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March Break 2023: Explore!

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Go exploring this March Break!

Pick up your March Break passport at any Library location beginning March 10. Collect stamps throughout the week by participating in March Break activities, borrowing library materials, and more! Then submit your passport for a chance to win a prize!

All programs are drop in unless otherwise noted. All programs are no charge.

See our March Break programs in a calendar-view here, or our two-page printable calendar here!
 

Pre-March Break

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Pre-Break Stargazing Party

Courtice Branch: Tuesday, March 7, 6-7:30pm
Please note: The date may change due to weather conditions.

Kick off March Break a little early! Learn about the night sky and constellations, then enjoy some outdoor stargazing with high-powered telescopes. Be sure to dress warmly!

Presented with Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre

Grades JK to 3

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Explore Under the Sea

Bowmanville Branch: Monday, March 13, 10:30-11:30am
Courtice Branch: Tuesday, March 14, 10:30-11:30am
Newcastle Branch: Tuesday, March 14, 1:30-2:30pm

Dive deep into the ocean to explore an underwater world filled with amazing creatures.

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Explore the World of Pirates

Bowmanville Branch: Wednesday, March 15, 1:30-2:30pm
Courtice Branch: Wednesday, March 15, 10:30-11:30am

Arrr, mateys! Have fun exploring the world of pirates with games, crafts and a treasure hunt!

Grades 1 to 6

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Explore LEGO (Grades 1-3)

Courtice Branch: Monday, March 13, 1:30-2:30pm
Newcastle Branch: Wednesday, March 15, 10:30-11:30am
Bowmanville Branch: Thursday, March 16, 10:30-11:30am

Put your LEGO skills to the test! Choose a challenge card then have fun creating a LEGO masterpiece.

Explore LEGO (Grades 4-6)

Courtice Branch: Monday, March 13, 10:30-11:30am
Newcastle Branch: Wednesday, March 15, 1:30-2:30pm
Bowmanville Branch: Thursday, March 16, 1:30-2:30pm

Put your LEGO skills to the test! Choose a challenge card then have fun creating a LEGO masterpiece.

Grades 4 to 6

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Explore Secret Codes

Bowmanville Branch: Tuesday, March 14, 10:30-11:30am
Courtice Branch: Thursday, March 16, 10:30-11:30am

Learn how to write and decipher top secret codes and make a bracelet with a hidden message.

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Explore Games

Bowmanville Branch: Monday, March 13, 1:30-2:30pm
Newcastle Branch: Monday, March 13, 10:30-11:30am
Courtice Branch: Wednesday, March 15, 1:30-2:30pm

A fun afternoon of games, including Exploding Kittens, Uno, BINGO and more! Presented by the Clarington Public Library's Teen Advisory Groups.

Grades 7 to 12

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Teen Trivia Challenge

Courtice Branch: Tuesday, March 14, 3-4pm (Note: registration required)

Trivia, snacks, and prizes! Put your pop culture knowledge to the test against teens from across Durham Region via crowdpurr.com. One community will take home the coveted trivia trophy and earn bragging rights.

Bring your own electronic device (cell phone, etc.) or borrow a library tablet. Presented by the Durham Region libraries.

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Teen Café

Newcastle Branch: Monday, March 13, 3-4pm (Note: registration required)
Bowmanville Branch: Wednesday, March 15, 3-4pm (Note: registration required)

Eat! Game! Create! Hang out with other students, play Jackbox or a favourite board game, or get creative with craft supplies. Plus, we’ll have all the ingredients needed to make delicious ice cream floats!

All Ages

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Stuffie Storytime

Newcastle Branch: Monday, March 13, 6:30-7:30pm
Bowmanville Branch: Tuesday, March 14, 6:30-7:30pm
Courtice Branch: Wednesday, March 15, 6:30-7:30pm

Bring your favourite stuffed animal and enjoy a special March Break storytime filled with stories and songs.

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Explore Creativity!

Bowmanville Branch: Friday, March 10, 1:30-2:30pm
Newcastle Branch: Friday, March 10, 1:30-2:30pm
Orono Branch: Wednesday, March 15, 6-7pm
Courtice Branch: Friday, March 17, 1:30-2:30pm

Use your imagination to turn a variety of craft materials into beautiful works of art.

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Construction Challenge!

Courtice Branch: Friday, March 10, 1:30-2:30pm
Newcastle Branch: Thursday, March 16, 1:30-2:30pm
Bowmanville Branch: Friday, March 17, 1:30-2:30pm

Come build at the library! Choose a challenge card or create your own project. Use a variety of materials, including blocks and magnets, to build with.