www.picnet.org YOUR LIBRARYThe Heart of an Engaged & CreativeCOMMUNITY January to SPREAD April 2013
What’s New?LEARNING LABIt’s new, it’s happening, it’s high tech and it’s hereat your Library.The Central Library Learning Lab has everything youneed to become tech saavy in no time. There arestate of the art computers outfitted with Windows 7and the Office 2010 Suite. Knowledgeable staff areat your side to get you started.We have a growing list of ongoing technologyclasses and there is something for everyone fromsocial media basics to advice about the latesteReaders and other electronic devices.See page 13 for class details or visit www.picnet.org.Holiday HoursAll branches will be closed:Sunday, December 23rd Monday, February 18th, 2013 for Family DayMonday, December 24th at 1 p.m. for Christmas Eve. Friday, March 29th, 2013 Good FridayTuesday, December 25th for Christmas Day. Sunday, March 31st, 2013 Easter SundayWednesday, December 26th for Boxing Day. Monday, April 1st, 2013 Easter MondaySunday, December 30th Don’t forget, we’re open 24/7 online! YouMonday, December 31st at 1 p.m. for New Years Eve. can still get ebooks, request items, readTuesday, January 1st for New Years Day. reviews and browse!2 CALL OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL BRANCH FOR MORE DETAILS.
What’s New?A Place for AllThe Pickering Central Library is outgrowing its space and needs to expand to better serve the community!We are excited about the opportunity to realize our vision of being The Heart ofan Engaged and Creative Community. We want to be leaders in accessible,innovative information technology. We want to be a destination, a fun place to visitstaffed by a diverse group of professionals who are committed to making a differencein our great city. We want to be a place for all.Stay tuned to the Library’s website and Facebook page for information on how you can help to make thisvision a reality.The Central Library is Your Library and the Community’s Library. Help us to make it a INSPIRINGplace for all! iPhone and Android Apps Keep Pickering Public Library in your pocket! Pickering Public Library mobile applications make it easy to find and discover materials, manage your account, and get the branch and availability information you need. It’s a librarian in your pocket!Online Resources at picnet.orgAncestry Library EditionYour ancestors left clues along the way. Now, you can trace them online. Billionsof records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more are at yourfingertips in the world’s most popular genealogy resource. Content is continuouslyupdated so you’ll always discover something new! In-library use only.Canadian Points of View Reference CenterShould animals have legal rights? Does Canada need mandatory military service? Should theminimum driving age be raised? These are just some of the topics you can explore in this resourcedesigned to present students with multiple views of current issues. In addition to viewpoints, studentswill find magazine & newspaper articles, radio and TV transcripts, primary source documents,reference books and more. JANUARY TO APRIL | WINTER/SPRING 2013 3
For ChildrenBabytalk(birth to 18 months)Join us for songs, books, bounces, and gigglesgalore. Parents and caregivers are invited tobring their babies and share in this special time.At the Central Library:Mondays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.Session one: January 14th / 17th to March 4th / 7thSession two: April 8th / 4th to May 27th / 30thStorytime 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 activitiesfor the children followed by time to enjoy the company of other parents. Registration is required.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Session One: January 28th to March 4th Session Two: April 8th to May 13thClass A: Mondays, 9:45 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Class A: Mondays, 9:45 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.Class B: Mondays, 10:45 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Class B: Mondays,10:45 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.Registration begins Registration beginsMonday, January 7th at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 18th at 9:30 a.m. Toddler Time (18 to 36 months) 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 10:00 a.m. Session one: January 14th to March 4th Session two: April 8th to May 27th At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. Session one: January 16th to March 6th Session two: April 3rd to May 29th4 CALL OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL BRANCH FOR MORE DETAILS.
Family Storytime (2 to 5 years)Family storytimes are aimed at children ages 2 to 5, but everyone is welcome to join us for atoe-tapping, finger-snapping good time!At the Central Library: Petticoat Creek Branch: Claremont Branch:Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Session one: January 17th toSession one: January 15th / Session one: January 15th / March 7th19th to March 5th / 2nd 19th to March 5th / 2nd Session two: April 4th to MaySession two: April 2nd / 6th to Session two: April 2nd / 6th to 30thMay 28th / June 1st May 28th / June 1stKindergarten and Beyond! (3 to 5 years)This hands-on, six week program, is designed for Parents/Caregivers and their children to learnimportant early literacy skills that will help children to succeed in school. Parents/Caregivers willlearn fun activities they can do at home with their child to continue the early literacy learning. Parent/Caregiver participation is required. Children must be between the ages of 3 and 5 upon registering.Siblings are not allowed to attend. Registration is required.At the Central Library: Petticoat Creek Branch:Mondays,10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Fridays,10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Session One: January 28th to March 4th Session One: January 25th to March 1stSession Two: April 8th to May 13th Session Two: April 26th to May 31stRegistration for Session One begins Monday, January 7th at 9:30 a.m.Registration for Session Two begins Monday, March 18th at 9:30 a.m.Youth Leadership: Public Speaking (8 to 12 years)Do you want to develop your public speaking skills?Effective public speakers become better leaders. Gainexperience in public speaking in a fun interactive environmentthrough the Toastmasters Youth Leadership. Registrationis required.At the Central Library:Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Session One: January 24th to February 21stSession Two: April 4th to May 9thRegistration for Session One begins Monday, January 7th at 9:30 a.m.Registration for Session Two begins Monday, March 18th at 9:30 a.m. JANUARY TO APRIL | WINTER/SPRING 2013 5
Lego Building Club (6+ 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, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. January 12th, February 9th, March 23rd, April 13th.15 minutes of FunCelebrate Family Literacy Day with avariety of fun family activities at theLibrary! Play games, hear stories,make crafts and do science activities.Learn how 15 minutes a day of funliteracy activities can make a bigdifference to your family`s literacy!This is a PA Day for all schools inDurham Region.At the Central Library:Friday, January 25th,2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Friday, January 25th,10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Don’t Wake the Bear! Learning happens inupeverything we do. My Pet Rocks! write a groceryStorytime Plus (Ages 6 to 8) Whether you team to sort laundry, list, or discover a new route to school, you are learning(2 to 5 years) together. How will you learn with your family? Take the If you’ve always wanted a pet, here’s your learning journey at FamilyLiteracyDay.ca and download chance! Make and decorate your own petEnjoy stories and songs and find out what your Journey to Learning Passport. rock and enjoy fun stories and activities.animals are missing out on winter fun.Make a craft to take home. At the Central Library:At the Central Library: Friday, March 8th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Friday, March 8th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. At the Petticoat Creek Branch:At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Friday, March 8th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Friday, March 8th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.6 CALL OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL BRANCH FOR MORE DETAILS.
For ChildrenSnow Time (2 to 5 years)It’s snowing - what can we do in the snow? What will we wear? Stories, songs and rhymes aboutsnow and a ‘snow’ craft to take home. Let’s have fun!At the Central Library: At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Saturday, March 9th, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16th, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Create a Crazy Creature (9 to 12 years)Learn about different creatures and where they live, then use that knowledge to create your own!Help populate our crazy creature habitats with your own creation!At the Central Library: At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Saturday, March 9th, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16th, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Ontario Turtles! (6 to 12 years)Join Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre as we explore the secret world of turtles inOntario and find out why Ontario needs a Turtle Hospital. Learn about thedifferent species and follow the story of what happens to an injured turtlethat is admitted to the hospital up until its release day. Meet our specialguest, “Paddy”, a live snapping turtle, to learn the secret behind hissnap! Registration is required and begins Monday, February11th at 9:30 a.m.At the Central Library:Monday, March 11th,10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Monday, March 11th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Animal Tracks (6 to 8 years) Ever wonder who left those strange footprints in your backyard? Well, join us and learn all about different animal tracks and how to find out who they belong to! There will be lots of fun and interesting activities and a craft to take home! Registration is required and begins Monday, February 11th at 9:30 a.m. At the Central Library: Monday, March 11th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Tuesday, March 12th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. JANUARY TO APRIL | WINTER/SPRING 2013 7
Forest Adventure Puppet Show (All ages)Join us for some beary adventurous puppet plays, songs, and a craft duringMarch Break. Furry fun for the whole family!At the Central Library:Thursday, March 14th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Tuesday, March 12th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.At the Claremont Branch:Thursday, March 14th, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.Could You Survive? (9 to 12 years)Test your survival knowledge. Do you know what to do if you are caught in a snowstorm? Take the quizzesand make a survival box. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 11th at 9:30 a.m.At the Central Library: At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Friday, March 15th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 13th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bats and Birds at the Library? Have you ever wondered how animals adapt to different surroundings? Or how bats can fly even though they’re blind? Join presenters from the Centre for the Conservation of Specialized Species and learn about native Ontario species and how they live. You’ll also get a chance to get up close and personal with live bats and birds of prey! Registration is required and begins Monday, February 11th at 9:30 a.m. At the Central Library: Thursday, March 14th Class A (6 to 8 years): 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Class B (9 to 12 years): 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Celebrate Earth Day!Do you have a great way to save energy? Or an idea for conservingwater? How about recycling ideas? Visit our website at www.picnet.orgor drop by your local library branch between Monday, April 15th andFriday, April 26th to fill out a card (on recycled paper of course) withyour idea and add it to our Help Save the Earth wall!8 CALL OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL BRANCH FOR MORE DETAILS.
For Children Movies, Movies, Movies! Brave Lion King Merida is a skilled archer and Following the adventures of impetuous daughter of King Simba, the feisty lion cub who Fergus and Queen Elinor. “just can’t wait to be king”, The Determined to carve her own Lion King is a r ip- r oar i ng path in life Merida’s actions com edy with an upl i fti ng inadvertently unleash chaos and message of courage, loyalty fury in the kingdom, and when and hope, a timeless tale for she turns to an eccentric old Wise all ages - a perfect night out Woman for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. for the whole family. Rated G The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly At the Central Library: curse before it’s too late. Rated PG Wednesday, March 13th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. At the Central Library: Friday, March 8th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bolt The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes A Bugs Life his powers are real embarks on A misfit ant, looking for “warriors” a cross country trek to save his to save his colony from greedy co-star from a threat he believes grasshoppers, recruits a group is just as real. Rated PG of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. Rated G At the Central Library: Friday, March 15th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. At the Central Library: Tu e s d a y, M a r c h 1 2 t h , 6:30 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. They’re free! Drop in. Forest of Reading Award ProgramVote for which author should win the 2013 Forest of Reading Award for your age category! Thisprestigious award is decided by children! Pick up the list of nominated books at any local branchand read at least five of the ten nominated titles. Then come back to the library with your checkedoff list to vote for your favourite. Votes must be in by April 22nd. Age Categories: 4. Silver Birch Non-fiction (Grades 5 to 6) 1. Blue Spruce (Grades K to 2) 5. Le Prix Peuplier (Grades K to 2) 2. Silver Birch Express (Grades 3 to 4) 6. Le Prix Tamarac Fiction (Grades 3 to 6) 3. Silver Birch Fiction (Grades 5 to 6) 7. Le Prix Tamarac Non-Fiction (Grades 3 to 6) JANUARY TO APRIL | WINTER/SPRING 2013 9
Children Teens 2010 Grade 1-3 First Place Winner & Lego Contest! Are you a master Lego brick builder? Do you love creating amazing constructions? Want to show off your skills? The Pickering Public Library is holding a contest for all builders to demonstrate their Legomania. Build your most impressive Lego brick creation and bring it to the library to enter in our contest. The subject can be anything you can imagine, from spaceships to submarines, cars to cattle, just go and build it! Registration is required.The Categories: The Rules: • JK/SK 1. Register between Monday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m. and • Grade 1-2 Friday, February 15th at 9:00 p.m. • Grade 3-4 2. Your entry must be accompanied by a completely filled out • Grade 5-6 entry form available at www.picnet.org/kids • Grade 7-9 3. Your entry must be brought to the Central Library • Grade 10 and above: Auditorium between noon and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Anyone can enter, adults too! February 16th, 2013. • Group: All ages, a group of friends 4. The person/persons entering the contest must be present or Family members can work on for the results at 3:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. this category together! 5. No Lego construction kits allowed, no instructions from the internet or magazine or book. All built portions must be original. This has to be your own creation!Nature Break: March Break ShortStory ContestDo you enjoy writing? Create an entry for the Library’s March Break Short Story Contest. For fullcontest details visit your local Pickering Public Library Branch or go online to www.picnet.org/kids.The Rules: 1. Short story can be no longer than two pages 2. The theme this year is outdoor adventure 3. The short story must begin with the line, “I was walking through the forest when…” 4. Writers must have their own Pickering Public Library card 5. Fully completed entry form must accompany short story 6. Entries will be divided into the following age categories: JK- SK, grades 1 - 3, 4 - 6, 7 – 8, 9 - 12 7. Writers must email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop off their story to a Pickering Public Library branch by March 15th. 8. All winning entries will be published on the Library’s website.10 CALL OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL BRANCH FOR MORE DETAILS.
For TeensDivergent Tattoo GiveawayYou cannot prepare for this test in any way. What Faction are you? If you are truly Dauntless, comein and get your divergent tattoo and enter a draw to win a copy of Divergent.At the Central Library and Petticoat Creek Branch:Saturday, January 26th, 9:00 a.m. until supplies run out. Need Volunteer Hours? Be a Reviewer for the Library! Earn your community service volunteer hours for reviewing library materials for the Library catalogue and Facebook pages. Volunteer instructions and applications are available at any Library branch and on the Library website - www.picnet.org.Exam Study SpacePlease drop into our extra study rooms for quiet study for exams.At the Central Library: Auditorium At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Program RoomSaturday, January 19th, 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, January 19th 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Sunday, January 20th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday January 21st 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Tuesday, January 22nd, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 22nd, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Saturday, January 26th, 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday January 23rd, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Sunday, January 27th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, January 24th, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Tuesday, January 29th, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, January 26th 9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Monday, January 28th 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Forest of Reading Voting PartyWe need your vote! Vote for your favourite White Pine (High School) or Red Maple fiction (Grades7 & 8) title! You must read a minimum of 5 titles to vote. For a complete list of the Red Maple andWhite Pine titles, please see the Forest of Reading 2013 website http://www.accessola.org.Refreshments will be served.At the Central Library:Monday, April 22nd, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. JANUARY TO APRIL | WINTER/SPRING 2013 11
For Adults How to Start a Small Business This seminar will provide exercises and take you through the steps involved in starting a small business so that you can determine if entrepreneurship is the correct choice for you and your ideas. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Wednesday, January 23rd, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. OR Wednesday, February 20th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Managing Menopause Naturally Dr. Natalie McCulloch and Dr. Nicole Sandilands, naturopathic doctors, will discuss how to manage menopausal symptoms naturally. Dr. McCulloch and Dr. Sandilands practice at the Durham Natural Health Centre in Pickering and will share strategies on how to provide relief and healing during this time. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Wednesday, January 30th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. T-shirt Creations Craft An old t-shirt finds new life under the crafting guidance of Tammy Gay. Tammy is a graphic designer and crafter extraordinaire who will lead participants in creating a necklace, hairband, bracelet or anklet out of the shirt. T-shirts will be provided for participants. Registration is required. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Thursday, April 18th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.12 CALL OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL BRANCH FOR MORE DETAILS.
Check out the popular technology classes in the Library Learning Lab. All classes take place at theCentral Library in the Learning Lab from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration is required and beginsMonday, December 17th at 9:30 a.m. in person or by phone 905-831-6265.Introduction to Computers Introduction.Learn the basics about computers, mouse andkeyboarding skills. This class is required to take other to Windows 7Technology Classes at the Library. Learn the basics of the Windows 7 operating • Wednesday, January 9th system. • Thursday, January 10th • Wednesday, February 13th • Thursday, February 14th • Wednesday, January 16th • Wednesday, March 27th It is recommended participants have attended Introduction • Thursday, March 28th to Computers. Introduction to Introduction to Word 2010 Excel 2010Learn how to use the most popular word Learn how to use a spreadsheet to do simpleprocessing software in the world. business math. • Thursday, January 17th • Wednesday, January 23rd • Thursday, February 21st • Wednesday, February 27th • Thursday, April 4th • Wednesday, April 10thIt is recommended participants have attended Introduction It is recommended participants have attended Introductionto Computers. to Computers. Introduction to Email Email is an essential way to communicate in today’s online world. Learn the basics of many popular email services, such as Yahoo, Hotmail, and Gmail. • Thursday, January 24th • Thursday, February 21st • Thursday, April 4thIt is recommended participants have attended Introduction to Computers. Attendees must have a valid email account. JANUARY TO APRIL | WINTER/SPRING 2013 13
Check out the popular technology classes in the Library Learning Lab. All classes take place at theCentral Library in the Learning Lab from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration is required and beginsMonday, December 17th at 9:30 a.m. in person or by phone 905-831-6265. FUNdamentals Introduction toLearn the basics of the world’s largest social After you take this class you’ll know how to tweet,network, Facebook. retweet, mention and dm other Twitter users. • Wednesday, February 6th • Thursday, February 7th • Wednesday, March 6th • Thursday, March 7th • Wednesday, April 17th • Thursday, April 18thIt is recommended participants have attended Introduction It is recommended participants have attended Introduction toto Computers. Attendees must have a valid email address Computers. Attendees must have a valid email address andand have a Facebook account. have a Twitter account. Introduction to Windows 8 Learn the basics of the latest Windows desktop. • Wednesday, February 20th • Wednesday, April 3rd It is recommended participants have attended Introduction to Computers. Technology Open House Let us help you figure out what you got under your tree this holiday season. Library technology staff will be on hand to answer your questions about the latest Windows 8 operating system, eReaders, tablets, laptops and other electronic devices. Please bring your own device. Refreshments will be served. At the Central Library: Saturday, January 5th from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.14 CALL OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL BRANCH FOR MORE DETAILS.