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Meet The Candidates

Thank you to all who attended last evening's The Commons: Meet the Candidates event.
Candidates in the new Pickering-Uxbridge riding were able to introduce themselves, outline the main objectives of their party, and answer questions.

Meet The Candidates Meeting September 17th Pickering Central Library

New City of Pickering Crest on City Hall and Central Library

City Hall and Central Library Gets Dramatic Facade Makeover

The Pickering crests, located on the east and west faces of the central tower at the Central Library and City Hall, are being replaced with new, LED-backlit, pin-mounted, stainless steel crests, set on new masonry to match the rest of the building.

History of the Crest
City of Pickering Crest

The crest was designed to represent the municipality. The following list explains each aspect of the crest:

  • the atom represents atomic energy
  • the gear represents industry
  • the sheaf of wheat represents agriculture
  • the wavy lines at the bottom represent our location on Lake Ontario
  • the leaves represent our greenspace

Love seeing our space used by the community

Love seeing our space being used by the community!

Love seeing our space being used by the community!

Posted by Pickering Public Library on Tuesday, 5 April 2016


Salmon Hatchery at the Pickering Central Library

We're honoured, once again, to support The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hungers (OFAH) and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) to bring Atlantic Salmon back to Lake Ontario. More than a century after our once thriving population of Atlantic Salmon were last seen in Lake Ontario, the OFAH and the MNRF are working together with many other partners to protect this treasured species, such an important part of our natural heritage and part of Ontario’s rich biodiversity!

Since early 2017, The Central Library has housed a salmon hatchery and the time is drawing near for our fishy friends to be released!

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hungers (OFAH) and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), together with...

Posted by Pickering Public Library on Thursday, 4 February 2016


Welcoming Syrian Refugees

The Pickering Public Library would like to extend an invitation to the Syrian refugees in our community. Please visit us to obtain a library card and to let us know about your needs. We have a translation service, if language is a barrier.

To Pickering residents, if you want to learn more about the Syrian crisis, sponsor a Syrian family, provide assistance or help to create a welcoming environment in the Durham region, please visit the Region of Durham’s web site.

Winner of the People's Choice Award for the Great Cake Showcase

Congratulations to Siani, the People's Choice winner for the Great Cake Showcase!

We asked Pickering to come out a celebrate with us the Central Library's 25th Anniversary, and bring cake!
You came for live musical performances, free family activities, backroom tours and more, last Saturday as part of Pickering's Doors Open.
You also brought cakes, cakes of every size and description to be part of our Great Cake Showcase, and you voted your favourite.
Congratulations to Siani, who won the People's Choice award, see above.
To see more of the cakes, please visit our Facebook Page.

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.