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Investigate It! (Scientists in Situ)

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[Ages 4 to 12]

Online via Microsoft Teams
Wednesday, July 7
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required for each workshop; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m.

Be a detective! Test your powers of observation and deduction as you use forensic science to solve the mystery of the missing car. Fingerprints, footprints, handwriting analysis and more… Can you identify the culprit?
 

Scientists in Situ Workshops

These virtual workshops include a science kit, which may be picked up at any branch one week 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!

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, July 7, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 

Superstar Storyteller Summer Series: Graphix Panel (Jess Keating, Katy Farina, Aron Nels Steinke)

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[All ages]

Online via Zoom
Tuesday, August 17
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required for each author visit; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Registration opens Tuesday, August 3.

Download the curated reads list for this author visit!

Join us this summer for The Superstar Storyteller Summer Series! This exciting, partnered summer-long event will be coming to several library systems within Durham and York Region this July and August.   

This spectacular series will showcase several Scholastic authors in the form of virtual author visits and book talks allowing children from all participating libraries within York and Durham Regions to attend. There will also be bi-weekly BINGO challenges corresponding to each author visit!

Please visit the Superstar Storyteller Summer Series page for more information regarding other author visits in the series, BINGO activities, prize draws, and book purchases.

Superstar Storyteller feature.

 

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: 
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 7:00pm
Audience: 

Superstar Storyteller Summer Series: Justin A. Reynolds, Pablo Leon

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[All ages]

Online via Zoom
Tuesday, August 3
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required for each author visit; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 20.

Download the BINGO activity for this author visit!

Download the curated reads list for this author visit!

Join us this summer for The Superstar Storyteller Summer Series! This exciting, partnered summer-long event will be coming to several library systems within Durham and York Region this July and August.   

This spectacular series will showcase several Scholastic authors in the form of virtual author visits and book talks allowing children from all participating libraries within York and Durham Regions to attend. There will also be bi-weekly BINGO challenges corresponding to each author visit!

Please visit the Superstar Storyteller Summer Series page for more information regarding other author visits in the series, BINGO activities, prize draws, and book purchases.

Superstar Storyteller feature.

 

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: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 7:00pm
Audience: 

Superstar Storyteller Summer Series: Tracey West, Vicky Fang

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[All ages]

Online via Zoom
Tuesday, July 20
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required for each author visit; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 6.

Download the BINGO activity for this author visit!

Download the curated reads list for this author visit!

Join us this summer for The Superstar Storyteller Summer Series! This exciting, partnered summer-long event will be coming to several library systems within Durham and York Region this July and August.   

This spectacular series will showcase several Scholastic authors in the form of virtual author visits and book talks allowing children from all participating libraries within York and Durham Regions to attend. There will also be bi-weekly BINGO challenges corresponding to each author visit!

Please visit the Superstar Storyteller Summer Series page for more information regarding other author visits in the series, BINGO activities, prize draws, and book purchases.

Superstar Storyteller feature.

 

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: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 4:30pm
Audience: 

Superstar Storyteller Summer Series: Gordon Korman, Sayantani DasGupta

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[All ages]

Online via Zoom
Tuesday, July 6
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required for each author visit; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 22.

Download the BINGO activity for this author visit!

Download the curated reads list for this author visit!

Join us this summer for The Superstar Storyteller Summer Series! This exciting, partnered summer-long event will be coming to several library systems within Durham and York Region this July and August.   

This spectacular series will showcase several Scholastic authors in the form of virtual author visits and book talks allowing children from all participating libraries within York and Durham Regions to attend. There will also be bi-weekly BINGO challenges corresponding to each author visit!

Please visit the Superstar Storyteller Summer Series page for more information regarding other author visits in the series, BINGO activities, prize draws, and book purchases.

Superstar Storyteller feature.

 

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: 
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 4:30pm
Audience: 

c_wonder STEM Club

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[Ages 6 to 10; Grades 1 to 4]
[Ages 10 to 14; Grade 5 to 8]

Online via Google Meet
Wednesdays, August 4th to 25th
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required for 4-week workshop series; space is limited. Register online or by phone.

Also be sure to check out the c_wonder Coding Club in July!

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

The virtual c_wonder STEM Club introduces participants (students who have completed Grades 1 to 4 and Grades 5 to 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.
 

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 forms linked below.

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.

 

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Aug 25 2021.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Audience: 

c_wonder Coding Club

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[Ages 6 to 10; Grades 1 to 4]
[Ages 10 to 14; Grade 5 to 8]

Online via Google Meet
Wednesdays, July 7th to 28th
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required for 4-week workshop series; space is limited. Register online or by phone.

Also be sure to check out the c_wonder STEM Club in August!

Boost your child’s coding skills with Ontario Tech University’s Engineering Outreach!

The virtual c_wonder Coding Club introduces participants (students who have completed Grades 1 to 4 and Grades 5 to 8) to the fundamentals of coding. This includes coding concepts such as inputs, outputs, if statements, loops, variables, and operators. Each coding club will feature an interactive coding activity for participants to apply what they have learned and strengthen their coding skills.

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 forms linked below.

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.

 

Location: 
Date: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Jul 28 2021.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Audience: 

Durham Indigenous Voices Discussion Series - Part 1: Reconciliation

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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
Audience: 

Naturally Managing Stress

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Online via Zoom
Monday, June 21st
7:00 p.m. 

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

If you feel tired, anxious, irritable, or have difficulty focusing, you're not alone. Learn natural ways to manage stress and anxiety, daytime exhaustion and nighttime difficulties in falling asleep, sugar cravings or inability to lose weight despite diet and exercise.

Join Naturopathic Doctor, Dr Nadine Gavin ND, for an informative workshop on the impact of stress on your body and emotional health and what you can do about it.   

Presented in partnership with Harmony Health and Well Being.
 

Recording

If you were not able to attend the live event, a recording is now available to view on Clarington Public Library’s YouTube channel:
https://youtu.be/BGWb2-tTFlk

 

Registration

You may register 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:

  • 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.

 

Zoom Instructions

Take part using Zoom!

 

Location: 
Date: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 

Good Clean Fun! (Scientists in Situ)

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[Ages 4 to 12]

Online via Microsoft Teams
Wednesday, June 23rd
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required for each workshop; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
[Fully registered; waitlist full]

Fun with soap and water? You’ll be astonished when you investigate surface tension; explore the chemistry behind bath bombs; and make your own to use at home. It’ll be an explosion of chemical fun!
 

Scientists in Situ Workshops

These virtual workshops include a science kit, which may be picked up at any branch one week 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!

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:

 

Location: 
Date: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 

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