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Winter 2019 Library Guide

Nov 22, 2018 - Comments: 0
boy working and reading.

The Winter 2019 Library Guide is now available! Browse through special events like Winter WonderLearn and the Mayor's Gala, programs like Enhancing Employment Outcome workshops and Baby Massage, a new storytime lineup, and of course, Magical March Break!

If you still need to access our previous Fall 2018 Guide, you can view it here.

View the Guide online today! Printed copies are expected in all branches in mid- to late-December.

Don't miss the next Guide release! Sign up for our eNewsletter and receive notifications about our quarterly Guides and other great programs, events, and news!


Holiday Programs

Nov 15, 2018 - Comments: 0
top view of holiday crafts and goodies.

Happy Holidays snowflake banner.

Ho ho ho, the holidays are officially here! Sign the Lakeridge Health Bowmanville Holiday Card, drop by for Member Appreciation Day, and support your community with Food for Fines!

Employment Workshops

Nov 01, 2018 - Comments: 0
man and woman interviewing.

Meet one-on-one with an Employment Coach from Agilec, and get personalized advice and feedback! Learn how to polish your resume and brush up on your interview skills, and discover additional employment services and programs that can help you achieve your employment goals in these Enhancing Employment Outcomes workshops.

Resumes 101

Courtice Branch, A Suite
Monday, November 19th
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Drop-in, no registration required.
No charge.

New Library Cards!

Oct 04, 2018 - Comments: 0
four new library cards.

Show off your personality and Library love with shiny new card designs! Let us know which one is your favourite! Take a photo of your new card and tags us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Note: If you are a current member and want one of the new designs, the $2 replacement fee will apply.

New Branch Hours: Courtice, Newcastle

Sep 21, 2018 - Comments: 0

Clarington Public Library's service hours are changing in order to provide more programming opportunities and enhanced public service!

The Library will be offering extended public service hours at the Courtice and Newcastle Branches, starting Monday, October 22. The hours at the Bowmanville and Orono Branches will remain the same. 

Courtice Branch

The Courtice Branch is extending evening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

As of Monday, October 22, the new hours of operation will be:

Bowmanville Redesign Project

Sep 12, 2018 - Comments: 0
overlooking the interior of the Bowmanville Branch.

The project to redesign and refresh the Bowmanville Branch has begun! We want to create a more flexible space that better serves the needs of our community and members.

Public input will be an integral part of the design process. Members of the public, staff, Board members, Municipal Council, community organizations, and other stakeholders will have multiple opportunities to provide their suggestions and feedback. 

CLOCA Community Pass

Jul 10, 2018 - Comments: 0
photo of marsh marigold flower and CLOCA logo.

Central Lake Ontario Conservation logo.The Library is excited to expand its Community Pass program! You can now borrow a parking pass for Central Lake Ontario Conservation (CLOCA) nature areas across the Durham region, including the Bowmanville Westside Marshes, Enniskillen, Long Sault, and Stephen’s Gulch Conservation Areas in Clarington!

Fast Track your Skills

Apr 30, 2018 - Comments: 0
man sat a a desk and camera on a piano.

Refresh your skills, or fast track your career with self-paced online tutorials and micro-learning segments. is a leading online learning platform that helps users learn business, software, STEM, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. There are over 4,500 video courses for all skill levels, taught by recognized industry experts. All courses are broken down into short sessions, allowing you to focus on key topics of interest.

Visit our page to learn more!

Elevator Accessibility Improvements

Mar 14, 2018 - Comments: 0
Accessiblity Committee.

The Municipality of Clarington officially unveiled accessibility upgrades to elevators at the Municipal Administrative Centre (MAC) and the Clarington Public Library Bowmanville Branch.

“We are continually striving to create a barrier-free community, where residents of all abilities have access to our buildings and services,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster.

The upgrades include audio announcements and Braille to allow those with visual impairments to access the elevators without assistance. The audio announcements let people know when the elevator has arrived and what floor they are on, while the Braille makes it easier to select the correct button.

The Municipality of Clarington received a $16,940 grant to renovate and make improvements to the elevators. The project was funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund which provides funding for projects to ‘ensure greater accessibility and opportunity for Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces.’

(Shared with permission from the Municipality of Clarington press release)

ReaCH - Read for Community Hours

Mar 09, 2018 - Comments: 0
stack of books and Read for Community Hours logo.

Read for Community Hours logo.Are you a high school student who loves to read? Earn your volunteer hours and write short reviews on unreleased books!

Drop by the Firehouse Youth Centre (132 Church St., Bowmanville) to grab the latest #ReaCH titles. New reads are available the first Thursday of the month!

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