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What's On Fall 2017kanopy streaming servicePickeringService OntarioDecember 2017 Product of the Month

Service Disruption - Local History Collection Digital Archive

The Pickering Local History Collection Digital Archive is undergoing a database upgrade and will not be available starting at 8pm Monday December 11th. Service should resume Wednesday December 13th at noon. We apologize for the inconvenience and will restore the service as quickly as possible.

makerspace floor plan

Coming Soon!

Beginning December 2017 to the Spring of 2018, the Pickering Public Library’s new Maker Space will emerge. This will be a great space to collaborate, experiment, and bring your ideas to life.

Here are just a few of the things that you will be able to do:

  • Create a podcast or record your music in the new sound booth
  • Design a 3D object and print it
  • Design and sew your prom dress
  • Create wood and plastic projects using our Carvey
  • Print over-sized photos and posters
  • And more!

Let your imagination soar and show us what you can create!

Pickering Local History Digital Collection

Pickering Local History Collection Digital Archive

Dec. 1 - The Pickering Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of a new public website which allows free access to the local history collection. View documents, images, and newspapers which tell the story of Pickering from its earliest people to today’s growing City. The collection contains books, photographs, maps, newspapers, family histories, and much more.

Please visit and bookmark the new site: Pickering Local History Collection Digital Archive

The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen

Help Us Grow A Mitten Tree

Nov. 10 - Calling all knitters, crocheters, sewers, makers, and givers! Inspired by the children's book The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen, we'll be having a Mitten Tree again this year and we will be expanding it to include personal care items. All items collected will be donated to Herizon House.

Kanopy thoughtful entertainment

Kanopy Video Streaming Now Live

Nov.1 - We are pleased to announce that the Pickering Public Library has recently introduced the new online video streaming service, Kanopy! Kanopy's collection includes thousands of award-winning documentaries, world cinema, and theatrical releases. You can easily share films and create clips or playlists: all you need is your Pickering Public Library card. Head to our video streaming page to check it out!

Psychological Safety Silver Award

Pickering Public Library Wins Groundbreaking Award

Oct. 26 - The Pickering Public Library is pleased to announce that we have won a silver medal for Psychological Safety! The award was presented by Canadian Occupational Safety and Thomson Reuters in recognition of the Library's efforts to promote workplace and employee mental health and awareness.

George Ashe Library name change

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.