On Tuesday April 2nd, the Pickering Township Historical Society presented the Library with a gift of art, artifacts and documents pertaining to the history of Pickering from the associations collection. On hand to accept the donation from John Sabean, President of the PTHS were Cathy Grant, CEO and Becky George, Local History Librarian. Also present were Chris Alexander, Member of Parliament, and members of the Pickering Library Board Councillor Doug Dickerson and Shirley Van Steen.
This presentation was part of the Archive Awareness Week.
Pickering Public Library would like to thank the generosity of the IODE Bridlewood Chapter who presented a cheque for $1500 to the Library's Summer Reading Club Program.
In the photograph above with Cathy Grant, CEO Pickering Public Library and Sarah West, Children's Librarian from left to right are Mary K. Anderson, Kerry Strathdee (President), Margo MacKinnon, Catherine Searles, and Brenda Kinnear.
Every Tuesday, through March, join us for our Seniors' Social (Tuesdays @ 2), where we'll:
In photograph are: Esther Enyolu, Jeaunelle Rose, Shantel Plummer, Saadiyo Ally, and Farzana Deen
On Friday, February 22nd, Devorah Garland from the AIDS Committee of Durham Region and Esther Enyolu from the Women’s Mulitcultural Resource and Counselling Center of Durham held a celebration of Black history and culture called Tea and Talent at the Pickering Central Library.
Spoken word artists, musicians and dancers came together for an evening of food and entertainment enjoyed by all.
Tony the Drummer entertains the crowd at Tea and Talent
On Saturday, February 23rd, Pickering Public Library again participated in the annual Heritage Days at the Pickering Town Centre. This event highlights cultural and community organizations in our city with fun and lively, is hosted by the Pickering Advisory Committee on Diversity.
On Wednesday, February 27th, Library staff were wearing Pink shirts to show our support for Pink Shirt Day, and will be making some noise against bullying!
This national campaign, we encourage everyone to wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere; see more at www.pinkshirtday.ca. Please go to our Facebook Page to see more photographs from the day.
During January and February, Pickering families have been having fun with the Family Math program run by the Ontario Early Years Centre of Pickering. This program's goals are to educate parents to work and play with their children in order to develop positive attitudes towards mathematics.
From the everyday to the extraordinary, discover more about Pickering’s heritage and become inspired to make your own mark on our community. View an assortment of images and books from the Local History Collection on display in the lobby of the Central Library for the month of February. Learn more by exploring the Pickering-Ajax Digital Archive online at www.pada.ca or speak with our Local History & Genealogy Librarian, Becky George.
Congratulations to Pickering Public Library staff member, Lorna, who was the winner of $500.00 of materials for Pickering Library through CVS Midwest colouring contest. Lorna competed against staff from many library systems to bring home the big prize.
Tom Reed, President of the Rotary Club of Pickering, is featured with two happy clients at the Petticoat Creek Branch’s new family literacy workstation. This workstation was added through a donation from our local Rotary Club and as you can see it is greatly appreciated by the youngest members of our community.