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Monday April 1, 2019 - Tuesday April 30, 2019
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April Exhibits

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case - Bird Woodcarvings by Mel Benaissa

Art Rail (second floor) -  UpholSTORIES by Carin Makuz

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) - A Library Says a Lot About a Town: A Visual History of the Whitby Public Library from 1854-Present
 
Brooklin Branch
 
 
 
 
 
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday April 23, 2019
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 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 Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning April 9 and runs for six weeks until May 14. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 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.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 3-4.

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.    

Rossland Branch 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Programs begin the week of April 9th and go for 6 weeks.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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French Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes 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.  No prior French knowledge required. 


It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 a.m. beginning April 9 and runs for six weeks until May 14. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 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.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

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

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

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

Grades 7-12

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 are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. TAG at the Brooklin Branch Central Library meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. No registration required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Appy Hour at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Home Design and Improvement Apps at Central

For today's do-it-yourselfer, a well-designed app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails. Whether you're looking for DIY guides, calculators, colour matching, or even just clever interior design ideas and inspiration, our top picks will help you take any project to the next (easier) level.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 Ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
Wednesday April 24, 2019
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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 April 10 and continues until May 15.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations
 

 

CONTACT:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Rossland
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

0-18 months with caregiver

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

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from April 10 to May 15.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 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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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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Toddler Time at Rossland
11:00 AM - 11:30 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 April 10 to May 15.

Registration begins on Wednesday April 3 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.

Registered patrons are encouraged to arrive on time to ensure your spot. Drop ins are welcome to fill empty seats once the program begins.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table on the 2nd floor.

Drop-in for help with:

- Career exploration
- Resume assistance and development
- Job search strategies
- Interview tips
- Apprenticeship information
- Current labour market information
- Access to the hidden job market

Can't make this date? You can call JHS to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Wednesday Travel
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us the last Wednesday of each month as we travel through film taste and books.

 
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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, April 3 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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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
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. from January 16 until May 29.

Registration is not required for this program.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gather around the fireplace while you socialize and stitch! This is an informal circle for knitting, crochet and needlepoint; all skill levels are welcome! Bring your own supplies and share your projects and ideas.

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday April 25, 2019
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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  April 11 and continues until May 16.

Registration is not required.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

 

CONTACT:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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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, April 3 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 April 11 and runs for six weeks until May 16.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Computer 1 on 1 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 Staff  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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Teen Advisory Group at Rossland
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades 7-12

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 are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. TAG at the Rossland Branch meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. No registration required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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!  

Registration is not requiredPlease let us know if you require any accessibility accommodations. 

For more information contact: Maria Abogado at CDCD   905-686-2661 ext.109   mabogado@cdcd.org

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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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, such as  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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Celebrate National Poetry Month with Darrell Epp and Sinners Dance at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image of book cover Sinners Dance.Darrell Epp is the author of 3 poetry collections, Imaginary Maps, After Hours, and his latest; Sinners Dance. His poetry has appeared in over 130 magazines on 6 continents. He's done readings and writers' workshops in England, Wales, USA and Canada. Now celebrate National Poetry Month with his readings from Sinners Dance and After Hours at the Central Library! Darrell lives in Hamilton and loves introducing people to the transformative power of literature.  Copies of all 3 works will be for sale the evening of the program for $10 each, payable by cash or cheque.

Registration is required. Please register online below or contact any branch.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Evening Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month’s selection is the multiple award winning book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. The New York Times describes the novel - as well as Gaiman’s mind as, “a dark fathomless ocean” and that “every time I sink into it, this world fades, replaced by one far more terrible and beautiful in which I will happily drown.”

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:  Julia Campbell  905-668-6351 ex.2010  juliacampbell@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Gather around the fireplace while you socialize and stitch! This is an informal circle open to those 18+ for knitting, crochet and needlepoint; all skill levels are welcome! Please bring your own supplies.

Fireside Stitchers at Central meet every Thursday at the 2nd floor fireplace.

No registration is required. Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday April 26, 2019
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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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

All ages.

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if your require any accessibilty accomodations.

 

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  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 January 18 and continues until May 31

Registration is not required for this program.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Junior Builders Club at Rossland
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.

Rossland Branch Fridays 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Drop in.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accomodations.

 

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Community Innovation Lab's Seniorpreneur Program information booth
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Community Innovation Lab is a not-for-profit organization based in Durham Region that aims to address social and economic gaps in communities through innovation, entrepreneurship, and programming. Today they are hosting an information booth in the lobby at Central Library about their free programs: 

- SPICE (Seniorpreneur Program for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship): A program for people aged 55+ exploring self-employment as a possible next career option. This program is an incentive to try out and implement great business ideas, transform hobbies from earlier years into businesses or explore retiring businesses for sale.

- The Refinery Acceslerator: An Accelerator for Women-Led Businesses

- NEET Youth Incubator: An immersive business start-up program for young entrepreneurs. 

For more information, visit: http://communityilab.ca/

CONTACT:  Mallory Dawson  9056686531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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DCLS: An Innovative Approach to Education in Prison at Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Durham College Lecture Series: An Innovative Approach to Education in Prison: The W5 of Walls to Bridges at Durham College

In this talk Dale Burt will share with you an innovative approach to education, called Walls to Bridges, that brings together college students and incarcerated people, within a prison environment to earn a college credit through experiential learning and shared inquiry. With a keen interest in social justice and improving access to education, Dale is working to bring a Walls to Bridges course to Durham College. Join us to learn more about the who, what, where, why and when of this unique project that seeks to tear down walls and build bridges.
Dale is a Professor in the School of Justice and Emergency Services and a Coordinator of the Mediation-Alternative Dispute Resolution graduate certificate program at Durham College. She has a Master of Arts degree in Community Psychology. 

There will be other Durham College Lectures Friday March 22: AI Everywhere and Friday May 24: Sustainable Development Goals. Separate registration is open now for each.

Please register for this session below, or contact any branch.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 46 spaces available.
 
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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
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 at Rossland
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-3

Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Fridays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.   

April 12 – May 17 (excluding Good Friday on April 19)

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Fridays at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 2 - Grades 4-6

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This 5 week program is offered at the Central Library on Fridays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting March 22, 2019 and ending April 26, 2019 (with no session on April 19, due to Good Friday).

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 ex.2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Saturday April 27, 2019
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Knitting Bootcamp for Kids at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knitting Bootcamp Grades 4– 8

Learn to cast on, knit a row, and complete a square.  Please bring 6 mm needles. We will supply the wool. Registration begins on April 13 at 9 a.m. Spaces are limited.

Central Library Saturdays April 20, 27, May 11 and 18th  9:00–10:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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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, such as 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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
 
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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
There is 1 space available.
Monday April 29, 2019
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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 Mondays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning April 8 and continues until May 13. The session on April 22 is cancelled due to the Easter holiday closing.

Registration is not required.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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 April 8 and runs until May 13. The session on April 22 is cancelled due to the Easter Holiday closing.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

CONTACT:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's 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)
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table in the lobby. Can't make this time? You can call JHS to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

- Career exploration
- Resume assistance and development
- Job search strategies
- Interview tips
- Apprenticeship information
- Current labour market information
- Access to the hidden job market

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Mondays at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-6

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This 5 week program is offered at the Central Library on Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting April 29, 2019 and ending June 3, 2019.  No class on May 20 because of Victoria Day weekend.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 ex.2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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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.

Central Library on Mondays, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

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.

Prior French knowledge is not required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning January 14 and continues until May 27 (there is no session on Family Day, Easter Monday and Victoria Day)

Drop in and join us!

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook).A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 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:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Chess Night at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

All ages and skill levels are welcome. Improve your skills, have fun and meet other local chess enthusiasts.  Join members of Durham Chess for an evening of casual play.  Choose from two time controls: one 40/40 min game or two 20/20 min games. Meet in the Local History room on the second floor.

Mondays, drop in, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday April 30, 2019
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 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 Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning April 9 and runs for six weeks until May 14. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 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.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 3-4.

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.    

Rossland Branch 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Programs begin the week of April 9th and go for 6 weeks.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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French Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes 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.  No prior French knowledge required. 


It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 a.m. beginning April 9 and runs for six weeks until May 14. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 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.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch 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 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, such as 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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday May 1, 2019 - Friday May 31, 2019
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May Exhibits

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case - Town of Whitby Bike Routes 

Art Rail (second floor) -  Diversity 

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) - The Canoe Diaries
 
Brooklin Branch
 
 
 
 
 
LOCATION: Central Library
Wednesday May 1, 2019
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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 April 10 and continues until May 15.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations
 

 

CONTACT:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Rossland
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

0-18 months with caregiver

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

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from April 10 to May 15.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 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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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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Toddler Time at Rossland
11:00 AM - 11:30 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 April 10 to May 15.

Registration begins on Wednesday April 3 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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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table on the 2nd floor.

Drop-in for help with:

- Career exploration
- Resume assistance and development
- Job search strategies
- Interview tips
- Apprenticeship information
- Current labour market information
- Access to the hidden job market

Can't make this date? You can call JHS to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Computer 1-on-1 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 Staff  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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, April 3 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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Teen Cafe 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.

CONTACT:  Teen Services  905-668-6531 x2010  teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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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. from January 16 until May 29.

Registration is not required for this program.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gather around the fireplace while you socialize and stitch! This is an informal circle for knitting, crochet and needlepoint; all skill levels are welcome! Bring your own supplies and share your projects and ideas.

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday May 2, 2019
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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  April 11 and continues until May 16.

Registration is not required.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

 

CONTACT:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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.

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table in the lobby. Can't make this time? You can call JHS to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

- Career exploration
- Resume assistance and development
- Job search strategies
- Interview tips
- Apprenticeship information
- Current labour market information
- Access to the hidden job market

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Brooklin 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, April 3 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 April 11 and runs for six weeks until May 16.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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!  

Registration is not requiredPlease let us know if you require any accessibility accommodations. 

For more information 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 Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Winter/Spring session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: February 7, March 7, April 4 and May 2. The signup for this session is online, beginning on Saturday, January 5 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Book Pirates at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Winter session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Feb. 7, March 7, April 4 and May 2. The signup for this session is online, beginning on Saturday January 5 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Gather around the fireplace while you socialize and stitch! This is an informal circle open to those 18+ for knitting, crochet and needlepoint; all skill levels are welcome! Please bring your own supplies.

Fireside Stitchers at Central meet every Thursday at the 2nd floor fireplace.

No registration is required. Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Free Film Night at Central: Green Book
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Image of Green Book film cover.

Green Book: Oscar winner for Best Picture! 
Mahershala Ali: Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actor!

Inspired by a true story. When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on The Green Book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humour-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. Watch the trailer now.

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

Registration is required. Please register online below or by contacting any location

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 11 spaces available.
Friday May 3, 2019
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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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

Rossland Branch Fridays 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Drop in.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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 January 18 and continues until May 31

Registration is not required for this program.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Junior Builders Club at Rossland
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.

Rossland Branch Fridays 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Drop in.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accomodations.

 

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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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 at Rossland
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-3

Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Fridays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.   

April 12 – May 17 (excluding Good Friday on April 19)

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Saturday May 4, 2019
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UOIT: Let's Talk Science presents Crime Lab at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Students (Grades 6-8) hone their investigative skills by working in teams, collecting data, identifying patterns and analyzing results to solve a mystery. Techniques include chromatography, fingerprinting and chemical analysis.

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 18 spaces available.
 
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Mother's Make'er Day at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A guided maker session for parent and child (Grade 1+). Make a beautiful gift and card for Mother's Day.

No experience required. Materials will be provided.

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

**Please note this program is for both the child and caregiver to create together.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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A Gift for Mom All ages with Caregiver at Rossland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Create a pretty flower corsage for the special lady in your life.

While supplies last.

Drop in.

Please contact us if you require any accessiblity accommodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Monday May 6, 2019
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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 Mondays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning April 8 and continues until May 13. The session on April 22 is cancelled due to the Easter holiday closing.

Registration is not required.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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 April 8 and runs until May 13. The session on April 22 is cancelled due to the Easter Holiday closing.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

CONTACT:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Mondays at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-6

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This 5 week program is offered at the Central Library on Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting April 29, 2019 and ending June 3, 2019.  No class on May 20 because of Victoria Day weekend.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 ex.2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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.

Central Library on Mondays, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

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.

Prior French knowledge is not required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning January 14 and continues until May 27 (there is no session on Family Day, Easter Monday and Victoria Day)

Drop in and join us!

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Page Turners at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Winter/Spring session:  Members must be available for the following Mondays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: February 4,  March 4, April 1, and May 6. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, January 5 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Evening Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Future Is HistoryJoin us for the Evening Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Future is History by Masha Gessen. In The Future Is History, Gessen follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each of them came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each with newfound aspirations of their own--as entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers, and writers, sexual and social beings. 

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.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Chess Night at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

All ages and skill levels are welcome. Improve your skills, have fun and meet other local chess enthusiasts.  Join members of Durham Chess for an evening of casual play.  Choose from two time controls: one 40/40 min game or two 20/20 min games. Meet in the Local History room on the second floor.

Mondays, drop in, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday May 7, 2019
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 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 Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning April 9 and runs for six weeks until May 14. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 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.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 3-4.

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.    

Rossland Branch 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Programs begin the week of April 9th and go for 6 weeks.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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French Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes 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.  No prior French knowledge required. 


It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 a.m. beginning April 9 and runs for six weeks until May 14. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 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.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

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
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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Wednesday May 8, 2019
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Farmers' Market
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Farmers' Market features local produce, baked goods and hand-crafted items and has operated in Downtown Whitby since 1997 by the Durham Region Farmers' Market Association.

Check here for more details.

CONTACT:  Mallory Dawson  9056686531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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 April 10 and continues until May 15.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations
 

 

CONTACT:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Rossland
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

0-18 months with caregiver

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

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from April 10 to May 15.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 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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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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Toddler Time at Rossland
11:00 AM - 11:30 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 April 10 to May 15.

Registration begins on Wednesday April 3 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
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
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table on the 2nd floor.

Drop-in for help with:

- Career exploration
- Resume assistance and development
- Job search strategies
- Interview tips
- Apprenticeship information
- Current labour market information
- Access to the hidden job market

Can't make this date? You can call JHS to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Afternoon Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This month’s selection is the 2007 Evergreen Award Winner The Birth House by Amy Mckay. The National Post describes the novel as “a poignant, compassionate, bittersweet and nostalgic look at early 20th-century Nova Scotia.”

The Whitby Central Library Afternoon Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 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  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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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, April 3 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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Teen Advisory Group at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 7-12

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 are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. TAG at the Central Library meets on the second Wednesday of every month. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services  905-668-6531 x2010  teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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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. from January 16 until May 29.

Registration is not required for this program.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gather around the fireplace while you socialize and stitch! This is an informal circle for knitting, crochet and needlepoint; all skill levels are welcome! Bring your own supplies and share your projects and ideas.

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday May 9, 2019
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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  April 11 and continues until May 16.

Registration is not required.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

 

CONTACT:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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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, April 3 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 April 11 and runs for six weeks until May 16.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

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!  

Registration is not requiredPlease let us know if you require any accessibility accommodations. 

For more information contact: Maria Abogado at CDCD   905-686-2661 ext.109   mabogado@cdcd.org

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Appy Hour - Organization 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!

Get your life on track with these helpful tools. Life is busy, let us show you how to use the best apps to organize your day - budget, planning, birthdays, shopping and more. We can show you how to save time and money.

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

Registered patrons are encouraged to arrive on time to ensure your spot. Drop ins are welcome to fill empty seats once the program begins.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Art Talks with Olex at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Station Gallery Curator Olex Wlasenko for this dynamic 5-part lecture series at the Central Library every second Thursday in early 2019. Expand your appreciation of art and culture with these popular art talks with the perfect blend of scholarly information, academic influence, humour and approachability.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Arts Club Band
The Beatles’ eighth studio album revolutionized both music and album art.  As we round-out the fiftieth anniversary celebration of this landmark record, this special art talk digs deep to find connections to artisans, illustrators, designers and visual artists pictured on the iconic album’s psychedelic sleeve.
 

 

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 44 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, such as 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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Gather around the fireplace while you socialize and stitch! This is an informal circle open to those 18+ for knitting, crochet and needlepoint; all skill levels are welcome! Please bring your own supplies.

Fireside Stitchers at Central meet every Thursday at the 2nd floor fireplace.

No registration is required. Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday May 10, 2019
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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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

Rossland Branch Fridays 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Drop in.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Special Storytime with Molly the Fire Dog and Terry at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Back by popular demand! Molly and Fire Education Officer Terry host a special storytime while teaching us about fire safety and emergency preparedness.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:     905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Junior Builders Club at Rossland
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.

Rossland Branch Fridays 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Drop in.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accomodations.

 

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  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
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-3

Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Fridays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.   

April 12 – May 17 (excluding Good Friday on April 19)

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Game Time at Central
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Hang out and play some board games! We have lots of games to choose from - fight for world domination with some old school Risk or see if you are the better Scrabble wordsmith! All skill levels and all ages are welcome! 

6:15-8:45pm

Registration is not required, just drop in!

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
Saturday May 11, 2019
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Knitting Bootcamp for Kids at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knitting Bootcamp Grades 4– 8

Learn to cast on, knit a row, and complete a square.  Please bring 6 mm needles. We will supply the wool. Registration begins on April 13 at 9 a.m. Spaces are limited.

Central Library Saturdays April 20, 27, May 11 and 18th  9:00–10:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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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, such as 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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
 
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Discover the Joy of Fibre Arts: Intro to Quilting at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

We will show you the building blocks of knitting, sewing weaving and more in our fibre arts mini-series.

Intro to Quilting:
Bring some thread and a large darning needle to the library and get started on the art of making a simple quilt block! Grow your project from there. We will provide the rest of the materials.

Children (Grades 3-6) 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
There are 13 spaces available.
Monday May 13, 2019
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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 Mondays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning April 8 and continues until May 13. The session on April 22 is cancelled due to the Easter holiday closing.

Registration is not required.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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 April 8 and runs until May 13. The session on April 22 is cancelled due to the Easter Holiday closing.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

CONTACT:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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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
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Mondays at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-6

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This 5 week program is offered at the Central Library on Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting April 29, 2019 and ending June 3, 2019.  No class on May 20 because of Victoria Day weekend.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 ex.2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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.

Central Library on Mondays, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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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.

Prior French knowledge is not required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning January 14 and continues until May 27 (there is no session on Family Day, Easter Monday and Victoria Day)

Drop in and join us!

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Agatha Christie, Archaeology and Alzheimer’s at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image of Agatha Christie at a typewriter.If you don’t know what these three things have in common, join us to learn how the great mystery novelist’s life is revealed within the pages of her books. Her love of the Middle East and the life she lived with her famous archaeologist husband provided the basis for many of her greatest novels including Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, and Murder in Mesopotamia.  Now her novels are being used to unravel the mysteries of the human mind.

Our presenter, Dr. Amy Barron, received her PhD at the University of Toronto in the field of Mesopotamian history and archaeology. Amy has excavated in the Middle East and travelled widely studying various remote parts of the world from Peru to China.  She has also worked in the museum field for over twenty years and presently teaches Museum Studies at Fleming College as well as serving as Program Coordinator for the Clarington Museums and Archives. 

Registration is required. Please register online or contact any branch.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  9056686531 ext 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 26 spaces available.
 
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Chess Night at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

All ages and skill levels are welcome. Improve your skills, have fun and meet other local chess enthusiasts.  Join members of Durham Chess for an evening of casual play.  Choose from two time controls: one 40/40 min game or two 20/20 min games. Meet in the Local History room on the second floor.

Mondays, drop in, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday May 14, 2019
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 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 Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning April 9 and runs for six weeks until May 14. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 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.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 3-4.

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.    

Rossland Branch 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Programs begin the week of April 9th and go for 6 weeks.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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French Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes 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.  No prior French knowledge required. 


It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 a.m. beginning April 9 and runs for six weeks until May 14. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 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.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

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

The Devil's Teeth - Casey, SusanJoin us for the Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Devil's Teeth by Susan Casey. The Devil's Teeth is about how a journalist's obsession brings her to a remote island off the California coast, home to the world's most mysterious and fearsome predators-and the strange band of surfer-scientists who follow them. 

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.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
There are 6 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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@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, such as 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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
 
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An Introduction to Cannabis in Canada at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Stephen Tanner, Manager, Cannabis Program Development from the Durham College School for Continuing Education

Develop a basic understanding of this complex plant and its new place in society with this timely “Cannabis 101” session.

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

Registered patrons are encouraged to arrive on time to ensure your spot. Drop ins are welcome to fill empty seats once the program begins.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
Wednesday May 15, 2019
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Farmers' Market
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Farmers' Market features local produce, baked goods and hand-crafted items and has operated in Downtown Whitby since 1997 by the Durham Region Farmers' Market Association.

Check here for more details.

CONTACT:  Mallory Dawson  9056686531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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 April 10 and continues until May 15.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations
 

 

CONTACT:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Rossland
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

0-18 months with caregiver

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

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from April 10 to May 15.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 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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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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Toddler Time at Rossland
11:00 AM - 11:30 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 April 10 to May 15.

Registration begins on Wednesday April 3 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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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table on the 2nd floor.

Drop-in for help with:

- Career exploration
- Resume assistance and development
- Job search strategies
- Interview tips
- Apprenticeship information
- Current labour market information
- Access to the hidden job market

Can't make this date? You can call JHS to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Prison Book Club

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

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

To register, click 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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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, April 3 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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Teen Cafe 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.

CONTACT:  Teen Services  905-668-6531 x2010  teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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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. from January 16 until May 29.

Registration is not required for this program.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gather around the fireplace while you socialize and stitch! This is an informal circle for knitting, crochet and needlepoint; all skill levels are welcome! Bring your own supplies and share your projects and ideas.

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday May 16, 2019
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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  April 11 and continues until May 16.

Registration is not required.

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

 

CONTACT:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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.

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table in the lobby. Can't make this time? You can call JHS to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

- Career exploration
- Resume assistance and development
- Job search strategies
- Interview tips
- Apprenticeship information
- Current labour market information
- Access to the hidden job market

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Brooklin 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, April 3 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 April 11 and runs for six weeks until May 16.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

Please  contact us if you require accessibility accommodations

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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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
There is 1 space available.
 
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Emergency Preparedness at Rossland
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Emergencies can occur quickly and without warning, at any time of day and in any season. Caitlin Rochon, Emergency Management Coordinator, Regional Municipality of Durham will help you understand your risks, make a plan and prepare a kit. Please bring your questions!

This is a registered event. To register, click the blue button below or contact any branch.

Registered patrons are encouraged to arrive on time to ensure your spot. Drop ins are welcome to fill empty seats once the program begins.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 22 spaces available.
 
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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!  

Registration is not requiredPlease let us know if you require any accessibility accommodations. 

For more information 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: Green Book at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Green Book is named after The Negro Motorist Green Book by Victor Hugo Green. A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-AmericanViggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in Green Book (2018) classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

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.

Registered patrons are encouraged to arrive on time to ensure your spot. Drop ins are welcome to fill empty seats once the program begins.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 34 spaces available.
 
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Page Turners at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Winter session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Feb. 21, March 21, April 18 and May 16. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, January 5 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Trail Tales with Town of Whitby at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Presented by The Town of Whitby Public Works Department. Looking for new places to explore? Come listen to three Whitby cyclists share stories of some great trails in town, including history, photos, and a little about the landscapes the trails go through. With Bike Month in June, these ideas will get you out on your bike and exploring. All participants will receive a Town of Whitby Trails map and a free bike bell!

Did you know? In Whitby, 0.2% of all trips today are made by cycling and 5.2% by walking. However, 47% of all trips made by automobile are 5 km or less in distance. If just a third of these trips were converted to on foot or by bicycle, then about 20% of all trips would be by walking and cycling.
- Transportation for Tomorrow Survey

Registration is required. Please register online or contact any branch.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 43 spaces available.
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Gather around the fireplace while you socialize and stitch! This is an informal circle open to those 18+ for knitting, crochet and needlepoint; all skill levels are welcome! Please bring your own supplies.

Fireside Stitchers at Central meet every Thursday at the 2nd floor fireplace.

No registration is required. Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday May 17, 2019
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A Royal Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Calling all princes and princesses, kings and queens! Celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday with us. Pick up your crown before we begin the festivities.

All ages with caregiver.

Drop in.

Please let us know if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland staff  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 January 18 and continues until May 31

Registration is not required for this program.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Special Storytime with Molly the Fire Dog and Terry at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Back by popular demand! Molly and Fire Education Officer Terry host a special storytime while teaching us about fire safety and emergency preparedness.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Junior Builders Club at Rossland
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.

Rossland Branch Fridays 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Drop in.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accomodations.

 

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-3

Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create a craft, play a game or test your thinking skills.

Fridays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.   

April 12 – May 17 (excluding Good Friday on April 19)

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Saturday May 18, 2019
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Knitting Bootcamp for Kids at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knitting Bootcamp Grades 4– 8

Learn to cast on, knit a row, and complete a square.  Please bring 6 mm needles. We will supply the wool. Registration begins on April 13 at 9 a.m. Spaces are limited.

Central Library Saturdays April 20, 27, May 11 and 18th  9:00–10:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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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, such as 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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
 
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Game Time at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Hang out and play some board games! We have lots of games to choose from - fight for world domination with some old school Risk or see if you are the better Scrabble wordsmith!

All ages and skill levels are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Tuesday May 21, 2019
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Eyes Forward Audio Book Club at Central
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Individuals 55 plus with vision loss are invited to join CNIB ambassador Sharon Johnston for a discussion of selected audiobook titles.

Please register by emailing mapaj2000@yahoo.ca or call 905-668-6531, Ext. 2010.

CONTACT:  Ask Caf  905-668-6531 x. 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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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
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Meet Melville the MakerBot Replicatior 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 tables to see where 3D object designs come from.

 

Grades JK-6, families welcome! Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 x 2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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 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, such as 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
Wednesday May 22, 2019
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Farmers' Market
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Farmers' Market features local produce, baked goods and hand-crafted items and has operated in Downtown Whitby since 1997 by the Durham Region Farmers' Market Association.

Check here for more details.

CONTACT:  Mallory Dawson  9056686531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table on the 2nd floor.

Drop-in for help with:

- Career exploration
- Resume assistance and development
- Job search strategies
- Interview tips
- Apprenticeship information
- Current labour market information
- Access to the hidden job market

Can't make this date? You can call JHS to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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
There is 1 space available.
 
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Teen Cafe 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.

CONTACT:  Teen Services  905-668-6531 x2010  teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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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. from January 16 until May 29.

Registration is not required for this program.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gather around the fireplace while you socialize and stitch! This is an informal circle for knitting, crochet and needlepoint; all skill levels are welcome! Bring your own supplies and share your projects and ideas.

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday May 23, 2019
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Teen Advisory Group at Rossland
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades 7-12

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 are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. TAG at the Rossland Branch meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. No registration required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Teen Services    teenservices@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!  

Registration is not requiredPlease let us know if you require any accessibility accommodations. 

For more information contact: Maria Abogado at CDCD   905-686-2661 ext.109   mabogado@cdcd.org

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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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, such as 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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Gather around the fireplace while you socialize and stitch! This is an informal circle open to those 18+ for knitting, crochet and needlepoint; all skill levels are welcome! Please bring your own supplies.

Fireside Stitchers at Central meet every Thursday at the 2nd floor fireplace.

No registration is required. Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday May 24, 2019
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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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin 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 January 18 and continues until May 31

Registration is not required for this program.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Special Storytime with Molly the Fire Dog and Terry at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

All Ages.

Back by popular demand! A special storytime that teaches us about fire safety and emergency preparedness.

Drop in.

Please contact us if you require any accessbility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Using Duplo bricks, children (ages 2-5) and their caregivers are invited to build, play and learn in a fun, interactive environment.

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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DCLS: Sustainable Development Goals: What Are We Doing to Support the Vision for 2030?
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Image of UN Sustainable Development Goals logo.

On September 25, 2015, 193 countries unanimously adopted 17 global United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Countries agreed to frame overarching agendas and political policies intended to achieve an end to poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. In this session, we will discuss where we are in terms of achievement and generate ideas as to how we can help promote discussions about Sustainable Development in our communities. Note: This is an interactive session. If possible, please bring a laptop or tablet. This Durham College Lecture is presented by Joanne Spicer, Global Learning Facilitator, Centre for Academic and Faculty Enrichment.

The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world: 1: No Poverty 2: Zero Hunger 3: Good Health and Well-being 4: Quality Education 5: Gender Equality 6: Clean Water and Sanitation 7: Affordable and Clean Energy 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 10: Reduced Inequality 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities 12: Responsible Consumption and Production 13: Climate Action 14: Life Below Water 15: Life on Land 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

There will be earlier Durham College Lectures Friday March 22: AI Everywhere and Friday April 26: An Innovative Approach to Education in Prison: The W5 of Walls to Bridges at Durham College. Separate registration is open now for each.

Registration is required. To register online use the button below or contact any branch.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 41 spaces available.
Monday May 27, 2019
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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
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table in the lobby. Can't make this time? You can call JHS to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

- Career exploration
- Resume assistance and development
- Job search strategies
- Interview tips
- Apprenticeship information
- Current labour market information
- Access to the hidden job market

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Mondays at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-6

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This 5 week program is offered at the Central Library on Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting April 29, 2019 and ending June 3, 2019.  No class on May 20 because of Victoria Day weekend.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 ex.2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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.

Central Library on Mondays, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

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.

Prior French knowledge is not required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning January 14 and continues until May 27 (there is no session on Family Day, Easter Monday and Victoria Day)

Drop in and join us!

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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 City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook).The City of Brass 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:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Chess Night at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

All ages and skill levels are welcome. Improve your skills, have fun and meet other local chess enthusiasts.  Join members of Durham Chess for an evening of casual play.  Choose from two time controls: one 40/40 min game or two 20/20 min games. Meet in the Local History room on the second floor.

Mondays, drop in, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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 May 28, 2019
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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
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Teen Advisory Group at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades 7-12

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 are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. TAG at the Brooklin Branch Central Library meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. No registration required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Teen Services    teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Teen Mental Health Forum at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Teens and parents are welcome!

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

Registered patrons are encouraged to arrive on time to ensure your spot. Drop ins are welcome to fill empty seats once the program begins.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 34 spaces available.
 
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Appy Hour at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Memory Boosting Apps at Central

Did you forget where you parked your car? Or do you lose your keys on a daily basis? It happens to the best of us at some point. There are a number of ways you can keep your mind sharp, and if you’re committed, you can even try some brain-training memory games. Join us as we explore some of our top picks for apps you can use to tease and train your mind.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 Ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
There are 3 spaces available.
Wednesday May 29, 2019
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Farmers' Market
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Farmers' Market features local produce, baked goods and hand-crafted items and has operated in Downtown Whitby since 1997 by the Durham Region Farmers' Market Association.

Check here for more details.

CONTACT:  Mallory Dawson  9056686531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
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? Do they need to be held, rocked, bounced or driven in their car seat to nap? Are all of you exhausted? Time for sleep! Holly Jefferd, Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant, will be dispensing tips and advice on how to get your baby into a healthy sleep routine. Sleep is on the way!             

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. 

Registered patrons are encouraged to arrive on time to ensure your spot. Drop ins are welcome to fill empty seats once the program begins.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table on the 2nd floor.

Drop-in for help with:

- Career exploration
- Resume assistance and development
- Job search strategies
- Interview tips
- Apprenticeship information
- Current labour market information
- Access to the hidden job market

Can't make this date? You can call JHS to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Wednesday Travel
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us the last Wednesday of each month as we travel through film taste and books.

 
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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.

CONTACT:  Teen Services  905-668-6531 x2010  teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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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. from January 16 until May 29.

Registration is not required for this program.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gather around the fireplace while you socialize and stitch! This is an informal circle for knitting, crochet and needlepoint; all skill levels are welcome! Bring your own supplies and share your projects and ideas.

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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, such as 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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday May 30, 2019
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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.

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table in the lobby. Can't make this time? You can call JHS to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

- Career exploration
- Resume assistance and development
- Job search strategies
- Interview tips
- Apprenticeship information
- Current labour market information
- Access to the hidden job market

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Brooklin 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!  

Registration is not requiredPlease let us know if you require any accessibility accommodations. 

For more information contact: Maria Abogado at CDCD   905-686-2661 ext.109   mabogado@cdcd.org

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Evening Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month’s selection is Pulitzer Prize Winning novel, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. The New York Times describes the novel as “Dynamic” and raves about Whiteheads writing style, stating that he has “a voice that enables him to convey the historical horrors of slavery with raw, shocking power.”

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:  Julia Campbell  905-668-6351 ex.2010  juliacampbell@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Gather around the fireplace while you socialize and stitch! This is an informal circle open to those 18+ for knitting, crochet and needlepoint; all skill levels are welcome! Please bring your own supplies.

Fireside Stitchers at Central meet every Thursday at the 2nd floor fireplace.

No registration is required. Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Make Your Own String Art Workshop for Adults at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Why should kids get to have all the fun? String art is weaving coloured string, wool, wire, or yarn between hammered nails to make geometric patterns or designs. Andrea Ryan will be teaching basic string art techniques. You'll choose from two 9”x9” designs; a double heart or a house with heart. Personalize your design choosing from numerous string colours. Adults 18+.

Registration is required and space is limited. Please note: people waiting to get into the program will be allowed to take available seats at 7:00 p.m. Please arrive on time to ensure your spot. We do this so that we do not have spots available while others are waiting to participate. Please register online below or by contacting any branch.

                                                

 

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Friday May 31, 2019
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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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin 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 January 18 and continues until May 31

Registration is not required for this program.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch 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
There are 2 spaces available.
Saturday June 1, 2019 - Sunday June 30, 2019
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June Exhibits

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case - TD Summer Reading Club

Art Rail (second floor) -  WSAC: Seniors Month 

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) - The Canoe Diaries
 
Brooklin Branch
 
Summer Programing Promotion
 
 
 
 
LOCATION: Central Library
Saturday June 1, 2019
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Let's Talk Science: Hydration Nation at Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Let’s Talk Science with Ontario Tech University! Children in Grades 4-6 will learn how to test and analyze the physical and chemical properties of various water samples (and discover which one could be used for drinking).

CONTACT:  Ask Caf    
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Celebrate Pride in Durham with Drag Queen Storytime at Central
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for storytime and musical fun for all fabulous children and their caregivers. This family-friendly program will showcase stories and songs that explore and celebrate diversity and inclusion.

This is a drop-in program. Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Ask Caf  905-668-6531 x. 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Monday June 3, 2019
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S.T.E.A.M. it Mondays at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-6

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This 5 week program is offered at the Central Library on Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting April 29, 2019 and ending June 3, 2019.  No class on May 20 because of Victoria Day weekend.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 ex.2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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.

Central Library on Mondays, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

CONTACT:  Mallory Dawson  905-668-6531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Learn to Camp at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Parks Canada will provide information on: how to plan and pack for a trip, tent set up, camp cooking, fire building, and wildlife safety. Discover the beauty of Rouge National Urban Park, a 20 minute drive from Whitby.

This program is for families. Children are not to be left unattended.

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

Registered patrons are encouraged to arrive on time to ensure your spot. Drop ins are welcome to fill empty seats once the program begins.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There are 40 spaces available.
 
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Evening Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Soul of An OctopusJoin us for the Evening Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Soul of an Octopus by Sy MontgomeryIn this book, Sy Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus-a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature-and the remarkable connections it makes with humans.

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.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
There are 4 spaces available.
Tuesday June 4, 2019
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Thinking of Starting a Family? at Rossland Branch
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Durham Midwifery Services will provide you with information on nutrition, choosing a care provider, common concerns in pregnancy, the benefits of midwifery care, and the risks and benefits of home births.

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. 

Registered patrons are encouraged to arrive on time to ensure your spot. Drop ins are welcome to fill empty seats once the program begins.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
Wednesday June 5, 2019
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Farmers' Market
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Farmers' Market features local produce, baked goods and hand-crafted items and has operated in Downtown Whitby since 1997 by the Durham Region Farmers' Market Association.

Check here for more details.

CONTACT:  Mallory Dawson  9056686531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table in the lobby. Can't make this time? You can call JHS to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

- Career exploration
- Resume assistance and development
- Job search strategies
- Interview tips
- Apprenticeship information
- Current labour market information
- Access to the hidden job market

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gather around the fireplace while you socialize and stitch! This is an informal circle for knitting, crochet and needlepoint; all skill levels are welcome! Bring your own supplies and share your projects and ideas.

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday June 6, 2019
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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!  

Registration is not requiredPlease let us know if you require any accessibility accommodations. 

For more information contact: Maria Abogado at CDCD   905-686-2661 ext.109   mabogado@cdcd.org

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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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, such as 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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Gather around the fireplace while you socialize and stitch! This is an informal circle open to those 18+ for knitting, crochet and needlepoint; all skill levels are welcome! Please bring your own supplies.

Fireside Stitchers at Central meet every Thursday at the 2nd floor fireplace.

No registration is required. Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Free Film Night: First Man at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Image of First Man film cover.

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. An award-winning film, starring Ryan Gosling. 

Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board. Closed captions. Snacks welcome. Note: This program will resume in September.

Registration is required. Please register online or by contacting any branch.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 70 spaces available.
Friday June 7, 2019
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Summer Stories at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

All ages with caregiver.

An interactive environment for families to listen to stories and sing songs. 

 

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Monday June 10, 2019
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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.

Central Library on Mondays, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

CONTACT:  Mallory Dawson  905-668-6531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
Tuesday June 11, 2019
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Hillbilly ElegyJoin us for the Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.  Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis--that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. 

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.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday June 12, 2019
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Farmers' Market
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Farmers' Market features local produce, baked goods and hand-crafted items and has operated in Downtown Whitby since 1997 by the Durham Region Farmers' Market Association.

Check here for more details.

CONTACT:  Mallory Dawson  9056686531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Afternoon Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 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 Afternoon Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 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  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table in the lobby. Can't make this time? You can call JHS to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

- Career exploration
- Resume assistance and development
- Job search strategies
- Interview tips
- Apprenticeship information
- Current labour market information
- Access to the hidden job market

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gather around the fireplace while you socialize and stitch! This is an informal circle for knitting, crochet and needlepoint; all skill levels are welcome! Bring your own supplies and share your projects and ideas.

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Hand Reflexology Workshop at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn which reflexology points on your hands map to your body and how to stimulate these reflexes to promote better health! Reflexology can relieve tension, ease pain, improve circulation, detoxify, sooth arthritis and relax your whole body!

Registration is required:
To register click the blue register button
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 40 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, such as 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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday June 13, 2019
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table in the lobby. Can't make this time? You can call JHS to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

- Career exploration
- Resume assistance and development
- Job search strategies
- Interview tips
- Apprenticeship information
- Current labour market information
- Access to the hidden job market

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Learn to Camp at Rossland Branch
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy the great outdoors! Parks Canada will set you up with all the information you need to plan a fun and safe camping trip this summer. Families are welcome.

Davies Park (hosted by the Rossland Branch) June 13, 6:00–7:30 p.m.*

* You  may wish to park at the Rossland Branch and walk to the park. Please bring your own blankets or chairs. In case of rain, the program will be held at Rossland Branch.          

This program is for families. Children are not to be left unattended.

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

Registered patrons are encouraged to arrive on time to ensure your spot. Drop ins are welcome to fill empty seats once the program begins.

 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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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!  

Registration is not requiredPlease let us know if you require any accessibility accommodations. 

For more information contact: Maria Abogado at CDCD   905-686-2661 ext.109   mabogado@cdcd.org

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Ride of a Lifetime with Sandy Hawley at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image of Ride of a Lifetime book cover.Oshawa native and Hall of Fame Jockey, Sandy Hawley, will be here to discuss his career highlights as a thoroughbred jockey and his fascinating life. The Sandy Hawley story is not all about glory, celebrity and wins. He overcame personal, financial and health battles, ultimately beating cancer.

Riding for a thirty-year period, he won almost 6,500 races! He is one of the few men honoured by his colleagues in two countries for personifying the highest standards of his profession, with awards in both Canada and the US. He also won the Eclipse Award – the equivalent of a film Oscar – as North America’s top jockey, and was twice named the winner of the Lou Marsh Award as Canada’s top athlete.  Previous to Sandy no jockey had ever been a recipient.  He has also received the Order of Canada.

Canada’s premier horse race, the Queen's Plate will be run June 28 and 29, 2019 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. Sandy has won a record-tying four Queen’s Plates. No bets; this event is guaranteed to be a winner!

Registration is required. Please register online or by contacting any branch.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  9056686531 ext 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 69 spaces available.
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Gather around the fireplace while you socialize and stitch! This is an informal circle open to those 18+ for knitting, crochet and needlepoint; all skill levels are welcome! Please bring your own supplies.

Fireside Stitchers at Central meet every Thursday at the 2nd floor fireplace.

No registration is required. Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday June 14, 2019
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Summer Stories at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

All ages with caregiver.

An interactive environment for families to listen to stories and sing songs. 

 

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Saturday June 15, 2019
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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, such as 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.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 5 spaces available.