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Pickering Pay's It Forward

The City of Pickering has proclaimed April 24, 2014 to be Pay It Forward Day.
Photograph of the Pay It Forward Food Drive

In the spirit of Pay It Forward Day the Library would like to invite you to join us in collecting donations for the local food bank, The St Paul's on-the-Hill Community Food Bank serving Ajax and Pickering.

Get your positive energy from giving! Bring in your your non-perishable food items to any library location from April 1st to April 22nd, and we'll deliver them to St Paul's on-the-Hill Community Food Bank.

Visit the Pay It Forward Day website at www.payitforwardday.com or the Official Pay It Forward Foundation website at www.payitforwardfoundation.org for more details.

Apprenticeship Information Evening,

YMCA Durham Employment and Community is offering an informational evening for people of all ages who are interested in learning more about how to get involved in a Skilled Trade.
Hear from local businesses:

  • Power Workers Union
  • Auto Mechanic
  • Durham College Culinary Arts Program
  • YMCA Durham Employment and Community

Benefits to Attending

  • Hear tips on how to become an apprentice
  • Learn job search techniques
  • Hear how the YMCA can assist you with your job search

At the Central Library:
Wednesday April 16th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Make It Count for Earth Day Video Contest (all ages)

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Record and submit one Earth Day tip by Tuesday April 22nd for your chance to win an Earth Day prize pack.
Submit your two to three minute video recording via Pickering Public Library's Facebook Page or Twitter, using the hashtag #PPLEarthDayTip and mention @pickeringpublib.
The winner will be notified on Friday, April 25th.
Everyone is welcome!

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FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism partners with Pickering Library to make a difference in the community

FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism and the Pickering Public Library have teamed up and are inviting Youth aged 14-24 to attend an Information Session where you can decide if FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism is a volunteer opportunity fit for you.
The session will immediately be followed by your first Training Session – Orientation to FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism and Introduction to Autism.
Sessions will take place Saturday, May 17, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday, June 21, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pickering Central Library. You must register prior to session. To register and for more information: 905-420-0388 ext. 3 or email julie@footprints4autism.org.

For more information about FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, please visit their website at www.footprints4autism.org.

Announcing Online Program Registration

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We are pleased to announce the launch of online registration for all Pickering Public Library programs that require registration. You no longer need to phone or come into a branch to register for your favourite library events. Simply go to the website, choose "What's ON" from the menu, then choose Calendar. Once on the Calendar page, click on the event of your choice and register. Easy peasy.
(Please note, registered programs are marked with a circled R in the online calendar.)