@ your library Inside this Issue WHAT’S NEW 2 FOR CHILDREN 4 RECYCLED ART CONTEST 10 FOR TEENS 11 FOR ADULTS 13 WE’RE LISTENING 14 HOURS AND LOCATIONS 15Follow us Jan - April 2012
http://www.facebook.com/PPLibrary http://twitter.com/#!/pickeringpublib GET SOCIAL @ YOUR LIBRARY Pickering Public Library is excited to share our current trends and technology with our members. We’re now able to offer the latest in social media and mobile applications. Visit us on the library website at http://www.picnet.org/aboutthelibrary/branches to find our facebook and twitter links and follows for great updates and real time news. Visit the library website http://www.picnet.org to get the latest from the online catalogue. MOBILE APPS You can now access the library in your pocket! Our mobile apps are available for the android and iphone. You’ll have access to the latest titles, your library holds, checked items and much more. In addition, you can sign up for our email updates to receive detailed information and reminders about up coming events as well as receiving our entire “What’s On” publication direct to your inbox. Use your QR reader to access them now! EBOOKS ARE FREE AT THE LIBRARY Did you get an eReader over the holidays? Why not get your eBooks free at the library? If you don’t have an eReader of your own, the Pickering Public Library will be lending out Kobo eReaders to clients from the Central Library and Petticoat Creek branches. Clients can come in and check out an eReader, then get staff help to load it with eBooks. The eBooks at the library are compatible with the following eReaders:2 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
What’s New?HOLIDAY HOURS - ALL BRANCHES WILL BE CLOSEDChristmas Eve Family DaySaturday, December 24, 2011 Monday, February 20, 2012Christmas Day Good FridaySunday December 25, 2011 Friday, April 6, 2012Boxing Day Easter SundayMonday, December 26, 2011 Sunday, April 8, 2012New Year’s Eve Easter MondaySaturday, December 31, 2011 Monday April 9, 2012New Year’s DaySunday, January 1, 2012YOU ASKED FOR IT...Did you know? • you can place holds from home: www.picnet.org • you can suspend your holds so that you don’t miss them while you’re away • you can have other family members pick up your holds for youContact your branch for details!DESKTOP VIDEO MAGNIFIER THE PICKERING AJAX DIGITAL ARCHIVE The Pickering Ajax Digital Archive contains thousands of historical photographs and hundreds of full-text documents which are completely indexed and easilyDesktop Video Magnifier Added to searched. Visit http://www.pada.ca.Central Library Collection.Thanks to a generous donation by theRotary Club of Pickering, a video magnifier A small reference collection containing duplicate copiesis now available for public use at the of the most popular items in the local history collection,Pickering Central Library. This magnifier is located at the Central Library and is available duringallows those with visual impairments to all operating hours.read and write by enhancing texts, objectsand images. Access to original materials in this collection is by ap- pointment only. Appointments can be made by visiting inThe magnifier is available for use during all person, emailing the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org,Central Library open hours. or by calling 905-831-6265 ext. 6240. What’s On photos credits include: Front Cover photo courtesy of Pierre Falzon. Back cover and inside photos courtesy of Pickering Public Library, Kozzi images, staff and clients. Contact information is listed on the back page. 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: Session One: Mondays at 11:00 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. January 9th/12th to March 5th/8th Session Two: Mondays at 11:00 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. March 26th/29th to May 28th/31stSTORYTIME SOCIAL (BIRTH TO 3 YEARS)Parents/caregivers and their children are invited to spend time with others enjoying refreshments,while celebrating books and music. Library staff will kick off the social hour with stories and activitiesfor the children followed by time to enjoy the company of other parents. Registration is required.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Mondays at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Session One: January 9th to February 13thRegistration begins Friday, January 6th at 9:30 a.m.Session Two: February 27th to April 2ndRegistration begins Friday, February 17th at 9:30 a.m.Session Three: April 16th to May 28thRegistration begins Friday, March 23rd at 9:30 a.m.TODDLER TIME (18 TO 36 MONTHS)Toddlers are invited to bring a caregiver and join usfor stories, songs, wiggles and giggles. Toddlers willhave a great time listening and learning.At the Central Library:Mondays at 9:30 a.m.Session One: January 9th to March 5thSession Two: March 26th to May 28thAt the Petticoat Creek Branch:Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m.Session One: January 11th to March 7thSession Two: March 28th to May 30th4 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:Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.Session One: January 10th to March 6th - Session Two: March 27th to May 29thPetticoat Creek Branch:Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.Session One: January 10th/14th to March 6th/3rd - Session Two: March 27th/31st to May 29th/26thClaremont Branch:Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.Session One: January 12th to March 8th - Session Two: March 29th to May 31stKINDERGARTEN AND BEYOND! (3 TO 5 YEARS)This hands-on, six week program, is designed for Parents/Caregivers and their children to learnimportant early literacy skills that will help children to succeed in school. Parents/Caregivers will learnfun activities they can do at home with their child to continue the early literacy learning. Parent/Caregiver participation is required. Children must be between the ages of 3 and 5 upon registering.Siblings are not allowed to attend. Registration is required.At the Central Library:Session One: Mondays at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. January 23rd to March 5th (Closed Family DayMonday, February 20, 2012)Registration begins Friday, January 6th at 9:30 a.m.Session Two: Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. March 29th to May 3rdRegistration begins Friday, March 23rd at 9:30 a.m.Petticoat Creek Branch:Session One: Mondays at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. January 23rd to February 27thRegistration begins Friday, January 6th at 9:30 a.m.Session Two: Fridays at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. March 30th to May 4thRegistration begins Friday, March 23rd 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.Session One: January 24th to March 1st, Registration begins Friday, January 6th at 9:30 a.m.Session Two: April 24th to May 31st, Registration begins Friday, March 23rd at 9:30 a.m. Contact information is listed on the back page. 5
YOUTH LEADERSHIP: PUBLIC SPEAKING (8 TO 12 YEARS)Do you want to develop your public speaking skills? Effective public speakers become better leaders.Gain experience in public speaking in a fun and interactive environment through the ToastmastersYouth Leadership Program. Registration is required.At the Central Library:Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., January 5 to February 2, 2012LEGO BUILDING CLUB (6+ YEARS)Come and use your imagination and building skills with other kids. Lego is provided. Parents of children6 to 9 years are asked to stay in the room.At the Central Library:Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., January 14, February 11, March 10, April 14 and May 12.FAMILY LITERACY DAYThe theme is Passport to Learning! FAMILY LITERACY CHALLENGEJoin us for rhyming puppet shows, Grab a Family Literacy Challenge Sheetfabulous games, wonderful crafts and a from your local library branch or visitmysterious scavenger hunt. www.picnet.org/kids to print one. ThenAt the Central Library: get busy completing your Family LiteracyFriday, January 27th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Challenge activities. Drop your sheet off by January 27th to beAt the Petticoat Creek Branch: entered in the prize draw for a fantasticFriday, January 27th at 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Family Literacy basket! GNOMEO AND JULIET (RATED G) The greatest love story ever told, starring...garden gnomes? Gnomeo and Juliet, have many obstacles to overcome when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and thrilling lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find a happy ending? 84 minutes. Registration is required and begins Friday, January 6, 2012. At the Central Library: Saturday, March 17th at 2:00 p.m. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Tuesday, March 13th at 6:30 p.m.6 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
For ChildrenURBAN ART (9 TO 12 YEARS)Urban art is a growing art form of its own, with each artist developing a unique and cool style ofdrawing and painting. Learn how to write your name in this distinctive style of art using everydayart supplies - and learn about the amazing artists taking the most famous art galleries of the world bystorm! Registration is required and begins Friday, January 6, 2012.At the Central Library:Thursday, March 15th at 2:00 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Tuesday, March 13th at 10:15 a.m.WILD ABOUT MO WILLEMS (6 TO 8 YEARS)Come and enjoy hilarious stories, games, and craft featuring the famous Mo Willems charactersPigeon, Knuffle Bunny, and more! Registration is required and begins Friday, January 6, 2012.At the Central Library:Tuesday, March 13th at 9:30 a.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Wednesday, March 14th at 9:45 a.m.MARCH BREAK BLAST PUPPET SHOWJoin us for mystery puppet shows that use your favourite book characters. Also enjoy singingsongs and making a craft to take home.At the Central Library:Friday, March 9th at 10:00 a.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Saturday March 10th at 10:30 a.m.At the Claremont Branch:Thursday March 15th at 10:15 a.m.SNOWFLAKES (9 TO 12 YEARS)It has been said that no two snowflakes are alike. Come and observesnowflakes and make your own. Good cutting skills are required.Registration is required and begins Friday, January 6, 2012.At the Central Library:Monday, March 12th at 9:30 a.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Monday March 12th at 2:00 p.m. Contact information is listed on the back page. 7
STORYTIME PLUS:JUST DUCKYJoin us for rainy ducksongs and stories and make acraft to take home!At the Central Library:Thursday, March 15th at 2:00 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Tuesday, March 13th at 10:15 a.m. STORYTIME PLUS: ST. PATRICK’S DAY St. Patrick’s Day fun! Join us for a storytime filled with books, activities and a special craft. At the Central Library: Tuesday, March 13th at 9:30 a.m. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, March 14th at 9:45 a.m.STORYTIME PLUS: RECYCLE, REDUCE, REUSE!Join us for songs and stories all about our planetand why we keep it clean, plus a fun craft to take home!At the Central Library:Monday, March 12th at 9:30 a.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Monday March 12th at 2:00 p.m. *See page 10 to for details on our 2012 Recycled Art Contest!8 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
FEAST FOR THE SENSES (5 TO 8 YEARS)The search for food is on! In this Let’s Talk Science workshop, sensory activities will help childrenunderstand how animals use their senses to locate food, one of the keys to survival. Registration isrequired. Registration begins Friday, January 6, 2012.At the Central Library:Wednesday, March 14th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Thursday, March 15, at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.LEGO MANIACS OF ALL AGES! WE NEED YOU! (6+ YEARS)Help us build a city out of lego bricks! Build the biggest, best house, skyscraper, mall or whatever yourimagination can come up with! All Lego is provided. You just need to bring your imagination! Parentsof children 6-9 are asked to stay in the room. Registration is required. Registration begins Friday,January 6, 2012.At the Central Library:Wednesday, March 14th at 2:00 p.m.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Thursday, March 15th at 2:00 p.m. MARCH BREAK SHORT STORY CONTEST Do you enjoy writing? If so sign up for the Library’s March Break Short Story Contest. For full contest details visit your local Pickering Public Library Branch or go online to www.picnet.org/kids. 1. Short story can be no longer than two pages 2. Short story must begin with the line, “I was using a computer at the library when suddenly the screen went blank and up popped a...” 3. Writers must have their own Pickering Public Library card 4. Fully completed entry form must accompany short story 5. Entries will be divided into the following age categories: JK - SK, grades 1 - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12 6. Writers must email, email@example.com, or drop off their story to a Pickering Public Library branch by March 18th. 7. All winning entries will be published on the Library’s website. Contact information is listed on the back page. 9
Recycled Art Contest 2012!Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Do you like 8. Fully completed entry form mustmaking things out of stuff you can find accompany all artwork.around your house? If so, sign up for the 9. Entries must be handmade by theLibrary’s Recycled Art Contest. Prizes willbe awarded for the entries that best meet entrant, no help given by anyone.the judges’ criteria. 10. All materials used in artwork must be clean and safe (ex. no dirty containersFor full contest details visit your local or sharp edges).Pickering Public Library Branch or go 11. Judging will be based on theonline to www.picnet.org/kids. creativity of the artwork and the 1. For what materials can be used artist’s adherence to these contest please visit www.picnet.org/kids or rules. ask for a list at your local library 12. Entries will be divided into the following branch. age categories: JK- SK, grades 1 to 3, 2. Permitted use of non-recyclable. 4 to 6, 7 to 8, 9 to 12. fasteners such as glue or tape. 13. Entries must be delivered to Pickering 3. Entries must not exceed 6’ x 3’ Central Library’s Auditorium on Friday, 4. Entries must be free standing. April 27th from noon until 8:00 p.m. 5. Entrant is responsible for the carrying 14. Artwork not picked up by artist will be and set up of own art work. recycled by the contest workers. 6. There will not be electrical outlets 15. Entrants must attend the judging on available. Saturday, April 28th at 2:00 p.m. 7. Entrant must have their own Pickering Library Card.10 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
For TeensTEEN EREADER PROGRAMDid you receive a Kobo, Sony eReader, Nook or iPad for the holidays?Would you like to borrow ebooks free from the library? Come to ourdemonstration and we will help you through the steps to accessing thelibrary’s free ebook collection! Appointments will be on the half hour,starting at 1:30. Registration is required.At the Central Library:Sunday January 15, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 TOURNAMENTThe Library is offering another chance to compete against others and show off your skills. Thistournament will be played on the PS3 console. Battle on the library’s projection screen with a stereosound system! Participants under 18 will need to complete a permission form, signed by their parent/guardian. Snacks will be served and there are prizes for the winners! Registration is required.At the Central Library:Saturday, February 25th,1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.MOVIE NIGHT: KUNG FU PANDA 2Kung Fu! Adventure! A big panda voiced by Jack Black! What more can one ask for? Come watch theDragon Warrior and the Furious Five fight a new villain who threatens China! Come and watch Kung FuPanda 2 on our big screen!At the Central Library:Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 p.m.EXAM STUDY SPACEPlease drop into our extra study rooms for quiet study for exams.At the Central Library: At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Sunday, January 22, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 25 and Thursday, January 26Sunday, January 29, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Contact information is listed on the back page. 11
JUST DANCE 3 FOR KINECT DANCE OFF! Think you got the moves? Show off your best dance skills as we hook up Just Dance 3 for the Xbox360/Kinect. Enjoy snacks as you boogie to classic dance songs as well as some of the most recent chart toppers. Even if you’ve never played come out and have fun. At the Central Library: Friday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. At the Petticoat Creek Library: Thursday, January 12, 7:30 p.m. OPEN GAMING NIGHT Come out to Petticoat Creek Library and enjoy competing with other players on PlayStation 3. Snacks and fun will be available to all. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Thursday, April 19, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. GLEE KARAOKE Sing your little musical hearts out with Karaoke Revolution Glee, Vol. 3 for Wii. Snacks will be provided. Even if you can’t sing or haven’t played, come out and give it a try! At the Central Library: Friday, April 20, 6:30 p.m. TABLE TOP GAME DESIGN A three hour workshop on basic game design. Attendees will learn about game design decisions, and will be able to develop the rules and materials for simple table-top games. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Monday, February 6, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CARTOONING WORKSHOP So you want to be a cartoonist? If so, there are some techniques you should know. Spend the day with experienced artist and teacher David McNiven learning about Manga, Superheroes, animation, comic strips and cartoon illustration. Pizza lunch will be served to feed creative minds. Registration is required. At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Saturday, March 31, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Instruction 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lunch 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Work on art project12 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
FINDING WAYS AROUND FORGETTINGLoretta Tanner from the Alzheimer Society ofDurham will offer tips and tricks to keep yourbrain healthy and active. Registration isrequired.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Thursday, January 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.FUN WITH FLOORCLOTHS CRAFT PROGRAMWhat is a floorcloth? A floorcloth is a thin canvas rug or other similar floorcovering. How do youmake one? Join Susan Kalzer as she walks you through how to create a floorcloth of your very own.Registration is required.At the Petticoat Creek Branch:Thursday, February 23, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WILLS AND ESTATES EXPLAINED Andrew Felker, a partner at Walker Head Law Firm, will talk about wills and estates, explain the process involved in creating each, and address common questions about these documents. Registration is required. At the Central Library: Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.MARVELOUS FABRIC WALL HANGINGS CRAFT PROGRAMSpring is here and what better way to brighten up your home than to make your own fabric wallhanging. In this step-by-step craft class, Susan Kalzer will assist you in making your own marvelousmasterpiece! Registration is required.At the Central Library:Wednesday, April 18, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Contact information is listed on the back page. 13
We’re Listening WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. Talk to us about the time you spend at the library. How has your library affected your life? What do you like? What would you like to see more of at the library? What would you like to see that you don’t see now? Tell us your story below, deliver it to your branch and be entered into our monthly draw for a Swiss Chalet gift card. YOUR STORY YOUR DETAILS Name: _____________________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________________________ Email: _____________________________________________________________ Would you like to receive occasional emails from us?14 Call or visit your local branch for more details.
& Central Library One the Esplanade 905-831-6265 ● 1-888-831-6266 @ your library Monday - 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 Branch 470 Kingston Road 905-420-2254 Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Claremont Branch Claremont Community Centre 905-649-3341 Tuesday 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 Branch 3540 Westney Road 905-683-8844 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Wednesday 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Whitevale Branch 475 Whitevale Road 905-294-0967 Monday 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Automated Telephone Renewals: 905-831-8209 or renew your items at www.picnet.org CallTTY Line: 905- 420-1739 or visit your local branch for more details. Contact information is listed on the back page. 15 5
March Break Blast 2012 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Please visit the library website, www.picnet.org or 1 2 3 call 1-888-831-6266/905-831-6265 to register. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 March Break Blast Lego Building Club Puppet Show - CN (6+ years) - CN 2-4 p.m. 10:00 a.m March Break Blast Puppet Show - PC 10:30 a.m. 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 l Gnomeo and Juliet Ful Snowflakes (9 to 12 Storytime Plus: Just Feast for the Senses Urban Art (9 to 12 years) - CN 9:30 a.m. Ducky - PC 10:15 a.m. (5 to 8 years) - CN years) - CN 2:00 p.m. (Movie - Rated G) - l - PC 2:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. CN 2:00 p.m. Ful Urban Art (9 to 12 Storytime Plus: years) - PC 10:15 a.m Recycle, Reduce, Storytime Plus: Just Reuse! - CN 9:30 a.m. - Storytime Plus: St. Ducky - CN 2:00 p.m. Gnomeo and Juliet PC 2:00 p.m. (Rated G) - PC 6:30 p.m. Patrick’s Day - PC 9:45 a.m. Feast for the Senses (5 to 8 years) - PC 2:00 Wild About Mo Willems Wild About Mo p.m. to 3:00 p.m (6 to 8 years) - CN 9:30 Willems (6 to 8 l a.m years) PC 9:45 a.m. Lego Maniacs of all Ful ages! (6+ years) - PC l Lego Maniacs of all 2:00 p.m. Ful Storytime Plus: St. ages! (6+ years) CN Patrick’s Day - CN 2:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m. March Break Blast Puppet Show - CL 10:15 a.m.March Break 18 19 20 21 22 23 24Short StoryContest Deadline 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Legend Central Library = CN Petticoat Creek Branch = PC Claremont = CL Registration Required = www.picnet.org