Sep 04, 2012
WHITBY — The Whitby Public Library is offering two free events in September to help educate residents on various topics.
The first is in honour of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, featuring an in-depth look at the people who lived through the war. Join author Dorothy Duncan for an evening reliving the history of 200 years ago and enjoy samples of historic recipes of the period.
‘Everyday Life in 1812 Upper Canada’ will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. in meeting room 1 at the central branch of the Whitby Public Library, 405 Dundas St. W.
The second free workshop will focus on the basics of high school mathematics for parents who feel that they need some brushing up in order to assist their children with homework. Retired high school principal Tom Fitzsimmons will tutor parents on helping their teens learn, understand and even love math. His advice will include studying tips, how to handle math anxiety, and practical strategies for teaching math.
This free program will also be held in meeting room 1 at the Whitby library on Monday, Sept. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Registration is available for both events by contacting library staff or visiting the website.