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Claremont Branch Closed

Please be advised that the Claremont Branch has been closed, Thursday November 27th. It will resume it regularly scheduled open hours on Saturday November 29th at 1:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

Nordic Pole Walking (Tuesday December 2nd)

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Take your daily walk to the next level with Nordic pole walking! Peggy and Jim Stewart, owners of Stepping Stones to Better Health, will demonstrate the benefits, and the opportunity to try pole walking.
Registrationr is required.
At the Central Library: Tuesday December 2nd from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

And stay tuned for Chair Yoga with the City of Pickering Tuesday December 9th.

Celebrate Winter: The Mitten Tree and More

The Mitten Tree at Pickering Public Library -  Give the Gift of Warmth

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.