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Service Announcements


All branches of the Pickering Public Library will be closed: Sunday, October 11th and Monday, October 12th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Remember, we are open 24/7/365 online!

Family activities all weekend long at Pickering Public Library

Thanksgiving weekend is upon us.
Time for friends and family to get together, to play, to watch, and to connect.
Why not spend part of your Thanksgiving weekend with the Pickering Public Library with our family activities.
Friday, we have Board Game drop in at our Petticoat Creek Branch at 10:00 a.m. and 2;00 p.m., and at our Central Library at 2:00 p.m. during the day. Then, come back in the evening to the Central Library for a showing of Snow White at 6:30 p.m. in our upstairs Auditorium.
Saturday, we have our LEGO Builders Club at our Central Library at 2:00 p.m.
Oh and did we mention we have a case of #BlueFever! #Cometogether and watch our Blue Jays play!
Sunday and Monday, our branches will be closed, but do not forget we are open 24/7/365 online!
Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving everyone!

Winner of the People's Choice Award for the Great Cake Showcase

Congratulations to Siani, the People's Choice winner for the Great Cake Showcase!

We asked Pickering to come out a celebrate with us the Central Library's 25th Anniversary, and bring cake!
You came for live musical performances, free family activities, backroom tours and more, last Saturday as part of Pickering's Doors Open.
You also brought cakes, cakes of every size and description to be part of our Great Cake Showcase, and you voted your favourite.
Congratulations to Siani, who won the People's Choice award, see above.
To see more of the cakes, please visit our Facebook Page.

Vacancy on Pickering Public Library Board

The Council of the City of Pickering is inviting applications from residents to fill a vacancy on the Public Library Board.

The Public Library Board is responsible for ensuring a high quality, efficient, and responsive library service which meets the needs of the community. The Board is comprised of two Members of Council and eight citizen members and meets every fourth Thursday of the month except during July and August. The meetings are usually held at the Central Library, however, sometimes they are held at one of our branches. This is a volunteer position, suitable for someone who wishes to use their leadership skills to make a difference in the community. For more information on the duties of a Board member, contact Cathy Grant, CEO at 905.831.6265 or visit

If you are interested in being considered for appointment to fill the vacancy on the Public Library Board, please submit an application form which is available on the City’s website to the undersigned setting out a brief description of any job or community-related experience. The deadline for submitting your application is October 14, 2015.