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Service Announcements

Quiet Study Room and Magazine Area Will Be Closed Due To Program Thursday afternoon

Please note: On Thursday May 5 between 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Quiet Study Room and the general Magazine Area at Pickering Central Library will be closed due to a library program.
Individual as well as Group Study Spaces are still available on our Second Floor. Please ask staff if you need assistance accessing materials found in the Magazine Area.
We apologize for any inconvenience.


The Fishin' for a Name

This contest is in finals and we need your help!

If you have Twitter please vote for your favourite baby salmon name. The contest will run until Friday.

Pickering Public Library awarded TD Summer Reading Club

Pickering Public Library's TD Summer Reading Club Wins First Place

Sarah, our children's librarian, accepting the TD SRC Award for 1st place in Canada! Unbelievably proud of our team for all of their hard work during TD Summer Reading Club 2015. Countdown to TD SRC 2016 begins now!

Photograph of Townhall Meeting about Ontario's Culture Strategy

Have something to say about Culture in Ontario? Now is your time to comment

Play your part in the next stage – Comment on the Ministry's draft Culture Strategy for Ontario by May 13, 2016

The Government of Ontario is developing a Culture Strategy which will set a vision for arts and culture, define priorities and guide support for the sector in the years to come.
You can participate in the next stage of consultation and provide feedback on the core elements of the draft Culture Strategy until May 13, 2016. This is part of our Open Government commitment to engage citizens and gather public input. We will post the final Ontario Culture Strategy in June.
How to comment on the draft Culture Strategy? Click here to learn how to have your voice heard..


Love to learn new things, but never seem to have the time? The How-To in 10 Festival, hosted at five different libraries in the Durham Region, is intended to make learning new and interesting skills fun, easy, free, and convenient! Visit www.howtoin10.com to see photos from previous festivals and dates for all of the 2016 festivals.

The Pickering Public Library's 4th Annual How-To in 10 Festival takes place at the Central Library on Saturday May 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and you're invited!

This year you can learn How-To:

  • Grow a Perfect Tomato| Durham Community Gardeners
  • Make Music | Long & McQuade
  • Drone | X4 Drones
  • Cocktail | Port Restaurant
  • Make Salsa | Sobeys
  • Do Soccer Tricks | Pickering Soccer Club
  • Beat the Sugar Habit | Durham Region Health Dept.
  • + over 25 more booths for you to explore!