BOUNDARIES (for Women) Monday, October 5 7 pm
Are you saying Yes when you want to say No?
Registered psychotherapist Minni Sharma knows that relationships, whether spouse, family, neighbour or co-worker, can deteriorate when there aren’t proper boundaries between each individual. The evening will include: learning assertive communication, learning what healthy boundaries are, what healthy relationships are, and goal setting. Join us and learn this important skill that you can apply in both life and business.
Register online or contact any branch of the library.
ARE YOU A SAVVY CONSUMER? Tuesday, October 6 7pm
Come enjoy an evening with award-winning CTV News journalist Pat Foran. Using the trademark style of his popular and educational segments on "Consumer Alert", Pat will discuss consumer protection subjects such as how to protect yourself from scams and how to save money and improve your financial literacy. Pat will also speak about his latest book "The Smart, Savvy Young Consumer." The best selling book focus on financial advice for young people between the ages of 17 and 35. Come with your questions and concerns. Pat will also have books on hand to sign.
Register online or contact any branch of the library.
Registration for the Central Library's English and French Reading Buddies programs begins Sat. Oct. 3rd at 9am. Please note that due to the high demand for these programs, the English session will now be offered to grades 1 to 3 and the French session grades 2 & 3.
“In large measure the national dream of a Canada from sea to sea was realized aboard the large Mississippi-style paddlewheel steamers that began plying western waterways on the eve of Canadian Confederation,” Barris says.
“At a critical moment in Canada’s history, the short-lived but timely arrival of steamboats made the difference in building a nation.”
In Fire Canoe, an aboriginal name for steamboats, Barris shares stories about the people who were carried on the boats, the impact of the trips across the prairies and how competition for business sparked “cutthroat steamboat races on the water.”
Barris is an accomplished author, journalist and broadcaster. The author of 16 non-fiction books, he is a full-time professor of journalism at Centennial College in Toronto. In 2014 he received the Libris Best Non-Fiction Award for his book “The Great Escape: A Canadian Story.”
To hear more about Fire Canoe and this piece of Canada’s history, join us at the Central Library at 7 p.m. on October 8.
Books will be available for purchase the night of the event through Blue Heron Books.
Registration is required. Register at any branch or online.
Residents are invited to bring seeds, cuttings and plants for exchange with fellow gardeners on Saturday, October 3, 10 a.m. - 12 noon at Rotary Centennial Park, 800 Brock Street South. Seeds and cuttings from the Municipal Gardens will be shared while plant material is available. The Town of Whitby Horticultural Staff and Whitby In Bloom Committee members will be available for questions. For more information, please call 905 668-3437.
..to sign up your children for one of our tweens or teens bookclubs! These clubs are for strong readers who enjoy discussing complex books and participating in book-related activities. Each book club meets monthly, and participants are expected to attend every meeting. This year, there will be two separate sessions that participants may join. The Fall session runs from September to January, and the Winter Session runs from February to May. Registration for the Fall session begins on Saturday, September 5 at 9:00 a.m. Register online or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010. Space is limited.
Book Pirates – for students in grades 4 & 5. This club meets Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3 and Jan. 7 from 7-8 p.m. - THIS SESSION IS FULL
Page Turners – for students in grades 6 & 7. This club meets Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17 and Jan. 21 from 7-8 p.m.
Books and Bites – for students in grades 8 & 9. This club meets September 24, October 22, Nov 26, December 22 and January 28 from 7-8 p.m.
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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.
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
Read. Watch. Discuss. Join us!
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.
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.