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Mock Election

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[All Ages]

Bowmanville Branch
Friday, October 7th to Monday, October 24th

From now until October 24th, the Clarington Public Library, Museums & Archives is holding a mock election at the Bowmanville Branch, where kids across Clarington can cast their vote towards a fictional Library Mascot! Families can learn about democracy together by experiencing how voting can help a group make a choice.

Elections and voting are an important part of democracy for all Canadians. Voting is the way you choose people to represent you and what you believe in government. By expressing your choice, you are taking part in the democratic process of government that generations of Canadians have fought to build.

For adults over the age of 18, voting in the Clarington 2022 Municipal Elections will take place electronically using the internet and telephone from Tuesday, October 18th until Monday, October 24th. For more information on how to vote, you can visit www.clarington.net/votes.

Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 9:30am to Monday, October 24, 2022 - 8:00pm

All Locations Closed 9am-5pm

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All locations of the Clarington Public Library, Museums & Archives will be closed on Tuesday, October 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for staff professional development.

The Bowmanville, Courtice, and Newcastle Branches will re-open to the public from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

David Robertson Author Visit

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[Youth, ages 10 to 24]

Online via Zoom
Wednesday, October 12
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required;  space is limited. Register online using the form below, in person at any locations, or by phone by calling Member Services at 905-623-7322 x2712.
No charge.

Join David Robertson and Durham Region Public Libraries for an exclusive book talk for youth!

David Robertson is an Indigenous author, public speaker, and two-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has published over 25 books, including 7 Generations, Misewa Saga, and The Reckoner Series, to name a few.

Be sure to check out all books by David Robertson in our online catalogue!

Presented in partnership with Durham Region Public Libraries.

David Robertson with books.

 

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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Date: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Spirit Walk (Oct 26)

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[All ages]

Bowmanville Branch (tour start/end point)
Wednesday, October 26th
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Advanced registration recommended; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. Cost $15.00 (including $1.73 HST and $1.43 non-refundable Eventbrite fee). Caregivers and support staff for people with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

Ticket sales begin Monday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

Please note: This walking tour will take place outside, rain or shine. Tours will start and end at the Bowmanville Branch (163 Church St.); there will be no access to Waverley Place or the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre during the tour.

Hear tales of hauntings and history, stories and spirits, ghosts and genealogy! For more than 200 years, the people of Bowmanville have been building a repertoire of spooky local stories. The time has come to open Bowmanville’s historical vault and share some of our tales of eerie and unexplained phenomenon.

Join Clarington Public Library, Museums, and Archives on our famous bone-chilling, evening tours through the streets of Bowmanville! Over the course of the walk, you will hear ghostly accounts while being introduced to the town’s early history.

Spirit Walks are available on:

 

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.

Please note the cost includes a $1.43 non-refundable Eventbrite fee.

Ticket sales begin Monday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

Date: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Spirit Walk (Oct 24)

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[All ages]

Bowmanville Branch (tour start/end point)
Monday, October 24th
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Advanced registration recommended; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. Cost $15.00 (including $1.73 HST and $1.43 non-refundable Eventbrite fee). Caregivers and support staff for people with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

Ticket sales begin Monday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

Please note: This walking tour will take place outside, rain or shine. Tours will start and end at the Bowmanville Branch (163 Church St.); there will be no access to Waverley Place or the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre during the tour.

Hear tales of hauntings and history, stories and spirits, ghosts and genealogy! For more than 200 years, the people of Bowmanville have been building a repertoire of spooky local stories. The time has come to open Bowmanville’s historical vault and share some of our tales of eerie and unexplained phenomenon.

Join Clarington Public Library, Museums, and Archives on our famous bone-chilling, evening tours through the streets of Bowmanville! Over the course of the walk, you will hear ghostly accounts while being introduced to the town’s early history.

Spirit Walks are available on:

 

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.

Please note the cost includes a $1.43 non-refundable Eventbrite fee.

Ticket sales begin Monday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

Date: 
Monday, October 24, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Spirit Walk (Oct 19)

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[All ages]

Bowmanville Branch (tour start/end point)
Wednesday, October 19th
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Advanced registration recommended; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. Cost $15.00 (including $1.73 HST and $1.43 non-refundable Eventbrite fee). Caregivers and support staff for people with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

Ticket sales begin Monday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

Please note: This walking tour will take place outside, rain or shine. Tours will start and end at the Bowmanville Branch (163 Church St.); there will be no access to Waverley Place or the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre during the tour.

Hear tales of hauntings and history, stories and spirits, ghosts and genealogy! For more than 200 years, the people of Bowmanville have been building a repertoire of spooky local stories. The time has come to open Bowmanville’s historical vault and share some of our tales of eerie and unexplained phenomenon.

Join Clarington Public Library, Museums, and Archives on our famous bone-chilling, evening tours through the streets of Bowmanville! Over the course of the walk, you will hear ghostly accounts while being introduced to the town’s early history.

Spirit Walks are available on:

 

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.

Please note the cost includes a $1.43 non-refundable Eventbrite fee.

Ticket sales begin Monday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Spirit Walk (Oct 17)

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[All ages]

Bowmanville Branch (tour start/end point)
Monday, October 17th
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Advanced registration recommended; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. Cost $15.00 (including $1.73 HST and $1.43 non-refundable Eventbrite fee). Caregivers and support staff for people with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

Ticket sales begin Monday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

Please note: This walking tour will take place outside, rain or shine. Tours will start and end at the Bowmanville Branch (163 Church St.); there will be no access to Waverley Place or the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre during the tour.

Hear tales of hauntings and history, stories and spirits, ghosts and genealogy! For more than 200 years, the people of Bowmanville have been building a repertoire of spooky local stories. The time has come to open Bowmanville’s historical vault and share some of our tales of eerie and unexplained phenomenon.

Join Clarington Public Library, Museums, and Archives on our famous bone-chilling, evening tours through the streets of Bowmanville! Over the course of the walk, you will hear ghostly accounts while being introduced to the town’s early history.

Spirit Walks are available on:

 

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.

Please note the cost includes a $1.43 non-refundable Eventbrite fee.

Ticket sales begin Monday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

Date: 
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: All Locations Closed

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In observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, all locations will be closed on Friday, September 30th.

Regular hours will be in effect on Saturday, October 1st.

 


National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

New legislation designates September 30 of each year as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and declares it to be a new public holiday under the Canada Labour Code. The new holiday seeks to honour First Nations, Inuit, Métis residential school survivors, their families and communities. September 30 is also Orange Shirt Day, which began in 2013 with people wearing orange shirts to remember Indigenous children forced to leave their families and attend residential schools.

In observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, all Library and Museum locations will be closed on Friday, September 30th. Regular hours will be in effect on Saturday, October 1st.
 

Indigenous Authors on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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.
 

 

Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series

The Durham libraries, Durham College, Ontario Tech University, DCSI, OTSU, and the Region of Durham, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise, have launched 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.

Learn how to become an ally to speak out against Anti-Indigenous Racism. View the discussion on the Library's YouTube channel.

A National Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for survivors. This 24-Hour Crisis Line can be accessed at: 1-866-925-4419. The Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-721-0066 or on their website at https://www.irsss.ca/

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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Friday, September 30, 2022 - 9:30am to 8:00pm

Thanksgiving: All Locations Closed

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Please note that all locations will be closed on Monday, October 10th for Thanksgiving.

Regular hours will be in effect on Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th.

 

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Monday, October 10, 2022 - 9:30am to 8:00pm

At Home On My Own

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[Ages 10 to 12]

Courtice Branch
Saturday, October 15th
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. Cost $60 + $3.96 non-refundable Eventbrite fee; includes participant manual.
Caregivers and support staff for people with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

Recommended that attendees bring a lunch or snack.

This Canadian Safety Council course gives youth the tools and information they need to stay at home alone for short periods of time. The course is facilitated by Red Cross certified instructors from React Right Safety Services.

Topics include:

  • Looking after the house key (make a key chain);
  • Preparing healthy snacks;*
  • Walking home;
  • Appropriate activities when home alone;
  • Electrical/fire safety;
  • Basic First Aid; and
  • Problem solving (house broken into, severe weather).

*Note: A healthy snack will be prepared during this program. Please advise staff of any allergies at time of registration.

Presented in partnership with React Right Safety Services.

Please note that caregivers of children under the age of 10 must be present in the Library for the duration of the program.
 

Registration

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

Please note the cost includes a $3.96 non-refundable Eventbrite fee.

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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Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 10:30am to 2:30pm
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