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Monday August 29, 2016
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word or Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment 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.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Tuesday August 30, 2016
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Ready for Kindergarten at the Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Welcome to Kindergarten....where your little ones will learn to make new friends and their creativity will bloom  Join us for stories, songs and a craft. For children starting school for the first time, and caregiver.

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

 

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Wednesday August 31, 2016
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment 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.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday September 1, 2016
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Free Film Night: The Finest Hours @ Central Branch
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Finest Hours. Based on the book by Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman, this is the True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue.

In 1952, on a small lifeboat, four members of the Coast Guard faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, set out to rescue more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard a rapidly-sinking oil tanker destroyed during a blizzard, off the coast of Cape Cod.

1h 57min. Action, Drama, History. Starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. DVD released: January 2016.

Closed captioned. Rated PG by the Ontario Film Board.

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
    There are 37 spaces available.
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Saturday September 3, 2016
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
10:00 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.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Tuesday September 6, 2016
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
1:00 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
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Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Wednesday September 7, 2016
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Storytime Registration at Central
9:30 AM

The Central Library’s Storytime registration will be held on Wednesday, September 7. All registration takes place in person beginning at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

Register for: Toddler Time: a fun-filled half hour with active songs, stories and felt boards for children 19 months - 35 months of age and their caregivers, on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. or Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 

Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes: a half hour program for children aged three and four features stories, counting, number songs and games on Mondays at 9:30 a.m.

Stories for Threes and Fours: an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

French Stories for Threes and Fours: an action packed half hour of French stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m.

Registration is not required for our drop-in storytimes: Drop-In Babytime for infants (0-18 months) and their caregiversThursdays at 9:30 a.m.

 Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends for caregivers and infants up to 3 years of age Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

French Family Storytime for children of all ages and their caregivers on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Drop in Family Storytime for children of all ages and their caregivers on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Fireside Family Storytime for children of all ages and their caregivers on Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

All programs begin the week of September 12 and will continue for 6 weeks.

LOCATION: Central Library
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Fall Program Registration at Brooklin
10:00 AM

Registration for our fall programs at the Brooklin Branch will be held on Wednesday, September 7 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in-person only. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12:00 noon for any available spaces by calling 905 655-3191.

Babytime (Tuesdays at 10:15-10:45 a.m. OR 11:00-11:30 a.m.)
Toddler Time (Mondays at 10:15-10:45 a.m. OR 11:00-11:30 a.m.)
LEGO Club (Grade 1-3 on Wednesdays at 4:00-5:00 p.m.)

**Due to Thanksgiving Closure, there will be no programs on Monday, October 10**
 

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Fall Program Registration at Rossland
10:00 AM

Registration for our fall programs at the Rossland Branch will be held on Wednesday, September 7 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in-person only. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12:00 noon for any available spaces by calling 905 668-1886.

Babytime (Tuesdays at 10:30-11:00 a.m.)
Toddler Time (Wednesdays at 10:30-11:00 a.m.)

 

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Thursday September 8, 2016
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Traditional book clubs can be frustrating for those living with the effects of a brain injury or for people with developmental or learning disabilities.
Join the Brain Injury Association of Durham and the Whitby Public Library for a monthly audio book club for adults with cognitive disabilities.
We will meet every second Thursday to listen to and discuss great stories.

To register, call the Children's and Adult Fiction Department at 905 668-6531, extension 2010 or email askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Friday September 9, 2016
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
10:30 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.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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1-on-1 Computer Help By Appointment at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
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Saturday September 10, 2016
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Book Pirates Book Club Registration at Central
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join Book Pirates, our book club for grades 4 and 5. We will meet the first Thursday of each month, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Fall session will take place Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1 and Jan. 12 (moved from the 5th due to school holidays).

This club is for strong readers who enjoy discussing complex books and participating in book-related activities. Register online beginning Saturday September 10th  at 9:00 a.m. Space is limited so register early! The Winter registration will be online, beginning Saturday Jan. 7th at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: Central Library
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Page Turners Book Club Registration at Central
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join Page Turners, our book club for grades 6, 7 and 8. We will meet the third Thursday of each month, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Fall session will take place Sept. 15 (we'll choose the books at this meeting), Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15 and Jan. 19th.

This club is for strong readers who enjoy discussing complex books and participating in book-related activities. Register online beginning Saturday September 10th  at 9:00 a.m. Space is limited so register early! Registration for the Winter session will be online, beginning Saturday Jan. 7th at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: Central Library
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Monday September 12, 2016
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

This program is being held on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 12 and continuing for six weeks until October 24 (our session on October 10 is cancelled due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

**Due to Thanksgiving Closure, there will be no programs on Monday, October 10**

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

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

It is being held Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning on September 12 and continuing for six weeks until October 24 (our session on October 10 is cancelled due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

**Due to Thanksgiving Closure, there will be no programs on Monday, October 10**

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

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

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

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

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Tuesday September 13, 2016
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

It is being held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning September 13 and continuing for six weeks until October 18.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

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

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories, and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

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

French Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

It is being held on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning September 13 and continuing for six weeks until October 18.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
1:00 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
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa by Peter Godwin.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration begins on Monday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
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Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
   
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3D Printer Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 
Our Self-Serve 3D Printing service will begin on Monday, October 17. This workshop will prepare you for using our 3D printer, which you can do starting on that date.
 
Participants must be at least 14 years of age to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
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Wednesday September 14, 2016
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Mix and Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

This program is held on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 14 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

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

Contact: CAF Department 905 668-6531 x. 2010     askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

Join us for the Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Us Conductors by Sean Michaels.

All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats.  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, bringing their own copy.

To register, click on the blue button below, call 905 668-6531, ex.2010.

The Fiction Book Club at Central Library meets on the second Wednesday of each month, from September to June, at 2:00 p.m.

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

Location:  Fireplace - main floor.

LOCATION: Central Library
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Builders of Tomorrow: Lego Club at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-3) are invited to create some great LEGO projects this fall!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This program will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th .

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday September 15, 2016
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Babytime at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

It is being held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 15 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

It is being held Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning on September 15 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, based on the book Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker..

“A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan. .” ~IMDb

Read the book, then join us for the film. Discussion will be held afterwards. 
This film is Rated 14A by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime 1hr 52 mins

Closed caption will be available.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
    There are 24 spaces available.
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Fall session: Members must be available the third Thursday of September, October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the third Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Friday September 16, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

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

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Drop-in Family Duplo Club at Rossland
11:00 AM

Build, play, and learn in the fun and interactive drop-in progra, for children 2 - 5 and their caregivers.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Family Duplo Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Understanding and Evaluating Perceptions with Matthew Hack

This talk will examine some of the differing ways that individuals' views of drug use, users, and policies are shaped through learning, and other sociological factors that shape perceptions. 

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
    There are 47 spaces available.
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Monday September 19, 2016
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

This program is being held on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 12 and continuing for six weeks until October 24 (our session on October 10 is cancelled due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

**Due to Thanksgiving Closure, there will be no programs on Monday, October 10**

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

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

It is being held Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning on September 12 and continuing for six weeks until October 24 (our session on October 10 is cancelled due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

**Due to Thanksgiving Closure, there will be no programs on Monday, October 10**

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

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

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

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

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every other Monday.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org. The program runs until December 12, 2016.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Book Club at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month's Brooklin Branch Book Club selection is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

Registration begins on Saturday, August 20th at 10:00 a.m. To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-655-3191 or visit the branch.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the Brooklin Branch.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Tuesday September 20, 2016
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

It is being held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning September 13 and continuing for six weeks until October 18.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

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

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories, and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

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

French Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

It is being held on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning September 13 and continuing for six weeks until October 18.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
1:00 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 are 2 spaces available.
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration is required. Please see the September 13th entry for the registration form.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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123D Design Basics
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Autodesk 123d Design which can be used to create your own custom objects, printable on the library's Makerbot Replicator 2 3d printer!
 

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
    There are 9 spaces available.
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Getting the Most Out of Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series @ Central Branch
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a free six-week workshop; 2.5 hours/week on each of these days: Tuesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 18, 25, and November 1.

(Note there will be no program the week of Thanksgiving, October 11).

Getting the most out of life with chronic pain means better managing you pain, your emotions and your daily activities. The "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain" workshop is for adults, 18 years plus, of all ages. Caregivers are welcome, either with the person they are caring for, or on their own, on behalf of that person. 

These workshops are geared for any level of chronic pain, resulting from any condition. Workshops are geared to provide strategies to deal effectively with chronic pain. You will also receive a free copy of the book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions," to keep.

Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants must be able to, and commit to, attending all 6 weeks. There are three registration options for you below.

  1. To register for the workshop or learn more, please call the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program at 1-866-971-5545.
  2. Also, you can register online by clicking here.  Click on the Register Now link and complete the short form and click Submit. Provide your email address and you will receive a confirmation email with all the details; no need to write it all down!
  3. Staff at the second floor Information desk of the Central Branch, can also register for you on the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program website. Please call 905-668-6531 ext. 2020 and we will fill in the online form with you via phone or in person.
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Wednesday September 21, 2016
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Mix and Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

This program is held on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 14 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Builders of Tomorrow: Lego Club at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-3) are invited to create some great LEGO projects this fall!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This program will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th .

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday September 22, 2016
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Babytime at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

It is being held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 15 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

It is being held Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning on September 15 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Book Club at Rossland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This month's Rossland Branch Book Club selection is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

Registration begins on Monday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m. To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-668-1886 or visit the branch

Please pick up your copy of the book at the Rossland Branch.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
    There are 5 spaces available.
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3D Printer Orientation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 
Our Self-Serve 3D Printing service will begin on Monday, October 17. This workshop will prepare you for using our 3D printer, which you can do starting on that date.

Participants must be at least 14 years of age to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
    There are 2 spaces available.
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
2:30 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.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
    There are 2 spaces available.
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Shark Assault Author Visit @ Central Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Meet Peter Jennings, author of "Shark Assault: An Amazing Story of Survival".
  • Learn about Nicole Moore, the awe-inspiring victim of two brutal shark attacks.
  • Discover her motivational message: "Despite life's challenges, we can all overcome hardships to be positive, hopeful and happy."
  • Find out about the demands Peter faced writing the book, and the shark experts he met.
  • Hear a chapter reading and get Peter's autograph in your copy of the book.

"Shark Assault: An Amazing Story of Survival", will be available for purchase the night of the reading for signings courtesy of Blue Heron Books.

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
    There are 83 spaces available.
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Friday September 23, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

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

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Drop-in Family Duplo Club at Rossland
11:00 AM

Build, play, and learn in the fun and interactive drop-in progra, for children 2 - 5 and their caregivers.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Family Duplo Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

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

Demystifying Free Sources of Legal Information with Nicole Doyle

The internet is full of free legal information, but when you have a legal question, where do you start? In this session, learn to navigate authoritative, Canadian sources of free legal information and avoid common pitfalls and endless Google searches. Bring a laptop to follow along and bookmark your favourite new sites. A handout will also be provided.   

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
    There are 48 spaces available.
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
    There are 2 spaces available.
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Saturday September 24, 2016
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central
9:00 AM - 5:00 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. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.

NEW!   There will be two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

This is a registered program. Registration is online, beginning at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

To register for Session A on Thursday from 4:00 to 4:40 pm, click here.

To register for Session B on Thursday from 4:50 to 5:30 pm, click here.

 

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Reading Buddies Registration at Central
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.  This program is also offered at Brooklin. Please sign up for one branch only.

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

This is a registered program. Registration is online, beginning at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

To register for the Tuesday session, click here.

To register for the Wednesday session, click here.

LOCATION: Central Library
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Newcomer Bus Tour
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

A newcomer can be a new immigrant to Canada who is settling in Whitby, or any new Whitby resident. This tour will not only be a fun, family-friendly event, but also an educational experience designed to introduce newcomers to their local government and their new community. Presented by the Whitby Ethno-cultural and Diversity Advisory Committee.

The tour will begin at the Whitby Central Library and will include points of interest including recreation centres, library branches, municipal and regional headquarters, historical sites, the Station Gallery, Port Whitby Marina, Heydenshore Park and much more. Refreshments at the beginning and end of the tour.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
    There are 40 spaces available.
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Monday September 26, 2016
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

This program is being held on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 12 and continuing for six weeks until October 24 (our session on October 10 is cancelled due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

**Due to Thanksgiving Closure, there will be no programs on Monday, October 10**

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

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

It is being held Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning on September 12 and continuing for six weeks until October 24 (our session on October 10 is cancelled due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

**Due to Thanksgiving Closure, there will be no programs on Monday, October 10**

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

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

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

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

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment 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.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
    There is 1 space available.
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Tuesday September 27, 2016
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

It is being held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning September 13 and continuing for six weeks until October 18.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

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

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories, and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

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

French Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

It is being held on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning September 13 and continuing for six weeks until October 18.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Rossland
1:00 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 are 2 spaces available.
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration is required. Please see the September 13th entry for the registration form.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Getting the Most Out of Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series @ Central Branch
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a free six-week workshop; 2.5 hours/week on each of these days: Tuesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 18, 25, and November 1.

(Note there will be no program the week of Thanksgiving, October 11).

Getting the most out of life with chronic pain means better managing you pain, your emotions and your daily activities. The "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain" workshop is for adults, 18 years plus, of all ages. Caregivers are welcome, either with the person they are caring for, or on their own, on behalf of that person. 

These workshops are geared for any level of chronic pain, resulting from any condition. Workshops are geared to provide strategies to deal effectively with chonic pain. You will also receive a free copy of the book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions," to keep.

Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants must be able to, and commit to, attending all 6 weeks. There are three registration options for you below.

  1. To register for the workshop or learn more, please call the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program at 1-866-971-5545.
  2. Also, you can register online by clicking here.  Click on the Register Now link and complete the short form and click Submit. Provide your email address and you will receive a confirmation email with all the details; no need to write it all down!
  3. Staff at the second floor Information desk of the Central Branch, can also register for you on the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program website. Please call 905-668-6531 ext. 2020 and we will fill in the online form with you via phone or in person.
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Sculptris Basics
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3D modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Sculptris, a free 3D modelling software which can be used to digitally design and sculpt your own custom organic objects, printable on the library's MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer.
 

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
    There are 8 spaces available.
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Wednesday September 28, 2016
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Mix and Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

This program is held on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 14 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

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

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

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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment 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.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
    There is 1 space available.
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Builders of Tomorrow: Lego Club at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-3) are invited to create some great LEGO projects this fall!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This program will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th .

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday September 29, 2016
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Babytime at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

It is being held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 15 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

It is being held Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning on September 15 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Teens Make Stuff at Central
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Teens make stuff monthly at the library! Teens in grades 7-12 will meet on the last Thursday of each month to make something. Bring your creativity! All other supplies will be provided. 

September's "Make Stuff" project is Stop Motion Videos.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
    There are 39 spaces available.
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Friday September 30, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Culture Days Drop In Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

All ages with caregiver

Celebrate Culture Days at the Rossland Branch. We will share stories about art and sing crafty songs.

No registration required.

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

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Drop-in Family Duplo Club at Rossland
11:00 AM

Build, play, and learn in the fun and interactive drop-in progra, for children 2 - 5 and their caregivers.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Family Duplo Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Harvest Basket Make N Take at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A Cultures Day Make n Take Craft

Stay for a few minutes after Storytime to create a colourful harvest Basket with playdough, fun foam, acorns, chesnuts and pinecones.

All ages with caregiver.

No registration required.

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

Preserving Mental Health: The Effect of Ageism on Healthy Ageing with Dr. Judeline Innocent

While most seniors are mentally and physically capable, regardless of their age, many are often discreetly marginalized. Preserving mental health is critical at any age but even more so in the golden years. The topic is about mental health and ways to avoid stigmas associated with mental health challenges. The topic is “Preserving Mental Health: The Effect of Ageism on Mental Wellness”. Dr. Innocent holds a PhD in Nursing from Queen’s University with a focus on Mental Health Stigma, in addition to numerous certificates in various areas such as psychology, clinical risk, negligence and claims in health care. 

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
    There are 88 spaces available.
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1-on-1 Computer Help by Appointment at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
    There are 2 spaces available.
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Saturday October 1, 2016
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Coffee with Flavia - A Skype Visit with Alan Bradley at Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for coffee and mayhem as we visit via Skype with Alan Bradley, author of the Flavia de Luce mystery series.

Hosted by Ted Barris, we will chat with Alan from his home on the Isle of Man, and hear about the latest Flavia adventure, “Thrice the Brinded Cat hath Mewed.”

Books will be available for purchase, with an enclosed signed book plate from the author, through Blue Heron Books.

Central Library

October 1, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Registration is required. Registration begins September 1.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Family Fun Green Screen at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Families are invited to join us and explore creative possibilities using the green screen. Participants will have their completed photos emailed to them.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Monday October 3, 2016
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

This program is being held on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 12 and continuing for six weeks until October 24 (our session on October 10 is cancelled due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

**Due to Thanksgiving Closure, there will be no programs on Monday, October 10**

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

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories, and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

It is being held Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning on September 12 and continuing for six weeks until October 24 (our session on October 10 is cancelled due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

**Due to Thanksgiving Closure, there will be no programs on Monday, October 10**

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Together we 'hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

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

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Please note room change this week only.  Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every other Monday.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org. The program runs until December 12, 2016.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Tuesday October 4, 2016
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

It is being held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning September 13 and continuing for six weeks until October 18.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

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

French Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

It is being held on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning September 13 and continuing for six weeks until October 18.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration is required. Please see the September 13th entry for the registration form.

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Oct. 4th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Cranberry Thanksgiving at Central
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Cranberry Thanksgiving.  Youngsters 4 to 8 years of age can drop by the children's program room and enjoy the story Cranberry Thanksgiving and create something special to bring home - including some favourite Thanksgiving recipes that grown-ups will just love.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Getting the Most Out of Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series @ Central Branch
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a free six-week workshop; 2.5 hours/week on each of these days: Tuesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 18, 25, and November 1.

(Note there will be no program the week of Thanksgiving, October 11).

Getting the most out of life with chronic pain means better managing you pain, your emotions and your daily activities. The "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain" workshop is for adults, 18 years plus, of all ages. Caregivers are welcome, either with the person they are caring for, or on their own, on behalf of that person. 

These workshops are geared for any level of chronic pain, resulting from any condition. Workshops are geared to provide strategies to deal effectively with chonic pain. You will also receive a free copy of the book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions," to keep.

Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants must be able to, and commit to, attending all 6 weeks. There are three registration options for you below.

  1. To register for the workshop or learn more, please call the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program at 1-866-971-5545.
  2. Also, you can register online by clicking here.  Click on the Register Now link and complete the short form and click Submit. Provide your email address and you will receive a confirmation email with all the details; no need to write it all down!
  3. Staff at the second floor Information desk of the Central Branch, can also register for you on the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program website. Please call 905-668-6531 ext. 2020 and we will fill in the online form with you via phone or in person.
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Wednesday October 5, 2016
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Mix and Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

This program is held on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 14 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Read with Me: Ontario Early Years Program at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years, for a 4 week 'Read with Me' program introducing babies (birth - 12 months) to the world of books, rhymes and songs. This program is designed to provide parents with an understanding of your child's learning potential and abilities, promote language development, learn links to community programs and most importantly - have fun with your baby in a literacy rich environment!

Registration begins on Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Builders of Tomorrow: Lego Club at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-3) are invited to create some great LEGO projects this fall!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This program will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th .

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

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

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

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

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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After School Drop-in for Teens
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Wednesday, October 5th is our very first drop-in event, so stop by for snacks and fun!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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3D Printer Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 
Our Self-Serve 3D Printing service will begin on Monday, October 17. This workshop will prepare you for using our 3D printer, which you can do starting on that date.

Participants must be at least 14 years of age to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
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Thursday October 6, 2016
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Babytime at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

It is being held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 15 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

It is being held Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning on September 15 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information contact:

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

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

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assisstance. Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to practice their reading and play literacy-based games. Participants are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.
 

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

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

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

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

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

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

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

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

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

Fall session: Members must be available the first Thursday of October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept.10 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the first Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Free Film Night: Suffragette @ the Central Branch
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Suffragette is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women's right to vote - their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives. Set in early-20th-century Britain, the story centers on Maud, (Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement.

Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, (Meryl Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women's civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation.

1h 46 min. Drama; inspired by true events. Starring Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep. Movie release date: November, 2015.

Closed captioned. Rated PG by the Ontario Film Board.

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Friday October 7, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

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

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Drop-in Family Duplo Club at Rossland
11:00 AM

Build, play, and learn in the fun and interactive drop-in progra, for children 2 - 5 and their caregivers.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Family Duplo Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Drop-in Duplo for 2 to 4 year olds
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children ages 2 to 4 and their grown-ups can enjoy music, book displays, 'small talk' and creative play with Duplo.

This drop-in program runs Friday October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Children's program room.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday October 10, 2016
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Babytime at Rossland
10:30 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories, and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Tuesday October 11, 2016
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

It is being held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning September 13 and continuing for six weeks until October 18.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

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

French Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

It is being held on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning September 13 and continuing for six weeks until October 18.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Survival and Obsession Among America's Great White Sharks by Susan Casey

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
    There are 10 spaces available.
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration is required. Please see the September 13th entry for the registration form.

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Oct. 4th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Wednesday October 12, 2016
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Mix and Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

This program is held on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 14 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Read with Me: Ontario Early Years Program at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years, for a 4 week 'Read with Me' program introducing babies (birth - 12 months) to the world of books, rhymes and songs. This program is designed to provide parents with an understanding of your child's learning potential and abilities, promote language development, learn links to community programs and most importantly - have fun with your baby in a literacy rich environment!

Registration begins on Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the October 5th entry for the registration form.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

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

Contact: CAF Department 905 668-6531 x. 2010     askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

Join us for the Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is All that is Solid Melts into Air by Darragh McKeon.

All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats.  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, bringing their own copy.

To register, click on the blue button below, call 905 668-6531, ex.2010.

The Fiction Book Club at Central Library meets on the second Wednesday of each month, from September to June, at 2:00 p.m.

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

Location:  Fireplace - main floor.

LOCATION: Central Library
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123D Design Basics
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d modelling software. This workshop covers the basic functions of Autodesk 123d Design which can be used to create your own custom objects, printable on the library's Makerbot Replicator 2 3d printer!
 

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Builders of Tomorrow: Lego Club at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-3) are invited to create some great LEGO projects this fall!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This program will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th .

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

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

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

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

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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After School Drop-in for Teens
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday October 13, 2016
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Babytime at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

It is being held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 15 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

It is being held Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning on September 15 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Traditional book clubs can be frustrating for those living with the effects of a brain injury or for people with developmental or learning disabilities.
Join the Brain Injury Association of Durham and the Whitby Public Library for a monthly audio book club for adults with cognitive disabilities.
We will meet every second Thursday to listen to and discuss great stories.

To register, call the Children's and Adult Fiction Department at 905 668-6531, extension 2010 or email askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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3D Printer Orientation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 
Our Self-Serve 3D Printing service will begin on Monday, October 17. This workshop will prepare you for using our 3D printer, which you can do starting on that date.

Participants must be at least 14 years of age to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

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

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information contact:

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

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

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assisstance. Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to practice their reading and play literacy-based games. Participants are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the October 6th entry for the registration form.
 

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

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

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

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Life After Debt @ the Central Branch
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Life after debt. A free workshop, presented by World Financial Group.

  • Why give your money away?
  • Take years off your mortgage.
  • Save thousands on credit card interest.
  • Keep more money in your pocket.

Due to the limited space available, participants who have not arrived by the start of the program may forfeit their reservation.

 

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Friday October 14, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

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

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Drop-in Family Duplo Club at Rossland
11:00 AM

Build, play, and learn in the fun and interactive drop-in progra, for children 2 - 5 and their caregivers.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Family Duplo Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Entrepreneurship Thinking and Action with Jay Fisher

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
    There are 49 spaces available.
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Drop-in Duplo for 2 to 4 year olds
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children ages 2 to 4 and their grown-ups can enjoy music, book displays, 'small talk' and creative play with Duplo.

This drop-in program runs Friday October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Children's program room.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday October 17, 2016
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

This program is being held on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 12 and continuing for six weeks until October 24 (our session on October 10 is cancelled due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

**Due to Thanksgiving Closure, there will be no programs on Monday, October 10**

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

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories, and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

It is being held Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning on September 12 and continuing for six weeks until October 24 (our session on October 10 is cancelled due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

**Due to Thanksgiving Closure, there will be no programs on Monday, October 10**

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Together we 'hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

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

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every other Monday.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org. The program runs until December 12, 2016.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Book Club at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month's Brooklin Branch Book Club selection is The Undertaker's Daughter by Katherine Mayfield. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

Registration begins on Saturday, August 20th at 10:00 a.m. To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-655-3191 or visit the branch.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the Brooklin Branch.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Tuesday October 18, 2016
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

It is being held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning September 13 and continuing for six weeks until October 18.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

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

French Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy.

It is being held on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning September 13 and continuing for six weeks until October 18.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration is required. Please see the September 13th entry for the registration form.

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Oct. 4th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Proof Paranormal
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

The Rossland Branch welcomes Proo(f) for an evening of ghost tales and truths!

Spirits. Poltergeists.  Apparitions. Doppelgangers. Terms like these may tantalize or terrorize and the Paranormal Researchers of Ontario or proo(f) is ready to exorcise these topics and more.

Proo(f) is a team of paranormal investigators based in Durham Region. They are dedicated to the scientific and objective investigation into claims of alleged paranormal phenomena.

Whether you're a skeptic or a believer come and enjoy this mesmerizing event. Bring your ghostly tales and haunting questions.

This is a registered program for adults (18+).

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

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Getting the Most Out of Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series @ Central Branch
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a free six-week workshop; 2.5 hours/week on each of these days: Tuesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 18, 25, and November 1.

(Note there will be no program the week of Thanksgiving, October 11).

Getting the most out of life with chronic pain means better managing you pain, your emotions and your daily activities. The "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain" workshop is for adults, 18 years plus, of all ages. Caregivers are welcome, either with the person they are caring for, or on their own, on behalf of that person. 

These workshops are geared for any level of chronic pain, resulting from any condition. Workshops are geared to provide strategies to deal effectively with chonic pain. You will also receive a free copy of the book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions," to keep.

Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants must be able to, and commit to, attending all 6 weeks. There are three registration options for you below.

  1. To register for the workshop or learn more, please call the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program at 1-866-971-5545
  2. Also, you can register online by clicking here.  Click on the Register Now link and complete the short form and click Submit. Provide your email address and you will receive a confirmation email with all the details; no need to write it all down!
  3. Staff at the second floor Information desk of the Central Branch, can also register for you on the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program website. Please call 905-668-6531 ext. 2020 and we will fill in the online form with you via phone or in person.
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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3D Printer Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

Participants must be at least 14 years of age to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
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Wednesday October 19, 2016
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Mix and Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

This program is held on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 14 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Read with Me: Ontario Early Years Program at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years, for a 4 week 'Read with Me' program introducing babies (birth - 12 months) to the world of books, rhymes and songs. This program is designed to provide parents with an understanding of your child's learning potential and abilities, promote language development, learn links to community programs and most importantly - have fun with your baby in a literacy rich environment!

Registration begins on Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the October 5th entry for the registration form.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-668-1886.

This session will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Builders of Tomorrow: Lego Club at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 1-3) are invited to create some great LEGO projects this fall!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This program will begin the week of September 12th until the week of October 17th .

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

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

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

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

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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After School Drop-in for Teens
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Don't be a Victim of Fraud at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Durham Regional Polic Services will lead a seminar on some safety tips to avoid becoming a casualty of fraud.

Registration begins on Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday October 20, 2016
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Babytime at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

It is being held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on September 15 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

It is being held Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning on September 15 and continuing for six weeks until October 20.

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Book Club at Rossland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This month's Rossland Branch Book Club selection is Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

Registration begins on Monday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m. To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-668-1886 or visit the branch.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the Rossland Branch.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
    There are 6 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. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information contact:

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Pumpkin Time at the Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For students in Junior Kindergarten and up.

Join Mr. Gardner and Walter, the Guitar for silly songs and stories.

Registration begins September 19. To register, click the blue button below or contact any branch.

Caregivers of children under 10 must remain in the library.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assisstance. Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to practice their reading and play literacy-based games. Participants are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the October 6th entry for the registration form.
 

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

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

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

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

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

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of A Hologram for the King, based on the novel of the same title by author, Dave Eggers.

“A failed American businessman looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his idea to a wealthy monarch.” ~IMDb

Read the book, then join us for the film. Discussion will be held afterwards. 
This film is Rated 14A by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime 1hr 38 mins

Closed caption will be available.

Registration begins on Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Fall session: Members must be available the third Thursday of September, October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the third Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m.

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

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
    There are 10 spaces available.
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Friday October 21, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this half-hour of stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

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

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Drop-in Family Duplo Club at Rossland
11:00 AM

Build, play, and learn in the fun and interactive drop-in progra, for children 2 - 5 and their caregivers.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
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Family Duplo Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Discerning Credibility in Today’s Media Landscape with Danielle Harder

With so much information out there, what are the hallmarks of credible and truthful reporting, whether by a mainstream media organization, blogger, citizen journalist, etc.? And what can/should be done by the media industry to bolster credibility?

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
    There are 50 spaces available.
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Drop-in Duplo for 2 to 4 year olds
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children ages 2 to 4 and their grown-ups can enjoy music, book displays, 'small talk' and creative play with Duplo.

This drop-in program runs Friday October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Children's program room.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Saturday October 22, 2016
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3D Printer Orientation
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

Participants must be at least 14 years of age to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
    There are 6 spaces available.
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Monday October 24, 2016
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

This program is being held on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 12 and continuing for six weeks until October 24 (our session on October 10 is cancelled due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

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

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

It is being held Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning on September 12 and continuing for six weeks until October 24 (our session on October 10 is cancelled due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.)

In person registration begins on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Telephone registration will be accepted after 12 noon by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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 and partnered with the Whitby Public Library, youth on the Autism Spectrum are paired with a volunteer—their peer, for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance and friendship. Enjoy some fun programs hosted by library staff too!

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

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

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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An Evening with Proo(f) Paranormal at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Proo(f) is a team of paranormal investigators based in Durham Region. They are dedicated to the scientific and objective investigation into claims of alleged paranormal phenomena. Whether you are a skeptic or a believer come and enjoy this mesmerizing event. Bring your ghostly tales and haunting questions.

Registration begins on Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
The registration period has not begun.
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Tuesday October 25, 2016
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Oct. 4th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Getting the Most Out of Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series @ Central Branch
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a free six-week workshop; 2.5 hours/week on each of these days: Tuesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 18, 25, and November 1.

(Note there will be no program the week of Thanksgiving, October 11).

Getting the most out of life with chronic pain means better managing you pain, your emotions and your daily activities. The "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain" workshop is for adults, 18 years plus, of all ages. Caregivers are welcome, either with the person they are caring for, or on their own, on behalf of that person. 

These workshops are geared for any level of chronic pain, resulting from any condition. Workshops are geared to provide strategies to deal effectively with chonic pain. You will also receive a free copy of the book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions," to keep.

Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants must be able to, and commit to, attending all 6 weeks. There are three registration options for you below.

  1. To register for the workshop or learn more, please call the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program at 1-866-971-5545
  2. Also, you can register online by clicking here.  Click on the Register Now link and complete the short form and click Submit. Provide your email address and you will receive a confirmation email with all the details; no need to write it all down!
  3. Staff at the second floor Information desk of the Central Branch, can also register for you on the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program website. Please call 905-668-6531 ext. 2020 and we will fill in the online form with you via phone or in person.
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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Wednesday October 26, 2016
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Read with Me: Ontario Early Years Program at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Joan Gajadharsingh, Early Literacy Specialist from Ontario Early Years, for a 4 week 'Read with Me' program introducing babies (birth - 12 months) to the world of books, rhymes and songs. This program is designed to provide parents with an understanding of your child's learning potential and abilities, promote language development, learn links to community programs and most importantly - have fun with your baby in a literacy rich environment!

Registration begins on Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the October 5th entry for the registration form.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

Participants must be at least 14 years of age to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
    There are 6 spaces available.
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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

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

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

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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After School Drop-in for Teens
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday October 27, 2016
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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. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information contact:

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

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

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assisstance. Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to practice their reading and play literacy-based games. Participants are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the October 6th entry for the registration form.
 

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

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

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

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Friday October 28, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Family Duplo Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Online Learning – Pros and Cons with Katherine Fledderus

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
    There are 48 spaces available.
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Drop-in Duplo for 2 to 4 year olds
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children ages 2 to 4 and their grown-ups can enjoy music, book displays, 'small talk' and creative play with Duplo.

This drop-in program runs Friday October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Children's program room.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Monday October 31, 2016
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Together we 'hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

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

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every other Monday.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org. The program runs until December 12, 2016.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Tuesday November 1, 2016
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

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

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of November 5th.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration begins on Saturday, October 15th at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
The registration period has not begun.
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Tuesday Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Oct. 4th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Getting the Most Out of Life with Chronic Pain Workshop Series @ Central Branch
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a free six-week workshop; 2.5 hours/week on each of these days: Tuesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 18, 25, and November 1.

(Note there will be no program the week of Thanksgiving, October 11).

Getting the most out of life with chronic pain means better managing you pain, your emotions and your daily activities. The "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain" workshop is for adults, 18 years plus, of all ages. Caregivers are welcome, either with the person they are caring for, or on their own, on behalf of that person. 

These workshops are geared for any level of chronic pain, resulting from any condition. Workshops are geared to provide strategies to deal effectively with chonic pain. You will also receive a free copy of the book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions," to keep.

Registration is required and space is limited. Registrants must be able to, and commit to, attending all 6 weeks. There are three registration options for you below.

  1. To register for the workshop or learn more, please call the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program at 1-866-971-5545
  2. Also, you can register online by clicking here.  Click on the Register Now link and complete the short form and click Submit. Provide your email address and you will receive a confirmation email with all the details; no need to write it all down!
  3. Staff at the second floor Information desk of the Central Branch, can also register for you on the Central East LHIN Self-Management Program website. Please call 905-668-6531 ext. 2020 and we will fill in the online form with you via phone or in person.
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
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3D Printer Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

Participants must be at least 14 years of age to attend this workshop and use the 3D printer.

LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
    There are 6 spaces available.
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Wednesday November 2, 2016
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Builders of Tomorrow: Lego Club at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 4-6) are invited to create some great Lego projects this fall!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This program will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th .

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

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

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

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

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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After School Drop-in for Teens
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday November 3, 2016
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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. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information contact:

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

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

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assisstance. Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to practice their reading and play literacy-based games. Participants are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the October 6th entry for the registration form.
 

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

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

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

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

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

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

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

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

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

Fall session: Members must be available the first Thursday of October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept.10 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the first Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Free Film Night: Unbroken @ the Central Branch
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Unbroken is a historical-biographical-sports-drama-war film based on the book, "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, published in 2010 by Laura Hillenbrand.
 
The film revolves around the life of USA Olympian and athlete Louis Zamperini, portrayed by Jack O'Connell.
Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after his bomber crash landed in the ocean during World War II, then was sent to a series of prisoner of war camps.

Released in theatres: December 25, 2014. Nominated for 3 Oscars.

Running time 137 minutes. Closed captioned. Rated 14A by the Ontario Film Board.

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

To register, please click on the green button below, call or visit any branch, or  email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
    There are 56 spaces available.
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Friday November 4, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Family Duplo Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Evaluating the Acceptance of Gender Role Stereotyping within Consumer Package-Goods (CPG) Advertising with Dawn Salter

Gender stereotyping remains prevalent in consumer package goods advertising. Who is responsible for its continued use and acceptance - marketers, consumers or both? There is a societal shift occurring in parts of the world where men are increasingly involved in domestic responsibilities while women achieve great success external to the home. Given this reality, it seems logical marketers would increase advertising towards men, but this is not the case. This lecture will discuss why companies continue to market primarily to women and will present current perspectives on whether gender role advertising portrayals are reflective of the changing times.

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
    There are 50 spaces available.
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Monday November 7, 2016
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Together we 'hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

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

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Waiter Rant by The Waiter.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Tuesday November 8, 2016
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

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

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of November 5th.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
    There are 11 spaces available.
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration begins on Saturday, October 15th at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Oct. 4th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Wednesday November 9, 2016
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Central Library Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Contact: CAF Department 905 668-6531 x. 2010     askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

Join us for the Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis.

All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats.  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, bringing their own copy.

To register, click on the blue button below, call 905 668-6531, ex.2010.

The Fiction Book Club at Central Library meets on the second Wednesday of each month, from September to June, at 2:00 p.m.

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

Location:  Fireplace - main floor.

LOCATION: Central Library
    There are 3 spaces available.
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Builders of Tomorrow: Lego Club at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 4-6) are invited to create some great Lego projects this fall!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This program will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th .

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

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

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

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

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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After School Drop-in for Teens
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday November 10, 2016
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ABC Abilities Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Traditional book clubs can be frustrating for those living with the effects of a brain injury or for people with developmental or learning disabilities.
Join the Brain Injury Association of Durham and the Whitby Public Library for a monthly audio book club for adults with cognitive disabilities.
We will meet every second Thursday to listen to and discuss great stories.

To register, call the Children's and Adult Fiction Department at 905 668-6531, extension 2010 or email askcaf@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information contact:

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

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

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assisstance. Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to practice their reading and play literacy-based games. Participants are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the October 6th entry for the registration form.
 

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

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

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

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Friday November 11, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Family Duplo Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Five Things you Need to Know about Today’s Multi-generational Workforce with Gary Gannon

Today’s workplaces are populated by employees from different generational groups – ranging from Baby Boomers to Millennials. Each group shows differing beliefs and values which if understood by leaders in organizations can help drive motivation, collaboration and employee retention. 

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
    There are 50 spaces available.
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Monday November 14, 2016
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Tuesday November 15, 2016
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

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

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of November 5th.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Doors Open Whitby Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration begins on Saturday, October 15th at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Oct. 4th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Wednesday November 16, 2016
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Builders of Tomorrow: Lego Club at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 4-6) are invited to create some great Lego projects this fall!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This program will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th .

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

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

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

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

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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After School Drop-in for Teens
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday November 17, 2016
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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. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information contact:

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

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

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assisstance. Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to practice their reading and play literacy-based games. Participants are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the October 6th entry for the registration form.
 

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

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

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

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

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

Adults (18+) are invited to join us for a free screening of Me Before You, based on the novel of the same title by author, JoJo Moyes.

“A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.” ~IMDb

Read the book, then join us for the film. Discussion will be held afterwards. 
This film is Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board.
Runtime 1hr 38 mins

Closed caption will be available.

Registration begins on Saturday, October 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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English Conversation Circle
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Fall session: Members must be available the third Thursday of September, October, November, December and January, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Registration begins online on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter session:  Members must be available the third Thursday of February, March, April and May,  from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Friday November 18, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Family Duplo Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
    There are 50 spaces available.
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Monday November 21, 2016
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Together we 'hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

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

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

This month's Brooklin Branch Book Club selection is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

Registration begins on Saturday, August 20th at 10:00 a.m. To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-655-3191 or visit the branch.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the Brooklin Branch.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Tuesday November 22, 2016
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

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

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of November 5th.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 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.

This 6 week program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-13. A teen workspace will also be available.

Registration begins on Saturday, October 15th at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

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

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

Reading Buddies meet each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting the week of Oct. 4th.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Wednesday November 23, 2016
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Teen Leadership Board at Central
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Board. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group.

For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Jaclyn at jderlatka@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Builders of Tomorrow: Lego Club at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children (Grades 4-6) are invited to create some great Lego projects this fall!
Join us to build and explore.
Bring your imagination to this exciting and creative program.
Learn, build, and play.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. in person. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This program will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th .

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

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

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

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

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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After School Drop-in for Teens
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12, take a break after school and take part in a weekly activity created and organized by our Teen Leadership Board. It might be a craft, it might be a cooking challenge, or it might be a game board extravaganza. Each week is a surprise!

Registration is not required; just drop by Program Room 1 at 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
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Knitters Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Thursday November 24, 2016
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Book Club at Rossland
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This month's Rossland Book club selection is We Are All Compeletly Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

Registration begins on Monday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m. To register, click on the blue button below, call 905-668-1886 or visit the branch.

Please pick up your copy of the book at the Rossland Branch.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
    There are 5 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. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their french reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information contact:

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

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

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3 who require reading assisstance. Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to practice their reading and play literacy-based games. Participants are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session.

Note: Due to the limited number of spaces, adults may only sign up the members of one family.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required. Please see the October 6th entry for the registration form.
 

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

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

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

NEW!   There are two 40 minute sessions every Thursday from 4:00-4:40pm and 4:50-5:30pm.  You may only register your child for one session.

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information call or drop by the Central Library.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
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Friday November 25, 2016
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Drop in Family Storytime at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop-in for stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for families to enjoy together.
 
Registration is not required. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
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Family Duplo Club at Brooklin
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Read with Me
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Infants up to 12 months and their caregivers will enjoy an our of songs, stories and literacy based activites with Ontario Early Literacy specialist Joan.

Onlilne registration begins Friday October 14.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
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Durham College Lecture Series
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
    There are 50 spaces available.
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Monday November 28, 2016
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

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

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

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

This session will begin the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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Together we 'hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

The program runs Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from September 12 to December 12, 2016.  Limited to 12 participants.

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

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join our weekly French Family Storytime. Enjoy a half hour of stories and songs in French, with a dash of English too!

Mondays at 6:30 P.M.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Conversation Circles give Newcomers an opportunity to practice their French conversation skills in a welcoming environment and to learn about Canadian culture, with the help of volunteers from the Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).  Participants from all over the world, with a variety of language abilities, come together to discuss topics, have questions answered, share stories, learn about library resources, and so much more! This is a free drop-in program, held every other Monday.  Please contact Maria Abogado at CDCD for more information at 905-686-2661 ext.109 or mabogado@cdcd.org. The program runs until December 12, 2016.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
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Tuesday November 29, 2016
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Babytime at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of December 5th.

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

Infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers can enjoy this half hour of songs, stories and fingerplays in an interactive environment.

In person registration for this program begins on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. Telephone registration will take place after 12 noon by calling 905-655-3191 ext. 301.

The session begins the week of October 31st until the week of November 5th.

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
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