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What is Pride? with Caitlyn Causey, President of Pride Durham

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Live via Zoom (Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration)
Monday, June 27
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Registration required; register in person at any branch, by phone at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online.

Join us virtually on Monday, June 27 with Caitlyn Causey, President of Pride Durham, for a virtual event that will focus on several topics, including what is PRIDE? How can you get involved? How to be an ally? What opportunities exist to be involved year-round?

Presented in partnership with the Municipality of Clarington and Pride Durham.

Registration

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Monday, June 27, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield!

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[All ages]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room; AND
Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room

Tuesday, July 19th
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

[Fully registered; please check form below in case of cancellations] Advanced registration required; space is limited. You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Member Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below. No charge.

Meet astronaut Chris Hadfield at a live virtual visit! He'll be answering local children's questions about space, being an astronaut, the International Space Station, and a whole lot more!

Offered in partnership with York/Durham Region Public Libraries.

Registration

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

If you experience any issues with the form, please contact Member Services. If the form does not appear correctly, the event may be fully registered. You can check back later to see if space has opened up, or try registering through our Eventbrite page directly.

 
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Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Get Your Summer Read On Day! (TD Summer Reading Club)

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Please see our TD Summer Reading Club page for more information!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 9:30am to 8:00pm
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Author Visit with Drew Hayden Taylor (National Indigenous History Month)

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National Indigenous History Month graphic.Live via Zoom (Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration)
Tuesday, June 28
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Registration required; register in person at any branch, by phone at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online.

Join us virtually on Wednesday, June 28 as Drew Hayden Taylor highlights his works and discusses his experiences travelling the world, writing, and speaking from the Aboriginal perspective to help bridge the gap between cultures while tickling the funny bone.

Presented in partnership with the Municipality of Clarington.

This program is funded by the Government of Canada.

Funded by the Government of Canada.

Please visit our website post for more information about and programs in celebration of National Indigenous History Month.
 

About Drew Hayden Taylor

Originally from the Curve Lake First Nations, in Central Ontario, Drew has spent the last two decades travelling the world and writing about it from the Aboriginal perspective. An award-winning playwright, author, columnist, film maker and lecturer, he has managed to bridge the gap between cultures by tickling the funny bone.

The years of writing have brought Drew many accolades by his peers, including the Floyd S. Chalmers Award, Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Canadian Author’s Literary Award. He has also been the recipient of many other varied honours; an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Mount Allison University, a Plaque of Honour on the Peterborough Walk of Fame, the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award, Ontario Premier’s Award for Creative Arts and Design, and Victoria Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement in Theatre, to name a few.
 

Registration

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

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Land Acknowledgement Statement

The Municipality of Clarington is situated within the traditional and treaty territory of the Mississaugas and Chippewas of the Anishinabeg, known today as the Williams Treaties First Nations. Our work on these lands acknowledges their resilience and their longstanding contributions to the area now known as the Municipality of Clarington.

 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Chef Charles Catchpole, Live Cooking Demonstration (National Indigenous History Month)

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National Indigenous History Month graphic.Live via Zoom (Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration)
Wednesday, June 22
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Registration required; register in person at any branch, by phone at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online.

Learn how to make Bannock pizza, salad, and Bannock strawberry shortcake with Chef Charles Catchpole

A digital $25 gift card will be provided for the first 50 registrants if registered by June 17. Gift cards will be sent to registrant electronically via email.

Charles Catchpole is an Anishinaabe Chef and Entrepreneur and is a member of Couchiching First Nation. Charles is a trained Chef who schooled at Loyalist & George Brown Colleges. He owns and operates CharGer Foods, selling a line of unique hot sauces and salad dressings as well as running a catering company specializing in Indigenous cuisine. He is also dedicated to Indigenous Food Sovereignty initiatives including working at FoodShare’s Flemo Farm where he founded Gitigaanes, an Anishinaabe urban micro-farm located in Toronto.

Presented in partnership with the Municipality of Clarington.

This program is funded by the Government of Canada.

Funded by the Government of Canada.

Please visit our website post for more information about and programs in celebration of National Indigenous History Month.
 

Registration

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

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 through Eventbrite directly;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

Land Acknowledgement Statement

The Municipality of Clarington is situated within the traditional and treaty territory of the Mississaugas and Chippewas of the Anishinabeg, known today as the Williams Treaties First Nations. Our work on these lands acknowledges their resilience and their longstanding contributions to the area now known as the Municipality of Clarington.

 

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Movie Screening and Guest Speaker, Anne Taylor (National Indigenous History Month)

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National Indigenous History Month graphic.Live via Zoom (Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration)
Wednesday, June 15
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Registration required; register in person at any branch, by phone at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online.

Join us Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. for a special viewing of Inaakonigewin Andaadad Aki: Michi Saagiig Treaties: Defining Relationships between Peoples followed by a discussion with Anne Taylor, a Traditional Knowledge Holder from Curve Lake First Nation.

This documentary looks at the various treaties the Michi Saagiig (Mississauga) participated in between 1781 and 1923. There are 46 treaties that cover the lands of Ontario, eighteen of which include the Michi Saagiig. In Ontario, we are all treaty peoples. This documentary reminds us all about what that means.

Presented in partnership with the Municipality of Clarington.

This program is funded by the Government of Canada.

Funded by the Government of Canada.

Please visit our website post for more information about and programs in celebration of National Indigenous History Month.
 

About Anne Taylor

Anne is a member of the Michi Saagiig Nishinaabeg and Williams Treaties Nations. She co-ordinates Anishinaabemowin for Curve Lake. She is also a storyteller and former cultural archivist for the Curve Lake Cultural Education Centre. She works extensively in cultural education with schools and organizations engaged in answering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
 

About Inaakonigewin Andaadad Aki: Michi Saagiig Treaties: Defining Relationships between Peoples

This documentary looks at the various treaties the Michi Saagiig (Mississauga) participated in between 1781 and 1923. There are 46 treaties that cover the lands of Ontario, eighteen of which include the Michi Saagiig. In Ontario, we are all treaty peoples...This documentary reminds us all about what that means.

The DVD is available for loan through the Library catalogue.
 

Registration

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

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 through Eventbrite directly;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

Land Acknowledgement Statement

The Municipality of Clarington is situated within the traditional and treaty territory of the Mississaugas and Chippewas of the Anishinabeg, known today as the Williams Treaties First Nations. Our work on these lands acknowledges their resilience and their longstanding contributions to the area now known as the Municipality of Clarington.

 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Local Author Book Festival

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Courtice Branch
Saturday, June 18
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.

Celebrate the authors that live in or write about our Durham community at our first Local Author Book Festival!

Speak with local authors and discover their works for children, young adults, and adults! Enjoy some refreshments as you explore a variety of books for sale and get your next favorite read signed by the author!

Local authors attending include (list subject to change):

Amazing new reads are just around the corner!

Local Author Book Festival on image of typewriter.

 

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Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Virtual Author Visit: Ginalina (Canadian Children's Book Week)

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[Grades 1 to 2]

Online via Zoom
Thursday, May 5
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 Wild and Wonderful World of Rivers and Forests with Ginalina

This presentation is a celebration of nature and ecodiversity.  It includes an author sharing, book reading, nature concert, and a “spotlight on the classroom” discussion where students will be creatively inspired and engaged to reflect on ways we can help keep our world beautiful!  Free curriculum-compatible learning extensions, activity sheets, and music downloads are available to complement this presentation.  

  • 3-minute animated music video featuring the river or forest biome (related to the book).
  • An introduction from the author about her awe for cedar trees, sparrows, spiders, and river otters, her path to music and books, and her love of celebrating community and nature with others.
  • An interactive reading of The Mighty River or The Lively Forest.  Note that during the presentation students will be playfully challenged to 1) look for special and new river animals as they are named, 2) examine the changing borders (moon phases or life cycle of a tree) with every page turn, and 3) identify the variety of community activities taking place outdoors.  
  • A nature concert featuring guitar and ukulele (English, French, action-songs, and sing-alongs are available.)
  • A "spotlight on the classroom" so that students can be inspired and engaged to express their ideas on how to protect the environment.
  • Questions and answers.

Ginalina.
 

About Ginalina

Ginalina is a second-generation Asian-Canadian author, singer-songwriter and family folk musician.  Her children’s work is inspired by multi-generational community, family, and the beauty of the west coast.  Ginalina has published two nature books through Peppermint Toast Publishing, and she is working on several new projects with emerging and established illustrators, Noah Choy, Kelley Wills, and Khoa Le.  Her work is recognized by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre and Kirkus Reviews.  As a musician, Ginalina is a 3x Juno and 4x Canadian Folk Music Award nominee and winner of 2 Western Canadian Music Awards.  Recent in-person and virtual author tours include local and international classrooms, libraries, the Whistler International Children’s Festival, the Saskatchewan Children’s Festival, and the Vancouver Chinese Classic Garden.  Ginalina acknowledges that she lives on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. 
 

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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Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Virtual Author Visit: Sara Florence Davidson (Canadian Children's Book Week)

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[Grades 3 to 4]

Online via Zoom
Wednesday, May 4
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.
 

Learning to Carve Argillite with Sara Florence Davidson

In this presentation, Sara will share background and contextual information to prepare students to listen to a reading of Learning to Carve Argillite before reading the book aloud. Drawing on Jo-ann Archibald’s Indigenous Storywork principles, Sara will also support students to engage holistically with the text.

Find titles by Sara Florence Davidson in our collections!
 

Sara Florence Davidson.
 

About Sara Florence Davidson

Sara Florence Davidson (sgaan jaadgu san glans) is a Haida/Settler Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She completed her PhD in Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, and her research focuses on Indigenous pedagogies, literacies, and stories. With her father, she is the co-author of Potlatch as Pedagogy: Learning through Ceremony and the Sk’ad’a Stories, a picture book series which is based on family stories and highlights Indigenous pedagogies and intergenerational learning. Sara is passionate about reading, writing, and listening to stories. She lives on unceded Stó:lō Territory with her partner and their two dogs.
 

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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Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Virtual Author Visit: Emma Fitzgerald (Canadian Children's Book Week)

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[Grades 5 to 6]

Online via Zoom
Tuesday, May 3
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.
 

Draw and Read Along with Emma Fitzgerald

Emma will bring a fresh approach to drawing and storytelling during this workshop, encouraging participants to forgo pencil and eraser and instead use pen in a loose and bold manner, using both observation and memory as tools, focusing on the means of transportation and sustainability. Emma will first read segments of City Streets are for People and explain the process of gathering inspiration, sketching thumbnail drawings, communicating with her editor and finally completing the finished artwork.

The presentation will be followed by drawing exercises. The next portion of the workshop will involve using memory and relates to the theme of transportation. Participants will fold a piece of paper in 4 and quickly write down 4 modes of transportation they have used in the last month, one in each quadrant. They will then do a quick sketch of each. Finally they will pick one and write a paragraph of any stories/memories of that particular mode of transportation. This will encourage accessing stories not just through writing, but through drawings. Also, if there is time, the participants can draw their ideal mode of transport.

Find titles by Emma Fitzgerald in our collections!
 

Emma Fitzgerald.
 

About Emma Fitzgerald

Emma Fitzgerald was born to Irish parents in Lesotho, a small mountainous kingdom in Southern Africa. She moved to Canada at a young age and spent most of her childhood in Vancouver, BC. These early travels have instilled in her a keen interest in people and places. Emma has followed a career path that is part architecture, part art, receiving a BFA in Visual Art from the University of British Columbia in 2004, and a Masters in Architecture from Dalhousie University in 2008. She is the author and illustrator of “Hand Drawn Halifax”, a best-selling book based on her chosen home in Nova Scotia. The Globe & Mail describes it as ‘part journal, part sketchbook, Hand Drawn Halifax is a love letter to Atlantic Canada’s largest city.’ She has since written and illustrated “Sketch by Sketch Along Nova Scotia’s South Shore”, also with Formac Publishing. She has worked with Nimbus Publishing, illustrating the children’s books “EveryBody’s Different on EveryBody Street” (words Sheree Fitch) and “A Pocket of Time: The Poetic Childhood of Elizabeth Bishop” (words Rita Wilson), which has been nominated for IBBY Canada’s 2020 Cleaver Award. In Summer 2020 she released Hand Drawn Vancouver with Appetite of Penguin Random House Canada.

Emma is currently at work on “Hand Drawn Victoria” sketching on location on Vancouver Island with a projected publication date of Spring 2023. She is also illustrating “City Streets are for People” written by Andrea Curtis, to be published by Groundwood Publishing in 2022.
 

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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Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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