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Service Announcements

Program Cancellation: Collette Travel presents Exploring Scandinavia

Please note:
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Collette Travel presents Exploring Scandinavia program scheduled for Thursday evening November 26 has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Temporary Closures for Kinsmen Kinette Club of Pickering Santa Claus Parade

Please note:

To accommodate The Kinsmen Kinette Club of Pickering will be hosting the Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 28, 2015, the City of Pickering has made the following temporary road closures and parking restrictions along the parade route near the Central Library.


Celebrate Winter: Photo Contest (12 years and under)

Submit a picture of your stuffed animal reading your favourite winter themed book and be entered in a prize draw for a $50 Indigo gift card. Submit your picture by email to [email protected], with the subject heading "Celebrate Winter Photo". When you send your photo make sure to include your name, phone number and library card number. Entrants must have a Pickering Public Library card to enter.

Entries can start being submitted as of November 28 and must be received by December 31. All entries will be posted on the Library's Facebook Page.

Mitten Graphic

Celebrate Winter: The Mitten Tree & More (all ages)

Calling all knitters, crocheters, sewers, makers and givers! Inspired by the children's book "The Mitten Tree" by Candace Christiansen, the Library will be showcasing a Mitten Tree!
We are calling out to the public to Pay it Forward by making, giving, or buying mittens, hats, gloves or scarves. Come hang them on our Mitten Tree or throughout the Library! All mittens, hats, gloves and scarves will be donated to Herizon House.

Photograph of Remembrance Service at Pickering Civic Complex

The wreaths have been laid ...

The wreaths have been laid and everyone has now gone home. But, we won't forget.

Pickering Public Library staff would like to thank the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 606, for a beautiful and emotional Remembrance Day ceremony.

Introducing Pickering 101 -- Your City. Right Now

Banner for City of Pickering's Pickering 101 Courses

The City of Pickering is offering a free, 7-session course designed to help Pickering residents understand how their local government works.
Through weekly, two-hour classes, the City intends to arm participants with the knowledge they need to learn, and actively engage in, the planning and processes behind the facilities, services, events, and programs that touch their everyday lives.
“The City is committed to building a culture of community engagement, to provide residents with a greater sense of agency, purpose, connectedness and responsibility,” said Mayor Dave Ryan. “We welcome all backgrounds, experiences, and abilities - it’s about building trust, and making meaningful, lasting relationships with those who call Pickering home.”
Pickering 101 - Your City. Right Now. is a recommendation identified in the City’s Community Engagement Strategy, a report designed to guide and enhance the City’s engagement efforts.
The course runs on Wednesday evenings from January 20 to March 2, 2016. Interested applicants can register between October 3 and November 30, 2015 at