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STEAM-Based Learning, Adult Programs

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STEAM
Challenges

Programs and challenges to
boost your STEAM-related skills

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Other
Challenges

Craft activities and other
ways to stretch your mind

Craft Activities
Virtual Quests

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Adult
Learning

Learn a new skill or hobby
and increase your knowledge

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STEAM Challenges

Discover an awesome STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) activity with our staff!
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Craft Activities

Go on a creative adventure and make some crafty masterpieces with our staff!
(Please note that all links will take you to YouTube)

  • Thanksgiving Turkey (new!): We'll be making a colourful turkey that will help us remember all the things we're thankful for.
  • TD Summer Reading Club 2021:
  • 3D Snowflakes: Learn how to craft a larger-than-life 3D snowflake! Try with different colours and see what wintery beauty you can create!
  • Dog Toy: Bow wow! Craft a toy for your furry friend with loose scraps of fabric!
  • Easter Sock Bunny: Make your own Easter bunny with socks, rice, and a few more things you already have at home!
  • Father's Day Card: Tell your loved one they're the "coolest" with this fun Father's Day card craft!
  • Field of Poppies Art: Create a field of poppies in this special craft to commemorate Remembrance Day.
  • Halloween Haunted Ghosts: Learn how to make a spooky ghost craft with tissue paper and paper plates!
  • LovebugsFor Valentine's Day this year, create your own lovebug with craft supplies you have at home. Make your lovebug unique, just like you!
  • Magic Trick, Follow the Queen: Discover a crafty magic trick, Follow the Queen!
  • Mother's Day Dandelion Card: Make a special and personalized "dandelion" craft for a beatiful Mother's Day card!
  • Paper Beads: Create a fun and colourful jewellery with craft supplies at home!
  • St. Patrick's Day: For Saint Patrick's Day this year, create your own pot of gold! Then, go on a leprechaun hunt!

 

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Virtual Quests and Escape Rooms

Test your knowledge and decision making with virtual quests and escape rooms!
(Please note that some links will take you to Google Forms)

  • TD Summer Reading Club 2021:
    • Pirate Island Treasure Hunt (new!): A family vacation to an island off the coast becomes far more adventurous than you imaged! Follow the clues on an old map and see if you can locate some pirate treasure!
    • Escape from the Library!: Nothing can go wrong playing hide and seek in the library.... Right? But what if it's a magic library?! Grab your favourite titles and see if you can solve the clues to escape the library!
    • CLOCA Adventure: Grab your kit and head out on a virtual bird-watching adventure with Central Lake Ontario Conservation (CLOCA) in the woods!
    • Canadian Space Agency: Will you succeed in your mission? Everyone at the Canadian Space Agency is dealing with a looming security threat, and they need you and your bunkmates at space camp to perform a very important task! Can you deliver the information to the head of security in time? Will you save the network? Take the challenge!
  • Virtual Escape Room: Trapped in a Painting! Do you have what it takes to track down your missing friend, and solve the mystery of the mysterious paintings in the museum?
  • Virtual Escape Room: Escape Wonderland: 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!
  • Virtual Escape Room: On Your Own: Escape through your screen with a digital escape room just for TD Summer Reading Club members! Enter your name, choose your character, and you're off on an adventure! Players beware! Here, there be dragons...

 


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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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  • Indigenous Authors on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (new!): Join bestselling, award-winning children’s authors David A. Robertson (The Barren Grounds, On the Trapline), Melanie Florence (Stolen Words, Just Lucky), and Jay Odjick (illustrator of Blackflies and Bear for Breakfast, written by Robert Munsch) for this special pre-recorded library presentation.

National Indigenous History Month

Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series

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 Sunrise, are launching a collaborative four-part panel discussion series with Indigenous peoples and First Nations from the Durham Region. 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.

Join the discussion and learn how to become an ally to speak out against Anti-Indigenous Racism.

(Please note that all links will take you to YouTube)