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SRC: StoryWalk, Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox (Orono)

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Orono Branch
Monday, June 13th to Monday, July 4th

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.

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Monday, June 13, 2022 - 12:00pm to Monday, July 4, 2022 - 12:00pm

Canada Day: All Locations Closed

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Please note that all locations of Clarington Public Library, Museums, & Archives will be closed on Friday, July 1 for Canada Day.

Regular hours will be in effect on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3.

Please visit the Virtual Branch and Virtual Museum for 24/7 access!

 

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Friday, July 1, 2022 - 9:30am to 8:00pm

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

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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Monday, June 27, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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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.

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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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

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.

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Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
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Book Club in a Bag: New Title Launch!

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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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