2 CALL OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL BRANCH FOR MORE DETAILS.Free Downloadable Music@ Your Library!Freegal Music is a downloadable music service offering access to millions ofsongs in all musical genres from 17,000 + labels including the Sony Musiccollection. Download three songs per week to any computer or mobile device.There is no software to download and you keep the songs you download - noneed to return them, ever! All the songs are available to every member witha valid library card at the same time – no need to place holds! Download onthe go with the free mobile apps for Apple and Android devices.For more information, check out Freegal Music on the Library’s website (www.picnet.org/music) orcontact the Library at 905-831-6265 and start adding to your music collection today!What’s New?A Place for AllThe Pickering Central Library is outgrowing its space and needs to expand tobetter serve the community!We are excited about the opportunity to realize our vision of being The Heartof an Engaged and Creative Community. We want to be leaders in accessible,innovative information technology. We want to be a destination, a fun place to visit staffedby a diverse group of professionals who are committed to making a difference in our great city.We want to be a place for all.Stay tuned to the Library’s website and Facebook page for information on how you can help to makethis vision a reality.The Central Library is Your Library and the Community’s Library. Help us to make it anINSPIRING place for all!
For ChildrenContes en famille bilingue/ Bilingual Family Storytime(3 à 7 ans / 3 to 7 years)Vos enfants sont-ils ou vont-ils aller à une école d’immersion ou une école francophone?Venez nous joindre à écouter des histoires, jouer des jeux et s’amuser en français.Are your children attending or planning to attend French language or French immersion schools?Listen to stories, play games and have fun in French.Registration required / Inscription nécessaire Tel./tél.: 905-831-6265This program is offered in Partnership with l’É.É.C Notre-Dame-de-la-Jeunesse.Ce programme est offert en partenariat avec l’É.É.C Notre-Dame-de-la-Jeunesse.Lego Building Club (6+ years)Use your imagination and building skills with other kids. Lego isprovided. Parents of children 6 to 9 years are asked to stay inthe room.At the Central Library:Saturday, May 11th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.May the 4th Be With You(5-12 years)Do you feel the force flowing through you?Are you going to DO — not TRY?Want to learn the ways of the Jedi but not travel allthe way to Dagobah? Come out for Star Wars themedgames and crafts.Registration is required.At the Central Library:Saturday, May 4th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.At Petticoat Creek Branch:Saturday, May 11th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Succursale Petticoat Creek:Samedi le 11 mai de 15 h 00 à 16 h 00At the Central Library:Saturday, June 8th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Bibliothèque centrale Pickering:Samedi le 8 juin de 15 h 00 à 16 h 003MAY & JUNE | SPRING/SUMMER 2013
4 CALL OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL BRANCH FOR MORE DETAILS.TD Summer Reading Club (Birth to 12 years)TD Summer Reading Club Kick OffThis year’s travel theme encourages children to journey to places near and far, fromthe backyard to other countries, by whatever means they can imagine. Go! Travel tofar away places with the Library! Join us outside behind the library tocelebrate the start of our TD Summer Reading Club!Families will travel to different activity stations and discover funfacts about other countries through games, crafts, and stories.Children can also get their faces painted and register for the readingclub. Visit every station and receive a prize! In the case of inclementweather we will be inside the library.Looking for something fun to do this summer? Look no further! Theannual TD Summer Reading Club is back at the Pickering PublicLibrary. It’s fun! It’s free! It encourages children of all ages to readand continue developing literacy skills throughout the summer.Every child will receive a free activity book, passport, reporting bookletand Durham Public Transit Ride to Read bus pass. When they completetheir weekly goal, children will come in to the library to update theirreporting booklet. They will earn special stickers with secret codeson them each week and get entered in a weekly prize draw. The codeunlocks fun new activities on the TD Summer Reading Club website.Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents do five early literacyactivities found in their booklet each week. Older children set a weeklyreading goal for how much time they will spend reading each weekand draw or write about what they read.What counts as reading? Children can read independently, read tosomeone else or have someone read to them. Books, magazines,comics, newspapers and audio books are acceptable. The importantthing is for your child to meet their weekly reading goal.Registration starts Saturday, June 22nd.At the Central Library:Wednesday, July 3rdfrom 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Wednesday, July 3rdfrom 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.For ChildrenCheck out the next edition of the What’s On for a complete list ofsummer programs, including puppet shows, crafts, games and animalvisits for pre-schoolers and school-age children.
For Teens5Youth Leadership and Public Speaking Program(13 to 17 years)Teen Summer Reading Club 2013Why not turn your summer reading into a chance to win great prizes? It is as simple as registering,reading and writing short reviews. Everyone who registers will be entered into a draw to win anautographed box set of John Green’s books and receive a voucher to clear up late fees.Those interested in participating in this reading program can register at any Pickering LibraryBranch starting Saturday, June 22nd. This program runs to Saturday, August 31st.Plaster Mask Making!Learn how to make a plaster bandage mask impression of your ownface. Transform your finished mask with paint and decorations to reveala secret you! Registration is required.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Thursday, May 30th, 6:30 p.m.Exam Study SpacePlease drop into our extra study rooms forquiet study for exams.At the Central Library: AuditoriumSaturday, June 15th 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Sunday, June 16th 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Wednesday, June 19th 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Thursday, June 20th, 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Saturday, June 22nd, 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Every young person has the potential to become a goodcommunicator and leader, but this potential needs to bedeveloped. The program’s unique eight-session, workshop-style design enables participants to develop this potentialthrough practical experience. This program is run by the localAjax-Pickering Toastmasters. Teens must commit to all eightweeks. Registration is required, by phone 905-831-6265or in-person, starting Monday June 24th at 9:30 a.m.At the Central Library:Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 4th to August 22nd.At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Program RoomTuesday, June 18th 2:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Wednesday, June 19th 2:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Thursday, June 20th 2:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Friday, June 21st 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Saturday, June 22nd 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Monday, June 24th 2:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Tuesday, June 25th 2:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Wednesday, June 26th 2:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.MAY & JUNE | SPRING/SUMMER 2013
For Teens6 CALL OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL BRANCH FOR MORE DETAILS.&Adults TeensLooking for ways to keep fitand healthy this summer?Come to the Library!This spring the Pickering Central Library will be holding a wellnessevening for adults and teens. Staff will have a variety of fitness materialson display and Lauren Grenier, Coordinator, Fitness Services from thePickering Recreation Complex will be on hand to answer your questions.Lauren has been a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) as certified throughthe Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) for the last 8 years, andhas a great deal of experience working with symptomatic and asymptomaticpopulations. She has her B.A. and M.Sc. in Kinesiology and Health Sciencesfrom York University and is very passionate about helping others improve theirquality of life through physical activity and fitness.The first 30 people to drop by the display will also receive passes to try afree fitness class at the Pickering Recreation Complex.At the Central Library:Thursday, May 23 from 5:00pm – 8:30pmIn partnership with:Hard time deciding what to read next?Our experts are happy to help! Tell us what teen books or themes you have enjoyed in the past, andwe’ll give you great recommendations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for your next favourite book or visitour website, facebook or goodreads pages for lists and recommendations.4teensteensDo you have recommendation for your fellow teens? Visit your local branchand slip a rating bookmark into one of your favourites and let other teensknow. Visit the website at www.picnet.org and go to the bibliocommonspage and leave your comments or create a recommended list of your own!(you can even give your peers and heads up on something you didn’t like!)
MAY & JUNE | SPRING/SUMMER 2013 7For AdultsGeocaching is FunDo you own a smart phone with GPS capabilities? If so, then you already have a tool you can usefor geocaching. Ken Spence and Chris McDonnell, active geocachers in the Durham Region, willexplain the basics of the game, guide participants through signing up for a free geocaching accountand App, and take searchers on a hunt to find their first two caches.Families are welcome. Geocaching is a fun outdoor activity that can be enjoyed together. Children 11and under must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.At the Central Library:Saturday, June 1st, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.‘How to Start a Small Business’ Seminars with theBusiness Advisory Center of DurhamIntroduction to Market ResearchHow do you know if your business idea is going to work? Ryan Ounjian, Business Consultant withthe BACD, will give you key concepts around why market research is the most integral component tounderstanding your potential business viability.Learn the basics of planning your market research, where to find the research and how to analyzewhether your business could be a success. Registration is required.At the Central Library:Wednesday, May 8th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Financial and Accounting Tips for Small BusinessRoss Libbey from Your Bottom Line will walk you through understanding your business cash flow, taxdeductible expenses and how to manage your bookkeeping & record keeping for hassle free operation.This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions about the financial responsibilities of your smallbusiness. Registration is required.At the Central Library:Wednesday, May 29th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Marketing and Sales StrategyHow do you start putting together your strategy to bring your product or service to market? TeresaShaver, Executive Director of BACD will walk you through the elements of a marketing and sales planto help you make your first sale.Learn how to put your market research results to work and to create an action plan that has youfocused on your goal. Registration is required.At the Central LibraryWednesday, June 12th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
8 CALL OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL BRANCH FOR MORE DETAILS.Introduction to ComputersLearn the basics about computers, mouse and keyboarding skills.This class is required to take other Technology Classes at the Library.Introduction to Windows 7Learn the basics of the most popular operating system in the world, Windows 7.It is recommended participants have attended Introduction to Computers.Check out the popular technology classes in the Library Learning Lab. All classes take place at theCentral Library in the Learning Lab. Registration is required and will start two weeks prior to thescheduled date for the class - in person or by phone 905-831-6265.Join Lynette Kirton, a horticulturist from Vandermeer Nurserywith over thirty years experience. Discover colourful perennialsthat will grace your garden year after year. Visit the Vandermeerwebsite at www.vandermeernursery.com for a listing of theirperennials. Registration is required.At the Central Library:Wednesday, May 1st, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Planning Your Perennial Gardenwith Vandermeer NurseryEVENT DATE REGISTRATION BEGINSTuesday, May 7th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 22nd at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, May 8th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 22nd at 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, June 4th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 21st at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, June 5th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21st at 9:30 a.m.EVENT DATE REGISTRATION BEGINSTuesday, May 7th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 22nd at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, May 8th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 22nd at 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, June 4th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21st at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, June 5th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 21st at 9:30 a.m.For Adults
EVENT DATE REGISTRATION BEGINSTuesday, May 28th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, May 13th at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, May 29th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 13th at 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, June 25th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 10th at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, June 26th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 10th at 9:30 a.m.FUNdamentalsLearn the basics of the world’s largest social network, Facebook. It is recommended participantshave already attended Introduction to Computers. Attendees must have a valid email address andhave a Facebook account.EVENT DATE REGISTRATION BEGINSTuesday, May 28th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 13th at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, May 29th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, May 13th at 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, June 25th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 10th at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, June 26th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 10th at 9:30 a.m.Introduction toAfter you take this class you’ll know how to tweet, retweet, mention and dm other Twitter users. It isrecommended participants have already attended Introduction to Computers. Attendees must have a validemail address and have a Twitter account.Microsoft Office Made EasyLearn about Word, Excel and PowerPoint, three of the business productivity software from Office2010. It is recommended participants have already attended Introduction to Computers.EVENT DATE REGISTRATION BEGINSSaturday, June 22nd 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 10th at 9:30 a.m.Saturday Afternoon Internet BlitzLearn about the Internet, how to search for what you want online, and learnabout your email account. It is recommended participants have already attendedIntroduction to Computers and have an email account.EVENT DATE REGISTRATION BEGINSSaturday, May 11th 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 22nd at 9:30 a.m.Saturday, June 15th 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 3rd at 9:30 a.m.9MAY & JUNE | SPRING/SUMMER 2013
10 CALL OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL BRANCH FOR MORE DETAILS.Introduction to Word 2010Learn the basics of the most popular word processing software in the world. It isrecommended participants have already attended Introduction to Computers.Introduction to EmailEmail is an essential way to communicate in today’s online world. Learn the basics ofmany popular email services, such as Yahoo, Hotmail, and Gmail. It is recommendedparticipants have attended Introduction to Computers. Attendees must have a valid emailaccount.Introduction to Excel 2010Learn how to use a spreadsheet to do simple business math. It is recommendedparticipants have already attended Introduction to Computers.EVENT DATE REGISTRATION BEGINSTuesday, May 14th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 29th at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, May 15th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 29th at 9:30 a.m.Tuesday May, 21st 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 29th at 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, June 11th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, May 27th at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, June 12th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 27th at 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, June 18th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 27th at 9:30 a.m.EVENT DATE REGISTRATION BEGINSTuesday, May 14th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 29th at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, May 15th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 29th at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, May 22nd 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 29th at 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, June 11th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 27th at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, June 12th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, May 27th at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, June 19th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 27th at 9:30 a.m.EVENT DATE REGISTRATION BEGINSTuesday, May 21st 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m Monday, May 6th at 9:30 a.mWednesday, May 22nd 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, May 6th at 9:30 a.mTuesday, June 18th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 3rd at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, June 19th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 3rd at 9:30 a.m.
4& @ your libraryAutomated Telephone Renewals: 905-831-8209or renew your items at www.picnet.orgTTY Line: 905- 420-1739Central LibraryOne the Esplanade905-831-6265 ● 1-888-831-6266Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Petticoat Creek Branch470 Kingston Road905-420-2254Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Claremont BranchClaremont Community Centre905-649-3341Tuesday 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Greenwood Branch3540 Westney Road905-683-8844Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Wednesday 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.11HolidayHoursAll branches will beclosed:Sunday, May 19thMonday, May 20th forVictoria DaySunday, June 30thMonday, July 1st forCanada DayDon’t forget,we’re open24/7 online!You can still getebooks, requestitems, read reviewsand browse!
do anythingalmostIN 1025 STATIONS. 3 HOURS. 1 DAY. 100% FREEFESTIVALMINS$0AskHOW-TOwin aniPad4!What’s a HOW-TO FESTIVAL you say?Based on the idea that people love to learn new things but never have enough time, the festival makeslearning new and useful skills easy, fun, free and convenient. Stations will be set up inside and outsidethe library. Each station will offer 10-minute information sessions to quickly teach you new skills. Withover 25 experts, and an average of 10 minutes per station, think of all things you can learn. Here aresome examples of our partner experts and what they’ll teach you HOW-TO do:City of Pickering SocacizeDecorate CupcakesDurham MasterGardenersGrow Herbs in ContainersLCBO Match Wine withSummer BBQ’sLoblaws Interpret a Product Label.SAIL Pack a Backpack Rocky MountainChocolate FactoryMake Chocolate-CoveredStrawberriesIndo-CanadianCultural Association ofDurhamWear a SariDo a Henna TattooDance Indian to Jai HoVeridian Connections Use PeaksaverAccess the Home AssistanceProgramFuture Shop Pick a CameraFind the Best Cellphone and PlanSet Up a Home TheatreDurham Natural HealthCenterBreathe to RelaxYou can also learn HOW-TO: Grow Peonies, Dance Popping Style, Download Free ebooks, Maximize Your Smartphone,Start a Book Club, Have a Salt-Healthy Diet, Decorate with Current Colour Trends and more!It’s all happening at the Central Library from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday,May 25th. Share the experience and enter the draw to win an iPad 4!(iPad graciously donated by our friends at the Future Shop Pickering)