Gong Hey Fat Choy "Congratulations and Prosperity"

  • Book cover of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

  • Book cover of T'ai Chi.

  • Book cover of Eating Chinese.

  • Book cover of Chinese Music.

  • Book cover of Chinese in Canada.

  • Book cover of Chinese Astrology.

  • Book cover of Chinese Art.

  • Book cover of Chinese Architecture.

  • Book cover of Chinatown.

  • Book cover of Say It Right in Chinese.

Rossland Branch Closed due to Flood - Updated

February 20, 2015

The clean-up work on the water damage at the Rossland Branch is nearly complete and repairs will soon begin. The branch will be closed until Tuesday, March 24. The book drops remain open at this time. All programs, including March Break programs, are cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you have holds at Rossland and would like them sent to the Central Library or the Brooklin Branch, please email askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca. Please include your library card number and let us know your preferred pick up location. You can also call 905 668-6531. The transfers will start next week and once your materials arrive at your new pickup location, you will be notified.

The Central Library and Brooklin Branch remain open to serve you.

If you have any questions, please call the Central Library at 905 668-6531, or email admin@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

New downloadable audiobook collection!

Image of the Overdrive logo.Graphic of One Click Digital logo.You asked, we delivered! We’re excited to announce that we’ve added a new collection of eAudiobooks for you to check out, download and enjoy. Our collection is based on two easy-to-use platforms – Overdrive and OneClickdigital – where you’ll find over 4500 great fiction and nonfiction audiobooks compatible with your computer, laptop, Android or Apple device. OneClickdigital is a service new to Whitby –it offers unlimited access to thousands of eAudiobooks. No holds, no waiting, just download!
 
You’ll find more information about enjoying eAudio on our website. While you’re there, be sure to check out our eBook and eMagazine collections and enjoy all of your favourite library services anytime, anywhere.
 

Live Long and Prosper

Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Star Trek's Mr. Spock, passed away today at the age of 83. His beautiful, final tweet reads:

"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP"

Check out a few classic Star Trek films in honour of Mr. Spock this weekend.

Star Trek 1

Free Film Night at Central

Cover of On a Clear Day film.

Take a break from this cold, snowy winter and join us for Free Film Night at the Central Library. We are showing a light-hearted British “dramedy” called On a Clear Day. After being laid off, Frank determines to salvage his self-esteem and tackle his demons by attempting the ultimate test of endurance - swimming the English Channel.
One review says, “ON A CLEAR DAY is a wee Scottish film that is full to overflowing with heart and fine performances.”
Closed captioned.

Thursday, March.5 at 7:00pm  in Meeting Room 1

Registration is required.

To Kill a Mockingbird Sequel

By now you’ve probably heard that another novel by Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, is due to be published in July.  To fans it may seem like a long time to wait for Go Set a Watchman, so in the meantime why not catch up on the hullabaloo surrounding the author and the original book?

book cover Scout, Atticus & Boo.DVD Cover  Hey Boo.Cover Mockingbird Next Door.

February Film Club at Brooklin Branch

Brooklin Branch Film Club February - Gone Girl. Read the Book. Watch the Film. Discuss.

You don't know what you've got 'til it's...
Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.

You've read the book, now join us on Thursday, February 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m. for a free screening of the movie with discussion afterwards. The Big Screen Film Club meets every third Thursday of the month, adults (18+) are welcome.

Register online, in person or by calling any location of the Whitby Public Library.

This film is rated 14A by the Ontario Film Review Board. Closed captioning will be included.

 

"It's just gone 8 o'clock and time for the penguin on top of your television set to explode."

Picture of 5 mens.Sometimes referred to as "The Beatles of comedy," Monty Python's surreal and satirical approach to making people laugh revolutionized comedy. Starting with the classic Monty Python's Flying Circus in 1969 and continuing with live tours and four films in the seventies and early eighties, the surviving Pythons remain active in different media, and recently appeared live in London. They've spawned several books written by members and others, including complete scripts, academic analysis, travelogues, Broadway musicals and other stuffWe also have some of their work available for you to check out and view, should you wish to re-live or introduce yourself to Python.

Celebrate the Official Launch of the Flag of Canada - Hometown Proud Program

Flag of Canada.Join the Flag of Canada - Hometown Proud program and be a part of the celebration in 2015 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Flag of Canada. 

Elementary school students, with the help of their teachers and parents, will collectively create and capture pieces of our flag’s history.  This national program incorporates teachable moments and lesson plans for all classrooms plus a cross-country recording tour featuring thousands of elementary school students from each province and territory singing O Canada together.  All of which will be shared in our one-of-a-kind 50th Anniversary Digital Yearbook to be enjoyed by Canadians today and for many generations to come.

The Official Launch takes place Thursday, February 12 at the Central Library at 10 a.m. Join us at 9:30 for a special performance by country music artist Kate Todd.

Southern Escapes

Tired of the cold weather and snowy days?  Are you dreaming of sun, sand and warmer weather? If a winter getaway to a sunny climate is in your plans,  view the Caribbean  guidebooks and dvd's for ideas in  planning your winter vacation.

 

No Flying, No Tights

Comic books are just for kids who like superheroes, right? Nope. The comic book is a literary form which is gaining lots of deserved attention recently, and superheroes are only a single genre within the medium. Here are few comics that everyone should read - even if you think you don't like comics. Titles featured here range from bizarre alternate histories, to political commentary, to stories which simply could not be told in any other form - and not a superhero in sight! Before you decide comic books aren't for you, read some of these first.

Follow this link to a list with some more suggestions available here at the library. Still not convinced? Check out this resource (you’ll find many great comic reviews and reader’s guides here too).

                  Bookcover of American Chinese.Bookcover of Asterios.Bookcover of Manhattan.Bookcover of Maus.