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Service Announcements

Halloween Movie Night Cancelled

Please be advised that Pickering Central Library will not be showing the Halloween movie Monster House as previously advertised on Wednesday October 29th.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our clients.

Elevator at the Pickering Central Library Will Be Out of Order

Please be advised that starting Wednesday September 24th, the elevator at the Pickering Central Library will not be operational. Accommodations will be made to assist clients who need to visit the second floor of the Central Library or need staff assistance in retrieving materials from the second floor. The maintenance on the elevator is expected to take until mid November.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our clients

Construction at the Pickering Central Library

Please be advised that due to construction to the exterior of the Pickering Central Library, there will cause excessive noise for the next several weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Temporary Walkway Closure in Esplanade Park

The central walkway through Esplanade Park will be closed for repairs. Construction will commence on October 8, 2014 and be completed by November 7, 2014. The sidewalk on the Esplanade North and Esplanade South will be available for access.

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2014 Municipal Election: Are You On The Voters List?

Are you on the voters list?

To verify that you are on the Voters List for the upcoming City of Pickering Municipal Election, Monday, October 27th, 2014 please visit the Voter Lookup Page.

For other information about the upcoming municipal election, please see the City of Pickering's 2014 Municipal Election page for where to vote, a list of registered candidates with profiles and other information.

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Hallo-Tween Howl Party (10 to 14 years)

Drop by for an evening of spooktacular Halloween activities that include scary photos with the Library's green screen and iPad, a Halloween costume contest and spooky nail art. Refreshments and snacks provided.

At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Tuesday, October 28th at 6:30 p.m.

YMCA Durham Employment presents How to Look for an Afterschool Job

Looking to get a part-time afterschool or weekend job but don't know where to start?
This workshop, run by YMCA Durham Employment and the Pickering Public Library, will review steps to finding part-time employment including:

  • Where to look for jobs
  • How to network
  • Resume development
  • Interview skills

At the Central Library: Tuesday October 28th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Drop-in No Registration Required

Photograph of Colden and Camden at the Fire Safety Month Storytime

Fire Safety Month Storytimes

Tuesday October 14 at 9:45 a.m. - CANCELLED, rescheduled date TBA

October is Fire Safety Month! Join Firefighter Julie Ineson and library staff for storytimes all about fire safety! There will be books, songs and rhymes all on fire fighters and fire safety. At the end of the stories children and caregivers will go outside to see a real fire truck!

No Registration needed! Just drop by!

At the Central Library:
Thursday October 9 at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday October 14 at 9:45 a.m. - CANCELLED, rescheduled date TBA

At the Petticoat Creek Branch:
Wednesday October 15 at 9:45 a.m.
Tuesday October 28 at 10:15 a.m.


Afterschool Drop-In With The Youth Centre

Youth between the ages of 12-21 are invited to join staff from the Youth Centre for a fun, informative after school drop in and free food.

At the Central Library: Every Thursday afternoon from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm from September 11 to November 27 in the auditorium. Please note: October 23 is cancelled.