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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?

9 am
This event is in the "Adult" group.
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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:

10 am
This event is in the "Children" group.

STEAM Storytime (2-5 yrs)

10:00am - 10:30am
George Ashe Library
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Library Branch: George Ashe Library
Room: George Ashe Storytime Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Culture of Reading, Early Literacy, STEAM, Storytime
Event Details:

Come out and enjoy STEAM concepts through songs, stories and interactive play. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics elements will be covered in this weekly storytime.

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.

Genealogy Drop-In

10:30am - 12:30pm
Central Library
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Maker Space
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Local History and Genealogy

Calling all genealogists, experienced and new to a regular genealogy drop-in program to work on genealogy projects with the support of library staff and other genealogy enthusiasts. Staff will be on site to do basic introduction to genealogy tools like Ancestry.ca assist and help with research questions, suggest resources, and other research tools. Bring a laptop or try our Loanable Laptops service. 

This event is in the "Children" group.

Baby & Toddler Storytime (0-2 yrs)

10:00am - 10:30am
Central Library
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Culture of Reading, Early Literacy, Storytime
Event Details:

Perfect for little ones who love bounces and tickles! This storytime features books, songs and action rhymes for little ones!

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.

Family Storytime (2-5 yrs)

10:00am - 10:30am
Central Library
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Culture of Reading, Early Literacy, Storytime
Event Details:

This interactive and fun storytime features books, action songs and rhymes for the whole family!

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.

Claremont Storytime (2-5 yrs)

10:00am - 10:30am
Claremont Branch
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Library Branch: Claremont Branch
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Culture of Reading, Early Literacy, Storytime
Event Details:

This interactive and fun storytime features books, action songs and rhymes for the whole family!

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.
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Library Branch: George Ashe Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Community Partnership, Gardening
Event Details:

This program will provide children the opportunity to participate in activities that introduce the world of gardening through planting, creative arts, and sensory experiences.  Children will get a hands-on learning experience about the natura

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.
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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.

11 am
This event is in the "Children" group.

Neurodivergent Drop-In

11:00am - 12:00pm
George Ashe Library
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Library Branch: George Ashe Library
Room: Quiet Study Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Community Wellness, Inclusion and Belonging
Event Details:

The library will be hosting a unique event catering to families with children who identify as being neurodivergent to come and experience the library prior to regular operating hours.

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.

DARS (Dedicated Advocacy Resource Support)

11:00am - 1:00pm
Central Library
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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.

Disclaimer(s)

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.

Homeschoolers Hub! (5-12 yrs)

11:00am - 12:30pm
Central Library
Full
Registration
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Community Wellness, Crafts and DIY, Homeschoolers, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

We are excited to announce the launch of our monthly Homeschoolers Hub! These programs will explore a different topic every month ranging from STEAM, LEGO, crafts, community-led events and much more!

12 pm
1 pm
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.
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
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 "Seniors" group.

Seniors Social

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library
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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 "Children" group.

Musical Babies with EarlyON (0-15 months)

1:30pm - 2:30pm
George Ashe Library
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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.

Community Makers & Artisans

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Maker Space
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Community Partnership
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
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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 "Seniors" group.
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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.

2 pm
3 pm
This event is in the "Children" group.

Musical Babies with EarlyON (0-15 months)

3:00pm - 4:00pm
George Ashe Library
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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.

4 pm
This event is in the "Children" group.
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Library Branch: George Ashe Library
Room: Quiet Study Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Community Partnership, Crafts and DIY, Inclusion and Belonging
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. Participants will learn about the history behind Asian Heritage month and some of the different languages, food, music and famous landmarks in Asian countries.

This event is in the "Teen" group.

Youth Drop In

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Central Library
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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.

5 pm
6 pm
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

English Conversation Circle

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Central Library
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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 "Children" group.

Stuffy Sleepover Storytime (2-8 yrs)

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Central Library
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Culture of Reading, Early Literacy, Storytime
Event Details:

Bring your best stuffy (or at least one you can part with for a night) to enjoy a storytime together! The stuffies will then have a sleepover in the library and we will post pictures of the hijinks they get up to on social media!

This event is in the "Teen" group.

Build Your Own Terrarium Workshop with Durham Master Gardeners

6:30pm - 7:30pm
George Ashe Library
Full
Registration
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Library Branch: George Ashe Library
Room: Quiet Study Room
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Community Partnership, Gardening
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:

Do you want to build your very own ecosystem? Join Durham Master Gardeners for an interactive workshop on how to build and care for your own terrarium! Materials provided. 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.

7 pm
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Pickering Powerhouse Toastmasters

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Library
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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 "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
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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 "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Y/Z Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Creative Writing Group

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Library
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Maker Space
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 "Seniors" group.

Coding Series: Intro to Coding with Kotlin

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Library
Full
Registration
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Maker Space
Age Group: Teen, Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Computers and Technology, Maker Space
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Learn the basics of coding using Kotlin, the programming language of choice for Android apps that can also deploy to other operating systems such as Apple's iOS.