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Video Game Challenge: Mario Kart Racing!

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Online Program
Begins: Friday, April 17th

Submission deadline: Sunday, April 19th at 11:59 p.m.  

It’s time for another weekend video game challenge! Think you’re the fastest race car driver around? Put your pedal to the metal and see if you can beat our Mario Kart 8 race times for the following tracks:

  • Beginner – Moo Moo Meadows: 1:55.061
  • Advanced – Music Park: 2:54.964
  • Expert – Rainbow Road SNES: 2:20.111

Once you’re happy with your race time, take a screenshot or pic and send it to info@clarington-library.on.ca by Sunday, April 19th at 11:50 p.m. with the name of the race in the subject line. 3 - 2 - 1 - GO!

 

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Friday, April 17, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, April 19, 2020 (All day)
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Video Game Challenge: Build a Library in Minecraft!

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Online Program
Begins: Thursday, April 9th
Submission deadline: Monday, April 13th at 11:59 p.m.  

Get creative and show off your Minecraft skills! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to build one of the following branches of the Clarington Public Library: 

  • Beginner: Build the Newcastle Branch 
  • Advanced: Build the Orono Branch or the Courtice Branch 
  • Expert: Build the Bowmanville Branch 

When complete, take a screenshot or picture and email it to info@clarington-library.on.ca by Monday, April 13th at 11:59 p.m. Include “Minecraft Challenge” and the branch name in the subject line. Creations will be showcased on Tuesday, April 14! 

 

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Thursday, April 9, 2020 (All day) to Monday, April 13, 2020 (All day)
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Livestream eStorytime

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eStorytime promo image.Tune in on Thursday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m. EST for a Facebook/Instagram livestream eStorytime featuring some of our favourite stories, like Elephant Buttons Kamishibai!

View on Facebook logo. Facebook or Instagram icon. Instagram!

Enjoy Library programs, crafts, and activities from the comfort of home! Stay tuned our ePrograms page.

 

 

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Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 11:00am to 11:30am
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All Library Branch Closed

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Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 9:00pm
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Underwater Magic

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[All ages]

Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room 
Friday, February 21st 
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Dive under the sea and discover what magic is beneath the waves! We’ll explore sea creatures mythical and real with stories, songs, and activities!

Please note that caregivers of children under the age of 10 must be present in the Library for the duration of the programs.

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Friday, February 21, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Elephant and Piggie Party

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[All ages]

Bowmanville Branch
Friday, February 21st 
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Celebrate the wonderful Mo Willems with Elephant and Piggie stories, games, and activities!

Please note that caregivers of children under the age of 10 must be present in the Library for the duration of the programs.

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Friday, February 21, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Tales by Moonlight (Black History Month)

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[Families]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Sunday, February 2nd 
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Drop in, no registration required. Space is limited on a first come, first served basis.
No charge.

Celebrate Black History Month with Baba Williams of Drums et al! Learn about the animals and characters of African folklore and its celebration of life and seasons, and enjoy inter-generational storytelling, songs, chants, dance, and of course, drums, drums, drums!

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Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Mario Kart League

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[Ages 10 and up]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Alternate Wednesdays, from January 22nd to June 24th
(excluding March 18th due to March Break)
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required;  space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge.

Please note that while advanced registration is required to participate in the six-month Mario Kart League, members of the League may drop in to each bi-weekly program.
League registration ends on May 27th, to ensure participants will have enough time to accumulate points before the end of the League.

 

Test your skills in our first ever Mario Kart League! Play on the big screen, rack up points each week to secure your place at the top of the League, and be crowned Champion.

Please note that caregivers of children under the age of 10 must be present in the Library for the duration of the program.

 

Registration

You may register your child(ren) in person at any branch, by phoning Information 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:

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  • The event may be fully-registered. Please check back later to see if space has opened up.
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Repeats every 2 weeks every Wednesday until Wed Jun 24 2020 except Wed Mar 18 2020, Wed Apr 01 2020, Wed Apr 15 2020, Wed Apr 29 2020, Wed May 13 2020, Wed May 27 2020, Wed Jun 10 2020, Wed Jun 24 2020.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
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Family Literacy Night

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Bowmanville Branch
Monday, January 27th
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Celebrate Family Literacy Day and discover new and fun ways you can supercharge your literacy skills!

There’s something for everyone in the family: learn new games that boost literacy, get custom reading recommendations, or check out our #Readfor15 Marathon corner to get a special prize for reading! Be the first to experience literacy learning and fun with our new collection, Wonderbooks. All this and more at Family Literacy Night! 

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Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Board Game Night

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[Ages 13 to adult]

Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Monday, March 9th
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

It’s game night at the Library! Critical Hit Gaming Lounge will be bringing new and classic tabletop games, and an expert to teach you how they’re played. Come with friends or make some new ones.

Presented in partnership with Critical Hit Gaming Lounge

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Monday, March 9, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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