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Pickering Public Library What's On Dec - Feb 2020

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The Pickering Public Library will be the heart of an engaged and creative community. We will enrich and inspire the lives of all residents; actively connecting people, ideas and cultures with openness and respect. We will be leaders in information technology, providing access to innovative technology for all. Pickering Public Library will be a destination - a fun place to visit, staffed by a diverse group of individuals who are committed to making a difference in the community.
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Pickering Public Library What's On Dec - Feb 2020

  1. 1. 1 Indicates a Maker Space program. ®Indicates registration required.PICNET.ORGMAKE IT YOUR SPACE picnet.org
  2. 2. MakerSpace Branches Central Library One The Esplanade Pickering, ON L1V 6K7 905-831-6265 | 1-888-831-6266 Mon - Fri: 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM George Ashe Library 470 Kingston Road Pickering, ON L1V 1A4 905-420-2254 Mon - Fri: 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Claremont Library Dr. Nelson F. Tomlinson Community Centre 4941 Old Brock Road Claremont, ON L1Y 1A9 905-649-3341 Tuesday: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm Saturday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 2 Contact Registration Program registration begins the third Tuesday of the month prior to the start of the month. Please see picnet.org/programs for details. Registration can be completed online at.picnet.org, via phone, or in-person. Please visit picnet.org/programs for program changes and cancellations. If you require part or all of the publication in another format, please contact: Kathy Williams, Director of Public Services kathyw@picnet.org | 905-831-6265 ext: 6251 Indicates a Maker Space program. Indicates a Financial Literacy program. ®Indicates registration required. Winners Best Editing: 1st: A Short Film About Sinead & Craig – Mark Hoyne 2nd: The Meal – Garrick Wong, Jaan Aminzadah, Arsen Gnizdiuk Best Cinematography: 1st: Awakenings – Greg Gibbons 2nd: Forward – Quentin & Marcus Chan Best Directing: 1st: Memories – Kailey Hopkins 2nd: Rules of Roommates: The Accidental Voicemail – JoMo Films People’s Choice Best Film: 1st: Memories – Kailey Hopkins 2nd: Stray –Blaise Williamson Winter Holiday Hours All Libraries will be closed on: Sunday, December 22 (Winter holidays) Tuesday, December 24 close at 1 pm (Christmas Eve) Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas Day) Thursday, December 26 (Boxing Day) Sunday, December 29 (Winter holidays) Tuesday, December 31 close at 1 pm (New Year's Eve) Wednesday, January 1, 2020 (New Year's Day) Monday, February 17, 2020 (Family Day) Visit picnet.org/5MFF for details
  3. 3. 33 Search your Digital Library to find ebooks, movies, documentaries, music and more! pic- net.org/digitallibrary. See page nine for black history month programs. Visit: http://ow.ly/JQMF30pLhSV Visit: http://ow.ly/10FQ30pLkQO Visit: http://ow.ly/1PeM30pLlaa CelebrateBlack History Month!
  4. 4. Children 4 Indicates a Maker Space program. Indicates a Financial Literacy program. ®Indicates registration required. 4 EarlyON: Musical Babies (0-15 mths) Musical babies programs introduce infants to interactive songs, nursery rhymes, music, creative movement and musical instruments. Parents/caregivers will learn how to incorporate music and rhymes into their child's everyday play experiences while promoting a healthy lifestyle and intimate social bonds. Wednesdays, Dec 4 to Feb 26 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | George Ashe Thursdays, Jan 9 to Feb 27 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Central ®Noon Year's Eve Party! (4-12 yrs) Come on out and celebrate with your little reveller! Enjoy a magic show and dance party! Tuesday, Dec 31 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Central ®EarlyON: Mother Goose (0-12 mths) This program offers a group experience for parents and babies focusing on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together. Parents gain skills and confidence which can enable them to create healthy bonds and attachment during this time of development. This program also provides parents a time to socialize and network with each other while spending quality time with their babies. Mondays, Jan 6 - Feb 24 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Central Warm Fuzzy Storytime (2-8 yrs) Wear your PJs, bring a favourite blanket and cuddle up for a special family storytime that is sure to make you and your little one(s) feel warm and fuzzy! Together we will enjoy stories and songs about quilts, mittens, blustery weather, and all things cozy. Wednesdays, Dec 11 & Jan 22 | 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM | Central Wednesdays, Dec 4 & Jan 15 | 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM | George Ashe Storytime Day Date Time Location Baby & Tot Storytime (0-3 yrs) Mondays Dec 2 - Feb 24 10:00 AM George Ashe Toddler Storytime (18-36 mths) Tuesdays Dec 3 - Feb 25 10:00 AM Central Family Storytime (2-5 yrs) Tuesdays Dec 3 - Feb 25 10:00 AM George Ashe Baby Storytime (0-18 mths) Wednesdays Dec 4 - Feb 26 11:00 AM Central Family Storytime (2-5 yrs) Thursdays Dec 5-Feb 27 10:00 AM Central Storytime Drop-Ins Storytime programs at Pickering Public Library are geared toward caregivers and young children of all ages and abilities. This is a chance to come together and enjoy stories, songs and learn movement rhymes in a group setting. At Storytime, caregivers are supported in their role as their children’s first and best teachers and will discover new techniques for sharing a love of reading and language with their children. **Please note, most programs will be on winter break starting December 16 and will start back up again on January 6! 4
  5. 5. Children 5 Register for programs at picnet.org, by phone or in-person. P.A. Day Fun: Explore with STEAM (5-9 yrs) Join us in the children's area to learn, explore, and have fun with STEAM! Friday, Jan 17 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Central Friday, Jan 17 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | George Ashe ®Pickering/Ajax Science Fair How- To Session (Grades 3-8) Interested in participating in this year's Pickering/Ajax Science Fair on Saturday March 7th? Looking for tips on researching, planning and executing a science fair project? Join us to learn about how to put together an amazing science fair project and present it at a science fair! Thursday, Jan 23 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Central ®Build a Cozy Kit (10-12 yrs) Have you heard of the popular Danish lifestyle trend, Hygge? Want to learn more about creating a cozy and comfortable atmosphere to bring feelings of joy, wellness and happiness through our long, cold winters? Wear your coziest clothes and join us to participate in a fun community gathering, all while making your own 'cozy kit' to take home with you! Thursday, Feb 6 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Central Thursday, Feb 20 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | George Ashe Family Literacy Night Book-Golf (all ages) Join other families as you compete on a literacy-themed course, winding through the stacks at the Central Library. Which team has the book knowledge to win a "hole-in-one"? Fun for all ages! Tuesday, Feb 18 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Central 5 Interested in learning STEAM related concepts like coding, robotics, electronics, drawing and engineering in a fun and interactive way? You can now take our new Junior Maker Kits home with you! Available Kits 1. Electronic Snap Circuits 2. Circuit Beats 3. Code & Go Mouse Mania 4. Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set 5. Origami Set 6. Makey Makey 7. OzoBot Bit 8. Smart Sketch Projector 9. Squishy Circuits 10. Strawbees 11. Code-a-Pillar 12. Lego Mindstorms EV3 Junior Maker Kits are available in the Maker Space and can be checked out for two weeks. picnet.org/jrmakerkits
  6. 6. Teens 6 Indicates a Maker Space program. Indicates a Financial Literacy program. ®Indicates registration required. Youth Drop In Snacks, music, and games both new and classic. All accompanied by B&E! **Please note, this program will be on winter break December 26 when the Library is closed for Boxing Day. Thursdays, Dec 5 to Feb 27 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Central ®Get Up & Go Girl Get Up & Go Girl is back! For teen girls who love activism, beauty, style, and culture. Expect special guests, real talk conversations, games, challenges, and so much more. Limited space, so sign up now! Saturday, Dec 7 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | George Ashe ®Cheers! - Teen Edition Learn how to use our vinyl cutter to create your own stemless drinking glasses.  We'll provide all the materials and four basic designs, and you'll walk out with a pair of unique glasses of your very own! Wednesday, Dec 11 | 7:00:PM - 8:30 PM | Central All Wrapped Up Remember the scene in The Office where they play Yankee swap and everyone is sad? It’s like that, but without the sad, the iPod, and Michael Scott. Thursday, Dec 19 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Central Exam Study Score some free snacks while you study for your exams. You've got this! Wednesday, Jan 15 - Friday, Jan 24 | All Locations 2SLGBTQ Board Games Are you a gaymer? Need a space to chat with other 2SLBGTQ folk? Need a space where you can be you? Drop in to play board games, hangout, and feel welcome. This is a safe program for our 2SLGBTQ community, allies welcomed as guests to the space. Monday, Jan 27 & Monday, Feb 24 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Central Trivia! Join us for our first Trivia night in 2020! Snap us your topic suggestions @teensppl Thursday, Feb 13 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Central ®LLN: Lib Games Library LateNite is back! Come play some library games from our massive stash, or bring your own, for after-hours fun. Friday, Feb 21 | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM | Central Teens ®Hair Care Extraordinaire Break out of those winter blues and put exam stress behind you with a trip to the Library Spa! We'll be bringing in a certified hair-care expert to help you maximize the health and style of your mane. Thursday, Jan 30 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Central ®Feel-Good Facials Break out of those winter blues and put exam stress behind you with a trip to the Library Spa! Join us for facials, nail care, & all-natural scrubs, and feel all your troubles just float away. Thursday, Feb 6 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | George Ashe
  7. 7. 77 GetYOURLibraryCardToday! You’ll find programs like Storytimes, Makers & Artisans, 2SLGBTQ Board Games, Life Hacks 102, Financial Literacy programs for all ages, Maker Space programs,VR Gaming and an entire Digital Library. All you need isYOUR Library card. Visit picnet.orgfor details.
  8. 8. Adults 8 Indicates a Maker Space program. Indicates a Financial Literacy program. ®Indicates registration required. 8 World AIDS Day World AIDS Day is a time to remember those who we have lost from AIDS, raise understanding of AIDS and HIV, and support those in our community affected by AIDS.  Join us at the Central location to learn more about AIDS and participate in our interactive community project. worldaidsday.org/ Sunday, Dec 1 | 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Central Seniors' Social Join other seniors every Tuesday afternoon for coffee and conversation. Try your hand at dominoes, cards, scrabble, or sequence. Tuesdays, Dec 3 to Feb 25 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Central Knitting Circle Knit, crochet, stitch, embroider, or just enjoy the conversation fire side.  All skill levels and other fiber arts welcome! Alternate Wednesdays, Dec 4 to Feb 26 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | George Ashe Genealogy Workshop Drop in to work on your family tree research. Learn about the Library's resources, including Ancestry.com, and get help from fellow genealogists. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours. All skill levels welcome. Thursday, Dec 5, Jan 16, Feb 13 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Central Makers & Artisans Whether you are knitting, crocheting, crafting, printing, building, or just socializing - you can do it here! Bring your own projects, share ideas, and get creative. All skill levels welcome.  Alternate Thursdays, Dec 12 to Feb 20 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Central ®Cheers! Use our vinyl cutter to create custom stemless wine glasses. Select one of our four designs.  Materials will be provided, clients will create two custom stemless wine glasses. Thursday, Dec 12 & Monday, Dec 16 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Central ®Pickering Caregiver Support Group By Livewell Pathway This program is facilitated by Livewell Pathway Health- care Services in partnership with the Pickering Public Library. Caring for a loved one can bring about stress and challenge one's wellness. In this program, you will learn tips to avoid caregiver burnout! Attendees will learn about available resources and coping strategies, as well as network with other local caregivers. Thursday, Dec 12 | 10:00 AM 12:00 PM | Central Programs for 20 & 30 Somethings 2SLGBTQ Board Games Are you a gaymer? Need a space to chat with other 2SLGBTQ folk? Need a space where you can be you? Drop in to play board games, hangout, and feel welcome. This is a safe program for our 2SLGBTQ community, allies welcomed as guests to the space.  Mondays, Jan 27 & Feb 24 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Central Adults
  9. 9. Adults 9 Register for programs at picnet.org, by phone or in-person. ®Cosplay Workshop Love the idea of cosplay but don't know where to start? We have booked our Maker Space to provide you the space you need to work on, get ideas about, or just start a project.  We will share tips for making props on our 3D printers, carvey, and vinyl cutter as well as provide tips on how to perfect your sfx makeup for realistic bruising, cuts, or scars. You can also learn how to use our sewing machines, which are available for you to check out and take home!  Saturday, Jan 18 | 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Central ®Self-Care Journal January can be a major time of stress. Try to combat that by creating a self-care journal that is customized to you and your experiences. We will be using our book binder to create custom journals that will have you prioritize all of the right things (including yourself) for 2020. This program is presented in partnership with Durham Region Writing Rainbow. Thursday, Jan 23 | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Central Adults Black History Month Community Zine Create our first Black History Month Zine with us. We will have materials on-hand in the Maker Space for you to create your own page to go into our Zine that speaks to your lived experience.  Zine pages can contain poetry, stories, illustrations, expressions, etc. All participants will be provided with a hard-copy of the Zine after the project has ended.  Feb 3 to Feb 7 (All Day Events) | Central Pickering Township Historical Society Special Event Digging the Underground Railroad: Archaeology and African Canadian History with Karolyn Smardz Frost Award-winning author, Karolyn Smardz Frost, will talk about the life of freedomseeker Cecelia Jane Reynolds who fled Kentucky slavery by way of Niagara Falls in 1846. Twin excavations in Toronto and upstate New York help show her last days in slavery and her new life in freedom. Tuesday, Feb 18 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Central Black History Month Game Arcade Celebrate Black game developers by dropping by our BHM Game Arcade.  We will be featuring games developed by PoC, including: » Treachery in Beatdown City » City Chrono Ghost » Hair Nah » Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-odan No quarters are needed for this arcade. There will be prize giveaways. Saturday, Feb 22 | 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Central
  10. 10. 10 Indicates a Maker Space program. Indicates a Financial Literacy program. ®Indicates registration required. MakerSpace ®Convert Your VHS Tape into Digital Format (18+) Learn how to convert your precious memories VHS tape to an MP4 file, where you can watch on your TV. Wednesday, Jan 8 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Central ®3D Modelling (14+) This workshop will teach you the basics of building a simple 3D model using free software. Special emphasis and consideration will be placed on designing a model for 3D printing (no 3D printing will be done during this workshop). Wednesday, Jan 15 | 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM | Central ®Design a Tote Bag (14+) Be your own Designer! Using the Heatpress, you will choose from a provided design or choose your own text and create a personalized tote bag to haul your stuff in style. Wednesday, Jan 22 | 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM | Central ®Image Editing with GIMP (14+) GIMP is a free, open-source alternative to Photoshop that allows you to edit and create computer graphics. Learn how to use it to edit your images. Wednesday, Jan 29 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Central ®Photography Basics (11+) This workshop will teach you the basics of what you need to know to work with your camera and lens. Learn about controlling exposure through aperture and shutter speeds, and learn about the various other settings of your camera. Special emphasis will placed on DSLR cameras. Wednesday, Feb 5 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Central ®Carve a Keychain! (14+) This quick project is perfect for the beginner and anyone interested in getting started using the Maker Space Carvey. Make your own key chain and learn a new skill! Wednesday, Feb 12 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Central ®Micro-Computing (14+) Learn how to load an operating system as well as create a wide variety of custom computer projects using Rasp- berry Pi! Wednesday, Feb 19 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Central ®What's JavaScript? (14+) Learn about JavaScript, how it's used on the web today and follow along with some tutorials through Lynda.com Wednesday, Feb 26 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Central 10 We’re excited to announce our newest loanable item, the Sky Watcher 6 “ Reflector Telescope. Also available for a 14 day loan, this not so tiny item was generously donated to the Library by Durham Skies and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Get Maker Space items to take home! The Canon DSLR kit, the GoPro kit and the Green screen and light kit can be borrowed for 14 days. MakerSpace
  11. 11. 11 Register for programs at picnet.org, by phone or in-person. MakerSpace Made in our Maker Space! Pickering Public Library member, Karen, recently shared these photos of a project she completed in our Maker Space. Karen used our vinyl cutter and heat press with help from our knowledgeable staff to create these beautiful pieces and make her creative vision come to life!
  12. 12. Indicates a Maker Space program. ®Indicates registration required.PICNET.ORGMAKE IT YOUR SPACE 70 + languages available to learn www.picnet.org/elearning Travelling this winter? Start the conversation with Mango Languages. Free with your Library Card.

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