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Service Announcements

Elevator at the Pickering Central Library Will Be Out of Order

Please be advised that starting Wednesday September 24th, the elevator at the Pickering Central Library will not be operational. Accomodations will be made to assist clients who need to visit the second floor of the Central Library or need staff assistance in retrieving materials from the second floor. The maintenance on the elevator is expected to take until October 31st.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our clients

Construction Noise at the Pickering Central Library

Please be advised that due to construction to the exterior of the Pickering Central Library, we will be experiencing excessive noise for the next several weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Circuits, Robots and Music (11 to 17 years)

Explore the Library’s littleBits kits. Do you have an interest in how electronics and circuits work? Want to try building your own electronic device? Using snap together electronic circuits called littleBits, experiment and try to complete design challenges. Learn how simple circuits work and then create your own machine. Build your own analog synthesizer with our synth kits! Build a merry go round! Or anything else you can dream up.


Fabulous Fall Puppet Show (2 to 5 years)

Join us for puppet shows about leaves, apple trees and other fabulous fall things. Make something fun to take home.

At the Central Library:
Tuesday October 7th at 10:00 a.m.

At the Petticoat Creek Branch:
Wednesday October 8th at 10:00 a.m.

At the Claremont Branch:
Thursday October 9th at 10:00 a.m.

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2014 Municipal Election: Are You On The Voters List?

Are you on the voters list?

To verify that you are on the Voters List for the upcoming City of Pickering Municipal Election, Monday, October 27th, 2014 please visit the Voter Lookup Page.

For other information about the upcoming municipal election, please see the City of Pickering's 2014 Municipal Election page for where to vote, a list of registered candidates with profiles and other information.

Pickering Library Staff receivng the Diversity Award

Diversity and Immigration Champion

The Pickering Public Library is honoured to be recognized as a Diversity and Immigration Champion by the Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council. This award has been provided to the Library for promoting diversity and inclusion by: partnering with community agencies to meet the needs of all clients; reviewing hiring practices to encourage a diverse workforce; sharing inclusive best practices with the Durham community and creating programs and events that reflect the needs of the community.


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.


DO ANYTHING @ Your Library

DO ANYTHING connect. imagine. learn. read. watch. listen. make. play

On Thursday, October 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm the Pickering Public Library will be hosting evening of technology, maker spaces, food and beer.
Yes you read correctly. Beer.

The Library invites the community to join neighbours and local businesses to try out some of the Library’s new technologies and learn about our exciting line-up of events planned for 2014/2015.
We welcome this opportunity to help you get to know your community, get to know you better and allow you to get to know us better.

This will be an evening to exercise all the senses. The Library will feature demonstrations with an iPad and green screen. You’ll go home with a postcard of yourself in front of, well just about anywhere. The 3D printer will be on hand and ready to print samples and littleBits will 5paddle_Logo_Blackshow you that anyone can work with circuits. Play with a banana piano (yes, it really works) and test the new line of loan-able Chromebooks, eBooks and of course, sample food and drink from vendors - including beer.
The Five Paddles Brewery will be on hand with taste samples and information about their craft beers, how to store and where to find them.

See page 16-17 of our latest What's On publication for descriptions of the exciting series of events running in 2014. At the event, you can learn about everything scheduled for 2015. TEASER: 2015 will have food and beer programs. Just sayin’.

There is no cost for this event. Thank you to our sponsors and vendors for helping make it happen.

At the Central Library: : Thursday, October 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
*This is a licensed event and therefore for ages 19 and over. Identification may be required.