Adults & Seniors
pass the book
Durham reads one book
Did you find a new eReader under
the tree? Not sure what to do with it?
We can help you get started.
Sign up for a one-on-one session
where you will learn how to set up
your eReader and use the Library’s
eBook and eAudiobook collections.
Sessions are 45 minutes long and
are available from Jan. 7 to
Feb. 13 at our Main Branch during
the following times:
Tuesdays 1:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Wednesdays 6 - 8:45 p.m.
Thursdays 10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Which book will it be this year?
Each year, Pass the Book connects readers across the Durham Region.
By participating in this community reading program, you can engage
in conversation and programs about a common book that everyone is
reading. Read it, participate in the programs, and enter to win our Grand
This year’s short list is:
Call 905-683-4000 ext. 8813 to
» 419 by Will Ferguson
» Above All Things by Tanis Rideout
» The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Find out what the 2014 Pass the Book Title is on
Monday, Jan. 27.
We’re looking for volunteers!
We are looking for teen and adult volunteers for Le Club Français,
a program to help elementary school children improve their French
reading skills. Volunteers should speak French as a first language or
be in a high school immersion program.
Those interested can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 905683-4000, ext. 8821.
Joining a book club is a great way to
meet new people and share ideas with
others in your community.
Our book clubs are bursting at the
seams, so it’s time to form a new one!
If you are interested in being part of
a new club, please contact us and
indicate if you would be interested in
an afternoon or evening club and your
905-683-4000, ext. 8813
Our current book clubs are reading:
Tea & Books
Wednesdays 1:15 p.m.
at the Main
Please note: Our movie titles may change at any time. For the
most up-to-date information, please visit www.ajaxlibrary.ca
or call any of our branches.
Register online at www.ajaxlibrary.ca/events
or by phone 905-683-4000 ext. 8813
beginning Jan. 2.
Sunday, Jan 12 1:30 p.m.
A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to
survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
Sunday, Jan. 26 1:30 p.m.
Eat, Pray, Love
by Elizabeth Gilbert
Late nights on air
by Elizabeth Hay
A Novel Bunch
Thursdays 7 p.m.
the forgotten garden
by Kate Morton
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the
2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV
Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be
hijacked in two hundred years.
Sunday, Feb. 9 1:30 p.m.
During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana
embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair
with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
black history month screening
12 Years a Slave
Sunday, Feb. 23 1:30 p.m.
the guernsey literary and
potato peel Pie society
by Mary Ann Shaffer
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup,
a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted
and sold into slavery.
Mini Job Search Workshops
905-683-4000, ext 8811
In the Spotlight
Every other Friday beginning Jan. 10
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Come on your own or bring your friends
for a friendly game of Euchre. Cards
Thursday, Jan 16 10:30 a.m. – noon
Are you returning to work and in need of an updated resumé?
This session will help you understand the fundamental components of
resumé building. Special emphasis is placed on resumés targeting entry level,
retail and customer service positions. Electronic access to a current resumé (if
available), via email or USB memory stick, is recommended.
tap into the hidden job market
Thursday, Jan. 30 10:30 a.m.–noon
This session will provide you with tips and tools for networking to help you
find your next job. Learn how to develop your own telephone scripts and
business cards, and how to tap into existing contacts and make new contacts.
Thursday, Feb. 13 10:30 a.m. – noon
Review current interview processes and learn how to effectively respond to
common interview questions and styles. Please bring sample job postings
and a current cover letter and resumé.
Every other Thursday beginning Jan. 9
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Singles, pairs and foursomes welcome.
Bring your own cards and score sheets
to help with play. Light refreshments
Thursdays—Jan 16, 30 & Feb. 13
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Ajax Film Circuit
Individual tickets are $7 in advance at
Library branches or $7.50 at the theatre.
Visit the Ajax Film Circuit table in the
lobby. Films are open to all—membership
is not required!
LinkedIn for Job Seekers
Thursday, Feb. 27 10:30 a.m. – noon
Learn how to set up an effective online profile and follow groups and
companies for job search and networking purposes. Electronic access to a
current resumé, via email or USB memory stick is required.
The above programs are hosted in partnership with VPI
(Working Solutions) — Employment Ontario. USBs will be
supplied by Staples Ajax.
Northern Lights Canada
Monday, Jan. 6 & Monday, Feb. 3 4 – 6 p.m.
Meet with someone from Northern Lights Canada, an organization
that provides assistance with short and long-term employment and
one-on-one computer training
Get personalized computer training from one of our expert trainers. To
find out more about session dates and times, and to register, call Main
Branch, (905) 683-4000, ext. 8813, or McLean Branch, (905)428-8489.
Funding provided by the Government of Canada.
Wednesday, Jan. 8 7 p.m.
Ajax Cineplex Odeon
Wednesday, Feb. 5 7 p.m.
Ajax Cineplex Odeon
Afghan Women’s Association
Every Monday beginning Jan. 6 Main Branch
2 - 4 p.m. – Settlement Service (registration required)
4 - 6 p.m. – Youth Drop-In Counselling Service
Settlement services in English, Dari, Pashto, Farsi and Urdu.
After school workshops for youth focus on leadership and life
Register at 905-683-4000, ext 8813. In partnership with AWO.
Funding provided by Citizenship & Immigration Canada.
Take the opportunity to engage in conversation with people from other
countries and share experiences while enjoying foreign films.
Tuesday, Jan. 14 6:30 p.m.
Rated PG [Hebrew]
Citizenship Preparation Course
Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as
well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When
both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his
work, their complicated relationship reaches a
Every Wednesday beginning Feb. 5 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.
Gain knowledge about Canada's history, geography,
government and citizenship.
For more information and to register, contact the Durham
Catholic School Board's Continuing & Alternative Education
Ajax Campus at 905-683-7713 or email email@example.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 11 6:30 p.m.
Rated 14A [English/Afrikaans/Tsotsitaal]
French Conversation Circle
Every Tuesday beginning Jan. 14 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Six days in the violent life of a young
Johannesburg gang leader.
French discussions for everyone! Whether its your first
language or you’re just learning. Drop-in session.
Register by phone 905-683-4000 ext 8813
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 28 & Feb. 25 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Join us for a lively discussion focusing
on current, local, provincial, national and
international headlines in a friendly, relaxed
Tuesday, Jan. 21 1–3 p.m.
Tamil Heritage Month Celebration
Saturday, Jan. 18 1:30 - 4 p.m
All are invited to celebrate Tamil Heritage Month with Academy
and Fine Arts of Durham. Learn about Tamil heritage and traditions,
watch intricate dances and sample food. Also learn how to tie a Sari
and enjoy classical Tamil dance lessons!
Benvenuto a tutti! We are jetting off to
sunny and warm Sicily. Enjoy an aerial
tour of this beautiful island, the largest
in the Mediterranean, while sampling
traditional treats from the region.
Register by phone 905-683-4000 ext.
8813 or email@example.com
Hours & Locations
All branches are closed Feb. 16 & 17
Main Branch (905) 683-4000
Village Branch (905) 683-1140
McLean Branch (905) 428-8489
55 Harwood Ave. South
58 Church St. North
95 Magill Drive
Mon – Thu 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri – Sat
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1 – 5 p.m.
Mon –Thu 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mon & Fri
Textnet (800) 460-4489
Ajax Public Library
1 – 9 p.m.
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1 – 5 p.m.