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What's On Fall 2017PickeringService Ontario

George Ashe Library - new name, same branch you know and love

Sept. 21 - George Ashe became Pickering’s first Mayor in 1973 and led a life of community service for over 40 years. His steadfast commitment to the Pickering community was acknowledged this month through the renaming of this facility.

Halloween Costume Exchange

From September 18 to September 28 the Pickering Central Library will be accepting clean, gently used Halloween costumes for the exchange. When you drop off a costume , you’ll receive a ticket that will allow you to come back to the Exchange Event and select a new costume for your child.


End of Summer Scavenger Hunt

August 21 - Are you good at riddles and puzzles? What about Canadian Trivia? Join us this Wednesday, August 23rd outside the Library for The End of Summer Scavenger Hunt! We're wrapping up another successful TD Summer Reading Club in style. Events will be held at the Central Branch at 10am and the Petticoat Creek Branch at 2pm for ages 4-12.

Children's Art Show

July 31st - Congratulations to all the participants in this year's Children's Art Show in partnership with PineRidge Arts Council (PRAC). Children were invited to submit an original painting with a Canadian theme - we were very impressed by the high quality of the submissions - so much young talent in Pickering!

The Honourable Bill Morneau's Visit

July 20th - We were delighted to host the Honourable Bill Morneau, Federal Minister of Finance, at the library today! Minister Morneau brought lots of great energy and mingled with our kid coders and volunteers. We had national media and dozens of engaged kids who showcased all of the wonderful future tech synonymous with a next generation library!

Pickering Passes

July 12th - We're delighted to offer free passes to some of the best Pickering attractions. We currently have passes for free family access for a swim/skate at the Pickering Recreation Complex or a swim at the Dunbarton Indoor Pool. Additionally, through June to September only, we also offer family access to the Pickering Museum Village. Please ask our Central Branch staff for details. Passes can only be picked up at the Central branch. and Genealogy

July 3rd - Practise your searching skills and meet other family researchers in a relaxed learning environment. Tuesday Aug 15 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm in the Central Library Lab. You might get lucky like a participant in June's class who was able to trace her family back to an original settler in Quebec in the early 1600s! #Canada150!