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Whats On Spring 2018


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Spring Program Guide - March to May 2018

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Whats On Spring 2018

  1. 1. What’s OnMarch to May 2018 Read · Learn · Together What’s OnMarch to May 2018 Maker Space
  2. 2. MINS Saturday May 26, 2018 11am - 4pm in 10 mins? Over 30 learning hubs! Learn new skills! Check out our Maker Space! th Register for your free booth by March 3rd! Would you like to learn How-To Free Event!
  3. 3. Tech® Registration for Tech Programs starts March 1st at, via phone or in-person ® Android New User's Guide This class is for beginner Android users. Please bring your device. Wed April 4, 1:30pm - 3:30pm | Central ® Cloud Storage Do you have lots of photos and/or documents you wouldn't want to lose or have access to from anywhere? Learn what cloud storage is, who offers it, how it can help you, and how to use it. You are invited to bring your own device. Wed May 16, 1:30pm - 3:30pm Central ® One-on-One Device Assistance Need help with your tablet, phone or other smart devices? Book an appointment with one of our technology staff! Appointments will begin on the hour and will be 45 minutes in length. Mon April 9, 9:00am | 10:00am | 11:00am | 12:00am Mon May 7, 1:00pm | 2:00pm | 3:00pm | 4:00pm Central Boardroom ® Windows 10 Explore Windows 10. Whether you are struggling with your new computer or need guidance on whether to upgrade, let us help you. Wed May 2, 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Central ® Backups & Encryption Learn the basics of backing up and securely encrypting your important data. Wed March 7, 1:30pm - 3:30pm | Central ® LinkedIn LinkedIn is a powerful social networking site for business. Learn how to get more out of your LinkedIn profile by using keywords, expanding your network and improving your online presence. A LinkedIn Profile is required to attend this workshop. Wed April 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Central ® Screenwriting This workshop will teach you how to write a screenplay. Learn how to organize your ideas, type up your screenplay using free software and export to a file. Wed March 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Central Branches Central Library One The Esplanade 905-831-6265 | 1-888-831-6266 Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 9:00pm Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm George Ashe Library 470 Kingston Rd 905-420-2254 Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 9:00pm Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Claremont Library Dr. Nelson F. Tomlinson Community Centre 4941 Old Brock Road 905-649-3341 Tuesday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm Thursday: 9:30am - 12:30pm 1:30pm - 5:30pm Saturday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm Spring Holiday Hours All branches will be closed on: Friday, March 30 (Good Friday) Sunday, April 1 (Easter Sunday) Monday, April 2 (Easter Monday) Sunday, May 20 Monday, May 21 (Victoria Day) Connect With Us If you require a part of the publication in another format, please contact: Kathy Williams, Director of Public Services | 905-831-6265 ext: 6251
  4. 4. ® Engineer a Newspaper Chair! (6 to 9 Years) Put on your engineering hat! Come and use newspaper to make a chair that you can actually sit on. Thurs Mar 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm | George Ashe Engineering Extravaganza (4 to 12 Years) There's no school so join us for a cool STEAM event! The Engineering Extravaganza gives kids the opportunity to try their hands at fun and engaging engineering projects. Fri Apr 27 10:00am - 11:00am | Central 2:00pm - 3:00pm | George Ashe ® Coderz Club (10 to 12 years) Learn to code and make fun games using Scratch and the Ollie Bots in this exciting 5-week Coding camp. Registrants must attend all 5 classes. Thursdays, May 24 - June 21 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Central Full STEAM Ahead with the Three Little Pigs! (2 to 5 Years) Join us for a fun hour of stories, rhymes, songs, and STEAM activities. Learn some tips to see how you can use STEAM with everyday activities at home. Wed Mar 14, 10:00am | George Ashe Thurs Mar 15, 10:00am | Central ® Paper Circuits (6 to 9 Years) Make a light-up card or drawing to take home! Explore science while learning how to make a light-up paper circuit or drawing with an LED light. Thurs Mar 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Central ® Jr. Coderz Club (7 to 9 years) A fun introduction to coding through interactive lessons and games. Join coding club and become a junior programming wiz! Thursdays, Apr 5 - Apr 26 4:00pm - 5:00pm | George Ashe ® Save the World from Zombies! (10 to 12 Years) An evil scientist has released a horrible zombie virus across the world! A series of puzzles guard the antidote so you must solve them before time runs out! Fri Mar 9, 2:00pm - 3:00pm | George Ashe Sat Mar 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Central Scavenger Hunt (3 to 12 Years) Join us for a fun filled scavenger hunt outside the Central Library! Keep an eye on the sky as this event is weather permitting. Sat May 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Central ® STEAM Punks (10 to 12 years) An engaging after-school club for STEAM* minded individuals. Every session we will delve into Coding, Robotics, Technology, Science, and Leadership. Collaborate on new projects or get help with a current one. Wednesdays, Apr 4 & 18 and May 2 & 16 4:00pm - 5:30pm | Central STEAM Storytime: Building and Construction (2 to 5 Years) Picture books are full of ideas to make STEAM* come alive for your pre-schooler. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and a fun building activity that will encourage engineering skills! Mon Mar 12, 10:00am | George Ashe Tues Mar 13, 10:00am | Central ® VR Exploration (10 to 12 Years) Do you want to explore the moon or experience the beauty of Aztec Ruins? Then join us for an adventure in VR exploration! Tues Mar 13, 2:30pm - 3:30pm | Central Wed Mar 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm | George Ashe Childrens March Break Programs *STEAM is an anagram for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths
  5. 5. Baby & Tot Storytime (Birth to 36 Months) Babies and toddlers will develop early literacy skills through singing, reading, talking, and play- ing with their caregiver. Mondays, Mar 26 - May 28 (Except Apr 2 & May 21) 10:00am | George Ashe Baby Storytime (Birth to 18 Months) Bond with your baby through music, stories, and rhymes! Play and socialize together with other parents and babies. Tuesdays, Mar 27 - May 29, 11:00am | Central ® Families Getting Ready to Read (2 to 4 Years) 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, Apr 13 - May 25 (Except Apr 27) 10:00am | George Ashe Family Storytime (2 to 5 years), Children learn early literacy concepts through Talking, Singing, Reading, and Playing with their caregivers. Thursdays, Mar 29 - May 31, 10:00am | Central Wednesdays, Mar 28 - May 30, 10:00am | George Ashe Saturdays, Apr 7 - May 12, 10:30am | Central ® Getting Ready for Kindergarten (3 to 5 Years) 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. NOTE: Children must be between the ages of 3 and 5 upon registering. Younger siblings of participants cannot attend. Mondays, Mar 19 - Apr 30 (Except Apr 2) 10:00am | Central Toddler Storytime (18 to 36 months) Learn how to develop your toddler's early literacy skills. Play and socialize together with other parents and toddlers. Tuesdays, Mar 27 - May 29, 10:00am | George Ashe Wednesdays, Mar 28 - May 30, 10:00am | Central ® Registration for Childrens Programs starts February 27th at, via phone or in-person Storytimes Improve your child’s STEM skills with online activities that follow or go beyond the Ontario curriculum. Improve your child’s STEM skills with online activities that follow or go beyond the Ontario curriculum. Storytimes at Pickering Public Library are developed using the Every Child Ready to Read program.
  6. 6. Teens ® Registration for Teens Programs starts March 1st at, via phone or in-person Youth Drop In (13 to 19 years) NEW drop-in time! We promise music, games, and snacks. Bears vs Babies anyone? Thursdays, March 1 - May 31 4:00pm - 5:30pm | Central ® You Gotta Cook Here! (13 to 19 years) Join us for a boss evening at the President's Choice Cooking School - pizza-making and your very own cake to take! Thurs March 8 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pickering Loblaws 1792 Liverpool Road Earth Day Event (13 to 19 years) Stay tuned as our Teen Advisory Group plans a local Pickering clean-up! Location is TBA. For more information, add us to snapchat: @teensppl Sat April 21 National Youth Week Partay! (13 to 19 years) Bust by the teen area for FREE PIZZA, and snacks. Thurs May 3, 4:00pm - 5:30pm | Central ® Mocktails & Paint Night (13 to 19 years) Do we even know how to paint?! Find out for yourself, while you sip on some marvelous mocktails! No experience necessary. Supplies provided. Thurs April 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Central ® HTML Bootcamp (13 to 19 years) This crash course in HTML will teach you the basics of Markup Language and building simple web-pages. Mon March 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm | George Ashe ® Dream Esteem (13 to 19 years) Get ready for a wicked workshop, created by our local confidence builder- Charmaine Mills. Wed March 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Central Anime Club (13 to 19 years) Our Anime Club is back! Drawing, sketching, trivia, snacks and more. Mondays, March 5, April 9 & May 7 4:00pm - 5:30pm | George Ashe Follow us on Snapchat! 1UP Game Cafe (13+) Roll, drink or mash buttons! Play one of our many board games (like Catan and Ticket to Ride), or bring your own! Prefer card games? Pokémon, MTG, etc, are welcome too! Video games more your thing? Jump on our Xbox One, PS4, Switch, or our retro setups with N64, NES, SNES, and Sega. Enjoy with a cup of coffee & goodies. Thurs March 15 & Wed April 25 & Wed May 30 | Central 6:30pm - 8:30pm Adults and
  7. 7. Adults® Registration for Adults Programs starts March 1st, via phone or in-person ® Art Night Create your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece with our guided art classes. All supplies will be provid- ed and you will leave with your finished product (Adults can hang things on their fridge too!). Please dress accordingly. Tues March 6 - Embroidery and Cross Stitch Tues April 3 - Paint Night Tues May 8 - Rock Garden 6:30pm - 8:30pm | George Ashe ® Murder Mystery (18+) Do you find yourself yelling "you know nothing" at characters of a certain fantasy show? Think you could survive a night playing the Game of Crowns? Join us for 'Game of Crowns' murder mystery. Accompany the Royal families in the Castle of Westerfell for a night of food, friends, and fright. Remember, when you play the Game of Crowns, you win or you die. NOTE: Please list any dietary restrictions on the registration form. This is a costumed event - you will be notified of your character, costume suggestions, and biography 2 weeks before the event. Sat April 14, 5:00pm - 8:00pm | 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. Thursdays, March 8 & 22, April 5 & 19, May 3, 17 & 31, 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Central Speed Friending Making new friends is hard...let us help you out with a strictly platonic, fun and fast way to meet new people - speed dating for friends! Fri March 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm George Ashe ® Pub Trivia (19+) Come down to your local watering hole... er... library... for some great company, tough questions, and beer. You heard us. This is a 19+ event, be sure to bring your ID to get a drink on us. Thursdays, March 29, April 19 & Fri May 18 6:45pm - 8:30pm | Central Auditorium Seniors' Social Join other seniors every Tuesday afternoon for coffee and conversation. This fun gathering features Scrabble, dominoes, cards, and lively discussion. Tuesdays, March 6 - May 29 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Central Knitting Circle Join us for cozy creative time in front of the fireplace to share ideas and socialize with your fellow knitters. All skill levels welcome! Wednesdays, March 14 & 28, April 11 & 25, May 9 & 23 4:00pm - 5:30pm | George Ashe ® Tax Clinic The Tax Clinic is back, check eligibility requirements online. Registration will open on Wed, March 7. Sat April 7 | Central Need ideas for your book club? We Make It Easy With Over 100 Sets to Choose From! Video Game Tournament (16+) If you love gaming, come show off your skills at our tournaments. Awesome prizes to be won. Vote via snapchat for which games you want @teensppl. Register to reserve your spot. Drop Ins welcome. Saturdays, March 24 & May 12 | George Ashe Sat April 28 | Central Auditorium 2:00pm - 4:00pm Teens Welcome!
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