For The Chocolate Lovers

  • Book cover of Health by Chocolate.

  • Book cover of Chocolat.

  • Book Cover of Candy Freak.

  • Book cover of Like Water for Chocolate.

  • Book cover of  The Chocolate War.

  • Book cover of The Chocolate Pirate Plot.

  • Book cover of the Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop.

  • Book cover of Bitter Chocolate.

  • Book cover of Clara The Chocolate Fairy.

  • Book cover of Chock Full of Chocolate.

Learn to Camp! Monday, June 8

 Thinking about going camping, but don't know where to start?

Ontario Parks staff will sImages of camping.hare their love of camping while providing you with the knowledge you need to plan your next camping adventure!  From packing checklists to directions on how to set up a tent, they will cover a range of topics to help make camping simple and fun!

Monday, June 8 at Central Branch in Meeting Room 1

This is a Family program

Register online or contact any branch of the library.

Free Film Night and Awards party at Central

Cover of Kinky Boots film.Please join us for our last film of the season on Thursday, June 4th at the Central library. We will be showing “Kinky Boots” which was a huge hit on Broadway and is now showing in Toronto. This film introduces us to Charlie Price, who in order to save his inherited shoe factory from imminent  bankruptcy, turns to an unlikely new creative consultant, a sassy cross-dressing cabaret singer whose outrageous style and wild designs are a breath of fresh air in the stuffy old factory. Based on a true story.

This is the night you can vote for your favorites over the last nine months, enjoy some refreshments and enter to win a prize.


Rated PG

Closed Captioning is available

Teas to Your Health at the Rossland Branch

Photograph of a tea pot and herbs.


Join us at the Rossland Branch on Wednesday, June 3, at 2:30 p.m. for an informative program on tea.

The results of research on herbal tea benefits, along with the array of delectable flavors available to consumers, have caused the demand for herbal tea products to surge in popularity. 

Sample the exotic flavours and learn about the benefits of: Guinea Hen, Lemongrass, Moringa, Sorrel, Soursop, Spanish Thyme and more.

Register online or by contacting any location.

Just Getting Started on Pinterest?

Do you need some help?Pinterest workshop held at Brooklin Branch.

You're in luck! The Brooklin Branch is hosting a Pinterest Workshop this month. Join us on Wednesday, May 20 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., or Thursday, May 21 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

This workshop will cover basic skills needed to start and set up a Pinterest account. So, come out and explore ways that you can use Pinterest for your hobbies and interests.

Adults and teens (grade 7-12) are welcome. Register today!

May Film Club at Brooklin Branch - Unbroken

Unbroken movie poster for Brooklin Branch Film Club.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 for the Brooklin Branch Big Screen Film Club. This month's selection is Unbroken, based on the bestselling book by author, Laura Hillenbrand. Stay afterwards for a book/movie discussion.

This film is rated 14A. Closed captioning will be available.
Register online, in person or by calling any location of the Whitby Public Library.

Read. Watch. Discuss.

Free Film Night at Central

Cover of The Grand Seduction film.Join us for Free Film Night at the Central Library. On May 7th at 7:00pm, we will be showing “The Grand Seduction”. No, it is not what you think…The subtitle is “Welcome to Tickle Head  Population 120 Terrible Liars Seeking One experienced Doctor. It is exactly that. A small fishing village in Canada must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. Lots of great talent in this one: Don McKellar, Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Gordon Pinsent.
Registration is required.

New Library Card Designs!

Do you need a replacement library card, or are you looking to register for the first time?  Now you can choose from four new card designs, available at all library locations!

To apply for a library card, please consult our eligibility requirements.  Replacement cards are $2 each.

New library card designs.

Your Water Footprint with author Stephen Leahy

Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm

Meeting Room 1B, Central Branch

Image of book cover.That morning cup of coffee required 140 liters (37 gallons) of water before it found its way to your table—water that was used to grow, process and ship the coffee beans. When we spend money on food, clothes, cellphones or even electricity, we are buying water— a shockingly large amount of water. Join Stephen Leahy, International Environmental Journalist and learn what Your Water Footprint reveals and how water is essential to our way of life in ways we never imagined.

Register online or at any branch of the library.


That 100 year old man who ....

DVD cover.If you were a fan of the book The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared  by Jonas Jonasson, you may be interested to know that we now have the movie version.  It's in Swedish with English subtitles and tracks.  We also have the book in German if you want to read this European bestseller before watching!

Genie in a Bottle: a Pass the Book Program at Brooklin

Genie bottle craft.


In this year’s Pass the Book selection, The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, Ahmed is a Jinni who has arrived in New York City in 1899. As a being made of fire, he has been trapped in a copper flask for centuries, and is released by Arbeerly, the tinsmith.

Teens (Grade 7-12) are invited to make their own opulently adorned genie bottle that any Jinni would be proud to call home! Join us on Wednesday April 29 at 7p.m.

Register online or by contacting any branch.