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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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Book Club in a Bag: New Title Launch!

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[Adults, Youth]

Newcastle Branch
Thursday, May 5th
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Drop in; no registration required.

You're invited to the Book Club in a Bag: New Title Launch! Join us on Thursday, May 5th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to get first dibs on the brand new Book Club in a Bag Kits being added the collection this spring. Drop by the Newcastle Branch in person for the launch event, or make your bookings online from the comfort of home.

For more information about Book Club in a Bag and to make reservations for your club, please visit our Book Club in a Bag page.

Hope to see you there!

NOTE: Booking for new Book Club in a Bag kits will be available for all members during the event on Thursday, May 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. via an online form and in person. After the event, the new kits will be made available for general bookings on Kit Keeper on approximately Wednesday, May 11. Please see our Book Club in a Bag page for more information.

You're invited graphic.

 

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Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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Resilience Workshop (Carion Fenn)

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Online via Zoom (Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration)
Monday, May 16th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required through the Carion Fenn Foundation online using the form below, via email at smcm@carionfenn.org, or by phone at 289-923-8170. No charge.

Take part in the second annual Resilience Workshop with the Carion Fenn Foundation, featuring Maria James Shier and CMHA Durham. This workshop will be focusing on compassion, and learning how to recognize, build, or continue to build your resilience to be the best you.

The workshop will involve a presentation, a breakout session with our speakers, and a healing activity. Please join us and share this event so that others may receive needed support or information.

Registrants will receive a confirmation email with full details on how to join the workshop.

Presented in partnership with the Carion Fenn Foundation and the Municipality of Clarington.

For more information, please visit the Carion Fenn website.

Agenda

  • 6:30 to 6:45 p.m.: Welcome & Greetings
  • 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.: Maria James Shier, Registered Nurse & Author     
  • 7:15 to 7:45 p.m.: CMHA Durham
  • 7:45 to 8:15 p.m.: Breakout Session with Marie James Shier CMHA Durham                        
  • 8:15 to 8:25 p.m.: Healing Activity with CMHA Durham
  • 8:25 to 8:30 p.m.: Closing   

Virtual Resilience Workshop poster.

About the Carion Fenn Foundation

The Carion Fenn Foundation is a Registered Charity established to provide support, education and resources to individuals impacted by Syringomyelia, Chiari Malformation, Mental Health, Chronic Diseases and Rare Diseases through a variety of health and wellness programs that are free to the public. Their programs include Kids Wellness Forum, Seniors Program, Mental Health Chat, Mental Health Symposium, Mental Health Forum, Resilience Workshop, Rare Disease Expo, Black Open Mic, Anti-Black Racism Forum, Carion Fenn Network (24 hours online support), Health 180 with Carion Fenn on Rogers TV Durham and more.

Their goal is to address the needs of individuals and ensure that no one who is impacted by the physical, emotional or social symptoms of chronic or rare diseases has to go through such devastating challenges alone. As a federal registered charity, they evaluate the needs of the community and implement our programs to support community members.

For more information, please visit the Carion Fenn website.
 

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.

 

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Monday, May 16, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Digital Anti-Racism Education Workshop

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Anti-Racism banner.Online via Zoom (Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration)
Wednesday, May 25th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Registration required; register in person at any branch, by phone, or online.

Join us for a free, virtual & interactive Anti-Islamophobia and Countering Cyberhate101 workshop. Registration is required to attend.

Anti-Islamophobia 101 – Topics include Unpacking Islamophobia, Gendered Islamophobia & Intersectional Identities. The workshops also help participants develop an increased understanding of how Islamophobia further marginalized Black and Indigenous Muslims, queer Muslims, and Muslims living with disabilities.

Countering Cyberhate 101 – Topics include Online hate speech and extremism, including individual and collective counter speech and counter narrative. The workshops help participants explore how cyberhate and online extremism intersect to increase our vulnerabilities on digital platforms and strategies to counter these effectively.

The virtual workshops were originally part of CCMW’s national Digital Anti-Racism Education 2 (D.A.R.E. 2) Project aimed at raising awareness about online hate and Islamophobia. As part of the project, CCMW hosted bilingual virtual workshops, training 3,000+ participants from across Canada on the impact of Islamophobia and how to counter cyberhate. While, the DARE 2 Project ended March 31, 2022, in its commitment to anti-racism work, CCMW continues to offer community workshops across Canada to help participants increase their knowledge and understanding of Islamophobia and Online Hate.

This program is presented in partnership with the Clarington Public Library, Municipality of Clarington, Oshawa Public Libraries, City of Oshawa, and Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW).

About CCMW:
The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) is a charitable organization dedicated to the empowerment, equality and equity of all Muslim women in Canada. Our mission is to affirm the identities of Canadian Muslim women and promote their lived experiences through community engagement, public stakeholder engagement and amplified awareness of the social injustices that Muslim women and girls endure in Canada, while advocating for their diverse needs and equipping local CCMW chapters with necessary resources to maximize national efforts and mobilize local communities to joining the movement.

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.

 

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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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.

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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

STEAM Challenge: Engineering Molecules (March Break)

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[Families]

Online (Pre-Recorded)
Friday, March 18th
10:00 a.m.
(Video may be watched anytime after release)

Join Hailey as she uses Science, Engineering, and Art to show you how to sculpt together molecules from the Periodic Table, only 3 materials needed!

It's STEAM-Powered March Break! Boost your science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills with fun videos and activities all week long!

Enjoy more STEAM-Powered March Break fun by visiting our March Break page!

 

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Friday, March 18, 2022 - 10:00am to 10:30am
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