Instead of being held on Saturday, February 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m, the program will now be held on Sunday, February 2 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. The program will be held at Central in the auditorium and registration is required.
Instead of being held on Thursday, March 27, the program will now be held on Wednesday, April 2. The program will be held at Central in the auditorium from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and registration is required.
To see all our great programs, see our Programs Page where you can download a copy of our Events Guide, or sign up for our Program Reminder Service.
Host Jian Ghomeshi today announced the final contenders and celebrity panellists who will defend the books in the upcoming 2014 season.of Canada Reads: http://cbc.sh/WTWla0O
From left, Canada Reads book advocates Wab Kinew, Sarah Gadon, Canada Reads host Jian Gomeshi, Samantha Bee, Stephen Lewis and Donovan Bailey.Courtesy of CBC
Who are you excited to see defend a book?
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Here's the Library's own Val, presenting Doreen with the $250 gift card for Pickering Town Centre. Doreen filled out a ballot during Ontario Public Library Week and was drawn as the winner.
Doreen, a resident of Pickering since the 1960's had a list of positive things to say about her City and her Library. She attended the Your City event on October 19 and while there, learned many new things about the City and attended a demo on Mango Languages at the Library. Doreen has already started learning new language!
What does Doreen love about her Library? The excellent and friendly service she receives at the iHelp tech help desk. Congratulations Doreen! We’re glad you’re a Library client.
On Friday, October 4th, several members of the Pickering Panthers Atom AA hockey team visited the Pickering Public Library. With activities led by a local doctor, Dr. Adam Blair, the players participated in cognitive testing for neuroscience research. Parents and the team players enjoyed their time in the library and also received a tour of our most popular collections. The library was proud to provide space and technology to support this research opportunity.
Did you Know?
The history of Frenchman’s Bay reflects the many changes to the Pickering area through time, from the First Nations, French fur traders and Jesuits, to the European pioneers.
Archival materials from the Pickering Public Library’s Local History Room will highlight the Bay’s role as a constant hub of economic activity and recreation over the past several hundred years.
Toronto Region Conservation Authority staff will introduce you to Frenchman’s Bay unique natural environment. The Bay’s sandy beaches, coastal wetlands, and wooded shores, as well as its open water, provide habitat for many different animals, birds, fish and plants.
The Bay has been an attraction to naturalists and sportspersons alike. Representatives of the local yacht and canoe clubs will provide an overview of the past and present water sports that call the Bay their home.
Saturday, October 5, 2013 Progress Park, 680 Front Street, Pickering
Visit the City of Pickering Events Page for more details
A great time was had by all at the Petticoat Creek Branch on Tuesday September 24th with Pickering artist Judith Jewer and her Acrylic Landscapes - Step by Step program.
Congratulations to Jennifer Stubbs, who won the 2013 Pass The Book draw.
Jennifer won dinner for two at Sagano Restaurant at the Delta Hotel in Scarborough, two tickets to the Canadian Warplane Museum and a copy of this year’s Pass the Book – Durham Reads selection, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.
Thank you to everyone who read and passed the book this year.
The Pickering Public Library would like to thank Parkway Retirement Residence and Pickering City Centre (both affiliated with Chartwell Retirement Residences) for their generous donation of a book club set for the Library’s new Book Club Set service.
Read more about these exciting new Book Club Sets.
Thank you to everyone who came out on Sunday April 21st to enjoy an afternoon of music and refreshments with classical pianist Barry Clark, jazz pianist Peter Dupuy, and vocalist Victoria McWilliams, photographed at above.