Dog-gone Adorable!

  • Cover of Dogs 101 Adorable Breeds.

  • Cover of The Art of Racing in the Rain.

  • Cover of Puddle Pug.

  • Cover of Dogs.

  • Cover of Citizen Canine.

  • Cover of The Adventures of Pepper and Paula.

  • Cover of The Art of Raising A Puppy.

  • Cover of Dancing Dogs.

  • Cover of Bandit.

  • Cover of The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs.

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.

Whitby Downtown Blues Festival

A celebration of Whitby's historic downtown is taking place Saturday, June 27 with a Downtown Blues Festival! Featuring the music of Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown, one of the longest, continuously running blues/rock bands in the world today. Special guest performances by the Joel Johnson Band and Gone Fission. The event Includes a sidewalk sale, craft brewery festival, food trucks and street vendors.

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.

Free Film Night Awards at Central

Picture of film reel,popcorn, directors cut board.And the winner is...

This year's winners were announced at our Free FIlm Night and Awards Party last Thursday. Saving Mr. Banks took home the Best Actress Award, Emma Thompson and Best Actor, Tom Hanks. The favorite film of the season was The Hundred Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren. Be sure to join us in September when Free Film Night at Central resumes for a new season of great films. Registration is required. Check website for updates.

Diversity Forum on Elder Abuse

Whitby Ethno-cultural and Diversity Advisory Committee logo.The Ethno-cultural and Diversity Advisory Committee and Whitby Public Library are hosting a forum on Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention on Wednesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. at the Central Libray. A panel of four specialists, including representatives from Durham Regional PoliceWhitby Seniors’ Services and Elder Abuse Ontario will be sharing their knowledge and answering questions on this important topic. Register online or at any branch.

The PanAm Torch Comes to Whitby!

Pan Am Parapan Am logoCheer on local torchbearers and share the spirit of the flame! The Pan Am Games Torch Relay starts on June 8 at 9:00 a.m. at Henry Street High School, 600 Henry Street. It stops at 10:30 a.m. at Town Hall, 575 Rossland Road East, and arrives at 11:45 a.m. at Brooklin Community Centre and Library, 8 Vipond Road.

The torch relay map shows the celebration sites and the viewing route.

A community celebration with entertainment, sports, displays, refreshments and activities for all ages will be held 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Brooklin Community Centre and Library.

The Toronto 2015 Torch Relay for the Pan Am Games will feature 3,000 torchbearers who will carry the Pan Am flame along its 41-day journey and share the Pan Am spirit in more than 130 communities. Deeply rooted in history and tradition, the Pan Am flame was lit in May 2015 in a traditional ceremony in Teotihuacan, Mexico, before it travelled to Canada. The torch relay started in Canada on May 30, 2015, and will make its final stop on July 10, 2015, at the Opening Ceremony of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games.

Learn to Camp - CANCELLED

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the 'Learn to Camp' program. We hope to be able to present it next year.

Guy Delisle

Picture of the book cover for Guy Delisle's Pyongyang.If you enjoy the wonders of armchair travel, you may want to look at our graphic novel collection. Cartoonist and animator Guy Delisle has created four terrific graphic novels about his experiences living around the world. These black & white works are simple yet detailed, and give you real insight into his experiences of living in some of the world's most interesting places. In Shenzen, he experiences the southern Chinese city while supervising animators for a Belgian animation company. The totalitarian weirdness of North Korea is evident in Pyongyang; he unsuccessfully tries to convince his guide to read Orwell's 1984. Next is Burma Chronicles, detailing time spent there with his wife and infant son, after which he sees firsthand Israel and occupied West Bank in Jerusalem. Quick reads, but hard-hitting ones.

New Book Club in a Bag Booking System

Image of book club in a bag set.Book Clubs may now schedule Book Club in a Bag kits online using the KitKeeper system.

KitKeeper is designed as a self-service tool used to browse WPL's Book Club kit collection, reserve kits, and manage your reservations online. KitKeeper offers a convenient and easy-to-use system for book club leaders.

To learn more about this new self-service tool, visit the Book Club page of the website or call the library at 905-668-6531, extension 2011.