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

Join us at the Pickering Public Library to learn how Durham College can help you achieve your educational goals. Are you a newcomer? Do you consider yourself to be a mature student?

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

Drag Bingo

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: 2SLGBTQIA+, Games and Activities, Inclusion and Belonging
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:

Enjoy an evening of Drag Bingo and try your luck at winning some exciting prizes!

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

Metrolinx Information Table

12:30pm - 3:00pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Lobby
Age Group: Teen, Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Community Partnership
Event Details:

Come say hello to the Metrolinx Team and visit the Metrolinx information booth at the Pickering Public Library! 

The Metrolinx Durham Region Community Engagement Team will be on site: 

Civic Holiday

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

Introduction to Smart Home Devices

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Maker Space
Age Group: Teen, Adult, Y/Z Young Adult
Program Type: Computers and Technology, Maker Space
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Details:

From smartphones to smart speakers to smart watches...smart pet feeders to smart water meters to smart vacuums!? The world of IoT devices (Internet of Things) can be very confusing.

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

Pottery in the Park with Crock A Doodle

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central Library
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Crafts and DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Spend an afternoon painting your own custom coaster! 

Crock A Doodle will provide the materials and will fire your coaster for you to pick up at their location (1822 Whites Rd N).

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Y/Z Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Lobby
Age Group: All Ages, Teen, Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Community Partnership, Community Wellness
Event Details:

The Durham Community Health Centre team will be on site at the Central Library, hosting a resource table focusing on hepatitis c and harm reduction overdose protection.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Y/Z Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Lobby
Age Group: All Ages, Teen, Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Community Partnership, Community Wellness
Event Details:

The Durham Community Health Centre team will be on site at the Central Library, hosting a resource table focusing on hepatitis c and harm reduction overdose protection.

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

Sew Your Own Bookmark

6:00pm - 6:45pm
Central Library
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Maker Space
Age Group: Teen, Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Maker Space
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Bookmarks can be so drab--why not make your own with our fabulous sewing machines? All materials will be provided, just bring your creativity.

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

Sew Your Own Bookmark

7:00pm - 7:45pm
Central Library
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Teen, Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Maker Space
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Bookmarks can be so drab--why not make your own with our fabulous sewing machines? All materials will be provided, just bring your creativity.

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

Sew Your Own Bookmark

8:00pm - 8:45pm
Central Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Maker Space
Age Group: Teen, Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Maker Space
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Bookmarks can be so drab--why not make your own with our fabulous sewing machines? All materials will be provided, just bring your creativity.

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

Poetry In The Park

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Library
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Teen, Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Community Wellness, Culture of Reading, Inclusion and Belonging, Writing and Publishing
Event Details:

Meet us under the gazebo in Esplanade Park for exciting open mic poetry! Share your own poems or some of your favourites, or feel free to listen and snack on provided cookies and coffee.

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

Service Canada Outreach Table

1:00pm - 3:30pm
Claremont Branch
Library Branch: Claremont Branch
Age Group: Teen, Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Community Partnership, Financial Literacy
Event Details:

A Service Canada representative will be available to provide advice or guidance on accessing Service Canada programs and services related to Employment Insurance, the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security.

This is a drop-in event.

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

Mastering the Bark Side!

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Off Site
Open
Registration
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Community Wellness, Games and Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 49
Event Details:

Do you have an adolescent dog between the age of 5 months and 3 years, or an older dog that has developed some unwanted behaviours? Perhaps you adopted a dog that is not acting the way you expected it to.

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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.

Library Event Photo Policy

By attending this Library event, you consent to having your photo/video taken by Library staff in accordance with Library Policy. 

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

Writing Project Series: Publishing Pt. 2

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Teen, Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Culture of Reading, Writing and Publishing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:

Let’s explore the self-publishing process! Learn about formatting, printing, binding, and promoting your work.

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

Metrolinx Information Table

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

Come say hello to the Metrolinx Team and visit the Metrolinx information booth at the Pickering Public Library! 

The Metrolinx Durham Region Community Engagement Team will be on site: 

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

Adult Trivia: '90s Edition!

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Central Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Community Wellness, Games and Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Event Details:

Come on by for an old-school trivia night! Snacks and prizes provided. 

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!

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

Painting 3D Printed Dungeons & Dragons Minis

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Maker Space
Age Group: Teen, Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Computers and Technology, Maker Space
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:

Want to learn how to create your own Dungeons & Dragons mini for your next campaign? Join us and bring your favourite DnD character to life with basic painting techniques. Delve into a world of creativity and network with other DnD creatives.

Labour Day

All Day
Some Branches
Closing
Branches:
Central Library, George Ashe Library, Claremont Branch