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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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