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What’s
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The Commons
Board Community Report 2015
Black History Month Events
Children
Teens
Learni...
Embracing Retirement
If you are planning on retiring or have just retired, join us at the
Central Library when we host the...
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Dear Pickering Residents:
The Public Libraries Act requires each community in
Ontario to appoint a Board to govern their...
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Notable Highlights
2014 Revenue
Economic Impact Analysis shows that
investing in Pickering Public Library
results in a r...
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do anything
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MINS
FESTIVAL AND ROAD SHOW
Saturday,
May 28
The How-to in 10 Festival has become one of the
Library’...
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Celebrate Black History Month
Screening of Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (all ages)
At the Central Library:
Sunday,...
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Children
Baby Storytime (birth to 18 months)
At the Central Library:
Thursdays at 11:00 am
January 14 to March 10; April...
Children
Families Getting Ready to Read (1 to 4 years)
At the Petticoat Creek Branch:
Fridays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Se...
Children
Youth Leadership: Public Speaking (8 to 12 years)
At the Central Library:
Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Janua...
Children
Storytime Plus a Craft (2 to 5 years)
At the Central Library:
Saturday, March 12 at 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 15 at...
Children
Crafternoon (6 to 12 years)
At the Central Library:
Tuesday, March 15 from 2:00 pm to 3:30pm
Children get crafty ...
Children
March Break Events & Programs
Construction Challenge (6 to 12 years)
At the Central Library:
Saturday, March 19 a...
Apply for great opportunities beginning March 1 to April 1.
For more information about volunteer positions and how to appl...
Teens
Survival Central’s Bow-Making & Archery (13 to 18 years)
At the Central Library:
Thursday, March 17 from 1:00 pm to ...
Teens
Winter Spa-tacular! (10 to 16 years)
At the Central Library:
Tuesday, February 9 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Registratio...
Teens
National Youth Week (12 to 18 years)
At the Central Library:
Thursday, May 5 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Come by for piz...
Learning
Lab
Learn about technology in the Learning Lab at the Central Library.
Registration is required for all Learning ...
Learning
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Computer Security
Wednesday, March 23 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Learn skills and strategies to keep your comput...
Adults
Cybersafety: How to Keep Your Children Safe Online
At the Central Library:
Tuesday, January 19 from 7:00 pm to 8:30...
Adults
Abstract Painting
At the Petticoat Creek Branch:
Tuesday, March 8 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Registration is required ...
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Adults
April is National Poetry Month and in 2016 this event celebrates its 20th anniversary!
In honour of this achieve...
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  1. 1. January to May 2016
  2. 2. What’s Inside 3 4 7 8 15 18 20 22 The Commons Board Community Report 2015 Black History Month Events Children Teens Learning Lab Adults Hours and Locations ATTENTION COMMUNITY BOOK CLUBS Did you know that the Library has book club sets? Each book club set contains 12 copies of a book (plus audiobook and large print copies if available) and discussion questions, all in one handy totebag. There are over 50 sets and these can be booked over a year in advance. So convenient and easy! For more information, visit: www.picnet.org/bookclubs do anything almost MINS FESTIVAL AND ROAD SHOW AVAILABLE JANUARY 1! ConsumerReports.org provides ratings, reviews, recommendations, and buying advice for thousands of products and services including electronics, cars, appliances & much more! www.picnet.org/onlineresources Follow us: /PPLibrary @pickeringpublib @pickeringlibrary @pickeringlibraryteens
  3. 3. Embracing Retirement If you are planning on retiring or have just retired, join us at the Central Library when we host the Commons: Embracing Retirement. This event will feature guest speakers Rick Atkinson, author of Don’t Just Retire- Live It, Love It! and Jane Robson, a financial planner from RBC Royal Bank. These speakers will talk about the different facets of retirement: mental and physical health, finances, pursuing personal activities/interests and family. Tuesday, February 16 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Central Library Registration is required and will begin January 5. WWW.PICNET.ORG/THECOMMONS What are the issues that matter to Pickering residents? The Library provides a venue for compelling presentations, panel discussions, debates and community discussions on topics that matter to local residents. Topics can cover social, political or cultural ideas; they can be serious or light-hearted, timely or timeless. Express your views, ignite debate and create conversations. If you are an inspiring speaker looking for a venue to share your voice, if your organization would like to get involved in the Commons, or if you would like to provide us with feedback or topic ideas, please share this information with Library staff at thecommons@picnet.org. 3
  4. 4. 4 Dear Pickering Residents: The Public Libraries Act requires each community in Ontario to appoint a Board to govern their Public Library. This year, Council appointed eight new and returning representatives to the Board which stands as a glowing example of citizen empowerment. Your Library Board has three major aims: (1) To set priorities for our libraries based on community feedback; (2) To oversee the work of the CEO/Chief Librarian through internal monitoring, external reports, and direct inspection; and (3) To link with Pickering residents to ensure ongoing matching of library services with community needs and values. In 2014, the Board approved a new strategic plan which set the priorities for the Library. Community feedback was obtained by surveys, stakeholder labs and street teams. We heard the desires of our neighbours and identified library priorities that reflected these desires. We directed the Library’s CEO, Cathy Grant, to ensure that all Pickering residents will have equal access to the resources, information and ideas that will enrich their civic, corporate and personal lives; to build a culture of reading in our community; to facilitate valued and innovative lifelong learning; and to do it in partnership with our community. Your Board will ensure that these priorities are met in the most cost-effective manner. In addition, the Board will continue to advocate to Pickering Council for expanded space at our Central Library. Studies have shown this Library is too small for current use and does not allow for service enhancements that are wanted by the community. Pickering Public Library is an award winning engine of innovation; an anchor of digital literacy and access; and an outstanding economic value in our community. I believe that an expansion of our Central Library is overdue! Sincerely, John Sabean John Sabean, Pickering Library Board Chair Pickering receives outstanding value from its investment in libraries. Total Items Borrowed 1,270,386 Active Membership Accounts 43,513 Visits to Branches 560,927 Program Attendance 29,901 Public Workstation Use 224,236 Wireless Use 62,599 Digital Collection Use 227,097 2014 Figures from Board Monitoring Reports Message from the Board Chair 2014 Facts Board Community Report 2015
  5. 5. 5 Notable Highlights 2014 Revenue Economic Impact Analysis shows that investing in Pickering Public Library results in a return on investment of 485% for the City of Pickering. New Technology in the Library includes Chromebooks for loan (at Central and Petticoat Creek) and a new iPad for Children (at Petticoat Creek). Expanded electronic collections include magazines, larger ebook and eaudiobook collections as well as an excellent online learning tool – Lynda Library. All are available 24/7 at www.picnet.org. Great new partnerships were made with various community agencies including Footprints 4 Autism! Major programming events continue to create excitement and receive high use in the community – Summer Reading Club, How-To in 10 Festival, Easter Egg Hunt, Battle of Books, March Break programs! New programs were well received in 2014 – 2015. These included, the Teen Advisory Group, the Commons, and a series of innovative technology programs. do anything almost MINS FESTIVAL AND ROAD SHOW Total $5,939,046 Fees & Other Receipts $181,061 Federal Support $7,965 Provincial Support $139,346 Municipal Support $5,610,674 From the audited Financial statements of the City of Pickering Public Library Board, December 31, 2014. John Sabean Shirley Van Steen Mary K Anderson Shashi Bhatia Ruvette Coelho Councillor Ian Cumming Councillor Jennifer O’Connell Doodnauth Sharma Irene Thomaidis Your Pickering Public Library Board Boardmeetingsarepublicandareheldthe4thThursdayofthemonthfromSeptembertoJune. Meetingminutesareavailableonline.Contacttheboardatboard@picnet.org. Board Community Report 2015
  6. 6. 6 do anything almost MINS FESTIVAL AND ROAD SHOW Saturday, May 28 The How-to in 10 Festival has become one of the Library’s most exciting and entertaining yearly events. Join us on Saturday, May 28 as small and large businesses, organizations and cultural associations demonstrate how to learn new skills in ten minutes or less. If you have a skill that you think would be a great addition to the How-to in 10 Festival, e-mail kates@picnet.org or call 905-831-6265 ext. 6224 for more information on how get involved.
  7. 7. 7 Celebrate Black History Month Screening of Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (all ages) At the Central Library: Sunday, February 14 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm The Congress of Black Women, Ajax/Pickering chapter, will be screening Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story in celebration of Black History Month. The film is a biography of Ben Carson who grew up to become Dr. Ben Carson, a world famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. African Folktales (2 to 5 years) At the Central Library: Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00 am Celebrate Black History Month by watching puppet shows based on African folktales. Make an African inspired craft to take home. Screening of The Express: The Ernie Davis Story (12 to 18 years) At the Central Library: Thursday, February 18 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm Celebrate Black History Month! We will be viewing the Ernie Davis Story, a movie about a gifted African-American athlete, and his amazing accomplishments in the world of football. Celebrate Black History Month by decorating and colouring an African Mask! For contest details, including the mask template, drop in to any Pickering Public Library branch or visit the Library’s website at: www.picnet.org/contests Each mask will come with a ballot to be entered in a random draw for a $50 Chapters gift card. The draw will take place on Monday, February 29. Black History Month Contest: African Masks (all ages) www.picnet.org/contests Each photo will become a ballot in a random draw for a $50 Chapters gift card. The draw will take place on Monday, February 29. Black History Month Contest: Photo Scavenger Hunt (all ages) Spend your February learning about Black History and Culture! For contest details and the scavenger hunt photo list, drop in to any Pickering Public Library branch or visit the Library’s website at: Workshop: African History: Global Identity (adult) At the Central Library: Thursday, February 11 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Registration is required and begins January 5. Presented by Marilyn Sinclair, founder of Cross Cultural Tapestry, this workshop will explore the diversity, connections and contributions of people of African descent from Africa, the Diaspora, Canada and our local context. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, February 3 at 10:00 am
  8. 8. 8 Children Baby Storytime (birth to 18 months) At the Central Library: Thursdays at 11:00 am January 14 to March 10; April 7 to May 19 Learn how to include talking, singing and reading into baby’s everyday play experiences. Storytime is followed by time to play and socialize together with other parents and babies. Baby and Tot Storytime (birth to 36 months) At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Mondays at 10:00 am January 11 to March 7; April 4 to May 16 *Excluding all holidays when the Library is closed. You and your child will enjoy stories, rhymes, and action songs in this interactive drop-in storytime. Storytime is followed by time to colour, scribble, play and socialize together with other parents and children in the open children’s area. Toddler Storytime (18 to 36 months) At the Central Library: Thursdays at 10:00 am January 14 to March 10; April 7 to May 19 You and your toddler will enjoy stories, rhymes, and action songs in this interactive storytime. Storytime is followed by time to colour, scribble, play and socialize together with other parents and children. Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) At the Central Library: Tuesdays at 10:00 am January 12 to March 8; April 5 to May 17 Saturdays at 10:30 am January 23 to March 5; April 2 to May 14 *Excluding all holiday weekends. Family Storytime is full of stories, rhymes, music and movement meant to engage you and your child. The storytime is followed by time to colour, play and socialize together with other parents and children. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesdays at 10:00 am January 13 to March 9; April 6 to May 18 At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Tuesdays at 10:00 am January 12 to March 8; April 5 to May 17 French 4 Tots (3 to 4 years) At the Central Library: Thursdays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am January 21, February 18, April 21, May 19 Registration is required and begins January 5. In partnership with French 4 Tots, the Library offers a program that introduces toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children to the French language in a fun and engaging way. We use songs, arts and crafts, stories, and imaginative play to engage little learners in a second language. Every Child Ready to Read You are your child’s first teacher. The Pickering Public Library bases all their programming for children birth to five years on the Every Child Ready to Read program, an early literacy program developed by the Public Library Association Five daily practices: Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing, Playing
  9. 9. Children Families Getting Ready to Read (1 to 4 years) At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Fridays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Session One: January 22 to February 19 Session Two: April 15 to May 13 Registration for Session One begins January 5. Registration for Session Two begins March 1. This hands-on program focuses on how you can help your children learn early literacy skills with five simple practices: Talking, Reading, Singing, Writing and Playing. Staff will show you simple activities that are easy to make part of your everyday routine and are fun for both you and your children. Parent/caregiver participation is required. Previous attendance at storytime is recommended. Younger siblings of participants are welcome but registration is required for all children attending. Get Ready for Kindergarten (3 to 5 years) At the Central Library: Mondays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Session One: January 18 to February 29 Session Two: April 4 to May 9 *Excluding all holidays when the Library is closed. Registration for Session One begins January 5. Registration for Session Two begins March 1. This hands-on program focuses on how you can help your child learn early literacy skills with five simple practices: Talking, Reading, Singing, Writing and Playing. Staff will show you simple activities that are easy to make part of your everyday routine and are fun for both you and your child. Parent/caregiver participation is required. Previous attendance at storytime recommended. Children must be between the ages of 3 and 5 upon registering. We cannot include younger siblings of participants. Family Literacy Challenge (birth to 12 years) Join the library in Celebrating National Family Literacy Day with the Family Literacy Challenge! Each day offers many chances to practice literacy. You can practice it at home or on the go! Pick up your copy of the Family Literacy Challenge at your local branch or download a copy at www.picnet.org/contests. Submit your sheet to any branch by Wednesday, January 27 for a chance to win a Family Literacy Prize Basket. Family Math (3 to 4 years) At the Central Library: Fridays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am January 8 to February 12 Registration is required and begins January 5. Games and activities reinforce math skills to develop new concepts and to foster an enjoyment for math. This program is run by the Ontario Early Years Centre. We cannot include younger siblings of participants. 9
  10. 10. Children Youth Leadership: Public Speaking (8 to 12 years) At the Central Library: Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm January 14 to February 11 Registration is required and begins January 5. Do you want to develop your public speaking skills? Effective public speakers become better leaders. Gain experience in public speaking in a fun interactive environment through Toastmasters Youth Leadership. Due to the high demand of this program, only first-time participants may register. If you have taken this program before you may contact the Library to be put on a wait list. Star Wars Party (12 years and under) At the Central Library: Saturday, January 16 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Bring the family and enjoy Star Wars themed games, crafts and activities. Star Wars costumes are welcome! Easter Egg Hunt (3 to 11 years) At the Central Library: Saturday, March 26 at 2:00 pm Join us for a fun Easter egg hunt inside the library! Minion Party (6 to 12 years) At the Central Library: Saturday, May 7 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Join us for some amazing minion fun! There will be minion related crafts, activities and food! LEGO Building Club (6 to 12 years) At the Central Library: Saturdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm January 9, February 20, April 9, May 14 Come and use your imagination and building skills with other kids. Lego is provided. Parents of children 6 to 9 years are asked to stay in the room. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Saturdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm January 23, February 27, April 23, May 14 Science Fair Preparation Workshop (grades 3 to 12) At the Central Library: Tuesday, February 2 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Registration is required and begins January 5. Come to the second of two workshops facilitated by guest presenter Raveena Ratnasignam and explore your inner scientist. This program will teach participants how to research and prepare for an official science fair. All workshop participants will be able to enter the Library’s Science Fair on Saturday, March 5, 2016. 10
  11. 11. Children Storytime Plus a Craft (2 to 5 years) At the Central Library: Saturday, March 12 at 10:30 am Tuesday, March 15 at 2:00 pm Join us for a fun storytime filled with stories, songs and rhymes. Make a craft based on the theme to take home. March Break Events & Programs At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 pm Tuesday, March 15 at 2:00 pm Bingo (6 to 12 years) At the Central Library: Saturday, March 12 at 10:30 am Thursday, March 17 at 10:00 am B1, N4, G16, BINGO! Join us for an exciting game of Bingo! Be the first to call BINGO and win a fun prize! At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 pm Thursday, March 17 at 2:00 pm Math Cube Workshop (grades 1 to 4 and their parent/caregiver) At the Central Library: Saturday, March 12 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Registration is required and begins March 1. Did you know that manipulatables are marvelous at teaching your children about math? Join us as we welcome Sunil Singh, owner of The Right Angle and a math teacher with over 20 years’experience, to the Library. Sunil will be leading a workshop where he will teach both parents and children about how using manipulatables – such as cubes – help teach math skills. Scientists in School: Movin’and Groovin’(3 to 7 years) At the Central Library: Monday, March 14 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am Registration is required and begins March 1. You can roll, you can tumble, you can slide, you can fumble, but you cannot hide from movement! Explore how everything around us moves in some way, even you! Jump like a flea, fly a paper helicopter and race a water bubble to the finish line. Have fun getting things moving and grooving! At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Monday, March 14 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Scientists in School: Obey Newton: It’s the Law! (8 to 12 years) At the Central Library: Monday, March 14 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Registration is required and begins March 1. Sir Isaac Newton was one smart dude. Explore Newton’s Laws of Motion as you learn how things like to stay put; how size does matter; and how your actions always produce a reaction. You will race bubbles, build a car and design and test a rollercoaster. Physics is fun! At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Monday, March 14 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm 11
  12. 12. Children Crafternoon (6 to 12 years) At the Central Library: Tuesday, March 15 from 2:00 pm to 3:30pm Children get crafty with a variety of different supplies. Explore, imagine and create... and be sure to dress for mess! Parents of children 6 to 9 years are asked to stay in the room. March Break Events & Programs At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Tuesday, March 15 from 2:00 pm to 3:30pm LEGO (6 to 12 years) At the Central Library: Monday, March 14 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Use your imagination and building skills with other kids. Lego is provided. Parents of children 6 to 9 years are asked to stay in the room. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Friday, March 18 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Puppet Show (2 to 5 years) At the Central Library: Tuesday, March 15 at 10:00 am Join us for puppet shows, action songs and rhymes and make a fun craft to take home! At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, March 16 at 10:00 am Art Attack (6 to 8 years) At the Central Library: Tuesday, March 15 at 10:00 am Registration is required and begins March 1. Explore your artistic side at the Pickering Public Library. Try your hand at creating different pieces of art through the use of different mediums such as paper, canvas, chalk, or tinfoil. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, March 16 at 10:00 am March Break Short Story Contest (JK, SK, grades 1-12) See page 14 for details. Music and Movement (0 to 5 years) At the Central Library: Wednesday, March 16 at 10:00 am Join Ontario Early Years for a program all about music and movement followed by a craft. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, March 16 at 2:00 pm 12
  13. 13. Children March Break Events & Programs Construction Challenge (6 to 12 years) At the Central Library: Saturday, March 19 at 2:00 pm Use any building toy (Lego, Megablocks, K’nex etc) to create something that moves. Bring your creation to the Central Library on Saturday, March 19 at 2:00 pm. Enjoy refreshments while checking out other building entries. All participants will be entered in a prize draw. The prize draw will be drawn during the showcase. You must be present to win. March Break Movie: Inside Out (Rated G) At the Central Library: Wednesday, March 16 at 2:00 pm Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. March Break Movie: Aladdin (Rated G) At the Central Library: Friday, March 18 at 10:00 am Set in the mythical city of Agrabah, the story follows a street-smart peasant, Aladdin, and his mischievous pet monkey, Abu. How to Draw (9 to 12 years) At the Central Library: Thursday, March 17 at 6:30 pm Registration is required and begins March 1. Have you always wanted to draw but didn’t know where to begin? Join us to find out how easy it can be! Use your drawing to make your own button with our button maker! At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 pm Board Games (6 to 12 years) At the Central Library: Wednesday, March 16 at 2:00 pm Looking for something fun to do on your March Break? There are a variety of board games available at the Library. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, March 16 at 2:00 pm 13
  14. 14. Apply for great opportunities beginning March 1 to April 1. For more information about volunteer positions and how to apply, go to: www.picnet.org/VolunteerOpportunities Any hours spent participating in volunteer roles will be credited as valid hours towards your high school community service requirement. Be a Volunteer for Your Library! March Break Short Story Contest Do you enjoy writing? If so, submit a story for the Library’s March Break Short Story Contest. Fully completed entry form must accompany story. Entry form can be downloaded at: www.picnet.org/contests The story can be no longer than two pages. The story must begin with the line, “Climbing to the next branch I heard a rip and…” The font size, if typed, must be at least 12 points. Writers must have their own valid Pickering Public Library card. Entries will be divided into the following age categories: JK- SK, grades 1 - 2, 3 - 4, 5 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12. Writers must submit their story by email to kids@picnet.org by Saturday, March 19. All winning entries will be published in a short story anthology by the Library in print and e-book titled: “Climbing to the next branch” Winners will be announced on the website, www.picnet.org/contests, on April 8. 2015 March Break Short Story Contest Winners 14
  15. 15. Teens Survival Central’s Bow-Making & Archery (13 to 18 years) At the Central Library: Thursday, March 17 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Registration is required and begins January 5. Meet Robert, one of the coolest Survivalists in Durham Region! Register for this program to learn the essentials of archery, bow and arrows, and cool aiming techniques. This workshop will allow teens to make their own bow and arrow from pipe and paracord. Don’t miss it! Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Trivia Night (12 to 18 years) At the Central Library: Tuesday, March 15 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Chillin’out, maxin’and relaxin’all cool while answering trivia questions for fun outside of school. Think you know everything about the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Test your knowledge at our special trivia night during March Break! March Break with Miss Peregrine: Photo Contest (12 to 18 years) In honour of the new movie release of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children we want YOU to take peculiar, creepy, or potentially scary photos around Pickering. Tag us in your photos any time between Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 19. Best photo wins a prize! March Break Events & Programs Exam Study Central Library Auditorium: January 27 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm January 28 fom 9:30 am to 3:00 pm January 29 from 1:00 pm to 8:30 pm January 30 from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm January 31 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm February 1 from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm February 2 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm Need a place to study? During exam period, designated rooms will be open for extra study space. We will also be serving healthy snacks to help you get that“A”! Petticoat Creek Branch Quiet Study Room: January 27 from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm January 28 from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm January 29 from 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm January 30 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm February 1 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm February 2 from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm Follow Us! @pickeringlibraryteens @pickeringlibrary @pickeringpublib 15
  16. 16. Teens Winter Spa-tacular! (10 to 16 years) At the Central Library: Tuesday, February 9 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Registration is required and begins January 5. Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the Library is so delightful! Come on over to relax with friends and beat the winter blues. Learn to make body, foot and face scrubs to take home. Enjoy our DIY nail station and hot chocolate bar! Meet PPL’s Robots (10 to 15 years) At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Tuesday, March 29 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Check out Pickering’s newest addition to the Library – Dot and Dash. These cool, new robots are fun to navigate and get to know. Come in for snacks and an exciting Robot Challenge with a prize for the winner! At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, February 10 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Afterschool Drop-In with the Youth Centre (12 to 21 years) At the Central Library: Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm January 14 to May 26 Youth are invited to join Library staff and staff from the Youth Centre for a fun, engaging afterschool drop-in with free laughs and free snacks. Anime Club (10 to 16 years) At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Monthly from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm January 18, February 22, March 7, April 18 *Plus a special meeting on Saturday, May 7 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm for Comic Book Day! Anime fans unite! Join us at the Petticoat Creek Branch for our All Things Anime Club. Showcase your artistic talents and come draw, talk, watch, and read anime and manga with others who share your passion. Strike a Pose! (15 to 25 years) At the Central Library: Tuesday, February 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Registration is required and begins January 5. Lights, camera, strike a pose! Do you need a professional picture for your career portfolio or online job sites? Look no further! We are having our first photoshoot for young adults interested in getting their picture taken professionally to help them land their perfect job. The YMCA will be here with terrific tips and tricks, along with local employers who want applications from you! 16
  17. 17. Teens National Youth Week (12 to 18 years) At the Central Library: Thursday, May 5 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Come by for pizza, games and crafts as we celebrate National Youth Week! Youth Leadership and Public Speaking (13 to 17 years) At the Central Library: Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm May 5 to June 2 Registration is required and begins January 5. Every young person has the potential to become a good communicator and leader but this potential needs to be developed. The program's unique workshop-style design enables participants to develop this potential through practical experience. This program is run by the local Pickering Toastmasters. Earth Day (13 to 18 years) At the Central Library: Package Pick Up: Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 15 Art Submissions: Saturday, April 16 to Monday, April 18 On Display: Tuesday, April 19 to Friday, April 22 Registration is required through email to teens@picnet.org before April 1. Creators, innovators and visionaries unite! This year in honour of Earth Day, we are challenging youth to let their creativity come alive. Using old books, CD cases, and CDs supplied by the Library, participants must construct a piece of art using the supplies given to them by Teen staff. Participants can pick up their package the week of April 11th at the Central Library. Book Spine Poetry Challenge (12 to 18 years) At the Central Library and Petticoat Creek Branch: Month of April Time to unleash your inner Emily Dickinson! For poetry month we are challenging youth to grab some YA books, stack them on top of each other, and use the words on the spine to create poetry! Once you do this, take a picture of the stacked books and tag the library. Your name will be entered into the ballot box for an awesome prize! Any of the platforms to the right are acceptable to upload your photo and tag the Library. Follow Us! @pickeringlibraryteens @pickeringlibrary @pickeringpublib 17
  18. 18. Learning Lab Learn about technology in the Learning Lab at the Central Library. Registration is required for all Learning Lab programs and begins January 5. Keyboards and Mice Wednesday, January 13 and Wednesday, April 27 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Learn basic keyboarding and mousing skills for your laptop or desktop computer. It is recommended that you take this class if you have never taken a technology class at the Library before. Using a Computer Wednesday, January 20 and Wednesday, May 4 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Learn about the basics of a computer operating system (OS): understand the file system, how to create files and folders, edit, delete, copy files, printing, launching programs and more using Windows. Planning Your Vacation Online or On the Go Wednesday, February 3 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Use the power of the internet to plan your next vacation. Learn which websites have the best prices, download mobile apps to help you learn a new language and do a virtual 3D street tour of your target destination. Windows 10 Wednesday, January 27 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Explore how Windows 10 differs from previous versions and how it is the same. Whether you are struggling with your new laptop or need guidance on whether to upgrade, let us help you with this workshop. Android Tablets and Phones Wednesday, February 10 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Are you new to the Android tablet or phone family? This class is for beginners to introduce them to the Android operating system. Please bring your device with you to class to get a richer experience. iPads and iPhones Wednesday, February 17 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Are you new to the Apple iPad or iPhone? This class is for beginners to the Apple iOS operating system. Please bring your device with you to class to get a richer experience. Cloud Computing Wednesday, February 24 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm In this class, we will show you what“cloud computing”is and its benefits. We will discuss and focus upon Google’s web services, like Google Drive and Gmail. If you have a Gmail account, you will have a richer experience. Home Networking Wednesday, March 2 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Learn the basics of setting up your home network to get on the Internet. Learn how to wire your modem and router together and how to secure your wireless network to prevent outside intrusion. 18
  19. 19. Learning Lab Computer Security Wednesday, March 23 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Learn skills and strategies to keep your computer, information and privacy safe while online. Join us as we discuss internet security, how to identify different viruses, and how to create secure passwords. Voice Over IP (VOIP) Wednesday, March 9 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Making a phone call these days can be done without the use of a landline or mobile phone. VOIP is a way of making phone calls using the power of the Internet. Learn how to make phone calls (even long distance) using Google Hangouts, Skype and even through Gmail. Other free chat tools will also be discussed. Portrait Photography Wednesday, March 30 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Learn the basics of photographing people. Learn about the various types of cameras, lenses, lighting and other equipment needed to conduct a successful portrait shoot. Also learn about framing and composition, exposure and posing your subjects. This workshop will be part lecture and part hands-on. Ancestry.com: Library Edition Wednesday, April 20 and Wednesday, May 11 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Ancestry.com is one of the most popular sites for researching your family tree and you can access it in the Library for free! This class will include an introduction to good genealogy practices with a hands-on demonstration of how to search Ancestry.com. This program is aimed at both beginner and experienced genealogists. Learn about technology in the Learning Lab at the Central Library. Registration is required for all Learning Lab programs and begins January 5. Introduction to Mac OS X Wednesday, May 18 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Learn the basics of Apple’s desktop operating system for Macintosh computers. Learn how to navigate the unique graphical user interface of Mac OS X. Special emphasis will be placed on migrating to Mac OS X from Microsoft Windows. Facebook Wednesday, May 25 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Learn about the world’s largest social network: Facebook. After you take this class, you’ll know the basics of Facebook. Attendees must have a valid email address and a Facebook account prior to the class. International Scratch Day Saturday, May 14 at 2:00 pm Join us for International Scratch Day! Scratch is a programming language which allows you to make your own interactive stories, games and animations -- and use the Library's Makey-Makey boards for more fun! This one hour program will introduce Scratch so that you can get started making something wonderful 19
  20. 20. Adults Cybersafety: How to Keep Your Children Safe Online At the Central Library: Tuesday, January 19 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Registration is required and begins January 5. Today’s children are extremely technologically savvy, but are they being technologically safe? Claudia Quiroga of Go Safe Cyber will lead a workshop that will outline what children are doing online, explain how to protect their identity and discuss how to balance online activity with safety. How to Grocery Shop like a Naturopath At the Central Library: Tuesday, January 26 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Registration is required and begins January 5. Everyone needs to go to the grocery store, including naturopaths! Dr. Natalie McCulloch and Dr. Nicole Sandilands, naturopathic doctors at the Durham Natural Health Centre in Pickering, will discuss how to grocery shop like a naturopath and make better food choices while shopping. Happy Handicrafters At the Central Library: Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm January 7 & 21, February 4 & 18, March 3 & 24, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19 Creating lovely textiles like quilts, fibre art, rugs, knitting or needlepoint tapestries is very satisfying but often solitary. Why not pack up your needles and thread and join us for an afternoon of sharing ideas and socializing while working on your projects? Knitters, quilters, embroiderers and other handicrafters of all skill levels are welcome. Seniors’Social At the Central Library: Tuesdays at 2:00 pm Join other seniors every Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 pm at the Central Library for coffee and conversation at our Seniors’Social. This fun gathering features dominoes, cards, board games and lively discussion. Instantly access the magazines you love using Top magazines, available digitally. FREE with your library card. www.picnet.org/digitalmagazines 20
  21. 21. Adults Abstract Painting At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Tuesday, March 8 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Registration is required and begins January 5. Roll up your sleeves- it is time to get creative! If you enjoy abstract painting, or have always wanted to try creating an abstract art piece, now is your chance. Christina Ferrari will be hosting an abstract, dry-brush, paint-splatter workshop to unleash your inner artist. No experience is necessary. Materials will be provided. Tired of Being Tired? At the Central Library: Tuesday, March 1 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Registration is required and begins January 5. Tired, exhausted, sluggish- call it by whatever name you want, but sometimes you are tired of being tired. Dr. Natalie McCulloch and Dr. Nicole Sandilands, naturopathic doctors at the Durham Natural Health Centre in Pickering, will discuss strategies on how to combat tiredness and offer suggestions to leave you feeling more refreshed. Collette Travel Presents: Travel to Costa Rica and Panama At the Central Library: Tuesday, February 9 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Registration is required and begins January 5. The Central American countries of Costa Rica and Panama are known for their beautiful beaches and verdant rain forests. Join us as Collette Travel discusses vacationing in these two countries and what adventures you can experience there. ACB Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day At the Central Library: Sunday, February 7 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm February 7 is African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The AIDS Committee of Durham Region invites you to have“A Conversation about AIDS with Stachen Frederick and Clemon George”. Join Stachen and Clemon as they discuss strategies to bring an end to HIV/AIDS in Durham Region. Still Life Painting At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Thursday, March 24 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Registration is required and begins January 5. Still life painting is an excellent way to develop artistic foundations. If you enjoy painting or drawing, or have always wanted to try it, now is your chance. Shahin Dashtkian will be hosting a still life painting program to unleash your inner artist. No experience is necessary. Materials will be provided. 21
  22. 22. 22 Adults April is National Poetry Month and in 2016 this event celebrates its 20th anniversary! In honour of this achievement, the Library encourages adults to submit a poem in our poetry contest. The contest runs from April 1 to April 30 at all branches. For more informtation, please visit the Library’s website at: www.picnet.org/contests One poem will be chosen at random on May 1, 2016. The contest winner will receive a $50 Chapters gift card. Poetry Contest (adults) Collette Travel Presents: The Plains of Africa At the Central Library: Tuesday, April 19 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Registration is required and begins January 5. If you have ever dreamed about travelling to Africa, now is your chance to get started on planning your trip! Join us as Collette Travel discusses vacationing on the plains of Africa and what adventures you can experience there. Parent Resource Afternoon At the Central Library: Saturday, May 14 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Help your child get ready for school by learning about the different resources available in our community. We will be hosting a variety of local organizations showcasing what they have to offer parents. Online Learning with Learn at your own pace, anytime with video courses taught be industry leaders. FREE with your library card. www.picnet.org/elearning Pickering Township Historical Society Meetings (all ages) At the Central Library: Tuesdays at 7:30 pm March 8, April 12, May 10 Enjoy a presentation and discussion on different historical topics each month. Historical Society meetings are open to the public and all are welcome.
  23. 23. Central Library One the Esplanade 905-831-6265 | 1-888-831-6266 Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Petticoat Creek Branch 470 Kingston Road 905-420-2254 Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Claremont Branch 4941 Brock Road 905-649-3341 Tuesday 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Greenwood Branch 3540 Westney Road 905-683-8844 Tuesday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm Wednesday 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Holiday Hours All branches of the Pickering Public Library will be closed on the following dates: New Year’s Day Friday, January 1 Family Day Monday, February 15 Easter Weekend Friday, March 25 Sunday, March 27 Monday, March 28 Victoria Day Weekend Sunday, May 22 Monday, May 23 Access the Library online 24/7/365, all FREE with your library card. eBooks & eAudiobooks Digital magazines Online learning Music downloads & 24/7 music streaming Visit our website at: www.picnet.org Click on“Digital Library”to get started. Hours & Locations Follow us: /PPLibrary @pickeringpublib @pickeringlibrary @pickeringlibraryteens

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