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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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Writing Workshop with Author Richard Scarsbrook

Richard Scarsbrook, author of The Indifference League among others, is an award winning author and teaches creative writing at Humber College. This workshop is designed for aspiring writers in all genres. if you want to kickstart the creative process with fun and thought-provoking writing exercises and techniques that access both imagination and personal experience, this workshop is for you. We have two sessions for different ages, please pick the one that best fits.
Registration is required.
At the Central Library: Teens (13-17) Wednesday October 22 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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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.


DO ANYTHING @ Your Library


On Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm the Pickering Public Library, Central Library, will be hosting an evening to launch the NEW Library Experience.

Join your neighbours and local businesses to try out some of the Library’s new technologies and learn about our planned events and programs for 2014/2015. Taste beer, try food samples from some of the local businesses and get to know your neighbours. We welcome this opportunity to get to know you better and allow you to get to know us better.

This will be an evening of learning, indulgence and socializing.
Enter for your chance to win an iPad mini! Simply fill out a ballot and put it in the ballot box in the auditorium. Download your ballot and fill it out in advance and view the terms and conditions. The draw will take place at 8:00 pm in the Auditorium.

The Library will feature demonstrations with an iPad and green screen. You’ll go home with a DO ANYTHING postcard of yourself The 3D printer will be on hand and ready to print samples and littleBits will show 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. Our partners, CARP and Veridian will be available to talk about their services and the City of Pickerng, Recreation Complex staff will discuss the benefits of Chair Yoga. Local food samples will be provided by Pie, Hawley Crescent and I Love 2 Cook. Stepping Stones to Natural Health will feature
Nordic Pole Walking and Durham Natural Health Centre will discuss their services and natural ways to relieve stress.

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

*This is a licensed event and therefore for ages 19 and over. Identification may be required. www.picnet.org

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PA Day Activities Friday October 24th

PA Day Movie: Muppets Most Wanted

This film takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine-the World's Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit and his dastardly sidekick Dominic. Bring your own snacks. (Rated PG)
At the Central Library: Friday, October 24 at 2:00 pm

PA Day Board Games (6 to 12 years)

Looking for something fun to do on your school's PA Day? There are a variety of board games available at the Library. Come on in. Bring a friend.
At the Central Library and the Petticoat Creek Branch:
Friday, October 24 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

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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.

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.