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Saturday December 1, 2018 - Monday December 31, 2018
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December Exhibits
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case - Birdhouses by Jim https://buyabirdhouse.com/

Art Rail (second floor) - 15 to 20 minutes by Nicole Fleming

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) - The Canoe Diaries
 
Brooklin Branch
 
Lynde House Museum
 
LOCATION: Central Library
Wednesday December 12, 2018
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning November 7 and continues until December 12.

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

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

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

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 7th until December 12th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help at Rossland
2:00 PM - 3:00 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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Afternoon Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This month’s selection is Dark Matter by award winning author Blake Crouch. The New York Times describes it as a book “You’ll gulp down in one afternoon, or more likely one night… Alternate-universe science fiction [and] a countdown thriller in which the hero must accomplish an impossible task to save his family. There’s always another door to open, and another page to turn.”

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

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

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Devil's TeethThis month's Rossland Book Club selection is The Devil's Teeth by Susan Casey. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator.

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Grades 7-12

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

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

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

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

Bring the whole family for Christmas stories and songs.

Today is the last Storytime before the holidays.  Storytime will resume January16th.

Registration is not required for this program.

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

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

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

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

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

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

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

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning November 8 and runs for six weeks until December 13.

Registration is not required.

 

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th to December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

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

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

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

It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning November 8 and runs for six weeks until December 13.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from November 8th until December 13th. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling any branch. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Help at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.

Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Set up an email address and manage your email
- Learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- Learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- Learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies
- Learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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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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Appy Hour - Health and Fitness apps at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

2018 is almost over, your New Year's resolutions are long forgotten, BUT there is still time! Learn how to use your device to track the foods you eat, the calories you burn, and your health and fitness goals.

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 22 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday December 14, 2018
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Christmas Family Storytime Special
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring the whole family for Christmas stories and songs, followed by a holiday craft session.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Drop In Family Storytime at Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring the whole family for Christmas stories and songs, followed by a holiday craft.

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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Christmas Special Fireside Family Storytime at Central
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring the whole family for Christmas stories and songs, followed by a holiday craft session.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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 December 15, 2018
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Knitting Bootcamp for Kids at Central
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Knitting Bootcamp Grades 3– 8

Learn to cast on, knit a row, and complete a washcloth. Please bring 6 mm needles. We will supply the wool. Registration begins on October 20 at 9 a.m. Spaces are limited.

Central Library Saturdays November 3, 10, 24 and December 1 9:00–10:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Andrea and Barb  190566865312010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Monday December 17, 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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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table on our 2nd floor, or call to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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Together We 'Hang'
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.   9056686531  mdawson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
 
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Chess Night at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

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

Mondays; this is the last session in 2018, resumes January 28, 2019. Drop in, no registration required.

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

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

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

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

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Tuesday December 18, 2018
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Eyes Forward Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join CNIB Ambassador 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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Pop-Up Makerspace at Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Children of all ages and their caregiver

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

No registration required, just drop in.

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

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Wednesday December 19, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Help at Rossland
2:00 PM - 3:00 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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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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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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Teen Cafe at Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Central Library's Teen Café is a safe space where youth in grades 7 to 12 can hang out, create, play and do homework. Snacks will be provided. This program is hosted by the Central Library’s Teen Advisory Group. No registration required, just drop in.

*Join us this month for a special two-hour holiday party with special treats, a craft and a movie.

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

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

For adults 18+.

No registration is required

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

This month’s selection is Louise Penny’s very first Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novel, Still Life. Kirkus reviews states that “Cerebral, wise and compassionate, Gamache is destined for stardom. Don’t miss this stellar debut.”

This month we will be meeting on Wednesday December 19 at 7 pm in the Children's Program Room.

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

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6351 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Thursday December 20, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Help at Rossland Branch
2:00 PM - 3:00 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. 
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Big Screen Film Club: Papillon at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Papillon. Based on the novel by Henri Charrière. Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convictedPapillon (2017) counterfeiter, Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.

This film is rated 14A.
Closed captions.

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 32 spaces available.
 
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Page Turners at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Barb Wilson  905-668-6531 X2010  bwilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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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 December 21, 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)
Saturday December 22, 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)
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
Thursday December 27, 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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Family Movie Matinee and Craft at Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Incredibles 2. The Incredible family is back! Elastigirl has a new job and the rest of the family is feeling less than incredible without her.   Enjoy making a craft as well. 

All ages are welcome! 

This film is rated PG. Closed captioned.

Registration is not required.

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

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Count Dracula and all the gang are back in another awesome adventure, on the high seas! With everything going swimmingly on the cruise, what could possibly go wrong?

All ages are welcome!

This film is rated G. Closed captioned.

Registration is not required.

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

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday December 28, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Molly the Fire Dog and Terry at the Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Back by popular demand, Molly and Fire Educator Terry, will be presenting tips on fire safety around the home.

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  906 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Party like it's 2019! at Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Get ready for New Year's Eve by creating your own pair of party glasses.

All ages. No registration required.

 

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

Incredibles 2. The Incredible family is back! Elastigirl has a new job and the rest of the family is feeling less than incredible without her.

All ages are welcome!

This film is rated PG. Closed captioned.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Saturday December 29, 2018
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Brooklin
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
There is 1 space available.
Monday December 31, 2018
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New Year's Eve Kickoff at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The countdown to midnight starts at the library. Come in and join us for some crafts, fun, and an apple juice toast as we celebrate the New Year early. For kids who might nor make it to midnight.

Children in 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 7 spaces available.
Tuesday January 1, 2019 - Thursday January 31, 2019
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January Exhibits
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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

 

Central Library

Lobby Display Case - Learning Disabilities Association of Durham Region http://www.ldadr.on.ca/

Art Rail (second floor) - Landscapes by Robert McAffee https://www.robertmcaffee.com/

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor) - The Canoe Diaries
 
Brooklin Branch
 
 
 
LOCATION: Central Library
Wednesday January 2, 2019
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table on the 2nd floor or call to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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S.T.E.A.M. Drop In!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Grades 2-5

No Registration Required. Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6351 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Cafe at Central
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library's Teen Café is a safe space where youth in grades 7 to 12 can hang out, create, play and do homework. Snacks will be provided. This program is hosted by the Central Library’s Teen Advisory Group. No registration required, just drop in.

This week, we will be hosting a special two hour Winter Break edition of Teen Cafe. Join us for special snacks, crafts, games and more.

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

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

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday January 3, 2019
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table in the lobby, or call to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Frozen Fiesta at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Winter fun doesn't have to end after Christmas! All are welcome to join us at the library for some fun winter-themed crafts and activities with your friends and family. You don't want to miss out because our Frozen Fiesta will make winter your new favourite season.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

Winter fun doesn't have to end after the holidays. Join us at the library for some fun winter-themed crafts and activities. Our Frozen Fiesta will make winter your new favourite season! 

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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Moana Sing-Along at Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Grades JK-6 and caregiver

Escape the cold and sail away with us as we join Moana on her journey across the Pacific Ocean. We'll sing and dance along with the music, and there will be crafts and colouring pages available. Moana-inspired costumes are welcomed. No registration required, just drop in. This program is presented by the Central Library's Teen Advisory Group.

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Free Film Night: I, Tonya at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Image I, Tonya film cover.Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises up the ranks at the US Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. Oscar winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role; Allison Janney. Watch the trailer. 

Rated 14A by the Ontario Film Review Board. Closed captions. Snacks welcome.

Registration is required. Please register using the buttom below or by contacting any Library branch.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 68 spaces available.
Friday January 4, 2019
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Drop-in Family Storytime At Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Junior Builders Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Frozen Fiesta at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Winter fun doesn't have to end after Christmas! All are welcome to join us at the library for some fun winter-themed crafts and activities with your friends and family. You don't want to miss out because our Frozen Fiesta will make winter your new favourite season.

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Grades 1-2

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

Make a map and a compass to help you find your way.

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 2 spaces available.
Saturday January 5, 2019
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Children's Book Club Registration
9:00 AM

Registration begins today for both Book Pirates (grades 4 & 5) and Page Turners (grades 6, 7 & 8). These clubs are offered now at both Central and Brooklin. You may register at one branch only for each club. These clubs are for strong readers who enjoy discussing complex books and participating in book-related activities. Please be sure you can attend all the dates in the session.

Book Pirates - Central Library - February 7, March 7, April 4 and May 2

Page Turners - Central Library - February 21, March 21, April 18 and May 16

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531x2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Children's Book Club Registration at Brooklin
9:00 AM

Registration begins today for both Book Pirates (grades 4 & 5) and Page Turners (grades 6, 7 & 8). These clubs are offered now at both Central and Brooklin. You may register at one branch only for each club. These clubs are for strong readers who enjoy discussing complex books and participating in book-related activities. Please be sure you can attend all the dates in the session. 

Book Pirates - Thursdays on February 7, March 7, April 4 and May 2

Page Turners - Mondays on February 4, March 4, April 1 and May 6

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Monday January 7, 2019
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
Tuesday January 8, 2019
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Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Burning Down the HouseJoin us for the Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is Burning Down the House by Russell Wangersky. Burning Down the House is the story of Wangersky's eight-year career as a volunteer firefighter, an experience that wound up reaching into every facet of his life and changed the way he saw the world forever.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
There are 5 spaces available.
Wednesday January 9, 2019
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Preschool Storytime Registration
10:00 AM

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

For programs that require registration, please register online, in person or by phone on Wednesday, January 9 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at all branches of the Whitby Public Library.

Preschool programs begin the week of January 14 and continue for six weeks.

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

Central Library 905-668-6531 ext. 2010

Brooklin Branch 905-655-3191

Rossland Branch 905-668-1886

 

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table on the 2nd floor or call to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Afternoon Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This Month’s selection is the New York Times bestselling novel The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. Library Journal says, “This fast-paced story offers courageous heroines, villains you love to hate, and dramatic life-or-death stakes. A compelling blend of historical fiction, mystery, and women’s fiction, Quinn’s complex story and engaging characters have something to offer just about everyone.” 

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

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

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday January 10, 2019
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Durham Infant Hearing Screening Clinic at Central
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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YMCA Resume Critique Sessions at Brooklin
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have a resume but want it reviewed by a job skills professional? Book an one-on-one 30 minute resume critique with a professional from YMCA Durham Employment & Community.

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
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Appy Hour - Library Apps at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

The Whitby Public Library has great Digital Content. Learn how to download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, music and more, free with your library card!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Art Talks with Olex at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Station Gallery Curator Olex Wlasenko for this dynamic 5-part lecture series at the Central Library every second Thursday in early 2019. Expand your appreciation of art and culture with these popular art talks with the perfect blend of scholarly information, academic influence, humour and approachability.

Naughty Bits: Censorship in the Arts

Censorship has been part of the arts for centuries. Join SG Curator Olex in an hour-long illustrated discussion of controversial artworks that were restricted or suppressed throughout history and in Canada.

 

LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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Book Pirates at Central - FULL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday January 11, 2019
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Drop-in Family Storytime At Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Junior Builders Club at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
Saturday January 12, 2019
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
Monday January 14, 2019
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning January 14 and runs for six weeks until February 25 (there is no session on Febrauary 18 because of the Family Day holiday.) 

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Central Library  905-668-6531 x. 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 14 and runs for six weeks until February 25 (there isn't a session on February 18 because of the Family Day holiday.)

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

CONTACT:  Central Library  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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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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Brooklin Branch Book Club at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Tuesday January 15, 2019
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning January 15 and runs for six weeks until February 19. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

CONTACT:  Central Library  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Babies, Movement and Music at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.  No prior French knowledge required. 
It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 a.m. beginning January 15 and runs for six weeks until February 19. 
Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.
The child must be the required age before the program starts.

 

CONTACT:  Central Library  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Eyes Forward Audio Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Please register by emailing Sharon at mapaj2000@yahoo.ca

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

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

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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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.
Wednesday January 16, 2019
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning January 16 and continues until February 20.

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

0-18 months with caregiver

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

This is a registered program. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Rossland Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Crazy Rich Asians

This month's Rossland Book Club selection is Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. All of our book club selections are available in alternative formats (eg. audiobook). If you require an alternative format, please speak with the book club coordinator. 

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

To register, click 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 2 spaces available.
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Keto/Whole 30/Paleo at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Start the year off with a new way of eating. Join Karen Riedel-Gallagher, Body-Mind Transformation Coach, and take control of your health. Learn about diet and fitness, and make resolutions you can keep in 2019.

Adults 18+ 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 35 spaces available.
Thursday January 17, 2019
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning January 17 and continues until February 21.

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from January 17th to February 21st.

Registration begins on Wednesday January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person, or by calling any branch.  

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Cancelled: Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please note this program has been cancelled, but will resume on January 31, 2019.

 

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table in the lobby, or call to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

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

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Toddler Time at Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 
It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 17 and runs for six weeks until February 21.
Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.
The child must be the required age before the program starts.
Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one Toddler Time. 

 

CONTACT:  Central Library  905-668-6531 ex 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 PM     
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from January 17th until February 21st. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Big Screen Film Club: Indian Horse at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Indian Horse is based on the novel by the same name by Richard Wagamese. A Canadian First Nations boy survives in a residential school in the 1970s.Indian Horse

This film is rated 14A.
Closed captions.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Make and Take Craft at Rossland Branch
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for some fun with snowmen. 

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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P.A. Day! Imagination Station at Brooklin
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Let your artist passion run wild. Create a one-of-a-kind craft to take home! Available while supplies last.

All ages 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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S.T.E.A.M. It Fridays at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 2-3 

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

Learn how to build your own bridge that can support 21 circus animals!

This is a registered program for children in grades 2-3. 

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Game Time 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 1B
Saturday January 19, 2019
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture Registration at Central
9:00 AM

Online registration for the winter session of French Reading buddies begins today.

This program is for children in grades 2 and 3 enrolled in a French language or French immersion school who require additional reading support. Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. Children are expected to attend all 7 dates in their session, barring illness.

The winter session runs from February 7th until March 28, 2019.

** Please note that there will not be a French Reading Buddies session held during March Break

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

CONTACT:  Central library  905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Reading Buddies Registration at Brooklin
9:00 AM

Online registration begins today for the winter session of Reading Buddies. 

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 7 dates in their session, barring illness.

The fall session runs from February 7,  2019 until March 28, 2019.
**Please note that there will not be a Reading Buddies session held during March Break.

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

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

Online registration begins today for the winter session of Reading Buddies. 

Reading Buddies is a program for children in grades 1-3, who require reading assistance. We match the younger children on a one-to-one basis with teen volunteers, who help them practice their reading and play literacy-based games with them. Children are expected to attend all 7 dates in their session, barring illness.

The winter session runs from February 5/6,  2019 until March 26/27, 2019.
**Please note that there will not be a Reading Buddies session held during March Break.

Reading Buddies is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. on either Tuesday or Wednesday. Please click on the day you prefer and you will be taken to an online registration form.

CONTACT:  Central library  905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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3D Design Skills at Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn the basics of popular free 3D design platforms tinkercad.com and Sculptris, and discuss other programs that can be used to create your own 3D design to print on the Library’s 3D printer. 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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Discover the Joy of Fibre Arts: Intro to Crocheting at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

We will show you the building blocks of knitting, sewing weaving and more in our fibre arts mini-series.

Intro to Crocheting:
Bring your size 7 hook to the library and get started crocheting with a slip knot to a single chain. Grow your project from there. We will provide the wool.

Children (Grades 3-6) 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 19 spaces available.
Monday January 21, 2019
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning January 14 and runs for six weeks until February 25 (there is no session on Febrauary 18 because of the Family Day holiday.) 

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Central Library  905-668-6531 x. 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table in the lobby, or call to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Toddler Time at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 14 and runs for six weeks until February 25 (there isn't a session on February 18 because of the Family Day holiday.)

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

CONTACT:  Central Library  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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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 January 22, 2019
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning January 15 and runs for six weeks until February 19. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.  No prior French knowledge required. 
It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 a.m. beginning January 15 and runs for six weeks until February 19. 
Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.
The child must be the required age before the program starts.

 

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

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

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Summer Job Resume Development Workshop at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For ages 15 – 25, presented by the John Howard Society. Get a jump start on the competition! Image book Cover What Color is Your Parachute?

Many youth begin searching for their summer employment on March Break, not realizing City and Township jobs close applications at the end of January! This customized workshop will assist students, who are returning to school, build a resume for these jobs. It may be a starter resume for someone who has never worked before or it could be updating an old one. Collaborative 1-on-1 job search assisted services with the John Howard Society, offered either in library or in office, will also be discussed. 

Registration is required, please register using the button below or by contacting any branch.

 

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
There are 24 spaces available.
Wednesday January 23, 2019
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning January 16 and continues until February 20.

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

0-18 months with caregiver

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

This is a registered program. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Family Literacy Day Story Box at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If today was your special day to do whatever you want, what would that be? Assemble your story in boxes with help from Mom or Dad. Go home with an interactive book that's tons of fun! 

This is a registered program for children in grades 1 and up. 

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, 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.
Thursday January 24, 2019
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning January 17 and continues until February 21.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Central Library  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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.

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from January 17th to February 21st.

Registration begins on Wednesday January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person, or by calling any branch.  

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

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 
It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 17 and runs for six weeks until February 21.
Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.
The child must be the required age before the program starts.
Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one Toddler Time. 

 

CONTACT:  Central Library  905-668-6531 ex 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from January 17th until February 21st. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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ScreenWise: Digital Kids at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Digital devices can be effective tools in supporting a child's learning, creativity and development. Children (JK- Grade 4) with their caregiver are invited to explore the best apps, games, and activities. Make digital learning fun!

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 14 spaces available.
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Create Your Own Alphabet Board Game at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Families are welcome to join us in celebrating Family Literacy Day by creating your own alphabet board game. We will supply the materials, but feel free to bring pictures with you to personalize your game. A parent completes the registration form for the whole family, but there is a space to indicate how many family members are coming. There is room for 12 families.

Registration is online beginning Saturday January 12 at 9 a.m.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Evening Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month’s selection is the wildly popular novel The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Publishers Weekly describes the novel as “A psychologically astute debut.” “The surprise-packed narratives hurtle toward a stunning climax, horrifying as a train wreck and just as riveting.”

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

This Month we are meeting on January 24 at 7 pm in the Children's Program Room.

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6351 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Bring the whole family for a special Fireside Family Storytime followed by a craft to celebrate in anticipation of Family Literacy Day.

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

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

Session 1 - Grades 1-3

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

This Week: Magnet Madness

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Saturday January 26, 2019
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sign up for a free 1-on-1 Computer Help appointment as we can help you on your road to becoming more tech-savvy.
 
Computer Help appointments are 1 hour and are specific to the area in which you need help.
 
We can help you:
- learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel
- set up an email address and manage your email
- learn the basics of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- learn the basics of how to use your tablet or smartphone
- learn how to use our digital content, including books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies
- learn how to use our online research tools
 
If the topic you are interested in is not listed here, please visit our 1x1 Computer Help webpage or contact staff at any branch for a full list of what we can help you learn during a 1x1 Computer Help appointment.
 
Due to high demand for Computer Help appointments, patrons are permitted one Computer Help appointment per month across the Whitby Public Library system. 
CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 x.2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Game Time at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

All ages and skill levels are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Monday January 28, 2019
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning January 14 and runs for six weeks until February 25 (there is no session on Febrauary 18 because of the Family Day holiday.) 

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

 

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 14 and runs for six weeks until February 25 (there isn't a session on February 18 because of the Family Day holiday.)

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

CONTACT:  Central Library  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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1-on-1 Computer Appointments at Central
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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Chess Night at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

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

Mondays, drop in, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday January 29, 2019
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning January 15 and runs for six weeks until February 19. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.  No prior French knowledge required. 
It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 a.m. beginning January 15 and runs for six weeks until February 19. 
Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.
The child must be the required age before the program starts.

 

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

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

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Travel Apps at Central

Find deals, book flights, reserve accommodations, pack your bags, and get out of town with travel apps. Bring your fully charged device and explore travel apps that can fuel your wanderlust.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905 668-6531 Ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1A
There are 11 spaces available.
Wednesday January 30, 2019
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning January 16 and continues until February 20.

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

0-18 months with caregiver

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

This is a registered program. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library. 

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

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

This program is for adults.

This is a registered program. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table on the 2nd floor, or call to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
Thursday January 31, 2019
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Babies, Movement and Music at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning January 17 and continues until February 21.

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from January 17th to February 21st.

Registration begins on Wednesday January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person, or by calling any branch.  

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table in the lobby, or call to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 
It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 17 and runs for six weeks until February 21.
Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.
The child must be the required age before the program starts.
Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one Toddler Time. 

 

CONTACT:  Central Library  905-668-6531 ex 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from January 17th until February 21st. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Hand Reflexology Workshop at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Book cover image Hand Reflexology.

Enjoy this interactive program with a Registered Reflexology Practitiioner. Learn which reflexology points on your hands map to your body and learn how to stimulate these reflexes to promote better health! Reflexology can relieve tension, detoxify, ease pain, improve circulation, soothe arthritis and relax your body. Learn hand and finger stretches and try pain relief tools for fingers and hands. This program is intended for adults.

Registration is required and seating is limited. Please register below or contact any branch.

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

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

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

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday February 1, 2019
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Drop-in Family Storytime At Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 1 - Grades 1-3

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

This Week: Squishy Circuits

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Fridays at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-4 

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

Catapult your heart to the one you love (or see how far you can send it). 

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Saturday February 2, 2019
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, 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 February 4, 2019
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning January 14 and runs for six weeks until February 25 (there is no session on Febrauary 18 because of the Family Day holiday.) 

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

 

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 14 and runs for six weeks until February 25 (there isn't a session on February 18 because of the Family Day holiday.)

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

CONTACT:  Central Library  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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YMCA Resume Critique Sessions at Brooklin
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have a resume but want it reviewed by a job skills professional? Book an one-on-one 30 minute resume critique with a professional from YMCA Durham Employment & Community.

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
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Page Turners at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Winter/Spring session:  Members must be available for the following Mondays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: February 4,  March 4, April 1, and May 6. The signup for this session will be online, beginning on Saturday, January 5 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Evening Non-Fiction Book Club at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

What It Is Like to Go to WarJoin us for the Evening Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is What It Is Like to Go to War by Karl MalantesHere, Marlantes takes a deeply personal and candid look at what it is like to experience the ordeal of combat, critically examining how we might better prepare our soldiers for war.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1B
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Chess Night at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

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

Mondays, drop in, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday February 5, 2019
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning January 15 and runs for six weeks until February 19. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.  No prior French knowledge required. 
It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 a.m. beginning January 15 and runs for six weeks until February 19. 
Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.
The child must be the required age before the program starts.

 

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

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

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

Contact: Sue Phelps   905 668-6531 x 2010   sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 5/6, 2019 and ending the week of March 26/ 27, with one week off at March Break.

Registration will begin on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM  

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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.
Wednesday February 6, 2019
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning January 16 and continues until February 20.

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

0-18 months with caregiver

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

This is a registered program. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table on the 2nd floor, or call to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 5/6, 2019 and ending the week of March 26/ 27, with one week off at March Break.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 19 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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S.T.E.A.M. It Wednesdays at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning January 17 and continues until February 21.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Central   905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
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.

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from January 17th to February 21st.

Registration begins on Wednesday January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person, or by calling any branch.  

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

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 
It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 17 and runs for six weeks until February 21.
Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.
The child must be the required age before the program starts.
Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one Toddler Time. 

 

CONTACT:  Central Library  905-668-6531 ex 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness. 

This registered program is for children aged 3-4. 

This program runs for 6 weeks from January 17th until February 21st. 

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

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

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

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 19th at 9:00 a.m.  Click on the session you prefer (in blue), fill out the form and submit.  You may only register your child for one session.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Reading Buddies at Brooklin
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 7, 2019 and ending March 28, 2019.
**Please note that there will not be a Reading Buddies session held during March Break.

Registration begins on Saturday, January 19 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
To Register click the blue button below
or
Contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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French Reading Buddies/Copains de lecture at Central SessionB
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

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

Children meet weekly on a one-to-one basis with a teen volunteer to practice their French reading and also play literacy-based games. This 8 week program begins February 8th, 2018 and ends April 5th with one week off at March Break.

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

Registration for French Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 19th at 9:00 a.m.  Click on the session you prefer (in blue), fill out the form and submit.  You may only register your child for one session.

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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English Conversation Circle at Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
 
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Book Pirates at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Winter/Spring session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: February 7, March 7, April 4 and May 2. The signup for this session is online, beginning on Saturday, January 5 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Book Pirates at Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Winter session:  Members must be available for the following Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Feb. 7, March 7, April 4 and May 2. The signup for this session is online, beginning on Saturday January 5 at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Children's and Adult Fiction Department  905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 x 2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Free Film Night: The First Grader at Central
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Image of The First Grader Film Cover.A heartwarming and inspiring true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. It is a triumphant testimony to the transforming force of education. Watch the trailer.

Closed captions. Not Rated by the Ontario Film Board. Intended for an adult audience.

Registration is required, please register below or by contacting any branch.

 

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 1 (A&B)
There are 85 spaces available.
Friday February 8, 2019
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Drop-in Family Storytime At Rossland Branch
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

All ages are welcome!

Registration is not required.

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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S.T.E.A.M. it Friday's at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 1 - Grades 1-3

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

This Week: Craft Stick Craziness

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Saturday February 9, 2019
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How to Start a Community Garden with DIG at Central
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Image of book cover The Community Gardening Handbook.Presented by Durham Integrated Growers (DIG). This program is designed to provide information on all elements of starting a community garden. Topics: an introduction to asset based community development, acquiring a site, site design, resources, project funding and creating the organization.

This workshop will benefit those who are considering starting a garden project, urban farm or have an interest in urban agriculture. Have all your questions answered and everyone is welcome! Light refreshments will be provided. Visit www.durhamdigs.ca to learn more about DIG.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext 202  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
There are 14 spaces available.
Monday February 11, 2019
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Central
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning January 14 and runs for six weeks until February 25 (there is no session on Febrauary 18 because of the Family Day holiday.) 

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

 

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

It is held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 14 and runs for six weeks until February 25 (there isn't a session on February 18 because of the Family Day holiday.)

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

CONTACT:  Central Library  905-668-6531 x 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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3D Printer Orientation at Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of 3d printing, including how to prepare a 3D design file for printing, as well as how to properly and safely use the 3D printer to print your own 3D object. Patrons must attend an orientation workshop before using the 3D printer.
 
To get the most out of this workshop, registrants should already be comfortable with basic computer functions, like browsing the internet, and downloading files. 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Lab
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Chess Night at Central
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

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

Mondays, drop in, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Ask Reference  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday February 12, 2019
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Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning January 15 and runs for six weeks until February 19. 

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

French Stories for Threes and Fours is a half hour program for children aged three and four that helps to expand French language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.  No prior French knowledge required. 
It is held on Tuesday mornings at 10:45 a.m. beginning January 15 and runs for six weeks until February 19. 
Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.
The child must be the required age before the program starts.

 

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

The Power of HabitJoin us for the Afternoon Non-Fiction Book Club. This month's selection is The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. In The Power of Habit , award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes readers inside labs where brain scans record habits as they flourish and die; classrooms in which students learn to boost their willpower; and boardrooms where executives dream up products that tug on our deepest habitual urges.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  905-668-6531 ext2020  askreference@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central - Meeting Room 2
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Homeschool Club at Brooklin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Children (Grades JK-6) are welcome!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Can You Speak UP Please? at Rossland Branch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Ryan Milne from Ascent Hearing will discuss hearing education, solutions and do some demonstration screenings.

This program is for adults.

This is a registered program. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contact: Sue Phelps   905 668-6531 x 2010   sphelps@whitbylibrary.ca

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 5/6, 2019 and ending the week of March 26/ 27, with one week off at March Break.

Registration will begin on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM  

LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
Wednesday February 13, 2019
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Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends at Central
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Registration is not required for this program.

It is held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks beginning January 16 and continues until February 20.

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

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

0-18 months with caregiver

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

This is a registered program. To register click the blue register button or contact any branch of the Whitby Public Library. 

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905 668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Central
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table on the 2nd floor, or call to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Afternoon Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This month’s selection is the Bestselling novel The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman. Kirkus Reviews notes that the novel “hits a perfect emotional note: bittersweet and honest, comforting and regretful.”

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

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

CONTACT:  Erin Wilson  905-668-6531 ex.2010  ewilson@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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English Reading Buddies at Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

English Reading Buddies meet for an hour each week to read stories and play literacy-based games. This 7 week program is offered at the Central Library on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 5/6, 2019 and ending the week of March 26/ 27, with one week off at March Break.

Registration for Reading Buddies begins online on Saturday, January 19 at 9:00 a.m.

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

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

Children (Grades 1-4) are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

CONTACT:  Brooklin Branch  905 655-3191  askbrooklin@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch Program Room
 
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Warm and Fuzzy Circuitry at Rossland Branch
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-3

Celebrate Valentine's Day and learn about electricity and circuitry.  Make hearts and play dough objects that will light LEDs, drive motors, and make really loud buzzing sounds. 

This is a registered program for children in grades 1-3. 

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

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Valentine Makerspace at Brooklin
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Use your mind, hands and heart to make a surprise for someone special!

Children (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 Program Room
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Fireside Stitchers at Brooklin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

For Adults 18+

No registration is required.

Please contact us if you require any accessibility accommodations.

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

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

It is held on Thursdays from 9:30–10:00 a.m. beginning January 17 and continues until February 21.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Central Library  905-668-6531 X2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Time at Rossland Branch
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

This registered program runs for 6 weeks from January 17th to February 21st.

Registration begins on Wednesday January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person, or by calling any branch.  

CONTACT:  Rossland Branch  905-668-1886  askrossland@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Rossland Branch
 
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Job Help 1-to-1 with John Howard Society at Brooklin
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Receive free resume, cover letter, and interview help. Learn how to access the hidden job market and improve your job search skills. Drop in to their table in the lobby, or call to book an appointment 905-666-8847 ext. 63. 

Drop-in for help with:

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

CONTACT:  Mallory D.     
LOCATION: Brooklin Branch
 
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Numbers, Rhymes and Storytimes at Brooklin
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Expand language, number familiarity and encourage school readiness.

Children 3-4 years old are welcome!

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required:
Click here to register.

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

Toddler Time is for children aged 19-35 months and their caregivers. It is designed to enhance language development through stories, songs and movement in an engaging familiar setting. 
It is held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 17 and runs for six weeks until February 21.
Registration begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.
The child must be the required age before the program starts.
Due to space limitations, a child may register in only one Toddler Time. 

 

CONTACT:  Central Library  905-668-6531 ex 2010  askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca
LOCATION: Central Library - Children's Program Room