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Special Events

mailbox icon.Lakeridge Health Bowmanville Holiday Card

Your Library is proud to partner with Lakeridge Health Bowmanville this holiday season with an over-sized community card!

We’re encouraging our members to sign, write messages, or even draw on the card, which will be given to the patients and their families that need to remain in the hospital over the holidays.

Visit the Library’s website to find out when the card will be available at your local branch.

 

Food for Fines can icon.Food for Fines

All Branches
Friday, December 1 to Friday, December 15

Alleviate hunger in Clarington! Help a family and your community while reducing your fines.

Your Library will credit $1 of the amount owed in fines (up to a maximum of $5) for every non-perishable food item donated. Food donations will also be welcomed where no fines are owed! All food collected will be distributed across Clarington by local food banks.

 

Thank you card icon.Member Appreciation

Bowmanville Branch
Saturday, December 16
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

We’re celebrating you, our wonderful members! Drop by to enjoy a warm drink and treats, and chat with Library Board members. Also enjoy some live holiday music from the Firehouse Youth Centre!

Also enter the prize draw for your chance to win! This is all part of our way of saying “thank you” for being such great Library members!

 

Christmas tree.Dear Santa Notes

Look for “Dear Santa” notes you can answer on our Christmas trees for food bank donation requests, items most in need this holiday season!
 


Children's Programs

All programs are drop in; no registration required. No charge.
 

Elf your Shelf icon.Elf your Shelf

All Branches
Friday, December 1 to Friday, December 15

Have you ever wanted an Elf for your own Shelf? Come in to any branch from December 1st to 15th and make your own Elf! All the supplies that you will need to make your own special creation will be ready when you visit!

 

Polar bears hugging icon.‘Tis the Season to Give Thanks

[Ages 0 to 3]
Courtice Branch: Tuesday, December 5
Bowmanville Branch: Wednesday, December 6
Newcastle Branch: Thursday, December 7
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Take a moment to slow down with your family. Watch puppet shows about gratitude, and take home a special card to let someone know how much you appreciate them.

 

Mrs Claus icon.Mrs. Claus Storytime

[All ages]
Bowmanville Branch: Wednesday, December 6
Newcastle Branch: Thursday, December 7
Courtice Branch: Tuesday, December 12
6:30 to 7:00 p.m.

The Library is cooking up a little something special this holiday season! Join us as Mrs. Claus visits the Library with stories and songs, and make an adorable ornament to take home.

 

Reindeer icon.Reindeer Games

[All ages]
Courtice Branch: Tuesday, December 12
Bowmanville Branch: Wednesday, December 13
Newcastle Branch: Thursday, December 14
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Have you ever wondered what games Santa’s flying friends play up in the North Pole? Come in to the library and get wild with our fun reindeer games and stories!

 

Bells and sheet music icon.Family Sing Along Storytime 

[Families]
Bowmanville Branch
Thursday, December 14
6:30 to 7:00 p.m.

There’s nothing like a jolly tune to put you in the holiday spirit. Drop in as we read some stories and sing some classic holiday songs!

 

Hot chocolate icon.Cozy Family Movie Night 

[Families]
Newcastle Branch
Wednesday, December 20
6:30 p.m.

Spend some quality family time watching a great movie together! Bring your own pillows, blankets, and popcorn! Curl up with your family and some hot chocolate and enjoy a great movie.