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Holiday Advent Calendar

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Jingle all the way, and enjoy some holiday cheer with us! Check back every day for shiny new holiday content you can enjoy with your family!

Please see our Holiday Advent Calendar page for more information.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 10:00am to Friday, December 24, 2021 - 8:00pm
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Donation Station

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Help alleviate hunger in Clarington! From December 1st to 15th, your Clarington Public Library, Museums, & Archives is collecting donations of food and hygiene items at all locations. All items collected will go to local organizations: The Clarington East Food Bank, The Salvation Army, and St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Please see our Donation Station page for more information.

 

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 10:00am to Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 8:00pm
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Lakeridge Health Bowmanville Holiday Messages

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Share a message or picture with the staff, patients, and their families that are working or staying in hospital over the holidays.

For more information, please see our Lakeridge Health Bowmanville Holiday Messages page.

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Monday, November 22, 2021 - 10:00am to Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 5:00pm
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Inclusion Matters! (Rick Hansen Foundation)

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PLEASE NOTE: This program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
 

[Ages 8 to 18; Grades 3 to 12]

Online via Zoom
Thursday, December 2nd
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required. Register in person, online, or by phone.

Join us for a special presentation with the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) in celebration of the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd.

Excluding or ignoring others is a painful form of bullying. This virtual presentation with RHF Ambassador Kuen Tang will help children and students develop a better appreciation for the importance of inclusion and accessibility for those with disabilities. Participants will hear how understanding and kindness are the first steps to make sure those with disabilities are never left out.

Kuen lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and little son. Before her son was born, she sustained a spinal cord injury but using a wheelchair doesn’t stop her from fulfilling her dreams. Kuen’s accomplishments include acclaimed work in the comic book industry, sports achievements and incredible hiking expeditions.

RHF activity worksheets are available for students to get the most out of the presentation:

Presented in partnership with the Rick Hansen Foundation, the Municipality of Clarington, and the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee.

Registration

PLEASE NOTE: This program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
 

 

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Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Counting Week

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Heart made out of books, Counting Week banner.

Show your support, and get counted when it counts!

As part of the anonymous statistical information sent to the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries annually, Clarington Public Library has designated its Survey Week as Monday, November 15th through Sunday, November 21st.

Showing your support is easy! Watch an eProgram, borrow physical or electronic books and other items, drop in for quiet study, stream a movie, access an eResource, contact us with a question, or follow us on social media. It all counts!

Anonymous statistical information sent to the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries includes:

  • Circulation of materials, including books, magazines, movies, eBooks, etc.;
  • In-library materials use;
  • Use of eResources and database searches;
  • Use of public computers and WiFi;
  • Reference inquiries;
  • Visits to the Library, including walk-in and electronic; and
  • Social media impressions.

 

More Information about the Ontario Public Libraries Annual Survey Week

Statistical information is gathered and administered by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, which requires all public libraries in the province to measure their activities during a typical week in the month of November. The gathered data is vital in providing a representative snapshot into a library’s daily use, and helps identify usage trends and opportunities for growth or new initiatives.

Similar statistics will be recorded by other public libraries across the province this month as part of Ontario Public Libraries Annual Survey Week, which helps create a picture of public library usage locally and throughout Ontario. The measures are similar from year-to-year and the same for all public libraries, allowing for a comparison of performance measures and overall use of the library’s materials, resources, and services over time, and with other libraries across Ontario.

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Monday, November 15, 2021 - 1:00am to Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 11:00pm

c_wonder STEM Workshop (Grades 5-8)

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[Ages 10 to 14; Grades 5 to 8]

Online via Google Meet
Saturdays, November 27th and December 4th
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required for 2-week workshop series; space is limited. Register online or by phone.

Boost your child’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills with Ontario Tech University’s Engineering Outreach!

The virtual c_wonder STEM Workshop introduces participants (students who have completed Grades 5-8) to the fundamentals of the engineering design process. Each coding session aims to introduce participants to the fundamentals of coding and students will be guided through hands-on activities. Participants will be using commonly found household materials to design and build their projects in addition to online software.

Engineering Outreach will be supporting youth through this course; no previous experience is required!

Presented in partnership with Engineering Outreach, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University.
 

Registration

You may register your child(ren) 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;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

Disclaimers

Before registering, please read the following disclaimers from Engineering Outreach, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University:

Caregiver Expectations

  • Ensure the participant is prepared for the sessions including gathering household materials in discussing the code of conduct with them.
  • Parents are responsible for monitoring their child during the session to ensure they are following the standards of behavior.
  • Communicate any issues with their child or issues with other children directly to the instructor through email.

Participant Expectations

  • Every participant has a responsibility to promote a safe environment and the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Participants must come prepared, on time and ready to learn.
  • Microphones must remain on mute during the program unless called on by an instructor to ask a question or share their thoughts.
  • Participants are encouraged, but not required, to turn on their video camera so the instructor can assist and provide feedback as needed.
  • By joining the sessions, participants are consenting to the program being recorded by Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach to be used for learning and improvement.
  • These videos will not be posted publicly unless edited to remove any participants.

Appropriate Behaviour

The following behaviors will not be tolerated and will either receive a warning or removal from the virtual program at the discretion of the instructor:

  • Bullying, threatening or aggressive behavior towards the instructor or other participants.
  • Using profane language or symbols in the chat.
  • Engaging in hate propaganda or other types of behavior caused by hate or bias.
  • Making inappropriate gestures or using objects to threaten or intimidate another person through video.
  • Knowingly uploading any links to the chat that contain a virus or malware.
  • Recording the programming or taking pictures of the participants.
  • Consistently refusing to mute their microphone or saying inappropriate things over the microphone.

Personal Safety

To protect personal safety, it is important that participants do the following:

  • Never reveal any personal information such as an address, phone number, etc. during the program to any participants.
  • Report any messages or behaviors during the program to your parents immediately and contact the instructor immediately.

 

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Saturday, November 27, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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c_wonder STEM Workshop (Grades 1-4)

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[Ages 6 to 10; Grades 1 to 4]

Online via Google Meet
Saturdays, November 6th and 13th
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required for 2-week workshop series; space is limited. Register online or by phone.

Boost your child’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills with Ontario Tech University’s Engineering Outreach!

The virtual c_wonder STEM Workshop introduces participants (students who have completed Grades 1 to 4) to the fundamentals of the engineering design process. Each coding session aims to introduce participants to the fundamentals of coding and students will be guided through hands-on activities. Participants will be using commonly found household materials to design and build their projects in addition to online software.

Engineering Outreach will be supporting youth through this course; no previous experience is required!

Presented in partnership with Engineering Outreach, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University.

Have an older child? Register for the c_wonder STEM Workshop (Grades 5-8) in November.

Registration

You may register your child(ren) 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;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

Disclaimers

Before registering, please read the following disclaimers from Engineering Outreach, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University:

Caregiver Expectations

  • Ensure the participant is prepared for the sessions including gathering household materials in discussing the code of conduct with them.
  • Parents are responsible for monitoring their child during the session to ensure they are following the standards of behavior.
  • Communicate any issues with their child or issues with other children directly to the instructor through email.

Participant Expectations

  • Every participant has a responsibility to promote a safe environment and the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Participants must come prepared, on time and ready to learn.
  • Microphones must remain on mute during the program unless called on by an instructor to ask a question or share their thoughts.
  • Participants are encouraged, but not required, to turn on their video camera so the instructor can assist and provide feedback as needed.
  • By joining the sessions, participants are consenting to the program being recorded by Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach to be used for learning and improvement.
  • These videos will not be posted publicly unless edited to remove any participants.

Appropriate Behaviour

The following behaviors will not be tolerated and will either receive a warning or removal from the virtual program at the discretion of the instructor:

  • Bullying, threatening or aggressive behavior towards the instructor or other participants.
  • Using profane language or symbols in the chat.
  • Engaging in hate propaganda or other types of behavior caused by hate or bias.
  • Making inappropriate gestures or using objects to threaten or intimidate another person through video.
  • Knowingly uploading any links to the chat that contain a virus or malware.
  • Recording the programming or taking pictures of the participants.
  • Consistently refusing to mute their microphone or saying inappropriate things over the microphone.

Personal Safety

To protect personal safety, it is important that participants do the following:

  • Never reveal any personal information such as an address, phone number, etc. during the program to any participants.
  • Report any messages or behaviors during the program to your parents immediately and contact the instructor immediately.

 

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Repeats every week until Sat Nov 13 2021.
Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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c_wonder STEM Workshop (Grades 5-8)

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[Ages 10 to 14; Grades 5 to 8]

Online via Google Meet
Saturdays, October 16th and 23rd
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required for 2-week workshop series; space is limited. Register online or by phone.

Boost your child’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills with Ontario Tech University’s Engineering Outreach!

The virtual c_wonder STEM Workshop introduces participants (students who have completed Grades 5-8) to the fundamentals of the engineering design process. Each week will focus on different engineering themes, and students will be guided through hands-on activities. Participants will be using commonly found household materials to design and build their projects in addition to online software.

Engineering Outreach will be supporting youth through this course; no previous experience is required!

Presented in partnership with Engineering Outreach, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University.

 

Can't make it? Check out the following upcoming workshops:

Registration

You may register your child(ren) 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;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

Disclaimers

Before registering, please read the following disclaimers from Engineering Outreach, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University:

Caregiver Expectations

  • Ensure the participant is prepared for the sessions including gathering household materials in discussing the code of conduct with them.
  • Parents are responsible for monitoring their child during the session to ensure they are following the standards of behavior.
  • Communicate any issues with their child or issues with other children directly to the instructor through email.

Participant Expectations

  • Every participant has a responsibility to promote a safe environment and the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Participants must come prepared, on time and ready to learn.
  • Microphones must remain on mute during the program unless called on by an instructor to ask a question or share their thoughts.
  • Participants are encouraged, but not required, to turn on their video camera so the instructor can assist and provide feedback as needed.
  • By joining the sessions, participants are consenting to the program being recorded by Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach to be used for learning and improvement.
  • These videos will not be posted publicly unless edited to remove any participants.

Appropriate Behaviour

The following behaviors will not be tolerated and will either receive a warning or removal from the virtual program at the discretion of the instructor:

  • Bullying, threatening or aggressive behavior towards the instructor or other participants.
  • Using profane language or symbols in the chat.
  • Engaging in hate propaganda or other types of behavior caused by hate or bias.
  • Making inappropriate gestures or using objects to threaten or intimidate another person through video.
  • Knowingly uploading any links to the chat that contain a virus or malware.
  • Recording the programming or taking pictures of the participants.
  • Consistently refusing to mute their microphone or saying inappropriate things over the microphone.

Personal Safety

To protect personal safety, it is important that participants do the following:

  • Never reveal any personal information such as an address, phone number, etc. during the program to any participants.
  • Report any messages or behaviors during the program to your parents immediately and contact the instructor immediately.

 

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Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Oct 23 2021.
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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c_wonder STEM Workshop (Grades 1-4)

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[Ages 6 to 10; Grades 1 to 4]

Online via Google Meet
Saturdays, September 18th and 25th
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required for 2-week workshop series; space is limited. Register online or by phone.

Boost your child’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills with Ontario Tech University’s Engineering Outreach!

The virtual c_wonder STEM Workshop introduces participants (students who have completed Grades 1 to 4) to the fundamentals of the engineering design process. Each week will focus on different engineering themes, and students will be guided through hands-on activities. Participants will be using commonly found household materials to design and build their projects in addition to online software.

Engineering Outreach will be supporting youth through this course; no previous experience is required!

Presented in partnership with Engineering Outreach, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University.

Have an older child? Register for the c_wonder STEM Workshop (Grades 5-8) in October.

Registration

You may register your child(ren) 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;
  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.

Disclaimers

Before registering, please read the following disclaimers from Engineering Outreach, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University:

Caregiver Expectations

  • Ensure the participant is prepared for the sessions including gathering household materials in discussing the code of conduct with them.
  • Parents are responsible for monitoring their child during the session to ensure they are following the standards of behavior.
  • Communicate any issues with their child or issues with other children directly to the instructor through email.

Participant Expectations

  • Every participant has a responsibility to promote a safe environment and the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Participants must come prepared, on time and ready to learn.
  • Microphones must remain on mute during the program unless called on by an instructor to ask a question or share their thoughts.
  • Participants are encouraged, but not required, to turn on their video camera so the instructor can assist and provide feedback as needed.
  • By joining the sessions, participants are consenting to the program being recorded by Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach to be used for learning and improvement.
  • These videos will not be posted publicly unless edited to remove any participants.

Appropriate Behaviour

The following behaviors will not be tolerated and will either receive a warning or removal from the virtual program at the discretion of the instructor:

  • Bullying, threatening or aggressive behavior towards the instructor or other participants.
  • Using profane language or symbols in the chat.
  • Engaging in hate propaganda or other types of behavior caused by hate or bias.
  • Making inappropriate gestures or using objects to threaten or intimidate another person through video.
  • Knowingly uploading any links to the chat that contain a virus or malware.
  • Recording the programming or taking pictures of the participants.
  • Consistently refusing to mute their microphone or saying inappropriate things over the microphone.

Personal Safety

To protect personal safety, it is important that participants do the following:

  • Never reveal any personal information such as an address, phone number, etc. during the program to any participants.
  • Report any messages or behaviors during the program to your parents immediately and contact the instructor immediately.

 

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Date: 
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Sep 25 2021.
Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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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 Thursday, September 30th.

Regular hours will be in effect on Friday, 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 Thursday, September 30th. Regular hours will be in effect on Friday, 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.
 

 

Curated Reads Lists

Curated Reads List:
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
(Adult Titles)

Adult curated reads list for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Curated Reads List:
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
(Junior Titles)

Junior curated reads list for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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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Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

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