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Tails of Hope Short Story Contest (5-12 yrs)

05/13/2024 @ 9:00am - 07/12/2024 @ 9:00pm
All Library Locations
Open
Registration
Library Branch: All Library Locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Community Partnership, Culture of Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Details:

Do you have a story to tell about a special animal in your life? Do you have a rescued dog, cat, chinchilla or friendly neighbourhood squirrel that you want to share with the world?

This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

English Conversation Circle

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Silent Room 1
Age Group: Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Inclusion and Belonging
Event Details:

For newcomers in the Pickering area looking to practice conversational English, meet new people, and learn about your community. Join us for a one hour conversation circle in partnership with Community Development Council Durham.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Pickering Powerhouse Toastmasters

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Community Partnership
Event Details:

Find your voice at Toastmasters! 

Hear some great speakers and enjoy warm conversation and watch a Toastmasters meeting unfold. 

This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Community Partnership, Financial Literacy, Inclusion and Belonging
Event Details:

Are you new to Canada? Or a new immigrant and not sure how to find a job in Canada? Join this event presented by the Pickering Welcome Center to help you with your job search!

Learn About:

This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Seniors Social

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Seniors
Program Type: Community Wellness, Games and Activities

Get together with other seniors every Tuesday afternoon for coffee and conversation. This drop-in social features Scrabble, dominoes, cards, and lively discussion.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Divorce Information Session

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Open
Registration
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Community Partnership
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:

Family Mediation and Resources presents an online divorce information session focusing on divorce options in and out of court.

This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Y/Z Young Adult" group.

Bollywood Dancing

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Teen, Adult, Y/Z Young Adult
Program Type: Community Partnership, Community Wellness, Inclusion and Belonging
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:

Come join us as we learn to dance for a Bollywood song medley a fun, safe and friendly atmosphere. The workshop will be led by experienced instructors of Arunodhaya Foundation. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.

YMCA GTA Job Fair

9:30am - 2:15pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Collab Room 1 (blue)
Event Details:

This room is reserved for the YMCA GTA Job Fair.

This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Y/Z Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

YMCA GTA Job Fair

10:00am - 2:00pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Maker Space
Age Group: Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Community Partnership, Community Wellness, Financial Literacy, Inclusion and Belonging
Event Details:

The YMCA of Greater Toronto would like to formally invite you to an in-Person Job Fair. Please see our flyer for the employers who are confirmed to attend and the jobs they will be hiring.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

DARS (Dedicated Advocacy Resource Support)

11:00am - 1:00pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Community Partnership, Community Wellness

DARS is a volunteer-led community outreach initiative that aims to serve low-income families and individuals experiencing housing instability in Pickering and Ajax. They offer a safe, inclusive space for social connection and a warm meal. Clients can also receive pantry staples, clothing, access to showers, and assistance with housing and income applications.

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Animals may be present at this event

Please be advised that animals (including service animals) may be present at this event.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Musical Babies with EarlyON (0-15 months)

1:30pm - 2:30pm
George Ashe Library
Library Branch: George Ashe Library
Room: George Ashe Storytime Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Community Partnership
Event Details:

This program will introduce infants to interactive songs, nursery rhymes, music, creative movement and musical instruments.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Musical Babies with EarlyON (0-15 months)

3:00pm - 4:00pm
George Ashe Library
Library Branch: George Ashe Library
Room: George Ashe Storytime Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Community Partnership
Event Details:

This program will introduce infants to interactive songs, nursery rhymes, music, creative movement and musical instruments.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Adult Trivia: Pride Edition!

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Central Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Community Wellness, Games and Activities, Inclusion and Belonging
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:

Come on by for an old-school trivia night to test your knowledge on Queer history and culture! Drinks and snacks provided, along with a snazzy prize!

This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Photo Series: Smartphone Photography

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Maker Space
Age Group: Teen, Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Maker Space
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:

This workshop will teach you how to achieve better quality results when shooting photographs with your smartphone. Topics include the differences and limitations of smartphone photography compared to dedicated cameras (eg.

This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Community Makers & Artisans

1:00pm - 3:00pm
George Ashe Library
Library Branch: George Ashe Library
Age Group: Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Community Partnership, Community Wellness, Crafts and DIY
Event Details:

Meet up with fellow makers every Thursday! Bring your own projects, share ideas, and socialize.

This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Y/Z Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Harm Reduction Information and Education

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Lobby
Age Group: Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Community Partnership
Event Details:

Harm Reduction Outreach Counsellors with the Harm Reduction Outreach program at John Howard Society Durham will be on-site at the Pickering Central Library to offer harm reduction education and information as well as Naloxone training and distribu

This event is in the "Teen" group.

Youth Drop In

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Inclusion and Belonging
Event Details:

Games, Music, and Snacks. Every week, every time. A Youth Outreach Worker from Durham Community Health Centre will be on site. Resources included. All welcome.

This is a program for teens (ages 13-19).

Disclaimer(s)

Teen only event

This event is intended for teens between the ages of 13-19 only. To maintain a safe space for our teens, children and adults are not permitted.

This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Lobby
Age Group: Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Community Partnership, Community Wellness
Event Details:

An Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Caseworker from the Oshawa office will be onsite every Friday at the Central Library to assist you, and no appointment is necessary.

This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Y/Z Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Creative Writing Group

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Culture of Reading, Writing and Publishing
Event Details:

Join the Creative Writing Group's monthly meetings to discuss your poetry and prose with fellow writers. Perform workshops and prompts and be a part of your local writing community!

Canada Day

All Day
Some Branches
Closing
Branches:
Central Library, George Ashe Library, Claremont Branch
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Y/Z Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Adult Reading Challenge (ARC)

All Day 7/1 - 8/31
All Library Locations
Library Branch: All Library Locations
Age Group: Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Culture of Reading, Summer Reading
Event Details:

Celebrate summer by participating in ARC, our Adult Reading Challenge! Complete activities to earn badges along the way.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Noisy Art Contest with Pine Ridge Arts Council (5-12 yrs)

07/02/2024 @ 9:30am - 07/26/2024 @ 5:00pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Community Partnership, Community Wellness, Crafts and DIY
Event Details:

In collaboration with Pine Ridge Arts Council, Noisy Art is a celebration of colour and a Juried Art Show for children in Kindergarten to Grade 8. Children have the opportunity to create original artwork on any theme they choose using any medium.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Design-a-Bookmark Contest

07/02/2024 @ 9:30am - 08/31/2024 @ 5:00pm
All Library Locations
Library Branch: All Library Locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts and DIY, Culture of Reading, Summer Reading
Event Details:

Calling all illustrators!

This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Seniors Social

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Seniors
Program Type: Community Wellness, Games and Activities

Get together with other seniors every Tuesday afternoon for coffee and conversation. This drop-in social features Scrabble, dominoes, cards, and lively discussion.