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The Teen Summer Reading Club

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Why not turn your summer reading into great prizes with the Teen Summer Reading Club? For each book you read, write a short review and receive a ballot to win prizes at the auction in September. With weekly prize draws for books, the more you read, the more you win! Everyone who registers will also receive a “fee forgiveness” voucher that will clear your overdue book fines.


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 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. from January 8 to May 28 (except March 19)​​ in the auditorium.

Pretty Nails Done at Our Beat the Winter Blues Program Wednesday March 4th

Picture from our Tumblr: Pretty nails done at our "Beat the Winter Blues"

We wanted to share this picture from Wednesday's Teen Program, Beat The Winter Blues held at both the Petticoat Creek Branch and Central Library.
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The Commons: Cyberbullying: How Can I Protect My Kids?

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Kelly Ng, Heath Promoter, The Youth Centre | Dawn Baines, Public Health Nurse, Durham Region Health Department | Danielle Hunter, Program Facilitator, Safe Schools, Durham District School Board | Ken McNaughton, Administrative Officer, Safe Schools, Durham District School Board | Officer Robin Roychoudhury, Durham Region Police Service

Thank-you to the expert panelists and community members for attending the first session of The Commons, Cyberbullying: How Can I Protect My Kids?

Bows from Ductivities Program

Thank you to everyone who attended our Ductivities Teen Program last evening.
While everyone had a chance to make wallets, bags and rings using colourful duct tape, Bows were the overall favourite.

Candy Chang “Before I Die” book

Culture Days

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, Chang 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.

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Jia Hui, a Pickering Public Library Volunteer

Pickering Public Library volunteer Jia Hui won first place in the Polar Expressions Publishing short story contest for the Grade Nine Division and as a result her story has been published!