Harper Lee and the South

  • Book cover for Go Set A Watchman.

  • Book cover for To Kill A Mockingbird.

  • Book cover to A Lesson Before Dying.

  • Book cover of Mockingbird: A portrait of Haper Lee.

  • DVD cover for Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill A Mockingbird.

  • Book cover for Uncle Tom's Cabin.

  • Book cover of Scout, Atticus & Boo.

  • Book cover of Summer in the South.

  • Book cover of the Mockingbird Next Door.

  • Book cover of the Colour Purple.

Summer Hours

Cartoon drawing of sun with sunglasses.All Whitby Public Library locations will be closed on Wednesday, July 1, Monday, August 3 and Monday, September 7.

The Brooklin Branch and Central Library will be open on Sundays until June 21. Sunday hours will resume on September 13.

The Whitby Central Library will close at 5 p.m. on Fridays from July 3 until September 4, inclusive.

Grand Day is Saturday September 12.

Photo of adorable grandchild.Are you mad for a little science?

Whitby Public Library and the Town of Whitby Seniors' Activity Centre are celebrating Grandparents and Grandchildren.

Join  us at the Whitby Seniors' Activity Centre, 801 Brock Street South at 9 am for a pancake breakfast, crafts, balloon twisting and much more fun.  Mad Science will be there to impress and amaze you with some pretty wild scientific experiments. 

Tickets may be purchased at the Central Library and Whitby Seniors' Activity Centre.

$5 per adult and $3 per child. You may be surprised by what you can learn while having fun.

A Book Club with a Twist

Big Screen Film Club at Brooklin Branch.Adults 18+ are invited to join us for the Brooklin Branch Film Club. The Film Club meets every third Thursday of the month for a free screening of the book-to-film adaptation with discussion afterwards. Registration begins Saturday, August 22 at 10:00 a.m. online, in person or by calling any location of the Whitby Public Library.


Fall 2015 selections are:

September - Woman in Gold
October - Every Little Thing
November - Child 44
December - Z for Zachariah.

Read. Watch. Discuss. Join us!





LEGO in the Square.

LEGO lovers of all ages are invited to join the library and the Station Gallery for an hour of fun on Tuesday, August 18, 7:00 - 8:00 PM in Celebration Square at the Central Library. 

Extended Hours at the Rossland Branch

Image of a clock.

We are happy to announce that the Rossland Branch will be open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays beginning September 3, 2015.

The new Rossland Branch hours will be:
Tuesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Telephone 905-668-1886

Celebrate Culture Days with a Newcomers' Bus Tour

Hosted by the Town of Whitby Ethno-cultural and Diversity Advisory Committee.
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Start and End Location: Whitby Central Library, 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby
A newcomer can be a new immigrant to Canada who is settling in Whitby, or any new Whitby resident. This tour will not only be a fun, family-friendly event, but also an educational experience designed to introduce newcomers to their local government and their new community.
The tour will begin at the Whitby Central Library and will include points of interest including recreation centres, library branches, municipal and regional headquarters, historical sites, the Station Gallery, Port Whitby Marina, Heydenshore Park and much more.  Other highlights of the tour include: 
A guided tour of a recreation centre to highlight programs and services available at the Town recreation facilities, including instructions on how to use the Recreation Guide;
A guided tour of the Whitby Central Library highlighting the no-cost family resources, including multilingualcollections and multimedia resources and an opportunity to get a library card on the spot; and, 
Refreshments at the beginning and end of the tour. 
For more information on the newcomers' bus tour, visit www.whitby.ca/diversity
Spaces are limited and registration is required. Register online or contact any branch.

Group 74 donates Pop-up Library for Community Events

Keep an eye out for the new pop-up library coming to a community event near you! Thanks to a generous donation from Brooklin's Group 74, the library has an eye-catching royal blue tent to showcase library services and resources out in the community. 

Not only will the tent will bring immediate recognition to the Library’s presence at community events, it will provide an ideal venue for outdoor programs. Our Library CEO, Ian Ross, congratulated and thanked Group 74 for once again supporting the local library and the community. “What a great gift,” he said. “Our new pop-up library is fun, practical and brings the Library brand to the community!  Thank you, Group 74!”

StoryMob at Central Library!

storymobs image.On Wednesday, August 5th, The Whitby Public Library is pleased to work with Toronto-based StoryMobs to launch the library's first StoryMob!  StoryMobs is a literary phenomenon where great children's books meet flash mobs.  Ask at the Main Floor Information Desk how you can be part of our first ever StoryMob.  This program is for all ages.  (905 668-6531 Ext. 2010)

Culture in the Square

Image of shooting star.Tuesday nights are culture nights in Celebration Square at the Central Library.  The Town of Whitby brings you a variety of musical, theatrical and artistic events to entertain and engage you all summer long.  Be a part of it!  

All events start at 7:00 pm.  Thanks to Celebration Square 2015 sponsor, Menzies Chrysler.

Travel Games

Kiss the road trip blues good-bye with these fun travel games books.  These engaging and creative activities will make travel enjoyable and entertaining for the whole family.    

           52 Fun things to do in the car.               cover of Car Games.                                Cover of Great games for kids on the go.