Can't wait until WhitCAF? These programs will get you in the spirit!

We're super excited that the Whitby Comic Arts Festival is just a short time away! On Saturday, November 18, WhitCAF will take over the main floor of the Central Library from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., a day of activities designed for comic lovers of all ages. Take in a panel discussion, buy comics from emerging and establish comic book creators, show off your cosplay costume and check out the latest comics from our major partner, Comic Book Addiction.

If you're like us and just CAN'T WAIT for WhitCAF to arrive, you'll definitely want to join us for our comic book-themed programs we've got coming up. See below for all of the details.

Also, be sure to take a look at the WhitCAF web page to see all of the creators and vendors that will be joining us, and for our festival schedule.

Drinks 'n Doodles and WhitCAF Mixer (Register Here, Ages 19+)

A WhitCAF kickoff event! Socialize with other aspiring artists (doodlers) in a relaxed, judgement-free environment. Bring your own sketchbook, or use the tools provided (pencils, markers and paper). After the Drinks 'n Doodles program, you may want to mix and mingle with some of WhitCAF's artists, illustrators and vendors. A selection of appetizers will be provided (while quantities last). Registration is required for the Drinks 'n Doodles portion of the evening only. Registration is not required for the Mixer portion of the evening. This program is hosted in partnership with The Royal Oak.
The Royal Oak (617 Victoria Street West, Whitby), Friday November 17, 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Drinks 'n Doodles portion), 8:30 p.m. + (Mixer portion)

Superhero Storytime (Drop-In, All Ages)

Super hero themed stories, songs, and much more! Come as your favourite super hero!
Brooklin Branch, Friday November 3, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Rossland Branch, Friday November 10, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Central Library, Wednesday November 15, 6:30-7:00 p.m. and Friday November 17, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Create Your Superhero Self: Comic Art for Adults (Register Here)

Have some fun at this art program just for adults. We've got an expert on hand to show us how! Your art will be hung on our second floor art rail for the month of November. Sign your piece boldly for the world to see, or retain your anonymity: you decide! Pick up your newly famous artwork at the beginning of December. Space is limited.
Central Library, Tuesday November 7, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Superhero Puppet Show (Drop-In, All Ages)

Enjoy a super-duper puppet show filled with heroes, villains and tons of laughs!
Rossland Branch, Wednesday November 8, 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Brooklin Branch, Friday November 10, 4:30-5:00 p.m.

Comic Book Party (Register Here, Grades SK-3)

Let's celebrate some of our favourite comic and graphic novel characters, including Captain Underpants, Dog Man and Geronimo Stilton. We'll play games, read stories and create our own comics. This program is hosted by the Central Library's Teen Advisory Group.
Central Library, Tuesday November 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Superhero Party (Register Here, Grades JK+)

Are you faster than a speeding bullet? Can you move things with your mind? Come dressed as your favourite super hero!
Brooklin Branch, Friday November 17, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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System Maintenance Alert

We will be upgrading our library software the morning of Thursday, October 19th  between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  You will not be able to login to the catalogue during this time.  

Please see staff for assistance.

Thank you.

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S.T.E.A.M. It Saturday!

Date: Saturday, October 21st.
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Central Library, Atrium

Help us wrap up Ontario Public Library Week and drop by the Central Library to experience S.T.E.A.M. It Saturday. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with our hands-on activities for all ages. Create a craft, play a game, or test your thinking skills! Activities may require caregiver help and supervision for children under the age of 9.

Activities will take place in the atrium on the first floor of the library. This is a drop-in program, so no registration is required!

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CANCELLED - Durham College Lecture Series: Fri Oct 20

The Durham College Lecture Series has been postponed due to a province-wide work stoppage.

The Series will resume on Fridays once the work stoppage is over.

Thank you for your patience.

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October Exhibits

Drop by and visit any or all of the exhibits on display this month at the library!

Central Library

Lobby Display Case- Forever Young Impressions

Art Rail (second floor)- Fantasy Landscapes by Nesrin Blair (pictured)

Archives and Local History Gallery (second floor)- Feu de Joie: Whitby in 1867

Brooklin Branch

Glass Display Case- For the Love of Fall, display by library staff

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Board Games Update

Thanks to those who completed our survey. You spoke and we listened. Stay tuned for the launch of our board game collection and related programs.

If you haven't had the chance to take the survey yet find it here.

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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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