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Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series

Jun 08, 2021 - Comments: 0
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Every June, Canadians celebrate National Indigenous History Month, which is an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions, and cultures of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities across Canada. 

The Durham libraries, Durham College, Ontario Tech University, DCSI, OTSU, and the Region of Durham, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Whitby, are launching a collaborative four-part panel discussion series with Indigenous peoples and First Nations from the Durham Region on Thursday, June 17th at 6:30 p.m. Reconciliation, Resilience, Resistance, and Resurgence will focus on actions that support and amplify Indigenous Voices in our community as we move forward with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls-to-Action.

Register and join us for Part 1 of the discussion and learn how to become an ally to speak out against Anti-Indigenous Racism. 

Superstar Storyteller Summer Series

Jun 08, 2021 - Comments: 0
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Join us this summer for The Superstar Storyteller Summer Series! This exciting, partnered summer-long event will be coming to several library systems within Durham and York Region this July and August.   

This spectacular series will showcase several Scholastic authors in the form of virtual author visits and book talks allowing children from all participating libraries within York and Durham Regions to attend. There will also be bi-weekly BINGO challenges corresponding to each author visit!

For more summer fun, be sure to visit our TD Summer Reading Club page!
 

Virtual Author Visits

  • Tuesday, July 6, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.:
    Gordon Korman, Sayantani DasGupta
     
  • Tuesday, July 20, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.:
    Tracey West, Vicky Fang
     
  • Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.:
    Justin A. Reynolds, Pablo Leon
     
  • Tuesday, August 17, 7:00 8:00 p.m.:
    Graphix Panel: Jess Keating, Katy Farina, Aron Nels Steinke

Orono Library: Celebrating 50 Years

Jun 03, 2021 - Comments: 0
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The Orono Branch of the Clarington Public Library celebrates 50 years and counting! The people of the Orono area cherish their beautiful little library. We hope you enjoy this short video which traces the history of the branch and the story of the Waddell House, its stately home.

Created in partnership with Clarington Museums & Archives.

National Indigenous History Month

Jun 01, 2021 - Comments: 0
National Indigenous History Month.

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In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month 2021 to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.
 

June is Pride Month!

Jun 01, 2021 - Comments: 0
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For the month of June, we’re celebrating diversity and inclusion by highlighting LGBTQ+ titles, storytimes, and resources for Pride Month!  

Drag Queen Storytime is going virtual! Join us on Wednesday, June 23rd at 1pm on Facebook for storytime and musical fun for all fabulous children of all ages and their caregivers!

This family-friendly program will showcase stories and songs that explore and celebrate diversity and inclusion. This special virtual storytime will be held with Lucy Flawless, and will include story readings, a lip-sync performance, and Q&A session.

Offered in partnership with Toronto Drag Queen Storytime and Youth Pride Durham. All readings are sponsored by Durham Children's Aid Society.

Outreach Community Hub

May 31, 2021 - Comments: 0
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An Outreach Community Hub will soon be available at all Library branches. The new service has been created in partnership with the Region of Durham, in association with the Healthy Communities initiative.

Commencing the week of June 28, 2021, Clarington Public Library branches will have an Ontario Works Outreach Worker onsite, during limited time periods, in order to connect community residents to a variety of social services supports and resources.

Virtual Storytime Kits - New Kits!

May 18, 2021 - Comments: 0
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Host your own special DIY storytime at home! Each virtual kit contains all of the songs, activities, and links to downloadable eBooks that you'll need to get your little ones engaged and learning early literacy skills!

Be sure to check out our ePrograms page for more fun activities, challenges, and videos!

Naturally Managing Stress

May 17, 2021 - Comments: 0
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If you feel tired, anxious, irritable, or have difficulty focusing, you're not alone. Learn natural ways to manage stress and anxiety, daytime exhaustion and nighttime difficulties in falling asleep, sugar cravings or inability to lose weight despite diet and exercise. Join Naturopathic Doctor, Dr Nadine Gavin ND, for an informative workshop via Zoom on Monday, June 21st at 7:00 p.m. on the impact of stress on your body and emotional health and what you can do about it.   

Presented in partnership with Harmony Health and Well Being.

Register today, space is limited!

May-June Guide

Apr 30, 2021 - Comments: 0
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It's time to see if all those April showers will bring May flowers! Discover Clarington Public Library and Clarington Museums & Archives programs and services for May and June, including Virtual Drag Queen Storytime and "Who's Who" of Waverley Place digital exhibit! Also be sure to keep an eye on our website for TD Summer Reading Club fun, including Get Your Summer Read On Day on June 15th! Find out more in the new May-June Guide!

View the Guide online, or pick up a printed copy in any branch.

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

 

Clarington Public Library and Museum Service Updates

Feb 19, 2021 - Comments: 0
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Read the latest service updates regarding Clarington Public Library and Clarington Museums & Archives.

The public health regulations recently implemented by the Ontario government in Durham Region include a range of restrictions affecting our operations as well as reduced limits on social gatherings and indoor capacity numbers. We will continue to monitor changes in public health regulations and will adjust this Safety Plan as required to ensure the safety of both our staff and customers.

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