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Elevator Maintenance at the Central Library - Revised Date

Due to scheduled maintenance, the elevator at the Central Library will be unavailable on Friday April 28, 2017.  Please ask staff for assistance if you require materials from the 2nd floor.  This maintenance had previously been noted to take place on April 27.

 

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Lisa Freeman Author Visit at Central Library

Tues. May 2, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Meeting Room 1B

As victim’s advocate, passionate speaker, and author of She Won’t Be Silenced, there is something in Lisa Freeman’s motivational story that will resonate with everyone. After the horrific murder of her father, Freeman slowly retreated into her ‘own room of grief.’ Twenty one years later, when notified that her father’s killer was eligible for parole four years earlier than expected she re-opened that closed door to deal with the trauma again. While reading her Victim Impact Statement, Lisa was caught off guard as she was twice identified in front of the man who took her father’s life. She realized that she needed not a strong resolve to face his killer, but an even stronger one to find justice within the Parole Board of Canada, and ensure that her father's voice is heard as loudly as his killer's.

Copies of Lisa's book will be available for purchase at the event. This program is intended for adults and registration is required. Please register online, via email askreference@whitbylibrary.ca, or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2020.

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PrintMe Cloud Service is Down

The Printme® Cloud service is temporarily unavailable at all Whitby Library locations.  Our Canon copier vendor is working on a solution to the issue and we are anticipating the Cloud printing service will be up and running again soon.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

The photocopiers are still available for printing from library computers and can photocopy as per usual.

 

 

 

 

 

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French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central

There's still room in French Stories for Threes and Fours at Central, taking place on Tuesdays from 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM!  

French Stories for Threes and Fours is an action packed half hour of French stories, songs and rhymes for three and four year olds to enjoy. It is being offered on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. beginning April 11 and runs until May 16. Register online, in person or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.

The child must be the required age before the program starts.

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Easter Holiday Hours

All Whitby Public Library locations will be closed on Friday, April 14, Sunday, April 16, and Monday, April 17 for the Easter holiday. All locations will be open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 15.

You may search the Library's catalogue and reserve library materials at http://whitby.bibliocommons.com/. Use the "Digital Content" tab anytime at www.whitbylibrary.ca to download and stream music, download magazines, ebookseaudiobooks, and search online databases. To view upcoming Library programs and events, and to register online, visit whitbylibrary.ca/events.

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ARNIE is back!

Our ARNIE (Automated Renewals and Notification) service is back up and running. You may receive two calls for the same hold as we get caught up.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Don't forget that you can also sign up for e-mail notification of holdsview your account and renew materials online, or contact any library branch for assistance.

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George Kourounis of TV's Extreme Adventure Travel show Angry Planet will be at Central!

Thurs. March 23, 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Meeting rooms 1A & B.

Explore Earth’s Extremes with Storm Chaser/Adventurer/Eco Explorer George Kourounis at Central library!

George’s endeavors to document nature's worst weather conditions have taken him all over the globe, into places which most normal people are fleeing. Whether it's a tornado outbreak in Kansas, a monster hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, forest fires in British Columbia, or even an erupting volcano, he's usually in the middle of the action with his camera rolling.

His efforts have been seen around the world on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Explorer, BBC-TV, CNN and of course, his own adventure TV program Angry Planet which has been broadcast in over 100 countries.

By sharing these adventures with the world, George hopes that he can inspire people to break out of their routines and do something that they consider a little bit scary. Find out why George is in the 2017 edition of Guinness World Records!

This program is intended for adults & teens; attendees should be in grade 7 or higher. Registration is required; register online, or call 905-668-6531 ext 2020 or email askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca. Program runs 7:30 - 9:00 pm.

 
     
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Holiday Closing

All library locations will be closed on Sunday, February 19 and Monday, February 20 for the Family Day holiday.

You may search the Library's catalogue and reserve library materials at http://whitby.bibliocommons.com/.

Use the "Digital Content" tab anytime at www.whitbylibrary.on.ca to download and stream music, download magazines, ebookseaudiobooks, and search online databases. To view upcoming Library programs and events, and to register online, visit www.whitbylibrary.on.ca/events.

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English and French Reading Buddies Volunteers Still Needed

TEENS! English and French Reading Buddies Volunteers still needed at the Whitby Central Library.

Do you enjoy working with children? Do you need to earn Community Service hours? We are looking for high school students to volunteer 1 hour a week, for 7 weeks. Tuesdays are in English; Thursdays are in French.
 

Applications are available at the Children's and Adult Fiction desk or can be downloaded from the teen page on our website. 

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Downtown Whitby Community Improvement Plan (CIP)

Message from: The Corporation of the Town of Whitby,  Downtowns & Cultural Heritage Planning and Development Department
 

Dear Downtown Whitby Resident, Property Owner, Business Owner and Interested Citizen: 
  
Thank you for attending the Introductory Public Meeting on December 6, 2016 for the Downtown Whitby Community Improvement Plan (CIP). The meeting provided a snapshot of the various types of financial incentive and investment programs the Town is considering to build a healthy downtown through community improvement. A CIP encourages development and improvements to a specified area within a municipality and can include streetscape enhancements, brownfield remediation, building improvements and a change in development form. 
  
The Town is also considering expanding the Community Improvement Project Area Boundaries to capture additional properties that are already designated commercial and/or medium and high density residential within a 5 to 10 minute walking distance of the historic core at Brock and Dundas Streets. 
  
The Town is seeking input on the types of financial incentives for consideration as well as on the Community Improvement Project Area Boundaries. 
  
This is a reminder to submit the Downtown Whitby Community Improvement Plan Questionnaire by Friday January 13, 2017 in order for your input to be considered. 

  
The Questionnaire and a copy of the presentation are available online at the following link: 

http://www.whitby.ca/en/townhall/community-improvement-plan.asp

Please direct any comments or questions to:

Christy Chrus, Principal Planner
Downtowns & Cultural Heritage 
Planning and Development Department
The Corporation of the Town of Whitby
575 Rossland Road East, Whitby ON  L1N 2M8 
Phone:  905.430.4300 ext. 2367
Email:  chrusc@whitby.ca 

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Sunday and Holiday Hours

The Central Library and Brooklin Branch will be closed on the following Sundays: December 18, 25 and January 1. Sunday hours will resume on January 8, 2017.

All Library locations will be closed December 24-27, inclusive and January 2.

You may search the Library's catalogue and reserve library materials at http://whitby.bibliocommons.com/.

Use the "Digital Content" tab anytime at www.whitbylibrary.on.ca to download and stream music, download magazines, ebookseaudiobooks, and search online databases. To view upcoming Library programs and events, and to register online, visit www.whitbylibrary.on.ca/events.

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3D Printer Workshops!

Our 3D Printer Orientation and 3D Design workshops are offered monthly. Registration is required. If a workshop is full, you can be added to the waitlist and we will contact you if space becomes available.  For more details about our 3D Printing workshops.

 

 

 

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