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Wednesday August 1, 2018 - Friday August 31, 2018
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August Exhibits
12:30 AM - 11:30 PM

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case - Pokemon Stained Glass and Wood Burning by Josh Rebello

Art Rail (second floor) - Art by Marie Kovac

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) - The Canoe Diaries
 
Brooklin Branch
Historical Photographs and Artifacts from Brooklin - Brooklin Heritage Society
LOCATION: Central Library
Monday August 20, 2018
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French One on One at Central
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Keep Reading in French!

French language students can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Registration is Required – Please register in person.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Busy Hands, Busy Minds: Storytime and Craft at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Make and Take Mondays at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Make and Take Mondays

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to drop-in any time between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. 

We will have everything set up and ready for you to create.

Join us!

 

 
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1-on-1 ComputerAppointments 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.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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French One on One at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Keep Reading in French!

French language students can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Registration is Required – Please register in person.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Chess NIght All Ages Drop-in at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Chess Night is a drop-in event for all ages and skill levels. All are welcome to join members of Durham Chess for an evening of casual play. You are encouraged to bring your own chess set and clock.

Players may choose from two time controls; one 40min/40min game or two 20min/20min games. Then feel free to challenge any players that have completed the club matches and play with or without a clock. 

Location: Second Floor, Local History Room. 

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday August 21, 2018
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

*Available while supplies last.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Eyes Forward Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Please register by emailing Sharon at mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Crazy Craft Mania at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to drop-in any time between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Drop in, get creative and make a craft or two. We’ll have assorted supplies and ideas for you to get crafty.

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Make It Move at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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French One on One at Central
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Keep Reading in French!

French language students can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Registration is Required – Please register in person.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society at Brooklin
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 3:00-6:00 p.m. for assistance.

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades 2-4

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

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

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

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

Children (going into Grades JK+) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Build it Brick by Brick at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children in grades 2-5 transform your LEGO and build it with LEGO WeDo.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Getting Ready for Kindergarten at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

JK and SK

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

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

To register click the blue button below

or

Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Teens at Central
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lifeskills 101: DIY Lunches

Grades 7-12

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

Register online to receive a reminder, or just drop in.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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1-on-1 ComputerAppointments at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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TD Summer Reading Club Certificate Day at Rossland Branch
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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TD Summer Reading Club Certificate Day at Central
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Central Library  905 668-6531  
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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French One on One at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Keep Reading in French!

French language students can practice their French reading with an individualized half hour session. Due to high demand, children are limited to two sessions per month.

Registration is Required – Please register in person.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Teen Advisory Group at Rossland
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Interested youth in grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend a TAG meeting to see what it’s all about. The Rossland TAG meets on the fourth Thursday of every month. If you have any questions, please contact teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca.

LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday August 24, 2018
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Getting Ready for Kindergarten at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

*Available while supplies last.

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

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

Grades 2-4

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Saturday August 25, 2018
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1-on-1 ComputerAppointments at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
Monday August 27, 2018
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Make and Take Mondays at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Make and Take Mondays

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to drop-in any time between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. 

We will have everything set up and ready for you to create.

Join us!

 

 
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1-on-1 ComputerAppointments 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.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There is 1 space available.
 
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Chess NIght All Ages Drop-in at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Chess Night is a drop-in event for all ages and skill levels. All are welcome to join members of Durham Chess for an evening of casual play. You are encouraged to bring your own chess set and clock.

Players may choose from two time controls; one 40min/40min game or two 20min/20min games. Then feel free to challenge any players that have completed the club matches and play with or without a clock. 

Location: Second Floor, Local History Room. 

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday August 28, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Teen Advisory Group at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Wednesday August 29, 2018
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday August 30, 2018
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday August 31, 2018
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1-on-1 ComputerAppointments at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
Saturday September 1, 2018
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1-on-1 ComputerAppointments at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There are 2 spaces available.
Tuesday September 4, 2018
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Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Five Days at Memorial cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday September 5, 2018
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Storytime Registration at Whitby Library

All branches of the Whitby Public Library offer storytime for preschool children from ages birth and up.

 For programs that require registration, please register online, in person or by phone on Wednesday, September 5 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Central Library and at 10:00 a.m. at the Brooklin and Rossland Branches.

Preschool programs begin the week of September 10 and continue for six weeks.

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

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's Registration
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please choose the session that you're child fits into. Session 1 (Grades 1-3) Session 2 (Grades 4-6).

 

Session1 - Grades 1-3 are welcome. Registration is required.

September 14 - It's Raining, It's Pouring!

September 21 - Connect, Code, Create!

September 28 - Build it Up!

October 5- Reduce, Reuse, Create!

October 12 - Money Matters

Register Here

 

Session 2 - Grades 4-6 are welcome. Registration is required.

October 26 - It's Raining, It's Pouring!

November 2 - Robot Takeover

November 9 - London Bridge is Falling Down

November 16 - Reduce, Reuse, Create!

November 23 - Money Matters 

Register Here.

 

Registration opens Wednesday September 5th at 9:30AM

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex 2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Knitting Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday September 6, 2018
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide  free1 to1 help with resumes, cover letters, and interviews. You'll also learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 9:30-12:00 p.m. for assistance.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week! Or you can call to make an appointment at another time: 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   905-668-6531 x. 2007  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Free Film Night: The Shape of Water at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Image of The Shape of Water film cover.

An otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. Watch the trailer now.

2018 winner of four Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Production Design! Stars Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Michael Shannon.

Rated 14A by the Ontario Film Review Board. Closed captions. Snacks welcome. Please register online or by contacting any branch.

CONTACT:  AskReference  905-668-6531 ext2020  email askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 73 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday September 7, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
Saturday September 8, 2018
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Children's Book Club Registration at Central

Registration begins today for the fall session of Book Pirates (grades 4 & 5) and Page Turners (grades 6-8). Both of these book clubs are for strong readers who enjoy reading complex books and discussing them. There is also a book-related activity at each meeting.  We meet once a month, on either the first (Book Pirates) or third (Page Turners) Thursday of the month, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the children's program room. The fall session ends in January. Please make sure you can attend the scheduled dates.

Registration is required.  Please click on the links above to be directed to the registration pages.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
Monday September 10, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 22. There is no session on Monday, October 8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday closure.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

** Due to the Holiday Closure, there will be no Toddler Time on Monday, October 8.**

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

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. begining September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 22. There is no session on Monday, October 8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday closure.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments 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.

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

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide  free1 to1 help with resumes, cover letters, and interviews. You'll also learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 3:00-6:00 p.m. for assistance.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week! Or you can call to make an appointment at another time: 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   905-668-6531 x. 2007  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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French Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Families listen to French stories (with a dash of English too!) and sing songs together in a playful environment.
 
Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10 and ending December 10 .

DROP IN and join us!  No prior French knowledge required. 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Chess NIght All Ages Drop-in at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Chess Night is a drop-in event for all ages and skill levels. All are welcome to join members of Durham Chess for an evening of casual play. You are encouraged to bring your own chess set and clock.

Players may choose from two time controls; one 40min/40min game or two 20min/20min games. Then feel free to challenge any players that have completed the club matches and play with or without a clock. 

Location: Second Floor, Local History Room. 

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday September 11, 2018
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for threes and fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 16. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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 a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language familiarity with interactive stories and songs, and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. beginning September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 16.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Detroit cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Detroit by Charlie LeDuff

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and infants up to 3 years of age can come for a story and stay to play with new friends!

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning September 12.

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 12th until October 16th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Afternoon Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

 

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

The Whitby Central Library Evening Fiction Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 pm in the Children's Program Room.

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

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Teen Advisory Group at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 7-12

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

(Please note there is no session on October 31).

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday September 13, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

This program is for children 3-4 years of age.

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th to October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th until October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Appy Hour - Kanopy at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

This month is Kanopy: Thoughtful entertainment. Stream over 30,000 films entirely free with your library card.

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday September 14, 2018
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 1 (Grades 1-3) Registration is Required.

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

This Week: It's Raining, It's Pouring!

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Saturday September 15, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
Monday September 17, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 22. There is no session on Monday, October 8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday closure.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

** Due to the Holiday Closure, there will be no Toddler Time on Monday, October 8.**

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

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. begining September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 22. There is no session on Monday, October 8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday closure.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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French Family Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
 
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Brooklin Branch Book Club at Brooklin

This month's Brooklin Book Club selection is Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). Hillbilly ElegyIf you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Chess NIght All Ages Drop-in at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Chess Night is a drop-in event for all ages and skill levels. All are welcome to join members of Durham Chess for an evening of casual play. You are encouraged to bring your own chess set and clock.

Players may choose from two time controls; one 40min/40min game or two 20min/20min games. Then feel free to challenge any players that have completed the club matches and play with or without a clock. 

Location: Second Floor, Local History Room. 

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

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

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

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

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Tuesday September 18, 2018
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for threes and fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 16. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Rossland
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide  free1 to1 help with resumes, cover letters, and interviews. You'll also learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 10:00-12:00 p.m. for assistance.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week! Or you can call to make an appointment at another time: 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   905-668-6531 x. 2007  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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 a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language familiarity with interactive stories and songs, and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. beginning September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 16.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

 

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

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

Please register by emailing Sharon at mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

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

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

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Art Program with the Alzheimer Society at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Individuals living with dementia and their care partner are invited to attend a fine art program hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region. For more information, or to register please call the Recreation Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region at 905-576-2567 ext. 5259 or email: recreation@alzheimerdurham.com.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Pop-Up Makerspace at Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Children of all ages and their caregiver

Drop in for an hour of fun STEAM related activites. Children will have the opportunity to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities with their parent(s) or caregiver. This program is hosted by the Central Library's Teen Advisory Group.

No registration required, just drop in.

Please note: This is a family program, adults are required to stay with their children during the program.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Wednesday September 19, 2018
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and infants up to 3 years of age can come for a story and stay to play with new friends!

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning September 12.

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 12th until October 16th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Meet Melville the MakerBot
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

 

Grades 4-6

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6351 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, Setpember 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

(Please note there is no session on October 31).

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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An Evening with Ted Barris at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image of Dam Busters Cover.

It was a night that changed the Second World War. The secret raid against the hydro-electric dams of Germany’s Ruhr River took years to plan, involved an untried bomb, and included the best aircrews Allied Bomber Command could muster – many of them Canadian. The raid marked the first time the Allies tactically took the war inside Nazi Germany. It was a mission that became legendary.

Find out more about that night and that mission as Ted Barris shares stories from his latest novel, Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid against Nazi Germany.

Award-winning journalist, author, and broadcaster, Barris regularly writes in the national media (National Post, Air Force magazine, Zoomer among many), and has hosted many CBC Radio network programs and shows on TV Ontario. Among his eighteen previous bestselling non-fiction books: Juno, Behind the Glory, Deadlock in Korea, Victory at Vimy, and Breaking the Silence. In June 2014, his book The Great Escape: A Canadian Story won the Libris Non-Fiction Book Award of the Year.

Books will be available for purchase through Blue Heron Books.

Registration is required. Register online or by calling any branch.

Central Library Wednesday, September 19, 7:00–8:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 72 spaces available.
Thursday September 20, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

This program is for children 3-4 years of age.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

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

It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th to October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

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

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th until October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Ready Player One. Based on the novel by Ernest Cline, Wade Watts is on a search for a virtual Easter Egg, in hopes of inheriting the fortune of the late game’sReady Player One creator.

This film is rated PG.
Closed captions.

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 35 spaces available.
 
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Page Turners at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Fall session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Sept. 20,  Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20 and Jan. 17. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, September 8 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Barb Wilson  905-668-6531 X2010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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3D Design Skills
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn the basics of popular free 3D design platforms tinkercad.com and Sculptris, and discuss other programs that can be used to create your own 3D design to print on the Library’s 3D printer.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday September 21, 2018
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

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

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

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

Grades 4-6

On the first and third Friday of each month, come and enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. 

During this S.T.E.A.M program, children will get to make their own comic books using an iPad. 

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

To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 1 (Grades 1-3) Registration is Required.

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

This Week: Connect, Code, Create!

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Games Galore Fridays at Central
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM

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

Every third Friday of the month, 6:15-8:45pm

Registration is not required, just drop in!

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
Saturday September 22, 2018
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Newcomer Bus Tour
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Town of Whitby Ethno-Cultural and Diversity Advisory Committee presents a fun, family-friendly event for newcomers - those may have immigrated recently to Canada and are settling in Whitby or any new Whitby resident. 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 available at the beginning and end of the tour. 

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
There are 45 spaces available.
Monday September 24, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 22. There is no session on Monday, October 8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday closure.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

** Due to the Holiday Closure, there will be no Toddler Time on Monday, October 8.**

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

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. begining September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 22. There is no session on Monday, October 8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday closure.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide  free1 to1 help with resumes, cover letters, and interviews. You'll also learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 12:00-4:00 p.m. for assistance.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week! Or you can call to make an appointment at another time: 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   905-668-6531 x. 2007  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There is 1 space available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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French Family Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Appy Hour at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

This month: reading apps. Go shelfless and take your reading adventures on the go. Learn to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks using Library apps.

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 Ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Chess NIght All Ages Drop-in at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Chess Night is a drop-in event for all ages and skill levels. All are welcome to join members of Durham Chess for an evening of casual play. You are encouraged to bring your own chess set and clock.

Players may choose from two time controls; one 40min/40min game or two 20min/20min games. Then feel free to challenge any players that have completed the club matches and play with or without a clock. 

Location: Second Floor, Local History Room. 

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for threes and fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 16. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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 a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language familiarity with interactive stories and songs, and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. beginning September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 16.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

 

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

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

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Art Program with the Alzheimer Society at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Individuals living with dementia and their care partner are invited to attend a fine art program hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region. For more information, or to register please call the Recreation Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region at 905-576-2567 ext. 5259 or email: recreation@alzheimerdurham.com.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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The Sandwich Generation at Rossland Branch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you sandwiched between caring for aging parents and your own children? Join Morgan Denby from Durham Region, Social Services Department as we discuss such issues as: role reversal, maintaining elder independence, and the guilt factor for the caregiver.

This program is for adults.

 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and infants up to 3 years of age can come for a story and stay to play with new friends!

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning September 12.

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 12th until October 16th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Wednesday Travel Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Betsy Brousseau    
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, Setpember 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

(Please note there is no session on October 31).

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

This program is for children 3-4 years of age.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

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

It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th to October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

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

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th until October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Maria Abogado at CDCD  905-686-2661 ext.109  mabogado@cdcd.org
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Discover Whitby's Architectural Heritage at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Image of the Whitby Carnegie Library from 1914.

Join us for a dynamic visual presentation of Whitby's architectural heritage. Explore our town with architect Vincent Santamaura, member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals. We'll delve into the different style elements of commercial and residential architecture by examining archival and current photographs. 

Contest Coming Soon!
Kick off Culture Days in Ontario and use your newly acquired knowledge to enter our contest to identify Whitby's architecture. Contest details and forms will be available the week of September 24 at our contest websiteProgram attendance is not required to enter the contest.

 

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 77 spaces available.
 
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Evening Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month’s selection is S.J. Watson’s incredible debut novel Before I Go To Sleep.  Library Journal describes the novel as “A captivating and highly suspenseful read, populated with believable characters who lead the reader through a taut, well-constructed plot.”

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

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

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6351 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday September 28, 2018
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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DCLS: Aches and Pain: What is your body telling you? at Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us monthly for the Durham College Lecture Series with a faculty member who is an expert in their field. Image Durham College logo.

In September, Dr. Nadine M. Ellul presents, “Aches and Pain: What is your body telling you”? Pain is a common human experience that can be difficult to understand.  Is pain in the shoulder coming from the shoulder? Is a headache really a headache? Is sciatica a low back problem? This session will explore how pain occurs and provide a simple guide on common, unusual, and unexpected sources.  Various treatment options will be discussed.

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

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531ext 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 63 spaces available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 1 (Grades 1-3) Registration is Required.

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

This Week: Build it Up!

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Saturday September 29, 2018
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture
9:00 AM

Online registration for French Reading buddies begins today. This program is 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.

The Fall session runs from October 11th until November 29th, 2018.

Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A 4:00-4:40pm and Session B 4:50-5:30pm.  Please click on Session A or Session B to select the time you prefer. You may only register your child for one session.

CONTACT:  Central  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Reading Buddies Registration at Brooklin
9:00 AM

Online registration begins today for the fall session of Reading Buddies. 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. The fall session runs from October 11, 2018 until November 29, 2018.

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Reading Buddies Registration at Central
9:00 AM

Online registration begins today for the fall session of Reading Buddies. 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. The fall session runs from October 9/10, 2018 until November 27/28, 2018.

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

CONTACT:  Central  905 668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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Build a Scarecrow at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Come celebrate Culture Days with us!

Using newspaper, fabric and craft supplies, children (Grades 3-6) will build a little scarecrow to take home with them!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 7 spaces available.
Monday October 1, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 22. There is no session on Monday, October 8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday closure.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide  free1 to1 help with resumes, cover letters, and interviews. You'll also learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 10:00-12:00 p.m. for assistance.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week! Or you can call to make an appointment at another time: 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   905-668-6531 x. 2007  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

** Due to the Holiday Closure, there will be no Toddler Time on Monday, October 8.**

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

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. begining September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 22. There is no session on Monday, October 8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday closure.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   9056686531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
 
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French Family Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

No prior French knowledge required. 

It is held on Mondays from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 10.

Drop in and join us!

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

Radium Girls cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Radium Girls by Kate Moore.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for threes and fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 16. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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 a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language familiarity with interactive stories and songs, and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. beginning September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 16.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

 

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

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

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Art Program with the Alzheimer Society at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Individuals living with dementia and their care partner are invited to attend a fine art program hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region. For more information, or to register please call the Recreation Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region at 905-576-2567 ext. 5259 or email: recreation@alzheimerdurham.com.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and infants up to 3 years of age can come for a story and stay to play with new friends!

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning September 12.

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 12th until October 16th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

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

Have you ever dreamed of starring in your own comic strip? Using an iPad and an app, we will do just that!

This program is for children in grades 4-6.

Registration is required; space is limited.

 

CONTACT:  Barb Wilson    bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, Setpember 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

(Please note there is no session on October 31).

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday October 4, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The John Howard Society of Durham Region has partnered with the Whitby Public Library to provide  free1 to1 help with resumes, cover letters, and interviews. You'll also learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills.

This is a drop-in program and there is no need to register, just drop by between 9:30-12:00 p.m. for assistance.

Can't make it to this session? The John Howard Society will be visiting one of our locations every other week! Or you can call to make an appointment at another time: 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   905-668-6531 x. 2007  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

This program is for children 3-4 years of age.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

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

It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th to October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

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

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th until October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Creative Writing Workshop at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Have fun writing stories, poems and songs, while making new friends. Create animal tales, complete the mystery or learn to journal. Led by Coletee Brown, a local writer and retired teacher.

Children (Grades 3-6) are welcome to attend.

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

Fall session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6 and Jan. 10. The signup for this session is online, beginning on Saturday September 8 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Barb Wilson  905-668-6531 X2010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Free Film Night: Lost in Paris at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Image of Lost in Paris film cover.

Hidden gem/Comedy. Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's signature whimsical style, and stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical French vagabond.

When Fiona's orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her elderly Aunt Martha who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared.

In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom, the affable, but annoying tramp won't leave her alone. Watch the trailer now.

Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board. Closed captions. Snacks welcome. Please register online or by contacting any branch.

CONTACT:  AskReference  905-668-6531 ext2020  email askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 79 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday October 5, 2018
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

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

Grades 1-3

On the first and third Friday of each month, come and enjoy hands on activities exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. 

During this S.T.E.A.M program, use your imagination to create, code and play during a fun hour with the Ozobots! The Ozobot is a tiny robot that you can control by colour coding with simple lines and colour combinations.

This is a registered program for children in grades 1-3. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 1 (Grades 1-3) Registration is Required.

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

This Week: Reduce, Reuse, Create!

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday October 9, 2018
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories for threes and fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 16. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
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 a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language familiarity with interactive stories and songs, and encourage school readiness.

It is held on Tuesday mornings from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. beginning September 11 and runs for six weeks until October 16.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

 

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

The Underground Girls of Kabul cover image.Join us for the Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Sue Phelps  905 668-6531 x 2010  sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Art Program with the Alzheimer Society at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Individuals living with dementia and their care partner are invited to attend a fine art program hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region. For more information, or to register please call the Recreation Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region at 905-576-2567 ext. 5259 or email: recreation@alzheimerdurham.com.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and infants up to 3 years of age can come for a story and stay to play with new friends!

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning September 12.

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

This program is for children aged 0-18 months with a caregiver. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 12th until October 16th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

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

This month’s selection is the bestselling novel, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. In reference to the author, the New York Times states that “Mr. Kwan knows how to deliver guilty pleasures. He keeps the repartee nicely outrageous, the excess wretched and the details wickedly delectable.”

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

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

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 9/10, 2018 and ending the week of November 27/28.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Barb Wilson  905-668-6531 X2010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, Setpember 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Special Event: Author Visit with Kristen Ciccarelli

Grades 7-12

Our friend Kristen Ciccarelli is back! Kristen will be taking over this week’s TAG meeting to share her writing journey, discuss her writing process and introduce us to the characters in her new book The Caged Queen (a companion to last year’s bestseller The Last Namsara). All youth in grades 7 to 12 are welcome to attend this event. Register online to receive an email reminder, or just drop in. Snacks will be provided.

Please note: our regular TAG meetings will resume on Wednesday, November 14th.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Family Storytime at Central
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

(Please note there is no session on October 31).

Registration is not required for this program.

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

Bring your own yarn and needles and share your projects and ideas with other knitters. This is an informal circle and all skill levels are welcome!

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday October 11, 2018
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

This program is for children 3-4 years of age.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

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

It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 13 and runs for six weeks until October 18.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

This program is for children aged 19-35 months with a caregiver.

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th to October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

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

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from September 13th until October 18th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

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

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. Please click on Session A or Session B to select the time you prefer. You may only register your child for one session.

CONTACT:  Linda Sellors  905-668-6531 ex 2010  lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 8 week program is offered on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 11, 2018 and ending November 29, 2018.

Registration begins on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central Session B
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins October 11th and ends November 29th, 2018. Children are expected to attend all 8 dates in their session, barring illness.

 

At Central:  Two 40 minute sessions every Thursday Session A  4:00-4:40pm and Session B  4:50-5:30pm. Please click on Session A or Session B to select the time you prefer. You may only register your child for one session.

CONTACT:  Linda Sellors  905-668-6531 ex 2010  lsellors@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

This month is Pinterest and Instagram: Find and save recipes, home ideas, style inspiration and more. Learn how to share photos and follow interests.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday October 12, 2018
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Drop-in Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

It is held on Fridays from 10:30–11:00 a.m. beginning September 14.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

This is a drop-in program for children aged 2-5. No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 1 (Grades 1-3) Registration is Required.

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

This Week: Money Matters!

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Sunday October 14, 2018
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Library Scavenger Hunt at Central
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Come in and use your scavenging skills to find all our hidden clues!

Completed scavenger hunts will be entered into a draw to win a prize pack! Pick up your Scavenger Hunt at the Main Floor Information Desk.

This activity will be availble During Ontario Public Libraries Week (October 14 - 20)

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Monday October 15, 2018
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 10 and runs for six weeks until October 22. There is no session on Monday, October 8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday closure.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

** Due to the Holiday Closure, there will be no Toddler Time on Monday, October 8.**

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca