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All Day
This event is in the "Children" group.

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?

Closing

Victoria Day

All Day
Some Branches
Branches:
Central Library, George Ashe Library, Claremont Branch
10 am
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.

Neurodivergent Storytime (2-6 yrs)

10:00am - 10:45am
Central Library
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Culture of Reading, Early Literacy, Inclusion and Belonging, Storytime
Event Details:

This storytime takes place in a quiet and safe environment. It includes interactive stories, songs, action-rhymes, fingerplays and sensory activities which promote literacy skills and development.

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.
Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
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.

Spring Book Sale!

10:00am - 5:00pm
Central Library
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Maker Space
Age Group: All Ages
Event Details:

Save the date! Your favourite time of the year is finally here! It's time for the Spring Book Sale at the Central Library!

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Children" 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.

Community Celebration!

10:30am - 12:00pm
Central Library
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Area
Age Group: All Ages, Children, Teen, Adult, Y/Z Young Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Community Wellness, Crafts and DIY, Culture of Reading, Early Literacy, Games and Activities, Inclusion and Belonging
Event Details:

We heard your big ideas and now we’re sharing them with the community!

With over 1600 participants across various community input opportunities, it's time to celebrate all your contributions and unveil the Library's new Strategic Plan!

Disclaimer(s)

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. 

11 am
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.

12 pm
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

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Central Library
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Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Lobby
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.

 

1 pm
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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Community Makers & Artisans

1:00pm - 3:00pm
George Ashe Library
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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 "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
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Y/Z Young Adult" group.

Artfest with Poet Shawn Roberts

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

Head over to Esplanade Park to enjoy a reading by local poet and host of Pickering Public Library's 'Poetry in the Park', Shawn Roberts.  

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.

Amazing Wind Chimes (8-12 yrs)

4:30pm - 5:30pm
George Ashe Library
Full
Registration
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Library Branch: George Ashe Library
Room: Quiet Study Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Community Wellness, Crafts and DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Make your own beaded wind chime to hang outside in your garden! Supplies will be provided.

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
Reservation

Study

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Library
This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Collab Room 3 (pink)
6 pm
7 pm
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Introduction to Video & Voice Calling

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: 9
Event Details:

Interested in using internet based voice or video calling but don't know where to start? Take this beginners workshop and learn how to place basic voice or video calls using Zoom, Facetime and Skype.

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: Fiction

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Library
Full
Registration
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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: 0
Event Details:

Who doesn’t love a story that can be told in ten pages or less? Learn the art of the short story by dissecting the following characteristics: character, plot, theme, setting, and dialogue, among others.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Pickering Public Library Board Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm
George Ashe Library
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Library Branch: George Ashe Library
Room: Quiet Study Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Library Board
Event Details:

Board meetings are held in-person and are open to members of the public to attend.