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Friday June 1, 2018 - Saturday June 30, 2018
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June Exhibits
12:30 AM - 11:30 PM

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case -  TD Summer Reading Club

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

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

Brooklin Branch

TD Summer Reading Club, What's Your Passion?  
 
 
LOCATION: Central Library
Monday June 25, 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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Drop-in Employment Help with John Howard Society at Central
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Jaclyn D.   905-668-6531 x. 2007  jderlatka@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointment at Rossland
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Set up an email address and manage your email
- Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- Learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- Learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies
- Learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1 to 4.

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

Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

No registration is required

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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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 3 spaces available.
Thursday June 28, 2018
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Movement, Music and Babies at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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CANCELLED - 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.  Unfortunately the ECC is cancelled for this week, and will take a break for summer, starting again in September, 2018.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905 668-6531 x2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 
18+

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday June 29, 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 June 30, 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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Sunday July 1, 2018 - Tuesday July 31, 2018
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July Exhibits
12:30 AM - 11:30 PM

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

 

Central Library

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

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

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

Brooklin Branch

Are you comfortable around water?   
 
 
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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French One on One at Central
3:00 AM - 5:00 AM

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 Summer Challenge
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Grades 7 to 12

Help prevent summer boredom by participating in the Teen Summer Challenge. Have fun, get to know your library, and earn an
invitation to the exclusive After Hours Wrap-Up Party on August 24th when you complete 25 challenges. Complete 50 challenges and you'll also win a Summer prize pack! Registration begins Tuesday, July 3rd at 9:30 a.m. Register online or visit any Whitby Library location for all the details. Everyone who registers will receive a free book!

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

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

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
There is 1 space available.
Wednesday July 4, 2018
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades 2-4

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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LEGO Mindstorms Workshop at Central
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Grades 4-6

Use LEGO elements, motors and sensors to make creations that can be programmed to walk, talk, think and more! Hosted by the Sinclair Sprockets.

This program runs Wednesdays, July 4, 11, 18 and 26. Each week requires individual registration. You may register for multiple weeks if space allows.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children (going into Grades JK+) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

This program is for children in grades 4 to 6.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Teens at Central
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teen Makerspace

Grades 7-12

Spend your afternoon exploring, creating and playing in our Teen Makerspace program. Choose from a wide range of craft supplies, tech materials, LEGO and more. You decide what you want to do. Plus, make your own ice cream sundae and sign up for the Teen Summer Challenge while you’re here.

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

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

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

No registration is required

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday July 5, 2018
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Summer Stories at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Summer Program Kick-off at Central
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This  program will take place in Celebration Square.

Drop-in and join us from 10:30 to 11:30.

All ages

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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Summer Program Kick-off at Rossland Branch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

This is a drop-in program for all ages.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Summer Program Kick-off at Brooklin
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday July 6, 2018
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Friday Feature Film and Activity
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Feature Film: Despicable Me (91 minutes)

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

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

*Available while supplies last.

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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, June 16th.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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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, June 16.

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

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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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
Tuesday July 10, 2018
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

*Available while supplies last.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Meet Melville the MakerBot Replicator 2.0
2:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

 

Grades 4-6

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson/Sam Stephenson  905-668-6351 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
 
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Puppet Performances at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The show must go on! Join us for this two-part session where children will create their own puppet to star in a reader's theatre performance. Children who register will be automatically registered for the Wednesday as well and must be able to attend both dates.

For children in grades 1-3.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

 

 

CONTACT:  Barb Wilson  905-668-6531 X2010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Family Movie Matinee at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French One on One at 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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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, June 16.

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

Grades 2-4

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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LEGO Mindstorms Workshop at Central
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Grades 4-6

Use LEGO elements, motors and sensors to make creations that can be programmed to walk, talk, think and more! Hosted by the Sinclair Sprockets.

This program runs Wednesdays, July 4, 11, 18 and 26. Each week requires individual registration. You may register for multiple weeks if space allows.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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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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Puppet Performances at Central - Part 2
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The show must go on!  This  is part two of a two-part session where children will create their own puppet to star in a reader's theatre performance. The registration button for this program is located in an entry on Tuesday July 10. Children who register will be automatically registered for the Wednesday as well.

For children in grades 1-3.

Registration is required. Spaces are limited.

 

 

CONTACT:  Barb Wilson  905-668-6531 X2010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 2-4

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

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

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

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

Iron Chef: Just Desserts

Grades 7-12

Put your culinary skills to the test! Can you create a dessert that looks good to the eye and tastes good, too? Watch out for the secret ingredient!

Register online to receive an email reminder, or just drop in.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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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 meets on the second Wednesday of every month. No registration required.

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

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

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

No registration is required

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All Ages and caregiver are welcome!

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Inspiration Station
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Games and crafts based on the TD Summer Reading Club theme.

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

Grades 4-6

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Pop-Up Makerspace at Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Children of all ages and their caregivers can drop by Room One anytime between 2:30-4:00 p.m. to have fun with our Pop-Up Makerspace. Use our craft supplies to create a one of a kind masterpiece, design a button using our button maker, build with LEGO, play with technology, and more!

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

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

No registration is required. 

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

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

Children (going into Grades JK+) are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Friday Film Show
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Feature Film: Wild Kratts (55 minutes)

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

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

*Available while supplies last.

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

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

Grades 2-4

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 3 spaces available.
Monday July 16, 2018
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French One on One at Central
9:30 AM - 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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Busy Hands, Busy Minds: Storytime and Craft at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Available while supplies last.

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

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

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

Please register by emailing Sharon at mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Squishy Circuits at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Do you want to get squishy?  Are you interested in electricity, circuits and batteries?  Join us for an instructive and creative hour learning about electricity in a fun, hands-on way. 

 

For children in grades 4-6.  Space is limited and this is a registered program.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Family Movie Matinee at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French One on One at 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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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, June 16.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Wednesday July 18, 2018
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades 2-4

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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LEGO Mindstorms Workshop at Central
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Grades 4-6

Use LEGO elements, motors and sensors to make creations that can be programmed to walk, talk, think and more! Hosted by the Sinclair Sprockets.

This program runs Wednesdays, July 4, 11, 18 and 26. Each week requires individual registration. You may register for multiple weeks if space allows.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children (going into Grades JK+) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Grades 2-5

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

 

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

JK-Grade 3

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 22 spaces available.
 
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Teens at Central
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lifeskills 101: DIY Breakfast

Is it possible to sleep in AND still eat a healthy breakfast? We think it is! Join us as we learn how to make some quick, healthy and delicious breakfasts. Allergy alert. All supplies will be provided.

Registration is required. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Knitter's Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

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

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

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

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

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

All Ages and caregiver are welcome!

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Inspiration Station
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Games and crafts based on the TD Summer Reading Club theme.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Outdoor Fun Day
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

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

Grades 3-4

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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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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Games Galore Thursdays 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! 

July and August Games Galore! will be taking place the third Thursday of the month, 6:15-8:45pm. Games Galore! will return to Friday in September.

Registration is not required, just drop in!

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Friday Film Show
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

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

*Available while supplies last.

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

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

Grades 2-4

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Saturday July 21, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There is 1 space available.
Monday July 23, 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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Make and Take Mondays at Central
2:30 PM - 2:30 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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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, June 16.

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

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

*Available while supplies last.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Magic Misfits at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn some tricks to amaze  your friends!

Inspired by the series by Neil Patrick Harris we will look at some magic secrets and learn some tricks. 

For children in grades 4 to 6. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Lego + S.T.R.E.A.M.= Bestest Fun Ever! at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
REGISTRATION 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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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, June 16.

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.  Please note: the Brooklin TAG will now meet 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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Culture in the Square WPL Mini-Carnival
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Grades 2-4

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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LEGO Mindstorms Workshop at Central
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Grades 4-6

Use LEGO elements, motors and sensors to make creations that can be programmed to walk, talk, think and more! Hosted by the Sinclair Sprockets.

This program runs Wednesdays, July 4, 11, 18 and 26. Each week requires individual registration. You may register for multiple weeks if space allows.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children (going into Grades JK+) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Ages SK and up

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

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

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

Grades 4-6

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

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
 
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Teens at Central
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Paint Away the Afternoon

Grades 7-12

Create a one of a kind work of art for your room. No skills required. We will use a variety of materials and techniques to create unique works of art on canvas. No painting experience required, just come prepared to have fun and get messy!

Registration Required. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

 

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

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

No registration is required

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All Ages and caregiver are welcome!

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Inspiration Station
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Games and crafts based on the TD Summer Reading Club theme.

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 are 2 spaces available.
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 4-6

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Superhero Day at Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Children of all ages are welcome to join us any time during the program to participate in activities to inspire the superhero in you!

There will be crafts, activites and be sure to have your photo taken with our green screen. Capes are optional! 

Registration is not required. 

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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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. Please note: The Rossland TAG will now meet 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 July 27, 2018
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Friday Film Show
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Feature Film: Peter Rabbit. (95 minutes)

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

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

*Available while supplies last.

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

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

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

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

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

Grades 2-4

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Teens at Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Movie Afternoon: Black Panther

Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to drop by the Central Library for an afternoon of movie watching and snacks.

Register online to recieve a reminder, or just drop in. Snacks will be provided, please bring your own drink or water bottle.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
Monday July 30, 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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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, June 16.

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!

 

Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

*Available while supplies last.

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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Duct Tape Extravaganza at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 4-6

Join us for an hour of fun as we create a variety of fun projects using duct tape. Registration is required. Register online, or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

This program is hosted by the Central Library's Teen Advisory Group.

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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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, June 16.

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

Grades 2-4

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

Register in person at the Rossland Branch 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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Happiness is blowing bubbles at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

This program is for children in grades 1 to 3.

 

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

Grades 1-2

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

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

To register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library
CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teens at Central
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

DIY Slime Workshop

Grades 7-12

Why buy slime when you can make it yourself? We’ll experiment with different recipes and ingredients to discover which one makes the best slime. This could get messy, so please dress appropriately. 

Register online to receive an email reminder, or just drop in.

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

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

No registration is required

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Test Event
7:00 PM - 8:35 PM
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 53 spaces available.
Thursday August 2, 2018
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Summer Stories at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

All Ages and caregiver are welcome!

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Inspiration Station
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Games and crafts based on the TD Summer Reading Club theme.

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

Grades 3-4

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

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

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

All Ages

Drop by and enjoy some of our favourite things!

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

No registration required. Drop-in’s welcome.

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

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. 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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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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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

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

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

Feature Film: Sherlock Gnomes (73 minutes)

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

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

*Available while supplies last.

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

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

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

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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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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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 July 21st.

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Saturday August 4, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There is 1 space available.
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

*Available while supplies last.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Puppet Performances at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The show must go on! Join us for this two-part session where children will create their own puppet to star in a reader's theatre performance. Children who register will be automatically registered for the Wednesday as well and must be able to attend both dates.

For children in grades 1-3.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

 

 

CONTACT:  Barb Wilson  905-668-6531 X2010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Family Movie Matinee at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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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 Central
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. 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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Evening Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
There are 4 spaces available.
Wednesday August 8, 2018
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades 2-4

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

Register in person at the Rossland Branch 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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Meet Melville the MakerBot Replicator 2
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

 

Grades 4-6

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson/Sam Stephenson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Puppet Performances at Central - Part 2
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The show must go on!  This is part two of a two-part session where children will create their own puppet to star in a reader's theatre performance. The registration button for this program is located in an entry on Tuesday August 7. Children who register will be automatically registered for the Wednesday as well and must be able to attend both days.

For children in grades 1-3.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

 

 

CONTACT:  Barb Wilson  905-668-6531 X2010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades 2-4

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

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

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

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

Game on!

Grades 7-12

Join us for board games, video games, Giant Jenga and more. Snacks will be provided.

Register online to receive an email reminder, or just drop in.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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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 meets on the second Wednesday of every month. No registration required.

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

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

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

No registration is required

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All Ages and caregiver are welcome!

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Inspiration Station
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Games and crafts based on the TD Summer Reading Club theme.

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

Grades 4-5

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

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

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

Children of all ages and their caregivers can drop by Room One anytime between 2:30-4:00 p.m. to have fun with our Pop-Up Makerspace. Use our craft supplies to create a one of a kind masterpiece, design a button using our button maker, build with LEGO, play with technology, and more!

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. 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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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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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

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

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

Children (going into Grades JK+) are welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

*Available while supplies last.

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

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

Grades 2-4

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Monday August 13, 2018
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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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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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3D Printer Orientation at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 5 spaces available.
Tuesday August 14, 2018
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Babysitting Basics
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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

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



 

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

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

*Available while supplies last.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Squishy Circuits at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Do you want to get squishy?  Are you interested in electricity, circuits and batteries?  Join us for an instructive and creative hour learning about electricity in a fun, hands-on way. 

 

For children in grades 4-6.  Space is limited and this is a registered program.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Lego + S.T.R.E.A.M.= Bestest Fun Ever! at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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French One on One at 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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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 15, 2018
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French One-on-One at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades 2-4

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

Register in person at the Rossland Branch 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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Munsch Mob at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

Grades 2-5

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

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
 
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Teens at Central
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teen Makerspace

Grades 7-12

Spend your afternoon exploring, creating and playing in our Teen Makerspace program. Choose from a wide range of craft supplies, tech supplies, LEGO and more. Plus, make your own snack at our waffle bar! This is also a great opportunity to finish up the Teen Summer Challenge using library materials. 

Register online to receive an email reminder, or just drop in.

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

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

No registration is required

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

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

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

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

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

All Ages and caregiver are welcome!

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Inspiration Station
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Games and crafts based on the TD Summer Reading Club theme.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Outdoor Fun Day
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Giant checkers and Giant Jenga will keep you moving.

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

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

Grades 3-5

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

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

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

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. 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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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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Games Galore Thursdays 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! 

July and August Games Galore! will be taking place the third Thursday of the month, 6:15-8:45pm. Games Galore! will return to Friday in September.

Registration is not required, just drop in!

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

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

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

Feature Film: Disney's Tinkerbell (70 minutes)

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

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

*Available while supplies last.

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

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

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

All Ages welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Grades 2-4

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 5 spaces available.
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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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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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
Tuesday August 21, 2018
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Imagination Station at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

*Available while supplies last.

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

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

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

Please register by emailing Sharon at mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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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 will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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 will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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French One on One at Brooklin
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Keep reading in French! French language students (going into Grades 2-4) can practice their French reading with an individualized half-hour session. 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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Getting Ready for Kindergarten at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

JK and SK

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

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

To register click the blue button below

or

Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

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

Lifeskills 101: DIY Lunches

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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Knitter's Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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 will begin on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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
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!

 

Tuesday August 28, 2018
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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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Knitter's Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday August 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
Wednesday September 5, 2018
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Knitter's Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday September 6, 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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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 80 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
Saturday September 8, 2018
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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Knitter's Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday September 13, 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
Monday September 17, 2018
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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 2 spaces available.
 
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Monday is Murder at Central
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Why don’t you join 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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Eyes Forward Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Please register by emailing Sharon at mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
Wednesday September 19, 2018
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Knitter's Circle at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration is required

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday September 20, 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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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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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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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 49 spaces available.
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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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