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Friday September 1, 2017 - Saturday September 30, 2017
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September Exhibits
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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

Central Library

Lobby Display Case- Teen Library Programs

Art Rail (second floor)- Realism by Charles Choi

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor)- Feu de Joie: Whitby in 1867

Brooklin Branch

Glass Display Case- Windreach Farms

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

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

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration begins August 19th.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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Big Screen Film Club: The Zoo Keeper's Wife at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Science Literacy Week Adult Program with Science Everywhere at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome to this amazing program, for adults only, with Science Everywhere! (Why should kids get to have all the fun?) It's a hands-on workshop with science sprinkled throughout. We’ll be screenprinting our own phosphorescent tee shirts to take home! There will also be various light/optics based interactive objects to "play" with, including a massive phosphorescent canvas. The science of phosphorescence and other types of luminescence will be explained throughout the session. You do not want to miss this!

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
Friday September 22, 2017
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 3 spaces available.
Tuesday September 26, 2017
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Mathemagical Science at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Knitting Circle at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels. Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. Beginners please bring #9 or larger knitting needles. This program runs on Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, from September 5 to October 10.

Register online, in person or by phone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Wednesday September 27, 2017
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins September 13 and continues until October 18.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Teen Zone

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and registration is not required.

The session begins Wednesday, September 13 and  continues until December 6.

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

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

No registration is required

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

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

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Retirement Readiness at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There is 1 space available.
 
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central Library
Friday September 29, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presented by Sara Mercier.

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 57 spaces available.
Saturday September 30, 2017
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Knit'B'Cause at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Sphero Sprk+ Masterpieces at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 7 spaces available.
Monday October 2, 2017
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is the Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterley

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday October 3, 2017
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop Series at Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free six week workshop for caregivers. It is presented by the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program.

In the six weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to: reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers; communicate effectively in challenging situations; recognize the messages in their emotions deal with difficult feelings; and make tough caregiving decisions. Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class.

The six classes are divided into: Taking Care of You, Identifying and Reducing Personal Stress, Communicating Feelings, Needs and Concerns, Communicating in Challenging Situations, Learning from Our Emotions, and Mastering Caregiving Decisions.

Participants must be able to attend all six weeks; every Tuesday, October 3 through November 7, 10:00 - 11:30 am, 2017.

Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. Call  1-866-971-5545 or go online to www.ceselfmanagment.ca to register.

Image of Self-Management Program logo.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide personalized 1:1 employment services. Individualized job search or retention related programing can support and assist you on your path to successful employment. We can help with resume development, interview skills and job searching techniques.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 1-5 p.m. for assistance. Help will be available on the first floor of the library behind the information desk.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Please Play With Your Food at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Knitting Circle at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels. Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. Beginners please bring #9 or larger knitting needles. This program runs on Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, from September 5 to October 10.

Register online, in person or by phone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins September 13 and continues until October 18.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Set up an email address and manage your email
- Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- Learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: 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, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Teen Zone

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

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

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and registration is not required.

The session begins Wednesday, September 13 and  continues until December 6.

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

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

No registration is required

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

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

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

For more information contact:

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

For more information contact:

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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Free Film Night: The Founder at Central Library
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

Biographical Drama. Approx. running time 2 hours. Released Nov/2016.

Registration is required. Snacks are welcome. Image of The Founder film cover.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central Library
Friday October 6, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
Tuesday October 10, 2017
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop Series at Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free six week workshop for caregivers. It is presented by the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program.

In the six weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to: reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers; communicate effectively in challenging situations; recognize the messages in their emotions deal with difficult feelings; and make tough caregiving decisions. Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class.

The six classes are divided into: Taking Care of You, Identifying and Reducing Personal Stress, Communicating Feelings, Needs and Concerns, Communicating in Challenging Situations, Learning from Our Emotions, and Mastering Caregiving Decisions.

Participants must be able to attend all six weeks; every Tuesday, October 3 through November 7, 10:00 - 11:30 am, 2017.

Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. Call  1-866-971-5545 or go online to www.ceselfmanagment.ca to register.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Lakeland by Allan Casey.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Set up an email address and manage your email
- Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- Learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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



 

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

Adults 18+ are welcome to join fellow knitters of all skill levels. Knitters are asked to bring their own supplies. Beginners please bring #9 or larger knitting needles. This program runs on Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, from September 5 to October 10.

Register online, in person or by phone.

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins September 13 and continues until October 18.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Set up an email address and manage your email
- Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- Learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Teen Advisory Group at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and registration is not required.

The session begins Wednesday, September 13 and  continues until December 6.

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

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

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

No registration is required

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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An Evening with Deborah Crombie at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us as we welcome New York Times best-selling, award-winning writer Deborah Crombie, to the Whitby Central Library on October 11 at 7 p.m.

Author of the Scotland Yard detective series featuring Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James, Crombie has received much acclaim for her writing – winning the New York Times book of the year award for Dreaming of the Bones, the Macavity award for Best Novel for Where Memories Lie, as well as numerous Edgar and Agatha award nominations. In addition, she has appeared many times on the best seller list in Germany.

Born in Texas she spent a number of years living in England and continues to travel there, where the series is set, several times a year.

Crombie's novels are published in North America, Japan, Germany, France, Czechoslovakia, Spain, Romania, Greece, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and numerous other countries.

Garden of Lamentations is her 17th Duncan Kincaid/Sergeant Gemma James novel.

Bestselling author Vicki Delany, one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers, will be hosting the evening. Delany, a past president of Crime Writers of Canada, has written numerous mystery stories ranging from historical with her Klondike Gold Rush series to contemporary with her Lighthouse Library Series and the Year Round Christmas Mysteries. 

Books will be available for purchase and signing through Blue Heron Books.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 27 spaces available.
Thursday October 12, 2017
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Movement, Music and Babies at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Infant and Toddler Sleep Seminar at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

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

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

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

 

For more information contact:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

For more information contact:

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Putting Your Garden to Bed
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Whitby Sustainability Advisory Committee in partnership with the Whitby Public Library invites you to a free presentation on getting your garden ready for winter. Delivered by Durham Master Gardeners, this informative session will explain what to clean up, what to leave, how to deal with annuals, perennials, bulbs, evergreens, ornamental grasses, roses, shrubs, trees and lawns. 

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 22 spaces available.
Friday October 13, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presented by: Tricia Wiseman

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 59 spaces available.
Monday October 16, 2017
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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Building a Community one Brick at a Time
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Drop in on the new day and time to create your story, build your adventure and play.  We'll supply the LEGO.

All you bring is your imagination.  Mondays at Central 4:15 to 5:15 pm in the Children's program room.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday October 17, 2017
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop Series at Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free six week workshop for caregivers. It is presented by the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program.

In the six weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to: reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers; communicate effectively in challenging situations; recognize the messages in their emotions deal with difficult feelings; and make tough caregiving decisions. Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class.

The six classes are divided into: Taking Care of You, Identifying and Reducing Personal Stress, Communicating Feelings, Needs and Concerns, Communicating in Challenging Situations, Learning from Our Emotions, and Mastering Caregiving Decisions.

Participants must be able to attend all six weeks; every Tuesday, October 3 through November 7, 10:00 - 11:30 am, 2017.

Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. Call  1-866-971-5545 or go online to www.ceselfmanagment.ca to register.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide personalized 1:1 employment services. Individualized job search or retention related programing can support and assist you on your path to successful employment. We can help with resume development, interview skills and job searching techniques.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 1-5 p.m. for assistance. Help will be available on the first floor of the library behind the information desk.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week!

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Set up an email address and manage your email
- Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- Learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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



 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Family Science Night: Catch Me if You Can at Central
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Do you have what it takes to be Sherlock Holmes? Test your powers of observation and deduction as you use forensic science to solve the mystery of the amazing munchies. Fingerprints, footprints, and invisible ink – oh my!

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

Register online, in person at any Whitby Library location, or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

Two 45 minute sessions are being offered for this program, 6:00-6:45 p.m. and 7:00-7:45 p.m.. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Proo(f) Paranormal at Rossland Branch
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

 
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Family Science Night: Catch Me if You Can at Central
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Do you have what it takes to be Sherlock Holmes? Test your powers of observation and deduction as you use forensic science to solve the mystery of the amazing munchies. Fingerprints, footprints, and invisible ink – oh my!

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

Register online, in person at any Whitby Library location, or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

Two 45 minute sessions are being offered for this program, 6:00-6:45 p.m. and 7:00-7:45 p.m.. You may only register for one session.

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required for this program.

The program begins September 13 and continues until October 18.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

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

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

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

This program is for children in grades 4 to 6.

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

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

Author Visit With Kristen Ciccarelli

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B

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

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

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

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

 

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

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and registration is not required.

The session begins Wednesday, September 13 and  continues until December 6.

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

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

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

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

No registration is required

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

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

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration begins August 19th.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

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

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

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

 

For more information contact:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

For more information contact:

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

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

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of The Lost City of Z, based on the true story written by David Gran.

“A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s." ~IMDb

This film is rated 14A by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime is 141 minutes.
Closed captioning will be available.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central Library
Friday October 20, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Superhero Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for a special superhero themed story, songs, and much more!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Durham College Lecture Series: Sitting is the New Smoking
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

This week's topic: Sitting is the New Smoking - Creating Healthy Office Habits

We will examine the health risks associated with sitting at desks and interacting with computers.  We look at ways to combat these behaviours and practices to relieve the mental and physical stresses of office work and sedentary lifestyles.

Presented by: Melissa Taaffee. Melissa is a professor at Duham College, in the 911 Emergency and Call Centre Communications program.  Prior to becoming a teacher, she enjoyed a 14 year career as a 911 operator.

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 61 spaces available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There is 1 space available.
 
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Leave the Mess at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children are welcome to join us as we empty the cupboards of art supplies so you can create your own individual artwork. Please wear old clothes as this could get messy!

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Saturday October 21, 2017
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Knit'B'Cause at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Help us wrap up Ontario Public Library Week and drop by the Central Library to experience STEAM It Saturday. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with our hands-on activities for all ages. Create a craft, play a game, or test your thinking skills! Activities may require caregiver help and supervision for children under the age of 9.

Activities will take pleace in the atrium on the first floor of the library.

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday October 23, 2017
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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Building a Community one Brick at a Time
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Drop in on the new day and time to create your story, build your adventure and play.  We'll supply the LEGO.

All you bring is your imagination.  Mondays at Central 4:15 to 5:15 pm in the Children's program room.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Tuesday October 24, 2017
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Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop Series at Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free six week workshop for caregivers. It is presented by the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program.

In the six weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to: reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers; communicate effectively in challenging situations; recognize the messages in their emotions deal with difficult feelings; and make tough caregiving decisions. Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class.

The six classes are divided into: Taking Care of You, Identifying and Reducing Personal Stress, Communicating Feelings, Needs and Concerns, Communicating in Challenging Situations, Learning from Our Emotions, and Mastering Caregiving Decisions.

Participants must be able to attend all six weeks; every Tuesday, October 3 through November 7, 10:00 - 11:30 am, 2017.

Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. Call  1-866-971-5545 or go online to www.ceselfmanagment.ca to register.

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LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Set up an email address and manage your email
- Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- Learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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



 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Family Science Nights at Central
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Obey Newton: It’s the Law!

Sir Isaac Newton was one smart dude. Explore Newton’s Laws of Motion as you learn how things move; how size does matter; and how your action always produces a reaction. You will make a tumble bunny, create a flying fish and build a racing car. Physics is fun!

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

Register online, in person at any Whitby Library location, or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

Two 45 minute sessions are being offered for this program, 6:00-6:45 p.m. and 7:00-7:45 p.m. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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French Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Family Science Nights at Central
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Obey Newton: It’s the Law!

Sir Isaac Newton was one smart dude. Explore Newton’s Laws of Motion as you learn how things move; how size does matter; and how your action always produces a reaction. You will make a tumble bunny, create a flying fish and build a racing car. Physics is fun!

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

Register online, in person at any Whitby Library location, or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

Two 45 minute sessions are being offered for this program, 6:00-6:45 p.m. and 7:00-7:45 p.m. You may only register for one session.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Wednesday October 25, 2017
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Infant and Toddler Sleep Seminar at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Set up an email address and manage your email
- Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- Learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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Superhero Crafternoon At Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children in grades 2 to 5 are invited to create their very own superhero emblem and add it to a cape and mask craft to take home. Just in time for Halloween!

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

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

Teen Zone

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

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

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Drop In Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00 pm for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and registration is not required.

The session begins Wednesday, September 13 and  continues until December 6.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Spooktacular Halloween Party at Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Please note the date change for this program - it will take place on Wednesday, October 25th.

We're celebrating Halloween with a spooktacular party! Children in grades JK-3 are invited to join us for an hour of crafts, games and stories as we get ready for the big night. Costumes are optional, but encouraged.

This program is brought to you by the Whitby Public Library's Teen Advisory Group. Registration is required. Register online, in person at any Whitby Library location, or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

No registration is required

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday October 26, 2017
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

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

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

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

 

For more information contact:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

For more information contact:

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Author Bill Allen at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Bill Allen, author of A Collection of Works by Florence Helena McGillivray, joins us on October 26 to share stories about the life and work of McGillivray as well as his research into creating the book commemorating her career.

Born in Whitby in 1864, McGillivray was an artist and instructor and created a body of work that are in collections in the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa.

Registration is required.

Don’t forget to check out the Station Gallery from October 14 to December 10 to see Finding Florence, an exhibit of McGillivray’s work.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 75 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle @ Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central Library
Friday October 27, 2017
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Durham College Lecture Series: Memory - Abilities and Failings
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

This week's topic: Memory - Abilities and Failings

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

Presented by: Lynne Kennette

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 32 spaces available.
 
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SuperHero Puppet Show
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us at Central. All Ages are welcome to enjoy a super-duper show with heroes, villians and tons of laughs!

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Advisory Group at Brooklin
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Saturday October 28, 2017
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Knit'B'Cause at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
Monday October 30, 2017
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A