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Programs & Services

Vibrant hub of programs and events

Welcome to our vibrant hub of programs and events! We're not just a library or museum; we're a dynamic community space where lifelong learners, enthusiasts, and curious minds come together.

Our programs cover a wide spectrum – from captivating author talks to stimulating workshops, engaging book clubs, and family-friendly events. Discover activities that celebrate diverse interests, cultures, and ideas. We believe in fostering connections, sparking creativity, and providing memorable experiences for everyone.

Upcoming Events

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    Apr 17
    Tax Clinic (Newcastle) April 17, 2024

    Newcastle Library
    Wednesday, Mar 20
    Wednesday, Apr 17

    10am-3pm

    Adults | Drop in; space is limited on a first come, first served basis.

    Get the tax help you need at a free tax clinic. Volunteers from the Al-Ikram Foundation will provide personal tax preparation assistance for low-income individuals and their dependants for the 2023 tax year.

    For a list of other free tax clinics, please visit Revenue Canada: www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program.

    Presented in partnership with the Al-Ikram Foundation.

    Required Documentation

    Please bring the following required documents with you:

    • One (1) piece of government issued identification (e.g. driver's license);
    • Social insurance number (SIN);
    • All T-slips;
    • Rent receipts / property tax slip;
    • Pre-calculated medical expense summary, which can be obtained from pharmacies if applicable;
    • Pre-calculated donation, summary if applicable.

    Eligibility Requirements

    In order to be elegible, individuals must have a modest income and a simple tax situation. This may include: adults 65 years and older, housing-insecure individuals, Indigenous Peoples, modest-income individuals, newcomers, persons with disabilities, students and youth.

    Please see the Revenue Canada for full elegibility requirements: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program/lend-a-hand-individuals/about.html.

    Individuals/families not meeting these requirements will not be able to participate in the Tax Cinics.

    Modest Income

    In general, a modest income means the total family income is less than or equal to:

    • 1 person: $35,000 total family income;
    • 2 people: $45,000;
    • 3 people: $47,500;
    • 4 people: $50,000;
    • 5 people: $52,500;
    • More than 5 people: $52,500, plus $2,500 for each additional person.

    Family size includes an individual, or a couple, and their dependants.

    Simple Tax Situation

    In general, a tax situation is simple if an individual has no income or if their income comes from these sources:

    • Employment;
    • Pension;
    • Benefits, such as the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, disability insurance, employment insurance, and social assistance;
    • Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs);
    • Scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, or grants;
    • Interest (under $1,000).

    This Tax Clinic does not provide support for complex tax situations, including self-employment income, employment expenses, business income and expenses, rental income and expenses, interest income over $1,000, capital gains or losses, bankruptcy, deceased person, foreign property, or foreign income.

     

  • Apr 17
    Baby Bookworms (Bowmanville) April 17, 2024

    Bowmanville Library
    Wednesdays, Apr 3 to Jun 19

    10:30-11:15am

    Ages 0-3 | Drop in

    Drop in each week for stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a social playtime!

     

  • Apr 17
    Stay and Play (Sarah Jane Williams HC) April 17, 2024

    Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Center
    Wednesdays, Apr 3 to Jun 19
    10:30-11:30am

    Ages 0-5 | Drop in

    Have fun and make new friends! Children and their caregivers will have an opportunity to play, explore and socialize. This is a casual program, please feel free to arrive late or leave early.

     

  • Apr 17
    Tales for Toddlers (Courtice) April 17, 2024

    Courtice Library
    Wednesdays, Apr 3 to Jun 19

    10:30-11:15am

    Ages 1.5 - 3 | Drop in

    Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes using the skills taught in Every Child Ready to Read©, designed to help build early literacy skills!

     

  • Apr 17
    Musical Babies April 17, 2024

    Courtice Library
    Mondays, Wednesdays; Apr 3 to Jun 19 (excluding Apr 8, May 20)
    1:30-3pm

    Ages birth to crawling / active movement | Drop in

    This program will introduce children to interactive songs, nursery rhymes, music, creative movement and musical instruments. Parents/caregivers will learn how to make and incorporate music and musical instruments into your child’s everyday play experiences while promoting a healthy lifestyle and intimate social bonds.

    Presented with EarlyON Child and Family Centres.

     

Program Proposals

Have an idea for a program and want to partner with us? We'd love to hear from you!

Fill out and email a Program Proposal Form with details of your presentation, and we'll be in touch!

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