins April 21st and will run until May 26th.

This session is 4:15 to 5:15 for creative minds to build an adventure.  Who knows where our paths will go.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Saturday April 22, 2017
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Earth Day Mud Monster at the Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children in grades 1 to 3 are invited to come observe Earth Day with their new cuddly (not) mud monster. Wear old clothes – this could get messy!

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Back to Basics Skills Series: Stain Removal at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Red wine, gum, candle wax—just a few of the blots that can spoil your favourite garments and household linens. Discover tips, techniques and potions to make stains disappear. Bring your toughest stain challenges to this one-hour workshop. Adults and Teens (Grades 7-12) are welcome.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Monday April 24, 2017
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session will begin the week of April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

** Please note there is no Toddler Time session on Monday, April 17th due to Easter Monday.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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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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Book Club at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Tuesday April 25, 2017
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Baby Time at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins April 11th and runs for 6 weeks until May 16th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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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 April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Home School Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 10 spaces available.
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Wednesday April 26, 2017
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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 April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5 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
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session will begin on April 12th and run for 6 weeks until May 17th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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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? Does your child wake numerous times a night? Does your child need to be held, rocked, bounced or driven in their car seat to nap? Is your child and your family exhausted?

Time for sleep!

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-4) are invited to create some great projects this spring!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play with Lego Bricks.

This program will begin on April 12 until May 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

***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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Teen Leadership Council at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The winter session begins Wednesday, January 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday April 27, 2017
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session will begin the week of April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 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 or play at the library. We’ll have a variety of activities and supplies available (as well as snacks!). You decide what you want to do.

This program is for youth in grades 7-12. No registration required, just drop in.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central Library
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Friday April 28, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Teen Leadership Council at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

If you are in grades 7 through 12 and would like to get involved, come out to a meeting and see what it’s all about! Snacks will be provided. Meetings will take place at the Brooklin Branch on the fourth Friday of every month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.  Please note, this group will not meet in June, July and August.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Friday After School Drop-in Bricker's Club
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Block Party Club drop-in for youngsters in grades 2 to 5 begins April 21st and will run until May 26th.

This session is 4:15 to 5:15 for creative minds to build an adventure.  Who knows where our paths will go.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday May 1, 2017
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session will begin the week of April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

** Please note there is no Toddler Time session on Monday, April 17th due to Easter Monday.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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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 Billion Dollar Spy by David E. Hoffman

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Tuesday May 2, 2017
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Baby Time at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins April 11th and runs for 6 weeks until May 16th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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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 April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Home School Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Wednesday May 3, 2017
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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 April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5 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
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session will begin on April 12th and run for 6 weeks until May 17th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-4) are invited to create some great projects this spring!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play with Lego Bricks.

This program will begin on April 12 until May 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

***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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Drop-In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The winter session begins Wednesday, January 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Senior Drivers & The Licence Renewal Process at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A free presentation for senior drivers presented by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

By attending this presentation, attendees will learn about:

  • Trends and statistics for older drivers
  • The testing requirements for those 80 years and older
  • The collision reporting precoess for those 70 years and older
  • Signs of aging or medications as it relates to driving ability
  • Driving tips and some more recent rules of the road

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Thursday May 4, 2017
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session will begin the week of April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central Library
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Friday May 5, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Friday After School Drop-in Bricker's Club
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Block Party Club drop-in for youngsters in grades 2 to 5 begins April 21st and will run until May 26th.

This session is 4:15 to 5:15 for creative minds to build an adventure.  Who knows where our paths will go.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday May 8, 2017
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session will begin the week of April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

** Please note there is no Toddler Time session on Monday, April 17th due to Easter Monday.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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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 May 9, 2017
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Baby Time at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins April 11th and runs for 6 weeks until May 16th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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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 April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
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LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
There are 5 spaces available.
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Home School Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Note:  Room Change for May 9, 2016

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Wednesday May 10, 2017
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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 April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5 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
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session will begin on April 12th and run for 6 weeks until May 17th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

May 10, 2017    2:00 p.m.     TTHE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL by Anne Bronte.

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

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

 

There are 6 spaces available.
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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-4) are invited to create some great projects this spring!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play with Lego Bricks.

This program will begin on April 12 until May 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

***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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Drop-In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The winter session begins Wednesday, January 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday May 11, 2017
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session will begin the week of April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

No registration is required. 

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

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

Please be aware, you must register for each individual session.

The Daves We Know

We'll take an arbitrary look at artistic notions of "David." From Michelangelo's famed sculpture to works created by artists with the same name - during this hour we'll explore the works created by artists with the same name - during this hour we'll explore the works of David Blackwood, Caspar David Friedrich, David Hockney, David Bowie, Jacque-Louis David and Michah Lexier.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Friday May 12, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Friday After School Drop-in Bricker's Club
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Block Party Club drop-in for youngsters in grades 2 to 5 begins April 21st and will run until May 26th.

This session is 4:15 to 5:15 for creative minds to build an adventure.  Who knows where our paths will go.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday May 15, 2017
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session will begin the week of April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

** Please note there is no Toddler Time session on Monday, April 17th due to Easter Monday.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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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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Book Club at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Tuesday May 16, 2017
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Baby Time at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session begins April 11th and runs for 6 weeks until May 16th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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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 April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

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

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

Registration is required:
Click here to register.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Wednesday May 17, 2017
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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 April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5 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
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session will begin on April 12th and run for 6 weeks until May 17th.

Registration for this program begins on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Builders of Tomorrow at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-4) are invited to create some great projects this spring!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play with Lego Bricks.

This program will begin on April 12 until May 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

***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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Drop-In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required.

The winter session begins Wednesday, January 11.

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

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday May 18, 2017
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This session will begin the week of April 10th until the week of May 15th.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 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

Saturn RunThis month's Rossland Book Club selection is Saturn Run by John Sandford. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Big Screen Film Club at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based on the novel of the same title by author, J.K. Rowling.

“The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school." ~IMDb

This film is Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime 2hr 13mins

Closed caption will be available.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central Library
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Page Turners at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Friday May 19, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Friday After School Drop-in Bricker's Club
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Block Party Club drop-in for youngsters in grades 2 to 5 begins April 21st and will run until May 26th.

This session is 4:15 to 5:15 for creative minds to build an adventure.  Who knows where our paths will go.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Tuesday May 23, 2017
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday May 24, 2017
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday May 25, 2017
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Zone

Come create, craft, design or play at the library. We’ll have a variety of activities and supplies available (as well as snacks!). You decide what you want to do.

This program is for youth in grades 7-12. No registration required, just drop in.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central Library
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Friday May 26, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Teen Leadership Council at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Friday After School Drop-in Bricker's Club
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Bricker's Block Party Club drop-in for youngsters in grades 2 to 5 begins April 21st and will run until May 26th.

This session is 4:15 to 5:15 for creative minds to build an adventure.  Who knows where our paths will go.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Wednesday May 31, 2017
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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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 June 1, 2017
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central Library
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Friday June 2, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Monday June 5, 2017
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Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Tuesday June 6, 2017
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Wednesday June 7, 2017
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday June 8, 2017
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central