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What's On - January to May 2017

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What's On - January to May 2017

  1. 1. January to May 2017
  2. 2. What’s On: January to may 2017 Registration Programs marked with ® require registration. *Children’s program registration begins January 10 unless otherwise indicated. *Teen & Adult program registration begins January 4. Registration can be completed online at www.picnet.org, via phone, or in-person. Please note: Library staff and trustees and their immediate families are not eligible to win prizes at any Pickering Public Library program or event. Accessibility If you require a part of the publication in another format, please contact: Kathy Williams, Director of Public Services kathyw@picnet.org | 905-831-6265 ext: 6251 Have an interesting skill to share with our community? Get your free booth at the 5th Annual How-To in 10 Festival. Applications accepted on our website, February 3 to March 17.
  3. 3. Received a device over the holidays? Need help with your new tablet, phone or smart device? Book a 45-minute appointment with technology staff! All appointments will be held at the Central Library and are offered during the following times: Wednesday, January 4 | 5:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 7 | 9:00 am-4:00 pm Sunday, January 8 | 1:00-4:00 pm Wednesday, January 11 | 5:00-8:00 pm Saturday, January 14 | 9:00 am-4:00 pm Sunday, January 15 | 1:00-4:00 pm Tuesday, January 17 | 1:00-5:00 pm Appointments will begin on the hour and will be 45 minutes in length. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, December 28. DIGITAL MAGAZINES eBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS LANGUAGE LEARNING DIGITAL MUSIC ONLINE LEARNING CONSUMER REPORTS music
  4. 4. Storytimes at Pickering Public Library are developed using the Every Child Ready to Read program. This is a research based program that focuses on important early literacy skills that children need for reading and school readiness. Storytime staff will demonstrate how parents and caregivers can use five familiar and easy-to-use practices to develop language and other early literacy skills in children. Baby Storytime (birth to 18 months) Bond with your baby through music, stories and rhymes. Play and socialize together with other parents and babies. Thursdays | 11:00 am Session One: Jan. 19 to Mar. 9 Session Two: Mar. 30 to May 25 Central Library Toddler Storytime (18 to 36 months) Learn how to develop your toddler’s early literacy skills. Play and socialize together with other parents and toddlers. Wednesdays | 10:00 am Session One: Jan. 18 to Mar. 8 Session Two: Mar. 29 to May 31 Central Library Tuesdays | 10:00 am Session One: Jan. 17 to Mar. 7 Session Two: Mar. 28 to May 30 Petticoat Creek Branch ® Families Getting Ready to Read (1 to 4 years) This hands-on program, focuses on how you can help your child learn early literacy skills. Parent/caregiver participation is required. Fridays | 10:00-11:00 am Session One: Jan. 27 to Mar. 3 *Session Two: Apr. 21 to May 26 Petticoat Creek Branch *Registration begins March 21. ® Getting Ready for Kindergarten (3 to 5 years) This hands-on program, focuses on how you can help your child learn early literacy skills. Parent/caregiver participation is required. Children must be between the ages of 3 and 5 upon registering. *Please note younger siblings of participants cannot attend. Mondays | 10:00-11:00 am Session One: Jan. 23 to Mar. 6 *Session Two: Apr. 3 to May 15 Central Library *Registration begins March 21. Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) Have fun developing early literacy skills through singing, reading, talking, writing, and playing together. Tuesdays | 10:00 am Session One: Jan. 17 to Mar. 7 Session Two: Mar. 28 to May 30 Saturdays | 10:30 am Session One: Jan. 21 to Mar.4 Session Two: Apr. 1 to May 13 Central Library Wednesdays | 10:00 am Session One: Jan. 18 to Mar. 8 Session Two: Mar. 29 to May 31 Petticoat Creek Branch Baby & Tot Storytime (birth to 36 months) Babies and toddlers will develop early literacy skills through singing, reading, talking, and playing with their caregiver. Mondays | 10:00 am Session One: Jan. 16 to Mar. 6 Session Two: Mar. 27 to May 15 Thursdays | 11:00 am Session One: Jan. 19 to Mar. 9 Session Two: Mar. 30 to May 25 Petticoat Creek Branch
  5. 5. Lego Building Club (6 to 12 years) 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. Saturdays | 2:00-3:30 pm Jan. 28, Feb. 25, Mar. 25, Apr. 22, & May 13 Central library Saturdays | 2:00-3:30 pm Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 11, Apr. 8, & May 13 Petticoat Creek branch POP! Lab (6 to 12 years) Drop in for an exciting and hands on POP! Science Lab. Fun science experiments and cool gadgets. Saturdays | 2:00-4:00 pm Jan. 28, Feb. 25, & Apr. 22 Central library Saturdays | 2:00-4:00 pm Mar. 18 & May 13 Petticoat Creek branch ® Junior CoderzClub (6 to 9 years) A fun introduction to coding through interactive lessons and games. Join this 6-week coding club and become a junior programming whiz! Thursdays | 6:00-9:00 pm Feb. 2 to Mar. 9 Central library Children * For all registered programs, please arrive on-time to avoid disappointment. It may not always be possible to join a program already in progress. ® Math Games (6 to 12 years) Sharpen your math skills by playing games that make learning math fun! Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30 pm Feb. 1, 8, 15, & 22 Petticoat Creek branch Celebrate Family literaCy Day (12 years anD unDer) Family Literacy Day is held annually to raise awareness across Canada of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. You can help your child reach their full potential by singing, talking, writing, reading and playing together each day. It’s never too early or late to start! Join us on January 20, a PA Day for both Durham District and Catholic School Boards, to celebrate with a wide variety of fun literacy activities. abclifeliteracy.ca/family-literacy Fri. Jan. 20 | 2:00-3:30 pm Central library ® Black History Month: Help Harriet Find Her Way! (6 to 12 years) How did Harriet Tubman rescue so many enslaved friends and family? Find this answer and make a maze from South to North. Children aged 6-9 need to be accompanied by a caregiver. Sat. Feb. 4 | 2:00-3:00 pm Central library Tues. Feb. 7 | 6:30-7:30 pm Petticoat Creek branch ® Black History Month: Storytelling Drum Workshop (5 years and older) Drums et. al. employ the elements of the age old tradition of African storytelling. They are replete with drumming and synonymous with singing, chanting, music, and epic poetry. This workshop is facilitated with authentic African bardic traditions, told through the exercise of riddle solving, chants, and may be sung along with drumming and musical accompaniment. *All participants, both adults and children, need to register to ensure they get a drum. Sat. Feb. 11 | 2:00-3:00 pm Central library
  6. 6. ® Indicates registration required. Children Great Robot Showcase (10 to 19 years) Celebrate National Engineering Month with us and showcase your robot, contraption, or invention! Sat. Mar. 25 | 12:00-4:00 pm Central library March Break: Stories & Art (2 to 5 years) Use your imagination! Find artistic inspiration with crafts and stories. Fri. Mar. 10 | 2:00 pm Central library Fri. Mar. 10 | 10:00 am Petticoat Creek branch ® March Break: Amazing Art (6 to 8 years) Get artsy and dress for mess! *Registration begins Feb. 14. Fri. Mar. 10 | 2:00 pm Central library Fri. Mar. 10 | 10:00 am Petticoat Creek branch ® March Break: Puppet Show (2 to 5 years) Join us for puppet shows, songs, and rhymes. Sat. Mar. 11 | 10:30 am Tues. Mar. 14 | 10:00 am Central library Wed. Mar. 15 | 10:00 am Petticoat Creek branch March Break: Movie The Secret Life of Pets (rated g) Families are invited to enjoy a movie at the Library. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks. Mon. Mar. 13 | 10:00 am Central library Wed. Mar. 15 | 6:30 pm Petticoat Creek branch ® March Break: Build a Village for Greenie (6 to 8 years) Greenie the Leprechaun is visiting for St. Patrick’s Day and needs a place to stay. Let your imagination run wild with recycled materials to make her a home, a park, or anything else she may enjoy! *Registration begins Feb. 14. Thurs. Mar. 16 | 10:00-11:00 am Central library Tues. Mar. 14 | 10:00-11:00 am Petticoat Creek branch March Break: Looking for Birds (2 to 5 years) Spring is coming soon. Have you seen your first robin? Join us as we read stories and sing songs about birds. Make an easy bird feeder to take home. Thurs. Mar. 16 | 10:00-11:00 am Central library Tues. Mar. 14 | 10:00-11:00 am Petticoat Creek branch ® March Break: Stop Motion Filmmaking (9 to 12 years) Be the star and director of your very own stop motion short film. A fun afternoon of arts & crafts and filmmaking. *Registration begins Feb. 14. Tues. Mar. 14 | 2:00-4:00 pm Central library Wed. Mar. 15 | 2:00-4:00 pm Petticoat Creek branch March Break: Crafternoon (6 to 12 years) Explore, imagine, create, and dress for mess! Wed. Mar. 15 | 2:00-3:30 pm Central library Thurs. Mar. 16 | 2:00-3:30 pm Petticoat Creek branch March Break: Beauty & the Beast Party (6 to 12 years) Play games, dance, and make beautiful artwork, all inspired by the film Beauty & the Beast. Fri. Mar. 17 | 10:00-11:00 am Central library Fri. Mar. 17 | 2:00-3:00 pm Petticoat Creek branch Thurs. Mar. 16 | 10:00-11:00 am Claremont branch
  7. 7. ® March Break: Ollie Soccer (10 to 12 years) Can you and your team rise to the top in a thrilling tournament of robot soccer? Battle with Ollie bots. *Registration begins Feb. 14. Fri. Mar. 17 | 2:00-4:00 pm Central library ® March Break: Water Colour Art (9 to 12 years) Explore the medium of water colour pencils by creating your own watercolour painting. *Registration begins Feb. 14. Sat. Mar. 18 | 2:00-3:00 pm Central library Sat. Mar. 18 | 10:00-11:00 am Petticoat Creek branch Children ® Ukranian Eggs (9 to 12 years) Decorate a pysanka, a Ukrainian Easter egg, using beeswax and dye. *Registration begins Mar. 14. Sat. Apr. 1 | 2:00-3:30 pm Central library Sat. Apr. 1 | 10:00-11:30 am Petticoat Creek branch Easter Egg Hunt (3 to 12 years) Join us outside of the Central Library for an Easter Egg Hunt! Sat. Apr. 15 | 2:00 pm Central library COmmunity PartnershiPs ® French 4 Tots (3 to 5 years) French 4 Tots introduces children to the French language in a fun and engaging way. Mondays | 1:30-2:30 pm Feb. 27, Mar. 27, Apr. 24, & May 15 Central library ® Wee Sleep (3 to 5 years) Infant and toddler sleep seminar with Holly Jefferd, certified sleep consultant. Come to ask personal advice and tips on how to achieve healthier sleep for your little one(s)! Mondays | 10:30-11:30 am Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Mar. 1 Central library Musical Babies (birth to 12 months) Ontario Early Years staff will introduce music and movement with babies. Wednesdays | 1:30-2:30 pm Jan. 18-May 24 *Excluding Mar. 15 Petticoat Creek branch ® Infant Hearing Screenings Infant Hearing screenings are available by appointment only. If your child is under four months of age and has not had a hearing screening, please call 1-888- 703-5437 ext. 4 to book an appointment. By appointment only. Central library Science Fair Competition | Saturday, March 4 Science Fair Preparation Workshops Each workshop addresses a particular component of how to prepare for a science fair. The Library will host a Science Fair at the conclusion of the workshops. The judging panel will be made up on Durham Region scientists. Registration is required. Workshop 3: Tuesday, January 10 from 6:00-7:30 pm Workshop 4: Tuesday, January 31 from 6:00-7:30 pm Workshop 5: Tuesday, February 21 from 6:00-7:30 pm Science Fair: Saturday, March 4
  8. 8. Volunteers Wanted! During the month of March we will be accepting applications. Visit our website in early February for more information. www.picnet.org/VolunteerOpportunities 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 your story. Entry form can be downloaded online beginning in January. The story can be no longer than two pages. The story must begin with the line, “I picked up the small gold key...” The typed font size must be at least 12 points. 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 18. Winners will be announced on the website, www.picnet.org/contests, on April 7.
  9. 9. Teens Teen Tuesdays in the Lab (13 to 19 years) The Lab will be yours, use it! Teens Only. Tuesdays | 4:00-7:00 pm Jan. 3 to May 30 Central library Youth Drop-In (13 to 19 years) Why not come to the library for free snacks, PS4 gaming, and Exploding Kittens?! Or are you afraid A&E will win? Be sure to attend on May 4 for our National Youth Week Party! Thursdays | 3:30-5:00 pm Jan. 5 to May 25 Central library Anime Club (12 to 16 years) Join us for another wicked session! Come hangout with others who share your passion. Mondays | 4:00-5:30 pm Jan. 16, Feb. 6, Mar. 6, Apr. 24, May 15 Petticoat Creek branch Gaming Club (13 to 19 years) A new challenger appears! Test your might against other gamers in the Teen Area. XBox One, PS4 and even N64s await. Wednesdays | 6:00-8:00 pm Jan. 11, Mar. 8, & May 17 Central library ® Indicates registration required. Exam Study Take advantage of free food and study space! Jan. 23 to Jan. 30 Central library Petticoat Creek branch ® $ Store Creators Club (13 to 19 years) Million dollar ideas on a dollar store budget. Learn how to make fun and inexpensive DIY gadgets. Tuesdays | 6:00-7:00 pm Feb. 7, Apr. 11 Central library ® Spa Night (13 to 19 years) Treat yourself to a night at the PPL Spa, starring A&E of course! Tues. Jan. 31 | 7:00-8:30 pm Petticoat Creek branch ® Cupcake Wars (13 to 19 years) Using various ingredients, can you make the cupcake that wins it all?! Thurs. Feb. 16 | 7:00-8:00 pm Central library ® Island Flavour Feast (13 to 19 years) Celebrate Black History Month by witnessing true culinary arts! Did we mention, we will be eating the food once it’s prepared?! Thurs. Feb. 23 | 6:00-8:00 pm east shore Community Centre ® Escape Room (13 to 19 years) Do you have what it takes to solve the puzzles and bust out of the community centre? Fri. Mar. 3 | 7:00-9:30 pm east shore Community Centre ® Teen Filmmaking (13 to 19 years) Start with the basics of screenwriting, then learn to shoot and edit film. Bring a camera or use one of ours. Lunch provided! Wed. Mar. 15 | 11:00 am-5:00 pm Central library ‘Friends’Trivia (13 to 19 years) So no one told you life was gonna be this way, *clap, clap, clap, clap*. You’ve biked, you’re psyched about A&E’s trivia day... Thurs. Mar. 16 | 7:00-8:30 pm Central library ® Drama & Leadership! (12 to 19 years) CICS presents drama, props, a dress rehearsal, plus a final performance. Introduce yourself to next-level drama, literally. Tuesdays | 6:00-8:00 pm May 16, 23, & 30 Petticoat Creek branch
  10. 10. Our 2015 Summer Reading Program was selected as the best in Canada. The Library has had great success in connecting with teens, thanks in part to the reconstituted TAG (Teen Advisory Group), excellent partnerships and some great programming. The Library continues to provide excellent technology support to the community through one-on-one assistance, technology learning programs, and a new program PPL Connect, which takes technology access and literacy outside the library building and into the community. Our community events such as How-To in 10, Meet the Federal Candidates, Tax Clinics, Seniors’Social, Star Wars, and more, were very popular with residents. The Library partnered with the City to deliver the first civic literacy program - Pickering 101, which was well received by the participants who got an opportunity to view municipal facilities, meet with senior municipal managers and the Mayor, to learn how the City works. New Partnerships included the Family Mediation Resource Centre, Lake Ontario Salmon Restoration Program, Durham Region Heritage Week and the Blue Nail Crew. Active Membership Accounts 42,625 Visits to Branches 552,999 Total Items Borrowed 1,191,738 Digital Collection Use 210,825 Libraries Transform “I love the library because it has something for everyone in our family. The kids love storytime, activities, special events and the Summer Reading Club. The adults love that these are all family focused and free. We also love the staff and that they remember us when we see them at other community events. The library is core to Pickering feeling like our community.” - Pam Public Workstation Use 212,603 Technology Assistance 15,503 Pre-School Program Attendance 10,127 Board Community Report 2016 Highlights • • • • • •
  11. 11. 2015 Revenue Boardmeetingsarepublicandareheldthe4thThursdayofthemonthfromSeptembertoJune. Meetingminutesareavailableonline.Contacttheboardatboard@picnet.org. From the audited Financial statements of the City of Pickering Public Library Board, December 31, 2015. Dear Pickering Residents: You may have noticed all of the publicity that the Library received over the summer. Newspapers and banners all over the city proclaimed that our Library was selected as the winner of the best summer reading program in Canada for 2015. Along with the prestige of this award, the library received funds to enhance programming for the 2016 season, which resulted in our highest registration ever. More than1,800 children and caregivers attended programs, read books, and had a great summer! As you know, keeping kids learning and reading during the school break helps to reduce“learning loss”. In general, students lose from one to three months of grade-level equivalency during the summer months depending upon out-of-school influences and opportunities. Children from low-income families often fall behind further over the summer due to lack of learning opportunities. Studies show that summer reading programs improve children’s reading performance, reading habits, and enjoyment of reading which lead to all of the benefits that come with reading – job success, emotional intelligence, increased empathy, and increased confidence. Given this evidence, the Pickering Public Library will always prioritize our summer reading program and, while an award is fabulous, the joy that comes from a summer full of exciting programs, fun reading choices and supportive reading staff is enduring and priceless. Sincerely, John Sabean, Pickering Library Board Chair Message from the Board Chair Total: $5,938,292 Fees & Other Receipts $192,600 Federal Support $15,015 Provincial Support $151,727 Municipal Support $5,578,950 “I feel like it's one of best uses of the taxes we pay to the government. I visit the library almost everyday. It's a place I can just go and relax and spend hours there. There is so much to do. The staff are very friendly and helpful and also very trusting. I love that we have a library like this. It makes a huge difference to our lives for the better. It's like a safe haven we can come to regardless of our situation in the outside world, a place where we can come and forget our worries and get lost in a world of entertainment.” - Adil Your Pickering Public Library Board John Sabean Shirley Van Steen Mary K Anderson Shashi Bhatia Ruvette Coelho Councillor Ian Cumming Doodnauth Sharma Councillor Maurice Brenner Sarah Sheehy Irene Thomaidis
  12. 12. Seniors’Social Join other seniors every Tuesday afternoon for coffee and conversation. This fun gathering features dominoes, cards, board games, and lively discussion. Tuesdays | 2:00 pm Central library Happy Handicrafters Create lovely textiles, share ideas and socialize while working on projects. All skill levels welcome. Thursdays | Jan. 5 & 19, Feb. 2 & 16, Mar. 2, 16, & 30, Apr. 27, May 11 & 25 1:00-3:00 pm Central library ® Older Adults Tech Club Learn about new technologies in a relaxed, easygoing atmosphere with light refreshments. Thursdays | Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, May 18 10:00 am-12:00 pm Central library Card and Board Games Join us every other Wednesday evening for games and fun. Wednesdays | 6:30-8:30 pm Apr. 5 & 19, May 3, 17, & 31 Central library Adults ® Career Management Workshop Two-part workshop. Find insight on career management strategies and learn tips and tools to establish a successful career management plan. Thurs. Jan. 12 & 19 | 7:30-8:30 pm Central library ® Tenant Rights Forum Renting? Know your rights as a tenant. Join the Community Development Council of Durham for this info. and Q&A session. Tues. Jan. 24 | 6:30-7:30 pm Central library ® Ceramic Painting Come paint a ceramic masterpiece! We provide the materials and instruction. Leave your masterpiece with us for firing; we will let you know when they are ready to be picked up! Thurs. Jan. 26 | 7:00-8:30 pm Petticoat Creek branch ® Tax Clinics Free tax clinics offered to those who qualify. Registration must be done in-person or over the phone only beginning March 7. For more information, please speak with Library staff. By appointment only. Central library ® Preparing for a Health Care Visit This workshop focuses on what to do before, during and after an appointment and empowers individuals to communicate more effectively with their health care provider. To learn more or to register, call 1-866-971-5545 or visit: www.healthylifeworkshop.ca Tues. Jan 31 | 10:30 am-12:00 pm Central library ® Black History Month The Congress of Black Women, Ajax/Pickering chapter will be screening a film in celebration of Black History Month. Sun. Feb. 19 | 1:00-4:00 pm Central library ® Diabetes Workshop This motivating self-management workshop is provided by the Central East Community Care Access Centre. To register, please call 1-866-971-5545 or visit: www.healthylifeworkshop.ca Tuesdays | 10:00 am-12:30 pm Feb. 21 to Mar. 28 Central library ® Indicates registration required.
  13. 13. Adults ® The Commons Learn about contemporary Muslim culture from a guest speaker. Discussion and stories about pioneers and the history of the first Mosques in Canada. Thurs. Mar. 2 | 7:00-8:30 pm Central library ® Screen Printing Try your hand at screen printing (the art of pressing ink through a mess screen to create an image on various mediums). Thurs. Mar. 23 | 7:00-8:30 pm Petticoat Creek branch ® Photography Club Trade tips with other enthusiasts and take stunning shots. All skill levels welcome. Mondays | 6:00-8:00 pm Mar. 6, Apr. 3, May 1 Central library ® Chronic Pain Workshop Self-management workshop to empower you to take charge of your health while living with conditions like chronic pain. To learn more or to register, call 1-866-971-5545 or visit: www.healthylifeworkshop.ca Fridays | 10:00 am-12:30 pm Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 21, & 28, May 5 & 12 Central library ® Cookbook Challenge Here’s a chance to sample some new dishes! Choose a favourite recipe from the Pickering Public Library’s large collection of cookbooks, prepare at home, then bring your delicious creation to the library to share with other participants, pot luck style. The theme is“Appetizers and Finger Foods”. Please ensure all recipes are nut-free. Thurs. May 18 | 7:00-8:30 pm Petticoat Creek branch ® Trivia Night Calling all quizmasters! Test your knowledge at trivia. Thursdays | 7:30-8:30 pm Apr. 27, May 25 Central library ® Rustic Sign Painting Paint your own unique wooden sign with an inspirational quote or word. We provide the supplies! Tues. Apr. 26 | 7:00-8:30 pm Central library ® Indicates registration required.
  14. 14. ICCAD The Indo-Canadian Cultural Association of Durham (ICCAD) was organized to celebrate India’s Heritage. ICCAD hosts a Seniors’ Group once a month. Fri. Jan. 6 | 11:00 am-3:00 pm Thursdays | 11:00 am-3:00 pm Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 6, May 4 Central library ACCEIO Afghan Canadian Cultural and Educational International Organization (AACEIO)’s vision is to strengthen the Afghan Canadian community by providing access to programs that enable its members to flourish. Mondays | 6:00-8:00 pm Jan. 30, Feb. 27, Mar. 20, Apr. 24, & May 29 Central library Family Law Information Sessions Join experts from the Family Mediation Resource Centre to discuss important information for families about to or undergoing the divorce or separation process. Tuesdays | 6:00-8:00 pm Jan. 24, Feb 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, & May 30 Central library ® Standard First Aid & CPR The latest First Aid and CPR guidelines including injury prevention content, CPR, and AED. Participants must attend the full 2-day course to complete the certification. Feb. 7 & Feb. 8 | 9:00 am-5:00 pm Mar. 20 & Mar. 21 | 9:00 am-5:00 pm Central library ® Standard First Aid & CPR The latest First Aid and CPR guidelines including injury prevention content, CPR, and AED. Participants must attend the full 2-day course to complete the certification. Feb. 7 & Feb. 8 | 9:00 am-5:00 pm Mar. 20 & Mar. 21 | 9:00 am-5:00 pm Central library Adults Co-Parenting Workshops Free CertiFiCatiOn WOrKshOPs (ages 19+) Workshops are facilitated by trainers from Durham College except for Standard First Aid & CPR which is facilitated by trainers from Red Cross. You must be 19 years or older to attend. ® WHMIS Certification Participants must attend one full 4-hour session to complete the certification. Mon. Jan. 16 | 12:00-4:00 pm Mon. Feb. 13 | 12:00-4:00 pm Mon. Mar. 13 | 4:00-8:00 pm Central library ® Smart Serve Participants must attend one full 6-hour session to complete the certification. Mon. Jan. 30 | 10:00 am-4:00 pm Mon. Feb. 27 | 10:00 am-4:00 pm Mon. Mar. 27 | 2:00-8:00 pm Central library ® Safe Food Handling Participants must attend one full 6-hour session to complete the certification. Tues. Jan. 24 | 10:00 am-4:00 pm Tues. Feb. 14 | 10:00 am-4:00 pm Thurs. Mar. 30 | 2:00-8:00 pm Central library Co-Parenting Workshops COmmunity PartnershiPs (all WelCOme tO JOin) Co-Parenting Workshops Experts from the Family Mediation Resource Centre provide parents with the necessary strategies and tools to co-parent in a child- focused manner. Thursdays | 6:00-8:00 pm Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 2, Apr. 6, & May 4 Central library Pickering Township Historical Society Enjoy a presentation and discussion on different historical topics each month. Historical Society meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. Tuesdays | 7:30 pm Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9 Central library ® Indicates registration required.
  15. 15. Tech ® Cloud Computing Focus will be on Google’s web services like Google Drive, Gmail. Wed. Feb. 15 | 1:30-3:30 pm Central library ® Planning Your Vacation Online & On the Go Use the power of the internet to plan your next vacation. Wed. Feb. 22 | 6:30-8:30 pm Central library ® Computer Security Skills and strategies to keep your computer, information, and privacy safe while online. Wed. Mar. 1 | 1:30-3:30 pm Central library ® Intro to Mac OS Learn the basics of Mac OS. Feel free to bring your Mac laptop. Wed. Mar. 8 | 1:30-3:30 pm Central library ® Shopping for Tech This workshop will help you determine what you need and teach you the basics of what to ask when shopping for technology. Wed. Mar. 22 | 1:30-3:30 pm Central library ® Managing Files & Folders Learn OS basics: how to understand the file system, how to create files & folders, edit, delete, copy files and more. Wed. Jan. 11 | 1:30-3:30 pm Central library ® Windows 10 Explore Windows 10. You are invited to bring your own laptop. Wed. Jan. 18 | 1:30-3:30 pm Wed. Mar. 29 | 1:30-3:30 pm Central library ® Android New User’s Guide This class is for beginner Android users. Please bring your device. Wed. Jan. 25 | 1:30-3:30 pm Central library ® iPad & iPhone New User’s Guide This class is for beginner Apple users. Please bring your device. Wed. Feb. 1 | 1:30-3:30 pm Central library ® Linux & Open Source Discover this free, open source OS. Wed. Feb. 8 | 1:30-3:30 pm Central library ® 3D Printing Covering the basics like finding models to print, preparing the printer, and troubleshooting. Wed. Apr. 5 | 1:30-3:30 pm Central library ® Repurpose Your Old PC Make an old computer functional again using free software. Wed. Apr. 12 | 1:30-4:30 pm Central library ® Digitizing Your Old Analog Media Learn about techniques and tools to convert your old analog media into modern digital formats. Wed. Apr. 19 | 1:30-3:30 pm Central library ® Photography Basics of photography in a presentation and an interactive session. If you have a digital camera, please bring it along. This workshop will place special emphasis on dSLR style cameras. Wed. Apr. 26 | 1:30-4:30 pm Central library ® Indicates registration required.
  16. 16. Hours & Locations 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 Holiday Hours All branches of the Pickering Public Library will be closed on the following dates: Sun. Dec. 18 Sat. Dec. 24 (open from 9:00 am-1:00 pm) Sun. Dec. 25, Mon. Dec. 26 Sat. Dec. 31 (open from 9:00 am-1:00 pm) Sun. Jan. 1 Mon. Feb. 20 Fri. Apr. 14, Sun. Apr. 16, Mon. Apr. 17 Sun. May 21, Mon. May 22

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