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  • 1. JUNE - AUGUST | SUMMER 2014 PICKERING LIBRARY SUMMER READING CLUB CUTIE, REBECCA Inside June to August 2014
  • 2. What’s New? WWW.PICNET.ORGWWW.PICNET.ORG2 What’s New? TRAVELING THIS SUMMER? YOUR LIBRARY HAS JUST WHAT YOU NEED! Our growing e-Book collection makes taking your travel reads with you easier than ever. No need to pack several books – just load titles on your portable device (or borrow one from the Library) and go! Check out www.picnet.org/ebook or come into the Library to find out more. You can also borrow – an e-Reader loaded with current bestsellers ready to read. Available for adults, teens and children. Borrow a 3-Pack – 3 paperbacks bundled together by theme and ready to go where you are! Just grab and go! Traveling farther afield? Learn a language free with your library card. Mango Languages is the fast, easy and effective way to learn over 50 foreign languages. www.picnet.org/mango Planning a road trip? Chilton Library is your go-to source for online auto repair manuals, maintenance schedules, service bulletins and more. www.picnet.org/resources/generalinterest Take your favourite music with you! Stream music 24/7 and get five free music downloads per week with Freegal Music and your library card. www.picnet.org/music Audiobooks and travel go hand-in-hand. The Library has a great collection of audiobooks on CD, MP3, iPods and downloadable audiobooks. Bon voyage! Yes, it’s true. Your Library has a 3D printer! It is the MakerBot Replicator 2. It uses PLA based filament and can be found at the Central Library in the Tech Zone on the iHelp Desk. The 3D printer can be used during open library hours seven days a week. The cost is 50 cents for up to 20 minutes. A one hour print would cost $1.50. The 3D printer was funded through a Capacity Building Grant from IN THE HOUSE! Looking for volunteer hours? Want to give back to your community? We have some great, new opportunities: • Help out as a Children’s Program Helper • Be a Minecraft Moderator • Voice your ideas at our focus groups as a Teen Advisor • Be an Online Reviewer and show us your writing skills as a movie, book, video game, or music reviewer Visit the Library volunteer webpage on the website to review the details of each opportunity www.picnet.org/VolunteerOpportunities.
  • 3. 3 For Children JUNE - AUGUST | SUMMER 2014 The TD Summer Reading Club is back for another year and it’s better than ever. TD Summer Reading Club is an inclusive program that strives to engage all children in the joy of reading during the summer months while championing Canadian writers and il- lustrators. The program helps connect families with books and build confidence in reading through the delivery of free incentives and fun, accessible library activities. This year the theme is Eureka! It encourages everyone to get messy, imagine, and create! Upon completion of the week four report, registered members will be recognized with a Library Champion Lawn Sign. Show your friends, neighbours and the community just how awesome you are! Accessible options are available for kids who do not read print. Preschool (birth to 4 years) Families who register will receive a free preschool program package which includes early literacy activities that are fun to do together. Families are encouraged to return once a week, whenever it is convenient and talk to Library staff about what they have been reading and doing. Each week when they return to the library they will be entered in a prize draw and receive a special collectible sticker. Children who attend 6 weeks out of the total 9 weeks in the summer will be entered in the Grand Prize draw. Families are encouraged to attend Eureka! themed programs offered throughout the summer. School Age (4 to 12 years) During the school year, kids often have to study and read very specific books. The summertime, however, is a time for freedom, exploration and discovery. So this year, the TD Summer Reading Club’s theme is Eureka! It encourages and empowers kids to get messy, let their imaginations loose and create! Children who register will receive a free school age program package, which includes a free Durham Ride to Read Transit Pass. Children are encouraged to read just 15 minutes a day and return once a week, whenever it is convenient for their family, to talk to Library staff about what they have been reading. Each week when they return to the Library, they will be entered in a prize draw and receive a special collectible sticker. Children who attend six weeks out of the total nine weeks in the summer will be entered in the Grand Prize draw. What counts as reading? Children can read independently, read to someone else or have someone read to them. Books, magazines, comics, newspapers and audiobooks are acceptable. Registration for the TD Summer Reading Club begins Saturday, June 21 and must be done in person. Registration for individual summer programs begins Monday, June 23. Online registration can be found on the Library webpage at www.picnet.org.
  • 4. WWW.PICNET.ORG Little Ones (birth to 3 years) Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their babies and toddlers to spend time with others enjoying stories, songs, bounces, giggles and wiggles. At the Central Library: Thursdays at 10:30 am July 10 to August 21 Please note: All branches are closed on August 4. 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 and finger-snapping good time! At the Central Library: Tuesdays at 10:00 am and Saturdays at 10:30 am July 8 /12 to August 19 /23 Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) Explore a different theme each week through stories and songs. Create something fun to take home. At the Central Library: Thursdays at 2:00 pm July 10 to August 21 4 For Children At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Tuesdays at 10:15 am July 8 to August 19 At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Mondays at 10:30 am July 7 to August 18 At the Claremont Branch: Thursdays at 10:15 am July 10 to August 21 At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesdays at 10:00 am July 9 to August 20 At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesdays 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm July 9 to August 20 Eureka! Crafternoon (6 to 12 years) Children get crafty with different supplies and themes each week. Explore, imagine and create. Make sure to dress for a mess! Parents of children 6 to 8 years are asked to stay in the room. At the Central Library: Tuesdays 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm July 8 to August 19 Registration begins Monday, June 23 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.
  • 5. For Children JUNE - AUGUST | SUMMER 2014 5 Registration begins Monday, June 23 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. Eureka! Invention Contest (12 years and under) Use your imagination and think of an invention that would make life easier, safer or more fun. What would it look like? What would it do? Pick up a copy of the Invention Contest sheet at any library branch. Complete details as well as a copy of the sheet will be available at www.picnet.org/kids starting June 23. Submit your Invention Contest sheet anytime during the summer. All entries must be submitted by August 25. Eureka! Read Off Your Fees! (12 years and under) Do you have overdue fees on your card? Children can sign in to our ‘Reading Room’ and read silently for a minimum of 15 minutes to have up to $5 waived off their Library fees, or if they read for 30 minutes they will have up to $10 waived. Children not yet able to read can have adults accompany them and read quietly together. Children must bring in their Eureka! notebook as proof of being enrolled in the TD Summer Reading Club. Fees can only be waived from children’s cards. *Please note this is only for fees not lost items. At the Central Library: Saturday, July 5 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Saturday, July 5 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm At the Greenwood Branch: Saturday, July 5 from 9:15 am to 11:30 am At the Claremont Branch: Saturday, July 5 from 1:15 pm to 4:30 pm Eureka! Kick Off Party (birth to 12 years) Join us outside behind the Library to celebrate the start of the TD Summer Reading Club! This year’s theme is Eureka! Stations will be set up for families to use their imaginations to create, explore and play. Children will get their faces painted, visit stations receive prizes and will register for the reading club! Dress for mess! In the case of inclement weather we will be inside the Library. At the Central Library: Thursday, July 3 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Thursday, July 3 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
  • 6. For Children Eureka! Soap Carving (9 to 12 years) Creating an object with our own hands produces a great deal of satisfaction. Come and explore the wonderful world of carving. There will be demonstrations of carving wood and then each participant will become a sculpting artist by carving a bar of soap. All materials will be supplied. Take one bar of soap and one plastic knife and let’s get started. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Thursday, July 10 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, July 9 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Lego Building Club (6 to 12 years) 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 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm July 12 and August 16 Eureka! Board Games (4 to 12 years) Visit any library branch and in exchange for your Pickering Public Library Card you may borrow a board game to play while in the library. This is on a first come first served basis. Please Note: Games are to remain in the Library. WWW.PICNET.ORGWWW.PICNET.ORG6 Registration begins Monday, June 23 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.
  • 7. 7 Registration begins Monday, June 23 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. For Children Eureka! Discover Circuits with littleBits (9 to 12 years) Do you have an interest in how electronics and circuits work? Want to come try building your own electronic device? Using snap together electronic circuits called littleBits, experiment and try to complete design challenges. Learn how simple circuits work and then create your own machine. All materials will be provided for use in the program. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Thursday, July 10 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Thursday, August 14 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Thursday, July 24 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Thursday, August 21 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Eureka! Be a Weaving Wizard (9 to 12 years) In the pioneer days, clothing and home furnishings were not bought at the store! Learn about the travelling weavers, the vocabulary of weaving and fibers and fabrics. Staff from Pickering Museum Village will lead children in this handicraft. Each child will use a lap loom and scraps of fabric to weave a small “Mug Rug” to take home. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Friday, July 11 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Friday, July 11 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eureka! Junior Movie Makers (9 to 12 years) Make movies using an iPad and a green screen. You will be asked to complete a “City of Pickering model/photo release” form before the program. Green clothing is not recommended for this program. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Thursday, July 17 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm JUNE - AUGUST | SUMMER 2014 At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Monday, July 14 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm The littleBits Kits were funded through a Capacity Building Grant from
  • 8. WWW.PICNET.ORGWWW.PICNET.ORG8 For Children Registration begins Monday, June 23 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. Eureka! Discover Nature (6 to 8 years) Join authors Jim Chapel and Carol Porter to investigate nature using the five senses. Children will have the opportunity to explore natural objects using their five senses separately and together. They will engage in activities about living things and enjoy making a complimentary craft. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Wednesday, July 16 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Musician Erick Traplin (birth to 12 years) Erick is an award winning musician, singer/songwriter and author who has released seven CDs and three children’s books. He has been entertaining children at schools, libraries, fairs, and community events throughout Ontario and Eastern Canada for over 20 years with his fun-filled, high energy and interactive musical show. With a mixture of original and traditional songs, he captivates young audiences wherever he goes. Erick’s message is one that celebrates the whimsical imagination and unfettered expression of our youngsters. When you see Erick perform you know he loves what he’s doing. So get ready to clap your hands, stomp your feet, sing along, and have some fun!!! Registration is required. At the Central Library: Monday, July 21 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eureka! Make Your Own Board Game (3 to 8 years) Make a board game with your child. You will make your own game, with your own rules and can then have a personalized games night at your house. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Monday, August 18 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Thursday, July 24 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, July 16 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Eureka! Glow Fun (6 to 8 years) Have fun with things that glow. Make your own glowing firefly light. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Thursday, July 24 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, July 23 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • 9. JUNE - AUGUST | SUMMER 2014 For Children Eureka! Summer Puppet Show (2 to 5 years) Everyone is welcome to join us for the ever popular Summer Puppet Show! Enjoy the shows, songs, rhymes and make a craft to take home! At the Central Library: Thursday, July 31 at 2:00 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, July 30 at 10:00 am At the Claremont Branch: Thursday, July 24 at 10:00 am Eureka! Discover How Hovercrafts Work (9 to 12 years) Make your own hovercraft and discover how it moves. We’ll have races and test out different styles of homemade hovercrafts. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Thursday, July 31 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, July 30 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Registration begins Monday, June 23 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. 9 Eureka! Home Depot Workshop (6 to 12 years) Join Home Depot as they teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety along with instilling a sense of pride and accomplishment. In addition to the newly constructed project, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, an achievement pin and diploma. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Friday, July 25 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Friday, July 25 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • 10. 10 Eureka! Pete the Cat Photo Contest (12 years and under) As we all know, Pete the Cat loves his cool shoes! Cut out the picture below or print off a picture of Pete the Cat from the website at www.picnet.org/kids. Starting June 23, email a picture of him to kids@picnet.org with your favourite pair of summer shoes and you will be entered in a prize draw to win a copy of the book Pete the Cat and a $20 gift certificate for Mastermind Toys. All entries must be submitted by August 25. For Children
  • 11. July 2014 Thursday Friday Saturday 4 11 18 25 5 12 19 26 31 3 10 17 24 day, June 23 and is available et.org, by phone or in person. one numbers are located on the ssue as well as on the website. 10:00 am to 11:30 am CN 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm PC Eureka! Kick Off Party (birth to 12 years) 10:00 am to 4:30 pm CN 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm PC 9:15 am to 11:30 am GR 1:15 pm to 4:30 pm CL Eureka! Read Off Your Fees! ) 9 to 12 years) ars) 10:30 am CN Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm CN Lego Building Club (6 to 12 years) 10:30 am CN Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 10:30 am CN Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 10:30 am CN Little Ones (birth to 3 years) 10:15 am CL Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm CN Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm CN Eureka! Soap Carving (9 to 12 years) 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm CN Discover Circuits with littleBits (9 to 12 years) 10:00 am to 12:00 pm CN 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm PC Eureka! Be a Weaving Wizard  (9 to 12 years) 10:30 am CN Little Ones (birth to 3 years) 10:15 am CL Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm CN Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm CN Eureka! Junior Movie Makers (9 to 12 years) 10:00 am to 11:00 am PC 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm CN Eureka! Home Depot Workshop (6 to 12 years) 10:00 am CL Eureka! Summer Puppet Show (2 to 5 years) 10:00 am to 11:00 am PC Eureka! Make Your Own Board Game (3 to 8 years) 10:30 am CN Little Ones (birth to 3 years) 2:00 pm CN Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm CN Eureka! Glow Fun (6 to 8 years) 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm PC Discover Circuits with littleBits (9 to 12 years) 10:30 am CN Little Ones (birth to 3 years) 10:15 am CL Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm CN Eureka! Summer Puppet Show (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm PC Eureka!DiscoverHowHovercraftsWork(9to12years)
  • 12. 12 Monday Tuesday Wednesday 4 11 18 25 5 12 19 26 6 13 20 27 Legend Central Library = CN Petticoat Creek Branch = PC Claremont = CL Greenwood = GR Registration Required = Registration begins Mond either online at www.picne Branch locations and pho back inside page of this is 10:00 am PC Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 10:00 am to 11:00 am PC Eureka! Make a Sock Monster (9 to 12 years) 2:00 pm PC Eureka! Crafternoon (6 to 12 years) 10:00 am PC Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm PC Eureka! Crafternoon (6 to 12 years) 10:00 am to 11:00 am PC Eureka! Hack this Book! (6 to 8 years) 10:00 am to 11:30 am CN 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm PC Eureka! End of Summer Party (12 years and under) 10:00 am PC Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 10:00 am to 11:00 am PC Eureka! Discover Gardening (6 to 8 years) 2:00 pm PC Eureka! Crafternoon (6 to 12 years) 10:00 am CN Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 10:15 am PC Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm CN Eureka! Crafternoon (6 to 12 years) 10:00 am CN Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 10:15 am PC Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm CN Eureka! Crafternoon (6 to 12 years) 10:00 am CN Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 10:15 am PC Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm CN Eureka! Crafternoon (6 to 12 years) 10:00 am to 11:00 am CN Eureka! Make Your Own Board Game (3 to 8 years) 10:30 am PC Little Ones (birth to 3 years) Class A: 9:30 am to 10:30 am CN Class B: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm CN Eureka Scientists in Summer: Please Play With Your Food (3 to 7 years) 10:30 am PC Little Ones (birth to 3 years)
  • 13. 113 Thursday Friday Saturday Aug. 2014 7 14 21 28 8 15 22 1 29 2 9 16 23 30 day, June 23 and is available et.org, by phone or in person. one numbers are located on the ssue as well as on the website. 10:00 am to 11:30 CL Eureka! End of Summer Party (12 years and under) 10:30 am CN Little Ones (birth to 3 years) 10:15 am CL Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm CN Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm CN Eureka! Discover Gardening (6 to 8 years) 10:30 am CN Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm CN Lego Building Club (6 to 12 years) 10:30 am CN Little Ones (birth to 3 years) 10:15 am CL Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm CN Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm CN Eureka! Make a Sock Monster (9 to 12 years) 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm CN Discover Circuits with littleBits (9 to 12 years) 10:30 am CN Little Ones (birth to 3 years) 10:15 am CL Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm CN Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm CN Discover Circuits with littleBits (9 to 12 years 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm CN Eureka! Hack this Book! (6 to 8 years) Between 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm CN Eureka! Builders’ Showcase Dropoff (12 years and under) 10:30 am CN Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) Between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm CN Eureka! Builders’ Showcase and Draw (12 years and under) 10:30 am CN Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 10:30 am CN Family Storytime (2 to 5 years)
  • 14. Legend Central Library = CN Petticoat Creek Branch = PC Claremont = CL Greenwood = GR Registration Required = Monday Tuesday Wednesday 30 7 14 21 28 1 8 15 22 29 2 9 16 23 30 Registration begins Mond either online at www.picne Branch locations and pho back inside page of this is 10:30 am PC Little Ones (birth to 3 years) 10:30 am PC Little Ones (birth to 3 years) 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm CN Musician Erick Traplin (birth to 12 years) 10:30 am PC Little Ones (birth to 3 years) 10:00 am CN Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 10:15 am PC Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm CN Eureka! Crafternoon (6 to 12 years) 10:00 am CN Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 10:15 am PC Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm CN Eureka! Crafternoon (6 to 12 years) 10:00 am CN Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 10:15 am PC Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm CN Eureka! Crafternoon (6 to 12 years) 10:00 am PC Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 10:00 am to 11:00 am PC 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm CN Eureka! Discover Nature (6 to 8 years) 2:00 pm PC Eureka! Crafternoon (6 to 12 years) 10:00 am PC Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 10:00 am to 11:00 am PC Eureka! Glow Fun (6 to 8 years) 2:00 pm PC Eureka! Crafternoon (6 to 12 years) 10:00 am to 11:00 am PC Eureka! Discover How Hovercrafts Work (9 10:00 am PC Eureka! Summer Puppet Show (2 to 5 yea 2:00 pm PC Eureka! Crafternoon (6 to 12 years) 10:00 am CN Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 10:15 am PC Family Storytime (2 to 5 years) 2:00 pm CN Eureka! Crafternoon (6 to 12 years) 10:00 am PC Eureka! Storytime Plus (2 to 5 years) 10:00 am to 11:00 am PC Eureka! Soap Carving (9 to 12 years) 2:00 pm PC Eureka! Crafternoon (6 to 12 years) 10:30 am PC Little Ones (birth to 3 years) 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm PC Eureka! Junior Movie Makers (9 to 12 years)
  • 15. 1. Favourite place to get ice cream 2. Best way to chill out and cool down 3. A park or playground you love to visit 4. A place to explore nature 5. A place where you like to ride your bike, skateboard, scooter etc 6. Your favourite place to go for a splash or a swim 7. Favourite place to go with friends 8. A great picnic spot 9. Favourite place to read 10. Favourite place to shop 11. Spot some Pickering wildlife – birds, squirrels, rabbits etc. 12. Favourite historic location 15 Eureka! Discover Pickering Photo Scavenger Hunt (12 years and under) Use the Eureka! Scavenger Hunt list list below or download it from the website at www.picnet. org/kids and spend your summer discovering Pickering! Share your favourite parts of Pickering with us. Each week choose ONE of the items below (no duplicates please). Snap a selfie at the location, for example at the museum or waterfront, and email it to kids@picnet.org. When you send the picture, be sure to say what number you are doing from the list, where it was taken, your name, phone number and library card number. Each picture will become a ballot for a prize draw for a $50 gift card for Mastermind Toys! Starting June 23 and ending August 25. For Children
  • 16. For Children WWW.PICNET.ORG Eureka! Discover Gardening (6 to 8 years) Get your hands dirty! Learn what plants need to grow, identify wildlife in the garden and more! Registration is required. At the Central Library: Thursday, August 7 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, August 6 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Eureka! Make a Sock Monster (9 to 12 years) Join us and use your imagination to create your very own sock monster to take home! We’ll have tons of fun making, sewing and showing our cool new creatures! Registration is required. At the Central Library: Thursday, August 14 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, August 13 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Eureka! Builders’ Showcase (12 years and under) Show off your building skills by participating in our Builders’ Showcase! Create something using any building toy (Lego, Megablocks, K’nex, etc) Drop off your creation at the Central Library Auditorium on Friday, August 22 between 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm. On Saturday, August 23, bring the family to the Builders’ Showcase anytime between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. All creations must be picked up by 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 23. Everyone who participates will receive a Eureka! builder certificate, a small reward and be entered in a prize draw for a $50 gift card for Mastermind Toys. The draw will be held at 3:00 pm. Participants must be present to win. Registration begins Monday, June 23 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. 16
  • 17. Scientists in Summer: Please Play With Your Food (3 to 7 years) Learning chemistry is fun when it’s all about food! Make elephant toothpaste from household kitchen products. Explore solubility while experimenting with sweet treats. Create art using chemistry and watch it explode! You’ll even get to race your food in this chemical caper. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Monday, August 11 Class A: 9:30 am to 10:30 am or Class B: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Eureka! Hack This Book! (6 to 8 years) Come out and hack a condensed version of Ashley Spires new book – The Most Magnificent Thing, and make it your very own magnificent thing! Fill in the blanks, add colour, stickers and decorations. Use scissors, glue and hole punches and tap into your inner maker! Books provided by Kids Can Press. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Thursday, August 21 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, August 20 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Eureka! End of Summer Party (12 years and under) Join us outside behind the library to celebrate the end of the summer reading club with fun games, crafts and other activities. In case of inclement weather activities will take place indoors. Dress for a mess! At the Central Library: Wednesday, August 27 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, August 27 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm At the Claremont Branch: Thursday, August 28 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am (this location will be indoors) JUNE - AUGUST | SUMMER 2014 17 For Children Registration begins Monday, June 23 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.
  • 18. 18 WWW.PICNET.ORG For Children Frozen Rated G Are you finding it hot outside? Cool off with the box office smash hit Frozen! Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to findAnna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Wednesday, July 9 at 6:30 pm Saturday, August 2 at 2:00 pm Surfs Up Rated G This story follows a rock hopper penguin named Cody Maverick from his hometown of Shiverpool, Antarctica, where all of the other penguins think he’s nothing but a surfing fool, to the “Big Z Memorial Surf Off” on Pen Gu Island. Young Cody is determined to win the most important competition in the world of penguin surfing in honor of “Big Z,” a deceased surfing legend whom he has idolized since childhood. Wednesday, July 16 at 6:30 pm Pixar Shorts Rated G 12 short films from the creative minds that brought you Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and many more. With revolutionary animation, unforgettable music and characters you love, these dazzling short films have changed the face of animation and entertainment and are sure to delight people of all ages for years to come. Saturday, July 19 at 2:00 pm Tangled Rated G When the kingdom’s most wanted and most charming bandit, Flynn Rider, hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief, and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade. Wednesday, July 23 at 6:30 pm Ratatouille Rated PG A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy’s passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30 pm The Muppet Movie Rated G Enjoy the original Muppet Movie from 1979! Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit. Saturday, July 26 at 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 6 at 6:30 pm Planes Rated G Dusty Crophopper is a little cropduster plane with a fear of heights and a crazy dream of being a racer. While his friends need convincing, Dusty gets the training he needs from Skipper, a veteran fighter, and qualifies for the WingsAcross the World race. Wednesday, August 13 at 6:30 pm Sleeping Beauty Rated G When a new princess is born the entire kingdom rejoices. At the celebration an evil sorceress named Maleficent shows up uninvited and casts a curse on the princess. A curse only a prince can break, with the help of three good fairies. Wednesday, August 20 at 6:30 pm All movies are shown in the Central Library Auditorium. Movies, Movies, Movies!
  • 19. JUNE - AUGUST | SUMMER 2014 19 For Teens Teen Summer Reading Club 2014 Why not turn your summer reading into prizes? Register through our website or at any Pickering Public LIbrary branch. For each book you read, write a short review and you will receive a ballot for the Auction in September. There will also be weekly prize draws for books. The more you read, the more you win! And everyone who registers receives a fee forgiveness voucher that will clear your overdue fees. Summer Reading Club Runs from Saturday, June 21 to Saturday, August 30 Plaster Mask Making! Learn how to make a plaster bandage mask impression of your own face. Transform your finished mask with paint and decorations to reveal a secret you! Registration is required. At the Central Library: Wednesday, June 4 at 6:30 pm Create a Vision Board! Do you want to develop a clear picture of your dreams and map out your future? Using the art of collage, you will learn how to create a vision board of all your goals, dreams and aspirations! Magazines will be provided, but feel free to bring your own pictures if you wish. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Tuesday, July 22 at 7:00 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Thursday, July 24 at 7:00 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. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Thursday, June 5 at 6:30 pm
  • 20. WWW.PICNET.ORGWWW.PICNET.ORG20 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. Minecrafternoon Come one, come all and enjoy an afternoon minecraft session in the computer lab! All skill levels are welcome! At the Central Library: Saturday, June 28 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Pop-up Cafe! Drop by our outdoor pop-up cafe for a fun afternoon of activities that include: tie dye shirts, henna designs, nail art, and our makey makey keyboard. Meet new friends and try some of the Library’s latest finds! Refreshments and snacks will be provided. At the Central Library: Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 pm Throwback Thursday Movie Night Travel back to the 90s with us and watch 10 Things I Hate About You! A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does. (Rated: PG-13) Snacks will be provided. At the Central Library: Thursday, August 7 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Exam Study Summer Reading Club Auction After a summer of earning book ballots, use them at our silent auction to win prizes such as an iPod nano, gift cards from stores in the mall, and many more prizes donated by our generous library supporters. Drop in any time while the auction is running to participate. Winners will be contacted the day after the auction. At the Central Library: Saturday, September 6 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm At Central Library (auditorium): June 15, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm June 17, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm June 18, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm June 19, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm June 24, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: June 16, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm June 17, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm June 18, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm June 19, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm June 20, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm June 21, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm June 23, 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm June 24, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm June 25, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 pm Don’t forget about the researchresources on theLibrary website! For Teens
  • 21. 21JUNE - AUGUST | SUMMER 2014 Writer’s Group (ages 16-29) This is an informal, self-run group for those of you who love writing stories, poems, songs, journals, essays, comics, fan-fiction, scripts, blogs, reviews, articles and much more. This group will encourage you to keep writing and refine your craft. Refreshments will be served. At each meeting members will have the opportunity to share and critique each other’s writing in a positive and safe environment. The writer’s group will meet every third Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm starting Tuesday, June 17 in the Central Library Boardroom. Registration is required. &Teens Adults LEARNINGLAB Check out the popular technology classes in the Library Learning Lab. All classes take place at the Central Library. Registration is required and begins Monday, June 16 at 9:30 am 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. Social Media Clinic Having troubles getting your privacy setting correct in Facebook? Still confused between hashtags, mentions and direct messages in Twitter? Can’t make our Pinterest class on August 6th? Drop into the Learning Lab for an informal session where we can help answer your social media sharing questions. Wednesday, July 2 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Photography Basics Don’t know the difference between a dSLR and a compact point-and-shoot camera? Don’t know which one to buy? This workshop will help you understand the basics of modern digital cameras. Also learn about the camera aperture, shutter, ISO, white balance, storage formats and more. If you have a digital camera, please feel free to bring it along. Wednesday, July 9 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Photography Using Your Smartphone’s Camera The “best camera” you own is the one in your pocket and most people today have smartphones. Learn about basic settings and techniques with your Android and iPhone/iPod touch camera. We will also explore various camera and photo apps, like Instagram. A smartphone and access to your app store will be required for this program. Wednesday, July 16 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • 22. WWW.PICNET.ORG22 Pinning With Pinterest One of the most exciting social networking sites to explode on the scene, Pinterest, lets you collect and share websites, images, products and content from around the web. Planning a wedding, looking for bbq ideas or where to go away on vacation? Pinterest is the social sharing site for you. A valid email address is required prior to registration. Wednesday, August 6 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Audio Recording Learn the basics of recording audio using the freely available Audacity software. Understand the differences between a dynamic and condenser microphone, how to plug-in and use a microphone, arming a track for recording, adjusting volume levels, avoiding noise and clipping, using effects and more. Microphone will be provided. Wednesday, August 13 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Basic Blogging with Wordpress Do you have something to say? Do you have things to share? You don’t need to spend a lot to get your message out with a blog. We will be setting up a hosted blog using Wordpress.com A valid email address and basic computer knowledge is required prior to registration. Wednesday, July 23 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Filmmaking - Composition and Shooting Before going into the “editing room,” you’ll need some video footage. This workshop will teach you the basics of composing and shooting digital video. Learn about the different techniques in recording smooth video such as fluid head tripods and steadicams, framing your shots, the rule of thirds and more. Workshop will focus on shooting for interviews and corporate videos. Wednesday, July 30 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm LEARNINGLAB 3D Modelling Using Blender Learn the fundamentals of 3D Modelling using Blender, a free and open source 3D modelling and animation software. Learn all about basic 3D concepts such as meshes, vertices, edges and faces. Workshop will also focus on the Blender user interface and you will learn how to design a very basic 3D model. Explore the Googleverse Chrome. Google Apps. Chromebooks. Google Translate. Google is so much more than a search engine these days. Learn all that Google has to offer. A valid Gmail/Google account is needed for this program. Wednesday, August 20 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Wednesday, August 27 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • 23. &Hours Locations@ your library Renew your items at www.picnet.org or call Automated Telephone Renewals: 905-831-8209 TTY Line: 905- 420-1739 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 Petticoat Creek Branch 470 Kingston Road 905-420-2254 Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 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 23 Holiday Hours Closures • Sunday, May 18 and Monday, May 19 (Victoria Day) • Tuesday, July 1 (Canada Day) • Sunday, August 3 and Monday, August 4 (Civic Holiday) • Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1 (Labour Day) Wishing you safe and happy holidays!
  • 24. The Pickering Public Library has won a TD Summer Reading Club Library Award for 2013. The TD Summer Reading Club Library Award recognizes the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in local public libraries across Canada. Given the creativity and quality of programs, the excellence of collections, and the dedication of staff, Pickering Public Library has been recognized as the second best TD Summer Reading Club in the country. The Library’s children’s services librarian Sarah West accepted the award at the Canada Library Association national conference in Victoria BC, May 29-31st. The library will be awarded $2,500 to be invested in children’s programming. TD Summer Reading Club is an inclusive program that strives to engage all children in the joy of reading during the summer months while championing Canadian writers and illustrators. The program helps connect families with books and build confidence in reading through the delivery of free incentives and fun, accessible library activities. All summer long across Canada, libraries aim to inspire a sense of adventure and wonder, nurture children’s imaginations and celebrate their accomplishments. Congratulations to the children’s team at Pickering Public Library! Join the 2014 Summer Reading Club and when you complete your fourth week, you can take home your Library Champion Lawn Sign. Show your friends and neighbours just how clever you are! They’ll be green with envy! Pickering Library Wins National Award!