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Service Announcements

Temporary Closure - The Esplanade North and The Esplanade South December 2

Please note: The City of Pickering will be temporarily closing the following for the annual Tree Lighting and Fireworks event in Esplanade Park taking place Friday, December 2, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.:

  • The Esplanade North will be closed, from Valley Farm Road to the Civic Complex underground parking lot entrance
  • The Esplanade South (including both sidewalks) will be closed, from Valley Farm Road to Glenanna Road
  • The Pickering Civic Complex Parking Lot (off The Esplanade South) will be fully closed

Temporary accessible parking will be available on The Esplanade North, from Glenanna Road to the Pickering Civic Complex underground parking lot entrance.

See What We Are Doing at Hobby Nights in November and December

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Every Wednesday night will be hobby nights at Central. Hobby nights will be held upstairs in the Auditorium from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Hobby nights is designed to give people access to space to enjoy working on their hobbies. For example, participants can bring the quilt they’ve been working on, their scrapbooking project or drawings. Board games are also provided for those who would like to play games such as chess, Chinese checkers, Uno, Scrabble, dominoes etc.!

On specified hobby nights we will be hosting programs such as astronomy and stargazing, wine and cheese tasting, wood/soap carving, jewellery making, genealogy, toy model building and more!

November Schedule

November 30: Paint Night (Canvas Painting) Registration is required
December 7: Open Night
December 14: Gift Wrapping Party. Registration is required
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Science Fair at the Pickering Central Library

Explore Your Inner Scientist!

Join us for a Science Fair Competition on March 4, 2017! (Grades 3 to 12)

Leading up to the competition, there will be five Science Fair Workshops that address a particular component of how to prepare for a science fair. We will cover: choosing a topic, researching the topic, conducting an experiment, and how to present findings to the judges through a written, visual, and oral presentation.

The Library will host a Science Fair at the conclusion of the workshops. The judging panel will be made up of Durham Region Scientists!

Primary Grades: 3 & 4
Junior Grades: 5 & 6
Intermediate: Grades 7 & 8
High School: Grades 9-12