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Pickering Public Library Hosts 2nd Annual MAKERFEST Event
PICKERING, ON (October 30, 2019) – The Pickering Public Library (PPL) invites the public to its annual MAKERFEST event on Saturday, November 2 from 10 am – 3 pm. MAKERFEST is a free event held in the PPL’s Maker Space; a space that fosters creativity and offers the community access to 21st century tools and learning styles.

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Pickering Public Library hosts red-carpet film festival event
PICKERING, ON (September 12, 2019) – The Pickering Public Library (PPL) invites the public to attend its free 5-Minute Film Festival (5MFF) Screening Gala on Tuesday, September 17 from 4:00 – 9:00 pm at the Central Library.

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Pickering Public Library Receives an Astronomical Donation
PICKERING, ON (August 29, 2019): The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre (RASC) and Durham Skies Astronomy will be donating an astronomical telescope to the Pickering Public Library (PPL). The unveiling will take place on Friday, September 6, 7:00 pm at Millennium Square, during RASC’s free public stargazing event.

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Kick-off the Summer with the Pickering Public Library
PICKERING, ON (June 26, 2019): The Pickering Public Library (PPL) invites residents to kick-off the summer with a bang by celebrating the launch of its summer programs geared towards children and teens!

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Girls Who Code Launches at the Pickering Public Library
PICKERING, ON (April, 2019): Pickering Public Library is pleased to announce a series of highly successful programs in partnership with Girls Who Code, a non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology.

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The Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Visits the Pickering Public Library Maker Space
PICKERING, ON (March 26, 2019): We are honoured to announce the opportunity to provide the Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, a brief tour of our Maker Space on March 27, 2019 from 11:15 am to 12:00 pm.

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Pickering Public Library Engages the Entire Community With a New and Inclusive Strategic Plan
PICKERING, ON (February 27, 2019): With an average of 10,500 in-person visits per week and an increasing 45% community member usage rate, the Pickering Public Library is launching a new strategic plan that will position the organization for further growth.

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Pickering Public Library Wins the Minister's Award for Innovation for the Pickering Public Library Connect Program
On January 31, 2019, Pickering Public Library won the 2018 Minister's Award for Innovation at the annual Ontario Library Association Super Conference awards gala. Library management and Board members were present to accept the award.

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Retiring CEO in Pickering is Ontario’s 2019 Public Librarian of the Year!
PICKERING, ON (January 31, 2019): Pickering Public Library is thrilled to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the Library’s former CEO, Cathy Grant who has been named 2019 Public Librarian of the Year with the W.J Robertson Medallion.

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New CEO for Pickering Public Library
The Pickering Public Library is proud to announce that, as of January 1, 2019, Tanya Sinclair will become the new CEO, taking over from Cathy Grant, who has held the position since 2009.

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