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What's On Fall 2018

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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.
THIS IS A SPACE FOR ALL. THIS IS MAKER SPACE. MAKE IT YOUR SPACE.

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What's On Fall 2018

  1. 1. 1Indicates a Maker Space program. ®Indicates registration required.WWW.PICNET.ORGMAKE IT YOUR SPACE What will you MAKE at the Library MAKERFEST? SEE PAGE 10 FOR DETAILS
  2. 2. Indicates a Maker Space program. ®Indicates registration required. DESIGN | CREATE | BUILD MAKERSPACE MAKERFESTSATURDAY, SEPT 15 10 AM - 3 PM CENTRAL LIBRARY Visit the Library’s new Maker Space for a day long event celebrating the Maker Movement. Share ideas, visit stations and demos and be inspired by the fantastic technologies available in your community! Recording Studio and Sound Booth | Design Studio | Analog to Digital Conversion | Soldering Station Carving Machine | 3D Printers | Software Freedom Day | Sewing Machines | Button Maker | Heat Press Convert Analog to Digital Record Like a Pro Sewing Basics Soldering
  3. 3. Registration Children’s program registration begins Sept 5. Teen, Adult & Maker Space program registration begins Sept 6. Registration can be completed online at www.picnet.org, via phone, or in-person. Please visit www.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 registration required. Contact 3 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 Fall Holiday Hours All Libraries will be closed on: Sunday, September 2nd (Labour Day weekend) Monday, September 3rd (Labour Day) Sunday, October 7th (Thanksgiving weekend) Monday, October 8th (Thanksgiving) JustPickUpandGo. Reserve book club set, pick up your book club set, accompanied by discussion questions and often a large print copy or dvd. That's it. www.picnet.org/bookclubs.
  4. 4. Children 4 Indicates a Maker Space program. ®Indicates registration required. Playdate & Coffee Break Join us in the Storytime nook for coffee, cookies, and toys galore!  This is a great chance for your kid(s) to socialize while you get time to socialize in a friendly, safe environment. Everyone is welcome! Wednesdays | Sept 12, Oct 10 & Nov 7 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Central Mom & Stroller Day Join us at the Pickering Farmer's Market for variety of activities to celebrate mom and baby! Tuesday, Sept 18 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pickering Farmer's Market ®Family Science Night: Math + Science = Fun Do you speak math? Now you do! Math is the language of science. Join Scientists in the School to explore the power of math as a chemist mixing your own edible treat, an engineer building a super roller coaster, and a biologist baffling your parents with science. Tuesday, Sept 18 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | George Ashe (3-8 yrs) Tuesday, Sept 18 | 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM | GeorgeAshe (7-12 yrs) ®Family Science Night: Colour Me Curious! Colour is everywhere and without it the world would be a very dull place. Join Scientists in the School to use colour and watch water defy gravity, explore rainbows, and create a sun catcher. Curious? Come and explore some colourful science! Thursday, Sept 20 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | Central (3-8 yrs) Thursday, Sept 20 | 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM | Central (7-12 yrs) ®Will it Launch? (10-12 yrs) Use your STEAM skills to build a trebuchet. Will it launch? Let’s find out! Thursday, Sept 20 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | George Ashe ®Families Getting Ready to Read (2-5 yrs) This hands-on, six week program, focuses on how you can help your child learn early literacy skills with five simple practices: Talking, Reading, Singing, Writing, and Playing. Parent/caregiver participation is required. Fridays | Sept 21 - Oct 26 | 10:00 AM | George Ashe Baby & Tot Storytime (0-3 yrs) Mondays Sept 17- Nov 19 10:00 AM George Ashe Toddler Storytime (18-36 mths) Tuesdays Sept 18 - Nov 20 10:00 AM Central Family Storytime (2-5 yrs) Tuesdays Sept 18 - Nov 20 10:00 AM George Ashe Family Storytime (2-5 yrs) Fridays Sept 21 - Nov 23 10:00 AM Central PTC Storytime (0-3 yrs) Wednesdays Sept 19 - Nov 21 10:30 AM Pickering Town Centre, Play Park Baby Storytime (0-18 mths) Thursdays Sept 20 - Nov 22 11:00 AM Central Storytime Drop-Ins Storytime programs at Pickering Public Library are geared toward caregivers of 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.
  5. 5. Children 5 Registration for Children's programs starts Sept 5 at www.picnet.org, by phone or in-person. ®Roblox Tournament (10-12 yrs) Are you awesome at Roblox?  No, but, like, REALLY awesome? Prove it!  12 players - only 1 will take home the victory. Tuesday, Sept 25 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Central Banned Books Storytime (2-6 yrs) Celebrate Banned Books Week and your freedom to read with stories, songs and rhymes during a special Banned Books Storytime! Thursday, Sept 27 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Central ®Infant Massage Relax and enjoy a five week infant massage program by EarlyOn. Discover new ways to help your baby sleep longer and deeper, reduce stress, and support healthy development through the power of nurturing touch. This course is facilitated by a certified infant massage instructor. Attendance for all five weeks is required. Tuesdays | Oct 2 - Oct 30 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM | Central ®Long-live the Postcard! (8-12 yrs) Join us to celebrate International Postcard Week! We will create unique postcards to send through snail mail! Tuesday, Oct 9 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | George Ashe P.A.DayFun:FallforSTEAM!(6-12yrs) Spend your P.A. Day falling for STEAM education. Use festive fall materials to create, construct and collaborate with us! Monday, Oct 22 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Central Monday, Oct 22 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | George Ashe ®Pumpkin Spice Night! (9-12 yrs) Pumpkin spice and everything nice! Come enjoy some festive activities and refreshments to celebrate the fall season. We will carve pumpkins and treat ourselves to fall flavours. Dress for mess! Friday, Oct 26 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | George Ashe Candy Land Come to Life (6-12 yrs) Join us for  a life-size game of Candy Land. Travel through the Gumdrop Mountains, wade through Licorice Lagoon and find your way out of Lollipop Woods. Be the first to reach Candy Castle and win! Costumes are encouraged. Tuesday, Oct 30 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Central ®Getting Ready for Kindergarten (3-5 yrs) This hands-on, six week program, focuses on how you can help your child learn early literacy skills with five simple practices: Talking, Reading, Singing, Writing, and Playing. Parent/caregiver participation is required. Previous attendance at storytime is recommended. Children must be between the ages of 3 and 5 upon registering. *Please note: younger siblings of participants cannot attend. Mondays | Oct 29 - Dec 3 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Central Caregiver Resource Night! Come explore what your community has to offer! We have partnered with many, diverse local experts in their respective fields that provide information for caregivers on a variety of topics (special needs, trusts, nutrition, dental health, and therapies, etc.). Child minding will be provided. Wednesday, Nov 14 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Central ®Coding Buddies (9-12 yrs) Teen volunteers work one-on-one with younger learners to help them work through lessons on coding and other essential computer skills. Thursdays | Nov 15 - Dec 6 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Central P.A. Day Fun: If You Build It... Spend your P.A. Day falling for STEAM education. Use festive fall materials to create, construct and collaborate with us! Friday, November 16 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Central Friday, November 16 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | George Ashe National Children's Day Celebration Commemorate Canada's commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child by listening to music, stories, crafting and enjoying light refreshments. Celebrate being a child! Tuesday, Nov 20 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Central ®Creative Cookie Time (2-8 yrs) Join us for everything cookies! Enjoy cookie stories, songs and decorate your own delicious cookie to take home. Dress for mess! Saturday, Nov 17 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | George Ashe Saturday, Nov 17 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Central
  6. 6. Teens 6 Indicates a Maker Space program. ®Indicates registration required. Your Turn Tuesday (13+ yrs) You can't win if you don't play! Stop by and try our gaming station... Or go analog with Exploding Kittens, Catan and Munchkin. The floor is yours. Tuesdays | Sept 4, Oct 2 & Nov 6 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Central Youth Drop In (13-19 yrs) Listen - drop by, snack it up, and try to beat E & B in some games. Keyword: Try. Thursdays | Sept 6 - Nov 29 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Central TGIS Elite Draw (13-19 yrs) You've read, you've attended, and you've survived. Why not submit your ballots for an end-of-summer prize?!   Saturday, Sept 8 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Central ®You Reap What You Post (13+) Come meet our LinkedIn guru, Victoria from Maker Space, to find out what's good and what's garbage in your online footprint. Should you post that? Let's discuss over snacks.  Tuesday, Sept 11 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Central ®Roblox Tournament (13-16) Are you awesome at Roblox?  No, but, like, REALLY awesome? Prove it! 12 players - only one will take home the victory. Tuesday, Sept 25 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Central Library ®Get Up & Go Girl: Take Charge (13-19 yrs) Join this interactive workshop full of fun activities with Get Up & Go Girl. Get Up & Go Girl is a rad place for the local girl gang who loves activism, beauty, style, and culture. Saturday, Oct 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | George Ashe ®Food Fails (13-19 yrs) Can you create a replica of any food pic we choose? Probably not - but let's be real, it will be fun trying. Wednesday, Nov 21 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | George Ashe Wednesday, Nov 28 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Central Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers who help with children's and teen programs! You do so much and help in ways you could never imagine.We'd be lost without you! ®Hide and Go Sneak...(14-19 yrs) It's pizza, then it's games, then it's Hide & Go Seek in the devilishly darkened library.  Claudette is that you?! Permission forms due ONE WEEK before the event. Saturday, Oct 27 | 4:30 PM - 12:00 AM | Central
  7. 7. Teens 7 Registration forTeen programs starts Sept 6 at www.picnet.org, by phone or in-person. ®Murder Mystery (14-19 yrs) Another year has passed...and so has someone you know! You know the drill: Register, check. Wait for characters to be emailed to you, check. Dress up and attend as your character, check. Avoid becoming the murderer's next victim... Friday, Oct 19 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Central This is the latest addition to our digital library. offers free digital movies, music, ebooks, audiobooks, ecomics for all ages, 24/7 with your library card. Instantly. No waiting. No holds. Visit www.picnet.org/digitallibrary to find out more! Introducing eComics Level Up Game Arcade (14 + yrs) If you are going for that Extra Life or just want to hang out with fellow gamers, check out our Game Arcade. Bring your own computer, handheld, or play one of our 4 systems - NES, SNES, Genesis, or PS4. Drop in for a game or two, or stay all night. No quarters needed. Friday, Nov 2 | 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM | Central
  8. 8. 8 Indicates a Maker Space program. ®Indicates registration required. Level Up Game Arcade (14 + yrs) If you are going for that Extra Life or just want to hang out with fellow gamers, check out our Game Arcade. Bring your own computer, handheld, or play one of our 4 systems - NES, SNES, Genesis, or PS4. Drop in for a game or two, or stay all night. No quarters needed. Friday, Nov 2 | 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM | Central Programs for 20 & 30 Somethings Adults ®Y/Z NaNoWriMo Game Jam What's a game jam? A weekend full of creativity and collaboration where individuals come together to make a game from start to finish. Join us for our second game jam where we will be using free tools to develop, create, and share your game - no experience or coding necessary.  BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! This isn't just an ordinary game jam! This is a NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) writing jam too! If you are struggling to reach your writing goals - use this space to do that! We are going to get those creative juices flowing!  We will provide Chromebooks, but personal laptops are welcome! Saturday, Nov 24 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Central Sunday, Nov 25 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Central Y/Z Networking Get connected to other young professionals in Pickering. Hang out in our Maker Space, connect, snack, and even play some games at this casual networking event. Open to all adults in their 20s-30s who live or work in the Pickering (or Durham) area.  Thursday, Oct 18 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Central Culture Days -Walk & Click (all ages) Join us in the great outdoors to take in the beauty of Pickering on a nature walk. Bring your camera to capture the moment! Saturday, Sept 29 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM See our online program calendar at www.picnet.org/programs for more info! ®Y/Z Culture Days - Art Gallery Join other artists & art lovers for this after hours art exhibit featuring local talent. Listen to some great music, peruse art, enjoy some appetizers & drink, and meet some cool folks. Registration preferred, but drop-ins welcome.  Sunday, Sept 30 | 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Central
  9. 9. Adults 9 Registration for Adult programs starts Sept 6 at www.picnet.org, by phone or in-person. Seniors' Social Join other seniors every Tuesday afternoon for coffee and conversation. This fun gathering features Scrabble, dominoes, cards, and lively discussion. Tuesdays | Sept 4 - Nov 27 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 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.  Every other Thursday | Sept 6 - Nov 29 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Central ®Book Club Announcing a different way to do book clubs! Join us for a once a month book club featuring a different theme each month! Register for a time slot to chat and discuss the book in groups of 10. Coffee and tea will be provided.  Drop by the library to request a copy of the books through inter-library loan, look for it on our shelves, our e-collection, or whatever means works for you! Our fall schedule is: September » Canada Reads: Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto Wednesday, Sept 19 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM or 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Central October » Horror Theme: Any horror title  Wednesday, Oct 10 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM or 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | George Ashe November » Amnesty International Book Club: The Break by Katherena Vermette Wednesday, Nov 14 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM or 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Central ®Ruby Workshop Let's get coding! Take part in this two week boot camp that will teach you the basics of Ruby on Rails and supply you with resources so you can continue with your coding goals. Computers will be provided. Thursday, Sept 27 | 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM | Central Thursday, Oct 4 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Central Indie Author Day We are pleased to celebrate Indie Author Day for the second year at Pickering Public Library. Join local Indie Authors for a panel discussion, meet and greets, and more! See our online program calendar at www. picnet.org/programs for more info!  Saturday, Oct 13 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Central ®Fraud Prevention Join Detective-Constable Martin Franssen from the Durham Region Police Services to learn how to protect your information from being used by thieves. Understand types of fraud, signs that you may be a victim, and steps to fix the problem. Real life examples discussed. Thursday, Oct 25 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Central Knitting Circle Join us for a fun and creative time in our beautiful George Ashe location to share ideas and socialize with your fellow knitters.  All skill levels and other fiber arts welcome!  Every other Wednesday | Sept 12 - Nov 21 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | George Ashe NaNoWriMo - Writing Prompts Swing by @pickeringpublib on twitter or @pickeringlibrary on instagram for writing prompts every Monday to get your writing juices flowing this NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Mondays | Nov 5 - Nov 26 | Online ®Pub Trivia - Offsite (19+ yrs) Same awesome trivia, same awesome hosts, different venue! Join us for a night of (kinda) challenging trivia, (kinda) funny jokes, and the best trivia team names you could ask for!  Location will be revealed prior to event at www.picnet.org. Wednesday, Nov 21 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | See our online program calendar at www.picnet.org/programs for more info!
  10. 10. MAKERFEST SATURDAY, SEPT 15 10 AM - 3 PM 10 Indicates a Maker Space program. ®Indicates registration required. Papercraft Series Enjoy making cool stuff using paper and cardboard, and basic tools like scissors and glue. A different activity will be offered each week. Bi-weekly Saturdays and Mondays starting on Saturday, Sept 8. Saturdays | Sept 8 - Nov 17 | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Central Mondays | Sept 10 - Nov 19 | 4:30 - 5:30 PM | Central ®Create Your Own Custom Button or Magnet Learn how to use the Button Maker to create cool customized buttons. Using free ready-made templates, you will learn how to design a button in MS Word and make an actual custom button or magnet. Wednesday, Sept 19 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Central Wednesday, Sept 19 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Central Join us for MAKERFEST, the event of the year! Learn about the maker culture and Pickering Public Library's new Maker Space. Become inspired to build and create. Visit our various booths and stations with interactive sessions and demos. You'll find stations like: »» Analog to Digital Conversion »» Software Freedom Day »» How to Solder »» How to Make a Button »» Basic Music Production with Long and McQuade »» How to Sew »» All About 3D Printing »» How to Use a Heatpress and Vinyl Printer Visit www.picnet.org/makerfest for updates! Saturday, Sept 15 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Central
  11. 11. 11 Registration for Maker Space programs starts Sept 6 at www.picnet.org, by phone or in-person. ®Sew a Pillow Case To sleep, perchance to dream on your brand new pillow case.   Learn how to use a sewing machine and make your own pillow case in this program. Wednesday, Sept 26 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Central Saturday, Sept 29 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Central ®Make Your Own Vinyl Image Pillow Cover Using heated vinyl transfer, create your own personalized pillow cover with a design of your choosing. This is a good complimentary course for those attending the Sew a Pillow Case workshop, however a blank throw pillow cover will be provided for those who do not have one. Wednesday, Oct 3 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Central Wednesday, Oct 3 | 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM | Central ®Wood Working - Create a Custom Cutting Board Join us as we create custom cutting boards in our new Maker Space using the Carvey CNC machine. Basic computer skills recommended. This is a two part class, participants must be able to attend both classes. This workshop is for participants aged 14+. Anyone under 14 must be accompanied and assisted by an adult. Wednesday, Oct 10 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Central Wednesday, Oct 17 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Central ®Make Your Own Poster Learn how to use the new large format printer and make a personalised poster.  Let the world know what you think in the dimensions 24" x 36". You are encouraged to bring one digital image that is approx. 5400 X 3600 pixels in a JPG file format. Wednesday, Oct 24 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Central Wednesday, Oct 24 | 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM | Central ®Recording Audio in the Sound Booth Learn how to use the sound booth to record basic voice-over audio from connecting the sound gear to a computer to proper recording techniques in Audacity, a free and open source audio editor. Wednesday, Nov 7 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Central Wednesday, Nov 7 | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Central ®Build Your Own Teleprompter Do you have dreams of becoming the next hit sensation on YouTube? Having your own teleprompter would help out. In this workshop, you will learn how to build your own basic teleprompter suitable to hold a smartphone using black foamboard. Wednesday, Nov 28 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Central Wednesday, Nov 28 | 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM | Central 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. THECARVEYCNC
  12. 12. Indicates a Maker Space program. ®Indicates registration required.WWW.PICNET.ORG/DIGITALLIBRARYMAKE IT YOUR SPACE

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