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Queen Elizabeth II (1926 - 2022)

Sep 09, 2022 - Comments: 0
Portrait of Queen Elizabeth.

Following the recent news of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the Clarington Public Library, Museums, and Archives have collected some information to share for those interested in learning more about the Monarchy and historical royal connections to our local community.

Fall Guide

Sep 03, 2022 - Comments: 0
Museum in fall.

Cover of Sep-Nov 2022 Guide.Don't fall behind, get ahead with everything that's happening at Clarington Public Library and Clarington Museums & Archives this fall!

Charles Bowman and Family Painting

Aug 24, 2022 - Comments: 0
Charles Bowman and Family Portrait.

Clarington Public Library, Museums, and Archives would like to share an update on the Charles Bowman and Family painting and provide a sneak peek behind the scenes of this exciting conservation project!

As possibly one of the only surviving images of Charles Bowman and his family, this portrait is important to the history and artistic heritage of Clarington. Clarington Public Library, Museums, and Archives is pleased to be working in conjunction with leading industry professionals to conserve, display, and interpret the Charles Bowman and Family painting for future generations.

As this work of art is over 170 years old and has passed through several generations of the Bowman family, it requires conservation care that is different than most museum artifacts. The Clarington Public Library, Museums, and Archives have taken extra measures for the work’s safety by commissioning a specialty case which will provide proper environmental controls to ensure the painting remains stable while being displayed.

The painting is currently with a professional painting conservator, who is working on repairing, cleaning, and framing the canvas. We are happy to share these photos of the progress being made below, as the Clarington Public Library, Museums, and Archives understand the community’s vested interest in this project.

Please see the full blog post for more information.

New Special Collections!

Aug 10, 2022 - Comments: 0
sports equipment and home movie.

We're excited to launch two new special collections, Sports Kits and Home Theatre Kits! Place your holds today, or check our catalogue to see if one's available right now at your local branch!

Sports Kits

Get outside and active with Sports Kits! Borrow the basic equipment you need to start enjoying soccer, basketball, tennis, bocce ball, horseshoes, spike ball, and more!

Find out more!


Home Theatre Kits

Host a special movie night on the big screen at home with your family and friends! Borrow a Home Theatre Kit with a projector, screen, and DVD player!

Find out more!

Marie Hubbard (1935 - 2022)

Aug 02, 2022 - Comments: 0
Marie Hubbard.

Marie Hubbard was one of Bowmanville’s most influential female politicians. She was the first female mayor of Bowmanville (then named the Town of Newcastle) and was inaugurated in 1988. Marie was born in Bowmanville and went to Central Public School then attended Bowmanville High School. She later graduated from the University of Toronto school of Nursing, and married Edward Derry Hubbard in 1971.

Marie was a councillor for the Town of Newcastle from 1980 to 1982, a councillor for Durham Region from 1982 to 1992, and then served as Mayor from 1988 to 1992. She then was appointed to the Ontario Municipal Board in 1997 and was appointed Interim Chair in 2003. Marie is depicted on a mural in downtown Bowmanville at 26 King Street East, along with other influential local women. The mural was painted by artist Allan Bender.

Marie sat on numerous boards and committees during her political career, including the Heritage Committee, Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committees (LACAC), the Bowmanville Museum board (Now Clarington Museums and Archives), the Ontario Municipal Board and the Assessment Review Board, the Durham District Health Council, the Durham Children’s Aid Society, the Durham Non-Profit Housing Corporation, the Newcastle Public Utilities Commission, and the Ontario Land Tribunals.


Click on each image below to see the full-size image.

Newspaper Articles

Click on each image below to see the full page in our historical digitized newspaper collection.

Press Release

Clarington pays tribute to former Mayor Marie Hubbard
Municipality of Clarington, issued 2 August 2022

Service Interruptions: Orono Branch, Sarah Jane Williams HC

Jul 28, 2022 - Comments: 0
construction cone.

Orono Branch Service Desk (September 22 to 28)

The service desk at the Orono Branch is scheduled to be replaced starting on Thursday, September 22nd and finishing on Wednesday, September 28th. During this time, the holds shelf will be relocated.

There will be periodic construction noise related to this project on September 22nd and 28th, but no further service interruptions are anticipated.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Social Media Usernames

Jul 20, 2022 - Comments: 0
photos of all Clarington Public Library Museums and Archives locations.

We're excited to continue our merger as Clarington Public Library, Museums & Archives! We will be using the ClaringtonLMA username on all platforms to share Museum and Library content, and retiring the Clarington Museums accounts.

Follow us on social media for Museum news, programs, and of course, your social media favourites like Guess Who, What’s in the Post, and Style Saturday!

Updated Loan Periods

Jul 13, 2022 - Comments: 0
calendar pages.

Effective Thursday, July 21st, the Library will be implementing updated loan periods. Many special collection items, DVDs and video games will be due back in 7 days. Any items that are currently checked out will continue to adhere to the due date that they had at checkout (e.g. a STEAM kit checked out on July 12 will still be due back on August 2 as per current loan periods). Any items checked out on and after July 21 will be subject to the new loan periods.

Pride Month

May 30, 2022 - Comments: 0
Rainbow Pride Month banner.

For the month of June, we’re celebrating diversity and inclusion by highlighting LGBTQ+ titles, storytimes, and resources for Pride Month!  

Search our Library catalogue for our Q-munity collection of LGBTQ+ materials!


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