What's On @ Pickering Public Library Jan - May 2014

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The Pickering Public Library will be the heart of an engaged and creative community. …

The Pickering Public Library will be the heart of an engaged and creative community.
We will enrich and inspire the lives of all residents; actively connecting people, ideas and cultures with openness and respect. We will be leaders in information technology, providing access to innovative technology for all. Pickering Public Library will be a destination - a fun place to visit, staffed by a diverse group of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the community.

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  • 1. www.picnet.org Inside 2012 Community Report from the Pickering Public Library Board (see pages 10-11) What can’t you do at your Library? JANUARY - MAY | WINTER - SPRING 2014 January to May 2014
  • 2. What’s New? Announcing! ONLINE PROGRAM REGISTRATION We are pleased to announce the launch of online registration for all Pickering Public LIbrary programs that require registration. You no longer need to phone or come into a branch to register for your favourite library events. Simply go to the website at www.picnet.org, choose ‘What’s On’ from the menu, then choose ‘Calendar’. Once on the Calendar page, click on the event of your choice and register. Easy peasy. (Please note, registered programs are marked with an R in the online calendar.) 2 WWW.PICNET.ORG
  • 3. For Children Babytalk (birth to 18 months) Toddler Time (18 to 36 months) Songs, books, bounces, and giggles galore are what you’ll find at Babytalk! Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their babies and share in this special time. Toddlers are invited to bring a caregiver and join us for stories, songs, wiggles and giggles. Toddlers will have a great time listening and learning. At the Central Library: Mondays at 11:00 am and Thursdays at 11:00 am Session One: January 6 / 9 to March 3 / 6 Session Two: March 24 / 27 to May 26 / 29 At the Central Library: Thursdays at 10:00 am Session One: January 9 to March 6 Session Two: March 27 to May 29 At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesdays at 9:45 am Session One: January 8 to March 5 Session Two: March 26 to May 28 Storytime Social (birth to 3 years) Parents/caregivers and their children are invited to spend time with others enjoying refreshments while celebrating books and music. Library staff will kick off the social hour with stories and activities for the children followed by time to enjoy the company of other parents. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 6 for Session One and Monday March 17 for Session Two. Participants may only register for one class. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Class A: Mondays from 9:45 am to 10:45 am Class B: Mondays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Session One: January 13 to March 3 (No classes Family Day, Monday, February 17) Session Two: March 24 to May 12 (No classes Easter Monday, April 21) Registration is available for registered programs either online at www.picnet.org, by phone or in person. Branch locations and phone numbers are located on the back inside page of this issue as well as on the website. JANUARY - MAY | WINTER - SPRING 2014 3
  • 4. For Children Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) Family Storytimes are aimed at children ages 2 to 5, but everyone is welcome to join us for a toe-tapping, finger-snapping good time! At the Central Library: Tuesdays 9:45 am and Saturdays at 10:30 am Session One: January 7 / 11 to March 4 / 1 Session Two: March 25 / 29 to May 27 / 24 At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Tuesdays at 10:15 am and Saturdays at 10:30 am Session One: January 7 / 11 to March 4 / 1 Session Two: March 25 / 29 to May 27 / 24 PHOTO CREDIT: VAL CREASE *No Saturday Family Storytime on: February 15 - Family Day, April 19 - Easter, May 17 - Victoria Day Kindergarten and Beyond! (3 to 5 years) This hands-on, six week program is designed for parents/caregivers and their children to learn important early literacy skills that will help children to succeed in school. Parents/caregivers will learn fun activities they can do at home with their child to continue the early literacy learning. Parent/caregiver participation is required. Previous attendance at Storytime is recommended. Children must be between the ages of 3 and 5 when registering. Younger siblings of participants cannot be accommodated. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 6 for Session One and Monday, March 17 for Session Two. At the Central Library: At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Mondays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Fridays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Session One: January 20 to March 3 Session Two: March 31 to May 12 Session One: January 17 to February 28 Session Two: April 25 to May 30 *No classes on Monday, February 17 - Family Day, Monday, April 21 - Easter Monday Lego Building Club (6 to 12 years) Come and use your imagination and building skills with other kids. Lego is provided. Parents of children 6 to 9 years are asked to stay in the room. At the Central Library: Saturdays 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm January 11, February 8, March 8, April 26 and May 10 4 WWW.PICNET.ORG
  • 5. For Children Youth Leadership: Public Speaking (8 to 12 years) Do you want to develop your public speaking skills? Effective public speakers become better leaders. Gain experience in public speaking in a fun interactive environment through Toastmasters Youth Leadership. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 6 for Session One, Monday, March 3 for Session Two and Monday, April 7 for Session Three. At the Central Library: Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Session One: January 23 to February 20 Session Two: March 20 to April 17 Session Three: May 1 to 29 Movie Afternoon: Happy Feet Rated G Step into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song. Suddenly, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce! Bring your own snacks and drinks and get comfy. At the Central Library: Movie Afternoon: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Rated PG During World War II four British children are sent to live in the country. While playing hide and seek they discover a magical wardrobe that allows them to travel to the land of Narnia. There they battle against an evil witch to free the land from an everlasting winter with the guidance of a mystical lion. Bring your own snacks and drinks and get comfy. At the Central Library: Thursday, January 2 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Friday, January 3 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm 15 minutes of Fun (12 years and under) Celebrate Family Literacy Day with a variety of fun family activities at the Library! 15 minutes a day of literacy activities can make a big difference in your family’s literacy! This is a PA Day for both DDSB and DCDSB. At the Central Library: Friday, January 31 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Friday, January 31 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm JANUARY - MAY | WINTER - SPRING 2014 5
  • 6. For Children Star Wars Party (12 years and under) The Storm Troopers are coming! The Storm Troopers are coming! Really. Join us as we welcome Storm Troopers who are members of the 501st Legion. Bring the family and enjoy Star Wars themed games, crafts and activities. Star Wars costumes are welcome. Check out the Storm Trooper website at www.501st.ca and get a glimpse of what’s in store. At the Central Library: Saturday, February 15 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm March Break Short Story Contest: Mystery (JK to grade 12) “The old woman turned and smiled…” Do you enjoy writing? If so, submit a story for the Library’s March Break Short Story Contest! Criteria: • A fully completed entry form must accompany each story • The theme of the story is mystery and must begin with the line, “The old woman turned and smiled…” • The story can be no longer than two pages with a font size, if typed, of at least 12 points • Writers must have their own valid Pickering Public Library card • Entries will be divided into the following age categories: JK- SK, grades 1 - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12 • Writers are encouraged to submit their story by email to kids@picnet.org, or they can drop off their story at any Pickering Public Library branch by March 15 All winning entries will be published on the Library’s website & Facebook page. Winners will be announced on the website, www.picnet.org, on April 4. 6 WWW.PICNET.ORG
  • 7. March Breakaway! Birds Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) Do you hear the birds? Is it Big Bird? Is it Angry Bird? Children and caregivers will enjoy stories and songs about many different birds. Allergy alert: Cheerios will be used during the craft time. At the Central Library: Friday, March 7 at 10:00 am At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Friday, March 7 at 2:00 pm Junior Scientists Do you enjoy science? Want to learn more (6 to 8 years) about how the world around you works? Join library staff for fun and interactive science activities that will turn children into Registration is junior scientists. required. At the Central Library: Friday, March 7 at 10:00 am At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Friday, March 7 at 2:00 pm Mini-Scientists (3 to 5 years) Registration is required. Caregivers and children explore fun science At the Central stations together. Each station will have Library: simple, interactive activities that will turn children into mini-scientists. Participants may only register for one class. Monday, March 10 Class A: 9:30 am to 10:30 am Class B: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Puppet Show (2 to 5 years) Come and enjoy two awesome puppet shows! Enjoy rhymes, songs and make a craft. Monday, March 10 At the Central Library: Tuesday, March 11 at 10:00 am At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, March 12 at 10:00 am Class A: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Class B: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Thursday, March 13 At the Claremont at 10:00 am Branch: Build Circuits with littleBits (9 to 12 years) Registration is required. Do you have an interest in how electronics and circuits work? Using snap together electronic circuits called littleBits children will experiment and complete design challenges such as building an alarm, making a toy car move and other fun things. At the Central Library: Tuesday, March 11 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Tuesday, March 11 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm All materials will be provided for use in program. Registration begins Monday, February 24 and is available either online at www.picnet.org, by phone or in person. Branch locations and phone numbers are located on the back inside page of this issue as well as on the website. JANUARY - MAY | WINTER - SPRING 2014 7
  • 8. March Breakaway! Scavenger Hunt (6 to 12 years) Stuffed Animal Sleepover How well do you know the library? Think you can solve all the clues and find the treasure? Kids and parents alike will enjoy doing this scavenger hunt. At the Central Library: Wednesday, March 12 at 2:00 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, March 12 at 10:00 am At the Central Library & Petticoat Creek Branch: Attend program: Saturday, March 8 at 10:30 am Ever wonder what your stuffed animals do at night? Find out by sending your bravest stuffed friend on a library sleepover! Then join us to see the pictures of your animal’s night time adventures. Enjoy stories and a craft to take home. (2 to 5 years) Drop off stuffed animal: starts Monday, March 3 at 9:30 am and ends Thursday, March 6 at 5 pm. (6 to 8 years) At the Central Drop off stuffed animal: starts Monday, March 10 at 9:30 am and ends Wednesday, Library & Petticoat Creek Branch: March 12 at 5:00 pm. Attend program: Thursday, March 13 at 2:00 pm Join presenters from the Centre for the At the Central Conservation of Specialized Species Library: and learn about different bat and bird species and how they live. You’ll also get a chance to get up close and personal with live bats and birds of prey! Saturday, March 15 Understanding Bats and Birds of Prey (6 to 8 years and 9 to 12 years) Registration is required. Class A: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm (6 to 8 years) Class B: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (9 to 12 years) Movie Night: Oz the Great and Powerful (Rated PG) A small-time magician is swept away, in his hot air balloon, to a magical and enchanted land. But he soon finds himself forced into a power struggle between three witches. At the Central Library: Friday, March 7 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Movie Night: Despicable Me 2 (Rated G) Ex-Supervillain, Gru, has been recruited by the Anti-Villan League to help deal with a new super criminal. At the Central Library: Wednesday, March 12 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Movie Night: 101 Dalmatians (Rated G) When a new couple’s puppies are kidnapped by the horrible Cruella De Vil it takes a whole gang of animals to help get them back. At the Central Library: Thursday, March 13 from from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Movie Night: Monsters University (Rated G) See Mike and Sully during their time at Monsters University and find out how they became best friends. At the Central Library: Friday, March 14 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Registration begins Monday, February 24 and is available either online at www.picnet.org, by phone or in person. Branch locations and phone numbers are located on the back inside page of this issue as well as on the website. 8 WWW.PICNET.ORG
  • 9. For Children Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt (12 and under) We’ll be hunting high and low behind the Library for an amazing glow in the dark egg hunt! Bring your egg hunting skills and join us! At the Central Library: Thursday, April 17th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Leap into Spring Puppet Show (2 to 5 years) Ready to welcome back Spring? Come join us for the awesome and wildly popular springtime puppet show! It will be a day filled with puppets, singing, dancing and fun. All that plus make a craft to take home! At the Central Library: At the Petticoat Creek Branch: At the Claremont Branch: Tuesday, May 13 at 10:00 am Wednesday, May 14 at 10:00 am Thursday, May 15 at 10:00 am Superhero Training Academy (12 years and under) Do you have what it takes to be a superhero? Bring your powers to the Superhero Training Academy. Become an official Superhero. Costumes are welcome! At the Central Library: Saturday, May 3 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm JANUARY - MAY | WINTER - SPRING 2014 9
  • 10. Community Report Use and Support of the Library is Record-Breaking! MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIR Dear Pickering Residents: In 2012, the Pickering Public Library experienced recordlevel use. Over the last year, residents used the Library to: improve their child’s literacy and school success; find a job; research family histories; connect online with family; learn how to blog and tweet; and discover new knowledge and skills through innovative library programs. The Library has helped build valuable skills, social capital, and knowledge in the community – all at a very reasonable cost. There is a downside to this increased use and efficiency. Increased use has resulted in insufficient space to deliver library programs and services. The need for increased space was identified by a recent study which recommended an increase of 17,000 sq feet to the Central Library. While City Council supports the expansion in principle, this project will have to compete with other City priorities to obtain needed funding. In addition to space pressures, there are budget pressures. Increased efficiencies, strategic partnerships and tough decisions have allowed the Library to provide excellent, responsive service to the community within a budget that has not increased in proportion to increased use. At this time, increased use represents a challenge to the Library system. On behalf of all residents of Pickering, the Library Board faces these challenges and makes decisions that impact the community’s Library services. We encourage all residents to help us make these decisions by letting us know what is important to you and your family. Please take time to attend a Board meeting, send an email, talk to Board members at Library events, or participate in Library focus groups. Pickering residents deserve the excellent library system that they have – help us to keep our library service strong and innovative and one of the best in the province. Sincerely, Ruvette Coelho, Ruvette Coelho, Pickering Library Board Chair RECENT HIGHLIGHTS • Increase in overall use by 5%, this includes such uses as circulation (up 6%) visits (up 5%) and programs (up 4%) • Successful partnerships include: Pickering Reading Circle (20th year); Best Start Network (early learning); Toastmasters (free leadership training for youth); Canadian Federation of University Women, and Durham Battle of the Books (school based reading competition) • Innovative “How-2 Festival” is visited by over 1,000 guests and introduces community experts and their skills to all • Local history donation event highlights the need for a community archive • Summer reading program wins national attention and overwhelming support of the community • Library’s social media experiences great community engagement with over 1,000 Facebook “Likes” • Increases in innovative technology programs prove extremely popular with community and technology use increases by 50% • New Library technologies include new web site, online registration and new self checkout system
  • 11. 2012 FINANCIALS MUNICIPAL SUPPORT $196,117 TOTAL RECEIPTS $8,894 FEES & OTHER RECEIPTS FEES & 4% OTHER $135,505 FEDERAL SUPPORT PROVINCIAL 2% SUPPORT $5,385,270 PROVINCIAL SUPPORT <1% FEDERAL SUPPORT $5,725,786 94% MUNICIPAL SUPPORT 2012 FACTS Increase Over 2011 TOTAL ITEMS BORROWED 1,265,842 6% ACTIVE MEMBERS 43,543 1% VISITORS 624,500 5% PROGRAM ATTENDANCE 31,296 4% INFORMATION ASSISTANCE 56,550 USE OF INTERNET WORKSTATIONS 235,050 47% WIRELESS USE 33,950 48% E-BOOKS / ONLINE ITEMS BORROWED 71,824 TOTAL LIBRARY USE 3,100,002 5% YOUR PICKERING PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD Coming soon. RUVETTE COELHO MARY K. ANDERSON COUNCILLOR KEVIN ASHE COUNCILLOR DOUG DICKERSON BRIAN JAMES AFSAR NAQVI JOHN SABEAN ALEXANDER SHANAHAN SHIRLEY VAN STEEN CANDACE JULIEN BOARD MEETINGS ARE PUBLIC AND ARE HELD EVERY 4TH THURSDAY FROM SEPTEMBER TO JUNE. MEETING MINUTES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE. CONTACT THE BOARD AT BOARD@PICNET.ORG. BOARD’S PRIORITIES FOR THE COMMUNITY The Pickering Public Library exists so that all Pickering residents have equal access to resources, information, and ideas that will enrich their civic, corporate, and personal lives. Accordingly, Pickering Library Service will allow each resident to: • • • Connect to the Online World Connect & Engage with their Community Visit a Comfortable Place • • • Express Creativity Stimulate their Imagination Succeed in School • • • Discover their Roots Satisfy their Curiosity Create Young Readers
  • 12. For Teens Friendship Blooms - Journaling (ages 11-17 years) Call a friend or come meet a new friend and plan to enjoy a creative morning spent with multi-media artist and art journaling instructor Heather Gailey. It is a well-known fact that “Friendship blooms”. Registration is required. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Saturday, February 1 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Exam Study All are welcome to use our extra study rooms for quiet study during exams season. At the Central Library: Friday, January 24 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Saturday, January 25 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Sunday, January 26 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Don’t forget about the resea databases on thrch Library website e ! Tuesday, January 28 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday, January 29 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday, January 31 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tuesday, January 28 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Friday, January 24 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday, January 29 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm Saturday, January 25 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday, January 30 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday, January 27 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday, January 31 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm Short Story Competition Are you a writer? Don’t forget to enter the short story competition. See page 6 for details! Registration is available for registered programs either online at www.picnet.org, by phone or in person. Branch locations and phone numbers are located on the back inside page of this issue as well as on the website. 12 WWW.PICNET.ORG
  • 13. For Teens Divergent Jeopardy (ages 11 – 17 years) Are you smarter than an Erudite? Do you know all your factions? Come test your knowledge of the books and celebrate the opening of the Divergent movie. Divergent themed prizes and snacks included. Registration is required. At the Central Library: At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, March 26 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Thursday, March 27 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm YMCA Job Search Are you a student trying to find part time, after school or weekend employment? This workshop will review steps to finding employment including: • Where to look for jobs • How to network • Resume development • Interview skills At the Central Library: Thursday, February 6 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Lil’ Bub and Friendz Perma-kitten Lil’ Bub stars in her own movie with appearances by cat friends like Grumpy Cat. Join us for this special Caturday afternoon movie. Spread the BUB LUB #FRIENDSOFBUB. Refreshments will be served. At the Central Library: Saturday, May 31 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm JANUARY - MAY | WINTER - SPRING 2014 13
  • 14. For Adults Senior’s Social Join us Tuesday afternoons at the Central Library to meet your neighbours, discuss new books, share your interests and maybe join a game of dominoes or cards! At the Central Library: Tuesdays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Raising Responsible Children Our children live in a world of constantly changing technology and cyber-bullying. Their “heroes” are from the entertainment industry, not the space program. Entitlement seems to have replaced hard work as a road to success. Given all these issues and pressures, parents keep searching for effective ways to help their children learn respect and responsibility, values and character. Join us for a seminar by Ronald Morrish, educator, international speaker and author of the books, Secrets of Discipline and With All Due Respect. He will challenge you to adopt a positive view of discipline and provide you with a host of practical, common-sense strategies for raising responsible children. You will go home with many great ideas that you can start using the very next day. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Tuesday, January 21 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Still Life Drawing Do you want to try your hand at drawing and painting? Or are you an experienced artist looking to hone your skills? Still life provides an excellent way to develop skills in drawing from observation. Helal Uddin, a Pickering resident with Bachelor and Masters degrees in Fine Arts from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China, will lead a class that teaches participants about proportion, shading and composition. All skill levels are welcome. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Sunday, February 2 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Registration is available for registered programs either online at www.picnet.org, by phone or in person. Branch locations and phone numbers are located on the back inside page of this issue as well as on the website. 14 WWW.PICNET.ORG
  • 15. For Adults Protecting Consumers Enjoy an evening with award-winning CTV News journalist Pat Foran. Using the trademark style of his popular and educational segments on “Consumer Alert”, Pat will discuss consumer protection subjects such as how to protect yourself from scams and how to save money and improve your financial literacy. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Tuesday, February 11 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Wills and Estates Building an Ageless Mind Explained The brain, our ability to think and our Andrew Felker, a partner at Walker Head Law Firm, will talk about wills and estates, explain the process involved in creating each, and address common questions about these documents. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Thursday, March 20 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm self-concept are so very important to our individual lives. Dr. William Tippett, from the Psychology Department at Trent University and author of ‘Building and Ageless Mind: preventing and fighting brain aging and disease’, will highlight the best lifestyle strategies to promote brain health. In addition, Dr. Tippett will discuss Alzheimer’s disease, and provide information about how it affects individuals, ways to protect against it, and alter its course even if it has been diagnosed. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Thursday, April 24 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Creative Container Gardening If you would like to have beautiful container gardens that last all season, join Silke Schick from the Pickering Horticultural Society as she demonstrates how to create successful herb and floral containers and offers replanting techniques and design ideas. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Wednesday, May 14 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm JANUARY - MAY | WINTER - SPRING 2014 15
  • 16. For Adults Become a Successful Photographer Learn the principles of lighting, composition, colour and balance with experienced commercial photographer Joel Andrade. Bring along a photograph to review and discover techniques to help you become a successful photographer. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Wednesday, April 2 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm LEARNING LAB Check out the popular technology classes in the Library Learning Lab. All classes take place at the Central Library. Registration is required and will start Thursday, January 2 either online at www.picnet.org, by phone or in person. Branch locations and phone numbers are located on the back inside page of this issue as well as on the website. Smartphone Apps Learn to do more with your smartphone than just call and text. We will cover the world of apps for Android and iPhones which expand your phone into a camera, GPS, video phone, e-reader, iPod and more. If you have an Android phone or iPhone/iPod Touch, bring it along. Tuesday, February 4 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Saturday, March 22 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Wednesday, May 14 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Thursday, February 6 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Tuesday, April 15 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Computing Basics An introduction to modern computing hardware: desktops, laptops, touch screen computers, tablets, smartphones and USB devices. Also learn basic keyboarding and mouse skills. It is recommended that you take this class before other technology classes at the Library. Tuesday, January 7 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Tuesday, March 18 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Using a Computer Tuesday, February 11 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Tuesday, April 22 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm An introduction to basic uses of modern operating systems. Learn about the file system, how to create files and folders, edit files, delete files, copy files, printing, launching programs and more. Windows 7 will be used for all sessions. Wednesday, January 8 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Wednesday, February 12 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Wednesday, April 23 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm 16 Thursday, January 9 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Wednesday, March 19 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm WWW.PICNET.ORG
  • 17. LEARNING LAB Word Processing Learn the basics of the most popular word processing software in the world, Microsoft Word. It is recommended that participants have already attended Computing Basics. Tuesday, January 14 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Tuesday, March 25 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Tuesday, April 29 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Tuesday, February 18 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Thursday, April 3 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Spreadsheets Learn how to use a spreadsheet to do simple business math using Microsoft Excel. It is recommended that participants have already attended Computing Basics. Tuesday, January 21 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Wednesday, February 19 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Tuesday, April 1 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Thursday, May 1 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Editing Photos Learn the basics of photo editing and manipulation using Adobe Photoshop. This workshop will help you with cropping, enhancing and improving colour and contrast, correcting white balance, adjusting angles, fixing tears and rips and more. Sample photos will be provided. Wednesday, January 29 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Thursday, April 17 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Wednesday, April 9 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Email Email is an essential way to communicate in today’s online world. Learn the basics of many popular email services, such as Hotmail and Gmail. It is recommended participants have attended Computing Basics. Attendees must have a valid email account. Wednesday, January 22 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Wednesday, April 2 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Thursday, January 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Tuesday, May 6 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Library in Your Pocket Learn about all of the mobile applications and services offered by Pickering Public Library. Learn how to search the library catalogue, place items on hold, how to download e-books and music, how to teach yourself a new language and more. Saturday, January 18 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Saturday, April 12 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm JANUARY - MAY | WINTER - SPRING 2014 17
  • 18. LEARNING LAB Learn the basics of the world’s largest social network, Facebook. It is recommended participants have already attended Computing Basics. Attendees must have a valid email address and a Facebook account. Tuesday, January 28 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Thursday, February 27 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Saturday, May 10 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Tuesday, February 25 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Tuesday, April 8 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Tuesday, May 13 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm After you take this class you’ll know how to tweet, retweet, mention and dm other Twitter users. It is recommended participants have already attended Computing Basics. Attendees must have a valid email address and a Twitter account. Wednesday, February 5 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Wednesday, April 16 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm 18 Wednesday, February 26 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Wednesday, May 7 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm WWW.PICNET.ORG
  • 19. & @ your library Central Library One the Esplanade 905-831-6265 ● 1-888-831-6266 Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Holiday Hours Petticoat Creek Branch 470 Kingston Road 905-420-2254 Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closures Claremont Branch Claremont Community Centre 905-649-3341 Tuesday 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Greenwood Branch 3540 Westney Road 905-683-8844 Tuesday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm Wednesday 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Early Closures • Tuesday, December 24 - closed at 1 pm (Christmas Eve) • Tuesday, Dec 31 - closed at 1 pm (New Year’s Eve) • Sunday, December 22 • Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas Day) • Thursday, December 26 (Boxing Day) • Sunday, December 29 • Wednesday, January 1, 2014 (New Year’s Day) • Monday, February 17 (Family Day) • Friday, April 18 (Good Friday) • Sunday, April 20 (Easter Sunday) • Monday, April 21 (Easter Monday) • Sunday, May 18 • Monday, May 19 (Victoria Day) Renew your items at www.picnet.org or call Automated Telephone Renewals: 905-831-8209 TTY Line: 905- 420-1739 JANUARY - MAY | WINTER - SPRING 2014 19
  • 20. Mini and Junior Scientists Programs (see page 7) March Breakaway? What are you doing for to the Library for some amazing activities. Breakway (see page 7)