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Tuesday May 1, 2018 - Thursday May 31, 2018
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May 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 - Trillium Embroidery Guild -https://trilliumguild.weebly.com/

Art Rail (second floor) - Abstract Landscapes Oil on Canvas by Hannah Kramer

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) - The Canoe Diaries -http://www.whitbylibrary.ca/thecanoediaries

Brooklin Branch

Display Case - Brooklin Reunion Committee

 

LOCATION: Central Library
Saturday May 26, 2018
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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. If you are in grades 3-8 and are interested in joining, please email ask@whitbylibrary.ca, providing your contact information, grade and name. The wool is provided but participants are expected to bring their own pair of 6mm needles. 

CONTACT:  Andrea Adair-Tippins/Barb Wilson    askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There is 1 space available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
Sunday May 27, 2018
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Brooklin Poetry Society Book Launch at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Brooklin Poetry Society invites you to celebrate their 10th anniversary with the launch of their new anthology, “WRITTEN TENFOLD,” compiled and edited by Renée M. Sgroi.

Join us to hear some great local poets read and share their work!

No registration required. For more information contact: brooklinpoetsoc@gmail.com

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Monday May 28, 2018
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Together We 'Hang' at Central
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.

CONTACT:  Jaclyn D.  ext. 2007  jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
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 French Family Storytime at Central. Enjoy stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!  No prior French knowledge required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rain Gardens with Durham Master Gardeners 

Water runoff has become a serious threat to our environment. You can help offset the problem by installing a rain garden in your home landscape.Learn the basic principles of creating a rain garden including plant selection. In partnership with The Whitby Sustainability Advisory Committee.

CONTACT:  Reference Dept  905-668-6531 x2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

Please note the date change because of the Victoria Day holiday closing.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 29, 2018
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society at Brooklin
12:00 PM - 4:00 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 12:00-4:00 p.m. for assistance.

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

CONTACT:  Jaclyn D.   905-668-6531 x. 2007  jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer 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
- Learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies
- Learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There is 1 space available.
Wednesday May 30, 2018
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Mix and Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Infants up to 3 years of age and their caregivers can enjoy a story, activities and playtime.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There is 1 space available.
 
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Betsy Brousseau    
 
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Osteoporosis Awareness at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Osteoporosis is a debilitating condition, in which bones become less dense and break more easily, particularly to the hip, wrist and spine. It is the single most important cause of broken bones among both men and women over the age of fifty, and is a highly prevalent and costly condition. Learn lifestyle changes you can do to reduce your risk, manage osteoporosis and improve your overall bone health with Julian Rawlins from The Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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 p.m. for stories, songs, finger plays and a time for families to enjoy themselves together. This program is open to children of all ages (and their parents) and no registration is required. 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointment at Rossland
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Set up an email address and manage your email
- Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- Learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- Learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies
- Learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

No registration is required

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday May 31, 2018
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Movement, Music and Babies at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Enhance quiet time together.  This special program combines music, stories and gentle movements for caregivers with newborns up to 18 months.   Please bring a blanket.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Maria Abogado at CDCD  905-686-2661 ext.109  mabogado@cdcd.org
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Evening Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month’s selection is the multiple award winning novel, The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Stedman’s debut novel won the 2013 Book of the Year award from the Indie Book awards, and the Debut Fiction Award that same year. It was also longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award as well as the International Dublin Literary Award.

The Sydney Morning Herald noted that it “is a work of such quality, insight and intrigue, it prompted an international bidding war among publishers” and called the novel “A remarkable, very readable, debut”. It was recently turned into a block buster movie in 2016 and has since garnered even more attention.

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

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

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905 668-6531 x2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you like to knit or crochet? Maybe you dabble in cross stitch or embroidery?  Join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library as we trade tips and tricks with your fellow fiber artists. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged!

No registration is required. 
18+

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday June 1, 2018 - Saturday June 30, 2018
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June Exhibits
12:30 AM - 11:30 PM

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case -  TD Summer Reading Club

Art Rail (second floor) - Whitby Seniors Activity Centre - http://www.whitby.ca/en/residents/whitbyseniorsactivitycentre.asp

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) - http://www.whitbylibrary.ca/thecanoediaries
 

Brooklin Branch

TD Summer Reading Club, What's Your Passion?  
 
 
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday June 1, 2018
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Drop In Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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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.

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

Our Friday morning Family Fireside storytime takes place at 10:30 a.m. This is an all ages, half hour program full of songs and stories for children and their caregivers. 

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Junior Builders Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Registration is not required.

***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.

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

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

This is a drop-in program. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Monday June 4, 2018
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Family Movie Matinee: Paddington 2 at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Paddington notices a pop-up book in an antique store and decides that it will be the perfect gift for his aunt Lucy's 100th birthday. Paddington 2 (2017)Paddington works a variety of jobs in order to afford the book. Unfortunately, the book is stolen and he must recover it.

All Ages are welcome.

This film is rated G by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Closed captions.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Family Movie Matinee at Central- Ferdinand
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. This film is rated G by the Ontario Film Review Board.

Drop-in program.  Monday, June 4, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Together We 'Hang' at Central
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.

CONTACT:  Jaclyn D.  ext. 2007  jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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Evening Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Being Mortal cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Being Mortal by Atul Gawande.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
Tuesday June 5, 2018
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Movement, Music and Babies at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Enhance quiet time together. This special program combines music, stories and gentle movements. Please bring a blanket.

Children (ages 0-18 months) with their caregiver are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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1-on-1 Computer 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
- Learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies
- Learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There is 1 space available.
Wednesday June 6, 2018
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Mix and Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Infants up to 3 years of age and their caregivers can enjoy a story, activities and playtime.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Meet Melville the Makerbot Replicator 2
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn about how the 3D printer works, see it in action and ask all of your questions! We’ll also use tablets to see where 3d object designs come from.

For kids 12 and under - families welcome!

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Guide Dogs at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

More than 2,500 Canadians have experienced enhanced lives because of a guide dog. Learn how to become a puppy foster parent to a future guide dog, meet some foster parents and puppies in training. This program is for adults. This is considered to be a social opportunity for puppies in training. Children are welcome if they can sit through a 30 minute presentation before visiting with puppies. Children do not need to be registered.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 21 spaces available.
 
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Power of Attorney and Last Will and Testament at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for this presentation by Durham Region Police Service. Did you know that a Power of Attorney document and a Last Will and Testament may be the most important documents you will ever sign? Get informed and protect yourself and your estate from fraud. This seminar will tell you what you should know about these documents before you sign.

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday June 7, 2018
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Movement, Music and Babies at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Enhance quiet time together.  This special program combines music, stories and gentle movements for caregivers with newborns up to 18 months.   Please bring a blanket.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Maria Abogado at CDCD  905-686-2661 ext.109  mabogado@cdcd.org
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Free Film Night: A Man Called Ove at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Image of A Man Called Ove film cover.Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman's international best-selling novel, A Man Called Ove, is a Swedish language, comedy-drama, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 2017. Watch the trailer now. 

Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse. He spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife's grave, Ove has given up on life.

However, when a boisterous young family moves in next door and accidentally flattens Ove's mailbox, an unlikely friendship forms and things change. June is Senior's Month in Ontario; celebrate it with this big hearted black comedy!

Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board. English closed captions. Snacks will be provided; this is our end of season celebration! Films will resume again in September.

CONTACT:  AskReference  905-668-6531 ext2020  email askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you like to knit or crochet? Maybe you dabble in cross stitch or embroidery?  Join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library as we trade tips and tricks with your fellow fiber artists. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged!

No registration is required. 
18+

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Saturday June 9, 2018
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Monday June 11, 2018
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Together We 'Hang' at Central
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.

CONTACT:  Jaclyn D.  ext. 2007  jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
Tuesday June 12, 2018
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society at Rossland
12:00 PM - 4:00 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 12:00-4:00 p.m. for assistance.

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

CONTACT:  Jaclyn D.   905-668-6531 x. 2007  jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The Billion Dollar Spy cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Billion Dollar Spy by David E. Hoffman

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer 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
- Learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies
- Learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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What Your Handwriting Says About You at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Discover the things you can learn about someone just from their handwriting! It's simple, fun, and it works.

Elaine Charal reveals the strengths, talents and secrets behind handwriting strokes. Laugh and learn while you discover how to communicate more effectively with co-workers, family and friends.Elaine will be available to do individual, 5-minute handwriting analyses before and after her presentation. Check out a short video of Canada's best known handwriting analyst.

Elaine visited the Brooklin and Rossland branches in March. If you were unable to attend her program earlier, now's your chance!

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-3531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
There are 23 spaces available.
Wednesday June 13, 2018
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Movement, Music and Babies at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Enhance quiet time together. This special program combines music, stories and gentle movements. Please bring a blanket.

Children (ages 0-18 months) with their caregiver are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Afternoon Fiction Book Club at Central
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This month’s selection is the widely acclaimed title - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Booklist has reviewed the novel, stating that “Readers seeking feel-good tales with a message will rave about the rantings of this solitary old man with a singular outlook. If there was an award for 'Most Charming Book of the Year,' this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down.”

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every 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.

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson   905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Teen Advisory Group at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Youth who have participated in the 2017/2018 Teen Advisory Group are invited to join us for our year end wrap up party. There will be snacks, games, prizes and more!

Regular TAG meetings will resume in July. 

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Accessible Trails in the Durham Region at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Aimee Pugao and Jill Stanton from the Town of Whitby, Parks Planning and Development Division will tell us about the best accessible trails in Durham Region.

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday June 14, 2018
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Father's Day Craft at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Listen to a story about your cool Dad, then make a special gift for him. This program is for all ages.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Curious about technology?
Join us for Appy Hour at the Brooklin Branch!
Learn how to use new apps, review current library apps, discuss apps and explore apps. Bring your device and questions!

This Month - Libby. Learn how to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from a collection of bestseller and classic books.

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

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

Do you like to knit or crochet? Maybe you dabble in cross stitch or embroidery?  Join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library as we trade tips and tricks with your fellow fiber artists. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged!

No registration is required. 
18+

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday June 15, 2018
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Games Galore Fridays at Central
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

Every third Friday of the month, 6:30-8:45pm

Registration is not required, just drop in!

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
Saturday June 16, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Father’s Day Make and Take Craft at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Children (Grades JK+) with their caregivers can drop by and create a special Father’s day card or handmade craft.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Monday June 18, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Together We 'Hang' at Central
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.

CONTACT:  Jaclyn D.  ext. 2007  jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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Brooklin Branch Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Ocean at the End of the LaneThis month's Brooklin Book Club selection is The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 19, 2018
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Movement, Music and Babies at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Enhance quiet time together. This special program combines music, stories and gentle movements. Please bring a blanket.

Children (ages 0-18 months) with their caregiver are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Eyes Forward Audio Book Club at Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join CNIB Ambassador Sharon Johnston on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  This program is for individuals 55 years plus with vision loss. Please register by emailing Sharon at mapaj2000@yahoo.ca.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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Teen Advisory Group at Rossland
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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The Coding Petting Zoo at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

You will like this petting zoo with a difference. Come and play with all our electronic pets named ozobot, sphero, cublet and robolego. Explore basic programming and coding with a variety of small robots. Parents are encouraged to assist their children with this activity.

Children (Grades 4-6) are invited!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Wednesday June 20, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Pollinators
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pollinators with Durham Master Gardeners 

Why are pollinators important? What native plants will create pollinator and bird friendly habitats in our gardens? Hands on activities include building a mason bee house and planting native seeds in peat pots. In partnership with The Whitby Sustainability Advisory Committee.

CONTACT:  Reference Dept  905-668-6531 x2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 13 spaces available.
Thursday June 21, 2018
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

Registration begins December 9th. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Maria Abogado at CDCD  905-686-2661 ext.109  mabogado@cdcd.org
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Big Screen Film Club: Annihilation at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of Annihilation, based on the novel of the same title by Jeff VanderMeer. A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply.

This film is rated 14A by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Closed captions.

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 35 spaces available.
 
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

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

Do you like to knit or crochet? Maybe you dabble in cross stitch or embroidery?  Join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library as we trade tips and tricks with your fellow fiber artists. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged!

No registration is required. 
18+

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday June 22, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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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. 

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.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Saturday June 23, 2018
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Beyond the Farm Gate at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

WindReach Farm is coming to the library! Learn all about chickens, guinea pigs and rabbits and how to safely handle them. Then get up close and personal with these friendly animals. Don’t forget to sign up for the TD Summer Reading Club while you’re at the library!

This program is for children in SK and up.                                                                                           

Spaces are limited. Only children registered for the program will be admitted.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Blast Off Into Adventure with Scott Gardner at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Walter, the world famous guitar and his minion, Scott, for an awesome amazing hour of story, song and dance to kick off the TD Summer Reading program. Let the story take you to worlds beyond imagination. See you there or you’ll be square.

All Ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society at Central
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide 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 12:00-4:00 p.m. for assistance.

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

CONTACT:  Jaclyn D.   905-668-6531 x. 2007  jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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1-on-1 Computer 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
- Learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies
- Learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1 to 4.

On the fourth Tuesday of each month, come and enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

Registration is required.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Movement, Music and Babies at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Enhance quiet time together. This special program combines music, stories and gentle movements. Please bring a blanket.

Children (ages 0-18 months) with their caregiver are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Betsy Brousseau    
 
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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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday June 28, 2018
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
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
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Maria Abogado at CDCD  905-686-2661 ext.109  mabogado@cdcd.org
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Evening Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

April's selection is the New York Times best-selling novel Orphan Train by Christine Baker Kline. Kirkus reviews describes the book as a “A deeply emotional story drawn from the shadows”

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

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

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905 668-6531 x2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you like to knit or crochet? Maybe you dabble in cross stitch or embroidery?  Join us by the second floor fireplace every Thursday evening at the Central Library as we trade tips and tricks with your fellow fiber artists. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged!

No registration is required. 
18+

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Sunday July 1, 2018 - Tuesday July 31, 2018
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July Exhibits
12:30 AM - 11:30 PM

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case - Brooklin Horticultural Society - https://www.brooklinhorticulturalsociety.com

Art Rail (second floor) - Oshawa Camera Club - https://www.oshawacameraclub.ca

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) - http://www.whitbylibrary.ca/thecanoediaries
 

Brooklin Branch

Are you comfortable around water?   
 
 
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Let your artistic passion run wild while you create a one of a kind craft to take home!

*Available while supplies last.

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Family Movie Matinee at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

BYO snacks and come and relax and enjoy a movie with your friends at the library. New flicks and old faves will be screened each week!

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, June 16.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Evening Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pirate Hunters cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Wednesday July 4, 2018
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades 2-4

Keep reading in French! French language students going into grades 2-4 can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Register in person at the Rossland Branch.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create, play, and challenge your mind through hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math. Activities may require caregiver help and supervision for children under the age of 9.

Children (going into Grades JK+) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Munsch Mob at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Clang, clang, rattle bing bang, gonna make some noise today! Dress as your favourite character from the Munsch title, Mortimer, and help us act out the story. Or just come and watch the fun! Pick up your police hat beginning 30 minutes before the event.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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We all Scream for Ice Cream at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

It’s a chilly desert. It’s an edible science project.  Join us for way cool fun making ice cream!

This program is for children in grades 4 to 6.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Knitter's 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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday July 5, 2018
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Summer Program Kick-off
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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Summer Stories at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Summer Program Kick-off at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Award winning family entertainer Peter Mennie is here with his magic show!

All ages are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, June 16.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday July 6, 2018
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Let your artistic passion run wild while you create a one of a kind craft to take home!

*Available while supplies last.

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Summer Paint Date at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Capture summer with your own vibrant painting. Step-by-step instructions will bring out the artist in you.
Please dress for an acrylic paint activity.

This program is a partnered program (child & caregiver). Children (going into Grades 4-6) are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Grades 2-4

Keep reading in French! French language students in grades 2-4 can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Register in person at the Rossland Branch.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Monday July 9, 2018
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Babysitting Basics
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Babysitting Basics with St. John Ambulance for ages 10 to 13.  You may register online with St. John Ambulance www.sja.ca or by calling 905-434-7800.

This course runs from 9:00 am to 4:30 at Central.   Participants are required to bring a doll, notebook, pencil and a peanut free lunch, with a drink and snacks.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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Busy Hands, Busy Minds: Storytime and Craft at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and a time for families to enjoy together! Stay to make a craft to take home!

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, June 16.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Tuesday July 10, 2018
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Let your artistic passion run wild while you create a one of a kind craft to take home!

*Available while supplies last.

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Meet Melville the MakerBot Replicator 2
2:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

 

Grades 4-6

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson/Sam Stephenson  905-668-6351 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Family Movie Matinee at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

BYO snacks and come and relax and enjoy a movie with your friends at the library. New flicks and old faves will be screened each week!

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society at Brooklin
3:00 PM - 6:00 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 3:00-6:00 p.m. for assistance.

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   905-668-6531 x. 2007  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, June 16.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Wednesday July 11, 2018
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades 2-4

Keep reading in French! French language students going into grades 2-4 can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Register in person at the Rossland Branch.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create, play, and challenge your mind through hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math. Activities may require caregiver help and supervision for children under the age of 9.

Children (going into Grades JK+) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 2-4

Enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Learn about electricity and circuitry while making play dough light LEDs, drive motors, and make really loud buzzing sounds. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Advisory Group at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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. 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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Knitter's 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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday July 12, 2018
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Summer Stories at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver. 

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

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

All Ages and caregiver are welcome!

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 4-6

Learn about how the 3D printer works, see it in action and ask all of your questions! We’ll also use tablets to see where 3d object designs come from.

This is a registered program for children going into grades 4-6.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, June 16.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday July 13, 2018
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Do the Twist at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Love to dance? Come and stretch your legs with the Cha Cha Slide, the Macarena, and other beloved dance classics. Following that we will cut a rug with Wii Just Dance!

Children (going into Grades JK+) are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Friday Film Show
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

All ages are invited to join us at 10:30 for a feature film and activity in the Children's Program Room.

Feature Film: Wild Kratts (55 minutes)

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Let your artistic passion run wild while you create a one of a kind craft to take home!

*Available while supplies last.

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Grades 2-4

Keep reading in French! French language students in grades 2-4 can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Register in person at the Rossland Branch.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Saturday July 14, 2018
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Monday July 16, 2018
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Busy Hands, Busy Minds: Storytime and Craft at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and a time for families to enjoy together! Stay to make a craft to take home!

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, June 16.

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 4 spaces available.
Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Let your artistic passion run wild while you create a one of a kind craft to take home!

*Available while supplies last.

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Eyes Forward Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Please register by emailing Sharon at mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Family Movie Matinee at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

BYO snacks and come and relax and enjoy a movie with your friends at the library. New flicks and old faves will be screened each week!

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, June 16.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Wednesday July 18, 2018
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades 2-4

Keep reading in French! French language students going into grades 2-4 can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Register in person at the Rossland Branch.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create, play, and challenge your mind through hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math. Activities may require caregiver help and supervision for children under the age of 9.

Children (going into Grades JK+) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. Drop-In
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 2-5

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

 

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
 
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Pawsion Pawlooza at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Ages 3-Grade 3

Who let the dog in? Bark out some songs, make a pup mask, and meet the Fire Pup.

This is a registered program for children ages 3 to grade 3.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Knitter's 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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday July 19, 2018
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Summer Stories at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver. 

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

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

All Ages and caregiver are welcome!

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Outdoor Fun Day
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Families are invited to join us in Celebration Square for some fun in the sun.  Our popular program is back with make and take activities, bubbles, chalk drawing and plenty of fun.

Please note that in the event of rain this program will be canceled.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 3-4

Enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Challenge a bean seedling to find its way through a maze made inside a dark box, following just the tiniest beam of light.

This is a registered program for children going into grades 3-4.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, June 16.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday July 20, 2018
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A Day at the Races at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

It’s time to cheer on your teammates at the races! Compete in a variety of races from the rain gutter to the hula hoop. Please dress for outdoor fun.

Children (going into Grades 1-3) are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Friday Film Show
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

All ages are invited to join us at 10:30 for a feature film and activity in the Children's Program Room.

Feature Film: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip (1hr 32 min)

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Let your artistic passion run wild while you create a one of a kind craft to take home!

*Available while supplies last.

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Grades 2-4

Keep reading in French! French language students in grades 2-4 can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Register in person at the Rossland Branch.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Monday July 23, 2018
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Busy Hands, Busy Minds: Storytime and Craft at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and a time for families to enjoy together! Stay to make a craft to take home!

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, June 16.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Let your artistic passion run wild while you create a one of a kind craft to take home!

*Available while supplies last.

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Lego + S.T.R.E.A.M.= Bestest Fun Ever! at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math. Students (going into Grades 1-4) are invited to join us as we explore S.T.R.E.A.M. with our colourful collection of Lego blocks. Build, create, invent, and challenge yourself! Play 2 Learn.

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, June 16.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Culture in the Square WPL Mini-Carnival
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Town of Whitby Culture in the Square in partnership with Central Library invite you to Mini Carnival. 

All ages can enjoy balloon twisting, ring toss and other carnival games.  Be ready for some fun and free popcorn!

Celebration Square Tuesday July 24, 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Weather permitting.

LOCATION: Central Library
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades 2-4

Keep reading in French! French language students going into grades 2-4 can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Register in person at the Rossland Branch.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create, play, and challenge your mind through hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math. Activities may require caregiver help and supervision for children under the age of 9.

Children (going into Grades JK+) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Blast Off Into Adventure with Scott Gardner
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages SK and up

Visit worlds beyond imagination with Walter, the world famous guitar and his minion, Scott.

This is a drop-in program for children in grades SK and up. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Three iPads, Two Robots and a Green Screen
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 4-6

Come join us and learn about Ozobots, Sphero’s and Green Screen technology. You’ll get a chance to interact with the robots, and take a picture with the Green Screen!

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Knitter's 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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday July 26, 2018
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Summer Stories at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver. 

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

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

All Ages and caregiver are welcome!

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 4-6

Enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Learn all about the science behind DNA and create your own DNA Model!

This is a registered program for children going into grades 4-6. 

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

 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, June 16.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday July 27, 2018
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Friday Film Show
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

All ages are invited to join us at 10:30 for a feature film and activity in the Children's Program Room.

Feature Film: Tigger and Pooh and a Musical too. (60 minutes)

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Let your artistic passion run wild while you create a one of a kind craft to take home!

*Available while supplies last.

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Family Movie Matinee at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

BYO snacks and come relax and enjoy a movie with your friends at the library. New flicks and old faves will be screened each week!

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society at Rossland
12:00 PM - 4:00 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 12:00-4:00 p.m. for assistance.

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   905-668-6531 x. 2007  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Grades 2-4

Keep reading in French! French language students in grades 2-4 can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Register in person at the Rossland Branch.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
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. 

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.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Monday July 30, 2018
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Busy Hands, Busy Minds: Storytime and Craft at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and a time for families to enjoy together! Stay to make a craft to take home!

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, June 16.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Let your artistic passion run wild while you create a one of a kind craft to take home!

*Available while supplies last.

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Pawssion Pawlooza at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Who let the dog in? Bark out some songs, make a pup mask, and meet the Fire Pup.

Children (going into Grades JK-3) are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Make It Move at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

You’ve got to move it, move it!! Children (going into Grades 1-6) are invited to make things that move, you might even challenge your friends to a race!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, June 16.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Wednesday August 1, 2018
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades 2-4

Keep reading in French! French language students going into grades 2-4 can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Register in person at the Rossland Branch.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create, play, and challenge your mind through hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math. Activities may require caregiver help and supervision for children under the age of 9.

Children (going into Grades JK+) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Happiness is blowing bubbles at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Investigate the science of bubbles.  Bounce them, make a bubble worm, create square bubbles and much more.

This program is for children in grades 1 to 3.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 1-2

Enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Build 3 houses to discover which one is the sturdiest.  We will huff and puff and try to blow them away!

This is a registered program for children going into grades 1-2.

To register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library
CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Knitter's 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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Test Event
7:00 PM - 8:35 PM
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 56 spaces available.
Thursday August 2, 2018
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Summer Stories at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver. 

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

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

All Ages and caregiver are welcome!

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 3-4

Enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.  Build and code wireless robots with our new LEGO WeDO kits!

This is a registered program for children going into grades 3-4.

To register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library
CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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These are a Few of My Favourite Things
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

All Ages

Drop by and enjoy some of our favourite things!

We love movies, music, books and more here at the library. So come and celebrate some of our favourite things with us! Create your own comic, take a movie star photo with the green screen and even make a musical instrument.

No registration required. Drop-in’s welcome.

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, July 21.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday August 3, 2018
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Friday Film Show
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

All ages are invited to join us at 10:30 for a feature film and activity in the Children's Program Room.

Feature Film: Sherlock Gnomes (73 minutes)

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Let your artistic passion run wild while you create a one of a kind craft to take home!

*Available while supplies last.

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Family Movie Matinee at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

BYO snacks and come relax and enjoy a movie with your friends at the library. New flicks and old faves will be screened each week!

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Grades 2-4

Keep reading in French! French language students in grades 2-4 can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Register in person at the Rossland Branch.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Let your artistic passion run wild while you create a one of a kind craft to take home!

*Available while supplies last.

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Family Movie Matinee at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

BYO snacks and come and relax and enjoy a movie with your friends at the library. New flicks and old faves will be screened each week!

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society at Central
3:00 PM - 6:00 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 3:00-6:00 p.m. for assistance.

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   905-668-6531 x. 2007  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, July 21.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Evening Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection a fiction title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Wednesday August 8, 2018
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades 2-4

Keep reading in French! French language students going into grades 2-4 can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Register in person at the Rossland Branch.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create, play, and challenge your mind through hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math. Activities may require caregiver help and supervision for children under the age of 9.

Children (going into Grades JK+) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Meet Melville the MakerBot Replicator 2
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

 

Grades 4-6

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson/Sam Stephenson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 2-4

Enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Learn about electricity and circuitry while making play dough light LEDs, drive motors, and make really loud buzzing sounds. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Advisory Group at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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. 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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Knitter's 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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Summer Stories at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver. 

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

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

All Ages and caregiver are welcome!

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 4-5

Enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Learn how to make a movie using stop-motion animation. Bring your own props or use ours to tell your own weird, wacky story. 

This is a registered program for children going into grades 4-5.

To register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.
CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, July 21.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday August 10, 2018
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Do the Twist at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Love to dance? Come and stretch your legs with the Cha Cha Slide, the Macarena, and other beloved dance classics. Following that we will cut a rug with Wii Just Dance!

Children (going into Grades JK+) are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Friday Film Show
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

All ages are invited to join us at 10:30 for a feature film and activity in the Children's Program Room.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Let your artistic passion run wild while you create a one of a kind craft to take home!

*Available while supplies last.

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Grades 2-4

Keep reading in French! French language students in grades 2-4 can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Register in person at the Rossland Branch.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Saturday August 11, 2018
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Monday August 13, 2018
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Busy Hands, Busy Minds: Storytime and Craft at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and a time for families to enjoy together! Stay to make a craft to take home!

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, July 21.

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Tuesday August 14, 2018
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Babysitting Basics
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Babysitting Basics with St. John Ambulance for ages 10 to 13.  You may register online with St. John Ambulance www.sja.ca or by calling 905-434-7800.

This course runs from 9:00 am to 4:30 at Central.   Youngsters are required to bring a doll, notebook, pencil and a peanut free lunch, with a drink and snacks.



 

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Let your artistic passion run wild while you create a one of a kind craft to take home!

*Available while supplies last.

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Lego + S.T.R.E.A.M.= Bestest Fun Ever! at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math. Students (going into Grades 1-4) are invited to join us as we explore S.T.R.E.A.M. with our colourful collection of Lego blocks. Build, create, invent, and challenge yourself! Play 2 Learn.

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, July 21.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Wednesday August 15, 2018
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades 2-4

Keep reading in French! French language students going into grades 2-4 can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Register in person at the Rossland Branch.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create, play, and challenge your mind through hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math. Activities may require caregiver help and supervision for children under the age of 9.

Children (going into Grades JK+) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Munsch Mob at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Who let the pigs out? Dress as your favourite character from the Munsch title, Pigs, and help us tell the story. Or just come and watch the fun! Pick up your pig hat beginning 30 minutes before the event.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. Drop-In
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 2-5

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

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
 
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Knitter's 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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday August 16, 2018
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Summer Stories at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver. 

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

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

All Ages and caregiver are welcome!

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Giant Games in the Square
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

All ages are invited to join us for our Giant Games in the Square.  Step back in time and play a game of Giant Candyland the WPL way.

Giant checkers and Giant Jenga will keep you moving.

Please note in the event of rain the program will be canceled.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 3-5

Enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Sticky Slime – Is slime a solid or a liquid?  Make some slime, play with it and decide for yourself.

This is a registered program for children going into grades 3-5.

To register click the blue button below 
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.
CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, July 21.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday August 17, 2018
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Friday Film Show
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

All ages are invited to join us at 10:30 for a feature film and activity in the Children's Program Room.

Feature Film: Disney's Tinkerbell (70 minutes)

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Let your artistic passion run wild while you create a one of a kind craft to take home!

*Available while supplies last.

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Family Movie Matinee at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

BYO snacks and come relax and enjoy a movie with your friends at the library. New flicks and old faves will be screened each week!

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Grades 2-4

Keep reading in French! French language students in grades 2-4 can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Register in person at the Rossland Branch.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
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.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Monday August 20, 2018
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Busy Hands, Busy Minds: Storytime and Craft at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and a time for families to enjoy together! Stay to make a craft to take home!

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, July 21.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Tuesday August 21, 2018
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Let your artistic passion run wild while you create a one of a kind craft to take home!

*Available while supplies last.

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Eyes Forward Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Please register by emailing Sharon at mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Make It Move at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

You’ve got to move it, move it!! Children (going into Grades 1-6) are invited to make things that move, you might even challenge your friends to a race!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society at Brooklin
3:00 PM - 6:00 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 3:00-6:00 p.m. for assistance.

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   905-668-6531 x. 2007  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Getting Ready for Kindergarten at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Where your little ones will learn to make new friends and their creativity will bloom! Prepare your child for their first day of school by joining us for stories, songs, activities and a craft.

Children (going into Grades JK-SK) who are attending Kindergarten for the first time are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. Children are limited to one session per week.

Register in person at the Brooklin Branch beginning Saturday, July 21.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades 2-4

Keep reading in French! French language students going into grades 2-4 can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Register in person at the Rossland Branch.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create, play, and challenge your mind through hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math. Activities may require caregiver help and supervision for children under the age of 9.

Children (going into Grades JK+) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Getting Ready for Kindergarten at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

JK and SK

Where your little ones will learn to make new friends and their creativity will bloom! Prepare your child for their first day of school by joining us for stories, songs, activities and a craft.

This is a registered program for children going into JK and SK.

To register click the blue button below

or

Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teens at Central
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lifeskills 101: DIY Lunches

Be the envy of all your friends this school year when you pull out your lunch. No more boring sandwiches! We’ll learn how to make delicious wraps, salads and snacks. Allergy alert. All supplies will be provided. 

Registratin is required.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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Knitter's 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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday August 23, 2018
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Certificate Day: Reptilia at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Jungle is coming to us! Members of the TD Summer Reading Club are invited to our summer wrap-up party presented by Reptilia!

Summer Reading Club members may pick-up their tickets beginning August 1.
In order to attend this program you must have a ticket.

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

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

This is a drop-in program for all ages with a caregiver. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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TD Summer Reading Club Certificate Day at Rossland Branch
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Members of the TD Summer Reading club are invited to our summer wrap-up party presented by Reptilia

This is a ticketed program for children who participated in the TD Summer Reading Club.
Come pick up your ticket half an hour before the program begins. 
CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch