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SRC: StoryWalk, I Am Scary (Sarah Jane Williams)

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Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre (Bowmanville)
Monday, August 15th to Tuesday, September 6th

From the prolific and beloved author and illustrator Elise Gravel comes this funny and cute board book for the littlest readers. In this sweet little book, a monster tries to scare a young child. But the child insists the monster is not scary but actually quite huggable.

You can also find the book in our collections to read at home!

Be sure to check out the travelling schedule for I Am Scary, and other StoryWalks this summer!

  • June 13th to July 4th: Courtice Branch
  • July 4th to July 25th: Newcastle Branch
  • August 2nd to August 23rd: Orono Branch
  • August 15th to September 6th: Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre (Bowmanville)

Written and illustrated by Elise Gravel (© Orca Book Publishers, 2020)

StoryWalk for I Am Scary.

Explore Myths & Legends with the TD Summer Reading Club!

View our TD Summer Reading Club page for full club information!

Summer has arrived! Clarington Public Library is inviting children and their families to beat the dreaded "Summer Slide" or "Summer Brain Drain" with the annual TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s biggest summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests and all abilities. Children can boost their reading skills and stay sharp for school with awesome programs and activities! Registration will open as part of Get Your Summer Read On Day on Wednesday, June 15th!

Registration includes a notebook with reading challenges, stickers, and more. You and your child can pick these up at any branch starting Wednesday, June 15th, or at any TD Summer Reading Club program in July and August.

We're excited to offer in-person TD Summer Reading Club programs this year! Programs are weekly and will run from Tuesday, July 5th to Thursday, August 25th.

Venture into magical realms where fantastic creatures roam and anything can (and will) happen. Discover the power of stories and storytelling to entertain and illuminate important lessons. Be enchanted by fairy and folk tales, old and new and from far and wide, as you journey through suspenseful twists and turns. Whatever the stories may be, they are bound to inspire you to imagine and even tell your own story.

 

Co-created and delivered by over 2,200 public libraries across Canada, this national bilingual program is developed by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group.

Summer Reading Club sponsorship logos.

Date: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 12:00pm to Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 12:00pm

SRC: StoryWalk, Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox (Sarah Jane Williams)

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Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre (Bowmanville)
Monday, July 4th to Monday, July 25th

In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, written and illustrated by Danielle Daniel, young children explain why they identify with different creatures such as a deer, beaver, or moose. Delightful illustrations show the children wearing masks representing their chosen animal, while the few lines of text on each page work as a series of simple poems throughout the book. In a brief author's note, Danielle Daniel explains the importance of totem animals in Anishinaabe culture and how they can also act as animal guides for young children seeking to understand themselves and others.

You can also find the book in our collections to read at home!

Be sure to check out the travelling schedule for Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox!, and other StoryWalks this summer!

  • June 13th to July 4th: Orono Branch
  • July 4th to July 25th: Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre (Bowmanville)
  • August 2nd to August 23rd: Courtice Branch
  • August 15th to September 6th: Newcastle Branch

Written and illustrated by Danielle Daniel (© Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2015)

StoryWalk for Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox.

Explore Myths & Legends with the TD Summer Reading Club!

View our TD Summer Reading Club page for full club information!

Summer has arrived! Clarington Public Library is inviting children and their families to beat the dreaded "Summer Slide" or "Summer Brain Drain" with the annual TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s biggest summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests and all abilities. Children can boost their reading skills and stay sharp for school with awesome programs and activities! Registration will open as part of Get Your Summer Read On Day on Wednesday, June 15th!

Registration includes a notebook with reading challenges, stickers, and more. You and your child can pick these up at any branch starting Wednesday, June 15th, or at any TD Summer Reading Club program in July and August.

We're excited to offer in-person TD Summer Reading Club programs this year! Programs are weekly and will run from Tuesday, July 5th to Thursday, August 25th.

Venture into magical realms where fantastic creatures roam and anything can (and will) happen. Discover the power of stories and storytelling to entertain and illuminate important lessons. Be enchanted by fairy and folk tales, old and new and from far and wide, as you journey through suspenseful twists and turns. Whatever the stories may be, they are bound to inspire you to imagine and even tell your own story.

 

Co-created and delivered by over 2,200 public libraries across Canada, this national bilingual program is developed by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group.

Summer Reading Club sponsorship logos.

Date: 
Monday, July 4, 2022 - 12:00pm to Monday, July 25, 2022 - 12:00pm

SRC: Clarington's Tall Tales!

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Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre (62 Temperance St., Bowmanville)
Wednesday, August 10
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

Hear the story of a mysterious creature said to live in Lake Ontario! Discover how stories are passed down through generations and create your own monster mystery!

Also be sure to check out Animal Adventures on Monday, July 11 at the Sarah Jane WIlliams Heritage Centre!

 

Weekly Themes

  1. Pirates and Under the Sea
  2. Magic and Science
  3. The Final Frontier
  4. Fairy Tales and Dragons
  5. Mythical Worlds and Faraway Lands
  6. Monsters and Creatures
  7. Legendary Figures
  8. Mythologies and Storytelling

 

Explore Myths & Legends with the TD Summer Reading Club!

View our TD Summer Reading Club page for full club information!

Summer has arrived! Clarington Public Library is inviting children and their families to beat the dreaded "Summer Slide" or "Summer Brain Drain" with the annual TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s biggest summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests and all abilities. Children can boost their reading skills and stay sharp for school with awesome programs and activities! Registration will open as part of Get Your Summer Read On Day on Wednesday, June 15th!

Registration includes a notebook with reading challenges, stickers, and more. You and your child can pick these up at any branch starting Wednesday, June 15th, or at any TD Summer Reading Club program in July and August.

We're excited to offer in-person TD Summer Reading Club programs this year! Programs are weekly and will run from Tuesday, July 5th to Thursday, August 25th.

Venture into magical realms where fantastic creatures roam and anything can (and will) happen. Discover the power of stories and storytelling to entertain and illuminate important lessons. Be enchanted by fairy and folk tales, old and new and from far and wide, as you journey through suspenseful twists and turns. Whatever the stories may be, they are bound to inspire you to imagine and even tell your own story.

 

Co-created and delivered by over 2,200 public libraries across Canada, this national bilingual program is developed by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group.

Summer Reading Club sponsorship logos.

Date: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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SRC: Animal Adventures

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Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre (62 Temperance St., Bowmanville)
Monday, July 11
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required. No charge.

Take a walk through the grounds of the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre and Waverly Place to read the StoryWalk Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel! Show off your best animal impressions while learning about local wildlife!

Also be sure to check out Clarington's Tall Tales! on Wednesday, August 10 at the Sarah Jane WIlliams Heritage Centre!

 

Weekly Themes

  1. Pirates and Under the Sea
  2. Magic and Science
  3. The Final Frontier
  4. Fairy Tales and Dragons
  5. Mythical Worlds and Faraway Lands
  6. Monsters and Creatures
  7. Legendary Figures
  8. Mythologies and Storytelling

 

Explore Myths & Legends with the TD Summer Reading Club!

View our TD Summer Reading Club page for full club information!

Summer has arrived! Clarington Public Library is inviting children and their families to beat the dreaded "Summer Slide" or "Summer Brain Drain" with the annual TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s biggest summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests and all abilities. Children can boost their reading skills and stay sharp for school with awesome programs and activities! Registration will open as part of Get Your Summer Read On Day on Wednesday, June 15th!

Registration includes a notebook with reading challenges, stickers, and more. You and your child can pick these up at any branch starting Wednesday, June 15th, or at any TD Summer Reading Club program in July and August.

We're excited to offer in-person TD Summer Reading Club programs this year! Programs are weekly and will run from Tuesday, July 5th to Thursday, August 25th.

Venture into magical realms where fantastic creatures roam and anything can (and will) happen. Discover the power of stories and storytelling to entertain and illuminate important lessons. Be enchanted by fairy and folk tales, old and new and from far and wide, as you journey through suspenseful twists and turns. Whatever the stories may be, they are bound to inspire you to imagine and even tell your own story.

 

Co-created and delivered by over 2,200 public libraries across Canada, this national bilingual program is developed by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group.

Summer Reading Club sponsorship logos.

Date: 
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Clarington Gala Garden Party

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You are invited to celebrate the vibrant and rich arts community in Clarington. Mark your calendar to attend the newly-named 2022 Clarington Garden Party Gala in support of the arts on Saturday, June 4, 2022, on the grounds of the historical Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre in Bowmanville.

Arts and culture play an integral role in Clarington’s community life. The Clarington Garden Party Gala supports two exceptional, not-for-profit agencies - the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington and A Gift of Art. Both organizations promote and nurture the ongoing development of local, artistic talent.

The Clarington Garden Party Gala is an initiative that showcases and celebrates our local artists. Join us for an event filled with musical entertainment, delicious food, cocktails, assorted refreshments and a creative silent auction. The event will include displays of unique works of art as well.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.clarington.net/galatickets

Clarington Gala Garden Party.

Date: 
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
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