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Read an eBook Day is Thursday September 18th

Every reader has a book they love, has a favorite reading spot, has been moved by powerful prose. All of these make up who we are as readers and even shape who we are as people. What was the first book you read? What’s your favorite story and why? Share your eReading experience in the comment section of the website Read an eBook Day, Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #eBookDay and be entered to win a device courtesy of OverDrive. (see OverDrive for details).

Pickering Library Staff receivng the Diversity Award

Diversity and Immigration Champion

The Pickering Public Library is honoured to be recognized as a Diversity and Immigration Champion by the Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council. This award has been provided to the Library for promoting diversity and inclusion by: partnering with community agencies to meet the needs of all clients; reviewing hiring practices to encourage a diverse workforce; sharing inclusive best practices with the Durham community and creating programs and events that reflect the needs of the community.

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Software Freedom Day

Software Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Come celebrate Software Freedom Day with Pickering Public Library and educate yourself about Linux and the freedoms and innovations of open source software and technology.

At the Central Library: Saturday September 20th. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Photograph of the Before I Die Mural by Candy Chang

Culture Days at Pickering Public Library September 27th

Do you love to create and appreciate arts and culture? If so, join us at the Library as we make a community art piece inspired by the work of artist Candy Chang. In 2011, after the death of a loved one, Change found comfort in creating a "Before I Die mural in her neighbourhood where individuals could fill in the sentence "Before I die, I want to". Now it is the Pickering community's turn to think about what they would like to accomplish before death. Please note: Murals will be placed in both the Pickering Public Library's Central and Petticoat Creek locations.

At the Central Library and Petticoat Creek Branch: Saturday September 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.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.


DO ANYTHING @ Your Library

DO ANYTHING connect. imagine. learn. read. watch. listen. make. play

On Thursday, October 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm the Pickering Public Library will be hosting evening of technology, maker spaces, food and beer.
Yes you read correctly. Beer.

The Library invites the community to join neighbours and local businesses to try out some of the Library’s new technologies and learn about our exciting line-up of events planned for 2014/2015.
We welcome this opportunity to help you get to know your community, get to know you better and allow you to get to know us better.

This will be an evening to exercise all the senses. The Library will feature demonstrations with an iPad and green screen. You’ll go home with a postcard of yourself in front of, well just about anywhere. The 3D printer will be on hand and ready to print samples and littleBits will 5paddle_Logo_Blackshow you that anyone can work with circuits. Play with a banana piano (yes, it really works) and test the new line of loan-able Chromebooks, eBooks and of course, sample food and drink from vendors - including beer.
The Five Paddles Brewery will be on hand with taste samples and information about their craft beers, how to store and where to find them.

See page 16-17 of our latest What's On publication for descriptions of the exciting series of events running in 2014. At the event, you can learn about everything scheduled for 2015. TEASER: 2015 will have food and beer programs. Just sayin’.

There is no cost for this event. Thank you to our sponsors and vendors for helping make it happen.

At the Central Library: : Thursday, October 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
*This is a licensed event and therefore for ages 19 and over. Identification may be required.