Whats On at the Pickering Public Library for Sept - Dec 2012
@ your library September to December 2012 LIBRARIES CONNECT GET FREE TECHNOLOGY TRAINING @ YOUR LIBRARY SEE PAGE 11 FOR DETAILS GET CARDED EVERYBODY’S DOIN’ IT. SPREAD WWW.PICNET.ORG/SPREADTHEWORD
What’s New?LAPTOP BAR AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARYBe comfy, be connected, be plugged in.The Central Library has a new laptop bar filled with comfortableseats, plugs to keep your laptop powered and FREE wifi to keepyou connected. CAREGIVERS & KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS Books to Go (Caregivers & Kindergarten) Need materials on a special topic? We can help! Just call the Library and describe your topic. We’ll gather a selection of books, sound recordings, and rhymes for you. Please give one week’s notice. We are unable to do fiction holiday themes. Class Visits (Elementary or High School) Get your kids familiar with their local library by scheduling a class visit. Visits are available throughout the school year for both daycare centres and elementary schools. Please contact us to book a member of our Children’s team. We’ll come to you or you can come to us. Contact: Pickering Central Library (905) 831-6265 ext. 6226HOLIDAY HOURS HALLOWE’EN @ YOUR LIBRARYAll branches will be closed: Attention all costumed Trick or Treaters:Sunday, September 2nd and Monday, September 3rd Be sure to drop in to your local library branchfor Labour Day. and get a special treat. Treats are available at all branches.Sunday, October 7th and Monday, October 8th forThanksgiving. See you on October 31st!Monday, December 24th at 1 p.m. for Christmas Eve.Tuesday, December 25th for Christmas Day.Wednesday, December 26th for Boxing Day.Monday, December 31st at 1 p.m. for New Years Eve.Tuesday, January 1st for New Years Day.Don’t forget, we’re open 24/7 online! You can still getebooks, request items, read reviews and browse! 2 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
What’s New? ONLINE RESOURCES ATYOUR HEALTH PICNET.ORGSeptember is Arthritis AwarenessMonth, October is Breast Cancer Homework Help isAwareness Month, and November is Only a Click Away!Diabetes Awareness Month. Check out the Library’sThe Health Display on the second floor online research toolsof the Central Library will present to get a head start oninformation on prevention, treatment your school projects.and support for these three prevalent There is somethingconditions. for every subject andThe following websites provide every grade level.additional information: Simply go to www.picnet.org.www.arthritis.ca Under Online, select Resources, thenwww.cancer.ca Homework Help or Research and startwww.diabetes.ca the school year off right!Be healthy, be well. Happy studying! CLIENT APPRECIATION GIVEAWAY Ontario Public Library Week is October 14th - 20th, 2012 and we are celebrating with a client appreciation giveaway. The Library loves its clients and is giving a shout out to all members. Come to the Petticoat Creek Branch or Central Library during the week of October 14th - 20th, 2012 and fill out a ballot to win a Library gift bag that includes an eReader and library swag! The official draw will be held at 3:30 p.m. and the ballots must be received by 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20th to be eligible. We will be celebrating all day Saturday, October 20th with giveaways for kids. Don’t miss it! Why? Because you are appreciated. *Must be a current Pickering Public Library member in good standing to enter the draw. Giveaways will be available while supplies last. September to December | Fall 2012 3
For Children BABYTALK (BIRTH TO 18 MONTHS) Join us for songs, books, bounces, and giggles galore. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their babies and share in this special time. At the Central Library: Mondays at 11:00 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. September 10th/13th to November 26th/29thSTORYTIME SOCIAL (BIRTH TO 3 YEARS)Parents/caregivers and their children are invited to spend time with others enjoying refreshments, whilecelebrating books and music. Library staff will kick off the social hour with stories and activities for thechildren followed by time to enjoy the company of other parents. Registration is required.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Session One: September 10th to October 22nd (except October 8th)Registration begins Friday, September 7th at 9:30 a.m.Session Two: October 29th to November 26thRegistration begins Monday, October 15th at 9:30 a.m.TODDLER TIME (18 TO 36 MONTHS)Toddlers are invited to bring a caregiver and join us for stories, songs, wiggles and giggles. Toddlerswill have a great time listening and learning.At the Central Library:Mondays at 10:00 a.m.September 10th to November 26thAt the Petticoat Creek Branch:Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m.September 12th to November 28th4 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
FAMILY STORYTIME (2 TO 5 YEARS)Family storytimes are aimed at children ages 2 to 5, but everyone is welcome to join us for atoe-tapping, finger-snapping good time!At the Central Library: Petticoat Creek Branch:Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.September 11th to November 27th September 11th to November 27thSaturdays at 10:00 a.m. Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.September 15th to November 24th September 15th to November 24th Claremont Branch:Please note: There will be no Family Storytimeon Saturday October 27th. Please join us for the Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.Halloween program at 2:00 p.m. September 13th to November 29thKINDERGARTEN AND BEYOND!(3 TO 5 YEARS)This hands-on, six week program, is designed for Parents/Caregivers and their children to learn important earlyliteracy skills that will help children to succeed in school.Parents/Caregivers will learn fun activities they can do athome with their child to continue the early literacy learning.Parent/Caregiver participation is required. Children must bebetween the ages of 3 and 5 upon registering. Siblings arenot allowed to attend. Registration is required.At the Central Library:Session One: Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.September 10th to October 22nd (except October 8th)Registration begins Friday, September 7th at 9:30 a.m.Session Two: Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.October 29th to December 3rdRegistration begins Monday, October 15th at 9:30 a.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.October 26th to November 30thRegistration begins Monday, October 15th at 9:30 a.m.WISEGUYS HOMEWORK CLUB (8 TO 11 YEARS)Snacks, homework help, computer lab and all kinds of fun educational games and activities! Learn touse the Library and the Internet to find the information you need for school. Registration is required.At the Central Library:Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.October 2nd to November 22nd.Registration begins Friday, September 7th at 9:30 a.m. September to December | Fall 2012 5
LEGO BUILDING CLUB (6+ YEARS) Come and use your imagination and building skills with other kids. Lego is provided. Parents of children 6 to 9 years are asked to stay in the room. At the Central Library: Saturday, September 15th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 10th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.FALL FUN PUPPET SHOW (ALL AGES)Join us for fall songs, stories and puppet shows on this Durham Catholic School Board PA Day. It willbe fun-filled day for the whole family!At the Central Library:Friday, October 19th at 10:00 a.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Friday, October 19th at 2:00 p.m.At the Claremont Branch:Thursday, October 25th at 10:15 a.m. (Please note: Thursday, October 25th is not a PA Day)PA DAY BOARD GAMES (6 TO 12 YEARS)Play board games at the library on this Durham Catholic School BoardPA Day. Bring a friend, check a mate, climb a ladder. Who knows, you might win!At the Central Library:Friday, October 19th at 10:00 a.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Friday, October 19th at 2:00 p.m. HALLOWEEN HOWL (ALL AGES) Boo! Join us for a howling good time at the Central Library’s Halloween party. We’ll have loads of stories, games and activities for the whole family. At the Central Library: Saturday, October 27th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.6 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
For Children CELEBRATE WINTER: PUPPET SHOW (ALL AGES) Join us for winter songs, stories and puppet shows on this Durham District School Board PA Day. It will be snow much fun for the whole family! At the Central Library: Friday, November 16th at 2:00 p.m. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Friday, November 16th at 10:00 a.m.CELEBRATE WINTER: PA DAY BOARD GAMES(6 TO 12 YEARS)Looking for something fun to do out of the cold on this Durham DistrictSchool Board PA Day? Come play board games at the library.At the Central Library:Friday, November 16th at 2:00 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Friday, November 16th at 10:00 a.m. CELEBRATE WINTER: COOKIE TIME (ALL AGES) Run, run, as fast as you can. Can you catch the gingerbread man? Have a deliciously fun time listening to yummy cookie stories and songs. Decorate your own cookie to take home with you. Dress for mess! Registration is required and begins Monday, October 15th at 9:30 a.m. At the Central Library: Saturday, November 17th at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 24th at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 2nd at 2:00 p.m. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Saturday, November 17th at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 24th at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 1st at 10:30 a.m. September to December | Fall 2012 7
CELEBRATE WINTER: PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT (9 TO 12 YEARS) How well do you think you know the library? Want to show off your photo-taking skills? Join us for our photo scavenger hunt! Teams will roam the library, taking pictures of differ- ent things with different poses from a list. Don’t have a digital camera or camera phone? Don’t worry! We have digital cameras for you to use. Teams who complete the scavenger hunt will be entered in a draw for a gift card for Pizza Pizza. Mmmm, pizza. Registration is required if you intend to borrow one of our cameras. Registration begins Monday, October 15th at 9:30 a.m. At the Central Library: Saturday, December 1st between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Saturday, December 15th between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.For TeensBOOK COVER RE-DESIGNEver look at the cover of a bookand think you could do better?Now you can!To celebrate the release ofThe Hobbit and Twilight: BreakingDawn movies, we’re challengingyou to redesign their book coversfor a chance to win tickets to seethe movie, courtesy of FamousPlayers Pickering 8!Pick up a templete and complete contest entry form from any branch. Contest opens Monday,October 1st. Entries are due by Monday, October 29th at 9 p.m.8 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
For TeensDIVERGENT TATTOO GIVEAWAYYou cannot prepare for this test in any way.What Faction are you? If you are truly Dauntless, come in and get your divergent tattoo and enter adraw to win a Divergent poster.At the Central Library:Saturday, September 22nd, 9:00 a.m. until supplies run outAt the Petticoat Creek Branch:Saturday, September 22nd, 9:00 a.m. until supplies run out OPEN GAMING NIGHT It’s ‘Game On’ again. Enjoy competing with other players on PlayStation 3. Tell your friends! They’ll thank you. Snacks and fun will be available to all. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Friday, October 19th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.HARNESS YOUR INTUITION WITH RUNES!Learn how to interpret this old Viking alphabet to gain mystical insights! Our resident expert will teachyou about Runes, how to use them and how to make your own set out of paper.At the Central Library:Thursday, November 29th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. NEED VOLUNTEER HOURS? BE A REVIEWER FOR PPL! Earn your community service volunteer hours for reviewing library materials for the Library catalogue and Facebook pages. Volunteer instructions and applications are available at any library branch and on the Library website - www.picnet.org. September to December | Fall 2012 9
For Teens CELEBRATE WINTER: PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT (12+ YEARS) How well do you think you know the library? Want to show off your photo-taking skills? Join us for our photo scavenger hunt! Teams will have to roam the library, taking pictures of different things with different poses from a list. Don’t have a digital camera or camera phone? Don’t worry! We have digital cameras for you to use. Teams who complete the scavenger hunt will be entered in a draw for a gift card for Pizza Pizza. Mmmm, pizza. Registration is required if you intend to borrow one of our cameras. At the Central Library: Saturday, December 8th between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Saturday, December 1st between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.For Adults BEADING BONANZA! A representative from Inspired by Beads will lead a workshop for participants to design and create a jewellery item. Come out, get creative and join the beading bonanza! Registration is required. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Thursday, September 20th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.10 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
MOVING FOR SENIORSFollowing on her June presentation, Kathy Zaremba, owner of Felicity - So much more than moving,is back to continue her presentation and discussion on moving for seniors. Kathy covers the gamutof making the choice to move out of the family home or stay, considerations of renting versus owningand clarity on the different types of home options available. Kathy provides some thought provokingconversations to have with yourself, spouse, other family members or friends.Registration is required.At the Central Library:Thursday, October 11th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.EATING WELL FOR THE HOLIDAYSMiranda Malisani, the Nutrition Expert for the Marilyn Denis Show and owner of Live Light Nutrition,will explain how to eat well for the holidays. Miranda will offer some tips and tricks to feel great over theholiday season and as answer your nutrition and wellness questions.At the Central Library:Thursday, November 15th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ONGOING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS Coming This Fall! Your library will have afternoon technology classes every Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the months of September, October and November. Our experts will guide you through these sought after applications and have you up to speed in no time! In addition, it’s all FREE. All you have to do is register. Registration is required. 1. Introduction to Computers September 5 October 3 October 31 2. Introduction to Windows 7 September 6 October 4 November 1 3. Introduction to Word 2010 September 12 October 10 November 7 4. Introduction to Excel 2010 September 13 October 11 November 8 5. Introduction to Hotmail/Outlook September 19 October 17 November 14 6. Introduction to Gmail September 20 October 18 November 15 7. Facebook Fundamentals September 26 October 24 November 21 8. Introduction to Twitter September 27 October 25 November 22 Contact us by phone at the Central Library at 905-831-6265 or 1-888-831-6266, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.picnet.org for full descriptions and registration information! Join our emailing list for updates as soon as they are available! September to December | Fall 2012 11
Guess WhoGot Carded? Mackenzie got carded! Lily got carde d! Georgia got carded! GET CARDED Everybody’s Doin’ It.12 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
Community Report Pickering has One of the SPREAD Most Used Library Systems in the Province!MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIRThe Ontario Public Libraries Act directs Council to appoint a winning libraries in the province, as our performanceLibrary Board which is charged with operating a comprehensive, measures can attest.efficient public library service that meets the community’sunique needs. In Pickering, 10 appointed members of the As we move into a changing future, our Library will continuelibrary Board (8 citizens and 2 councillors) meet monthly in a to evolve to meet the changing demographic and technologypublic forum to ensure that the public is being well-served. needs of our community retaining those essential principles of public libraries – the ability to inspire, connect, and enrich allI invite all residents of Pickering to attend regular meetings members of our community, which make the Pickering Publicof the Board as well as focus groups which explore various Library the heart of an engaged and creative, 21st century city.decisions that the Board must make such as a CentralLibrary Expansion or a new Strategic plan. If you are not ableto attend the events, you can provide feedback via email tothe email@example.com or you can speak to any Board memberat various community events that we attend. John W. SabeanI am very pleased to report that the performance of thePickering Public Library has been exemplary over the last John Sabean, Chair Pickeringyear. We continue to be one of the most used, most award Public Library Board HIGHLIGHTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR THE YEAR • Growing ebooks service now includes preloaded ebook readers for loan • Upgraded wi-fi service • New furniture at Central and Petticoat Creek provides easily accessible power • New Library website • Visit from the Digital Bookmobile • Spread the Word campaign increased circulation and membership • National recognition for the Library’s Summer Reading Club • Renewed commitment to customer service through the creation of a Client Charter • First Living Library focused on our community’s artists • Powerful Durham Region Library partnership benefited Pickering residents through Battle of the Books / Pass the Book / Ride to Read & resulted in a visit from the Minister of Culture • Coming soon: New RFID system for more efficient checkout, re-carpeted children’s area and Microsoft Office on client workstations September to December | Fall 2012 13
Community Report2011 FINANCIALS <1% FEDERAL SUPPORT 3% PROVINCIAL SUPPORT MUNICIPAL SUPPORT $4,891,689 4% FEES & OTHER RECEIPTS PROVINCIAL SUPPORT $162,781 FEDERAL SUPPORT $19,057 FEES & OTHER RECEIPTS $187,463 TOTAL $5,260,9902011 FACTS 93% MUNICIPAL SUPPORT TOTAL ITEMS BORROWED 1,193,956 ACTIVE MEMBERS 43,543 VISITORS 624,500 PROGRAM ATTENDANCE 31,296 INFORMATION ASSISTANCE 56,550 USE OF INTERNET WORKSTATIONS 235,050 WIRELESS USE 33,950 E-BOOKS / ONLINE ITEMS BORROWED 71,824 TOTAL LIBRARY USE 3,100,002YOUR PICKERING PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD Coming soon. JOHN RUVETTE MARY K. COUNCILLOR BARBARA COUNCILLOR BRIAN JAMES AFSAR ALEXANDER CANDACE SABEAN COELHO ANDERSON KEVIN ASHE CLIFFORD DOUG NAQVI SHANAHAN JULIEN DICKERSON BOARD MEETINGS ARE PUBLIC AND ARE HELD EVERY 4TH THURSDAY FROM SEPTEMBER TO JUNE. MEETING MINUTES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE. CONTACT THE BOARD AT BOARD@PICNET.ORG.BOARD’S PRIORITIES FOR THE COMMUNITYThe Pickering Public Library exists so that will allow each resident to: • Stimulate their Imaginationall Pickering residents have equal access to • Connect to the Online World • Succeed in Schoolresources, information, and ideas that will • Connect & Engage with their Community • Discover their Rootsenrich their civic, corporate, and personal • Visit a Comfortable Place • Satisfy their Curiositylives. Accordingly, Pickering Library Service • Express Creativity • Create Young Readers14
People! Ideas! Communities! Information!Canada’s libraries foster connections between people,ideas, communities, and information.We are pleased to announce that October is Canadian LibraryMonth and October 14th - 20th is Ontario Public LibraryWeek. Visit your Library and celebrate with us. There will belots happening all week including a draw to win an eReader!This year’s theme, Libraries Connect is a greatreminder of just how essential libraries arein the interconnected world in which welive. Libraries are at the centre of ourcommunities, providing a public spacefor people to meet, learn, connectand grow. From coast to coast,libraries help direct the flow ofinformation and resources. They areplaces of endless opportunity andprovide Canadians with equitable accessto important resources.Every day, year round, libraries across thecountry are committed to expanding anddeveloping their resources in order to linkpatrons with the services they need and fosterconnections between people, ideas andcommunities. Print collections, referenceservices, public programmes, downloadablebooks, music, movies, Internet access, electronicdatabases, eReaders, gaming and social mediaare just some of the services libraries offer to helppeople find what they need.Libraries, including public, academic, school and speciallibraries, make an enormous contribution to the personal,professional, academic and creative growth of Canadians.As well, Library and Archives Canada, the country’s nationallibrary, collects and preserves Canada’s documentary heritage.Let’s all celebrate Canadian Library Month in October2012 because… Libraries Connect!Visit your library today.ONTARIO PUBLIC LIBRARY WEEKOCTOBER 14TH - 20TH, 2012