1. What’s On @ your library Inside this Issue What’s New 2 Pickering’s Bicentennial 4 Children’s Programs 5 Teen Programs 10 Adult Programs 11 Computer Classes 14 Hours and Locations 15Follow us Sept - Dec 2011
2. GET SOCIAL @ YOUR LIBRARYPickering Public Library is excited to share our current trends and technology with our members. We’renow able to offer the latest in social media and mobile applications.Visit us on our website at http://www.picnet.org/aboutthelibrary/branches to find our facebook and twitterlinks and follows for great updates and real time news. Or go directly to our social media pages at: http://www.facebook.com/PPLibrary http://twitter.com/#!/pickeringpublibVisit our website http://www.picnet.org to get the latest from the online catalogue.MOBILE APPSYou can now access the library in your pocket! Our mobile apps areavailable for the android and iphone. You’ll have access to the latesttitles, your library holds, checked items and much more.In addition, you can sign up for our email updates to receive detailedinformation and reminders about up coming events as well as recievingour entire “What’s On” publication direct to your inbox.Use your QR reader to access them now!EREADERS NOW AVAILABLEPut away the book bag and take out an ereader!Have you tried an ereader yet? If not, you’re missing out on one of the fastest growing ways to read yourfavourite books…free at your Library! Starting on Saturday, July 9th, the Pickering Public Library will be lending out Kobo ereaders to clients from the Central Library and Petticoat Creek branches. Clients can come in and check out an ereader, then get staff help to load it with ebooks. It’s never been easier, and with summer travel approaching, there’s never been a better time to give an ereader a try! For more information, visit your local Pickering Library Branch, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Call or visit your local branch for more details.2 Contact information is listed on the back page.
3. What’s New?HOLIDAY HOURS - ALL BRANCHES WILL BE CLOSEDLabour Day Christmas DaySunday, September 4 Sunday, December 25Monday, September 5 Boxing DayThanksgiving Monday, December 26Sunday, October 9 New Year’s EveMonday, October 10 Saturday, December 31Christmas Eve New Year’s Day 2012Saturday, December 24 Sunday, January 1, 2012YOU ASKED FOR IT...We heard you. If you have overdue book fines and/or outstanding fees you will soon be able to makeyour payments online! More information coming soon. Please contact the library for more details. Anannouncement will be made in the coming months, so stay tuned.PHOTO CREDITSThanks to Linda McDade for the Cover Image! Thanks also to Carolyn von Hasselbach, Randy Jarvis,Jennifer Zoethout and Elaine Etcher for their submissions used throughout the publication. Pictures courtesy of Pickering Public Library Staff. Call or visit your local branch for more details. Contact information is listed on the back page. 3
4. CELEBRATE PICKERING’S 200TH BIRTHDAY!2011 is a year of celebration and reflection as Pickering marks its bicentennial year. It has been 200years since the very first Township council sat down to make decisions about the community we nowlive in. This is a special opportunity to reflect on our past, enjoy where we are today, and look forwardto the future. Whether you are a new arrival to Pickering or a long-time resident, join in the Bicentennialcelebrations to learn about our shared heritage.BICENTENNIAL DISPLAY: 200 YEARS OF PICKERING FAMILIESThere will be a monthly display on the second floor of the Central Library in the display cabinetoutside the Local History room. Each month a different Pickering family will be featured to highlightPickering’s past and present. This is a unique opportunity to view artifacts and documents that havenot been on view to the public before.PHOTO SCANNING DAYSAlways wanted to see your favorite photos in digital? Preserving your family’s memories is easier thanever! Drop by the Central Library on one of three scanning days to scan your pictures and take themhome as a digital copy on a DVD. You can also volunteer to add your photos to the Pickering-AjaxDigital Archive (www.pada.ca) so the whole community can share in your great pics.At the Central Library:Drop-in on Thursday, September 29th between 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Friday, September 30thbetween 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or Saturday, October 1st between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.FIX YOUR PICCome with a damaged photo and use the Library’s computers and Photoshop to make it seem like newagain. You will learn in a hands-on setting how to fix problems like tears, discolouration, red-eye andmore. Plus, you will get to print out your good-as-new photo as a memento, just in time for theHolidays. Registration is required.At the Central Library:1-hour sessions on, Thursday, December 8th at 5:00 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Friday,December 9th at 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. Saturday, December 10th at 1:00 p.m.,2:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:1-hour sessions on, Thursday, December 8th at 5:00 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Friday,December 9th at 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. Saturday, December 10th at 1:00 p.m.,2:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Call or visit your local branch for more details.4 Contact information is listed on the back page.
5. BABYTALK (BIRTH TO 18 MONTHS)Join us for songs, books, bounces, and giggles galore. Parents/caregivers are invited to bring theirbabies and share in this special time.At the Central Library:Mondays at 11:00 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. September 12th/15th toNovember 28th/December 1stSTORYTIME SOCIAL (BIRTH TO 3 YEARS)Parents/caregivers and their children are invited to spend time with others enjoying refreshments, whilecelebrating books and music. Library staff will kick off the social hour with stories and activities for thechildren followed by time to enjoy the company of other parents. Registration is required.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Registration begins Friday September 2nd at 9:30 a.m.Session 1: September 12th till October 17thRegistration begins Friday October 14th at 9:30 a.m.Session 2: October 24th till November 28thTODDLER TIME (18 TO 36 MONTHS)All toddlers are invited to bring a caregiver and join us for stories, songs, wiggles and giggles. Toddlerswill have a great time listening and learning.At the Central Library:Mondays at 9:30 a.m. September 12th to November 28thAt the Petticoat Creek Branch:Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. September 14th to November 30thFAMILY 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:Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. September 13th to November 29thPetticoat Creek Branch:Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. September 13th/17thto November 29th/26thClaremont Branch:Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. September 15th to December 1st Call or visit your local branch for more details. Contact information is listed on the back page. 5
6. CELEBRATE SCAREDY SQUIRREL’S BIRTHDAY (ALL AGES)You’re invited to Scaredy Squirrel’s Birthday Party! Play games, hear Scaredy Squirrel stories andmake a craft to take home! RSVP to the party by registering. Registration is required. Registrationbegins September 2nd at 9:30 a.m.At the Central Library:Saturday, September 17th at 2:00 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Saturday, September 17th at 10:30 a.m.CELEBRATE FIRE PREVENTION WEEK AT THE LIBRARY! (5 TO 8 YEARS)Children and their caregivers are invited to participate in stories, songs and activities to do with fireprevention and fire fighters. Registration is required. Registration begins September 2nd at 9:30 a.m.At the Central Library:Saturday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Library:Saturday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m.HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN (ALL AGES)Looking for something fun to do? Then look no further! Come join us for some creepy crawly Halloweenthemed family activities, stories and crafts. Costumes are encouraged but optional.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Saturday, October 29th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Call or visit your local branch for more details.6 Contact information is listed on the back page.
7. KINDERGARTEN AND BEYOND! (3 TO 5 YEARS)This hands-on, six week program, is designed to help Parents/Caregivers and their children learnimportant early literacy skills that will help children to succeed in school. Parents/Caregivers will learnfun 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.Registration is required.At the Central Library:Session 1: Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. September 8th till October 13thRegistration begins Friday September 2nd at 9:30 a.m.Session 2: Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. October 26th till November 30thRegistration begins Friday October 14th at 9:30 a.m.WISEGUYS HOMEWORK CLUB (8 TO 11 YEARS)Snacks, homework help, computer lab and all kinds of fun educational games and activities! Learn touse the Library and the Internet to find the information you need for school. Registration is required.At the Central Library: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Session 1: September 13th till October 13thRegistration begins Friday September 2nd at 9:30 a.m.Session 2: October 25th till November 24thRegistration begins Friday October 14th at 9:30 a.m.WIZKIDS HOMEWORK CLUB (8 TO 11 YEARS)Snacks, homework help, and all kinds of fun educational games and activities! Learn to use the Libraryto find the information you need for school. Registration is required.At Petticoat Creek Library: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Session 1: September 13th till October 13thRegistration begins Friday September 2nd at 9:30 a.m.Session 2: October 25th till November 24thRegistration begins Friday October 14th at 9:30 a.m.LEGO BUILDING CLUB (6+ YEARS)Come and use your imagination and building skills with other kids. Lego is provided. Parents ofchildren 6 to 9 years are asked to stay in the room.At the Central Library: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.September: 10thOctober: 1stNovember 12thDecember 10th Call or visit your local branch for more details. Contact information is listed on the back page. 7
8. CELEBRATE WINTER: SCIENCE OF SNOW (8 TO 11 YEARS)Can’t wait for the snow? Come in out of the cold and join our Mad Scientists as they do winterscience experiments. Dress for mess! Registration is required. Registration begins Friday,October 14th at 9:30 a.m.At the Central Library:Saturday, November 26th at 2:00 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Saturday, November 26th at 10:30 a.m. Call or visit your local branch for more details.8 Contact information is listed on the back page.
9. CELEBRATE WINTER: GINGERBREAD TALES (ALL AGES) Have a deliciously fun time watching a puppet show and then decorating your own cookie to take home with you. Dress for mess! Registration is required. Registration begins Friday, October 14th at 9:30 a.m. At the Central Library: Friday, November 18th at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Friday, November 18th at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 3rd at 10:30 a.m. At the Claremont Branch: Thursday, November 17th at 10:30 a.m. CELEBRATE WINTER: HOLIDAY CARDS (6 TO 11 YEARS) Get creative with scrapbook supplies and make holiday cards for friends and family. Registration is required. Registration begins Friday, October 14th at 9:30 a.m. At the Central Library: Saturday, November 19th at 2:00 p.m. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Saturday, November 19th at 10:30 a.m.CELEBRATE WINTER PHOTO CONTEST (ALL AGES)Take a picture of a sign or signs of winter! • Submit your picture by email to email@example.com, with the subject heading: Celebrate Winter Photo Contest • Photos must be accompanied by a Contest Entry Form • Entrants must have a Pickering Public Library Card to enter • Prize categories are: JK to SK, Grade 1 to 3, Grade 4 to 6. Grade 7 to 8, Grade 9 to 12, adult • Winning entries will be posted on the Library Website • All entries must be received by December 12th Call or visit your local branch for more details. Contact information is listed on the back page. 9
10. BATTLEFIELD 3 TOURNAMENTThe Library is offering another chance to compete against others and show off your skills. Thistournament will be played on the PS3 console. Battle on our projection screen with a stereo soundsystem! Participants under 18 will need to complete a permission form, signed by their parent/guardian. Snacks will be served and there are prizes for the winners! Registration is required.At the Central Library:Saturday, October 29 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.OLD SCHOOL GAMINGCome out and play NES and Sega Genesis games on the big screen. Feel free to bring an old consoleif you have one and we will hook it up.At the Central Library:Friday, September 23, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., AuditoriumVIDEO GAME DESIGN BASICSA three hour workshop on basic game design. Attendees will learn about game design decisions andwill be able to develop the rules and materials for simple table-top games. Registration is required.At the Central Library:Tuesday, October 18, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., BoardroomDAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATIONCelebrate the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, by making traditional festive masks and decorative feltskulls which you can use as accessories. Registration is required.At the Petticoat Creek Library:Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.HUNGER GAMES JEOPARDYCome to a Hunger Games Party. Test your knowledge of the Hunger Games series with a game ofJeopardy. We will have special snacks from the stories and prizes as we celebrate this awesome bookseries.At the Central Library:Wednesday, November 23, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., AuditoriumAt the Petticoat Creek Library:Thursday, November 24, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call or visit your local branch for more details.10 Contact information is listed on the back page.
11. YMCA EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLINGReceive employment counselling from the YMCA. These one-on-one sessions will allow you toget help on all aspects of job seeking. Registration is required. Sessions are available byappointment only.At the Central Library:Thursdays, 15 minute appointments, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.September 8th, October 6th, November 10th, December 8th.BICENTENNIAL BOOK CLUBCelebrate Pickering’s Bicentennial by joining this book club. Each month we will be reading a“bestseller” from the past 200 years starting with the 1800’s. Snacks are provided. In December,world famous author Robert Rotenberg joins the group to discuss current Canadian Literature.Registration is required.At the Central Library:Mondays, 7:00 p.m. (Monthly)September 26th, October 24th, November 28th, December 19thDOWNSIZING AND ORGANIZINGAre you moving to a smaller place and wondering how on earth all your stuff will fit? Having a hardtime letting go of clutter? Lurlene Anderson from Organize your World is here to help. It’s not asoverwhelming as you think.At the Central Library:Thursday, October 20th, 7:00 p.m.DISCOVER HYPNOSISJoin Sean Kennedy as he introduces what hypnosis is, it’s use, and dispels some of the mythssurrounding it. Sean holds the designation of Consulting Hypnotist and is a Certified Practitionerof Reiki.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Thursday, September 29th, 7:00 p.m. Call or visit your local branch for more details. Contact information is listed on the back page. 11
12. WOMEN’S DISCUSSION GROUPTalk about the issues of the day, meet with other women in the community, and take some time foryourself! This group meets monthly. Drop in program. Refreshments are provided.At the Central Library:Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.September 24th, October 22nd, November 26th. No meeting in December.NON-FICTION BOOK CLUBFrom Biology to Biographies, Philosophy to Paleontology, it’s all entertaining non-fiction. Snacks areprovided. Registration is required.At the Central Library:Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Monthly)September 27th, October 25th, November 29th, December 20thPASS THE BOOK CLUB BASH!20 years have gone by for the Central Libraries’ Adult Book Club. So it is time to celebrate thismilestone with a great big party. Cake and other tasty treats will be served, and there will be aninformation session as well on how to start your own book club. Registration is required.At the Central Library:Wednesday, September 21st, 7:00 p.m. ONTARIO PUBLIC LIBRARY WEEK 2011 This year Ontario Public Library Week takes place from October 16th – October 22nd, and coincides with Canadian Public Library Month. The evolution of libraries will be celebrated during Canadian Library Month. The theme, Your Library, A Place Unbound, highlights the shift to innovations such as digital and downloadable books, music, movies, magazines, Internet access, electronic databases, eReaders, gaming and reaching out to a new generation of library users via social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Stay tuned for news and events @ your library. Call or visit your local branch for more details.12 Contact information is listed on the back page.
13. G-FORCE: GRANDMOTHERS HELPING GRANDMOTHERSAn off-shoot of the Stephen Lewis Foundation this group does fundraising for their counterparts inAfrica. Often it’s the Grandmothers raising their grandchildren in Africa, and every bit helps. Hear aboutthis initiative and participate in a little social activism.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Thursday, October 27th, 7:00 p.m.UNITED NATIONS TSUNAMI RELIEFOn December 26th 2004 saw a series of tsunamis. After the disaster, Ron Kurelo, a paratrooper,Canadian Forces vet and former cop, along with 50 or so veterans went on a UN aid mission toThailand. They helped with the rebuilding and protected children from those who would prey on themfor use in the sex trade. He presents footage of this trip, and answers questions.At the Central Library:Wednesday, November 9th, 7:00 p.m.REMEMBRANCE DAY TEAIn respect to those whosacrificed all for their country,and for those who still do, allare invited to this High Tea.There will be a surprise guestspeaker as well.At the Central Library:Friday, November 11th,2:00 p.m. Remembrance Day at the John McRae House (birthplace, museum, & memorial) in Guelph, Ontario Canada.WOMEN AND MONEYThis session will help you plan/work with life changes such as job loss, relationship break-up, and otherlife altering events.At the Central Library:Wednesday, November 30th, 7:00 p.m. Call or visit your local branch for more details. Contact information is listed on the back page. 13
14. BASIC COMPUTERS Basic Computers including learning to use a Mouse: Tuesday, September 20th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 21st 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Introduction to the Internet: Tuesday, October 4th 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 5th, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Introduction to Email: Part One: Tuesday October 18th 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 19th, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Part Two: Tuesday, October 25th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 26th, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Either register for one or two programs or plan to attend all. Participants who attend all computer training will receive a certificate upon completion. Registration starts on Tuesday, September 6th at 9:30 a.m. A valid Pickering Public Library card is required. Call the Central Library for more information or to register. 905-831-6265 ext. 6243 DIGITAL PHOTO EDITING 101 Learn basic digital photo editing using Adobe Photoshop. Remove red eye, crop pictures and more to improve the quality of your photographs. Registration is required. Registration begins on Tuesday, September 6th at 9:30 a.m. At the Central Library: Tuesday, September 13th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. VECTOR GRAPHICS AND ILLUSTRATION Learn the basics of vector graphics and illustration using Adobe Illustrator. Create the based shapes and objects, add colours and gradients, and more. Registration is required. Registration begins on Tuesday, September 6th at 9:30 a.m. At the Central Library: Tuesday, October 11th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. DIGITAL VIDEO EDITING Learn the basics of digital video editing using Apple’s Final Cut Express and iMovie. Create basic cuts and transitions, and use advanced effects. Registration is required. Registration begins on Tuesday, September 6th at 9:30 a.m. At the Central Library: Tuesday, November 8th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY Software Freedom Day celebrates open source technologies. There will be short demonstrations of free alternative software throughout the day, at the Central Library iHelp Desk. At the Central Library: Saturday, September 17th, 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Call or visit your local branch for more details.14 Contact information is listed on the back page.
15. & 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 CallTTY Line: 905- 420-1739 or visit your local branch for more details. Contact information is listed on the back page. 15 5
16. What’s On @ your library Right Now!Living Library“Check Out” Your Favourite ArtFor a truly interactive reading experience, borrow a Living book!The Pickering Public Library and the PineRidge Arts Council haveteamed up to provide a Living Library. Local artists have become“living books” for this special event. Each artist represents a specific art form or manages a business in thearts industry. Individuals may “borrow” a “book” from the Living Library and speak with them for 30 minutes.These “books” are available at the Living Library: • Invisible Painting by Mark Fordam • Herongate Theatre by Ann Ward • Blue Moon Fabric Arts by Martha Brown • SilverStone Gallery by Gary Faulkner • Bejeweled by Kirsty Naray • Kijimba and Wood Sculpture by Dorsey James • The Potter’s Shed by Deanna Jones • Abstraction by Laura Warburton • Little Big Band by Brian Rose • Animal Alphabet Adventure by Mala Mahabir • Meditation Painting by Janice McHaffie • Ontario Landscapes by Robert Hinves • Winning Portraiture by Gwen Williams • Is Graffiti Art? by Jeff Goring • Choral Music by Cathy and Lou Schnippering • Cultural Expressions by Esther Ford • The Professional Photographer by Mary CookAt Central Library:Saturday, October 15, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., AuditoriumDrop in and browse the “books” on October 15th or put a book on hold in advance. To place a hold, pleasecall Kathy Williams at 905-831-6265 ext. 6251 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.