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Monday October 1, 2018 - Wednesday October 31, 2018
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October Exhibits
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case - Forever Young Impressions http://foreveryoungimpressions.com/

Art Rail (second floor) - Cindy Xiang - Chinese Brushworks http://www.chinesepainting.ca/index.html

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) - The Canoe Diaries
 
Brooklin Branch
 
Whitby Comic Arts Festival (WHITCAF) http://www.whitbylibrary.ca/whitcaf
 
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday October 19, 2018
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Superhero Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A special superhero themed story, song and much more! Come dressed as your favourite superhero!

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch 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 a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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S.T.E.A.M It Fridays at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 2-4

On the first and third Friday of each month, come and enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. 

During this S.T.E.A.M. program, learn how to control your own robot and make an obstacle course for it to complete. 

This is a registered program for children in grades 2-4. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Games Galore Fridays at Central
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Come hang out and play some board games! We have lots of games to choose from: work together to save the world with Pandemic, or fight for world domination with some old school Risk. We guarantee that our board games will have you not-bored-(games). All skill levels and all ages are welcome! 

Every third Friday of the month, 6:15-8:45pm

Registration is not required, just drop in!

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
Saturday October 20, 2018
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Registration for Knitting Bootcamp for Kids at Central
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Knitting Bootcamp Grades 3– 8

Learn to cast on, knit a row, and complete a washcloth. Please bring 6 mm needles. We will supply the wool. Registration begins on October 20 at 9 a.m. Spaces are limited. Click here to register.

Central Library Saturdays November 3, 10, 24 and December 1 9:00–10:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Andrea and Barb  190566865312010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Monday October 22, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 22. There is no session on Monday, October 8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday closure.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

 

 

 

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

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. begining September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 22. There is no session on Monday, October 8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday closure.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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P.A. Day! Imagination Station at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Let your artistic passion run wild. Create a one-of-a-kind craft to take home! Available while supplies last.

All ages with their caregiver are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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P.A. Day Haunted House and Carnival at Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Are you feeling brave? Children in grades JK-6 are invited to join us for a Haunted Carnival. There will be games, crafts, spooky activities, and more! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Please note: children under the age of 10 will need to be accompanied by a caregiver.

Children in grades 1 to 6 who are feeling extra brave are invited to pick up a ticket for the Whitby Public Library's Haunted House. Tickets will be available starting at 2:15 p.m. and spaces are limited. Caregivers are asked to wait outside of the Haunted House.

These programs are hosted by the Central Library's Teen Advisory Group.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, youth on the Autism spectrum are paired with a peer volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. To participate or volunteer, please contact Melissa Benevides at 905–420–0388, Ext. 3 or melissa@footprints4autism.org.

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   9056686531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to French stories (with a dash of English too!) and sing songs together in a playful environment.

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Apps for Early Literacy at Central
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

For parents and preschoolers (ages 3-4) getting ready to read. We will explore the best apps, games, and activities to help your child with early literacy. Let's make learning about letters fun!

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

CONTACT:  Julia Campbell  905-668-6531 x2036  juliacampbell@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Rossland Branch
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide  free1 to1 help with resumes, cover letters, and interviews. You'll also learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 3:00-6:00 p.m. for assistance.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week! Or you can call to make an appointment at another time: 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

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

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Sue Phelps  905 668-6531 x 2010  sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Art Program with the Alzheimer Society at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Individuals living with dementia and their care partner are invited to attend a fine art program hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region. For more information, or to register please call the Recreation Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region at 905-576-2567 ext. 5259 or email: recreation@alzheimerdurham.com.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Spooky Circuits at Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Celebrate Halloween and learn about electricity and circuitry. Make spooky play dough objects that will light LEDs, drive motors, and make really loud buzzing sounds.

Children (Grades 1-3) are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6351 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Advisory Group at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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Storytime Registration at Whitby Library
9:30 AM

All branches of the Whitby Public Library offer storytime for preschool children from ages birth and up.

 For programs that require registration, please register online, in person or by phone on Wednesday, October 24 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Central Library and at 10:00 a.m. at the Brooklin and Rossland Branches.

Preschool programs begin the week of November 5 and continue for six weeks.

To register online, please go to the start day of the program you wish to register.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Infant and Toddler Sleep Seminar at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointment at Rossland
2:00 PM - 3:00 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
- Learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies
- Learn how to use our online research tools
 
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. 
CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Spooky Circuits at Rossland Branch
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Grades 1-3

Celebrate Halloween and learn about electricity and circuitry. Make spooky play dough objects that will light LEDs, drive motors, and make really loud buzzing sounds. 

This is a registered program for children in grades 1-3. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central - FULL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Barb Wilson  905-668-6531 X2010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library's Teen Café is a safe space where youth in grades 7 to 12 can hang out, create, play and do homework. Snacks will be provided. This program is hosted by the Central Library’s Teen Advisory Group. No registration required, just drop in.

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

During this Halloween themed program, families listen to stories and sing songs together.

(Please note there is no session on October 31).

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

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

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Make the Time to Write at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you planning to participate in Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) this November and attempt to write a 50,000 word novel during the month? Or are you just interested in writing? Either way, you can join us as Susanna Kearsley drops by to offer a pep talk and advice to writers planning to take the Nano challenge or just looking for inspiration to "Make the time to write."

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
Thursday October 25, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes Halloween Special at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

How many bats fly in a barn? How many pumpkins sit on the fence? Let's count them as we enjoy fun, Halloween stories and songs! Costumes are welcome!

This program is for children ages 3-4.

Registration is required:
 

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes Halloween Special at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 3-4 

How many bats fly in a barn? How many pumpkins sit on the fence? Let’s count them as we enjoy fun Halloween stories and songs! Costumes are welcome! 

This is a registered program for children ages 3-4. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A - FULL
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

CONTACT:  Linda Sellors  905-668-6531 ex 2010  lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Paper Bag Superhero Puppets at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades SK-2

Create your very own superhero puppet out of a paper bag. Bring your new puppet home and show off your puppetry skills!

This is a registered program for children in grades SK-2. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 11, 2018 and ending November 29, 2018.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B - FULL
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

 

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

CONTACT:  Linda Sellors  905-668-6531 ex 2010  lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Advisory Group at Rossland
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Interested youth in grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. The Rossland TAG meets on the fourth Thursday of every month. If you have any questions, please contact teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.  

CONTACT:  Maria Abogado at CDCD  905-686-2661 ext.109  mabogado@cdcd.org
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Family S.T.E.M. Night - Adult Session at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Worried about the rapid pace of technology and what it means for you and your child’s future? We invite you to listen to Fayez Khan, MBA, P.Eng and expert mechatronics engineer, talk about the latest technology trends and how parents can prepare themselves and their children for a rapidly changing STEM future. Topics will include the rise of AI, robotics and career paths in science and technology.

While you attend the adult session, we will be running a S.T.E.M. program for children in grades 3–6.

Registration is required for adults and children attending each program.

To register Adults:
Click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

To register Children:
Click here.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Family S.T.E.M. Night - Children's Session at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Worried about the rapid pace of technology and what it means for you and your child’s future? We invite you to listen to Fayez Khan, MBA, P.Eng and expert mechatronics engineer, talk about the latest technology trends and how parents and their children can prepare for a rapidly changing future. Topics will include the rise of AI, robotics and career paths in science and technology.

While you attend the adult session, we will be running a S.T.E.M. program for children in grades 3–6.

Registration is required for adults and children attending each program.

To register Children:
Click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

To register Adults:
Click here.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Pysanka Snowflake Workshop at Central
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Image Pysanky eggs.Pysanky are Ukrainian eggs, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs, using a wax-resist batik method. Talented artists will teach you the technique to create beautiful snowflake designed eggs for you to take home as gifts or ornaments. All supplies will be provided. Please be aware that this workshop will require participants to use fine motor skills and an electric drawing tool. Adults 18+. Space is limited and registration is required. If you are unable to attend after registering, please cancel so others may attend.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Evening Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This Month’s Selection is the critically acclaimed novel The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. The Globe and Mail describes the novel as “Crackling with wit and boasting an almost perfectly calibrated heartbreak-to-romance ratio” and that it “ Joins ranks with the best romantic comedies of our age.”

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the Children's Program Room.

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

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6351 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 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. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday October 26, 2018
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Better Health: Durham
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Information Booth: BETTER HEALTH: Durham

The goal of this study is to adapt the BETTER intervention from a family practice setting to a community-based strategy in designated areas in Durham Region. The BETTER intervention consists of supportive meetings between a specially trained prevention practitioner nurse and individuals aged 40-64 years to review recommended CDPS. The prevention practitioner nurse will assist participants to identify goals for accomplishing CDPS activities in the next 6 months. Promotion, recruitment of participants and delivery of the BETTER intervention will be adapted to meet the needs of the residents through community engagement strategies.

For more information: See www.durham.ca/BETTER or call Kawsika Siva at 905-668-7711 ext. 3202 or the study Principal Investigator, Dr. Lawrence Paszat, BA MD MS FRCPC at lawrence@ices.on.ca

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Family Halloween Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Together families listen to stories and sing songs in this Halloween themed program.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Family Halloween Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Together families listen to stories and sing songs in this Halloween themed program.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Fireside Family Halloween Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

On this day our program will be a Halloween Special and storytime will be followed by Spooky Crafts...join us!

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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 a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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DCLS: An Introduction to Cannabis in Canada at Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Join us monthly for the Durham College Lecture Series with a faculty member who is an expert in their field.

In October, Debbie Johnston presents, “An Introduction to Cannabis in Canada”.

Legalized use of recreational cannabis in Canada begins October 17.  This timely “Cannabis 101” session will help develop a basic understanding of this complex plant and its new place in society.  We’ll discuss effects and what causes them, overview it’s history in Canada, learn the differences between medical and recreational use, examine how it is accessed in Ontario, scan employment opportunities, and touch on key social issues related to cannabis use. Come have your questions answered.

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

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531ext 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 2 (Grades 4-6) Registration is Required.

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

This Week: It's Raining It's Pouring!

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Saturday October 27, 2018
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3D Design Skills at Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn the basics of popular free 3D design platforms tinkercad.com and Sculptris, and discuss other programs that can be used to create your own 3D design to print on the Library’s 3D printer. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.

To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Monday October 29, 2018
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Halloween Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

How many bats fly in a barn? How many pumpkins sit on the fence? Let’s count them as we enjoy fun, Halloween stories and songs at this special Halloween themed Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes. (Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Costumes are welcome!

For children aged three and four.

Registration for this program is required and begins Monday, October 15 at 9:30 a.m.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide  free1 to1 help with resumes, cover letters, and interviews. You'll also learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 12:00-4:00 p.m. for assistance.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week! Or you can call to make an appointment at another time: 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   905-668-6531 x. 2007  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, youth on the Autism spectrum are paired with a peer volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. To participate or volunteer, please contact Melissa Benevides at 905–420–0388, Ext. 3 or melissa@footprints4autism.org.

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   9056686531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to French stories (with a dash of English too!) and sing songs together in a playful environment.

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Spooky Circuits at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Celebrate Halloween and learn about electricity and circuitry. Make spooky play dough objects that will light LEDs, drive motors, and make really loud buzzing sounds.

Children (Grades 1-3) are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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An Evening with Karma Brown at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image of book cover The Life Lucy Knew.Join us as best-selling author Karma Brown talks about her  latest novel, The Life Lucy Knew, about a woman who wakes from a coma to discover everything she believes to be true about her life, isn’t.

Brown’s debut novel, Come Away with Me, was a Globe and Mail Best 100 books of 2015 and her next two, The Choices We Make and In this Moment were both on the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star best seller lists.

The evening is hosted by author Susanna Kearsley, RITA award winner for her novel The Firebird.

Register online or by calling any branch. Books will be available for purchase through Blue Heron Books.

Central Library Monday, October 29, 7:00–8:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 25 spaces available.
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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English Reading Buddies at Central - FULL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Sue Phelps  905 668-6531 x 2010  sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Spooktacular Halloween Party at Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Children in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 3

Children are invited to join us for an hour of Halloween, stories, games and crafts. Children are encouraged to wear costumes, as there will be a Halloween parade through the library at the end of the program.

Registration is required. Register online, or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

This program is hosted by the Central Library's Teen Advisory Group.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Wednesday October 31, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointment at Rossland
2:00 PM - 3:00 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
- Learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies
- Learn how to use our online research tools
 
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. 
CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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!

CONTACT:  Betsy Brousseau    
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central - FULL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Barb Wilson  905-668-6531 X2010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library's Teen Café is a safe space where youth in grades 7 to 12 can hang out, create, play and do homework. Snacks will be provided. This program is hosted by the Central Library’s Teen Advisory Group. No registration required, just drop in.

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

There is no Storytime this evening.  Please join us for a Halloween themed storytime on Wed. Oct. 24th.

 

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

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday November 1, 2018
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic is hosted by the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program in partnership with the Whitby Public Library. If your child is under three months of age and has not had a hearing screening, please book one online or call 1-888-703-5437 x4 to speak to the booking clerk.

To learn more about the Infant Hearing Program, visit the website at www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca/hearing.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A - FULL
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

CONTACT:  Linda Sellors  905-668-6531 ex 2010  lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Art is What You Make It!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come and create something amazing! You don’t have to be an artist, you just have to use your imagination and make something fun! All the finished art will be displayed on our art wall upstairs.

Grades 3-6. Registration is Required.

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 11, 2018 and ending November 29, 2018.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B - FULL
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

 

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

CONTACT:  Linda Sellors  905-668-6531 ex 2010  lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.  

CONTACT:  Maria Abogado at CDCD  905-686-2661 ext.109  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.

Fall session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6 and Jan. 10. The signup for this session is online, beginning on Saturday September 8 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Barb Wilson  905-668-6531 X2010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Free Film Night: Chappaquiddick at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Based on historical events, this suspenseful thriller examines the infamous 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned after Senator Ted Image of Chappaquiddick film cover. Kennedy drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, and the moral and legal complexities that play out over the following week. 

Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board. Closed captions. Snacks welcome.

Please register online or by contacting any branch.

 

CONTACT:  AskReference  905-668-6531 ext2020  email askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 51 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 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. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday November 2, 2018
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Drop-In Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Together, families listen to stories and sing songs in a playful environment.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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 a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Fridays at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 2 (Grades 4-6) Registration is Required.

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

This Week: Robot Takeover!

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Super S.T.E.A.M. It Friday at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-3

On the first and third Friday of each month, come and enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. 

Get excited for the WhitCAF festival by joining us for super twist on our S.T.E.A.M. program. Children will get to create a STORM rain cloud in a jar! 

This is a registered program for children in grades 1-3. 

To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Saturday November 3, 2018
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Knitting Bootcamp for Kids at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knitting Bootcamp Grades 3– 8

Learn to cast on, knit a row, and complete a washcloth. Please bring 6 mm needles. We will supply the wool. Registration begins on October 20 at 9 a.m. Spaces are limited.

Central Library Saturdays November 3, 10, 24 and December 1 9:00–10:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Andrea and Barb  190566865312010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Superhero Family Day at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Calling all Super Families! We need your help to save the world from wrongdoers. Come dressed as your favourite superhero and give our green screen a little super kapow!

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Monday November 5, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning November 5 and runs for six weeks until December 10. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engagin familiar setting.

This program is for children 19-35 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning November 5 and runs for six weeks until December 10.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, youth on the Autism spectrum are paired with a peer volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. To participate or volunteer, please contact Melissa Benevides at 905–420–0388, Ext. 3 or melissa@footprints4autism.org.

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   9056686531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to French stories (with a dash of English too!) and sing songs together in a playful environment.

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Confessions of a Forensic Detective at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image crime scene tape and numbered evidence markers.Meet a real life crime-fighter with 26 years of forensic experience with Toronto Police Forensic Service!  He'll reveal what forensic detectives do behind the yellow line, explaining forensic procedures with anonymous actual scenarios. Prepare to have all your questions answered.

Registration is required and this program is intended for adults. Please register using the blue button below.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Evening Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hillbilly Elegy cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

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.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning November 6 and runs for six weeks until December 11. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 a.m. beginning November 6 and runs for six weeks until December 11. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central - FULL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Sue Phelps  905 668-6531 x 2010  sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Creative Writing Workshop at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Have fun writing stories, poems and songs, while making new friends. Create animal tales, complete the mystery or learn to journal. Led by Colette Brown, a local writer and retired teacher.

Children (Grades 3-6) are welcome to attend.

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 14 spaces available.
Wednesday November 7, 2018
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and infants up to 3 years of age can come for a story and stay to play with new friends!

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning November 7 and continues until December 12.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 7th until December 12th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central - FULL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Barb Wilson  905-668-6531 X2010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday November 8, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Babies, Movement and Music provides a playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes for infants from birth to 18 months of age with their caregivers.

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning November 8 and runs for six weeks until December 13.

Registration is not required.

 

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

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting.

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th to December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 

It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning November 8 and runs for six weeks until December 13.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th until December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A - FULL
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

CONTACT:  Linda Sellors  905-668-6531 ex 2010  lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 11, 2018 and ending November 29, 2018.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B - FULL
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

 

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

CONTACT:  Linda Sellors  905-668-6531 ex 2010  lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.  

CONTACT:  Maria Abogado at CDCD  905-686-2661 ext.109  mabogado@cdcd.org
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Appy Hour - Writing and Research apps at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we share and discuss a selection of apps for your phone or tablet. Bring your own device as we explore an exciting new topic every month!

November is National Novel Writing Month. Learn new apps to assist you in researching and writing your bestselling novel.

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Family S.T.E.M. Night - Adult Session at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Have you ever worried about the rapid pace of technology and what it means for you and your child’s future? We invite you to listen to Fayez Khan, MBA, P.Eng and expert mechatronics engineer, talk about the latest technology trends and how parents can prepare themselves and their children for a rapidly changing STEM future. Topics will include the rise of AI, robotics and career paths in science and technology. Image STEM logo.

Fayez has spent 10 years designing and managing projects spanning robotics, medical surgical training devices, nuclear sensors, water disinfection systems and more. He recently completed an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and is the founder of Troncon, the largest mechatronics conference, held in Waterloo, ON.

While you attend the adult session, we will be running a S.T.E.M. program for children in grades 3–6.

Registration is required for adults and children attending each program.

To register Adults:
Click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

To register Children:
Click here.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
There are 34 spaces available.
 
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Family S.T.E.M. Night - Children's Session at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

While parents are away, the children will play!

While parents discuss the latest technology trends and how they can prepare for a rapidly changing future, their children in grades 3–6 can attend a S.T.E.M. program. Registration is required for adults and children attending each program

Grades 3–6.

Registration is required for adults and children attending each program.

To register Children:
Click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

To register Adults:
Click here.

CONTACT:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 ext2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
There are 43 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 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. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday November 9, 2018
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Drop-In Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Together, families listen to stories and sing songs in a playful environment.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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 a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There is 1 space available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 2 (Grades 4-6) Registration is Required.

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

This Week: London Bridge is Falling Down!

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Saturday November 10, 2018
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Knitting Bootcamp for Kids at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knitting Bootcamp Grades 3– 8

Learn to cast on, knit a row, and complete a washcloth. Please bring 6 mm needles. We will supply the wool. Registration begins on October 20 at 9 a.m. Spaces are limited.

Central Library Saturdays November 3, 10, 24 and December 1 9:00–10:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Andrea and Barb  190566865312010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There is 1 space available.
 
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International Games Day at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Did you miss the fall fair? Don't despair, drop in today for some fun games. 

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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International Games Day at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Did you miss the fall fair? Don't despair, drop in today for some fun carnival games. 

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Monday November 12, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning November 5 and runs for six weeks until December 10. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engagin familiar setting.

This program is for children 19-35 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning November 5 and runs for six weeks until December 10.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, youth on the Autism spectrum are paired with a peer volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. To participate or volunteer, please contact Melissa Benevides at 905–420–0388, Ext. 3 or melissa@footprints4autism.org.

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   9056686531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to French stories (with a dash of English too!) and sing songs together in a playful environment.

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Appy Hour - Cooking Apps at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we share and discuss a selection of apps for your phone or tablet. Bring your own device as we explore an exciting new topic every month!

Cooking apps

So, you're no wizard in the kitchen. Don't worry, there's an app for that! Let’s learn about some of the best apps for learning how to cook that will turn you into the next top chef.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
There are 8 spaces available.
Tuesday November 13, 2018
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning November 6 and runs for six weeks until December 11. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 a.m. beginning November 6 and runs for six weeks until December 11. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The Devil's Cinema cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Devil's Cinema by Steve Lillebuen

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.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
There is 1 space available.
 
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central - FULL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Sue Phelps  905 668-6531 x 2010  sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Mental Health Forum at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

What does teen mental health look like? Become informed and aware. Join our panel of experts and have all of your questions answered. 

This program is for teens and parents. 

This is a registered program. To register click the blue register or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1885  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Wednesday November 14, 2018
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and infants up to 3 years of age can come for a story and stay to play with new friends!

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning November 7 and continues until December 12.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 7th until December 12th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Afternoon Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This month’s selection is Louise Penny’s very first Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novel, Still Life. Kirkus reviews states, “Cerebral, wise and compassionate, Gamache is destined for stardom. Don’t miss this stellar debut.”

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. This month we will be meeting in front of the First Floor Fireplace.

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

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central - FULL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Barb Wilson  905-668-6531 X2010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday November 15, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Babies, Movement and Music provides a playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes for infants from birth to 18 months of age with their caregivers.

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning November 8 and runs for six weeks until December 13.

Registration is not required.

 

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

The Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic is hosted by the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program in partnership with the Whitby Public Library. If your child is under three months of age and has not had a hearing screening, please book one online or call 1-888-703-5437 x4 to speak to the booking clerk.

To learn more about the Infant Hearing Program, visit the website at www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca/hearing.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting.

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th to December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 

It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning November 8 and runs for six weeks until December 13.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th until December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A - FULL
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

CONTACT:  Linda Sellors  905-668-6531 ex 2010  lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 11, 2018 and ending November 29, 2018.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B - FULL
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

 

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

CONTACT:  Linda Sellors  905-668-6531 ex 2010  lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.  

CONTACT:  Maria Abogado at CDCD  905-686-2661 ext.109  mabogado@cdcd.org
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Big Screen Film Club: Leave No Trace at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Leave No Trace. Based on the novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock. A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban parkBen Foster and Thomasin McKenzie in Leave No Trace (2018) in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

This film is rated PG.
Closed captions.

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 34 spaces available.
 
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WhitCAF Kick-Off: Create and Print Your Own Graphic Comic Character at Central
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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 In traditional comic style we’ll use stenciling and relief-printing techniques to make multiple prints of your new unique character on a variety of surfaces, including a take home tote!

This program is for adults age 18+. Space is limited and registration is required. If you are unable to attend after registering, please cancel so others may attend.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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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.

Fall session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Sept. 20,  Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20 and Jan. 17. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, September 8 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Barb Wilson  905-668-6531 X2010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 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. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday November 16, 2018
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Drop-In Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Special Storytime with Molly the Dalamatian and Terry at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Back by popular demand, Molly and Fire Education Officer Terry will be hosting a special storytime, while teaching us about fire safety. Join us during our regular drop in family storytime program for a special P.A. Day twist!

All ages are welcome!

Rergistration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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 a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There is 1 space available.
 
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Superhero Day at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Help us kick-off WhitCaf by attending our superhero party! Join us any time during the program to participate in activities to inspire the superhero in you. Crafts, activities and a green screen photo. Dress as your favourite Superhero if you want to!

All ages!

 

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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Superhero Party and Craft at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Are you faster than a speeding bullet? Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Or can you move things with your mind? Come dressed as your favourite super hero and unleash your super powers while you make a super craft!

Children in JK-Grade 2 are invited!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 2 (Grades 4-6) Registration is Required.

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

This Week: Reduce, Reuse, Create!

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Super S.T.E.A.M. It Friday at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 2-4

On the first and third Friday of each month, come and enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. 

Get excited for the WhitCAF festival by joining us for super twist on our S.T.E.A.M. program.  Children will light up a room in a FLASH with squishy circuits.  

This is a registered program for children in grades 2-4. 

To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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WhitCAF Comic Book Exchange and Games Galore at Central
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Come kick-off tomorrow's Whitby Comic Arts Festival (WhitCAF) with a comic book exchange tonight! Participation is simple: bring a comic book, take a comic book! Bring your gently used comic books and graphic novels you've already enjoyed and trade them with comics brought by others. Swap old stories for new adventures!

Also, come hang out and play some board games! We have lots of games to choose from: work together to save the world with Pandemic, or fight for world domination with some old school Risk. We guarantee that our board games will have you not-bored-(games). All skill levels and all ages are welcome! 

On Saturday, November 17, back by popular demand, WhitCAF is returning to the Central Library.  Meet local authors and illustrators, take in a panel discussion, and find the latest comic books from our major partner, Comic Book Addiction. Show off your cosplay costume when local fandoms unite! Visit our webpage for more information on all things WhitCAF, running10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Registration is not required, just drop in!

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
Saturday November 17, 2018
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Whitby Comic Arts Festival (WhitCAF) 2018
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Back by popular demand, the Whitby Comic Arts Festival (WhitCAF) will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Central Library.

This festival has a local, literary focus and is geared towards Whitby residents of all ages. Come out and see over 15 artists and vendors, panel discussions, presentations, our green screen station, facepainting and much more!  No need to register, just drop in!

For more information, please visit our WhitCAF web page.

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday November 19, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning November 5 and runs for six weeks until December 10. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engagin familiar setting.

This program is for children 19-35 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning November 5 and runs for six weeks until December 10.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, youth on the Autism spectrum are paired with a peer volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. To participate or volunteer, please contact Melissa Benevides at 905–420–0388, Ext. 3 or melissa@footprints4autism.org.

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   9056686531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
 
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to French stories (with a dash of English too!) and sing songs together in a playful environment.

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

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

This month's Brooklin Book Club selection is The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). The Alice NetworkIf 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 is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 20, 2018
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning November 6 and runs for six weeks until December 11. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 a.m. beginning November 6 and runs for six weeks until December 11. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Eyes Forward Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join CNIB Ambassado Sharon Johnston on he 3rd Tuesday of each month.  THis program is for individuals 55 years plus with vision loss.

Please register by emailing Sharon at mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Safe Winter Driving at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn how to get ready for winter and stay safe on the road. Presented by the Ministry of Transportation.

This program is for adults.

This is a registered program. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central - FULL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Sue Phelps  905 668-6531 x 2010  sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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3D Design Skills at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn the basics of popular free 3D design platforms tinkercad.com and Sculptris, and discuss other programs that can be used to create your own 3D design to print on the Library’s 3D printer. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.

To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 Ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday November 21, 2018
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and infants up to 3 years of age can come for a story and stay to play with new friends!

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning November 7 and continues until December 12.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 7th until December 12th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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? Do they wake numerous times at night? Are all of you exhausted? Time for sleep!
Holly Jefferd, Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant, will be dispensing tips and advice on how to get your baby into a healthy sleep routine. Sleep is on the way!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Home for Unwanted GirlsThis month's Rossland Book Club selection is The Home for Unwated Girls by Joanna Goodman. 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 is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central - FULL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Barb Wilson  905-668-6531 X2010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Meet Melville the MakerBot Replicator 2
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn about how the 3D printer works, see it in action and ask all of your questions!

We’ll also be using tablets to see where 3D object designs come from.

 

Grades JK-6

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6351 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Diversity Forum: Mental Health and Culture at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Image of Hidden Pictures film cover.The Town of Whitby Ethno-cultural and Diversity Advisory Committee and the Whitby Public Library are hosting a documentary viewing and discussion on the impact that culture and diversity have on mental health.

Join us for a viewing of Hidden Pictures, the award-winning, first feature documentary on global mental health. Artistically crafted, with unforgettable characters, this powerful film will bring needed dialogue to a vastly neglected field. Watch the trailer now.

After the film, Chris Bovie, Community Relations Officer, will facilitate a discussion about this important topic.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askrefererence@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 77 spaces available.
Thursday November 22, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Babies, Movement and Music provides a playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes for infants from birth to 18 months of age with their caregivers.

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning November 8 and runs for six weeks until December 13.

Registration is not required.

 

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

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting.

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th to December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 

It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning November 8 and runs for six weeks until December 13.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th until December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A - FULL
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

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

CONTACT:  Linda Sellors  905-668-6531 ex 2010  lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 11, 2018 and ending November 29, 2018.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B - FULL
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

 

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

CONTACT:  Linda Sellors  905-668-6531 ex 2010  lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.  

CONTACT:  Maria Abogado at CDCD  905-686-2661 ext.109  mabogado@cdcd.org
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 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. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday November 23, 2018
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Drop-In Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Together, families listen to stories and sing songs in a playful environment.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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 a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Junior Builder's Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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DCLS: Memory - Abilities and Failings at Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the final Durham College Lecture Series this year, presented by a faculty member who is an expert in their field.

Dr. Lynne Kennette presents, “Memory - Abilities and Failings”. Image Durham College logo.

Human memory is a complex and important part of our life.  How does it work and how does it fail?  In this session, participants will learn the general workings of memory.  Then, to illustrate some of the complexities of this cognitive system, attendees will experience various psychological principles through experiments and demonstrations.

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

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531ext 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Fridays at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 2 (Grades 4-6) Registration is Required.

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

This Week: Money Matters!

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Saturday November 24, 2018
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Knitting Bootcamp for Kids at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knitting Bootcamp Grades 3– 8

Learn to cast on, knit a row, and complete a washcloth. Please bring 6 mm needles. We will supply the wool. Registration begins on October 20 at 9 a.m. Spaces are limited.

Central Library Saturdays November 3, 10, 24 and December 1 9:00–10:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Andrea and Barb  190566865312010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
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 in grade 7 or older and have a Whitby Public Library card in good standing to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 4 spaces available.
Monday November 26, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning November 5 and runs for six weeks until December 10. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

Enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engagin familiar setting.

This program is for children 19-35 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning November 5 and runs for six weeks until December 10.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Facilitated by FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, youth on the Autism spectrum are paired with a peer volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. To participate or volunteer, please contact Melissa Benevides at 905–420–0388, Ext. 3 or melissa@footprints4autism.org.

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   9056686531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to French stories (with a dash of English too!) and sing songs together in a playful environment.

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 27, 2018
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning November 6 and runs for six weeks until December 11. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 a.m. beginning November 6 and runs for six weeks until December 11. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Teen Advisory Group at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Wednesday November 28, 2018
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and infants up to 3 years of age can come for a story and stay to play with new friends!

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning November 7 and continues until December 12.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Babytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A playful approach to literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes.

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 7th until December 12th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
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. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
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!

CONTACT:  Betsy Brousseau    
 
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An Owl Whisperer presents: Exploring the Birds of Ontario at the Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Join professional photographer David T. Chapman for this exciting, educational and powerful visual presentation. You may remember David from his presentation here on storm chasing last December. 

If you enjoy birds, then this is the discussion for you! Examine everything from small backyard visitors to some of our largest birds like Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons. Discover rare visitors to our area like the Painted Bunting and Northern Hawk Owl through stunning images and videos. Watch an owl family grow up and leave the nest! Learn how you can enhance your own bird experiences.

Registration is required. Please use the registration button below or contact any branch

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central - FULL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Barb Wilson  905-668-6531 X2010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Families listen to stories and sing songs together in a playful environment.

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.