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Volunteer Week KickOff with the United Way of Durham

The United Way of Durham Region and the Pickering Public Library are hosting a Volunteer Fair to assist the efforts of small to mid-sized not-for-profit agencies with recruitment of volunteers.
Talk to people who want to volunteer!
Come join us on Monday April 13, 2015 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
At the Pickering Public Library, Central Library Auditorium.
If your organization would like to participate, call Fran at the United Way office 905-436-7377

Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates Is This Month's Big Library Read

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About the Book

Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach Shakespeare in a place the bard had never been before — supermax solitary confinement. In this unwelcoming place, surrounded by inmates known as the worst of the worst, is Larry Newton. A convicted murderer with several escape attempts under his belt and a brilliantly agile mind on his shoulders, Larry was trying to break out of prison at the same time Laura was fighting to get her program started behind bars.

Thus begins the most unlikely of friendships, one bonded by Shakespeare and lasting years—a friendship that, in the end, would save more than one life.
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About Big Library Read: the first ever "global ebook club"

Join the fun! Big Library Read is the first-ever “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook, and listen to the same audiobook at the same time. Over the past year, thousands of libraries and schools and millions of clients have embraced the program.
Here’s how it works: Program sponsor OverDrive teams with a noted eBook publisher to make a popular eBook available to public libraries and schools for lending.
During the two-week program, the Big Library Read title is available for checkout through Pickering Public Library. It’s free, and there’s never a waiting list during the program. All you need is a library card (or student ID) to join the global eBook club.


Planning is well underway for this year's HOW-TO IN 10 FESTIVAL AND ROAD SHOW. Running across Durham Region at six participating Libraries, this year's dates are posted at #How2Ten

Durham Master Gardeners Xeriscaping presentation rescheduled

The Durham Master Gardeners Xeriscaping presentation has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 8 from 7:00-8:30pm at the Central Library. There is no registration required for this program.