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Service Disruption: Downloadable Audiobooks in WMA format

Unfortunately, some major audiobook publishers have recently chosen not to continue providing downloadable audiobook content to public libraries. This means that some older audiobook titles have been removed from the Library’s digital collection, and that the Library cannot offer new downloadable audiobooks by some popular authors, including Dean Koontz, Nora Roberts, and J.D. Robb. We hope that these publishers will reconsider their decision, and that in the future libraries will be able to offer more downloadable audiobooks by these popular authors.

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Eating Well: Clearing Up The Myths and Misconceptions About Food

Food and water are vital components in our overall health. Yet with the proliferation of diets such as the Paleo diet and the Mediterranean diet, celebrity-endorsed cleanses and media coverage about "Super Foods", it is difficult to clear up these myths adn misconceptions and determine what we should be eating.
In our next session of The Commons, Dr. Natalie McCulloch, H.BKin., ND, of the Durham Natural Health Centre and Registered Dietician, Lisa Ireland, B.A. Sc., RD will talk about food, making healthy food choices, what the optimum foods for our bodies are and clear up the confusion about what we should eat.
At the Central Library:
Wednesday, June 3rd from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Teen Drop-In

Looking for a space to gather with your friends to work on ISU’s or study for exams? The Quiet Study Room is
available for group work weekday afternoons from 3-6pm. Chromebooks are available for 4 hour loan at the circulation desk using your library card.

At the Petticoat Creek Branch:
Weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Teen Drop-In/Youthcentre: Pitch Perfect Movie!

At the Central Library:

Drop-In Activies (Duct Tape Crafts, PS3, Board Games, Cards, Yahtzee, and SOS) plus Movie and Snacks
Thursday May 28th from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Help Shape the Future of South Pickering (City of Pickering)

Originally posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015 on www.pickering.ca
The City of Pickering is inviting residents and businesses to share their vision and ideas on the future of South Pickering.
By accessing an innovative yet simple online survey, participants can provide their input on where, how, and to what extent their neighbourhoods should grow and develop over the next decade and beyond.
“It is imperative that we engage our community early in the planning process,” said Tom Melymuk, Director, City Development. “This online survey will allow us to collect meaningful information on people’s likes, dislikes, and preferences in a simple, fun and effective way.”
Earlier this year, City Staff held a series of roundtable discussions with over 50 participants selected from across Pickering. These discussions provided valuable insight into the issues, opportunities and challenges people have with living and working in the City.
The newly launched survey will take the discussion to the next level by engaging the entire community in a meaningful conversation on the future of South Pickering.
The survey will provide the City with valuable feedback that will help influence decision making on the amount, location, scale and timing of new growth, as well as the design of main streets and neighbourhoods.
All those interested in taking the survey have until the end of June to visit the Pickering City Hall, Pickering Central Library, or Pickering Recreation Complex and complete the onsite survey, or http://www.pickering.ca/SPS and provide their input.

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Every Child Ready to Read Workshop: Fun with Stories (3 to 5 years)

Telling stories is a wonderful way to increase children’s vocabulary, imagination and comprehension. This workshop focuses on fun storytelling activities that you can do with your child at home. Siblings are welcome to attend.

At the Central Library:
Saturday, May 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

At the Petticoat Creek Branch:
Saturday, May 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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Celebrating Sustainable Neighbourhoods in Pickering

Connect with others in your community by doing simple, fun and meaningful activities that make Pickering a better place, environmentally, socially, and economically. The ideas are endless – community plantings or cleanups, food drives, volunteering, group fitness, neighbourhood safety, and more! Each group has the chance to win $10,000 towards a community enhancement project.

To sign up today! Groups have until the end of November to complete their activities.
T. 905.420.4660 ext. 2170
[email protected]