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Whats On Summer 2018


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Whats On Summer 2018

  2. 2. Indicates a Maker Space program. ®Indicates registration required. It’s That Time of Year Again! Join us for Pickering Public Library Summer Reading Club 2018! You can participate by reading books, comics, or listening to stories. Read at home, on vacation, or anywhere the summer takes you! This year we encourage you to explore new hobbies, indulge in your interests, and make new friends through activities and events. Check out recommended reads, review books, track your reading and share your learning with friends and library staff. Sign-up for Summer Reading Club! Kick-Off isWed Jul 4 See page 4 Participating kids get a FREE Durham Transit RIDE TO READ sticker for their Library card. Ask staff for details.
  3. 3. Registration Children’s program registration begins June 6. Summer Reading Club registration begins June 20. Teen & Adult program registration begins June 6. Registration can be completed online at, via phone, or in-person. Please visit 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 | 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 Summer Holiday Hours All branches will be closed on: Sunday, July 1st (Canada Day) Monday, July 2nd (Canada Day) Sunday, August 5th (Civic Holiday weekend) Monday, August 6th (Civic Holiday) Sunday, September 2nd (Labour Day weekend) Monday, September 3rd (Labour Day) SUMMER READS ON THE GO Get digital access to e-books & e-audiobooks, digital magazines and music. Free with your Library card. Great for summer travel or beach reads! Visit & SUMMER READS ON THE GO
  4. 4. Children 4 Indicates a Maker Space program. ®Indicates registration required. Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Celebration Help us celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading Club 2018! Sign-up for Summer Reading Club, take in a magic show by WonderPhil, participate in crafts, mini putt, learn about community organizations and enjoy a piece of cake on us! Festivities will be outside weather permitting. Wednesday, Jul 4 | 10:00 AM | Central Wednesday, Jul 4 | 2:00 PM | George Ashe Registration for Summer Reading Club starts June 20, in person, at any Library location. Farmer’s Market Scavenger Hunt (6-12) Join us at the Pickering Farmer’s Market for a scavenger hunt that will have your child interacting with local vendors, learning about sustainable food production and enjoying the market. Tuesday, Jul 3 11:00 AM | City Hall Parking Lot Music & Movement (0-6) Join EarlyOn outside in the Esplanade Park for a music & movement program. Together with children, caregivers will learn how to incorporate music into everyday play experiences through songs, nursery rhymes, and creative movement. Fridays, Jul 6 - Aug 24 | 9:30 AM | Central Millennium Square Storytime (2-5) Join us for outdoor Storytime at Pickering’s waterfront, Millennium Square! (Weather permitting) Mondays, Jul 9 - Aug 20 | 11:00 AM | Millennium Square Baby & Tot Storytime (0-3) Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs, and books for babies from birth to 36 months to enjoy with their caregivers. Mondays | Jul 9 - Aug 20 | 10:00 AM | George Ashe Thursdays | Jul 12 - Aug 23 | 11:00 AM | Central Family Storytime (2-5) Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 2-5 with their caregivers to enjoy! Tuesdays, Jul 10 - Aug 21 | 10:00 AM | Central Wednesdays, July 11 - Aug 15 | 10:00 AM | George Ashe ®Jr. Coderz Club (7-9) Learn the basics of coding over a six-week course. Each session will build on the knowledge gained from the previous week. Registrants must attend all six sessions. Tuesdays, Jul 10 - Aug 14 | 4:00 PM | Central Art Afternoon (6-12) Be your own Picasso! Join us to explore your artistic side. Each week we will learn about a new artist and try our hand at their medium. Parents of children aged 6-7 are asked to stay in the room. Dress for mess. Tuesdays, Jul 10 - Aug 14 | 2:00 PM | Central Thursdays, Jul 12 -Aug 16 | 2:00 PM | GeorgeAshe *Monday programs will not run Monday, Aug 6 due to the Civic holiday.
  5. 5. Children 5 Registration for summer programs starts June 6 at, by phone or in-person. Campout Storytime (3-8) Ease on up to our campsite and share some stories, songs, rhymes and stretches around the bonfire all about the great outdoors. Stay for s’more fun as we build our own chocolatey smores treats! Wednesday, Jul 11 2:00 PM | George Ashe Thursday, Jul 12 | 2:00 PM | Central PTC Baby & Tot Storytime (0-3) Swing by the mall to enjoy stories, rhymes and action songs with your little one and stay for an interactive play session. Wednesdays, Jul 11 - Aug 15 10:30 AM | Pickering Town Centre Play Park Kids Summer Movie Night Settle in for an evening at the the library!   Wednesday, Jul 11 | 6:30 PM | Central Wednesday, Jul 25 | 6:30 PM | Central Wednesday, Aug 15 | 6:30 PM | Central Lego Builders' Club (6-12) We provide the Lego and you provide the imagination! Parents of children age 6-7 are asked to stay in the room. Saturday, Jul 14 & Aug 18 2:00 PM | Central Saturday, Jul 21 & Aug 11 2:00 PM | George Ashe Summer Puppet Show (2-5) Come to the library for an imaginative puppet theatre experience! Wednesday, Jul 18 | 11:00 AM | George Ashe Wednesday, Aug 8 | 2:00 PM | Central ®IfwecouldReadtotheAnimals(9-12) Read to the animals at Pickering Animal Services, learn about their unique stories and create handmade toys for them to enjoy long after your visit. Wednesdays, Jul 18 & Aug 8 | 4:30 PM Pickering Animal Services | 1688 Highway #7 ®Aspiring Authors' Club (9-12) Are you an aspiring young author? Join us for a 3-week program to work on putting your ideas on paper, illustrating and binding your very own short story. Geared toward 3rd grade - 6th grade writers. Registrants must attend all 3 weeks. Bring home your own book at the end! Thursdays, Jul 19 - Aug 2 6:00 PM | Central ®Spa Night (10-12) Join us for manicures, DIY spa treatments and an evening of relaxation at the library! Monday, Jul 23 | 6:30 PM | Central Monday, Aug 13 | 6:30 PM | George Ashe Summer Reading Club Wrap-Up Celebration Join us for cake and fun activities as we bring another successful Summer Reading Club season to a close. Wednesday, Aug 22 | 10:00 AM | Central Wednesday, Aug 22 | 2:00 PM | George Ashe  Keep an eye out for summer pop-up programs
  6. 6. TGIS! Teens 6 Indicates a Maker Space program. ®Indicates registration required. How to get cold, hard CASH in your account...(13+) Strapped for cash because of school?! Meet Dr. Christopher Grafos from BridgesEDU to stay informed about applying and receiving free scholarship money. It’s a no brainer. Wednesday, Jun 6 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | George Ashe Youth Drop In EVERY Thursday, we chill in the Teen Area with games, music and free snacks. Who’s with me?! Thursdays, Jun 7 - Aug 30 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Central Thank Goodness It’s Summer (TGIS) Challenge (13-19) Sign up for the TGIS Challenge! Read books, win prizes, come to top-shelf programs, win more prizes, and eat snacks! Prepare yourself for the best summer. Register at any location. Thursday, Jun 28 to Friday, Aug 31 All Locations TGIS Launch Party! (13-19) Come to our 3rd Annual TGIS Launch Party! Join us for music, games, food and a legit awesome surprise! Friday, Jul 6 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Central TGIS Wrap-Up (13-19) Stay tuned for the details on our summer Wrap-Up Party! @teensppl Tuesday, Aug 28 | Time and Location TBA TGIS Elite Draw 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 Teen Trivia Night! (13-19) Trivia topics are up for discussion! Snap us your trivia ideas: @teensppl Thursdays, Jul 12, 26 & Aug 9 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Central
  7. 7. Teens 7 Registration for summer programs starts June 6 at, by phone or in-person. ®Dine & Dash - to a Movie! (14-19) Who's down for free dinner AND a movie?! Join us at Pickering Town Centre for a Pickle Barrel dinner, followed by a movie at the mall. Details provided upon registration. Tuesday, Jul 17 | 6:00 PM | Pickering Town Centre ®Remixology (14-19) Explore your musical potential by learning the basics of Digital DJ-ing. Using the Traktor software, discover beginner mixing techniques, beatmatching and how to create your own mixtape.  Note: Participants must bring their own music on a hard drive or USB stick, and sign a waiver to be hands- on with the equipment. Tuesday, Jul 24 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Central ®Nama-slay (13-19) Yoga + Can-Do attitude! Join us, with our Pickering Yoga Instructor, for 2 sessions of Outdoor Yoga! Bring comfy clothes and a yoga mat. Wednesdays, Aug 15 & 22 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | George Ashe Video Game Tournament (16+) 1v1 me. Compete against other PPL gamers for awesome prizes and recognition on our Twitch stream! Can't make it in person? Watch it online! Mondays, Jul 16th - Overwatch & Arms and Aug 20th - FIFA & 2K | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Central Watch online:  Exam Study Take over the Library! We all know the exam-time frenzy. Bring your friends and study here - free snacks included. Monday, Jun 18 to Wednesday, Jun 27 | All locations ®Library Lock In (14-19) Welcome to the 3rd Annual Library Lock-in! This is the program of the summer Hide and Go Seek in the dark, epic battles, and the question of whether you can survive the night (with Claudette), locked in the Library...? Permission forms are MANDATORY and due one week before the event. Saturday, Aug 11, 4:30 PM to Sunday, Aug 12, 7:30 AM | Central TUNE UP YOUR CAR FOR SUMMER TRAVEL Find your vehicle make and model for easy repair information 24/7/365
  8. 8. 8 Indicates a Maker Space program. ®Indicates registration required. Seniors’Month Kick Off Celebration Celebrate the start of Seniors’ Month! Join us to enjoy music, snacks, and entertainment.  Friday, Jun 8 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Central Seniors’Social Join other seniors every Tuesday afternoon for coffee and conversation. This fun gathering features Scrabble, dominoes, cards, and lively discussion. Tuesdays | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Central ®Power of Attorney and Last Will and Testament Join Detective-Constable Martin Franssen from the Durham Region Police Services, as he discusses the importance of having a last will and testament as well as a Power of Attorney. What questions should you be asking? What do you need to stay organized and on top of your affairs?  Wednesday, Jun 13 | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Central Seniors’Month Maker SpaceTour Join our Maker Space staff for a guided tour of our new Maker Space! Learn about all of our new and exciting tools, including how to digitize records and VHS tapes, use the 3D printers, and our sewing machine! Tuesday, Jun 19 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Central ®Seniors’Month Guided Painting Unleash your inner artist for a creative afternoon of guided painting. All materials are provided and participants will leave with a one-of-a-kind art piece. Please dress accordingly! Thursday, Jun 21 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Central ®Seniors’Month Escape Room Try to solve puzzles and find clues to help you escape in this escape room game. If you love mystery novels and brain games you will love trying to solve the Murder at the Library.  Tuesday, Jun 26 | 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM , 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | Central CELEBRATE SENIORS! Members of Pickering's senior living community are invited to join the joyous celebration of living, learning and growing together with some exciting and informative programs over the month of June. CELEBRATE SENIORS!
  9. 9. Adults 9 Registration for summer programs starts June 6 at, by phone or in-person. 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 second Thursday, Jun 14 to Aug 23 1:00 PM - 3:00 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 second Wednesday, Jun 6 to Aug 29 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | George Ashe ®Pride Murder Mystery (16+) Welcome to our first Pride-themed Murder Mystery party. Come prepared for a late lunch, beverages, and a killer time. You’ve been warned. Saturday, Jun 16 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Central ®NOVA (New Observers to Visual Astronomy)PresentedbyRASC(16+) NOVA (New Observers to Visual Astronomy) is the public introduction to astronomy course that is designed to show the novice astronomer the wonders of the night sky and how to enjoy them. NOVA is presented by volunteers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), Toronto Centre. NOVA is a six-week program. We are excited to offer a lineup of expert presenters who will introduce you to visual observing, the solar system, stars, deep sky objects, black holes, telescopes, cosmology, and so much more! Must be 16+. Register here: https://novasum- Tuesdays, Jun 19 to July 24 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Central ®Leaving the Echo Chamber Join Glenn Brown in an exercise about empathy. Instead of arguing points of view, tell stories about how we came to our views. What has happened in your life (tell no more than is comfortable) to bring you to this view? No one can argue with another’s life story - they can only listen and understand in their innermost being. Spending time in each other’s story brings us together in a respectful way, even if we still disagree. Saturday, Jul 14 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | George Ashe ®Cosplay Contest (14+) Join us at our first Cosplay Contest! Show off your craftsmanship for a chance to win a prize! Our contest will have a pre-judging stage for participants to share their process with the judges, as well as a chance to show off their costumes on stage. Compete in one of three categories: Beginner, Intermediate, or Expert. Not competitive? Hang out (in costume or not), enjoy the show, and make new friends!  To register for the contest and view rules and regulations, visit:  Friday, Aug 17 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Central
  10. 10. 10 Indicates a Maker Space program. ®Indicates registration required. ®Intro to 3D Modelling Ever wanted to use the 3D printer but can’t find what you want to print? Learn how to use TinkerCAD, a web-based 3D modelling program and learn how to make simple objects, ready to print by the end of the class! Wednesday, Jun 13 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Central ®Build Your Own Camera Stabilizer Rig using PVC Pipes Give your video footage more stable shots by using a camera rig. This workshop will teach you how to build your very own camera rig in minutes using PVC pipes. Wednesday, Jun 27 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Central Wednesday, Jun 27 | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Central ®Wood Working - Create a Custom Cutting Board Join us as we create custom cutting boards in our new Maker Space us- ing the Carvey CNC machine. Basic computer skills recommended. This is a two part class, participants must be able to attend both classes. Wednesday, Jul 11 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Central Wednesday, Jul 18 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Central The Library is proud to introduce the new Maker Space, to be a part of the Maker Movement, to improve the community, and create a better future. The world needs innovative, creative thinkers. Whether you attend a program or book equipment, send us a photo of your finished project using any one of our social media sites with the hashtags #PPLMAKERSPACE #MAKEITYOURSPACE. You never know who might discover your talent! Maker Space equipment can be booked online at *All Maker Space programs are for teens aged 14+ and adults unless otherwise indicated.
  11. 11. 11 Registration for summer programs starts June 6 at, by phone or in-person. ®Brand Your Laptop/Tablet/Phone with a Fresh Skin Give a new look to your device cutting fun decals with our new vinyl cutter. Wednesday, Jul 25 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Central Wednesday, Jul 25 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Central ®Sew Your Own Back to School Supplies In the first workshop you will draft your own pattern to make a felt case for your laptop or tablet just in time for heading back to class. In our second workshop we will make a pencil case with a zipper for your pens and pencils! Wednesday, Aug 8 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Central Wednesday, Aug 29 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Central ®Button Your Party! Learn to use the button maker and take home ten buttons that you can use at a party or event. Wednesday, Aug 15 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Central Wednesday, Aug 15 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Central BOOKTIME INTHE WWW.PICNET.ORG/MAKERSPACE 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.
  12. 12. Indicates a Maker Space program. ®Indicates registration required. »» 3D printers, Carvey carving machine, vinyl cutter, and sewing machines »» Analog to digital conversion equipment »» Creative stations with music, photo, and video-editing software »» Sound booth and DJ station »» Loanable items: camera, GoPro, and green screen We invite all members of the community to test the equipment by attending the scheduled programs or by booking through the online booking site at: See page 10 for scheduled programs. ANNOUNCING THE NEW THIS IS A SPACE FOR ALL. THIS IS MAKER SPACE. MAKE IT YOUR SPACE. WWW.PICNET.ORG/MAKERSPACEDESIGN | CREATE | BUILD MAKERSPACEMAKE IT YOUR SPACE