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Tuesday October 1, 2019 - Thursday October 31, 2019
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October Exhibits

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case - 100 years of Mental Health in Whitby

Art Rail (second floor) -  Summi Siddiqui - Acrylics 

 
Brooklin Branch
 
 
 
 
 
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday October 1, 2019 - Wednesday November 27, 2019
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The Red Scarf Project
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Calling all knitters and crocheters!

The Rotary Club of Whitby and Whitby Sunrise are collecting red scarves to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS for World AIDS Day. Knit or crochet a red scarf using a pattern of your choice. The finished scarf should be 15 cm x 152 cm (6” x 60”). The donated scarves will be tied to trees and posts in downtown Whitby on December 1.

Scarves can be dropped off at the Central Library until November 27, 2019.

LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday October 15, 2019
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central - FULL
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 15. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

Please contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

 

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

Ages 3-4

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

This is a registered program and runs from September 10-October 15.

Please contact us if your require any accessibility accomodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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French Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central - FULL
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Numbers, Rhymes and Storytime is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.  Prior French knowledge is not required. 

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 a.m. beginning September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 15. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

Please contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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 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.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 8/9, 2019 and ending the week of November 26/27.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905 668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Family Maker Lab at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Discover new skills together. Design, create, build and have fun!

Make a Short Animated Movie
Create your characters, design some back drops and use a stop motion app to make your own academy worthy short film.

Children in Grades 3-6 and caregivers are welcome!
**Please note this program is for both the child and caregiver to learn and explore together.

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 7 spaces available.
 
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CANCELLED - Careers in STEM and Beyond at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image STEM logo.This program has been CANCELLED. We apologise for any inconvenience and will attempt to rebook in the new year.

What is the difference between an engineer and a scientist? What are the different types of engineers like Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Software? What do they do? What other career options are there? Make sure you know what you want and prepare yourself before you spend that $10,000 tuition on loan. This program is intended for parents and children ages 11 and up.

Presented by Fayez Khan, MBA, P.Eng and expert mechatronics engineer. Fayez is the founder of BeyondSTEM in Ajax and has more than 10 years of engineering research and design experience. 

This program will accommodate the first 36 participants to arrive. Drop-in, no registration required. Doors open 30 minutes before the event. You may set an email reminder by clicking on Remind Me below.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Wednesday October 16, 2019
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Farmers' Market
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

Check here for more details.

CONTACT:  Mallory Dawson  9056686531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Babies and Tots: Stay and Play at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Come join us for songs and stories and then stay & play! Storytime is from 9:30-9:45 with playtime and socializing afterward!

For children birth to four years with their caregivers.

Registration is not required.

Please let us know if accessibility accommodations are required.

 

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

Ages 19-35 months with caregivers.

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

This is a registered program and runs from September 11-October 16.

Please contact us if your require any accessibility accomodations.

 

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Infant and Toddler Sleep Seminar at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
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.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There is 1 space available.
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop-in for help with:

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

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 8/9, 2019 and ending the week of November 26/27.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 21st at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Teen Cafe

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

Please note: Teen Cafe will be meeting in the Teen Area this week.

CONTACT:  Teen Services  905-668-6531 x2010  teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. from September 11 until December 11.

Registration is not required for this program.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Family Maker Lab: Make a Halloween Movie at Rossland
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades 3-6 with caregiver.

Create your own fright night short film using stop motion animantion.

Registration is required.

Please contact us if your require any accessibility accomodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
Thursday October 17, 2019
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. beginning September 12 and runs for six weeks until October 17.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Drop-in for help with:

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 0-18 months with caregivers.

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

This is a registered program and runs from September 12-October 17.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accomodations.

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

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

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

It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 12 and runs for six weeks until October 17.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

Please contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us at the Rossland Branch for this months read The Factory Voice by Jeanette Lynes.

The Factory Voice

The lives and dreams of four vital, engaging, women revolve around mysterious events at a Fort William military aircraft factory in 1941.The Factory Voiceis a quirky, light-hearted mystery about the daily lives of factory workers and in particular of women in a time of transition, both for their personal lives and for the society in general.

Rossland Book Club runs every third Thursday of the month.

Registration is required.

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

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 10th and ends November 28th, 2019.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department   905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 10, 2019 and ending on November 28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 21st at 9:00 a.m.

Registration is required:
Click here to register for any available spots.

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

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th, 2018 and endsNovember 29th.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department   905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Big Screen Film Club: The Aftermath at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Aftermath: Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the The Aftermathpost-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.

This film is unrated.
Closed captions.

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

Scavenger hunts, Skyping and making robots out of Cubelets - what do all these things have in common? They have taken place during a Page Turners meeting.

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

Fall session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.:  Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19 and Jan. 16. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Raising Financially Fit Kids at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ann Arbour from the Credit Counselling Society will help parents learn some easy to implement techniques to teach kids about savings, giving, and spending.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Ask Caf  905-668-6531 x. 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 68 spaces available.
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday October 18, 2019
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Drop In Family Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

All Ages

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accomodations.

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

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

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 13 and continues until December 13.

Registration is not required for this program.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Junior Builder's Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accesibility accomodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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DCLS: Urban Farming in Today's Shrinking World at Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging monthly series of talks covers a wide variety of subjects.

Image of a farmed plot in a city setting.This month's topic: Urban farming and the role it must play in today’s shrinking world.

This talk will look at the growing prevalence of urban farming in our communities and why its practice will only increase in the years ahead as worries increase about food quality, food origins and general food security, particularly in densely populated areas that are constrained by available land. Tony Doyle, Associate Dean, Centre for Food will introduce Shane Jones, Professor and Ryan Cullen, Field Coordinator, who will deliver the session.

Please note the program has a 70 person capacity and will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes before the event. Set an email reminder by clicking on Remind Me below and choosing when you would like it sent.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

Grades 4-6

Enjoy different hands on activities exploring Science, Teachnology, Engineering, Art and Math.

This is a registered program and runs from September 13- October 18.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accomodations.

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

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

6:15-8:45pm

Registration is not required, just drop in!

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
Saturday October 19, 2019
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

Bumps, Babies, and Tots!

Learn to navigate the parenting world with our community experts!

10:00-10:30 a.m. Healthy Happy Families with Durham Health. Strategies for dealing with changing dynamics as you enter parenthood and expand your family.

10:30-11:00 a.m. Babies, Movement and Music with the Whitby Public Library. Literacy-rich songs, stories and action rhymes for children 0-18 months.

11:00-11:30 a.m. Sleep 101 with Tiny Sleepers Big Dreamers. Work towards health sleep habits (for expectant and new parents).

12:00-12:30 p.m. Infant First Aid with St. John Ambulance. Be prepared with these first aid basics.

Chat with our community experts throughout the day! Birth Mark, Durham Health St. John Ambulance, Tiny Sleepers Big Dreamers, and Learning Disabilities Association of Durham Region will all be on hand to answer questions.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Cricut™ Creations at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Cricut™ is a die-cutting machine that you program to cut paper, vinyl, fabric, craft foam, felt, sticker paper, and more. Learn how to use the Cricut™, and create your own reversible front porch sign for Fall and Halloween. Space is limited. Materials will be supplied.

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Sunday October 20, 2019 - Saturday October 26, 2019
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Family Scavenger Hunt at Central

Come in and use your scavenging skills to find all our hidden clues. Completed scavenger hunts will be entered into a draw to win a prize pack!

CONTACT:  Ask Caf  905-668-6531 x. 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Monday October 21, 2019
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Mondays from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. beginning September 9 and runs for six weeks until October 21 (we are closed on October 14 for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 9 and runs for six weeks until October 21 (there isn't a session on October 14 because of the Thanksgiving holiday.)

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

Please contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
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.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There is 1 space available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

Drop-in for help with:

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Mallory Dawson  905-668-6531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Prior French knowledge is not required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 9 and continues until December 2 (there is no session on Thanksgiving)

Drop in and join us!

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

This month's Brooklin Book Club selection is Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin. All of our book club selections are available in alternative Ayesha at Lastformats (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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Family STEAM Night at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Children, families, and caregivers join together to create, play, and challenge your minds through hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities. 

Children in Grades JK and up are welcome! 

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

Please contact us if you have any accessibility accommodations. 

CONTACT:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 x2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
 
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Chess Night at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

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

Mondays, drop in, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x. 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 22, 2019
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes - Halloween Special at the Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This program is for children ages 3-4.

Registration is required:
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 18 spaces available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 8/9, 2019 and ending the week of November 26/27.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905 668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Advisory Group at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades 7-12

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

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

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Teen Services  905-668-6531 x2010  teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Appy Hour at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Online Learning Apps at Central

Millions of people turn to online sources for continuing education, free courses and skills training. Join us as we explore popular apps for online education and upgrading skills.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 Ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
There are 2 spaces available.
Wednesday October 23, 2019
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop-in for help with:

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

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 8/9, 2019 and ending the week of November 26/27.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 21st at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Cafe

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

CONTACT:  Teen Services  905-668-6531 x2010  teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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Fraud Awareness and Prevention at Rossland Branch
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Durham Region Police Services will highlight some common scams and provide tips for residents to protect themselves.

This is an adult program.

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

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

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbypublic library.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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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.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There is 1 space available.
 
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. from September 11 until December 11.

Registration is not required for this program.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Cricut™ SuperHero Creations at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for this special Ontario Public Library Week program!

The Cricut™ is a die-cutting machine that you program to cut paper, vinyl, fabric, craft foam, felt, sticker paper, and more. Learn how to use the Cricut™, and create a personalised Superhero art to take home. Space is limited. Materials will be supplied.

Children in Grades 3+ are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday October 24, 2019
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes - Halloween Special at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This program is for children ages 3-4.

Registration is required:
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 6 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.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There is 1 space available.
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 10th and ends November 28th, 2019.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department   905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 10, 2019 and ending on November 28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 21st at 9:00 a.m.

Registration is required:
Click here to register for any available spots.

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

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th, 2018 and endsNovember 29th.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department   905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Become the Triple Threat you were Born to be! at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image of YOLO You Only Live Once.Prepare to be inspired and thoroughly enjoy yourself!
Have you ever been afraid to try something new because you're terrified that it might not work out?  If so, you're like 99% of the population...but you're better than that! It's time to kiss fear goodbye and say hello to making your dreams your everyday reality.  It's possible, and becoming the triple threat you were born to be is your first step, so let’s do this. #YOLO: You Only Live Once!

Welcome Vanessa Vakharia; educational innovator, entrepreneur, inspirational public speaker, author and rockstar! She has her Bachelor of Commerce, Teaching Degree, and Masters of Math Education. She focuses on reinventing media representations of what it means to be smart while simultaneously destroying stereotypes. Come and get energized, exhilarated and emboldened!

This drop-in program will accommodate the first 70 participants to arrive. Doors open 30 minutes before the event. If you would like an email reminder about the event, please select the Remind Me box under this description. 

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  9056686531 ext 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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Evening Fiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dark MatterThis month’s selection is Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, a fast-paced science-fiction thriller in which an ordinary man is abducted and wakes up in a completely different reality. The Guardian calls the novel “the most helter-skelter, race-to-the-finish-line thriller you’ll read all year.”

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club will meet 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:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 x. 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday October 25, 2019
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Drop-In Family Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

All ages

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

No registration required.

Please contact us if your require any accessibility accomodations.

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

During this Halloween themed program, families listen to stories and sing songs together. Costumes are welcome!

All ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 13 and continues until December 13.

Registration is not required for this program.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Junior Builders Club at Rossland
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accesibility accomodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
Saturday October 26, 2019
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Knitting Bootcamp at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Children in Grades 4 to 8 will learn to cast on, knit a row, and complete a square. 

Please bring 6 mm needles. We will supply the wool. Space is limited.

Central Library Saturdays October 26, November 2, 16 and 23  9:00–10:00 a.m.

Registration begins 9 a.m. October 19.

 

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, such as browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
 
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Family Maker Lab at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Discover new skills together. Design, create, build and have fun!

Make a Short Animated Movie
Create your characters, design some back drops and use a stop motion app to make your own academy worthy short film.

Children in Grades 3-6 and caregivers are welcome!
**Please note this program is for both the child and caregiver to learn and explore together.

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 3 spaces available.
 
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BOO!fest Green Screen Scream at Brooklin
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

In partnership with Group 74’s BOO!fest drop by and take a complimentary scary Halloween green screen photo to keep and share.

All ages are welcome!
Registration for the Green Screen Scream program is not required.

For more information on the full BOO!fest event please visit: https://group74.org/events/boofest.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Make'n Take Lantern at Rossland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

All Ages with caregiver.

Upcycle a discarded book into a paper lantern.

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if your require any accessibility accomodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Storytime Special: Meet Children’s Author Christine Gordon Manley! at Central
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have you visited Bowring Park? Children of all ages, discover The Secret of Bowring Park with a special storytime with the author, Christine Gordon Manley. Christine will read from her book and answer questions about the tale behind the real-life Peter Pan statue in Bowring Park.

A limited supply of books will be available for sale by cash.

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Ask Caf  905-668-6531 x. 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Monday October 28, 2019
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

Contact: Ask CAF  905-668-6531 ex.2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca

Grades 1-3

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This 5 week registered program is offered at the Central Library on Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 28, 2019 and ending November 25, 2019. 

Registration is required. Please let us know if you require any accessibility accommodations. 

 
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Mallory Dawson  905-668-6531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Prior French knowledge is not required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 9 and continues until December 2 (there is no session on Thanksgiving)

Drop in and join us!

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Storytime Special: Meet Children’s Author Christine Gordon Manley! at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Have you visited Bowring Park? Children of all ages, discover The Secret of Bowring Park with a special storytime with the author, Christine Gordon Manley. Christine will read from her book and answer questions about the tale behind the real-life Peter Pan statue in Bowring Park.

A limited supply of books will be available for sale by cash.

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
 
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Chess Night at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

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

Mondays, drop in, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday October 29, 2019
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Halloween Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Costumes are welcome!

For ages 3 and 4. Register beginning October 15

Please let us know if  you require accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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Halloween French Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

Prior French knowledge is not required.

Costumes are welcome!

For ages 3 and 4. Register beginning October 15.

Please let us know if  you require accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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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.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There is 1 space available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 8/9, 2019 and ending the week of November 26/27.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905 668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Spooktacular Halloween Party
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades SK-3

Join us for (not so) spooky Halloween stories, games and crafts, followed by our annual Halloween parade through the library. Costumes are optional, but encouraged. Presented by the Central Library's Teen Advisory Group. Register online.

CONTACT:  Ask CAF  905-668-6531 x2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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3D Design Skills at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There is 1 space available.
Wednesday October 30, 2019
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Preschool Storytime Registration

Registration for preschool storytimes at the Central Library, Brooklin Branch and Rossland Branch begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30. 

Preschool programs begin the week of November 4 and continue for six weeks.

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

You may register in person, online or by calling any location.

Central Library 905-668-6531 ext. 2010

Brooklin Branch 905-665-3191

Rossland Branch 905-668-1886

 

 
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Wednesday Travel
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.


 

 

 

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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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.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop-in for help with:

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

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 8/9, 2019 and ending the week of November 26/27.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 21st at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Cafe

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

CONTACT:  Teen Services  905-668-6531 x2010  teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. from September 11 until December 11.

Registration is not required for this program.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday October 31, 2019
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Drop-in for help with:

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 10th and ends November 28th, 2019.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department   905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 10, 2019 and ending on November 28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 21st at 9:00 a.m.

Registration is required:
Click here to register for any available spots.

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

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th, 2018 and endsNovember 29th.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday November 1, 2019 - Saturday November 30, 2019
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November Exhibits

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case - WHITCAF

Art Rail (second floor) -  WHITCAF

Brooklin Branch
 
Emma Inkpen - Inkpen Studios
 
 
 
 
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday November 1, 2019
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Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 13 and continues until December 13.

Registration is not required for this program.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Junior Builder's Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
Saturday November 2, 2019
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Knitting Bootcamp at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Children in Grades 4 to 8 will learn to cast on, knit a row, and complete a square. 

Please bring 6 mm needles. We will supply the wool. Space is limited.

Central Library Saturdays October 26, November 2, 16 and 23  9:00–10:00 a.m.

Registration begins 9 a.m. October 19.

 

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
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 are 2 spaces available.
Monday November 4, 2019
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Mondays from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. beginning November 4 and runs for six weeks until December 9.

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning November 4 and runs for six weeks until December 9.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

Please contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

 

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Infant and Toddler Sleep Seminar at Central
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

Contact: Ask CAF  905-668-6531 ex.2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca

Grades 1-3

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This 5 week registered program is offered at the Central Library on Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 28, 2019 and ending November 25, 2019. 

Registration is required. Please let us know if you require any accessibility accommodations. 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Mallory Dawson  905-668-6531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Prior French knowledge is not required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 9 and continues until December 2 (there is no session on Thanksgiving)

Drop in and join us!

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

Scavenger hunts, Skyping and making robots out of Cubelets - what do all these things have in common? They have taken place during a Page Turners meeting. Page Turners is a book club for grades 6, 7 & 8. This is a book club for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and participate in a book-related activity.

Fall session: Members must be available for the following Mondays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.:  October 7, November 4, December 2 and January 13. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 9:00 a.m.

Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Dust Bowl GirlsJoin us for the Evening Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Dust Bowl Girls by Lydia Reeder. At the height of the Great Depression, Sam Babb, the charismatic basketball coach of tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College, began dreaming. Like so many others, he wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm, he recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education if they would come play for his basketball team, the Cardinals. This book captures a moment in American sports history when a visionary coach helped his young athletes achieve more than a winning season.

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 or call 905-668-6531 x 2020.

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
 
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Chess Night at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

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

Mondays, drop in, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning November 5 and runs for six weeks until December 10. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

Please contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

Ages 3-4

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.     

This is a regsitered program and runs from November 5-December 10.           

NOTE: When registering for this program you are signing up for the entire block of dates.     

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accomodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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French Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Numbers, Rhymes and Storytime is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.  Prior French knowledge is not required. 

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 a.m. beginning November 5 and runs for six weeks until December 10. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

Please contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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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.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Living With Coyotes at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Coyote Watch Canada, a volunteer-based non-profit wildlife organization, will discuss coyote behaviour, the ecological roles coyotes play in the community and how to prevent coyote-human conflict.

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

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

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 35 spaces available.
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 8/9, 2019 and ending the week of November 26/27.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905 668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Living with Coyotes at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn about coyote behaviour, the ecological roles coyotes play in the community and how to prevent coyote-human conflict.

Presented by Coyote Watch Canada, a volunteer-based non-profit wildlife organization.

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, such as browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Wednesday November 6, 2019
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

Ages 19-35 months with cargivers.

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

This is a registered program and runs for six weeks from Novemeber 6-December 11.

Please contact us if your require any accessibility accomodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 8/9, 2019 and ending the week of November 26/27.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 21st at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Teens at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Cafe

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

CONTACT:  Teen Services  905-668-6531 x2010  teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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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.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. from September 11 until December 11.

Registration is not required for this program.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday November 7, 2019
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Thursday from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. beginning November 7 and runs for six weeks until December 12.

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x. 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

0-18 Months with caregivers

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

This is a regsitered program and runs from November 7-December 12.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accomodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning November 7and runs for six weeks until December 12.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

Please contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

 

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 PM     
 
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Get the Facts on Fad Diets at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Erin Jenkins, a Registered Dietitian with Carea Community Health Centre, will answer your questions about the latest popular diets, debunk common nutrition myths and provide you with expert advice to help you make healthy choices.

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

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

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 35 spaces available.
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 10th and ends November 28th, 2019.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department   905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 10, 2019 and ending on November 28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 21st at 9:00 a.m.

Registration is required:
Click here to register for any available spots.

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

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th, 2018 and endsNovember 29th.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department   905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Scavenger hunts, Junior Iron Chef competitions and making robots out of Cubelets - what do all these things have in common? They have taken place during a Book Pirates meeting. Book Pirates is a book club for grades 4 & 5. This book club is for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and participate in a book-related activity.

Fall session: Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: October 3, November 7, December 5 and January 9. The signup for this session is online, beginning on Saturday September 7 at 9:00 a.m.

Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Scavenger hunts, Junior Iron Chef competitions and making robots out of Cubelets - what do all these things have in common? They have taken place during a Book Pirates meeting. Book Pirates is a book club for grades 4 & 5. This  book club is for strong readers, as we read a different book each month, discuss it and participate in a book-related activity.

Fall session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 and Jan. 9. The signup for this session is online, beginning on Saturday September 7 at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Free Film Night: They Shall not Grow Old at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Image of They Shall not Grow Old film Cover. Marking the centenary of the First World War, internationally renowned director Peter Jackson uses the voices of the veterans combined with original archival footage to bring to life the reality of war on the front line for a whole new generation. Footage has been colourized and transformed with modern production techniques to present never-before-seen detail. Watch the trailer.

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

This drop-in program welcomes the first 70 participants to arrive and will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes before the event. Set an email reminder by clicking on Remind Me below and choosing when you would like it sent.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
Friday November 8, 2019
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Drop-In Family Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

All ages.

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

This is a drop in program.

Please contact us if your require any accessibility accomodations.

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

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

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 13 and continues until December 13.

Registration is not required for this program.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Junior Builder's Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

Ages 2-5

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.

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Fridays at Rossland
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-3

Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

This is a regsitered program and runs from Novemeber 8-December 13.

 

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Birth with a Doula
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us and meet the ladies from 'Birth - by the Doula Way' to learn about all the incredible benefits that a Doula can bring to your Birth Experience.

Adult Program, Families are welcome!

Registration is Required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 x. 2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 90 spaces available.
Saturday November 9, 2019
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, such as browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 3 spaces available.
Monday November 11, 2019
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Mondays from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. beginning November 4 and runs for six weeks until December 9.

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning November 4 and runs for six weeks until December 9.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

Please contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

 

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

Contact: Ask CAF  905-668-6531 ex.2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca

Grades 1-3

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This 5 week registered program is offered at the Central Library on Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 28, 2019 and ending November 25, 2019. 

Registration is required. Please let us know if you require any accessibility accommodations. 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Mallory Dawson  905-668-6531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Prior French knowledge is not required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 9 and continues until December 2 (there is no session on Thanksgiving)

Drop in and join us!

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Meet a Veteran: The Memory Project at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Veterans and Canadian Forces members share their stories of military service through the Memory Project.

Sergeant Arthur Chartren, who served in the Army during the Cold War era and was posted overseas at a base in the Federal Republic of Germany for three years.

All ages are welcome join us at the Brooklin Branch to hear Sergeant Chartren's story.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Chess Night at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

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

Mondays, drop in, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday November 12, 2019
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning November 5 and runs for six weeks until December 10. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

Please contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

Ages 3-4

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.     

This is a regsitered program and runs from November 5-December 10.           

NOTE: When registering for this program you are signing up for the entire block of dates.     

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accomodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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French Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Numbers, Rhymes and Storytime is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.  Prior French knowledge is not required. 

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 a.m. beginning November 5 and runs for six weeks until December 10. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

Please contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

I Contain MultitudesJoin us for the Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong.  I Contain Multitudes is a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin--a "microbe's-eye view" of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on earth.

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 or call 905-668-6531 x 2020.

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 8/9, 2019 and ending the week of November 26/27.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905 668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Adult Session - Co-Pilot Parenting: Screen Time Do's and Don'ts for Children at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presented by Karen Horsman, former National Parenting Columnist for CBC Radio Monitoring and setting boundaries around screen time are considered major parenting challenges in this digital age. Parenting educator Karen Horsman will share a list of do's and don'ts to help curb the conflict with your child around digital devices. Learn tips and strategies on how to better communicate your rules and how to achieve a healthy balance with tech in the home.

While you attend the adult session, we will be running a program just for your child in grades 1-5.

**Registration is required for adults and children attending each program.

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

To register Children:
Click here.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Children's Session - Co-Pilot Parenting: Screen Time Do's and Don'ts for Children at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presented by Karen Horsman, former National Parenting Columnist for CBC Radio Monitoring and setting boundaries around screen time are considered major parenting challenges in this digital age. Parenting educator Karen Horsman will share a list of do's and don'ts to help curb the conflict with your child around digital devices. Learn tips and strategies on how to better communicate your rules and how to achieve a healthy balance with tech in the home.

While you attend the adult session, we will be running a program just for your child in grades 1-5.

**Registration is required for adults and children attending each program.

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

To register Adults:
Click here.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Wednesday November 13, 2019
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

Ages 19-35 months with cargivers.

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

This is a registered program and runs for six weeks from Novemeber 6-December 11.

Please contact us if your require any accessibility accomodations.

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

This month’s selection is the critically acclaimed Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. The New Yorker states that Gyasi’s writing “displays a particular knack for evocative repetition” and that her prose “shows the unmistakable touch of a gifted writer”.

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

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

CONTACT:  askcaf  905-668-6531 x. 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 8/9, 2019 and ending the week of November 26/27.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 21st at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Teen Advisory Group

We are looking for enthusiastic teens to join the Whitby Public Library’s Teen Advisory Groups. TAG members will work with other teens to contribute to library services and programs, assist with special events and develop leadership skills. TAG members will earn community service hours for their work. No registration required, just drop by a TAG meeting to see what it is all about! Snacks will be provided.

CONTACT:  Teen Services  905-668-6531 x2010  teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca
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.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. from September 11 until December 11.

Registration is not required for this program.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Grief and Loss at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Family Services Durham will discuss grief, loss and mourning;  societal reactions, dispelling myths and normalizing individual experiences. Become familiar with the ‘stages’ or ‘tasks’ of grief along with supportive strategies for self and when supporting loved ones. Grief-related supports and resources will also be shared.  

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

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

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 35 spaces available.
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday November 14, 2019
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Thursday from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. beginning November 7 and runs for six weeks until December 12.

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x. 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Drop-in for help with:

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

0-18 Months with caregivers

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

This is a regsitered program and runs from November 7-December 12.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accomodations.

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

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

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

It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning November 7and runs for six weeks until December 12.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

Please contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

 

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session A
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 10th and ends November 28th, 2019.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department   905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 10, 2019 and ending on November 28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 21st at 9:00 a.m.

Registration is required:
Click here to register for any available spots.

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

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th, 2018 and endsNovember 29th.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. 

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department   905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Appy Hour - Holiday Planning Apps at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Holiday Planning Apps
Learn about downloading apps to help make your holidays easier this year! Gift giving, travel, or hosting, we’ve got an app for you.
Please ensure your library account is current.

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, such as browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday November 15, 2019
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Drop-In Family Storytime at Rossland
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

All ages.

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

This is a drop in program.

Please contact us if your require any accessibility accomodations.

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

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

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 13 and continues until December 13.

Registration is not required for this program.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Junior Builder's Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

Ages 2-5

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.

CONTACT:  Rossland Staff  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Discover the World of Bees at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Introducing honey bees and their fascinating role in our world.

Humans and honey bees are incredibly intertwined. Learn about urban beekeeping and the little city that is a hive. Our beekeeper tells the life journey of a bee as she emerges from her cell until she flies her ultimate flight!

Children (Grades 2-4) and their caregiver are welcome.

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 38 spaces available.
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Fridays at Rossland
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-3

Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

This is a regsitered program and runs from Novemeber 8-December 13.

 

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

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

6:15-8:45pm

Registration is not required, just drop in!

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
Saturday November 16, 2019
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WhitCAF 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

What’s your Super Power?

WhitCAF is back!  Get your cosplay on at our 3rd annual event! Comic Book fun for everyone, including:

  • Win free comics, game-show style! J. Torres has stacks of comics to give away to contestants at this fun for the whole-family program, generously donated by J. and Comic Book Addiction.
  • Pucks and Panels: An interactive discussion on hockey themed comic books featuring J. Torres, Teen Titans Go!, and David Bishop, Morte, Amazing Hockey Stories: Connor McDavid.
  • Saturday Morning Comic-Toons: A fun, dramatic reading of comics created by our guests of honour
  • Create a Comic Book Character: Capes, helmets, powers, and more, what will make up your ideal character?
  • Ready, Set, Start your Comic: This kid-friendly program will help you get started creating your own comic.
  • Artist Ally: Explore the local comic arts scene and meet authors, illustrators, and creators. Their work will be available to purchase. *Cash only.
  • Whitby Comic Arts Contest Awards Ceremony: Winners of our second annual Comic Arts Contest will be revealed during the Opening Ceremony.
  • For more details about our guests and the event schedule visit: https://www.whitbylibrary.ca/whitcaf

Central Library

Saturday, November 16, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

CONTACT:  Mallory Dawson  905 668-6531 ex.2007  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Cricut™ Holiday Ornaments at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The Cricut™ is a die-cutting machine that you program to cut paper, vinyl, fabric, craft foam, felt, sticker paper, and more. Learn how to use the Cricut™, and create a fun glitter ornament for the holidays. Space is limited. Materials will be supplied.

Children in Grades 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
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Game Time at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

All ages and skill levels are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Monday November 18, 2019
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Mondays from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. beginning November 4 and runs for six weeks until December 9.

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning November 4 and runs for six weeks until December 9.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

Please contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

 

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Canada Learning Bond Sign-Up
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Sign up for a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) and Canada Learning Bond to get up to $2,000 for your child’s education from the Government of Canada. Your child is eligible if they were born in 2004 or later, and your family income is under $47,000 per year. You will need birth verification and a Social Insurance Number (SIN) for yourself and your child(ren). Don’t have them? Community partners on site can help you get them. They can also assist with income tax filing. Presented in partnership with The Regional Municipality of Durham and Service Canada. For more information, call Nora at 1-888-341-8612.

Central Library

Monday, November 18, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

CONTACT:  Nora   1-888-341-8612  
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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Canada Learning Bond Sign-Up
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sign up for a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) and Canada Learning Bond to get up to $2,000 for your child’s education from the Government of Canada. Your child is eligible if they were born in 2004 or later, and your family income is under $47,000 per year. You will need birth verification and a Social Insurance Number (SIN) for yourself and your child(ren). Don’t have them? Community partners on site can help you get them. They can also assist with income tax filing. Presented in partnership with The Regional Municipality of Durham and Service Canada. For more information, call Nora at 1-888-341-8612.

Central Library

Monday, November 18, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

CONTACT:  Nora  1-888-341-8612  
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

Drop-in for help with:

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Mondays at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contact: Ask CAF  905-668-6531 ex.2010   askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca

Grades 1-3

Don't miss S.T.E.A.M.! Enjoy different hands-on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This 5 week registered program is offered at the Central Library on Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 28, 2019 and ending November 25, 2019. 

Registration is required. Please let us know if you require any accessibility accommodations. 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Mallory Dawson  905-668-6531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Prior French knowledge is not required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 9 and continues until December 2 (there is no session on Thanksgiving)

Drop in and join us!

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

This month's Brooklin Book Club selection is Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice. All of our book club selections are available in Moon of the Crusted Snowalternative 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, such as browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Chess Night at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

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

Mondays, drop in, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x. 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 19, 2019
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning November 5 and runs for six weeks until December 10. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

Please contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

Ages 3-4

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.     

This is a regsitered program and runs from November 5-December 10.           

NOTE: When registering for this program you are signing up for the entire block of dates.     

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accomodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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French Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Numbers, Rhymes and Storytime is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.  Prior French knowledge is not required. 

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 a.m. beginning November 5 and runs for six weeks until December 10. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

Please contact us if you require accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 8/9, 2019 and ending the week of November 26/27.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905 668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Meet Melville the 3D Printer
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

We’ll also be using tablets to see where 3D object designs come from. Now with our Brand New 3D Printers!

 

Grades JK-6, families welcome! Registration is required

CONTACT:  Ask Caf  905-668-6531 x. 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Family Maker Lab at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Discover new skills together. Design, create, build and have fun! One project per family.

Fantastic 3D Cardboard Creations
Design, construct and embellish the most fantastical creation using advanced building techniques.

Children (Grades 3-6) with caregiver are welcome!
**Please note this program is for both the child and caregiver to learn and explore together.

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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3D Design Skills at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

Ages 19-35 months with cargivers.

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

This is a registered program and runs for six weeks from Novemeber 6-December 11.

Please contact us if your require any accessibility accomodations.

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

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 8/9, 2019 and ending the week of November 26/27.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 21st at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Teen Cafe

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

CONTACT:  Teen Services  905-668-6531 x2010  teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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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.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. from September 11 until December 11.

Registration is not required for this program.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:    905-668-6531 x2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Family Maker Lab: Make an Infinity Scarf at Rossland
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grades 3-6 with caregiver.

Discover new skills together. Design, create, build and have fun!

No needles required to knit this scarf. Just bring your arms!

This is a registered program.

Please contact us if your require any accessibility accomodations.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Adult Session - Co-Pilot Parenting: Screen Time Do's and Don'ts for Children at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presented by Karen Horsman, former National Parenting Columnist for CBC Radio Monitoring and setting boundaries around screen time are considered major parenting challenges in this digital age. Parenting educator Karen Horsman will share a list of do's and don'ts to help curb the conflict with your child around digital devices. Learn tips and strategies on how to better communicate your rules and how to achieve a healthy balance with tech in the home.

While you attend the adult session, we will be running a program just for your child in grades 1-5.

**Registration is required for adults and children attending each program.

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

To register Children: click here.

CONTACT:  Ask Caf  905-668-6531 x. 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Children's Session - Co-Pilot Parenting: Screen Time Do's and Don'ts for Children at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presented by Karen Horsman, former National Parenting Columnist for CBC Radio Monitoring and setting boundaries around screen time are considered major parenting challenges in this digital age. Parenting educator Karen Horsman will share a list of do's and don'ts to help curb the conflict with your child around digital devices. Learn tips and strategies on how to better communicate your rules and how to achieve a healthy balance with tech in the home.

While you attend the adult session, we will be running a program just for your child in grades 1-5.

**Registration is required for adults and children attending each program.

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

To register Adults: click here.

CONTACT:  Ask Caf  905-668-6531 x. 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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