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Service Announcements

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 early December.
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,excessive noise will be experienced in the Central Library for the next several weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Santa Claus Parade Closures

Please note there will be some road closures and temporary parking restrictions due to The Kinsmen Kinette Club of Pickering's Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 29, 2014 which will directly effect that area surrounding the Pickering Central Library (for a detailed list of closures and restrictions please see the City of Pickering website.

The following roads will be closed on Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm: Glenanna Road - from Listowell Crescent to Pickering Parkway (9:00 am to 1:00 pm); and, Kingston Road - between Valley Farm Road and Liverpool Road (this closure will occur when the parade reaches the intersection, until it passes Kingston Road – approximately 10:30 am to 12:30 pm).

Temporary no parking areas will be implemented from 4 pm on Friday, November 28, 2014 to 4 pm on Saturday, November 29, 2014 on Glenanna Road - from Dixie Road to Pickering Parkway

Board Community Report

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Message from the Board Chair

2013 was another great year for the Pickering Public Library system. Our Library was nominated for a provincial award
for our How-to in 10 Festival and received National recognition for our Summer Reading Program. We also received local and national media attention for our innovative technology programming which included a new 3D printer. Most importantly we continued to experience high use by the community.

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PA Day Movie: Nightmare Before Christmas

Bored with his Halloween routine, Jack Skellington longs to spread Christmas joy, but his antics put Santa and the holiday in jeopardy! Bring your own snacks. (Rated PG)

At the Central Library: Friday, November 21 at 6:00 pm

PA Day Crafternoon (6 to 12 years)

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Children get crafty with a variety of different supplies. Explore, imagine and create...and be sure to dress for a mess! Parents of children 6 to 8 years are asked to stay in the room.

At the Central Library and the Petticoat Creek Branch: Friday, November 21 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Celebrate Winter: Cookie Time


Celebrate Winter: Cookie Time (2 to 8 years)

Run, run, as fast as you can, can you catch the gingerbread man? Have a deliciously fun time listening to yummy cookie stories and songs. Decorate your own cookie to take home with you. Dress for a mess!
Registration is required and begins October 21.

Celebrate Winter: The Mitten Tree and More

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Calling all knitters, crocheters, sewers, makers and givers!

Inspired by the children’s book the Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen, Pickering Public Library will be having a Mitten Tree this year. We are calling out to the public to Pay it Forward by making, giving and/or buying mittens, hats, gloves or scarves to hang them on our Mitten Tree or in and throughout the Library! All mittens, hats, gloves, scarves and anything else associated with warmth for those in need over the winter months will be donated to Herizon House. www.herizonhouse.com.

Please note: We can only accept mittens, gloves, scarves and hats. Any other extras like clothing, toys and household items should be donated to Herizon House directly.

Starting November 29 and running until December 22. At any Pickering Public Library branch.

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Photo Contest (ages 12 and under) (Celebrate Winter)

Submit a picture of your stuffed animal reading your favourite winter-themed book and be entered in a prize draw for a $50 Chapters gift card. Submit your picture by email to kids@picnet.org, 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.


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.