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  • @ your library SPREAD We are the hig one of h used, m est award ost WWW.PICNET.ORG/SPREADTHEWORD librarieswinning provinc in the e. GET CAR Summerfind out DED and Reading Club why! Starts June 23rd! See page 2 for details. June to August 2012
  • What’s New?WHAT IS THE TD SUMMER READING CLUB FOR KIDS?It’s a free national program just for kids that runs at the Pickering Public Library every year. This year thetheme is Imagine! Kids who register will receive a free poster, activity book and an Imagine! RecordingBooklet! Visit the Library once a week with your Imagine! Recording Booklet to tell us about what you havebeen reading and receive a sticker with a secret code. There are nine stickers to collect, and the secretcodes will unlock reading rewards on the TD Summer Reading Club website www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca.See if you can collect them all! WHO can join the club? Anyone 4 to 12 years WHERE can I join the club? At your local Pickering Public Library branch WHEN can I join? Register anytime starting June 23rd WHY should I join the club? Because it’s going to be SO MUCH FUN! There will be cool programs, games and activities, and lots of other neat things to see, read and do. By visiting once a week you will be entered in a weekly draw to win prizes like books andgames AND if you visit every week in the summer you will be entered to win a Play Station Vita!Play OnlineBesides the nine stickers to collect, you will be able to earnspecial online badges on the Library’s Catalogue websitepickering.bibliocommons.com by rating books, writingreviews, attending programs and other fun stuff! You willalso be able to make your own avatar on the site andshare what you have been reading with the rest of the kidsin the club!TEENS - GET LIBRARY BOOK BUCKS FOR THEEND OF SEASON AUCTION!Teens can write reviews and earn Library Book Bucks to useat the end of season auction. Bid on items such as a Play Station Vita as well as an itouch and ChaptersGift Cards. Join the Summer Reading Club, write your review on and earn $5 in Library BookBucks. The more you review, the more you earn. At the end of the summer, use your Library Book Bucksto bid at the Summer Reading Club Auction. There will also be weekly draws to win books and you willreceive a voucher to clear up any of those annoying, outstanding fees! See page 15 for more details.2 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
  • What’s New? CHILD SAFETY @ YOUR LIBRARY We enjoy seeing your child using the Library and would like to make sure that his/her visit is as pleasant as possible. However, library staff cannot be responsible for the safety of your child while they are on Library property. Please see Child Conduct and Safety on the Library website @ www.picnet.org/policy for further information or ask staff.HOLIDAY HOURS - ALL BRANCHES WILL BE CLOSEDAll Pickering Public Library locations will be closed on the following dates:Sunday, July 1st (Canada Day)Sunday, August 5th and Monday, August 6th (Civic Holiday)Sunday, September 2nd and Monday, Sept 3rd (Labour Day)All branches of the Pickering Public Library will be open regular business hours on Monday, July 2nd.Wishing you safe and happy summer!ONLINE RESOURCES AT PICNET.ORG Chiltons An online auto repair resource for do-it-yourselfers and automotive students. This 24-hour “mechanic” provides online access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today. Tumblebooks Interactive eBooks for children; follow along as your favourite book comes to life with graphics and sound in English, French, and Spanish. Visit www.picnet.org to learn more. June to August | Summer 2012 3
  • For ChildrenLITTLE ONES STORYTIME(BIRTH TO 36 MONTHS)Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their babies WHAT IS THEand toddlers to share stories, songs, bounces, giggles and READ N’ GROW CLUB?wiggles. It’s a free program for babies, toddlers,At the Central Library: preschoolers and their parents! It runsMondays at 11:00 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. at the Pickering Public Library everyJuly 9th / 12th to August 20th / 23rd year. You will receive a BINGO sheet withlots of fun early literacy activities to do as a family. Visit the Library once aSTORYTIME SOCIAL week with your BINGO sheet to show(BIRTH TO 3 YEARS) us what activities you have done.Parents/caregivers and their children are invited to spend By visiting once a week you will betime with others enjoying refreshments, while celebrating entered in a weekly draw to win prizesbooks and music. Library staff will kick off the social hour like books, toys and gift certificates!with stories and activities for the children followed by time See if you can fill out the whole sheetto enjoy the company of other parents. Register for one by the end of the summer!class only.At the Petticoat Creek Branch: WHO can join the club?Class One: Families with children birth to age 4.Mondays at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. WHERE can I join the club?July 9th to August 20th At your local Pickering Public LibraryClass Two: branch.Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.July 12th to August 23rd WHEN can I join? Register anytime starting June 23rd. WHY should I join the club?IMAGINE! STORYTIME PLUS (2 TO 5 YEARS) Because reading with your childrenReading stories, singing songs, doing rhymes and the Plus is so important and the early literacyof making something special to take home. Join us every activities will help them develop skillsweek for a new Imagine! themed program. they need to succeed in school andAt the Central Library: At the Petticoat Creek Branch: get ready for reading.Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. andJuly 10th to August 21st 6:30 p.m. The program is also going to beThursdays at 2:00 p.m. July 17th to August 21st SO MUCH FUN! There will be coolJuly 12th to August 23rd programs to attend, and activities to do, plus by visiting once a week youAt the Claremont Branch: will be entered in a weekly draw toThursdays at 10:15 a.m. win prizes like books, toys and giftJuly 12th to August 23rd certificates!4 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
  • KINDERGARTEN AND BEYOND! (3 TO 5 YEARS)This hands-on, six week program, is designed for Parents/Caregivers and their children to learn im-portant early literacy skills that will help children to succeed in school. Parents/Caregivers will learn funactivities they can do at home with their child to continue the early literacy learning. Parent/Caregiverparticipation is required. Children must be between the ages of 3 and 5 upon registering. Youngersiblings are not allowed to attend. Registration is required and starts Friday, June 22nd at 9:30 a.m.At the Central Library:Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.July 19th to August 23rdLEGO BUILDING CLUB (6+ YEARS)Come and use your imagination and building skills withother kids. Lego is provided. Parents of children 6 to 9years are asked to stay in the room.At the Central Library:Saturdays, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.July 14th to August 18thAt the Petticoat Creek Library:Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.July 14th to August 18th IMAGINE! BOOK CLUB (9 TO 12 YEARS) The Library’s weekly kid’s book club is about sharing books and having fun. Kids bring in books they have read over the last week and share them with the club, Library staff will share some of their favourites and then it is on to book-related games and activities. Registration is required and starts Friday, June 22nd at 9:30 a.m. At the Central Library: Tuesdays, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. July 10th to August 21st At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesdays, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. July 11th to August 22nd June to August | Summer 2012 5
  • IMAGINE! SUMMER READING KICK OFFJoin us outside behind the Library to celebrate the start of our Summer Reading Clubs! This year’stheme is fantasy. Stations will be set up for families to play games, make crafts, hear stories, get theirfaces painted and register for the reading clubs. Visit each station to complete the scavenger hunt andreceive a prize! In the case of inclement weather we will be inside the Library.At the Central Library:Tuesday, July 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Tuesday, July 3rd from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.WRITE ON! WITH THE BARBARIAN LIBRARIAN (9 TO 12 YEARS)Join Joel A. Sutherland, author of BE A WRITING SUPERSTAR and a contestant on TV’s WIPEOUTCANADA (as the Barbarian Librarian) for this high-energy creative writing workshop. The focus will beon fun and games that will engage children of every skill level, and Joel will share publishing advicewith young writers looking for an inside edge. Write on! Registration is required and starts Friday,June 22nd at 9:30 a.m.At the Central Library:Saturday, July 21st at 2:00 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Saturday, July 7th at 10:30 a.m. FAIRYTALE PUPPET SHOW (ALL AGES) Join us for two Fairytale puppet plays: Rumpelstiltskin and Jack and the Bean Stalk and make something to take home. At the Central Library: Thursday, July 19th at 2:00 p.m. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Tuesday, July 17th at 10:00 a.m. At the Claremont Branch: Thursday, July 5th at 10:30 a.m.6 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
  • For ChildrenFAIRYTALES! STORYTIME PLUS (2 TO 5 YEARS)Reading stories, singing songs, doing rhymes and the Plus of making something special to take home.At the Central Library:Saturday, July 14thSaturday August 18th2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Library:Saturday, July 14thSaturday August 18th10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.JUNIOR PUPPETEERS: IMAGINE (9 TO 12 YEARS)Learn puppetry techniques, plan a show, and then present it to an audience! Snacks will be provided.Registration is required and starts Friday, June 22nd at 9:30 a.m.At the Central Library:July 4th, 5th, 6th, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (3 day workshop - plan to attend all three days.)IMAGINE PUPPET SHOW (ALL AGES)Come celebrate summer at the library with a puppet show filled with fun stories and songs presentedby our very own Junior Puppeteers!At the Central Library:Friday, July 6th11:00 a.m.IS THERE ‘A WOCKET IN YOUR POCKET’? (6 TO 8 YEARS)What is your favourite Dr. Seuss story? Come and use your imagination Seuss-style.At the Central Library:Thursday, July 12th at 2:00 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Tuesday, July 10th at 10:00 a.m.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-tap-ping, finger-snapping good time!At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.July 7th to August 25th June to August | Summer 2012 7
  • For ChildrenTHE ENCHANTED WORLDS OF FAIRIES AND WEE FOLK (9 TO 12 YEARS)Do you believe in fairies, sprites, gnomes and other wee folk? Join us for folklore, legends, and triviaabout these little magical beings, and make your very own wee folk. Children will also help build a Fairyhouse to put in the Library display cabinet. Registration is required and starts Friday, June 22nd at9:30 a.m.At the Central Library:Thursday, July 19th at 2:00 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Tuesday, July 17th at 10:00 a.m.STRANGE WORLD OF ALIENS (6 TO 8 YEARS)Do aliens really exist? Come and enjoy great stories and activities as we explore this mystery together.At the Central Library:Thursday, July 26th at 2:00 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Tuesday, July 24th at 10:00 a.m.IMAGINE A FISH GRANTING YOUR WISH! (8 TO 12 YEARS)This year celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Grimm’s Fairy Tales with over 200classic tales of imagination and fantasy! Join storyteller, singer-songwriter Heather Whaley as she tellsthe original version of the tale The Fisherman and His Wife. You will also learn basic storytelling skillswith Heather and make a home made drum during this workshop. How would you use your drum toenhance the story? What would you ask for if a flounder gave you several wishes? Registration isrequired and starts Friday, June 22nd at 9:30 a.m.At the Central Library:Wednesday, July 25th at 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Wednesday, July 25th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (9 TO 12 YEARS)Calling all readers, inventors and biters! Come in and join us for games and crafts featuring LemonySnicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events. Be prepared for lots of inventing, discovering and fun!At the Central Library:Thursday, August 2nd at 2:00 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Tuesday, July 31st at 10:00 a.m.8 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
  • Please visit the library website, July 2012 www.picnet.org orall 1-888-831-6266/905-831-6265 to register. Thursday Friday Saturdayor 5 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CN ®- Junior 6 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CN ® - 7 10:30 a.m. PC ®- Write On Puppeteers: Imagine Junior Puppeteers: Imagine with the Barbarian Librarian 10:30 a.m. CL - Fairytale Puppet Show 11:00 a.m. CN - Imagine Puppet 10:30 a.m. PC - Family Storytime ShowClub 12 10:00 a.m. PC ® - Storytime Social 13 14 10:30 a.m. PC - Lego Building Club 10:15 a.m. CL - Imagine! Storytime Plus 10:30 a.m. PC - Fairytales! 11:00 a.m. CN - Little Ones Storytime Storytime Plus 2:00 p.m. CN - Imagine! Storytime Plus 2:00 p.m. CN - Lego Building Club 2:00 p.m. CN - Is there ‘A Wocket in Your 2:00 p.m. CN - Fairytales! Storytime Pocket’? Plus 2:00 p.m. CN - Board GamesClub 19 10:00 a.m. PC ® - Storytime Social 20 21 10:30 a.m. PC - Family Storytime 2:00 p.m. CN ® - Write On with 10:00 a.m. CN ® - Kindergarten and Beyond! the Barbarian Librarian 10:15 a.m. CL - Imagine! Storytime Plus 11:00 a.m. CN - Little Ones Storytime 2:00 p.m. CN - Fairytale Puppet Show 2:00 p.m. CN ®- The Enchanted Worlds of Fairies and Wee Folk 2:00 p.m. CN - Board GamesClub 26 10:00 a.m. PC ® - Storytime Social 27 28 9:00 a.m. Read Offa.m. Whitevale Branch - to 11:30 Your Fees!h 10:00 a.m. CN ® - Kindergarten and Beyond! 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CN & PC - 10:15 a.m. CL - Imagine! Storytime Plus Read off your Fees! 11:00 a.m. CN - Little Ones Storytime 2:00 p.m. CN - Imagine! Storytime Plus 10:30 a.m. PC - Family Storytime 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CL - Read Off 2:00 p.m. CN - Strange World of Aliens Your Fees! 2:00 p.m. CN - Board Games 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Greenwood Branch - Read Off Your Fees! 9
  • Legend P Central Library = CN Petticoat Creek Branch = PC Claremont = CL ca Registration Required = Monday Tuesday Wednesday 1 2:00 p.m. PC ®- Imagine! Book Club 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CN - Movie Night: Alice in Wonderland 6 We are closed for the Civic Holiday. 7 9:30 a.m. CN - Imagine! Storytime Plus 8 2:00 p.m. PC ® - Imagine! Book 10:00 a.m. PC ®- Mad Hatter’sTea Club Party 10:00 a.m. PC - Board Games 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PC - Imagine! Storytime Plus 2:00 p.m. CN ®- Imagine! Book Club 13 10:00 a.m. PC ® - Storytime Social 14 9:30 a.m. CN - Imagine! Storytime Plus 15 2:00 p.m. PC ® - Imagine! Book 11:00 a.m. CN - Little Ones Storytime 10:00 a.m. PC - Fairytale Scavenger Club Hunt 10:00 a.m. PC - Board Games 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PC - Imagine! Storytime Plus 2:00 p.m. CN ®- Imagine! Book Club 20 10:00 a.m. PC ® - Storytime Social 21 9:30 a.m. CN - Imagine! Storytime Plus 22 2:00 p.m. PC ® - Imagine! Book 11:00 a.m. CN - Little Ones Storytime 10:00 a.m. PC ® - Wands and Club Wizards 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CN - Movie 10:00 a.m. PC - Board Games Night: The Muppets 10:00 a.m. PC - Fantastical Fantasy Puppet Show 2:00 p.m. CN ®- Imagine! Book Club 6:30 p.m. PC - Imagine! Storytime Plus 27 28 29 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CN - Imagine Epic Quest 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PC - Imagine! Epic Quest10
  • Please visit the library website, Aug. 2012 www.picnet.org orall 1-888-831-6266/905-831-6265 to register. Thursday Friday Saturday 10:30 a.m. PC - Family Storytime 2 10:00 a.m. PC ®- Storytime Social 3 4 10:00 a.m. CN ®- Kindergarten and Beyond! 10:15 a.m. CL - Imagine! Storytime Plus 11:00 a.m. CN - Little Ones Storytime 2:00 p.m. CN - Imagine! Storytime Plus 2:00 p.m. CN - A Series of Unfortunate Events 2:00 p.m. CN - Board Games 9 10:00 a.m. PC ®- Storytime Social 10 11 10:30 a.m. PC - Family Storytime 10:00 a.m. CN ®- Kindergarten and Beyond! 10:15 a.m. CL - Imagine! Storytime Plus 11:00 a.m. CN - Little Ones Storytime 2:00 p.m. CN - Imagine! Storytime Plus 2:00 p.m. CN - Mad Hatter’sTea Party 2:00 p.m. CN - Board Games 16 10:00 a.m. PC ®- Storytime Social 17 18 10:30 a.m. PC - Lego Building Club 10:30 a.m. PC - Fairytales! Storytime 10:00 a.m. CN ®- Kindergarten and Beyond! Plus 10:15 a.m. CL - Imagine! Storytime Plus 11:00 a.m. CN - Little Ones Storytime 2:00 p.m. CN - Fairytales! Storytime 2:00 p.m. CN - Imagine! Storytime Plus Plus 2:00 p.m. CN - Fairytale Scavenger Hunt 2:00 p.m. CN - Lego Building Club 2:00 p.m. CN - Board Games 23 10:00 a.m. PC ®- Storytime Social 24 25 10:30 a.m. PC - Family Storytime 10:00 a.m. CN ®- Kindergarten and Beyond! 10:15 a.m. CL - Imagine! Storytime Plus 11:00 a.m. CN - Little Ones Storytime 2:00 p.m. CN - Fantastical Fantasy Puppet Show 2:00 p.m. CN ®- Wands and Wizards 2:00 p.m. CN - Board Games e! 30 10:30 a.m. CL - Fantastical Fantasy 31 Puppet Show 11
  • Legend P Central Library = CN Petticoat Creek Branch = PC Claremont = CL ca Registration Required = Monday Tuesday Wednesday 2 We are open! 3 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CN - Imagine! 4 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CN ® - Junio Summer Reading Kick Off Puppeteers: Imagine 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. PC - Imagine! Summer Reading Kick Off 9 10:00 a.m. PC ®- Storytime Social 10 9:30 a.m. CN - Imagine! Storytime Plus 11 2:00 p.m. PC ® - Imagine! Book C 11:00 a.m. CN - Little Ones Storytime 10:00 a.m. PC - Is there ‘A Wocket in 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CN - Movie Your Pocket’? Night: The Incredibles 10:00 a.m. PC - Board Games 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PC - Imagine! Storytime Plus 2:00 p.m. CN ®- Imagine! Book Club 16 10:00 a.m. PC ® - Storytime Social 17 9:30 a.m. CN - Imagine! Storytime Plus 18 2:00 p.m. PC ® - Imagine! Book C 11:00 a.m. CN - Little Ones Storytime 10:00 a.m. PC - Fairytale Puppet Show 10:00 a.m. PC ®- The Enchanted Worlds of Fairies and Wee Folk 10:00 a.m. PC - Board Games 2:00 p.m. CN ®- Imagine! Book Club 6:30 p.m. PC - Imagine! Storytime Plus 23 10:00 a.m. PC ® - Storytime Social 24 9:30 a.m. CN - Imagine! Storytime Plus 25 2:00 p.m. PC ® - Imagine! Book C 11:00 a.m. CN - Little Ones Storytime 10:00 a.m. PC - Strange World of Aliens 10:00 a.m. PC ® - Imagine a Fish 10:00 a.m. PC - Board Games Granting Your Wish! 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PC - Imagine! Storytime Plus 2:00 p.m. CN ®- Imagine a Fish Granting Your Wish! 2:00 p.m. CN ®- Imagine! Book Club 30 10:00 a.m. PC ® - Storytime Social 31 9:30 a.m. CN - Imagine! Storytime Plus 11:00 a.m. CN - Little Ones Storytime 10:00 a.m. PC - A Series of Unfortunate Events 10:00 a.m. PC - Board Games 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PC - Imagine! Storytime Plus12 2:00 p.m. CN ®- Imagine! Book Club
  • MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY (6 TO 8 YEARS)Don’t be late, don’t be late, for a very important date! Have tea (drinks and snacks provided) with Aliceand her friends, play games, recite silly poems and make something to take home. Please advise ofallergies at registration. Registration is required and starts Friday, June 22nd at 9:30 a.m.At the Central Library:Thursday, August 9th at 2:00 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Tuesday, August 7th at 10:00 a.m.FAIRYTALE SCAVENGER HUNT (6 TO 8 YEARS)Are you up for a fun challenge? You and your child will sift through clues to uncover fairytalecharacters. Parents must attend.At the Central Library:Thursday, August 16th at 2:00 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Tuesday, August 14th at 10:00 a.m.WANDS AND WIZARDS (9 TO 12 YEARS)Activities and crafts abound in the Wands and Wizards program. Join us and craft your own wand andmake your own special book. Registration is required and starts Friday, June 22nd at 9:30 a.m.At the Central Library:Thursday, August 23rd at 2:00 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Tuesday, August 21st at 10:00 a.m.FANTASTICAL FANTASY PUPPET SHOW (ALL AGES)Use your imagination as we put on these two fantastical puppet shows plus make something to takehome.At the Central Library: At the Petticoat Creek Branch: At the Claremont Branch:Thursday, August 23rd at Tuesday, August 21st at Thursday, August 30th at2:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.BOARD GAMES (6 TO 12 YEARS)Love a good board game? Drop in and meet your friends for loads of fun.At the Central Library: At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Thursdays, July 12th to August 23rd Tuesdays, July 10th to August 21stfrom 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. June to August | Summer 2012 13
  • For ChildrenMOVIE NIGHT: THE INCREDIBLES - RATED GA family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action tosave the world. Popcorn and drinks provided. Parents must accompany children.At the Central Library:Wednesday, July 11th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.MOVIE NIGHT: ALICE IN WONDERLAND - RATED GThe classic Disney animated version of Alice’s adventures as she follows a white rabbit into Wonder-land. During her journey, she encounters the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and a host of other charac-ters. Popcorn and drinks provided. Parents must accompany children.At the Central Library:Wednesday, August 1st from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.MOVIE NIGHT: THE MUPPETS – RATED GWith the help of three fans, The Muppets must reunite to save their old theater from a greedy oil ty-coon. Popcorn and drinks provided. Parents must accompany children.At the Central Library:Wednesday, August 22nd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.IMAGINE! EPIC QUESTTo wrap up the summer reading clubs join us for an epic quest out behind the library. Families will re-ceive clues that will lead them to different library staff dressed up as fantasy characters. Each char-acter will have a challenge for the families to complete before giving them their next clue. Complete thequest and receive an award! In the case of inclement weather we will be inside the Library.At the Central Library:Wednesday, August 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Wednesday, August 29th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.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 silentlyfor 15 mins to have $5 waived off their Library card, or if they read for 30 mins they will have $10waived. Children not yet able to read can have adults accompany them and read quietly together. Feescan be waived off of children’s cards only.At the Central Library: At Claremont Branch: At Whitevale Branch:Saturday, July 28th 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28th 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28thAt Petticoat Creek Branch: At Greenwood Branch: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Saturday, July 28th 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28th 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.14 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
  • For TeensEXAM STUDY SPACEPlease drop into our extra study rooms for quiet study for exams.At the Central Library:Sunday, June 17th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 18th, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, June21st, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Saturday, June 16th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 19th, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday,June 20th, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, June 21st, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.TEEN SUMMER READING CLUB 2011Why not turn your summer reading into cash and prizes? You will have a chance to win books in ourweekly draw. Also, earn library bucks which can be used to purchase fabulous prizes such as iPodtouch, Playstation Vita and Chapters gift cards. It is as simple as registering, reading and writing shortreviews. You will receive a voucher that will clear overdue late fees just for registering.Those interested in participating in this reading program can register at any Pickering Public Library.Program runs from June 23rd to August 29th.TEEN SUMMER READING CLUB LAUNCHWe will be kicking off our teen summer reading club with a fun event! Come out and play Glee Karokeor Just Dance, learn how to use ereaders, check out what is new in teen fiction, sign up for summerreading club and get a chance to win door prizes.At the Central Library:Friday, July 6th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Friday, June 29th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.mSUMMER READING CLUB AUCTIONAfter a summer full of reading, come use your earned library bucks to bid on such items as a Playsta-tion Vita, iPod touch, and Chapters gift cards.At the Central Library:Thursday, August 30th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.mLGBTQ BOOK CLUBAll are welcome to join our first installment of the LGBTQ book club. Please pick one of author DavidLevithan’s books to discuss. Snacks will be provided.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Thursday, July 26th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m June to August | Summer 2012 15
  • OPEN GAMING NIGHT Game on the big screen with our games or borrow a game from our collection to try out! There will also be board games and food. All ages welcome. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Thursday, August 23rd from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. TEEN YOGA (13-19 YEARS) Harmonize your body, mind and spirit with a one hour Hatha yoga session with certified instructor Kris Hoult from East Village Yoga. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it as the teacher has a limited number of mats. At the Central Library: Friday, July 20th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Saturday, July 21st, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. TIGHT KNIT: KNITTING CIRCLE (12-19 YEARS) Explore your creative talents and come out to Tight Knit to learn how to knit and crochet. At the Central Library: Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. June 11th to August 27th NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY TATTOO AND BOOKMARK GIVEAWAY Celebrate National Aborginal Day by coming into the library and getting a free First Nation tattoo and book mark and enter our draw to win fiction titles by First Nation authors At the Central Library: Thursday, June 21st, 9:30 a.m. ‘till supplies run out At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Thursday, June 21st, 9:30 a.m. ‘till supplies run out16 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
  • PET ADOPTION DAYCome join Pickering Animal Services, Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary and Oasis Animal Rescueand Education Center as they showcase the animals they have for adoption, talk about being a respon-sible pet owner and answer questions about caring for your new pet.At the Central Library:Saturday, July 7th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.MOVING- THE FIRST STEPWith humour and compassion, Kathy Zaremba, owner of Felicity-So much more than moving, providesinformation to seniors on the first step of moving: thinking about moving in the future and figuring outwhere to start.  Knowing we all move at some point, Kathy suggests how moving can be a positive ex-perience instead of a scary proposition and offers some tools to get you started.  Kathy’s presentationprovides some thought provoking discussions to have with yourself, spouse, family members or friends.At the Central Library:Tuesday, June 12th, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.GEOCACHING 101Do you own a smartphone with GPS capabilities? If so, then you already have a tool you can use forgeocaching. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game where players try to locate hidden con-tainers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. KenSpence and Chris McDonnell, active geocachers in the Durham Region, will explain the basics of thegame and why it is a great activity for all to participate in.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Wednesday, July 11th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.FACEBOOK FUNDAMENTALSLearn the basics of the largest social website in the world. Come and learn how to set up your ownpage, add a picture, find friends and family, and learn how to control the privacy of your information.Good mouse, keyboard & computer skills, experience navigating the Internet, and an email addressrequired. Space is limited, so registration is required.At the Central Library:Wednesdays, June 6th or 20th, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.TWITTER FOR BEGINNERSLearn how to join and use Twitter, a popular social media app to communicate online.Good mouse, keyboard & computer skills, experience navigating the Internet, and an email addressrequired. Space is limited, so registration is required.At the Central Library:Wednesdays, June 13th or 27th, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June to August | Summer 2012 17
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  • & Central Library One the Esplanade 905-831-6265 ● 1-888-831-6266 @ your library Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Petticoat Creek Branch 470 Kingston Road 905-420-2254 Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Claremont Branch Claremont Community Centre 905-649-3341 Tuesday 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Greenwood Branch 3540 Westney Road 905-683-8844 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Wednesday 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Whitevale Branch 475 Whitevale Road 905-294-0967 Monday 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Automated Telephone Renewals: 905-831-8209 or renew your items at www.picnet.org TTY to-August | Summer 2012 June Line: 905- 420-1739 Jun Sept Summer 2012 19 4
  • FANTASYLAND RIDE RIDE TO READ TO READ F R E E B U S R I D E SRIDE TO READ this summer with your Library!Your library card and the TD Summer Reading Club are your tickets to FREE travel on Durham RegionTransit this summer! Visit the Library website at www.picnet.org for more details!To be eligible for the Ride to Read program, children must be in elementary school (kindergarten to grade eight), and will need to register for the Summer Reading Club in both July and August to receive their transit sticker.Children 10 years of age and under must be accompanied by a fare-paying caregiver while on the bus.