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Virtual Author Visit: Nhung Tran-Davies (Canadian Children's Book Week)

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[Grades 7 to 8]

Online via Zoom
Monday, May 2
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, by phone, or in person. Please note registration for these author visits is for teachers and classrooms only.
 

The Journey of Refugees & Immigrants, and the Power of Kindness with Nhung Tran-Davies

  • Introduction
  • Power point of my background as a refugee/immigrant
  • Brief summary of my story/what inspired me to write, and reading of A Grain of Rice or The Doll
  • Conversations with students
  • Topics of discussion: students’ own journey, refugee/immigration, paying forward kindness
  • Discuss process of writing/story ideas and getting published
  • More Q & A

Find titles by Nhung Tran-Davies in our collections!

Nhung Tran-Davies.
 

About Nhung Tran-Davies

Nhung Tran-Davies is an author, physician, mother of three, and an advocate for social justice in education. She came to Canada as a refugee from the Vietnam war when she was a young child. She loves to write children’s stories that convey the humanity in our lives. Her books have been shortlisted for the Alberta Literary Award, the Red Maple Award, and the Blue Spruce Award.
 

About Canadian Children's Book Week

Celebrate Canadian Children's Book Week with us! Register your classes for a virtual author visit to learn about storytelling, explore Canadian topics, and connect with schools across the Durham and York Regions.

Visit our Canadian Children's Book Week post for more information!

  • Monday, May 2, 11am: The Journey of Refugees & Immigrants, and the Power of Kindness with Nhung Tran-Davies (Grades 7-8)
  • Tuesday, May 3, 11am: Draw and Read Along with Emma Fitzgerald (Grades 5-6)
  • Wednesday, May 4, 11am: Learning to Carve Argillite with Sara Florence Davidson (Grades 3-4)
  • Thursday, May 5, 11am: The Wild and Wonderful World of Rivers and Forests with Ginalina (Grades 1-2)

This series is being offered in partnership with King Township Public Library, Newmarket Public Library, Oshawa Public Libraries, Pickering Public Library, Scugog Public Library, Vaughan Public Libraries, Whitby Public Library, and Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library.

Download and share the poster with your school! (English/bilingual, or French/bilingual) For more information and activities for your class, please see the Canadian Children's Book Week website!
 

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

Please note registration for these author visits is for teachers and classrooms only.

If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly:

  • Please try using an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • Please try registering for the event directly through Eventbrite;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

 

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Monday, May 2, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Drag Queen Storytime

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Bowmanville Branch
Saturday, June 11th
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

Join us 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, featuring Lucy Flawless and Miss Violet Parks, live and in person!

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

Drag Queen Storytime poster.

Date: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Victoria Day: All Locations Closed

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Please note that all locations of Clarington Public Library, Museums, & Archives will be closed on Monday, May 23 for Victoria Day.

Regular hours will be in effect on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22.

Please visit the Virtual Branch and Virtual Museum for 24/7 access!

 

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Monday, May 23, 2022 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

Easter Monday: All Locations Closed

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Please note that all locations of Clarington Public Library, Museums, & Archives will be closed on:

  • Good Friday: April 15
  • Easter Sunday: April 17
  • Easter Monday: April 18

Regular hours will be in effect on Saturday, April 16.

Please visit the Virtual Branch and Virtual Museum for 24/7 access!

 

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Monday, April 18, 2022 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

Easter Sunday: All Locations Closed

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Please note that all locations of Clarington Public Library, Museums, & Archives will be closed on:

  • Good Friday: April 15
  • Easter Sunday: April 17
  • Easter Monday: April 18

Regular hours will be in effect on Saturday, April 16.

Please visit the Virtual Branch and Virtual Museum for 24/7 access!

 

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Sunday, April 17, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Good Friday: All Locations Closed

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Please note that all locations of Clarington Public Library, Museums, & Archives will be closed on:

  • Good Friday: April 15
  • Easter Sunday: April 17
  • Easter Monday: April 18

Regular hours will be in effect on Saturday, April 16.

Please visit the Virtual Branch and Virtual Museum for 24/7 access!

 

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Friday, April 15, 2022 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Family Storytime

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[Families]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Thursday, April 28
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, by phone, or in person.
Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. one (1) week before each program.
Family registration is for one (1) adult and up to three (3) children.

 

Enjoy stories, songs, games with your family! Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing are the key skills and fun ways to boost your child's literacy skills, and help foster a lifelong love of reading and learning!

As of Monday, March 21, wearing a mask is no longer required inside Clarington Public Library, Museums, & Archives locations. Staff and members may choose whether they want to wear a mask indoors. Please respect the personal space of others while in the Library and Museum.

Daycares! We would love to host a special storytime just for you! Book your personalized Group Visit today!
 

Be sure to check out our other in-person Family Storytimes this spring!

  • Bowmanville Branch: Tuesday mornings;
  • Courtice Branch: Wednesdays mornings;
  • Newcastle Branch: Thursdays mornings.
     

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

Please note: A family registration includes one (1) adult and up to three (3) children.

If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly:

  • Please try using an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • Please try registering for the event directly through Eventbrite;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

 

Location: 
Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:00am
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Family Storytime

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[Families]

Courtice Branch, Atrium
Wednesday, April 27
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, by phone, or in person.
Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. one (1) week before each program.
Family registration is for one (1) adult and up to three (3) children.

 

Enjoy stories, songs, games with your family! Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing are the key skills and fun ways to boost your child's literacy skills, and help foster a lifelong love of reading and learning!

As of Monday, March 21, wearing a mask is no longer required inside Clarington Public Library, Museums, & Archives locations. Staff and members may choose whether they want to wear a mask indoors. Please respect the personal space of others while in the Library and Museum.

Daycares! We would love to host a special storytime just for you! Book your personalized Group Visit today!
 

Be sure to check out our other in-person Family Storytimes this spring!

  • Bowmanville Branch: Tuesday mornings;
  • Courtice Branch: Wednesdays mornings;
  • Newcastle Branch: Thursdays mornings.
     

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

Please note: A family registration includes one (1) adult and up to three (3) children.

If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly:

  • Please try using an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • Please try registering for the event directly through Eventbrite;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

 

Location: 
Date: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:00am
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Audience: 

Family Storytime

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[Families]

Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Tuesday, April 26
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, by phone, or in person.
Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. one (1) week before each program.
Family registration is for one (1) adult and up to three (3) children.

 

Enjoy stories, songs, games with your family! Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing are the key skills and fun ways to boost your child's literacy skills, and help foster a lifelong love of reading and learning!

As of Monday, March 21, wearing a mask is no longer required inside Clarington Public Library, Museums, & Archives locations. Staff and members may choose whether they want to wear a mask indoors. Please respect the personal space of others while in the Library and Museum.

Daycares! We would love to host a special storytime just for you! Book your personalized Group Visit today!
 

Be sure to check out our other in-person Family Storytimes this spring!

  • Bowmanville Branch: Tuesday mornings;
  • Courtice Branch: Wednesdays mornings;
  • Newcastle Branch: Thursdays mornings.
     

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

Please note: A family registration includes one (1) adult and up to three (3) children.

If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly:

  • Please try using an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • Please try registering for the event directly through Eventbrite;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

 

Date: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Category: 
Audience: 

Family Storytime

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[Families]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Thursday, April 21
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, by phone, or in person.
Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. one (1) week before each program.
Family registration is for one (1) adult and up to three (3) children.

 

Enjoy stories, songs, games with your family! Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing are the key skills and fun ways to boost your child's literacy skills, and help foster a lifelong love of reading and learning!

As of Monday, March 21, wearing a mask is no longer required inside Clarington Public Library, Museums, & Archives locations. Staff and members may choose whether they want to wear a mask indoors. Please respect the personal space of others while in the Library and Museum.

Daycares! We would love to host a special storytime just for you! Book your personalized Group Visit today!
 

Be sure to check out our other in-person Family Storytimes this spring!

  • Bowmanville Branch: Tuesday mornings;
  • Courtice Branch: Wednesdays mornings;
  • Newcastle Branch: Thursdays mornings.
     

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

Please note: A family registration includes one (1) adult and up to three (3) children.

If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly:

  • Please try using an alternate browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox;
  • Please try registering for the event directly through Eventbrite;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

 

Location: 
Date: 
Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Category: 
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