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Counting Week

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Heart made out of book pages, Counting Week banner.

Show your support and get counted when it counts!

As part of the information sent to the Ontario government, Clarington Public Library has designated its Counting Week as Sunday, November 15th through Saturday, November 21st.

It's easy to show your support! Watch an eProgram, borrow items with Grab & Go, download an eBook or eMagazine, 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 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 Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture, 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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Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 1:00am to Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 11:00pm
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c_wonder Online Workshop

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[Ages 7 to 13]

Online via Google Meet
Saturday, December 5th
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  

Advanced registration required for each workshop; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.   

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

The c_wonder Library Workshops are moving to a virtual platform this fall! With a focus on the engineering design process, critical thinking, and problem solving, each workshop will present new learning and problem-solving allowing the children to explore different concepts such as environmental sustainability, robotics, circuits, design thinking, coding and so much more.

Presented in partnership with Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach.

Be sure to check out the other c_wonder 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.

 

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Date: 
Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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c_wonder Online Workshop

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[Ages 7 to 13]

Online via Google Meet
Saturday, November 21st 
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  

Advanced registration required for each workshop; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.   

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

The c_wonder Library Workshops are moving to a virtual platform this fall! With a focus on the engineering design process, critical thinking, and problem solving, each workshop will present new learning and problem-solving allowing the children to explore different concepts such as environmental sustainability, robotics, circuits, design thinking, coding and so much more.

Presented in partnership with Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach.

Be sure to check out the other c_wonder 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.

 

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Date: 
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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c_wonder Online Workshop: Coding

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[Ages 7 to 13]

Online via Google Meet
Saturday, September 26th  
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  

Advanced registration required for each workshop; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.   

Topic: Coding
Lesson: The Importance of Facial Expressions in Communication

Students will be programming a virtual micro:bit to demonstrate human facial expressions. This activity will teach students programming skills and the importance of facial expressions in communication. We will also learn about American Sign Language (ASL) and communicating emotions through masks.

More About c_wonder Workshops

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

The c_wonder Library Workshops are moving to a virtual platform this fall! With a focus on the engineering design process, critical thinking, and problem solving, each workshop will present new learning and problem-solving allowing the children to explore different concepts such as environmental sustainability, robotics, circuits, design thinking, coding and so much more.

Presented in partnership with Ontario Tech University Engineering Outreach.

Be sure to check out the other c_wonder 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.

 

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Date: 
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Audience: 

Up, Down, All Around (Scientists in Situ)

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Ages 4 to 12

Online via Microsoft Teams
Wednesday, December 9th
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required for each workshop; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.

Explore how things move! Discover the science behind a magic trick, defy gravity by creating a balancing bird, and engineer an elastic racer to chase down Newton’s laws. We’ll be on the move!
 

Scientists in Situ Workshops

These virtual workshops include a science kit, which can be picked up at Courtice, Newcastle, or Orono Branch in advance! An email including the link to the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent to attendees in advance of the virtual event.

Please limit registrations to one per household, and share devices where possible! Register today!

Made possible by a grant from the Municipality of Clarington. Presented in partnership with Scientists in School.

Be sure to check out the other Scientists in Situ workshops this fall!

  • Mix It Up! Wednesday, September 30th, 6:30 p.m.
  • Candy Chemistry: Wednesday, October 21st, 6:30 p.m.
  • Sticky Science: Wednesday, November 18th, 6:30 p.m.
  • Up, Down, All Around: Wednesday, December 9th, 6:30 p.m.
     

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.

 

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Date: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Sticky Science (Scientists in Situ)

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Ages 4 to 12

Online via Microsoft Teams
Wednesday, November 18th
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required for each workshop; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.

Get sticky with it! Discover the science of sticky with Scientists in School! Make your own glue from food products and test them to see how they hold. Create your own sticky art. And of course, there will be silly putty!
 

Scientists in Situ Workshops

These virtual workshops include a science kit, which can be picked up at Courtice, Newcastle, or Orono Branch in advance! An email including the link to the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent to attendees in advance of the virtual event.

Please limit registrations to one per household, and share devices where possible! Register today!

Made possible by a grant from the Municipality of Clarington. Presented in partnership with Scientists in School.

Be sure to check out the other Scientists in Situ workshops this fall!

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.

 

Location: 
Date: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 

Candy Chemistry (Scientists in Situ)

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Ages 4 to 12

Online via Microsoft Teams
Wednesday, October 21st
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required for each workshop; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.

Discover the surprising science hiding in a bag of Skittles. Explore solubility, buoyancy, reactivity, and investigate the odds of finding your favourite colour. How sweet it is!
 

Scientists in Situ Workshops

These virtual workshops include a science kit, which can be picked up at Courtice, Newcastle, or Orono Branch in advance! An email including the link to the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent to attendees in advance of the virtual event.

Please limit registrations to one per household, and share devices where possible! Register today!

Made possible by a grant from the Municipality of Clarington. Presented in partnership with Scientists in School.

Be sure to check out the other Scientists in Situ workshops this fall!

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.

 

Location: 
Date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 

Mix It Up! (Scientists in Situ)

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Ages 4 to 12

Online via Microsoft Teams
Wednesday, September 30th
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required for each workshop; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.

Learning chemistry is fun when it’s all about food. Investigate solubility, explore dilutions and have fun making a suspension you can mold. Welcome to the wonderful world of food science!
 

Scientists in Situ Workshops

These virtual workshops include a science kit, which can be picked up at Courtice, Newcastle, or Orono Branch in advance! An email including the link to the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent to attendees in advance of the virtual event.

Please limit registrations to one per household, and share devices where possible! Register today!

Made possible by a grant from the Municipality of Clarington. Presented in partnership with Scientists in School.

Be sure to check out the other Scientists in Situ workshops this fall!

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.

 

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Date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Thanksgiving: Branches Closed

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Please note that Library Grab & Go Service will be closed on Monday, October 12th for Thanksgiving.

Please see our Locations & Hours page for regular Grab & Go Service hours.

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Date: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
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Family Storytime (Livestream Storytime)

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All ages

Online via YouTube
Thursdays, September 17th to November 26th
10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Drop in; no registration required.

Join Library staff online each week for a virtual storytime, live from the Library! All livestreams will be available to join via the Library’s YouTube channel!

Enjoy stories, songs, and games that are fun for all ages! Grab the family and discover literary adventure together!
 

Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing are key skills and fun ways to help your child get ready to read! Developing early literacy skills makes it easier for children to read once they begin school, and helps foster a lifelong love of reading and learning!

Enjoy the Library's full line-up for livestream storytimes this fall!

 

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Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Nov 26 2020.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am
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