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Drag Queen Storytime

May 29, 2020 - Comments: 0
Drag Queen Storytime poster.

Drag Queen Storytime is going virtual! Join us for storytime and musical fun for fabulous children of all ages and their caregivers on Wednesday, June 10th at 1:00 p.m.!

This family-friendly program will showcase stories and songs that explore and celebrate diversity and inclusion. This special virtual storytime featuring Lucy Flawless includes 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.

 

Stay tuned for more information about how you can access the live stream!

Video Game Challenge: Landmarks

May 29, 2020 - Comments: 0
screen capture from a video game.

Where have you always dreamed of visiting? Show us in this week’s Video Game Challenge by creating a landmark you have visited or wish to visit one day in your favourite video game!

Once you are happy with your build, take a screenshot or picture and send it to info@clarington-library.on.ca by midnight on Thursday, June 4th!

Ontario Tech Workshops

May 27, 2020 - Comments: 0
pair of Ontario Tech Engineering students.

Boost your child’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills virtually with Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach and virtual workshops!

Online registration required for all programs. No charge. All programs will be held virtually using Google Meet.

 

Virtual c_wonder Workshop

[Ages 9 to 12 (Grades 4-6)]

Tuesday, June 2nd
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

With a focus on the engineering design process, critical thinking, and problem solving, each workshop encourages children to explore different STEM concepts, including coding, robotics, circuits, and design thinking.

Registration button.

 

Meet a Future Engineer!

[Ages 5 to 18 (Kindergarten to Grade 12)]

Thursday, June 4th; or
Thursday, June 18th
1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

Virtually meet with undergraduate engineering students from Ontario Tech University in this 45-minute panel discussion. Students will discuss what is engineering, the engineering design process, real-world applications of engineering and grade-school level educational pathways. The discussion will be followed by a live Q&A session, so bring your engineering questions!

June 4th:
Registration button.

June18th:
Registration button.

 

Virtual STEM Club

[Ages 9 to 12 (Grades 4-6)]

Tuesdays, June 9th to June 23rd
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Each week during the three-week workshop series, the STEM Club will feature different engineering themes based on space through hands-on activities using commonly found household materials! Learn about the sun and build a solar oven, code a space-themed game, and discover planets and space exploration! Registrants will receive information about the topic, lists of required materials and links to the Google Meet before the session begins.

Registration button.

Please note: Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach will be recording all of the Live Learning sessions and posting them at a later date on to their channels to allow other students to learn from the content. The focus will be on the facilitator and the presentation, but students may be included in the stream. If you do not feel comfortable having your face in the recording, please keep your camera off during the session.

 

Virtual Book Club: Armchair Travel

May 25, 2020 - Comments: 0
photo of an armchair overlooking a cliff.

Come (virtually) together and share your love of books and reading! Dive into great reads through the Library's online book club!

On Thursday, June 4th, Virtual Book Club is going travelling – without stepping foot out the front door! Join us at 2pm for Armchair Travel – we’ll be chatting about books we’ve read that take us to faraway places, without leaving home.

Connect with staff and other readers through a live discussion using Zoom on Thursday, June 4th! Join at:
https://zoom.us/j/99379028495?pwd=TFdKeHlucmVlVStlNTN2UnZYL1hGdz09

Though the program is drop in, please email Member Services at info@clarington-library.on.ca for the Zoom meeting ID and password.

World Turtle Day

May 22, 2020 - Comments: 0
painted turtle.

Celebrate World Turtle Day with stories, rhymes, and a fun craft, and learn more about turtles with our recommended reads

Be sure to visit our friends at CLOCA (Central Lake Ontario Conservation) for more activities that help you bring the outdoors in! You can also find out more at the World Turtle Day website!

Virtual Escape Room: Escape Wonderland

May 15, 2020 - Comments: 0
Alice in Wonderland

You find yourself standing in a library…

Wait. A library? How did you get here? Is the library even open right now? It sure doesn’t seem like it, since there doesn’t seem to be anyone else here. Before you can contemplate your situation further, you spot something! Is that…a rabbit? It is, a white rabbit! Holding a…pocket watch?

Before you can move, the rabbit spots you, drops his pocket watch and runs off down between the shelves!

What do you do?

Escape boredom and adventure through Wonderland with Clarington Public Library's digital escape room! Solve puzzles and riddles, and discover what's at the bottom of the rabbit hole. Can you make your way home, or are you stuck in Wonderland? Each choice you make is a new path!

Follow the White Rabbit!

 

Virtual English Conversation Circle

May 15, 2020 - Comments: 0
people speaking together.

Practice speaking English and learn more about the Clarington community and life in Canada! Join the Virtual English Conversation Circle and discover English as a Second Language resources, get connected to your community, and practice your English speaking skills online! The weekly programs begin on Tuesday, May 19th, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., and will continue until further notice.

Presented in partnership with the Community Development Council Durham.

Service Update

May 15, 2020 - Comments: 0
construction cone.

On May 14th, the Province of Ontario announced that public libraries may begin to offer curbside pick-up as long as it is safe to do so for both the public and staff. In preparing for this service, health and safety is at the forefront of the Library’s curbside pick-up plans.

It is anticipated that the Library will be able to offer curbside pick-up in early June providing that materials can be lent and returned safely.

Request a Read

Apr 23, 2020 - Comments: 0
holding an eReader with Request a Read on it.

Not sure what to read next? Looking for recommendations? Fill out the Request a Read form and based on your answers, Clarington Public Library staff will recommend materials from our eCollection we think you may like!

ePrograms!

Apr 03, 2020 - Comments: 0
arm knitting.

Enjoy Library programs, crafts, and activities from the comfort of home! We'll post videos of family crafts you can make together, storytime fun with our staff, and ways you can help your children learn at home!

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