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Counting Week

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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.

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

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

Thanksgiving: All Locations Closed

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Please note that all locations will be closed on Monday, October 11th for Thanksgiving.

Regular hours will be in effect on Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th.

 

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Date: 
Monday, October 11, 2021 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series - Follow-Up: Relationship Building and Review

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View the Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series playlist in YouTube.

 

Online
Thursday, September 9th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Advanced registration required for each event. Register online, in person, or by phone.

Every June, Canadians celebrate National Indigenous History Month, which is an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions, and cultures of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities across Canada. 

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

Register and join us for follow-up session where you will have the opportunity to discuss ideas, thoughts and key takeaways. How can we implement these calls-to-action personally and professionally? How do we continue this discussion and conversation?

The discussion series includes:

Durham Indigenous Voices poster.

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

 

Location: 
Date: 
Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Labour Day: All Locations Closed

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Please note that all locations will be closed on Monday, September 6th for Labour Day.

Regular hours will be in effect on Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th.

 

Date: 
Monday, September 6, 2021 - 10:00am to 7:30pm

Civic Holiday: All Locations Closed

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Please note that all locations will be closed on Monday, August 2nd for the Civic Holiday.

Regular hours will be in effect on Saturday, July 31st and Sunday, August 1st.

 

Date: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 10:00am to 7:30pm

Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series - Part 4: Resurgence

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View the Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series playlist in YouTube.

 

Online
Thursday, August 19th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Advanced registration required for each event. Register online, in person, or by phone. 

Every June, Canadians celebrate National Indigenous History Month, which is an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions, and cultures of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities across Canada. 

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

Register and join us for Part 4 of the discussion, Resurgence, and learn how to become an ally to speak out against Anti-Indigenous Racism. 

The discussion series includes:

Durham Indigenous Voices poster.

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

 

Location: 
Date: 
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 

Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series - Part 3: Resilience

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View the Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series playlist in YouTube.

 

Online
Thursday, July 29th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Advanced registration required for each event. Register online, in person, or by phone. 

Every June, Canadians celebrate National Indigenous History Month, which is an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions, and cultures of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities across Canada. 

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

Register and join us for Part 3 of the discussion, Resilience, and learn how to become an ally to speak out against Anti-Indigenous Racism. 

The discussion series includes:

Durham Indigenous Voices poster.

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

 

Location: 
Date: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 

Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series - Part 2: Resistance

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View the Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series playlist in YouTube.

 

Online
Thursday, July 8th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Advanced registration required for each event. Register online, in person, or by phone. 

Every June, Canadians celebrate National Indigenous History Month, which is an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions, and cultures of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities across Canada. 

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

Register and join us for Part 2 of the discussion, Resistance, and learn how to become an ally to speak out against Anti-Indigenous Racism. 

The discussion series includes:

Durham Indigenous Voices poster.

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

 

Location: 
Date: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 

Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series - Part 1: Reconciliation

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View the Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series playlist in YouTube.

 

Online
Thursday, June 17 
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Advanced registration required for each event. Register online, in person, or by phone. 

Every June, Canadians celebrate National Indigenous History Month, which is an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions, and cultures of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities across Canada. 

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

Register and join us for Part 1 of the discussion, Reconciliation, and learn how to become an ally to speak out against Anti-Indigenous Racism. 

The discussion series includes:

Durham Indigenous Voices poster.

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

 

Location: 
Date: 
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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